GAME ENHANCING MUSIC: Playlists for Board Games
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I'm a firm believer that good music can enhance the gaming experience; it helps engage and immerse players into the themes of games whether they're "dripping" with it or merely "pasted on."

Being a big fan of music in general, especially in video game and film scores, I've been able to compile a ton of tracks (in the form of YouTube videos) to complement a good number of games.

When choosing music, I tend to steer away from songs with English lyrics in order to prevent distraction. I make a few exceptions here and there, but you'll find that most tracks are either instrumental or have non-English lyrics.

For the past five years of this beautiful hobby, I've come to be known for always having appropriately thematic background music to play during game sessions and I want to share it all with you guys. Happy listening!

NOTE: The playlists are all continually works in progress, but some are a little more fleshed out than the others. I'm always open for suggestions so let me know!

As mentioned on:

Dice Tower Podcast Ep. #430
(1:21:50)
"It's great...I [use] it all the time!" - Tom Vasel

Rahdo's table review (05:54)
"It's really awesome...I've been using that quite a bit as well to really enhance the ambience of the games we've been playing!" - Richard Ham

Other Music Sources:
Melodice- Site with crowdsourced playlists. Created by user lomero. Most of the playlists have been sourced by yours truly.
Kyur's Background music for board games- A fellow geek's playlists
TableTop Audio- Ambient sounds. Great supplement to music.
Syrinscape- Customizable ambient sounds.

Ways to listen
d10-1 Desktop/laptop browser to go to bartattack's playlists page. (the obvious one; install an ad-blocker OR subscribe to YouTube Red to disable ads)
d10-2 Official YouTube app on mobile device (no background playback capability, and plays ads)
d10-3 Third-party apps that allow background playback: FREEdi (iOS, Android) YTBPlayer (iOS)
d10-4 YouTube.com on Safari (capable of background playback)


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Playlists by Theme
►Greek
►Roman
►Space
►Western & American Frontier

Playlists includes music for:
[Bolded items are latest additions]
51st State: Master Set
Above and Below (and Near and Far)
Agents of SMERSH
Airlines Europe
Alien Frontiers
The Ancient World
Aquasphere
Arcadia Quest
Archipelago
Automania
Beasty Bar
Betrayal at House on the Hill
Black Spy
Blood Rage
The Bloody Inn
Bootleggers
Bora Bora
Bruges
Burgle Bros.
CV
Captain SONAR
Carcassonne
Carson City
Castles of Burgundy/Troyes
Castles of Mad King Ludwig
Caverna: The Cave Farmers
Citrus
City of Remnants
City of Spies: Estoril 1942
Clash of Cultures
Colt Express
Coney Island
Cry Havoc
Cyclades
Dead Men Tell No Tales
Deception: Murder In Hong Kong
Dilluvia Project
Dominion
Eclipse
Empires: Age of Discovery
Epic Spell Wars of the Battle Wizards: Duel at Mt. Skullzfyre
Escape from the Aliens in Outer Space
Evolution
Flash Point: Fire Rescue
Forbidden Desert
Francis Drake
Freedom: The Underground Railroad
Fury of Dracula
FUSE
Game of Thrones
Ghost Stories
Ginkgopolis
Glass Road
Glen More
Gold West
Grand Austria Hotel
Greed
The Grizzled
Grog Island
Helvetia
In the Year of the Dragon
Inis
Islebound
Istanbul
Jambo
Kemet
King & Assassins
King of Tokyo
Kings of Air and Steam
La Granja
Le Fantome D' l'Opera
Legacy: The Testament of Duke de Crecy/Last Will
Legendary: Marvel Deck Building Game
Level 7: Omega Protocol
Lewis & Clark
Lords of Vegas/Las Vegas
Lost Cities/Relic Runners
Mafia de Cuba
Mascarade
Memoir 44
Merchants & Marauders
Millennium Blades
Mysterium
Nations
Nefarious
Nippon
Oregon
Pandemic
Pandemic: Iberia
Pergamon
Puzzle Strike
Race for The Galaxy
Railways of Europe/America
Raptor
Redacted
The Resistance (see City of Remnants)
Rialto/The Palaces of Cararra
Risk: Legacy
Rise of Augustus
Ristorante Italia
Robinson Crusoe
Scythe
Seasons
Settlers of Catan
Shadowrun: Crossfire
Shadows Over Camelot
Shakespeare
Sherlock Holmes: Consulting Detective
Shipyard
Small World
SOS Titanic
Specter Ops
Star Wars: Imperial Assault
Steam Park (see Coney Island)
Suburbia
Summoner Wars/Mage Wars
Super Dungeon Explore/Boss Monster
T.I.M.E. Stories: Asylum, The Marcy Case
Tales of the Arabian Nights
Terraforming Mars
Terror in Meeple City (a.k.a. Rampage)
Ticket to Ride: America, Europe, Nordic Countries, India, Asia, UK
Tragedy Looper
Twilight Struggle
Tzolk'in: The Mayan Calendar
Village
Viticulture
Voyages of Marco Polo, The
X-Wing Miniatures/Star Wars Card Game
Yedo
Zombicide

