This Board Game Life
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Board Games and Real People! This is a gaming podcast focusing on board games as a hobby. Our host Rob, talks about the latest goings on in the hobbyist board game world and the fun to be had playing games from around the world.
||Bring On The 2015 Gaming – Episode #037||2014 has come to a close and a new year is upon us. Rob shares some quick thoughts on 2014 as a whole and then covers a few Essen 2014 releases that he's played in the past few weeks. This includes Castles of Mad King Ludwig, La Granja, Orleans,||1/29/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Spiel Deal 2014 – Episode #036||Spiel 2014 is upon us with over 600 games releasing at the show. There's a ton of games that are vying for our attention and hard earned money. With that in mind, Rob has gone through all of them and has come up with a list of games that he finds inter...||10/18/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||I Got Carded At Gen Con 2014 – Episode #035||In this episode Rob starts off with a talk about his thoughts and experiences at Gen Con 2014. Then Philip DuBarry joins in with a discussion about Kickstarter and his latest game Skyway Robbery. Rob explains how to enter our contest to win your very o...||9/18/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||Gen Con Eve 2014 – Episode #034||In this episode Rob talks about the games he's looking forward to at Gen Con 2014. These are games that are all available for purchase at Gen Con and must support 2 players. The demo only games will be discussed on the next show. Enjoy!||8/13/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||Off the Beaten Path – Episode #033||In this episode Rob takes a look at some more uncommon games that turned out to be exceptional hits. This includes The Institute for Magical Arts, Lectio, Super Fantasy Ugly Snouts Assault and Paperback. Rob also talks about one of his favorite games s...||8/8/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||Motor City Mayhem – Episode #032||After a short hiatus Rob gets back to the mic to record episode 32 again and again and again! In this show he talks about some recent games including Capo dei Capi, Friese's Landlord, The Builders: Middle Ages and Mars Needs Mechanics.||6/3/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||Mean Lean 2014 – Episode #031||In this episode, Rob starts off the show with a reply to last episode's randomness discussion. Then it's off to the discussion of five games including Trieste, Let Them Eat Shrimp!, Uchronia, Asante and Blueprints. -||2/26/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||Grecian Games Formula – Episode #030||This Board Game Life is back with the first episode of 2014. The holidays are over and now it's time for gaming! - In this show, Rob starts off with a discussion on randomness in games. Are games with randomness representative of real life where seemi...||1/24/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||Falling For Games – Episode #029||This show looks at five notable games that Rob has been playing during the fall season of 2013. We take a look at Amerigo, Castaways, Infection: Humanity's Last Gasp, The Downfall of Pompeii and Pixel Tactics 2.||11/19/2013||Free||View In iTunes|
||Gen Con Fun 2013 – This Board Game Life #028||This show is all about Gen Con 2013. Rob was able to attend the show this year and he discusses the experience of going there, the new games that came out at the con and the games that he played. Sit back and enjoy the show! - Opening||9/29/2013||Free||View In iTunes|
||On The Road Again – This Board Game Life #027||In this episode Rob continues to go through the backlog of games from earlier in the year. Also, having been in Virgina for work he was able to visit several stores in Richmond and Charlottesville. Hear which ones he liked!||8/1/2013||Free||View In iTunes|
||What’s Your Game – This Board Game Life #026||In this show Rob talks about the latest happenings with This Board Game Life including the new video review initiative! After a quick discussion on the Spiel des Jahres winners and some foamcore videos, he talks about Kickstarter and some of the games ...||7/15/2013||Free||View In iTunes|
||Gaming, Blogging and Podcasting – This Board Game Life Episode #025||In this show, Rob is joined by GamerChris where they have a great discussion on why they podcast and blog in addition to gaming. Then Rob and Chris talk about a ton of games that they've been playing and lusting after.||2/18/2013||Free||View In iTunes|
