The Brawling Brothers Boardgaming Podcast is a biweekly podcast that focuses on board games, card games and RPGs. The original Brawlers (Josh and Brandon) are 2 friends who like very different types of games. The show focuses on these differing preferences and (hopeless) attempts to sway each other's opinion. Each show includes light, friendly banter, a game review (in print), a combative segment called "Brawling and Boardgaming", and the fan favorite TNT (Then, Now Tomorrow)... While the "Brawling and Boardgaming" can get a bit heated at times, Josh and Brandon play boadrgames for the same reason: SOCIAL INTERACTION. The Brawlers love of meeting new people, playing games with old friends and interact with gamers all around the world is the simple reason that Brawling Brothers was founded. Join us, relax and have some fun!
Episode 150 :: For the First Time, For the Last Time
3:55:34Recorded in War Room Studios - Albuquerque, NM : 7/13/21 This episode is brought to you by PowerToTheMeeple.com and Grand Gamers Guild. Godspeed, Brawlers. And thanks for all the churros. Episode Timeline: Intro / Banter - 0:00:00 VM With Dracul and Igor - 0:06:28 Special THANKS to everyone - 0:11:19 VM With BAKER BOBO - 0:18:15 VM With John Wolff - 0:19:50 Conversation with Grand Gamers Guild - 0:20:35 VM With Owen Wilson - 0:48:43 VM With Tim - 0:50:07 Conversation with Power to the Meeple - 0:50:59 VM With Florida Baker - 1:21:45 VM With David of Man vs Meeple - 1:22:30 Board Game Stats with Noel - 1:23:38 VM With Chris VoodooChyl - 2:26:59 Feature Segment : Josh and Brandon TOP 10 BOARD GAMES - 2:29:13 Feature Segment : Live Play One Shot RPG with Ludie - 2:52:27 Board Game Timestamps: This section intentionally left blank.
Episode 149 :: Quick Popper
2:35:35Recorded in War Room Studios - Albuquerque, NM : 6/10/21 This episode is brought to you by PowerToTheMeeple.com and Grand Gamers Guild. Now that Brandon has decided to catch up with the rest of the world and finish The Mandalorian, he & Josh discuss the 2nd season of the show in a SPOILER FREE fashion! While we have been busy with travel and interviews related to the last few shows, we have still managed to play some excellent games - We discuss Extraordinary Adventures: Pirates & Raccoon Tycoon (both from designer Glenn Drover), Mountain Goats (Boardgametables.com) & present our Nemesis Review! We close up the show with a hilarious version of Questions from the Hat with Cat and Boardgame Bella (Jordan). Come and laugh along with us! Don't forget that we need your voicemails for our final episode! Call us TODAY at 575-616-2767(BROS) and contribute to The Brawling Brothers for the final time! Episode Timeline: 0:00:00 - Intro / Banter 0:05:05 - Quick Popper #1 0:16:10 - The Mandalorian Chat 0:26:26 - VM with Banana Mustang 0:24:50 - TNT - NOW ft. Our Nemesis Review 0:43:52 - Quick Popper #2 1:40:45 - VM With Henry Kissenger / Joe Pilkus 1:41:20 - Feature Segment : Questions with Cat and Jordan Board Game Timestamps: Extraordinary Adventures : Pirates - 0:24:50 Mountain Goats - 0:51:30 Nemesis Review - 1:08:41 Racoon Tycoon - 0:58:00
Episode 148 :: This Old Chesnut
1:53:23Recorded in War Room Studios - Albuquerque, NM : 4/27/21 This episode is brought to you by PowerToTheMeeple.com. Travel has opened back up and Jordan and Brandon intend to travel the world! First stop, New Orleans - second stop, a chestnut farm? Josh's game group is back together and Descent was on the menu! The Brawling Brothers present their Lockup: Breakout review as well as offer up thoughts on Ruthless + Ruthless: Tall Tales. The episode is wrapped up with a special announcement that all the Brawlers in Brawling Land should tune in for. 0:00:00 - Intro / Banter 0:02:40 - Josh Gets his gaming group back 0:04:40 - Brandons Life Changes / Congrats Jordan 0:13:34 - Brandon Travels to New Orleans 0:30:30 - TNT - NOW -- ft. Star Wars Unlock 1:05:56 - TNT - TOMORROW -- ft. Lockup: Break Out 1:35:40 - Feature Segment : A Special BB Announcement Board Game Timestamps: Beyond the Sun - 0:50:12 Descent - 0:57:50 LockUp : BreakOut Review - 1:05:56 Q.E. - 1:00:30 Ruthless + Ruthless: Tall Tales - 1:17:55 Star Wars Unlock! - 0:30:30
Episode 147 :: Mystery Stick
