233 episodes

Jason and Katie talk about their love of boardgames and why you shouldn’t be ”board” with games. Weekly episodes include news, what we have been playing, and a feature.

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Jason and Katie talk about their love of boardgames and why you shouldn’t be ”board” with games. Weekly episodes include news, what we have been playing, and a feature.

    Episode 228: What’s On the Shelf Pt. 5 or Jason Is All Alone But Somehow Still Manages To Ramble On For About Thirty Minutes

    Episode 228: What’s On the Shelf Pt. 5 or Jason Is All Alone But Somehow Still Manages To Ramble On For About Thirty Minutes

    Episode 228: What Is on the Shelf pt. 5

    Introduction:  

    Games Played: 

    The Golden City
    Isle of Trains
    Paperback

    What’s on the Shelf pt. 5: 

    Silver & Gold
    Fire in the Library
    Tortuga 1667
    Salem 1692
    Deadwood 1876
    Biblios
    Wordsy
    Microbrew
    Ohanami


    Closing: 

    • 29 min
    Episode 227: What’s On the Shelf Pt. 4 or Old Games Need Love Too!

    Episode 227: What’s On the Shelf Pt. 4 or Old Games Need Love Too!

    Episode 227: What Is on the Shelf pt. 4

    Introduction: 

    News/Crowdfunding: 

    Isle of Trains: All Aboard - 4 days, $30 (deluxe-ish) 
    Eden’s Conflict - 9 days, $30
    Board Game Day - 11 days, $20

    Games Played: 

    The Golden Ticket Game
    Mortum: Medieval Detective
    Gutenberg 

    What’s on the Shelf pt. 4: 

    Daxu 
    Holmes: Sherlock & Mycroft
    7 Wonders: Duel
    Akrotiri
    Lost Cities
    Spirits of the Wild
    ConcluZio
    Coloretto


    Closing: 

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Episode 226: Our GenCon Preview or Katie Decides To Put Her Kickstarter Page in Spanish To Prove How Good She Is With Words

    Episode 226: Our GenCon Preview or Katie Decides To Put Her Kickstarter Page in Spanish To Prove How Good She Is With Words

    Episode 226: GenCon 2022 Preview

    Introduction: 

    News/Crowdfunding: 

    The Acts: Deluxe Edition $36 18 days
    Planting Evidence - 11 days, $32
    League of the Lexicon - 12 days, $34

    Games Played: 

    GROWL
    Lords of Waterdeep 
    Town Builder: Coevorden 

    Obligatory GenCon 2022 Preview: 

    Jason - Ready, Set, Bet! AEG John D. Clair - August 2022 release. Not sure if for sale or not. 
    Katie - Museum Suspects - Blue Orange, Philip Walker Harding, for sale? $20
    Jason - Bag of Chips Blue Orange Matthieu Aubrey Theo Rivière $13
    Katie - Catherine: The Cities of the Tsarina - Capstone Games, Johannes Schmidauer-Konig; $55
    Jason - Gutenberg Portal Katarzinya Cioch Wojciech Wisnewski $70
    Katie - Tabriz - Crafty Games, Randy Flynn, demo only
    Jason - Troll Fest Trick or Treat Studios Bruno Faidutti Camille Matthieu $60
    Katie - Get on Board: New York & London, IELLO, Saashi, $30 

    Closing: 

    • 53 min
    Episode 225: What’s On the Shelf Pt. 3 or Jason Traveled All the Way to P.F. Chang’s to See Authentic Terracotta Warriors Protected by the Cleveland Guardians

    Episode 225: What’s On the Shelf Pt. 3 or Jason Traveled All the Way to P.F. Chang’s to See Authentic Terracotta Warriors Protected by the Cleveland Guardians

    Episode 225: What is on the Shelf part 3

    Introduction: 

    News/Crowdfunding: 

    Bedeville Carnival - 4 days, $50
    Neko Boss - 7 days, $19/$24 (2/multi, mini) $26/$37
    Deluxe Hanafuda Deck & The 100 Torii: Diverging Paths - 10 days, $65

