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A show about board games meant to appeal to gamers while still being accessible to people who don't know a lot about the subject. Each week, hosts Bill and Dylan, two long-time friends who both love board games, will discuss a wide array of board gaming topics, from game mechanics to deep dives on specific games to explaining what some of the jargon board game enthusiasts use even means!
 
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.
 
Welcome! You've reached the home of the Arcade Castle Podcast, a podcast that looks a little at video games, a little at board games, and those things that got a little bit of both. While most podcasts tend to look at the latest and greatest, we have opted for a far darker path through the sprawling realms of digital and analog games. For lying between these two genres is a pile of games few dare to play, games that often defy categorization. Bizarre chimeric creations and licensed games abo ...
 
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Episode 146 - Our Top 100 Games of All Time (50-41): Introduction: News: Before the Stroke of Midnight: a mystery adventure inspired by Edgar Allan Poe for 5e - 5 days; $21 Rescuing Robin Hood - 6 days; $30 Creature Comforts - 13 days; $38/$46 Games Played: H. H. Holmes Murder Castle Thebes Don’t Turn Your Back Our Top 100 Games of All Time (50-41)…
 
As we continue down the Reddit game ideas forum, we get into some longer questions. First, we discuss the idea of having characters that need to continue the previous character’s story arc after they die. Second, we discuss what happens when the game world levels up instead of your character. You can follow Alex and Nathan on Twitter, as well as th…
 
GameEnthus Podcast ep423: Ponds, Sacks & Astro or Pre-P.T. This week Shareef Jackson (@ShareefJackson) from @RivalsWaterdeep (Shaka), @MathLooksGood, @GamingLooksGood and @EquationPlay joins Mike (@AssaultSuit), Tiny (@Tiny415) and Aaron (@Ind1fference) to talk about: Tag Team, Arby's, Rivals of Waterdeep, Equation Play, Control, Arctis Wireless He…
 
Episode 145 - Our Top 100 Games of All Time (60-51): Introduction: News: Grand Austria Hotel expansion, Let’s Waltz - last day, $47 Salvage Hidden Treasures - 5 days, $36 P’achakuna - 11 days, $43 Games played: Orleans The Legend of the Cherry Tree HP Hogwarts Battle: Potions Our Top 100 Games of All Time (60-51): Jason 60 - Paris Katie 60 - Illima…
 
GameEnthus Podcast ep422: Outside Interests or Tooth Games This week Ross Thompson (@AlmostKirk) from TheOp and Kingdom-Con joins Mike (@AssaultSuit), Tiny (@Tiny415) and Aaron (@Ind1fference) to talk about: Usaopoly, Kingdom Con, Rising Games, Hues & Cues, Telestrations Upside Drawn, Society for Creative Anachronism, Larping, Twilight Imperium, Su…
 
It’s been a weird year, a weird month, a weird day, a weird minute. But right now, let’s see if it gets any weirder when we visit Reddit again. The last time we explored the subreddit “tabletopgamedesign” but this time we look at “gameideas”. Will this fuel our imagination or provide assorted nightmare fuel? Listen to find out! You can follow Alex …
 
In our one hundred and fortieth episode, Aaron is joined by designer and publisher Omari Akil, designer of Rap Godz and Hoop Godz, and co-founder of Board Game Brothas. We talk about some games we’ve been playing, including Unmatched: Cobble & Fog and Ducks in Tow. Then I interview Omari Akil about designing and publishing a game from start to fini…
 
It’s almost Thanksgiving and it’s almost time for Nathan to buy a gaming PC. In fact, that’s what he’s thankful for. On this episode, we discuss our Thanksgiving nicknames, build a PC (no seriously, we do that) and discuss some new games we are playing. ALSO: Nathan played a game called Spiritfarer; Craeve insists on using the full title; Paul does…
 
Episode 144 - Our Top 100 Games of All Time (70-61): Introduction: News: Commissioned: The Call - 12 days, $29 Band Grab - 6 days, $18 Games played: Parks Memories Parks Nightfall Kraft Heinz Variety Game Pack Our Top 100 Games of All Time (70-61): Jason 70 - Bora Bora Katie 70 - Secret Hitler Jason 69 - Harry Potter: Hogwarts Battle Katie 69 - Shi…
 
In our one hundred and thirty-ninth episode, Aaron is joined by Suzanne Sheldon from The Dice Tower podcast and the Salt and Sass Games Twitch stream. We talk about Food Chain Magnate: Ketchup Mechanism and Other Ideas expansion, and Tiny Towns: Villagers and Trees expansions in the BA Banter. Then in our Digital Diversion segment we talk about Had…
 
Episode 143 - The Spooky Halloween Episode Introduction: News: Prosperitea - 3 days, $29 The Librarians Adventure card game - 10 days, $60 Games played: Death Eaters Rising Paladins of the West Kingdom Our Favorite Games for Halloween: Jason - Masque of the Red Death Katie - London Dread Jason - Bloody Inn Katie - Gloom Jason - Don’t Turn Your Back…
 
It’s almost time for Halloween, so Nathan and Alex are just gonna sit down and discuss a couple scary moments that happened to them playing tabletop RPGs. We find out how Rembrandt almost died and how Hephaestus did die, but got better. And we revisit the story that led Alex to place Nathan in a crypt of the undead. You can follow Alex and Nathan o…
 
