Podcasts

  • Season Seven, Episode Six – Trickerion: Legends of Illusion

    Your favorite boys are back coming to you once again from quarantine. The unexpected remote recording could’ve ruined spirits had it not been for the wonderful discussion on Trickerion: Legends of Illusion. There were tricks to learn, materials to prep and illusions to perform but only one board boy could come away as the true heir of Dahlgaard. Also this episode: Josh plays a new dexterity game – spoiler, it is terrible and Rob shares the news about our latest sponsor!

     

  • Season Seven, Episode Five – Cosmic Encounter

    Your favorite boys are back with an all new episode tackling one of Board Boy Rob’s all-time favorite games, Cosmic Encounter. There are a lot of stories about this game in the Board Boy’s lore – does it live up to the hype? Is this game simply a nostalgic experience or does it deserve to be in the BGG Top 150?!? Also this episode, Cabin Con 2020. In lieu of all game conventions getting canceled this year, the boys threw their own micro-con filled with lots of games and lots of hand sanitizer.

     

  • Season Seven, Episode Four – The Gallerist

    Your boys are back to tackle the cutthroat world of … *checks show notes* starting their own art galleries? Discovering new artists, buying and selling internationally and building your reputation around the art community are all viable paths to glory in The Gallerist by Vital Lacerda from Eagle-Gryphon Games. Also this episode: Ben is back and played the crappiest dexterity game ever invented; Rob doesn’t get art BUT says art a lot; Cam Kazoos to his heart’s content; and Josh hopes you like board games.

     

  • Season Seven, Episode Three – Dinosaur Island

    The boys are back and hatching, cracking and showcasing all the dinosaurs your heart could ever desire in Dinosaur Island from Pandasaurus Games. A lot of folks have described this game as “Jurassic Park the eurogame” but is there more to this engine building, 90s-themed game than meets the eye? Also this episode: Josh gives the best advice for your next app download; Rob and Josh clash on the controversial hill “Wingspan, overrated or no?”; and Cam gets to (maybe) play kazoo that tune.

     

  • Season Seven, Episode Two – Maracaibo

    Your favorite boys are back with another episode, sailing around the Caribbean in the latest Alexander Pfister hit, Maracaibo. Whether upgrading your ship, exploring South America, fighting naval battles, or vying for favor among multiple countries, Maracaibo is a point salad, eurogamers dream. Also this episode: “Wombo vs. Wobble” – the pillars of Cam gaming; Rob explores the Mandela effect; Josh actually played some games; and the boys debate common board game themes. We hope you like board games!

     

  • Season Seven, Episode One – Underwater Cities

    Your favorite boys are back together again and it feels so, so … well, still kinda bizarre actually. To celebrate the occasion, the boys kicked off a new season with Delicious Games’s Underwater Cities. Can Josh finally approach a game he hates with a fresh perspective? Will Rob talk about kid’s games? Does Cam make it 12 minutes without singing “Where in the World is Carmen San Diego?” And where in the world is Ben? All this and more in TBBP season opener. We hope you like board games … and kazoos.

     

  • The Quarantine Boys – Inis

    This week on the Board (Quarantine) Boys Podcast we play the area control game Inis from Matagot Games!  In this episode Board Boy Ben is unavailable due to recently becoming a new Dad – congrats!  His shoes are admirably filled in by the Board Boy 6th Man – David Pound.  Rob talks about a sweet board game documentary he watched, Campbell shockingly played a bunch of games online, and does Josh make the greatest burgers of all time?  That and more on this installment of the Board Boys Podcast!

     

  • The Quarantine Boys – Forgotten Waters

    Avast ye land lubbers!  Hoist the main sails and prepare to walk the plank as we head to Davy Jones locker in this weeks episode of The Board Boys Podcast as we play Forgotten Waters from Plaid Hat Games.  In this episode we are joined by Chris from MeepleOverboard for a full episode of The MeepleOverBoardBoysPodcast!  Also, how many names will stick around for Ben?  Josh is still digging his new place, but will he also bury treasure?  Rob has to wrangle a bunch of fools and overcome some technical challenges and will Cam come to terms with what he did to Lil Gertie?  Come find out in this weeks episode!

