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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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Oct 13, 2020

Recorded in War Room Studios - Albuquerque, NM : 10/13/20

This episode is brought to you by PowerToTheMeeple.com, Thunderworks Games and Unforgiven: The Lincoln Assassination Trial. Josh and Brandon discuss excitement 20 years in the making, the Baldurs Gate III Early Access! You can't count back 20 years without tripping over Tribune (2007) and Josh is delighted to have Brandon discuss his plays! Majority of our "big game plays" over the last month have involved Tekhenu, and we are excited to talk about it. We plugged in some filler games, around our Tekhenu plays, and can wait to talk about Point Salad, Lanterns and Silver and Gold! Our TOMORROW segment is jam packed - we'll leave some of it as a surprise, but want to mention our  Cartographers Heroes Review as well as our kickstarter preview of Unforgiven: The Lincoln Assassination Trial. We close out the show with an intimate chat with Tim Virnig, Pitchman extraordinaire for Thunderworks Games.

 

Episode Timeline:

0:00:00 - Intro / Banter
0:02:58 - More Digital Gaming (Baldurs Gate III)
0:14:17 - Shop Power to the Meeple
0:19:02 - TNT - Then
0:37:17 - TNT - Now
1:12:10 - TNT - Tomorrow
1:39:18 - Feature Segment : Conversations with Tim Virnig of Thunderworks Games

 

Board Game Timestamps:

Catographers Heroes - 1:29:10
For Sale Autorama - 1:12:10
Frostpunk: The Board Game - 1:14:00
Grand Austria Hotel: Let's Waltz - 1:17:25
Lanterns: The Harvest Festival - 1:00:50
Point Salad - 0:57:57
Silver & Gold - 1:04:05
Tekhenu - 0:37:17
Tribune - 0:19:02
Unforgiven: The Lincoln Assassination Trial - 1:21:20

Sep 22, 2020

Recorded in War Room Studios - Albuquerque, NM : 9/22/20

This episode is brought to you by PowerToTheMeeple.com. In this episode, our grumpy old man gets new neighbors and Jay Winter sends us an outstanding voicemail!  We conclude our discord giveaway of Glen More II, thanks to The Professor - and we talk about all sorts of digital gaming goodness, including a full fledged Monster Train Review!  We flash back to a boardgame of yesteryear with a in depth look at Kingsburg (2nd Edition), then discuss our plays of Barrage, Illusion, The Game: Quick & Easy, New York Zoo and Out of This World. Our TOMORROW segment is filled to the brim with goodness, including discussion about the upcoming Chronicles of Crime expansions, Anno 1800, The Princess Bride Adventure Book Game, Cloudage, Dinosaur World and the new Anachrony expansion, Future Imperfect.

Sep 9, 2020

Recorded in War Room Studios - Albuquerque, NM : 9/9/20

This episode is brought to you by PowerMeeps.com. With the lack of conventions this year, we've decided to host 2 or 3 "mini-cons" for our local game group.  The last weekend of August saw us invade the beautiful and mysterious town of Cloudcroft, NM - JessupCon 2020... In the clouds!  Tune in and join special guests Jordan (Boardgame Bella), Johnny and Mo as they discuss our ridiculous accommodations, hordes of delicious food and days upon days of games!  We talk about our first plays of games like Trade on the Tigris, The Magnificent, Barrage and Medici.... And it would be a weekend full of games if we didn't pull out some Brawling Brothers favorites - we revisit Railways of the World, Brass, Stick 'em, Great Western Trail and so much more!  Join us and some of our best friends as we retell the epic weekend that was JessupCon 2020!  We also announce the upcoming Horror in the War Room, Halloween script contest - we want you to contribute! 

Episode Timeline:

0:00:00 - Intro / Banter
0:03:18 - The War Room Welcomes the Great American Hero
0:08:35 - Giveaway - and new Giveaway announcement (Hint: Join Our Discord)
0:18:10 - Horror in the War Room Submissions
0:23:50 - Power to the Meeple - Summers End
0:25:21 - Feature Segment : JessupCon 2020

 

Aug 25, 2020

Recorded in War Room Studios - Albuquerque, NM : 8/25/20

This episode is brought to you by PowerMeeps.com.  Last year the Brawlers (our mixologists!) put together the finest blend of board games ever created.  It was dubbed the Brawlers Blend 2019 and became the standard for user-curated board game lists, all while boasting after-notes of vanilla and brown-sugar. Enter 2020 - the year of the BEAST. We knew we had to do something big - something even bigger than previous, so we scoured the countryside for those most capable of creating a delicious blend that could supplant the amazingly delicious work that we had previously created. Enter Mix Master Baker and Data-Lord Noel. Charged with creating something truly unique - something refreshing yet breathtaking. Mix Master Baker and Data-Lord Noel worked day and night to gather the information needed to create such a unprecedented experience, and we are here today to present the finest yet - The Brawlers Blend 2020! Join us in episode 132 to discover all of the Brawlers very favorite boardgames!

