Podcasts

  • Season Ten, Episode Eight – Ark Nova


    This time on the Board Boys we go over the current mega hotness Ark Nova from Capstone Games!  Join us as we work hard on our conservation and appeal in our individual zoos.  We are visited by a guest this week and talk about some other great games including Last Light, Bunny Kingdom, Key to the Kingdom, and Isle of Cats!  Josh tries to get Rob to buy everyone’s boardgames at Dungeons Gate and we enter the hot seat once again!  We hope you like board games!

  • Season Ten, Episode Seven: Dinogenics



    Your favorite boys are back proving that life truly does find a way. This episode the dino boys tackled DinoGenics from Ninth Haven Games. DinoGenics is a competitive game for two to five players, in which each player attempts to build and run their own successful dinosaur park. Also this episode: Rob and Josh revisit the World of Warcraft discussion; Josh sets the record straight on the Lords of Waterdeep episode; and Ben breaks down his Wordle strategy. We hope you like Dinosaur board games!

  • Season Ten, Episode Six: Golem


    In this episode, The Board Boys tackle Golem from Cranio Creations!  Also in this episode, Cam tries out a sports metaphor, we talk about old MMO exploits, and the boys also played a great game of Lords of Waterdeep.  Ten time Tim is back and talks about being a Euchre hustler and can Campbell improve society with his new rule?  All that and more!  There Ain’t No Stoppin’ Us Now! Boing boing boing!

  • Season Ten, Episode Five: Boon Lake


    Your favorite boys are back, tackling the lateset from legendary designer, Alexander Pfister, Boon Lake. Rob described this game as Alexander Pfister the board game – does that description hold up? We’re mixed. Also this episode: Josh and Cam dish on things Rob hates; Josh and Rob continue their new segment talking about Elden Ring; and the boys bump or dump Rob’s favorite Matagot game, Cyclades. We hope you like board games.

  • Season Ten, Episode Four: Merchants of the Dark Road


    Your favorite boys are back for another board game review. This time they’re tackling the latest from Elf Creek Games, Merchants of the Dark Road. Spoiler, this game is good. Like really, really good BUT are there some problems we have with it? Maybe. Maybe not. Better listen to find out. Also this episode: Ben actually played some games; Josh didn’t; Josh and Rob have a surprisingly long discussion about the latest from, From Software, Elden Ring. We hope you like board games … and video games too apparently.

  • Season Ten, Episode Three: Messina 1347


    Your favorite boys are back tackling the latest, greatst from Deliciious Games, Messina 1347. Cam was finally back from Peru so it was only fitting that we played a truly great thinker stinker. It ain’t easy beaing a wealthy land owner, saving citizens, fireballing rats and building buildings, but somebody has to do it. Also this episode: Cam gives a summary of his trip to Peru; Josh drops some truly interesting facts about truly random things; Rob gets another Lord of the Rings tattoo; the boys enjoy some Snoop Dogg wine.

  • Season Ten, Episode Two: Meadow


    Your favorite boys are back for another naturetastic episode – this week tackling the latest from Rebel Studio, Meadows. Board Boy Cam is still in Peru. Luckily fellow bald man, Dave Kuntz, was able to join to help tackle this cute, surprisingly clever game. Also this episode: Josh and Ben talk about the latest TV shows they’ve been consumed by; Rob explains how the “Hot Games” room at BGGCOn works; Rob enteres the hot seat and more. We hope you like board games.

  • Season X, Episode One: Windward


    Welcome to season … X. I have not idea how we’ve made it nearly five years but here we are. Board Boy Campbell was in Peru this episode so your favorite boys (minus Cam) tackled recent Kickstarter success, Windward from El Dorado Games. Only one airship can take victory in a game where air combat and navigating the skies reigh supreme. Also this episode: Josh introduces his first ever four boinger game; Rob learns a little about icing; Ben, I mean Gart, is back with so many updates to share.

  • Season Nine, Episode Thirteen: The Hunger


    Your favorite boys are back, putting season nine (holy cow!) to rest with The Hunger – the latest, greatest from Renegade Game Studios and Origames. Board Boy Ben managed to get COVID so we had our good friend Tim fill his very, very large shoes (literally … Ben’s shoes are huge). Also this episode: how many vampire movies can Rob name?; how many Limp Bizkit albums can everyone name?; Cam introduces a new segment; we retire a new segment; we hope you like board games!

  • Season Nine, Bonus Episode Three – Bump or Dumpapolooza and Calico


    Third time is the charm for the third bonus episode this season!  In this one we look at Calico from AEG and Flatout Games!  We also take a trip down memory lane and look back at all the previous games we have reviewed in a massive Bump or Dumpapolooza.  Rob gets to give his hot takes on all the old games before he was on the cast.  Cam digs up some old BB nuggets and conversations and we find out what game Rob created a promo for!  Will someone hand out the elusive 4 boings as we dig through 44..oh wait make it 45 games in our longest most epic podcast yet.  Also in this episode we have some hot news about a new game not announced anywhere else yet and a question to answer in the guild!

