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A podcast that looks at Board Games / Tabletop Gaming through the lens of playing as a couple or with a regular gaming partner. Hosted by Al & Hannah, We review a game each episode.

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United Kingdom

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A podcast that looks at Board Games / Tabletop Gaming through the lens of playing as a couple or with a regular gaming partner. Hosted by Al & Hannah, We review a game each episode.

Language:

English


Episodes
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Episode 16 - The Crew: The Quest for Planet Nine - Adventures Around Uranus

7/1/2024
Send us a Text Message. Thanks for joining us for another episode of Board With Each Other! This month is another first as we tackle a game that is specifically not meant for 2 players and see how well it works with the included two player variant, the big game in a little box that is The Crew. We also look at the game in a more general fashion and weigh up the benefits of a talking ban. Find us on Social Media Facebook Twitter Instagram

Duration:00:33:59

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Episode 15 - Ark Nova: We Built a Zoo!

6/3/2024
Send us a Text Message. In this episode we cast our critical eye over one of the biggest releases of recent years, the zoo building phenomenon Ark Nova. We talk about huge deck management, the games mechanics and so satisfying 'cascades that occur during gameplay, how well it plays at two players and of course, trash pandas. Find us on Social Media Facebook Twitter Instagram

Duration:00:41:14

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Episode 14 - Micromacro: Crime City - Where's Corpsey?

5/6/2024
Send us a Text Message. Thanks for joining us for another episode of Board With Each Other! In this episode we take our first foray into puzzle games, with the visual puzzle that is MicroMacro: Crime City. We talk about games that are 'one and done', wax lyrical about the exceptional art design and answer our usual question of how it fares as a shared experience with two players. Find us on Social Media Facebook Twitter Instagram

Duration:00:35:51

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Special Episode 02 - Descent: Journeys in the Dark (2nd Edition) - Save the Villager, Save the World

4/15/2024
Send us a Text Message. Welcome to our second special episode, where we look at niche, small or out of print games to sit alongside our regular content. In this episode we look back on one of our formative boardgames, the modern classic dungeon crawler that is Descent 2nd Edition. We appraise it in our usual fashion, chat about expansions, rules and miniatures and look at its place in the lineage of dungeon crawlers. We also make it clear how bad Al is at this game. It's all the dice's fault of course. Find us on Social Media Facebook Twitter Instagram

Duration:00:53:33

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Episode 13 - Mansions of Madness: There's an App for That

4/2/2024
Send us a Text Message. In this episode Al and Hannah examine the app driven dungeon crawler / co-op adventure Mansions of Madness. As big fans of the Arkham Horror universe and Call of Cthulhu TTRPG we were very excited to get to grips with this one. We look a the game itself and how it plays, the integration with the app and as always how well it plays with two. Apologies for the sound quality, we've been having some audio gremlins and we will be back to our normal standard next episode - thank you for bearing with us! Find us on Social Media Facebook Twitter Instagram

Duration:00:51:48

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Episode 12 - Radlands: Punks are People Too!

3/4/2024
Send us a Text Message. In this Episode of Board With Each Other we appraise the 2-player card based duel that is Radlands. Set in a vibrant post-apocalyptic environ, this is a classic card battler with a number of interesting twists that plays relatively quickly. But how good is it? Does the substance live up to the style? And where does it stand on tactics and replayability? All these questions on more answered in this episode. Find us on Social Media Facebook Twitter Instagram

Duration:00:38:44

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Episode 11 - Nemesis: Not-Stromo

2/5/2024
Send us a Text Message. In this bumper episode of Board With Each Other, Al & Hannah review the smash hit semi co-op survival horror Nemesis through our normal lens - namely how well does it play with 2? We discuss its ability to tell an immersive story, the difference between playing it co-operatively or semi co-op and wax lyrical about a pretty spectacular set of components. We also remember fondly the time Hannah got surprised in the showers by an intruder queen. Remember folks - always bring a fire extinguisher! Find us on Social Media Facebook Twitter Instagram

Duration:01:00:30

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Episode 10 - Planted: The Hobby Venn Diagram

1/1/2024
Send us a Text Message. Welcome back to our tenth full episode! This month we review Planted, the houseplant collection game by Sushi Go designer Phil Walker-Harding. We talk about Hannah's excitement at combining two of her hobbies, wax lyrical about some components and apply our usual scoring criteria. As always we round off at addressing how well it plays as a two player experience. Find us on Social Media Facebook Twitter Instagram

Duration:00:34:48

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Episode 09 - Dune: Imperium - A Spicy Time

12/4/2023
Send us a Text Message. Welcome to another episode of Board With Each Other! In this month's episode we discuss the exceptional worker placement / deck builder with a pinch of engine building that is Dune: Imperium. We appraise it using our usual criteria, talk about how it functions as a game, what it does well and whether it's worth your time as a 2 player experience. We reviewed the base game only for this, but will likely return at a later date to examine the expansions. Find us on Social Media Facebook Twitter Instagram

Duration:00:41:23

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Episode 08 - Mystic Vale: Natural Druidic Enhancements

11/6/2023
Send us a Text Message. Welcome to episode 8 of Board With Each Other! In this episode we look at a slightly less well known proposition in the form of AEG's card crafting deck builder Mystic Vale. The gameplay is definitely a unique proposition in comparison to standard deck builder fare, but is it any good, does it play well with two and can we ever stop mixing up the words advancements and enhancements (because the internet has poisoned our brains)? The answers lie within! Listen here: https://linktr.ee/boardwitheachother Find us on Social Media Facebook Twitter Instagram

