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On Board Games Episodes 1-10

#
Date
Episode Name/Link
Main Topic
Notes and Other Features
0
01 Mar 2007
Meet the Makers
Introduction
Reposted to Libsyn Feed 10 Mar 2007
1
15 Mar 2007
Don't Quit Now
Quitting games in progress and discussion of game events.
interview with Niagara Board Gaming Weekend's, Mike Cardwell
2
31 Mar 2007
Expanding Game Play
The benefits and purposes of expansions. Creating prototypes and pitching games to publishers.

3
13 Apr 2007
Critical Reviews and the Modern Board Game
Reviews and game definitions. Scott and Donald discuss what we call games and why it matters.

4
18 May 2007
Building a Game Group
Finding people, finding space, publicity, game choices.

5
18 June 2007
Getting Your Game Collection into Play
Convincing your friends to play the games you purchased.

6
05 Jul 2007
Endgame
Victory conditions: victory points vs. victory conditions

7
21 Jul 2007
It's Just a Gimmick
Games with unique gimmicks

8
6 Aug 2007
We Rule!
Game Rules: Poorly assembled rulebooks and various formats

9
21 Aug 2007
Gateway Games: The First Hit is Free
Care and feeding of new gamers.

Board Game Podcast Award for Best Gateway Game:-
Summary of nominees, winner declaration and discussion why winner is a great gateway game

Review of Penguin by Fantasy Flight Games
10
7 Sep 2007
Social by Request
Games that promote social interaction.

Advanced Squad Leader Starter Sets reviewed by Erik

On Board Games Episodes 11-20

#
Date
Episode Name/Link
Main Topic
Notes and Other Features
11
24 Sep 2007
Not Your Father's Board Games
Playing games with children.

12
29 Oct 2007
Role-Playing Board Games
Scott gives an impromptu Quelf review

One fan of the show asks about Scott's weird games

Donald is mocked due to the episode's likely delay and fading relevance to Essen

Return of Return of the Heroes


13
2 Dec 2007
The Price of Board Games
Mayfair Setting price floor on their games.
14
Removed for matters of national security
??
It's all Erik's fault, really
??
15
30 Dec 2007
Party On
Party Games.
Donald interviews Dominic of North Star Games
16
17 Jan 2008
Down Time and Delay of Game
Games with long down time and players who cause delay of game.

17
1 Feb 2008
The Big Event
Round Table:
Event Round Table
Erik, Scott, and Donald discuss industry only shows, trade to consumer shows, and fan oriented shows.
- BGG Con, Chitag, GAMA

Australian Big Event segment by Caradoc


18
17 Feb 2008
The Culture of Game Consumption
Round Table:
The Culture of Game Consumption by Scott, Erik, & Donald
Wandering Geek OBG Promo

Correspondent Segment:
Games in Education - Giles discusses why games make a good addition to any classroom.


19
02 March 2008
The Dirty Dozen
Round Table
The Twelve Lowest Ranked Games on Board Game Geek.

Blott's Guide to the Geek
Game Rankings.

Caradoc on Games in Education
Giles discusses the ways he has used games in schools.

Steve LeShay of Sherco Games interviewed by Donald
20
17 March 2008
Player Scale-ability
Round Table
Player Scale-ability

Corespondent Segments

Games in Education - Giles reveals games used in schools

A Guide to the Geek - Ben covers the advanced search feature


  • Realpolitik from Peccable Productions reveiwed by Scott
  • Heroscape from Hasbro reviewed by Erik

On Board Games Episodes 21-30

#
Date
Episode Name/Link
Main Topic
Notes and Other Features
21
31 March 2008
Interview Episode
Interviews
Andrew Parks
Pet Fenlon

  • Gamer's Companion to Shakespeare, reviewed by Giles
22
23 April 2008
Print and Play Games
Round Table
Print and Play Games

Corespondent Segment
Games in Education by Giles - the stigma of games in schools


  • Black Death v1.01 from BTRC reviewed by Erik
  • Caveman from MAG Ltd reviewed by Scott, Tammy, and Donald
23
15 May 2008
Train Games
Round Table
Train Games

Corespondent Segments
Games in Education - Giles interviews Tom Vasel
A Guide to the Geek - Ben covers Geek Lists


24
8 June 2008
International Gamers Awards
Round Table
International Gamer Awards

Corespondent Segments
Games in Education - Giles discusses talks about the Games for Educators site.


