218 episodes

The Board Game BBQ Podcast is a network of passionate people from all over Australia, with the same hobby.



No, not drinking beer.



Well, yes, drinking beer. But also - boardgaming.



Each week we come together from right across this big brown land of ours, to talk about all things boardgaming. Join us each week as we stand around the BBQ and chat about what games are hitting our tables this week, discuss some interesting topics from the boardgaming world, and pit some of our favourite games head-to-head in our Board Game Bracket. We might even Swear An Oath to get some of those unplayed games off our shelves of shame.



Join in the conversation at our Facebook page (Board Game BBQ) or drop us a line at podcast@boardgamebbq.com

If you enjoy the podcast please consider leaving a short review on your podcast app of choice. Your feedback will help us improve the podcast, and we might even read your review out on the show!



The Board Game BBQ Podcast: We’re addicts, not experts.

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    • 4.5 • 15 Ratings

The Board Game BBQ Podcast is a network of passionate people from all over Australia, with the same hobby.



No, not drinking beer.



Well, yes, drinking beer. But also - boardgaming.



Each week we come together from right across this big brown land of ours, to talk about all things boardgaming. Join us each week as we stand around the BBQ and chat about what games are hitting our tables this week, discuss some interesting topics from the boardgaming world, and pit some of our favourite games head-to-head in our Board Game Bracket. We might even Swear An Oath to get some of those unplayed games off our shelves of shame.



Join in the conversation at our Facebook page (Board Game BBQ) or drop us a line at podcast@boardgamebbq.com

If you enjoy the podcast please consider leaving a short review on your podcast app of choice. Your feedback will help us improve the podcast, and we might even read your review out on the show!



The Board Game BBQ Podcast: We’re addicts, not experts.

    Episode 218: Tiletum, Dune, Monikers

    Episode 218: Tiletum, Dune, Monikers

    In this episode Dan, Adrian and Jules are talking code cracking, dice stacking and wine racking? In Sizzling Games, Dan has been running a racket in the Renaissance, Adrian has been an alien race selling spice in space, and Jules has been giving crazy clues and cunning cues.
    We also recap last week's Question of the Pod: What is the last game you added to your collection? Thanks to everyone who contributed and shared their experiences with us on Discord and the Facebook Community.
    Finally, in Swear An Oath, Adrian played Dune, Jules explored another planet in Unsettled, but Dan didn't manage to get Call To Adventure: Epic Origins to the table. New oaths include Dune: The Audiobook (Adrian), teaching Brass: Birmingham (Jules, and teaching Marvel Champions (Dan).
     
    Question of the Pod: What game makes an excellent stocking stuffer?
    Sizzling Games: Tiletum (25:25), Dune  (39:50), Monikers (01:02:30)
    Question of the Pod Recap (01:09:15)
    Swear An Oath: (01:20:44)
     
    Check out our Eventbrite page for all of our upcoming Game Days: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/o/board-game-bbq-32833304483
    Has this episode left you with a thirst for more? Here are all of the games that we discussed:
    Tiny Towns (2019) 
    Dice Realms (2022) 
    Viticulture: Essential Edition (2015) 
    Break The Code (2017) 
    Turing Machine (2022) 
    Tiletum (2022) 
    Dune (2019) 
    Ahoy (2022) 
    Chinatown (1999) 
    Monikers (2015) 
    Unsettled (2021) 
    Call to Adventure: Epic Origins (2022) 
    Marvel Champions: Drax (2021) 
    Brass: Birmingham (2018) 
    Detective: A Modern Crime Board Game (2018) 
     
    **SPONSORS**
    Our podcast is proudly sponsored by Advent Games. Advent Games (http://www.adventgames.com.au/) are an Australian online board game store based in Sydney, NSW. Their core values are integrity, customer satisfaction, and providing a wide range of products including those hard-to-find board games.
    **PATREON**
    Yes, that's right. We have a Patreon. By becoming a Patreon member you will receive exclusive content, have access to a members only section of our discord where you can contribute to the content of the show, and much more. Your Patreon support will also allow us to expand the podcast and deliver some exciting upcoming projects that we have planned for 2022.
    Our team at the Board Game BBQ Podcast love what we do and will continue to deliver the same shenanigans that you have come to expect from us, and we are already incredibly grateful and humbled by all of your support. Being a member of the Patreon is by no means an obligation and please do not support the Patreon if it will it cause you financial hardship in any way. But if you would like to support us from as little as USD$5 a month please click the link and head to the Patreon page.
    Thanks again for all of your continued support. We work hard to create a welcoming and inclusive community and you are all awesome. See you at the BBQ!! Patreon link: https://www.patreon.com/BoardGameBBQ
    **SOCIALS**
    Support the podcast and join the community!
    https://linktr.ee/BoardGameBBQ

