Season 9

  • 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!

  • Season Nine, Episode Four: Ankh – Gods of Egypt


    Your favorite boys are back, tackling the final installment in Eric Lang’s CMON trilogy, Ankh – Gods of Egypt. The boys waged war as Egyptian Gods and Goddesses, sacrificing followers and raising temples, obelisks and pyramids along the way. Normally we’d say only one player wins, but with a clever merge mechanism anythings possible. Also this episode: Josh reminds us that the soundtrack to The Prince of Egypt friggin’ slapped; Ben forgot he played games; and Cam gives Rob the 411 on pumping and dumping.

     

     

  • Season Nine, Episode Three – Destinies


    Today one of the Board Boys will walk away knowing their fate is sealed…at least in a board game with a digital app.  In this episode we play Destinies from Lucky Duck Games!  Also in this episode, we talk about Iowa crops and potential “crop circles” out west.  We manage to keep Haiku Cam away from the podcast but instead we get DJ Cam.  Josh didn’t get to play but showed up anyway to enlighten us in the world of board games while Ben tries to steal his job.

  • Season Nine, Episode Two – Tigris and Euphrates

    Your favorite boys are back tackling what has been dubbed as Reiner Knizia’s masterpiece, Tigris & Euphrates. It isn’t often that we play a game on the Top 100 that is over 20 years old. It is even less often that we play a game based on a recommendation from a listener, thanks Todd K., but boy are we glad we did. Also this episode: the boys test their wit attempting to guess ReviewGeek’s “Six Alternatives to Catan”; Josh and Cam revisit alt. christian record labels; and Board Boy Ben wins again … almost!

  • Season Nine, Episode One – Western Legends

    Yeehaw! Gather round cowpoke as y’all’s favorite boys tackle the wild, wild west in Western Legends from Kolossal Games. Ride along as we prospect, pillage, loot and boot scoot boogie our way across the western frontier. Also this episode: The Haiku Kid stops by to drop knowledge in short form poetry; Board Boy Rob revisits our Season Eight finale, On Mars; Board Boy Ben started a game (not we didn’t say finish!); and Board Boy Josh thinks back about a top ONE podcast moment. We hope you like board games.