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Brawling Brothers Boardgaming Podcast

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 topic that has importance to us... Well, one of us, at least. While the "Brawling and Boardgaming" can get a bit heated at times, Josh and Brandon play games for the same reason: SOCIAL INTERACTION. The Brawlers love of meeting new people, playing games with old friends and interact with gamers all around the world is the simple reason that Brawling Brothers was founded. Join us as we attempt to spread our influence throughout the gaming community, encouraging people to form gaming groups, organize events, and evaluate just how great (OR NOT) those old games that Josh loves really are. Let's hope we can agree to disagree before a major fight breaks out!
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Dec 11, 2018

Recorded in War Room Studios - Albuquerque, NM : 12/11/18

This episode is brought to you by PowerMeeps.com, Van Ryder Games and Arcane Wonders.  As 2018 comes to a close, so does the boardgames convention season.  Brandon and Jordan (@BoardGameBella) had the joy of attention both ATBCon and BGGCon 2018 and they have all the details about both conventions for you, the Brawlers!  Tune in and hear the highs (and lows) of our 12 day, 3000 mile journey across 6 states to attend these two excellent conventions.

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Episode Timeline:

0:00:48 - Intro and Banter
0:05:21 - Brawling Brothers Christmas Bohnanza
0:10:29 - Brandon Hits Head with Fuel Pump
0:12:37 - Across the Board-Con ReCap w/ Jordan
0:51:23 - Power to the Meeple - Christmas Promo Code
0:53:25 - BGGCon 2018 ReCap w/ Jordan
1:11:53 - FOOD at BGGCON 2018
1:29:04 - Brandon's Best Moments from BGGCON 2018
1:33:04 - Jordan's Best Moments from BGGCON 2018
1:37:52 - Van Ryder Games - Little Jimmy Christmas
1:39:42 - Con-ReCap Rapid Fire with Jordan and Brandon

 

Game Timestamps:

Atlantis Rising - 1:02:54
CrossTalk - 0:42:00
Crown of Emara - 1:25:54
Fireball Island - 1:00:06
Holding On : The Troubled Life of Billy Kerr - 1:07:27
Passing Through Petra - 1:05:13
Pitch Car - 0:36:15
Ragusa - 0:57:03
Reef - 0:28:47
Return to the Dark Tower - 1:29:29
Rococco - 0:31:00
Silk - 1:21:17
Swordcrafters - 1:03:46
Underwater Cities - 1:33:08

Dec 4, 2018

Recorded in War Room Studios - Albuquerque, NM : 12/4/18

This episode is brought to you by Van Ryder Games & Power to the Meeple. Nothing says the holidays like family get-togethers, holiday parties and old funky fruitcake. While we can't help you with the fruit cake, we are certain that EVERY get-together would be aided by a well placed game or two. This is a tad tricky, as many who are at these events aren't gamers.... So you need something quick, simple and exciting! ENTER: Dice Games! We've played the heck out of Castles of Burgundy: The Dice Game, Nations: The Dice Game, Istanbul: The Dice Game and Las Vegas - and we are ready to tell you which would be the perfect fit for you and your family!

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Nov 7, 2018

Recorded in War Room Studios - Albuquerque, NM : 11/13/18

This episode is brought to you by PowerMeeps.com and Arcane Wonders. The German Board Game Police have contacted the Brawling Brothers and it's bad news.  Josh has to get his act together or risk board game jail!  Our 3rd Annual Brawling Brothers Christmas Bonanza is underway, and we want ALL the Brawlers to participate! Join us as we review the BGG Top Games list and peek in on the biggest movers and shakers in the board game world over the last few months!

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Episode Timeline:

0:00:42 - Intro Banter
0:08:24 - Brawler Contributions
0:10:11 - German Board Game Police Email
0:06:33 - BB VM Message
0:19:40 - Arcane Wonders - Critical Mass
0:21:00 - TNT: Then - Featuring Glory to Rome
0:35:42 - TNT: Now
1:19:30 - TNT: Tomorrow - Featuring Crusoe Crew & Archmage Ascendency
1:43:38 - Feature Segment - BGG Top Board Games

 

Game Timestamps:

7 Wonders: Duel - 02:08:30
7th Continent - 01:52:48
Archmage Ascendancy - 01:32:46
Between Two Castles of Mad King Ludwig - 01:58:39
Brass: Birmingham - 02:02:45
Coimbra - 02:06:17
Cryptid - 02:00:13
Endeavor - 02:05:16
Endeavor - 0:51:54
Food Chain Magnate - 02:09:47
Gaia Project - 01:51:10
Ghosts of the Moor - 0:35:42
Gloomhaven - 01:47:19
Glory to Rome - 0:21:00
Great Western Trail - 01:52:02
Medioevo Universalis - 02:07:18
Newton - 02:01:39
Orbis - 01:57:00
Pandemic Legacy - 01:48:15
Sagrada : Passion Expansion - 01:19:30
Scythe - 01:51:03
Star War Rebellion - 0:41:35
Star Wars Rebellion - 01:50:29
Teotihuacan: City of Gods - 01:57:31
Terra Mystica - 01:51:10
Terraforming Mars - 01:48:57
The Crusoe Crew - 01:26:08
The Estates - 01:10:32
Through the Ages - 01:48:16
Twilight Struggle - 01:49:55
War Chest - 02:06:00
Western Legends - 02:04:15

Nov 6, 2018

Recorded in War Room Studios - Albuquerque, NM : 11/6/18

This episode is brought to you by Meeple Realty. War Chest, an all new bag-building abstract strategy game finds its way to the table in War Room Studios. This war game allows you to raise your banner call (drafting) taking several various units into your army, which you then use to capture key points on the board. To succeed in War Chest, you must successfully manage not only your armies on the battlefield, but those that are waiting to be deployed. Find out what Josh and Brandon think in their War Chest Review!

