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The Average Gamers Podcast

The Average Gamers Podcast

By The Average Gamers Podcast
A tabletop gaming podcast by a group of average gamers, offering their views and discussions on all aspects of tabletop games!
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Episode 37 - Birthday Twiglets
In this episode the gang chat about Lee's trip to the 2022 UK Games Expo, as well as their latest foray into the world of Twilight Imperium!
June 24, 2022
Let's Talk - Warhammer 40,000
On this episode the gang get together to talk about their biggest tabletop passion; Warhammer 40,000 by Games Workshop! Why have they kept at it for so long, and what are they looking forward to in the future? Listen on to find out!
April 21, 2022
Episode 36 - The Post Christmas Catch-up
We're a presenter short this episode, so we use the time wisely to talk about the games we got for Christmas and the ones we played over the festive break.
April 12, 2022
Episode 35 - Ladies briefs? Yes please!
It's the last episode of 2021 - join us as we bid farewell to the year and take a look forward to 2022 and all the lovely things we have planned as far as tabletop games go! Deck the Halls B by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 licence. Source: Artist: Joy To The World by Audionautix is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 licence. Artist: Away In A Manger by Audionautix is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 licence. Artist: Canon and Variation by Twin Musicom is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 licence. Artist: Bad Beep (Incorrect) sound effect is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 licence. Artist:
April 12, 2022
Let's Talk - RPGs
On this Let's Talk episode we're joined by Jon of the Wreckage RPG podcast to natter about RPGs and why we love playing them so much! Find Wreckage RPG at
November 11, 2021
Episode 34 - In the meadow
Join the guys as they discuss their adventures in the beautiful meadow by the Evertree in the lovely game of Everdell by Starling Games!
October 06, 2021
Episode 33 - The house of mouse
We're back after a brief summer break! This time out, we have a two-man talk about some of the board games we've been playing recently, and about the board game cafés we've been to!
September 13, 2021
Episode 32 - We can read stuff
After a brief break, we return with some talk about our tabletop hobby now that lockdown measures have eased slightly and we're able to return to playing physical games. We also take a look at a few articles that piqued our interest in the last month. The articles in question: Renegade Games: Wreckage RPG:
September 13, 2021
Episode 31 - Electronic Borefare
It's another beer-fuelled Friday night ramble from the guys this episode, where we recap what we've been up to gaming-wise, and discuss the good, the bad and the ugly of digital alternatives to tabletop gaming during the Coronavirus Pandemic (which you might have heard about by now...) Submarine alarm effect courtesy of
April 21, 2021
Episode 30 - Two drink minimum
The guys get together this episode and talk about the things they're most looking forward to in a post-covid world and the things they've missed during the many lockdowns we've had in the last 12 months! Strap in guys, it's a long one!
March 15, 2021
Let's Talk - Games Workshop
In this Let's Talk we sit and chatter about Games Workshop and it's two biggest games; Warhammer 40,000 and Warhammer Age of Sigmar, and all the things that brought us into, out of, and back into the wonderfully grimdark worlds created by Games Workshop!
February 04, 2021
Episode 29 - Post Christmas Qs
As the team settle back in to life after the Christmas break, we discuss what sort of tabletop-related things we got for Christmas, and also ask a few hypothetical questions about tabletop games.
January 16, 2021
Episode 28 - Baby it's Colditz outside
It's a new tradition for us - a Christmas Quiz! Join hosts Adam, Darren, Jay and Lee as they stumble their way through an assortment of board game-related questions in a contest to find out who's the most knowledgeable on tabletop games! For Adam's odd-one-out round, head on over to our Instagram or Facebook to see his images!
December 20, 2020
Episode 27 - Expanding our Horizons
In this episode, Adam and Lee are joined by Jay and Darren (both at once, the madness!) to discuss the games they've been playing during lockdown 2.0, and talk at length about expansions for their various games.
December 01, 2020
Episode 26 - Thematic Mechanical Animals
On this episode we talk about what we've been up to, gaming-wise, and we also discuss some of those games that we loved or hated despite the theme/mechanics.
October 22, 2020
Episode 25 - Not the Adele album
On this episode we chat a little bit about some of those big box games that may have sat on your shelves during this era of Covid-19. What are some of the good ones we've played, and how can you prepare your group for them in the future when we're able to all meet up indoors again?
September 13, 2020
Let's Talk - Gaming Casually
In this Let's Talk episode, we discuss what we think it means to play casually, and the possible hurdles we face trying to do so in a varied gaming group.
August 24, 2020
Episode 24 - A Flight of Fantasy
We have a brief catchup on what we've been up to since last episode, and discuss what we think about 9th Edition 40k. We also talk over Fantasy Flight Games' In-Flight Report for 2020.
