Boardgame and Geek Out

Judy & Robert: two geeks who love board games discuss them, recommend them, and sometimes get distracted from them (by other geeky things). Now available on iTunes! Read more at
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Mar 10, 2017

Episode 9, the one where we try to stay calm while engaged in submarine warfare (and fail)!  Captain Sonar is a real-time, team game for 2-8 players, and we weigh in on whether it's great fun on just great stress.  Our Music With Boardgames segment included some great fan suggestions, though it should be noted that the sonar soundbite used in the podcast is not from the YouTube video originally linked to us; the original creeped Robert out too much!

Joe extends his thanks to Chris Cantrell (of Riot Games) after receiving a resolution on his defective crystal (from Mechs Vs Minions).  We also had the opportunity to play the older (and sadly now out of print) WarHammer 40k strategy game Forbidden Stars (from Fantasy Flight Games) and give our initial impressions.  Rum & Bones: Second Tide (Cool Mini Or Not) is arriving in the mail and we gave the core box a quick spin.  Also from CMON, our Arcadia Quest: Inferno kickstarter arrived in one giant shipment, and we're plugging our way through the new campaign therein.  Finally, Joe saw The Great Wall: the movie where Matt Damon fights monsters on the Great Wall of China.  It's a thing.

  • 0:02:20 - Forbidden Stars
  • 0:09:28 - Rum & Bones: Second Tide
  • 0:12:29 - The Great Wall
  • 0:18:12 - Arcadia Quest: Inferno
  • 0:20:05 - Captain Sonar - Intro
  • 0:22:42 - Captain Sonar - The Story
  • 0:25:48 - Captain Sonar - The Rules
  • 0:30:00 - Captain Sonar - Initial Gameplay Thoughts
  • 0:36:12 - Captain Sonar - Theme & Components
  • 0:47:37 - Captain Sonar - Gameplay & Mechanics
  • 0:56:13 - Captain Sonar - What we didn't like..
  • 1:11:46 - Captain Sonar - Final Thoughts
  • 1:17:12 - Music With Board Games: Captain Sonar


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Our BAGO theme music is 'Buddy', by  Bensound (, and is licensed under Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial No-Derivatives 4.0 International.

Additional music used this episode includes:  Division by Kevin MacLeod (, licensed under the Attribution 3.0 International License, and Submarine Sounds Effects by 8 Hours Of (

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