Episode Timeline:

Intro / Banter - 0:00:00
Discussion : Famous Battles - 00:02:00
Battle of Gaugamela - 00:04:30
Battle of Bannockburn - 00:09:40
Battle of Crécy - 00:14:30
War Chest Review : Flavour - 00:22:30
War Chest Review : Game Overview / How-to-play - 00:24:10
War Chest Review : Art / Presentation / Theme - 00:30:35
War Chest Review : Variability / Replayability - 00:35:50
War Chest Review : Gameplay / Strategy - 00:38:45
War Chest Review : Final Thoughts Josh - 00:50:50
War Chest Review : Final Thoughts Brandon - 00:56:50

 

Oct 24, 2018

Recorded in War Room Studios - Albuquerque, NM : 10/24/18

This episode brought to you by Power to the Meeple, Arcane Wonders & Meeple Realty. Year in and Year out the "Horror in the War Room" is one of our very favorite episodes to plan and produce and our 4th annual installment is no different.  Tune in and hear our reenactment listener Jaci Bell's story "A Proper End - An Eldritch Tale".  No Halloween special would be complete with Dracul and Igor - so we sent Cat on location to interview them.  We flash back to previous Halloween episodes and discuss Fury of Dracula, Mythos Tales & Gates of Loyang (can anyone say Uwe-Tober?!?). Then check in on the titles that are currently being played, including Eldritch Horror, Church Hill and Pulsar 2849.  Our TOMORROW segment is filled with hot Kickstarters - make sure you check out Street Masters: Aftershock and Tidal Blades now on Kickstarter.

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Episode Timeline:

00:00:46 - Intro / Banter

00:01:40 - Horror in the War Room

00:03:04 - Halloween in War Room Studios

00:10:00 - Cat on Assignment : Translyvania

00:15:23 - Cat on Assignment : Dracul and Igor

00:28:57 - TNT - Then - War Room Redeux

00:52:28 - TNT - Now - Featuring Eldritch Horror, Churchill + more

01:32:24 - TNT - Tomorrow - Featuring Street Masters + Tidal Blades

01:50:48 - Giveaway Conclusion - Stonebound Saga Bundle

01:54:15 - Feature Segment: The Churro Zone - "A Proper End - By Jaci Bell"

Game Timestamps:

Churchill - 01:07:16
Eldritch Horror - 00:52:28
Fury of Dracula - 00:43:23
Gates of Loyang - 00:35:20
Good Critters - 00:51:37
Mythos Tales - 00:30:13
Pulsar 2849 - 01:21:35
Reykholt - 00:36:56
Street Masters: Aftershock - 01:32:24
Tidal Blades - 01:41:42

Oct 16, 2018

Recorded in War Room Studios - Albuquerque, NM : 10/16/18

This episode is brought to you by Meeple Realty.  Container, the classic game of big ships and big production, returns in a 10th Anniversary Jumbo Edition! Now with huge ships and realistic containers to load and unload, building (or destroying) your living economy has never been more fun! Find out what Josh and Brandon think in their Container Board Game Review!

Episode Timeline:

Intro / Banter - 0:00:00
Discussion : Ghost Ships - 0:02:50
Mary Celeste - 0:03:34
SS Baychimo - 0:12:17
Container : Flavour - 0:18:07
Container : Game Overview / How-to-play - 0:21:44
Container:: Art / Presentation / Theme - 0:27:32
Container : RuleBook / Rules - 0:30:59
Container : Variability / Replayability - 0:39:29
Container : Final Thoughts Brandon - 0:42:17
Container : Verdict = Brandon - 0:46:55
Container : Final Thoughts Josh - 0:47:56
Container : Verdict = Josh - 0:55:27

Oct 9, 2018

Recorded in War Room Studios - Albuquerque, NM : 10/9/18

This episode brought to you by Inside Up Games, Arcane Wonders & Meeple Realty. It's balloon fiesta time here in Albuquerque and while it creates quite the mess on our roads, it creates some of the most beautiful scenes you've ever seen! Josh lost a fight with the FABELED Bush Tree and Brandon is too old to play sand volleyball! We feature Dragon Boats of the Four Seas in our kickstarter segment and wrap up the episode with a ROUSING interview with Robb & Christina Rouse of Blue Peg Pink Peg. While we've hosted events and traveled with Blue Peg Pink Peg, we've never had the pleasure of officially interviewing them - until now! Tune in and find out why Blue Peg Pink Peg might be the greatest podcast that isn't in your podcast queue - OR, reaffirm that Blue Peg Pink Peg is one of the most entertaining acts in all of boardgaming! #BrawlingPegs

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Episode Timeline:

00:00:46 - Intro / Banter

00:01:10 - Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta

00:07:17 - Leather Couch Time with Josh

00:18:39 - Giveaway - Big Trouble Little China

00:22:53 - TNT - Now

00:44:12 - TNT - Tomorrow - Featuring Dragon Boats of the Four Seas

00:54:10 - Giveaway Announcement - Stonebound Saga + Visions of Telios

00:57:47 - Feature Segment - Blue Peg Pink Peg Interview

01:57:37 - Feature Segment - Blue Peg Pink Peg Rapid Fire

 

