Boards & Swords | Board Games / Card Games / Roleplaying Games

Synopsis

Every other week, Chris, Collin, Cindy, and Philip talk about all kinds of tabletop gaming: Board games, card games and even RPGs. They review one game in particular and talk about what they like/dislike about the game, and also take questions circulating around the gaming community and give their own answers to the questions.

Episodes

  • Team3, Star Wars Legion Clone Wars, Who Are These People Again? - Boards  Swords #154

    Team3, Star Wars Legion Clone Wars, Who Are These People Again? - Boards & Swords #154

    21/07/2020

    Getting back to recording a “normal” episode, Cindy & Collin talk about Team3 from Brain Games, while Chris talks about the Star Wars Legion Clone Wars set from Fantasy Flight Games & the Viticulture app from DigiDiced and Stonemaier Games.

  • Chris Talks to Bebo from Be Bold Games - Boards  Swords #153

    Chris Talks to Bebo from Be Bold Games - Boards & Swords #153

    08/07/2020

    Chris talks with Bebo from Be Bold Games (https://www.beboldgames.com/) about board gaming, pokemon, kickstarters, and weird crane games from Japan!

  • Costa Ruana, Ragusa, Gaming In a 2 Person Household - Boards  Swords #152

    Costa Ruana, Ragusa, Gaming In a 2 Person Household - Boards & Swords #152

    23/06/2020

    Collin and Cindy test out a “couples cast” style of episode where they talk about Costa Ruana, Ragusa, and what gaming is like in their household.

  • Charterstone, No Cons This Year, Play-Testing My Patience - Boards  Swords #151

    Charterstone, No Cons This Year, Play-Testing My Patience - Boards & Swords #151

    09/06/2020

    Can we skip to next year yet? Isn’t there an “start next turn” button or something? Well in the meantime, we’ve got a game that 75% of us have played: Charterstone from Stonemaier Games. Plus, new 40K stuff, Spiel nominations, and really old games in the news!News Pour one out for 2020https://boardgamegeek.com/blogpost/104554/gen-con-2020-cancelledThe committee "Spiel"s the beanshttps://boardgamegeek.com/blogpost/104487/spiel-des-jahres-nominations-2020-my-city-nova-lunThis kickstarter took awhile to deliverhttps://archaeologynewsnetwork.blogspot.com/2020/05/1700-year-old-board-game-found-in.htmlGames Workshop needs more moneyhttp://www.tabletopgamingnews.com/Games-Workshop-Announces-New-Edition-of-Warhammer-40kEmail us your comments and questions at feedback@boardsandswords.com.  You can find the show on twitter @Boardsand

  • Gloomhaven, Cities: Skylines, Ark(ham) of the Covenant Hotel - Boards  Swords #150

    Gloomhaven, Cities: Skylines, Ark(ham) of the Covenant Hotel - Boards & Swords #150

    26/05/2020

    On the list of “Chris finally played….” we can now add Gloomhaven from Cephalofair Games! See what he thinks, see what Collin and Cindy got off their shelf of shame. Plus, Cities: Skylines from Kosmos, and Philip played something!News Clank! More! Stuff!https://www.renegadegamestudios.com/news/announcing-clank-adventuring-partyPower Rangers: Moar Power Moar Rangershttps://www.kickstarter.com/projects/renegadegamestudios/power-rangers-heroes-of-the-grid-rise-of-the-psycho-rangersA Horrible Roll & Whiteboardhttps://www.kickstarter.com/projects/horribleguild/railroad-ink-challengeShe's got another Ticket to Ride apparentlyhttp://www.tabletopgamingnews.com/Days-of-Wonder-Announces-Ticket-to-Ride--AmsterdamThis game is rated Rrrrrrrhttps://www.kickstarter.com/projects/guildhallstudios/sea-of-legendsEmail us your comments and ques

  • Wingspan, Miyabi, Kickstarters Are Still Steaming Onwards - Boards  Swords #149

    Wingspan, Miyabi, Kickstarters Are Still Steaming Onwards - Boards & Swords #149

    12/05/2020

    It’s been over a year, but Chris finally got around to trying out the board game Wingspan from Stonemaier Games. Meanwhile, Collin and Cindy have been carefully making gardens in Miyabi from HABA. Plus, more news bits, some insight into some RPGs that have happened, and more!

  • Indie Games, A Perspective with Matthew Hocker - Boards  Swords #148

    Indie Games, A Perspective with Matthew Hocker - Boards & Swords #148

    28/04/2020

    We love board games, but we've never tried to make one. With all the serious situations going on in the world, we bring on Matthew Hocker, designer of Composition, to talk about his perspective on games.

