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 22, 2015


Recorded from War Room Studios in Albuquerque, NM : 12-22-15


Christmas Cheer fills the air during Episode 17 – We discuss the annual Brawling Brothers VIP party… Did you know if you call a party a “VIP Party” better booze are abundant?!  We unveil our BGG Secret Santa targets and tell the world about the awesome gifts we received in return.  Our plays of Mysterium have been quite interesting – what does our review hold?  An embarrassing Christmas gift to all of our listeners – A holiday song just for you.  We start a Brawling Brothers tradition with a virtual game of Paper / Rock / Scissor – the prize? A shiny new copy of Viceroy from our friends at Mayday Games



A white out in Albuquerque – The Brawling Brothers Holiday Blend – Vanilla with hints of pine needles – Warm Shrimp – Colonel Jessup has a competitor – Drunken Hula Hooping – Drunken Force Effect Lightsabers – Brawling Brothers Cologne – Secret Santas EVERYWHERE –  Josh has no clue how to Secret Santa – Mysterium Review of supernatural proportions – Santas Gift Bag of Holding – Kailey says Two Two – Josh is super immature – VIRTUAL Paper Rock Scissor (riveting!) – Our pleas to Santa



00:00:36 – Intro

00:04:29 – Annual Brawling Brothers VIP Party

00:28:35 – BGG Secret Santa Results

00:44:21 – Mysterium Review

01:38:35 – Our gift to you – Joshy / Brandon Baby

01:41:42 – Virtual Paper/Rock/Scissor – The reward?  Viceroy from Mayday Games

01:47:52 – Feature Segment : Pleas to Santa

Dec 8, 2015

Brawling Brothers Board Game Podcast - Episode 16 : May The Rust Be With You - BGGcon 2015 Recap

Recorded from War Room Studios in Albuquerque, NM : 12-08-15 After a month away from the microphone, we sit back down and attempt to record something meaningful.  It turns out rust collects on an average broadcaster quicker than it does on a C-3PO.  Join us as we fight through the rust and recall all of the very best moments from BGGCon 2015 - from Whiskey and Barbeque, to scotch crawls and drunken Castles of Burgundy, to stacks of old games with new friends - we relive all of the best moments from our favorite con of the year!  #brosbeforechurros Trouble seeing the player or just want to access the show in another way?? For a direct download, click here. iTunes users can subscribe here. Or check out our full archive, here

Episode highlights:

Spastic Christmas Lights - Star Wars?  STAR WARS! - Circle Gets the Square! - Why would you FLY IN bread? - A minor rules dispute... Minor - CAGE MATCH! - A listener contest from Mayday Games! - CALL US! 575-616-BROS - A very interesting listener call-in turns into a perspective new Intern - Big dudes in a little plane - Brandon is NO rules expert - The Grizzled? WE WIN! - GLORIOUS Game Library - Dexterity Games, Party Games, Social Deduction Games, OH MY! - Scotch Crawling - Czechoslovakian Hooch - Drunken Castles of Burgundy? NOPE! - Touring the vendor hall - Does Time Stories live up to the hype? - "Captain, theres no Nukes in the tube!" - The 13th floor? No LOUD GAMES SHALL BE PLAYED HERE! - KEMEEEET. KEEM EEET - Hard Eight BBQ is insane, so are the guys from Docking Bay 94 - Final thoughts? A tad emotional! - #boardgamingfamily 

BGGCon 2015 Recap Show


Episode Timeline:

00:00:36 – Intro 00:02:55 – Star Wars: May The Rust Be With You 00:05:04- BGGcon "Celebrity Bingo" courtesy of Patrick H. 00:06:59 – Quest for the Beef Sandwich: Filling Philly's 00:08:49 - Rules Dispute turns into a Cage Match: Age of Discovery 00:18:19 - Listener Contest: Viceroy from Mayday Games 00:21:41 - Listener Call-in of the week: A new Challenger Appears! 00:28:05 - Feature Segment: BGGcon 2015 Recap - Wednesday 00:55:20 – BGGcon 2015 - Thursday 1:18:54 – BGGcon 2015 - Friday 1:40:04 – BGGcon 2015 - Saturday 2:03:19 – BGGcon 2015 - Sunday 2:12:00 – BGGcon 2015 - Final Thoughts - SHOUT OUTS! 

