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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Jan 24, 2017

Recorded from War Room Studios in Albuquerque, NM : 1/24/17

This episode brought to you by Tasty Minstrel, Arcane Wonders and Meeple Realty - We explore the possibilities of purchasing and monetizing (HAH!). Out of all of our hours of talking, not one makes us feel more warm and fuzzy than the story of Josh running himself over with his car... It seemed long overdue to revisit this idiocy!  We are super excited to FINALLY recieve War of the Ring Anniversary Edition - and it looks like it is finally about to happen!  Listeners pitch the combo demon that would be the "CABRAWLIST" - a ferocious combination of Brawlers and Cabalists. Then flashes back to a grandfather of modern day games - Stratego!  We discuss how Heavy Cardboard has introduced Brandon to the wonderful world of heavy gaming - if you haven't found love for heavy gaming yet, its time to check out this wonderful podcast!  Dracool makes a surprise visit in War Room Studio B - What is this?? Halloween in January?!?  The brilliant Bruno Faidutti has finally flipped his lid and has announced Kamasutra.  We review the SMASH HIT from 2016 - Captain Sonar!  If you've ever wondered how stressful it is to navigate frigid waters while being hunted by a nuclear power submarine who's only mission is to sink your sub, check out our Captain Sonar review! Finally we wrap up the show with a wish filled discussion about our Grail Games - Chime in on the guild and let us know what your grail games are!


Episode Timeline:

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

00:00:45 - Intro and Banter

00:09:11 - Flash Back - Josh runs over himself with his car!

00:21:52 - - The premiere accessory in boardgaming

00:27:00 - Brandon is the BGG Geek of the Week

00:30:42 - Check out The Dice Tower Essentials line from Arcane Wonders

00:33:10 - A check in with the Brawling Brothers Guild on BGG

00:43:00 - Brandon is "Doin' a thing!"

00:43:40 - THEN - Stratego

00:53:47 - Meeple Realty presents an officially licensed insert for A Feast for Odin!

00:55:33 - NOW

01:20:08 - TOMORROW featuring Delve

01:30:11 - Captain Sonar Review

02:09:53 - Check out Oracle of Delphi from Tasty Minstrel Games

02:11:45 - Feature Segment :: Grail Games


Game Timestamps:

7 Wonders Duel - 01:05:40
Antiquity - 02:30:55
Arkham Horror: The Card Game - 01:06:50
Captain Sonar - 01:30:11
Caylus - 02:15:25
Dark Tower - 02:24: 20
Deception: Murder in Hong Kong - 01:11:20
Delve - 01:21:40
Dwarf King - 01:09:10
Fireball Island - 02:21:00
Here I Stand - 02:18:40
Heroquest - 02:28:45
House of Borgia - 01:14:58
Kamasutra - 01:25:05
Massmora - 01:07:25
Memoir '44 - 01:00:00
Pillars of the Earth - 02:27:10
Star Trek: Five Year Mission - 01:17:33
Star Wars: Queens Gambit - 02:33:40
Stratego - 00:43:40
The World of SMOG: Rise of Moloch - 01:20:25
War of the Ring - 00:23:38

Jan 10, 2017

Recorded from War Room Studios in Albuquerque, NM : 1/10/17

This episode brought to you by Tasty Minstrel and Meeple Realty - Happy New Year from the Brawling Brothers!  We are excited to break out this LAPISODE and fill you in on all the happenings around.  We check in with BGG and take a peak at the top 10 games at the end of 2016 and give our comments on each, discuss our favorite podcast of the month: Low Player Count Podcast.  The War Room Redeaux flashes back to Codenames, and then in GRAND FASHION we present our board game of the year 2016 awards - Brawling Brothers Style!


Episode Timeline:

00:00:00 - This episode sponsored by Tasty Minstrel GamesBoardGameTables.comMeeple Realty

00:00:46 - Intro and Banter

00:13:45 - BGG Top 10

00:30:55 - Brandons Table from is on the way!

00:34:30 - Brawling Brothers GEAR!

00:37:00 - Our Podcast of the Month - Low Player Count

00:40:12 - New Years Resolutions with Meeple Realty

00:42:00 - THEN - War Room Redeaux - Codenames

00:46:48 - NOW

01:04:45 - TOMORROW featuring Turbo Drift

01:08:48 - Oracle of Delphi from Tasty Minstrel Games

01:10:30 - Feature Segment :: Best of the Year - 2016 Brawling Brother Awards


Game Timestamps:

7 Wonders Duel - 00:16:27
Captain Sonar - 01:16:00
Castles of Burgundy - 00:14:40
Caverna - 00:17:40
Codenames - 00:42:32
Escape from Colditz - 01:41:20
Gloomhaven - 02:05:30
Happy Salmon - 01:16:50
Harry Potter: Hogwarts Battle - 00:53:50
Healthy Heart Hospital - 01:43:07
Ice Cool - 01:55:05
Imhotep - 01:50:07
Karuba - 01:48:20
Kemet: Ta-Seti - 01:38:00
Mansions of Madness - 01:42:20
Mare Nostrum - 01:53:20
Mechs Vs Minions - 01:27:25
Mr. President - 01:55:05
Mythos Tales - 01:30:45
Pandemic - Reign of Cthulhu - 01:03:00
Pandemic Legacy - 00:25:00
Puerto Rico - 00:15:24
Scythe - 00:19:04
Scythe - 01:27:18
Star Wars Rebellion - 00:20:15
Star Wars Rebellion - 01:18:10
Terra Mystica - 00:20:58
Terraforming Mars - 01:26:37
The Networks - 01:47:00
The Others - 01:28:35
Through the Ages - 00:23:50
Trickerion - 01:24:00
Turbo Drift - 01:05:00
Twilight Squabble - 01:21:44
Twilight Struggle - 00:22:39
Vinhos Deluxe - 01:40:30
Zombicide Black Plague - 01:35:25