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Board Game Gateway

Board Game Gateway

By Board Game Gateway
The Board Game Gateway Podcast is your light and fun entry point for people who want to know more about the board gaming hobby and games that are simple and easy to play.

We record the podcast once a week with plans to grow a community of gamers and add more content in the future.

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Ep 008 | BG Gateway - The Gateway Game Draft!

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Ep 011 | BG Gateway - Board Game Genre Reveal!
“Is it a boy? Is it a girl? It's a.....Strategic Deck Builder with Route Building and Real-Time Worker Placement. What does any of that mean? I guess it is time to find out” Description: You could be forgiven for thinking that board games are all like monopoly and scrabble but you sir/madam would be wrong. There is an absolute plethora of genres and mechanics that are being explored and for many people that can be very confusing so, Ralph and Neeber decided to use this podcast as the excuse to help you.  They also have a look at the games they played this week Phase 10, Wonderlands War and the Gateway Game of the Week Air, Land & Sea. There is a lot to look forward to in this episode of the Board Game Gateway Podcast.  Timestamps: 2:44 - GotW: Air, Land & Sea 19:02 - Phase 10 24:11 - Wonderlands War 34:51 - Board Game Genres Explained We want to thank all of you for supporting us and being a part of the community. We would also like to invite you to join our community by joining our Discord Community & the Facebook Group. Intro / Outro Music Merry Bay by Ghostrifter Official | https://soundcloud.com/ghostrifter-official
01:16:08
September 28, 2022
Ep 010 | BG Gateway - Showing off your Creativity!
“Creativity is just connecting things. When you ask creative people how they did something, they feel a little guilty because they didn’t really do it, they just saw something. It seemed obvious to them after a while.” - Steve Jobs Description: Board games are not just thinking puzzles that are designed to give satisfaction to the analytical left side of your brain but they also can provide a platform for your creativity right side to shine bright like a diamond. This week the hosts discuss their gateway game of the week Pictomania which leads to our discussion about what games can provide you with the creative outlet some of you crave including Cranium, Fake Artist Goes to New York, Telestrations and Rapid Dough. We also release the results from our Episode 008 Gateway Game Draft. We find out who the public voted on having the best Gateway Game collection in the group. We look forward to you listening to this week's episode of the Podcast. Timestamps: 3:56 - What we've been playing this week 27:52 - Draft Results Released 47:46 - Pictomania 1:00:45 - Games that show off your creativity We want to thank all of you for supporting us and being a part of the community. We would also like to invite you to join our community by joining our Discord Community & the Facebook Group. Intro / Outro Music Merry Bay by Ghostrifter Official | https://soundcloud.com/ghostrifter-official
01:21:04
September 21, 2022
Ep 009 | BG Gateway - Scratching the Sudoku Itch!
"Do you love sitting down to figure out the logic behind a sudoku puzzle? You are going to love these games that we have on offer for you." Description: All of the hosts are back and we have a great episode for you. Not to mention that our host for this evening is Blayke which in and of itself is going to cause a great time but the discussions are flowing and the laughs were nearly non-stop. The boys dive deep into one of Neeber's realisations and they also look at games that scratch that logic puzzle itch that we all get when doing a sudoku puzzle such as "Search for Planet X", "Alchemists" & "Cryptid". Also, we have been talking about it for a few episodes but "Quacks of Quedlinburg" is finally this week's Gateway Game of the Week. If you enjoy deduction, logic and silliness then this is the episode for you. Timestamps: 3:46 - What we've been playing this week  16:57 - Neeber Realisation Deep Dive 32:09 - Quacks of Quedlinburg 46:47 - Games that Scratch that Logic Puzzle Itch We want to thank all of you for supporting us and being a part of the community. We would also like to invite you to join our community by joining our Discord Community & the Facebook Group. Intro / Outro Music Merry Bay by Ghostrifter Official | https://soundcloud.com/ghostrifter-official
01:23:27