25
25 June 2008
Alex Yaeger Interview
Main Segment
Interview with Alex Yaeger

No reviews this episode
26
6 July 2008
Teaching Games
Round Table
Teaching games

Corespondent Segments
Giles discusses Boardgames Australia Awards.

Reviews

27
26 July 2008
Monopoly and More
Round Table
Donald, Scott, and Erik revisit classic American board games from their youth

Corespondent Segments
Music contest results are in.
Discussion of the Scrabble lawsuit


28
10 Septemebr 2008
Small Game Companies
Round Table
Donald Scott and Erik talk about the place of small game companies in the hobby, and discuss review copies of the games.

Corespondent Segments
Interviews with Craig Ichabod O'Brien and David Crockett

Reviews
Oddly, there aren't any.
29
30 September 2008
Store in a Cool Dry Place
Round Table
Donald, Scott,and Erik discuss the different ways to store your game collection and the game components. We also learn that Don has issues.

Corespondent Segments
Giles talks about his lunchtime gaming program


30
26 October 2008
Start Your Engines
Round Table
Scott and Erik discuss racing games

Corespondent Segments
Giles talks about using punchboards


On Board Games Episodes 31-40

#
Date
Episode Name/Link
Main Topic
Notes and Other Features
31
19 November 2008
Take That!
Round Table
Donald, Scott and Erik discuss Take That Games

Corespondent Segments
Giles talks take that games and direct conflict games in the classroom


32
15 December 2008
Games with Large Groups
Round Table
Donald, Scott and Erik discuss Dominion, large group games, and breaking large groups into smaller groups.

Corespondent Segments
Donald and Giles talk about games with large groups and review the Werewolves games.


33
22 January 2009
Pimp Your Games
Round Table
Donald, Scott and Erik discuss pimping your games

Corespondent Segment
Giles throws in his two cents about pimping his games.


34
17 February 2009
Bait Games
Round Table
Donald, Scott and Erik discuss what makes a game good bait to draw in non gamers.
Corespondent Segments
Giles talks about games he played at the Australian Games Expo 2009.
Bart shares his success with Avid Gamers

35
11 March 2009
The Economy vs. the Board Game Industry
Round Table
Donald Scott and Erik discuss what impact the economy will really have on the board game industry.

Giles gives his tuppence on the economy as well.


36
11 March 2009
Two Years and Counting
Round Table
In this episode Donald, Scott, and Erik, discuss the first two years of On Board Games, and Giles chimes in as well.

37
19 July 2009
More than the Rules
Round Table
Donald, Scott, and Erik, talk about games that exceed their rules sets.

  • Erik reviews Animal Upon Animal
  • Donald, Tim, & Phelonece review Pack and Stack
38
23 August 2009
Game Production
Donald, Scott, and Erik, talk about getting a game from the designer to your table.

  • Erik reviews Soft Landing
  • Scott Nicholson reviews Ra Dice Game
  • Donald Dennis reviews Dwarven Dig with Charles Browy, Daniel Cox,
39
8 November 2009
Burnout
Donald, Scott, and Erik talk about burnout.
Giles talks about the Australian Board Game Awards.

  • Scott reviews the Beowulf Movie game
  • Erik reviews Restaurant
40
3 December 2009
Boardgamegeek.com
Scott and Erik talk about the glory that is the Board Game Geek convention.

  • Donald, Jamie, Cortney, and Lorenzo review Le Boomb!
  • Donald, Alex, and Danny discuss Zombie Mosh

On Board Games Episodes 41-50

#
Date
Episode Name/Link
Main Topic
Notes and Other Features
41
20 January 2010
Speed Games
Erik, and Scott, talk about board Speed Games.

  • Donald reviews Atlantis
  • Donald reviews Catan Dice.
  • Giles reviews American Megafauna.
  • Erik reviews The Adventurers
42
5 April 2010
Back in the Game Design

Donald, Erik, and Scott, talk about board game design.

Donald and Scott talk about House Cons.


  • Wits and Wagers Family
  • Martian Fluxx
  • Tales of the Arabian Nights
  • Campaign Managers

43
21 April 2010
Prototypes

Erik, Scott and Donald talk about creating prototypes.

