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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 27, 2018

Recorded from War Room Studios in Albuquerque, NM : 3/27/18

This episode brought to you by Tasty Minstrel GamesBoardGameTables.com, Arcane WondersMeeple Realty.  We proudly present our first ever Zombicide review with our Zombicide Green Horde Review, talk about Vinyl (now on Kickstarter) and cover all the goodies we've been playing include Caverna, Byzanz, Beasts of Balance, Star Wars Armada and MORE!  Cat + Captain Eo is a match made in heaven... Whats in heaven? Angels - and it turns out that Cat has the voice of an angel!  Hear her serenade our audience with a little improv bardic flair.  We answer the tough questions in this episode, including our favorite theme in games, what modern day movie would you make into a game, what is the hardest game for you to teach and we touch on some PC Games that are out or coming out.

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Episode Timeline:

00:00:43 - Intro / Banter

00:13:35 - Giveaway (Druid City Games & Game Surplus)

00:19:45 - Then: War Room Redeaux

00:38:30 - Now: Featuring Caverna, Byzanz & Beasts of Balance

01:05:20 - Tomorrow: Featuring Vinyl

01:21:55 - Zombicide Green Horde Review

01:57:15 - Feature Segment: Questions from the Hat with Cat

 

Game Timestamps:

1754 - 00:19:45
Azul - 00:59:20
Beasts of Balance - 00:54:55
Byzanz - 01:01:40
Caverna - 00:39:00
Codenames - 02:33:30
Crokinole - 02:22:00
Downforce: Danger Circuit - 01:17:05
Firefly - 02:24:00
Ginkgopolis - 02:23:30
Grimm Forest - 00:34:45
Happy Salmon - 02:32:45
House of Danger - 01:18:25
Potion Explosion - 00:30:49
Race for the Galaxy - 02:19:30
Reykholt - 01:13:17
Star Wars Armada - 00:48:35
The Mind - 01:15:35
Vinyl - 01:05:20
War of the Ring - 00:24:35
Zombicide: Green Horde - 01:21:55

Mar 13, 2018

Recorded from War Room Studios in Albuquerque, NM : 3/13/18

This episode brought to you by Tasty Minstrel GamesBoardGameTables.com & Meeple Realty.  Crickets and Margaritas?!? According to Josh, out this is a fabulous combination!  Voltron makes an appeareance on our airwaves for the first time ever - He's here to battle the evil within and ensure that, together, Josh and Brandon remain the control force in Brawling Land.  Speaking of which, #TeamJosh has gained so much popularity that they now have their own jazzy theme song!   SaltCon is coming close to rivaling the Brawlers favorite convention, BGGcon - And Sorcerer City is now and Kickstarter and is a beautiful, chaotic mess.  Did we mention we are giving away a copy of Sorcerer City??!

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Episode Timeline:

00:00:45 - Golden Geek Nominations / Discussion

00:12:30 - Intro / Banter

00:28:15 - #TeamJosh Theme Song

00:31:55 - Einstein Giveaway courtesy of Artana Games

00:48:00 - Feature Segment - SaltCon Recap

01:56:00 - Sorcerer City Giveaway Announcement

01:57:00 - SaltCon Shoutouts

 

Game Timestamps:

11 Nimmt! - 01:37:00
7th Continent - 00:05:15
Azul - 00:08:00
Brass - 01:13:08
Brass - 01:13:08
Camel Up - 01:24:00
Clank: The Mummy's Curse - 01:40:00
Codenames - 01:28:30
Codenames XXL - 01:29:50
Coldwater Crown - 01:33:50
Deep Sea Adventure - 01:37:50
Gloomhaven - 00:04:44
Haven - 00:59:00
Indian Summer - 01:17:00
Indian Summer - 01:17:00
Isle of Skye - 01:27:00
Kemet - 01:45:20
Marco Polo - 01:46:50
Mayday Games - 00:49:50
Mystic Vale - 01:06:40
Now Boarding - 01:57:00
Sagrada - 01:31:15
Santa Maria - 01:11:00
Sorcerer City - 01:49:45
The Game - 01:20:05

Feb 27, 2018

Recorded from War Room Studios in Albuquerque, NM : 2/27/18

 