Nov 10, 2015

 Recorded from War Room Studios in Albuquerque, NM : 11-10-15

Suffering from a candy related hangover, we discuss the awesome reception to our Halloween episode, give thanks where thanks is due and discuss why parents "check" childrens candy.      We run through a lengthy "What we played" - which includes some crappy early 80's game that Josh acquired, dexterity games and how they don't necessarily mix well with alcohol,  and the wonders that are Mysterium!  We dedicate a good block of time to review the cooperative game, The Grizzled from Cool Mini Or Not.  And we wrap up the show with an intimate and always entertaining segment of answering listener submitted Questions - including Grail Games, questions about our name, and Games we own that we (still) haven't played! Enjoy the craziness, folks! #brosbeforechurros Trouble seeing the player or just want to access the show in another way?? For a direct download, click here. iTunes users can subscribe here. Or check out our full archive, here


Episode highlights:

Our show is our show, DAMNIT! - Thanks to Mitch T for the awesome fan faction - Why parents "inspect" kids candy - - Boardgame Variety Hour - What we played, including All Creatures Big and Small, Catacombs and Mysterium - The Village People?!? - A friendly reminder on where to find us - A message from a French Soldier - A somber look at World War One - An in depth review of The Grizzled - Due Credit Where Due Credit is Due - User submitted questions - Grail Games - Questions about our name - Games to remove from the others collection - Games in our collection we (still) haven't played - The Whiskey Drenched Shirt - Charity Fundraiser ideas (ugghh) - CALL US! 575-616-BROS

Episode Timeline:

00:00:36 – Intro 00:04:07 – We are who we are

00:19:45- What Did We Play?! Torpedo Alley (Run)

00:22:22 – What Did We Play?! All Creatures Big and Small 

00:28:33 - What Did We Play?! Catacombs

00:38:19 - What Did We Play?! Mysterium

00:44:25 - Where to find us! 00:51:53 - The Grizzled Intro

00:53:23 – The Grizzled Review

1:44:35 – Brawling and Boardgamin’ Feature segment: Listener Questions - ANSWERED!

Oct 27, 2015

Recorded from War Room Studios in Albuquerque, NM :  10-27-15


Your typical hosts are usurped by some spooky replacements during our first annual Halloween Special!  Listen along as we flex our voice acting prowess (cough, cough), force each other to play games they hate, name some of our favorite podcasts, and buckle up as we take you on a terrifying journey deep into #TheChurroZone.


Episode Highlights Include:

A frightening intro with some special guests - Josh has been creeping around Brandon's house at night - The dinger is confiscated - Shouts to some of our favorite podcasts in all the internets - Brandon gets locked out of the studio - We remind you were to find us - In an expected twist, we force each other to play games we know they dislike - A huge shoutout to our amazing friends at Daedalus Productions - You have entered #TheChurroZone


Episode Timeline:

00:00:00 - Lets get this party started!

00:10:15 - Our Favorite Podcasts, Revealed

00:26:39 - A special visit from an old friend

00:39:13 - A Brawling Brothers introduction to BGG Secret Santa

00:46:33 - Where to find us - You know, in case you forgot....

00:49:46 - Games That Horrify Us - Descent: Journeys in the Dark

01:05:30 - Games that horrify Us - Terra Mystica

01:16:45 - Daedalus Productions releases an amazing new insert

01:19:37 - #TheChurroZone

Oct 13, 2015

Brawling Brothers Boardgaming Podcast - Episode 13 - It's Huge! : Essen 2015 Wrapup

Recorded from War Room Studios in Albuquerque, NM :  10-13-15


Brandon is a bit under the weather and... Wait... What?! Straight from TRUMPSEN, #TheDonald endorses our show and ITS HUGEEE!  We discuss our recent travels, some untouchable food in the amazing town of NOLA.  Brandon confesses he'd rather play a solo game than sit at a bar. Our "What Did We Play?" list is small thanks to Josh having a minor house emergency.   Brandon and Josh vow to hold a 2 player lock-in, and we need a churro sponsor! Our trip to BGG.con is coming up and we are JUST NOW planning the trip (no script folks, no script!).  We contemplate hijacking a balloon to get to Essen - Next year? Next year!  In the meantime we check in our on favorite Essen releases. We don't typically do Kickstarter previews, but World's Fair 1893 deserved our attention (and yours too!).  Lastly we discuss RPG's and their place in the Boardgaming world.  Are Legacy Boardgames the new RPG? We close out the show with some excellent "flavor" that Josh created years ago for his Descent campaign.



