The Board Boys Podcast
By The Board Boys
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A biweekly podcast for board game fans of all experience levels. We break down the games you love to help determine if they're really worth your money.
||CleanThe Board Boys Podcast 1st Anniversary Spectacular ft. Jamey Stegmaier||Well, gang, the Boys have done it; it's time to put on cardboard conical hats and light one single candle because it's been a whole year! Unfortunately, you weren't invited to the birthday party, but the good news is the one person we did invite,...||10/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSeason Two, Episode Twelve - Lords of Waterdeep||Time to break out your mystical cloaks and your ancient daggers, The Board Boys have set out on an adventure to the Forgotten Realms with DM Kevan Murphy in Lords of Waterdeep! We all quested our best but, in the end, only one can control this...||10/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSeason Two, Episode Eleven - Kemet||In this episode, joined by infamous Egyptologist Jon Merkle, your favorite Boys journeyed to the land of the pharaohs and sphinxes and kitties in Kemet! Who was best at using the power of prayer to their advantage? What are Cardi B's and Bow Wow's...||9/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSeason Two, Episode Ten - Spirit Island||Turns out a beautiful tropical island isn't so relaxing when you have to protect it from hoards of ravaging settlers. This week the boys and middle school science teach, Jason Thompson, battled the settlers in Spirit Island by Greater Than Games. In...||9/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSeason Two, Episode Nine - Codenames||The code is 'great - four' can you guess which four words relate to great to win? Board Boys Campbell, Frank, Josh and their guest Jill (aka agent Suddenly Snoozin') sure can. This week the gang takes on Codenames by Czech Games Edition, pitting team...||8/31/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSeason Two, Episode Eight - T.I.M.E Stories||The boys time traveled to the 1920s in this week's episode, in T.I.M.E Stories by Space Cowboy Games. Joined by the fifth official Board Boy, 'our buddy Rob', the boys traveled through time and space to uncover the mysteries hidden in a 1920s insane...||8/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSeason Two, Episode Seven - Game of Thrones (Second Edition)||The Board Boys made their alliances, defended the Wall and battled for control of the Iron Throne this week in Games of Thrones (Second Edition). The boys, and their guest Jason, took on the roles of Houses Stark, Lannister, Greyjoy aka 'Joy Boys' and..||8/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 6.5 - Sidereal Confluence||Josh decided to go on "vacation" this week attending the annual comic book convention in San Diego, but that isn't going to stop the Board Boys from dropping a new bonus episode! Board Boys Cam and Frank finally got to play Campbell's current favorite..||7/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSeason Two, Episode Six - Twilight Imperium (4th Ed.)||Have you ever gazed at the stars and thought "Man, outer space would be the coolest setting for an Opera ... wait, a SPACE Opera." TBBP definitely have and so has Fantasy Flight Games. This week the boys tackled the galactic, universe-sized board game that is Twilight Imperium (4th Ed.). The game is huge, the game is long and the game definitely did not disappoint. Joined by their good friend, Terry Tyler Crooks, the boys explored and conquered the farthest reaches of the galaxy in this week's episode.||7/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSeason Two, Episode Five - Le Havre||Sometimes you play a game correctly and have a great time. Sometimes you play a game really, REALLY incorrectly and it ruins the experience. Luckily time travel exists and allows the Board Boys to correct the mistakes made during their Le Havre games. Joined by the unofficial fourth board boy, Ben W., the boys built their tableaus and grew their fishing city empires while struggling to keep their workers fed and happy. Spoiler - Workers don't like extra salted pretzels because they make them thirsty.||6/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSeason Two, Episode 4.5 - Karuba||Have you ever wondered what happens when the Board Boys and their guest make a terrible, terrible mistake that ruins the play through of the game they planned to play for a new episode? Turns out they turn their frowns upside down with a few games of...||6/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSeason Two, Episode Four - Scythe||The boys are back and visiting alternate-history 1920s this week in Scythe by Stonemaier Games. Joined by Josh's brother-in-law, David, the boys assumed the role of one of five different Eastern European factions vying for control of 'The Factory' and..||5/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSeason Two, Episode Three - Azul vs. Sagrada||We're putting two of the best abstract games head-to-head in this week's episode. Fighting out the red corner, Azul by Plan B Games and fighting out of the blue corner, Sagrada by Floodgate Games. We went from the windows to the walls in our newest...||5/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSeason Two, Episode Two - Power Grid||The Board Boys took the reigns of their own power companies this week in Power Grid by Rio Grande Games. Joined by, the smartest person they've ever met, Becca Park, the boys auctioned power plants, bought resources, built cities and powered the crap...||4/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSeason Two, Episode 1.5 - Kolossal Games||The Board Boys are back with their first bonus episode of Season Two. In this episode the boys sit down to discuss Kolossal Games with the company's president, Travis Chance. Kolossal Games made a big name for themselves earlier this year with their monumentally successful Kickstarter title, Western Legends. Travis breaks down the company's history, gives us an inside scoop on some of their upcoming releases and gives us a quick glimpse at Kolossal Game's latest Kickstarter success, Imperius.||4/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSeason Two Kickoff||Season Two is here and is kicking off with a bang! To celebrate the launch of Season Two, TBBP held a day-long board game extravaganza, filled with games, pizza and awesome folks, and capped the night off with a live taping. Joined by Stephen B.,...