Best boardgame podcasts we could find (Updated August 2018)
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On Board Games
Weekly
 
A show about board and card games. The guys of On Board Games discuss games from the viewpoints of new and expert players, reviewers, and people from the industry, to allow listeners insight into the gaming hobby so they can enjoy games more thoroughly.
 
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Boardgames To Go
Rare
 
Mark Johnson's occasional & opinionated podcast about family strategy boardgames
 
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Board Games Weekly
Weekly
 
Get the most out of your tabletop gaming experience. We share reviews, news, experiences, insights and all the fun we have at the table.
 
Helping You Design Great Games People Love
 
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Board Games Insider
Monthly+
 
Where too many consonants meets too many vowels
 
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Board Game University
Monthly
 
Are you interested in how designers and publishers have met with success? Tom Vasel sits down with designers and publishers, and talks about how they got to where they are, with an emphasis on tips for aspiring game designers.
 
Breaking into Board Games is a podcast about breaking into the hobby game industry. Every week, we interview a person of note, and give tips and tricks to make your way into the business of games. Hosts: Gil Hova -- Publisher -- @gilhova Gil Hova has been designing games since 2000. He has three published games, a fourth one on the way, and is now self-publishing as Formal Ferret Games. Gil lives in Jersey City, NJ, with his girlfriend and two adorable ferrets. Ian Zang -- Developer -- @ianz ...
 
This Board Game Life Podcast
 
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Board Game Blitz
Monthly+
 
Board Game Blitz is a 30 minute bi-weekly podcast about modern board games and card games hosted by Ambie, Cassadi, and Crystal.
 
The Brawling Brothers Boardgaming Podcast is a biweekly podcast that focuses on board games, card games and RPGs. The original Brawlers (Josh and Brandon) are 2 friends who like very different types of games. The show focuses on these differing preferences and (hopeless) attempts to sway each other's opinion. Each show includes light, friendly banter, a game review (in print), a combative segment called "Brawling and Boardgaming", a check in on BGG's "Hotness" and a brief discussion of a top ...
 
Board Gamers Anonymous is a podcast about gamers and the insane fun we have at the table together. Every week we cover the hottest news in the board gaming industry, what games are scratching the itch of our acquisition disorder, and what we've been playing recently. Reviews run the gamut from quick two player games to epic multi-hour adventures.
 
The Board Game Business Podcast is all about the business side of the tabletop gaming industry. We don't review games or tell you which ones we like, but instead focus on things like marketing, distribution, design and development, crowd-funding, and publishing. Richard New hosts and sits alongside Jeremy Commandeur, a game designer, and Brian Henk, a game designer and publisher with Overworld Games.
 
For the board game curious. Two games go head-to-head each week in a bite-sized discussion. Great for dipping your toe into varied world of board games. (Produced by Best Play)
 
Weekly, 30 minute show about board games. Each week we discuss in depth, one board or card game or discuss a group of games. Hosted by Brent Mair, Ryan Decaria, and Nathan Howard.
 
We are a podcast About Board games, Card games, & any other form of tabletop gaming! Join Roy, Matt, And Robert On our amazing podcasting adventure with tons of table top gaming! each week will will tackle another gaming topic and talk about game we are currently streaming and playing! we stream the podcast live on Tuesdays at 9pm EST and we play live board games on fridays 6-10pm EST www.twitch.tv/epicgamingnight check us out on twitter and instagram @epicgamingnight
 
A podcast about face to face games! We cover board games, roleplaying games, cards games, really any tabletop game at all!
 
If you like tabletop games and you're looking for an in-depth review of the latest and greatest offerings, you'll love the Dice Section. We spend a whole month playing a single game over and over again, more than is probably healthy, and then record our thoughts on how it held up. It's not a shallow overview... it's a deep and gory Dice Section.
 
Where too many consonants meets too many vowels
 
A community driven podcast about the stories we make while playing the games we love on, around, and under the gaming table. This podcast includes: stupid stories, a stupider host, dumb gaming news, elevator pitches for games, and some inside perspectives about running a game company. Join Alan Gerding and Sean McCoy (creators of the hit game "Two Rooms and a Boom"), along with a ragtag community of tabletop friends as they discuss pretty much anything that is remotely related to board games ...
 