Game Timestamps:

Big Trouble in Little China - 00:18:39
Dragon Boats of the Four Seas - 00:44:12
Finca - 00:35:17
Ghost Blitz - 00:25:48
Good Critters - 00:55:21
Kung Foo Zoo - 00:39:37
Path of Light and Shadow - 00:28:02
Stonebound Saga - 00:54:10

Sep 29, 2018

Recorded in War Room Studios - Albuquerque, NM : 10/2/18

This episode is brought to you by Maple Games. In the co-operative game Detective, each of you play an investigator working for Antares National Investigation Agency. You are going to gather information, deduce clues, and follow leads in order to solve multiple cases which are represented in the game by a deck of cards. At the end of each case, you will answer questions to gain victory points. You will win or lose the game based on the number of victory points you have earned. Find out what Josh and Brandon think in their Detective Board Game Review!

Tune in and find out what Josh and Brandon think as they dive deep into gameplay and mechanics in this modern crime board game - Detective Board Game Review!

Sep 25, 2018

Recorded in War Room Studios - Albuquerque, NM : 9/25/18

This episode brought to you by Inside Up Games, Arcane Wonders & Meeple Realty. Fall is in the air and the Brothers know how to celebrate - PUMPKIN SPICE EVERYTHING! No, no... Fall means Football. It means Green Chile. And it means that Halloween is just around the corner and its time for our annual Halloween Story Contest! In the War Room Redeaux, we reflect back on Century: Spice Road, Codenames Duet and The Others. We recently got some plays in of Stonebound Saga from Sky Kingdom Games, and we definitely want to let everyone know exactly what its all about! We finish up the episode with a discussion on our gaming history (board games or not?!) and how our preferences have changed through the years.

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Episode Timeline:

00:00:46 - Intro / Banter

00:08:45 - Halloween Story Contest Announcement

00:17:02 - TNT: Then - Featuring: Century: Spice Road, Codenames Duet & The Others

00:32:57 - TNT: Now - Featuring: Stone Age, Stonebound Saga & More

01:00:00 - TNT: Tomorrow - Featuring: Visions of Telios, Until Daylight & Builders!

01:19:29 - Giveaway Announcement courtesy of Power to the Meeple

01:38:40 - Feature Segment - Gaming History & Preferences

 

Game Timestamps:

Builders! - 01:04:19
Castles of Burgundy - 00:45:00
Century: Spice Road - 00:18:48
Codenames Duet - 00:23:13
For the Love of Board Games - Book - 01:16:05
Hearts of Iron - 00:34:00
Star Wars Armada - 00:36:40
Stone Age - 00:41:19
Stonebound Saga - 00:48:07
The Others - 0:26:53
Until Daylight - 01:11:41
Visions of Telios (Stonebound Saga Expansion) - 01:15:00

Sep 18, 2018

Recorded in War Room Studios - Albuquerque, NM : 9/18/18

This episode brought to you by Power to the Meeple. On the hunt for priceless treasures, groups of adventurers explore the legendary temple at Luxor. Their ultimate goal is the tomb of the pharaoh, but many treasures can be collected as they search. As they explore, the challenge unfolds: The player who manages to quickly get their team of adventurers to the tomb, while salvaging as many treasures as possible, will be the winner. Tune in as Josh and Brandon dive deep into the gameplay and mechanics of this 2018 Spiel des Jahres nominee - Proudly presenting the Brawling Brothers Deep Dive Luxor Boardgame Review!

Sep 11, 2018

Recorded in War Room Studios - Albuquerque, NM : 9/11/18

This episode brought to you by Inside Up Games, Tasty Minstrel Games & Meeple Realty. Josh has some real problems with cars and technology! Long time friend of the show, Ludie, stops by to talk about the 30th Anniversary Edition of the Star Wars RPG. Brandon gushes about King of Ding - a Brawling Brothers version of Love Letter. Josh decides to come clean and confess to all of his recent acquisitions, while Brandon announces an upcoming liquidation! Tons of plays are discussed, include 878 Vikings from Academy Games, Spell Smashers from Renegade Games and Now Boarding from Fowers Games. We highlight a few interesting kickstarter boardgames - Bad Maps from Floodgate Games and Mynd Craft from first time designer Tharini Rajamohan. A new contender has entered the ring - Power to the Meeple sponsors our newest giveaway, and you won't want to miss this one! We wrap up the show with a discussion on kickstarter boardgames and The State of the Podcast Address.

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Episode Timeline:

00:00:46 - Intro / Banter

00:18:00 - TNT: Then - Featuring: Star Wars RPG 30th Anniversary Edition

00:40:50 - TNT: Now

01:26:30 - TNT: Tomorrow - Featuring Bad Maps

01:34:30 - Giveaway Announcement courtesy of Power to the Meeple

01:38:40 - Feature Segment - Kickstarter Boardgames & The State of the Podcast

 

Game Timestamps:

878 Vikings - 01:02:00
Bad Maps - 01:16:30
Churchill - 00:44:40
Mynd Craft - 01:24:50
Mystic Vale: Conclave - 00:50:54
Now Boarding - 00:53:25
Space Base - 01:10:10
Spell Smashers - 00:57:31
Star Wars RPG 30th Anniversary Edition - 00:18:00

 

 

Aug 28, 2018

Recorded in War Room Studios - Albuquerque, NM : 8/28/18

This episode brought to you by Inside Up Games, Tasty Minstrel Games, Arcane Wonders & Meeple Realty. The lovely Jordan - Board Game Bella - joins us to discuss some of the things she was most impressed by at #GenCon18, including Sovereign Skies from Deep Water Games We are excited to present our Board Game Expansion Review segment - Featuring Kingdomino: Age of Giants, Terraforming Mars: Prelude, Clank! Expeditions: Gold & Silk as well as Sagrada: 5 & 6 Player Expansion. We close out the episode with our Ignacy Trzewiczek Interview and talk about Detective: A Modern Crime Board Game.

