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Across The Board - A Board Game Podcast

Welcome to Across the Board. We are bi- monthly board game podcast that strives to be 60-90 minutes per episode. We are based in Omaha, Nebraska. The Board Members have been gaming together for just over 2 decades and we plan to have a large focus on Kickstarter funded games and independent game publishers who are newly hitting the market or releasing their next game. Partnering with the growth of the industry and bringing "social interaction" back to the table to us is very important. We will certainly talk about all of the top favorites, cult of the new and all things board game industry related as well. Join in for the fun and help us make this a great place to talk all things games. We may be the new guys but we hope to bring new perspective, drive good conversation and look back to see a continued growth in the board game industry. Thanks in advance from your Hosts - Ryan and Dan
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Dec 14, 2019

In episode 37 the board members wrap an up and down Season 3... look ahead to their future recording in a comeback season 4 and Discuss some final details for ATBCON including a Saturday day pass. With some season cheer, and singing mixed in the board members divert conversation and get into a discussion about Trickerion.

Nov 8, 2019

And we are all caught up!! Listen in as the lost files come to the surface and lots of lost content gets brought to your ears! This extended content runs the full spectrum of content and includes lots of laughs!

Let me just Bullet Point this episode!

-ATBCON2020 IN DETAIL

-LOTS OF BANTER

-TOPIC - THE GAMER SWEET SPOT

-LOTS OF SOMETHINGS

-JAMEY STEGMAIER 

-TOPIC - GAMER TYPES

-LIGNUM REVIEW by listener Phillip Millman

 

... we are back 'ISH' but look forward to seeing you all for ATBCON 2020 and getting new content out moving forward!

Aug 27, 2019

This episode is brought to you by us... were winging it.

In Episode 35 the board members re-unite and come out of retirement, hiatus, a break... whatever you want to call it. We are back and on our terms. 

The big news and hype... ATBCON is here!! You DO NOT want to miss this epic gaming con in January of 2020! Official detail on the Guild page.

www.boardgamegeek.com/guild/2687

 

 

Apr 7, 2019

Season 3 has officially arrived!

We are kicking things off with an Emergency Board Meeting to give a quick update and to inform you on a Kickstarter we feel like you should take a hard look at. It was a must back for Ryan and a strong recommendation from Dan! Listen in and check out Area 1851 Express!

Dec 31, 2018

This episode is brought to you by the mad scientists at Five24 Labs, creators of Mint Works and Mint Delivery!

 ITS HERE!! Our Holiday Episode... Did Ryan meet his boardgame resolution? Will Dan set one this year? Will Across the Board ever publish an episode on time again? Find out all of this and more on our Holiday Extravaganza!! This is one of our favorite episodes every year! Check it out and be sure to connect with us in 2019!!

www.boardgamegeek.com/guild/2687

 

 

Dec 14, 2018

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Episode 33 while full of Convention recap is Hilarious as well as game content heavy! Listen in and laugh with the Board Members as they tell story after story, game after game, and highlight after highlight!

The future looks bright for many more ATBCONS and we need you the listeners to make it happen!

 

Episode Timeline:

00:00 - Opening Banter

05:15 - Breaking News

07:33 - Banter continued

33:30 - #Nogameleftbehind BGOTM Conclusion

44:45 - ATBCON Recap

Nov 8, 2018

This episode is brought to you by the mad scientists at Five24 labs creators of Mintworks and now Mint Delivery!

Episode 32 is a doozy and brings all the hype to reality with Architects of the West Kingdom as Shem Phillips crashes Slow Play Studios for a great update on all things Garphill games New, Old and Upcoming! Stick with the conversation as Dan, Ryan and Shem talk Theme vs Setting and how one is better then the other or how games need both!

This is a content heavy episode!! 

