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
Season 11, Episode 3 – Agricola
Board Boys Podcast is finally reviewing Agricola just in time for the game to be old enough to drive. Also in this episode, we discuss our respective entries into gaming, introduce a new segment in which listeners share their opinions on games we review, and spend too long comparing the titular Agricola to the legends of classic rock.
Season 11, Episode 2 – Foundations of Rome
In this episode, we play a short(ish) game in a huge box, Foundations of Rome, from Emerson Matsuuchi and Arcane Wonders. Also in this episode, Cardboard Caucus recap, Game of Thrones talk, and Board Boy Cam keeps critically missing the landing on tired jokes.
Season 11, Episode 1 – First Rat
Board Boys are back, baby, for the season 11 opener, First Rat, by Gabriele Ausiello and Virginio Gigli. Board Boys Tim and Jake make their first appearance as regular hosts and good sport Dealt Hand Joe joins us for the episode after a very long game of Twilight Imperium. Also, we take a look back at several previous episodes in an extended Board Boys Bump, Cam talks Tetris music, and Rob introduces the homies to a game about psychics, pizza, and spooky ghosts.