||4/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSeason One Finale - Dead of Winter||Our Season One finale is officially here, and we had a heck of a time playing Dead of Winter by Plaid Hat Games. Working together, with local podcaster Brian Campos, the boys ventured into an environment overrun with zombies to scavenge for food,...||3/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode Twelve - Ticket to Ride Europe||The Board Boys took a nice vacation this week heading across the pond in Ticket to Ride Europe. From the craggy hillsides of Edinburgh to the sunlit docks of Constantinople, the boys saw it all; laying track and pounding cold ones along the way with...||3/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode Eleven - Orléans||The Board Boys got their beignets, black magic (aka vampires and voodoo) and board games on this week in Orléans by Tasty Minstrel Games. Joined by fellow Arkham Games gamer, Jared "Probably Has a Cool Last Name" Bearss, the boys built their engines,..||3/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 10.5 - Twilight||Board Boy Campbell is off galavanting around Peru, but that isn't going to stop us from dropping an all new BONUS episode of The Board Boys Podcast. We decided it'd be a good (scratch that, great) idea to play Twilight the board game. No not Twilight...||2/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode Ten - Terraforming Mars||The Board Boys ventured into outer space in this week's latest episode, colonizing the red planet in Terraforming Mars by Stronghold Games. Joined by local content creator, board game reviewer, Arnold Palmer (the drink) lover and all-around great guy,..||2/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode Nine - Puerto Rico||Board Boy Frank's birthday episode is here! In honor of Frank the boys play one of Frank's all-time favorite games, Puerto Rico! Joined by Frank's step-brother, Jimmy Hobbs, the boys get into the nostalgia of games, their mixed emotions on remastering..||2/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode Eight - Blood Rage||The Board Boys lived, pillaged and died gloriously this week in Blood Rage by CMON games. Joined by Casey Knue, the boys embraced the coming of Ragnarok while recruiting powerful monsters, upgrading their armies and scoring all the victory points...||1/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 7.5 - Werewords||The Board Boys are coming in HOT with another bonus episode. In this weekend's episode we finally completed one of Board Boy Cam's bucket list desires, playing a board game live on the podcast. To do this we were joined by Casey Knue to play a...||1/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode Seven - Alchemists||Happy New Year! Welcome to the first (and best) episode of The Board Boys Podcast released in 2018. In this week's episode the boys attended wizarding school, specifically potions class, to brew up some bewitching, bewildering and beautification...||1/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 6.5 - Clank! In Space||The Board Boys decided to get together over Christmas break to enjoy some delicious cookies, drink all the cocoa and steal most of the jewels, gems and artifacts from Lord Eradikus in Clank! In Space. In this week's BONUS episode we take a quick...||12/29/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode Six - Village||Members of a 19th-century community fear the strange creatures that inhabit the surrounding forest. PLOT TWIST we didn't watch The Village, but we did play Village in this week's episode. Joined by resident cool guy, Brad Turk, the boys took turns...||12/21/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode Five - Mansions of Madness||Welcome to Episode Five of the Board Boys Podcast! Things got a little spooky in this episode as the Board Boys fought cultists, mobs and a few bad cases of insanity in Mansions of Madness. Joined by Josh's lovely wife, Sammi, the group fought to...||12/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode Four - Viticulture||Happy Franksgiving everyone! The board boys celebrated Thanksgiving this year by uncorking a bottle of Viticulture with their friend, and unofficial board boy, Ben. In this week's episode the boys talk about their favorite games to play with family...||11/23/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode Three - Eclipse||The Board Boys blasted into outer space this episode to boldly explore wormholes, harvest minerals and wage war in Eclipse! Joined by local wrestling fan, mini-pig owner and comic book author, Dustin Murrell, the boys break down this outer space epic...||11/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode Two - Clank!||This week the Board Boys donned their best burgle gear as they ventured through a dungeon and eluded (or at least tried to elude) a fierce dragon in Clank! The boys were joined by local IT guy and vintage video game collector, Adam Faircloth. Adam...||10/26/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode One - Terra Mystica||Welcome to the debut episode of The Board Boys podcast. The boys went head-to-head this week, terraforming everything in sight, in Terra Mystica. Joined by local musician (and D&D healer), Josh Adams, the boys battled it out as Chaos...||10/12/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
A gift for everyone
This podcast is a generous gift. It’s entertaining and informative, and it’s based on real experiences. What Board Boys does best is make me want to play board games. They communicate how fun it is, and exactly what you’re getting into with any particular game.
Two Thumbs Up For These Jabronis.
If I had more thumbs, I’d give more thumbs up. I’m not super into board games, but this podcast makes me want to be. The guys have good chemistry together and are clearly well-versed in what they love. Plus, it’s nice to listen to when I’m wandering around the grocery store!
If you’re into hearing a buncha dorks talk about dorky stuff for an hour, then this is the right place. Board game culture is starting to get more popular, but some of the more elaborate games can seem overwhelming. Whether you’re a n00b who wants to learn more or a board game vet that’s played them all, this show does a good job of breaking down the mechanics of the games they play, and it doesn’t feel like reading from instruction manual.
V entertaining. V fun.