    • 1 hr 38 min
    Episode 217: Marvel Zombies, ISS Vanguard, Concordia

    Episode 217: Marvel Zombies, ISS Vanguard, Concordia

    In this episode Def, Mitch and Mitch talk all things games, including  Dice Realms, Rococo, Rustling Leaves, and QE. In Sizzling Games, Mike has been helping his hungry heroes, Mitch has been reigning over Roman regions, and Def got seriously sucked into some sci-fi scenarios.
    We also recap last week's Question of the Pod: What is the oldest game in your collection that still hits the table? Thanks to everyone who contributed and shared their experiences with us on Discord and the Facebook Community.
    Finally, in Swear An Oath, Mike played Founders of Teotihuacan, Mitch played Spire's End: Hildegard and Fleet: The Dice Game, and Def played Cerebria. New oaths include teaching Northguard: Uncharted Lands (Mike), Wasteland Express Delivery Service (Mitch), Undaunted: North Africa (Def).
     
    Question of the Pod: What is the last game you added to your collection?
    Sizzling Games: Marvel Zombies (12:50), Concordia (32:31), ISS Vanguard (45:45)
    Question of the Pod Recap (1:05:40)
    Swear An Oath: (1:15:55)
     
    Check out our Eventbrite page for all of our upcoming Game Days: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/o/board-game-bbq-32833304483
     
    Has this episode left you with a thirst for more? Here are all of the games that we discussed:
    Rococo: Deluxe Ed (2020) 
    Dice Realms (2022) 
    QE (2019) 
    Bohnanza (1997) 
    51st State: Master Set (2016) 
    Marvel Zombies: A Zombicide Game (2023) 
    Rustling Leaves (2020) 
    Khora: Risa of an Empire (2021) 
    Freedom: The Underground Railroad (2012) 
    Concordia (2013) 
    Railways of the World (2005) 
    Age of Steam (2002) 
    ISS Vanguard (2022) 
    Founders of Teotihuacan (2022) 
    Northgard: Uncharted Lands (2022) 
    Spire's End: Hildegard (2022) 
    Fleet (2012) 
    Wasteland Express Delivery Service (2017) 
    Cerebria: The Inside World (2018) 
    Undaunted: North Africa (2020) 
     
    **SPONSORS**
    Our podcast is proudly sponsored by Advent Games. Advent Games (http://www.adventgames.com.au/) are an Australian online board game store based in Sydney, NSW. Their core values are integrity, customer satisfaction, and providing a wide range of products including those hard-to-find board games.
    **PATREON**
    Yes, that's right. We have a Patreon. By becoming a Patreon member you will receive exclusive content, have access to a members only section of our discord where you can contribute to the content of the show, and much more. Your Patreon support will also allow us to expand the podcast and deliver some exciting upcoming projects that we have planned for 2022.
    Our team at the Board Game BBQ Podcast love what we do and will continue to deliver the same shenanigans that you have come to expect from us, and we are already incredibly grateful and humbled by all of your support. Being a member of the Patreon is by no means an obligation and please do not support the Patreon if it will it cause you financial hardship in any way. But if you would like to support us from as little as USD$5 a month please click the link and head to the Patreon page.
    Thanks again for all of your continued support. We work hard to create a welcoming and inclusive community and you are all awesome. See you at the BBQ!! Patreon link: https://www.patreon.com/BoardGameBBQ
    **SOCIALS**
    Support the podcast and join the community!
    https://linktr.ee/BoardGameBBQ

    • 1 hr 32 min
    Episode 216: Frostpunk: The Board Game, Yura Yura Penguin, The Kanga Awards

    Episode 216: Frostpunk: The Board Game, Yura Yura Penguin, The Kanga Awards

    In this episode Adrian, Sarah and Conor discuss the most recent Brisbane Game Day, drift into some video game chat, and recap the winners of this year's Kanga Awards. In Sizzling Games Adrian has been fighting a frozen fate, and Sarah has been placing penguins precariously.
    We also recap last week's Question of the Pod: What is your ideal game length? Thanks to everyone who contributed and shared their experiences with us on Discord and the Facebook Community.
    Finally, in Swear An Oath, Adrian played Endless Winter: Cave Paintings, Sarah came through with Civilization: A New Dawn, but Conor is yet to play burncycle. New oaths include teaching Bus (Sarah), Marvel Champions: Mutant Genesis (Conor), and Dune (Adrian).
     
