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, Isaac takes a look at the Kickstarter project Twisty Little Passages.
 
Next he talks with Sriraman Subbaraman about games they've played lately, including:
  • Spirit Island
  • Zombie Kidz Evolution
  • Lord of the Rings: Journey to Middle-Earth
 
 
Sriraman Subbaraman
 
 
(29:14) After the break, they talk about asymmetrical games.
 
 
Be sure to pre-order Grand Gamers Guild's latest offering Endangered.
 
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In this episode, Don talks with Stephan Reilly, Tyler Hall, and Chris Tenuta about their recently earned degrees in Game Design and time at the BGNLab, the research lab for the Brantford Games Network.
 
 
BGN Lab 
 
Stephan Reilly
  • Twitter: @StephanReilly
  • Insta: stephan.reilly
  • Site: stephanreilly.wordpress.com

Tyler Hall


Chris Tenuta

  • Twitter: @Chris_Tenuta
  • Main Instagram: christenuta
 
(21:41) After the break, they continue their discussions about what they learned and how it can be applied to a broad range of games.
 
(1:02:50) Lastly, Brian Counter takes a look at the Quacks of Quedlinburg
 
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In this episode, Don and Erik talk about games they've played lately including:
  • Aeon's End
  • Pandemic Legacy Season 1
  • Midara
  • Gloomhaven
 
 
 
(15:49) After the break, they break out another review-a-palooza where they look at:
  • Call to Adventure
  • Victory WWII 2e
  • Roll Player
  • That's Pretty Clever
  • Getaway Driver
  • Batman: Gotham City Chronicles
  • Gridopolis
  • Boardgame Tables game bag
  • Dinogenesis
  • Forbidden Sky
 
 
Be sure to pre-order Grand Gamers Guild's latest offering Endangered.
 
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In this episode, Don and Erik are joined by the Podfather himself, Stephen Buonocore of Stronghold Games to talk about games they've played lately including:
  • Isn't That Clever
  • A whole bunch of upcoming Stronghold games
  • La Granja: No Siesta
  • Terraforming Mars
  • Victory WWII 2nd edition
  • Gloomhaven
  • Midara
  • Merchants of Araby
  • Holding On: The Troubled Life of Billy Kerr
 
 
 
(26:25) After the break, they dive deeper into their Triple Play category:Epic games!
 
 
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In this episode, Don and Bruce talk with Moe Tousignant, the Tabletop Bellhop, about games they've played lately including:
  • Elite: Dangerous
  • Light Boxer
  • Carcassone
  • Hive
  • Onitama
  • Builders of Blankenberg
  • Fields and Flocks expansion
  • Cypress Legacy
 
 

Webpage: https://tabletopbellhop.com

Twitter: @tabletopbellhop

https://www.facebook.com/tabletopbellhop

https://www.instagram.com/tabletopbellhop/

Email: moe@tabletopbellhop.com

Send your gaming questions to: questions@tabletopbellhop.com

 
(42:11) After the break, they talk about introducing people to the hobby.
 
(1:16:12) Lastly, Brian Counter takes a look at Dungeon Roll.
 
Be sure to check out the Kickstarter of Grand Gamers Guild's latest offering Endangered.
 
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In this episode, Isaac and Philip DuBarry, designer of Black Orchestra, talk about games they've played lately including:
  • Filler
  • Bunny Kingdom
  • Welcome to...
  • Peak Oil
  • Charterstone
 
 
 
(31:34) After the break, they dive deeper playtesting exploits.
 
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In this episode, Don and Erik talk about games they've played lately including:
  • Oceans
  • Story Time Dice
  • Pathfinder Adventure Card Game
  • 7 Wonders Duel
  • Strike
  • Istanbul the Dice Game
  • Before There Were Stars
 
 
 
(25:56) After the break, they dive deeper into their Triple Play category: Story Games
 
Add your favorite story games or comment on the ones already there at the Triple Play Story Games Geeklist.
 
Be sure to check out the Kickstarter of Grand Gamers Guild's latest offering Endangered.
 
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In this episode, Don and Erik talk with Marc Specter and Joe Hopkins from Grand Gamers Guild about games they've played recently including:
  • Filler
  • Firefly: Brigands and Browncoats
  • Maul of America
  • Gravwell
  • Before There Were Stars
  • Azul: Stained Glass of Sintra
  • Castles of Mad King Ludwig
  • Deep Space D-6
  • Star Trek Bridge Crew Simulator (video game)

(28:08) After the break, they talk about designing games with a message.
 
Be sure to check out the Kickstarter of Grand Gamers Guild's latest offering Endangered.
 
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In this episode, Don and Erik talk with Dominic Crapuchettes from Northstar Games about games they've played recently including:
  • Twilight Struggle
  • Quacks of Quidlenberg
  • Clash Royale
  • The Mind
  • Happy Birthday
  • Beast of Balance
  • Clash of Rage
  • Most Wanted
  • Betrayal Legacy

 
(23:50) After the break, they take a look at the extensive playtesting that Northstar underwent for their latest game Oceans.
 
Be sure to check out the pre-order of Grand Gamers Guild's latest offering Shikoku.
 
