Board Games Are For Losers

Board Games Are For Losers

Board Games Are For Losers is a podcast where two friends with the same name talk about everything board game related and introduce new players to the hobby in an entertaining attempt to dispel the notion that board games are for losers.On the main episodes the hosts (Darin and Daron) welcome a guest with limited gaming experience and ask them a

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   In this episode Darin and Daron welcome special guest and board gaming newcomer Glenn to the show.  In an extra challenging installment of Looks Who's A Loser Now, the Double D's attempt to convince him that board games aren't just for losers by picking several games for him to play with his family during the ongoing pandemic quarantine.

Sep 18

127 min

   In this episode of That's Ridiculous, Danique shares the notes that she took while listening to the very first episode of Board Games Are For Losers.  In addition, we learn that Daron has since bought an item that was previously discussed on That's Ridiculous, and that Darin is a closet candle hoarder.

Aug 14

40 min

In this episode the Double D's introduce a new segment to the podcast, The Double D's Dirty Dozen, in which they each list six games that fit a particular topic.  The topic for this episode is "Best Games to Play Outside."

Jun 27

43 min

While still under quarantine, the Double D's remotely welcome special guest Bill to the podcast.  They play a game of Biblios using Tabletop Simulator and discuss there feelings on this episode of Losers Pick A Winner.

Jun 9

55 min

In this episode of Losers Pick A Winner the Double D's each pick six games that they recommend for people that are looking for new board games to play while stuck at home during the coronavirus pandemic.

Mar 29

45 min

   In this episode Darin and Daron welcome special guest Carly to the show.  The Double D's attempt to convince her that board games aren't just for losers by picking the right game for her.  

Feb 12

78 min

In this episode of Loser Talk, Darin and Daron pick their favorite games of those that they played for the first time in 2019.  They also discuss which were the most disappointing.  In addition they review their gaming statistics as tracked by the app BG Stats, and talk about what they are looking forward to in 2020.

Jan 26

48 min

In this episode the Double D's speak with game designer Steve Finn of Dr. Finn's Games during PAX Unplugged 2019.  Dr. Finn talks about his history in the board game industry and gives some insight into his process of designing a game.  He's designed numerous games including Biblios, Cosmic Run Regeneration, Waters of Nereus, The Little Flower Shop, Let Them Eat Shrimp, and many more.  You can find more on his website www.doctorfinns.com, and be sure to check out his latest design, School of Sorcery, coming to Kickstarter on January 13, 2020.

Jan 11

33 min

In this episode Darin and Daron discuss their recent visit to PAX Unplugged 2019, which was held the weekend of December 6 - 8 in Philadelphia, PA.  Joining them on the show is first time guest Andrew.

Dec 2019

77 min

In this episode of Loser Talk, the Double D's invite their wives (Annette and Lorelei) on to discuss how they got introduced to board gaming and list their top five favorite games.  Daron is shocked to learn for the first time that he was not the one who introduced Lorelei to gaming!

Nov 2019

57 min

In this episode of Look Who's A Loser Now the Triple D's (Darin, Daron, and Danique) welcome special guest Lin to the show.  Picking a game for Lin is made even more challenging by the fact that neither Darin or Daron have met her before this recording.

Oct 2019

70 min

In this special episode of That's Ridiculous, the tables are turned and Darin judges Daron's purchase of a wooden organizer crate for his beloved game Galaxy Trucker with the help of special guests Annette, Lorelei, and Howie (who is shirtless for some reason).

Sep 2019

26 min

In this Loser Talk episode the Double D's are joined by special guest Derek to discuss their experience at the 2019 World Boardgaming Championships and talk about some of the games they played there.

Aug 2019

46 min

In this episode Danique joins Darin and Daron to discuss the simple card game Go Nuts For Donuts.  Spoiler alert: Danique hates it!

Jul 2019

26 min

In this episode, Annette and Lorelei join first time guests Howie and Jill in a game of "Big Fat Phony" in which each contestant has to guess which game description is the phony one that was made up by Daron.

Jul 2019

31 min

In this episode the Triple D's (Darin, Daron, and Danique) welcome special guest Rob to the show during DDCon.  In a twist on the usual Look Who's A Loser Now episode, each of the D's picks a game for Rob in a competition to see which one he likes best.  In addition, Annette stops by to review our choices.

May 2019

89 min

In this episode of That's Ridiculous, Darin informs Daron and Annette about his collection of realistic resource tokens that are made to replace the wooden cubes that represent different resources in a variety of games.  Check them out at https://stonemaiergames.com/games/treasure-chests/

Apr 2019

28 min

In this episode Danique joins Darin and Daron to review the unique and popular game The Mind.

