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Boards Alive Podcast

Boards Alive is a podcast where we talk about tabletop games. Our goal is to show that tabletop gaming can be just as exciting and engaging as Hollywood movies or big budget video games. We try to highlight games that have a rich theme that connects with the mechanics of the game. We want to help people escape into tabletop games and enjoy the competition and camaraderie of gaming.

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Dec 9, 2018

In this episode we try to survive the Tomb of Horrors in Dungeons & Dragons 5th Edition. We’re joined by Dustin and London, Linsae’s brother and sister-in-law as Quinten DM’s us through the tomb. We try to puzzle our way past some traps and go for a bit of a surf

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Dec 2, 2018

In our one hundred and eleventh episode, we ring some bells, talk about what we've been playing lately, Linsae does a Keep It or Cull It review, and we reflect on our review of Sentinel Tactics from 100 episodes ago. Then we review the Arkham Files adventure game Arkham Horror Third Edition.

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Nov 25, 2018

Thanks to the donations from all of you wonderful listeners to the charity Path of Play, the Boards Alive crew talk about their favourite games of all time.

In this episode, Aaron and Quinten talk about their 30th to 21st favourite games of all time while Linsae finally gets to the good stuff and talks about her 15th to...


Nov 18, 2018

In our one hundred and tenth episode, we are joined by special guest Jonathan Ying, Designer of games like Imperial Assault, Bargain Quest, Doom: The Board Game and more, as we talk about the games we have been playing lately. Then we interview Jonathan about his gamer background and his work with...


Nov 11, 2018

In this episode we try to survive the Tomb of Horrors in Dungeons & Dragons 5th Edition. We’re joined by Dustin and London, Linsae’s brother and sister-in-law as Quinten DM’s us through the tomb. We discover a burial preparation chamber with 3 vats. So what do our intrepid adventurers do with this choice?

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