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1. Board Game: 51st State: Master Set added by Qeester on 2016-07-15 12:22:32
2. Board Game: Above and Below added by Qeester on 2016-01-18 11:04:37
3. Board Game: Agents of SMERSH added by Qeester on 2014-01-21 14:10:23
4. Board Game: Airlines Europe added by Qeester on 2016-09-28 02:34:57
5. Board Game: Alchemists added by Qeester on 2016-07-02 18:38:59
6. Board Game: Alien Frontiers added by Qeester on 2014-06-26 00:49:46
7. Board Game: The Ancient World added by Qeester on 2016-01-18 11:00:59
8. Board Game: AquaSphere added by Qeester on 2015-03-02 23:55:23
9. Board Game: Arcadia Quest added by Qeester on 2016-01-18 10:55:15
10. Board Game: Archipelago added by Qeester on 2014-02-27 19:13:35
11. Board Game: Automania added by Qeester on 2016-01-18 10:56:52
12. Board Game: Beasty Bar added by Qeester on 2015-06-09 12:17:02
13. Board Game: Betrayal at House on the Hill added by Qeester on 2015-08-17 01:35:42
14. Board Game: BioShock Infinite: The Siege of Columbia added by Qeester on 2014-01-21 14:19:22
15. Board Game: Black Spy added by Qeester on 2015-08-17 01:13:18
16. Board Game: Blood Rage added by Qeester on 2015-10-23 00:03:03
17. Board Game: The Bloody Inn added by Qeester on 2016-01-18 11:27:36
18. Board Game: Bootleggers added by Qeester on 2015-03-02 22:57:13
19. Board Game: Bora Bora added by Qeester on 2014-10-12 18:10:38
20. Board Game: Bruges added by Qeester on 2014-01-21 14:19:57
21. Board Game: Burgle Bros. added by Qeester on 2016-01-18 10:50:30
22. Board Game: Captain Sonar added by Qeester on 2016-09-28 01:39:56
23. Board Game: Carcassonne added by Qeester on 2014-01-21 00:13:00
24. Board Game: Carson City added by Qeester on 2014-01-21 14:22:04
25. Board Game: The Castles of Burgundy added by Qeester on 2014-01-21 00:24:58
26. Board Game: Castles of Mad King Ludwig added by Qeester on 2015-03-03 00:04:30
27. Board Game: Catan added by Qeester on 2014-01-21 00:22:51
28. Board Game: Caverna: The Cave Farmers added by Qeester on 2015-04-11 19:58:15
29. Board Game: Citrus added by Qeester on 2014-07-02 18:22:45
30. Board Game: City of Remnants added by Qeester on 2014-01-21 14:12:28
31. Board Game: City of Spies: Estoril 1942 added by Qeester on 2017-01-13 20:16:21
32. Board Game: Clash of Cultures added by Qeester on 2015-04-11 20:10:57
33. Board Game: Colt Express added by Qeester on 2015-03-03 00:02:46
34. Board Game: Coney Island added by Qeester on 2014-01-21 14:23:56
35. Board Game: Cry Havoc added by Qeester on 2017-01-13 20:14:59
36. Board Game: CV added by Qeester on 2014-01-21 14:22:16
37. Board Game: Cyclades added by Qeester on 2014-01-21 14:08:10
38. Board Game: Dead Men Tell No Tales added by Qeester on 2015-08-24 02:13:16
39. Board Game: Deception: Murder in Hong Kong added by Qeester on 2015-08-24 02:13:40
40. Board Game: Dilluvia Project added by Qeester on 2016-07-08 16:23:38
41. Board Game: Dominion added by Qeester on 2014-01-21 00:25:15
42. Board Game: Eclipse added by Qeester on 2014-01-21 00:22:02
43. Board Game: Empires: Age of Discovery added by Qeester on 2016-03-07 03:17:41
44. Board Game: Epic Spell Wars of the Battle Wizards: Duel at Mt. Skullzfyre added by Qeester on 2015-04-13 02:36:27
45. Board Game: Escape from the Aliens in Outer Space added by Qeester on 2016-07-08 16:19:47
46. Board Game: Escape: The Curse of the Temple added by Qeester on 2016-03-09 11:52:37
47. Board Game: Evolution (2014) added by Qeester on 2015-04-25 02:01:16
48. Board Game: Le Fantôme de l'Opéra added by Qeester on 2014-01-21 14:20:25
49. Board Game: Flash Point: Fire Rescue added by Qeester on 2014-01-21 00:20:44
