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Boards Alive Podcast

Boards Alive is a podcast where we talk about tabletop games. Our goal is to show that tabletop gaming can be just as exciting and engaging as Hollywood movies or big budget video games. We try to highlight games that have a rich theme that connects with the mechanics of the game. We want to help people escape into tabletop games and enjoy the competition and camaraderie of gaming.

Tracks

Episode 221 w/ Matt and Scott – Vampire: The Masquerade - Chapters, Unsettled, Evacuation, and Unmatched: Sun's Origin
In our two hundred and twenty-first episode, Aaron is joined by Matt and Scott. We talk about Vampire: The Masquerade - Chapters, Unsettled, Evacuation, and Unmatched: Sun's Origin in the BA Banter. Then we share our the Games of 2024 We're Excited For. This episode is sponsored by Board Game Bliss and listeners like you on our Patreon
105:28 18/02/2024
Cult Classic Callback - Return to Oz with Paula Deming
Episode 3 - Return to Oz Paula Deming can be found on Twitter @PaulaDeming, @ThingsGetDicey, the Gallifrey Gals and on the Death By Monsters and This Game Is Broken podcasts Find us on Twitter @CultClassicPod Find us on Instagram @CultClassicCallbackLinsae Find us on Facebook @CultClassicCallback Find more episodes at boardsalivepodcast.com/category/cult-classic-callback Theme song "Ghost Run" by Jean-Marc Giffin @JeanOfmArc
48:26 11/02/2024
Episode 220 w/ Quinten – Unmatched: Tales to Amaze, The Number, Stationfall, and Empire's End
In our two hundred and twentieth episode, Aaron is joined by Quinten as we talk about our second winter game day. We talk about That's Not a Hat, Root, Unmatched: Tales to Amaze, Heat: Pedal to the Metal,The Number, Inside Job, Tinderblox, Stationfall, Empire's End, and Gorilla Marketing in the BA Banter. This episode is sponsored by Board Game Bliss and listeners like you on our Patreon
75:43 04/02/2024
Cult Classic Callback - Alien with Quinten Dreger
Episode 2 - Alien Quinten Dreger can be found on Twitter @boardsalive and on the Boards Alive Podcast Find us on Twitter @CultClassicPod Find us on Instagram @CultClassicCallbackLinsae Find us on Facebook @CultClassicCallback Find more episodes at boardsalivepodcast.com/category/cult-classic-callback Theme song "Ghost Run" by Jean-Marc Giffin @JeanOfmArc
45:39 28/01/2024
Episode 219 w/ Matt and Brendo – Kutna Hora: The City of Silver, Tzolkin Tribes and Prophecies Expansion, Darwin's Journey Fireland Expansion, and MLEM: Space Agency
In our two hundred and nineteenth episode, Aaron is joined by Matt and Brendo as we talk about our first winter game day. We talk about Marvel: Damage Control, Kutna Hora: The City of Silver, Tzolkin Tribes and Prophecies Expansion, Darwin's Journey Fireland Expansion, and MLEM: Space Agency in the BA Banter. Then we share our Favourite Games of 2023. This episode is sponsored by Board Game Bliss and listeners like you on our Patreon
80:57 21/01/2024
Cult Classic Callback - Xena Warrior Princess with Suzanne Sheldon
Episode 1 - Xena: Warrior Princess Suzanne Sheldon can be found on Twitter @425suzanne and on the Salt and Sass Podcast Find us on Twitter @CultClassicPod Find us on Instagram @CultClassicCallbackLinsae Find us on Facebook @CultClassicCallback Find more episodes at boardsalivepodcast.com/category/cult-classic-callback Theme song "Ghost Run" by Jean-Marc Giffin @JeanOfmArc
43:39 14/01/2024
Episode 218 w/ Chris Michaud of Mall Night Long – Belgian Beers Race, Dice Cards, Super Mario Bros. Wonder, and Not For Broadcast
In our two hundred and eighteenth episode, Aaron is joined by Chris Michaud of Mall Night Long and Flip the Table. We talk about Belgian Beers Race and Dice Cards in the BA Banter. Then in our Digital Diversion segment we talk about Super Mario Bros. Wonder and Not For Broadcast. We look back at our review of Gen7 and then we reflect on Chris' time with Flip the Table in our segment Aaron Asks Anything. This episode is sponsored by Board Game Bliss and listeners like you on our Patreon
106:10 07/01/2024
Episode 217 BA Holiday Special – Marvel: Damage Control, Herd Mentality, A Highland Song, and Crash Royale
In our two hundred and seventeenth episode, it’s our 9th annual BA Holiday Special. Benji joins me as we talk about Marvel: Damage Control and Herd Mentality in the BA Banter. Then in our Digital Diversion segment we talk about A Highland Song and Crash Royale. We reflect on our review of Treasure Island. Then we talk about teaching games to students and classmates and discuss Benji's favourite party game. This episode is sponsored by Board Game Bliss and listeners like you on our Patreon
57:26 24/12/2023
Episode 216 w/ Matt and Scott – Great Western Trail New Zealand, Crash Octopus, Scout, Tinderblox, and Blank Me
In our two hundred and sixteenth episode, Aaron is joined by Matt and Scott as we talk about our Extra Life experience. We talk about Great Western Trail New Zealand, Inside Job, Earth, Crash Octopus, Scout, Tinderblox and Blank Me in the BA Banter. It's all about Extra Life and the fun we had there.
