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The Five By

Five Contributors, Five Reviews, Five Minutes Each.Bringing you a bi-weekly dose of rapid-fire board game reviews. Every other Wednesday our five contributors will talk about a game on their radar that week. Follow us on Facebook (https://facebook.com/FiveByGames), Twitter (https://twitter.com/FiveByGames), Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/FiveByGames/), or support us on Patreon (http://Patreon.com/FiveByGames).The Five By is part of the Inside Voices Network.Find out more at InsideVoicesNetwork.com

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Episode 3: Above and Below, The Oracle of Delphi, Gruff, Tyrants of The Underdark, Biblios

Hello and welcome to The Five By. Your bi-weekly dose of rapid-fire board game reviews. 00:00 Introduction 00:40 Mike - Above and Below 05:48 Ruth - The Oracle of Delphi 10:36 Stephanie - Gruff 15:34 Lindsay - Tyrants of The Underdark 20:18 Mason - Biblios 24:35 Outro www.FiveByGames.com

25mins

1 Mar 2017

Rank #1

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Episode 18: Codenames Duet, Hanamikoji, Great Western Trail, 7th Continent, Scythe

Hello and welcome to The Five By. Your favorite source for rapid-fire board game reviews. 00:00 Stephanie - Introduction 00:37 Mike - Codenames Duet 05:25 Ruth - Hanamikoji 10:28 Stephanie - Great Western Trail 15:11 Sarah - 7th Continent 20:40 Lindsay - Scythe 26:13 Mason - Outro 27:07 Network Bumper Inside Voices Network: https://www.insidevoicesnetwork.com/

26mins

27 Sep 2017

Rank #2

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Episode 8: Tavarua, Odin's Ravens, Sagrada, Arkwright, Kingdomino

Hello and welcome to The Five By. Your bi-weekly dose of rapid-fire board game reviews. 00:00 Introduction 00:32 Mike - Tavarua 05:55 Ruth - Odin's Ravens 11:06 Stephanie - Sagrada 16:24 Lindsay - Arkwright 21:58 Mason - Kingdomino 27:12 Outro www.FiveByGames.com

27mins

10 May 2017

Rank #3

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Episode 9: Arcadia Quest, Pandemic: The Cure, Dungeon Petz, Ubongo, Brew Crafters: The Travel Card Game

Hello and welcome to The Five By. Your bi-weekly dose of rapid-fire board game reviews. 00:00 Introduction 00:40 Ruth - Arcadia Quest 05:44 Stephanie - Pandemic: The Cure 11:03 Lindsay - Dungeon Petz 16:06 Mason - Ubongo 21:24 Mike - Brew Crafters: The Travel Card Game 25:57 Outro

26mins

24 May 2017

Rank #4

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Episode 40: Qwingo, Lotus, Potion Explosion, Istanbul: The Dice Game, Cottage Garden

Hello and welcome to The Five By. Your reliable source of rapid-fire board game reviews. 00:00 Ruth - Introduction 00:41 Mason - Qwingo 06:11 Mike - Lotus 11:24 Ruth - Potion Explosion 16:55 Stephanie - Istanbul: The Dice Game 21:40 Sarah - Cottage Garden 26:35 Ruel - Outro 27:02 Network Bumper Inside Voices Network

27mins

1 Aug 2018

Rank #5

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Episode 54: Otys, Wingspan, 1846, Lanterns: The Harvest Festival, Gizmos

Hello and welcome to The Five By. Your favorite source of rapid-fire board game reviews. 00:00 Ruel - Introduction 00:30 Ruth - Otys 06:19 Sarah - Wingspan 11:17 Meeple Lady - 1846: The Race for the Midwest 16:43 Ruel - Lanterns: The Harvest Festival 22:15 Luke - Gizmos 27:20 Mason - Outro 27:43 Network Bumper Inside Voices Network

27mins

13 Feb 2019

Rank #6

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Episode 52: Clans of Caledonia, The Quacks of Quedlinburg, Bloc by Bloc, Alien Frontiers, Coimbra

Hello and welcome to The Five By. Your favorite source of rapid-fire board game reviews. 00:00 Sarah - Introduction 00:29 Mike - Clans of Caledonia Episode 28 05:57 Ruth - The Quacks of Quedlinburg 11:29 Sarah - Bloc by Bloc 16:35 Ruel - Alien Frontiers 21:47 Luke - Coimbra 27:06 Mason - Outro 27:28 Network Bumper Inside Voices Network

