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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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Jul 9, 2019

Recorded in War Room Studios - Albuquerque, NM : 7/9/19

This episode is brought to you by PowerMeeps.com and Van Ryder Games. In this episode we FINALLY live up to our initial threats and make the Brawling Brothers Blend a real thing!  We've taken the top 50 games from 200+ Brawlers and had our local statistician churn out a list that ranks the submitted games into, what we are certain is, the best boardgames 2019!  We invited our good friend and fellow Brawler, Baker from Bored Online Board Offline to join in the festivities - so tune in and hear his silky smooth tones and learn what the Brawlers have deemed the best boardgames 2019.

Episode Timeline:

0:00:40 - Intro
0:07:35 - VM From the Past with Kevin
0:12:21 - GIVEAWAY - Lock Up and Cartographers
0:27:28 - TNT - Then -- Convo w/ Baker from Bored Online Board Offline
0:38:43 - TNT - NOW -- Featuring Copenhagen, Churchill & more
1:28:09 - TNT - TOMORROW -- Featuring Middara & Isle of Cats
1:52:10 - Feature Segment : Brawling Bros Blend Survey w/ Baker

Game Timestamps:

1960: Making of President - 2:12:04
7th Continent - 2:09:12
Amerigo - 1:08:45
Arkham Horror : Card Game - 2:31:29
Azul - 1:59:30
Blood Rage - 2:15:32
Brass - 1:59:29
Cartographers : A Roll Player Tale - 1:07:41
Castles Of Burgundy - 2:13:03
Charterstone - 2:08:36
Churchill - 0:38:43
Civilization - 2:11:57
Clank! - 1:59:35
Clank! Legacy : Acquisitions Inc Upper Management Deck - 0:42:18
Codenames - 2:31:42
Coimbra - 1:58:46
Concordia - 2:23:01
Copenhagen - 1:15:55
Crokinole - 2:13:11
Descent - 2:11:47
Dinosaur Island - 2:31:37
Eclipse - 1:59:32
Feast for Odin - 2:12:47
Ghost Stories - 2:07:18
Ginkopolis - 2:13:02
Gloomhaven - 2:09:08
Great Western Trail - 2:17:34
Hero Quest - 0:21:41
Isle of Cats - 1:44:02
Junta - 2:11:49
Kemet - 2:13:42
Kingdom Death Monster - 2:09:44
Lord of the Rings : Card Game - 2:31:39
Lords of Waterdeep - 2:07:55
Mage Knight - 2:09:01
Mansions of Madness 1st Ed - 0:27:03
Mansions of Madness 2nd Ed - 2:13:32
Master of Orion - 0:23:27
Mechs Vs Minions - 2:05:25
Middara - 1:32:14
Mysetrium - 2:11:57
Orleans - 1:59:38
Orleans : Intrigue Expansion - 2:06:05
Orleans : Invasion Expansion - 2:05:50
Pandemic Legacy - 2:08:46
Raiders of the North Sea - 1:59:33
Railways of the World - 2:12:07
Revolution of 1828 - 0:48:43
Risk - 0:21:36
Roll Player - 2:31:28
Sagrada - 2:31:36
Santa Maria - 2:12:42
Scythe - 2:20:19
Scythe : Rise of Fenris Expansion - 2:20:52
Shogun - 0:56:53
Small World - 0:27:03
Sorry - 0:24:56
Star Wars Imperial Assault - 2:05:00
Star Wars Rebellion - 1:59:16
Terraforming Mars - 2:13:54
Terraforming Mars : Prelude Expansion - 2:29:27
Terraforming Mars : Venus Expansion - 2:30:09
The Godfather - 1:58:22
Through the Ages - 2:12:08
Too Many Bones - 2:31:26
Twilight Struggle - 2:12:04
Tzolk'in - 2:31:33
Viticulture - 2:23:00
Wallenstein - 0:56:55
Yokohama - 1:59:36

Jun 28, 2019

Recorded in War Room Studios - Albuquerque, NM : 6/28/19

This episode is brought to you by PowerMeeps.com and Van Ryder Games. Origins Game Fair is one of our favorite boardgame conventions of the year!  We love everything about this convention and we always look forward to our Origins Recap episodes!  Tune in to hear all about the hotness from the convention, the MashUp MeetUp, the North Market, Scootering down High Street, the (now) infamous PREDATOR ROOM, and lets not forget the Meat Sweats!  We highlight a few of our favorite games from the convention including: On Mars, Dead Man's Cabal, Edge of Darkness, Isle of Cats, Cartographers, Watergate, Smartphone and more!

