109 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

    • Leisure
    • 4.0 • 37 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 109: Seikatsu, Mexica, Canasta, T-Rex's Holiday, Block.Block

    Episode 109: Seikatsu, Mexica, Canasta, T-Rex's Holiday, Block.Block

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


    00:00 Ruth - Introduction
    00:43 Meeple Lady - Seikatsu
    05:35 Luke - Mexica (Episode 44)
    10:54 Mason - Canasta (Episode 82 & The Canasta Story)
    16:32 Ruth - T-Rex's Holiday (TBD Product Page)
    21:00 Sarah - Block.Block (Big Cat Games Product Page)
    26:29 Ruel - Outro
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    • 27 min
    Episode 108: Taco Cat Goat Cheese Pizza, Lucky Numbers, Ginkgopolis, Burgle Bros 2, Pusheen Purrfect Pick

    Episode 108: Taco Cat Goat Cheese Pizza, Lucky Numbers, Ginkgopolis, Burgle Bros 2, Pusheen Purrfect Pick

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


    00:00 Mason - Introduction
    00:34 Lydia-Rae - Taco Cat Goat Cheese Pizza
    05:23 Mason - Lucky Numbers (Episode 14)
    10:51 Ruth - Ginkgopolis
    16:27 Sarah - Burgle Bros 2 (Episode 31)
    201:59 Meeple Lady - Pusheen Purrfect Pick
    26:53 John - Outro
    Inside Voices Network

    • 27 min
    Episode 107: The Field of the Cloth of Gold, The Search for Planet X, Downforce, Long Shot: The Dice Game, Beez

    Episode 107: The Field of the Cloth of Gold, The Search for Planet X, Downforce, Long Shot: The Dice Game, Beez

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


    00:00 Mike - Introduction
    00:38 Meeple Lady - The Field of the Cloth of Gold
    05:18 Ruel - The Search for Planet X (Episode 94)
    10:09 Mike - Downforce (Episode 21)
    15:02 Mason - Long Shot: The Dice Game (Episode 27, Episode 63 & Patrick and Eric)
    20:35 Ruth - Beez (Episode 21)
    26:02 Sarah - Outro
    Inside Voices Network

    • 26 min
    Episode 106: Field Guide to Memory, Fleet, Codenames, Ethnos, Cribbage

    Episode 106: Field Guide to Memory, Fleet, Codenames, Ethnos, Cribbage

    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 Christy - Introduction
    00:32 Sarah - Field Guide to Memory (Episode 95 & A Mending)
    06:08 Meeple Lady - Fleet
    11:39 Christy - Codenames (Episode 18) (Play Online)
    16:58 Luke - Ethnos
    22:11 John - Cribbage (Cribbage with Grandpas)
    27:19 Mike - Outro
    Inside Voices Network

    • 27 min
    Episode 105: Codinca, Root: The Marauder Expansion, Brave Little Belgium, Dice Throne, Concept

    Episode 105: Codinca, Root: The Marauder Expansion, Brave Little Belgium, Dice Throne, Concept

    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 Meeple Lady - Introduction
    00:31 Ruth - Codinca
    06:22 Sarah - Root: The Marauder Expansion (Episode 42)
    12:07 Meeple Lady - Brave Little Belgium
    17:30 Lydia-Rae - Dice Throne
    21:52 Mason - Concept (Episode 18)
    27:13 Ruel - Outro
    Inside Voices Network

    • 27 min
    Episode 104: For Sale, Nova Luna, Cat Rescue, Arraial, Cable Car

    Episode 104: For Sale, Nova Luna, Cat Rescue, Arraial, Cable Car

    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 Sarah - Introduction
    00:31 Mason - For Sale
    05:58 Ruth - https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/284435/nova-luna (Episode 53, and Episode 2)
    10:58 Sarah - Cat Rescue
    16:01 Ruel - Arraial
    21:15 Mike - Cable Car (Episode 34, and Episode 61)
    26:19 Meeple Lady - Outro
    Inside Voices Network

    • 26 min

Customer Reviews

4.0 out of 5
37 Ratings

37 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.

Pompadour74 ,

Just stop

The game reviews and descriptions are fine and good. The “woke” narratives and the “scary covid” commentary is quite honestly, triggering. We hear that nonsense at every turn in our lives. Most people are listing too gaming podcasts for escapism. Just please keep your politics and scare tactics to yourselves.
That being said, its a decent podcast

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!

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