41 episodes

We're Spencer and Lara and we're married with board games! We talk about board games and card games with a critical eye on how they work for couples. We also have entertaining segments like Board Game Trailers, Rule Book Mad Libs, and Game Night Grub!

The Married with Board Games Podcast The Lighten Up Initiative

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    • 4.8 • 19 Ratings

We're Spencer and Lara and we're married with board games! We talk about board games and card games with a critical eye on how they work for couples. We also have entertaining segments like Board Game Trailers, Rule Book Mad Libs, and Game Night Grub!

    #40 - We're Back!

    #40 - We're Back!

    It's been two years since the last episode of The Married With Board Games Podcast and Spencer and Lara have a lot to talk about! We discuss some games we've played over the last 2 years including Heaven and Ale, Root, Crusaders, Mystic Vale, Cosmic Encounter Duel, and Gloomhaven: Jaws of the Lion. Lara resurrects her Game Night Grub segment with a tasty recipe (https://www.delish.com/cooking/recipe-ideas/recipes/a51134/soft-pretzel-bites-recipe/) Finally, we end the show discussing the Deckscape escape room system and compare the other available systems.

    • 1 hr 11 min
    An Important Announcement from Spencer and Lara

    An Important Announcement from Spencer and Lara

    Spencer and Lara share their plans for The Married with Board Games Podcast moving forward.

    • 7 min
    #38 - Great Balls of Fire!

    #38 - Great Balls of Fire!

    First up in episode 38, we announce the winner of the Empires of the Void II contest! Thanks again to Red Raven Games for sponsoring the contest.

    Then we welcome special guest Rob Daviau to discuss the part he plays at Restoration Games, and the most requested game to be restored - Fireball Island!

    Fair warning - we get really erxcited about this game in the episode.

    • 1 hr 12 min
    #37 - Top 5 Space Games with Ryan Laukat

    #37 - Top 5 Space Games with Ryan Laukat

    Holy moly it happened. We got to interview one of our all-time favorite designers, Ryan Laukat! In this episode sponsored by Red Raven Games, we remind you how to enter the contest to win Empires of the Void II, and then we get to know the mind behind the design in our interview with Ryan.

    Finally, we all name our top 5 Space Games!

    Visit marriedwithbg.com/survey to enter the contest!

     

    • 1 hr 3 min
    #36 - Empires of the Void II Contest!

    #36 - Empires of the Void II Contest!

    In this very special episode sponsored by Red Raven Games, we give you the details for how to win a copy of the Deluxe Edition of Empires of the Void II! (Pssst. It involves this survey.)

    We also give our thoughts on Empires of the Void II, Colt Express: Horses and Stagecoach, A Tale of Pirates, and Mythos Tales.

    Plus, we're highlighting a game on Kickstarter we think you should check out!

    We want to thank Red Raven Games for sponsoring this episode and the contest. Check out their website and follow them on Twitter!

     

    • 40 min
    #35 - Games for Non-Gaming Partners

    #35 - Games for Non-Gaming Partners

    Spencer and Lara give their thoughts on The Rose King from KOSMOS, Justice League: Dawn of Heroes from Abba Games, and Dinosaur Island from Pandasaurus Games.

    A discussion is had on the best games to play with a partner who doesn't typically play games.

    We tease an upcoming AWESOME contest.

     

    Time Stamps:

    1:32 - The Rose King

    12:00 - Justice League: Dawn of Heroes

    21:55 - Dinosaur Island

    35:00 - Games for Non-Gaming Partners

    55:02 - Announcements

    • 58 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
19 Ratings

19 Ratings

Roman hokie ,

Gaming marriage

I love this podcast. I found your podcast via a YouTube search for a game review (sorry, I can’t remember which one!), which led me to your videos on Dice Tower. Blog, podcast, WHAT?!?!?

I’ve got a decent collection of games and a 21 year marriage at this point. The kids are no longer (were they ever?) interested in tabletop gaming and it’s something I enjoy a lot. My wife will indulge me from time to time. I’m sure you get that a lot. Anyway, your show is a great alternative to most anything else I’m listening to during my commutes to and from work. Additionally, the fun banter you both share communicate a deeper love for each other than many couples experience and I find it refreshing.

I don’t know how you’re doing this while raising littles at home! Awesome job!

program2game ,

Awesome podcast

This podcast really has taken their feedback over time and has become a great podcast!

Boss173859 ,

Fun podcast that makes me want to play board games more.

This is a fun, light hearted podcast about board games but it still gives great content. I enjoy the dynamic between Spencer and Lara. What pulled me towards this podcast was the fact it was a husband and wife gamer group like me.They have a game night grub segment that I found was a great, unique, addition to their podcast. I've put quite a few new games on my wish list after hearing their reviews on them. The podcast makes me excited and want to play board games more often which means it's doing its job. The production quality it good and I have no problems. Thanks Spencer and Lara please keep it up.

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