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Episode Timeline:

00:00:46 - Intro / Banter

00:21:00 - TNT: Then - Featuring Scythe & Summit: The Board Game

00:37:50 - TNT: Now

01:15:17 - Slice & Dice Board Game Pizzeria

01:26:30 - TNT: Tomorrow - Featuring The Ancient World (2nd Edition)

01:33:53 - Board Game Review - Kingdomino: Age of Giants

01:49:10 - Board Game Expansion Review: Sagrada 5 & 6 Player Expansion

02:03:07 - Board Game Expansion Review: Clank! Expeditions: Gold & Silk Review

02:09:50 - Board Game Expansion Review: Terraforming Mars: Prelude Review

02:29:23 - Feature Segment: Ignacy Trzewiczek Interview

 

Game Timestamps:

Amigo Games - 00:45:50
Ancient World (2nd Edition) - 01:26:40
Bunny Kingdom - 01:16:40
Clack - 00:51:15
Clank: Gold & Silk - 02:03:07
Deja Vu - 00:56:00
Detective: A Modern Crime Board Game - 02:39:30
Fruit Punch - 00:48:35
Kingdomino: Age of Giants - 01:36:55
Las Vegas - 01:07:19
Sagrada: 5 & 6 Player Expansion - 01:49:10
Scythe - 00:21:35
Scythe: Rise of Fenris - 00:25:55
Sovereign Skies - 00:39:35
Spring Meadow - 00:58:50
Summit: The Board Game - 00:29:15
Terraforming Mars: Prelude - 02:09:50

Aug 17, 2018

Recorded in War Room Studios - Albuquerque, NM : 8/17/18

This episode brought to you by Inside Up Games, Tasty Minstrel Games & Meeple Realty. We are very late with this episode thanks to a rather vicious Ransomware attack on War Room Studios. Tune in for ALL the dirt on how we contracted this nasty bug, and laugh away at the misery that the Brothers have endured while trying to get our systems back up and running. Brandon reports back from Gen Con 2018 with news on all the exciting new games, including War Chest, Root, Everdell, Keyforge, Orbis, Forbidden Sky, Comanauts, Tidal Blades, Gen7 and many more. No episode of Brawling Brothers would be complete without food talk: We'll tell you a few of the very best places to eat in Indianapolis (including the legendary St. Elmo Steak House). We present our Pioneer Days Review - a dice drafting game from Tasty Minstrel Games that takes place along the perilous Oregon Trail.

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Episode Timeline:

00:00:44 - Intro / Banter

00:16:40 - TNT: Then - Featuring Crude: The Oil Game

00:31:15 - TNT: Now

00:56:25 - TNT: Tomorrow - Featuring Power Rangers: Heroes of the Grid

01:08:35 - Pioneer Days Review

01:28:32 - Pioneer Days Review - Final Thoughts

01:34:35 - Feature Segment: 2018 Gen Con Recap

 

Game Timestamps:

Archmage - 01:57:10
Burgle Bros - 00:36:30
Comanauts - 02:11:20
Container - 00:48:35
Critical Mass - 00:31:48
Crude: The Oil Game - 00:18:10
Discover: Lands Unknown - 02:01:50
Everdell - 01:56:50
Forbidden Sky - 02:08:10
Gen7 - 02:18:30
Grimm Masquerade - 01:42:18
Gunkimono - 00:57:18
Keyforge - 01:58:08
Lords of Hellas - 00:42:35
Orbis - 02:06:45
Pioneer Days - 01:08:35
Power Rangers: Heroes of the Grid - 01:02:45
Root - 01:55:00
Tidal Blades - 02:15:10
War Chest - 01:45:55

Jul 24, 2018

Recorded in War Room Studios - Albuquerque, NM : 7/24/18

This episode brought to you by Inside Up Games, Tasty Minstrel Games, Arcane Wonders & Meeple Realty.  Brandon is another year older and has a handful of exciting stories to share about his birthday weekend!  We kindly remind EVERYONE who has EVER listened to one of our episodes to FILL OUT THIS SURVEY (and get entered to win free things!).  We highlight some of the upcoming titles that we are most excited about in our GenCon Preview, including: Detective (Portal Games), Tidal Blades (Druid City Games), Terraforming Mars: Prelude (Stronghold Games) and many more! We close the episode with a hilarious Questions from a Hat with Cat... But this time we add another incredible ingredient - Jordan (Boardgame Bella).

 

Episode Timeline:

00:00:47 - Intro / Banter

00:17:20 - TNT: Then

00:19:20 - TNT: Now - Featuring Star Trek Ascendancy & Imaginarium

00:56:25 - TNT: Tomorrow - Featuring Rurik & Pumpkin Patch: Bad Seeds

01:13:29 - Join us at the Inside Up Games booth at GenCon!

