Podcasts

  • 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.

     

  • Season Five, Episode Six – Patchwork & Seven Wonders Duel


    We’re kicking off the new year in style with our first ever twofer episode! This week we played two of our favorite two-player games, Patchwork and Seven Wonders Duel. Both games are currently on the BGG Top 100 but which game reigns supreme when put to the test? Welcome to 2020. We hope you like board games.

  • Season Five, Episode 5.5 – BGGCon 2019


    Board Boys Rob and Josh traveled south to Dallas, TX for BGGCon 2019! In this recap episode, they break down the games they played, the pros (and cons) of the new venue and Rob’s son, Beau, joins to talk a bit about his favorite games dad brought back!

    We hope you like board games!

  • Season Five, Episode Five – Raiders of the North Sea


    Your favorite Viking boys are back. This week they’re raiding villages and pillaging strongholds in Raiders of the North Sea from Renegade Game Studios and Garphill Games. The boys built their raiding parties, presented their offerings and battled for glory in this Viking-inspired worker placement game. Also this episode: It’s the return of “Beef or Plug”, Rob battles the local teens, Campbell takes issue with Goofy, Josh flames on a game (big surprise) and Ben aka Gart Wolfslinger hangs around for a bit.

  • Season Five, Episode 4.5 – Gamicon


    Come gather round now children and listen to a tale of camaraderie, revelry, and perhaps a little bad weather travel to a wonderous gathering called Gamicon.  Gamicon is a convention located in Cedar Rapids, IA that happens every year in the February time frame.  This is an episode that we recorded earlier in the year and wanted to release it closer to the next show so perhaps folks can’t plan on checking it out in 2020 – because you know hindsight!  Also in this episode, we talk about speedrunning blind video games and Board Boy Rob shows up midway to give us weather and traffic updates.  We hope you like Gamicon…and Board Games!

    Check out the 2020 Gamicon February 28th thru March 1st all the specifics can be found at www.gamicon.org

  • Season Five, Episode Four – Yokohama


    This week your favorite boys traveled overseas to visit the bustling port city of Yokohama – who knew 1868 Japan could be so much fun? In Yokohama, each player is a merchant broadening their sales channels, investing in technology and completing contracts. Only one player comes out on top and (spoiler) … it wasn’t Campbell! Also this episode: Rob and Josh road-tripped to BGG Con and didn’t kill each other (we think), Disney+ is a thing and Chris from Meeple Overboard is here to help with a new segment!

  • Season Five, Episode Three – Nememsis


    The boys fought for their lives (in space) this week in Nemesis from Awaken Realms. This semi-cooperative horror, survival, exploration game could easily be described as “Alien the board game” but there is so much more to it than that. Relationships were tested, friends became enemies, enemies became friends, and Rob threw a Molotov at Campbell. Also this episode: Josh is back and talks a bit about his Cardboard Caucus experience, Ben and Rob play more games and Campbell has a Molotov thrown at him.

  • Season Four, Episode Thirteen – Architects of the West Kingdom


    Well we did it … another season of TBBP is in the books. We close out this chapter on Season Four with a play of Architects of the West Kingdom from Renegade Game Studios/Garphill Games. There is a lot to love in this quick thinker stinker, and no short supply of workers, but is there enough to love? Also this episode: Ben talks about the worst kind of holes, Campbell and Josh hype up some upcoming Midwest board game cons and Rob has an encounter with the game that got away. See ya later Season Four!

  • Season Four, Episode Eleven – Everdell w/ Pearlbrook


    Within the charming valley of Everdell, a civilization of forest critters is thriving and expanding. Also, frog ambassadors from the land of Pearlbrook are hella dope. This week we ventured outside the BGG Top 100 for a stroll through the forest in Everdell. Tableaus were built, resources were collected and critters were acquired in this worker placement/resource management/set collection (kinda) eurogame. Also this episode: Ben shares the best nickname, Josh intros and Rob and Cam played a Feld (shocker!).

  • Season Four, Episode Ten – Caverna: The Cave Farmers


    What do you get when you mix animal mating, a feeding mechanism, pale ones and a million Agricola references? Obviously you get Caverna: The Cave Farmers by Uwe Rosenburg. This week your favorite boys (minus Ben), and guest Cody Lenhart, break down Uwe’s highest rated game on the BGG Top 100 list. Also this episode: Rob shares his secret algorithm for hidden movement games; Josh learns review wars are a thing; Campbell does Campbell things; and Cody shares all the details you need for Cardboard Caucus!

  • Season Four, Episode Nine – Black Angel


    Welp, it finally happened. It only took four seasons, but we’re finally doing a feature episode on a game NOT currently on the BGG Top 100. We generally take this qualifier seriously, but Black Angel from Pearl Games had our full attention at Gen Con. It may currently be 4,269, but it’s number one in our hearts. Also this episode: the boys answer the ultimate gaming question – which original Monopoly piece is best? Ben’s board game collection continues to expand and the boys introduce a new contest!

  • Season 4, Episode 8.5 – Gen Con 2019 Recap


    Still recovering from Gen Con 2019? Don’t worry we are too. This year Rob, Campbell and Josh made the annual trek to Indianapolis, Indiana for the best four days in gaming. Hanging alongside 70k attendees, the boys bought, played and learned about so many great games hitting the market later this year. In this BONUS episode, the boys recap their day by day experiences at the con LIVE from their room (419) at the Westin hotel. We hope you like boardgames.