Episode Timeline:

0:00:40 - Introduction
0:12:00 - CBus Scooters
0:17:10 - Casa de Brawl
0:20:43 - Game Topopers
0:59:47 - Mash Up Meetup
1:25:47 - Apple Juice Meetup
1:54:31 - Colonel Jessup
1:59:47 - Predator Room
2:09:27 - BrawlCon
2:18:55 - Meat Sweats
2:19:37 - Pride Parade
2:20:22 - Drury

 

Game Timestamps:

Cartographers - 1:27:47
Copenhagen The Dice Game - 1:20:47
Dead Man's Cabal - 0:33:00
Decrypto - 2:12:17
Detective City of Angels - 2:24:17
Dust in the Wings - 1:57:27
Edge of Darkness - 0:46:37
Gorus Maximus - 2:16:50
Isle of Cats - 1:14:17
Mississippi Queen - 1:55:42
Modern Art - 0:37:45
On Mars - 0:27:10
Skull King - 0:10:40
Smartphone - 2:05:27
Teotihuacan : Late Pre Classic Period - 1:34:07
The Mind - 0:11:40
Watergate - 1:40:42

Jun 11, 2019

Recorded in War Room Studios - Albuquerque, NM : 6/10/19

This episode is brought to you by PowerMeeps.com and Van Ryder Games. With special guest, Noel, in studio - Josh and Brandon discuss the happenings of Memorial Day, including a boardgame retreat (in the mountains!). Origins Game Fair is just about here and we spend a good amount of this episode unveiling our most anticipated games of Origins 2019!  For the first time ever, we publish a review in "TOMORROW" - check out our Batman Gotham City Chronicles Review before you click that back button for season 2!

Episode Timeline:

00:00:40 - Introduction

00:23:12 - Giveaway - EVOLUTION

00:27:45 - THEN - Featuring: Torpedo Run!

00:36:57 - NOW - Featuring: Sidereal Confluence, Caylus and more!

01:19:12 - TOMORROW - Batman Gotham City Chronicles Review

01:48:49 - Feature Segment - Origins 2019 Preview

Game Timestamps:

Abomination : The Heir of Frankenstein - 2:41:35
Age of Steam Deluxe Edition - 2:01:45
Altar Quest - 1:56:54
Clank Legacy : Upper Management Pack - 2:05:15
Detective: City of Angels - 2:04:00
Die Hard: The Nakatomi Heist - 2:46:40
Dwellings of Eldervale - 2:42:00
Endeavor : Age of Expansion - 1:53:00
Europe Divided - 2:44:00
Football Highlights - 2:08:50
Grimm Forest Masquerade - 2:46:10
Imhotep: The Duel - 2:31:30
On Mars - 2:16:45
Pipeline - 2:37:35
Revolution of 1828 - 2:28:00
Sierra West - 2:36:00
Skull Tales : Full Sail - 2:12:15
Subtext - 2:22:15
Tricky Tides - 2:26:16
Uboot - 2:32:30

May 28, 2019

Recorded in War Room Studios - Albuquerque, NM : 5/28/19

This episode is brought to you by PowerMeeps.com and Van Ryder Games. Josh has some difficulty getting his burritos and Brandon inquires about having his meat smoked.  We announce the ManBearPig promo for Gorus Maximus and discuss other excitement regarding the upcoming Origins Game Fair. In the War Room Redeaux, we cover games from years past - including: Star Wars Rebellion, Mansions of Madness and Secret Hitler. Our NOW segment features Call to Adventure, Photosynthesis, Hex Roller and more! We conclude the episode with our Gentes review - tune in for this full length, deep dive review!