  • Our Top 10 Board Games (2020 Version) - Boards  Swords #147

    Our Top 10 Board Games (2020 Version) - Boards & Swords #147

    14/04/2020

    We are trying this remote thing, so sorry for any issues. But its our favorite board games of all time!

  • Snowman Dice, My Little Scythe, Ion - Boards  Swords #146

    Snowman Dice, My Little Scythe, Ion - Boards & Swords #146

    17/03/2020

    Philip isn't here, but the rest of us have our Ion some board games! Featuring Ion from Genius Games, My Little Scythe from Stonemaier Games, and Snowman Dice is from Brain Games. News Retrayal Rat Rouse Ron Rhe Rill Raggy! https://boardgamegeek.com/blogpost/101005/grab-your-scooby-snacks-and-prepare-betrayal-myste Plaid Hat Gives Asmodee the pink slip https://www.plaidhatgames.com/news/1047 Wizards announces an Odyssey https://dnd.wizards.com/products/tabletop-games/rpg-products/mythic-odysseys-theros New Bill would cost Amazon some bills https://www.pcmag.com/news/new-bill-would-make-amazon-ebay-liable-for-counterfeits Millennium long Kickstarter for Chronicles of Crime https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/destinies/chronicles-of-crime-the-millennium-series?ref=section-homepage-projectcollection-3-staff-picks-newest#

  • The Purge: For 12 Hours All Board Game Crime Is Legal - Boards  Swords #145

    The Purge: For 12 Hours All Board Game Crime Is Legal - Boards & Swords #145

    03/03/2020

    Rut roh! All the shelves have gotten full! Now what do you do? We talk about whether or not we purge board games from our collection and what we do with them if we do.NewsMTG Arena getting smaller in 2020https://www.hipstersofthecoast.com/2020/02/mtg-arena-will-come-to-mobile-in-2020/FFG's RPGs crit fail their saving throwhttp://www.d20radio.com/main/fantasy-flight-games-long-term-plan-will-discontinue-rpg-development/Asmodee updates their customer service by deleting ithttps://www.asmodeena.com/en/customer-service-faq/Hold the liiiiiiineeeee, Kickstarter isn't always on tiiiiime....https://techcrunch.com/2020/02/18/kickstarter-workers-vote-to-unionize/Lets Get Villainous....Villainous....https://io9.gizmodo.com/marvels-baddies-are-getting-their-own-disney-villainous-1841702456Email us your comments and questions at feedback@boardsandswords.com.  You can find the show on twitter @Boardsandswords, or on facebook at facebook.com/bo

  • Silver, Menace Among Us, Meeple Party - Boards  Swords #144

    Silver, Menace Among Us, Meeple Party - Boards & Swords #144

    18/02/2020

    We've got the news, the reviews (Silver from Bezier Games, Menace Among Us from Smirk & Dagger, and more!), and the.....cool personalities? NewsSecret Hilter being played in State Senatehttps://madison.com/wsj/news/local/govt-and-politics/gop-senator-wants-legislative-pages-to-stop-playing-secret-hitler/article_d5b4ed05-c503-5e86-8534-8de650fd3e1d.html New J. Alex Kevern game I'm required to talk about http://www.tabletopgamingnews.com/Renegade-Game-Studios-Taking-Pre-Orders-For-Succulent-BoardGame Games announced I really don't care about https://boardgamegeek.com/blogpost/100003/spielwarenmesse-2020-ravensburger-teases-castles-tExpansion for Journey into Middle Earth https://www.fantasyflightgames.com/en/news/2020/1/28/shadowed-paths/ New Keyforge cards! https://www.fantasyflightgames.com/en/news/2020/1/30/mass-mutation/ Email us your comments and questions at feedback@boardsandswords.com.  You can find the show on twitte

  • Adventure Games, Cat Cafe, 2020 Look Ahead - Boards  Swords #143

    Adventure Games, Cat Cafe, 2020 Look Ahead - Boards & Swords #143

    04/02/2020

    First episode recorded in 2020! We talk about what we are expecting this year, then we go into lots of board game reviews such as the Adventure Games from Kosmos, Cat Cafe from Alley Cat Games, and the Pickle Rick game from Cryptozoic.Email us your comments and questions at feedback@boardsandswords.com.  You can find the show on twitter @Boardsandswords, or on facebook at facebook.com/boardsandswords.  Personally I'm @ChrisTheProf on Twitter & Instagram Collin is @colcakes196 on Twitter & Instagram.  Cindy is @cindypastorius on Twitter & Instagram.  This podcast is also a part of the Dice Tower Network.  For other great board gaming shows, check out dicetowernetwork.com.  Also, thanks to CoolStuffInc for sponsoring the network - check out coolstuffinc.com for some great deals on games.Thank you for listening to the show.  Until next time, remember that every gamer has a story…..what's you