September 14, 2022
Ep 008 | BG Gateway - The Gateway Game Draft!
"And now. Ladies and Gentlemen. Leettttssss get ready to RUMMMBBBLLLLEEEEEE!" We have a very exciting episode for you as all four of the hosts get together for the time since Episode 002. The hosts have a chat about some of the first milestones that they have passed, some of the best moments over the past episodes, this week's Gateway Game of the Week LLAMA the Card Game and also for the first time we are bringing a competitive segment to the podcast. Given that the NFL Season for 22-23 is about to start we thought that it was only fitting that we do our inaugural Board Game Draft. We decided to tackle the subject of "Best game collection to introduce to new players" and every host has come out with a cracking collection that requires YOUR INPUT TO DECIDE THE WINNER. Vote here:  Timestamps: 2:26 - Milestones and Toasts  13:48 - L.L.A.M.A. Card Game 25:52 - The Gateway Game Draft We want to thank all of you for supporting us and being a part of the community. We would also like to invite you to join our community by joining our Discord Community & the Facebook Group. Intro / Outro Music Merry Bay by Ghostrifter Official | https://soundcloud.com/ghostrifter-official
01:08:42
September 07, 2022
Ep 007 | BG Gateway - Betrayed by our first Guest!
"They did the Mash! They did the monster mash. They did the Mash. It was a graveyard smash" We head back to discord this week so we can welcome our first-ever guest to the podcast. Redmond Hamel is a friend of the show and ex-colleague of Ralph and will give us his perspective on some of his favourite games including 'Betrayal at House on the Hill'. Things get a bit spooky as all get a reading of one of the Omen cards from the game. We also have a look at one of the most interesting introductory strategy games on the market in 'Cairn'. A quick and easy two-player battle of wits that makes chess look overly complicated and checkers bland and boring by comparison. Sit back, relax and enjoy this week's episode of the Board Game Gateway Podcast Timestamps: 13:14 - Cairn 33:18 - Betrayal at House on the Hill We want to thank all of you for supporting us and being a part of the community. We would also like to invite you to join our community by joining our Discord Community & the Facebook Group. Intro / Outro Music Merry Bay by Ghostrifter Official | https://soundcloud.com/ghostrifter-official
59:03
August 31, 2022
Ep 006 | BG Gateway - You know what grinds my Gears?!
Hey! You know what really grinds my gears?! When an audio podcast tries to use graphically terminology and hand gestures when I can't see you! - Neeber (Chronic Hand Gesturer and graphical described) In today's episode, we welcome the hosts back to the recording table to deliver you an absolute cracker of an episode. Starting the session in the usual style telling you about the games that they have played this week. Matt and Neeber decided to learn and play a classic 'Targi' on Board Game Arena, Ralph and Neeber had the privilege to play 'Concordia' on Tabletop Simulator & Ralph got to play 'Chaos in the Old World' in person. We then got to play and give our opinion on our Gateway Game of the Week 'Azul'. And finally, it's time to let out all your grievances and tell us about your Game Night and Board Game Pet Peeves. We head to Facebook to get some answers from our community and I feel like we are all a lot closer now. It's a long one but honestly, we think it's one of our best. Strap in for Episode 006 of the BG Gateway Podcast. Timestamps: 7:20 – Can't Stop 9:26 – Targi 19:20 – Chaos in the Old World 23:31 – Concordia 41:14 – Azul 56:45 – Game Night & Board Game Pet Peeves We want to thank all of you for supporting us and being a part of the community. We would also like to invite you to join our community by joining our Discord Community & the Facebook Group. Intro / Outro Music Merry Bay by Ghostrifter Official | https://soundcloud.com/ghostrifter-official
01:31:50
August 24, 2022
Ep 005 | BG Gateway - Meeting your fellow Gamers!