01:15:30 - 2018 GenCon Preview

02:20:40 - Feature Segment: Questions from the Hat with Cat (and Jordan)

 

Game Timestamps:

1960: The Making of the President - 00:23:35
Deck of Justice - 01:02:15
Detective: A Modern Crime Board Game - 01:33:50
Don't Mess with Cthulhu - 01:24:45
Downforce: Danger Circuit - 01:37:35
Imaginarium - 00:50:32
Imhotep - 00:33:50
Imhotep: A New Dynasty - 00:38:50
Indictment - 01:47:50
Pumpkin Patch: Bad Seeds - 00:59:30
Rise of Queensdale - 01:52:08
Role Quest - 00:57:00
Rurik: Dawn of Kiev - 01:05:40
Shipshape - 01:44:05
Song of Ice & Fire - 01:31:30
Star Trek Ascendancy - 00:43:10
Star Trek Fluxx - 01:43:30
Symphony #9 - 01:49:55
Terraforming Mars: Prelude - 01:29:35
Tidal Blades - 01:45:55
Tower of Madness - 01:27:30
Treasure Island - 01:39:30
Victory & Glory: Napoleon - 01:49:00

Jul 10, 2018

Recorded from War Room Studios in Albuquerque, NM : 7/10/18

This episode brought to you by Inside Up Games, Tasty Minstrel Games & Meeple Realty. Something strange is going on in the War Room.... It appears that Cat and Jordan have taken over! We pose some interesting questions of the Brawlers - please let your voice be heard and fill out our survey (all who fill it out are automatically entered for our survey giveaway). We dive deep into Who Goes There?! from Certifiable Studios, talk about The Mind, Castles of Burgundy The Dice Game and describe our recent experiences with Senshi from Arcane Wonders. We wrap up the show with our much anticipated - newly updated - Top 20! Check out what we each think are the 20 finest boardgames in all the land!

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Jun 26, 2018

Recorded from War Room Studios in Albuquerque, NM : 6/26/18

This episode brought to you by Inside Up Games, Tasty Minstrel GamesArcane Wonders & Meeple Realty. Josh makes some lofty claims about Brandon's catch phrase and then proceeds to educate everyone on the Mandella Effect. Willy Wonka and his motives are questionable, but Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory would make an EXCELLENT designer board game! We highlight some incredible kickstarters, including Gorus Maximus from Inside Up Games - Our Carthago Review highlights one of our favorite games of Origins 2018, but the convention coverage doesn't stop there! Tune in as we highlight Escape Plan, The Mind, Coimbra, Luxor, Decrypto and more hotness from our recent trip to Columbus, Ohio for Origins 2018! We wrap things up with a brief recap of our Origins EXPERIENCE, so much great talk - from food, to drink, friends and fun... and don't you dare forget highlights from one of the greatest meetups EVER! Tune in and relive Origins 2018 with us!

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Jun 11, 2018

Recorded from War Room Studios in Albuquerque, NM : 6/11/18

This episode brought to you by Tasty Minstrel Games & Meeple Realty. In this episode we happily celebrate our 3rd anniversary by interviewing David and Jeremy of Man vs. Meeple, we relive some of our favorite moments from the last 12 months (and beyond) and discuss Brandon's trip to Heavy Cardboards HeavyCon (4). The episode is sprinkled with call-in's from loyal listeners, other content creators and some of our good friends and we tie a nice bow on everything with outtakes from the last 12 months (make sure you stick around for the outtakes!). #SlapTheDarkTower

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Episode Timeline:

00:00:41 - Intro / Banter

00:51:00 - Heavy Cardboards HeavyCon

01:18:00 - Giveaway (Game Surplus / Drawlab Ent)

01:28:00 - Feature Segment : Man vs Meeple Interview

02:14:30 - Feature: Man vs Meeple Questions BB

02:33:10 - Feature: Rapid Fire with Man vs Meeple

03:02:35 - Year 3 Outtakes

Game Timestamps:

Calimala - 00:52:00

Keyper - 00:55:00

May 29, 2018

Recorded from War Room Studios in Albuquerque, NM : 5/29/18

This episode brought to you by Tasty Minstrel Games, BoardGameTables.com, Arcane Wonders & Meeple Realty. In our first ever "make-up" / extra episode We discuss fashion sense (and Joshs' lack thereof), U2, Void VR: Secrets of the Empire, the newest offering from the New Mexico Escape Room - Bombshell. We take the time to finally hand out some of the details of the Mashup Meetup that we are hosting at Origins 2018 with Blue Peg Pink Peg and Man Vs Meeple, and then we discuss our opinions on the BEST board games of all time (#21-50).

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Episode Timeline:

00:00:52 - Intro / Banter

00:16:02 - Anniversary Episode Requests

00:19:08 - Brawling Brothers Guild Checkin

00:24:40 - Mashup Meetup Discussion

00:35:30 - An unexpected gift from Game Surplus

00:37:38 - Feature Segment : Best Board Games (#50-41)

01:26:50 - Feature Segment : Best Board Games (#40-31)

02:16:35 - Feature Segment : Best Board Games (#30-20)

 

Game Timestamps:

1775: Rebellion - 02:44:20
7 Wonders Duel - 02:39:00
7 Wonders Duel - 02:52:30
Archipelago - 01:04:30
Arkham Horror - 01:38:30
Azul - 02:38:10
BattleTech - 01:10:00
Blood Bowl - 01:33:00
Blood Rage - 01:51:40
Bohnanza - 01:12:30
Camel Up - 01:08:30
Camel Up - 01:34:40
Carcassone - 00:54:10
Carcassone - 02:39:30
Carson City - 02:33:31
Castle Panic - 01:48:55
Caverna - 02:31:00
Chameleon - 02:29:00
Clank - 02:46:00
Codenames - 02:23:30
Crude - 02:20:45
Dominion - 00:47:50
Downforce - 02:17:05
Eldritch Horror - 01:59:55
Euphoria - 01:26:50
Fields of Arle - 02:52:45
Firefly - 01:21:10
Five Tribes - 02:08:40
Ginkgopolis - 01:57:50
Glory to Rome - 02:25:15
Hanabi - 01:02:05
Jamaica - 01:03:30
Kanban - 02:17:30
Karuba - 01:14:45
Mare Nostrum - 01:44:30
Memoir 44 - 02:11:00
Mice & Mystics - 01:46:00
Nations The Dice Game - 00:51:50
Orleans - 02:48:30
Pandemic - 01:06:15
Pillars of the Earth - 02:06:20
Puerto Rico - 01:35:50
Resistance - 00:55:20
Scythe - 02:28:10
Secret Hitler - 01:55:20
Star Wars: Edge of the Empire - 02:02:15
Star Wars: Rebellion - 02:41:10
Stockpile - 00:45:15
Targi - 00:57:07
The Civil War - 02:31:00
The Grizzled - 01:53:10
Thunderstone - 02:04:50
Ticket to Ride - 00:58:45
Tobago - 00:49:40
Trickerion - 01:41:30
Twilight Imperium - 01:30:00
Twilight Struggle - 01:17:10
War of the Ring - 01:01:13
Xwing - 01:07:02
Yokohama - 02:50:30

May 15, 2018

Recorded from War Room Studios in Albuquerque, NM : 5/15/18

This episode brought to you by Tasty Minstrel Games, BoardGameTables.com & Meeple Realty. A peek behind the scenes as Josh warms up his voice with his typical tongue twisters. A mystery is investigated and the answer is revealed on the air! A #TeamBrandon theme song exists - on paper. Will someone answer the call and make this a thing? We had an incredible time celebrating International Tabletop Day 2018, and we share all the details - including our favorite game (that Brandon swears isn't really a game) of the day. There are endless amounts of awesome kickstarters out right now, include Hellboy, Omen Saga & Brook City.... Also you MUST check out the video for ORC STABR. We finally present our much anticipated Castell Review - Does Renegade Games hit another one out of the park??! We wrap up with a quick glance at the top board games on BGG... What do we think about the risers and fallers? What will be the next BIG hits? Tune in and we'll break it down!

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Episode Timeline:

00:00:45 - Intro / Banter

00:18:30 - Then: War Room Redux - Featuring: Mysterium, Kemet & Captain Sonar

00:30:00 - Now

00:58:40 - Tomorrow: Featuring Hellboy, Omen Saga & Brook City

01:14:05 - Castell Review

01:37:54 - Castell Review - Final Thoughts

01:44:50 - Episode Giveaway - Courtesy of Meeple Realty & Game Surplus

01:50:08 - Feature: Top BGG Games

 

Game Timestamps:

7 Wonders Duel - 02:05:40
7th Continent - 01:53:50
Brook City - 01:03:40
Captain Sonar - 00:25:10
Castell Review - 01:14:30
Castles of Burgundy - 00:24:00
Explorers of the North Sea - 00:43:07
Fake News - 00:31:45
Feudum - 02:11:10
Gaia Project - 02:02:30
Gloomhaven - 00:21:05
Great Western Trail - 02:03:30
Hellboy: The Board Game - 00:58:40
Kemet - 00:27:00
My Little Scythe - 02:12:40
Mysterium - 00:22:45
ORC STABR - 01:07:20
Pandemic: Season 2 - 01:52:00
Railways of the World - 00:22:15
Rising Sun - 02:07:45
Salem 1692 - 00:48:15
Scythe - 01:59:00
Star Wars Rebellion - 01:57:35
Stockpile + Continuing Corruption - 00:37:45
Terra Mystica - 02:01:15
Terraforming Mars - 01:56:00
The Mind - 02:09:30
The Omen Saga - 01:06:15

 

 

May 1, 2018

Recorded from War Room Studios in Albuquerque, NM : 5/1/18

This episode brought to you by Tasty Minstrel Games, BoardGameTables.com, Arcane Wonders & Meeple Realty. A bet is paid, Brandon runs from noisy car doors and our the MASHUP MEETUP at Origins 2018 is announced with Blue Peg Pink Peg! Josh takes Sea of Thieves for a test drive with High Admiral Brandon. Josh and Brandon talk about Homesteaders 10th Anniversary Edition with Seth Jaffee of Tasty Minstrel Games, finally drop their Grimm Forest Review and wrap up the show discussing IP's in board games.

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Episode Timeline:

00:00:42 - Intro / Banter

00:19:00 - Then: Fortress America

00:33:35 - Now

00:51:30 - Tomorrow: Featuring Homesteaders 10th Anniversary

01:09:15 - Grimm Forest Review

01:38:35 - Grimm Forest Review - Final Thoughts

01:39:56 - Giveaway (Courtesy of Van Ryder Games and Meeple Realty)

Game Timestamps:

Cahoots - 00:46:43
Explorers of the North Sea - 00:42:00
Explorers of the North Sea: Rocks of Ruin - 00:42:00
Fortress America - 00:20:04
Grimm Forest Review - 01:09:15
Homesteaders 10th Anniversary - 00:53:30

Apr 17, 2018

Recorded from War Room Studios in Albuquerque, NM : 4/17/18

This episode brought to you by Tasty Minstrel GamesBoardGameTables.com & Meeple Realty.  Josh is (relatively) healthy and back at the controls.  We have an impressive and exciting list of games we've recently been playing including City of Kings, Feudum and Microscope.  We preview some exciting kickstarters like The Estates, Railroad Revolution and the incredible Graphic Novel Adventures from Van Ryder Games.  We wrap up the episode with our Court of the Dead: Mourners Call Review and a nice discussion with James Hudson of Druid City Games (who is running the Mourners Call kickstarter).  Tune in and hear about one of the hottest games you've never heard about!