||This Board Game Life Episode #024 – Back In The Game||In this show we get to some community feedback and cover the responses to Ep23's Question of the Show: "Why do you play board games?" Then on the On the Table segment, six games are covered including some recent Essen releases. With Game Lust,||1/3/2013||Free||View In iTunes|
||This Board Game Life Episode #023 – Tempest and the Winds of Change||In this episode we start off with a whole bunch of show updates including a new voice mail widget on our site, Facebook group, and our new Twitter account info (TBoardGameLife). After a great comment by Carl on episode #21's solo gaming stigmas,||11/27/2012||Free||View In iTunes|
||This Board Game Life Episode #022 – Village Seasons||After some feedback review at the start of the show, we go games heavy covering a lot of games we've been seeing on the table lately. Some are award winners, several are family/kid games, and Jeff goes in and explores some more co-op games. -||10/19/2012||Free||View In iTunes|
||This Board Game Life Episode #021 – Africana (+ Solo Gaming Stigmas & More!)||Africana is reviewed (2:52), plus updated thoughts on Smash-Up (24:13), Battle Beyond Space (27:12), Crazy Creatures of Dr. Gloom (28:36), Revolver (29:25), Netrunner (30:18), Seasons (34:31), Agricola All Creatures Big and Small (43:18),||9/23/2012||Free||View In iTunes|
||This Board Game Life Episode #020 – GenCon 2012 Revisited (Part Two)||GenCon 2012 coverage continues with talk about Tablet Apps, Settlers MMO, SolForge, etc. (7:38). Some other newsworthy stuff including an interesting new Thunderstone Advance Expansion (21:58), and thoughts on Up Front & ASL News (23:15).||9/9/2012||Free||View In iTunes|
||This Board Game Life Episode #019 – GenCon 2012 Part 1 – Top Most Surprisingly Good Games||Jeff & Rob visit GenCon and share their experiences (1:01), talk about the wonderful AEG Board Game Night (8:55), then introduce the GenCon 2012 Top Most Surprisingly Good Games (17:06) along with a new regular segment (19:43).||8/24/2012||Free||View In iTunes|
||This Board Game Life Episode #018 – Feedback Attack||Fans of our show assault us with emails and voicemails resulting in all sorts of discussions. Fzzzt (5:30), Parade (6:45), Gonzaga (8:15), Famiglia (13:45), Ivanhoe (15:15), Meuterer (17:15), Mice & Mystics (19:27), Barbarossa & El Alamein (21:10),||8/12/2012||Free||View In iTunes|
||This Board Game Life Episode #017 – Dominant Creatures Big & Small||In this episode Jeff & Rob beat up on video gaming a bit then Jeff takes a pre-Gencon Indy Tour and lays out his Gencon Plans (9:25). Jeff also issues an important warning about several Indiegogo Board Game projects (12:48) while Rob talks more Dr.||8/6/2012||Free||View In iTunes|
||This Board Game Life Episode #016 – Descent2, SkyTraders, Glen More, St Petersburg Exp, & More!||Both winners of our Zooloretto Wurfelspiel Contest are announced! (1:40) and Jeff reviews Descent Second Edition at length after more than 10 plays! (3:55). Other Games discussed this episode are FFG's Fortress America (48:05), King of Tokyo (58:56),||7/16/2012||Free||View In iTunes|
||This Board Game Life Episode #015 – Wandering Dragons & Quarmageddons||In this episode Jeff shares his favorite game store experience along with some discussion on two new board game stores that opened up at the same time just blocks away! (1:23) Jeff then gets a bit pissed off at Sedition Wars (20:43) and reviews the ne..||7/4/2012||Free||View In iTunes|
||This Board Game Life Episode #014 – Infiltration, Tooth & Nail, and Listener Feedback||In this episode Jeff gives out a suggestion for the next big Board Gaming mobile application (1:46), Rob talks about Neuroshima Hex for Android (6:13), the whole Urbion thing (8:03), and how he has still been missing out on Trajan...||6/19/2012||Free||View In iTunes|
||This Board Game Life Episode #013 – Avengers, Chips & Digital Boardgames||In this episode Jeff talks about taking his son to see the Avengers(No Not the Movie!)(1:30), Rob meets a gamer at work who is a big fan of ... (6:06), Jeff mentions an interesting boardgaming blog site (12:34),||6/15/2012||Free||View In iTunes|
||This Board Game Life Episode #012 – Kickstart My Heart||During this episode we announce our first contest: Two separate chances to win a new German import copy of Zooloretto Wurfelspiel provided by the hosts, Rob and Jeff. - Rob and Jeff begin this show with a discussion on the Curt Schilling 38 Studios ...||6/8/2012||Free||View In iTunes|