  • Lots of News - Boards  Swords #143 Prologue

    Lots of News - Boards & Swords #143 Prologue

    29/01/2020

    We’ve had to reschedule some recordings for various reasons, so Episode 143 was going to be super huge (spoiler, it was huge anyways). So I decided to write a few more jokes than normal and put out a special bit to hold you over until the full up episode drops. Oh, and Collin and Cindy were there too.Email us your comments and questions at feedback@boardsandswords.com.  You can find the show on twitter @Boardsandswords, or on facebook at facebook.com/boardsandswords.  Personally I'm @ChrisTheProf on Twitter & Instagram Collin is @colcakes196 on Twitter & Instagram.  Cindy is @cindypastorius on Twitter & Instagram.  This podcast is also a part of the Dice Tower Network.  For other great board gaming shows, check out dicetowernetwork.com.  Also, thanks to CoolStuffInc for sponsoring the network - check out coolstuffinc.com for some great deals on games.Thank you for listening to the show. 

  • How Was 2019  Reviewing Lots of Inserts - Boards  Swords #142

    How Was 2019 & Reviewing Lots of Inserts - Boards & Swords #142

    07/01/2020

    It's the last podcast of 2019, so how was the year? Also, we've got a stack of various board game inserts from GameFit and The Broken Token and we talk about what we think of them.Email us your comments and questions at feedback@boardsandswords.com.  You can find the show on twitter @Boardsandswords, or on facebook at facebook.com/boardsandswords.  Personally I'm @ChrisTheProf on Twitter & Instagram Collin is @colcakes196 on Twitter & Instagram.  Cindy is @cindypastorius on Twitter & Instagram.  This podcast is also a part of the Dice Tower Network.  For other great board gaming shows, check out dicetowernetwork.com.  Also, thanks to CoolStuffInc for sponsoring the network - check out coolstuffinc.com for some great deals on games.Thank you for listening to the show.  Until next time, remember that every gamer has a story…..what's yours?

  • Pax Unplugged 2019 Recap - Boards  Swords #141

    Pax Unplugged 2019 Recap - Boards & Swords #141

    23/12/2019

    We are back from Pax Unplugged! What board games did we see? What did we do? What didn't we do?News5 Minute Mystery on Kickstarterhttp://www.tabletopgamingnews.com/5-Minute-Mystery-Up-On-KickstarterRomans coming to Empires of the Northhttp://www.tabletopgamingnews.com/Portal-Games-Announces-Roman-Banners-Expansion-For-Empires-of-the-NorthGloomhaven 2: More Haven, Less Gloomhttp://www.tabletopgamingnews.com/Cephalofair-Announces-Gloomhaven-2--FrosthavenThe Purrfect Game for Chrishttp://www.tabletopgamingnews.com/Fantasy-Flight-Announces-Barkham-Horror--The-Meddling-of-Meowlathotep-LCG-ExpansionEmail us your comments and questions at feedback@boardsandswords.com.  You can find the show on twitter @Boardsandswords, or on facebook at facebook.com/boardsandswords.  Personally I'm @ChrisTheProf on Twitter & Instagram Collin is @colcakes196 on Twitter & Instagram.  Cindy is @cindypastorius on Twitter & Instagram. &

  • Marvel Champions, Ubongo, Batman: Gotham City Chronicles - Boards  Swords #140

    Marvel Champions, Ubongo, Batman: Gotham City Chronicles - Boards & Swords #140

    10/12/2019

    What's coming out/came out at Pax Unplugged? Chris gives some insight, then we go into reviews on the Marvel Champions LCG from Fantasy Flight Games, Ubongo the puzzle game from Kosmos, and the minis game Batman: Gotham City Chronicles from Monolith Games.My Article I wrote about the failed Kickstarter Satanic Panichttps://boardsandswords.squarespace.com/blog/satanic-panicArticle about the Robotech Kickstarter mentioned on the show: https://www.polygon.com/2018/3/2/17071612/robotech-rpg-tactics-kickstarter-disaster-palladium-booksPax Unplugged Preview/PostviewSnowman Dice from Brain Gameshttps://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/271038/snowman-diceVast The Mysterious Manor from Leder Gameshttps://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/252399/vast-mysterious-manorDownforce: Wild Ride from Restoration Gameshttps://boardgamegeek.com/boardgameexpansion/281941/downforce-wild-rideClank! Legacy from Renegade Gameshttps://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/266507/cl