Episode Timeline

00:00 Intro // Banter

06:15 Breaking News

09:30 Banter Cont'd

24:19 Board Game of the Month #12 Concluded - Coal Baron

33:27 Board Game of the Month #13 Announced - Betrayal at the House on the Hill

38:32 Something New - Betrayal Legacy

45:24 Something Old - Serenissima

54:38 Something Hot - Smartphone Inc

1:03:07 Something Cold - Hansa Teutonica

1:12:40 - Shem Phillips and All things Garphill Games

1:57:15 - Main Event - Theme VS Game Setting

 

Oct 4, 2018

This episode is brought to you by the mad scientists at Five24 labs creators of Mint Works an coming soon Mint Delivery!

Its Top 10 time as the board members conclude their collective Top 25 games of all time 2018 edition! Tune in for what we think is a great top 10. What will take #1?? ATBCON is 1 month out and the board members are pleased to announce extremely limited Saturday Day passes! Tune in for details and get yours today!

 

Episode Timeline

00:00 Intro // Banter

- ATBCON

- ROAD TRIPS

- TRAJAN

- BRUGES

- DINOSAUR ISLAND

- BRASS

#NOGAMELEFTBEHIND BGOTM

37:30 Board Game of the Month #11 Conclusion - Scotland Yard

47:20 Board Game of the Month #12 Announced - Coal Baron

SOMETHING SEGMENT

56:10 Something New - Everdell (Pearlbrook)

1:05:12 Something Old - At the Gates of Loyang

1:15:47 Something Hot - Brass

1:32:10 Something Cold - Formula D

TOP 25 OF ALL TIME 2018 Edition Concluded

1:43:35 - #10 Trajan

1:49:26 - #9 Glory To Rome

1:54:35 - #8 The Castles of Burgundy

1:57:45 - #7 Puerto Rico (LTD Anniversary Edition)

2:01:22 - #6 Bruges

2:04:34 - #5 Powergrid

2:09:53 - #4 Terraforming Mars

2:15:57 - #3 Great Western trail

2:21:20 - #2 Scythe

2:27:17 - #1 Concordia

 

Aug 29, 2018

This Micro Episode is brought to you by the mad scientists at Five24 Labs creators of Mint Works and Now Mint Delivery

Ask and you shall receive err the squeeky wheel always gets the grease... I dont know... but we are current and wanted to bring some quality info on our favorites for you all the listeners as we prepare for ATBcon... are you coming? Will we get to game with you?

If nothing else... check out our collective Top 25 games of all time and listen to a few funny (probably terrible) dad jokes along the way!

 

Episode Timeline:

00:00 Intro // Banter

02:02 Ryan's Board Game Reslution Sabotage

- Ganz Schon Clever

- Azul

- The Mind

11:25 GenCant - The Unconvention Goodness

23:00 Brass - The Excitement is Real

30:10 ATB's Collective Top 25 Games of All Time 2018 Edition

 

Aug 17, 2018

This episode is brought to you by the mad scientists at Five24 labs creators of Mint Works and now available Mint Delivery!

In Episode 30 we find out what its like to podcast with Strep throat... no really... if you thought Dan was funny before... medicated Dan is better... if you didnt like dan before... maybe you will now!

Dan and Ryan both had birthdays and celebrate a bit.

What we are most excited and announce is ATBCon!!! Happening November 9th 10th and 11th in Fremont, NE... Gaming starts at 1pm Friday and concludes 3pm Sunday! There will be giveaways, play to wins, great community and gaming! The cost through the end of August is $165 and spots are extremely limited... but we want YOU! All lodging and food is included in the $165!

Hope to see you there!

 

EPISODE TIMELINE:

00:00 Banter

06:23 Ryan's Boardgame Resolution

11:11 Banter Cont'd

14:58 Birthday's

24:56 Banter Cont'd Again

26:27 Dan and the Dart Incident

42:12 BGOTM #10 The Conclusion - Lords Of Vegas

49:00 BGOTM #11 The Announcement - Scotland Yard

55:50 Something New - Lowlands (And some laughs)

1:09:14 Something Old - Elysium

1:18:00 Something Hot - Everdell

1:28:24 Something Cold - Alhambra

1:39:00 The Main event err Gencon? NOPE

1:39:50 Breaking News

1:45:42 ATBCON Announced for 2018

Jul 13, 2018

This episode is brought to you by Five24 labs creators of Mint Works and coming soon Mint Delivery.