 

Aug 11, 2020

Recorded in War Room Studios - Albuquerque, NM : 8/11/20

This episode is brought to you by PowerMeeps.com and Van Ryder Games. Well folks, our power problems are fixed thanks to Brawlers Kevin, ULF, Tim Root, Sal and Baker (ALLL THE BAKERS!). We discuss our upcoming adventures in Camp Capstone and learn about a nasty injury that Josh mysteriously received. Thanks to recent plays by Brandon and Jordan,  THEN is a flashback to a true classic - Agricola!  The NOW segment is full of gaming goodness, including a new Crossroads title from Plaid Hat Games, Forgotten Waters. We wrap the show chatting with Travis Reynolds of Queen Games.  Travis schools us in the ways of Craft Beer before he tells us all about the upcoming Feld Collection that will be hitting Kickstarter in mid-August.

Episode Timeline:

0:00:00 Intro / Banter
0:08:45 Check in with the BB Guild
0:14:00 Gifts to WarRoom Studios
0:19:02 Camp Capstone
0:23:40 TNT - Then -- ft. Agricola
0:40:35 TNT - NOW
1:42:00 TNT - TOMORROW -- Hero Quest, Fuzzies and Fantasy Flight (OH MY!)
2:02:45 Van Ryder Games - Final Girl Pledge Manager
2:04:55 Feature Segment : Travis from Queen Games - Stefan Feld Collection

Board Game Timestamps:

Agricola - 0:23:40
Dealt - 1:01:01
Descent: Legends of the Dark - 2:00:20
Forgotten Waters - 1:24:38
Hero Quest Legacies - 1:51:58
Key Forge: Dark Tidings - 1:57:00
Key to the Kingdom - 1:47:30
Marvel Champions - 1:58:00
RallyMan GT - 1:06:40
Tapple - 0:56:52
Teotihuacan Expansion : Late Preclassic Period - 1:16:20
The Alpha - 0:40:35
The Fuzzies - 1:42:00
The Menace Among Us - 0:47:55
Twilight Imperium: Prophecy of Kings - 1:55:14
XMEN: Mutant Insurrection - 1:59:25

Jul 28, 2020

Recorded in War Room Studios - Albuquerque, NM : 7/28/20

This episode is brought to you by PowerMeeps.com and Van Ryder Games. At its current state, this episode is JAM packed with boardgames!  Tune in to learn about The Search for Planet X, Noctiluca, Stick 'em, Traintopia, Watson & Holmes and the classic - Castle Panic. We also peek in on some exciting upcoming titles, including: Pandemic Legacy: Season 0, Monster Expedition and the new expansion for Undaunted - Undaunted: Reinforcements.  We chat about our involvement with Camp Capstone, the upcoming online convention put on by our 2019 Publisher of the Year: Capstone Games.  Camp Capstone will be a ton of fun and we are looking forward to MANY Brawlers joining us for their upcoming Brawling Brothers Bourbon & Whiskey night on Saturday, August 15th.  We also announce the Brawlers Blend 2020 - Head on over to our Brawlers Blend 2020 survey to tell us about your favorite games, contribute to the 2020 Blend and get entered to win something special!

