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Being a Professional isn’t just about having a career and showing up in a suit... It's about much more. The PBC podcast will give you an insight into what it means to be a "professional". You will have the chance to hear from professionals across various fields and we will help you create your own definition of the word "professional" by hearing from these successful individuals who have defined it in their own way.
 
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In today's episode we discuss modern classics, including what it means to BE a modern classic. Our in-depth game review is Five Tribes from Bruno Cathala and Days of Wonder. As always, we start by discussing some games that we have played recently as well. Some games mentioned in today's episode include Quacks of Quedlinburg, Azul, Codenames, Splen…
 
In today’s episode, we will be discussing racing games and the racing mechanism in games in general. We talk about different games that fit the genre we enjoy. Our in-depth game review is Res Arcana by Thomas Lehmann. Some games we discussed in today's episode include Red Rising, Oliver Twist, Fairy Tale Inn, Revolution!, Dominations, Oracle of Del…
 
In today's episode we discuss Western-themed games, both those that missed the mark for us and those that bring forth the excitement that is the Wild, Wild West. Our in-depth game review this week is Paleo by Peter Rustemeyer and published by Hans im Glück. This co-operative game is discussed at length as we discuss mechanisms, theme, arc and every…
 
Despite the pirate-like title, we are instead talking about deck builders in today's episode. We discuss some of our favorites and some that are not for us. Our in-depth game review is Anachrony by Dávid Turczi from Mindclash Games. We will be doing a board game giveaway shortly so be sure to check out our social media for updates. Time stamps of g…
 
In this episode we have a vision of a future GenCon, we travel to (on?) Mars, we relax with cats on the Island of Miaui, discuss games we just played or we are looking to receive, we review "Bears!" for longer than it would take to play it, and finish with our titular conversation about boardgames names. As always, if you enjoy our content, please …
 
Today's episode is all about area control games, and fittingly, the review is on Rising Sun by Eric Lang. We discuss as always what we like and what we think makes good area control games. Some games that we discussed in this episode include TrapWords, Fantasy Realms, Mission Red Planet, Ethnos, Herrlof, So You've Been Eaten, The Staufer Dynasty, R…
 
In today's episode, we have gone back to prehistoric times, when only worker placement games ruled the gaming scene. Ok, maybe not that far, but we have definitely gone back to simpler times when worker placement meant worker placement only. Back in our day, we didn't have these hybrid games that are all the rage blending worker placement with othe…
 
Today's episode revolves around how we choose what games to play and what can influence that decision. Some games that we discussed in this episode include: Praga Caput Regni, Tzolk'in, and Carnegie. Our in-depth review this episode was Lost Ruins of Arnak, a hybrid deck buliding/ worker placement from new designers Min and Elwin published in 2020 …
 
We are back, back, back again! Welcome to Season 2 of our podcast endeavors, where Geki and I attempt to be more regular about posting content. Thank you to all the listeners who have reached out to us. We hope you enjoy our look back at the year 2020, specifically games that came out in that year. We are excited to start our new Season with a look…
 
Our guest on this episode is Maria Sirounis. Maria is a recent graduate of Purdue University's Krannert School of Management. She majored in both Marketing and Management, and also received a Certificate of Entrepreneurship and Innovation. Currently she is part of the Orr Fellowship and is working at NCW in Indianapolis, IN. Since Maria is a recent…
 
In this episode, we welcome back Fred Stuvek Jr. Chris and Fred talk all about how young people and college students should choose their majors, how to create their own career path, and how to navigate the ever-changing job market in the time of Covid. They also discuss Fred's new book, "Don't F*** This Up: How To Get What You Want In Life". ------…
 
You Can't Say That! At least not in this game... In today's episode, we discuss communication limitations in games. As always, we discuss games we played recently and did our in-depth review, this time of Game of Thrones: Hand of the King Card Game. Some games mentioned in today's episode include: Orleans, Mezo, Anomia, It's A Wonderful World, Hana…
 
