92 episodes

Five Contributors, Five Reviews, Five Minutes Each.
Bringing you a bi-weekly dose of rapid-fire board game reviews. Every other Wednesday our five contributors will talk about a game on their radar that week. Follow us on Facebook (https://facebook.com/FiveByGames), Twitter (https://twitter.com/FiveByGames), Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/FiveByGames/), or support us on Patreon (http://Patreon.com/FiveByGames).
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The Five By Mike Risley

    • Games
    • 4.3, 31 Ratings

Five Contributors, Five Reviews, Five Minutes Each.
Bringing you a bi-weekly dose of rapid-fire board game reviews. Every other Wednesday our five contributors will talk about a game on their radar that week. Follow us on Facebook (https://facebook.com/FiveByGames), Twitter (https://twitter.com/FiveByGames), Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/FiveByGames/), or support us on Patreon (http://Patreon.com/FiveByGames).
The Five By is part of the Inside Voices Network.
Find out more at InsideVoicesNetwork.com

    Episode 92: Sonora, Dead of Winter, On Mars, Azul: Summer Pavilion, Kingsburg

    Episode 92: Sonora, Dead of Winter, On Mars, Azul: Summer Pavilion, Kingsburg

    Hello friends and welcome to The Five By. Your favorite source of quick-fire board game reviews, a proud member of The Inside Voices Network, and now on Patreon!


    00:00 Mike - Introduction
    00:31 John - Sonora
    06:02 Lydia-Rae - Dead of Winter (Episide 27 & Episode 76)
    11:44 Mike - On Mars
    17:08 Ruth - Azul: Summer Pavilion (Episide 24 & Episode 50)
    22:09 Luke - Kingsburg
    27:20 Sarah - Outro
    27:47 Network Bumper
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    • 27 min
    Episode 91: The Castles of Burgundy, Telestrations: Upside Drawn, The Game, Twisty Little Passages, Le Havre: The Inland Port

    Episode 91: The Castles of Burgundy, Telestrations: Upside Drawn, The Game, Twisty Little Passages, Le Havre: The Inland Port

    Hello friends and welcome to The Five By. Your favorite source of quick-fire board game reviews, a proud member of The Inside Voices Network, and now on Patreon!


    00:00 Mason - Introduction
    00:33 Christy - Castles of Burgundy
    05:42 Ruel - Telestrations: Upside Drawn
    10:28 Mason - The Game
    15:50 Sarah - Twisty Little Passages
    21:21 Meeple Lady - Le Havre: The Inland Port
    25:55 Luke - Outro
    26:27 Network Bumper
    Inside Voices Network

    • 26 min
    Episode 90: Rap Godz, New Frontiers, Abandon All Artichokes, Pickomino, Agra

    Episode 90: Rap Godz, New Frontiers, Abandon All Artichokes, Pickomino, Agra

    Hello friends and welcome to The Five By. Your favorite source of quick-fire board game reviews, a proud member of The Inside Voices Network, and now on Patreon!


    00:00 John - Introduction
    00:27 Sarah - Rap Godz
    06:05 Luke - New Frontiers
    11:11 John - Abandon All Artichokes
    15:35 Mason - Pickomino
    20:58 Ruth - Agra
    26:32 Meeple Lady - Outro
    27:09 Network Bumper
    Inside Voices Network

    • 27 min
    Episode 89: Silver & Gold, Insider, Star Realms: Frontiers, Spring Meadow, Ka-Ching!

    Episode 89: Silver & Gold, Insider, Star Realms: Frontiers, Spring Meadow, Ka-Ching!

    Hello friends and welcome to The Five By. Your favorite source of quick-fire board game reviews, a proud member of The Inside Voices Network, and now on Patreon!


    00:00 Ruel - Introduction
    00:35 Meeple Lady - Silver & Gold (Episode 64)
    05:30 Christy - Insider
    10:30 Ruel - Star Realms: Frontiers (Episode 7)
    15:09 Mike - Spring Meadow (Episode 40 & Episode 53)
    20:42 Mason - Ka-Ching! (Episode 12)
    26:13 Luke - Outro
    26:46 Network Bumper
    Inside Voices Network

    • 26 min
    Episode 88: Sanssouci, Suburbia, Dungeon Lords, Gravwell, Teotihuacan

    Episode 88: Sanssouci, Suburbia, Dungeon Lords, Gravwell, Teotihuacan

    Hello friends and welcome to The Five By. Your favorite source of quick-fire board game reviews, a proud member of The Inside Voices Network, and now on Patreon!


    00:00 Luke - Introduction
    00:30 Ruth - Sanssouci
    06:02 Sarah - Suburbia (Episode 13)
    11:35 Meeple Lady - Dungeon Lords
    17:05 Luke - Gravwell (Episode 33)
    21:18 John - Teotihuacan (Episode 60)
    27:26 Ruel - Outro
    28:00 Network Bumper
    Inside Voices Network

    • 28 min
    Episode 87: Suzanne's Five By

    Episode 87: Suzanne's Five By

    Hello friends and welcome to The Five By. Your favorite source of quick-fire board game reviews, a proud member of The Inside Voices Network, and now on Patreon!


    This episode tireless supporter of the show Suzanne Sheldon picks the Five Segments that most speak to her as a gamer from polyominos to heavy games to (of course) roll and writes.


    00:00 Suzanne - Introduction
    01:13 Meeple Lady - NMBR 9 (Episode 76)
    05:23 Ruth - Targi (Episode 47)
    10:49 Mike - One Deck Dungeon: Forest of Shadows (Episode 27)
    16:14 Kat - Fields of Arle (Episode 47)
    21:22 Mason - Qwinto (Episode 63)
    26:06 Sarah - Outro
    26:33 Network Bumper
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    Special Guest: Suzanne Sheldon.

    • 26 min

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5
31 Ratings

31 Ratings

Akuden ,

Recommended!

I enjoy this podcast when I’m looking for a quick overview about a game I am curious about. They cover a wide variety of hidden gems and hotness games. The “reading out loud” format takes some getting used too as usually enjoy more genuine conversation in my podcasts. I still recommended it if you are trying to decide on your next board game purchase.

rayzor6 ,

Woke

I love the idea of this podcast but some of these non binary organisms are woke to PC culture and their review has to be about their need to tell you about it. I hope they feel good saying it so at least 1 person is getting something out of it. I don't know how people can regularly mess up a 5 minute verbal review but some of these people can. Mason Weaver is the absolute worst with his woke little nasal tone whining about box sizes. I used to suffer through it but now I have to skip through it every time. Edit : I tried to give it one more try as I really like the concept but the VERY first reviewer started blathering on about how Monopoly was stolen from a woman and used to build this empire. I'm out! I hope you all get to right all the wrongs of society with your 5 minute reviews!

batmartin79 ,

Concise, no-nonsense board game reviews

The Five By is one of the best board game podcasts precisely because of its constrained format. Five reviews of five minutes each, from five different reviewers, and nothing else. But, also, the reviews are solid, a variety of viewpoints is represented, and the audio quality is high - none of which are givens in board game media. Personally, I also like that the focus is not exclusively on new games - The Five By is a great way to discover neglected games, also. Easily on of my favorite board game podcasts. I highly recommend checking it out.

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