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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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Mar 24, 2020

Recorded in War Room Studios - Albuquerque, NM : 3/24/20

This episode is brought to you by PowerMeeps.com, Academy Games, Arcane Wonders and Van Ryder Games. Despite the disruption to our daily life, we've decided that Coronavirus will not interfere with the Brawling Brothers!  In this 123 Episode, we dive deep into Josh's gaming past to find out what makes him tick.  We discuss recent plays of Planet (Blue Orange), Volcanic Isle (Arcane Wonders), Ticket to Ride: London, Walking in Burano (AEG) and Disney Villainous (Prospero Hall).  We also have the pleasure of looking at a few current Kickstarters, including Overbattle: The All War, Lions of Lydia and Graphic Novel Adventures (Season 3). We wrap up the show with a brief SaltCon 2020 wrap up, focusing on the games we played at the convention, the people we spent time with and - of course - the best food we ate!

 

Episode Timeline:

0:00:00 - Intro & Banter
0:07:00 - Johnny & Stack-Up.org
0:09:35 - Snowpiercer TV Show
0:10:35 - 5 Worst Movies of All time (per Josh)
0:19:11 - TNT - THEN : Josh's Journey into Gaming
0:44:15 - TNT - NOW
1:20:50 - TNT - TOMORROW : Featuring Overbattle
1:59:35 - Feature Segment : SaltCon 2020

 

Board Game Timestamps:

Anachrony - 2:15:03
Brass: Birmingham - 2:30:30
Graphic Novel Adventures: Season 3 - 1:45:40
Hadara - 2:45:40
Lions of Lydia - 1:50:30
Maracaibo - 2:41:40
Overbattle - 1:23:30
Planet- 0:44:40
Rajas of the Ganges - 2:53:25
Ticket to Ride: London - 1:00:50
Underwater Cities: New Discoveries - 2:04:00
Disney Villainous - 1:11:10
Volcanic Isle - 0:55:30
Walking in Burano - 1:06:30

Mar 11, 2020

Recorded in War Room Studios - Albuquerque, NM : 3/11/20

This episode is brought to you by PowerMeeps.com, Academy Games and Van Ryder Games.  In this episode Josh and Brandon are joined by Cat and Ludie, who are asked to answer a very specific question: What are the top 5 boardgames of all times?  Expect some very different answers from these two - tons of surprises are in store!  Of course if Cat is in the studio, it's time for a rousing round of Questions from the Hat with Cat! Josh and Brandon also discuss their recent plays of: Pappy Winchester (Blue Orange Games), Succulent (Renegade Game Studios), Camel Up v2 (Eggertspiel) and Skulk Hollow (Thunderworks Games).  We also take a moment to turn into your favorite BREAKING NEWS outlet, offering up the very first details on expansion #1 for Skulk Hollow, Maul Peak!  Brandon's group recently finished The Rise of Queensdale (Ravensburger) and offers a final look at the experience as a whole.  TOMORROW is bright in board games, and the recent announcement of Hansa Teutonica Big Box, Back to the Future: Back in Time, Wolfenstein: The Board Game and two (2!!!) Scooby-Doo games proves it!

Episode Timeline:

0:00:42 - Intro and Banter
0:04:34 - Award from VanRyder for Media Content Creator of the Year 2019
0:06:30 - Check in with the Guild - GeekGroupApp with Noel
0:10:12 - TNT: Now - Featuring Succulent, Skulk Hollow and More!
0:47:40 - TNT: Tomorrow : Featuring Skulk Hollow BREAKING NEWS!
0:57:44 - TNT: Tomorrow : LudoCherry Kickstarter
1:18:17 - Feature Segment : Cat and Ludie
1:24:15 - Feature Segment : Ludie with D&D News
1:38:43 - Feature Segment : Top 5 Boardgames of All Time with Ludie and Cat
1:59:07 - Feature Segment : Questions With Cat

 

Board Game Timestamps:

Descent: Journeys in the Dark (First Edition) - 1:51:45
Ex Libris - 1:55:55
Rise of Queensdale - 0:10:12
Pappy Winchester - 0:14:36
Succulent - 0:21:02
Camel Up - 0:27:00
Skulk Hollow - 0:35:10
Skulk Hollow Maul Peak Expansion - 0:43:44
Hansa Teutonica Big Box - 0:47:40
Back to the Future: Back in Time - 0:49:32
Wolfenstein: The Board Game - 0:51:50
Scooby Doo - Escape from the Haunted Mansion - 0:54:55
Scooby Doo - Betrayal at Mystery Mansion - 0:56:00

