Sinopse

Welcome to Beyond the Board, a podcast where Mike and Spencer explore the themes and real life inspirations behind their favorite games.

Episódios

  • Takenoko: Pandas, the Goofy Bears

    Takenoko: Pandas, the Goofy "Bears"

    16/07/2018 Duração: 26min

    Roll, flop, and grab a bamboo snack, cause Mike and Spencer hug some facts about pandas out with the game Takenoko! Produced by: Mike Rieman & Spencer Campbell, in association with The Nerdologues Battlements Comic: battlementscomic.com Panda Gif: https://i.imgur.com/0B3dbH6.gif  

  • Rising Sun: Peace and Respect

    Rising Sun: Peace and Respect

    09/07/2018 Duração: 30min

    Get cleaned up, cause Mike and Spencer are taking you to a shrine! While discussing the game Rising Sun, they take a look at the Shinto religion of Japan. Produced by: Mike Rieman & Spencer Campbell, in association with The Nerdologues Battlements Comic: battlementscomic.com  

  • Happy Salmon: Big Ol Fish Fry

    Happy Salmon: Big Ol' Fish Fry

    02/07/2018 Duração: 19min

    Flop with Mike and Spencer into the long journey of salmon migration, and get 'hooked' on Happy Salmon! Produced by: Mike Rieman & Spencer Campbell, in association with The Nerdologues. Midshow Break Comic: battlementscomic.com

  • Azul: I must be Moorish, cause Iberian!

    Azul: I must be Moorish, 'cause Iberian!

    25/06/2018 Duração: 14min

    The history of Moorish tiles are laid out by Spencer and Mike as they explore the influence for the mosaic building game, Azul. Produced by: Mike Rieman & Spencer Campbell, in association with The Nerdologues  

  • Mysterium: Heres mud in your third eye!

    Mysterium: Here's mud in your third eye!

    18/06/2018 Duração: 20min

    Mike and Spencer channel the spirits to explain what a medium is and share some 'real life' crime solving psychic stories. (*insert spooky music here*) Produced by: Mike Rieman & Spencer Campbell, in association with The Nerdologues Break and Story Music: http://www.purple-planet.com  

  • Terraforming Mars: A Sweater for the Red Planet

    Terraforming Mars: A Sweater for the Red Planet

    11/06/2018 Duração: 26min

    Mike and Spencer talk about laying the groundwork for making Mars a habitable planet. (It's like Earth 2.0!) Produced by: Mike Rieman & Spencer Campbell, in association with The Nerdologues Break Music: http://www.purple-planet.com  

  • Pandemic: Rats, Flus,  Mosquitoes, Oh My!

    Pandemic: Rats, Flus, & Mosquitoes, Oh My!

    04/06/2018 Duração: 24min

    SEASON 2 PREMIERE. NEW TO THE NERDOLOGUES. Mike and Spencer cough up and spread some knowledge on some of the worst outbreaks and pandemics in history. (Just sanitize your game when you're done!) Produced by: Mike Rieman & Spencer Campbell, in association with The Nerdologues Break Music: http://www.purple-planet.com

  • Season 2 Trailer

    Season 2 Trailer

    28/05/2018 Duração: 01min

    Mike and Spencer are back with a whole new season of Beyond the Board! Get pumped for all new reasons to go back and play all your favorite games! Now part of the Nerdologues family of podcasts!

  • Joking Hazard - See You in the Funny Papers

    Joking Hazard - See You in the Funny Papers

    15/05/2017 Duração: 38min

    Panel by panel, Spencer and Mike look at the history of comic strips (sequential art?), taking inspiration from the comic-building, party game Joking Hazard! (Podcast safe for work, game is not!)

  • Competition Kitchen: Storytelling in Cooking! (plus a special interview!)

    Competition Kitchen: Storytelling in Cooking! (plus a special interview!)

