The Board Game BBQ Podcast

Episode 197: On Mars: Alien Invasion, Fabled Fruit, 1960: The Making of the President

July 5, 2022

Join Def, Sarah and Dan as they discuss playing games with their kids, revisiting the classics, and an assortment of two-player games. Meanwhile in Sizzling Games, Sarah has been investigating interstellar invasions, Dan has been foraging for fabled forest fruit, and Def has been predicting past presidents.

In the Board Game Bracket we settle the last match-up, Brass: Birmingham vs Root, before we cue up the final battle for the Quarter Finals: Anachrony vs Architects of the West Kingdom. To make sure your favourite goes through to the next round make sure you vote on our socials.

Finally, in Swear An Oath Dan played Welcome to the Moon, Sarah played The Transcontinental, and Def played On Mars: Alien Invasion. And everyone's new oath is: teaching Dan On Mars!!!


Sizzling Games: On Mars: Alien Invasion (28:15), Fabled Fruit (36:50), 1960: The Making of the President (47:25)

Board Game Bracket: (1:03:20)

Swear An Oath: (1:14:26)


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

Love Letter (2012) 

Root (2018) 

Rival Restaurants (2019) 

Cockroach Poker (2004) 

Pipeline (2019) 

Underwater Cities (2018) 

Jaipur (2009) 

Food Chain Island (2020) 

Ugly Gryphon Inn (2021) 

Hanamikoji (2013) 

On Mars: Alien Invasion (2022) 

Fabled Fruit (2016) 

1960: The Making of a President (2007) 

Brass: Birmingham (2018) 

Anachrony (2017) 

Architects of the West Kingdom (2018) 

Welcome to the Moon (2021) 

The Transcontinental (2022) 



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