Episode 112 – Fifth Annual BA Holiday Special

cropped-boards-alive-logo-zoom-in.png

Episode 112 – Fifth Annual BA Holiday Special

Direct Download or Media Player or RSS Feed

In our one hundred and twelfth episode, it’s our 5th annual BA Holiday Special! We talk about the games we have been playing lately, a recap of our latest T.I.M.E. Stories experience, and we reflect on our review of Relic Expedition 100 episodes ago. Then we discuss our favourite party games that we played this year.

This episode is sponsored by Button Shy GamesBoard Game Bliss

Santa Aaron! – 0:58

The Van Ryder Graphic Novel Adventures – 5:10

Azul – 21:16

Barenpark – 26:20

Sentinels of the Multiverse: Oblivaeon – 32:15

T.I.M.E. Stories: Brotherhood of the Coast – 44:00

100 Episodes Ago…Relic Expedition – 54:03

Button Shy Games – Sprawlopolis Sponsorship – 57:30

Our Favourite Party Games – 59:11

Board Game Bliss Sponsorship – 1:21:37

Episode 111 – Arkham Horror Third Edition

Arkham Cover

Episode 111 – Arkham Horror Third Edition

Direct Download or Media Player or RSS Feed

In our one hundred and eleventh episode, we ring some bells, talk about what we’ve been playing lately, Linsae does a Keep It or Cull It review, and we reflect on our review of Sentinel Tactics from 100 episodes ago. Then we review the Arkham Files adventure game Arkham Horror Third Edition.

This episode is sponsored by Pizzeria Ludica & Board Game Bliss

It’s Christmas Time! – 0:49

Between Two Castles of Mad King Ludwig – 4:35

Aaron’s Euro Corner – Guilds of London – 15:29

Keep It or Cull It – Quarriors – 29:22

Keep It or Cull It – Marvel Dice Masters – 32:30

100 Episodes Ago We Reviewed – Sentinel Tactics – 41:52

Pizzeria Ludica Sponsorship – 46:07

Arkham Horror Third Edition Overview – 47:35

Arkham Horror Third Edition Thematic Review – 52:39

Board Game Bliss Sponsorship – 1:36:57

Episode 110 – Interview with Jonathan Ying

Bargain Quest

Episode 110 – Interview with Jonathan Ying

Direct Download or Media Player or RSS Feed

In our one hundred and tenth episode, we are joined by special guest Jonathan Ying, Designer of games like Imperial Assault, Bargain Quest, Doom: The Board Game and more, as we talk about the games we have been playing lately. Then we interview Jonathan about his gamer background and his work with Intellectual Properties. Plus Jonathan answers some Random Listener Questions.

This episode is sponsored by Board Game Bliss & Battle Bards

Who’s That Pokemon for Board Game Designers – 0:39

Overcooked – 2:33

Horizons – 8:42

Pixel Tactics: Mega Man – 20:45

Dark Souls: The Card Game – 23:37

Brass: Lancashire and Birmingham – 39:00

Board Game Bliss Sponsorship – 57:31

Interview with Jonathan Ying – 58:29

Life at Fantasy Flight – 1:15:10

Working with Intellectual Properties – 1:26:05

Bargain Quest 2nd Edition – 1:37:39

Power Rangers: Heroes of the Grid – 1:44:40

Nickelodeon Splat Attack! – 1:48:54

Sonic the Hedgehog: Dice Rush – 1:52:00

Battle Bards Sponsorship – 1:55:00

Random Listener Questions – 1:56:20

Episode 109 – Hunt for the Ring

Hunt for the ring

Episode 109 – Hunt for the Ring

Direct Download or Media Player or RSS Feed

In our one hundred and ninth episode, we bring you a variety of segments, including a game we’ve been playing lately, a Dawn of the FunDead segment about Card Assassins, a Keep It or Cull It review, and we reflect on Pathfinder Adventure Card Game: Rise of the Runelords from 100 episodes ago. Then we review the Lord of the Rings themed hidden movement game Hunt for the Ring.

This episode is sponsored by Pizzeria LudicaBoard Game Bliss

Halloween! – 1:00

House of Danger: A Choose Your Own Adventure – 4:07

Dawn of the FunDead – Card Assassins – 12:20

Keep It or Cull It – Beyond Baker Street – 22:28

100 Episodes Ago We Reviewed – Pathfinder Adventure Card Game: Rise of the Runelords – 33:49

Pizzeria Ludica Sponsorship – 37:36

Hunt for the Ring Overview – 40:35

Hunt for the Ring Thematic Review – 46:15

Board Game Bliss Sponsorship – 1:15:52

Episode 108 – SHUX 2018

SHUX 2018

Episode 108 – SHUX 2018

Direct Download or Media Player or RSS Feed

In our one hundred and eighth episode, we regale you with the tales of our experiences at SHUX 2018 in Vancouver. We’re joined by Brendan and talk about all the games we played and people we met. We also interview Nikki Valens. It’s another convention episode, so you know it’s going to be a big one!

