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Join Kellen, Neilan, Mark, and Christina for a podcast about board games, the latest hotness, and how to have fun with your friends even when you're losing.

Board Game Barrage Board Game Barrage

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    • 4.8 • 328 Ratings

Join Kellen, Neilan, Mark, and Christina for a podcast about board games, the latest hotness, and how to have fun with your friends even when you're losing.

    #237: Where Are They Now?

    #237: Where Are They Now?

    Given that we hyped up all those games last week, it's only fair that we prepare ourselves for the aftermath. We look back at some of the most famous and infamous games of yesteryear that were very highly anticipated, and wonder what became of them. Before we relive the comedown, we talk about Master Word, Living Forest, and Tidal Blades: Heroes of the Reef.
    02:00 - Master Word
    06:27 - Living Forest
    13:29 - Tidal Blades: Heroes of the Reef
    25:04 - Anticipated games of years past
    26:56 - Founding Fathers
    27:35 - Vinhos
    28:32 - Wok Star
    29:50 - 51st State
    30:27 - CO₂
    31:11 - Rex: Final Days of an Empire
    33:01 - Glory to Rome
    36:12 - Xia: Legends of a Drift System
    36:50 - Cthulhu Wars
    37:48 - Myth
    38:43 - Conan
    39:40 - Viceroy
    40:32 - Mysterium
    41:57 - Pandemic Legacy: Season 1
    45:10 - SeaFall
    47:57 - Cry Havoc
    49:02 - Founders of Gloomhaven
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    • 52 min
    #236: Gen Con 2022 Preview

    #236: Gen Con 2022 Preview

    Gen Con is a week away! We're headed to Indianapolis (hope to see you there!) but before we do, we're looking down the preview list to get ourselves hyped. These are our five games we're each most excited to see at the show! Before we go Indy, we talk about Vabanque, Orongo, and Blood on the Clocktower.
    02:06 - Vabanque
    07:25 - Orongo
    15:12 - Blood on the Clocktower
    23:49 - Our most anticipated Gen Con 2022 games
    25:50 - San Francisco
    27:07 - Diamond Dig
    28:28 - Turing Machine
    29:55 - Weirdwood Manor
    31:02 - Deal with the Devil
    33:00 - Last Light
    34:30 - Starship Captains
    35:22 - Framework
    36:49 - ???
    37:04 - Time of Empires
    38:38 - Green Team Wins
    40:58 - Catherine: The Cities of the Tsarina
    41:53 - The Shadow Planet: The Board Game
    43:30 - Cat in the Box
    45:30 - Autobahn
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    • 55 min
    #235: The Twin Game Showdown

    #235: The Twin Game Showdown

    There's a phenomenon called twin films, where competing studios release very similar movies at the same time. We imagine the same idea in board game land, and highlight some of the biggest board game grudge matches - and judge which game we think came out on top. Before there can be only one, we talk about Viking See-Saw, Dandelions, Codex Naturalis, and Luna.
    02:38 - Viking See-Saw
    05:32 - Dandelions
    13:09 - Codex Naturalis
    17:52 - Luna
    28:30 - Twin game matchups
    30:46 - Azul
    30:46 - Sagrada
    31:35 - Century: Spice Road
    31:35 - Splendor
    32:28 - Race for the Galaxy
    33:28 - Roll for the Galaxy
    33:45 - Dune: Imperium
    33:45 - Lost Ruins of Arnak
    35:08 - Cascadia
    35:08 - Wingspan
    36:29 - Eclipse
    36:29 - Twilight Imperium: Fourth Edition
    37:29 - Codenames
    37:29 - Decrypto
    37:47 - Ark Nova
    37:47 - Terraforming Mars
    38:19 - Azul vs. Sagrada 
    40:13 - Century: Spice Road vs. Splendor 
    42:48 - Race for the Galaxy vs. Roll for the Galaxy
    45:43 - Dune: Imperium vs. Lost Ruins of Arnak
    48:22 - Cascadia vs. Wingspan
    51:22 - Eclipse vs. Twilight Imperium: Fourth Edition
    51:52 - Codenames vs. Decrypto
    54:13 - Ark Nova vs. Terraforming Mars
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    • 58 min
    #234: It's About Family with Ambie Valdés from Board Game Blitz

