Tim, Mike, Spencer, and Dan play and review Star Wars: Jabba’s Palace, a Star Wars-themed variation on Loveletter. Will it get their stamp of approval,
Board Game Rundown
Hosted by: Tim Aberli, Dan Stafford, Bob Hooper, Spencer Hixon, Mike Rice II, Andrew Warner
Top 10s, reviews, kickstarter previews and unboxings. We keep it lighthearted, entertaining, informative, and we share our opinion. Welcome to the Board Game Rundown!
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Andrew, Dan, and Bob review Pendulum, a real-time resource-management/worker placement game with hourglasses the players flip to open actions or block opponents.
Tim, Bob, and Dan preview a proto-type of Fighting Fantasy Adventure, Martin Wallace’s homage to the book series of the same name by Steve Jackson
Meet The Hosts
Tim Aberli (rhymes with "neighborly") is a lifelong gamer. From RPGs to MTG, he has played them all. Some of his favorites are the original Star Wars RPGs, Deadlands, and In Nomine. In addition to being an RPG geek, Tim is also a cinephile, an avid reader, sports fanatic and a lover of music. Some of his favorite board games are Concordia, Cthulhu Wars, and DC Deckbuilder, but he will play anything at least once. If you see Tim out in the wild please say hi. He loves meeting new people, and maybe you both can get a game in!
Daniel has always been a gamer. When he was young, he would play the classics like Risk and Monopoly with family. Let's not forget his favorite back then, Stratego. Video games were always a huge part of his life, to the point that he used to run a semi-successful YouTube channel for that passion as well. But where video games caused stress, board games brought relaxation. After spending some time on YouTube and seeing how far the hobby had come, Daniel moved almost entirely back to board games. He met most of the other BGR hosts at board game shops and events in his area, and things grew from there. Daniel cares a lot about theme and atmosphere when it comes to games, and you can see that in a lot of his favorites. From Blood on the Clocktower and Nemesis to Lords of Hellas and Twilight Imperium. He wants to be transported to that world.
When Bob was little, he played a lot of classic games like backgammon, dominoes, and a plethora of card games as a way to spend time with family. As he got older, video games, old school RPGs like Dungeons & Dragons, and Magic the Gathering got added to the mix. Then around 2010 or so, Tim and his sister introduced Bob to the wide (and expanding) world of hobby board games and he's been crazy about them since. Bob loves worker placement, skirmish, area control, bag building, and games about war. Anachrony, War Room, and Wonderlands War are among his favorite games.
Spencer Hixon bio coming soon.
Mike got into board gaming in 2012 when his uncle showed him Lords of Waterdeep and he's been hooked ever since. His current favorites are Blood on the Clocktower, Scythe, Concordia and Wonderland's War. In games he likes bluffing and negotiating but he's a euro gamer first. Mike is a Purdue grad with experience in business, sales and marketing. Other hobbies include watching Purdue sports, Colts, Pacers and Cubs games, fantasy sports, camping, traveling, disc golf and crapping on the teams Tim likes (except the Cubs).
Andrew is a STEM Educator, graduate of Michigan State University, Real Estate agent, musician, and board game enthusiast. His love for board gaming takes him back to when he first moved to Indiana in 2015. He was invited to a game night that touted more than your average "Monopoly, Clue, Risk" collection. From then on out, board games are his go-to for first-time hangouts, memorable nights, relationship building, and remembering that his wife is better than him in almost everything- even his favorite hobby.