Episode Highlights Include:

#TheDonald buys Essen - Brandon is crazy about NOLA - Josh HATES Ham.. Because, ewww! - What the hell is Fido?! - Josh enjoyed a Zombie Movie?!? WHAAA? - Josh is AWFUL at Brandon impersonations - Through the Ages - Space Hulk, Ikuza - Carcassone - Lord of the Rings: The Confrontation - 2 Player Lock-in?! YES! - Josh sings about BGG.con - The guys considering stealing a balloon to get to Essen - We check in on our favorite releases at Essen - PANDEMIC LEGACY - A rare kickstarter preview - RPG's in Boardgaming - End of the World RPG



Episode Timeline:

00:00:40 - Intro and Banters

00:00:43 - Brandon is Sick (sorry for the voice!)

00:02:50 - #TheDonald

00:15:44 - Fido

00:21:21 - What Did We Play?

00:55:37 - Essen Wrapup - Our HOT PICKS

01:37:35 - World's Fair 1893 Feature

02:01:05 - Show us you like us!

02:03:50 - Brawlin' and Boardgaming: Feature Segment - RPG's in Boardgaming

02:38:00 - Bonus Content : Josh shows off his Descent Audio Flavor


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Sep 22, 2015

Brawling Brothers Boardgaming Podcast - Episode 12 - Light Games Sunday: Noir Black Box Review

Recorded from War Room Studios in Albuquerque, NM :  9-22-15

Our lack of food stories is truly disturbing, but we spice things up with some epic impersonations.  We give a nod to our friends over at Print & Play Games  and discuss our lan party featuring many sweaty dudes stuffed into a small space.  Strangely our "What Did We Play" section is filled with light games ranging from Hanabi to Cosmic Encounter and we briefly discuss each of them.  Our Noir Black Box Review is sure to tickle the AD of listeners who like "puzzly games" (we just made that up). A very special message from the President of the United States (cough) with a ringing endorsement of Campaign Trail. And we wrap up the show with a feature segment that focuses on Experiences OUTSIDE of a game that impacts your long standing opinion on a game.

Episode Highlights include:

Nixon visits War Room Studio B - Dwarfy had an accident and we remembered to tell you about it - Print & Play Games - Dings A PLENTY! - Discussion on Light Game Sunday - Review of Noir: Black Box Edition - A polite request for iTunes Reviews - An epic promo for the sponsor of this episode, Campaign Trail - Events outside the game that effect our longstanding opinion of that game

Episode Timeline:

00:00:40 – Intro and Banter

00:17:00 - A Shout out to Print and Play Games

00:20:30 - What Did We Play?

00:22:30 - What Did We Play? Hanabi

00:24:36 - What Did We Play? The Resistance

00:33:27 - What Did We Play? Incan Gold

00:37:00 - What Did We Play? Escape: The Curse of the Temple

00:39:45 - What Did We Play? Cosmic Encounter

00:49:30 - Noir: Deductive Mystery Game Review

01:22:38 - Interact with us!

01:25:28 - Ringing Endorsement: Campaign Trail

01:29:29 - Brawlin' and Boardgaming: Feature Segment - Elements Outside The Game That Shape Your Opinion


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Sep 8, 2015

Brawling Brothers Boardgaming Podcast - Episode 11 - Driving Home Points:  - Gloomhaven : Isaac Childres Interview


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

Fall is in the air!  War Room Studio B isn't 1000° F and the smell of pumpkin spice latte is in the air!  We have a surprise visit from a massive political figure and get an eduction in political intrigue.  Josh makes some ridiculous football predictions and we bask in the glory of New Mexico Green Chile season.  We get a chance to play and discuss Nations the Dice Game and Castles of Burgundy.   In an exciting twist, our feature segment is an indepth interview with Sir Isaac Childres, who stops by (thanks to high speed internet!) and discusses himself, Cephalofair Games and his MASSIVE new Kickstarter for Gloomhaven.  The show wraps up with a lightning round and Isaac sets a high bar for the upcoming guests.



