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 special cross-over episode with Games in Schools and Libraries, Don and Kathleen Mercury talk with Geoffrey Englestein from the Ludology podcast and many games designs about games they've played/designed lately.
 
 
 
(26:43) Next, the trio talk about computational thinking and game design.
 
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
 
Enjoy.
 
 
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In this episode, Erik and Isaac talk with Flip Florey from Flip the Table and the upcoming Flip Florey's Super Saturday Boardgame Serial about games they've played lately including:
 
  • Century Spice Road
  • Rokoko
  • Terraforming Mars
  • Drop Mix
  • Raiders of the North Sea
  • Gloomhaven
  • Magic Maze
 
 
(30:20) Next, the trio talk about finding fun in board games.
 
(1:26:49) In the Review-a-palooza, Erik and Bruce take a look at the Jackbox Party Pack 4 games.
 
Enjoy.
 
Parts of this episode were edited by the amazing Gruven Reuven. Thanks GR!
 
 
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In this episode, Don talks with Juliana Patel and Ariel Rubin, designers of Escape Room in a Box, the Werewolf Experiment about games they've played lately including:
 
  • Season 2 Pandemic Legacy
  • SCYTHE
  • Splendor
  • Spice Road
  • Terraforming Mars & Terraforming Mars: Hellas & Elysium
  • Not Alone: Exploration
  • The Floor is Lava
  • Werewolf
 
(28:53) Next, the trio talk about escape rooms and games. Specific escape rooms mentioned include:
  • Escape Room LA - Mayan Pyramid
  • Oklahoma Escape Games
  • The Sanctuary in OKC
  • Five Wits
  • 60 Out
  • Unlockables - are you unlockable
  • The Hideout - Arcane Escape Rooms
  • Beta Testing for the Stash House
 (56:07) Lastly, Donald, Erik, and Giles tackle another couple of questions from the Ask On Board Games mailbag.
 
Enjoy.
 
Other related episodes to listen to:

Room Escape Divas #53 - Escape Room in a Box: The Werewolf Experiment

OBG 181: Let Me Out of This Box

Werewolf Experiment review OBG 265: Dear On Board Games

 
 
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In this episode, Isaac and Bruce talk about their experiences at Pax Unplugged.
 
(1:07:16) In the Review-A-Palooza, Don and Erik take a look at:
  • Nerdvana
  • Games HQ
  • Codenames Disney and Marvel
  • The Lords of Rock
  • Otys
  • Space Freaks
  • Magic Maze
  • The Thing
  • Prof Evil and the Citadel of Time
  • Flee
  • Alicematic
 
 
Enjoy.
 
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In this episode, Isaac and Bruce talk about their experiences at Essen.
 
(45:11) In the second segment, Don, Giles, and Erik answer a question from the Dear On Board Games mailbag.
 
Enjoy.
 
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In this episode, Erik and Don are at BGG Con, baby!
 
For BGG Con we're going to be uploading short bits as we record them so you can feel what its like to be at a BGG Con with us.
 
This episode has Erik and Don talk about the con as a whole while being really tired on Saturday night.
 
Enjoy.
 
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In this episode, Erik and Don are at BGG Con, baby!
 
For BGG Con we're going to be uploading short bits as we record them so you can feel what its like to be at a BGG Con with us.
 
This episode has Don talking first to Alex Yeager from Mayfair Games.
 
Next, Don chats with Morgan from Catan Studio.
 
Lastly, Don talks with Barry Goldestein about his upcoming game Lucid City.
 
Enjoy.
 
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In this episode, Erik and Don are at BGG Con, baby!
 
For BGG Con we're going to be uploading short bits as we record them so you can feel what its like to be at a BGG Con with us.
 
This is from Thursday morning talking quickly (before the room filled up with loud people).
 
Enjoy.
 
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In this episode, Isaac and Stephanie talk with Daryl Andrews about games they've played lately.
 

 
(25:19) In the second segment, the trio talk aspects of game design.
 