50. Board Game: Forbidden Desert added by Qeester on 2014-01-21 14:19:41
51. Board Game: Francis Drake added by Qeester on 2014-01-21 14:21:48
52. Board Game: Freedom: The Underground Railroad added by Qeester on 2014-02-27 19:11:27
53. Board Game: Fury of Dracula (third edition) added by Qeester on 2015-10-30 16:49:56
54. Board Game: FUSE added by Qeester on 2016-04-30 22:25:38
55. Board Game: A Game of Thrones: The Board Game (Second Edition) added by Qeester on 2016-03-07 03:40:52
56. Board Game: Ghost Stories added by Qeester on 2014-10-12 18:12:02
57. Board Game: Ginkgopolis added by Qeester on 2016-07-08 16:31:03
58. Board Game: Glass Road added by Qeester on 2015-03-02 23:10:44
59. Board Game: Glen More added by Qeester on 2014-01-21 14:14:46
60. Board Game: Gold West added by Qeester on 2016-01-18 11:12:24
61. Board Game: Grand Austria Hotel added by Qeester on 2016-01-18 11:31:05
62. Board Game: La Granja added by Qeester on 2015-08-17 00:54:36
63. Board Game: Greed added by Qeester on 2015-03-03 00:01:33
64. Board Game: Greek Games added by Qeester on 2015-06-01 19:24:39
65. Board Game: The Grizzled added by Qeester on 2016-07-08 16:18:10
66. Board Game: Grog Island added by Qeester on 2015-03-02 23:43:07
67. Board Game: Le Havre added by Qeester on 2014-01-23 12:53:50
68. Board Game: Helvetia added by Qeester on 2014-01-21 14:15:31
69. Board Game: In the Year of the Dragon added by Qeester on 2014-10-12 18:09:15
70. Board Game: Inis added by Qeester on 2017-01-13 20:13:35
71. Board Game: Islebound added by Qeester on 2016-09-28 02:13:18
72. Board Game: Istanbul added by Qeester on 2014-06-26 01:03:02
73. Board Game: Jambo added by Qeester on 2014-01-21 14:18:27
74. Board Game: Kemet added by Qeester on 2014-01-21 14:12:43
75. Board Game: King & Assassins added by Qeester on 2014-10-12 18:07:51
76. Board Game: King of Tokyo added by Qeester on 2015-04-10 11:45:22
77. Board Game: Kings of Air and Steam added by Qeester on 2015-10-30 17:05:25
78. Board Game: Legacy: The Testament of Duke de Crecy added by Qeester on 2014-07-02 18:25:37
79. Board Game: Legendary: A Marvel Deck Building Game added by Qeester on 2014-01-21 00:24:30
80. Board Game: Level 7 [Omega Protocol] added by Qeester on 2014-02-20 19:55:39
81. Board Game: Lewis & Clark added by Qeester on 2014-07-02 18:18:18
82. Board Game: Lords of Vegas added by Qeester on 2014-06-26 00:58:00
83. Board Game: Lords of Waterdeep added by Qeester on 2014-02-27 19:09:51
84. Board Game: Mafia de Cuba added by Qeester on 2015-10-30 16:56:02
85. Board Game: Mascarade added by Qeester on 2014-02-20 18:17:06
86. Board Game: Memoir '44 added by Qeester on 2014-07-02 18:11:45
87. Board Game: Merchants & Marauders added by Qeester on 2014-01-21 14:09:01
88. Board Game: Millennium Blades added by Qeester on 2016-09-28 01:42:06
89. Board Game: Mysterium added by Qeester on 2016-01-23 11:17:14
90. Board Game: Nations added by Qeester on 2014-01-21 14:21:27
91. Board Game: Nefarious added by Qeester on 2015-08-26 14:44:36
92. Board Game: Nippon added by Qeester on 2016-07-08 16:25:14
93. Board Game: Oregon added by Qeester on 2014-07-02 18:21:00
94. Board Game: Pandemic added by Qeester on 2014-01-21 00:19:35
95. Board Game: Pandemic Iberia added by Qeester on 2017-01-13 20:12:05
96. Board Game: Pergamon added by Qeester on 2014-02-20 18:15:43
97. Board Game: Puerto Rico added by Qeester on 2014-02-20 18:10:13
98. Board Game: Puzzle Strike (Third Edition) added by Qeester on 2014-01-21 00:26:00
99. Board Game: Race for the Galaxy added by Qeester on 2014-01-21 00:23:56
