1. Episode 27: Don’t let anyone Settle your Catan (w/ Alex Stypula)

    On Episode 27, Matt and Ryan welcome back Alex Stypula to the show. You might remember him as our very first guest on this podcast. Well, he’s also a very hilarious comedian and a fan of board games. This time Alex jons Matt & Ryan for Settlers of Catan Dice Game. We were a little too timid when it came to the full board game so we just went with the dice game for now. On this episode we are of course all over the place with our topics. This episode features, difficulties with games that take over 5 years to play. Animal privates, artwork for games and pinball machines, Revolution X arcade game and how dumb it was, how this game features no battles only building and Italian Village Pizza.

     

  2. Episode 26: Shannon Norman is not a fan of Jeff Buckley

    It’s Episode 26 of Matt and Ryan Get Board! We welcome the very funny Shannon Norman back to the show for a second time. Last time we had Shannon on the show he supplied the awful game of Titanic. This time we return the favor with a worse game Rodney Dangerfield’s No Respect. Yep, Rodney had his own game and it has NOTHING to do with him. In this episode we talk about the first time we saw the film Caddy Shack. Is there a right time on a date to say that you like wrestling? How much would it cost to get your face on a board game? And did Rodney Dangerfield ever play this game?

     

  3. Episode 25: Ready Boss Monster

    It’s Episode 25 of Matt and Ryan Get Board! On this episode our two host find themselves as not the hero of a dungeon level, but as the Boss Monster. This week we play the card game Boss Monster! Our conversation brings us into the world of 8-bit gaming thanks to the artwork seen throughout the game. Matt and Ryan discuss rage quit games, favorite 8-bit games, Ryan tells the tale of wasting a Christmas present on Moon Shoes and Matt tells the tale of getting electronic football. Matt and Ryan realize that they aren’t very good at card games like this and need some more practice. We also discuss the game Retro City Rampage and the dark side to Bill & Ted.

     

  4. Episode 24: Soup with Chopsticks

    In Episode 24 of Matt and Ryan Get Board our two host are still in the Clue universe, this time on VHS! We play the VCR version of Clue and learn that dinner theater actors got a good gig going here. We discuss this HOUR long video that comes with the game and how not much happens, there are no murders. That’s right, no murder sin this game of Clue. We learn that this was a very popular game that even got squeal! We discuss how all of the weapons are seen in plain site and no one seems to have a problem with it. We also notice that we are terrible note takers when it comes to a VHS game. Producers note, please excuse our guest this week Ryan’s daughter. She was a little cranky and needed a nap. We’ve all been there!

     

  5. Episode 23: Gloppy is The WORST!

    Hello friends! Matt and Ryan are back and take a trip to Candy Land where we played the VCR version. Yes, they made a VCR game of Candy Land. The game is very simple as it states that it’s only for ages 3-6. Hear what happens when two 30 year old’s decide to play it! We get into a discussion about the character Gloppy and if he will ever get his life together. Other topics include, the story of Chilly Tee and The Noid! Planet Fitness, Is Candy Land really a game? What happened to the animation in this video? Childrens Palace Video Toy Chest, Candy Land is a very dark place and would you just get it together Gloppy?!?!

     

  6. Episode 22: Matt and Ryan Get A CLUE

    On Episode 22 of Matt and Ryan Get Board our two host try and solve a murder as well as figure out how Tim Curry remembered all of his lines. This week we watch the board game film CLUE. Probably the best board game movie, actually it is the BEST board game movie! We both really enjoyed this film. In this episode we talk about our early history of the film and how this was our first time viewing it. We also discuss our history with the board game and how many versions have been released. We discuss our favorite jokes in this film such as Christopher Lloyd saying his car was frightened or jokes about communism. We give Tim Curry two thumbs up for his role and discuss another film of his the Rocky Horror Picture show which Matt and Ryan saw live and have a funny story to share about their adventure.

     

  7. Episode 21: Roll on Dungeon Lords

    On this episode of Matt and Ryan Get Board, our two host find themselves playing another indie game and of course they loved it! This week we play the game Dungeon Roll, a dice adventure game that pits you and your team against skeletons, dragons and goblins. In this episode we discuss the rules and how to play the game, we get a creators perspective thanks to game designer Chris Darden for answering our questions! We also discuss dinner theater with Medieval Times, our love for Jim Henson, can you go back to Middle Earth after seeing Game of Thrones and what was the first tv/film dragon you remember? Grab your 20 sided die and prepare for battle!

     

  8. Episode 20: Death to Skippy (w/ Missy Moreno)

    Matt and Ryan have made it to Episode 20 and we’ve brought our friend Missy Moreno along for the ride! Missy is the guest this week and she also supplied the game. We played Family Ties the Board Game! Things we learned from this game, everybody hates Skippy! The Keatons are not the nicest family when it comes to dealing with their pesky neighbor kid Skippy especially when they try to take a family portrait. Of course Matt and Ryan take a few left turns, we discuss topics such as KMart and the clothing lines they supply. Want to dress like Adam Levine? Well then Kmart is the place for you! We discuss which 90 sitcoms should be turned into board games, Missy talks about muscials she would like to create and her feelings on the Skippy character. We also talk about annoying recurring characters on sitcoms.

     

  9. Episode 19: South of the Border

    On Episode 19 of Matt and Ryan Get Board our two host play the indie card game Adios Amigos! During this episode we talk about everyone’s favorite roadside attraction South of the Border! Is it a resturant? Is it a theme park? Is it a mall? What exactly is that place? Other topics include, Why does America love to make theme parks based on other countries? The BraveStarr cartoon show, early western films you saw and if you still enjoy the genre. Ryan tells the tale of sneaking into an abandoned theme park called Splendid China and also has a story about a file cabinet he found there. We love this game so it gets a great review from us! Check it out along with King of Tokyo!

     

  10. Episode 18: Showheads (w/ Dustin Dowling & Sereny Welsby)

    We’re up to 18 episodes of Matt and Ryan Get Board! On this week show we are joined by Dustin Dowling and Sereny Welsby! Two local comedians/filmmakers who produce the internet talk show The Party Show. We play the tabletop attack die game Screaming Eagles, I’m using the term play loosely here becasue we weren’t fans of it. Listen in as we try and figure out just how the hell do you play this game? We bring up topics such as Top Gun, crazy kid toy commercials that did not match reality, board games that have very indepth and boring rules and video games that got turned into board games. This episode takes a big left turn when Matt and Ryan share with Dustin their knowledge of local filmmaker Jared Show’s work. Look for us to start the Jared Show fan club very soon!