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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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Sep 30, 2019

In our one hundred and twenty-fourth episode, we are a little slap happy as we talk about what we’ve been playing lately and we reflect on our review of Samurai Spirit from 100 episodes ago. Then we review the tableau building area control game Pax Pamir.

This episode is sponsored by Board Game...


May 26, 2019

Cynthia Hornbeck hosts our SHUX 2017 panel and we are joined by Mark Biggar and Todd Goodman as we delve into the topic of Games in Education.

This episode is sponsored by Level 3B's Deep Space Game...


Jan 14, 2018

It’s DATENIGHT! The podcast where a wife and her husband talk about the games they play on date nights. We focus on games that are great for 2 players. Each episode is short and sweet, just the way you like it, right honey?

In Episode 8, we review the spy themed cooperative word game Codenames Duet.

This episode is...


Dec 31, 2017

In the third episode of our Star Trek Adventures series we see what the brig of the USS Vancouver looks like and see how Captain Foopa reacts to a hostage situation.

This episode is sponsored by Game Trayz


Oct 29, 2017

In our very special Halloween-themed eighty-fifth episode, Linsae joins Aaron and Quinten as we talk about the spooky games we’ve been playing recently. We also review the Lovecraft-themed cult managing game Fate of the Elder Gods. Then we resurrect our RPG discussion with the RPG Question of the Day from Halloweens...