TimothyP's gaming music recommendations
Timothy Pinkham
United States
La Palma
California
flag msg tools
badge
Avatar
mbmbmbmbmb
Recommend
2 
 Thumb up
0.25
 tip
 Hide
The purpose of this list
Some of us listen to music when we play games, others of us don't.

Being a lover of music - both as a listener and a musician - I am one of the people who likes to have a soundtrack to my gaming experience.

I have experimented with many musics, having discovered a number of CDs that work very well for certain game themes.

In this list, I will post games that I have tested, and the music that has proven to work well for the games in my own experience. These game/music combinations are tried and true and are therefore recommended to you.

I will also post games from my collection for which I think I have a good soundtrack, but have not yet verified through testing. In this case, I will list the soundtrack(s) that I would like to test.

If you know of another music CD that has worked well for a particular game in this list, you may add a comment to that game. If you do add a comment, please explain why the music you've chosen works well for that game.

This list will be updated as I discover and test new musics.

Format

Each item will include one or both of the following:

Verified: Music I have tried and found to work well.

Would like to test: Music that I am almost sure would work well, but I have yet to actually test it.

[size=16]The Music Collections

You will notice that certain CDs work for multiple games. Here is a list of all musics from this list, linked for your convenience:

1. Diane and David Arkenstone: "Spirits of the Rainforest"

2. Diane and David Arkenstone: "Echoes of Egypt"

3. John Williams: "American Journey"

4. Nigel Westlake and Rachel Portman: "Miss Potter" OST

5. SomaTone Interactive Audio: "Bang Howdy!" OST (I acquired the .ogg files from the game folder on my computer. You can also purchase the soundtrack in MP3 format with in-game currency. The music is a sort of cowboy/breakbeat combo. It is very cool. The game is a free download.)

6. Klaus Badelt: "Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl" OST

7. John Williams: "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone" OST

8. Keith Zizza: "Immortal Cities: Children of the Nile" OST (free download)

9. Lucasarts: "Curse of Monkey Island" and "Escape from Monkey Island" OSTs (free download)

10. Toucan Pirates: "Battle Songs of the Toucan Pirates"

11. James Horner: "Titanic" OST

12. James Horner: "Back to Titanic"

13. Disney: "Pirates of the Caribbean: Swashbuckling Sea Songs"

14. James Horner: "The Mask of Zorro" OST

15. Howard Shore: "The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring" OST

16. Jeremy Soule: "Oblivion" OST

17. Jeremy Soule: "Morrowind" OST

18. Jeremy Soule: "Guild Wars: Eye of the North" OST

19. Glorian: "Knights of Honor" OST (Free download, but the official site seems to be down now. This is a great one, if you can find a download.)

20. Yasunori Mitsuda: "Chrono Cross" OST

21. David Arkenstone: "In the Wake of the Wind"
Your Tags: Add tags
Popular Tags: Music [+] Altairas_geeklists [+] Soundtrack [+] [View All]
  • [+] Dice rolls
1. Board Game: Alhambra [Average Rating:7.03 Overall Rank:393]
Timothy Pinkham
United States
La Palma
California
flag msg tools
badge
Avatar
mbmbmbmbmb
Would like to test

James Horner: "The Mask of Zorro" OST
 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Loading... | Locked Hide Show Unlock Lock Comment     View Previous {{limitCount(numprevitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
{{error.message}}
{{comment.error.message}}
    View More Comments {{limitCount(numnextitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} / {{numnextitems_calculated}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
2. Board Game: Atlantic Star [Average Rating:6.89 Overall Rank:1155]
Timothy Pinkham
United States
La Palma
California
flag msg tools
badge
Avatar
mbmbmbmbmb
Verified

(Selections from) James Horner: "Titanic" OST and "Back to Titanic"
 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Loading... | Locked Hide Show Unlock Lock Comment     View Previous {{limitCount(numprevitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
{{error.message}}
{{comment.error.message}}
    View More Comments {{limitCount(numnextitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} / {{numnextitems_calculated}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
3. Board Game: Citadels [Average Rating:7.12 Overall Rank:316]
Timothy Pinkham
United States
La Palma
California
flag msg tools
badge
Avatar
mbmbmbmbmb
Would like to test

Jeremy Soule: "Oblivion" OST

Jeremy Soule: "Morrowind" OST

Jeremy Soule: "Guild Wars: Eye of the North" OST

Glorian: "Knights of Honor" OST
 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Loading... | Locked Hide Show Unlock Lock Comment     View Previous {{limitCount(numprevitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
{{error.message}}
{{comment.error.message}}
    View More Comments {{limitCount(numnextitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} / {{numnextitems_calculated}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
4. Board Game: Fairy Tale [Average Rating:6.76 Overall Rank:745]
Timothy Pinkham
United States
La Palma
California
flag msg tools
badge
Avatar
mbmbmbmbmb
Would like to test