27mins

16 Jan 2019

Rank #7

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Episode 79: The Quacks of Quedlinburg: The Herb Witches, Prêt-à-Porter, Drop It, Heroes of Land, Air & Sea, Horse Race

Hello friends and welcome to The Five By. Your favorite source of quick-fire board game reviews, and a proud member of The Inside Voices Network. 00:00 Christy - Introduction 00:35 Ruth - The Quacks of Quedlinburg: The Herb Witches 06:10 Meeple Lady - Prêt-à-Porter 11:39 Christy - Drop It 16:18 Ruel - Heroes of Land, Air & Sea 21:45 Mason - Horse Race: Playmat and Scoresheet 27:15 Sarah - Outro 27:42 Network Bumper Inside Voices Network

27mins

29 Jan 2020

Rank #8

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Episode 16: Clank!, Dale of Merchants, Near and Far, Pandemic: Iberia, Favor of the Pharoah

Hello and welcome to The Five By. 00:00 Mike - Introduction & Contest (@FiveByGames #NolanIsTheBest) 01:18 Sarah - Clank! 06:09 Lindsay - Dale of Merchants 11:23 Mason - Near and Far* 16:50 Mike - Pandemic: Iberia 22:25 Stephanie - Favor of the Pharaoh 26:46 Ruth - Outro 27:07 Network Bumper *https://boardgamegeek.com/filepage/147925/near-and-far-automa-solo-cooperative-modes-rules-c Inside Voices Network: https://www.insidevoicesnetwork.com/

27mins

30 Aug 2017

Rank #9

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Episode 14: Barenpark, Imhotep, The Bloody Inn, Coloretto, Best Treehouse Ever

Hello and welcome to The Five By. Your bi-weekly dose of rapid-fire board game reviews. 00:00 Mike - Introduction 00:55 Ruth - Barenpark 06:28 Stephanie - Imhotep 11:29 Lindsay - The Bloody Inn 17:08 Mason - Coloretto 22:10 Mike - Best Treehouse Ever 27:44 Outro - Stephanie 28:13 Network Bumper - Trained Professional Inside Voices Network: https://www.insidevoicesnetwork.com/ Greatway Games: http://greatwaygames.libsyn.com/ Ding and Dent: http://www.dinganddentcast.com/

28mins

2 Aug 2017

Rank #10

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Episode 60: Dragon Castle, Blue Lagoon, Iron Dragon, Teotihuacan: City of Gods, Circle the Wagons

Hello and welcome to The Five By. Your favorite source of quick-fire board game reviews. 00:00 Meeple Lady - Introduction 00:38 Luke - Dragon Castle 05:17 Ruth - Blue Lagoon 09:56 Sarah - Iron Dragon 15:25 Meeple Lady - Teotihuacan: City of Gods 21:02 Christy - Circle the Wagons (Lone Cowboy) 26:22 Laura - Outro 26:49 Network Bumper Inside Voices Network

26mins

8 May 2019

Rank #11

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Episode 30: Islebound, Heaven & Ale, Dastardly Dirigibles, Hardback, High Treason!

Hello and welcome to The Five By. Your bi-weekly source of quick-fire board game reviews. 00:00 Sarah - Introduction 00:38 Mason - Islebound 05:54 Mike - Heaven & Ale 11:34 Stephanie - Dastardly Dirigibles 16:41 Sarah - Hardback 22:08 Lindsay - High Treason! 27:12 Ruth - Outro 27:33 Network Bumper Inside Voices Network: https://www.insidevoicesnetwork.com/

27mins

14 Mar 2018

Rank #12

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Episode 53: Medici, Patchwork, Sidereal Confluence, Raxxon, Werewords

Hello and welcome to The Five By. Your favorite source of rapid-fire board game reviews. 00:00 Meeple Lady - Introduction 00:33 Kathryn - Medici 05:29 Mason - Patchwork 11:25 Meeple Lady - Sidereal Confluence 16:46 Christy - Raxxon 21:54 Laura - Werewords 27:33 Ruth - Outro 27:54 Network Bumper Inside Voices Network

27mins

30 Jan 2019

Rank #13

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Episode 28: Tiny Epic Galaxies, Gaia Project, Bohnanza: The Duel, Pandemic: Rising Tide, Raiders of the North Sea

Hello and welcome to The Five By. Your bi-weekly source of quick-fire board game reviews. 00:00 Ruth - Introduction 00:45 Sarah - Tiny Epic Galaxies 06:00 Kathryn - Gaia Project 11:28 Mason - Bohnanza: The Duel 16:01 Mike - Pandemic: Rising Tide 21:38 Ruth - Raiders of the North Sea 27:05 Stephanie - Outro 27:33 Network Bumper Inside Voices Network: https://www.insidevoicesnetwork.com/

