Board Game Gateway

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. read less
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Ep 047 | Stocking Stuffers 2023
22-11-2023
Ep 047 | Stocking Stuffers 2023
Christmas is just around the corner and we are going to give you a list of recommended games that you can get to give someone who you don't know what to give. The rules are they must be around the $30 mark, available for purchase now and relatively small. Neeber and Damien also chat about some of the recent games they got to the table with Anhk: Gods of Egypt and Ceres. Are they any good? Well, you will have to listen to find out. We are closing in on the end of the year and the end of season 2 as well as the inaugural B3GD Summer 2024. Timestamps 00:00 - Pre-Podcast Banter 01:10 - Take 2 Introduction 02:13 - Anhk: Gods of Egypt 16:49 - Ceres 29:40 - Ole' Guacamole (Gateway Game of the Week) 34:34 - Neeber's Game of Bags 38:49 - Stocking Stuffers for Christmas 1:06:25 - B3GD 2024 Tickets Available *********************************************************************** B3GD 2024 Website - https://www.b3gd2024.com/tickets 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. SUBSCRIBE - https://www.youtube.com/@bggateway?sub_confirmation=1 JOIN OUR DISCORD - https://discord.gg/wFUVu5ry5s VIEW THE WEBSITE - www.boardgamegateway.com OUR COMMUNITY FACEBOOK - https://www.facebook.com/groups/boardgamegateway Intro / Outro Music Merry Bay by Ghostrifter Official | ⁠⁠https://soundcloud.com/ghostrifter-official⁠⁠ --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/board-game-gateway/message
Ep 045 | Steal from the Rich, Give to the Poor!
18-10-2023
Ep 045 | Steal from the Rich, Give to the Poor!
We have been teasing it for a couple of weeks now but it is finally time for us to announce what we have been working on for the last couple of months. Check the end of the podcast for the details. Neeber, Ralph, Damien and Blayke get around the microphones to discuss some new games that we have been playing. Damien introduces us to the Lovecraftian dice roller in Cthulhu: Death May Die which he had the pleasure of playing at a recent game day. Neeber and Blayke take us for a look at Hegemony: Lead your class to Victory which is one of the most unique Euros we've tried this year but also one of the most intimidating. We have a lot to talk about so lets get right into the episode Timestamps 00:00 - Introduction 06:50 - Cthulhu: Death May Die 16:12 - Hegemony: Lead Your Class to Victory 30:53 - Sheriff of Nottingham (Gateway Game of the Week) 52:03- Annoucement Time; B3GD (Board Game Gateways Game Day) *********************************************************************** 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. SUBSCRIBE - https://www.youtube.com/@bggateway?sub_confirmation=1 JOIN OUR DISCORD - https://discord.gg/wFUVu5ry5s VIEW THE WEBSITE - www.boardgamegateway.com OUR COMMUNITY FACEBOOK - https://www.facebook.com/groups/boardgamegateway Intro / Outro Music Merry Bay by Ghostrifter Official | ⁠⁠https://soundcloud.com/ghostrifter-official⁠⁠ --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/board-game-gateway/message
Ep 044 | Shark Tank - We Pitch a Game! ft. Rob Vella
27-09-2023
Ep 044 | Shark Tank - We Pitch a Game! ft. Rob Vella
Have you ever had an idea for a board game? Well, we have 3 of them ready to be critiqued by our lovely guest Mr. Rob Vella. He is a friend of the podcast and local board gamer but he is also a campaign designer for the Bolt Action tabletop game as well as an upcoming board game designer. This week's special segment is the board game Shark Tank where Damien, Neeber and Ralph are going to have to pitch an idea for a board game that we would like to see made in the world. We also have a chat about some of the games that we have been playing over the week including the amazing Lost Cities and the interesting Space Station Phoenix. Both games