2:12:20Recorded in War Room Studios - Albuquerque, NM : 4/27/21 This episode is brought to you by Grand Gamers Guild & PowerToTheMeeple.com. Join Josh and Brandon as they explores the very edges of the galaxy in their Beyond the Sun Review! If a review of one AAA-title isn't enough for you, how about TWO? We dive deep with our Dwellings of Eldervale Review and discuss the true mystery in this episode - the mystery of The Mystery Stick! Josh and Brandon close up the show with the long awaited 2020 Board Game Awards! Tune in to find out what game wins GAME OF THE YEAR, Brawlers Choice, BADASS Brawler of the Year and much more! Episode Timeline: 0:00:00 - Intro / Banter 0:05:00 - Discord Highlights 0:09:15 - Mystery Stick 0:19:32 - TNT - NOW : ft. Beyond the Sun Review 1:01:00 - TNT - TOMORROW : ft. Dice of Dragons 1:07:48 - Feature Segment : Brawling Brothers Board Game Awards 2020 Board Game Timestamps: Beyond the Sun Review - 0:19:32 Dice of Dragons - 1:01:00 The Dwellings of Eldervale - 0:37:57
Episode 146 :: Beards & Bombs
2:14:55Recorded in War Room Studios - Albuquerque, NM : 4/27/21 This episode is brought to you by Grand Gamers Guild & PowerToTheMeeple.com. Josh has a new look and it's been haunting Brandon's dreams! The 2nd Annual Brawlers Choice voting is underway - cast your vote and be heard! Josh and Brandon discuss a handful of exciting new boardgames they have been playing, including Black Angel and a BUNCH of Dominion expansions. Tune in for the Tawantinsuyu review and then learn all about the thinky new card game from Grand Gamers Guild - Aldabas! If you're some light hearted conversation, you will love the chat with Seppy Yoon of Fight in a Box. Josh and Brandon close up with show with an exciting activity - re-ranking the BGG top 500. Tune in for board game chatter, stay for the laughs and jabs. GAME ON, BRAWLERS! Episode Timeline: 0:00:00 - Intro / Banter 0:04:28 - Brawling Brothers Brawlers Choice Award - VOTE! 0:05:30 - Josh's New Look 0:14:55 - TNT - THEN ft. Dominion 1:01:50 - TNT - TOMORROW ft. Aldabas 1:10:51 - TNT - TOMORROW : Interview: Seppy Yoon - Fight in a Box 1:37:00 - Feature Segment : BGG Top 500 Picks - Ranked Board Game Timestamps: Aldabas - 1:01:50 Black Angel - 0:27:40 Dominion - 0:14:55 Mouse Cheese Cat Cucumber - 1:10:51 RallyMan GT - 0:53:58 Tawantinsuyu - 0:41:51
Episode 145 :: Joy of the Stick
2:23:10Recorded in War Room Studios - Albuquerque, NM : 4/13/21 This episode is brought to you by Grand Gamers Guild & PowerToTheMeeple.com. Join Josh and Brandon as they discuss all the exciting GAMES they've been playing, digital and analog! Including It Takes Two, Firenze, Faiyum Review, Block and Key Review, Tournament at Avalon and so many more. The Brawling Brothers announce their second annual Brawlers Choice award - nominations are now open and they need all the Brawlers in Brawling Land to contribute. What was YOUR favorite game last year? Tell us about it over on the guild. The show is closed up with an in depth look at some of our favorite games from our favorite designers (No spoilers.... You have to listen!). Brawl on, baby!
Episode 144 :: Hope on the Horizon
1:54:11Recorded in War Room Studios - Albuquerque, NM : 3/23/21 This episode is brought to you by Grand Gamers Guild & PowerToTheMeeple.com. Join Josh and Brandon for their first themed episode in a very long time - This time we celebrate the greatness of Sherlock Holmes and explore a handful of Sherlock themed board games. Tune in for a look at Beyond Baker Street, Foul Play, The Sherlock Files VIII and the Van Ryder "Graphic Novel Adventures" Sherlock Holmes: Four Investigations. Josh and Brandon finally dig into the exciting new AEG title, Mariposas! Find out what they think in their Mariposas Review and hang out for the DEEP DIVE preview of Dive, an upcoming game of observation from Sit Down Games. Episode 144 is wrapped up with a look at the mover's and shaker's according to BGG - we focus on the 10 biggest board game movers as it pertains to recent BGG Rankings! Episode Timeline: 0:00:00 - Intro / Banter 0:03:00 - A Sherlock Themed Episode 0:06:00 - Gen Con and Origins Dates 0:12:00 - TNT - THEN ft. 221 B Baker Street 0:23:05 - TNT - NOW 1:13:08 - TNT - TOMORROW ft. Dive 1:27:12 - Feature Segment : BGG Movers and Shakers - TOP 10 Movers Board Game Timestamps: 221 B Baker Street - 0:12:00 Beyond Baker Street - 0:43:55 DIVE - 1:13:08 Foul Play: The Manor House Murder - 0:52:39 Mariposas Review - 0:59:00 The Sherlock Files: Volume 3 - 0:23:05 VanRyder Graphic Novel Adventures : Sherlock - 0:32:52
Episode 143 :: TREASURE!