Liliana is a junior at Our Lady of the Lake University in San Antonio, Texas. She is majoring in biology, with a minor in psychology. She’s also a Student Executive Leader for Student Leadership and Development Office AND, she plays soccer on the OLLU Women's soccer team. And if there are any recruiters listening… Post-graduation or internship, int…
 
Our guest on this episode of the "Student-To-Student Leadership Series" is Kristen Day. Kristen is a writer, video producer, performer, and encourager from Indianapolis, IN. She's a senior studying Marketing, Communication, and Acting at Purdue University. Aside from her studies, Kristen is President of Purdue's only long-form improv comedy troupe,…
 
Expand your listening experience with this expansion of our podcast about expansions. :) When are expansions necessary or unnecessary? We delve into the world of expansions in board games and discuss ones we like and some we don't particularly care for. We also discuss some games that we have played recently and continue our gambit with an in-depth…
 
In today's episode, "Feel the Brain Burn" we discuss crunchy games that require precise focus and can be very taxing on the brain. As a recurring segment, we continue our in-depth game review on Camel Up. Some games that we discuss in the episode include: Tekhenu, Tz'olkin, Teotihuacan, Trismegistus, Anachrony, Aquasphere, Cyclades, and The Search …
 
As promised, today's board game gambit is Alma Mater. We discuss it in length and compare it to other similar games. We also discuss games that are strictly push your luck and games that have this element as part of a bigger game. What are some of your favorite push your luck games and do you like this mechanic? Sound off in the comments! As a fair…
 
Happy Labor Day weekend everyone! This is the enthusiastic conclusion to our first ever designer series episode. In this episode, we discuss Eric Lang's more well-known and recent games. From 2015 to future releases, we give first impressions and first-hand experiences of some of his most popular games. As a fairly new podcast, we hope that you enj…
 
Our guest on this episode of the "Student-To-Student Leadership Series" is Nathan Surges. Nathan is a Senior at the great establishment Purdue University (pursuing a Bachelors of Science w/ a Major in Marketing & a minor in Psychology). Nathan has had a plethora of Student Leadership experiences and we get the pleasure of hearing his thoughts on: W…
 
Welcome back for another exciting week! This episode features a new format: the Designer Series, a spotlight on a designer that tackles chronologically most of their games. Our goal is to explore in depth their portfolio and accomplishments, focusing on the evolution of their designs through time. First up is Eric Lang, until recently Big Boss Gung…
 
Our guest on this episode of the "Student-To-Student Leadership Series" is Chloe Jenkins. Chloe is a Senior at the great establishment Purdue University (pursuing a Bachelors of Science w/ a Major in General Management & a concentration in Data Analytics through the Krannert School of Management). Chloe has had a plethora of Student Leadership expe…
 
Firstly, I would like to apologize for our lack of consistency with releasing episodes. We are working hard to get back on track and we hope that you like this week's new episode regarding low-interaction games. We also discuss what we consider to be low-interaction. We also continue our listener-requested in-depth review of a game with San Juan. T…
 
Our guest on this episode is Rob Judin. Rob the Director of Marketing & Creative Media at The Draft Network. He's passion... or obsessed with Branding, Marketing, Sports Marketing, College Football, the NFL & the NFL Draft. We had the pleasure of hearing his thoughts on: His path to doing what he loves. What he loves so much about Football. What is…
 
In this week's episode we discuss pros and cons of legacy games, as well as some of our favorites. We also chose to continue our in-depth game review. In the spotlight this week is Potato Man, a severely underrated trick taking card game. Some games we discussed in this episode include: Coloma (including the 2 player variants), Castell, Coal Baron,…
 
The podcast is just beginning, but we are here to talk about the end. The end of games that is! In this episode, we discuss some our of favorite end game triggers and some that are not our favorites. In today's episode we discussed: The Gallerist, Blood Rage, Perseverance, Monumental, Colt Express, Amsterdam, Euphoria, Scythe, Oracle of Delphi, Nan…
 