In their 29th episode the board members are curious if you wondered what was going on and why the episode was late... how did you feel... what were your thoughts... a little dramatic delay was perfection! Dan and Ryan address the state of podcasts and listener / creator relaions as well as sponsor / creator relationships... its a very very good discussion with special guest Leland Steel from the T-Hud Popcast!

The board members also knock out a great something segment and yes announce not 2 but 3 giveaways at the very end of the show!

 

EPISODE TIMELINE:

00:00 Intro // Banter

01:15 Breaking News

08:18 Yokohama

14:14 2nd Annual ATB Garage Sale

22:15 Banter Cont'd

32:15 BGOTM #9 Conclusion Carson City

48:45 BGOTM #10 Intro Lords of Vegas

53:10 Something New - The Rise of Queensdale

1:06:38 Something Old - Glassroad

1:14:40 Something Hot - The Mind

1:20:45 Something Cold - Empires: Age of discovery

1:34:45 Feature Discussion - Is Podcastng the Wild West?
#nogameleftbehind - Pit (Leland Steel)

2:25:30 Contest Winners and special Giveaway

Jul 13, 2018

This emergency board meeting is brought to you by Five24 Labs creators of Mint Works and coming soon Mint Delivery

In the 3rd Emergency board meeting the board members get to talk shop with Greg Cornell a specialist when it comes to stop animation and adapting it to fit the hobby of board games!

What an opportunity to do exactly what our show is about and support the little guy trying to improve his quality and grow his content contribution to the hobby that is gaming!

Have a listen and join us in helping Greg eclipse the final $500 he needs to improve a show that has been going on youtube for 5 years!

Jun 2, 2018

This episode is brought to you by the mad scientists at Five24 Labs creators of Mint Works and Coming soon Mint Delivery

In Episode 28 the board members deep dive into the publishing world with one of their favorite interviews to date! Sara from Renegade Game Studios talks shop with the in's and out's in publishing from getting the rights to a game to breaking down board game psychology in television... and finding the right games to publish for their brand! This is a can't miss episode and Sara even talks about 2 games launched by Renegade in May and surprises the board members with a GIVEAWAY for their listeners! Buckle up for this content heavy episode!

EPISODE TIMELINE:

00:00 Intro // Banter

07:05 Through the Ages : A New Story of Civilization

13:28 Flip Ships

18:00 Orleans

24:20 Resolution Update

25:50 Sheriff of Nottingham 

30:30 - Boardgame of the Month Conclusion - SteamPunk Rally

45:00 - Boardgame of the Month Announcement - Carson City

SOMETHINGS:

53:00 - Something New - See Feature Segment - Altiplano

56:00 - Something Old - Dungeon Petz

1:03:45 - Something Hot - My Little Scythe

1:13:05 - Something Cold err Not? - Ave Roma

FEATURE SEGMENT:

1:23:15 - RENEGADE GAME STUDIOS a peak behind the curtain

-with Sara Erickson

Games in Depth -

#NOGAMELEFTBEHIND - Gravwell

Lucidity

Something New - Altiplano

 

 

May 18, 2018

This emergency board meeting is brought to you by the mad scientists at Five24 Labs creators of Mint Works and coming soon Mint Delivery

In this Emergency Board meeting Ryan and Dan unpack what they believe to be a great intro to one of their loves, crunchy euros. Treasure mountain is a great worker placement with an excellent take on the bump mechanic. Listen in and find out why Dan and Ryan had to talk about this game and why you should check it out on kickstarter!

