The Board Boys Podcast
Summary: We play board games. We hope you like board games. New podcast episodes every other Thursday.
Your favorite boys are back for another episode from quarantine. This week the boys dust off the classic worker placement game, Stone Age. This game is known for being really good and coming with a really stinky dice cup. Also, this episode: Josh finally gets a house, Ben comes up with arguably his greatest intro name (though it takes a few tries), Campbell becomes the unofficial spokesperson for Tabletop Simulator, and Rob gives an update on his Kallax Cube challenge. We hope you like board games.
This week on the Quarantine (Board) Boys the dudes sit down for an interview with Tony Gullotti, U.S. Marketing Director for Czech Games Edition. Besides answering our hard-hitting questions, Tony shares news on upcoming CGE titles, apps and online gaming, and how the team continues to operate during a global pandemic. Is there a Dungeon Lords app finally coming to your phones? Is Vlaada Chvatil working on a new big-box game? Did Board Boy Rob get a new puppy? All this and more in this week's episode.
The Quarantine Boys - Through The Ages
We're coming to you from Quarantine this week with our first episode of The Quarantine Boys. This episode we're joined by one of our dearest friends, Chris Yi from Meeple Overboard. On this full-length episode of Meeple Overboard Boys Podcast, we dig into and discuss one of the most iconic board game designers, Uwe Rosenberg. Also this episode we talk about games to play online (and solo), get updates on life in quarantine, and break down Bjork album artwork. We hope you like board games!
We never would've guessed years ago that we'd be wrapping up the fifth season of TBBP or that we'd be recording from our homes in quarantine but here we are. The boys went out with a *bang* playing the controversial eurogame, Caylus. There are lots of opinions on one of the first worker placement games ever and we have some of them. Also this episode gaming from quarantine - Apps to play, platforms to use and social gaming from a distance! Stay safe and wash your hands. We hope you like board games.
In this episode, we go retro with a double feature from Restoration Games. Join us as we cooperatively catch those thieves in Stop Thief! and then go head to head (to head) in some racing and betting action in Downforce. Also, come find out how much Campbell likes Carmen Sandiego and Rockapella. Did Rob really play Monopoly? Why would he do that?! Also, Rob's wife Amy joins to try to describe that game she played that one time but can't remember because they own too many. We hope you like board games!
Season Five, Episode Eleven - A Feast for Odin
Season Five, Episode 10 - Teotihuacan: City of Gods
What do you get when you mix an incredible designer with two incredibly popular games? You get a Board Boys blowout episode all about Wolfgang Warsch and his hit games The Quacks of Quedlinburg and The Taverns of Tiefenthal. If only there was something that could make this blowout episode even better ... oh wait, we're also joined this episode by our homie Keeghan to talk all about what to expect at Gamicon 2020. We hope you like board games!
Board Boys Cam and Josh recently headed to Nebraska City, NE for ATBCon2020. The con was a blast and provided a unique opportunity for the boys to preview the upcoming KS game, For Glory. The two-player deck builder pits rival gladiator schools against each other - providing unique decisions as players build up their schools; their reputation; and their gladiators before ultimately sending them to battle. We don't normally preview KS games but For Glory was too good to not discuss. Look for it on Feb 4th!
This week the boys revisit the first game they ever played for the podcast BUT this time they're in outer space in Gaia Project! A lot of folks refer to this game as Terra Mystica 2.0. Is that fair or is there more to it than that? Also, this episode: kazoos ... so many kazoos; Campbell pulls a Campbell; Rob shares a story of recent heroism and Josh's dogs require assistance. We hope you like board games.
Season Five, Episode Seven - Brass: Birmingham
We're kicking off the new year in style with our first ever twofer episode! This week we played two of our favorite two-player games, Patchwork and Seven Wonders Duel. Both games are currently on the BGG Top 100 but which game reigns supreme when put to the test? Welcome to 2020. We hope you like board games.
Board Boys Rob and Josh traveled south to Dallas, TX for BGGCon 2019! In this recap episode, they break down the games they played, the pros (and cons) of the new venue and Rob's son, Beau, joins to talk a bit about his favorite games dad brought back! We hope you like board games!
Your favorite Viking boys are back. This week they're raiding villages and pillaging strongholds in Raiders of the North Sea from Renegade Game Studios and Garphill Games. The boys built their raiding parties, presented their offerings and battled for glory in this Viking-inspired worker placement game. Also this episode: It's the return of "Beef or Plug", Rob battles the local teens, Campbell takes issue with Goofy, Josh flames on a game (big surprise) and Ben aka Gart Wolfslinger hangs around for a bit.