Interviews with Board Game Designers, Board Game Reviews, News.
 
Podcasts, Video Reviews and more!
 
Board games in bed is a weekly podcast about board games, recorded in bed!
 
Every other week, Chris, Collin, Cindy, and Philip talk about all kinds of tabletop gaming: Board games, card games and even RPGs. They review one game in particular and talk about what they like/dislike about the game, and also take questions circulating around the gaming community and give their own answers to the questions.
 
The Tantrum House Board Gaming Podcast features the entire crew from Tantrum House! Three married couples—each with their own distinct board gaming preferences—get together each week to talk about board games that are coming to Kickstarter, games that have arrived in the mail, and ones they are looking forward to playing again soon. They cover topics like how to build up your local board gaming community, how to get your game onto Kickstarter, and pretty much every other hobby topic under th ...
 
A podcast with Top 10 lists of board games complied from various arenas and with varying metrics. Primary sources include: BoardGameGeek, ICv2, and GTS Distribution.
 
Board Games with Panda is bi-weekly board game podcast where Amanda and Brad talk about all the great games they've been playing and offer their thoughts on a wide range of topics that are on their mind. Board Games with Panda is a proud member of The Dice Tower Network
 
Every other week Fred and Nicole discuss what board games they are playing and allow the listener to eavesdrop on their featured game session before reviewing it.
 
3 guys from the Mile High City talk about boards and cards and dice, but mostly they ramble about games.
 
Where too many consonants meets too many vowels
 
This show all about the new release of Board games and card games, old games, kickstart projects like and maybe other geeky stuff on the side. The show is supported by www.ministryofboardgames.com
 
We're Spencer and Lara and we're married with board games! We talk about board games and card games with a critical eye on how they work for couples. We also have entertaining segments like Board Game Trailers, Rule Book Mad Libs, and Game Night Grub!
 
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Boardgames Daily
Weekly+
 
Boardgames FM is now Boardgames Daily! Tune in daily for great conversations on boardgames, tabletop gaming and so much more with Boardgames Daily powered by Theology of Games! Become a supporter of this podcast:https://anchor.fm/boardgamesdaily/support
 
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DIY Boardgames
Monthly
 
Button Shy is the little guy in a big world. A small board game publisher trying to make an impact on a fast paced industry with thousands of new games a year. Without being able to compete with low prices or large print runs, Button Shy is simply just doing things it’s own way.
 
Welcome to Across the Board. We are bi- monthly board game podcast that strives to be 60-90 minutes per episode. We are based in Omaha, Nebraska. The Board Members have been gaming together for just over 2 decades and we plan to have a large focus on Kickstarter funded games and independent game publishers who are newly hitting the market or releasing their next game. Partnering with the growth of the industry and bringing "social interaction" back to the table to us is very important. We wi ...
 
We are a group dedicated to the betterment of all people under the banner of table top gaming. We hope you enjoy our fresh take on the hobby and make us a source for games news, reviews and entertainment.
 
A biweekly podcast about board games. The show features a past/present/future segment with a particular category pertaining to board games; a sacred cow segment, where the hosts tackle hot button topics; and the show ends with a main discussion.
 
Comedy panel show based on board games.
 
A podcast for the lovers of board games and beer!
 
Judy & Robert: two geeks who love board games discuss them, recommend them, and sometimes get distracted from them (by other geeky things). Now available on iTunes! Read more at http://boardgameandgeekout.libsyn.com
 
The BoardGames and Brew podcast was founded by Daniel George, Kate Blevins, Tom Latho and Jeff Cornelius, who coincidentally enjoy board games and brew. Although we are not professional broadcasters or even all that charismatic according to our friends, this podcast is our way of contributing to the hobby we love while having a little fun. We want to share with our listeners the same experience we enjoy while talking about board games, game design, publication, and libations. Cheers!
 
We discuss board games, card games all things Tabletop.We have guest Game Designers and Kickstarter creators. We are many things. But We're Not Wizards
 
A podcast about the tabletop gaming hobby. We focus on special guests, reviewers, artists, and others that share the same passion for the hobby as we do.
 
