Bringing your office together through board games at lunch.


Dec. 17, 2021


Restaurantrepreneur is a print-and-play roll-and-write from Ellie Dix of The Dark Imp. This game can be downloaded off The Dark Imp website for less than $4, and it should become a staple in your game collection. You only nee...

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Nov. 18, 2021

Interview with Ron Rich of Air Loom Games

In this episode, Ron RIch of Air Loom Games talks about his game on Kickstarter, New York Pizza Delivery . I personally played this game's prototype. It is a fun mash-up of simple mechanics to create an original game high …

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Nov. 14, 2021

Interview with James Staley, Host of Board Game Binge Podcast

James and I talk about how board gaming has helped him bond with his family. How he plays with his father, his brother, his children, and with his 103-year-old grandmother who still beats him on the regular. James is also …

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Nov. 9, 2021

Mille Bornes

Mille Bornes is a classic that has no haters that I have met. Everyone that I have introduced it to has also enjoyed it. I believe this game would be a cornerstone to any game collection for work or home. …

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Nov. 4, 2021

Careers (1955)

Careers is a classic game from 1955. Yet, by today's standards, it is a very simple game mechanically. Where Careers stood out for me was in the "setting your own success formula" aspect. You decide what it takes to win …

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Nov. 1, 2021

Interview with Phil Orbanes

In this episode, I was joined by a legend of the industry, Phil Orbanes. He started in the industry while in college and sold his first company. Then, he worked for Parker Brothers for over 10 years as a Senior …

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Oct. 22, 2021

Interview with Brian Welch of

In what will shock no one, I was targeted by Facebook ads for a company called . So, obviously, I clicked on the ad and went to spend some money. I bought the Coffee & Board Games shirt. While …

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Sept. 10, 2021

Interview with Julie Ahern of Greenbrier Games

Julie Ahern, VP of Greenbrier Games , joined me in this episode. We talked about her nomadic lifestyle, the importance of a company's name, the beginnings of the convention scene opening up, and so much more. --- This episode...

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Sept. 3, 2021

Interview with Sarah Atherton of Get Your Game On

Sarah Atherton joined the show this episode all the way from London, England. She has a pop-up game shop, Get Your Game On , that she takes to markets. I love the idea! She has a real passion for games …

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Sept. 1, 2021

Interview with Brad Kelley of Midwest GameFest

Brad is the Director of Midwest GameFest. He joined me on the show this episode to talk about his convention, his gaming habits, and how his mother plays a ruthless game of Ticket to Ride. She doesn't care if Brad …

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Aug. 20, 2021

Interview with Erik Arneson

In this episode, I allow yet ANOTHER Green Bay Packers fan onto the show. Erik Arneson, part owner of the Packers, and I talk about his fantastic book, How to Host a Game Night, the importance of keeping your game …

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Aug. 17, 2021

Battleball: The Future of Football

I read a book about hosting game nights, and the next thing I know, I am hunting down a copy of a game from 2003 called Battleball: The Future of Football. This game is a riot. It is a fantastic …

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Aug. 6, 2021

Another Interview with Joe Slack

Joe Slack, from Crazy Like a Box, returns to the show to talk about Expansions: how to market them differently than base games, the different types of expansions, and finding your niche. Joe has an expansion coming to Kicksta...

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Aug. 4, 2021

Interview with Taran Kratz

In this episode, Taran Kratz from Zeroic Games comes on to talk about his latest game and Kickstarter campaign for Thunder Rolls. We get off into the weeds when I have a mysterious sound from outside my window, and we …

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July 22, 2021

Interview with Aaron Wills

This episode features the designer of Dice Fight: Chicken Edition, one of the most played games in my collection (no lie). Aaron has self-published and self-made each and every one of the games that he has sold. He says that …

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June 28, 2021

Interview with Steven Lentz

Steven Lentz is the father of two board gamers in training. He wrote a book, The Guide to Board Gaming: Getting Past Candyland, in which he talks about how to get your little ones interested in board games. His "unlocking" …

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June 17, 2021

Interview with Matthew Miller

I reached out to a Facebook group to find other board gamers that play with their coworkers at lunch. I knew I couldn't be the only one. Matthew Miller, a third shift call center employee, responded and we had a …

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June 9, 2021

Interview with John-Michael Gariepy

Fellow board game reading nerd John-Michael Gariepy joins me in this episode. We talk about how there needs to be more books about board games that are not chess, his Kickstarter for his book Winning Streak, losing at Splendo...

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June 3, 2021

Interview with Chris Pender

As you know from my other episodes, I read about board games a lot. While reading It's All a Game, I came across a designer that thought The Game of Life was too happy and needed to have decision-making and …

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June 2, 2021

Dice Fight Chicken Edition

Aaron Wills is the creator of a game that comes in a take out bucket: Dice Fight Chicken Edition --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. Suppo...

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May 28, 2021

Interview with Chris Anderson

In this episode, Chris and I talk about his design contest, his AMAZING game In Vino Morte , and a strange game called The Farming Game, that I now feel the urge to track down. In Vino Morte on PNP …

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May 14, 2021

Interview with Dave Eng

In this episode, Dave Eng joins me and we talk about our shelves of shame and game-based learning. Dave's website, UniversityXP is a wealth of information. It has links to his blog, videos, research, articles, and his own pod...

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May 14, 2021

Escape from Hidden Castle

Like chaos? Like Wolfgang Kramer? Well, the latest iteration of his 1989 classic Midnight Party, called Escape from Hidden Castle, is the subject of this episode. It is quick and easy to teach, learn, and play. --- This ep...

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May 12, 2021

Interview with Tom Chleborad

In this episode, I interview the "Average" part of Average Joe's podcast and Average Joe's Game Shop. Tom and I get off topic as usual. We talk about 3-legged cats, a bridge to Sweden, making a cross-country drive, and even …

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