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Board Games Are For Losers

Board Games Are For Losers is a podcast where two friends with the same name talk about everything board game related and introduce new players to the hobby in an entertaining attempt to dispel the notion that board games are for losers.On the main episodes the hosts (Darin and Daron) welcome a guest with limited gaming experience and ask them about their opinions of board games. They then pick and play a game with them and see if those opinions change.Other segments on the podcast include reviews of popular games, discussions about board game related accessories, and board game related trivia.Visit our website www.boardgamesareforlosers.com for more information and send us an e-mail at boardgamelosers@gmail.com if you have a question you'd like us to answer on the podcast.

Tracks

Episode 55: Loser Talk - DDCON 2024
The Double D's discuss the games and shenanigans that took place during DDCON 2024.
79:54 4/9/24
Episode 54: Loser Talk - The Best and Worst of 2023
In this episode Darin and Daron pick the best and worst games that they played for the first time in 2023.  In addition, they review their gaming statistics for the year, and Daron discusses his experience at PAX Unplugged 2023.
90:01 1/19/24
Episode 53: Double D's Dirty Dozen - Animal Games
Super groupie and bear lover Bill is back to help pick the top 12 animal games with the Double D's
52:35 11/28/23
Episode 52: Loser Talk - World Boardgaming Championships 2023
   In this Loser Talk episode the Double D's discuss their experience at the 2023 World Boardgaming Championships and talk about the games and all the other shenanigans that went on.
79:18 10/5/23
Episode 51: Double D's Dirty Dozen - Games That Are Easy To Teach
The Double D's are back after a long hiatus with a list of twelve games that can be taught quickly and easily.
58:57 7/19/23
Episode 50: Look Who's A Loser Now! - Chris and Meagan Play with the Double D's
In their 50th episode Darin and Daron welcome special guests Chris and Meagan to the show.  The Double D's attempt to convince them that board games aren't just for losers by picking the perfect game to play with them. 
93:16 3/24/23
Episode 49: Loser Talk - The Best and Worst of 2022
In this episode Darin and Daron pick the best and worst games that they played for the first time in 2022.  In addition, they review their gaming statistics for the year, and Daron discusses his experience at PAX Unplugged 2022.
83:30 1/8/23
Episode 48: Double D's Dirty Dozen - Kickstarter Games
In this episode, Darin and Daron welcome special guest Max Jamelli back to the show to talk about the best (and worst) Kickstarter games.  Also, Max's game Lords of Baseball is now live on Kickstarter!  Listen to the episode to find out how to get Board Games Are For Losers promo cards when you back it.
72:57 10/26/22
Episode 47: Loser Talk - World Boardgaming Championships 2022
   In this Loser Talk episode the Double D's discuss their experience at the 2022 World Boardgaming Championships and talk about some of the games they played there.
64:44 8/30/22
Episode 46: Loser Talk - The Double D's Top 10 Games
For the first time ever, Darin and Daron list their top 10 games of all time!  In addition, they try to guess each other's list, and their wives try to guess as well.
69:54 7/11/22
Episode 45: Double D's Drive By - June 2022
   In this episode of the Double D's Drive By, Darin and Daron talk about several games they've played recently that might not otherwise make it onto the show.  This episode includes So Clover, Brew, Azul Summer Pavilion, Mystic Paths, Holly Jolly, and Space Park.  In addition, they answer a listener question about house rules in games.
53:58 6/8/22
Episode 44: Double D's Drive By - March 2022
 In this episode of the Double D's Drive By, Darin and Daron talk about several games they've played recently that might not otherwise make it onto the show.  This episode includes Under Falling Skies, Genotype: A Mendelian Genetics Game, New York Zoo, Wits and Wagers, Dice Forge, and Jabba's Palace.
49:35 3/15/22
Episode 43: Loser Talk - The Best and Worst of 2021
In this episode Darin and Daron pick the best and worst games out of the ones they played for the first time in 2021.  In addition, they review their gaming statistics for the year, and Daron discusses his experience at PAX Unplugged 2021.
95:34 1/13/22
Episode 42: Double D's Drive By - November 2021
  In this episode of the Double D's Drive By, Darin and Daron talk about several games they've played recently that might not otherwise make it onto the show.  This episode includes Lost Ruins of Arnak, Decrypto, Welcome To, King of Tokyo, Horrified, and The Coldest Night.  Also, the Double D's answer a "listener" question about the longest game they've ever played.
48:37 11/16/21
Episode 41: Look Who's A Loser Now! - Jen Plays with the Double D's