2:01:25Recorded in War Room Studios - Albuquerque, NM : 3/9/21 This episode is brought to you by PowerToTheMeeple.com. Josh and Brandon have one hell of a mail call followed by the real surprise in this episode - a real life TREASURE HUNT! They flash back to look at a cut-throat a treasure of yesteryear - Lowenherz by Klaus Teuber, offer up their Kanban EV Review as well as discuss their recent plays of Llama, Trekking the World, Jaws of the Lion and Back to the Future: Back in Time. Josh and Brandon look at the exciting upcoming video game from Asmodee Digital and Fantasy Flight Games, Arkham Horror: Mothers Embrace, followed by their review of Meeples & Monsters! We show is closed out with more details on the real life TREASURE HUNT - The Brothers tell the tale of The Secret: A Treasure Hunt, covering some of the finds that have already been made and discussing the 9 treasures that haven't! Episode Timeline: 0:00:00 - Intro / Banter 0:17:05 - TNT - THEN : Featuring Lowenherz 0:34:04 - TNT - NOW : Featuring Kanban EV Review 1:19:00 - TNT - TOMORROW : Featuring Meeples & Monsters Review 1:30:10 Feature Segment - The Secret: A Treasure Hun Board Game Timestamps: Arkham Horror: Mothers Embrace - 1:19:00 Back to the Future: Back in Time - 0:56:40 Jaws of the Lion - 0:46:55 Kanban EV Review - 1:09:30 Llama - 0:34:04 Lowenherz - 0:17:05 Meeples and Monsters Review - 1:21:50 Trekking the World - 0:39:04
Episode 142 :: Holler at Yer Toe
2:27:42Recorded in War Room Studios - Albuquerque, NM : 2/23/21 This episode is brought to you by Grand Gamers Guild & PowerToTheMeeple.com. Join Josh and Brandon as they discuss their most recent boardgame plays, including: Our Hallertau review, Cubitos review, Renature and Pillars of the Earth. We also have dove (head first!) into Pandemic Legacy Season 0.... Tune in for NO other reason than to hear how painful this is for Josh! Did you know that both Carcassonne AND Ticket to Ride have Anniversary editions coming out this year? We'll give you all the details! We close out the show with an in depth discussion on...... TELEVISION! We name our favorite streaming services and discuss the shows that we are completely obsessed with!
Episode 141 :: Quintus? No, Sextus!
1:42:07Recorded in War Room Studios - Albuquerque, NM : 2/9/21 This episode is brought to you by PowerToTheMeeple.com. Josh and Brandon are back at it in Episode 141, this time talking puppies, McDonalds Happy Meal Toys, video games and even a little board games! The Brawling Brothers reveal their Christmas Haul and discuss some of the games they are the most excited to play in the upcoming weeks, including Pax Pamir, Racoon Tycoon and Kanban EV. The guys discuss their most recent plays of Pan Am & For Glory, plus they offer up their Castles of Tuscany Review and CloudAge Review. The show is wrapped up with discussion of exciting new kickstarters; Cult of the Deep and Mouse Cheese Cat Cucumber. Episode Timeline: 0:00:00 - Intro / Banter 0:03:35 - Apologies with Josh 0:06:00 - Video Games 0:15:15 - McDonalds Board Games 0:18:17 - Powered by Power to the Meeple 0:19:40 - TNT - Then -- Acquisitions 0:36:00 - TNT - Now -- Featuring Castles of Tuscany Review 1:23:25 - TNT - Tomorrow -- Featuring Cult of the Deep Board Game Timestamps: 5 Second Rule - 0:36:00 CloudAge Review - 0:43:50 Pan Am - 0:54:25 Castles of Tuscany Review - 1:03:48 For Glory - 1:11:25 Cult of the Deep - 1:23:25 Mouse Cheese Cat Cucumber - 1:33:30