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We play board games. We hope you like board games. New podcast episodes every other Thursday.

The Board Boys Podcast The Board Boys

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We play board games. We hope you like board games. New podcast episodes every other Thursday.

    Season 14, Episode 6 - Trismegistus: The Ultimate Formula

    Season 14, Episode 6 - Trismegistus: The Ultimate Formula

    Board Boys are back for another one, this time playing 2019's (ancient history) Trismegistus: The Ultimate Formula, technically a T game, from Daniele Tascini and Frederico Pierlorenzi. Who can make straw into gold first? Not Cam, he missed this episode.
    0:00 Intro, E.V.A. - Jean Jacques Perrey
    5:00 Dark Ages: Holy Roman Empire
    9:30 Gloomhaven: Buttons and Bugs
    12:30 Daybreak
    15:45 Fliptown
    19:00 Balatro
    21:30 Trismegistus: Overview
    25:15 You Can Do Magic - America
    26:15 Trismegistus: Review
    50:00 Trismegistus: Verdict
    59:45 Board Boys Bump: Marrakesh
    1:08:00 Thank You, Patrons
    1:09:45 Sister Golden Hair - America

    • 1 hr 12 min
    Season 14, Episode 5 - Wyrmspan ft. Camp Refresh preview

    Season 14, Episode 5 - Wyrmspan ft. Camp Refresh preview

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    Board Boys are back to make birds out of dragons in Wyrmspan from Stonemaier Games. Also in this episode, Joe Roth of the Dealt Hand shares his thoughts on the game and talks about upcoming (late April '24) Camp Refresh, a sleepaway camp/gaming retreat in the Des Moines area- check out his segment for a coupon code!
    0:00 Intro, E.V.A. - Jean Jacques Perrey
    10:30 Trellis
    11:45 Knight
    19:00 Amalfi: Renaissance 
    26:30 Dune Imperium (the app)
    35:45 Turing Machine
    40:15 Wyrmspan: Overview
    43:00 The Dragon - Biz Markie
    44:15 Wyrmspan: Review
    1:09:00 Camp Refresh Preview with Joe from the Dealt Hand
    1:31:45 Wyrmspan: Verdict
    1:42:45 Board Boys Bump: Revive
    1:49:30 Thank You, Patrons
    1:50:00 Time out of Mind - Steely Dan

    • 1 hr 54 min
    Season 14, Episode 4 - Ticket to Ride Legacy: Legends of the West

    Season 14, Episode 4 - Ticket to Ride Legacy: Legends of the West

    On this episode of the podcast we dig into Ticket To Ride Legacy: Legends of the West from Days of Wonder.  We give a high level overview and then after some warnings dive right into spoiler territory.  Check the timestamps for this episode for specifics.  Also in this episode we talk about Legacy Games in general.  Cam suprises us with a return of Beef Watch (TM).  
     
    TimeStamps
    0:00 - Words of apology from Board Boy Rob
    :30 - Intro, E.V.A. - Jean Jacques Perrey
    3:30 - Legacy Game Talk
    11:50 - MLEM Space Agency
    18:15 - Karvi
    22:00 - Neuroriders
    25:30 - 7 Wonders Architects: Medals Expansion
    26:35 - Star Wars - Unlimited CCG
    30:00 - Mercurial
    32:45 - Splendor Duel
    35:15 - Return of the Beef Watch
    40:30 - Ticket to Ride Legacy Intro (Spoiler Free)
    42:26 - Sheena East - Morning Train
    44:05 - Ticket to Ride Legacy Initial Thoughts (Spoiler Free)
    48:00 - Ticket to Ride Legacy Game Conversation (Spoiler Free)
    1:00:00 - Ticket to Ride Legacy Final Thoughts (Spoiler Free)
    1:07:45 - Ticket to Ride Legacy SPOILERS!
    1:33:35 - Bump or Dump - Deal With The Devil 
    1:39:08 - Outro, Patreon, Discord, Website Info
    1:40:08 - Roger Miller - King of the Road

    • 1 hr 43 min
    Season 14, Episode 3 - Voidfall

    Season 14, Episode 3 - Voidfall

    Board Boys blast off into outer space yet again to play the big, bad game of Voidfall from Mindclash Games, but can the TI4 fans at the table cope with a spacefaring 4x that doesn't involve threat-laced, hour-long trade discussions that end with hurt feelings all around? Maybe.

    • 1 hr 38 min
    Season 14, Episode 2 - Djinn

    Season 14, Episode 2 - Djinn

    Board Boys cork the bottle and get on the no no train to no no ville in Djinn, by Benjamin Schwer. Also in this episode, TV talk, more BGA reviews, and Cam beats Rob on a movie quote, chew on that, Rob.
    0:00 Intro, E.V.A. - Jean Jacques Perrey
    3:15: Game Show Review Minute with Rob and Cam
    16:00 Ten More BGA mini reviews
    26:30 20 Strong
    32:00 The Search for the Lost Species
    33:45 Unlock!: Extraordinary Adventures
    36:30 My Island
    42:45 Djinn: Overview
    47:30 We Genie - Shaquille O'Neal and Wade Robson
    48:30 Djinn: Review
    1:12:15 Djinn: Verdict
    1:23:30 Board Boys Bump: Bonfire
    1:29:15 Thank You, Patrons
    1:31:00 I Wish - Skee-Lo

    • 1 hr 34 min
    Season 14, Episode 1 - Evacuation

    Season 14, Episode 1 - Evacuation

    Board Boys are back to kick of season 14, probably time to stop counting, with Evacuation, the new Suchy joint from Delicious games. Also in this episode: Cam's BGA advent speed review and Super Board Boys Bump: Season 13 lookback
    0:00 Intro, E.V.A. - Jean Jacques Perrey
    6:00 Cam's Spectacular BGA Advent Calendar Microreview
    17:45 Pokemon Splendor
    21:30 Gloomhaven: Jaws of the Lion
    25:30 Evacuation: Overview
    28:30 We Gotta Get out of This Place - The Animals
    29:30 Evacuation: Review
    1:05:00 Evacuation: Verdict
    1:17:30 Board Boys Bump: Season 13 Lookback
    1:33:15 Thank You, Patrons
    1:34:00 Leaving on a Jet Plane - John Denver and Cass Elliot

    • 1 hr 37 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
50 Ratings

50 Ratings

thielectronick ,

Amazing!

Best podcast EVER!

Froman8711 ,

Fantastic Podcast

The Board Boys Podcast is my favorite board game podcast. They do a great job explaining the theme and mechanics of a game in a concise way. When I am done listening to the main segment I have a good idea if it is a game I want to try or not. The banter is great! They bring some silliness and laughs to the show. I also like how they play and talk about a variety of games. From the hotness to older games, to heavy euros and party games. Give them a listen for a few episodes.

ant kiki92 ,

Interesting and Entertaining!

Very funny and doesn’t ramble like a lot of pods these days.

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