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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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Apr 16, 2019

Recorded in War Room Studios - Albuquerque, NM : 4/16/19

This episode is brought to you by PowerMeeps.com and Van Ryder Games.  4 years and 100 episodes later we are incredibly pleased to bring you this action packed episode!  Tune in and join Josh, Brandon, Cat and Jordan as we remember some of the best moments from the last 4 years.  We discuss some of the games we've recently been playing, including: Pitch Car, Museum and Villainous!  We highlight some of the current excitement on kickstarter, including On Mars and Oceans.  We wrap the episode up with a laugh filled Blue Peg Pink Peg Interview!  Robb and Christina flip the script on the Brawling Brothers and ask THEM the questions.

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Episode Timeline:

0:01:29 - 100 Episodes and 4 Years!!
0:02:52 - Cat and Jordan join the Celebration
0:07:22 - Silk and Linen or Fruit and Flowers
0:13:51 - Cat Remembers Bob Barker
0:23:14 - Game "Crack the Case" with Cat and Jordan
0:36:03 - TNT - Then -- Update to the "Age of Steam" situation
0:42:21 - TNT - NOW -- Featuring: Pitch Car, Mountains of Madness, Villianous and More
1:33:58 - BONUS - Questions from the Hat with Cat
1:50:27 - TNT - TOMORROW -- Featuring: On Mars & Oceans
2:00:20 - Feature Segment : Blue Peg Pink Peg Interview
2:20:07 - Feature Segment : Questions w/ Robb
2:53:31 - Feature Segment : Rapid Fire Questions with Robb and Christina
3:03:30 - Feature Segment : Quiz time with Robb and Christina
3:26:14 - BONUS - VM Complaint Dept Message

 

Game Timestamps:

Age of Steam - 0:36:03
Crack the Case - 0:23:14
Hostage Negotiator Career - 1:58:09
Mountains of Madness - 0:49:28
Museum - 1:18:59
Oceans - 1:49:35
On Mars - 1:50:27
Pitch Car - 0:42:21
Telestrations 'After Dark' - 1:14:33
Villainous - 0:58:10

Mar 26, 2019

Recorded in War Room Studios - Albuquerque, NM : 3/26/19

This episode is brought to you by PowerMeeps.com and Van Ryder Games.  It's that time of year again - VOTE FOR US in the BGG Golden Geek Best Podcast of the Year contest! Josh is attacked by tumbleweeds and Brandon receives a box full of Pitch Car goodness!  We talk about the long standing Age of Steam disagreements, unveil the 13 hour game that is Here I Stand, dig deep into Skull King and Brandon breaks the hearts of many calling Teotihuacan "overrated". Kickstarter is HOT right now - Check out our thoughts on Overbattle (it's big, bad, and you MUST own it!), Freshwater Fly and Dinos Not Assembled! We go a different direction for our reivew this month - instead of digging into an exciting new game, we flash back on something from yesteryear and give Gold West from Tasty Minstrel Games the deep dive treatment.

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Episode Timeline:

0:00:00 - Intro / Banter
0:01:45 - Tumbleweed Attack
0:02:49 - Golden Geek Awards
0:07:39 - VOTE for best podcast of the year = Brawling Bros!
0:10:07 - BGG Pay it Forward First (PIFF) Chain - Mr V
0:13:43 - 4 year anniv ; 100 Episode VM Shoutout!! Call 575-616-BROS
0:17:44 - TNT - THEN -- Age of Steam
0:34:00 - TNT - NOW -- Here I Stand, Railroad Rivals, Teoto*&%%HKJHKUAS
1:41:43 - TNT - TOMORROW -- Overbattle, Freshwater Fly, Dinos Not Assembled
2:18:34 - Feature Segment : Feature review : Gold West

 

Game Timestamps:

Age of Steam - 0:17:44
Black Orchestra - 1:13:51
Dinos Not Assembled - 1:50:27
Freshwater Fly - 1:41:43
Gold West Review - 2:18:34
Here I Stand - 0:34:00
Just One - 0:44:25
OverBattle - 1:56:08
Railroad Rivals - 0:50:17
Skull King - 1:01:22
Teoto*&%%HKJHKUAS (AKA: Teotihuacan) - 1:29:39

Mar 12, 2019

Recorded in War Room Studios - Albuquerque, NM : 3/12/19

This episode is brought to you by PowerMeeps.com and Van Ryder Games.  We have a survey up that we will use to create the "Brawling Brothers Blend" of favorite games, please go fill it out today! Our order form for V2 of our Lowball Glasses is up - buy one before its too late! SaltCon is one of our very favorite conventions of the year and we spend much of this episode talking about our friends, experiences, the food and #boardgames of SaltCon 2019!  We got a sneak peek of Sleeping Gods from Red Raven Games, Legends of Novus from FunDaMental Games and OverBattle from Syther Gaming.  Our newest obbession may be Russian Railroads, and we aren't afraid to say it!