  • Tools and Tips for Organizing Board Game Table Space - Boards  Swords #139

    Tools and Tips for Organizing Board Game Table Space - Boards & Swords #139

    26/11/2019

    Along with the usual news and commentary, we talk about some ideas that you can use to keep your board games from taking up so much table space.NewsKing of Tokyo: Dark Editionhttps://boardgamegeek.com/blogpost/96411/spiel-19-ii-dark-outlook-king-tokyo-2020World of Warcraft board gamehttps://boardgamegeek.com/blogpost/96456/small-world-warcraft-coming-2020Montana expansionshttp://www.tabletopgamingnews.com/Montana--Heritage-Edition-Up-On-KickstarterNight of the Living Dead Kickstarter soonhttp://www.tabletopgamingnews.com/CMON-Announces-Zombicide--Night-of-the-Living-DeadEmail us your comments and questions at feedback@boardsandswords.com.  You can find the show on twitter @Boardsandswords, or on facebook at facebook.com/boardsandswords.  Personally I'm @ChrisTheProf on Twitter & Instagram Collin is @colcakes196 on Twitter & Instagram.  Cindy is @cindypastorius on Twitter & Instagram.  This podcast is al

  • Top 5 Board Games to Play With Our Families - Boards  Swords #138

    Top 5 Board Games to Play With Our Families - Boards & Swords #138

    12/11/2019

    What is our crew planning on playing with their families during the upcoming holidays? Tune in to find out!NewsAsmodee is now king of memeshttps://boardgamegeek.com/blogpost/96124/hachette-livre-buys-blackrock-games-asmodee-picksDetective: Season Onehttp://www.tabletopgamingnews.com/Portal-Games-Announces-Detective--Season-OneNew Dominion expansion incominghttps://boardgamegeek.com/blogpost/95812/more-dominion-more-agricola-more-fluxx-and-more-moBack to the FunkoVersehttps://boardgamegeek.com/blogpost/96066/prepare-go-back-future-again-while-mrs-maisel-brinEmail us your comments and questions at feedback@boardsandswords.com.  You can find the show on twitter @Boardsandswords, or on facebook at facebook.com/boardsandswords.  Personally I'm @ChrisTheProf on Twitter & Instagram Collin is @colcakes196 on Twitter & Instagram.  Cindy is @cindypastorius on Twitter & Instagram.  This podcast is also a part of t

  • Epoch, Raiders of the North Sea App - Boards  Swords #137

    Epoch, Raiders of the North Sea App - Boards & Swords #137

    29/10/2019

    Along with the news and a couple of reviews, Chris gives his first impression of the Batman Gotham City Chronicles, and the gang talks about a couple of ideas for the show going forward.NewsGloomhaven: Subtitlehttps://boardgamegeek.com/blogpost/95516/gloomhaven-gets-smallerQuacks Expansion now availablehttp://www.tabletopgamingnews.com/The-Quacks-of-Quedlinburg--The-Herb-Witches-Expansion-Now-Available-From-North-Star-GamesScott Pilgrim Minis Gamehttp://www.tabletopgamingnews.com/Renegade-Game-Studios-Announces-Scott-Pilgrim-Miniatures-The-World-KickstarterTiny Epic Dinosaurshttp://www.tabletopgamingnews.com/Gamelyn-Games-Running-Tiny-Epic-Dinosaurs-KickstarterEmail us your comments and questions at feedback@boardsandswords.com.  You can find the show on twitter @Boardsandswords, or on facebook at facebook.com/boardsandswords.  Personally I'm @ChrisTheProf on Twitter & Instagram Collin is @colcakes196 on Twitter & In

  • Tips For Your First Board Game Convention! - Boards  Swords #136

    Tips For Your First Board Game Convention! - Boards & Swords #136

    15/10/2019

    We talk about conventions a lot on this show, but what if you have never been to a con before? We give some tips and suggestions on how to approach various types of board game conventions.NewsMinecraft: Builders & Biomeshttps://boardgamegeek.com/blogpost/95074/minecraft-builders-biomes-challenges-players-buildCMON Time Machine Kickstarterhttp://www.tabletopgamingnews.com/CMON-Launches-Time-Machine-KickstarterKeyforge is showing you the moneyhttps://www.fantasyflightgames.com/en/news/2019/9/26/rise-of-the-vaultwarrior/Renegade's efforts to prevent counterfeitshttps://boardgamegeek.com/blogpost/94887/counterfeiting-cheatingWingspan Expansionhttps://mailchi.mp/stonemaiergames/tyuol1szw3-2986941Email us your comments and questions at feedback@boardsandswords.com.  You can find the show on twitter @Boardsandswords, or on facebook at facebook.com/boardsandswords.  Personally I'm @ChrisTheProf on Twitter & Instagram Collin

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