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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Jan 11, 2017

In our first episode of 2017, we share our thoughts on some great small box games, Wok on Fire from Green Couch Games and Martial Art from Spider Goat Games. Then we up the ante by talking about Starfall by Scott Almes and published by IDW and Pandasaurus Games and Adrenaline published by CGE.

Lara has a sweet game night grub recipe, and in our topic of the show, we discuss comparing yourself to other gamers - how it happens, why we think it's bad, and how to stop doing it! 


Texas Sheet Cake Cookies

Recipe from:

makes 24 cookies



½ cup butter, room temperature

⅓ cup granulated sugar

1 egg

1 tsp vanilla

1 tsp baking powder

½ tsp salt

1⅓ cup flour

½ cup semi­sweet chocolate chips, melted


½ cup butter

2 Tbsp cocoa powder

3 Tbsp milk

2½ cups powdered sugar



1. Preheat oven to 350°

2. Line baking sheet with parchment or silicone mat, set aside.

3. In bowl of stand mixer beat butter and sugar together until light, scraping sides frequently.

4. Add in egg and vanilla and continue mixing until incorporated. Mix in baking powder and salt.

5. Turn mixer to low and slowly add in flour. Dough will be thick.

6. In a microwave safe bowl heat chocolate chips on high in 30 second increments until melted, stirring after every 30 seconds.

7. Mix melted chocolate directly into cookie dough until evenly mixed.

8. Drop dough by a measured tablespoon sized mounds onto baking sheet. Bake for 7­8 minutes until cookies just appear set. They will still be very soft on the inside. DO NOT overbake!!

9. Transfer to a wire rack to cool.


1. In a medium saucepan combine butter, cocoa powder and milk over medium heat, whisking until melted together. Remove from heat and whisk in powdered sugar.

2. Pour icing over cookies and allow icing to set before serving. Notes store at room temperature for up to 3 days.

*Make sure not to overbake these cookies. The insides will remain soft and dense if baked correctly.

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.\"