Episode Highlights include:

Kissinger visits War Room studio B - Joshua Learns to Speak (again...) - Political Intrigue - Pumpkin Spice Latte - Football Predictions - Green Chile Roasting - Ristra Education - Red or Green? The New Mexico Question - Body by Bike! - Kickstarter Stufffss: Drawlab Legendary Metal Coins, Fantasy Treasure Chest, Scythe, Colosseum - Latin Lessons - Blank Canvas to paint your victory picture! - Pistachios, Bro-dudes and Isaac Childres -  Isaacs Favorite and Least Favorite Games - Learn more about the amazing world of Gloomhaven - Including a 60 Second Pitch from the creator himself - Josh gets an education on the cost of creating miniatures - Isaac gets threatened with torches and pitchforks - Rapid Fire with Isaac Childres - DING, DING, DINGGGG! - 575-616-BROS



00:00:40 - Intro and Banter

00:18:15 - Drawlab Legendary Metal Coins

00:21:00 - Fantasy Treasure Chest by Fantasy Coin LLC

00:23:50 - Kickstarter Preview - Gloomhaven, Scythe, Colosseum, Mare Nostrum, Blood Rage

00:34:28 - What Did We Play? Nations the Dice Game

00:43:00 - What Did We Play? Castles of Burgundy  

00:50:14 - Brawlin' and Boardgaming: Feature Segment - Interview with Isaac Childres

01:19:02 - Gloomhaven Themeatic Intro

01:21:00 - Gloomhaven Discussion

02:07:00 - Gloomhaven Elevator Pitch

02:11:22 - Rapid-Fire Round with Isaac Childres


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Aug 25, 2015

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!





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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Aug 11, 2015

Recorded from War Room Studios in Albuquerque, NM :8-11-15 

We start out talking about... Wait for it... Wait for it.... FOOD!  What an amazing trip to local sandwich shop, Bocadillos.  We had a familiar voice call in on the guest line - We can't seem to get rid of him. We offer a quick nod to the boys at Boards Alive for allowing us to create a very fun segment and featuring it in their new variety show, BoardsAlive Monster Mash-Up.  We actually take the time to talk about BOARDGAMES in our "What did we play" segment, where we discuss; Baseball Highlights 2045, Agents of Smersh, Fief: France 1429, Kemet.  We take a very close look at the hugely popular Specter Ops from Plaid Hat Games.  And we wrap up the episode with one of our most excitement feature segments ever: Boardgame Theme Songs - Walk out, Victory and Loss music.


Episode highlights include:

French/Freedom Fries – Episode 10 Celebration? Questionable –  Peach Milkshakes – AMAZING Beef Sandwiches? – Collide ABQ Blog – Jumping Fences and Breaking Hips – Games by Candlelight – Shufflin' – A Ding?!? – A new survey on the BGG Guild - Featured on the BoardsAlive Podcast?!? YES! – No Surf Boards – NO BROS – A Dance Off – A drinking contest challenge is made – Colt Express Drinking Game – Our "Stetons" – No balloon popping fetish... Sorry! – Glorified game of War? – Deckbuilder or not? – Excitement down to the VERY LAST CARD! – Josh talks funny – Big Book of Encounters – Stuck at sea – Josh is a Diva – Thief boardgame? – FIFA? Soccer in boardgames?! – Boring history lesson – Rules; OHHH, By the way! – The most sexy Kemet miniatures EVER! –  Robots invade War Room Studio B – A deep look at the very popular Specter Ops – The Brawling Brothers Phoenix makes an appearance – Lots of great tunes – Josh confesses to loving some of Brandons  favorite music – "Emotional, personal nature of our emotions" – Cannons. Cannons Everywhere!!!



00:00:40 – Intro

00:06:10 – The Quest For the Beef Sandwich: Bocadillos

00:14:47 – Voicemail of the Week

00:20:45 – Boards Alive - Monster Mash-up

00:27:53 – What Did We Play?! : Baseball Highlights 2045, Agents of Smersh, Fief: France 1429Kemet

00:57:51 – Review Flavor

01:03:03 – Review: Specter Ops

01:49:19 – Brawling And Boardgamin' Feature Segment:  Boardgame Theme Songs


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Jul 27, 2015

Recorded from War Room Studios in Albuquerque, NM : 7-28-15 


Yup, we’re not going to GenCon L … although…. we are looking for someone that is going to GenCon to pick us up a copy of ‘Mysterium’ – Brandon is footing the bill AND he is giving you a ‘special gift’ if you fulfill our wishes.

