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Season 11, Episode 9 - Flamcraft (LIVE from BGGCon)
Joined by Board Game Gumbo and Grant's Game Recs, Board Boys talk Flamecraft, the beautiful new hit from Cardboard Alchemy and designer Manny Vega. Flamecraft is a game about sweet-talking cute little dragons into making artisan goods in a charming fantasy village, but does it also have some teeth? Also discussed, favorites from BGGCon 2022.
Music: E.V.A. - Jean-Jacques Perrey, Dragon Tales Theme Song - Mary Wood, Dead or Alive (Double Dragon II Theme) - Meldac Corp's Double Dragon II Arranged Soundtrack
Season 11 - Blue Orange Games Bonus Episode
Hey everyone! I special bonus episode is dropping that has Board Boy Rob and Board Boy Beau talking about some of the new games from Blue Orange Games! Getting an 8 year old to hold still and talk into the mic is fun so don't mind a little bit of rustling noise in the recording! See which games Beau gives his biggest ratings to!
Games discussed: Museum Suspects, Next Station London, Bag of Chips, Pop The Box, and Ice Hoppers. With a special look at Surgery Masters!
Season 11, Episode 8 - Twilight Inscription
Board Boys are back to play the fattest blank and write since Hadrian's Wall, the Twilight Imperium-themed Twilight Inscription. Can a dice chucker with a bright orange pen feel like TI, even with four sheets for each player to mark?
Other games discussed: Twilight Imperium 4th Ed. (Again), Meadow, The Great American Mail Race, Hadrian's Wall, Ultimate Railroads, Flamecraft, Pandemic Rapid Response, Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Memoir '44, Tower of Madness, Broom Service.
Music: E.V.A. - Jean-Jacques Perrey, Happy Birthday, Tony! - Woosh from Mars (The Birthday Boys), Anus of Uranus - Klaatu
Season 11, Episode 7 - My Father's Work
Happy Halloween from Board Boys, we're tackling My Father's Work by T.C. Petty III and Renegade Game Studios, a mad scientist worker placement game with branching storylines. Who will honor their forefathers and who will fail and die peniless?
Other games discussed: Dominion, Chakra, Sea Salt and Paper, Manic Mages, Dungeons and Dragons, Birdwatcher, Root (at 5p), Goetia- The Nine Kingdoms of Solomon, Betrayal at House on the Hill 3rd Ed., Fearsome Floors
Music: He's So Shy - The Pointer Sisters, Aaa - They Might Be Giants
Season 11, Episode 6 - Carnegie
Board Boys swear allegiance to the steel industry as well as public libraries during a game of Carnegie from Quined Games and designer Xavier Georges. Cam edits out 95 percent of the episode, Kersting starts tracking his plays, and Rob does a great impression of his cinematic hero.
Other games discussed: Caverna, Twilight Inscription, A Study in Emerald, Dark Moon
Board Boys Bump: Chronicles of Crime
Music: E.V.A. - Jean-Jacques Perrey, Tinseltown in the Rain - The Blue Nile, In a Big Country - Big Country (this episode's nasty jams are brought to you by Scottish born innovators, just like Andrew Carnegie himself)
Season 11, Episode 5 - Hansa Teutonica
Board Boys are back and finally ready to review Hansa Teutonica (Andreas Steding, Pegasus Spiele) wayyyyy after it came out, but hey, there's a Big Box now.
Other games discussed: (warning, the podcast starts talking about games 17 min in this time) Look at the Stars, Ticket to Ride, Bitoku (again), Unearth, Space Station Phoenix (again), Dulce, 1960: The Making of the President, Kites, Next Station: London (Flip and write? Flippin' right!), Regicide.
Board Boys Bump: Dice Hospital
Music: E.V.A. - Jean-Jacques Perrey, Da da da, ich lieb dich nicht du liebst mich nicht aha aha aha - Trio, Naturträne - Nina Hagen
Interesting and Entertaining!
Very funny and doesn’t ramble like a lot of pods these days.
The best boardgame podcast
Informative. Entertaining. Structured enough that it doesn’t ramble, spontaneous enough that it’s never quite the same.
I’ve bought several games off of their reviews and they’ve been spot on with the pros and cons (and prawns).
Love the banter and the thoughtful discussion about the games. Also really like that the podcast’s approach spotlights some older games that are often overlooked.