Episode Timeline:

00:00:40 - Introduction

00:12:55 - Gorus Maximus "Man Bear Pig" Promo

00:18:38 - Announcement - Power to the Meeple Contest Winner

00:30:04 - TNT: THEN - Featuring: Star Wars Rebellion

00:51:13 - TNT: NOW - Featuring Call to Adventure

01:35:05 - TNT: TOMORROW - Featuring 7 Souls

01:51:48 - Feature Segment - Gentes Review

Game Timestamps:

7 Souls Rise of the Elder Gods :1:35:05
Call to Adventure : 0:51:13
Castell : 0:46:15
Dragons Interest : 1:43:00
Gentes Review : 1:51:4
Hansa Teutonica : 1:12:00
Hex Roller : 1:19:33
Mansions of Madness : 0:42:15
Photosynthesis : 1:00:45
Secret Hitler : 0:47:47
Star Wars Rebellion : 0:30:04
Survive / Survive Space Attack : 0:49:08
Wits and Wagers : 1:27:40

May 14, 2019

Recorded in War Room Studios - Albuquerque, NM : 5/14/19

This episode is brought to you by PowerMeeps.com and Van Ryder Games.  We are often asked how to host successful game nights and/or build a gaming group and we decided to share our thoughts in this episode.  We discuss the titles we've been playing, including Vindication, Cryptid, On Tour, Trajan and more! Nothing is hotter on Kickstarter than Hostage Negotiator: Career and we chime in with our thoughts on it, as well as a special peek at Shard Slingers.

Episode Timeline:

00:00:40 - Introduction

00:15:02 - TNT: Then - Featuring: Risk

00:28:35 - TNT: Now

01:21:30 - TNT: Tomorrow - Featuring: Hostage Negotiator: Career

01:35:35 - Feature Segment: How to build a game group

 

Game Timestamps:

Cryptid -
Fleet the Dice Game -
Furry Spies with Russian Spies -
Hostage Negotiator: Career -
On Tour -
Risk -
Shard Slingers -
Trajan -
Vindication -

Apr 30, 2019

Recorded in War Room Studios - Albuquerque, NM : 4/30/19

This episode is brought to you by PowerMeeps.com and Van Ryder Games.  Join us as we continue to celebrate our 4 year anniversary celebration! Our special, in-studio guests, Noel, Ludie and Kailey discuss some of the hottest games they have been playing, include Tiny Towns, Wingspan, Bosk and more! We conclude our anniversary celebration with a laugh filed Man vs Meeple Interview!

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Episode Timeline:

0:01:33 - Noel and Ludie Celebrates 4 Years with Us
0:05:12 - VM Shoutout from Baker Board Online
0:08:17 - VM Shoutout from Boardgamergirl
0:10:41 - Josh remembers the champagne filled VIP Game Night Event
0:18:02 - VM Shoutout from Jacob
0:18:40 - Van Ryder Games - Hostage Neg: Career Kickstarter
0:20:43 - VM Shoutout from Van Ryder Games
0:22:17 - TNT - Then -- We remember Brawling Brothers past Moments
0:33:27 - VM Shoutout Dracul and Igor
0:34:40 - TNT - NOW -- Featuring Concordia, Tiny Towns, Wingspan & more
1:28:57 - Game "Wits End" with Noel and Ludie and Kailey
1:40:41 - TNT - TOMORROW -- Featuring God of War, Space Race & Bosk
2:02:19 - VM Shoutout from Chris Game all Night
2:02:53 - Power to the Meeple Giveaway
2:12:23 - VM Shoutout Jay Winter
2:13:05 - Feature Segment : Man vs Meeple Interview
3:02:05 - VM Shoutout Nathan
3:13:22 - Feature Segment : Wits End with Jeremy and David

 

Game Timestamps:

Arkham Horror 3rd Edition - 0:56:48
Bosk - 1:52:35
Concordia - 0:34:40
God of War - 1:40:41
Lord of the Rings: Journeys in Middle-earth - 2:42:30
Space Race - 1:47:55
Tiny Towns - 0:49:02
Water Deep Dragon Heist - 1:09:57
Wingspan - 1:12:47
Wingspan - 2:50:00

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

Dec 26, 2018

Recorded in War Room Studios - Albuquerque, NM : 12/26/18

This episode is brought to you by PowerMeeps.com and Van Ryder Games. 2018 is at an end and we had to wrap it up in Brawling Brothers style! Tune in for our annual Secret Santa Gift Opening, Questions from the hat with Cat and our annual trainwreck of a holiday song!