(52:15) Next, Don talks with folks from the Dallas Games Marathon
 
(57:42) In the Review-a-palooza, Don and Stephanie Fry look at:
  • Battle Gnomes
  • Voodoo Mania
  • Not Alone
  • Skyward  - Allegiances, Discord expansions
  • Dark Souls
  • Zendo
  • Unlock
 (1:29:47) Lastly, Brian Counter takes a look at Parade.
 
This episode was edited by the amazing Gruven Reuven. When we say amazing, we mean it. What this man can do with shoddy audio files is nothing short of wizardy.
 
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In this episode, Donald and Erik talk with Ted Alspach from Bezier Games about games they've played lately.
 

 
(30:17) In the second segment, the trio talk about this month's Triple-Play: Social Deduction games.
 
 
This episode was edited by the amazing Gruven Reuven.
 
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In this episode, Donald and Bruce talk with Mike Selinker about games they've played lately.
 

(39:32) In the second segment, the duo have a coffee talk about games and the game industry.
 
This episode was sponsored by the Grand Gamers Guild. Look for them at Essen and at grandgamersguild.com.
 
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In this episode, Donald and Isaac talk about games they've played recently.
 
(30:59) In the second segment, the duo talk about two player games.
 
(1:12:37) Next, Don talks with John Clair about card building games and his new game Downfall.
 
(1:28:35) Lastly, Isaac brings on his son Jesse to talk about the Yulu line of escape room games.
 
This episode was sponsored by the Grand Gamers Guild. Look for them at Essen and at grandgamersguild.com.
 
This episode was extensively (and time-consumingly) edited by the amazing Gruven Reuven.
 
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In this episode, Donald and Erik talk with Danny Lott, designer of Coma Ward, where they discuss games they've played recently, including:
  • 7th Continent
  • Seafall
  • Bob Ross, the Art of Chill
  • Ravenloft (Dungeons & Dragons RPG)
  • Fabled Fruit
  • Time Stories

(25:40) In the second segment, the trio talk about staging horror in tabletop board gaming.
 
  
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In this episode, Isaac and Stephanie are together where they discuss games they've played recently, including:
  • Rocky Road a-la-mode
  • 7th Continent
  • This War of Mine
  • The Bloody Inn
(51:02) In the second segment, the duo are joined by David Gerrard of Junk Spirit Games to talk about not hiring employees, but rather seeking allies.
 
 
(1:23:47) In the Review-a-palooza, Erik and Don look at:
  • Tiny Epic Quest
  • Paranoia
  • Adventure Maximus
  • The Space Adventure
  • Clank! Sunken Treasures
  • 7th Continent
  • Paramedics: Clear!
  • The Game/The Game on Fire
  • Kingdomino
 
(2:15:37) Lastly, Brian Counter is back again, this time with a look at San Marco.
 
The OnRPGs episode that Don mentions that talks about Paranoia is episode 21.
 
This episode was sponsored by the Grand Gamers Guild. Look for them at Essen and at grandgamersguild.com.
 
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In this episode, Don and Erik are joined by E. R. Burgess from Board Game Babylon where they discuss games they've played recently, including:
  • Above & Below
  • Space Adventure
 
 
 
 
(17:08) In the second segment, the trio delve into this month's Triple-Play: Cthulhu games.
 
(1:19:33) Lastly, Brian Counter is back, this time with a look at Rattus.
 
 
This episode was sponsored by the Grand Gamers Guild. Look for them at Essen and at grandgamersguild.com.
 
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In this episode, Don and Bruce are joined by the Scholeologist himself, Bob Wieman where they discuss games they've played recently, including:
  • Dice Forge
  • Letter Tycoon
  • Mythos Tales
  • Sagrada
  • Shop N' Time
  • Dominion Prosperity
  • Sidereal Confluence
  • Bob Ross: The Art of Chill
  • Escape Room in a Box: The Werewolf Experiment
 

 
 
(1:09) In the second segment, the trio answer questions from the On Board Games mailbag.
 
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In this episode, Issac talks with Sen Foong Lim and Jessey Wright, designers of the game The Legend of Korra: Pro Bending Arena, about what they've played lately.
 

 
 
(34:13) In the second segment, the trio talk about the narrative arc in games.
 
(56:46) Lastly, Isaace is joined by Seth Jaffe, designer of many Tasty Minstral Games, to add some more words to the Game Designer's Glossary.

