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Every other week, Collin & Cindy (the "Boards", fans of more Euro-style games) and Chris & Philip (the "Swords", more thematic gamers) entertain the world of tabletop gaming with news, jokes, and the ongoing quest to find a game that they all will enjoy.

Every other week, Collin & Cindy (the "Boards", fans of more Euro-style games) and Chris & Philip (the "Swords", more thematic gamers) entertain the world of tabletop gaming with news, jokes, and the ongoing quest to find a game that they all will enjoy.

Location:

United States

Description:

Every other week, Collin & Cindy (the "Boards", fans of more Euro-style games) and Chris & Philip (the "Swords", more thematic gamers) entertain the world of tabletop gaming with news, jokes, and the ongoing quest to find a game that they all will enjoy.

Language:

English


Episodes

Snowman Dice, My Little Scythe, Ion - Boards & Swords #146

3/17/2020
Philip isn't here, but the rest of us have our Ion some board games! Featuring Ion from Genius Games, My Little Scythe from Stonemaier Games, and Snowman Dice is from Brain Games. News Retrayal Rat Rouse Ron Rhe Rill Raggy! https://boardgamegeek.com/blogpost/101005/grab-your-scooby-snacks-and-prepare-betrayal-myste Plaid Hat Gives Asmodee the pink slip https://www.plaidhatgames.com/news/1047 Wizards announces an Odyssey...

Duration:01:02:52

The Purge: For 12 Hours All Board Game Crime Is Legal - Boards & Swords #145

3/3/2020
Rut roh! All the shelves have gotten full! Now what do you do? We talk about whether or not we purge board games from our collection and what we do with them if we do. News MTG Arena getting smaller in 2020 https://www.hipstersofthecoast.com/2020/02/mtg-arena-will-come-to-mobile-in-2020/ FFG's RPGs crit fail their saving throw http://www.d20radio.com/main/fantasy-flight-games-long-term-plan-will-discontinue-rpg-development/ Asmodee updates their customer service by deleting it...

Duration:01:10:42

Silver, Menace Among Us, Meeple Party - Boards & Swords #144

2/18/2020
We've got the news, the reviews (Silver from Bezier Games, Menace Among Us from Smirk & Dagger, and more!), and the.....cool personalities? News Secret Hilter being played in State Senate https://madison.com/wsj/news/local/govt-and-politics/gop-senator-wants-legislative-pages-to-stop-playing-secret-hitler/article_d5b4ed05-c503-5e86-8534-8de650fd3e1d.html New J. Alex Kevern game I'm required to talk about...

Duration:01:23:06

Adventure Games, Cat Cafe, 2020 Look Ahead - Boards & Swords #143

2/4/2020
First episode recorded in 2020! We talk about what we are expecting this year, then we go into lots of board game reviews such as the Adventure Games from Kosmos, Cat Cafe from Alley Cat Games, and the Pickle Rick game from Cryptozoic.

Duration:01:32:42

Lots of News - Boards & Swords #143 Prologue

1/28/2020
We’ve had to reschedule some recordings for various reasons, so Episode 143 was going to be super huge (spoiler, it was huge anyways). So I decided to write a few more jokes than normal and put out a special bit to hold you over until the full up episode drops. Oh, and Collin and Cindy were there too.

Duration:00:24:46

How Was 2019 & Reviewing Lots of Inserts - Boards & Swords #142

1/6/2020
It's the last podcast of 2019, so how was the year? Also, we've got a stack of various board game inserts from GameFit and The Broken Token and we talk about what we think of them.

Duration:01:24:19

Pax Unplugged 2019 Recap - Boards & Swords #141

12/23/2019
We are back from Pax Unplugged! What board games did we see? What did we do? What didn't we do? News 5 Minute Mystery on Kickstarter http://www.tabletopgamingnews.com/5-Minute-Mystery-Up-On-Kickstarter Romans coming to Empires of the North http://www.tabletopgamingnews.com/Portal-Games-Announces-Roman-Banners-Expansion-For-Empires-of-the-North Gloomhaven 2: More Haven, Less Gloom http://www.tabletopgamingnews.com/Cephalofair-Announces-Gloomhaven-2--Frosthaven The Purrfect Game for Chris...

Duration:01:21:59

Marvel Champions, Ubongo, Batman: Gotham City Chronicles - Boards & Swords #140

12/9/2019
What's coming out/came out at Pax Unplugged? Chris gives some insight, then we go into reviews on the Marvel Champions LCG from Fantasy Flight Games, Ubongo the puzzle game from Kosmos, and the minis game Batman: Gotham City Chronicles from Monolith Games. My Article I wrote about the failed Kickstarter Satanic Panic https://boardsandswords.squarespace.com/blog/satanic-panic Article about the Robotech Kickstarter mentioned on the show:...

Duration:01:19:27

Tools and Tips for Organizing Board Game Table Space - Boards & Swords #139

11/26/2019
Along with the usual news and commentary, we talk about some ideas that you can use to keep your board games from taking up so much table space. News King of Tokyo: Dark Edition https://boardgamegeek.com/blogpost/96411/spiel-19-ii-dark-outlook-king-tokyo-2020 World of Warcraft board game https://boardgamegeek.com/blogpost/96456/small-world-warcraft-coming-2020 Montana expansions http://www.tabletopgamingnews.com/Montana--Heritage-Edition-Up-On-Kickstarter Night of the Living Dead Kickstarter...