Duration:00:40:32

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Episode 07: Carcassonne - Hot Take Barony

10/2/2023
Send us a Text Message. Welcome to another episode of Board With Each Other! In this episode Al & Hannah take on a true classic of modern boardgaming, the tile laying, worker placement monolith that is Carcassonne. We talk about its role as a gateway game, some of its many expansions, and discuss the topic of playing without your gaming buddy on apps and its impact. It all gets a bit heated as we come to the conclusion of whether despite its status we actually like it, and how well it functions as a two player game. Find us on Social Media Facebook Twitter Instagram

Duration:00:40:24

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Special Episode 01: Star Realms & Codenames Duet - In Space, No One Can Hear You Guess

9/18/2023
Send us a Text Message. Alongside our usual monthly content, we will occasionally put out special episodes which either double up some smaller, lighter games, or look at things slightly outside the norm of our usual content (for example old out of print games, board gaming adjacent topics). In this first of our special bonus episodes, Hannah takes the reigns of hosting duties as we look at two small (but perhaps mighty?) games in the sci-fi deckbuilder Star Realms and the 2 player focused remix of the excellent party game Codenames. We hope you enjoy and see you in two weeks for our regular monthly episode! Find us on Social Media Facebook Twitter Instagram

Duration:00:37:56

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Episode 06: Gloomhaven - Two Mercenaries Walk Into a Pub...

9/4/2023
Send us a Text Message. Do you have a lot of time on your hands? Do you think that marriage is not quite enough of a commitment between two people? Then do we have a recommendation for you! In our biggest episode to date and after an epic 3 year journey, we offer our final thoughts on Isaac Childres' game-changing, sprawling dungeon crawler / RPG Gloomhaven. (and a bit of Jaws of the Lion) We discuss the game's mechanics, components and in our usual fashion talk through how it plays as a 2-player experience. We have done our best to be spoiler free throughout the normal show, but we do have a special spoilercast added on to the end for those who have finished the campaign / don't mind spoilers and want to hear our thoughts on story, unlockable characters and the mysterious envelope 'X'. Find us on Social Media Facebook Twitter Instagram

Duration:01:08:32

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Episode 05 - Aeons End: Straight Outta the Breach

7/31/2023
Send us a Text Message. Welcome back to another episode of Board with Each Other - the board gaming podcast where we discuss games through the lens of playing as a pair. On this episode, we discuss the spell chucking deck builder Aeon's End. A firm staple in our collection, and one that adds some truly tasty mechanics to the standard deck builder tropes. But is it good with two players? How good of a game is the core box? And will Al ever get to grips with the discard order mechanic? The answers to some of these at least are within! Find us on Social Media Facebook Twitter Instagram

Duration:00:32:18

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Episode 04: Calico - Kitten Mittens

7/3/2023
Send us a Text Message. In this episode of Board with Each other, Al & Hannah tackle the brain burning abstract puzzler Calico. We talk through the gameplay, components and complexity as well as bringing our usual 2-player / couples lens to it. Al waxes lyrical about charity shops and Hannah talks about cats. A Lot. We hope you enjoy! Find us on Social Media Facebook Twitter Instagram

Duration:00:30:08

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Episode 03: Stardew Valley - Brutalist Farming

6/5/2023
Send us a Text Message. In this episode of Board with Each other, Al & Hannah tackle the board game re-imagining of one of Hannah's favourite videogames, Stardew Valley. Stardew valley is a 1-4 player co-op game which despite its cutesy veneer has a rather brutal level of difficulty. But is it any good? and how well does it play as a pair - listen away to find out! Find us on Social Media Facebook Twitter Instagram

Duration:00:35:11

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Episode 02: Scythe - Dr. Hannah (Or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Enlisting)

5/8/2023
Send us a Text Message. On this Episode of Board With Each Other, Your hosts discuss the worker placement / area control sensation Scythe By Stonemaier Games. We discuss Hannah's rage issues, Al's questionable rule teaching and try to unlock the mysteries of enlisting. Following that all the usual ratings and discussion on top of that and alongside some healthy disagreement! Find us on Social Media Facebook Twitter Instagram

Duration:00:40:47

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Episode 01: Marvel Champions - We Have a Hulk (But He's a Bit Rubbish)

5/8/2023
Send us a Text Message. On this episode of Board With Each Other we talk about Marvel Champions, a Living Card Game from Fantasy Flight Games. We talk about co-op gaming, some of our favourite (and least favourite) content and Al's significant cardboard addiction before going on to rate it with our usual criteria. Find us on Social Media Facebook Twitter Instagram

Duration:00:35:39

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Episode 00: Session 0 - Who ARE These People?

5/8/2023
Send us a Text Message. Welcome to Board With Each Other, the monthly podcast which reviews tabletop games through the lens of playing as a couple or with a regular two player gaming buddy. On this special episode, we explain what the podcast is, who we are in terms of our likes and dislikes and our relationship with the hobby. It's different to our usual format, and definitely optional but if you want to get to know us a bit better this is the best place to start! Find us on Social Media Facebook Twitter Instagram

Duration:00:20:41