On today's episode, we discuss team games and touch briefly on some Kickstarters that have piqued our interests. In this episode, we discuss Abyss, Macao, Bruges, Trajan, Merlin, Village (with Inn and Port expansions), Luna, Tzolk'in, Castles of Burgundy, Murano, Rajas of the Ganges, Axis & Allies, Shadows Amsterdam, 1775 Rebellion, Codenames, Capt…
 
In today's episode we discuss the seemingly underwhelming component of dice in games and prove the nay-sayers wrong. We discuss a multitude of genres of dice games, including some of our favorites. Which ones made the list? Listen and find out! In today's episode we discussed Signorie, Game of Thrones: The Iron Throne, Cosmic Encounter, Rising Sun,…
 
Hello everyone! In today's episode we discuss house rules both those of the games we play and the ones that help make our gaming space comfortable and enjoyable for everyone. In today's episode we discussed Near and Far, Biblios, 7 Wonders Duel, Macao, Terraforming Mars, Lords of Xidit, Himalaya, Small World, Ethnos, Twilight Struggle, Anachrony, B…
 
Our guest on this episode is Odell Bizzell II. Odell is passionate about a few things, one of them is Leadership, and we dive into his thoughts on: What type of Leadership do we need now? What type of Leadership do we need when COVID is over? What type of Leadership do COLLEGE Student Leaders need? Thanks for listening to this episode! If you found…
 
Thank you so much everyone for your patience but Episode 10 is finally here! In this episode, we discuss IP games or intellectual property games. These are games that are based on something from pop culture (a movie, TV show, or even books). We discuss what makes a good IP game, and talk about our favorites as well as some that you might want to av…
 
Today we discuss unusual turn orders in games, differ on the quality of the game Trismegistus, and talk about games we played in the past week. Games discussed in this episode include: Five Tribes, Gentes, Grand Austria Hotel, Jungle Brunch, Kraftwagen, Lords of Xidit, Mission Red Planet, Newton, Terramara, T.I.M.E. Stories Revolution: The Hadal Pr…
 
Today's episode was to impart some of our knowledge about gaming conventions and list some of our favorite things. This episode was recorded pre-Gencon's announcement to cancel, when we thought it still may go on. This episode is important to keep in mind when conventions do return, and we hope to see you at a convention as soon as safely possible.…
 
In today's episode, we discuss some of our favorite designers and speak on the topic of variable player powers, including our quintessential games in the genre. Games discussed in today's episode include: Anachrony, Ankh, Bang!, Castles of Burgundy, Champions of Midgard, Dominion, Nations, Paladins, Raiders of the North Sea, Rising Sun, Scythe, Sta…
 
On today's episode, we discuss games we have played in the last week and we also discussed today's topic which is card games that are specifically meant for 2 players. Did your favorite make our list? Games mentioned in today's episode include: 7 Wonder Duel, Barrage, The Blood of An Englishman, Bruges, Codenames: Duet, Dragonheart, Dungeon Roll, F…
 
UFC 249 Preview! Our guest on this episode is Danny Segura. Danny is currently an MMA reporter for MMA-Junkie.com (formerly MMA-Fighting.com). In this episode, we dive into UFC 249 and talk about Tony Ferguson vs Justin Gaethje, Henry Cejduo vs Dominick Cruz, which UFC veteran on this card MIGHT retire after this event, and much much. Thanks for li…
 
Our guest on this episode is Emma Matia (aka Thug Panda). Emma's passion is Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) and in this episode we dive into the art of Mastery, and specifically what Mastery looks like in martial arts. Thanks for listening to this episode! If you found this podcast helpful, we'd appreciate if you could take the time to leave us a review.…
 
In today's episode we discuss party games that are language-independent, the use of "dummy" players in games, as well as what we have played this week. Games mentioned in this week's episode include: Dixit, Mysterium, One Night: Ultimate Werewolf, Tzolk'in, Ninjato, Raids, The King is Dead, Coal Baron, Smallworld, Harry Potter: Hogwarts Battle and …
 