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Episode Timeline:

00:00:42 - Intro / Banter

00:14:35 - Then: Yokohama

00:23:00 - Now: Featuring City of Kings & Feudum

01:05:20 - Tomorrow: Featuring Graphic Novel Adventures

01:18:40 - Giveaway (Game Surplus and Van Ryder Games)

01:27:10 - Feature Segment - Court of the Dead: Mourners Call with James Hudson

Game Timestamps:

City of Kings - 00:37:55
Court of the Dead: Mourners Call Review - 01:32:35
Feudum - 00:25:15
Graphic Novel Adventures - 01:07:19
Grizzled - 00:31:00
Grizzled: At Your Orders - 00:31:00
History of the World - 01:05:30
Microscope - 00:48:45
Railroad Revolution - 01:12:30
The Estates - 01:15:40
Yokohama - 00:15:15

Apr 16, 2018

Recorded from War Room Studios in Albuquerque, NM : 4/25/17

This episode brought to you by Tasty Minstrel GamesBoardgameTables.com, Arcane Wonders and Meeple Realty - We PROMISE that your Iphone won't self destruct while listening to this episode!  We discuss "SEXY" in board games, play some AWESOME listener voice mails and Brandon does his best Pocahontas as he sings "Just around the river bend".... Sort of. We discuss the lack of spinners in boardgames and check in on Josh's inability to math (1+2+1+1).  We review the completely asymmetric game "Vast: The Crystal Caverns" from Leder Games, and it's a unique one!  We finish up with part two of our interview with Jamie of The Secret Cabal and Rodney of Watch it Played.  Don't miss the part where Rodney gets the best of Josh, and laugh out loud at some of our outrageous questions during Rapid Fire!

 

Episode Timeline:

00:00:00 - This episode sponsored by Tasty Minstrel GamesBoardGameTables.com, Arcane WondersMeeple Realty

00:00:44 - Intro and Banter

00:28:13 - Want to own the finest accessory in board gaming? Visit BoardgameTables.com

00:25:29 - TNT - Then :: Nuclear War

00:48:50  - Meeple Realty takes us BACK TO THE FUTURE with the Anachrony Time Capsule

00:50:38 - TNT - Now :: Featuring Sagrada, Shogun and more

01:21:05 - TNT - Tomorrow :: Featuring Kings Champion and Petrichor

01:36:42 -  Yokohama from Tasty Minstrel Games lands at a port near you!

01:38:35 - Vast Review - Flavor

01:40:17 - Vast Review - Overview

01:53:55 - Vast Review - Production and Components

01:57:20 - Vast Review - Strategy and Gameplay

02:07:30 - Vast Review - Theme

02:10:50 - Vast Review - Final Thoughts

02:20:06 - Lie like a Viking in Spoils of War from Arcane Wonders

02:22:11 - Feature Segment, Featuring: Watch it Played and The Secret Cabal

 

Game Timestamps:

A Fake Artist Goes to New York - 02:36:15
Avenue - 02:38:30
Brass - 01:31:43
Dead Mans Doubloons - 01:22:10
Dutch Blitz - 02:42:40
Gloomhaven - 02:50:45
Insider - 02:43:58
Karuba - 02:39:52
Killer - 02:35:10
King's Champion - 01:25:55
Knock Down Barns - 02:32:22
Mansions of Madness 2E - 02:48:10
Mythos Tales - 02:49:15
Nuclear War - 00:29:10
Petrichor - 01:28:40
Sagrada - 00:50:38
Shadows Over Camelot - 02:41:28
Sherlock & Mycroft - 02:45:55
Shogun - 00:59:15
Takenoko - 02:38:30
Tumblin Dice - 01:14:10
Vast - 01:40:17

Apr 16, 2018

Recorded from War Room Studios in Albuquerque, NM : 8-25-15 

 

It’s a BIG day in War Room Studio B – No Fans/ No A/C, but that’s not going to stop Josh and Brandon and the fun they are having for the Episode 10 milestone celebration – We celebrate with drinks and encouraging new listeners to make fun of Josh with Brandon. Josh travels to Indianapolis and totally misses GenCon in favor of a marching band competition… … ummmmm… ooookkkkaaaayyy. We check in with the voicemail of the week to a surprise music performance. We fulfill the whiskey wet t-shirt promise and it’s a delight.

 

 

We get a chance to play and discuss, Ashes: Rise of the Phoenixborn , Tesla vs Edison: War of Currents.

 

 

The guys finally take some time to plug themselves. Brawling Brothers runs its first promotion giveaway with the NM Escape Room! Forge War is on the table this week for review which turns out to be more in depth than originally planned. Boards Alive is a great podcast, and we let them know it. We end our 10th episode with a review of the top 10 funniest outtakes over 100 hours of recorded audio.

