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Board Game Battles Podcast
83 minutes | a year ago
Episode 39 - Seasons vs Dice Forge
Here’s episode 39 where we take a look at 2 dice and card games that have you competing against one another for a prize, We’re looking at Seasons which we pit against Dice Forge. Then in our Second segment we discuss the online board game platform Board Game Arena which we used in this match up to play the games during the current worldwide pandemic. Outro song is Quarantine by Dylan Rodrigue.Show Notes00:00:23 – INTRODUCTION00:03:43 – Seasons00:06:13 – Rulebook and Components00:11:44 – Rules Break Down00:21:45 – Dice Forge00:23:05 – Rulebook and Components 00:30:34 – Rules Break Down 00:34:30 – Discussion00:39:34 – Results00:49:44 – Discussion Topic - Kickstarters we recently backed or are currently interested in. 01:17:56 – Outro Music – Quarantine by Dylan Rodrigue
124 minutes | a year ago
Episode 38 - Clank! - A Deck Building Adventure vs Thunderstone Quest
Here’s episode 38 where we take a look at 2 deck building adventure games, We’re looking at Clank! A Deck Building Adventure which we pit against Thunderstone Quest. Then in our Second segment we have a Kickstarter discussion where we talk about recent and current Kickstarters we are interested in. Outro song is Flame Up by ilyab.Show Notes00:00:23 – INTRODUCTION00:01:17 – Clank! - A Deck Building Adventure00:03:44 – Rulebook and Components00:10:45 – Rules Break Down00:21:40 – Thunderstone Quest00:28:00 – Rulebook and Components 00:37:29 – Rules Break Down 01:00:13 – Discussion01:18:00 – Results01:23:10 – Discussion Topic - Kickstarters we recently backed or are currently interested in. 01:32:16 – Outro Music – Flame Up by ilyab
69 minutes | a year ago
Episode 37 - Decade Top Ten
Randal, Ashley and Drew give their top ten games for the 2010's.
100 minutes | a year ago
Episode 36 - The Speicherstadt vs Jorvik
Here’s episode 36 where we take one of Stefan Feld’s smaller games that was reimplemented and discuss both versions, We’re looking at The Speicherstadt which we pit against Jorvik. Then in our Second segment have a Christmas Potluck where we discuss a few different little topics. Outro song is White Wine in the Sun by Tim Minchin.Show Notes00:00:23 – INTRODUCTION00:02:26 – The Speicherstadt00:07:42 – Rulebook and Components00:17:07 – Rules Break Down00:04:33 – Jorvik00:12:40 – Rulebook and Components 00:27:20 – Rules Break Down - Also see Above Rules Break Down00:36:58 – Discussion00:50:13 – Results00:58:29 – Discussion Topic - Christmas Potluck - A few different discussions 01:32:16 – Outro Music –White Wine in the Sun by Tim Minchin
83 minutes | a year ago
Episode 35 - Fortune and Glory: The Cliffhanger Game vs Eldritch Horror
It’s our Halloween Episode number 35 where we take on world encompassing adventure games, We’re looking at Flying Frog Games Fortune and Glory: The Cliffhanger Game which we pit against Fantasy Flight Games Eldritch Horror. Then in our Second segment we discuss what makes a good Halloween game. Outro song is Terror by Too Many I’s.Show Notes00:00:23 – INTRODUCTION00:01:45 – Fortune and Glory: The Cliffhanger Game00:04:22 – Rulebook and Components00:12:37 – Rules Break Down00:29:04 – Eldritch Horror00:33:28 – Rulebook and Components 00:36:56 – Rules Break Down00:47:13 – Discussion01:02:35 – Results01:08:03 – Discussion Topic - What’s a good theme for a game to play on Halloween 01:20:00 – Outro Music –Terror by Too Many I’s
82 minutes | 2 years ago
Episode 34 - Machi Koro vs Space Base
Here’s episode 34 where we take on Dice Rolling, Resource collecting, tableau building games, We’re looking at Masao Suganuma’s Machi Koro which we pit against John D. Clair’s Space Base. Then in our Second segment we take a first look at the Pathfinder Free RPG Day adventure “We Be Heroes?”. Outro song is Warp Nine by Trundicho.Show Notes00:00:23 – INTRODUCTION00:02:05 – Machi Koro00:04:09 – Rulebook and Components00:07:19 – Rules Break Down00:13:10 – Space Base00:16:00 – Rulebook and Components 00:20:10 – Rules Break Down00:27:24 – Discussion00:44:44 – Results00:49:08 – Discussion Topic - Pathfinder Free RPG Day adventure “We Be Heroes?” 01:18:29 – Outro Music –Warp Nine by Trundicho
142 minutes | 2 years ago
Episode 33 - Ghost Stories vs XCOM: The Board Game
Here’s episode 33 where we take on Cooperative save the World/Village games, We’re looking at Antoine Bauza’s Ghost Stories which we pit against Eric Langs’s XCOM: The Board Game. Then in our Second segment we take a first look at the new Pathfinder Second Edition. Outro song is 10,000 Miles by Nevada Rnd.Show Notes00:00:23 – INTRODUCTION00:01:17 – Ghost Stories00:03:47 – Rulebook and Components00:09:48 – Rules Break Down00:24:55 – XCOM: The Board Game00:28:52 – Rulebook and Components 00:32:18 – Rules Break Down00:46:37 – Discussion01:03:09 – Results01:11:22 – Discussion Topic - Pathfinder Second Edition First look 02:19:08 – Outro Music –10,000 Miles by Nevada Rnd.
