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Today we're discussing board games that are in some degree hybrids of board games and video games. These are games that require smartphone apps in order to be played, and the two games that we're featuring are Stop Thief! and Mansions of Madness Second Edition. Then, in our Broader View, we're going to flip the script and talk about board games that have been made into apps and how we feel about that.

https://www.menonboardpodcast.com/episodes/2018/8/27/episode...
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This episode went longer than we try to keep our episodes, but since we're talking about Twilight Imperium that seemed appropriate. Specifically, we're talking about Twilight Imperium Third Edition and Twilight Imperium Fourth Edition. Also, because Josh has never played Twilight Imperium, we brought in our friend (Other) Matt to fill in our fourth chair. In our Broader View, we talk about playing games that are an all day event.

https://www.menonboardpodcast.com/episodes/2018/9/10/episode...
 
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Today we’re celebrating our one year anniversary, and because this episode is coming out a day late, it is actually coming out on our one year anniversary! So in honor of making it a full year, we’re going back to our very first category and revisiting hidden movement with Specter Ops and Nuns on the Run. In our Broader View, we reflect on the last year of recording this podcast. Thank you to everyone that has been on this journey with us!

https://www.menonboardpodcast.com/episodes/2018/9/25/episode...
 
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This week we’re looking at two series of games that simulate the feeling of an escape room: the Unlock series and the Exit series. Because of the nature of these games, we were very careful to avoid spoilers, and only lightly touched on a few topics that may be considered slight spoilers, so I have noted those times in the show notes below, along with what is talked about in general. In our Broader View, we talk about how to make your game group more inclusive with a particular focus on inclusivity for gay men.

https://www.menonboardpodcast.com/episodes/2018/10/8/episode...
 
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Shakespeare is the category this week as we discuss the games Histrio and Shakespeare. In our Broader View, we talk about settings in board games, and the conversation goes into some places that we weren’t expecting and get a little bit real.

https://www.menonboardpodcast.com/episodes/2018/10/22/episod...
 
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In this shorter than average episode, we’re going back to Social Deduction games, but this time we’re focusing on games that play in a short amount of time. Specifically, we’re talking about One Night Ultimate Werewolf and Crossfire. In our Broader View, we talk about playing games at parties, and we end up spending way too much time talking about our frustrations with Cards Against Humanity.

https://www.menonboardpodcast.com/episodes/2018/11/5/episode...
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In this episode we’re talking about Next Move Games, which is an imprint from the publisher Plan B Games. We’re talking about both of the games that Next Move has published to date: Azul and Reef. In our Broader View, we talk about what we consider filler games and how we feel about them.

https://www.menonboardpodcast.com/episodes/2018/11/19/episod...
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This episode ended up being a little bit longer because we were having a lot of fun in our Broader View, so hopefully you enjoy the extra content! The category this week is cooperative games, and both of our cooperative games that we’re talking about have an island theme: Robinson Crusoe and Spirit Island. In our Broader View, we continue with the island theme and we discuss what three games (or as Jameson insists three games and a deck of cards) would we bring to a desert island. We also all cheat and sneak in an honorable mention.

https://www.menonboardpodcast.com/episodes/2018/12/3/episode...
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We’re switching up the schedule this week and pushing back Episode 33 to December 31st and instead we’re releasing this Board Game Kiki episode about Pax Unplugged 2018. Just as a heads up, we had some technical difficulty while recording, so when things sound choppy or when we’re talking a mile a minute, that’s why. With Christmas approaching, we also give our version of a gift guide in the form of what gifts we would give to each other. Finally, we are once again putting out the call for feedback as we have some discussions behind the scenes about potentially switching up our format.

https://www.menonboardpodcast.com/episodes/2018/12/17/board-...
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On the last day of 2018 we’re talking about racing games and comparing Formula D and Downforce. In our Broader View, we have a discussion about what we do when we’re not enjoying a game. We’re also still on the lookout for any feedback or suggestions while we’re taking a look at potential switching up our format. Happy New Year everyone!

https://www.menonboardpodcast.com/episodes/2018/12/31/episod...
 