    Games Played: 

    Shadowrift 
    Finca

    What is on the Shelf part 3: 

    Dinosaur Island and Totally Liquid Expansion 
    Taverns of Tiefenthal 
    Xi’an 
    Gugong 
    Paris 
    Lords of Waterdeep and Expansions (all one box) 

    Closing:

    • 57 min
    Episode 224: What’s On the Shelf Pt. 2 or Jason’s Favorite Speedway is Dead to Him Since They Have Become a 7/11

    Episode 224: What’s On the Shelf Pt. 2 or Jason’s Favorite Speedway is Dead to Him Since They Have Become a 7/11

    Episode 224: What is on the Shelf part 2

    Introduction: 

    News/Crowdfunding: 

    Globetrotting - 4 days, $53 
    Maid Knight Saga: The Story of Faltisia - 6 days, $60
    Stardust Coffee - 12 days, $28

    Games Played: 

    Masters of Renaissance 
    Ark Nova

    What is on the Shelf part 2:

    A Gentle Rain
    Founding Fathers
    Police Precinct
    Ex Libris
    Tokaido
    Passing Through Petra
    Sonar
    Moonshine Empire
    Harry Potter Death Eaters Rising

    Closing:

    • 54 min
    Episode 223: What’s On the Shelf Pt. 1 or Isn’t Every Day In Canada Canada Day?

    Episode 223: What’s On the Shelf Pt. 1 or Isn’t Every Day In Canada Canada Day?

    Episode 223: What is on the Shelf part 1

    Introduction: 

    News/Crowdfunding: 

    Clank! Catacombs - Dire Wolf only. No longer Renegade. 
    Yum Cha Card Game - 3 days, $20
    Pagan: Fate of Roanoke (2nd printing) - 7 days, $48

    Games Played: 

    Planted
    Picture Perfect: Pickpocket
    Bitoku

    What is on the Shelf part 1:

    Colosseum 
    Epic Resort w/ Expansion in base box
    Broom Service
    Roll Player
    Kraftwagen
    Unearth
    Mad Science Foundation
    Parks
    Parks Nightfall Expansion

    Closing

    • 1 hr 5 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
22 Ratings

22 Ratings

CB01282021 ,

Great gaming podcast!!!

What a great concept. I just started recently checking out different gaming podcasts, and while there are some good ones out there, this is my favorite. You get to hear about the latest kickstarters, then Katie and Jason discuss a couple of random games they played, followed by games pertaining to a different theme each episode. It works really well and each episode flies by. I enjoy it a lot and genuinely look forward to each new one. As a fan of games, it’s very enjoyable and informative. And as an amateur game designer hearing about the different concepts and mechanics is invaluable! You’ll hear about dozens of games each episode and in digestible pieces. Worst part of the show is realizing how many great games are out there and figuring out which one to buy. Katie and Jason, please keep up the great work! Thanks!!

Timb0t ,

Great podcast if you like minis

These guys cover a wide variety of games, and adroitly avoid making you feel bad for liking games they don’t. Their taste in games varies enough that they cover about the entire spectrum of games, even if they don’t love the same ones I do, they give everyone a fair shot.
They keep it lite, and the show never runs too long, and if you’re lucky, they break out the sound effects.
If you do listen, reach out to them and inform them they are wrong about miniature games, and so very right about sharing their love of boardgames.
Honestly a fun show, without the heavy handedness of some other podcasts out there.
Also, games with minis are awesome, but so are games with cubes, dice, and anything in the Mediterranean.

Kshep15 ,

Hank & John

Joel and Jason do a great job of discussing the ins and outs of board games over the sounds of royalty free 80s music. They are basically a board game version of Hank and John Green. Genuinely, with good chemistry the hosts do a great job of telling listeners what games are great to play and which games are worth passing up on. Even as a not very active gamer, they have inspired me to spend too much money on games just to admire the artwork.

Really great honestly!

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