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In this episode, Don and Adrienne talk about convention experiences.

 
(31:35) After the break, they dive deeper into conventions including the people that you meet and what to bring.
 
Be sure to check out the pre-order of Grand Gamers Guild's latest offering Shikoku.
 
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In this episode, Isaac talks with Nick Bently from Northstar Games about what they've played lately, including:
  • Rise of Tribes
  • Hanabi
  • Clash of Rage
  • Underwater Cities

 
 
(33:54) After the break, they discuss the concept of Outside-In game design.
 
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It's another review-a-palooza with Don and Erik!

 
In this episode, they cover:
  • Quacks of Quedlinburg
  • Three Cheers for Master
  • Shop N Time
 
(29:20) After the break, they tackle:
  • Good Critters
  • Evolution the app
  • Villainous
  • One Week Ultimate Werewolf
  • A preview of Werewolf Legacy
  • Monikers
 
(57:22) Lastly, Brian Counter is back with 11 reviews of Alexa skills.
 
Be sure to check out the pre-order of Grand Gamers Guild's latest offering Shikoku.
 
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In this episode, Isaac and Adrienne talk with Sara Perry about games they've played lately, including:

  • Arkham Horror the card game
  • Gloomhaven
  • Sentinels of the Multiverse
  • Dragonfire
  • 7th Continent
  • Beasts of Balance
  • Catch the Moon
  • Ancient Artifacts
  • Nemesis
 
(29:26) Next, they talk about inclusion at the game table and what can be done to promote it.
 
Be sure to check out the pre-order of Grand Gamers Guild's latest offering Shikoku.
 
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It's another argument hour with T C Petty III and Seth Jaffee. This time they discuss the Cognitive Load a game generates.

 
(22:52) After the break, they dive deeper into cognitive load and the implications it has on design.
 
Be sure to check out the pre-order of Grand Gamers Guild's latest offering Shikoku.
 
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In this episode, Isaac talks with Daniel Newman about games they've played lately, including:

  • Scythe
  • Wingspan
  • Dominant Species
  • Found furniture crafting (not a game)
 
(48:13) Next, they talk about the advantages of small conventions.
 
(1:13:29) Lastly, Brian Counter talks about what he calls Roll and Receive games.
 
Be sure to check out the pre-order of Grand Gamers Guild's latest offering Shikoku.
 
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In this episode, Erik, Don, and Adrienne Ezell talk about some games they've played lately including: 

  • Concordia
  • Egizia
  • Lizboa
  • Gloomhaven
 
(29:57) Next the trio do a review-a-palooza where they look at:
  • Pacific Victory
  • Carpe Diem
  • Koi
  • Xia
  • Meeple Realty's Xia insert
  • Passing Through Petra
  • Big Dig
  • Cupcake Empire
  • Gaia
  • Escape Room Z
 
Be sure to check out the pre-order of Grand Gamers Guild's latest offering Shikoku.
 
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In this episode, Isaac talks to Steven Aramini, designer of Sprawlopolis and others, about some games they've played lately including: 

  • The lastest batch of Exit games
  • Architects of the West Kingdom
  • Untold Adventures Await
 
(29:41) Next the duo talk about how to get so much game into so few components.
 
Animal Kingdom is on Kickstarter until Feb 1. Check it out.
 
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In this episode, Don is joined by Lisa and David Spira, of the Room Escape Artist, to talk about what they've been up to.

Guests: Lisa and David Spira

 
(20:01) Next, the trio talk about the wide variety of tabletop escape room experiences.

11 Principles of tabletop escape room design

https://roomescapeartist.com/2018/09/09/11-principles-of-tabletop-escape-game-design/

 

Tale of Ord

https://www.getpostcurious.com/

 

Tabletop Escape Experiences we talked about.

Escape the Room

Escape Room the Game

Exit

Unlock

Deckscape


Stand Alone

Escape the Crate

Cypher House

Mysterious Package Company

Lock Paper Scissors


Subscription Services

Dispatch by Breakout

Hunt a Killer

Finders Seekers


Makerspace

Sparkfun

https://www.sparkfun.com Prototype Harp

 

Thingiverse Room Escape (TRE) Start
https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3095690


Postcards

Cryptogram Puzzle Post

Enigma Emporium


Non Escape Room board games

Sherlock Holmes Consulting Detective

Tales of the Mythos

Detective the Modern Crime Board Game

Time Stories

Escape Tales
 
 
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In this episode, Erik and Bruce talk about some games they've played lately (and a con they went to) including: 

  • MAGFest
  • Firefly
  • Sentinels of the Multiverse
  • Thanos Rising
  • The Cauldron expansion for SoTM
  • Aeon's End
  • The upcoming Evolution App
 
(40:07) Next the duo review the latest Jackbox Party Pack 5 from Jackbox games.
 
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In this episode, Erik and Don talk about some games they've played lately including: 

  • Gloomhaven
  • Unlock: Nautilus
  • Betrayal at Baldur's Gate
  • Auztralia
 
(22:30) Next the duo talk about what makes board games fun, especially to new players.
 
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