Season 12, Episode 8 – Atiwa
Board Boys take an educational trip to Ghana, courtesy of celebrated nonfiction author Uwe Rosenberg in Atiwa, by celebrated board game designer Uwe Rosenberg. Will they repopulate the land with a plethora of succulent fruit-bearing trees or will they eat bat?
0:00 Intro, E.V.A. – Jean Jaques Perrey
2:15 Atiwa: The Informational Booklet
13:15 Ark Nova changed scoring methods
19:45 Nintendo Switch Sports- playing golf online
22:30 Quickity Pickity
29:30 Dungeons and Dragons: The Yawning Portal
38:45 Atiwa: Overview
40:45 Batty Rap- Robin Williams (Fern Gully)
41:45 Atiwa: Review
1:08:00 Atiwa: Verdict
1:14:00 Board Boys Bump: Return to Dark Tower
1:21:30 Fa Wakoma Ma Me – C.K. Mann (Ghana)
Season 12, Episode 7 – Beast
Board Boys kill the bad guys in Beast, baby, the brand new first release from Studio Midhall. Is it Rob’s new fave hidden movement game? That would be crazy because he LOVES hidden movement games.
0:00 Intro, E.V.A. – Jean Jacques Perrey
4:00 Kabuto Sumo
14:00 Cat in the Box
38:30 Beast: Overview
41:15 I Will Follow Him – Little Peggy March
42:15 Beast: Review
1:18:30 Beast: Verdict
1:26:45 Board Boys Bump: Wonderlands War
1:31:30 Thank You, Patrons
1:32:15 Hunter – Bjork
Season 12, Episode 6 – Marrakesh
Board Boys are back in business, baby, and playing Stefan Feld’s new joint from Queen Games, Marrakesh. Is it the best game out there that has a Stefan Feld first player marker (and postcard and challenge coin)?
0:00 Intro, E.V.A. – Jean Jacques Perrey
3:30 Shifting Stones
5:00 Escape the Dark Sector
11:00 East India Companies
21:15 Dice Manor
24:00 Marrakesh: Overview
31:00 Marrakesh Express – Crosby, Stills, and Nash
32:00 Marrakesh: Review
1:08:30 Marrakesh: Verdict
1:16:15 Top 5 Felds
1:18:30 Board Boys Bump: Ark Nova
1:23:45 Thank You, Patrons
1:24:45 Aicha – Khaled (Khaled is from Algeria, not Morocco, but they’re neighbors and both speak French please lay off)
Season 12, Episode 5 – Revive
Board Boys are out the bunker 5000 years later for Revive (Aporta Games), a game about building a utopian society out of the rubble of ancient times by having fun with your super cool player board.
0:00 Intro, E.V.A. – Jean-Jacques Perrey
4:30 Stack’n Stuff: A Patchwork Game
5:45 Motor City
7:45 Consumption: Food and Choices
9:00 Bot Factory
12:30 Slim Goodbody, Richard Simmons
15:00 A Beaument with Mo- The Adventurers: The Temple of Chac, Dungeons & Dragons: Onslaught, Beau’s Lego guys
23:30 Steam Up: A Feast of Dim Sum
28:00 Brass: Birmingham (again)
29:30 Sidereal Confluence: Bifurcation
36:00 Revive: Overview
39:30 Everytime – Boy Pable (Norway)
41:00 Revive: Review
1:26:45 Revive: Verdict
1:36:00 Board Boys Bump: Dinogenics
1:42:15 Thank You, Patrons
1:44:30 Rocky Trail – Kings of Convenience (Norway)
Season 12, Episode 4 – Deal With The Devil
Board Boys are back in full force to play Deal With the Devil, a new jam from Czech Games Edition about secret dealing, hosing the peasants, and avoiding inquisition.
0:00 Intro, E.V.A. – Jean-Jacques Perrey
6:00 Monumental Consequence
11:30 Fun Facts
15:30 Millennium Blades
25:45 Disney’s Gargoyles Awakening
28:45 Brass: Birmingham
39:45 Deal With the Devil: Overview
43:00 Christine’s Tune – The Flying Burrito Brothers
44:00 Deal With the Devil: Review
1:24:45 Deal With the Devil: Verdict
1:33:45 Board Boys Bump: Golem
1:40:15 Thank You, Patrons
1:41:00 Friend of the Devil – The Grateful Dead
Season 12, Episode 3 – Oak
Board Boys are back, alright, to play Oak, a worker placement game about druids trying to see who can scramble to the top of a huge oak the most reverently, and the third game in a row on this podcast to feature TREES. I guess next time we’re going to have to play Atiwa or something chock full of more big trees.