 

Episode highlights include:

Celebration for Ep 10 – Sun reflects off of Brandon’s beady eyes – Whisky + Josh’s Body = a good time – Brandon Cesar at the Steps of the Forum – Josh does NOT go to GenCon – Marching band is FUN –Shrimp Sauce Thing is pricey – Brandon missed his Brawling Bro – VoiceMail Karaoke –Mom jokes abound –“Do dastardly things to”-Brandon– Tesla v Edison has a bi-polar rulebook - 575-616-BROS – Luigi and Mario stop and tell you about facebooks and meatballs – Brawlers: Well here we are… no nono… #brosbeforechurros – Sticky things on the table – The Cabin Escape Room – no way getting around bros –Dwarfy’s first radio appearance – Only Brandon and Josh can give dings -Just go with it Brandon – Who determines if we’re funny or not? – Outtakes are fun!

 

 

Timeline:

 

00:00:40 – Intro and Banter

 

00:08:45 – Traveling Fun

 

00:18:45 – Voicemail of the Week

 

00:21:33 – Wet T-Shirt Contest Event

 

00:24:25 – What Did We Play?! :Ashes: Rise of the Phoenixborn , Tesla vs Edison: War of Currents

 

00:40:50 – Call Us, Rate Us, Share Us, Like Us

 

00:40:50 –Escape Room Promotion Giveaway and Meet-Up

 

00:53:57 – Forge War Review

 

01:47:00 – The People up North: Boards Alive Podcast Clarification

 

01:52:17  – Brawling and Boardgamin' Feature Segment:  Top Ten Quotes

 

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Mar 27, 2018

Recorded from War Room Studios in Albuquerque, NM : 3/27/18

This episode brought to you by Tasty Minstrel GamesBoardGameTables.com, Arcane WondersMeeple Realty.  We proudly present our first ever Zombicide review with our Zombicide Green Horde Review, talk about Vinyl (now on Kickstarter) and cover all the goodies we've been playing include Caverna, Byzanz, Beasts of Balance, Star Wars Armada and MORE!  Cat + Captain Eo is a match made in heaven... Whats in heaven? Angels - and it turns out that Cat has the voice of an angel!  Hear her serenade our audience with a little improv bardic flair.  We answer the tough questions in this episode, including our favorite theme in games, what modern day movie would you make into a game, what is the hardest game for you to teach and we touch on some PC Games that are out or coming out.

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Episode Timeline:

00:00:43 - Intro / Banter

00:13:35 - Giveaway (Druid City Games & Game Surplus)

00:19:45 - Then: War Room Redeaux

00:38:30 - Now: Featuring Caverna, Byzanz & Beasts of Balance

01:05:20 - Tomorrow: Featuring Vinyl

01:21:55 - Zombicide Green Horde Review

01:57:15 - Feature Segment: Questions from the Hat with Cat

 

Game Timestamps:

1754 - 00:19:45
Azul - 00:59:20
Beasts of Balance - 00:54:55
Byzanz - 01:01:40
Caverna - 00:39:00
Codenames - 02:33:30
Crokinole - 02:22:00
Downforce: Danger Circuit - 01:17:05
Firefly - 02:24:00
Ginkgopolis - 02:23:30
Grimm Forest - 00:34:45
Happy Salmon - 02:32:45
House of Danger - 01:18:25
Potion Explosion - 00:30:49
Race for the Galaxy - 02:19:30
Reykholt - 01:13:17
Star Wars Armada - 00:48:35
The Mind - 01:15:35
Vinyl - 01:05:20
War of the Ring - 00:24:35
Zombicide: Green Horde - 01:21:55

Mar 13, 2018

Recorded from War Room Studios in Albuquerque, NM : 3/13/18

This episode brought to you by Tasty Minstrel GamesBoardGameTables.com & Meeple Realty.  Crickets and Margaritas?!? According to Josh, out this is a fabulous combination!  Voltron makes an appeareance on our airwaves for the first time ever - He's here to battle the evil within and ensure that, together, Josh and Brandon remain the control force in Brawling Land.  Speaking of which, #TeamJosh has gained so much popularity that they now have their own jazzy theme song!   SaltCon is coming close to rivaling the Brawlers favorite convention, BGGcon - And Sorcerer City is now and Kickstarter and is a beautiful, chaotic mess.  Did we mention we are giving away a copy of Sorcerer City??!

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Episode Timeline:

00:00:45 - Golden Geek Nominations / Discussion

00:12:30 - Intro / Banter

00:28:15 - #TeamJosh Theme Song

00:31:55 - Einstein Giveaway courtesy of Artana Games

00:48:00 - Feature Segment - SaltCon Recap

01:56:00 - Sorcerer City Giveaway Announcement

01:57:00 - SaltCon Shoutouts

 

Game Timestamps:

11 Nimmt! - 01:37:00
7th Continent - 00:05:15
Azul - 00:08:00
Brass - 01:13:08
Brass - 01:13:08
Camel Up - 01:24:00
Clank: The Mummy's Curse - 01:40:00
Codenames - 01:28:30
Codenames XXL - 01:29:50
Coldwater Crown - 01:33:50
Deep Sea Adventure - 01:37:50
Gloomhaven - 00:04:44
Haven - 00:59:00
Indian Summer - 01:17:00
Indian Summer - 01:17:00
Isle of Skye - 01:27:00
Kemet - 01:45:20
Marco Polo - 01:46:50
Mayday Games - 00:49:50
Mystic Vale - 01:06:40
Now Boarding - 01:57:00
Sagrada - 01:31:15
Santa Maria - 01:11:00
Sorcerer City - 01:49:45
The Game - 01:20:05

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