100. Board Game: Railways of Europe added by Qeester on 2014-01-21 14:11:37
101. Board Game: Railways of the World added by Qeester on 2014-01-21 14:10:08
102. Board Game: Raptor added by Qeester on 2016-01-18 10:46:58
103. Board Game: [redacted] added by Qeester on 2015-08-20 14:52:31
104. Board Game: Relic Runners added by Qeester on 2014-01-21 00:23:32
105. Board Game: Rialto added by Qeester on 2014-01-21 14:17:05
106. Board Game: Rise of Augustus added by Qeester on 2014-01-21 14:23:11
107. Board Game: Risk Legacy added by Qeester on 2016-07-08 16:26:45
108. Board Game: Ristorante Italia added by Qeester on 2014-01-21 14:09:12
109. Board Game: River Dragons added by Qeester on 2014-01-21 00:24:11
110. Board Game: Robinson Crusoe: Adventures on the Cursed Island added by Qeester on 2014-10-12 18:06:40
111. Board Game: Rome: Imperium, Circus Maximus, Hannibal vs Rome added by Qeester on 2015-06-01 19:33:26
112. Board Game: Scythe added by Qeester on 2016-07-08 16:15:56
113. Board Game: Seasons added by Qeester on 2014-06-26 01:18:54
114. Board Game: Shadowrun: Crossfire added by Qeester on 2014-09-19 16:34:30
115. Board Game: Shadows over Camelot added by Qeester on 2014-01-21 14:11:53
116. Board Game: Shakespeare added by Qeester on 2016-03-22 16:35:43
118. Board Game: Shipyard added by Qeester on 2015-08-17 01:39:04
119. Board Game: Small World added by Qeester on 2015-04-10 11:52:04
120. Board Game: SOS Titanic added by Qeester on 2014-01-21 14:20:40
121. Board Game: Space Game added by Qeester on 2015-04-09 00:03:30
122. Board Game: Specter Ops added by Qeester on 2015-06-03 19:03:20
123. Board Game: Star Wars: Imperial Assault added by Qeester on 2015-04-09 02:33:14
124. Board Game: Star Wars: X-Wing Miniatures Game added by Qeester on 2014-01-21 00:21:09
125. Board Game: Starfighter added by Qeester on 2015-09-15 20:33:13
126. Board Game: Stone Age added by Qeester on 2014-02-20 18:14:15
127. Board Game: Suburbia added by Qeester on 2014-01-21 00:22:18
128. Board Game: Summoner Wars added by Qeester on 2014-01-21 00:22:37
129. Board Game: Super Dungeon Explore added by Qeester on 2014-01-21 00:18:59
130. Board Game: T.I.M.E Stories added by Qeester on 2016-01-18 11:24:04
131. Board Game: T.I.M.E Stories: The Marcy Case added by Qeester on 2016-01-18 10:44:43
132. Board Game: Tales of the Arabian Nights added by Qeester on 2014-01-21 00:25:32
133. Board Game: Terraforming Mars added by Qeester on 2016-09-28 02:56:12
134. Board Game: Terror in Meeple City added by Qeester on 2014-02-20 18:11:26
135. Board Game: Ticket to Ride added by Qeester on 2016-01-18 11:10:03
137. Board Game: Ticket to Ride Map Collection: Volume 2 – India & Switzerland added by Qeester on 2014-01-21 00:21:48
139. Board Game: Ticket to Ride: Europe added by Qeester on 2014-01-21 00:20:19
140. Board Game: Ticket to Ride: Nordic Countries added by Qeester on 2014-01-21 00:19:57
141. Board Game: Tragedy Looper added by Qeester on 2015-07-12 20:06:42
142. Board Game: Twilight Struggle added by Qeester on 2015-05-01 19:26:32
143. Board Game: Tzolk'in: The Mayan Calendar added by Qeester on 2014-01-21 14:12:09
144. Board Game: Vikings added by Qeester on 2014-02-27 19:10:09
145. Board Game: Village added by Qeester on 2014-01-21 14:13:00
146. Board Game: Viticulture added by Qeester on 2014-01-21 14:11:13
147. Board Game: The Voyages of Marco Polo added by Qeester on 2015-07-12 20:04:15
148. Board Game: Western added by Qeester on 2016-03-14 14:16:45
149. Board Game: Yedo added by Qeester on 2014-01-21 14:19:09
150. Board Game: Zombicide added by Qeester on 2014-01-21 00:18:10
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