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In this episode, Don and Erik talk with Stephen Buonocore of Stronghold Games about what they've played lately, including:
  • Terraforming Mars
  • Dealine
  • Seikatsu
  • Clank
  • Warfighter
 

 
 
(20:46) In the second segment, the trio talk about print runs and figuring out how many games to print.

This episode was sponsored by the Grand Gamers Guild. Look for them at Essen and at grandgamersguild.com.
 
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In this episode, Don, Erik and Issac talk about what Isaac saw at GenCon
 
 
 
(31:50) In the second segment, the trio talk about this month's triple-play topic: Worker Placement games.

This episode was sponsored by the Grand Gamers Guild. Look for them at Essen.
 
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In this episode, Don and Erik are joined by Michael Coe from Gamelyn games to talk about games they've played recently, including:
  • Wits & Wagers: Party Edition
  • Family Feud 1978
  • Monopoly Gamer
  • Caverna: Cave vs. Cave
  • Terraforming Mars Solo
  • King Domino
  • Onitama
 
 
 
(26:50) In the second segment, the trio talk about starting a Kickstarter over, why to do it and the implications.
 
(1:06:31) In the Review-A-Palooza, Erik and Don take a look at:
  • Pit Crew
  • Fields of Green
  • Terraforming Mars: Hellas and Elysium maps
  • Shadowrift
  • Evolution: Flight
  • Super Motherlode
  • Wits and Wagers: Party Edition
  • Caverna: Cave vs. Cave
  • Finders Seekers
 
Big thanks to Gruven Reuven for some amazing audio wizardry during the editing of this podcast.

This episode was sponsored by the Grand Gamers Guild. Look for them at Essen.
 
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In this episode, Don, and Erik talk about games they've played recently, including:
  • Dead Last
  • Manila
  • Pandemic Legacy
  • Orleans
  • Catan
 
 
 
(24:08) In the second segment, the duo talk about how great of a game Catan is, what some of the expansions provide, and what other game expansions provide similar experiences.
 
(1:02:28) In the final segment, Brian Counter talks about Circus Flohcati.

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In this episode, Don, and Isaac talk with game designer Chad Zaugg about games they've played recently, including:
  • Tiny Epic Quest
  • Bang!
  • Go
  • Clank
  • Ice Cool
 
 
 
(33:35) In the second segment, the trio talk about mistakes game designers make.
 
(1:39:39) Next, Brian Counter weighs in on last episode's triple-play topic, Dragons.
 
(1:41:20) Lastly, in the review-a-palooza, Erik and Don take a look at:
  • Voodoo
  • H.I.D.E.
  • Roborally
  • Oh My Goods
  • Knuckle Sammich
  • Terraforming Mars
  • Flamme Rouge
  • Castles of Caladale
 
This episode was sponsored by the Grand Gamers Guild. Look for them at GenCon.
 
Also, look for the Unreal Estate app! If you show it to the Grand Gamers Guild at their booth in GenCon, you get a discount on your purchase.
 

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In this episode, Don, Isaac, and Erik talk about games they've played recently, including:
  • Friday
  • Exit: The Cabin
  • Tiny Epic Quest
  • Fabled Fruit
 
 
 
(35:28) In the second segment, the trio talk about this month's triple-play topic: Dragons!
 
 
This episode was sponsored by the Grand Gamers Guild. Look for them at GenCon.
 
Also, look for the Unreal Estate app! If you show it to the Grand Gamers Guild at their booth in GenCon, you get a discount on your purchase.
 
This episode was edited by Greuven_Reuven. Thanks GR!

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In this episode, Don and Stephanie talk with Josh Cappel from Grand Gamers Guild about games they've played lately including:
  • Quartermaster General
  • Baren Park
 
 
 
(29:15) In the second segment, the trio talk about the importance of good graphic design in board games.
 
 
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In this episode, Don and Bruce talk with Michael Fox about games they've played lately including:
  • Kingdomino
  • Dice Forge
  • Yokohama

They also discuss the Spiel des Jahres winners.

 
 
 
(50:15) In the second segment, the trio reach deep into the mailbag for an Ask On Board Games segment.
 
