The Boards & Bytes Podcast
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Boards & Bytes is a podcast dedicated to games we play! The team from Ironmark Games talk about games played on the table, tablet, or television, be it with cards, consoles, or c...dice. Come listen to us talk about ALL THE GAMES!
||CleanExcitement & Escape Rooms||This week we are joined by David & Lisa from Room Escape Artist! They sit down with us to chat about Escape Rooms, what makes them great, and what good rooms do to engage all the players throughout the whole experience. We also chat about the...||11/20/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean23: Horrors & Halloween||OOOOOOOhhhhhhhhHh! It's Halloween so we talk about our favorite spooky games! The World Turned Upside arrives December 3rd! Tickets are still available at twtud.eventbrite.com! Drop us a line: email@example.com...||10/30/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean22: Swords & Scale||Stefan is joined by the megagame team and special guest Scott Silsbe, founder at Liveware Lab to talk about large-scale game design. We talk about some of the challenges to consider when playing a game with a bunch of people and discuss Scott and...||10/23/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean21: Summer & Scythe||We're back! We're wrapping up summer talking about what we played on our summer hiatus. That's right, a whole episode that's only Plays of the Week. Mike could barely contain himself. We talk Scythe, Food Chain Magnate, Liberty or Death and of course...||9/4/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean20: DotA & Digital Dominance||The time is near! TI6, The International DotA 2 Championships is coming to a close and the tournament has already thrown many surprises at e-sports followers. For those who aren't in the know we sit down with our e-sports correspondent, Raphael...||8/12/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean19: Mods & Made Up Rules||We can't leave well enough alone with any of our games. So we're talking about our favorite house rules and game mods. Drop us a line: firstname.lastname@example.org boardsandbytes.tumblr.com ironmarkgames.com Twitter: @boardsandbytes &...||7/10/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean18: Revolution & Royalty||Happy 4th of July Everyone! We thought it fitting on the day of our independence to have a short chat about our new American Revolution Megagame, The World Turned Upside Down! Expect a lot of Hamilton chat on this one too! Here's the Shut Up & Sit...||7/4/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean17: Decks & Dominance||It's favorite mechanism time! This week our favorite game mechanism is Deck Building. The crew is joined by Mike Gutman to discuss what makes deck builders so fun. And as always we close with our Plays of the Week! Drop us a line:...||6/13/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean16: Skill & Satisfaction||The Boards & Bytes crew talks skill in games and the line between difficulty that is enjoyable and just infuriating. Brandon, Darla, Mike and Stefan chat about Love Letter, Lords of Vegas, and of course, Overwatch. Then we end, as we are wont to...||6/7/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean15: Art & Aestheics||The crew gets together to talk art and how it changes the way we view games. Drop us a line: email@example.com boardsandbytes.tumblr.com ironmarkgames.com Twitter: @boardsandbytes & @ironmarkgames||5/29/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean14: Mechanics & Matter||The classic ludonarrative battle: Mechanics vs. Theme. We mostly talk about how it's not a conflict but rather two parts of games that must be reckoned with when making a game. Then we talk about our plays of the week! Drop us a line:...||5/23/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean13: Puzzles & Pokemon||Can you figure out the mystery of this week's episode... It's about puzzles! Stefan sits down with Brian and Darla to talk puzzle games and what makes them awesome. Then we talk about our plays of the week, including Battleborn, Broom Service and...||5/15/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean12: Grass & Geocaches||Darla & Stefan go geocaching! Drop us a line: firstname.lastname@example.org boardsandbytes.tumblr.com ironmarkgames.com Twitter: @boardsandbytes & @ironmarkgames||5/10/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean11: Indies & Illuminations||Today we're talking about all the cool games we saw at PAX East. We chat about some of the new tabletop games we saw there and some cool indie video games that we got to try out. Indie MEGABOOTH Games:...||5/1/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean10: DMs & Dragons - Part 2||It's the return of Boards & Bytes after our season cliffhanger! Our DMs talk more Mastery of the Dungeon, and we see the return of an old favorite: the Pick of the Week! Drop us a line:...||4/25/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean9: DMs & Dragons - Part 1||Stefan's called on the aid of a bunch of RPG friends to talk DMing! We cover a wide array of RPGs and discuss the different ways of DMing and how it changes in different games. It's a critical hit! Drop us a line:...||4/17/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean8: Time & Timing||We're heeding the Mcconaughey's advice and taking a look at time as a resource! We're joined by our good friend Guy Tuori as we discuss the different ways time is used in games. Drop us a line:...||4/11/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean7: PAX East & Playtests||The big wigs over at corporate asked us to make this week's episode all about Ironmark Games and the crazy things going on with them. We start things off by talking about our little corner of PAX East that we'll be carving out this year and then talk...||4/3/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean6: Grind & Games||Today we're talking RPGs! We get into what makes them "game"-like and some of the differences between tabletop and Video Game RPGs. Drop us a line: email@example.com boardsandbytes.tumblr.com ironmarkgames.com Twitter: @boardsandbytes...||3/27/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean5: Insight & Immersion||This episode is all about immersion in Games! We'll cover the new ways games are bringing their players into the world they inhabit, starting with a conversation on the rise of room escapes. Then we get into the potential impact of VR on video gaming,..||3/20/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean4: News & Nothingness||Darla & Stefan take over the podcast to give you the latest news in the board and video game worlds... which turns out to be not much this week. We also talk Pokemon and No Man's Sky. And of course we drop our plays of the week. Show...||3/7/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean3: Matches & Madness||It's (almost) March! Which mean's it's almost the beginning of everyone's favorite game-based holiday season: March Madness! This week we talk tournaments and how they affect the games we play. We talk Coup, Magic: The Gathering and a little bit of...||2/29/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean2: Workers & Wages||Everyone has recalled and it's time to start Turn 2 of Boards & Bytes! This week we talk about one of our favorite game mechanics, worker placement! There is much talk of games like Euphoria, Manhattan Project, Alien Frontiers and more! Then we...||2/21/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean1: Friends & First Timers||The team from Ironmark Games talk about ways to bring your friends into the gaming fray. We cover games that are great for first timers like Love Letter, Flux, Codenames and tons more. Then we close things out with our "Plays of the Week." Team...||2/14/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanVictory & Vice||A podcast appears! Boards & Bytes is a podcast about all games! Darla & Stefan are life-long video gamers who have, over the past couple of years, become dedicated board games! In this very first episode, they discuss board game victories and...||11/30/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
Insightful and fun!
This podcast definitely feels like a close group of friends that has taken you in and shared their experiences with you. The crew presents a very easy going atmosphere that draws the listener into deeper conversations. While there are a lot of different voices they each have distinct and compelling points that really bring insight to the podcast. But above all... It's really fun
Entertaining and fresh podcast
I thought the podcast was very interesting to listen to and definitely worth the short time required to listen to the whole thing.