Music: E.V.A. – Jean Jacques Perrey, Tie a Yellow Ribbon – organist Mike Reed, Brujeria – El Gran Combo de Puerto Rico
Season 12, Episode 2 – Bonfire (plus expansion)
Board Boys are back again for Bonfire with the Trees and Creatures expansion, a Stefan Feld joint. Also in this episode, a Beaument with Mo, Rob is obsessed with Marvel Snap, and Cam underestimates the backbone of the gaming world.
Music: E.V.A. – Jean Jacques Perrey, Fire – Ohio Players, Keep the Fire – Kenny Loggins
Season 12, Episode 1 – Woodcraft
Board Boys are back, baby, to kick off a new season with Delicious Games’ Woodcraft, a game where the dice are wood and the wood is dice. Also in this episode, we explore the deepest Star Wars trivia of all time (confirmed) and talk about Mysterium for five straight minutes, or at least it seems like that.
Music: E.V.A., by Jean Jacques Perrey – If I Had a Hammer, Peter, Paul and Mary – Knock on Wood, Murder Squad
Season 11, Episode 13 – Autobahn
Board Boys are back with a bowl of gas station chili and .375 liters of beer in Autobahn, by Fabio Lopiano and Nestor Mangone. Also in this episode, tons of BGA talk and an argument about why Cam’s ratings for each game are so so so correct (Cam didn’t write this.)
E.V.A. by Jean-Jacques Perrey
Holiday Road by Lindsey Buckingham
Seasons Change by Exposé
Season 11 – Beau-nuss Episode 2: Disney Sorcerer’s Arena: Epic Alliances
Before closing out another season of the podcast we were able to sneak in a 2nd Beau-nuss episode back by popular demand! We talk all about Disney Sorcerer’s Arena: Epic Alliances game from The OP. We dig into the Core Set and the two expansions for the game. We also get to sit down with Sean Fletcher the designer of the game for an interview about the game and the design. He also announces The OP’s Road to Gencon a competition level event for the game that will lead to a big culmination tournament at GenCon!
Season 11, Episode 12 – Tiletum
On this installment of The Board Boys, we visit Europe and use some “Unique Abilities” in the game Tiletum from Board & Dice from Simone Luciani and Daniele Tascini. Cam also takes a different sort of trip to Peru again. We also compare rappers to game designers and revisit 2022 with our year in review segment and go over some BGStats as well. Beau stops by for a quick Plug or Beef Hotseat. We also revisit the Zoo with Ark Nova and talk about some other games Sniper Elite, The Bloody Inn, Verdant, Karuba, and San Fran Ticket to Ride! We also Bump or Dump Windward! As always we hope you like boardgames!
Season 11, Episode 11 – Virtu
This time on The Board Boys we take a look at governing some Italian cities in Virtu from Super Meeple and designer Pascal Ribrault. Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all the listeners out there and our gift to you is a mega episode that went a little long! We do a Board Boys Secret Santa among the Boys and take a look at what we got! We slip back into some Halloween horror mode and talk about Final Girl and horror movies in general. We also talk about Akropolis, Ticket to Ride Europe, a deep dive of the So Clever 4-pack of games, Verdant, Chronicles of Avel, Jurassic World: The Legacy of Isla Nublar, Splendor Duel, and Caesar’s Empire. We hope you like Boardgames!
Season 11, Episode 10 – Ultimate Railroads
All aboard the train of unrealistic hype from Board Boy Cam as we finally tackle Ultimate Railroads from Hans im Gluck, a train game that really isn’t a train game at all, but a worker placement deal with exploding scores and hecka combo wombos. Also discussed in this episode: Pro Wrestling, kayfabe, Jelle’s Marble Runs, Can’t Stop, Marrakesh and the Stefan Feld figurine therein.
