On Board Games
A show about board and card games. The guys of On Board Games discuss games from the viewpoints of new and expert players, reviewers, and people from the industry, to allow listeners insight into the gaming hobby so they can enjoy games more thoroughly.
In this episode, Don and Erik talk with Brian Counter about what they've played lately which includes:
  • Clank!
  • Mystic Vale
  • Letter Tycoon
  • Celstra
  • Royal Turf - Running Man style
 
 
 
(16:50) Next they cover a quick bit of news about Geek Chic and Asmodee.

(27:24) Lastly, the three talk about the allure of old games.
 
 
This episode was sponsored by the Grand Gamers Guild. Look for their current Kickstarter: Pocket Ops and also visit them at Origins.

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In this episode, Don and Stephanie talk about what they've played lately which includes:
  • Stardew Valley
  • Exit
  • Stargazer's Manor
 
 
 
They then go into discussing escape room games, both the tabletop kind and the physical kind.

(1:11:09) Lastly, Don and Bruce open up the mailbag and answer several "Ask OBG" questions.
 
 
This episode was sponsored by the Grand Gamers Guild. Look for their current Kickstarter: Pocket Ops and also visit them at Origins.

Inverse Genius: http://www.inversegenius.com/

Parts of this episode were edited by Gruven Reuven, thanks GR!

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In this episode, Don and Erik talks to Marc Specter from Grand Gamers Guild about the games they've played lately, including:
  • Alien Frontiers
  • Penny Arcade deck builder
  • King of Tokyo
  • Biotics
  • Survive
  • The Exit
  • Burgle Bros

 

 
(22:22) After that, they talk pirate games for the month's triple-play.
 
(1:13:51) Next, we listen to what pirate games our contributors picked.
 
(1:21:35) Brian Counter is back telling us about the game Gravwell.
 
(1:24:28) Lastly, Don, Erik, and Marc talk about what makes a game worthy of being published.

This episode was sponsored by the Grand Gamers Guild and their upcoming games Unreal Estate and Stroop.
 
Look for their current Kickstarter: Pocket Ops.
 
Inverse Genius: http://www.inversegenius.com/

Parts of this episode were edited by Greuven Reuven, thanks GR!

Patreon account: http://www.patreon.com/obg
Twitter: @onboardgames

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In this episode, Don talks to Nicole Hoye about the games they've played lately, including:
  • Avenue
  • Islebound
  • Valetta
  • Two Rooms and a Boom
  • No Thanks!

 

 There was some miscommunication behind the scenes so Erik mistakenly said Nicole was with the STRONG Museum of Play. That is incorrect, she is a museum enthusiast who shared her patron experiences at the STRONG but is not officially associated with the museum.
If you are looking for Nicole to chat about games and/or museums you can find her here:
(23:55) After that, they talk about games in  museums.
 
(1:00:00) Lastly, Isaac talks with Mike Fitzgerald about underdeveloped games.

This episode was sponsored by the Grand Gamers Guild and their upcoming games Unreal Estate and Stroop.
 
On Board Games listeners can enter a contest to win Stroop and an Unreal Estate jigsaw puzzle by visiting https://grandgamersguild.com/obg/
 
Inverse Genius: http://www.inversegenius.com/

Parts of this episode were edited by Greuven Reuven, thanks GR!

Patreon account: http://www.patreon.com/obg
Twitter: @onboardgames

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In this episode, Erik and Bruce talk with Chris Barter, Professor Laserbooks from Flip the Table, about the games they've played lately, including:
  • Heroes of Land, Air, and Sea
  • World's Fair 1893
  • Epic Spell Wars: Duel at Mt. Skullzfyre
  • Quixx

 

 
 
(22:16) After that, the three talk about bringing your own fun to a game.
 

 
This episode was sponsored by the Grand Gamers Guild and their upcoming games Unreal Estate and Stroop.
 
On Board Games listeners can enter a contest to win Stroop and an Unreal Estate jigsaw puzzle by visiting https://grandgamersguild.com/obg/
 
Inverse Genius: http://www.inversegenius.com/

Parts of this episode were edited by Greuven Reuven, thanks GR!

Patreon account: http://www.patreon.com/obg
Twitter: @onboardgames

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In this episode, Isaac talks with Michael Mindes from Tasty Minstrel Games all about TMGs future crowdfunding plans.
 
