Men on Board

Men on Board is a board gaming podcast where each episode will focus on a particular category within the hobby. The categories will be anything from a mechanic, to a theme, to a particular designer or publisher. Each episode will usually focus on two games from the category and contain a discussion of each as well as some compare and contrasting between them. Also, every episode will include a discussion that pulls back and looks at a more broad view about the board gaming hobby.

Episode 4: Horror

In our (slightly late) Halloween episode, we take a look at two cooperative games with a traitor mechanic and a horror theme: Dead of Winter and Betrayal at House on the Hill. In our Broader View, we try to figure out why we love games even though they are flawed.

[00:00:00] - Introduction
[00:01:44] - Horror Games
[00:02:22] - Dead of Winter: A Crossroads Game
[00:24:56] - Betrayal at House on the Hill
[00:43:05] - Comparison
[00:51:04] - Other Horror Games
[00:53:29] - Broader View

Episode 3: City Building

City Building is the theme of choice in this episode and we explore it by discussing the games Quadropolis and Suburbia.  In our Broader View, we talk about selecting the right complexity level for your gaming group.

[00:00:00] - Introduction
[00:00:44] - City Building
[00:02:45] - Quadropolis
[00:20:19] - Suburbia
[00:35:23] - Bonus Content: Suburbia vs. Castles of Mad King Ludwig
[00:39:10] - Comparison
[00:43:07] - Other City Building Games
[00:45:34] - Broader View

Episode 2: Bruno Cathala

This episode is all about designer Bruno Cathala's games Five Tribes and Yamatai. In our Broader View, we talk a little bit about Analysis Paralysis.

[00:00:00] - Introduction
[00:01:51] - Yamatai
[00:21:36] - An Apology to Bruno Cathala
[00:22:07] - Five Tribes
[00:39:30] - Comparison
[00:46:30] - Other Games by Bruno Cathala
[00:49:03] - Broader View

Episode 1: Hidden Movement

In our first episode we talk about Hidden Movement by comparing Fury of Dracula and Letters From Whitechapel. In our Broader View, we attempt to give some advice about teaching strategy when you are teaching a game.

[00:00:00] - Introduction
[00:00:42] - What is Hidden Movement?
[00:01:47] - Fury of Dracula
[00:21:20] - Letters From Whitechapel
[00:35:26] - Comparison
[00:43:08] - Other Hidden Movement Games
[00:47:28] - Broader View

Episode 0: Introductions

In this introductory episode we talk a little bit about our gaming histories, our current gaming habits, and our points of view into the board game hobby. We then go into a Broader View discussion about how we bring people into the board gaming hobby.

[00:00:00] - Introduction
[00:02:00] - Aaron
[00:06:14] - Josh
[00:08:44] - Jameson
[00:11:54] - Mat
[00:15:42] - General Gaming Discussion
[00:29:18] - Broader View