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

    Episode 146: Our Top 100 Games of All Time (50 - 41) or Jason Thinks He Knows About Canada and Katie Thinks She Knows About Publishers

    Episode 146: Our Top 100 Games of All Time (50 - 41) or Jason Thinks He Knows About Canada and Katie Thinks She Knows About Publishers

    Episode 146 - Our Top 100 Games of All Time (50-41):
    Introduction: 
    News:  
    Before the Stroke of Midnight: a mystery adventure inspired by Edgar Allan Poe for 5e - 5 days; $21
    Rescuing Robin Hood - 6 days; $30
    Creature Comforts - 13 days; $38/$46
    Games Played:
    H. H. Holmes Murder Castle
    Thebes 
    Don’t Turn Your Back
    Our Top 100 Games of All Time (50-41):  
    Jason 50 - Shakespeare
    Katie 50 - Wreck Raiders
    Jason 49 - Santa Monica
    Katie 49 - Agricola
    Jason 48 - La Granja
    Katie 48 - Between Two Castles
    Jason 47 - Covert
    Katie 47 - Merkator
    Jason 46 - Bruges 
    Katie 46 - Bloody Inn
    Jason 45 - Legacy: The Testament of Duke de Crecy
    Katie 45 - Black Orchestra 
    Jason 44 - Black Orchestra
    Katie 44 - Paris
    Jason 43 - Istanbul
    Katie 43 - The Networks
    Jason 42 - Taverns of Tiefenthal
    Katie 42 - Ex Libris
    Jason 41 - Heaven & Ale
    Katie 41 - The Godfather 
    Closing:

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    Episode 145: Our Top 100 Games of All Time (60 - 51) or We Have Survived Covid-19 and Are Willing to Pass Out Some Antibodies

    Episode 145: Our Top 100 Games of All Time (60 - 51) or We Have Survived Covid-19 and Are Willing to Pass Out Some Antibodies

    Episode 145 - Our Top 100 Games of All Time (60-51):
    Introduction: 
    News:  
    Grand Austria Hotel expansion, Let’s Waltz - last day, $47
    Salvage Hidden Treasures - 5 days, $36
    P’achakuna - 11 days, $43
    Games played: 
    Orleans
    The Legend of the Cherry Tree
    HP Hogwarts Battle: Potions
    Our Top 100 Games of All Time (60-51): 
    Jason 60 - Paris
    Katie 60 - Illimat
    Jason 59 - Five Tribes
    Katie 59 - Covert
    Jason 58 - Agricola
    Katie 58 - Harry Potter: Hogwarts Battle 
    Jason 57 - Abyss
    Katie 57 - Trismegistus
    Jason 56 - Libertalia
    Katie 56 - Ladies and Gentlemen
    Jason 55 - PARKS
    Katie 55 - Fool’s Gold
    Jason 54 - Merkator
    Katie 54 - Broom Service 
    Jason 53 - Wingspan
    Katie 53 - Fire in the Library
    Jason 52 - Abomination: The Heir of Frankenstein
    Katie 52 - Forgotten Waters
    Jason 51 - Amerigo
    Katie 51 - Abyss
    Closing:

    • 48 min
    Episode 144: Our Top 100 Games of All Time (70 - 61) or Katie Tries to Become the New BGM Marlboro Man

    Episode 144: Our Top 100 Games of All Time (70 - 61) or Katie Tries to Become the New BGM Marlboro Man

    Episode 144 - Our Top 100 Games of All Time (70-61):
    Introduction: 
    News:  
    Commissioned: The Call - 12 days, $29 
    Band Grab - 6 days, $18
    Games played: 
    Parks Memories 
    Parks Nightfall
    Kraft Heinz Variety Game Pack
    Our Top 100 Games of All Time (70-61): 
    Jason 70 - Bora Bora
    Katie 70 - Secret Hitler
    Jason 69 - Harry Potter: Hogwarts Battle
    Katie 69 - Shipwreck Arcana
    Jason 68 - Alchemists
    Katie 68 - Alchemists
    Jason 67 - Castles of Mad King Ludwig
    Katie 67 - Tricky Tides
    Jason 66 - The Bloody Inn
    Katie 66 - Prodigals Club
    Jason 65 - Into The Echoside
    Katie 65 - Gugong 
    Jason 64 - Champions of Midgard
    Katie 64 - Fresco 
    Jason 63 - Thebes
    Katie 63 - Mystery of the Abbey 
    Jason 62 - Snowdonia
    Katie 62 - Awkward Guests
    Jason 61 - Fresco
    Katie 61 - Deep Blue
    Closing:

    • 50 min
    Episode 143: The Spooky Halloween Episode or Jason Wishes He Was As Cool As Post Malone

    Episode 143: The Spooky Halloween Episode or Jason Wishes He Was As Cool As Post Malone

    Episode 143 - The Spooky Halloween Episode
    Introduction: 
    News:  
    Prosperitea - 3 days, $29
    The Librarians Adventure card game - 10 days, $60
    Games played: 
    Death Eaters Rising
    Paladins of the West Kingdom
    Our Favorite Games for Halloween: 
    Jason - Masque of the Red Death
    Katie - London Dread
    Jason - Bloody Inn 
    Katie - Gloom
    Jason - Don’t Turn Your Back
    Katie - Clue
    Honorable Mentions: Abomination, Mysterium, Best Candy on the Block, Blood on the Clocktower, Horrified, Fury of Dracula, Tricks & Treats; Kill Dr. Lucky 
    Closing:

    • 40 min
    Episode 142: Our Top 100 Games of All Time (80 - 71) or Jason's Word of the Week Is Ditto

    Episode 142: Our Top 100 Games of All Time (80 - 71) or Jason's Word of the Week Is Ditto

    Episode 142 - Our Top 100 Games of All Time (80-71):
    Introduction: 
    News:  
    Turf War: Unicorn City - 4 days, $20
    Twisted Fables - 5 days, $35
    Studies in Sorcery - 6 days, $19 Weird Giraffe 
    Games played: 
    Amerigo
    Abomination
    Our Top 100 Games of All Time (80-71): 
    Jason 80 - Terra Mystica
    Katie 80 - Tokaido 
    Jason 79 - Circadians: First Light
    Katie 79 - Sentient
    Jason 78 - Zhanguo
    Katie 78 - Marvel Legendary
    Jason 77 - The Godfather: Corleone’s Empire
    Katie 77 - Euphoria
    Jason 76 - Rajas of the Ganges
    Katie 76 - Everdell
    Jason 75 - Railroad Revolution
    Katie 75 - Demon Worker
    Jason 74 - Wreck Raiders
    Katie 74 - Gambler
    Jason 73 - Elysium
    Katie 73 - Tzolk’n
    Jason 72 - Trajan
    Katie 72 - Blackout Hong Kong
    Jason 71 - Aquasphere
    Katie 71 - Libertalia
    Closing:

    • 59 min
    Episode 141: Our Top 100 Games of All Time (90 - 81) or Katie Auditions For Oingo Boingo With A Rendition of Dead Man's Party

    Episode 141: Our Top 100 Games of All Time (90 - 81) or Katie Auditions For Oingo Boingo With A Rendition of Dead Man's Party

    Episode 141 - Our Top 100 Games of All Time (90-81):
    Introduction: 
    News:  
    The Science and Seance Society New Mill Industries 14 days to go $30
    Midnight Pig - 9 days, $33
    Fantastic Factories: Manufactions - two expansion (Subterfuge), 11 days, $25, $40
    Games played: 
    Thanos Rising
    Alma Mater
    Our Top 100 Games of All Time (90-81): 
    Jason 90 - Dice Forge
    Katie 90 - Spell Smashers
    Jason 89 - Deep Blue
    Katie 89 - Vinhos
    Jason 88 - Fool’s Gold
    Katie 88 - Roll Player
    Jason 87 - The Networks
    Katie 87 - Yamatai
    Jason 86 - Silver & Gold 
    Katie 86 - Smartphone Inc
    Jason 85 - Pandemain: Traditional Farmers Bread
    Katie 85 - Homestretch
    Jason 84 - Nagaraja
    Katie 84 - Masque of the Red Death
    Jason 83 - Century Spice Road
    Katie 83 - The One Hundred Torii
    Jason 82 - Thrash ‘n Roll
    Katie 82 - Champions of Midgard
    Jason 81 - Spirits of the Rice Paddy
    Katie 81 - Lords of Waterdeep
    Closing:
     

    • 53 min

Customer Reviews

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20 Ratings

20 Ratings

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!

Annoyed123 ,

Easy Listening

This is a great podcast to drive t:; low key, but informative and sometimes witty. The hosts obviously are good friends and it come across. My only complaint is minor (which I think they've heard before...) is they will start talking about a game and only mention its name once. In the car it's difficult to rewind so I sometimes lose track of the current game under discussion. Highly recommended,

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