August 03, 2020
Episode 23 - Straight down to Lockdown
As lockdown in the UK continues, albeit with some minor lifting of restrictions, we discuss what we've been up to in the last couple of weeks. We talk a bit about the upcoming new edition of Warhammer 40,000, as well as games such as Malifaux, Formula D, Bushido, Azul, Flashpoint: Fire Rescue and many more!
July 05, 2020
Let's Talk - Transformers TCG
In this edition of "Let's Talk" we cover the Transformers Trading Card Game by Wizards of the Coast!
June 14, 2020
Episode 22 - Everyone remembers their first time
On this episode we talk briefly about Games Workshop's announcement of a 9th edition of Warhammer 40,000 and what we think about it. We also discuss Darren losing his RPG virginity and how he feels now he's one of us! Finally, we talk about Mental Health Awareness week and how we feel we can encourage awareness and positive mental health within our hobby. 00:00:40 - Warhammer 40,000 9th Edition 00:18:40 - What we've been up to 01:13:40 - Mental Health and our hobby
June 12, 2020
Episode 21 - Games Playing Roles
In this longer-than-usual episode, Lee and Adam discuss all of the roleplaying games they've been having fun in recently, and in the latter half of the show, Darren joins the discussion to talk games that we found out we didn't like.
May 10, 2020
Let's Talk: Horizon Wars: Zero Dark
In our second Let's Talk, we chat to Robey Jenkins of Precinct Omega about his new game, Horizon Wars: Zero Dark (and not 'Horizon Zero Dark' as Lee calls it in the intro...). For more information on Horizon Wars: Zero Dark, visit; Purchase a copy from Wargame Vault:…ega-Publishing Support Robey's Patreon: Follow him on social media here: Join the Horizon Wars Facebook Group: Join the Zero Dark Facebook Group:
May 10, 2020
Episode 20 - The Power of Three
A wild presenter appears! In this episode we expand our crew by an extra man as we continue our quest to seek out new life, er, I mean play board games! Timestamps: 1:00 - An introduction 13:05 - What have we been playing? 1:01:20 - Upgrading your games
April 26, 2020
Episode 19 - Remote Working
In this episode we discuss what we've been doing during this period of lockdown here in the UK, and how we've been coping with it!
April 14, 2020
Episode 18 - Quacking Up
In this episode we discuss what else we got up to in the last month or so - including Quacks of Quedlinburg, Judge Dredd: Helter Skelter and Arkham Horror; The Card Game. We also have a quick discussion about what we plan to do this year in the world of tabletop!
January 30, 2020
Episode 17 - Hindsight is 2020
In this episode we take a look back at the past decade and the gaming journey we went on, plus we look forward to what we want out of 2020! Enjoy!
January 20, 2020
Episode 16 - What we think about Eurogames
This time out we discuss the term 'Eurogame', and what they mean to us. We also talk a little about the Transformers TCG, Games Workshop's Warcry and CMON's Zombicide Invader
January 05, 2020
Episode 15 - Summer Holiday
We return all refreshed after a bit of a summer break to talk games, games and more games! On this episode we discuss what we've been playing over the past couple of months since the UK Games Expo, and briefly talk a little bit about this year's GenCon. We also take a few minutes to talk about old games that we've not gone back to, and why. Enjoy!