    05/05/2017 Duração: 54min

    Mike and Spencer don their aprons and go head to head in the Iron Chef arena, where they learn all about the inspiration behind the card game Competition Kitchen! Join them after for a special interview with one of the creators of Competition Kitchen, Kevin Reader! (Kevin Reader is artistic director for Cards Against Humanity!) Kickstarter Link! https://goo.gl/FbQyaz Link for YouTube (mentioned in interview): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ThqstRUNwRc

  • Flick em Up: This town aint big enough...

    Flick 'em Up: This town ain't big enough...

    30/04/2017 Duração: 39min

    Outlaws, duels, and lawmen! Mike and Spencer find the perfect recipe for a good ol' fashioned shootout! With the help of Pretzel Game's Flick 'Em Up, they discuss the some of the Wests most famous standoffs! (Russel up some history...)

  • Bohnanza: Beans, Beans the Magical Fruit

    Bohnanza: Beans, Beans the Magical Fruit

    24/04/2017 Duração: 34min

    Spencer and Mike trek through the fields of Bohnanza, the bean farming card game, and stop in a patch of coffee beans! They dig through coffee bean farming, coffee bean processing, and coffee bean roasting in this caffeinated episode! (There are a lot of beans in Bohnanaza but, we picked our favorite bean!)

  • Boss Monster: Our Top 10 Video Game Villains

    Boss Monster: Our Top 10 Video Game Villains

    16/04/2017 Duração: 34min

    It’s a list episode! Mike and Spencer get sympathetic with some classic video game villains, as the check off their top 10 of those bad guys you love AND hate! (Put yourself in their monster shoes!)

  • The Captain is Dead: Rocket to adventure! ...and probably death

    The Captain is Dead: Rocket to adventure! ...and probably death

    09/04/2017 Duração: 44min

    Mike & Spencer go out of this world!!! ...mainly just right above the atmosphere, as we talk about the real dangers of living in space! All inspired by the dangerous situations in the cooperative space opera board game, The Captain is Dead!

  •  Beyond the Board Anomia: On the Tip of our Tongues

    Beyond the Board Anomia: On the Tip of our Tongues

    02/04/2017 Duração: 28min

    Spencer and Mike pick apart how the brain can be not firing on all cylinders. Also, how it can screw you up playing the tense-friend revealing card game, Anomia! (It’s ah… what’s the word?... EDUCATIONAL!)

  • Machine of Death: Oil Up those Creative Cogs!

    Machine of Death: Oil Up those Creative Cogs!

    26/03/2017 Duração: 36min

    Spencer and Mike tinker with the gears and mechanics of Machine of Death, the card game! Then they talk about some real life wacky assassinations! (Because killing people for money is SO wacky!)

  • Santorini: Or should I say Thera?

    Santorini: Or should I say Thera?

    19/03/2017 Duração: 30min

    Flip back in your history books and discover the story of Santorini, as Spencer and Mike use their god-like powers and explore Roxley Games' hit strategy board game, Santorini! (Is there a board game god?)

  • Forbidden Desert: Were dying for a tall glass of knowledge!

    Forbidden Desert: We're dying for a tall glass of knowledge!

    13/03/2017 Duração: 42min

    Spencer and Mike take a crash course in desert survival while discussing the cooperative, ever-changing, survival game, Forbidden Desert! Don't get caught without your airship! (how embarrassing!)

  • Netrunner: Lets Hack THE MAN

    Netrunner: Let's Hack THE MAN

    06/03/2017 Duração: 46min

    Plug yourself in with Mike and Spencer as they discuss real life hacking and the history of electronic security, all inspired by the cyberpunk card game, Netrunner! (not LIFE hacking, but with computers!)

  • Codenames: BTB dives into the OSS, CIA, and Codes!

    Codenames: BTB dives into the OSS, CIA, and Codes!

    26/02/2017 Duração: 43min

    Spencer and Mike go undercover into the secret world of spies and try and decode the enigma machine! (Go go gadget podcast!)

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