229 minutes | 2 years ago
Episode 32 - Railways of the World vs Ticket to Ride: Marklin
This episode is a long one, here’s episode 32 where we take on two track building Train games, We’re looking at Martin Wallace’s Railways of the World which we pit against Alan R Moon’s Ticket to Ride: Marklin. Then in our Second segment we discuss our Tomb of Annihilation campaign in detail with Spoilers. Outro song is Track Number Three by Crazy Quilt Bouquet.Show Notes00:00:23 – INTRODUCTION00:01:45 – Railways of the World00:05:22 – Rulebook and Components00:10:48 – Rules Break Down00:23:31 – Ticket to Ride: Marklin00:26:34 – Rulebook and Components 00:30:31 – Rules Break Down00:39:10 – Discussion01:12:36 – Results01:15:45 – Discussion Topic -Tomb of Annihilation Campaign 03:46:53 – Outro Music –Track Number Three by Crazy Quilt Bouquet.
112 minutes | 2 years ago
Episode 31 - Trajan vs Crusaders: Thy Will be Done
Here’s episode 31 where we take on two hybrid Rondel/Mancala action selection games, We’re looking at Stefan Feld’s Trajan which we pit against Seth Jafee’s Crusaders: Thy Will be Done. Then in our Second segment we discuss the themes in games and our preferences. Outro song is Rome on the Subway by Down to Nine. Show Notes00:00:23 – INTRODUCTION00:01:18 – Trajan00:04:58 – Rulebook and Components00:08:45 – Rules Break Down00:31:35 – Crusaders: Thy Will be Done00:33:10 – Rulebook and Components 00:41:25 – Rules Break Down00:53:58 – Discussion01:26:33 – Results01:27:10 – Discussion Topic -Themes in games 01:47:18 – Outro Music –Rome on the Subway by Down to Nine.
131 minutes | 2 years ago
Episode 30 - Firefly: The Game vs Xia: Legends of a Drift System
Here’s episode 30 where we take on two space faring games that have you exploring the galaxy and completing missions or jobs, We’re looking at Gale Force Nines Firefly: The Game which we pit against Far off Games Xia: Legends of a Drift System. Then in our Second segment we discuss the use of Intellectual Properties in games. Outro song is Lit like a Firefly by Songwriterz. Show Notes00:00:23 – INTRODUCTION00:01:36 – Firefly: The Game00:04:20 – Rulebook and Components00:09:10 – Rules Break Down00:22:02 – Xia: Legends of a Drift System00:25:13 – Rulebook and Components 00:33:34 – Rules Break Down00:53:05 – Discussion01:26:33 – Results01:34:14 – Discussion Topic - Intellectual Property in games 02:06:45 – Outro Music – Lit like a Firefly by Songwriterz.