Feb 25, 2020

Recorded in War Room Studios - Albuquerque, NM : 2/25/20

This episode is brought to you by PowerMeeps.com, Academy Games, Arcane Wonders and Van Ryder Games. Josh and Brandon decide to explore and discuss games that have inspired them and paved their way in this hobby.  In our last episode, 2020's Top 20 Board Games were unveiled by Josh and Brandon... Brawlers everywhere quickly cried out for Noel & Jordan's top 10 board games and the Brawling Brothers had to answer that call!  For the first time ever, we proudly present Noel & Jordan's Top 10 Board Games!  We also cover The Rise of Queensdale, Paradise Lost and CURRENT Kickstarters: Public Market & Gorinto.

Episode Timeline:

0:00:00 - Intro and Banter
0:03:00 - Voicemail Line
0:08:38 - Check-in with "The Guild"
0:18:00 - Tony Lightning
0:22:12 - TNT - THEN - The Games That Inspired a Generation
0:54:14 - TNT - NOW
1:43:14 - TNT - TOMORROW
2:03:53 - Feature Segment: Jordan & Noel's Top 10

Board Game Timestamps:

A Feast for Odin - 2:21:23
A Feast for Odin - 2:40:04
Anachrony - 2:48:49
Camel Up - 2:59:39
Caverna - 2:16:23
Caverna - 2:52:49
Clank Legacy - 2:55:09
Coimbra - 2:56:39
Concordia - 2:58:14
Gaia Project - 2:56:09
Gloomhaven - 2:42:49
Gorinto - 1:55:34
Great Western Trail - 2:24:03
Isle of Cats - 2:59:18
Kemet - 2:13:56
Marco Polo II - 2:25:06
Orleans - 2:17:33
Paladins of the West Kingdom - 2:19:03
Paladins of the West Kingdom - 2:35:54
Pandemic Legacy - 2:38:39
Paradise Lost - 1:24:19
Public Market - 1:43:14
Rajas of the Ganges - 2:27:43
Rajas of the Ganges - 2:54:34
Russian Railroads - 2:22:28
Skull King - 2:59:04
Star Wars Rebellion - 2:57:29
Teotihuacan - 2:11:33
Teotihuacan -2:20:13
Terraforming Mars - 2:45:54
The Rise of Queensdale - 0:55:50
Underwater Cities - 2:15:09
Watergate - 2:13:03
Yokohama - 2:26:43

Feb 11, 2020

Recorded in War Room Studios - Albuquerque, NM : 2/11/20

This episode is brought to you by PowerMeeps.com, Academy Games, Arcane Wonders and Van Ryder Games.  This episode is full of so many awesome surprises - After 2 years worth of episodes since we have revisited our Top 20 board games, and we feel like it's well past due.  Hot off the presses, this episode includes Josh and Brandon's (revised) Top 20 Board Games!  We also have the pleasure of an IN STUDIO interview with none other than ULF - you won't want to miss this one.  Also discussed: Cooper Island, Bees, Taverns of Tiefenthal, Cultist Simulator.  We also preview some hot kickstarters, including: For Glory and Vampire: The Masquerade - Chapters.  It's a long one, but its packed with board game goodness!  Tune into see what titles have fallen into Josh and Brandon's Top 20 Board Games!

Episode Timeline:

0:00:00 - Intro and Banter
0:26:00 - TNT - Then -- ATBCON with ULF
0:41:30 - TNT - Now (Featuring Cooper Island, Bees & more!)
1:16:00 - TNT - Tomorrow (Featuring For Glory, Vampire: Chapters & more!)
1:38:00 - Feature Segment - Top 20 board games of all time

Board Game Timestamps:

1960: Making of the President - 2:36:55
878 Vikings - 1:54:31
A Feast for Odin - 2:41:30
Alma Mater - 1:16:00
Axis and Allies - 2:33:40
Azul - 2:12:00
Azul Summer Pavillion - 2:12:00
Bees: The Secret Kingdom - 0:51:30
Brass - 1:50:10
Castles of Burgundy - 2:38:18
Churchill - 2:27:45
Civilization - 2:15:25
Clank Legacy Aquisitions Inc - 2:10:28
Clash of Cultures: Monumental Edition - 1:20:50
Codenames - 1:56:20
Concordia - 2:21:45
Container - 2:23:45
Cooper Island - 0:41:30
Crokinole - 2:25:25
Crytpid - 1:47:42
Cultist Simulator - 1:06:30
Dead of Winter - 2:34:30
Descent V1 - 2:33:40
Detective City of Angels - 2:19:45
Detective: City of Angels - 2:05:08
Eldritch Horror - 1:46:45
Fields of Arle - 1:53:11
For Glory - 1:27:40
Gingkopolis - 2:06:03
Gloomhaven - 2:02:35
Glory to Rome - 1:55:25
Grand Austria Hotel - 2:00:45
Great Western Trail - 1:51:05
Junta - 2:33:40
Kemet - 2:13:40
Mansions of Madness 2nd Edition - 2:17:30
Modern Art - 1:43:42
Mysterium - 1:45:45
Orleans - 1:44:30
Paladins of the West Kingdom - 1:57:15
Pipeline - 2:08:50
Railways Across the World - 2:39:50
Samurai Swords - 2:33:40
Santa Maria - 1:49:10
Snowndonia - 1:52:05
Star Wars Rebellion - 2:31:15
Supremacy - 2:33:40
Terra Mystica - 2:34:30
The Civil War - 2:33:40
The Taverns of Tifenthal - 0:56:50
Through the Ages - 2:43:18
Twilight Struggle - 2:36:55
Underwater Cities - 1:59:00
Vampire the Masquerade: Chapters - 1:23:00
War Chest - 2:01:37
War Chest - 2:29:35
Zombicide Black Plauge - 2:35:45
Zombicide Green Horde - 2:35:45

Jan 28, 2020

Recorded in War Room Studios - Albuquerque, NM : 1/28/20

This episode is brought to you by PowerMeeps.com, Academy Games, Arcane Wonders and Van Ryder Games. Josh, Jordan and Brandon ventured to the FROZEN TUNDRA of Nebraska in the middle of January to attend ATBcon 2020!  This episode focuses on the fun that we had at ATBcon; including discussion of many of the boardgames we played, most of the incredible people we met and ALL of the excitement that a small convention can offer!  Thanks to many Brawlers, ULF was flown in from Sweden to attend the convention and we discuss just how great it was to finally meet ULF, the President of the #TeamJosh fanclub.  If you're interested in games - FEAR NOT! We cover plenty, including AuZtralia, Wavelength, Carson City, Memoir 44 (Operation: Overlord style) as well as a handful of other boardgames.

Episode Timeline:

0:00:00 Intro
0:05:05 Enigma Emporium
0:11:30 ATBcon 2020 Recap
1:52:15 Tony Lighting?!?
1:53:15 ATBcon Thank You's

Board Game Timestamps:

AuZtralia - 1:26:10
Carson City - 0:34:30
Crokinole - 1:08:05
Darts - 1:16:15
Don't Mess with Cthulhu - 1:36:40
Incan Gold - 0:22:15
Loopin' Louie - 1:13:40
Memoir 44 : Operation Overlord - 0:53:40
Public Market - 1:51:10
Time's Up Title Recall - 0:42:43
Twilight Struggle - 1:43:20

 

 

Jan 14, 2020

Recorded in War Room Studios - Albuquerque, NM : 1/14/20

This episode is brought to you by PowerMeeps.com, Academy Games, Arcane Wonders and Van Ryder Games. With 2019 coming to a swift and decisive end, the Brawling Brothers reveal their plans for Board Games 2020.  Lots of exciting news in this episode about what we plan to do with the show in 2020, including but not limited to MANY more reviews and HOTSEAT episodes!   We made a point of playing some of our Christmas gifts, and this is the episode to talk about them!  Azul Summer Pavilion, Five Tribes and War Chest: Nobility all get the after Christmas treatment!  We also glance back at a few games we've previously talked about - Tapestry and Five Tribes.  EXCITING new games on Kickstarter this week, including Crimes in History: HH Holmes' Murder Castle, which we had the pleasure of playing, PLUS a look back about 10 years at Junta: Viva El Presidente!

Episode Timeline:

0:00:00 Intro
0:14:46 Power to the Meeple - Capstone Games Highlight
0:16:27 TNT - THEN
0:28:45 TNT - NOW
1:29:30 TNT - TOMORROW
1:45:16 - Feature Segment : Whats to come in 2020

Board Game Timestamps:

Azul Summer Pavillion - 0:28:45
Carpe Diem - 0:57:01
Cover Your Assets - 0:41:00
Crimes in History: HH Holmes' Murder Castle - 1:29:30
Five Tribes - 0:46:35
Junta : Vive El Presidente - 0:16:27
Tapestry - 1:08:36
War Chest: Nobility - 1:21:54

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