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Episode Timeline:

0:00:45 - Banter
0:04:45 - VRG Vendor Awards
0:06:33 - Holiday Celebration - Secret Santa Gifts
0:20:41 - Little Jimmy and VRG
0:22:29 - TNT - Then
0:33:20 - TNT - Now
1:12:05 - TNT - Tomorrow
1:20:20 - PowerMeeps
1:23:00 - Feature Segment - Cat
1:56:35 - Holiday Celebration : Original Song - 12 Days of Christmas
2:00:48 - Secret Santa Followup
2:11:51 - #TeamJosh Theme Song

 

Game Timestamps:

878 Vikings - 0:58:50
Chronicles of Crime - 0:49:45
Civilization : A New Dawn - 0:43:04
Cleopatra & The Society of Architects - 01:12:12
Everdell - 1:04:50
Newton - 0:34:00
Paladins of the West Kingdom - 0:17:45
Scorpius Freighter - 1:05:50

Dec 18, 2018

Recorded in War Room Studios - Albuquerque, NM : 12/18/18

This episode is brought to you by Power to the Meeple. One of our most anticipated deep dives of the year is our Coimbra Review from Eggertspiele. Coimbra was designed by Flaminia Brasini (Lorenzo il Magnifico) and Virginio Gigli (Grand Austria Hotel) and launched in limited quantities at Origins Game Fair 2018. In Coimbra, it's the 16th century and Portugal is thriving under its leading role during the Age of Discovery. Nestled in the heart of Portugal, the city of Coimbra serves as a cultural center of the country. As the head of one of Coimbra's oldest houses, you seek to earn prestige by deepening relationships with nearby monasteries or funding expeditions of the era. To reach this goal, you must vie for the favors of the city's most influential citizens, even if you must offer a bit of coin or some protective detail. Tune in to our much anticipated Coimbra Review to find out what Josh, Brandon, and special guest Noel think about this beautiful Euro!

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Episode Timeline:

0:14:57 - Coimbra : Flavour
0:15:48 - Coimbra : Rules Overview
0:21:18 - Coimbra Review : Art / Presentation
0:25:52 - Coimbra Review : Theme
0:29:35 - Coimbra Review : Player Interaction / Teachability
0:31:42 - Coimbra Review : Variablity
0:35:55 - Coimbra Review : Strategy and Gameplay
0:39:52 - Coimbra : Purple Strategy and Player Stats
0:52:17 - Coimbra : Two Player Playthrough
0:54:58 - Coimbra : Card Drafting
0:57:47 - Coimbra : Replayability
1:00:10 - Coimbra : Final Thoughts JOSH
1:02:09 - Coimbra : Final Thoughts NOEL
1:04:16 - Coimbra : Final Thoughts BRANDON

Dec 11, 2018

Recorded in War Room Studios - Albuquerque, NM : 12/11/18

This episode is brought to you by PowerMeeps.com, Van Ryder Games and Arcane Wonders.  As 2018 comes to a close, so does the boardgames convention season.  Brandon and Jordan (@BoardGameBella) had the joy of attention both ATBCon and BGGCon 2018 and they have all the details about both conventions for you, the Brawlers!  Tune in and hear the highs (and lows) of our 12 day, 3000 mile journey across 6 states to attend these two excellent conventions.

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Episode Timeline:

0:00:48 - Intro and Banter
0:05:21 - Brawling Brothers Christmas Bohnanza
0:10:29 - Brandon Hits Head with Fuel Pump
0:12:37 - Across the Board-Con ReCap w/ Jordan
0:51:23 - Power to the Meeple - Christmas Promo Code
0:53:25 - BGGCon 2018 ReCap w/ Jordan
1:11:53 - FOOD at BGGCON 2018
1:29:04 - Brandon's Best Moments from BGGCON 2018
1:33:04 - Jordan's Best Moments from BGGCON 2018
1:37:52 - Van Ryder Games - Little Jimmy Christmas
1:39:42 - Con-ReCap Rapid Fire with Jordan and Brandon

 

Game Timestamps:

Atlantis Rising - 1:02:54
CrossTalk - 0:42:00
Crown of Emara - 1:25:54
Fireball Island - 1:00:06
Holding On : The Troubled Life of Billy Kerr - 1:07:27
Passing Through Petra - 1:05:13
Pitch Car - 0:36:15
Ragusa - 0:57:03
Reef - 0:28:47
Return to the Dark Tower - 1:29:29
Rococco - 0:31:00
Silk - 1:21:17
Swordcrafters - 1:03:46
Underwater Cities - 1:33:08

Dec 4, 2018

Recorded in War Room Studios - Albuquerque, NM : 12/4/18

This episode is brought to you by Van Ryder Games & Power to the Meeple. Nothing says the holidays like family get-togethers, holiday parties and old funky fruitcake. While we can't help you with the fruit cake, we are certain that EVERY get-together would be aided by a well placed game or two. This is a tad tricky, as many who are at these events aren't gamers.... So you need something quick, simple and exciting! ENTER: Dice Games! We've played the heck out of Castles of Burgundy: The Dice Game, Nations: The Dice Game, Istanbul: The Dice Game and Las Vegas - and we are ready to tell you which would be the perfect fit for you and your family!

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Nov 7, 2018

Recorded in War Room Studios - Albuquerque, NM : 11/13/18

This episode is brought to you by PowerMeeps.com and Arcane Wonders. The German Board Game Police have contacted the Brawling Brothers and it's bad news.  Josh has to get his act together or risk board game jail!  Our 3rd Annual Brawling Brothers Christmas Bonanza is underway, and we want ALL the Brawlers to participate! Join us as we review the BGG Top Games list and peek in on the biggest movers and shakers in the board game world over the last few months!

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Episode Timeline:

0:00:42 - Intro Banter
0:08:24 - Brawler Contributions
0:10:11 - German Board Game Police Email
0:06:33 - BB VM Message
0:19:40 - Arcane Wonders - Critical Mass
0:21:00 - TNT: Then - Featuring Glory to Rome
0:35:42 - TNT: Now
1:19:30 - TNT: Tomorrow - Featuring Crusoe Crew & Archmage Ascendency
1:43:38 - Feature Segment - BGG Top Board Games

 

Game Timestamps:

7 Wonders: Duel - 02:08:30
7th Continent - 01:52:48
Archmage Ascendancy - 01:32:46
Between Two Castles of Mad King Ludwig - 01:58:39
Brass: Birmingham - 02:02:45
Coimbra - 02:06:17
Cryptid - 02:00:13
Endeavor - 02:05:16
Endeavor - 0:51:54
Food Chain Magnate - 02:09:47
Gaia Project - 01:51:10
Ghosts of the Moor - 0:35:42
Gloomhaven - 01:47:19
Glory to Rome - 0:21:00
Great Western Trail - 01:52:02
Medioevo Universalis - 02:07:18
Newton - 02:01:39
Orbis - 01:57:00
Pandemic Legacy - 01:48:15
Sagrada : Passion Expansion - 01:19:30
Scythe - 01:51:03
Star War Rebellion - 0:41:35
Star Wars Rebellion - 01:50:29
Teotihuacan: City of Gods - 01:57:31
Terra Mystica - 01:51:10
Terraforming Mars - 01:48:57
The Crusoe Crew - 01:26:08
The Estates - 01:10:32
Through the Ages - 01:48:16
Twilight Struggle - 01:49:55
War Chest - 02:06:00
Western Legends - 02:04:15

Nov 6, 2018

Recorded in War Room Studios - Albuquerque, NM : 11/6/18

This episode is brought to you by Meeple Realty. War Chest, an all new bag-building abstract strategy game finds its way to the table in War Room Studios. This war game allows you to raise your banner call (drafting) taking several various units into your army, which you then use to capture key points on the board. To succeed in War Chest, you must successfully manage not only your armies on the battlefield, but those that are waiting to be deployed. Find out what Josh and Brandon think in their War Chest Review!

