The Board Game BBQ Podcast

Episode 193: Planet Unknown, Chronicles of Avel, The Smoky Valley, The Transcontinental

June 7, 2022

On Episode 193 we recap the BGBBQ Award winners, discuss what happens when mini painting goes wrong, and we have some exciting news for the pop-culture community in Melbourne. When it comes to Sizzling some games: Mike visits a Planet Unknown, Dan saves the realm in Chronicles of Avel, Sarah tries not to inhale in Smoky Valley, and Adrian travels coast to coast on The Transcontinental.

In the Board Game Bracket we settle the last match-up, Too Many Bones vs Pandemic Legacy, before we cue up the next battle: Targi vs Anachrony. To make sure your favourite goes through to the next round make sure you vote on our socials.

Finally, in Swear An Oath, Dan might be unsettled about playing Unsettled but he did manage to go through the looking glass and Paint The Roses. Mike was on board with Monsters on Board, Sarah already got industrial in the Smoky Valley, and Adrian got philanthropic in Carnegie. New oaths include Silver and Gold (Dan), Viscounts of the West Kingdom (Mike), The Transcontinental (Sarah) and painting a purple phoenix (Adrian).


Sizzling Games: Planet Unknown (37:15), Chronicles of Avel (47:26), The Smoky Valley (58:55), The Transcontinental (1:08:35)

Board Game Bracket: (1:29:10)

Swear An Oath: (1:39:15)

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Has this episode left you with a thirst for more? Here are all of the games that we discussed:

Hadrian's Wall (2021) 

Cascadia (2021) 

So Clover! (2021) 

Lost Ruins of Arnak: Expedition Leaders (2021) 

Ark Nova (2021) 

Canvas (2021) 

Oath: Chronicles of Empire & Exile (2021) 

Rush MD (2020) 

Carcasonne (2000) 

Word Slam (2016) 

Planet Unknown (2022) 

Chronicles of Avel (2021) 

The Smoky Valley (2022) 

The Transcontinental (2022) 

Too Many Bones (2017) 

Pandemic Legacy (2015) 

Targi (2012) 

Anachrony (2017) 

Paint The Roses (2022) 

Silver and Gold (2019) 

Monsters On Board (2022) 

Viscounts of the West Kingdom (2020) 

Death Angel Card Game (2010) 

Carngie (2022) 



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