||This Board Game Life Episode #011 – All Things Stefan Feld||In this episode Rob is on the road yet again, this time reviewing some Dallas Game Stores (1:33). Jeff talks about some upcoming Plaid Hat Stuff (10:17) along with this emerging Android Universe thing/Netrunner (14:15).||5/19/2012||Free||View In iTunes|
||This Board Game Life Episode #010 – Wanderlust||In this episode Rob is on the road again, this time visiting the Game Parlor in Chantilly Virginia (1:49). Rob details his in store visit while debating with Jeff what exactly is great and not so great about an average FLGS experience.||5/5/2012||Free||View In iTunes|
||This Board Game Life Episode #009 – Secret Service Secrets||This episode begins with a conversation on how Ogre has changed Kickstarter forever including a discussion on launching derivative kickstarters and so forth (1:39). Jeff talks about Steve Jackson Games being raided by an armed force of Secret Service A||4/28/2012||Free||View In iTunes|
||This Board Game Life Episode #008 – TableCon 2012 Part Two||In this episode Jeff & Rob round out their discussion on games played at TableCon 2012 including Manhattan Project (1:00), Poseidon's Kingdom (23:54), and Pergamon (36:15). The hosts follow that up with one whopper of an interesting listener voicemail..||4/19/2012||Free||View In iTunes|
||This Board Game Life Episode #007 – TableCon 2012 Part One||In this episode Jeff & Rob finally weigh in on their opinions on all things kickstarter (1:28). Jeff talks about what might make him back a project at the $10,000 level that a recent RPG title received multiple $10,000 backings for.||4/14/2012||Free||View In iTunes|
||This Board Game Life Episode #006 – Game Lust||In this episode we begin with some commentary on Wil Wheaton and the upcoming Tabletop show, Jeff lets us in on a great deal on Gaming Bookshelves coming up, and Rob brings up the new Martin Wallace game, a Few Acres of Fantasy.||3/26/2012||Free||View In iTunes|
||This Board Game Life Episode #005 – A Board Gamer’s Dozen||In this episode Jeff starts out with a recommendation for an even better set of painted War of the Ring Strongholds. Rob continues his on the road report on game stores in the Atlanta area and Jeff talks about a couple iOS/PC conversions that excite h...||3/20/2012||Free||View In iTunes|
||This Board Game Life Episode #004 – ST Fleet Captains, Hawaii, and Castelli||In this episode Jeff begins by detailing 10 things he doesn't like and 10 things he does about Star Trek: Fleet Captains. Rob and Jeff continue with a discussion on Rio Grande's Hawaii followed by Jeff's comments on Castelli from Queen Games.||3/9/2012||Free||View In iTunes|
||This Board Game Life Episode #003 – Principato, Santiago De Cuba, and Dungeon Run||In this episode, Jeff starts out with some comments on recent games he has been playing including Kingdom Builder, Quarriors, Qwirkle and Walnut Grove. Rob and Jeff go on to discuss Principato and Santiago De Cuba at length.||3/4/2012||Free||View In iTunes|
||This Board Game Life Episode #002 – An Iron Sky||In this episode, Rob and Jeff discuss the new fan backed movie titled "An Iron Sky." What makes this especially interesting is that it's a fan backed movie that looks great and it has an upcoming board game created for it also.||2/26/2012||Free||View In iTunes|
||This Board Game Life Episode #001 – Walnut Grove & Component Quality Woes||Welcome to the pilot episode of This Board game Life! In this show you get to meet the hosts (Jeff and Rob) and find out a little bit about us. We go on to talk about GameOn with John and Cody winding down,||2/26/2012||Free||View In iTunes|
Verrrry laid back...
If life is, for the most part, an ongoing stream of low-key events, then This Board Game Life has nailed it-- and if that's what they're going for, I give them a lot of credit. The last episode I listened to had ruminations on the sincerity of Wil Wheaton's board game habit and a long segment on bookshelves and the food at Ikea. The point is-- this really is about a life playing board games. Like a dogme or mumblecore film (or even like the stereotype of a Eurogame), it's almost determinedly non-dramatic-- but not unfamiliar.
Very low key, but I really love listening to them!
Lotsa talk about lotsa games
This podcast, though rambling, at least rambles about games most of the time rather than getting diverted into other topics, and refreshingly spares the nonsense, though the main host comes off as somewhat jaded and joyless a good deal of the time. One suggestion: The music is poorly suited and too loud. Dump it..?