138 minutes | 2 years ago
Episode 29 - Yokohama vs Gugong
Here’s episode 29 where we take on two games that have you using workers to complete or augment actions, We’re looking at Yokohama which we pit against Gugong. Then in our Second segment we discuss trends in deluxe editions of games. Outro song is Let it In by Josh Woodward.Show Notes00:01:12 – INTRODUCTION00:02:27 – Yokohama00:06:25 – Rulebook and Components00:15:18 – Rules Break Down00:27:39 – Gugong00:30:40 – Rulebook and Components 00:42:16 – Rules Break Down00:54:57 – Discussion01:32:52 – Results01:51:16 – Discussion Topic - Gift Ideas 02:14:28 – Outro Music – White Wine in the Sun by Tim Minchin.
91 minutes | 2 years ago
Episode 28 - Lost Legends vs Roll Player
Here’s episode 28 where we take on two Character building games, We’re looking at Lost Legends which we pit against Roll Player. Then in our Second segment we discuss gift ideas for the upcoming holiday season. Outro song is White Wine in the Sun by Tim Minchin. Show Notes00:01:24 – INTRODUCTION00:02:14 – Lost Legends00:05:13 – Rulebook and Components00:07:23 – Rules Break Down00:13:40 – Roll Player00:16:02 – Rulebook and Components, Rules Break Down00:33:02 – Discussion00:58:28 – Results01:01:07 – Discussion Topic - Gift Ideas 01:23:24 – Outro Music – White Wine in the Sun by Tim Minchin.
104 minutes | 2 years ago
Episode 27 - Dead of Winter vs Zombicide Green Horde vs Tiny Epic Zombies
Here’s episode 27 where we take on three Cooperative Zombie survival games, We’re looking at Dead of Winter: A crossroads game which we pit against Zombicide Green Horde and Tiny Epic Zombies. Then in our Second segment we discuss games you can play on or around Halloween depending on your budget. Outro song is Zombie Lips by Soundstatues. Show Notes00:00:23 – INTRODUCTION00:01:22 – Dead of Winter: A Crossroads Game00:09:37 – Rules Break Down00:14:30 – Rulebook and Components00:05:38 – Zombicide Green Horde00:17:25 – Rules Break Down00:26:15 – Rulebook and Components00:07:55 – Tiny Epic Zombies00:29:36 – Rules Break Down00:35:45 – Rulebook and Components00:37:30 – Discussion01:15:40 – Results01:21:40 – Discussion Topic - Halloween Games 01:40:52 – Outro Music – Zombie LIps by Soundstatues.
73 minutes | 3 years ago
Episode 26 - Exit: The Game vs Unlock!
Here’s episode 26 where we take on two games based on the Escape room concept, We’re looking at Exit: The Game which we pit against Unlock! Then in our Second segment we discuss one use games or games that have only so many plays in them like legacy games. Outro song is Escape Plan by Heifervescent.Show Notes00:00:23 – INTRODUCTION00:01:51 – Exit: The Game - The Forbidden Castle00:04:50 – Rulebook and Components00:08:10 – Rules Break Down00:10:52 – Unlock! The Tonipals Treasure00:13:44 – Rulebook and Components00:14:15 – Rules Break Down00:22:50 – Discussion00:42:00 – Results00:44:10 – Discussion Topic - One Use and Legacy Games01:07:56 – Outro Music – Escape Plan by Heifervescent.
116 minutes | 3 years ago
Episode 25 - Alien Frontiers vs Euphoria
Here’s episode 25 where we take on two games centered around using dice as workers in a futuristic setting, We’re looking at Alien Frontiers which we pit against Euphoria. Then in our Second segment we discuss some of the upcoming releases by Wizards of the Coast for Dungeons and Dragons and we also discuss the current trend for online D&D related streaming and video content. Outro song is I wish I was from Venus by Enlia.Show Notes00:00:23 – INTRODUCTION00:02:02 – Alien Frontiers00:04:40 – Rulebook and Components00:11:35 – Rules Break Down00:27:24 – Discussion00:36:20 – Euphoria00:38:24 – Rulebook and Components00:40:30 – Rules Break Down01:01:32 – Discussion01:10:48 – Results01:15:45 – Discussion - Upcoming D&D Releases01:52:35 – Outro Music – I wish I was from Venus by Enlia.
