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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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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

 

Timeline

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 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!!!

 

Timeline:

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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Digital Voice Line - #575-616-BROS(2767)

 

email :Josh@brawlingbrothers.com OR Brandon@brawlingbrothers.com

 

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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

Timeline:

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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Digital Voice Line - #575-616-BROS(2767)

 

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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 BGG.com 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 !!!!!

Timeline:

00:00:40 – Intro

00:06:20 – Beef Sandwich Search Update

00:07:50 – BoardGameGeek.com 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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Digital Voice Line - #575-616-BROS(2767)

 

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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*

Timeline:

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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Digital Voice Line - #575-616-BROS(2767)

 

email : Josh@brawlingbrothers.com OR Brandon@brawlingbrothers.com

 

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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?

Timeline:

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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Digital Voice Line - #575-616-BROS(2767)

 

email : Josh@brawlingbrothers.com OR Brandon@brawlingbrothers.com

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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

Timeline:

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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Digital Voice Line - #575-616-BROS(2767)

 

email : Josh@brawlingbrothers.com OR Brandon@brawlingbrothers.com 

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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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email : Josh@brawlingbrothers.com OR Brandon@brawlingbrothers.com

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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

 

www.brawlingbrothers.com

email : Josh@brawlingbrothers.com OR Brandon@brawlingbrothers.com

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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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