Music: E.V.A – Jean Jacque Perrey, Back on the Chain Gang – Pretenders, Midnight Train to Georgia – Gladys Knight and the Pips
Season 11, Episode 9 – Flamecraft (LIVE from BGGCon)
Joined by Board Game Gumbo and Grant’s Game Recs, Board Boys talk Flamecraft, the beautiful new hit from Cardboard Alchemy and designer Manny Vega. Flamecraft is a game about sweet-talking cute little dragons into making artisan goods in a charming fantasy village, but does it also have some teeth? Also discussed, favorites from BGGCon 2022.
Music: E.V.A. – Jean-Jacques Perrey, Dragon Tales Theme Song – Mary Wood, Dead or Alive (Double Dragon II Theme) – Meldac Corp’s Double Dragon II Arranged Soundtrack
Season 11 – Blue Orange Games Bonus Episode
Hey everyone! I special bonus episode is dropping that has Board Boy Rob and Board Boy Beau talking about some of the new games from Blue Orange Games! Getting an 8 year old to hold still and talk into the mic is fun so don’t mind a little bit of rustling noise in the recording! See which games Beau gives his biggest ratings to!
Games discussed: Museum Suspects, Next Station London, Bag of Chips, Pop The Box, and Ice Hoppers. With a special look at Surgery Masters!
Season 11, Episode 8 – Twilight Inscription
Board Boys are back to play the fattest blank and write since Hadrian’s Wall, the Twilight Imperium-themed Twilight Inscription. Can a dice chucker with a bright orange pen feel like TI, even with four sheets for each player to mark?
Other games discussed: Twilight Imperium 4th Ed. (Again), Meadow, The Great American Mail Race, Hadrian’s Wall, Ultimate Railroads, Flamecraft, Pandemic Rapid Response, Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Memoir ’44, Tower of Madness, Broom Service.
Music: E.V.A. – Jean-Jacques Perrey, Happy Birthday, Tony! – Woosh from Mars (The Birthday Boys), Anus of Uranus – Klaatu
Season 11, Episode 7 – My Father’s Work
Happy Halloween from Board Boys, we’re tackling My Father’s Work by T.C. Petty III and Renegade Game Studios, a mad scientist worker placement game with branching storylines. Who will honor their forefathers and who will fail and die peniless?
Other games discussed: Dominion, Chakra, Sea Salt and Paper, Manic Mages, Dungeons and Dragons, Birdwatcher, Root (at 5p), Goetia- The Nine Kingdoms of Solomon, Betrayal at House on the Hill 3rd Ed., Fearsome Floors
Music: He’s So Shy – The Pointer Sisters, Aaa – They Might Be Giants
Season 11, Episode 6 – Carnegie
Board Boys swear allegiance to the steel industry as well as public libraries during a game of Carnegie from Quined Games and designer Xavier Georges. Cam edits out 95 percent of the episode, Kersting starts tracking his plays, and Rob does a great impression of his cinematic hero.
Other games discussed: Caverna, Twilight Inscription, A Study in Emerald, Dark Moon
Board Boys Bump: Chronicles of Crime
Music: E.V.A. – Jean-Jacques Perrey, Tinseltown in the Rain – The Blue Nile, In a Big Country – Big Country (this episode’s nasty jams are brought to you by Scottish born innovators, just like Andrew Carnegie himself)
Season 11, Episode 5 – Hansa Teutonica
Board Boys are back and finally ready to review Hansa Teutonica (Andreas Steding, Pegasus Spiele) wayyyyy after it came out, but hey, there’s a Big Box now.
Other games discussed: (warning, the podcast starts talking about games 17 min in this time) Look at the Stars, Ticket to Ride, Bitoku (again), Unearth, Space Station Phoenix (again), Dulce, 1960: The Making of the President, Kites, Next Station: London (Flip and write? Flippin’ right!), Regicide.
Board Boys Bump: Dice Hospital
Music: E.V.A. – Jean-Jacques Perrey, Da da da, ich lieb dich nicht du liebst mich nicht aha aha aha – Trio, Naturträne – Nina Hagen
Season 11, Episode 4 – Bitoku
Board Boys are back and respecting the spirit of the forest for Bitoku, a game about having many rivers to cross. Also in this episode: Wormholes, Canvas, Space Station Phoenix, Shadows Over Camelot, Cosmic Encounter, Museum Suspects, Hansa Teutonica, Dice Throne, Marvel United. Board Boys Bump: Cascadia