Three Irish board game developers talk about getting into board games, the awesome culture around it and creating their own board games.

New episodes are released on the first Monday of every month.

Latest Post:

Today we are breaking down our favourite strategy board games. These are games that give the best strategic experience to anyone playing. We are looking for very balanced games that allow for long term strategies so players can win using their expert skills. So let’s dive in.

Board Game Design:

Today we are talking about being an exhibitor at our first board game convention and what you can do to prepare for yours. We are going to discuss what we had planned before, what we did to stay energised and what we improvised as the convention progressed. This should be helpful to anyone attending their first board game convention who are trying to figure out what they will get out of it and what they can do to prepare.

Today we are talking about how to work with artists. We are going to discuss why you should choose one, how to work with one and any pitfalls that you might have.

The different stages of rulebook development, the reasons for good layout and design and common sections you may have.

Why you should do it, how to get ready, what the community will want and what to do after.

How to create a high quality prototype, doing it yourself and the components.

DAG Debates:

Today we are debating unique starting powers in board games. This is our first debate so hopefully everyone will be civil and not yell although rage quitting I think is still acceptable. The proposition of this debate is “unique starting powers reduce fun”.

Did your opinion change on unique starting powers? Who do you think won the debate? Comment on our social media to tell us and decide who won. If you enjoyed it, share it. We’ve been Decking Awesome Games. Thanks for listening.


Tabletop Culture:

Today we are talking about Pandemic the board game. We are going to discuss what themes and mechanics it has, why it is so popular and what makes it different to other board games.


Today we are talking about escape rooms and why they are awesome. We are going to discuss where to find them, what makes them awesome and alternatives that we enjoy.

On today’s episode we are talking about how we like to run our game nights. We are going to discuss why we find it fun, where to start and how to run an awesome game night.

Why we find it fun, where to start and how to run a campaign.

Why we love these games so much, why they are perfect for Christmas and our memories of the games.


Podcast Editing from Episode 11 onwards by Brendan Russell (https://podcasteditor.ie/)

Music from Episode 7 onwards: Music Box & Sunshine by Daniel Birch (https://www.danielbirchmusic.com/)
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