have peaked our interest and we can't wait to share these with you. Timestamps 00:00 - Introduction 01:34 - Introducing our Guest 04:08 - Bolt Action Campaign Books 11:51 - Our biggest BOTC Event Yet! 15:11 - Lost Cities 22:31 - Space Station Phoenix 31:40 - Talking Game Design (Robs Board Game) 52:20 - SHARK TANK / DRAGONS DEN *********************************************************************** 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. SUBSCRIBE - https://www.youtube.com/@bggateway?sub_confirmation=1 JOIN OUR DISCORD - https://discord.gg/wFUVu5ry5s VIEW THE WEBSITE - www.boardgamegateway.com OUR COMMUNITY FACEBOOK - https://www.facebook.com/groups/boardgamegateway Intro / Outro Music Merry Bay by Ghostrifter Official | ⁠⁠https://soundcloud.com/ghostrifter-official⁠⁠ --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/board-game-gateway/message
Ep 043 | Our Year in Review (1yr Anniversary Cast)
31-08-2023
Ep 043 | Our Year in Review (1yr Anniversary Cast)
1 Year ago the world did not have the Board Game Gateway podcast and what a sad time that was. But now we have a chance to look back and celebrate 1 year of Neeber, Blayke, Damien, Matt and Ralph bringing you their insights and love for this amazing hobby. In this episode, we bring you a special Board Game Trivia. Each host has prepared a round of questions to test your knowledge and to think back and laugh. How many of these do you know? What have been some of your favourite moments from the previous 12 months? We look forward to bringing you even more good times in the future. Timestamps 00:00 - Introduction 05:23 - Board Game Trivia Introduction 06:34 - Ralphs Round 17:52 - Matts Round 22:23 - Blaykes Round 28:41 - Neebers Round 36:17 - Damiens Round 46:02 - 1st Year Moments *********************************************************************** 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. SUBSCRIBE - https://www.youtube.com/@bggateway?sub_confirmation=1 JOIN OUR DISCORD - https://discord.gg/wFUVu5ry5s VIEW THE WEBSITE - www.boardgamegateway.com OUR COMMUNITY FACEBOOK - https://www.facebook.com/groups/boardgamegateway Intro / Outro Music Merry Bay by Ghostrifter Official | ⁠⁠https://soundcloud.com/ghostrifter-official⁠⁠ --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/board-game-gateway/message
Ep 042 | Board Game Accessories
09-08-2023
Ep 042 | Board Game Accessories
Dice, Dice Trays, Game Inserts, 3d Printed Pieces and Modules. These are just some of the accessories you can buy/make to upgrade and enhance your board gaming experience and we are here to talk about what we own and why you may want them. As always we also have a chat about the games that we have been playing this week including the new recent Kickstarter arrival of Fit to Print, the 2023 Kennerspiel des Jahres Winner of Challengers!, creating the bravest dwarven army in Nidavellir and finally, we push our luck with many a spotty dog in the cute and cuddly Spots. So join us as we ponder the question of life the universe and everything and ask perhaps, is the question of how many board games is in the perfect collection the question to the answer? Timestamps 00:00 - Introduction 02:26 - Fit to Print 16:53 - Challengers 30:45 - Nidavellir 48:00 - Spots (Gateway Game of the Week) 58:49 - Board Game Accessories *********************************************************************** 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. SUBSCRIBE - https://www.youtube.com/@bggateway?sub_confirmation=1 JOIN OUR DISCORD - https://discord.gg/wFUVu5ry5s VIEW THE WEBSITE - www.boardgamegateway.com OUR COMMUNITY FACEBOOK - https://www.facebook.com/groups/boardgamegateway Intro / Outro Music Merry Bay by Ghostrifter Official | ⁠⁠https://soundcloud.com/ghostrifter-official⁠⁠ --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/board-game-gateway/message
Ep 041 | Produce, Trade and Sell!
02-08-2023
Ep 041 | Produce, Trade and Sell!
