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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 10 - Paladins of the West Kingdom

    Episode 10 - Paladins of the West Kingdom

    It’s a new year and we are up to our old shenanigans. Adam can't make a decision and Paul might be immortal? We will also do a deep dive into the stories that the West Kingdom games tell.





    What we have been playing lately: 3:11



    Chess (5d Chess with Multiverse Time Travel 4:56)



    Divvy Dice 6:33



    First Orchard 8:46



    Horrified 9:44



    Cooper Island 12:31



    Biblios 16:47



    Clank! In! Space! 19:21



    Three Sisters 20:49



    Terra Mystica Gaia Project 21:49



    Yokohama 23:14



    Bandido 24:06



    Kickstarters



    Carnegie 25:25



    Darwin’s Journey 29:02



    Terraforming Mars Ares Expedition 29:42 Coming to KS mid feb (est)



    Mint Bid 30:31



    Review 31:29



    Paladins of the West Kingdom



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    From around the blog:



    See our list of the best two player board games.



    See our list of the best board games of all time.

    • 58 min
    Episode 9 - Essen Spiel 2020, Tekhenu, and Lowlands

    Episode 9 - Essen Spiel 2020, Tekhenu, and Lowlands

    It's Essen time! Adam and Paul talk about what they have been playing lately as well as some of their top Essen picks. Paul gives us a sneak peek at Tekhenu, meanwhile, Adam tries to convince us ‘Coopetition’ is a real word while talking about Lowlands.



    What we have been playing lately: 2:05



    Squire For Hire, Taco V Burrito, Space Base, 1830. Stick Em, Spires End, Root, Maracaibo, Mandala Stones, Convert, Belfort, Crystal Palace



    Essen Picks: 25:49



    Adam:



    Tawantinsuyu: The Inca Empire, Pandemic Legacy Season 0, Clever Hoch Drei, Divvy Dice, Hallertau, Pandemain, Rococo: DE, Moonrakers, West Kingdom Tomesaga, Unlock!: Star Wars, Under Falling Skies



    Paul:



    Bonfire, Cloudage, Lost Ruins of Arnak, Praga Caput Regni



    Preview 54:59



    Tekhenu: Obelisk of the Sun



    Review 1:02:44



    Lowlands



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    From around the blog:



    See our list of the best two player board games.



    See our list of the best board games of all time.

    • 1 hr 16 min
    Episode 8 - Sanctum, Online Convention, Spiel des Jahres, and More

    Episode 8 - Sanctum, Online Convention, Spiel des Jahres, and More

    On our way through the depths of pandemic gaming, we talk about navigating the maze of online conventions, the winds of change with trick taking games, the shiny SdJ winners, and more treasures leading to the final boss: our deep dive review of Sanctum. 


    Online Conventions and catch up: 1:36


    Spiel des Jahres: 8:34


    Paradise Lost (review): 19:20


    Ride The Rails: 20:01


    Metro X: 21:56


    Tekhenu: Obelisk of the Sun: 24:13


    Vinyl Jukebox: 25:42


    Fort: 26:31


    Herrlof: 31:30


    Sanctum: 34:44


    Obvious TROLL Giveaway Link (https://kingsumo.com/g/nha1ai/troll-by-oink-games-out-of-print-giveaway-from-board-game-squad)


    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! 

    • 58 min
    Episode 7 - Barrage

    Episode 7 - Barrage

    In this episode Adam and Paul talk about how they are coping with quarantine by relying on TikTok, playing board games online, and deep diving into the murky waters of Barrage. If you were looking for an itemized list of the issues with the Kickstarter campaign, listen in. They also go over the merits of the game and review it based on those, despite the rough campaign and fulfillment.


    Online Play 3:19


    Welcome To… 6:32
    Second Chance and Ganz schön clever 8:27
    Cartographers: A Roll Player Tale 9:27
    Cooper Island 11:38
    On Tour 15:53
    Lost Cities 17:09
    Clans of Caledonia 18:35
    Castles of Burgundy: The Dice Game 22:20
    Grand Austria Hotel 24:19
    Splendor 31:46
    The Quacks of Quedlinburg 33:04
    IceCool 36:09
    Clank! Legacy: Acquisitions Incorporated 37:16


    Barrage 43:28


    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 34 min
    Episode 6 - David Turczi

    Episode 6 - David Turczi

    On this episode of the Board Game Squad Podcast, Paul interviews our special guest - game designer David Turczi. Listen in to hear about upcoming titles, David's process for designing and a ton of info on how he collaborates with other designers.



    Related: See our reviews of Tawantinsuyu, Rome & Roll, Perseverance: Castaway Chronicles, and Anachrony.



    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!







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    From around the blog:







    See our list of the best two-player board games.







    See our list of the best board games of all time.

    • 52 min
    Episode 5 – Maracaibo

    Episode 5 – Maracaibo

    Want to talk about one of the most exciting games of 2019? Adam and Paul walk you through Maracaibo’s different strategies, eccentricities, mechanisms, and ways you can successfully navigate the rules and gameplay.

    Gaming accessories: 3:01

    News/Kickstarter 13:44

    What we have been playing recently 26:56

    Xenon Profiteer 28:29

    Quirky Circuits 31:24

    Viticulture 32:43

    Nyet! 34:53

    Terramara 38:01

    Blood on the Clocktower 41:50

    Atelier: The Painters Studio 44:03

    Spirit Island 45:54

    Main Review:

    Maracaibo 49:50

    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! 





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    From around the blog:







    See our list of the best two player board games.







    See our list of the best board games of all time.

    • 1 hr 33 min

Customer Reviews

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5 Ratings

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Engaging podcast

A very fun podcast to listen to as two friends discuss the ins and outs of gaming. (Great podcast voices btw gentlemen!)

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