In this episode, we take a small departure from beef to seafood with our stories about Brandon’s BDay dinner. We get a chance to play 7-player ‘Caverna’. Brandon gets a special BDay gift that is one of the BEST gifts he has ever received! Help us out with GenCon. We get a chance to share some voicemail love. We get around to our review of ‘Viceroy’. We round out the episode with a discussion about the different types of gamers sitting around all the game tables across the world.


Episode highlights include:

Attempts to introduce the episode in Italian is not working so well for Josh – IT’s My Party and I’ll Cry if I want to (Happy B-Day Brandon) – Boiling Pit of Seafood hotness – Brandon eats like a cannibal – Large man in a little suit – We need the jigsaw! – Super excited to play 7-player Caverna with the celebrity that is Brawling Brothers – Dancing on the table – Ice Cream churro sandwich – Engineers can’t do math – Kemet and Brian are winners! – Brawling Brothers Henchman – Brandon lost his hand but can still use his good hand – Call in to 575-616-BROS and play us your favorite guitar solo – our first 17min voicemail – the Viceroy of War Room studious records an intro – really high scores go out – a ‘ding’ is a good thing – drone sounds – oh how we love all types of gaming personalities


00:00:40 – Intro

00:03:00 – Brandon’s BDay and Fun with Seafood

00:14:29 – 7-Player Caverna  

00:34:20 – Honorary Ding: Kemet gift

00:42:15  – Voicemail of the week  

00:47:08 – Viceroy Review

01:41:23 – Brawling and Boardgamin’ Feature segment: Different Types of Gamers


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Jul 14, 2015

Recorded from War Room Studios in Albuquerque, NM : 7-14-15

So how hot is it in War Room Studio B? So hot it smells like bacon in here!!

It is a day to celebrate from the Meth Capital of the World as we get on discussing nonsense – again… It’s fun for the guys to try to discuss the science behind the Top 10 ranking. They abandon that quickly to discuss the games in the BGG Top Ten. The guys induct a new member to the ‘ding’ honorary list of Brawling Bros supporters. Dark Moon finds time to make it to the War Room Table and endures a Brawling Brothers review. Listeners are sending questions in to the show and they are piling up, so the guys take time to get through some of the best questions.

Episode highlights include:

Josh speaks better Spanish then English – Josh plays weather man – The Canadian Ghost- #BrosBeforeChurros drone delivery – Beef? Nah, Ribs are better! – BGG makes Brandon cry with its web layout – Board Game Geek Tech Support – Bayesian Statistics made simple – There is a Titanic Board Game?! – Top Ten Fun – Additional website work for Brandon – The best of Pandemic Tourney – Dark Moon – War Room Studio B gets a little cooler – Time for some Q+A – Marcoooo…. Polooooo…. – Mega WW2 conflict is coming (get ready Brandon) – Brawling Bros first BGG user gets mentions and thanked – Churros open trade relationships – Does Josh really understand what ‘pasted-on-theme’ means? – Josh likes donuts – Call us @575-616-BROS !!!!!


00:00:40 – Intro

00:06:20 – Beef Sandwich Search Update

00:07:50 – check-in

00:44:05 – Honorary Ding: Pandemic Tournament Winners

00:49:15 – Dark Moon Review

01:37:22 – Brawling and Boardgamin’ Feature segment: Q&A time


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Jun 23, 2015

Recorded from War Room Studios in Albuquerque, NM : 6-23-15 


It really feels like we been recording for 70+hrs, but in reality, we’re only on episode 6!! Time flies by when you’re having fun… although, time also flies by when you’re NOT having fun too- Getting older sucks!

It’s a HOT day in ABQ, NM @ War Room Studios, especially in the ‘B’ studio. Come sweat with us as we discuss our adventures in the ‘Escape Room’, we review weekly call-ins, we discuss Pandemic (again), and so much fun with Brandon and Origins!


