The Married with Board Games Podcast

The Married with Board Games Podcast

We're Spencer and Lara and we're married with board games! We talk about board games and card games with a critical eye on how they work for couples. We also have entertaining segments like Board Game Trailers, Rule Book Mad Libs, and Game Night Grub!

Episodes

July 16, 2020 71 min
It's been two years since the last episode of The Married With Board Games Podcast and Spencer and Lara have a lot to talk about! We discuss some games we've played over the last 2 years including Heaven and Ale, Root, Crusaders, Mystic Vale, Cosmic Encounter Duel, and Gloomhaven: Jaws of the Lion. Lara resurrects her Game Night Grub segment with a tasty recipe (https://www.delish.com/cooking/recipe-ideas/recipes/a51134/sof...
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Spencer and Lara share their plans for The Married with Board Games Podcast moving forward.
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April 6, 2018 72 min
First up in episode 38, we announce the winner of the Empires of the Void II contest! Thanks again to Red Raven Games for sponsoring the contest. Then we welcome special guest Rob Daviau to discuss the part he plays at Restoration Games, and the most requested game to be restored - Fireball Island! Fair warning - we get really erxcited about this game in the episode.
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Holy moly it happened. We got to interview one of our all-time favorite designers, Ryan Laukat! In this episode sponsored by Red Raven Games, we remind you how to enter the contest to win Empires of the Void II, and then we get to know the mind behind the design in our interview with Ryan. Finally, we all name our top 5 Space Games! Visit marriedwithbg.com/survey to enter the contest!  
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In this very special episode sponsored by Red Raven Games, we give you the details for how to win a copy of the Deluxe Edition of Empires of the Void II! (Pssst. It involves this survey.) We also give our thoughts on Empires of the Void II, Colt Express: Horses and Stagecoach, A Tale of Pirates, and Mythos Tales. Plus, we're highlighting a game on Kickstarter we think you should check out! We want to thank Red Raven Games fo...
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February 20, 2018 58 min
Spencer and Lara give their thoughts on The Rose King from KOSMOS, Justice League: Dawn of Heroes from Abba Games, and Dinosaur Island from Pandasaurus Games. A discussion is had on the best games to play with a partner who doesn't typically play games. We tease an upcoming AWESOME contest.   Time Stamps: 1:32 - The Rose King 12:00 - Justice League: Dawn of Heroes 21:55 - Dinosaur Island 35:00 - Games for Non-Gaming Par...
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February 1, 2018 52 min
Spencer and Lara have reviews of three games in this episode: Illimat from Twogether Studios, The Ruhr from Capstone Games, and Mechs vs. Minions from Riot Games. The focus of the show is their favorite games that focus on dice. Why did it take this long to make this list?? Time Stamps: 4:05 - Illimat Review 16:15 - The Ruhr Review 24:20 - Mechs vs. Minions Review 33:17 - Favorite Dice Games
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January 3, 2018 51 min
In our first episode of 2018, we kick things off with a discussion of the newest entries in the Exit: The Game series from KOSMOS. We share our thoughts on how The Forgotten Island, The Polar Station, and The Forbidden Castle compare to each other, as well as how they compare to the first three Exit games. We even compare how they stack up to other escape room games. Lara is on a mission to derail your New Year's Resolution al...
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December 13, 2017 68 min
It's the season of giving, but also the season of wishing. We have a few games on our wishlists, and would like to share what they are and why. We also asked you to share what you are most wishing for, and we read those too! Included in this episode are reviews of Pie Town from Renegade Games, The Ravens of Thri Sahashri from Osprey Games, and Lost Cities from KOSMOS. And, we hope you're hungry, because we've got a G...
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November 29, 2017 61 min
From November 15-18, we spent our time playing games, meeting people, and teaching games at Board Game Geek Con 2017 in Dallas.  In this episode we will talk about our overall experience, some highlights of the event, and then discuss every single game we played. Yes, all 15 of them! We’d like to thank our friends at UnboxBoardom, for their support of this episode. As a special promotion, use the code “MARRIED” at check-out for $...
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November 15, 2017 47 min