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Episode Timeline:

0:00:00 - Intro / Banter
0:05:09 - Brawling Brothers Survey - Brawling Brothers Blend
0:07:11 - Vote for Brawling Brothers @ BoardGameGeek.com
0:10:18 - Brawling Borthers Streaming Twitch - Brawlingbrothers.com/live
0:29:20 - TNT - THEN -- Featuring: Crack the Case
0:27:00 - TNT - NOW -- Featuring: Gugong
1:06:28 - TNT - TOMORROW -- Featuring: The Legends of Novus
1:34:58 - Feature Segment : SaltCon Recap
1:54:38 - OverBattle : Interview with Rob McBride

 

Game Timestamps:

Bad Doctor - 0:43:33
Chronicles of Crime - 0:35:04
Crack the Case - 0:29:20
Crusaders Thy Will Be Done 0:27:00
Dice Thrones - 1:46:00
Dragon Castle - 2:30:00
Glen Moore 2 : Chonicles - 1:12:53
Gugong - 0:49:20
HUGG Gamers (Herriman Utah Gamer Girls) - 2:37:23
Masters of Commerce / Panic on Wall Street - 2:25:35
OverBattle - 1:54:38
River Dragons (GIANT Edition) - 2:33:40
Russian Railroads - 0:59:53
Russians Railroads - 1:38:02
Secret Hitler - 1:46:10
Sleeping Gods - 1:40:54
Summit : Teams - 1:08:45
The Legends of Novus - 1:16:32
Van Ryder Graphic Novel Adventures Season 2 - 1:06:28

Feb 26, 2019

Recorded in War Room Studios - Albuquerque, NM : 2/26/19

This episode is brought to you by PowerMeeps.com and Van Ryder Games. We announce upcoming livestreams (join us at brawlingbrothers.com/live) and we need you to join us!  A listener sends a heartfelt package and things get heavy for a moment in War Room Studios. We have NEW Lowball Glasses and if you don't want to miss your chance to acquire one, you'd better order now! We flash back to games we were playing this week last year, including Godfather and 7th Continent - talk about the games we are playing NOW, including Forum Trajanum, The Big Dig and Railroad Ink.  Then we hang out with Evan Derrick of Van Ryder Games and play an exciting (and embarrassing) game, talk about the upcoming Season 2 Graphic Novels and then look at Blowback from The Enigma Emporium. We wrap up the episode with our much anticipated Architects of the West Kingdom from Renegade Games.

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Episode Timeline:

0:00:00 -- Intro / Banter
0:04:15 -- Brawling Brothers Twitch Streaming
0:10:45 -- New Limited Edition BB Lowball Glasses
0:15:45 -- VM with Baker - Brawling Brothers Blend Survey
0:20:40 -- Special letter sent to WarRoom Studio from IceMan23
0:29:20 -- TNT - THEN -- WarRoom Redeux
0:45:40 -- TNT - NOW
1:33:21 -- TNT - TOMORROW
2:18:12 -- Feature Segment : Architects of the West Kingdom Review
2:22:42 -- Feature Segment : Feature review : GamePlay Overview
2:24:52 -- Feature Segment : Feature review : Artwork / Production
2:29:32 -- Feature Segment : Feature review : Theme
2:31:50 -- Feature Segment : Feature review : Game Play and Strategy
2:44:22 -- Feature Segment : Feature review : Variability / Replayability
2:50:32 -- Feature Segment : Feature review : Final Thoughts JOSH
2:53:15 -- Feature Segment : Feature review : Final Thoughts BRANDON

 

Game Timestamps:

11 Nimmnt! - 0:29:20
7th Continent - 0:33:30
Architects of the West Kingdom - 2:18:12
Forum Trajanum - 0:53:28
Naga Raja - 1:12:25
Railroad Ink - 1:03:10
Seafall - 0:45:40
The Big Dig - 1:27:20
The Godfather - 0:40:22
Treasure Island - 1:17:49
Van Ryder Graphic Novels S2 - 2:06:15
Wish you were here / Blowback - 1:33:21

Feb 12, 2019

Recorded in War Room Studios - Albuquerque, NM : 2/12/19

This episode is brought to you by PowerMeeps.com and Van Ryder Games. Josh has a special guest in the studio - none other than Mr. James Hudson of Druid City Games and Skybound Games. Our NOW list is huge this week - including: The Estates, Wingspan, Embark & Calimala.  In TOMORROW we take a look at the exciting upcoming film, The Game Designers Documentary Film and the new Asmadi Games title, 1001 Odysseys.  We wrap up the show by revealing some of our most anticipated board games 2019 - what will make the list?!?