(1:16:17) In the middle of the questions, Don lists out what conventions the various OBG folks will be at this year.
 
 
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In this episode, Erik and Isaac talk about games they've played lately including:
  • Evolution
  • Terraforming Mars
  • Bears vs. Babies
  • Jump Drive
  • Heroes Wanted
  • Mechs vs. Minions
  • Harry Potter: Hogwarts Battle
 
 
 
(34:13) In the second segment, Erik and Isaac talk about the triple-play for this month: what makes a pool-building game and list their triple-play choices.
 
(1:28:37) Brian Mayer and Brian Counter both give their list of triple-play choices.
 
 
This episode was sponsored by the Grand Gamers Guild. Look for them at GenCon.
 
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In this episode, Don talks with Scott Nicholson about their recent travels.
 
 
 
(19:39) In the second segment, Don and Scott talk about using games in non-industry professions.
 
 
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In this episode, Don talks with Jonathan Bishop about Origins 2017.
 
 
 
(33:42) In the Review-a-palooza, Don and Erik look at:
  • Spy
  • Escape from the Aliens in Outer Space
  • Macroscope
  • Get the Cheese
  • Frogriders
  • Codinca
  • 1572: The Lost Expedition
  • Ta-da!
  • Fantasy Realms
 
 
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, Erik talks with Mark Kale from Mega Moose Con about what they've played lately which includes:
  • Ethnos
  • Rise of the Tribes
  • Battlestar Galactica
  • Sentinels of the Multiverse
  • Unlock
  • Heroes Wanted
  • Prophecy
  • Tournament at Camelot
  • Garbage Day
 
 
 
(25:43) Next, they talk about finding others to game with and how to build a game group.
 
 
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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.
 
 
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Direct download: obg251_061917.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:30am EST

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.
 
 
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Direct download: obg250_061217.mp3
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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.
 
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Direct download: obg249_060517.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:30am EST

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.
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(23:55) After that, they talk about games in  museums.
 
(1:00:00) Lastly, Isaac talks with Mike Fitzgerald about underdeveloped games.

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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.
 

 
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Direct download: obg247_052217.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:30am EST

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
 
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Direct download: obg246_051517.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:30am EST

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.
 
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Direct download: obg245_050817.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:30am EST

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.
 
 
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Direct download: obg244_050117.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:30am EST

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
 
 
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Direct download: obg243_042417.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:30am EST

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.
 
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Direct download: obg242_041717.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:30am EST

In this episode, Isaac talks with Cool Mini or Not's Chern An Ng about Kickstarter from CMON's perspective.
 
 
 
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Direct download: obg241_041017.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:30am EST

In this episode, Isaac and Bruce talk about the triple-play for March: Viking games.
 
(55:56) Erik and Don give their choices for the Triple Play and announce April's triple play topic.
 
 
(1:13:12) In the Review-a-palooza, Don, Erik, and Bruce take a look at:
  • Dresden Files
  • Isle of Monsters
  • Get Rich Quick
  • Tak
  • Race Formula 90: Expansion 1
  • Coal Baron the Great Card Game
  • Meteor
  • Dig
  • Coloretto
  • Mangaka
 
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Direct download: obg240_040317.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:30am EST

In this episode, Don and Erik are joined not only by Bruce, but the entire Party Game Cast: Rocki, Mike, and Brian. Together they all talk about some food they've eaten and where party games are going, as well as what is a party game.
 
 

 
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Direct download: obg239_032817.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:07pm EST

In this episode, Issac and Stephanie talk with Lyle and Chris from Crit Camp Gaming about broadcasting their board gaming on Twitch.
 
 
(49:10) In the Review-a-Palooza Isaac and Stephanie look at:
  • Barcelona: The Rose of Fire
  • Lords of Scotland
  • Build or Boom
 
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Direct download: obg238_031917.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:30am EST

In this episode, Don, Erik, and Scott Nicholson talk about starting the podcast 10 years ago and how its evolved. They then discuss games they are still playing from 10 years ago.
 
 
(59:58) Isaac and Stephanie discuss the games they are still playing from 10 years ago.
 