Apr 25, 2018

This episode is brought to you by the mad scientists at Five24 Labs creators of Mint Works and coming soon Mint Delivery

In episode 27 Dan proves yet again he has no idea what we do in the something segment other than talk about something... regardless the board members talk about and spotlight some great games in the segment! In this episodes feature the Board members go back to the drawing board and put their niche #nogameleftbehind through the refining fire per say and polish things up a bit! This is a content heavy and very interesting and entertaining episode and discussion!

EPISODE TIMELINE:

00:00 Intro // Banter

02:20 - 2 Rooms and a Boom

05:29 - Quoridor

09:19 - Ave Roma

15:29 - BREAKING NEWS

20:42 - The Grizzled

26:05 - Official Announcement - Rolling Skulls Custom Gaming

30:53 - Boardgame of the Month Conclusion - Onward to Venus

35:00 - Boardgame of the Month Announcement - Steampunk Rally

SOMETHINGS:

43:00 - Something Hot - Fireball Island

56:26 - Something Cold - Relic Runners

1:06:13 - Something New err Hot? - Rice Dice

1:15:50 - Something Old - King of Tokyo 

FEATURE SEGMENT:

#NOGAMELEFTBEHIND - THE REVISION

- new rules, refined guidelines 2.0

 

Apr 4, 2018

This episode is brought to you by the Mad Scientists at Five24 Labs creators of Mintworks and Coming Soon Mint Delivery

 

In Episode 26 Dan Re-opens his case against the format of the Something segment, The Board members talk tons of great current and non current games in the something segment and Dan and Ryan talk Year 2 Cons for the show as they embark on their first one of the year! If you want to hear about tons of games and have a few laughs along the way this is not an episode to miss!

 

Episode Timeline

00:00 Intro // Banter 

04:50 Puzzle Fighter 

10:12 Merlin 

20:05 Charterstone

24:27 Notre Dame

31:12 Wisdom for Wizards - A New Podcast

37:22 Boardgame Resolution Updates

41:45 A New Sponsor - Rolling Skulls Custom Gaming

44:36 Board Game of the Month Conclusion - GOLDWEST

56:00 Board Game of the Month Announcment - Onward to Venus

SOMETHINGS

1:04:45 Something New - Robin Hood and the Merry Men

1:13:30 Something Old - Progress: The Evoliution of Technology

1:20:59 Something Hot - The Grimm Forest

1:27:10 Something Cold - Istandbul

Feature Segment 

1:35:45 - The Great Plains Gaming Festival Year 2

FEATURING

-Azul

-Downforce

-2 Rooms and a Boom

- Bruges

- Mint Delivery

- Terraforming Mars ... the debate continues

- Between Two Cities

- Rococo

 

 

 

 

Feb 28, 2018

This episode is brought to you by the mad scientists at Five24 Labs creators of Mint Works and coming soon Mint Delivery

In episode 25 the board members recap #nogameleftbehind board game of the month Belfort and announce the game to follow Gold West. The members are happy to welcome long time listener Ben Coberly to the show to talk about his #1 game!

After a content heavy Somethings segment the Board Members talk the current state of Kickstarter including the pros and cons as well as the art of the find and tracking down the hard to find and grail games!

Get to the Guild Page to give your thoughts on the board game of the month or to talk Kickstarter with us!

 

Boardgame Time Stamps

00:00 Intro and Banter

04:30 Whistle Stop

08:35 Onitama

14:05 Crosstalk

20:00 Steam Punk Rally

25:15 Captains of the Golden Age

30:31 Puerto Rico 10th Anniversary

38:20 Boardgame of the Month #1 Belfort Recap

50:00 Boardgame of the Month #2 Gold West Announcement

1:09:08 Citrus #nogameleftbehind (Ben Coberly)

1:15:00 SOMETHINGS

1:15:37 Something New - UBOOT

1:26:08 Something Old - PATCHWORK

1:32:15 Something Hot - ENDEAVOR:AGE OF SAIL

1:45:20 Something Not/Cold - ULM

1:56:10 Feature Segment - The Kickstarter Kerfuffle

Feb 22, 2018

This Emergency Board Meeting is Brought to you by the Mad Scientists of Five24 Labs creators of Mint Works and Coming soon Mint Delivery!