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Episode Timeline:

0:00:00 - Intro / Banter
0:05:03 - Brawling Brothers Twitch Streaming
0:11:04 - Check in with the BB Guild
0:19:36 - TNT - THEN -- Chat with James Hudson
0:46:50 - TNT - NOW - Featuring Wingspan, Embark, Calimala and The Estates
1:27:09 - TNT - TOMORROW
1:41:41 - Giveaway - The Big Score
1:44:54 - Giveaway - Announcement - Graphic Novels
1:46:19 - Feature Segment : Most Anticipated Games of 2019

 

Game Timestamps:

1001 Odysseys - 1:32:21
Bunny Kingdom In the Sky - 1:48:33
Calimala - 1:07:38
Castles of Burgundy REPRINT - 1:50:46
Clank! Legacy - 1:53:12
Embark - 0:59:34
Lord of the Rings: Journeys in Middle Earth - 2:03:20
Metal Gear - 1:56:05
Paladins of the West Kingdom - 1:47:05
Sleeping Gods - 2:00:50
The Estates - 1:15:43
The Game Designers Documentary Film - 1:27:09
Wingspan - 0:46:50

Jan 29, 2019

Recorded in War Room Studios - Albuquerque, NM : 1/29/19

This episode is brought to you by PowerMeeps.com and Van Ryder Games. Underwater Cities was one of the biggest surprises to launch at Essen 2018 (US version to be distributed by Rio Grande Games in Q1 2019).  Many have likened it to Terraforming Mars, one of the Brawling Brothers very favorite games, so we couldn't wait to get this to the table and find out what all the fuss was about!  Tune in to Episode 95 to find out what Josh and Brandon think about Underwater Cities from Vladimir Suchy and Delicious Games in our Deep Dive Underwater Cities Review!

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Episode Timeline:

0:00:45 - Intro / Banter
0:08:56 - Underwater Cities : Intro Flavour
0:10:20 - Underwater Cities : Rules Overview / Gameplay Breakdown
0:24:31 - Underwater Cities : Production / Art/ Presentation
0:32:21 - Underwater Cities : Theme
0:35:14 - Underwater Cities : Variability
0:36:53 - Underwater Cities : Replayability
0:37:12 - Underwater Cities : Player Interaction
0:39:45 - Underwater Cities : Teaching / Playing as Newbie
0:40:52 - Underwater Cities : Overall Gameplay and Strategy
0:54:04 - Underwater Cities Review : Final Thoughts JOSH
0:57:14 - Underwater Cities Review : Final Thoughts BRANDON

Jan 22, 2019

Recorded in War Room Studios - Albuquerque, NM : 1/22/19

This episode is brought to you by PowerMeeps.com and Van Ryder Games. The excitement in War Room Studio B was palpable as we run through our Best Boardgames of 2018 awards. Find out who wins awards for: Party/Social Game, Co-Op Game, Theme, Innovation, Euro, Biggest Surprise, Production, Reprint, Expansion, Family Game, Publisher of the year, Art, War Game, Bad Ass Brawler and our 2018 Game of the Year. We discuss a schedule change, follow up on the Brawling Brothers Fantasy Football League and declare our 2019 resolutions!

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Episode Timeline:

0:00:45 - Banter
0:07:35 - Late GIfts for the Brawling Brothers Bad Ass Bohnanza Secret Santa
0:12:50 - BB New Year 2019 Resolutions
0:17:13 - BB Football League Results
0:20:15 - BB Format Changes for 2019
0:28:02 - TNT - THEN -- Rollout / Supremacy Games
0:47:23 - TNT - NOW -- Carpe Diem
0:59:48 - TNT - NOW -- Brass
1:09:31 - TNT - NOW -- Ghostbusters the Card Game
1:15:15 - TNT - NOW -- Treasure Island
1:27:12 - TNT - TOMORROW -- Railways of the World Portugal
1:30:59 - TNT - TOMORROW -- Board Game Spotlight Promo Pack
1:33:43 - TNT - TOMORROW -- Drink Kill
1:42:02 - Giveaway Announcement - The Big Score
1:42:51 - Feature Segment : Brawling Brothers Best of 2018 Awards

 

Game Timestamps:

Archmage - 1:57:15
Board Game Spotlight Promo Pack - 1:30:59
Brass - 0:59:48
Brass - 2:03:22
Carpe Diem - 1:55:15
Carpe Diem - 0:47:23
Chronicles of Crime - 1:53:09
Container - 2:12:00
Detective : A Modern Crime BoardGame - 1:48:30
Drink Kill - 1:33:43
Everdell - 2:13:19
Ghostbusters the Card Game - 1:09:31
Great Western Trail : Rails to the North - 2:04:25
Hitlers Reich - 2:14:30
Lords of Hellas - 2:10:46
Medioevo Universale - 2:00:05
Quacks of Quedlinberg - 2:05:35
Railways of the World Portugal - 1:27:12
Renegade Games - 2:08:53
Rollout / Supremacy Games - 0:28:02
The Mind - 1:46:13
Treasure Island - 1:15:15
War Chest - 2:23:57
Who Goes There - 1:50:09

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