    Question of the Pod: What is the oldest game in your collection that still hits the table?
    The Kanga Awards (35:40)
    Sizzling Games: Frostpunk: The Board Game (44:04), Yura Yura Penguin (1:07:25)
    Question of the Pod Recap (1:21:30)
    Swear An Oath: (1:34:18)
     
    To find out more about the Kangs Awards head to https://www.facebook.com/KangaAward/
    Check out our Eventbrite page for all of our upcoming Game Days: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/o/board-game-bbq-32833304483
     
    Has this episode left you with a thirst for more? Here are all of the games that we discussed:
    Bristol 1350 (2021) 
    Deception: Murder in Hong Kong (2014) 
    Power Grid (2004) 
    Railways of the World (2005) 
    Aeon's End: Legacy of Gravehold (2021) 
    Land vs Sea (2021) 
    The Ratcatcher (2020) 
    Anno 1800 (2020) 
    Frostpunk: The Board Game (2022) 
    Yura Yura Penguin (2019) 
    Azul: Master Chocolatier (2022) 
    Quarto (1991) 
    Endless Winter: Cave Paintings (2022) 
    Civilization: A New Dawn (2017) 
    burncycle (2022) 
    Dune (1979) 
    Marvel Champions: Wolverine (2022) 
    Marvel Champions: Storm (2022) 
    Bus (1999)
     
    **SPONSORS**
    Our podcast is proudly sponsored by Advent Games. Advent Games (http://www.adventgames.com.au/) are an Australian online board game store based in Sydney, NSW. Their core values are integrity, customer satisfaction, and providing a wide range of products including those hard-to-find board games.
    **PATREON**
    Yes, that's right. We have a Patreon. By becoming a Patreon member you will receive exclusive content, have access to a members only section of our discord where you can contribute to the content of the show, and much more. Your Patreon support will also allow us to expand the podcast and deliver some exciting upcoming projects that we have planned for 2022.
    Our team at the Board Game BBQ Podcast love what we do and will continue to deliver the same shenanigans that you have come to expect from us, and we are already incredibly grateful and humbled by all of your support. Being a member of the Patreon is by no means an obligation and please do not support the Patreon if it will it cause you financial hardship in any way. But if you would like to support us from as little as USD$5 a month please click the link and head to the Patreon page.
    Thanks again for all of your continued support. We work hard to create a welcoming and inclusive community and you are all awesome. See you at the BBQ!! Patreon link: https://www.patreon.com/BoardGameBBQ
    **SOCIALS**
    Support the podcast and join the community!
    https://linktr.ee/BoardGameBBQ

    • 1 hr 53 min
    Episode 215: V-Sabotage, Bus, Spire’s End: Hildegard

    Episode 215: V-Sabotage, Bus, Spire’s End: Hildegard

    In this episode Jules, Mitch and Dan are back discussing what's been hitting their tables lately. In our Sizzling Games segment, Mitch has been sneakily sabotaging soldiers, Jules is bringing his buddies to board buses, and Dan has been drawing dangerous delights from a deck.
    We also recap last week's Question of the Pod: How do you feel about "meanness" in games? Thanks to everyone who contributed and shared their experiences with us on Discord and the Facebook Community.
    Finally, in Swear An Oath, Jules has decided to move Brian Boru onto a new home, Mitch enjoyed another foray into the world of COIN games, and Dan took on the AI in Wayfarers of the South Tigris. New oaths include a new planet in Unsettled (Jules), Call to Adventure: Epic Origins, and Spire's End: Hildegard.
     
    Question of the Pod: What is your ideal game length?
    Sizzling Games: V-Sabotage (01:10), Bus (30:20), Spire's End: Hildegard (39:25)
    Question of the Pod Recap (57:30)
    Swear An Oath: (1:16:45)
     
    Check out our Eventbrite page for all of our upcoming Game Days: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/o/board-game-bbq-32833304483
     
    Has this episode left you with a thirst for more? Here are all of the games that we discussed:
    V-Sabotage (2016) 
    Storytime Chess (2019) 
    Fit To Print (2023) 
    Bus (1999) 
    Spire's End: Hildegard (2022) 
    Brian Boru: High King of Ireland (2021) 
    Circadians: Chaos Order (2022) 
    Unsettled (2021) 
    Sleeping Gods (2021) 
    Wayfarers of the South Tigris (2022) 
    Call To Adventure: Epic Origins (2022) 
    Fire in the Lake (2014) 
    Cuba Libre (2013) 
    Fleet (2012) 
     
