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Welcome to Beyond the Board, a podcast where Mike and Spencer explore the themes and real life inspirations behind their favorite games.

Welcome to Beyond the Board, a podcast where Mike and Spencer explore the themes and real life inspirations behind their favorite games.
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Location:

United States

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Podcasts

Description:

Welcome to Beyond the Board, a podcast where Mike and Spencer explore the themes and real life inspirations behind their favorite games.

Twitter:

@goingbtb

Language:

English

Contact:

5409071615


Episodes

Joking Hazard - See You in the Funny Papers

5/15/2017
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Panel by panel, Spencer and Mike look at the history of comic strips (sequential art?), taking inspiration from the comic-building, party game Joking Hazard! (Podcast safe for work, game is not!)

Duration: 00:37:40


Competition Kitchen: Storytelling in Cooking! (plus a special interview!)

5/6/2017
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Mike and Spencer don their aprons and go head to head in the Iron Chef aren, where they learn all about the inspiration behind the card game Competition Kitchen! Join them after for a special interview with one of the creators of Competition Kitchen, Kevin Reader! (Kevin Reader is artistic director for Cards Against Humanity!) Link for YouTube (mentioned in interview): **soon to come!**

Duration: 00:53:54


Flick 'em Up: This town ain't big enough...

5/1/2017
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Outlaws, duels, and lawmen! Mike and Spencer find the perfect recipe for a good ol' fashioned shootout! With the help of Pretzel Game's Flick 'Em Up, they discuss the some of the Wests most famous standoffs! (Russel up some history...)

Duration: 00:38:32


Boss Monster - Our Top 10 Video Game Villains

4/17/2017
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It’s a list episode! Mike and Spencer get sympathetic with some classic video game villains, as the check off their top 10 of those bad guys you love AND hate! (Put yourself in their monster shoes!)

Duration: 00:33:59


Anomia - On the Tip of our Tongues

4/3/2017
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Spencer and Mike pick apart how the brain can be not firing on all cylinders. Also, how it can screw you up playing the tense-friend revealing card game, Anomia! (It’s ah… what’s the word?... EDUCATIONAL!)

Duration: 00:28:15


Machine of Death - Oil Up those Creative Cogs!

3/26/2017
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Spencer and Mike tinker with the gears and mechanics of Machine of Death, the card game! Then they talk about some real life wacky assassinations! (Because killing people for money is SO wacky!)

Duration: 00:36:20


Netrunner - Let's hack THE MAN

3/6/2017
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Plug yourself in with Mike and Spencer as they discuss real life hacking and the history of electronic security, all inspired by the cyberpunk card game, Netrunner! (not LIFE hacking, but with computers!)

Duration: 00:45:52


Colt Express - How to Rob a Train

2/20/2017
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Join Spencer and Mike in discovering how to rob a train and the romanticized wild west, while talking about the Spiel de Jahres award winning game Colt Express! (Stick ‘em up, for fun! ...and ‘cause I have a gun)

Duration: 00:30:25


Smash Up! - A Top 6 of our Favorite (S)mash Ups!

2/13/2017
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Spike and Mencer share their favorite mash ups from all types of media, with the HIT game Smash Up! (our names...! THEY’RE MASHED UP!!) Produced by: Spencer Campbell & Mike Rieman

Duration: 00:32:21


Betrayal at House on Hill - A Guide to Creepy Things

2/2/2017
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Mike and Spencer pee their pants in fear as they talk about omens and some unsettling houses while exploring Betrayal at House on the Hill! (If we can get the name right…)

Duration: 00:35:53


Ticket to Ride - With Complimentary Champagne

1/28/2017
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Choo Choo! Mike and Spencer hop aboard some famous trains and give you the scoop and CHOO(p) of what it’s like to ride them! (Coming to you at 700mph!) Produced by: Spencer Campbell & Mike Rieman

Duration: 00:34:33


Sushi Go! - A Tasty History of Sushi

1/21/2017
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Grab your chopsticks as Mike and Spencer take you to the delicious past of sushi, with the party game Sushi Go! (Spencer wrote this one…) Produced by: Spencer Campbell & Mike Rieman

Duration: 00:41:02