70 episodes

Men on Board is a bi-weekly board gaming podcast where each episode will focus on a particular category within the hobby. The categories will be anything from a mechanic, to a theme, to a particular designer or publisher, or whatever else we come up with that week. Each episode will usually focus on two games from the category and contain a discussion of each as well as some comparing and contrasting between them. Also, every episode will include a discussion that pulls back and looks at a Broader View topic about the board gaming hobby.

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Men on Board is a bi-weekly board gaming podcast where each episode will focus on a particular category within the hobby. The categories will be anything from a mechanic, to a theme, to a particular designer or publisher, or whatever else we come up with that week. Each episode will usually focus on two games from the category and contain a discussion of each as well as some comparing and contrasting between them. Also, every episode will include a discussion that pulls back and looks at a Broader View topic about the board gaming hobby.

    Pandemic Check-In

    Pandemic Check-In

    We’re (temporarily) back! This is a bit of special episode and breaks from any of our normal format as we just wanted to catch everyone up on what we’ve been doing over the last year. So join us as we talk about our gaming adventures during the pandemic, including games that we’ve played over Zoom, Tabletop Simulator, and a little bit of gaming within social bubbles. We also talk about our experiences with the upcoming Roll Player Adventures from Thunderworks Games. Finally, we talk a little bit about the future of the podcast and when you can expect to hear from us regularly again.

    [00:00:00] - Disclaimer
    [00:00:58] - Introduction
    [00:07:22] - Social Deduction Games over Zoom
    [00:13:20] - RPGs over Zoom
    [00:27:00] - Other Games over Zoom
    [00:29:54] - Twilight Imperium 4th Edition on Tabletop Simulator
    [00:42:24] - Other Games on Tabletop Simulator
    [00:45:43] - Digital Implementation of Board Games
    [00:48:18] - Campaign Games in Social Bubbles
    [00:55:18] - Roll Player Adventures
    [01:05:24] - The Future of the Show

    Men on Board is part of the Dice Tower Network of podcasts. Find other great podcasts at https://www.dicetower.com/dice-tower-network.

    • 1 hr 14 min
    Episode 60: Vincent Dutrait

    Episode 60: Vincent Dutrait

    Today we’re looking at games that both have artwork created by the extremely talented Vincent Dutrait. First we take a look at Museum and then we discuss Treasure Island. Then, in our broader view, we have a short conversation about how artwork impacts gameplay for us.

    [00:00:00] - Introduction
    [00:01:55] - Vincent Dutrait
    [00:02:20] - Museum
    [00:23:39] - Treasure Island
    [00:38:26] - Comparison
    [00:46:32] - Other Games with Art by Vincent Dutrait
    [00:49:22] - Broader View

    Men on Board is part of the Dice Tower Network of podcasts. Find other great podcasts at https://www.dicetower.com/dice-tower-network.

    • 1 hr
    Episode 59: Marvel

    Episode 59: Marvel

    Sorry for the short delay in getting this one out to you, but it will be worth the wait! We’re going back to theme today and discussing two games set in the Marvel Universe: Legendary: A Marvel Deck Building Game & Marvel Champions. We start off the episode a bit uncharacteristically by having a discussion about our favorite Marvel characters, but then the rest of the episode is the usual game discussion that we provide. We end things with a conversation about what games from our collections that we would save from a burning building (after Aaron gives a major safety caveat about the dangers of house fires).

    [00:00:00] - Introduction
    [00:01:59] - Marvel
    [00:06:13] - Legendary: A Marvel Deck Building Game
    [00:22:22] - Marvel Champions
    [00:36:30] - Comparison
    [00:44:14] - Other Marvel (or other Super Hero) Games
    [00:48:28] - Broader View

    Men on Board is part of the Dice Tower Network of podcasts. Find other great podcasts at https://www.dicetower.com/dice-tower-network.

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Episode 58: Engine Building

    Episode 58: Engine Building

    Today we’re taking a look at two recently released games that use engine building in two different ways: Fantastic Factories and Ecos: First Continent. We then have a conversation about the cult of the new and the balance between playing new and old games.

    [00:00:00] - Introduction
    [00:01:16] - Engine Building
    [00:01:44] - Fantastic Factories
    [00:17:35] - Ecos: First Continent
    [00:37:44] - Comparison
    [00:45:24] - Other Engine Building Games
    [00:48:43] - Broader View

    Men on Board is part of the Dice Tower Network of podcasts. Find other great podcasts at https://www.dicetower.com/dice-tower-network.

    • 1 hr 7 min
    Episode 57: Social Deduction

    Episode 57: Social Deduction

    We are going back to one of Aaron’s favorite categories: social deduction. We’re covering a large span of time between games as we’re talking about the classic Ultimate Werewolf and the soon to be released Blood on the Clocktower. Please note that we have not played the official release of Blood on the Clocktower and we’ve only played with a print and play version, so we will not be discussing any of the game components. Finally, in our Broader View, we talk about metagaming.

    [00:00:00] - Introduction
    [00:01:57] - Social Deduction
    [00:02:45] - Ultimate Werewolf
    [00:16:55] - Blood on the Clocktower
    [00:34:40] - Comparison
    [00:45:16] - Other Social Deduction Games
    [00:49:05] - Broader View

    Men on Board is part of the Dice Tower Network of podcasts. Find other great podcasts at https://www.dicetower.com/dice-tower-network.

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Episode 56: Tableau Building

    Episode 56: Tableau Building

    Today we are talking about two games that both have players building a collection of cards in order to chain different effects in the game: Everdell and Wingspan. Both games also have the adorable overlap of involving animals, as well as being very popular. And speaking of popularity, in our Broader View, we have a conversation about the impact of hype on the hobby.

    [00:00:00] - Introduction
    [00:01:06] - Tableau Building
    [00:02:38] - Everdell
    [00:17:59] - Wingspan
    [00:34:55] - Comparison
    [00:44:02] - Other Tableau Building Games
    [00:47:00] - Broader View

    Men on Board is part of the Dice Tower Network of podcasts. Find other great podcasts at https://www.dicetower.com/dice-tower-network.

    • 1 hr 1 min

Customer Reviews

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20 Ratings

20 Ratings

phurridog ,

Consistently one of the best board game podcasts out there

This podcast is amazing - the format is just right and their humor keeps me entertained. The discussions on the games and diversity/inclusion are very insightful and have helped me decide which games to buy for my roommates. Thanks for the great podcast.

Trevki ,

Focused on games and playability

I love that they focus on both the game mechanics/theory AND the simple look and feel. I’m now familiar with a few games I’d never heard of and I enjoy hearing the comparisons between games each episode. Easy to listen to and realistic discussion.

Jay4617 ,

I listen every episode!

Love these guys, great insightful discussion and analysis of board games and an interesting topic every episode. Focused and solid length, light banter but mostly topical and content driven.

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