Yasunori Mitsuda: "Chrono Cross" OST
 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Loading... | Locked Hide Show Unlock Lock Comment     View Previous {{limitCount(numprevitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
{{error.message}}
{{comment.error.message}}
    View More Comments {{limitCount(numnextitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} / {{numnextitems_calculated}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
5. Board Game: Jambo [Average Rating:7.04 Overall Rank:492] [Average Rating:7.04 Unranked]
Timothy Pinkham
United States
La Palma
California
flag msg tools
badge
Avatar
mbmbmbmbmb
Verified

Diane and David Arkenstone: "Spirits of the Rainforest"

Would like to test

Diane and David Arkenstone: "African Skies"
 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Loading... | Locked Hide Show Unlock Lock Comment     View Previous {{limitCount(numprevitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
{{error.message}}
{{comment.error.message}}
    View More Comments {{limitCount(numnextitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} / {{numnextitems_calculated}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
6. Board Game: Kingdoms [Average Rating:6.64 Overall Rank:1045]
Timothy Pinkham
United States
La Palma
California
flag msg tools
badge
Avatar
mbmbmbmbmb
Would like to test

Glorian: "Knights of Honor" OST
 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Loading... | Locked Hide Show Unlock Lock Comment     View Previous {{limitCount(numprevitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
{{error.message}}
{{comment.error.message}}
    View More Comments {{limitCount(numnextitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} / {{numnextitems_calculated}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
7. Board Game: Kupferkessel Co. [Average Rating:6.94 Overall Rank:1458]
Timothy Pinkham
United States
La Palma
California
flag msg tools
badge
Avatar
mbmbmbmbmb
Verified

John Williams: "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone" OST
 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Loading... | Locked Hide Show Unlock Lock Comment     View Previous {{limitCount(numprevitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
{{error.message}}
{{comment.error.message}}
    View More Comments {{limitCount(numnextitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} / {{numnextitems_calculated}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
8. Board Game: Loot [Average Rating:6.30 Overall Rank:1628]
Timothy Pinkham
United States
La Palma
California
flag msg tools
badge
Avatar
mbmbmbmbmb
Would like to test

Toucan Pirates: "Battle Songs of the Toucan Pirates"

Disney: "Pirates of the Caribbean: Swashbuckling Sea Songs"

Lucasarts: "The Curse of Monkey Island" OST

Lucasarts: "Escape from Monkey Island" OST
 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Loading... | Locked Hide Show Unlock Lock Comment     View Previous {{limitCount(numprevitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
{{error.message}}
{{comment.error.message}}
    View More Comments {{limitCount(numnextitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} / {{numnextitems_calculated}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
9. Board Game: Lord of the Rings: The Confrontation [Average Rating:7.50 Overall Rank:257]
Timothy Pinkham
United States
La Palma
California
flag msg tools
badge
Avatar
mbmbmbmbmb
Verified

David Arkenstone: Music Inspired by Middle Earth

Would like to test

Howard Shore: "The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring" OST
 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Loading... | Locked Hide Show Unlock Lock Comment     View Previous {{limitCount(numprevitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
{{error.message}}
{{comment.error.message}}
    View More Comments {{limitCount(numnextitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} / {{numnextitems_calculated}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
10. Board Game: Lost Cities [Average Rating:7.15 Overall Rank:294]
Timothy Pinkham
United States
La Palma
California
flag msg tools
badge
Avatar
mbmbmbmbmb
Would like to test

David Arkenstone: "In the Wake of the Wind"
 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Loading... | Locked Hide Show Unlock Lock Comment     View Previous {{limitCount(numprevitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
{{error.message}}
{{comment.error.message}}
    View More Comments {{limitCount(numnextitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} / {{numnextitems_calculated}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
11. Board Game: Lost Valley [Average Rating:6.79 Overall Rank:1283]
 
Timothy Pinkham
United States
La Palma
California
flag msg tools
badge
Avatar
mbmbmbmbmb
Would like to test

SomaTone Interactive Audio: "Bang Howdy" OST
 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Loading... | Locked Hide Show Unlock Lock Comment     View Previous {{limitCount(numprevitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
{{error.message}}
{{comment.error.message}}
    View More Comments {{limitCount(numnextitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} / {{numnextitems_calculated}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
12. Board Game: Mykerinos [Average Rating:6.87 Overall Rank:788]
Timothy Pinkham
United States
La Palma
California
flag msg tools
badge
Avatar
mbmbmbmbmb
Verified

Diane and David Arkenstone: "Echoes of Egypt"

Keith Zizza: "Immortal Cities: Children of the Nile" OST
 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Loading... | Locked Hide Show Unlock Lock Comment     View Previous {{limitCount(numprevitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
{{error.message}}
{{comment.error.message}}
    View More Comments {{limitCount(numnextitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} / {{numnextitems_calculated}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
13. Board Game: The Pillars of the Earth [Average Rating:7.31 Overall Rank:231]
Timothy Pinkham
United States
La Palma
California
flag msg tools
badge
Avatar
mbmbmbmbmb
Would like to test

