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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Jun 28, 2016

Recorded from War Room Studios in Albuquerque, NM : 6-28-16

This episode brought to you by and Meeple Realty – Another episode and another convention to Recap.  Our annual Origins Recap show continues to be a favorite and this year is no different – What a great convention!  Brandon manages to forget his recording equipment and has to set his mic on a cardboard box while reading Diana Gabaldon.  Josh is a jetsetter and describes his adventures to St. Martin – Including duty and ma doudou.  Our episode naming secrets are revealed as we stumble through our attempts to name Episode 29.  We check in on the Duchess Kickstarter from and then jump head first into our Origins Recap!  Brandon had quite the adventure including some special time with Tantrum House, Blue Peg Pink Peg, The Secret Cabal, Watch It Played, Board Game Replay and Cloak and Meeple.  Listen in and relive the excitement that was Origins Game Fair 2016!


Episode Timeline:

00:00:00 – This episode sponsored byBoardGameTables.comMeeple Realty

00:00:50 – Intro + Banter

00:19:49 –  Duchess Gaming Table – Now on Kickstarter from

00:21:48 – Origins Recap – 2016

01:36:09 – Meeple Realty builds the finest inserts in the land!

01:24:10 – The Secret Cabal Meetup

01:48:25 – Origins Recap Wrap-up Questions

01:53:38 – Individual Shoutouts


Game Timestamps:

Beyond Baker Street - 01:07:49
Codenames - 00:34:30
Codenames: Pictures - 01:22:40
Dead Last - 01:16:00
Deep Sea Adventures - 00:57:45
Escape from Aliens in Outer Space - 00:31:16
Five Tribes - 00:47:29
Fuse - 01:21:20
Ginkgopolis - 00:37:20
Glass Road - 00:45:05
Gloomhaven - 00:37:52
Happy Salmon - 01:30:26
Immotep - 01:40:20
Joraku - 01:00:00
Mage Knight - 01:01:00
Mama Mia (Sole Mio!) - 01:44:45
Mombasa - 00:37:35
Pi Mal Flaumen (Plums) - 00:36:27
Potion Explosion - 01:05:58
Tau Ceti - 01:32:20
The Climbers - 00:30:00
The Game - 00:46:42
The Networks - 01:15:00
Trickerion - 01:38:25

Jun 13, 2016

Recorded from War Room Studios in Albuquerque, NM : 6-13-16

This episode brought to you by and Meeple Realty - Josh unveils his revolutionary idea for "3d ENRICHING EXPERIENCES" followed by his confessions about having no clue how to use modern technology.  We bust into some excellent discussion involving karaoke, followed closely by a great cheap champagne story (what a pairing!).  Brandon falls victim to his love for Churros and falls off the diet bandwagon for a day.  HeavyCon, a small convention experience by Heavy Cardboard, dominates majority of our discussion.  Brandon talks about his experience with heavy games at the convention, including Arkwright by Capstone Games, Kanban from Stronghold Games and Trickerion (published by APE Games). The show wraps up with a lengthy Jon Gilmour interview.  Listen in and hear about the Dead of Winter development process, get an inside scoop on the upcoming expansion; Dead of Winter: Long Night and hear about his newest project Heroes and Tricks (currently on Kickstarter)


Episode Timeline:

00:00:00 - This episode sponsored by BoardGameTables.comMeeple Realty

00:00:08 - Intro + Banter

00:15:00 - unveils there exciting Duchess Gaming Table

00:16:14 - HeavyCon 2016 Recap

01:07:23 - Meeple Realty will be at Origins 2016

01:16:55 - The best burger in NM or Colorado? Skirted Heifer in Colorado Springs

01:28:05 - Join OUR GUILD on BGG - All the cool kids are doing it!

01:29:25 - Digital Voice Line checkin

01:32:30- Feature Segment - Jon Gilmour Interview - Infectious Play Publishing

01:57:10 - Dead of Winter: The Long Night discussion

02:17:58 - Rapid Fire with Jon Gilmour


Game Timestamps:

00:25:00 - The Climbers

00:27:50 - Oh My Goods!

00:32:00 - Arkwright

00:44:08 - Kanban

00:47:58 - RiffRaff

00:49:05 - Paris Connection

00:52:00 - Joraku

00:55:40 - Guns & Steel

00:57:28 - Trickerion

01:05:18 - Cockroach Poker

01:06:41 - Glory To Rome (Black Box)

01:08:43 - 1714: Case of the Catalans

01:16:08 - Hamsterrolle

01:36:53 - Pocket Dungeon

01:38:05- Dead of Winter

01:57:10 - Dead of Winter: The Long Night

02:02:35 - Heroes & Tricks