The Board Members have called an emergency board meeting to talk about 2 things!

1. The Kickstarter Journey of a reproduction of the Game Medieval. What a great conversation and story.

2. The Great Plains Gaming Festival - A Solid Regional Con in Nebraska worth attending if you are in the area!

Jan 30, 2018

This episode is brought to you by the mad scientists at Five24 Labs creators of Mint Works and coming soon Mint Delivery.

 

Its season 2 and the board members are back... with a cleaner refined sound the board members are committed to more content and in depth looks at games this year. Time stamps? That right... If you want to just hear about one specific game then find it on the time stamp list and fast forward. In addition to the time stamps is a time line so you can find where each segment starts!

 

In Episode 24 the Board members kick the new year off with some great reminiscing of year 1 and some board game resolutions for year 2. Don't miss the improved in depth look at our #nogameleftbehind board game of the month, some outstanding somethings in the something segment and finally we welcome back friend of the show Jamey Stegmaier of Stonemaier games to hear all of about Scythe: The Rise of Fenris. Jamey sticks around for the Featured segment where we discuss Replayability in Boardgaming and what is takes to get your money out of a game.

 

Episode Timeline:

Intro 00:32

Boardgame Resolutions 04:40

Boardgame of the Month 50:09

Something New - Western Legends 58:20

Something Old - Mexica 1:08:58

Something Hot - The Castles of Burgundy 1:16:39

Something Not - Modern Art 1:23:58

Jamey Stegmaier Update :1:32:11

Featured Segment - Replayability 1:56:58

 

Game Timestamps: (S - Short) (L - Long)

Through the Ages - 06:38 S

Tammany Hall - 07:21 S

Arkwright - 07:24 S

The Castles of Burgundy - 1:17:02 L

Race for the Galaxy - 13:01 S

Terraforming Mars - 15:51 L

Venus Next - 17:02 L

Hellas & Elysium - 17:08 S

Azul - 19:43 L

Bruges - 24:04 S

Fuse - 25:36 S

Clans of Caledonia - 26:00 S

Agra - 26:14 L

La Granja - 26:35 S

Scythe 34:42 L (Many Mentions)

Scythe The Wind Gambit - 37:44 S

Scythe Invaders from Afar - 38:12 S

Rajas of the Ganges - 42:40 L

Transatlantic 43:39 L

Concordia - 43:44 S

Scotland Yard - 46:23 S

Memoir 44 - 46:28 S

Breakthrough - 46:47 L

Acquire - 47:00 S

What Do You Meme - 49:12 S

Belfort - 54:11L & 1:50:05 L (Jamey)

Western Legends - 1:00:16 L

Saloon Tycoon - 1:01:43 S

Porta Nigra - 1:09:37 S

Colosseum - 1:09:39 S

El Grande - 1:09:41 S

Mexica 1:09:59 L

The Castles of Burgundy the Card Game - 1:21:17 S

The Castles of Burgundy the Dice Game - 1:21:17 S

Modern Art - 1:24:31 L

Charterstone - 1:33:05 L

Scythe The rise of Fenris 1:35:04 L

Pandemic Legacy Season 1 - 1:43:32 S

Pandemic - 1:43:32 S

The Colonists - 1:49:18 S

Blokus - 1:49:34 S

Celestia - 1:54:17 L - #NOGAMELEFTBEHIND Jamey

Cloud 9 - 1:54:26 S

Craps - 1:54:37 S

PowerGrid - 1:56:58 S

Great Western Trail - 1:58:57 S

Castles of Madking Ludwig - 2:02:53 S

Terra Mystica - 2:02:54 S

Gaia Project - 2:03:48 S

Puerto Rico - 2:05:09 S

Tzolkin - 2:06:37 S

Caverna - 2:09:16 S

Isle of Sky - 2:10:38 S

Catan - 2:12:15 S

Agricola - 2:13:29 S

Glory to Rome - 2:17:50 S

Seafall - 2:18:27 S

Gloomhaven - 2:18:28 S

Pandemic Legacy Season 2 - 2:25:47 S

A Feast for Odin - 2:28:52 S

Trickerion - 2:29:54 S

Happy Salmon 2:30:00 S

For Sale - 2:31:32 S

Codenames - 2:32:00 S

Mint Works - 2:32:34

Mint Delivery - 2:32:59

 