Glorian: "Knights of Honor" OST
 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Loading... | Locked Hide Show Unlock Lock Comment     View Previous {{limitCount(numprevitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
{{error.message}}
{{comment.error.message}}
    View More Comments {{limitCount(numnextitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} / {{numnextitems_calculated}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
14. Board Game: Plunder [Average Rating:6.17 Overall Rank:3904]
Timothy Pinkham
United States
La Palma
California
flag msg tools
badge
Avatar
mbmbmbmbmb
Verified

Klaus Badelt: "Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl" OST

Would like to test

Toucan Pirates: "Battle Songs of the Toucan Pirates"

Lucasarts: "The Curse of Monkey Island" OST

Lucasarts: "Escape from Monkey Island" OST
 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Loading... | Locked Hide Show Unlock Lock Comment     View Previous {{limitCount(numprevitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
{{error.message}}
{{comment.error.message}}
    View More Comments {{limitCount(numnextitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} / {{numnextitems_calculated}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
15. Board Game: Quicksand [Average Rating:6.11 Overall Rank:3213]
Timothy Pinkham
United States
La Palma
California
flag msg tools
badge
Avatar
mbmbmbmbmb
Verified

Diane and David Arkenstone: "Spirits of the Rainforest"
 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Loading... | Locked Hide Show Unlock Lock Comment     View Previous {{limitCount(numprevitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
{{error.message}}
{{comment.error.message}}
    View More Comments {{limitCount(numnextitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} / {{numnextitems_calculated}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
16. Board Game: Taluva [Average Rating:7.19 Overall Rank:411]
Timothy Pinkham
United States
La Palma
California
flag msg tools
badge
Avatar
mbmbmbmbmb
Would like to test

Diane and David Arkenstone: "Spirits of the Rainforest"
 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Loading... | Locked Hide Show Unlock Lock Comment     View Previous {{limitCount(numprevitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
{{error.message}}
{{comment.error.message}}
    View More Comments {{limitCount(numnextitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} / {{numnextitems_calculated}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
17. Board Game: Through the Desert [Average Rating:7.05 Overall Rank:435]
Timothy Pinkham
United States
La Palma
California
flag msg tools
badge
Avatar
mbmbmbmbmb
Verified

Diane and David Arkenstone: "Echoes of Egypt"

Keith Zizza: "Immortal Cities: Children of the Nile" OST
 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Loading... | Locked Hide Show Unlock Lock Comment     View Previous {{limitCount(numprevitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
{{error.message}}
{{comment.error.message}}
    View More Comments {{limitCount(numnextitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} / {{numnextitems_calculated}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
18. Board Game: Ticket to Ride [Average Rating:7.46 Overall Rank:125] [Average Rating:7.46 Unranked]
Timothy Pinkham
United States
La Palma
California
flag msg tools
badge
Avatar
mbmbmbmbmb
Verified

John Williams: "American Journey"

Nigel Westlake / Rachel Portman: "Miss Potter" OST
 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Loading... | Locked Hide Show Unlock Lock Comment     View Previous {{limitCount(numprevitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
{{error.message}}
{{comment.error.message}}
    View More Comments {{limitCount(numnextitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} / {{numnextitems_calculated}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
19. Board Game: Tikal [Average Rating:7.35 Overall Rank:217]
Timothy Pinkham
United States
La Palma
California
flag msg tools
badge
Avatar
mbmbmbmbmb
Would like to test

Diane and David Arkenstone: "Spirits of the Rainforest"
 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Loading... | Locked Hide Show Unlock Lock Comment     View Previous {{limitCount(numprevitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
{{error.message}}
{{comment.error.message}}
    View More Comments {{limitCount(numnextitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} / {{numnextitems_calculated}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
20. Board Game: Wyatt Earp [Average Rating:6.87 Overall Rank:817]
Timothy Pinkham
United States
La Palma
California
flag msg tools
badge
Avatar
mbmbmbmbmb
Verified

SomaTone Interactive Audio: "Bang Howdy" OST
 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Loading... | Locked Hide Show Unlock Lock Comment     View Previous {{limitCount(numprevitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
{{error.message}}
{{comment.error.message}}
    View More Comments {{limitCount(numnextitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} / {{numnextitems_calculated}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
Loading... | Locked Hide Show Unlock Lock Comment     View Previous {{limitCount(numprevitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
{{error.message}}
{{comment.error.message}}
    View More Comments {{limitCount(numnextitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} / {{numnextitems_calculated}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
Front Page | Welcome | Contact | Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Advertise | Support BGG | Feeds RSS
Geekdo, BoardGameGeek, the Geekdo logo, and the BoardGameGeek logo are trademarks of BoardGameGeek, LLC.