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Hello BGG!

My friends and I have just launched our podcast, Men on Board! Here is our mission statement:

"Men on Board is a bi-weekly board gaming podcast where each episode will focus on a particular category within the hobby. The categories will be anything from a mechanic, to a theme, to a particular designer or publisher, or whatever else we come up with that week. Each episode will usually focus on two games from the category and contain a discussion of each as well as some comparing and contrasting between them. Also, every episode will include a discussion that pulls back and looks at a Broader View topic about the board gaming hobby."

A majority of our hosts are also gay men, which is a voice that isn't heard very often in board game media, so we're excited to be joining the conversation.

We're still awaiting our iTunes approval, but our website, BGG guild, and social media are all up and running.

If you want to check us out, we can be found here.

We've simultaneously published an Episode 0 where we introduce ourselves and then our Episode 1 is about Hidden Movement featuring Fury of Dracula and Letters from Whitechapel.

Thanks for reading!
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Episode 2 has released today! In it, we talk about Bruno Cathala's games Yamatai and Five Tribe, and in our Broader View discussion we talk a little bit about Analysis Paralysis. This episode can be found here:

https://www.menonboardpodcast.com/episodes/2017/10/8/episode...

Check us out on our website, iTunes, or the Google Play store.

Thanks for reading this!
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Episode 3 is out! The category is City Building and we discuss Quadropolis and Suburbia, as well as an unplanned comparison between the aesthetics of Suburbia compared to Castles of Mad King Ludwig. In our Broader View, we discuss choosing the right complexity level of a game for your group.

https://www.menonboardpodcast.com/episodes/2017/10/23/episod...

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Episode 4 has been released! This episode is all about horror games that are cooperative with a traitor mechanic as we take a look at Dead of Winter and Betrayal at House on the Hill! In our Broader View, we take a look at why we love games in spite of (or sometimes because of) their flaws.

https://www.menonboardpodcast.com/episodes/2017/11/6/episode...
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Our new episode is out! Today's category is Worker Placement, and we talk about Agricola and Viticulture. In our Broader View, we talk a little bit about how to lose gracefully.

https://www.menonboardpodcast.com/episodes/2017/11/20/episod...

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Episode 6 has been released today! The category is Area Control, and we discuss Kemet and Scythe. In our Broader View, we make an attempt at defining the terms Ameritrash and Eurogame.

https://www.menonboardpodcast.com/episodes/2017/12/4/episode...

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Happy Holidays everyone! In our holiday episode, we talk about the family weight games Forbidden Island and Ticket to Ride. We also have a discussion about what games to bring home for the holiday.

https://www.menonboardpodcast.com/episodes/2017/12/18/episod...

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Happy New Year! This first episode of 2018 is all about Battlestar Galactica. We look at and compare Battlestar Galactica the Board Game as well as Dark Moon, or as it was originally called, BSG Express. In our Broader View, we talk about Intellectual Property in games.

https://www.menonboardpodcast.com/episodes/2018/1/1/episode-...
 
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Happy MLK Day! Today we're talking about the dice placement games Sagrada and Roll Player. In our Broader View conversation, we talk about owning multiple games that do similar things in your collection.

https://www.menonboardpodcast.com/episodes/2018/1/15/episode...
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In this episode we talk about two of our favorite games by designer Eric Lang. First we discuss The Others: 7 Sins and then we chat about Arcadia Quest. In our Broader View, we debate the pros and cons of Kickstarter.

https://www.menonboardpodcast.com/episodes/2018/1/29/episode...
 
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Inspired by Valentine's Day, this week's category is Two Player Games and we talk about Star Realms and 7 Wonders Duel. In our Broader View, we talk about playing games with your significant other. Also, we say "spoiler" a lot in this episode for some reason.

https://www.menonboardpodcast.com/episodes/2018/2/12/episode...
 
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Today we're taking a look at a niche category of games, where players are divided into teams, and each member of the team is playing a different style of game. Specifically, we're talking about Captain Sonar and Ladies & Gentlemen. In our Broader View, we talk a bit more about teamwork in games.

https://www.menonboardpodcast.com/episodes/2018/2/26/asymmet...
 
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This episode went a little bit longer than usual, but that's because we have been waiting to talk about Mindclash Games since we started this podcast! Today we're looking at the two games that have been released by Mindclash to date: Anachrony and Trickerion. In our Broader View, we give some advice about how to teach complicated games.

https://www.menonboardpodcast.com/episodes/2018/3/12/episode...
 
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We're hoping that this episode is going to be the first in a series of episodes about Spiritual Successors of games (but if not it works well enough on its own!). In our first installment of Spiritual Successors, we're taking a look at Eric Lang's series of mythology based area control games: Blood Rage and Rising Sun. In our Broader View, we're talking about exclusive content in gaming.

https://www.menonboardpodcast.com/episodes/2018/3/26/episode...
 
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This episode takes a look at two similar appearing games that are actually very different. The category is Mad King Ludwig, who was actually King Ludwig II of Bavaria. The games we're talking about today are Castles of Mad King Ludwig and The Palace of Mad King Ludwig, which are both tile laying games but play very distinctly from each other. In our Broader View, we discuss aggressive gameplay and our personal reactions to it.

https://www.menonboardpodcast.com/episodes/2018/4/9/episode-...
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The category for this episode is card drafting games which we define as games where a player gets a hand of cards, selects one of those cards, and then passes the hand off to another player. The games that we're comparing our Sushi Go Party and 7 Wonders. In our Broader View, we talk about storing game components.

https://www.menonboardpodcast.com/episodes/2018/4/23/episode...
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Unfortunately, we had some issues with the recording in this episode, so Mat's sound quality is a little bit distracting. As a result, we had to do some creative editing, so hopefully this doesn't sound too jarring. But in this lo-fi episode, we're discussing Ghost Stories and Zombicide: Black Plague, two cooperative games where dice combat is a major part of the game. In our Broader View, we have a discussion about dealing with alpha players.

https://www.menonboardpodcast.com/episodes/2018/5/8/episode-...
 
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After starting off with some bad news last episode and promising the same for this week, we were pleasantly surprised to see that we did not have the same issue in this recording! This week, we're talking about the social deduction games Two Rooms and a Boom and The Resistance. In our Broader View, we talk about deception in games and it gets a little bit real.

https://www.menonboardpodcast.com/episodes/2018/5/21/episode...
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This week we're looking at set collection with Splendor and Century: Golem Edition (which is mechanically identical to Century Spice Road, but Aaron just likes animating golems more than trading spices). In our Broader View, we discuss how component quality can enhance or detract from our enjoyment of a game.

https://www.menonboardpodcast.com/episodes/2018/6/4/episode-...
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Today we're looking at two games designed by Alexander Pfister: Mombasa and Great Western Trail. In our Broader View, we talk about game designer signatures. Shorter show notes courtesy of getting home very late after Origins 2018!

https://www.menonboardpodcast.com/episodes/2018/6/18/episode...
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