Frank and Gavin are back with a humble little podcast for your ear holes.

On this episode we discuss some games we’ve played recently including: Burgle Bros, Swords and Bagpipes and Star Trek Interactive Video Boardgame.

We also talk about the Kickstarter for the game Deadly Premonition. A game based on a video game that was heavily influenced by Twin Peaks. And that led us to look into an official Twin Peaks board game that was released back in the 90s.

We also give the details of the upcoming IGA ‘Geek Out and Speak Out’ charity pub quiz.

And to top it all off we have a super special Board Games Ireland announcement at the end.

Music:
Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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We’re pleased to announce that Board Games Ireland will be hosting our first gaming convention this August.

This will be a con dedicated to just tabletop and board gaming.

It takes place on Saturday August 5th 2017 and will be running from 11am until late.

The location is the The Teachers’ Club on Parnell Square. We’ve booked out their large hall room which you can see below:

It’s big and bright and we’ll have plenty of large tables ideal for gaming. There’s also a full bar on premises and food is also available.

To pay for the room and cover the costs organising of this event we’ll be charging €12 for tickets.

We’ll have a large selection of games there on the day, but as usual feel free to bring along your own games.

So to sum up:

What: BGIcon

When: August 5th 2017 (the bank holiday weekend)

Where: The Teachers’ Club, 36 Parnell Square West, Dublin 1.

Cost: €12 per ticket (€8 unwaged)

(We’ll have online ticket sales soon, but if you want to secure a ticket now then you can make a payment to Eoin Keaney , Gavin Byrne or Peter McCann at any of the regular meet ups.)

Any questions can be directed towards BGIcon@boardgamesireland.com

BGIcon – Our first full gaming convention!

Saturday, Aug 5, 2017, 11:00 AM

The Teachers Club
36 Parnell Sq County Dublin, IE

2 Meeples Attending

36, Parnell Square WestWe’re pleased to announce that Board Games Ireland will be hosting our first gaming convention this August.This will be a con dedicated to just tabletop and board gaming.It takes place on Saturday August 5th 2017 and will be running from 11am until late.The location is the The Teachers’ Club on Parnell Square. We’ve book…

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Not one but two guests on our first podcast of Space Year 2017.

We chat with David Roe who is one of the original founders of IGA (Irish Games Association) about the growth of tabletop gaming over the years.

We also have Brandon Felczer from Token on. Token is a new venue in Smithfield that is opening next month that is both a bar and a video game arcade. They’ll also have an event room where we can host board game meetups. (Anything we host there will be separate to our current meetups)

Frank and Gavin talk about a bunch of new games they’ve played recently. These include Star Trek: Ascendancy, New York Pizza Party, Bloodborne and Smallworld: Riverworld.

In Controversy Corner Frank talks about the highly controversial subject of murder and the new expansion for Letters from Whitechapel; Dear Boss.

We finish up talking about the upcoming Table Top Day and the meet up being run by the IGA that takes place in the Square Ball. We also talk about what we think of the Square Ball as we gave it visit since last mentioning it on the podcast.

  • 00:30 – Intro and interview with Dave Roe
  • 22:40 – Star Trek: Ascendancy
  • 33:45 – New York Pizza Party
  • 40:16 – Bloodborne
  • 48.30 – Smallworld: Riverworld
  • 56:33 – Controversy Corner: Letters from White Chapel: Dear Boss
  • 108:52 – Tabletop Day
  • 121:10 – Brandon Felczer from Token

Music:
Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

 

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In the Xmas Special Podcast Frank and Gavin are joined by Alex and Sera to talk about a large number of boardgames, including:

  • Sherlock Holmes Games
  • Holmes games
  • Beyond Baker Street
  • Project Elite
  • Nothing Personal
  • Vast The Crystal Cavern
  • House on Haunted Hill – Widows Walk
  • City of Horror
  • Kemet
  • Trump Boardgame

And this episode also includes a play through of House on Haunted Hill and it’s expansion that we recorded at the Clockwork Door where we were joined by Marcin and Eoin.

We also talk about the kickstarters for: Pugmire, Kingdom Death Monster, Beasts of Balance and Goblin Quest.

Music:
Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

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In the 3rd podcast Gavin and Frank discuss some of the boardgame cafe style options that are now available in Dublin, including an interview with Ciaran from Clockwork Door and new ‘time house’ that has just opened in Dublin.

There is also a live unboxing of Ticket to Ride – Rails and Sails and we discuss ‘Don’t Mess With Cthulhu’

Clockwork Door:

http://www.clockworkdoor.ie/

Square Ball:

http://the-square-ball.com/

Moveable Type Kickstarter:

Music:
Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

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In this episode Frank and Gavin speak with Victor Gannon about the upcoming Knavecon boardgame convention in Limerick.

This episodes also sees the introduction of two new segments.

Addicts Corner and Controversy Corner.

LINKS:

Knavecon 8

www.facebook.com/events/1004782442969713/

Music:
Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
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2ndChance

Only found out about 2nd Chance Con after I’d recorded the recent podcast so didn’t get to mention it.

Event Description

2nd Chance Con is a Charity Games Convention running in Dublin on 20th and 21st August 2016 in the Teachers Club on Parnell Square West. The Con will give you a second chance to play the games you missed from Ireland’s most talented games writers, as well as trying new and exciting experimental games.

They will have RPGs, Larps and Boardgames as well as a number of special events.

Tickets are €15 for the weekend or €10 for a single day.

For more information visit www.2ndChanceCon.net

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In the first of hopefully many Board Games Ireland podcasts Frank and Gavin  discuss the following:

  • What makes contemporary board games so special.
  • The Board Games Ireland meet up and other board game meet ups from around Dublin
  • Knavecon – The Limerick based board gaming convention taking place next month.
  • We speak to game designer, Robin David who tells us about some upcoming board game design workshops.
  • What games we’ve been playing recently. (Including: Tyrants of the Underdark, Dragon Farkle, Fury of Dracula and Spyfall

Continue reading “Board Games Ireland Podcast – Episode 1”

We currently run meet ups twice a week over at meetup.com:

Board Games Ireland

Dublin, IE
2,178 Meeples

We are dedicated to playing board games and card games and having fun. Everyone is welcome to join in and bring along their own games.Boardgames have evolved a lot in the pas…

Next Meetup

Table Top Tuesday

Tuesday, Aug 16, 2016, 6:30 PM
11 Attending

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*****NEW LOCATION****

alfiebyrnes

We’re having the Tuesday night meet ups at Alfie Byrne’s pub next to the conrad hotel and across the road from the National Concert Hall. We’ve been using this location for the Sunday meet ups and it’s far more suitable for us. It also has plenty of good food and drink.

More info and location here: http://www.galwaybaybrewery.com/alfiebyrnes/

We’ll have board games there on the night, but feel free to bring along any of your own to play. We’ll be meeting at 7pm until around 10pm. Late comers always welcome 🙂

Board Games Ireland

Dublin, IE
2,178 Meeples

We are dedicated to playing board games and card games and having fun. Everyone is welcome to join in and bring along their own games.Boardgames have evolved a lot in the pas…

Next Meetup

Table Top Tuesday

Tuesday, Aug 16, 2016, 6:30 PM
11 Attending

Check out this Meetup Group →