97:06 10/12/2023
Episode 215 w/ Brendo – Darwin's Journey, Inside Job, Cocoon, and Connections
In our two hundred and fifteenth episode, Aaron is joined by Brendo. We talk about Darwin's Journey and Inside Job in the BA Banter. Then in our Digital Diversion segment we talk about Cocoon and Connections. Then we discuss Brendo’s experience with his upcoming move, downsizing, and culling his collection in our segment Aaron Asks Anything. This episode is sponsored by Board Game Bliss and listeners like you on our Patreon
83:22 26/11/2023
Episode 214 w/ Matt – Ark Nova: Marine Worlds, Earth, Chicory: A Colorful Tale, and Slay the Spire
In our two hundred and fourteenth episode, Aaron is joined by Matt. We talk about Ark Nova & the Marine Worlds expansion and Earth in the BA Banter. Then in our Digital Diversion segment we talk about Chicory: A Colorful Tale and Slay the Spire. Then we discuss Matt's experience with Crowdfunding in our segment Aaron Asks Anything. This episode is sponsored by Board Game Bliss and listeners like you on our Patreon
95:40 12/11/2023
Episode 213 w/ Scott – The Fox Experiment, Spellbook, Land Above Sea Below, and Pixelborn
In our two hundred and thirteenth episode, Aaron is joined by Scott. We talk about The Fox Experiment and Spellbook in the BA Banter. Then in our Digital Diversion segment we talk about Land Above Sea Below and Pixelborn. Then we discuss a few would you rather questions in our segment Aaron Asks Anything. This episode is sponsored by Board Game Bliss and listeners like you on our Patreon
69:27 29/10/2023
Episode 212 w/ Scott – Age of Innovation, Disney Lorcana, Everspace 2, and It Takes Two
In our two hundred and twelfth episode, Aaron is joined by Scott. We talk about Age of Innovation and Disney Lorcana in the BA Banter. Then in our Digital Diversion segment we talk about Everspace 2 and It Takes Two. Then we discuss the use of AI in the board gaming hobby in our segment Aaron Asks Anything. This episode is sponsored by Board Game Bliss and listeners like you on our Patreon
89:15 08/10/2023
Episode 211 w/ Linsae – Wild Tiled West, Artisans of Splendent Vale, TOEM, and Baldur's Gate 3
In our two hundred and eleventh episode, Aaron is joined by Linsae. We talk about Wild Tiled West and Artisans of Splendent Vale in the BA Banter. Then in our Digital Diversion segment we talk about TOEM and Baldur's Gate 3. We reflect on our review of Arkham Horror 3rd Edition. Then we discuss the strengths and weaknesses of board game RPGs, video game RPGs, and tabletop RPGs in our segment Aaron Asks Anything. This episode is sponsored by Board Game Bliss and listeners like you on our Patreon
83:43 24/09/2023
Episode 210 w/ Brendo – Marvel DAGGER, Shake That City, Planet of Lana, and Pokemon Go
In our two hundred and tenth episode, Aaron is joined by Brendo. We talk about Marvel DAGGER and Shake That City in the BA Banter. Then in our Digital Diversion segment we talk about Planet of Lana and Pokemon Go. Then I switch things up and ask Brendo some questions in our segment Aaron Asks Anything. This episode is sponsored by Board Game Bliss and listeners like you on our Patreon
67:25 10/09/2023
Episode 209 w/ Alex of The Dukes of Dice – Dixit: Disney Edition, Aurum, Arcadian Atlas, and Marvel Snap
In our two hundred and ninth episode, Aaron is joined by Alex from The Dukes of Dice podcast. We talk about Dixit: Disney Edition and Aurum in the BA Banter. Then in our Digital Diversion segment we talk about Arcadian Atlas and Marvel Snap. We reflect on our review of Hunt for the Ring. Then I switch things up and ask Alex about his time away from podcasting in our segment Aaron Asks Anything. This episode is sponsored by Board Game Bliss and listeners like you on our Patreon
97:00 27/08/2023
Episode 208 with Carlo of All You Can Board – Endless Winter: Paleoamericans, Time of Empires, Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart, and Metroid Prime