119 minutes | 3 years ago
Episode 24 - Race for the Galaxy vs Eminent Domain
Here’s episode 24 where we take on two games centered around Exploring and Conquering planets in the Galaxy, Race for the Galaxy which we pit against Eminent Domain. Then in our Second segment we discuss our thoughts on the now released Mordenkainen’s Tome of Foes. Outro song is Cosmic Space 2 by Softspace.Show Notes00:00:23 – INTRODUCTION00:01:42 – Race for the Galaxy00:10:56 – Rulebook and Components00:16:00 – Rules Break Down00:27:36 – Discussion00:35:14 – Eminent Domain00:37:12 – Rulebook and Components00:39:15 – Rules Break Down00:56:13 – Discussion01:09:40 – Results01:15:09 – Discussion - Mordenkainen's Tome of Foes01:51:12 – Outro Music – Cosmic Space 2 by The Softspace.
124 minutes | 3 years ago
Episode 23 - Le Havre vs Harbour
Here’s episode 23 where we take on two games centered around ports, Uwe Rosenberg's Le Havre which we pit against Scott Almes Harbour. Then in our Second segment we discuss our thoughts on our ongoing campaign of Gloomhaven and the new classes we’ve unlocked. Outro song is The Last Saskatchewan Pirate by The Arrogant Worms.Show Notes00:00:23 – INTRODUCTION00:01:20 – Le Havre00:04:50 – Rulebook and Components00:09:48 – Rules Break Down00:25:40 – Discussion00:38:29 – Harbour00:40:28 – Rulebook and Components00:42:17 – Rules Break Down00:53:50 – Discussion01:12:45 – Results01:15:42 – Discussion - Gloomhaven02:00:51 – Outro Music – The Last Sasketchewan Pirate by The Arrogant Worms.
91 minutes | 3 years ago
Episode 22 - Agricola vs Caverna: The Cave Farmers
Here’s episode 22 where we take on two of Uwe Rosenberg’s most compared games Agricola which we pit against Caverna: The Cave Farmers. Then in our Second segment we briefly discuss our thoughts the upcoming Mordenkainen’s Tome of Foes. Outro song is The Farm by Yvalain.Show Notes00:00:23 – INTRODUCTION00:02:28 – Agricola00:04:26 – Rulebook and Components00:07:57 – Rules Break Down00:26:06 – Discussion00:38:10 – Caverna00:39:00 – Rulebook and Components00:40:35 – Rules Break Down00:52:45 – Discussion01:04:17 – Results01:20:15 – Discussion - Mordenkainen’s Tome of Foes - Preview01:27:42- Outro Music – The Farm by Yvalain.
103 minutes | 3 years ago
Episode 21 - Buffy the Vampire Slayer: The Board Game vs The Dresden Files Cooperative Card Game
Here’s episode 21 where we take on cooperative games that are based on Pop culture IP’s, Buffy the Vampire Slayer: the Board Game which we pit against The Dresden Files cooperative card game based on the popular literary series . Then in our Second segment we discuss our thoughts on Gloomhaven which we have been playing recently. Outro song is Rise by My Monthly Date.Show Notes00:00:23 – INTRODUCTION00:02:27 – Buffy the Vampire Slayer: The Board Game00:04:42 – Rulebook and Components00:08:30 – Rules Break Down00:23:08 – Discussion00:34:48 – The Dresden Files Cooperative Card Game00:36:58 – Rulebook and Components00:41:15 – Rules Break Down00:50:24 – Discussion00:58:10 – Results01:01:33 – Discussion - Gloomhaven01:38:42- Outro Music – Rise by My Monthly Date.
154 minutes | 3 years ago
Episode 20 - Lords of Waterdeep vs Yedo
Here’s episode 20 where we take on two worker placement games, Yedo which we pit against Wizards of the Coasts Lords of Waterdeep. Then in our Second segment we discuss the newest D&D release Xanathar's Guide to Everything. Outro song is White Wine in the Sun by Tim Minchin.Image of Lords of Waterdeep set up on our Lazy Gamer.Show Notes00:00:23 – INTRODUCTION00:02:07 – Lords of Waterdeep00:04:32 – Rulebook and Components00:10:57 – Rules Break Down00:22:19 – Discussion00:37:27 – Yedo00:38:40 – Rulebook and Components00:48:25 – Rules Break Down01:12:00 – Discussion01:21:25 – Results01:35:26 – Discussion - Xanathar's Guide to Everything02:27:05- Outro Music – White Wine in the Sun by Tim Minchin.
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