Boards Alive is a podcast that talks about tabletop games. Their goal is to show that tabletop gaming can be just as exciting and engaging as Hollywood movies or big budget video games. They try to highlight games that have a rich theme that connects with the mechanics of the game. Boards Alive wants to help people escape into tabletop games and enjoy the competition and camaraderie of gaming.
Boards Alive reviews the cooperative mystery game Detective: LA Crimes.
Boards Alive plays through the standalone 6th case available for the base game of Detective: A Modern Crime Board Game by Portal Games. Be warned, this is a spoiler-filled episode where they try to solve the case.
Boards Alive reviews the fantasy adventure co-op game Lord of the Rings: Journeys in Middle-Earth.
Boards Alive talks about Captain Marvel: Secret Skrulls, Heroes of Terrinoth, Wendake, and Kodama: The Tree Spirits, looks back on its review of Alien Frontiers, and talks about the games it added to its Top 50 Games of All Time.
Boards Alive talks about some games they’ve been playing, and interviews Elizabeth Hargrave, designer of Wingspan and Tussie Mussie. She also answers some Random Listener Questions.
Boards Alive talks about all the games they played at Terminal City Tabletop Convention.
Boards Alive reviews the fantasy adventure card game series Pathfinder: Adventure Card Game.
Boards Alive reviews a slew of games including Crusaders, The Norwegians expansion for A Feast for Odin, Azul: Stained Glass of Sintra, and Lorenzo Il Magnifico and the Houses of the Renaissance expansion. They also do a feature review of Rising Sun.
Boards Alive is live from SHUX 2018 in Vancouver, BC with special guest hosts Isaac Vega and Lindsey Rode, tackling questions from listeners and the live audience, including Pip of Shut Up Sit Down.
Boards Alive recaps their trip to Orca Con in Bellevue, WA, including all the games they played, the interviews they did and the awesome people they met. They are joined by their pal Brendan and also get a chance to talk to The Cardboard Kid.
In Episode 17, Boards Alive reviews the two-player card game Rivals for Catan.
It’s Boards Alive 5th Annual Holiday Special, so they talk about Graphic Novel Adventures, Azul, Barenpark, Sentinels of the Multiverse: Oblivaeon, TIME Stories: Brotherhood of the Coast, and Relic Expedition.
Boards Alive talks about Between Two Castles of Mad King Ludwig, Guilds of London, Marvel Dice Masters, reflects on their review of Sentinel Tactics from 100 episodes ago, and reviews the Arkham Files adventure game Arkham Horror Third Edition.