   In this episode Darin and Daron welcome special guest Jen to the show.  The Double D's attempt to convince her that board games aren't just for losers by picking the perfect game for her.  
73:31 9/26/21
Episode 40: Loser Talk - WBC DDCon 2021 Recap
In this Loser Talk episode the Double D's discuss how they organized a DDCon event when the 2021 World Boardgaming Championships were canceled.  They recap their experience and talk about some of the games they played there.  Also, Bill loves bears!
62:37 8/23/21
Episode 39: Double D's Drive By - July 2021
   In this episode of the Double D's Drive By, special guest Danique joins Darin and Daron to talk about several games they've played recently that might not otherwise make it onto the show.  This episode includes Hallertau, The Taverns of Tiefenthal, The Key: Sabotage at Lucky Llama Land, Fantasy Realms, Shadow Hunters, and Treasure Hunter.
46:43 7/19/21
Episode 38: Double D's Drive By - June 2021
   After a brief hiatus the Double D's are back with a new segment for the podcast.  During a Double D's Drive By episode, Darin and Daron talk about several games they've played recently that might not otherwise make it onto the show.  This episode includes Lucky Numbers, Pan Am, The Ancient World, Deception: Murder in Hong Kong, Arraial, and of course Bites.  Also, Annette falls into the bushes.
55:33 6/5/21
Episode 37: Double D's Dirty Dozen - Digital Board Games
In this episode, the Double D's welcome super groupie Bill back to the show to discuss their favorite digital board game implementations.
69:31 3/1/21
Episode 36: Loser Talk - The Best and Worst of 2020
In this episode Darin and Daron pick the best and worst games out of the ones they played for the first time in 2020.  In addition, they review their gaming statistics for the year and discuss how the pandemic changed the way they played.
70:38 1/11/21
Episode 35: Double D's Dirty Dozen - Games To Give At Holiday Gift Exchanges
   In this episode of The Double D's Dirty Dozen, special guest Danique joins Darin and Daron in picking several games costing less than $25 that would make good gifts during holiday gift exchanges.
55:41 12/1/20
Episode 34: The Losers Pick A Winner - Space Base
    In this episode, Darin and Daron welcome previous guest Max Jamelli back to the show to discuss the popular game Space Base.
68:38 11/17/20
Episode 33: Double D's Dirty Dozen - Our Favorite Games To Bling Out
   In this episode of The Double D's Dirty Dozen, special guest Howie joins Darin and Daron in picking their favorite games to bling out with mostly unnecessary component upgrades and additions.
48:09 10/15/20
Episode 32: Look Who's A Loser Now! - Glenn Plays with the Double D's
   In this episode Darin and Daron welcome special guest and board gaming newcomer Glenn to the show.  In an extra challenging installment of Looks Who's A Loser Now, the Double D's attempt to convince him that board games aren't just for losers by picking several games for him to play with his family during the ongoing pandemic quarantine.
126:23 9/18/20
Episode 31: That's Ridiculous! - Danique's Notes
   In this episode of That's Ridiculous, Danique shares the notes that she took while listening to the very first episode of Board Games Are For Losers.  In addition, we learn that Daron has since bought an item that was previously discussed on That's Ridiculous, and that Darin is a closet candle hoarder.
39:29 8/14/20
Episode 30: Double D's Dirty Dozen - Best Games to Play Outside
In this episode the Double D's introduce a new segment to the podcast, The Double D's Dirty Dozen, in which they each list six games that fit a particular topic.  The topic for this episode is "Best Games to Play Outside."
42:42 6/27/20
Episode 29: The Losers Pick A Winner - Biblios
While still under quarantine, the Double D's remotely welcome special guest Bill to the podcast.  They play a game of Biblios using Tabletop Simulator and discuss there feelings on this episode of Losers Pick A Winner.
54:01 6/9/20
Episode 28: The Losers Pick A Winner - Best Games to Play While Quarantined
In this episode of Losers Pick A Winner the Double D's each pick six games that they recommend for people that are looking for new board games to play while stuck at home during the coronavirus pandemic.
44:27 3/29/20
Episode 27: Look Who's A Loser Now! - Carly Plays with the Double D's
   In this episode Darin and Daron welcome special guest Carly to the show.  The Double D's attempt to convince her that board games aren't just for losers by picking the right game for her.  
77:06 2/12/20
Episode 26: Loser Talk - The Best and Worst of 2019
In this episode of Loser Talk, Darin and Daron pick their favorite games of those that they played for the first time in 2019.  They also discuss which were the most disappointing.  In addition they review their gaming statistics as tracked by the app BG Stats, and talk about what they are looking forward to in 2020.
47:06 1/26/20

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