 

 

 

 

Jan 2, 2018

This episode is brought to you by Punch-It Entertainment creators of Battle for Sularia and by Five24 Labs Creators of Mint Works and now Mint Delivery!

The Holiday Episode is hear and the Board Members felt it appropriate to give you an episode on New Years day, right before everyone gets back to the normal work grind!

What looks to be a favorite episode each year, this episode is jammed full of fun and content! Stick around to see if your 1 of the 5 Winners of our first every giveaway!

2017 marked year one for the show and wow you all the community have really shown up for us! We look forward to collaborating even more in year two with all of you!

A Special thanks from Ryan and Dan to all of you!

Dec 13, 2017

This episode is brought to you by Punch-it Entertainment creators of Battle for Sularia and by Five24 Labs creators of Mint Works and coming soon Mint Delivery

 

In Episode 22 the board members discuss their acquisition disorder, hit some heavy highlights, game insights and some great "something" games. They also talk boardgame of the month "Last Will" and give a look ahead to all of the great changes coming for 2018 a year of growth!

Nov 30, 2017

This episode is brought to you by Punch-It entertainment creators of Battle for Sularia and by Five24 Labs Creators of Mint Works and now Mint Delivery.

In Episode 21 the board members conclude their top 10 games of all time list and there are some good ones at the top! Also in episode 21 Ryan goes off the cuff and makes his debut video game reccomendation... 

Follow along in this content heavy episode as we also have a special vocal guest as our Tour guide through Five24 Labs... the home of all things mints!

Nov 15, 2017

This episode is brought to you by Punch-It Entertainment creators of Battle for Sularia and By Five24 Labs Creators of Mint Works and now Mint Delivery

An Special thanks to all of our listeners who serve our country in one of the many branches of Military!

 

In Episode 20 the board members are back from their trips abroad. Check in with them while they touch on the highlights. They also give their first look at the #nogameleftbehind board game of the month.

Also in episode 20 Dan and Ryan decided it was time to revisit the their top 10 games and see what has stayed and what has moved on now that they are fully into this thing that is board game media!

 

This is a Content heavy and full episode! Enjoy!

Oct 31, 2017

This episode is brought to you by Punch-It Entertainment creators of Battle for Sularia and by Five24 Labs Creators of Mintworks and now Mint Delivery.

 

One of the most anticipated discussions for Dan and Ryan, they go back to where it all started for many of us as gamers. We are talking "The Pillars" of boardgaming. This may look different for everyone but we hope this conversation will at minimum take you back to the beginning and help illustrate how we have all gotten to where we are in the Hobby!

We have officially concluded our first #nogameleftbehind board game of the month and we are pleased to announce "Valley of the Kings" as our second game of the month!

Oct 11, 2017

This episode is brought to you by Punch-It Entertainment creators of Battle for Sularia and by Five24 Labs creators of Mintworks and now Mint Delivery

Episode 18 addresses the chaos in Ryan's daily life... once again shows us Dans digital lacklusterness as he discovers new video games and talks about some great games like Terra Mystica.

We also get to talk about a great Kickstarter Spotlight of "The Cronicles of Sularia" an art and fiction book telling the story that takes place in the Card Game Battle for Sularia... Ryan Gets to hear all about it with guests John Kimmel and Jesse Bergman.

On the Something Segment we talk Tau Ceti with "The Professor" Joe Pilkus, we also talk Memoir 44', Evolution the Video Game and Letters from White Chapel!

 

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