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Board Games With My Wife
60 minutes | a month ago
Episode 32: 8 MORE Great Games for New Gamers
Want to get a pal into gaming? Have a partner who's averse to meeples? Never fear. In this episode, Jack and Lottie share 8 MORE great games to tempt new gamers into the hobby (check out episode 1 for another 5 recommendations). There is also some nonsense about someone called Jimithon and some excessive R rolling.
71 minutes | a month ago
Episode 31: Lottie's Top 20 Board Games (2021 Edition)
What's up, party people? Lottie has aged another year so it's time to go through her favourite 20 board games of all time. Does her list deviate from last year's? Let's find out.
58 minutes | 2 months ago
Episode 30: Our 12 Most Anticipated Games of 2021
2021 is here, people! And what is a new year if not an opportunity to play and acquire more board games? In this episode, Jack and Lottie discuss games slated to come out in 2021. There's also a review of Jack's board game statistics app (get excited), and Lottie talks a bit too much about how sweaty certain games make her. Ahem. Getting the year off to a flier.
55 minutes | 2 months ago
Episode 29: Our Top Games of 2020
We're taking stock, we're selecting favourites. In this episode, Jack and Lottie Share their favourite games published in 2020. They reflect on a truly mad year whilst Rupert the springer spaniel snores (obviously). Virtual Playtesting group: https://virtualplaytesting.com/
55 minutes | 3 months ago
Episode 28: Our Favourite 10 Long Games
Whaddup and welcome to a weird episode. Jack and Lottie discuss their favourite 'long' games, loosely defined as a game that takes over two hours to play. They also do a lot of sipping and swallowing in this episode, so a thousand apologies for that. For those interested, here's the Joey meme: https://i.kym-cdn.com/photos/images/newsfeed/001/697/747/0ed.jpg
58 minutes | 3 months ago
Episode 27: 12 Games to Give and Play this Christmas
Ho, ho, ho! Lottie and Jack are back with 12 gift ideas to give this holiday season. Seasonal silliness ensues, of course, with large-handed Johnathan and a description of psychic Dobble. CONCLUSION!
58 minutes | 4 months ago
Episode 26: 8 Spooky Games for Halloween
Grab your broomsticks and capes, gamers, it's Halloween. In this episode Jack and Lottie share eight of their favourite games with creepy themes to play over the spooky season. They also discuss giant insects, horse tranquilizers, and a terrible game called AtmosFEAR. Of course.
60 minutes | 5 months ago
Episode 25: Our Favourite Board Game Publishers
Jack and Lottie talk their favourite board game publishers, a recent play of Roll Player, and - most importantly - Jack's epic board game spreadsheet. It gets wild.
69 minutes | 5 months ago
Episode 24: 8 Board Games with Great Components
In one of their silliest episodes yet, Jack and Lottie discuss a selection of games with memorable, striking components. They also spend quite a bit of time discussing tinned French onion soup, the British celebrity Nick Knowles, and the childhood habit of eating grass. So, there we go.
62 minutes | 5 months ago
Episode 23: 10 Games Leaving Our Collection
It's that time of year. Jack and Lottie are clearing out their board game collection... to make room for more board games. They talk through the titles they're getting rid of and list the reasons why they're leaving the collection. They also review a recent play of Agricola and Blood Rage.
64 minutes | 6 months ago
Episode 22: Season 2, An Announcement, 12 Games We've Played this Summer
They're baaaaack! Board Games with My Wife is back for a second season. In their first episode back Jack and Lottie share an exciting announcement, discuss the games they've been playing over summer, and both impersonate Dickensian children. Of course. What else would you expect? Connect with Birdwood GamesTwitter: https://twitter.com/BirdwoodGamesInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/birdwoodgames/Website: https://www.birdwoodgames.co.uk/Newsletter: http://eepurl.com/g_Z9AH Email: Birdwoodgames@gmail.com
76 minutes | 8 months ago
Episode 21: Jack's Top 20 Board Games
It's the season one finale! Jack reveals his top twenty board games. Lottie tries to guess his list and it doesn't all go to plan... Board Games with My Wife will be back with season two in September.
65 minutes | 9 months ago
Episode 20: Our Lockdown Games Haul
It seems Jack and Lottie are dealing with lockdown by buying board games, despite their Kallax shelves already groaning. In this episode they share and review their new buys, talk about what's caught their eye, and do a fair amount of quite creepy joke making.
60 minutes | 9 months ago
Episode 19: Our 10 Favourite Board Game Mechanics
Are you ready for this, gamers? In this episode Jack and Lottie recommend over twenty games that use one or more of their favourite ten mechanics. Controversy ensues in this episode so if you've got strong feelings about point-to-point movement or Monopoly, buckle up.
57 minutes | 10 months ago
Episode 18: 9 Great 2-player Games
In this episode Jack and Lottie share how their lockdown gaming progress and their favourite 2-player games. There is a significant amount of Star Wars chat (but when isn't there, to be honest?), and Rupert the dog snores pretty much throughout. Games discussed:Onitama 7 Wonders Duel Duelosaur Island Jaipur Fog of Love StellarHavenTwilight Struggle Star Wars Rebellion
58 minutes | 10 months ago
Episode 17: Our Favourite Roll & Writes (plus an update on our lockdown games club)
In episode 17, Jack and Lottie talk more about breakfast than you'd expect for a podcast that's supposed to be about board games. They share their five favourite roll & write games, give an update on their Self Isolation Board Game Club and share a new lockdown board game club everyone can get involved with. See @jack_of_all_games on instagram for more details.Games discussed:Ganz Schön CleverImperial Settlers: Roll and WriteKokoro: Avenue of the KodamaRailroad InkCopenhagen: Roll & Write
52 minutes | a year ago
Episode 16: 7 Games to Bring the Outdoors In
Hello from Isolation Station! We're still in lockdown thanks to ol' COVID-19. As the weather gets warmer, it's only natural to crave the great outdoors. But whilst this is off the cards, we've got the next best thing. 7 games that bring the outdoors to you! We also talk a lot about model trains, so buckle up for a wild ride. Games discussed:HavenTicket to RideParksPhotosynthesis PapillonBee LivesFireball Island
54 minutes | a year ago
Episode 15: 10 Games We'll Be Playing in Isolation
Like many other people in the UK and across the world, Jack and Lottie are isolating due to the outbreak of COVID 19. They are taking this isolation as an opportunity to play as many board games as possible (the sensible response, right?) In this podcast they share the first ten games on their list and do a thorough review of Everdell played with the Spirecrest, Bellfaire and Pearlbrook expansions. Stay safe and happy gaming.Games discussed:Scythe: The Rise of Fenris Exit: The Secret LabTales from the Loop Res Arcana The Grimm ForestRoll PlayerDetective Feast for Odin Mage Knight Maracaibo
54 minutes | a year ago
Episode 14: 6 Fun Games for Animal Lovers
This should really be 6 fun games for everyone, because if you don't love animals you need to have a word with yourself. In this episode Lottie and Jack share their favourite critter-based board games. Jack tries another accent (sigh) and Lottie rips into a game. Games discussed:Mice and MysticsWingspanTakenoko CloudspireChameleonEverdell
60 minutes | a year ago
Episode 13: 6 Great Games Based on Myths and Legends
In this episode, Jack and Lottie share their favourite games inspired by myths, legends and folklore. Jack does some incredibly dubious retellings of myth stories and Lottie reveals her deep affection for The Hulk. There are also some attempts at German accents in this episode, that we just won't discuss here. Games discussed:Kami-samaLords of HellasGrimm Forest CryptidKodamaBlood Rage
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