This episode brought to you by Tasty Minstrel GamesBoardGameTables.com, Arcane Wonders & Meeple Realty. In episode 68 we have a jovial visit with Evan Derrick of Van Ryder Games.  Evan tells us about there newest kickstarter offering, The Big Score, while Josh and Brandon chime in with their experiences with the game.  We discuss some of our "Grail Games" and how so many of them are being reprinted / reworked in the coming year.  Our TNT: Now segment is loaded with awesome games that we are currently playing, including Luna from Tasty Minstrel Games and Dokmus from Renegade Games

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Episode Timeline:

00:00:45 - Intro / Banter

00:17:45 - Deep Water Games Giveaway

00:25:20 - TNT: Then - War Room Redux

00:42:03 - TNT: Now

01:01:34 - TNT: Tomorrow - Featuring Drawlab's Legendary Coins

01:18:04 - Feature Segment - Evan Derrick of Van Ryder Games

 

Game Timestamps:

A Feast for Odin - 00:28:40
Dokmus - 00:56:20
Finca - 01:02:10
Fireball Island - 00:32:00
Legendary Metal Coins - 01:06:55
Luna - 00:43:50
The Big Score - 01:23:00
Through the Ages - 00:51:00
Torpedo Run - 00:38:55
Uboot - 00:26:00

Feb 13, 2018

Recorded from War Room Studios in Albuquerque, NM : 1/23/18

This episode brought to you by Tasty Minstrel GamesBoardGameTables.com, Arcane Wonders & Meeple Realty.  Brandon's world travels have been grounded... He's now limited to domestic travels (no, not really) and Josh quizzes him on his recent trip to Las Vegas, Nevada with Robb and Christina of Blue Peg Pink Peg. A brief glance at the Brawling Brothers guild shows lots of excitement for Rising Sun from Cool Mini or Not.  Josh shares his love of Civilization (Avalon Hill) with us in the "TNT: Then" segment, and we share all of the games we've been playing (like Downforce and Ex Libris).  Our Godfather Review lands and we deep dive into this popular area control game, then the episode concludes with Josh and Brandon revealing their top 21-30 board games of all time!

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Episode Timeline:

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

00:00:47 -Intro / Banter

00:14:15 - TNT: Then - Featuring: Avalon Hills' Civilization 

00:26:00 - TNT: Now

00:57:00 - TNT: Tomorrow - Featuring Herbalism

01:13:25 - Giveaway courtesy of Tasty Minstrel Games

01:19:40 - Godfather Review

01:31:10 - Godfather Review - Theme

01:37:10 - Godfather Review - Production

01:42:00 - Godfather Review - Strategy

01:51:30 - Godfather Review - Final Thoughts

01:59:10 - Feature: Top 21-30 Board Games

 

Game Timestamps:

- 7 Wonders Duel - 02:22:15
- 878 Vikings - 02:27:05
- Agents of Mayhem - 01:01:55
- Azul - 02:21:25
- Carcassonne - 02:22:45
- Carson City - 02:19:15
- Caverna - 02:14:08
- Chameleon - 02:12:05
- Civil War - 02:16:40
- Civilization - 00:14:15
- Clank - 02:29:00
- Codenames - 02:06:40
- Crude - 02:03:50
- Downforce - 00:45:40
- Endeavor - 00:57:00
- Ex Libris - 00:39:35
- Fields of Arle - 02:36:15
- Game of Thrones : Catan - 00:28:30
- Glory to Rome - 02:08:25
- Godfather - 01:19:40
- Herbalism - 01:07:40
- Junk Art - 00:30:30
- Kanban - 02:00:40
- Orleans - 02:31:30
- Planes - 00:35:00
- Salem 1692 - 00:27:00
- Scythe - 02:11:15
- Star Wars Rebellion - 02:24:25
- TransAtlantic - 00:26:15
- Yokohama - 02:33:45

Jan 23, 2018

Recorded from War Room Studios in Albuquerque, NM : 1/23/18

This episode brought to you by Tasty Minstrel GamesBoardGameTables.comArcane Wonders & Meeple Realty.  After 3 week of back to back to back games of Charterstone (Stonemaier Games), we are finally able to tell you what we think!  Now don't worry.... While this segment turns into a heated debate, we manage to remain relatively spoiler free during our Charterstone Review.  We are certain you will love the dialog surrounding this hot new legacy game, but in the end you have to take sides - will you support #teamjosh or #teambrandon after our Charterstone Review??  After that we dive headfirst into our "Best Board Games of 2017" segment!  Year in and year out we absolutely love putting this segment together - tune in to find out what honors Gloomhaven (Cephalofair Games), 7th Continent (Serious Poulp), Wasteland Express Delivery Service (Pandasaurus Games) and Sagrada (Floodgate Games) take home!!!  And this is just a peek at what we carved out - Tune in and listen to us run through 12+ categories relating to our favorite board games of 2017.