Along with GooberCon Neeber likes to hold another game day that he calls "GooberCon Underground" and this is a day to play games of a more 'Heavy' style of play. Don't let that scare you off though as the boys will tell you some stories about why these games and why they caused raucous laughter and head-scratching moments. Neeber, Ralph and Matt will then take you through some more box card games that are great for anyone to pick up and play. The wonderfully whimsical Walk the Plank, the tumultuous Taco Cat Goat Cheese Pizza and the slappingly silly Slamwich. Another great episode of the Board Game Gateway Podcast is now available for you to listen to. Timestamps 00:00 - Pre-Podcast Chat 01:16 - Introduction 02:49 - Micro Cosmos 18:35 - Anno 1800 31:25 - Slamwich (Gateway Game of the Week) 39:27 - Taco Cat Goat Cheese Pizza 42:31 - Walk the Plank *********************************************************************** 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. SUBSCRIBE - https://www.youtube.com/@bggateway?sub_confirmation=1 JOIN OUR DISCORD - https://discord.gg/wFUVu5ry5s VIEW THE WEBSITE - www.boardgamegateway.com OUR COMMUNITY FACEBOOK - https://www.facebook.com/groups/boardgamegateway Intro / Outro Music Merry Bay by Ghostrifter Official | ⁠⁠https://soundcloud.com/ghostrifter-official⁠⁠ --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/board-game-gateway/message
Ep 040 | GooberCon 2023
27-07-2023
Ep 040 | GooberCon 2023
We're back! After a bit of a midseason break the Board Game Gateway is back with content ready to go and games that need to be talked about. This episode focuses on the Game Day "GooberCon" that Neeber hosts every year for his friends and family. We chat about all the games that got played and some of the fun stories that we will now be telling for years to come. Damien brings in one of his favourite games Innovation for the podcast to look up, Neeber retells one of the funniest moments from his Blood on the Clock Tower evening and finally, Matt & Blayke regale us with their love for soup. Why? Well, you will have to listen to find out. Timestamps 00:00 - Introduction 01:50 - Innovation 11:52 - Blood on the Clocktower - Boozling 19:04 - GooberCon 2023 Introduction 20:05 - Decrypto (Gateway Game of the Week) 38:06 - Perudo 43:12 - Herd Mentality 47:20 - SOUP! 49:52 - GooberCon Blood on the Clocktower - Trouble Brewing *********************************************************************** 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. SUBSCRIBE - https://www.youtube.com/@bggateway?sub_confirmation=1 JOIN OUR DISCORD - https://discord.gg/wFUVu5ry5s VIEW THE WEBSITE - www.boardgamegateway.com OUR COMMUNITY FACEBOOK - https://www.facebook.com/groups/boardgamegateway Intro / Outro Music Merry Bay by Ghostrifter Official | ⁠⁠https://soundcloud.com/ghostrifter-official⁠⁠ --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/board-game-gateway/message
Ep 034 | The First Avenger Ft. Rhys
27-07-2023
Ep 034 | The First Avenger Ft. Rhys
How do you start a Board Game Group? Well, we have the man who started our local group on the podcast tonight and we are going to pick his brain about everything Board Game Group and Community Group related. Please welcome our friend Rhys to Episode 34 of the Podcast. Before we get to our discussion topic for today we will talk about a couple of games that have piqued our interest over the past week. Rhys got to try and be a hero of WWII by taking out Hitler in Black Orchestra, Damien teaches his kids the importance of chain reactions in Potion Explosion and Neeber tries to bend the force to his will in Star Wars: The Deck Building Game. Finally, we look at one of the most simple dice racing games on the market that brings a smile to every one of the host's faces in Cubitos. A great discussion and fun times are coming your way. Timestamps 00:00 - Pre-show Banter 00:41 - Introduction 03:38 - Black Orchestra 12:56 - Dune Imperium (Rhys First Impression) 18:47 - Star Wars: The Deck Building Game 32:02 - Potion Explosion 40:56 - Cubitos (Gateway Game of the Week) 1:03:45 - Creating your own BG Group *********************************************************************** JOIN OUR DISCORD - https://discord.gg/wFUVu5ry5s VIEW THE WEBSITE - www.boardgamegateway.com OUR COMMUNITY FACEBOOK - https://www.facebook.com/groups/boardgamegateway 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 --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/board-game-gateway/message
Ep 039 | Is it really too many bones?!
06-07-2023
Ep 039 | Is it really too many bones?!