 
 
(53:50) And in the Review-a-palooza, Don and Erik look at:
  • Carcassonne: Amazonas
  • Carcassonne: South Seas
  • Sherlock Holmes Consulting Detective: Jack the Ripper & West End Adventures
  • Above and Below
  • Chemistry Fluxx 
  • Nature Fluxx 
  • Math Fluxx 
  • Firefly: Crime & Punishment expansion
  • Imagine
  • Click Clack Lumberjack
  • Jungle Speed Extreme Expansion
  • Escape Room: The Game
 
This episode was sponsored by the Grand Gamers Guild and their upcoming games Unreal Estate and Stroop.
 
On Board Games listeners can enter a contest to win Stroop and an Unreal Estate jigsaw puzzle by visiting https://grandgamersguild.com/obg/
 
Inverse Genius: http://www.inversegenius.com/

Parts of this episode were edited by Greuven Reuven, thanks GR!

Patreon account: http://www.patreon.com/obg
Twitter: @onboardgames

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Email us: onboardgames.net@gmail.com
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In this episode, Isaac is joined by Ben and Georgios from the Perfect Information podcast to talk about why designers shouldn't write rulebooks.
 
 
 
(1:28:43) In the second segment, we welcome Brian Counter to talk about Jamaica (the game, not the nation).
 
(1:31:50) Lastly, Don and Stephanie talk with Stephen Miller about legacy games, both board and video.
 
A big thank you to Greuven Reuven for editing parts of this episode.
 
This episode was sponsored by the Grand Gamers Guild and their upcoming games Unreal Estate and Stroop.
 
On Board Games listeners can enter a contest to win Stroop and an Unreal Estate jigsaw puzzle by visiting https://grandgamersguild.com/obg/
 
Inverse Genius: http://www.inversegenius.com/

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Twitter: @onboardgames

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In this episode, Don and Isaac are joined by Matt Loomis to talk about what they've played lately which includes:
  • King Domino
  • Patchwork
  • Onitama
  • Carcassone games
  • Takenoko
  • Vast
  • Terraforming Mars
 
 
 
(36:03) In the second segment, Don, Isaac, and Matt talk about trick-taking games and their picks for April's Triple Play.
 
(1:39:24) We listen to a couple of listener calls about their picks for trick-taking games.
 
(1:44:35) Next, Erik and Bruce talk about their trick-taking choices.
 
(2:03:18) Lastly, Don and Erik reveal the Triple Play topic for May.
 
 
This episode was sponsored by the Grand Gamers Guild and their upcoming games Unreal Estate and Stroop.
 
On Board Games listeners can enter a contest to win Stroop and an Unreal Estate jigsaw puzzle by visiting https://grandgamersguild.com/obg/
 
Inverse Genius: http://www.inversegenius.com/

Parts of this episode were edited by Greuven Reuven, thanks GR!

Patreon account: http://www.patreon.com/obg
Twitter: @onboardgames

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In this episode, Don and Stephanie are joined by Daniel Peterson of Mayday Games to talk about what they've played lately which includes:
  • Onirim
  • Aeons End
  • Flip the Table
  • Sanssouci
  • Sagrada
  • Rick and Morty: Mr. Meeseeks' Box o' Fun Dice and Dares Game
  • Seafall
 
 
 
(29:28) In the second segment, Don, Stephanie, and Daniel talk about how to take a good game and make it great.
 
(1:19:31) Isaac and Doug Levandowski bring us the Game Designers Glossary
 
(1:52:57) And in the Review-a-palooza, Don and Erik look at:
  • Coal Baron the Great Card Game
  • Orc
  • Missing Link
  • Box
  • Super Dungeon Explore
  • Boo
  • Schroedinger's Cats
  • Star Wars Destiny
  • Seafall
 
 
This episode was sponsored by the Grand Gamers Guild and their upcoming games Unreal Estate and Stroop.
 
On Board Games listeners can enter a contest to win Stroop and an Unreal Estate jigsaw puzzle by visiting https://grandgamersguild.com/obg/
 
Inverse Genius: http://www.inversegenius.com/

Parts of this episode were edited by Greuven Reuven, thanks GR!

Patreon account: http://www.patreon.com/obg
Twitter: @onboardgames

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Email us: onboardgames.net@gmail.com
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In this episode, Don and Erik are joined by Marc Specter from Grand Gamers Guild to talk about what they've played lately.
 
 
 
(23:41) In the second segment, Erik, Don, and Marc talk about some of the unexpected things that happen when you are a publisher.
 
This episode was sponsored by the Grand Gamers Guild and their upcoming games Unreal Estate and Stroop.
 
On Board Games listeners can enter a contest to win Stroop and an Unreal Estate jigsaw puzzle by visiting https://grandgamersguild.com/obg/
 
Inverse Genius: http://www.inversegenius.com/

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Twitter: @onboardgames

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