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Board Game Squad is a portal to the vibrant world of modern board games. Hosts Paul and Adam take you on this journey—sharing opinions and reviews of the hottest new board games, having conversations with industry insiders and fellow gamers, talking play strategy and game analysis, counting down their top board games, and sharing board game news and Kickstarter happenings. If you’re interested in board games, do not hesitate, subscribe to Board Game Squad today. It’s like carrying your bi-weekly game group with you.

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Board Game Squad is a portal to the vibrant world of modern board games. Hosts Paul and Adam take you on this journey—sharing opinions and reviews of the hottest new board games, having conversations with industry insiders and fellow gamers, talking play strategy and game analysis, counting down their top board games, and sharing board game news and Kickstarter happenings. If you’re interested in board games, do not hesitate, subscribe to Board Game Squad today. It’s like carrying your bi-weekly game group with you.

    Episode 4 – The Castles of Burgundy

    Episode 4 – The Castles of Burgundy

    Adam and Paul are back with Episode 4 of the Board Game Squad Podcast. There's a lot to talk about and catch up on - starting with a giveaway! The boys talk about what kind of intentions players go into games with, as well a deep retrospective of the classic The Castles of Burgundy. Along the way, they will go over games they have recently been playing, some board game industry news, upcoming releases, kickstarter projects to keep an eye on, and more.

    Giveaway: Cartographers: A Roll Player Tale 0:01 

    Welcome back: 2:20 

    What we have been playing recently: Maracaibo 7:53 Great Western Trail 10:05 Trismegistus 13:24 Quirky Circuits 16:38 Kings Dilemma 19:47 Squire for hire 23:11 Seasons of Rice 25:40 Forest of Tataraba 26:52 Trails of Tucana 29:13 Calimala 30:12 Rockwell 33:19 

    News 37:05 

    Kickstarter 49:45 

    Castles of Burgundy 53:43 

    Be sure to visit us at https://boardgamesquad.com/podcast/. Email us at podcast@boardgamesquad.com! We want to hear from you. Ask us questions, let us know what we got wrong, and let us know what you have been playing lately so we can look into and review your favorite games as well!

    • 1 hr 24 min
    Episode 3 - In the Hall of the Mountain King and Age of Steam (Deluxe)

    Episode 3 - In the Hall of the Mountain King and Age of Steam (Deluxe)

    We are back from our long hiatus! We have two games that we will be discussing: In the Hall of the Mountain King and Age of Steam. Adam and Paul run down some of the games that they have been playing in the last month, and quiz each other in a lightning round opener.



    Ice breaker: 1:47



    Games we have been playing: 7:18

    Adam's list:

    Second Chance: 7:44

    Spheres of Influence 7:49

    The Estates 7:53

    Mandala 8:02

    Fugitive 8:09

    Its a Wonderful World 8:20

    The Climbers & BUS 9:04

    Wavelength 9:11

    Kings Dilemma 9:58

    Paul's list:

    Azul 12:58

    Funkoverse Strategy Game 14:44

    Sprawlopolis 15:55

    Palm Island 20:11

    Blood Rage 21:59



    News

    Targi: The Expansion 23:34

    Rococo Deluxe Edition 25:27

    RES Arcana Lux Et Tenebrae 26:38

    Ride The Rails/Rail USA 28:03

    Fantasy Flight 29:22

    Kemet: Blood and Sand 31:09

    Mariposas 32:27

    KeyForge: Tales from the Crucible 33:19



    Reviews

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Episode 2 - Pipeline

    Episode 2 - Pipeline

    We're coming to you live from PAX Unplugged 2019 in Philadelphia! Paul and Adam share their convention experiences, the games they played on the showroom floor, and do a deep dive review of Pipeline from Capstone Games and designer Ryan Courtney.



    01:55 Sea of Legends 05:50 Aftermath

    08:01 Quirky Circuits

    13:48 MonsDRAWsity

    15:22 Sanctum

    17:05 Letter Jam

    20:07 Deep Sea Adventure (see our introduction to Japanese board games)

    23:04 Fafnir (see our Tokyo Game Market Fall 2019 preview)

    26:34 Pipeline



    Be sure to visit us at https://boardgamesquad.com/podcast. Email us at podcast@boardgamesquad.com! We want to hear from you. Ask us questions, let us know what we got wrong, and let us know what you have been playing lately so we can look into and review your favorite games as well!

    • 59 min
    Bonus Episode - PAX Unplugged 2019

    Bonus Episode - PAX Unplugged 2019

    Quick FYI: Paul and Adam will be attending PAX unplugged this year and we want to see you! If you are not going to be there then let us know what we should be looking for while on the convention floor. Is there a game you want us to try out for you? Is there a hidden gem we might miss out on? Do you have a specific question for a designer or publisher?



    Email us and let us know so we can find out for you: podcast@boardgamesquad.com.



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    • 2 min
    Episode 1 - Escape Plan

    Episode 1 - Escape Plan

    In this inaugural episode of the Board Game Squad, Paul and Adam talk about the games that they have been playing, Kickstarters that caught their eye, and some news from the world of tabletop gaming. They go into detail and discuss at length Vital Lacerda’s "Escape Plan" recently published by Eagle Gryphon Games. There are also some antics of board gaming themed "Would you rather" that you don’t want to miss!



    01:21 Caverna: The Cave Farmers 02:44 In Front of the Elevators 04:07 Carcassonne: The Castle 06:45 Irish Gauge 07:36 Foothills 09:20 Tainted Grail: The Fall of Avalon 11:41 City of the Big Shoulders 13:13 Pipeline 14:57 Hansa Teutonica 17:15 Spire's End 18:22 The Search For Planet X 19:08 Clash of Minds: Holmes vs Moriarty 19:46 Legacies 20:28 Galilean Moons 21:22 South Park and Board Games 24:55 After School Dice Club 26:40 Gloomhaven: Jaws of the Lion 30:37 Chad Jensen 31:17 Francis Tresham 31:42 Grey Fox Games and Reavers of Midgard Kickstarter Controversy 34:16 Vital Lacerda's Escape Plan 54:06 Board Game "Would You Rather"?



    Be sure to visit us at https://boardgamesquad.com/podcast. Email us at podcast@boardgamesquad.com! We want to hear from you. Ask us questions, let us know what we got wrong, and let us know what you have been playing lately so we can look into and review your favorite games as well!

    • 1 hr 3 min

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