Ralph is back and we have another cracking episode for you this week. We get chatting about some of the unique and diverse games that we have been playing with Damien kicking it off and chatting about 51st State, Ralph talks about the 100% waterproof game of Too Many Bones and Neeber fan girls over the nerdiest part of any game the tech tree, in Beyond the Sun. But don't let that worry you because to close out we all try to win over the favour of the princess in Love Letter, and the affection of that Scruffy Nurf Herder Lover in Princess Leia in Jabba's Palace. A lot to get through but we are here to guide you through it all. Timestamps 00:00 - Introduction 02:43 - 51st State 16:35 - Too Many Bones 31:24 - Beyond the Sun 43:41 - Love Letter / Jabbas Palace *********************************************************************** 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. SUBSCRIBE - https://www.youtube.com/@bggateway?sub_confirmation=1 JOIN OUR DISCORD - https://discord.gg/wFUVu5ry5s VIEW THE WEBSITE - www.boardgamegateway.com OUR COMMUNITY FACEBOOK - https://www.facebook.com/groups/boardgamegateway Intro / Outro Music Merry Bay by Ghostrifter Official | ⁠⁠https://soundcloud.com/ghostrifter-official⁠⁠ --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/board-game-gateway/message
Ep 038 | Short and sweet never tasted so good!
28-06-2023
Ep 038 | Short and sweet never tasted so good!
"A rose by any other name would smell as sweet" - William Shakespeare Welcome back to the Board Game Gateway Podcast, after a week off our hosts Neeber, Damien and Matt are ready to take you through some of the games that they have had the pleasure of playing over the past fortnight. Neeber has been playing his latest discovery of Stellaris Nexus, Matt is back and has got some tales from Micro Macro and Damien shows us another classic in Castles of Burgandy. Our Gateway Game of the Week is the short and sweet Little Factory which provides an awesome experience for basic resource conversion. So sit back and enjoy the episode of the Board Game Gateway. Timestamps 00:00 - Introduction 02:02 - Stellaris Nexus 11:45 - Micro Macro 21:09 - Castles of Burgandy 30:40 - Little Factory (Gateway Game of the Week) *********************************************************************** 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. SUBSCRIBE - https://www.youtube.com/@bggateway?sub_confirmation=1 JOIN OUR DISCORD - https://discord.gg/wFUVu5ry5s VIEW THE WEBSITE - www.boardgamegateway.com OUR COMMUNITY FACEBOOK - https://www.facebook.com/groups/boardgamegateway Intro / Outro Music Merry Bay by Ghostrifter Official | ⁠⁠https://soundcloud.com/ghostrifter-official⁠⁠ --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/board-game-gateway/message
Ep 037 | Spiel Des Jahres 2023 Nominations
15-06-2023
Ep 037 | Spiel Des Jahres 2023 Nominations
"An the Oscar goes to....." The nominees have been announced and this week we are actually going to have a chat about the 2023 Spiel des Jahres nominees Dork Romantik, Fun Facts and one of Neeber's new favourite Roll 'n' Write Next Station: London. Your hosts Neeber and Damien are back for another 1 on 1 discussion about some games they played during a game night over the last week. The fascinating Yokai Septet, the wild Bang! The Dice Game as well as the most amazing auction game of Ra. We round out the discussion with a chat about kids and getting them to play board games. Another great week of games and another great podcast coming your way. Timestamps 00:00 - Introduction 03:05 - Spiel des Jahres Nominations 05:42 - Fun Facts 08:55 - Next Station: London 21:19 - Yokai Septet 38:31 - Bang! The Dice Game 43:23 - Ra (Gateway Game of the Week) 1:02:44 - Discussion Topic: Getting Kids into Games ********************************************************************** SUBSCRIBE - https://www.youtube.com/@bggateway?sub_confirmation=1 JOIN OUR DISCORD - https://discord.gg/wFUVu5ry5s VIEW THE WEBSITE - www.boardgamegateway.com OUR COMMUNITY FACEBOOK - https://www.facebook.com/groups/boardgamegateway 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 --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/board-game-gateway/message
Ep 036 | Keep, Sell, Burn!
08-06-2023
Ep 036 | Keep, Sell, Burn!