This episode is sponsored by Board Game Bliss

Con Cruded – 0:37

The Adventure Begins– 1:29

Our Hotel Room – 3:11

Michele’s Podcast – Il Dado Incantato – 8:18

We Did a Panel with Isaac Vega & Lindsey Rode – 9:45

Saturday Begins – 13:40

Barenpark – 16:50

Decrypto – 22:00

Dawn of the FunDead – Barrage – 24:15

Shadows: Amsterdam – 31:10

Eggs & Empires – 37:10

Lunch at Steamworks Brewery – 41:22

SHUX Math Trade 2018 – 44:05

The Estates – 47:50

Villainous – 52:05

NSFW World Wide Wrestling RPG – 58:05

Cryptid – 1:03:51

Mars Open – 1:07:00

Dude and More Dude – 1:11:20

Board Game Bliss Sponsorship – 1:17:30

Sunday Morning – 1:18:41

Hunt for the Ring – 1:19:06

Sidereal Confluence – 1:21:29

Interview with Nikki Valens– 1:26:18

Kitty Paw – 1:48:26

Downforce: Danger Circuit – 1:53:33

2nd Annual SHUX Vegas Wits & Wagers Game Show – 1:58:38

Our SHUX 2018 Thoughts – 2:00:56

In Focus: Perspectives in Board Gaming – 2:11:29

100 Episodes Ago…Merchants & Marauders – 2:12:01

Episode 107 – Root

Root cover

Episode 107 – Root

Direct Download or Media Player or RSS Feed

In our one hundred and seventh episode, we talk about the games we’ve been playing recently and reflect on Euphoria: Build a Better Dystopia from 100 episodes ago. Then we review the woodland themed war game Root.

This episode is sponsored by Maple GamesBoard Game Bliss

SHUX 2018 Panel time changes – 1:02

Cytosis: A Cell Biology Game – 6:16

End of the Trail – 18:43

The Reckoners – 29:30

100 Episodes Ago We Reviewed – Euphoria: Build a Better Dystopia – 45:26

Maple Games Sponsorship – Dragon Boats of the Four Seas – 51:48

Root Overview – 53:39

Root Thematic Review – 57:42

Board Game Bliss Sponsorship – 1:41:05

Top 50 Games of All Time – 40 to 31

cropped-boards-alive-logo-zoom-in.png

Top 50 Games of All Time – 40 to 31

Direct Download or Media Player or RSS Feed

Thanks to the donations from all of you wonderful listeners to the charity Path of Play, the Boards Alive crew talk about their favourite games of all time.

In this episode, Aaron and Quinten talk about their 40th to 31st favourite games of all time while Linsae talks about 5 “trash” games.

Episode 106 – Twilight Imperium 4th Edition

TI4

Episode 106 – Twilight Imperium 4th Edition

Direct Download or Media Player or RSS Feed

In our one hundred and sixth episode, we talk about the games we’ve been playing recently and reflect on Forbidden Desert from 100 episodes ago. And we have our friends Robb from Metal, Meeples, and Beer and Bryant help us review the epic 4X space opera game Twilight Imperium 4th Edition.

This episode is sponsored by Board Game Bliss

The school year has begun – 0:57

SHUX 2018 Panels – 3:23

Starship Samurai – 9:20

Detective – 29:04

Round House – 41:17

100 Episodes Ago We Reviewed – Forbidden Desert – 53:34

Quiver Card Case Contest Winners (Amazon.com link or Amazon.ca link) – 57:30

Board Game Bliss Sponsorship – 1:00:36

Twilight Imperium 4th Edition Overview – 1:01:43

Twilight Imperium 4th Edition Thematic Review – 1:10:01

Draft Mechanic Commercial – 2:00:01

Episode 105 – PAXtravaganza 2018

playstation-pax-west-82818-555x328

Episode 105 – PAXtravaganza 2018

Direct Download or Media Player or RSS Feed

In our one hundred and fifth episode, we bring you right to the Washington State Convention Centre floor as we cover PAX West 2018. We interview Peter from Czech Games Edition, Levi from Playtest North West, Sarah from Creator’s Companion, Cole Wehrle from Leder Games and talk about all the games we played over the course of the weekend.

This episode is sponsored by Board Game Bliss

PAX West 2018 – 0:32

Peter from Czech Games Edition – 2:11

Day One Recap – 19:13

Arkham Horror 3rd Edition – 20:54

Railroad Ink – 27:45

Blue Lagoon– 36:31

Cryptid – 42:10

Board Game Bliss Sponsorship – 50:12

Levi Mote from Playtest NW and Thieves Den Kickstarter  – 51:39

Sarah Sharp of Creator’s Companion – 1:06:21

Cole Wehrle of Leder Games – 1:16:31

Root – 1:19:20

Pax Pamir 2nd Edition Kickstarter – 1:26:47

Car Boys! – 1:36:51

Gizmos – 1:41:31

Tokyo Jidohanbaiki – 1:48:48

Masque of the Red Death – 1:55:05

Let’s Make a Bus Route – 2:07:50

Linsae Reviews – PAX 2018 – 2:22:45

100 Episodes Ago We Reviewed – Takenoko – 2:23:13

Episode 104 – Keep It Or Cull It

cropped-boards-alive-logo-zoom-in.png

Episode 104 – Keep It Or Cull It

Direct Download or Media Player or RSS Feed

In our one hundred and fourth episode, we announce our trip to PAX West 2018, we talk about the games we’ve been playing recently and reflect on Summoner Wars from 100 episodes ago. Then we talk about some games we received in trades and whether we’re going to keep them in our collection or not in another Keep It Or Cull It.

This episode is sponsored by The Quiver Card Case & Board Game Bliss

We’re Going to PAX West 2018 – 0:40

Dragonsgate College – 3:00

7th Continent – 15:34

Shadows in Kyoto – 28:48

100 Episodes Ago We Reviewed – Summoner Wars – 40:38

Quiver Card Case Sponsorship & CONTEST (Amazon.com link or Amazon.ca link) – 48:11

Keep It Or Cull It – 50:28

Tobago – 51:21

Legendary Encounters: Predator – 1:00:10

The Lord of the Rings: The Living Card Game – 1:10:15

Board Game Bliss Sponsorship – 1:25:33