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Podcasting life with Board Games. One show at a time. Join Larry Neal and Alex Wallace as they talk board games and gaming from conception to hitting your local table and everything in between.
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Dec 24, 2016

Holiday Episode Extraordinaire!

More notes incoming, its Christmas Eve and I have yet to see my family, so Merry Christmas all! :)


As always we want to thank all the amazing artists over at

OverClocked ReMix: Video Game Music Community

Song(s): "Frappe Snowland/Sherbet Land"

Oct 1, 2016

Show two notes:


Intro:  0 - 1:25


Outside the Box: 8:11 - Tabletop games outside the normal scope, (electronic games versions) Where they are available and how they play, plus opinions on their effectiveness, Le Havre, Splendor, Lords of Waterdeep, Eclipse, Ticket to Ride, Catan, Ascension, Carcassonne, History of the World, NightFall, Sentinels OtM, Pandemic


Digressions: 28:04 - Alex Talks about Fantasy Football. (Alex can share ways to make fantasy football more gamer friendly)

Larry talks about Pokemon  Go’ and game design in general.


The Long Haul (Project Play): 35:08 - the hosts pick an ambitious and far reaching goal and see it through and chronicle it for the show! 365 in 365 the hosts play 365 unique games in the span of one year from their own collection.


Conventional wisdom: 38:32 - Convention going ons.


Not just Good, but SUPER Good: 40:10 - Top 3 Post Apocalyptic games

Larry  - 51st State, Gears Of War, Dawn of the Zeds 3rd Edition

Alex - Dead of Winter, Zombicide, Risk Legacy


That Time of The Year: 45:32 -  Seasonal Games: 1st and Goal, Blood Bowl team manager, Bottom of the ninth.


End Segment - 52:20


Outro - 54:16

Games Covered:


Harry Potter Hogwarts Battle Cooperative Card Game

Designer: Forrest-Pruzan Creative                    

Artist: N/A

Publisher: USAopoly

Year Published: Sept. 2016   


51st State Master Set

Designer : Ignacy Trzewiczek        

Artist:  Grzegorz Bobrowski        

Publisher:  Portal Games

Year Published: 2016


Gears Of War: The Board Game:

Designer:Corey Konieczka

Artists: Edge Studio, Christopher Hosch, Adam Taubenheim, Ben Zweifel                

Publishers: Edge Entertainment, Fantasy Flight Games, Galakta, Heidelberger Spieleverlag

Year Published: 2011


Dawn of the Zeds 3rd Edition

Designer: Hermann Luttmann                    

Artist: Clark Miller

Publisher: Victory Point Games

Year Published: 2016


1st and Goal

Designer: Stephen Glenn

Artists: Scott Fleenor, Matthan Heiselt, Jennifer Vargas

Publisher: R&R Games

Year Published: 2011


Blood Bowl team Manager:

Designer: Jason Little

Artists: Erfian Asafat, Daren Bader Dimitri Bielak Yoann Boissonnet, Alberto Bontempi,         Andrew Bosley, Christopher Burdett, Kari Christensen, Soul Core, Crut,             Anderson Gaston, Andrew Hou, Dan Howard, Ijur, Hendry Iwanaga, Tyler Jacobson, Jason Juta, Sam Kennedy, Lius Lasahido, Aaron Miller, Scott Nicely, Afif Numbo, Rio Sabda, Alexandru Sabo, Alexandr Shaldin, Matt Smith, Mark E. Smith, Nicholas Stohlman, Grey Thornberry, Chase Toole, John Wigley

Publishers: Edge Entertainment, Fantasy Flight Games, Galakta, Game Harbor,             Heidelberger Spieleverlag, Stratelibri

Year Published: 2011

Bottom of the Ninth:

Designers: Darrell Louder, Mike Mullins

Artist: Adam P. McIver

Publisher: Greater Than Games (Dice Hate Me Games)

Year Published: 2015




Conventional Wisdom:

Oct. 13-16: ESSEN Game Fair – Essen, Germany

Oct. 14-16: Noble Con – Noble, Il

Oct. 14-16: Dallas Fan Days™ – Dallas, Texas (TX)

Oct. 14-16: Save Against Fear – Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

Oct. 15-16: Gamer Fete Gaming Con – Biloxi, MS

Oct. 21-23: Game-A-Lot – St. Albert, Alberta

Oct. 22-Nov. 12: Gryphcon Shadow – Guelph, Ontario

Oct. 28-30: Falcon – Stamford, CT

November look ahead:

Wednesday, November 16 through Sunday, November 20: BGG.CON Fall – Dallas, Texas



Additional Links:

Conventional Wisdom information investigation:


Electronic game avenues:


Humble Bundle -

Board Game Geek -

Android - Google Play

iOS - App Store (iTunes)


Show Music:

Intro - Interlude - Outro

Castlevania: Order of Ecclesia ‘sparkle’ By Joshua Morse From the Album Castlevania: Sonata of the Damned on

Sep 1, 2016

0:13 - 1:12 Intro


1:18 - 18:47 Interview with Roll The Dice


18:51 - 19:25 End segment


Larry spoke with Mr. David Sieber, owner of Roll The Dice Games located at 211 Robert Rose Dr, Murfreesboro, TN 37129.

Phone - (615) 818-4219



Intro - Fifty Rings to Ride/ Joshua morse from the Album “Sonic The Hedgehog: The Sound Of Speed” at

Interludes - ‘sparkle’/  Joshua morse from the album Castlevania: Order of Ecclesia at

Outro -  ‘sparkle’/  Joshua morse from the album Castlevania: Order of Ecclesia at

Aug 2, 2016

Episode 01 Show Notes

0-3:30 Intro banter - It’s our inaugural show, Welcome! This time the team introduces themselves and talks about why we are here and few other things!


3:32-7:40 The Right Kind of Crowd - Talking about the type of players/crowd that a particular game is aimed at. This week we look at: Ca$h ‘n Guns (Repos Production) In Depth

We also run down several other games by type in this segment to compare and contrast them against player types:

Worker placement games for the conflict averse

Narrative heavy story driven games for thrill seekers


7:44-17:38 On The Table - The hosts play a game particularly for the show and talk about it, this time it was Ashes Rise of The Phoenix Born by Plaid Hat Games.


17:40-22:59 Taking Off The Lid - An in depth look at opening up a game box and taking a good look at the components, to get into the early ownership experience. This month we look at the excellent Mysterium by Libellud and Asmodee.


23:02-32:40 Beyond The box - We look at gaming accessories and how they can complete the experience. This time we open up with talk about card sleeving get into why you should do it and the best ways to accomplish it if you do, we wrap up this segment with talk about current prices.


32:54-45:56 Games On The Go - Here we explore games that are easy to transport but high on gameplay:

Cypher AEG - Tiny Epic Galaxies Gamelyn Games - Ninja Dice GreenBrier Games

Nyet Iello - Carcassonne Z man Games - 7 Wonders Duel Repos Production


46:00-47:13 Outro Banter - Wrapping up the first show and looking forward to show two, also discuss how to get in touch with us via social media.


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BGG Guild #2656


Music - Intro & Outro: De Nuit (The Phantom Forest) / mv Feat Jeff Ball, From the Album “Balance and Ruin; Inspired by Final Fantasy VI” at Overclocked Remix.Org


Additional LInks: Boardgamegeek, OC Remix