It’s the time of year for gift giving, and Spencer and Lara have some recommendations for which board games to give to people on your list! We break down our list by category, so we’ve got you covered! Reviews on this episode include Fog of Love by Hush Hush Projects and Planet of the Apes by IDW Games. In addition to those, we have a new game night grub segment, along with our latest Horror-Themed Board Game Trailer! We’d like...
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November 1, 2017 49 min
We had a chance to play Potion Explosion: The Fifth Ingredient, and we give our thoughts on that. We also have reviews of Samurai Gardener from Osprey Games and Steam Time from Kosmos. Our topic of the show is cheating. We define cheating, discuss why someone might cheat, and describe how we would recommend dealing with it if you catch someone cheating. Time Stamps: Fifth Ingredient Review - 1:07 Samurai Gardner Review - 9:45 ...
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Spencer and Lara review the newest game from Plan B Games, Azul. Azul is a beautiful tile laying game in which players take turns drafting colored tiles and then score points based on how they've placed their tiles to decorate the palace.  Haspelknecht is also discussed. In that game from Capstone Games, the players take upon the role of farmers with opportunities to exploit the presence of coal in their lands in the southern ...
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October 4, 2017 72 min
In this episode, we begin with some reviews! First we talk about the latest game from Jolly Roger Games, Iron Curtain. Then we discuss the incredibly-hyped Terraforming Mars from Stronghold Games. Finally, we give our thoughts on Roll Player, a game about character creation from Thunderworks Games. For the main topic of the show, we name our top 5 games that give us chills, just in time for the month of October! Time Stamps ...
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September 13, 2017 81 min
In this episode, we have reviews of Hotshots from Fireside Games and Champions of Midgard from Grey Fox Games. Then, Lara shares a recipe called Green Chile Chicken Enchilada Dip for her Game Night Grub Segment. And we are also joined by Morgan and Eddie George of Nerd Wife Nerd Life who share their overall impressions of Gen Con 50 and list their top 5 games played at the show. Time Stamps Hotshots Review - 03:24 Champions o...
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August 30, 2017 41 min
Episode 25 includes reviews of Seikatsu from IDW Games, Zoo Ball from Osprey Games, and Flash Point: Fire Rescue from Indie Boards and Cards. Our latest Board Game Trailer segment explores a heart wrenching betrayal at a creepy house on a hill. And then we have a discussion about how tastes in gaming can change, including tweets from you! Time Stamps: Seikatsu Review - 03:45 Zoo Ball Review - 09:23 Flash Point: Fire Rescue ...
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August 16, 2017 67 min
On episode 24 of The Married with Board Games Podcast, we have reviews of Shahrazad from Osprey Games, Whistle Stop from Bezier Games, Windup War from Bellwether Games, and Viticulture: Essential Edition from Stonemaier Games. Then, Lara borrows a Game Night Grub Recipe from her mother, who borrowed it from The Pioneer Woman. We discuss all things expansions, including questions such as are they necessary or are they cash grabs? ...
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On episode 23 of the Married with Board Games Podcast, we have reviews of Sagrada from Floodgate Games, Lovecraft Letter from AEG, and Viral from Arcane Wonders. Lara brings us a spicy Game Night Grub recipe called Cheesy Bacon Jalapeno Corn Dip. And then Brian Henk of Overworld Games joins us to talk about their latest project to hit Kickstarter, Total Recall: The Official Tabletop Game.  Finally, in honor of their launch, we a...
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In our first BONUS episode, we chat with Keith Baker and Jenn Ellis, owners of Twogether Studios. Keith and Jenn are a married couple who run a board game company together. We chat with them about what that's like and their current game on Kickstarter, Action Cats! We also discuss the future of Twogether Studios. (NOTE: There's some slight distortion in the first 3 minutes of the episode due to our MWBG microphone gain b...
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In episode 22, we’re back from Dice Tower Con! We kick things off with reviews of Purrrlock Holmes: Furriarty’s Trail, Kerala, and The Lost Expedition. Spencer brings a quirky new Rule Book Mad Libs Segment featuring Potion Explosion. And then we name our top 5 games we demoed at Dice Tower Con! Time Stamps: Purrrlock Holmes: Furriarty’s Trail review: 3:29 Kerala review: 10:02 The Lost Expedition review: 16:06 Rule ...
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