Episode Timeline:

0:00:00 - Intro / Banter
0:17:25 - Power to the Meeple - Summer Shopping
0:18:40 - TNT - Then -- Featuring Castle Panic
0:29:35 - TNT - NOW
1:13:09 - TNT - TOMORROW
1:33:35 - Giveaway : Meeple Realty War Chest Tokens
1:37:16 - Van Ryder Games - Final Girl Late Pledge
1:39:45 - Feature Segment : (Power Failure) Brawling Bros Blend 2019

Board Game Timestamps:

Castle Panic - 0:18:40
Monster Expedition - 1:25:58
Noctiluca - 0:44:56
Pandemic Season 0 - 1:13:09
Stick 'Em - 0:50:52
The Search for Planet X - 0:29:35
Traintopia - 0:56:55
Undaunted : Reinforcements - 1:29:00
Watson and Holmes - 1:02:27

 

Jul 14, 2020

Recorded in War Room Studios - Albuquerque, NM : 7/14/20

This episode is brought to you by PowerMeeps.com and Van Ryder Games.  Alright Brawlers, this is one of those episodes that you absolutely can't miss!  It's tough to celebrate 5 years of podcasting, during a pandemic.  We were so sad that we couldn't have the Mashup Meetup at Origins this year, that we decided to have a virtual gathering instead.  Tune in and hear Josh and Brandon chat it up with their dear friends: Robb & Christina of Blue Peg Pink Peg and David from Man vs Meeple. Make sure you hang around after the feature segment for loads of bloopers and outtakes!

Episode Timeline:

0:00:00 - Intro / Banter
0:01:55 - Celebrating 5 Years with Josh & Brandon
0:07:39 - Brawlers Choice - Cartographers; Play by Forum
0:11:39 - Meeple Realty Giveaway
0:30:30 - The Brawlers guess the Kennerspiel Winner
0:52:20 - Reflecting on the last year with Josh and Brandon
1:10:38 - Transition (Cat Sings)
1:14:10 - Feature Segment: Virtual Mashup Meetup

Board Game Timestamps:

Foothills - 0:40:50
Stellar - 0:16:45
The Crew: The Quest for Planet Nine - 0:22:53
Wakanda Forever - 0:33:15

 

 

Jun 23, 2020

Recorded in War Room Studios - Albuquerque, NM : 6/23/20

This episode is brought to you by PowerMeeps.com and Van Ryder Games.  Do we ever have a treat for you - A SUPER long, absolutely stacked episode that shows off exactly how awesome the future of boardgames is... Incredible kickstarters, EVERYWHERE -- Welcome to JUNKIE TOWN!  In this episode we discuss (spoiler free) the first 3 Scenarios of Roll Player Adventures, our multiple plays of the exciting upcoming Dead Reckoning and profess our love for the amazing Terraforming Mars Bigbox.  We also cover our recent plays of Concordia, Adventure Games: Dungeon and Sierra West.  Episode 128 is concluded with a hilarious conversation with Mark Maia of Board Game Coffee.

 

Episode Timeline:

0:00:00 - Intro / Banter
0:15:59 - TNT - THEN
0:16:00 - TNT - NOW
0:52:10 - TNT - TOMORROW (ft. Roll Player Adventures)
2:10:00 - Feature Segment : Mark Maia of Board Game Coffee

Board Game Timestamps:

Adventure Game: The Dungeon - 0:17:00
Concordia - 0:37:24
Dead Reckoning - 1:13:11
Ginkgopolis (Reprint) - 1:02:15
Masters of the Universe -0:58:00
Roll Player Adventures - 1:34:40
Sierra West - 0:28:45
Tekhenu - 1:08:10
Terraforming Mars Big Box - 0:52:20

May 26, 2020

Recorded in War Room Studios - Albuquerque, NM : 5/26/20

This episode is brought to you by PowerMeeps.com, Arcane Wonders and Van Ryder Games. 2019 was an incredible year for boardgames!  In Episode 127 Josh and Brandon get to tell you what we think are the Best Boardgames of 2019 in a host of categories, including: Best Production / Presentation, Best Euro, Most Innovative and even Best Publisher.  Tune in to hear the 16 different awards that the Brawling Brothers hand out in their Best Boardgames of 2019 episode!

Episode Timeline:

00:00:00 - Intro / Banter
00:01:08 - Social Distance Gaming with B and Josh
00:06:28 - Virtual Gaming HumbleBundle (Mysterium, Carcassonne, Sythe, LoTR)
00:09:45 - Field of Arle with Jordan and B
00:13:10 - PC Gaming (Cultist Simulator, Civ 6, Old World)
00:21:15 - TableTopia vs Tabletop Simulator
00:24:50 - City Builder : Ancient World featuring InsideUP Games
00:36:21 - Giveaway Courtesy of PowerMeeps.com
00:45:20 - Calling all Brawlers
00:46:15 - Feature Segment : Best Boardgames 0f 2019
-- 00:52:00 - Best Social Game
-- 00:55:04 - Best Reprint
-- 00:58:54 - Best Production / Presentation
-- 01:02:07 - Best Euro
-- 01:06:28 - Best Co-Op
-- 01:09:41 - Best Theming
-- 01:13:21 - Most Innovative Game
-- 01:16:00 - Most Underrated / Biggest Surprise
-- 01:18:10 - Best Expansion
-- 01:20:37 - Best Family Game
-- 01:22:37 - BEST Gaming Accessory
-- 01:25:21 - BEST 2 Player Game
-- 01:27:00 - Bad Ass Brawler
-- 01:30:56 - Best Publisher or Designer
-- 01:33:14 - Brawlers Choice Award
-- 01:03:44 - 2019 Boardgame of the Year

Board Game Timestamps:

Abomination : Heir of Frankenstein - 01:10:28
Age of Steam - 00:56:04
Azul Summer Pavilion - 01:21:10
Batman Gotham City Chronicles - 00:59:40
Batman: Gotham City Chronicles - 01:07:48
Capstone Games - 01:31:55
Cartographers - 01:21:00
Cartographers - 01:34:27
Castles of Burgundy - 00:56:09
Clank! Legacy : Acquisitions Incorporated - 01:41:33
Clank! Legacy: Acquisitions Incorporated - 01:13:59
Conspiracy - 00:56:50
Cooper Island - 01:16:18
Crusader Kings - 01:10:07
Crusader Kings - 01:13:43
Detective City of Angels - 00:59:24
Detective City of Angels - 01:42:19
Dune - 00:56:25
Escape Plan - 01:03:27
Freshwater Fly - 01:16:37
Gloomhaven : Forgotten Circles - 01:18:28
Horrified - 01:07:53
Iron Clays - 01:23:25
Isle of Cats - 01:16:24
Isle of Cats - 01:21:05
King's Dilemma - 01:13:54
Letter Jam - 00:53:16
Maracaibo - 01:03:00
Maracaibo - 01:34:28
Maracaibo - 01:40:35
Marco Polo II: In The Service of the Khan -01:03:06
Medium - 00:53:21
Obscurio - 00:53:17
On Mars - 01:43:45
One Small Step - 01:10:14
Paladins of the West Kingdom - 01:03:13
Paladins of the West Kingdom - 01:39:40
Paladins of the West Kingdom 01:34:37
Pipeline - 01:03:25
Snowdonia - 00:56:37
Star Wars Outer Rim - 01:10:23
Tapestry - 00:59:45
Taverns of Tiefenthal - 01:16:27
Taverns of Tiefenthal 01:34:34
Terraforming Mars: Turmoil - 01:18:23
Tiny Towns - 01:21:07
UBoot - 01:00:01
UBoot - 01:07:55
Underwater Cities: New Discoveries - 01:18:20
WarChest : Nobility - 01:18:25
Watergate - 01:16:33
Watergate - 01:25:55
Wavelength - 00:53:19
Wavelength - 01:13:40
Wingspan - 00:59:30
Wingspan - 01:34:32

 

May 12, 2020

Recorded in War Room Studios - Albuquerque, NM : 5/12/20

This episode is brought to you by PowerMeeps.com, Arcane Wonders and Van Ryder Games.  In this episode Brandon and Josh check in with all the Brawlers who are stuck at home during COVID-19... It turns out that food is a common thread during this unprecedented time, and Josh and Brandon ALWAYS have the inside scoop on food! Nominations are NOW open for the 1st annual Brawlers Choice award - the award that we will be awarding in our next episode to the game that the Brawlers think is the BEST game of 2019.  Final voting for the Brawlers Choice will begin on 5/16 at BrawlingBrothers.com and will conclude at 8pm EST on 5/21 - don't miss out on your chance to vote for this exciting new award!  Brandon and Josh also interview the owner of Power to the Meeple, for the first time ever!  Learn more about Josh Perry and his online boardgame shop, Power to the Meeple.

