We play board games. We hope you like board games. New podcast episodes every other Thursday.
Season Eight, Episode Twelve: Dwellings of Eldervale
Your favorite boys are back this week to tackle, recent Kickstarter mega-success, Dwellings of Eldervale. This game has it all: colors, elements, big freakin' miniatures THAT TALK, a clever combat system, tile placement, cards and so much more! Surely with so many quality mechanisms one would think this game a great time ... right? Also this episode: Cam practices his Spanish, Ben tries, fails and tries again to perfect the ultimate segue, Rob gets really into geometric symbols and Josh bones out (again).
Season Eight, Episode Eleven: Twilight Struggle
When Board Boy Cam jet sets to Miami and Board Boy Ben is unavailable there is only one thing you can do ... crack open the number one War game on BGG ... Twilight Struggle. Your FAVORITE boys relive the Cold War in this epic two player game from GMT Games. Also this episode: the boys spend an unexpected amount of time on Red Rising; Josh introduces a brand new sponsor (they just don't know it yet); the boys chat about Netflix's hit, The Queen's Gambit and so, so much more. I'm back in the U.S.S.R.!
Season Eight, Episode Ten: Amerigo
Welp, it finally happened ... Board Boy Cam picked a game to feature on the podcast that is NOT currently on the BGG Top 100. Lucky for us, Amerigo by Stefan Feld is very, very fun. Spoiler: more games needs cube towers. In Amerigo, your favorite boys sailed the islands of South America, securing trade routes, building settlements and dropping cubes into a glorious tower. Also this episode: board game boxes nearly tear the podcast apart; Rob scratches his hidden movement itch and Gart Wolfslinger is back!
Season Eight, Episode Nine: Praga Caput Regni
Eggs are one of the most common ingredients in cooking often found in cookies, pastas, custards, crepes and waffles. Eggs are also an excellent base for mortar and were a common item used in the construction of Charles Bridge. In Praga Caput Regni, your favorite boys put their egg brains to work, constructing bridges, city walls and buildings. Also this episode: under the table board game conversation - yay or nay?, popular hits from the 90s, the boys revisit Yokohama and Tim's back to discuss TI4 (again!).
Season Eight, Episode Eight: Viscounts of the West Kingdom
The Boys are headed back to the West Kingdom again to do battle as Viscounts this time. TK is back to guest host this week and we all learn how to say VI-Counts from Cam. Also Cam hits up a road trip in search of taco pizza and conquering the Billboard Top 500. We all become Expert level gamers. Also how good is 4 player TI4? In the end we talk about how different an initial and final thought should be. We hope you like boardgames!
Season Eight, Episode Seven: Dune Imperium
Your favorite boys are back, venturing to the treacherous planet Arrakis, to mine all of the spice in Dune Imperium. Luckily, we had our good friend Tim K. join this week - I think he may be a Bene Gesserit. Water is precious, the spice is life and fear is the mind killer. Also this episode: Rob and Cam continue to refine the Boing, Boing, Boing ranking system; Josh takes "push your luck" to a new extreme; and Cam discusses the latest list he is conquering. We hope you like board games.
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.
Great content and fun to listen to! They always have great takes on games and the banter is wonderful!
I’ve listened to literally tens of BoardGameGeek podcasts. This is on of the better ones. Congratulate yourselves.