A podcast about board games, the community, and all the lovely lovely bits. Join Shaun and Michelle as they discuss all sorts of things in the board game world, spotlight parts of the wonderful board game community, and marvel over the best components hobby boardgamdom has to offer!Tweet us @allthebitspodEmail us at allthebitspodcast@gmail.com
 
Hosted by Brenna Noonan, The Life and Times of a Board Game (mostly) monthly podcast that looks to show you life on the inside of making games. Through interview with industry professionals such as designers, artists, and manufacturers, every episode offers a new perspective on the tabletop world. We'll cover everything from early pitches and putting together designs, to the intricacies of production and getting your game onto tables around the world.
 
Irish Board Game Meet Ups
 
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Board Game Snobs
Monthly+
 
Critical Board Game Reviews: Because Life's Too Short Mediocre Board Games
 
Join Kalen, Neilan and Mark for a podcast about board games, the latest hotness, and how to have fun with your friends even when you're losing.
 
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EVENT DECK: Azul Wins Spiel des Jahres, Asmodee SOLD, Christian Peterson Leaves FFG STRATEGY AND TACTICS: Your questions are answered. FINAL SCORING: Portal Games Hires, Detective Hits Store Shelves, Indie Game Studios Hiring Intro Music: Happy Rock – Bensound.com
 
EVENT DECK: Azul Wins Spiel des Jahres, Asmodee SOLD, Christian Peterson Leaves FFG STRATEGY AND TACTICS: Your questions are answered. FINAL SCORING: Portal Games Hires, Detective Hits Store Shelves, Indie Game Studios Hiring Intro Music: Happy Rock – Bensound.com
 
Callin Flores, designer of Guardians, discusses how the finer details of creating a shuffle builder. (Games like Smash Up.) Callin’s game takes the shuffle building mechanism to new places, and he has a lot of insight on these types of games.​​
 
With our hosts reunited, in a new studio no less, they and Guest Andrew talk about their past week before getting into recently played games. Jeff ruled with a calcium-laden hand in Aye Dark Overlord!, Andrew cannot escape the Pandemic Series, Zach gets terminology wrong in Everdell, and Adrian gets schooled by a 9 year old in Welcome To. In Ne ...…
 
Are you a fan of The Bachelor television shows AND a fan of roleplaying games? Is their a venn diagram overlap? The Stagliano Brothers talk with Alan about "Tavern of Heroes," their role-playing game they hope gets many more people into tabletop gaming.Music Attribution:The Dirty by Podington BearElectric Car by Podington BearDub Pirate Boat by ...…
 
Today the guys talk about EverDell and the news of another unique game from Fantasy Flight games. Don’t forget to head to TheologyofGames.com/Patreon to find out all of the sweet rewards we have for our patrons and how you can become a part of what we do — if you like what you hear it would be awesome if you’d share this show with a friend, or ...…
 
We're tackling one of the great games of skill and chance this week as we look at six modern board games you might like if you're a fan of Poker. Whether you're getting into modern hobby games or just looking for something new with poker mechanics in it, we have a few you might want to check out. To kick things off, we asked the listeners our q ...…
 
In this episode, Issac talks with Adrienne Ezell about the Stronghold and Indie Board and Cards merger (among other things). (24:00) Next, the duo discuss what a day in the life of this most recent GenCon was like. (1:24:41) Lastly, Brian Counter talks to us about another Alexa skill, this time Oregon Trail. Inverse Genius: http://www.inversege ...…
 
Episode Sponsors: Boardwalk, Bezier Games, Final Frontier Games, The Game Steward, Game Toppers In our 52nd episode, we are celebrating our podcast's first year! We have interviews from GenCon with Kevin and Melissa, birthday wishes from a bunch of cool people, we talk about some fun memories, and announce our prize winners! Thank you all for b ...…
 
In this episode we visit with our good friend Max Davie from Games 4 Families! We chat about 2 things that are really not that far apart from each other. You guessed it! Zombie invasions and Childrens Birthday Parties! There’s crying, there’s running, there’s puking, and primal feelings of just trying to survive come to the surface. Reminds me ...…
 
