45 episodes

Welcome to Beyond the Board, a podcast where Mike and Spencer explore the themes and real life inspirations behind their favorite games.

Beyond the Board Spencer Campbell & Mike Rieman with the Nerdologues

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Welcome to Beyond the Board, a podcast where Mike and Spencer explore the themes and real life inspirations behind their favorite games.

    Dead Man's Doubloons: Curses!

    Dead Man's Doubloons: Curses!

    Rieman and Sater are once again joined by their cursed friend Brian Gartland to talk about famous curses, right in theme with the pirate game, Dead Man's Doubloons!
    Produced by: Mike Rieman & Michael Sater, in association with The Nerdologues

    • 45 min
    Coup: Et tu, Michael?

    Coup: Et tu, Michael?

    Rieman and Sater stay a nice distance away from some of the most famous betrayals in history in our episode inspired by Coup!
    Produced by: Mike Rieman & Michael Sater, in association with The Nerdologues

    • 45 min
    Splendor: Mine 'em Low, Sell 'em High!

    Splendor: Mine 'em Low, Sell 'em High!

    Rieman and Sater dig deep into the process of a gem from mine to jewelry inspired by the themes of Splendor!
    Produced by: Mike Rieman & Michael Sater, in association with The Nerdologues

    • 45 min
    Dutch Blitz: Het Zit Wel Snor! (with Brian Gartland)

    Dutch Blitz: Het Zit Wel Snor! (with Brian Gartland)

    Want facts as fast as the soccer team from the Nethlands?! Sater and Rieman are joined by sports fan Brian Gartland as we go Dutch using the themes behind Dutch Blitz!
    Produced by: Mike Rieman & Michael Sater, in association with The Nerdologues

    • 45 min
    Afternova: Beyond the... Beyond!

    Afternova: Beyond the... Beyond!

    Rieman and Sater travel to where no person has gone before! ...rather they look at it through a telescope. This week we talk space and things in it which are themes behind the new R2i game, Afternova!
    Produced by: Mike Rieman & Michael Sater, in association with The Nerdologues

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    Crazy Cultists: Fun, Even for Grandma!

    Crazy Cultists: Fun, Even for Grandma!

    Rieman and Sater are joined by a very special guest Jordan Devenport, the designer of Crazy Cultists! (currently on Kickstarter!) They travel back to when everyone was talking about Satanic Death cults during the Satanic Panic (tm) during the early 90s!
    Produced by: Mike Rieman & Michael Sater, in association with The Nerdologues

Customer Reviews

Hank Scorpio NC ,

Interesting take on board games

Fun to listen to. Never thought much about the ideas behind a board game. This podcast lets me look at my games differently

RikkiG ,

Thoughtful, informative, well-done

I really like this show. The real-life look at popular game inspirations is a great angle, and I always learn something from these guys. They produce their show well and make sure to keep things breezy and interesting. Recommended for any tabletop fan who enjoys a little knowledge with their gaming!

Wandering Downloader ,

Like the new energy.

I enjoy this one. Keeps getting better.

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