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A fun podcast by Anthony and Frances of the popular YouTube Boardgaming Playthrough channel, Ant Lab Games. Join us as we dive deeper into what we are into, and what is new in the world of boardgaming.

Ant Lab Games Anthony + Frances

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    • 5.0 • 20 Ratings

A fun podcast by Anthony and Frances of the popular YouTube Boardgaming Playthrough channel, Ant Lab Games. Join us as we dive deeper into what we are into, and what is new in the world of boardgaming.

    Episode 12: Our Take on “Take THAT!”

    Episode 12: Our Take on “Take THAT!”

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    In this episode, Frances and Anthony talk games they have been playing recently that have not yet made it to film, and discuss what makes a “take THAT” game work for them. They also announce a special project they are helping out with to curb Alaskan winter blues, and answer a bunch of your questions.

    • 1 hr 9 min
    Episode 11 – We’re Back (Again!)

    Episode 11 – We’re Back (Again!)

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    In this episode, Anthony and Frances discuss updates, games they are currently playing, talk about suggestions for kid’s and youth games, and answer a bunch of your questions and comments from recent playthrough videos and emails.



    If you like what you hear, remember to rate and review the show! Its one of the ways we know who is listening and encourages us to keep it up!

    • 1 hr 12 min
    Episode 10: Holiday Research

    Episode 10: Holiday Research

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    In this episode, Anthony and Frances discuss preliminary research findings and great gift ideas for everyone on your list. They also talk about PAXU.

    • 58 min
    Episode 9: Our take on Inclusion and Choosing the Perfect Gateway Game

    Episode 9: Our take on Inclusion and Choosing the Perfect Gateway Game

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    In this episode, Anthony and Frances discuss two hot topics in the boardgaming community. First, they discuss methods for choosing the perfect way to introduce your significant other to the hobby (spoiler – its not always light games!). Then, they share their views on inclusion in the gaming community, and the proper way to manage disagreement to keep your table (and the community) a fun place to unwind.

    Episode 8: ENGN Games Beyond the Hotness and Review Ethics

    Episode 8: ENGN Games Beyond the Hotness and Review Ethics

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    Anthony and Frances join Jason and Anthony of the Every Night is Game Night Podcast to discuss some games that are not getting enough love, as well as ethics in the boardgame reviewer community. Enjoy!

    • 51 min
    Episode 7: Sad about missing Essen :'(

    Episode 7: Sad about missing Essen :'(

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    We couldn’t make it to Essen this year, but want to spend the episode dreaming about the games that got away (for now!). Here are our top Essen picks, and a few games in the pipeline for playthroughs.

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
20 Ratings

20 Ratings

The Quilly Kid ,

Hope this returns consistently

Really like the new format. I hope it continues on a regular basis.

Rick Ing ,

Great podcast

Both of you, Anthony and Frances, have developed a great podcast with wonderful chemistry. Your video play throughs are fun, enjoyable and inviting! You both offer a gateway for couples/families to join you in the hobby or board gaming. Your warm style make you both terrific ambassadors. Thanks for all of your hard work on your YouTube channel and I would love to hear more podcasts.

One option which should not involve too much extra effort would be to publish your YouTube recordings as audio recordings on the podcast. I think it hits a different audience and with some slightly more verbal description of your games as you already do, it could be enjoyable. Just post a picture of the board setup on the podcast or put in a link. Doe iTunes offer analytics for numbers of downloads and comments?

Webstergroup ,

Great Couple

It is very enjoyable to listen to this couple talk about the board game hobby.

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