Jeremiah takes the show for today and chats about the sweet listener support feature here on Anchor as well as “What Will you Play Friday”! Let us know what you’re playing this weekend! Don’t forget to head to TheologyofGames.com/Patreon to find out all of the sweet rewards we have for our patrons and how you can become a part of what we do — i ...…
 
Zach and Jeff sit down once again to chat with Stonemaier Games' Jamey Stegmaier, albeit in a much more crowded room. 00:00:23 - Interview Intro 00:01:10 - What's New? Rise of Fenris, My Little Scythe 00:06:10 - Euphoria Expansion 00:07:31 - Geekway to the West and St. Louis 00:10:55 - Charterstone(early to midgame spoilers) 00:18:26 - Scythe S ...…
 
We've been deep in the hobby for 20 years now and we are surprised when some games remain for sale continually, or in other words, become evergreen games, and why some don't. What makes Ticket to Ride, Catan, Pandemic, and many others stand out and sell thousands of times more copies than the average hobby game. We have some ideas. Let us know ...…
 
The gan's all here! Today the guys discuss one of the hottest games announced at Gen Con: Keyforge! Firestone takes a look at the Gloomhaven Organizer from The Broken Token, AND there's a NEW and EASY way to support Boardgames Daily! Anchor.FM has launched a new listener support feature that we are excited and proud to be a part of launching, t ...…
 
What does a live show sound like when it's recording using 3 iPhones? Did Lindsey finally assassinate Alan? What is the worsts part of Gen Con? Are there more women in attendance? These questions, a train wreck of an episode, and more!
 
Ep. 166: the best 4 days in gaming! News: Game of Thrones: Mother of Dragons Keyforge Arkham horror 3rd Edition Christian Peterson stepping down Guardians Gen7 Dark tower What we have been playing! (Roy) So many games (Rob) Hand & Foot, Painting Minis (Matt) Nothing Topic: Gencon previews Games we talked about: X-Wing A Song of Ice and Fire Tha ...…
 
In the wake of Gen Con, we return home invigorated about just how grand and diverse the hobby is. We celebrate the games that we might not otherwise have thought to play, and encourage you to do the same! We also talk about Lift it!, The Estates, and Cat Lady. 01:57 - Gen Con Final Thoughts 09:30 - Lift it! 13:00 - The Estates 20:42 - Cat Lady ...…
 
Today Firestone and AJ chat about a few games that have been hitting their tables! Don’t forget to head to TheologyofGames.com/Patreon to find out all of the sweet rewards we have for our patrons and how you can become a part of what we do — if you like what you hear it would be awesome if you’d share this show with a friend, or subscribe, rate ...…
 
Today we talk about how to figure out why your Kickstarter campaign is failing and how to fix it. Brian's magic recipe for a successful campaign: A page that converts visitors into backers Get backers to your page Converting: The video, explaining the hook, providing the content people really care about Getting Visitors: Social media ads, build ...…
 
Corry Damey, designer of Seasons of Rice and winner of the BGDL Design Challenge, discusses how he’s managed to win 3 design competitions.
 
Zach and Jeff finish up their GenCon 2018 coverage with Sunday's events, the trip home, and overall thoughts of this year's convention. 00:00:39 - GenCon Day 4/Overall Recap Start 00:02:12 - Sunday Early beginning 00:04:16 - Sabotage 00:19:08 - Alone* in the Exhibit hall 00:23:17 - Warhammer Doomseeker 00:27:50 - Multi Universum and Superhot 00 ...…
 
This week is all about dice and the many different ways dice are used in board games. We discuss the perception that dice games are high luck and low strategy and the different ways games mitigate the luck of the dice, using a few case studies of games we have played this week including Dice Forge, Champions of Midgard, Roll Player and Strike ( ...…
 
Gen Con! We're back from the big show and are excited to share with you everything we saw, played and experienced at the show this year. We start off by discussing the games we got a chance to demo or see that aren't yet out, but that we are excited to see more of in the weeks and months to come. Then we delve into the games we DID bring home a ...…
 
