The Board Game BBQ Podcast

Episode 208: John Company 2nd Ed, Alma Mater, Doppelt So Clever

September 20, 2022

In this episode Conor, Sarah and Def discuss the hand management intricacies of Spirit Island and Mage Knight, the D&D inspiration behind Tina Tina's Wonderland, and their new love-affair with Carnegie. In Sizzling Games Def is caught between competing companies and collapsing corporations, Sarah has been strengthening her school standing, and Conor is doubling down on his dice dealing.

We also recap last week's Question of the Pod: How do you arrange your game collection? Thanks to everyone who contributed and shared their photos with us on Discord and the Facebook Community.

Finally, in Swear An Oath, Def and Mitch are pushing on with Undaunted: Normandy, and Conor played Mythic Mischief with his niece. Meanwhile Sarah finally finished Mission 50 in The Crew, as well as burncycle and Chakra on Board Game Arena (BGA). New oaths include ISS Vanguard (Def), Block & Key (Conor), and Civilization: A New Dawn (Sarah).

Question of the Pod: What are you favourite innovations in board games?


Sizzling Games: John Company 2nd Ed (44:37), Alma Mater (1:03:20), Doppelt So Clever (1:16:20)

Question of the Pod Recap (1:31:30)

Swear An Oath: (1:48:54)


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

Spirit Island (2017) 

Mage Knight (2011) 

It's a Wonderful Kingdom (2021) 

Barrage (2019) 

Carnegie (2022) 

John Company 2nd Ed (2022) 

Alma Mater (2020) 

Doppelt So Clever (2019) 

Undaunted: Normandy (2019) 

ISS Vanguard (2022) 

burncycle (2022) 

Chakra (2019) 

Civilization: A New Dawn (2017) 

Mythic Mischief (2022) 

Block and Key (2022) 



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