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.
OBG 015: Party On

On Board Games Round Table

Don, Erik, and Scott discuss party games.

OBG Special Section

Don interviews North Star Games

Stoplight Reviews

And Scott's Drunken Rampage!

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OBG 013: The Price of Games Web Site: http://onboardgames.net/
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On Board Games Round Table

Don, Erik, and Scott discuss manufacturer setting a maximum retail discount on their board games.

Stoplight Reviews

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OBG 012: Role-Playing Board Games

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Letters

  • Scott gives an impromptu Quelf review
  • One fan of the show asks about Scott's weird games.
  • Donald is mocked due to the episode's likely delay and fading relevance to Essen
  • Return of Return of the Heroes

On Board Games Round Table

Don, Erik, and Scott discuss board game/role-playing game hybrids

Stoplight Reviews

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OBG 011: Not Your Father's Board Games

OBG 011: Not Your Father's Board Games

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On Board Games Round Table

Erik, & Donald discuss playing games with children

Stoplight Reviews

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Category:board games -- posted at: 12:59am EDT

OBG 010: 070907 Social by Request

On Board Games Episode 10: Social by Request

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On Board Games Round Table

Scott, Erik, & Donald discuss games that promote social interaction

Stoplight Review

Advanced Squad Leader Starter Sets from Multi Man Publishing reviewed by Erik

Airlines & Airlines 2 from Avanch Press reviewed by Erik

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Category:board games -- posted at: 10:45pm EDT

OBG 009: Gateway Games - The First Hit is Free Web Site: http://onboardgames.net/ RSS Feed: http://onboardgames.libsyn.com/rss Email us: onboardgames.net@gmail.com On Board Games Guild at Board Game Geek On Board Games MicroBadge at Board Game Geek

 

On Board Games Round Table

Scott, Erik, & Donald discuss the care and feeding of new gamers

Board Game Podcast Award for Best Gateway Game

The guys

  • Give a summary of nominees
  • Announce winner
  • Discuss why winner is a great gateway game

Stoplight Review

Penguin from Fantasy Flight Games reviewed by Scott

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    Category:board games -- posted at: 11:57pm EDT

    OBG 008: We Rule!

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    Erik & Donald rant about poorly designed rules books.

    • Discuss games with poorly assembled rules and various formats
      • By the numbers
      • Starter rules
      • Multiple Books
      • Publisher rules supplemental explanation
    • Supplemental material on BGG
    • Review of Return of the Heroes

    Wandering Geek Promo

    Scott & Donald on Gaming in Libraries

    Stoplight Reviews

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    Category:board games -- posted at: 10:18pm EDT

    OBG 007: It's Just a Gimmick

    The On Board Games Roundtable

    Some games contain a gimmick. Do these gimmicks make the game better, worse, or neither?

    Don, Erik, and Scott discuss these types of games; what works and what doesn't.

    Sideboard Discussion

    Scott went to Origins and he and Erik discuss it and large conventions in general

    Stoplight Reviews

    Erik reviews the Z-man Games' B-Movie card games

    Scott reviews Coliseum

    I'd like to thank Don and Scott for being on the podcast and Philip Jacques for the music this episode.

    Since, Don was moving, I got to do the editing. Any problems are my fault.

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    OBG 006: Endgame

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    The On Board Games Round Table

    • Not all games are worth the time it takes to play them, at least not to all people.
    • Scott, Erik, and Donald discuss the differences between victory conditions and victory points.

    Stoplight Reviews

    • Erik reviews Cash and Guns
    • Donald reviews Jolly Roger
    • Scott and Donald have an in depth discussion about Quest for the Dragon Lords.

    Once again I'd like to thank Scott Nicholson and Erik Dewey for joining me in this episode.

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    Category:board games -- posted at: 1:16am EDT

    OBG 005: Getting Your Game Collection into Play

    OBG 005 - Getting Your Game Collection into Play

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    News - Wiz' War

    Wiz Kids vs. Wizards of the Coast (Topps vs. Hasbro)

    Round Table

    Michael asks about getting your gamer group to play your games

    Donald and Erik propose hosting, and theme nights with a mention of seasonal gaming

    Stoplight Reviews

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    Category:board games -- posted at: 2:00am EDT