In this episode of On Board Games Seth Anderson joins Donald Dennis to talk about gaming as an expat living in China, including finding local gamers, counterfeit games, and problems with kickstarter fulfillment issues. Inverse Genius: http://www.inversegenius.com/ Patreon account: http://www.patreon.com/obgTwitter: @onboardgames RSS Feed: http: ...…
 
Episode Sponsors: Boardwalk, Bezier Games, Final Frontier Games, The Game Steward, Game Toppers In our 51st episode, we miss Kevin and Mellisa, talk about 6 games coming to Kickstarter, and chat with Mike Warth with Flatworks Gaming! Episode 51: Lincoln's Podcasting DebutFile Size: 32715 kbFile Type: mp3Download File…
 
Another day of gameplay demos and various things for Zach and Jeff. 00:00:05 - Daily GenCon Recap Day 3 Start! 00:03:01 - Blood Minute! 00:09:39 - City of Gears/Grey fox 00:11:56 - BLizzard Hearthstone 00:17:08 - Demo of City of Gears! 00:26:41 - Heroes of Terrinoth 00:34:55 - Arkham Horror 3rd Edition 00:40:25 - Star Wars Legion 00:49:00 - Now ...…
 
Day three of Gen Con is over, and that's a wrap for our coverage from Indianapolis! Enjoy our final thoughts from the show floor (at least for this week), while we trudge back to the west coast with as many games as we can carry. We talk about Istanbul: The Dice Game, Wendake, One Week Ultimate Werewolf, Show & Tile, Coimbra, and Trade on the T ...…
 
In this episode we bump into the Legendary Scott Nicholson from “Board Games with Scott” Youtube fame, On Board Games, and now a Professor of Gaming in Canada (the actual name is super ridiculously long, stick around for the credits if you want to know what it is). We talk about Escape Rooms and Making the World a Better Place. Can it be done? ...…
 
Zach and Jeff move on to their exploits in Day 2 of Gencon 2018! 00:00:13 - Day two begins 00:01:00 - Ant Blood bowl 00:02:06 - Charterstone finished (no to vague spoilers) 00:04:13 - Expo Hall Part 2(CMON Games: Cthulhu Death May Die, A Song of Ice and Fire, Nvarfang Legends) 00:10:35 - Announcements - Bloodbourne the Board Game, Horizon Zero ...…
 
We're halfway through Gen Con, and we wrap up day two of the show with our thoughts from the floors and tables and beds (?!) of Indianapolis. We talk about Crusader Kings, Scarabya, Petrichor, Zogan, Flotsam Fight, Welcome To..., and Dice Fishing: Roll and Catch!
 
Today it’s what will you play Friday! Plus AJ and Scott weigh in with their 1st Impressions of Great Western Trail and Freedom: The Underground Railroad. Don’t forget to head to TheologyofGames.com/Patreon to find out all of the sweet rewards we have for our patrons and how you can become a part of what we do — if you like what you hear it woul ...…
 
Zach and Jeff keep it low tech and casual as they rundown all the stuff they did during the zeroth and first day of Gencon 2018. 00:00:13 - Gencon Day One Recap Start! 00:04:00 - Them Badges 00:09:55 - Vendor Hall Pre Open Hours 00:16:43 - Gen7 Demo 00:21:27 - USAopoly Talk(Deadpool vs The World, Snow White, Samurai Jack, Blank Slate, Harry Pot ...…
 
Gen Con! It's here at last, and we run through our quick impressions of the first day of the show. We talk about Exodus: Paris Nouveau, Reef, Nyctophobia, and Illusion.
 