* GameEnthus Podcast ep421: OG HuCard or Monosyllabic This week Eric Slauson (@slausondesigns) designer of MonsDRAWsity, Tattoo Stories, and Nerd Words: Science joins Mike (@AssaultSuit), Tiny (@Tiny415) and Aaron (@Ind1fference) to talk about: Slauson Designs, Tattoo Stories, MonsDRAWsity, Nerd Word Science, Bokksu Japanese Snack Box, Quibi, The G…
 
Episode 142 - Our Top 100 Games of All Time (80-71): Introduction: News: Turf War: Unicorn City - 4 days, $20 Twisted Fables - 5 days, $35 Studies in Sorcery - 6 days, $19 Weird Giraffe Games played: Amerigo Abomination Our Top 100 Games of All Time (80-71): Jason 80 - Terra Mystica Katie 80 - Tokaido Jason 79 - Circadians: First Light Katie 79 - S…
 
Last year, Dustin DePenning came on the show to discuss Heroic Dark. Now, he returns to the show to discuss Death Divers, a setting for Heroic Dark. And this setting has demons in space. Why do I need to say more? Okay, I’ll say some more. A “Demons and Carbines” setting inspired by the Expanse and Doom, Death Divers is currently on Kickstarter alo…
 
In our one hundred and thirty-eighth episode, Aaron is joined by Sarah Shah from Board Games in a Minute. We talk about Smarthphone Inc and the State Update 1.1 expansion and Squire for Hire in the BA Banter. Then in our Digital Diversion segment we talk about Divinity Original Sin 2. We reflect on our review of The Grizzled from 100 episodes ago. …
 
* GameEnthus Podcast ep420: Wind Mechanic Fandom or Loop Dieties This week Omari (@omariakil) designer of Hoop Godz (and Rap Godz) from @BGBrothas joins Tiny (@Tiny415) and Aaron (@Ind1fference) to talk about: Board Game Brothas, Roll for the Galaxy, Hoop Godz, Rap Godz, Escape, Terra Mystica, Life is Strange Before the Storm, Sony Walkman, Kicksta…
 
Episode 141 - Our Top 100 Games of All Time (90-81): Introduction: News: The Science and Seance Society New Mill Industries 14 days to go $30 Midnight Pig - 9 days, $33 Fantastic Factories: Manufactions - two expansion (Subterfuge), 11 days, $25, $40 Games played: Thanos Rising Alma Mater Our Top 100 Games of All Time (90-81): Jason 90 - Dice Forge…
 
Craig Campbell has made roughly a million games and has been on the show several times to discuss them. And we are always happy to have him on, as he and Nathan had a spirited conversation about his latest game Good Strong Hands, on Kickstarter right now. And if you needed more to pique your interest besides the obvious Neverending Story reference,…
 
GameEnthus Podcast ep419: Knock on Particle Board or Tax Game This week Joseph (@FanFactories) designer of Fantastic Factories joins Mike (@assaultsuit) Tiny (@Tiny415) and Aaron (@Ind1fference) to talk about: Fantastic Factories, Deep Water Games, 3%, Dr. Who, League of Legends, Slay the Spire, Pirates Outlaws, Minecraft, Stardew Valley, sous vide…
 
Episode 140 - Our Top 100 Games of All Time (100-91): Introduction: News: Dinosaur World/Rawr n Write - 7 days, $70/$30 or $95 Cascadia - 12 days, $29 Games played: Harry Potter Charms and Potions Bruges Our Top 100 Games of All Time (100-91): Jason 100 - Gambler Katie 100 - Don’t Turn Your Back (Evil Hat; Eric B Vogel) Jason 99 - Caper Katie 99 - …
 
Well it’s October and therefore we have to do a spoopy episode about ghosts and vampires and monsters and stuff. And I guess we kind of did that? We discuss why we might like the themes of horror but not horror games specifically. And what would happen if you tried to make Universal monsters into D&D monsters? And what if the Scooby Squad was a D&D…
 
In our one hundred and thirty-seventh episode, Aaron is joined by Mark Besada from Board Game Barrage. We talk about Pathfinder Adventure Card Game: Core Set and Curse of the Crimson Throne expansion and 5211 in the BA Banter. Then in our Digital Diversion segment we talk about Prey and Football Manager 2020. We reflect on our review of Dead of Win…
 
GameEnthus Podcast ep418: Panda Cameo or 1 Shoe-2 Skates This week Amanda (@panda8ngel) from Panda8ngel and BoardinEastla joins Mike (@assaultsuit) Tiny (@Tiny415) and Aaron (@Ind1fference) to talk about: BoardinEastLA, Pandas, Muriel Tramis, Sonic the Hedgehog, Super Mario Bros. Movie, Ozark, Roller Skating, The Amazing Spider-man 2, Jamie Foxx, E…
 
Episode 139 - Games based on our passions (music and literature) Introduction: News: Hawker Life: A Card Game: 2 days, $15-17 Night Parade: 12 days, $50 Lucky Luau: 13 days, $15 Games played: Tekhenu On the Origin of Species Games based on our passions (music and literature): Jason - Thrash ‘n Roll/Thrashing Dice Katie - Shakespeare Jason - Symphon…
 
GameEnthus Podcast ep417: Price is Wrong or Whispered Pricing This week Brad (@bgamer90) from Brad David Productions joins Mike (@assaultsuit) and Aaron (@Ind1fference) to talk about: Sony PS5, Best Buy, Tony Hawk Pro Skater, Tony Hawk Pro Skater 5, Assassin's Creed Unity, Wii U, Hyrule Warriors, Super Mario Kart, Mario Kart Double Dash, Warp Pipe,…
 
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