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Episode Timeline:

00:00:00 - This episode sponsored by Tasty Minstrel GamesBoardGameTables.comArcane Wonders & Meeple Realty

00:00:45 -Intro / Banter

00:22:47 - Renegade Games Giveaway

00:29:20 - TNT: Then

00:30:40 - TNT: Now (Featuring Fallout & Topiary)

00:46:30 - TNT: Tomorrow

00:59:29 - Charterstone Review :: Flavor and Overview

01:13:00 - Charterstone Review :: Presentation

01:20:00 - Charterstone Review :: Theme

01:24:20 - Charterstone Review :: Strategy

01:39:00 - Charterstone Review :: Final Thoughts

01:54:20 - Feature Segment : The Best Board Games of 2017

 

Game Timestamps:

00:32:00 - Mega Civilization
00:35:00 - Downforce
00:37:00 - King Domino
00:37:00 - Queen Domino
00:38:20 - Sherlock Holmes: Consulting Detective
00:41:27 - Fallout
00:45:40 - Topiary
00:50:00 - Western Legends
00:55:00 - Endeavor
00:59:29 - Charterstone
01:57:00 - Chameleon
02:00:24 - When I Dream
02:03:00 - Clans of Caledonia
02:04:50 - Rajas of the Ganges
02:07:20 - Wasteland Express Delivery Service
02:09:00 - 7th Continent
02:11:08 - Tesla vs. Edison: Duel
02:12:05 - Fugitive
02:12:27 - Codenames: Duet
02:13:45 - Magic Maze
02:16:10 - Civilization: A New Dawn
02:17:17 - Lisboa
02:18:55 - Azul
02:19:46 - Barenpark
02:21:40 - Sagrada
02:22:50 - Summit
02:25:20 - Santa Maria
02:26:20 - Majesty
02:27:50 - Fireball Island
02:28:15 - Detective: City of Angels
02:29:10 - Western Legends
02:30:00 - Edge of Madness
02:34:24 - The Quest for El Dorado
02:40:15 - Gloomhaven
02:41:00 - Godfather

Jan 9, 2018

Recorded from War Room Studios in Albuquerque, NM : 1/9/18

This episode brought to you by Tasty Minstrel GamesBoardGameTables.com & Meeple Realty.  The New Year is upon us and we are starting things off with a bang!  Tune in as we discuss the amazing reviews that Scott (not that Scott) has been posting on the Brawling Brothers Website. We flash back and look at what we were playing this time last year, discuss what we are playing now and then look at one particular kickstarter project.  Our Raiders of the North Sea review is one that has been requested for awhile - we give you a bonus and include a Hall of Heroes Review as well as a Fields of Fame review - Both Raiders of the North Sea expansions reviewed!  We finish up the show with a the opening of our Secret Santa gifts.  Tune in and feel like Christmas morning, all over again -  This time with the Brawling Brothers!

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Episode Timeline:

00:00:00 - This episode sponsored by Tasty Minstrel GamesBoardGameTables.comArcane Wonders & Meeple Realty

00:12:57 -Intro / Banter

00:11:47 - TNT: Then (Featuring Terraforming Mars & Gloomhaven)

00:28:45 - TNT: Now

00:46:30 - TNT: Tomorrow

00:52:29 - Raiders of the North Sea Review (Fields of Fame Review / Hall of Heroes Review)

01:17:40 - Raiders of the North Sea Review - Final Thoughts

01:31:20 - Feature Segment : Secret Santa

 

Game Timestamps:

7 Wonders Duel - 00:22:05
7 Wonders Duel: Pantheon - 00:25:50
Armada - 01:40:00
Azul - 00:40:20
Captain Sonar - 00:12:00
Captain Sonar Upgrade 1 - 00:19:55
Charterstone - 00:33:30
Fallout - 01:45:00
Fields of Fame - 01:00:30
Hall of Heroes - 01:00:00
Here I Stand - 01:33:00
Pandemic Legacy S1 - 00:29:00
Pillars of the Earth - 00:27:00
Raiders of the North Sea - 00:52:59
Santa Maria - 01:34:40
Spirits of the Forest - 00:47:10
Wasteland Express Delivery Service - 00:36:24

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