"Because tonight will be the night that I will play with you. That silly gaaaaame, don't make me change my mind." Episode five is here and we have changed it up with Ralph taking on hosting duties and pushing Neeber to the back. In this episode, the two hosts talk about a number of topics that all revolve around the theme of meeting people and playing board games in public. They recount their latest local board game meetup they attended, what it is like to run their own local board game group as well as the etiquette that all of us should respect when taking our hobby to the public. Not only that but the boys give their first impressions and opinions on 'Castles of Mad King Ludwig', 'Wise Guys' and 'Long Shot: The Dice Game'.  We hope you enjoy the discussion. Timestamps: 8:02 – Castles of Mad King Ludwig 14:05 – Wise Guys 25:44 – Long Shot: The Dice Game We want to thank all of you for supporting us and being a part of the community. We would also like to invite you to join our community by joining our Discord Community & the Facebook Group. Intro / Outro Music Merry Bay by Ghostrifter Official | https://soundcloud.com/ghostrifter-official
59:51
August 17, 2022
Ep 004 | BG Gateway - Hefty First Impressions & Story Time!
"I sat down to play and game and stuff was just chucked at me. I didn't know what I was looking at but I immediately felt intimidated by it." - Blayke Taylor 2022 (Podcast Host) We made it to episode four of the Board Game Gateway Podcast and this week we have 75% of the crew returning for your listening pleasure. Neeber, Blayke and Matt have a really interesting discussion topic led by the returning Matt on the first presentation and first impression of board games as well as regaling you with memories of Board Games past. Timestamps: 2:27 – Kingdomino 17:08 – The Hefty First Impression 41:30 – Story Time with the Boys We want to thank all of you and the community for all of your support. We would also like to invite you to join our community by joining our Discord Community & the Facebook Group. Intro / Outro Music Merry Bay by Ghostrifter Official | https://soundcloud.com/ghostrifter-official
01:10:01
August 02, 2022
Ep 003 | BG Gateway - The Isle of Enjoyment!
One. Singular sensation, every little game they rate. Two. Voices for your pleasure, every podcast they make. Welcome to the third episode of the Board Game Gateway Podcast, this week we are 50% leaner with Blayke and Matt missing in action but don't let that worry you as we have another cracking episode. Neeber and Ralph break down the games that they have been playing as well as have a discussion on the topic of what is it about games that brings them enjoyment. Timestamps: 6:55 – The Fugitive 17:50 – The Isle of Cats 32:15 – Dominion We want to thank all of you and the community for all of your support. We would also like to invite you to join our community by joining our Discord Community & the Facebook Group. Intro / Outro Music Merry Bay by Ghostrifter Official | https://soundcloud.com/ghostrifter-official
59:56
July 26, 2022
Ep 002 | BG Gateway - Rollin’ Wild, Getting Clever!
Look who's back, back again. Gateways back, tell your friends. *No seriously tell your friends we'd love more people in the community* Anywho with that silly introduction out of the way we would like to welcome you back to the Board Game Gateway Podcast. In this week's episode, we tackle the theme 'What makes a good gateway game' as well as discuss the games Ganz Schon Clever, Marvel Champions and Galaxy Trucker.  All four of the hosts are back with this interesting look into what things they look for when trying to get people who are not entrenched in the board gaming hobby to the table. Timestamps: 1:45 – Ganz Schon Clever 36:35 – Marvel Champions 56:12 – Galaxy Trucker We want to thank all of you whole support us and the community. We would also like to invite you to join our community by joining our Discord Community & the Facebook Group. Intro / Outro Music Merry Bay by Ghostrifter Official | https://soundcloud.com/ghostrifter-official
01:06:15
July 13, 2022
Ep 001 | BG Gateway - Welcome to the Gateway!
Welcome to the Podcast, we got fun and games. We've got everything you want, we know all the names. Welcome to the inaugural episode of the Board Game Gateway Podcast, if that reference made sense to you then we will get along swimmingly. In this episode, the hosts introduce themselves to you as well as engage in a discussion of what were some of the games that got them into the board gaming hobby. Also, the crew has a chat about what they were playing this week (Bot Factory and Corridors of Power) as well as their choice for 'Gateway Game of the Week'. We hope you enjoy it! Timestamps: 34:11 – Bot Factory 52:40 – Corridors of Power 1,06:08 - Ticket to Ride We want to thank all of you whole support us and the community. We would also like to invite you to join our community by joining our Discord Community & the Facebook Group. Intro / Outro Music Merry Bay by Ghostrifter Official | https://soundcloud.com/ghostrifter-official
01:13:19
July 08, 2022