(1:10:15) Isaac and Stephanie discuss this month's triple play topic: drafting games.
 
(1:53:40) Don, Erik and Scott look at their triple play picks for drafting games.
 
(2:11:03) Lastly, Giles adds his own take to 10 years and the triple play.

 
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Direct download: obg237_031317.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:30am EST

In this episode, Isaac talks with Matt Wolfe from Game Designers of North Carolina, about gaming terminology; specifically about decision scales.
 
 
(27:26) Giles adds his own terminology to our growing lexicon.
 
(29:22) Lastly, Giles and Don go out to the Game Shed.

 
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Direct download: obg236_030617.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:12pm EST

In this episode, Don and Isaac talk with Dirk Knemeyer from Artana Games about what they've played lately.
 
 
(43:52) Next, Isaac, Don, and Dirk talk about the vocabulary of games.
 
(1:57:07) Lastly, Erik and Don take a further look at the Robotech RPG Tactics Kickstarter.
 
 
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In this episode, Don and Stephanie talk about the latest serious issue that has come up on the Robotech Tactics Kickstarter.
 
 
(39:50) In the Review-a-palooza, Erik and Don take a look at:
  • Hex Casters
  • Portal of Heroes
  • Where's My Chainsaw
  • Avalance at Yeti Mountain
  • Saboteur: The Duel
 
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Direct download: obg234_022017.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:30am EST

In this episode, Isaac and Stephanie talk with Nick Mariner from the Perfect Information Podcast abou the BGG Con Premium tickets.
 
 
(33:06) Next, the three engage in a critical discussion of board gaming and society.
 
(1:25:05) In the Review-a-palooza, Erik and Don take a look at:
  • Heroes of Land, Air, & Sea
  • Pack of Heroes
  • Deception: Murder in Hong Kong
  • Nerdy Inventions
  • Arcane Academy
  • Potion Explosion iOS
  • Kanagawa
  • Black Orchestra
 
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Category:general -- posted at: 10:30am EST

In this episode, Don, Erik, and Bruce talk about their picks for the Triple Play of January: racing games.
 
(1:02) Next, Isaac and Stephanie talk to Steve Schirra from Twitch all about broadcasting board games.
 
 
(1:46) Lastly, Don talks briefly about a game company's opportunity to raise money for charity.
 
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In this episode, Don and Isaac talk to Andrew Parks from Quixotic Games about intellectual property and the rising costs due to import fees on products from China.
 
 
(35:18) Next, Don, Isaac, and Andrew Parks talk all about deck/pool building games.
 
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Direct download: obg231_012917.mp3
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In this episode, Don and Erik talk about what they've played lately, including a preview of Gamelyn Games' Heroes of Land, Air, and Sea and a review of Asmodee Digital's Mysterium on Steam.
 
 
(29:50) Next, Don and Erik talk about the impact of spatial aspects of board games.
 
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Direct download: obg230_012317.mp3
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In this episode, Isaac talks to Amber Cook, manager of Asmodess Digital, about what they've played lately.
 
 
(31:24) Then, Isaac and Amber discuss digital and the tabletop and where things are going.
 
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Direct download: obg229_011617.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:46am EST

In this episode, Don and Isaac talk to Jeff Bailey about what they've played lately and social enjoyment in board games.
 
 
(1:05:14) In the review-a-palooza, Don and Erik look at:
  • Santorini
  • Turbo Drift
  • A Fake Artist Goes to NY
  • Deap Sea Adventure Game
  • Jorvik
  • La Granja: No Siesta
  • Sola Fide
  • Fabled Fruits (redux)
 
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Direct download: obg228_010917.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:28pm EST

In this episode, Don talks with Bill Corey from the Cubist podcast about walking around, meeting people, connecting with, and forming, your tribe at conventions.
 
 
(34:13) Next, Don, Bruce, and Erik introduce a new monthly segment called Triple Play. This month's topic: race games.
 
(37:48) After that, Isaac introduces a new segment called Critical Hits.
 
(48:53) Lastly, in the review-a-palooza, Erik and Bruce look at the Jackbox Party Pack 3.
 
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Direct download: obg227_010217.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:14pm EST