The Board Game Show

The Board Game Show is the geeky, irreverent, podcast featuring nerds, warfare, cocktails, news, reviews, interviews and nonsense. Join host Scott Bogen for this potent injection of gaming and skullduggery.

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Andy, Andrew and The Leaf Blower Man

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In Episode 16, Scott Bogen recaps his summer by resurrecting 30-Second Review (Flash Point) and talks about an amazing chance encounter with Andy and Andrew. He reviews Lost Legacy: The Starship, and shares a previously unreleased, horrifying audio clip of the crazy leaf-blower man.

Also in this episode, a review of Eight-Minute Empire. In our Warfare segment, 3D Battle Cry at Gen Con 2014 is discussed, and Kevin of The Big Board talks about the Napoleonic game, The Last Days of the Grande Armee. Ash Green returns for our cocktails segment and introduces James Bond’s Vesper Martini. Finally, Scott, Ash, Chris and Mike play a round of Knee Jerk, a new card game available on Kickstarter. Let’s begin now, shall we?

Visit The Board Game Show podcast page on BGG, or visit our Website (http://theboardgameshow.com/2014/09/17/andy-andrew-and-the-l...) to stream or download the latest episode.

Thanks for listening, and game on!
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Dig Deep for Celebrity Friends

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Episode 15 begins with some "very important" Wil Wheaton news. Scott Bogen also talks to David Farr of the Nerdherders Podcast about Kobolds for Kids, a charity fundraiser complete with Ebay auctions with expertly painted Reaper Bones Miniatures.

In Warfare, Kevin and Scott talk about GMT's The Dark Valley, and how “big” war games don’t have to be all that scary. And in Cocktails, Cuba Libre is more than just a game. Let’s begin now, shall we?

Visit The Board Game Show podcast page on BGG, or visit our Website (http://theboardgameshow.com/2014/04/23/dig-deep-for-celebrit...) to stream or download the latest episode.

Thanks for listening, and game on!
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Why Not Try a Video Review?

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Well, I'm glad you asked. Thank you. I WILL give it a try. Here's how it turned out. I would love to hear your thoughts. (The Board Game Show)

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Eldritch Horror Unseats Arkham Horror in Episode 14

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In Episode 14 of The Board Game Show podcast, Scott Bogen interviews designer Chris Urinko of Daft Concepts and Wicked Boar Games. Also, Scott tells us why Eldritch Horror unseats Arkham Horror as the ultimate Lovecraftian board game. In our Warfare segment, Kevin returns from the Game On wargaming convention in Seattle, and talks about Combat Commander, The Hunters and Hannibal: Rome vs. Carthage. And in Cocktails with Ash Green, it’s Negroni and Compari time.

Let’s begin now, shall we?

STREAM or DOWNLOAD the podcast here: http://theboardgameshow.com/2014/03/18/i-officially-give-you...
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The Walls Kept Tumblin' Down -- The Downfall of Pompeii

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I suppose it’s possible that back in 79 A.D. on the Mediterranean that there was an epic story developing. I suppose that a slave who looks exactly like Jon Snow (Kit Harington) could become an invincible gladiator who finds himself in a race against time to save his true love.

I imagine that his true love could be the drop-dead gorgeous daughter of a wealthy merchant, and who has been unwillingly betrothed to a corrupt Roman senator. Totally plausible. And then can you imagine that if things weren’t tragic enough already for Jon, that his race against time is actually about outrunning an impending pyroclastic flow (we’re talking hot gas and rock traveling at up to 450 mph (that’s 700 kilometers to my friend Andy), rushing down like hell unleashed at a blazing 480 degrees Fahrenheit (250 degrees Celsius)...

Read the full article about The Downfall of Pompeii on The Board Game Show Website:

http://theboardgameshow.com/2014/03/07/the-movie-the-tragedy...
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Interviews with the Designers of Scoville and Mob Town

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In Episode 13 of The Board Game Show, Scott Bogen interviews designer Ed Marriott about his game of hot pepper farming, called Scoville, now on Kickstarter. Marriott also gives us a sneak peak at another game he is working on.

Scott also interviews designer Danny Devine to talk about his game, Mob Town, also currently on Kickstarter. Devine shares with us details about the expansion to Mob Town.

Let’s begin now, shall we?

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Wed Feb 5, 2014 6:34 pm
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Let’s Be “Honest.” A Review of Coup

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If you’ve played any of the other games in The Resistance lineup, you will probably already know that the latest installment, Coup, has at least something to do with deception. You would be correct in that assumption, but the manner in which Coup differs is that deception isn’t mandatory.

In other Resistance games, if you are a spy or a Minion of Mordred, you can’t escape looking into the shifty eyes of a close friend and telling him a bold-faced lie. Some of you may be so good at beating the social lie detector test that your friends have even nicknamed you “cylon.” (That would never, EVER happen to me.)

Coup very successfully turns this template upside down (or at least stirs it up), allowing anyone to play a successful game by telling the truth. Quite simply there just isn’t a “You are the ‘Bad Guy’” card. Now it’s doubtful the tactic of being 100-percent honest would be an infallible strategy, but the virtuous among us need not worry about drawing a card that triggers heart palpitations, twitches and beads of sweat...

Continue and read the full review of Coup at The Board Game Show:
http://theboardgameshow.com/2014/01/31/lets-be-honest-a-revi...
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Mob Town

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A review of Mob Town, coming to Kickstarter Jan. 31!

In the 1920’s mafia families began waging war against one another for control of lucrative bootlegging operations, but when that ended, it was time to diversify. All manner of businesses would quickly become fronts for illegal activities.

Not unlike this period in history, the card game Mob Town has players waging turf wars over the most lucrative businesses and control of three towns over the course of the game. Despite the theme, don’t expect violent hit men, illicit drug rings and prostitution. This is a game you can play with your kids or grandparents, and that has everything to do with game designer Danny Devine’s deft hand at crafting a game that is remarkably balanced and accessible...

Read the full review of Mob Town at http://theboardgameshow.com/2014/01/26/a-review-of-mob-town/
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Mudslides and Pyroclastic Flow

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In episode 12 of The Board Game Show, Mudslides and Pyroclastic Flow, Scott Bogen reviews Robinson Crusoe: Adventures on the Cursed Island and somehow manages to weave in a sound bite of Wil Wheaton.

Scott also reviews the board game, The Downfall of Pompeii, with references to the upcoming movie.

Bradley L’Herrou joins us from Sovereign Games to talk about Masterless, The Samurai Game of Bluff and Intuition and the quick-playing miniatures game, Army Dudes.

In our Warfare segment, Scott and Kevin discuss Aspern-Essling 1890 and the classic Avalon Hill game, Battle of the Bulge, as well as iOS games, Battle of the Bulge and Drive on Moscow from Shenandoah Studio.

In Cocktails with(out) Ash Green, it’s a mudslide in more ways than one. And we wrap things up with a Kickstarter preview by Chris Solis, the designer of Terrene Odyssey: Battle Card Game. Let’s begin now, shall we?
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Four Times In One Night -- Ep 11

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In episode 11 of The Board Game Show, Author Chris-Rachael Oseland talks about her book Wood for Sheep, The Unauthorized Settlers Cookbook. Scott Bogen reviews the latest Resistance installment, Coup, as well as a nearly 50-year-old, mold-ridden game of Probe by Parker Brothers. In our Warfare segment, Kevin and Scott talk about some gaming in Italy, as well as the solitaire game, Space Infantry. And in Cocktails With Ash Green it’s all about Pappy Van Winkle and Holiday Slush. All this and more. Let’s begin now, shall we?

Right this way, please...
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