     

  • The Quarantine Boys – Stone Age

    Your favorite boys are back for another episode from quarantine. This week the boys dust off the classic worker placement game, Stone Age. This game is known for being really good and coming with a really stinky dice cup. Also, this episode: Josh finally gets a house, Ben comes up with arguably his greatest intro name (though it takes a few tries), Campbell becomes the unofficial spokesperson for Tabletop Simulator, and Rob gives an update on his Kallax Cube challenge. We hope you like board games!

     

  • The Quarantine Boys – Czech Games Edition w/ Tony Gullotti

    This week on the Quarantine (Board) Boys the dudes sit down for an interview with Tony Gullotti, U.S. Marketing Director for Czech Games Edition. Besides answering our hard-hitting questions, Tony shares news on upcoming CGE titles, apps and online gaming, and how the team continues to operate during a global pandemic. Is there a Dungeon Lords app finally coming to your phones? Is Vlaada Chvatil working on a new big-box game? Did Board Boy Rob get a new puppy? All this and more in this week’s episode.

     

  • The Quarantine Boys – Through The Ages

    This week on the Board (Quarantine) Boys Podcast we dip into a game for the ages and you might also say it is Through the Ages because that is it’s title!  We play online using the app implementation from CGE and we turned out some points for sure in this one!  Also on this episode Cam does some farming online, Josh is still trying to move and asks you to send a postcard, Ben is still feeling burned, and Rob is playing through a cube of Czech Games!

     

  • Season Five Finale – Caylus (From Quarantine)

    We never would’ve guessed years ago that we’d be wrapping up the fifth season of TBBP or that we’d be recording from our homes in quarantine but here we are. The boys went out with a *bang* playing the controversial eurogame, Caylus. There are lots of opinions on one of the first worker placement games ever and we have some of them. Also this episode gaming from quarantine – Apps to play, platforms to use and social gaming from a distance! Stay safe and wash your hands. We hope you like board games.

     

  • Season Five, Episode Twelve – Stop Thief! and Downforce

    In this episode, we go retro with a double feature from Restoration Games. Join us as we cooperatively catch those thieves in Stop Thief! and then go head to head (to head) in some racing and betting action in Downforce. Also, come find out how much Campbell likes Carmen Sandiego and Rockapella. Did Rob really play Monopoly? Why would he do that?! Also, Rob’s wife Amy joins to try to describe that game she played that one time but can’t remember because they own too many. We hope you like board games!
     

  • Season Five, Episode 10 – Teotihuacan: City of Gods

    This week we travel back to another Rob pick that closely mirrors his first pick of the podcast as a host – Tzolkin.  Both share a designer, a mechanism, and similar themes.  Also check out what we have been playing lately and has Josh moved yet? 

     

  • Season Five, Episode Nine – The Quacks of Tiefenthal

    What do you get when you mix an incredible designer with two incredibly popular games? You get a Board Boys blowout episode all about Wolfgang Warsch and his hit games The Quacks of Quedlinburg and The Taverns of Tiefenthal. If only there was something that could make this blowout episode even better … oh wait, we’re also joined this episode by our homie Keeghan to talk all about what to expect at Gamicon 2020. We hope you like board games!

     

  • Season Five, Episode 8.5 – For Glory (Preview) and ATBCon 2020 Recap

    Board Boys Cam and Josh recently headed to Nebraska City, NE for ATBCon2020. The con was a blast and provided a unique opportunity for the boys to preview the upcoming KS game, For Glory. The two-player deck builder pits rival gladiator schools against each other – providing unique decisions as players build up their schools; their reputation; and their gladiators before ultimately sending them to battle. We don’t normally preview KS games but For Glory was too good to not discuss. Look for it on Feb 4th!

     

  • Season Five, Episode Eight – Gaia Project

    This week the boys revisit the first game they ever played for the podcast BUT this time they’re in outer space in Gaia Project! A lot of folks refer to this game as Terra Mystica 2.0. Is that fair or is there more to it than that? Also, this episode: kazoos … so many kazoos; Campbell pulls a Campbell; Rob shares a story of recent heroism and Josh’s dogs require assistance. We hope you like board games.