Apr 2019

15 min

In this episode, the Double D's have a few drinks while playing the game "Big Fat Phony" with previous guest Brody.  Each contestant is given a description of several different board games and has to figure out which ones are real and which one is the phony.

Mar 2019

22 min

In this episode, special guest Rob joins the Double D's to recap all the shenanigans that took place at the inaugural DDCon, the official convention of the Board Games Are For Losers podcast.  The Double D's invited several friends to the Jersey Shore for a long weekend of gaming, drinking, and fist pumping.  Find out what games were played and who were the biggest winners and, of course, losers.

Mar 2019

71 min

The Triple D's (Darin, Daron, and Danique) debate Darin's purchase of Dice Coins that can be spun on the table to generate a number in place of regular dice.

Feb 2019

17 min

In this episode Darin and Daron welcome special guest Sylvia to the show.  She enjoys playing games more for the social experience than the competition.  The Double D's attempt to convince her that board games aren't just for losers by picking the right game for her.  As a bonus, Daron talks about the time that he passed out in Darin's bathroom.

Feb 2019

84 min

In this episode of Loser Talk, Darin and Daron pick their favorite games of those that they played for the first time in 2018.  They also discuss which were the most disappointing.  In addition they review their gaming statistics as tracked by the app BG Stats.

Jan 2019

30 min

In this installment of The Losers Pick A Winner, the Double D's review the game Kingdomino with help from previous guest Joelle.  Joelle admits that after her appearance on the show she has continued to play new games and has even purchased Kingdomino.  Success!

Jan 2019

20 min

In part two of this special episode the Double D's continue their discussion with Max Jamelli, designer of the upcoming game Lords of Baseball.  In this episode they get into more details about the game and discuss the experience of being a first time game developer.

Jan 2019

44 min

In this special two part episode the Double D's welcome Max Jamelli, designer of the upcoming game Lords of Baseball.  In this first part of the interview they discuss Max's gaming history and some of his favorite games.  Max then attempts to pass an advanced board game knowledge quiz.

Jan 2019

63 min

In this episode the Double D's welcome a third D (Danique) to the show to discuss their recent visit to the gaming convention PAX Unplugged 2018 in Philadelphia. In addition, Danique surprises Darin and Daron with several new logos that she designed for the show, and they open a present that was sent to them by a show groupie.

Dec 2018

48 min

In this segment of That's Ridiculous, Darin discusses his giant sack... of metal gaming coins... with Daron and Lorelei and tries to convince them that it was a good investment.

Nov 2018

21 min

Brody visits the Double D's, talks about his love of Harry Potter, and plays Survive Escape From Atlantis.  Daron describes how he cheats at Scattergories when playing with his family and isn't ashamed of himself.

Oct 2018

59 min

In this bonus episode the Double D's talk about their experience at the 2018 World Boardgaming Championships and discuss some of the games that they played there.

Aug 2018

43 min

Steph destroys all hope of keeping this podcast kid friendly when she explains why the game Broom Service must be about prostitution. The Double D’s then turn their own tricks and pick the perfect game for Steph: Viticulture from Stonemaier Games. Special guest Lorelei joins in for a breakdown of Patchwork by Uwe Rosenberg. Finally, Annette joins us for some Inebriated Nonsense, where players guess the obscure and wacky starting conditions of some popular games.

Aug 2018

102 min

No sophomore slump here as Joelle wows us with tales of ballet and petty theft before the Double D’s crack the case on her ideal game: Stop Thief by Restoration Games. Then, all common decency breaks down as the Double D’s and special guest Lorelei breakdown another Restoration Games title: Downforce. Finally, Darin makes his pitch for smelly pirates and Adventure Scents (www.adventurescents.com) to Daron and Annette in another edition of That’s Ridiculous.

Jul 2018

98 min

The inaugural episode kicks off with the best guest in the history of podcasting. Listen in as Alexis makes up her own version of Settlers of Catan, and then the Double D’s navigate their way through her peculiar tastes to pick the perfect game: Mansions of Madness 2nd Edition from Fantasy Flight Games . We also breakdown (and sometimes tear down) Codenames, Codenames Pictures, and Codenames Duet from CGE with special guest Annette. And finally, in That’s Ridiculous, Darin tries to convince a very skeptical Daron and a more open-minded Lorelei that a simple $3 notebook just won’t do when it comes to gaming.

Jul 2018

97 min

Darin and Daron (The Double D’s) introduce themselves to the podcasting world and discuss the origins of the podcast and where it got its name; what we will be talking about on the podcast and what we hope to accomplish; our individual gaming history and how we got into modern board gaming; and our Top 5 all time favorite games.

Jul 2018

46 min

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