Episode Timeline:

Intro / Banter - 0:00:00
Discussion : Famous Battles - 00:02:00
Battle of Gaugamela - 00:04:30
Battle of Bannockburn - 00:09:40
Battle of Crécy - 00:14:30
War Chest Review : Flavour - 00:22:30
War Chest Review : Game Overview / How-to-play - 00:24:10
War Chest Review : Art / Presentation / Theme - 00:30:35
War Chest Review : Variability / Replayability - 00:35:50
War Chest Review : Gameplay / Strategy - 00:38:45
War Chest Review : Final Thoughts Josh - 00:50:50
War Chest Review : Final Thoughts Brandon - 00:56:50

 

Oct 24, 2018

Recorded in War Room Studios - Albuquerque, NM : 10/24/18

This episode brought to you by Power to the Meeple, Arcane Wonders & Meeple Realty. Year in and Year out the "Horror in the War Room" is one of our very favorite episodes to plan and produce and our 4th annual installment is no different.  Tune in and hear our reenactment listener Jaci Bell's story "A Proper End - An Eldritch Tale".  No Halloween special would be complete with Dracul and Igor - so we sent Cat on location to interview them.  We flash back to previous Halloween episodes and discuss Fury of Dracula, Mythos Tales & Gates of Loyang (can anyone say Uwe-Tober?!?). Then check in on the titles that are currently being played, including Eldritch Horror, Church Hill and Pulsar 2849.  Our TOMORROW segment is filled with hot Kickstarters - make sure you check out Street Masters: Aftershock and Tidal Blades now on Kickstarter.

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Episode Timeline:

00:00:46 - Intro / Banter

00:01:40 - Horror in the War Room

00:03:04 - Halloween in War Room Studios

00:10:00 - Cat on Assignment : Translyvania

00:15:23 - Cat on Assignment : Dracul and Igor

00:28:57 - TNT - Then - War Room Redeux

00:52:28 - TNT - Now - Featuring Eldritch Horror, Churchill + more

01:32:24 - TNT - Tomorrow - Featuring Street Masters + Tidal Blades

01:50:48 - Giveaway Conclusion - Stonebound Saga Bundle

01:54:15 - Feature Segment: The Churro Zone - "A Proper End - By Jaci Bell"

Game Timestamps:

Churchill - 01:07:16
Eldritch Horror - 00:52:28
Fury of Dracula - 00:43:23
Gates of Loyang - 00:35:20
Good Critters - 00:51:37
Mythos Tales - 00:30:13
Pulsar 2849 - 01:21:35
Reykholt - 00:36:56
Street Masters: Aftershock - 01:32:24
Tidal Blades - 01:41:42

Oct 16, 2018

Recorded in War Room Studios - Albuquerque, NM : 10/16/18

This episode is brought to you by Meeple Realty.  Container, the classic game of big ships and big production, returns in a 10th Anniversary Jumbo Edition! Now with huge ships and realistic containers to load and unload, building (or destroying) your living economy has never been more fun! Find out what Josh and Brandon think in their Container Board Game Review!

Episode Timeline:

Intro / Banter - 0:00:00
Discussion : Ghost Ships - 0:02:50
Mary Celeste - 0:03:34
SS Baychimo - 0:12:17
Container : Flavour - 0:18:07
Container : Game Overview / How-to-play - 0:21:44
Container:: Art / Presentation / Theme - 0:27:32
Container : RuleBook / Rules - 0:30:59
Container : Variability / Replayability - 0:39:29
Container : Final Thoughts Brandon - 0:42:17
Container : Verdict = Brandon - 0:46:55
Container : Final Thoughts Josh - 0:47:56
Container : Verdict = Josh - 0:55:27

Oct 9, 2018

Recorded in War Room Studios - Albuquerque, NM : 10/9/18

This episode brought to you by Inside Up Games, Arcane Wonders & Meeple Realty. It's balloon fiesta time here in Albuquerque and while it creates quite the mess on our roads, it creates some of the most beautiful scenes you've ever seen! Josh lost a fight with the FABELED Bush Tree and Brandon is too old to play sand volleyball! We feature Dragon Boats of the Four Seas in our kickstarter segment and wrap up the episode with a ROUSING interview with Robb & Christina Rouse of Blue Peg Pink Peg. While we've hosted events and traveled with Blue Peg Pink Peg, we've never had the pleasure of officially interviewing them - until now! Tune in and find out why Blue Peg Pink Peg might be the greatest podcast that isn't in your podcast queue - OR, reaffirm that Blue Peg Pink Peg is one of the most entertaining acts in all of boardgaming! #BrawlingPegs