  • Season Nine, Episode Twelve – Witchstone


    Your favorite boys are back for another episode tackling the latest, greatest from Huch! and R & R Games, Witchstone. The latest from famed designer Reiner Knizia has players assuming the role of wizards working to recharge the legendary Witchstone. Also this episode: Tim is back and reserves the mantle of board boy number six; Rob gets his gaming fix and make some money in the process; Cam gets his gaming fix and loses some money (lots) in the process; we get this year’s BGG Secret Santa and so much more!

  • Season Nine, Episode Eleven: Bad Company


    Join us from Dallas and BGG Con 2021 with a couple of surprise guests!  This episode we take a deep dive into Bad Company from Aporta Games.  Also in this episode we get a little southern comfort gumbo, Rob and Stephen get to nerd out about Lord of the Rings, Cam has some podcast segue issues, we predict the Crew 3, and talk about all the hotness played at BGG Con 2021!  Also here is the Boing Boing Boing video:

  • Season Nine, Episode Ten: Mombasa


    Your favorite boys are back for a brand new episode – tackling the Alexand Pfister classic, Mombasa. In Mombasa, players acquire shares of chartered companies based in Cape Town, Mombasa, Cairo and Saint Louis. Using a shared map, players then spread their trading posts (also shared) throughout the African continent in order to earn the most money. Also this episode: the boys get really, really into Toto; Cam talks about his rebellious days attending a Cascada show in Texas; Rob pokes holes in Home Alone.

  • Season Nine, Bonus Episode Two – For Glory: Champions Expansion and Cardboard Caucus


    The boys are back for with another bonus episode. This episode the boys were able to preview the latest release from Spielcraft Games, the Champions Expansion for For Glory. For Glory is the game of gladiatorial combat and deckbuilding and the new expansion introduces some interesting new mechanisms, introduces solo mode and increases player count to three or four players. Also this episode, the boys discuss the great games played at Cardboard Caucus. Spoiler, the boys played lots and lots of games.

  • Season Nine, Bonus Episode – Live From Dungeon’s Gate


    Join us for this special podcast episode as Board Boy Rob goes live on location to Dungeon’s Gate for their ribbon cutting ceremony only 18 months after they have been open and in their second location!  We talk to Dungeon’s Gate Rob McAllister about all things game stores.  Also this episode we have a special discount code for Dungeons Gate!  Listen to the episode and you can use it on their website – dungeonsgate.com for shipping or local pickup.  Board Boy Beau joins as well to give his thoughts on two of Dungeon’s Gates latest demo games!  We hope you like Board Games!

  • Season Nine, Episode Nine – Unfathomable



    Your favorite ghouls and goblins are back for another Halloween Spooktacular of TBBP. This year we ventured into troubled waters in Unfathomable from Fantasy Flight Games. Set in the Cthulhu universe, this reimplementation of Battlestar Galactica has players fighting for survival aboard the SS Atlantica while searching for the Hybrid within the group. Also this episode: Josh plays a game first introduced in the 1700s; Rob gets his hidden movement fix; Cam talks Tecmo bowl; Ben bleep bloops; Dave is here!

  • Season Nine, Episode Eight: Chronicles of Crime



    Only 3 Board Boys this week for our review of the app driven, mystery, deduction game Chronicles of Crime from Lucky Duck Games as Josh came down with a serious migraine but is doing much better now!  Also, in this episode, Rob adds some B-Roll, Cam tries to re-invent his image through a new name, Ben brings back an old segment, and PFO Cam also does some unofficial Dungeons Gate ads.  We hope you like board games!

  • Season Nine, Episode Seven: Dice Hospital


    Your favorite boys are back, tackling the intricate world of healthcare management in Dice Hospital from Alley Cat Games. We admitted, treated and discharged patients (dice) with the best of ’em – recruiting new staff and expanding our hospitals to treat a wide range of patients (again … dice). Also this episode: Cam has a new job and is almost PFO; the boys learn the meaning of ELO; Rob hates new music but is older than 33 so it’s okay; Ben and Josh talk vending machines; Flava Flav!

  • Season Nine, Episode Six – Cascadia



    Your favorite boys are back to tackle the latest, greatest from Flatout Games, Cascadia. In Cascadia players take turns drafting tiles and tokens to fill out their environment with as much synergy as possible. Five different species must all coexist in five unique landscapes to score as many points as possible. Also this episode: Rob is obsessed with Applebees and winning money; Cam finally gets a new phone … after a lot of shenanigans, Josh was able to finally play a board game … well … kinda.

  • Season Nine, Episode Four: Merchants Cove



    Your favorite boys are back to tackle the latest, greatest from Final Frontier Games, Merchants Cove. It’s crazy to think that a game has eight unique, asynchronous players but someone this game manages to pull it off really, really well. Also this episode: the boys spend a little too much time talking about their fast food jobs growing up; Josh sucks at math; the boys make their NFL predictions for their favorite teams; and Rob rips a stinker that somehow gets blamed on Josh. We hope you like board games!