Podcasts

  • Season Seven, Episode Eleven: Barrage


    Your boys are back with a brand new episode, building dams in the Dystopic 1930s in Barrage by Tommaso Battista and Simone Luciani. Rob and Campbell have long been members of the “Italian Design House Mafia” fan club so this game was destined to be a hit, but are there cracks in this dam’s foundation?!? Also this episode: Rob and Cam introduce their latest board game dojo, Cam finds his board game doppelganger in Tommaso Battista, Ben forgot to bring OREOs, and Josh played a game with an open mind.

  • Season Seven, Episode Eleven: Barrage


    Your boys are back with a brand new episode, building damns in the Dystopic 1930s in Barrage by Tommaso Battista and Simone Luciani. Rob and Campbell have long been members of the “Italian Design House Mafia” fan club so this game was destined to be a hit, but are there cracks in this damn’s foundation?!? Also this episode: Rob and Cam introduce their latest board game dojo, Cam finds his board game doppelganger in Tommaso Battista, Ben forgot to bring OREOs, and Josh played a game with an open mind.

  • Season Seven, Episode Ten – Abomination: The Heir of Frankenstein


    Your favorite boys are back for a brand new Halloween Spooktacular, crafting creatures in Abomination: The Heir of Frankenstein from Plaid Hat Games. It isn’t often a Eurogame just dripping (no pun intended) with theme comes along so you know we were excited to get this to the table. This game is spooky, clever and definitely thinky BUT is it good? Also this episode: a special guest, some other Halloween games to help put you in the holiday spirit, Rob’s Prospero Hall “Top 5” and more!

  • Season Seven, Episode Nine – Cyclades


    Your favorite boys are back rounding out the trilogy of Matagot Games “dudes on a map” series with Cyclades. Joined by guest, Tim K., the boys vied for control of the Cyclades Islands, worshipping the gods, maneuvering their armies and establishing metropolises. Cyclades is known for its unique auction mechanism but is the mechanism alone enough to put this game at the top of the trifecta’s list? Also this episode: Tim discusses some unique TI4 variations, Rob shares a hamster update and Cam talks Clank!

  • Season 7, Episode 8.5 – Rob Daviau Interview


    It’s our first bonus episode of Season Seven and we couldn’t have asked for a better guest, Rob Daviau. Rob is best known for his work creating the legacy games genre and for his work as Chief Restoration Officer at Restoration Games. In this week’s bonus episode we hopped on Zoom to get a download on Pandemic Legacy: Season Zero; find out the latest with Return to Dark Tower; learn how the first legacy game came to be (thanks Risk!); and answer some hot take food questions – is a hotdog a sandwich or no?

  • Season Seven, Episode Eight – Paladins of the West Kingdom


    Your favorite boys are back with an all new episode, breaking down the Garphill Games/Renegade Games Studios latest hit, Paladins of the West Kingdom. It’s another Shem Phillips game so that can only mean one thing … Gart Wolfslinger is back and ready to out thinker stinker the rest of the boys on his quest for board game glory. Also this episode: Rob gives a sneak peak to the latest Tapestry expansion, Cam spills the beans on Meeple Overboard’s deepest secret and Ben plays a truly unique dexterity game.

  • Season Seven, Episode Seven – Race for the Galaxy & Roll for the Galaxy


    This week on The Board Boys we play a couple of Top 100 twinsies with Race For The Galaxy and Roll For The Galaxy from Rio Grande Games.  Come find out which we liked better!  Also, another rocking Board Boys Bump or Dump lookback at Troyes!  Also in this episode, come find out all the spoilers in Josh’s life.  Is football season really ready to roll back around?  Ben actually played some board games!  Rob and Cam played a bunch of brand new games and some of them are digital – all this week on The Board Boys!

  • 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.