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Episode Timeline:

00:00:46 - Intro / Banter

00:01:10 - Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta

00:07:17 - Leather Couch Time with Josh

00:18:39 - Giveaway - Big Trouble Little China

00:22:53 - TNT - Now

00:44:12 - TNT - Tomorrow - Featuring Dragon Boats of the Four Seas

00:54:10 - Giveaway Announcement - Stonebound Saga + Visions of Telios

00:57:47 - Feature Segment - Blue Peg Pink Peg Interview

01:57:37 - Feature Segment - Blue Peg Pink Peg Rapid Fire

 

Game Timestamps:

Big Trouble in Little China - 00:18:39
Dragon Boats of the Four Seas - 00:44:12
Finca - 00:35:17
Ghost Blitz - 00:25:48
Good Critters - 00:55:21
Kung Foo Zoo - 00:39:37
Path of Light and Shadow - 00:28:02
Stonebound Saga - 00:54:10

Sep 29, 2018

Recorded in War Room Studios - Albuquerque, NM : 10/2/18

This episode is brought to you by Maple Games. In the co-operative game Detective, each of you play an investigator working for Antares National Investigation Agency. You are going to gather information, deduce clues, and follow leads in order to solve multiple cases which are represented in the game by a deck of cards. At the end of each case, you will answer questions to gain victory points. You will win or lose the game based on the number of victory points you have earned. Find out what Josh and Brandon think in their Detective Board Game Review!

Tune in and find out what Josh and Brandon think as they dive deep into gameplay and mechanics in this modern crime board game - Detective Board Game Review!

Sep 25, 2018

Recorded in War Room Studios - Albuquerque, NM : 9/25/18

This episode brought to you by Inside Up Games, Arcane Wonders & Meeple Realty. Fall is in the air and the Brothers know how to celebrate - PUMPKIN SPICE EVERYTHING! No, no... Fall means Football. It means Green Chile. And it means that Halloween is just around the corner and its time for our annual Halloween Story Contest! In the War Room Redeaux, we reflect back on Century: Spice Road, Codenames Duet and The Others. We recently got some plays in of Stonebound Saga from Sky Kingdom Games, and we definitely want to let everyone know exactly what its all about! We finish up the episode with a discussion on our gaming history (board games or not?!) and how our preferences have changed through the years.

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Episode Timeline:

00:00:46 - Intro / Banter

00:08:45 - Halloween Story Contest Announcement

00:17:02 - TNT: Then - Featuring: Century: Spice Road, Codenames Duet & The Others

00:32:57 - TNT: Now - Featuring: Stone Age, Stonebound Saga & More

01:00:00 - TNT: Tomorrow - Featuring: Visions of Telios, Until Daylight & Builders!

01:19:29 - Giveaway Announcement courtesy of Power to the Meeple

01:38:40 - Feature Segment - Gaming History & Preferences

 

Game Timestamps:

Builders! - 01:04:19
Castles of Burgundy - 00:45:00
Century: Spice Road - 00:18:48
Codenames Duet - 00:23:13
For the Love of Board Games - Book - 01:16:05
Hearts of Iron - 00:34:00
Star Wars Armada - 00:36:40
Stone Age - 00:41:19
Stonebound Saga - 00:48:07
The Others - 0:26:53
Until Daylight - 01:11:41
Visions of Telios (Stonebound Saga Expansion) - 01:15:00

Sep 18, 2018

Recorded in War Room Studios - Albuquerque, NM : 9/18/18

This episode brought to you by Power to the Meeple. On the hunt for priceless treasures, groups of adventurers explore the legendary temple at Luxor. Their ultimate goal is the tomb of the pharaoh, but many treasures can be collected as they search. As they explore, the challenge unfolds: The player who manages to quickly get their team of adventurers to the tomb, while salvaging as many treasures as possible, will be the winner. Tune in as Josh and Brandon dive deep into the gameplay and mechanics of this 2018 Spiel des Jahres nominee - Proudly presenting the Brawling Brothers Deep Dive Luxor Boardgame Review!

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