*Sung to We built this city on Rock and Roll* "We Built Bean City, we built bean city, we built bean city on Rock and Roll!" Monopoly, Risk, Cluedo. You have to keep one, sell one and burn the other in HOLY FIRE! What would you select? In this episode, Neeber, Damien, Matt and Ralph go through a whole bunch of different game lists figuring out which ones we would keep, sell and burn. The Golden Gateway Trio, Hexlaying games and Social Deductions games are all on the chopping block. We also share exciting news and why Ralph has been playing a lot more Arkham Horror, Neeber shares his wallet's disdain with Damien for introducing him to Race for the Galaxy and Matt is happy to be back in the studio for the first episode since the end of March. Finally, if our starting quote is confusing you then you have to listen to our chat about our Gateway Game of the Week, the bean-tastic Bohnanza! Enjoy this weeks episode of the Board Game Gateway Podcast. Timestamps 00:00 - Introduction 02:09 - Ralph's Announcement 03:05 - Arkham Horror LCG 16:15 - Matt is back! 17:01 - Hansa Teutonica 27:22 - Race for the Galaxy 36:44 - Bohnanza (Gateway Game of the Week) 52:03 - Keep, Sell, Burn! ********************************************************************** SUBSCRIBE - https://www.youtube.com/@bggateway?sub_confirmation=1JOIN OUR DISCORD - https://discord.gg/wFUVu5ry5s VIEW THE WEBSITE - www.boardgamegateway.com OUR COMMUNITY FACEBOOK - https://www.facebook.com/groups/boardgamegateway 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 --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/board-game-gateway/message
Ep 035 | Downsizing!
31-05-2023
Ep 035 | Downsizing!
Board Games are not immune to the trends of the world and with a lot of people downsizing their lives, we have found that there are plenty of games that are taking popular big box games and making them small, tight and excellent 1 vs 1 experiences. Splendour, 7 Wonders and Kingdomino are just a few examples of games that have "Duel" versions of their games and our host Damien and Neeber are excited to talk about a couple that have piqued their interested. They have also been playing some other classic board games in Wind the Film (Photograph) and Gaia Project and want to talk about their experiences this week. So get ready in for an intimate auditory discussion on this weeks episode of the Board Game Gateway Podcast. Timestamps 00:00 - Introduction 01:58 - Wind the Film (Photograph) 14:53 - Gaia Project 27:20 - Splendour (Gateway Game of the Week) 36:50 - Splendour Duel 50:47 - 7 Wonders 52:08 - 7 Wonders Duel ********************************************************************** SUBSCRIBE - https://www.youtube.com/@bggateway?sub_confirmation=1JOIN OUR DISCORD - https://discord.gg/wFUVu5ry5s VIEW THE WEBSITE - www.boardgamegateway.com OUR COMMUNITY FACEBOOK - https://www.facebook.com/groups/boardgamegateway 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 --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/board-game-gateway/message
Ep 031 | This House Rules!
13-04-2023
Ep 031 | This House Rules!
“You can't triple stamp a double stamp Lloyd” - Dumb and Dumber Welcome to the new Board Game Gateway Studio, it's lovely to have you here. In this week's episode we have a lot going on and we are excited to have you here. Neeber and Damien give us a recap of the BGBBQ Autumn Game Day Event and tell us about some of their highlights including a play of El Grande and a Pre-Production Game of Star Tycoon. Ralph gives us an insight into his Easter Long Weekend with the games that made it to the family table including the always funny Mafia De Cuba. Finally, we cap off the episode with a discussion of House Rules in Board Gaming. What are they? Are they good? Are they bad? Why do we use house rules? We look forward to sharing this episode of the Board Game Gateway podcast. Timestamps 00:00 - The Joke Trophy00:52 - The New Studio03:29 - The BGBBQ Autumn Game Day08:09 - Mafia De Cuba14:01 - BGBBQ Highlights - El Grande21:58 - BGBBQ Highlights - Escape Plan24:45 - Star Tycoon40:31 - Cascadia (Gateway Game of the Week)53:44 - Discussion Topic: House Rules 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  --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/board-game-gateway/message