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Metagaming is all about the game that exists within (and without) the game - it's everything that's not written in the rules. Whether that's something that emerges at your table, or in the community at large, it can be a big part of the social experience, and we're all for it. Before we get meta, we talk about Rum & Pirates, Box One, Shamans, and C…
 
On this episode Mike, Jules and Dan shake off their boardgame-induced hangovers and debrief the latest BGBBQ Melbourne Game Day. The team share their highlights from the day including Decrypto, Azul: Queen's Garden, Unsettled and 6Nimmt!. Our Sizzling Games this week are Viticulture World, Mafia de Cuba, and Nemesis: Lockdown. In the Board Game Bra…
 
With the middle of the year rapidly approaching, we've acquired our fair share of games that we're really itching to play. We talk about what's recently made its way into our collections that we just can't wait to get to the table. Before we break out the back scratchers, we talk about Ivanhoe, Freshwater Fly, Vindication, and Cryptid: Urban Legend…
 
On this episode Mitch, Sarah, Conor and Def share their thoughts and experiences on crowdfunding. When it comes to table-talk Sarah has been getting her mage on again in Aeon's End: Legacy of Gravehold, Def has been recruiting and managing his meeples in Carnegie, and Conor has taken his Wordle-obsession to a new level in Letter Jam. In the Board G…
 
The Golden Geek results are in for 2021, and to avoid burying the lede ... we won! We're over the moon, naturally, but we couldn't have done it without you. We celebrate by giving our takes on the rest of the awards, how we voted, and what we think about the other categories. Before we bathe in our glory, we talk about Aristocracy, Senators, and Ar…
 
This episode Dan, Jules and Adrian are joined by Guest Host, Ian O'Toole. The team discuss the Marvel Zombicide shipping news, how Ian can still enjoy Gaia Project after 70+ plays, how to get back your gaming mojo, and the inappropriateness of Adrian's KDM campaign continues. In the Board Game Bracket we settle the last match-up, Quacks of Quedlinb…
 
It's easy to get caught up in the cult of the new, but there are so many amazing games that came out before we were even in the hobby. Mark Bigney of So Very Wrong About Games joins us to look at the games we love from yesteryear, and other older games we really ought to play. And stick around for even more special appearances after the show! Befor…
 
Conor takes charge on Episode 187 and leads Mike, Mitch and Jules through the murky waters of Guerrilla Warfare, four new expansions to Moonrakers, the high expectations of Ark Nova, and Tweezzlebombs! Not to mention some great sizzling games... In the Board Game Bracket we settle the last match-up, On Mars v Gaia Project, before we cue up the next…
 
There are many ways that we can accidentally contribute to gatekeeping in the hobby - pushing those who want to embrace it away. Whether it's to those outside, or even, bizarrely, to those already in, we break down the subtle (and unsubtle) ways we do it, whether or not we mean to. Before we find the keymaster, we talk about San Marco, Gloomhaven: …
 
In this special episode Sarah and Adrian welcome back to the show, and the team - Def!! It's exciting to have him back after a brief hiatus and we certainly missed him. Def doesn't waste any time getting back into the swing of the tabletop talk as the crew discuss Fantasy Realms, the potential of the video game Elden Ring becoming a board game, Sto…
 
Sarah is still riding high from this week's Sydney Game Day and is joined by Jules and Mike on this episode of the Board Game BBQ Podcast. Earlier this week, Jules was disembowelled and lived to tell the tale in Kingdom Death Monster, Mike went looking for booty in Dead Reckoning, and Sarah has been working on her sound effects. Meanwhile the Sizzl…
 
It's been a little while, but we're back with the next hundred games on BoadGameGeek, and we're drafting a five game collection from them. Who ended up with the best picks? Vote and you could win a $50 gift voucher! Before things get drafty, we talk about Imperium: The Contention, Wonderland's War, and Gentes. 02:19 - Imperium: The Contention 07:20…
 
On this episode Adrian, Mitch and Conor wax philosophical with the best pieces of advice that they have ever received, Mitch investigates Schnitzel-gate at the Castle Hill RSL, Conor wrestles with the dilemma of having too many games, and Adrian picks a fight with Mitch over his scathing Batman Returns review. But don't worry - amongst all of this …
 
Does the perfect game exist? Probably not, but is that even the point? This week we discuss the elusive 10/10 rating, whether it makes sense to apply it, and what that means for rating games in general. Before we realize pobody's nerfect, we talk about Mind MGMT: The Psychic Espionage “Game.”, Manila, and Picture Perfect. 02:11 - Mind MGMT: The Psy…
 
Mike jumps behind the wheel on Episode 183 and steers Sarah, Dan and Conor into oncoming traffic. Along the way the team catch-up on what they've been playing, including Creature Comforts, In The Hall Of The Mountain King, Illusion, Letter Jam, and Underwater Cities. In the Board Game Bracket we settle the last match-up, Aeon's End vs Root, before …
 
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