Duration:01:03:49

Top 5 Board Games to Play With Our Families - Boards & Swords #138

11/12/2019
What is our crew planning on playing with their families during the upcoming holidays? Tune in to find out! News Asmodee is now king of memes https://boardgamegeek.com/blogpost/96124/hachette-livre-buys-blackrock-games-asmodee-picks Detective: Season One http://www.tabletopgamingnews.com/Portal-Games-Announces-Detective--Season-One New Dominion expansion incoming https://boardgamegeek.com/blogpost/95812/more-dominion-more-agricola-more-fluxx-and-more-mo Back to the...

Duration:00:56:57

Epoch, Raiders of the North Sea App - Boards & Swords #137

10/29/2019
Along with the news and a couple of reviews, Chris gives his first impression of the Batman Gotham City Chronicles, and the gang talks about a couple of ideas for the show going forward. News Gloomhaven: Subtitle https://boardgamegeek.com/blogpost/95516/gloomhaven-gets-smaller Quacks Expansion now available http://www.tabletopgamingnews.com/The-Quacks-of-Quedlinburg--The-Herb-Witches-Expansion-Now-Available-From-North-Star-Games Scott Pilgrim Minis...

Duration:00:46:18

Tips For Your First Board Game Convention! - Boards & Swords #136

10/15/2019
We talk about conventions a lot on this show, but what if you have never been to a con before? We give some tips and suggestions on how to approach various types of board game conventions. News Minecraft: Builders & Biomes https://boardgamegeek.com/blogpost/95074/minecraft-builders-biomes-challenges-players-build CMON Time Machine Kickstarter http://www.tabletopgamingnews.com/CMON-Launches-Time-Machine-Kickstarter Keyforge is showing you the...

Your Town, 5 Minute Marvel, Pantone - Boards & Swords #135

9/30/2019
This week, Chris gets mad at a few of the news items, then we launch into a series of reviews: Your Town from Van Rider Games, 5 Minute Marvel from Spinmaster Games, and then Pantone from Cryptozoic Games. Then Chris runs the crew through the classic The Rank is Right! News Zombicide 2nd Edition Promo pics http://www.tabletopgamingnews.com/CMON-Posts-History-of-Zombicide--Part-1 American Tabletop Awards...

Duration:00:59:18

Shobu, Wooly Whammoth, Nova Open 2019 - Boards & Swords #134

9/17/2019
Now that our multi-episode list is done, we get back to some news, some reviews, and Chris talking about some minis thing he went to. News The Mind Extreme https://boardgamegeek.com/blogpost/93874/make-way-more-mind-extreme A3ul: Azul With A Vengence https://boardgamegeek.com/blogpost/94099/collect-tiles-once-again-time-azul-summer-pavilion Games Workshop Announces Aeronautica...

Duration:00:49:53

FunkoVerse, Catacombs, Next Level Game Recommendations, Part 3 - Boards & Swords #133

9/3/2019
We finish up our list of games that you should try if you are tired of “gateway games” by looking at Roll & Writes and Dexterity Games. Plus a few other reviews thrown in at the top of the show! Email us your comments and questions at feedback@boardsandswords.com. You can find the show on twitter @Boardsandswords, or on facebook at facebook.com/boardsandswords. Personally I'm @ChrisTheProf on Twitter & Instagram Collin is @colcakes196 on Twitter & Instagram. Cindy is @cindypastorius on...

Duration:01:14:33

Gen Con 2019 Recap - Boards & Swords #132

8/18/2019
Ok so now it’s time for the recap episode for Gen Con. Hopefully you haven’t moved on to thinking about the next big thing, as Chris throws down some missed (?) news jokes, then he and Philip talk about what board games they saw. News Links: Ticket to Ride 15th Anniversary Edition http://www.tabletopgamingnews.com/Days-of-Wonder-Announces-Ticket-to-Ride-15th-Anniversary-Edition Marvel Champions LCG from...

Duration:01:05:20

Gen7, Gen Con 2019 Preview - Boards & Swords #131

8/7/2019
Yes I (Chris) realize that Gen Con was last week, but I suck at planning out when our episodes drop. So in this episode, hear about what we thought were going to be of interest to us at Gen Con, then in the next episode you can hear what actually was played and looked at. Also, a look at Gen7 from Plaid Hat Games Email us your comments and questions at feedback@boardsandswords.com. You can find the show on twitter @Boardsandswords, or on facebook at facebook.com/boardsandswords. Personally...

Duration:00:58:02

Seasons of Rice, Next Level Game Recommendations, Part 2 - Boards & Swords #130

7/22/2019
A couple of thoughts on Dice Tower Con, a look at Button Shy’s new game Seasons of Rice, and we continue the conversation from the last episode - what games would we recommend in different categories for people who are tired of “entry” games like Ticket to Ride and Catan? Email us your comments and questions at feedback@boardsandswords.com. You can find the show on twitter @Boardsandswords, or on facebook at facebook.com/boardsandswords. Personally I'm @ChrisTheProf on Twitter & Instagram...

Duration:01:15:42

Next Level Game Recommendations, Part 1 - Boards & Swords #129

7/1/2019
For probably the first time ever, Philip brings us a good topic to discuss - what games would we recommend in different categories for people who are tired of “entry” games like Ticket to Ride and Catan?

Duration:01:27:40

Cartographers, Imhotep, Orleans: Trade and Intrigue - Boards & Swords #128

6/12/2019
Once again, Collin and Cindy hold up the review section of our show with some content, while Chris tried a few games?

Duration:01:10:05