In our two hundred and eighth episode, Aaron is joined by Carlo of All You Can Board. We talk about Endless Winter: Paleoamericans and Time of Empires in the BA Banter. Then in our Digital Diversion segment we talk about Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart and Metroid Prime. We reflect on our review of Root. Then Carlo gets to complain about the fact that Dylann and I said that Agricola was not as good as A Feast for Odin way back in Episode 166. This episode is sponsored by Board Game Bliss and listeners like you on our Patreon
88:33 13/08/2023
Episode 207 w/ Linsae – Roll Camera, After Us, Humanity, and The Wandering Village
In our two hundred and seventh episode, Aaron is joined by Linsae. We talk about Roll Camera: The Filmmaking Game and After Us in the BA Banter. In our Digital Diversion segment we talk about Humanity and The Wandering Village. We also talk about the new season of Diablo IV. Then Linsae and I talk about gaming with children in our Aaron Asks Anything segment. This episode is sponsored by Board Game Bliss and listeners like you on our Patreon
73:12 30/07/2023
Episode 206 w/ Benji – Champions!, Fun Facts, Unmatched: Teen Spirit, and Undaunted: Battle of Britain
In our two hundred and sixth episode, Aaron is joined by Benji as they talk about their recent camping trip. We talk about Unlock: Mythic Adventures, Champions!, The Game: Face to Face, Fun Facts, Unmatched: Teen Spirit, Undaunted: Battle of Britain, and Mario Golf: Super Rush in the BA Banter. Then we briefly reflect on our review of Twilight Imperium 4th Edition. This episode is sponsored by Board Game Bliss and listeners like you on our Patreon
41:45 16/07/2023
Episode 205 – Interview with Tory Brown
In our two hundred and fifth episode, Aaron is joined by designer Tory Brown of Votes for Women. We talk about some games we’ve been playing, including Anachrony Essential Edition and Holotype. Then I interview Tory about designing historical games. This episode is sponsored by Board Game Bliss and listeners like you on our Patreon
89:48 02/07/2023
Episode 204 w/ Brendo – Hoplomachus Victorum, Terra Nova, Grand Austria Hotel: Let's Waltz, Diablo 4 and Gloomhaven Digital
In our two hundred and fourth episode, Aaron is joined by Brendo. We talk about Terra Nova and Grand Austria Hotel: Let's Waltz in the BA Banter. In our Digital Diversion segment we talk about Diablo 4 and Gloomhaven Digital. Then Brendo and I review the solo game Hoplomachus Victorum. This episode is sponsored by Board Game Bliss and listeners like you on our Patreon
85:42 18/06/2023
Episode 203 w/ Quinten – Planet B, Return to Dark Tower, Somerville, and The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom
In our two hundred and third episode, Aaron is joined by Quinten. We talk about Planet B and Return to Dark Tower in the BA Banter. In our Digital Diversion segment we talk about Somerville and The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom. We reflect on our review of Argent: The Consortium. Then Quinten and I talk about this year's Golden Geek Award Winners in our Aaron Asks Anything segment. This episode is sponsored by Board Game Bliss and listeners like you on our 
101:47 04/06/2023
Episode 202 w/ Brendo and Scott – Our Cabin Gaming Weekend
In our two hundred and second episode, Aaron is joined by Brendo and Scott. We talk all the games we played over our Cabin Gaming Weekend, including Food Chain Magnate, Team3, La Granja, Root, Loopin' Louie, Mars Open, Mosaic, 7 Wonders, Gorilla Marketing, Joking Hazard, Long Shot: The Dice Game, Modern Art, and El Grande. This episode is sponsored by Board Game Bliss and listeners like you on our Patreon
109:41 14/05/2023
Episode 201 w/ Benji – My Little Pony Adventures in Equestria Deck-Building Game, Unmatched: Hell's Kitchen, MLB The Show 2023, and Pokemon Unite
