The Married with Board Games Podcast

We're Spencer and Lara and we're married with board games! We talk about board and card games with a critical eye on how they work for couples. But this show isn't just for couples! Everyone will find something they like here, from Game Night Grub recipes to reviews to advice, you'll hear it all on the Married with Board Games Podcast.
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Dec 14, 2016

In episode 8 of the Married with Board Games Podcast, we give our thoughts on Brass Empire, Temporum, and Escape: The Curse of the Temple.

A tasty Game Night Grub recipe offers a new way to enjoy pizza, and we end the episode talking about our top 5 games of 2016.


Dec 1, 2016

In episode seven we talk about Chariot Race, Arkham Horror: The Card Game, and Colt Express!

Lara has a simple, but effective Game Night Grub recipe, and we end the episode discussing the top 5 games we hope Santa will bring us for Christmas.


Nov 14, 2016

In episode six we have a few important announcements about some special projects.

We give our thoughts about Nosferatu, Bang! The Dice Game, and Islebound. 

Lara has a delicious - and portable - game night grub recipe, and we end the episode with our recommendations of games you can take to family gatherings during the holidays.

Recipe from

Loaded Tater Tot Skewers

Ingredients: Bag of Tater Tots 8 slices of bacon, chopped 1 cup of cheese, grated 1 tablespoon ranch seasoning skewers


1. Cook your tater tots according to directions until golden brown in color. Ours was in a 425 degree oven for 20­30 minutes.

2. Once you pull them out of the oven, let cool for approximately 2­5 minutes until you can skewer them onto the skewers. I suggest 6­7 per skewer.

3. Once on the skewers and on the pan, sprinkle ranch dressing over each of tater tots.

4. Then sprinkle the bacon and then the cheese.

5. Into the oven for an additional 10 minutes unti

Nov 2, 2016

Episode five is a very special episode! First we talk about some games! Those include Ascended Kings, Freya's Folly, The Refuge and Police Precinct Second Edition.

There is no Game Night Grub segment because we had the pleasure of interviewing game designer Jason Allen!

Jason is the designer of Ascended Kings and he joins us to tell us all about it.

Oct 22, 2016

In our fourth episode, we have a tale of unfortunate events. We discuss Harry Potter: Hogwarts Battle and Betrayal at House on the Hill: Widow's Walk.

A new game night grub recipe will satisfy your sweet tooth and we end the episode discussing how to live frugally as a gamer when you also have a family to take care of.


Home made brownie recipe from


Dry Ingredients

1 cup white sugar

1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder

1/2 cup all-purpose flour

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon baking powder

Wet Ingredients

1/2 cup butter melted, then cooled

2 eggs

1 teaspoon vanilla


  1. Sift together all dry ingredients. Place into a jar or airtight container.
  2. On a gift tag or label write the wet ingredients and quantities and then directions. \"Melt butter and set aside to cool slightly. In a medium bowl, beat two eggs with the vanilla. Add in and gently stir dry ingredients. Pour the melted butter into brownie mixture and mix until just incorporated. Spread batter in a prepared 8-inch square pan and bake for 20-22 minutes at 350 degrees.\"
Oct 5, 2016

In episode three we talk about Tides of Madness, Beyond Baker Street, Mission: Red Planet Second Edition, and Potion Explosion. 

A new game night grub segment puts a new spin on chicken and waffles, and we end the episode discussing our personal favorites to play as a married couple.


Chicken & Waffle Sliders

Author: A Food, Folks and Fun Original!

Recipe type: Appetizer

Ingredients: frozen mini waffles, toasted chicken tenders, cooked {real} maple syrup toothpicks


1. Slice your cooked chicken fingers into 3­4 pieces each. Break your toasted mini waffles apart.

2. Sandwich 1 piece of chicken between 2 mini waffles. Secure with a toothpick. Drizzle with maple syrup and serve warm.


Cook up as many waffles and chicken fingers as needed. As a rule of thumb, 1 chicken finger will get you about 3­4 sliders.

Recipe by Food, Folks and Fun at­day­eats­chicken­waffle­sliders/

Sep 21, 2016

In this episode, we're recording from a cabin in the East Texas woods! We talk about our Super Awesome Gaming Weekend in which we logged almost 30 plays!

Games we talk about include The Dragon & Flagon, Mansions of Madness: Second Edition, Deception: Murder in Hong Kong, and A La Carte.

Plus, Lara's Game Night Grub segment provides an answer to baked potato lovers, and we end the episode with some advice on not forcing gaming on important people in your life.





yield: 8 to 10 servings

prep time: 10 minutes

total time: 10 minutes

This loaded baked potato dip combines all of the fantastic flavors of a classic loaded baked potato - sour cream, bacon, cheese and scallions. Scoop away with potato chips!


16 ounces sour cream
1 (12-ounce) package bacon, cooked and finely chopped
8 ounces sharp cheddar cheese, shredded (about 2 cups)
2 green onions, thinly sliced


Combine all ingredients in a medium bowl and refrigerate for at least one hour before serving to allow flavors to meld together. Garnish with extra shredded cheese, crumbled bacon, and chopped green onions. Serve with your favorite potato chips or pretzel crisps. Dip can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 1 week. Let sit at room temperature for 30 minutes before serving if it has been refrigerated for longer than an hour.

Sep 7, 2016

In the introductory episode, Spencer and Lara introduce themselves, discuss their mission statement, and talk about board games! We take a look at Super Hack Override, Pandemic: Reign of Cthulhu, and Rococo. We also have a delicious recipe for Game Night Grub, and we end the episode with some advice on how to get your significant other to be open to trying new board games.