Episode highlights include:

More Spanish lessons from Josh – How many fans are pointed at Brandon? – Mr. Pickles, the Pug – Brandon is a little bit tired – Zombicide – Can the Brawling Brothers Escape – Josh gets scared like a little girl -  We are throwing down a CHALLENGE! – Arnold likes us – Hans and Franz? – Stop and Listen to Ep 5 *if you already haven’t) – DING Winner! – Josh judged a pandemic contest – and, yes, we mention Pandemic AGAIN – Faux lab coats cause issues – 6am flight woes – Cabal House – Brandon likes to Breed Chili’s – Delicious omelets – splinters from gaming tables – Brandon likes to win games – Isaac Childres is a EuroGame master – Jonathan the pirate – Brandon learns more about himself – Melt = Deep Fried Sandwich – Canadians are good at games – Civilization hits the table – a moment with Brandon – Exclusive Preview – So many more FUN games – Brandon takes a BIG lead in *dings*


00:00:40 – Intro

00:03:40 – Zombicide Kickstarter 

00:05:55 – New Mexico Escape Room

00:20:00 – Call-Ins From our First Celebrity Guest

00:24:15 – Ding Results – Listener Awarded *ding*

00:27:55 – Z-Man Pandemic Tournament

00:35:45 – Brawling and Boardgamin’ Feature segment: The Brandon Show ‘Origins 2015’

01:36:00 – Exclusive Review: Gloomhaven by Isaac Childres


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Jun 8, 2015

Recorded from War Room Studios in Albuquerque, NM : 6-9-15 


It time again for another fun-filled BB episode of delight. In what shall soon be a time honored tradition, it’s always great to hear about beef sandwiches and Mr. Ed (no horses were harmed in the making of this PodCast). Ding counters and war room pictures?? Ooooohhh, joy! We (finally) talk about a game we played this week, ‘Gravwell’. Our audience is interacting with is I a fun new way by calling our digital voice line; we love it and we ask for MORE! ‘The Ancient World’ grabs our attention this week and gets our play through and review. The podcast ends with the BB Feature segment featuring a fan favorite, “Favorite Games in the Following Categories”


Episode highlights include:

How to say twenty in Spanish – Lots of thanks goes around – Chic-filet or beef sandwiches? – Moth Attack! – Brandon backs it up – Ding winners – Xwing cheats - War Room pics (maybe) -  575-616-BROS – Is ‘Gravwell’ about gravel or is it about space? – Ricky and John stop in to serenade us – Titans break Brandon’s chair – Titans need money and love too – Josh doesn’t like war as the main strategy ?!? Whaa?!?! -  the hat choses the best categories to argue about – Filler games – Fireworks Fun – Auction, yay! – Hidden Movement – Area Control – why so much hate for Twilight Struggle, Brandon? – can we get Josh to play ‘Seasons’ again?


00:00:40 – Intro

00:04:15 – Ding Counter – Xwing – War room Pics 

00:13:25 – Gravwell is FUN!

00:20:00 – Call-Ins for Mr. Ed

00:29:00 – Review - Ancient World

01:10:50 – Brawling and Boardgamin’ Feature segment: Fan Favorite - Fav Games in Categories


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May 26, 2015

Recorded from War Room Studios in Albuquerque, NM : 5-26-15 


Is anyone sick of hearing about Brandon’s love for Pandemic yet? Well if you are, then this episode ain’t for you.. Even though it’s just a short portion of time, we just can’t get away from mentioning Pandemic!

In this episode, we chat for a bit about beef, Mr. Ed and the crash that almost lost Episode 3. We get to flex our improve skills with some impromptu Desert Island themed fun. Brandon just finds enough time to rub it in Josh’s face that Origins is going to be AWESOME! After the jealousy is too much for Josh to handle, the guys have a chat with some old guy that shuffles his way in to War Room weekly. We then discuss our take on Stockpile from Nauvoo Games. And we close this all off with a discussion (pretty friendly) about how to learn and teach board game rules.