In our two hundred and first episode, Aaron is joined by Benji. We talk about My Little Pony Adventures in Equestria Deck-Building Game and Unmatched: Hell's Kitchen in the BA Banter. In our Digital Diversion segment we talk about MLB The Show 2023 and Pokemon Unite. We reflect on our review of Exceed Season 2. Then Benji and I talk about middle schoolers and Dungeons & Dragons in our Aaron Asks Anything segment. This episode is sponsored by Board Game Bliss and listeners like you on our Patreon
59:05 30/04/2023
Episode 200 - Ninth Anniversary - ISS Vanguard, Now or Never, Agricola 15, and Disney's Dreamlight Valley
In our two hundredth episode, Aaron is joined by Linsae, Quinten, and Brendo as we celebrate the 9th anniversary of this podcast and the 200th episode. We talk about ISS Vanguard, Now or Never, and Agricola 15 in the BA Banter. In our Digital Diversion segment we talk about Disney's Dreamlight Valley. Then we reflect back on 200 episodes of this show and our favourite parts of it all. This episode is sponsored by Board Game Bliss and listeners like you on our Patreon
93:19 16/04/2023
Episode 199 w/ Waleed Mansour of Sitcom D&D – Star Wars: The Deckbuilding Game, Cosmic Encounter, Spacelines of the Far Out, and Portal 2
In our one hundred and ninety-ninth episode, Aaron is joined by Waleed Mansour of Sitcom D&D. We talk about Star Wars: The Deckbuilding Game and Cosmic Encounter in the BA Banter. Then in our Digital Diversion segment we talk about Spacelines of the Far Out and Portal 2. We reflect on our review of Heaven and Ale. Then you listeners Ask Aaron Anything, where you get a chance to ask Aaron and his guest anything you want. This episode is sponsored by Board Game Bliss and listeners like you on our Patreon
91:10 02/04/2023
Episode 198 w/ Suzanne Sheldon of Salt and Sass Podcast – 3000 Scoundrels, Resurgence, Unmatched Adventures: Tales to Amaze, Hi-Fi Rush, and Isle of Arrows
In our one hundred and ninety-eighth episode, Aaron is joined by Suzanne Sheldon of the Salt and Sass Podcast. We talk about 3000 Scoundrels, Resurgence, and Unmatched Adventures: Tales to Amaze in the BA Banter. Then in our Digital Diversion segment we talk about Hi-Fi Rush and Isle of Arrows. We reflect on our review of Empires of the Void II. Then you listeners Ask Aaron Anything, where you get a chance to ask Aaron and his guest anything you want. This episode is sponsored by Board Game Bliss and listeners like you on our Patreon
76:10 19/03/2023
Episode 197 w/ Brendo – Ahoy, Atiwa, Unmatched: Redemption Row, and Mosaic
In our one hundred and ninety-seventh episode, Aaron is joined by Brendo. We talk about Ahoy, Atiwa, Unmatched: Redemption Row, and Mosaic in the BA Banter. We reflect on our review of Heroes of Land, Air, & Sea. Then Aaron Asks Anything, where Aaron asks his guest a question or two. This episode is sponsored by Board Game Bliss and listeners like you on our Patreon
84:40 05/03/2023
Episode 196 w/ Sean Ramirez of Dukes of Dice – Skymines, Blood on the Clocktower, Unmatched: Houdini Vs The Genie, Marvel Snap, and Axiom Verge 2
In our one hundred and ninety-sixth episode, Aaron is joined by Sean from The Dukes of Dice podcast. We talk about Skymines, Blood on the Clocktower, and Unmatched: Houdini Vs The Genie in the BA Banter. Then in our Digital Diversion segment we talk about Marvel Snap and Axiom Verge 2. We reflect on our review of Downforce. Then I switch things up and ask Sean about his experience at the Las Vegas Open 2023 in our "new" segment Aaron Asks Anything. This episode is sponsored by Board Game Bliss and listeners like you on our Patreon
110:14 19/02/2023
Episode 195 – Interview with Clarence Simpson
In our one hundred and ninety-fifth episode, Aaron is joined by designer Clarence Simpson of Merchants of Magick, The Wolves, and Chomp. We talk about some games we’ve been playing, including Clinic: Deluxe Edition and Next Station: London. Then I interview Clarence about designing games. This episode is sponsored by Board Game Bliss and listeners like you on our 
78:17 05/02/2023

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