January 05, 2020
Episode 14 - Three days of fun
We're back from this year's UK Games Expo with a bumper episode! We talk through the games we played and the events we attended at this year's Expo! Games discussed in this episode: Carcosa - One Free Elephant: - Para Bellum War Games: City of Kings - The City of Games: God of War - CMON: Keyforge - Fantasy Flight Games: Microbrew - One Free Elephant: The Mind - NSV: Monumental - Funforge: Photosynthesis - Blue Orange: Starship Samurai - Plaid Hat Games: Victorian Masterminds - CMON: Villagers - Sinister Fish: Wreck 'n' Ruin - Dream Big Games:
June 03, 2019
Episode 13 - Kickstarting our Expo Hype
In this episode we talk about the things we're looking forward to at this year's UK Games Expo, as well as a brief discussion about Warhammer Fest 2019. Games discussed on this episode: Azul: Arkham Horror the Card Game: City of Kings: Colt Express: Dead Men Tell No Tales: The Everrain: Hellboy the game: Keyforge: The Mind: Rising Sun: Star Trek Ascendancy: Terraforming Mars: The Transformers TCG: X-Wing Miniatures Game: Way of the Panda:
May 20, 2019
Episode 12 - Spaceships and Satellites
In this episode, the guys discuss what they've played lately and go over Adam's trip to the latest Infinity Satellite Tournament! Games discussed this episode: X-Wing: Transformers Trading Card Game: Aristeia The Game: Arkham Horror: Infinity The Game: Yamatai: Twilight Imperium:
April 17, 2019
Episode 11 - RPGeez
In this episode the guys briefly discuss what they played lately, before taking a bit of a dive into first-time GM Lee's experiences with running his RPGs over the last year! Games discussed on this episode: X-Wing 2nd Edition: Treasure Island: Yamatai: Star Wars RPG:  Genesys RPG:
March 04, 2019
Episode 10 - New Year, Old Faces
In this episode, the guys talk through the games they played over the Christmas break, and the plans they have for the coming 12 months. Games talked about in this episode: Blackstone Fortress:…ckstone-fortress X-Wing:…g-second-edition The Resistance: Avalon:…esistance-avalon Destination X: Yamatai: Captain Sonar:
January 07, 2019
Episode 9 - Watching Paint Dry
In this episode we go over our Christmas wishlists and talk about the merits of painting those wonderful plastic men that we push around the tabletop! (There appears to be a bit of background interference from mobile phones, apologies for that!) Games covered in this episode: Aristeia: Rising Sun: X-Wing:…nd-edition/ Yamatai: Imperial Assault - Tyrants of Lothal:…-of-lothal/ Western Legends: Terraforming Mars:…erraforming-mars Treasure Island: Jingle Bells Kevin MacLeod ( 
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December 04, 2018
Episode 8 - Spicy Rats and Winners
In this episode, the guys discuss their recent Twilight Imperium playthrough, as well as the RPG they've been playing with some friends. Also mentioned this episode are Kill Team by Games Workshop and Star Saga by Mantic Games.
December 04, 2018
Episode 7 - Viva Espana
(Because we didn't want to use the frankly over-used "To Infinity and beyond" line that *everybody* uses when they talk about Corvus Belli's Infinity the Game!) In this episode we talk about Adam's recent trip to Spain, the home of Corvus Belli to take part in their Interplanetary Tournament! We've got a new mic setup which has made recording and editing a whole lot easier so expect to see us put out content a little more frequently than we have been previously!
December 04, 2018
Episode 6 - Getting into Games: Part 1
In this first part of our series, we look at games for people just starting out in the world of board games! Games talked about in this episode are: Tokaido: Letters from Whitechapel: Santorini: Takenoko: Ticket to Ride: Adrenaline: Citadels: Abyss: Epic Spell Wars: Exploding Kittens: Kodama: The Resistance: Avalon:
July 08, 2018
Episode 5 - The after-the-show show
In our post-UK Games Expo comedown, we talk about the things we saw and the games we played at the 2018 UK Games Expo! Games talked about in this show include: Village Attacks: Kodama: Fallout: X-Wing 2nd Edition: Adrenaline: Legend of the Five Rings LCG:
June 04, 2018
Episode 4 - Before the Expo
Episode 4 is our pre-UK Games Expo show! Look out for us at the UK Games Expo (we'll be wearing t-shirts with our logo on) and come say hi! In this episode we talk about: The UK Games Expo - Warhammer World - Star Wars RPG - Dreadball 2 - Infinity - Terraforming Mars - Pandemic Legacy Season 2 - Santorini - Colt Express - Hive - Takenoko - Ticket to Ride -
May 26, 2018
Episode 3 - Shady Underhives of Rebellion
Episode 3 of the Average Gamers Podcast sees us talking about Shadespire, Necromunda Underhive, Star Wars Rebellion, the Legends of the Alliance app for Imperial Assault, the new Soldiers of Fortune expansion for Aristeia and Adam's trip to an Infinity tournament. Shadespire: Aristeia: Imperial Assault: Star Wars Rebellion: Necromunda: Infinity:
April 16, 2018
Episode 2 - Bookworms
In Episode 2 of The Average Gamers, the guys talk about the games they've played since last months' episode, such as Rising Sun, Lords of Hellas, Shadespire and Infinity the Game. One of our hosts has even made it into a book! Totally Crit Podcast: Heroforge: Lords of Hellas: Shadespire: Rising Sun: Infinity the Game: Tabletop Gaming Manual: FortressAT:
March 19, 2018
Episode 1 - Evening Empire
Welcome to Episode 1 of The Average Gamers Podcast - a podcast where two decidedly average gamers talk about board games, tabletop games and the fun we've had playing them. Games discussed this episode: Warhammer Underworlds: Shadespire, Twilight Imperium 4th Edition, Aristeia!, Letters from Whitechapel
February 06, 2018