Episode Timeline:

0:00:00 - Intro / Banter
0:03:09 - Red Chile With Brandon and Jordan
0:06:03 - VM With Henry Kissenger
0:09:47 - Brawling Brothers Brawlers Choice Award - Nominate and Vote
0:13:00 - Top 100 Games with BoardGameSquad
0:25:27 - Van Ryder Games - Season 3
0:19:02 - TNT - Then -- Josh from PowerMeeps joins us for gmaing history
0:36:55 - TNT - NOW -- Featuring: Watergate, Reykholt & Fog of Love
1:38:25 - TNT - TOMORROW -- Featuring: Dead Reckoning
1:45:54 - Arcane Wonders - Foundations of Rome
1:47:37 - Feature Segment : Conversations with Josh from PowerMeeps

Board Game Timestamps:

Azul - 0:40:29
Dead Reckoning - 1:39:20
Fog of Love - 0:53:25
Gunkimono - 0:41:30
Mecardo De Lisboa - 1:38:25
Pandemic - 0:37:22
Praga Caput Regni - 1:42:10
Reykholt - 1:05:25
The Kings Dilemma - 1:10:49
Ticket to Ride: First Journey - 0:36:55
Watergate - 0:47:25

Apr 28, 2020

Recorded in War Room Studios - Albuquerque, NM : 4/28/20

This episode is brought to you by PowerMeeps.com, Academy Games and Van Ryder Games.  In episode 125 of The Brawling Brothers, Josh and Brandon discuss how they are coping with social distancing and answer a new favorite question: Favorite Food, Favorite Show and Favorite Game during quarantine. Josh flashes back to the day of yesteryear and discusses how Fireball Island: The Curse of Vul Kar stacks up against the original Fireball Island. Alubari, Sagrada Digital and ULTIMATE Tic-Tac-Toe make up majority of the board game discussion in this episode, but if you only catch a single segment you shouldn't miss the SPOILER FREE King's Dilemma Review!  Kickstarter continues to be hot, despite the global crisis - the Bros highlight Lords of Vegas 10th Anniversary Edition, Canvas and Clinic: COVID19 Edition!  Episode 125 is wrapped up with a intimate interview with Evan Derrick of Van Ryder Games, who tells us all about their newest kickstarter project, Final Girl.

Episode Timeline:

0:00:00 - Intro / Banter
0:03:50 - The Brawling Brothers Deal with Social Distancing
0:26:50 - TNT - THEN : Featuring Fireball Island
0:44:10 - TNT - NOW: Featuring King's Dilemma Review
1:53:52 - TNT - TOMORROW : Featuring Lords of Vegas
2:08:05 - Feature Segment -- Evan Derrick with Van Ryder Games : Final Girl

Board Game Timestamps:

Alubari : A Nice Cup of Tea - 0:44:10
Canvas - 1:59:40
Clinic : COVID19 Edition - 2:02:27
Final Girl - 2:08:05
Fireball Island: The Curse of Vul Kar - 0:26:50
Lords or Vegas : 10th Anniversary - 1:53:52
Sagrada (Digital) - 0:58:28
The King's Dilemma Review - 1:10:46
Ultimate Tic-Tac-Toe - 1:06:30

Apr 14, 2020

Recorded in War Room Studios - Albuquerque, NM : 4/14/20

This episode is brought to you by PowerMeeps.com, Academy Games and Van Ryder Games.

 

In our second episode since "social distancing" has began, we check in on each other and discuss ways that we are still able to play boardgames, including a quick dive into some "digital boardgames" such as Terraforming Mars (Steam) and Slay the Spire (Steam).  Josh regales us with his experiences with Monopoly, and offers up a headline for the ages "Touched by Monopoly". We also present our Isle of Cats Review and discuss the game at length with designer Frank West of City of Games, talk about our most recent play of Pulsar 2849 and take a look at the Night of the Mummy (on Kickstarter NOW!).

EPISODE TIMELINE:

0:00:45 – Intro and Banter
0:03:25 – COVID Social Distance Board Gaming
0:16:41 – TNT – Then : Touched by Monopoly
0:27:34 – TNT – NOW : Featuring Golden Geek Nominations & Isle of Cats Review
1:05:20 – TNT – TOMORROW : Featuring Night of the Mummy
1:16:37 – Feature Segment : Interview with Isle of Cats Designer, Frank West of City of Games

BOARD GAME TIMESTAMPS:

Isle of Cats Review – 0:29:30
Monopoly – 0:16:41
Night of the Mummy – 1:05:20
Overbattle – 1:12:21
Pulsar 2849 – 0:41:55
Slay the Spire – 0:52:15
Terraforming Mars (Steam Version) – 1:00:00

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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