    #234: It's About Family with Ambie Valdés from Board Game Blitz

    Ambie Valdés, from the excellent podcast Board Game Blitz, joins us to talk about family games, and possibly also the Fast and the Furious franchise. Ambie actually has kids, so might know a little more about this than the rest of us. Kids love Vin Diesel. Before we edutain, we talk about Savannah Park, Cryptid, and Stroganov.
    04:43 - Savannah Park
    11:26 - Cryptid
    17:51 - Stroganov
    27:11 - Family games
    29:55 - Tidy Up!
    33:01 - Wingspan
    38:03 - Ticket to Ride
    40:04 - Flash Point: Fire Rescue
    41:39 - Let's Catch the Lion!
    43:05 - Qwirkle
    43:29 - Gulo Gulo
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    • 48 min
    #233: A Decade of Missed Games: 2010-2019

    #233: A Decade of Missed Games: 2010-2019

    Well, we can't play everything, and that was probably more true ten years ago than it is now. So we thought we'd look back at the decade past, and highlight some games that we feel like we missed out on. Before we prolong our backlogs, we talk about Loot of Lima, Yosemite, and Planted: A Game of Nature & Nurture.
    02:13 - Loot of Lima
    09:17 - Yosemite
    14:56 - Planted: A Game of Nature & Nurture
    23:01 - Games from last decade we want to play
    24:14 - Sid Meier's Civilization: The Board Game
    25:53 - Black Friday
    27:12 - Haggis
    28:07 - Sentinels of the Multiverse
    30:09 - Kolejka
    31:30 - Eclipse
    33:02 - Spartacus: A Game of Blood and Treachery
    34:20 - Copycat
    35:31 - Caverna: The Cave Farmers
    38:06 - Duel of Ages II
    40:24 - Kanban
    42:07 - Wir sind das Volk!
    43:21 - Kingdom Death: Monster
    45:18 - Through the Ages: A New Story of Civilization
    47:23 - Mombasa
    48:59 - Arkham Horror: The Card Game
    50:14 - Arkwright
    51:03 - Adrenaline
    52:18 - This War of Mine: The Board Game
    53:14 - Gaia Project
    54:36 - Calimala
    55:51 - Obsession
    57:50 - Mage Knight Board Game
    58:34 - Gùgōng
    59:39 - Barrage
    1:00:53 - Crusader Kings
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    • 1 hr 4 min
    #232: Transcontinental Mailbag Express

    #232: Transcontinental Mailbag Express

    We're spread across the world and time, so we do the thing we should never do; we put the questions to you. Yes, you! It's a mailbag episode, we're answering a trio, a trilogy, a trichopteran of your questions. Before we put in our hand and pull out a letter, we talk about Caesar!: Seize Rome in 20 Minutes!, Symphony No.9, and Arrakis: Dawn of the Fremen.
    03:46 - Caesar!: Seize Rome in 20 Minutes!
    11:36 - Symphony No.9
    19:10 - Arrakis: Dawn of the Fremen
    37:48 - Do you create game specific ambience?
    43:45 - What games have you been returning to?
    44:22 - The Great Zimbabwe
    45:16 - Tigris & Euphrates
    46:37 - Great Western Trail
    47:49 - Cascadia
    50:03 - Imperium: The Contention
    50:24 - Mind MGMT: The Psychic Espionage "Game."
    50:54 - What's a one sentence description of your tastes?
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    • 1 hr 7 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
328 Ratings

328 Ratings

Panthermed25 ,

Halfway and can’t stop

This podcast is something I checked out after the birth of my second child looking for a new board game podcast. I started listening to episode 1 two months ago and cant’t stop. The banter and discussions between the three hosts and regular guest the blue tank, will sometimes just make me laugh out loud! My board game tastes don’t fully align with this group but I can’t wait to learn one of each of your favorite games in the future!! Keep up the great work! Oh and the orange tank is best tank, not just by color of tank, but also based on how some of our taste in games align!!

J Greenawalt ,

The most genuine

Board Game Barrage has quickly become one of my new favorite podcasts. Their banter is some of the most genuine in the business. The Kellen’s sarcasm and dry humor is second to none, Neilans kindness and likability warms the heart, Christina’s charisma and laughing fits make it impossible to not laugh along and Marks game knowledge and insightful critiques keep me interested. If I had to pick one thing that keeps me coming back though it would definitely be the swearing. No joke it is so refreshing, to hear people swearing and just being normal people like me and my friends. In a community that seems tip toe around offensive behavior such as swearing and even being negative about games they stand above it all by just being genuine and by being themselves.

lpcheng ,

Awesome work

Keep up the awesome show!

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