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In our first episode of 2019 we’re looking at two bag building games that use their shared mechanic and two different ways. First up is the push your luck style of Quacks of Quedlinburg and next we have the worker placement style in Orleans. In our Broader View, we each discuss our dream combination of a mechanic, theme/IP, designer, and publisher for a game.

https://www.menonboardpodcast.com/episodes/2019/1/14/episode...
 
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This episode, we’re happy to have our friend Other Matt once again step in to help us out while Josh was unavailable. Today we’re looking at two very logical deduction games, Sleuth and Cryptid, and taking a look at how these games handle the mechanic in a very pure fashion. In our Broader View, we are putting out our New Year’s Resolutions just in time for the end of January.

https://www.menonboardpodcast.com/episodes/2019/1/27/episode...
 
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As of this episode, Men on Board is officially a part of the Dice Tower Network! We talk a little bit about that and some new things that we’re going to be doing with the podcast. Our category this week is mystery games, and we explore that through Tragedy Looper and Mysterium. Then in our Broader View, we talk about what we like about mysteries more generally, and we spend a lot of time talking about how much we enjoy murder mystery parties.

https://www.menonboardpodcast.com/episodes/2019/2/11/episode...
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Hey, great job, man! This is a big, ambitious project, and congrats on getting so far.
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Today, instead of doing one of our standard format episodes we’re doing a Kiki about what we thought about 2018 in terms of gaming, as well as looking ahead to our hopes for 2019. We also may have hit a new record for mispronunciations (until our next regular episode).

https://www.menonboardpodcast.com/episodes/2019/2/25/board-g...
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Today we are focusing on two games by the designer/codesigner Daniele Tascini: Teotuhican: City of Gods and Tzolk’in: The Mayan Calendar. We also probably mispronounced about half of this episode. In our Broader View, we talk about things we like and dislike about rule books. At the end of the episode, we also make some announcements about the future of the show.

https://www.menonboardpodcast.com/episodes/2019/3/11/episode...
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As of this episode, our friend and occasional fill-in host Other Matt is officially joining the cast of Men on Board. We accidentally forgot to elaborate on how this is going to work moving forward on the show itself, but what will happen is that Matt is going to be more regularly filling in for Josh and other hosts are there are conflicts in our schedules so that we can produce even more content! That being sad, at the end of this episode we announce that there may be some delays in some upcoming episodes due to some logistics surrounding Aaron moving.

Anyway, in this episode we’re celebrating Other Matt joining us by talking about historic war games. In particular, we’re looking at Memoir 44 and 1775: Rebellion. In our Broader View, we have a discussion about the different ways that combat resolution is handled in games and what we like and don’t like about these systems.

https://www.menonboardpodcast.com/episodes/2019/3/25/episode...
 
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Starting off with a programming note, due to moving this episode is going to be a gap filler until we get the games unpacked and the studio set up in Aaron’s new house. Episode 38 will be airing on April 22, 2019. For this episode, we’re talking about our experiences and opinions on tabletop RPGs, and we spend a lot of that time talking about a campaign of Mutants & Masterminds.

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While editing this episode, we realized that we had some unfortunate audio issues, and we apologize for the quality in some parts! Because of this, we edited a little bit more than we usually do, bringing the episode length down a little bit. Hopefully this will clear up the confusion when you hear Aaron talk about how the recording is going long during the episode!

The category in this episode is Cerebria, which is a shared theme between two different games from Mindclash Games. Specifically, we’re talking about Cerebria: The Inside World and Cerebria: The Card Game. In our Broader View, we have a discussion about variable player counts in board games.

https://www.menonboardpodcast.com/episodes/2019/4/22/episode...
 
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Today we’re talking about games with a steampunk theme, and we’re discussing The World of SMOG: On Her Majesty’s Service and Victorian Masterminds. Then in our Broader View, after looking forward to Victorian Masterminds for what felt like forever, we talk about anticipation of games and what games and events that we’re currently anticipating.

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We went a little bit long today, but that’s because we’re essentially talking about 9 different games in our descriptions. And that’s because today we are taking a look at asymmetrical games by comparing Vast: The Crystal Caverns and Root. We then take a step back and talk about how we learn games. We also get a little bit excited about the upcoming Origins: Game Fair, so be on the lookout for us if you are heading to Columbus next month!

https://www.menonboardpodcast.com/episodes/2019/5/20/episode...
 
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