Episode highlights include:

Smells of a Cucumber – Mr Ed – The Great Audacity Crash of 2015 – mmm buttery bread – Beef Sandwich – Jump the Shark – Communist plane crash – Visiting the Pandas – Origins Game Fair – the Cabal House – Old Man aka Grumpy Gramps shuffles in to War Room Studio B – Games of the Stock Market economy CAN be fun – Ever wanted to hear our suggestions for how to learn/teach rules to boardgames? No? Well, we’re gonna tell you anyway


00:07:25 – Intro and the Quest for the Beef Sandwich  

00:13:25 – The Latest and Greatest Idea – call us!

00:17:00 – Desert Island

00:34:00 – Origins Game Fair

00:51:00 – Get to know Grumpy Gramps

01:08:20 – Stockpile Review

01:30:30 – Brawling and Boardgamin’ Feature segment: Teaching Rules


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May 12, 2015

Recorded from War Room Studios in Albuquerque, NM : 5-12-15 


How have we not killed each other yet?!

We are spending more and more time together and we’re getting more comfortable with one another. As we become more comfortable, we also seem to find additional ways to annoy each other. Regardless, we still show a good amount of respect for our differences as we sit down to discuss our lovely dinner date; our Kickstarter addictions; we get to Dead of Winter featuring Jonathan Gilmour; and we close with a heated discussion regarding Alpha Gamers and how to combat the issue… (if you feel that it’s an issue in your gaming session)


Episode highlight include:

Team Building and our Dinner Date – Brandon accosts ‘The Help’ – Josh loves ‘Winter Fire’ Tic Tacs – Kickstarter Money is Flowing – Jonathan Gilmour in the house – Josh blows his ratings scores through the roof – Brandon turns into the ‘Godfather’ – Brandon blows a gasket - Alpha Gamers Anonymous – Rosa’s Churros – Co-Op Gaming – Wooden clubs and Metal Chairs - Is Brandon a closet Communist? - Pandemic stresses us out (AGAIN) - Game Discovery – Teaching Games – Game Strategy - How we suggest you combat Alpha Gaming

Episode 3 Timeline:

00:00:30 – Intro and Dinner Date  

00:07:00 – Admiral Ackbar – It’s a Trap!

00:14:59 – Kickstarter discussion (Legendary Coins, Above and Below, Tesla Vs. Edison)

00:32:55 – Dead of Winter Review (intro featuring Jonathan Gilmour)

1:22:26 – Brawling and Boardgamin’ Feature segment: Alpha Gamers and Alpha Gaming


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Apr 28, 2015

Recorded from War Room Studios in Albuquerque, NM : 4-28-15 


We made it through to another episode!

In a similar fashion to Ep.1, we spent some time focusing in on our conversation so that listeners have the opportunity to ‘get to know us’ better. Our banter continues to develop as we discuss Brandon’s love of Zombies, we review the Brawling Brothers Review system, we get a chance to review a great game and we end it with the adversarial feature segment discussing top games in several categories!


Episode highlight include:

Is there such a thing as ‘Zombie Hipsters’? – Brandon can’t maintain his footing at International Table Top Day - Euphoria gets high praise – Brandon learns about Peter Gabriel - We continue to delight you with our disagreements about games about our Favorite games in the following categories: Card Games, Co-Op Games, 2Player Games, Worker Placement and Dice Rolling

Episode 2 Timeline:

00:00:30 – Intro and Zombie Hipsters

00:11:00 – International Table Top Day!

00:33:59 – Brawling Brothers Scoring and Rating System

00:46:40 – Euphoria Review

1:20:00 – Brawling and Boardgamin’ Feature segment: Brandon’s and Josh’s Favorite games in 5 categories

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Apr 8, 2015

Recorded from War Room Studios in Albuquerque, NM : 4-7-15 

This is our first episode -- our 'Maiden Voyage', so to speak. This is a ‘get to know us’ episode. Join us as we spend the first part of this episode getting to know each other more as we discuss our history with gaming and our opinions on gaming as we have seen it through our own personal experiences.

Episode highlight include:

Josh can't say 'Euro' - we talk about Churros - we discuss our favorite games - we stumble through our first ever review and talk XCOM - we delight you with our disagreements about Game Length and Game Depth. 

Episode 1 Timeline:

00:00:30 - Maiden Voyage and Intro

00:36:10 - Josh and Brandon's Top Five Games of all Time!

1:10:00 – Xcom Review and Discussion

1:32:00 – Brawling and Boardgamin’ Feature segment: Discussion about Game Depth and Length



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