    **SPONSORS**
    Our podcast is proudly sponsored by Advent Games. Advent Games (http://www.adventgames.com.au/) are an Australian online board game store based in Sydney, NSW. Their core values are integrity, customer satisfaction, and providing a wide range of products including those hard-to-find board games.
    **PATREON**
    Yes, that's right. We have a Patreon. By becoming a Patreon member you will receive exclusive content, have access to a members only section of our discord where you can contribute to the content of the show, and much more. Your Patreon support will also allow us to expand the podcast and deliver some exciting upcoming projects that we have planned for 2022.
    Our team at the Board Game BBQ Podcast love what we do and will continue to deliver the same shenanigans that you have come to expect from us, and we are already incredibly grateful and humbled by all of your support. Being a member of the Patreon is by no means an obligation and please do not support the Patreon if it will it cause you financial hardship in any way. But if you would like to support us from as little as USD$5 a month please click the link and head to the Patreon page.
    Thanks again for all of your continued support. We work hard to create a welcoming and inclusive community and you are all awesome. See you at the BBQ!! Patreon link: https://www.patreon.com/BoardGameBBQ
    **SOCIALS**
    Support the podcast and join the community!
    https://linktr.ee/BoardGameBBQ

    • 1 hr 33 min
    Episode 214: Block and Key, Zombicide: Undead or Alive, Dice Realms

    Episode 214: Block and Key, Zombicide: Undead or Alive, Dice Realms

    In this episode Sarah, Conor and Mike are back discussing an assortment of dexterity, dice and deck-builders! In our Sizzling Games segment, Conor is building blocks for bonuses, Mike is battling braindead brawlers with bullets, and Sarah is drowning in dynamic dice.
    We also recap last week's Question of the Pod: What is your favourite unique theme or setting? Thanks to everyone who contributed and shared their experiences with us on Discord and the Facebook Community.
    Finally, in Swear An Oath, Sarah "learnt" a new/old game on Board Game Arena, Conor knocked out Block and Key, Mike played Zombicide: the shooty bang-bang cowboy edition. New oaths include Civilization: A New Dawn (Sarah), burncycle (Conor), Founders of Teotihuacan (Mike).
     
    Question of the Pod: How do you feel about "meanness" in games? 
    Sizzling Games: Block & Key (51:25), Zombicide: Undead or Alive (1:00:50), Dice Realms (1:11:50)
    Question of the Pod Recap (1:26:10)
    Swear An Oath: (1:35:47)
     
    Check out our Eventbrite page for all of our upcoming Game Days: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/o/board-game-bbq-32833304483
     
    Has this episode left you with a thirst for more? Here are all of the games that we discussed:
    So Clover! (2021) 
    My Shlefie (2022) 
    Drift (2020) 
    Auf Tuefel Komm Raus (2013) 
    Riff Raff (2012) 
    Kanban EV (2020) 
    Fantastic Factories (2019) 
    Arkham Horror LCG: Edge of the Earth (2021) 
    Endless Winter: Paleoamericans (2022) 
    Twilight Inscription (2022) 
    Legacy of Rus (2022) 
    Block and Key (2022) 
    Zombicide: Undead or Alive (2022) 
    Dice Realms (2022) 
    Barrage (2019) 
    Great Western Trail (2016) 
    Civilization : A New Dawn (2017) 
    burncycle (2022) 
    Founders of Teotihuacan (2022) 
     
    **SPONSORS**
    Our podcast is proudly sponsored by Advent Games. Advent Games (http://www.adventgames.com.au/) are an Australian online board game store based in Sydney, NSW. Their core values are integrity, customer satisfaction, and providing a wide range of products including those hard-to-find board games.
    **PATREON**
    Yes, that's right. We have a Patreon. By becoming a Patreon member you will receive exclusive content, have access to a members only section of our discord where you can contribute to the content of the show, and much more. Your Patreon support will also allow us to expand the podcast and deliver some exciting upcoming projects that we have planned for 2022.
    Our team at the Board Game BBQ Podcast love what we do and will continue to deliver the same shenanigans that you have come to expect from us, and we are already incredibly grateful and humbled by all of your support. Being a member of the Patreon is by no means an obligation and please do not support the Patreon if it will it cause you financial hardship in any way. But if you would like to support us from as little as USD$5 a month please click the link and head to the Patreon page.
    Thanks again for all of your continued support. We work hard to create a welcoming and inclusive community and you are all awesome. See you at the BBQ!! Patreon link: https://www.patreon.com/BoardGameBBQ
    **SOCIALS**
    Support the podcast and join the community!
    https://linktr.ee/BoardGameBBQ