Giles talks about illegal copies of games Reviews PDQ Zombietown Builders Duel


  • Giles reviews Origins: How we Became Human
  • Donald reviews PDQ
  • Donald reviews Zombietown
  • Donald reviews Pillars of the Earth: Builders Duel

44
6 May 2010
Study for Your Playtest

Round table about creating playtesting your game designs, but Erik, Scott and Donald also talk about creating copies of games and respond to listener feedback about prototyping.

Giles and Donald talk about buying games for school and library game programs.


  • Erik reviews numerous expansions in his Expansionpalooza!
  • Donald and Nick Review Kachina by Bucephalus Games

45
6 June 2010
Submit and Like It

Scott, Donald, And Erik discuss submitting games to publishers.

  • Giles reviews Kreigbot
  • Erik reviews Phantom Leader
  • Giles reviews his school program game purchase
46
30 June 2010
Networking

Donald, Scott, Erik, and Giles talk about building relationships with game companies.

  • Erik reviews Mercenary Air Squadron
  • Jonathan Bishop reviews the iPhone Carcassonne
47
18 July 2010
Preferred Target Status
Donald, Scott, and Cathy, talk about outside influences impacting the way you play the game.
Donald, Scott, Ryan, and Derek talk about auction games

  • Erik reviews Automobile


48
10 August 2010
Events of All Kinds
Scott and Donald talk about Dexcon and fandom conventions.
Donald and Ryan Sturm talk about prepping for house cons.
Giles talks about School Games Day.

  • Scott reviews Chaos Dead Hand Poker (in round table)
  • Erik reviews Homesteaders
  • Donald reviews Witch of Salem
  • Donald reviews Ablaze
  • Donald reviews World Without End
  • Donald reviews Glenn’s Gallery

49
13 September 2010
Social Contracts
Erik Donald and Scott discuss feedback on previous Preferred Target Status and Auction Games segments then a new discussion about the way game groups interact.

  • Giles previews High Frontier
  • Erik reviewsTerra Prime
  • Donald reviews Wacky Wacky West
  • Giles reviews a bundle of games as they relate to school
50
4 October 2010
It's Epic
Erik, Donald, and Scott discuss Epic games

  • Jonathan reviews Carcassonne for the iPhone

On Board Games Episodes 51- Current

#
Date
Episode Name/Link
Main Topic
Notes and Other Features
51
21 October 2010
Those Wonderful Players
Erik, Donald, and Scott discuss how the number of players impact the way games play.

52
10 November 2010
Breaking Up is Hard to Do
Erik, Donald, and Scott discuss beaking up with a game store or group.

  • Giles talks about epic games.
  • Dan from Myriad Games talks with Donald about customer/game store relationships.
53
29 November 2010
Free Parking
Erik, Donald, and Scott discuss variants in games.

  • Erik reviews Ascension: Chronicles of the Godslayer
  • Jonathan reviews 8 iPhone apps
  • Erik reviews 7 Wonders
54
16 December 2010
Party on Wayne
Erik, Donald, and Scott, discuss cons they've been to recently and then party games.

  • Scott reviews The Resistance
  • Erik reviews Defenders of the Realm
OBG 55
3 January 2011
Don't Be Picky
Erik, Donald, and Scott discuss getting picky about games

  • Erik Takes 5 on games that look sweet but are viscious
  • Erik reviews Bon Appetit

Recent Episodes



Date
Episode Name/Link
Main Topic
Notes and Other Features

OBG 55
3 January 2011
Don't Be Picky
Erik, Donald, and Scott discuss getting picky about games

  • Erik Takes 5 on games that look sweet but are viscious
  • Erik reviews Bon Appetit

OBG 54
16 December 2010
Party on Wayne
Erik, Donald, and Scott, discuss cons they've been to recently and then party games.

  • Scott reviews The Resistance
  • Erik reviews Defenders of the Realm

OBG 53
29 November 2010
Free Parking
Erik, Donald, and Scott discuss variants in games.

  • Erik reviews Ascension: Chronicles of the Godslayer
  • Jonathan reviews 8 iPhone apps
  • Erik reviews 7 Wonders

OBG 52
10 November 2010
Breaking Up is Hard to Do
Erik, Donald, and Scott discuss beaking up with a game store or group.

  • Giles talks about epic games.
  • Dan from Myriad Games talks with Donald about customer/game store relationships.

OBG 51
21 October 2010
Those Wonderful Players
Erik, Donald, and Scott discuss how the number of players impact the way games play.

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