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!
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.
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
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!
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.