Cons cons and more cons! Collin and Cindy just came back from Dice Tower Con, and Chris is about to head to Gen Con! Plus a LOT of news, some game discussions, and much more! News Munchkin Dungeon from CMON https://icv2.com/articles/news/view/40962/cmon-reveals-first-licensed-munchkin-game Hasbro Game Sales Up https://icv2.com/articles/news/vie ...…
 
Frank and Gavin return with a new season of the Board Games Ireland Podcast. Board Games Ireland is a popular meet up group where people can come together and play board games. In this episode we talk a little about what Board Games Ireland does, about what makes contemporary board games different. We also discuss […]…
 
Ambie and Crystal discuss 1849: The Game of Sicilian Railways and Pandemic Legacy: Season 2. We then talk about games that everyone seems to like except us, and Crystal goes over the origins of the word "like."Recent Games: 0:45Unpopular Opinions: 10:30Board Game Etymology - 'Like': 29:33Outro: 30:55Bloopers: 32:081849: https://boardgamegeek.co ...…
 
Today we field a call asking about best practices for House Rules. Jeremiah and Firestone sound off on what makes a good house rule, in their opinion... Also Jeremiah gives us the low down on a couple more titles that should be on your radar if you're heading to Gen Con! Don't forget to head over to www.TheologyofGames.com/Patreon to find out h ...…
 
This episode Ryan, Brent and Nathan each choose five games from the massive list of 615 titles previewed on boardgamegeek.com. This list is found at https://www.boardgamegeek.com/geekpreview/7/gen-con-2018-preview We talk Robotech, Alien, Aliens, Towers, and many more.
 
Bez Shahriari, designer of Yogi, discusses the ins and outs of creating a game made specifically for families. We go into why family games are so good for helping kids as they grow up, and we talk about a lot of things to consider when making these types of games.
 
With a final farewell to the old studio, our hosts start with out with an extra large banter, before going into recently played games. Adrian flicked his way into the Mars Open, Zach balance wood in Bamboleo, and Just played with tubes in Dr. Eureka. In News, a New Crossroads game is announced, Zombicide goes RPG, and Tiny Epic gets mechs. In K ...…
 
Catherine Stippell designed Nyctophobia, published by Pandasaurus Games. She details her path to success through designing for accessibility and designing for the sake of the creating something for one's self or others. You can reach out to her on twitter: @playnyctophobia Hosts: Tony - Designer - @beardedrogue Ian - Developer - @ianzangdesign ...…
 
Want to hear an entire RPG session of Sean McCoy's Mothership? Well, here it is. A soldier, scientist, android, and teamster are sent to a planet to re-establish contact with a military outpost and to secure all weapon research. Will the team make it out alive? Will they encounter aliens?Music Attribution:Set Adrift by Daniel BirchSwallowed by ...…
 
Today Jeremiah discusses Gen Con, and some titles you want to check out while you’re there! Don’t forget to head to TheologyofGames.com/Patreon to find out all of the sweet rewards we have for our patrons and how you can become a part of what we do — if you like what you hear it would be awesome if you’d share this show with a friend, or subscr ...…
 
Ever want to wine and dine a potential client or get to know your new colleagues over board games? This week, we look at some games that offer the social interaction without potential gaffes or uncomfortable situations that work perfectly for low-key non-drinking ice-breakers. Before we dive in, we look at our question of the week - asking the ...…
 
Today Jeremiah and Firestone chat about what they played this weekend and we just found out the CEO of Asmodee North America has stepped down! Don’t forget to head to TheologyofGames.com/Patreon to find out all of the sweet rewards we have for our patrons and how you can become a part of what we do — if you like what you hear it would be awesom ...…
 
In this episode, Don and Erik talk with Bez from Stuff by Bez about games they've played lately, including: Ticket to Ride New York Coloretto Big Trouble in Little China Heroes of Land Air and Sea Codenames Codenames Duet (33:28) Next, the trio discuss creating game days and other events, whether they are promoting a new game or just celebratin ...…
 
Episode Sponsors: Boardwalk, Bezier Games, Final Frontier Games, The Game Steward, Game Toppers In our 50th episode, we're on Facebook Live again! We chat with David Lupo of New World Alchemy, talk about 5 games coming to Kickstarter, and announce another giveaway just ahead of our 1 year podcastaversary episode! Episode 50: Would You RatherFil ...…
 
This week it was my birthday! And I was lucky enough to receive a number of games as gifts from family friends for which I was very grateful. But it's also brought about a mini existential crisis about the size of our board game collection - do we now have too many games?I fully appreciate that this is a ridiculous issue to have, there are plen ...…
 
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