    • 1 hr 43 min
    Episode 213: Special Guest - Duane Wulf! Plus, Fire in the Lake, Pampero, Endless Winter: Paleoamericans

    Episode 213: Special Guest - Duane Wulf! Plus, Fire in the Lake, Pampero, Endless Winter: Paleoamericans

    In this episode Mitch, Adrian and Def are joined by US-based game designer Duane Wulf. Duane talks about his journey to becoming a designer, the inspiration for his new game, Union Stockyards, and of course it would be remiss of us not to ask him about his favourite cut of meat to BBQ!! Mean while in Sizzling Games, Def has been caught in a card-assisted counterinsurgency, Adrian has been forgoing fossil fuels for farms, and Mitch is prospering as prehistoric people.
    We also recap last week's Question of the Pod: Who have you met through boardgames? Thanks to everyone who contributed and shared their experiences with us on Discord and the Facebook Community.
    Finally, in Swear An Oath, Adrian taught Pampero at PAX recently, Def played ISS: Vanguard, but Mitch failed his ambitious oath to teach Cuba Libre to the BBQ crew at PAX. New oaths include Fire In The Lake (Mitch), Fleet the Card Game (Mitch), Cerebria (Def), and Endless Winter: Cave Paintings (Adrian).
    Question of the Pod: What is your favourite unique theme or setting for a board game?
     
    Sizzling Games: Fire in the Lake (19:19), Pampero (35:30), Endless Winter: Paleoamericans (45:30)
    Question of the Pod Recap (1:02:45)
    Swear An Oath: (1:14:35)
     
    You can follow along with Duane's Union Stockyards KS campaign here: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/duanewulf/union-stockyards
     
    Check out our Eventbrite page for all of our upcoming Game Days: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/o/board-game-bbq-32833304483
    Has this episode left you with a thirst for more? Here are all of the games that we discussed:
    Masterpiece (1970) 
    Union Stockyards (2022) 
    Pedigree (2018) 
    Fire in the Lake (2014) 
    Dinosaur Island: Rawr 'n Write (2021) 
    Pampero (2023) 
    Endless Winter: Paleoamericans (2022) 
    Fleet (2012) 
    CO2: Second Chance (2018) 
    Whistle Mountain (2020) 
    Tinner's Trail (2021) 
    Cerebria: The Inside World (2018) 
    Cuba Libre (2013) 
     
    **SPONSORS**
    Our podcast is proudly sponsored by Advent Games. Advent Games (http://www.adventgames.com.au/) are an Australian online board game store based in Sydney, NSW. Their core values are integrity, customer satisfaction, and providing a wide range of products including those hard-to-find board games.
    **PATREON**
    Yes, that's right. We have a Patreon. By becoming a Patreon member you will receive exclusive content, have access to a members only section of our discord where you can contribute to the content of the show, and much more. Your Patreon support will also allow us to expand the podcast and deliver some exciting upcoming projects that we have planned for 2022.
    Our team at the Board Game BBQ Podcast love what we do and will continue to deliver the same shenanigans that you have come to expect from us, and we are already incredibly grateful and humbled by all of your support. Being a member of the Patreon is by no means an obligation and please do not support the Patreon if it will it cause you financial hardship in any way. But if you would like to support us from as little as USD$5 a month please click the link and head to the Patreon page.
    Thanks again for all of your continued support. We work hard to create a welcoming and inclusive community and you are all awesome. See you at the BBQ!! Patreon link: https://www.patreon.com/BoardGameBBQ
    **SOCIALS**
    Support the podcast and join the community!
    https://linktr.ee/BoardGameBBQ

    • 1 hr 23 min

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These guys deserve more reviews!! This is my favorite board game podcast, and by far the best one out there!! Great job guys!! Keep it up!!!!!!!

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It was over a year ago that I heard about this motley group of gamers down in Australia. Little did I predict that I would be glued to their show every day since then!

Great content including classic games, new hotness, kickstarters, kids games,solo, and euro games. They cover it all. And they do so by talking you throw their follies and victories with unbridled enthusiasm.

And it wouldn’t be so addictive if they didn’t clearly love what they do! Ample helpings of laughter, side dishes of inside jokes, and even some oaths thrown in for dessert at the end of each show await you.

So pull up a chair, wherever you are in the world, relax, and enjoy the BBQ.

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A Podcast by Addicts Not Experts

Their tag line is so apropos. Their enthusiasm for games other gaming professionals are not enthused by is infectious. Of course their Aussie accents are fun to listen to. PLUS they have interviewed big name board game designers like Vital Lacerda and Matt Leacock. This is a gem of a podcast that board game fans need to add to their subscription feed.

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