In Episode 4: The Need for Speed, we discuss some of our favorite real-time games, as well as games that we have played this week. Games mentioned in this episode include Summoner Wars, Godfather: Corleone's Empire, Blood Rage, Rising Sun, The Others, Star Wars Rebellion, Twilight Struggle, Magic Maze, Terramara, Lorenzo Il Magnifico, Coimbra, Egiz…
 
Episode 3 - It's All In the Cards... Or is it? In this episode, we take on multipurpose cards and what games utilize this feature best. We discuss a plethora of games including: Glory to Rome, Traders of Osaka, Bruges, Tzolk'in, Monster Factory, Above and Below, Coimbra and more! As a fairly new podcast, we hope that you enjoy our content and like,…
 
Our guest on this episode is Eric Jackman, also known as NewYorkRic. He has worked in the field of Mixed Martial Arts media for several years, and currently is the Senior Social Media Specialist at ESPN, responsible for managing their @ESPNMMA and @ESPNRingside social media handles. NewYorkRic shares with us how he got to where he is now, and the u…
 
Episode 2 is here! Thank you for taking the time to check out the Board Game Gambit podcast with your hosts, Nathan and Geki. This is our second episode in which we talk about theme in games; the definition of theme, relevance of theming in games, and our top thematic games. This episode we discussed thematic games and games we played this week whi…
 
Our first episode! Thank you for listening to our first attempt at making a podcast. We are Nathan and Geki and in our first podcast we discuss drafting games. Games mentioned in this podcast include: Blood Rage, Rising Sun, Medieval Academy, Terraforming Mars, Odin's Ravens, 7 Wonders, Draftosaurus, On Mars, and this is just the first episode! Int…
 
In this episode we are joined by Dr. Jacob Kashiwagi. Dr. Jacob is a consultant, an author, and a thought leader in the realms of education, leadership development, procurement, and supply chain management. He also has his PhD in the area of supply chain management. He shares with us his experiences with leadership in the education system, and how …
 
Our guest on this episode is Samantha Burmeister. Sam is a 9 to 5 nomad - she quit her corporate job and is now a full time traveler, freelance writer, and blogger. We talk all about the steps she took to pay off her debt so she could quit her job and the incredible experiences she has had traveling and living all over the world. Thanks for listeni…
 
Our guest for this episode is Fred Stuvek Jr. Fred is a veteran of the U.S. Navy, a businessman, an entrepreneur, and an author. We talk about all things leadership, including important attributes for leaders to have as well as how to achieve them and become a successful leader. Thanks for listening to this episode! If you found this podcast helpfu…
 
In this episode, we talk with Cody Smith, author of five books, including Stage Fight. After working diligently to overcome his fear of speaking, he shares with us some tips and tricks about how you, too, can overcome your fears and learn to be a great speaker. In addition to being an author, Cody is also a public speaking coach. If you'd like to p…
 
In this episode, we talk with Grace Lemen. Grace has a degree in communication from Purdue University and landed her dream job working for the National Parks Service upon graduation. She shares with us about how she chose her career path, how she found her dream job, and how she uses the skills that she learned with her communication degree when in…
 
In this episode we sit down with Alex Curtis. Alex has worked in sales roles in multiple firms and different industries. Here, we will do a deep dive into everything that deals with being an effective communicator & salesperson. Whether you're in a sales role currently, wanting to make a transition to sales, or even just work in any position that i…
 
Today we are speaking with Ray Flores. Ray is an “On Air Anchor” at “ESPN Radio 1000-Chicago” and is also an “Announcer” for various Mixed Martial Arts & Boxing Organizations. We will be discussing the journey to his success and advice for young professionals pursuing their dreams. Some of the organizations he’s worked with include The UFC Total Fi…
 
In this episode, Chris Molina interviews with Mitch Matthews, a keynote speaker, success coach, a trainer, best-selling author & a podcaster. Topics covered in this episode: Dream Jobs Dreaming and Aspiring Worrying Creativity The Big Dream Gathering Professionalism and Dreaming Importance of Having Dreams Website: MitchMatthews.com www.Chris-Molin…
 
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