27mins

14 Feb 2018

Rank #14

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Episode 27: Dead of Winter, Rajas of the Ganges, Trickerion, Pulp Detective, One Deck Dungeon: Forest of Shadows

Hello and welcome to The Five By. Your bi-weekly round-up of board game reviews. We are participating in a community event with our friends and partners in the Inside Voices network. We will soon be starting a Facebook Group where we will all be subscribing to the Breakout Games Dispatch Box, and we are encouraging the community to also subscribe by February 15th and join us while we all work through our boxes together. If you want more details Charlie reviewed the system in Episode 54 of Ding & Dent. Links will be in the show notes, and I’ll post more to Twitter, BGG, and Facebook. Dispatch Box: https://dispatch.breakoutgames.com/ Ding & Dent Review: https://soundcloud.com/ding-dent/episode-54-shadespire-review 00:00 Mike - Introduction 01:04 Stephanie - Dead of Winter 05:52 Kathryn - Rajas of the Ganges 10:45 Lindsay - Trickerion 15:41 Mason - Pulp Detective (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/avstudio-ludibooster/) 29:58 Mike - One Deck Dungeon: Forest of Shadows 25:22 Ruth - Outro 25:43 Network Bumper Inside Voices Network: https://www.insidevoicesnetwork.com/

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31 Jan 2018

Rank #15

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Episode 41: Siggil, Castell, My Little Scythe, The Draugr, Kerala

Hello and welcome to The Five By. Your reliable source of rapid-fire board game reviews. 00:00 Mason - Introduction 00:27 Ruth - Siggil 05:32 Kathryn - Castell 10:38 Ruel - My Little Scythe 16:15 Lindsay - The Draugr 21:37 Mason - Kerala: The Way of the Elephant 27:20 Sarah - Outro 27:40 Network Bumper Inside Voices Network

27mins

15 Aug 2018

Rank #16

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Episode 24: Azul, Twilight Imperium: Fourth Edition, Favelas, Galaxy Trucker, Spirit Island

Hello and welcome to The Five By. Your one stop shop for rapid-fire board game reviews. 00:00 Sarah - Introduction 00:31 Mason - Azul 05:54 Calvin - Twilight Imperium: Fourth Edition 11:34 Ruth - Favelas 17:15 Sarah - Galaxy Trucker 22:25 Kathryn - Spirit Island 27:34 Stephanie - Outro 28:02 Network Bumper Inside Voices Network: https://www.insidevoicesnetwork.com/Special Guest: Calvin Wong.

28mins

20 Dec 2017

Rank #17

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Episode 75: Q.E., PARKS, Texas 42, Sparkle Kitty, Irish Gauge

Hello friends and welcome to The Five By. Your favorite source of quick-fire board game reviews, and a proud member of The Inside Voices Network. 00:00 Mike - Introduction 00:31 Ruel - Q.E. 05:34 Mike - PARKS 10:55 Mason - Texas 42+ 16:30 Sarah - Sparkle Kitty 21:13 Meeple Lady - Irish Gauge 25:35 Ruth - Outro 25:56 Network Bumper Inside Voices Network +http://Austin42.org http://Texas42.net http://n42pa.org http://Twitter.com/n42pa

26mins

4 Dec 2019

Rank #18

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Episode 72: Lovelace & Babbage, Guilds of London, The Networks, Freshwater Fly, Mercado

Hello friends and welcome to The Five By. Your favorite source of quick-fire board game reviews, and a proud member of The Inside Voices Network. 00:00 Mike - Introduction 00:33 Sarah - Lovelace & Babbage 06:19 Luke - Guilds of London 11:40 John - The Networks 16:49 Mike - Freshwater Fly 22:43 Ruth - Mercado 27:06 Ruel - Outro 27:30 Network Bumper Inside Voices Network

27mins

23 Oct 2019

Rank #19

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Episode 69: Shards of Infinity: Relics of the Future, Hundreds of Horses, Lines of Action, Point Salad, Watergate

Greetings and welcome to The Five By. Your favorite source of quick-fire board game reviews. 00:00 Meeple Lady - Introduction 00:32 Ruel - Shards of Infinity: Relics of the Future 06:00 Mike - Hundreds of Horses 10:56 Mason - Lines of Action 15:02 Sarah - Point Salad 19:54 Meeple Lady - Watergate 24:29 Ruth - Outro 24:50 Network Bumper Inside Voices Network

24mins

11 Sep 2019

Rank #20