We now have a new G+ group for all of the 2RG related media, including On Board Games, On RPGs, and the Games in Schools and Libraries podcast. 
G+ 2RG Group


The game thread for Podcaster Diplomacy season two is posted, and the game is underway. Once again Erik and Donald are positioned next to each other on the map, which could lead to some interesting conversations in the episodes to come. (On an unrelated note Erik won't be in episode 125.)

Dan Yarrington (Myriad Games Presentations) - England

Donald Dennis - Italy

Erik Dewey - France

Geoff Engelstein (Ludology) - Austria

Jamie Keagy (The Secret Cabal)  - Russia

Rodney Smith (Watch it Played) - Turkey

Stephen Buonocore (Stronghold Games) - Germany


June 20-22nd, 2014
Show host Donald Dennis and round table regular Jason (Pete) Frye will be attending STORMCON. Donald is scheduled to run a game or two, and will be recording with some STORMCON staffers & Guests. We hope to see you there. 


Based on all the requests we've been getting to cover kickstarter games we have a new review, advertising, and Kickstarter policy!

The most important thing about our advertising policy - we reserve the right to not review or advertise a product/service. Our listeners are important to us. If we don't think your game or product is a good fit, or that it is horrible, we won't review it or sell you advertising space on our shows. But hey, it never hurts to ask. Unless it's a gambling related product, then don't ask.

If you want us to cover/namedrop your game here is the way to do it:
Make it about Discworld, or one of our other "pet topics" and send us a press release. Then we will probably, maybe, mention it; if we remember when we are recording. 

Pro Tip:

Donald likes Discworld, vikings, pirates, spaceship combat, and the Cthulhu Mythos. 
Erik likes business simulators, airlines, Discworld, spaceship combat, and Solo Games. 
Jason likes deck building, worker placement, and space themes. 

If you think you have a game we will like, even if it isn't one of the above topics, check out the options below.


Would you like some mostly free publicity? Send us a copy of your game and we will look it over. If it would be of interest to our target audience we will put it in our review queue. 

Try to get us a copy of the game at least a month before you want the review to hit. We will try to get a review up as quickly as possible but we only release two episodes a month, and space is valuable, so there are no guarantees. You may include post-paid packaging to have it returned/sent on to another reviewer. Don't ask us to ship it overseas, or to eat the expense; that probably won't happen.

Kickstarter Special Note

Get us a review copy a month before the kickstarter event launches. If this happens, we will know before your game launches if we will cover it.

Reviews will be based on the rules and components we receive. If the components are going to change we will mention that in the review. We are under no obligation to assume corrections to, or reformatting of, the rules will actually happen. However we may discuss them with the designer before creating the review if time permits.

Commit to sending us a final "published" copy of the game once published so we can confirm our previous reviews. Yes, this means you may get double coverage. Double Win for you!


While we won't advertise for products we dislike, or think aren't appropriate, advertising grants you the ability to craft the message and focus on the message you'd like us to present to our listeners


Advertising fees are: $100/$75/50 for two episodes worth of coverage. (In-Kind advertising accepted, and we are open to negotiation on trading products for advertising.) We will play your advertising insert, be it provided drop in, read ad copy, or personality discussion about what looks interesting about the product. We won't say we like it if we don't which may limit your advertising possibilities. We will tell listeners if we've played/used it and let them know what we really liked.
  • $100 Advertisements will appear before the end of the round table discussion. 
  • $75 will appear in after the round table discussion
  • $50 will appear directly before our outro or before our "Old Game review"
  • Pre roll advertising will be available only on an episode by episode basis at the rate of $250. 



 Pre Roll$250/per episode
 Round Table$100/per 2
 Intermission$75/per 2
 Reviews$50/per 2 


Provided Advertisement

You produce your own advertisement, using your own voice talent, and we drop it into the show. Provided advertisements should be no less than 15 seconds and no more than 3 minutes and 30 seconds. 

Read Ad Copy

Send us the script. Erik and/or Donald will read it, as is appropriate, providing it doesn't make any false or unsubstantiated claims. Scripts should require no less than 15 seconds and no more than 3 minutes and 30 seconds. We can create our own script for an additional fee.

Enthusiastic Product Discussion

Erik and Donald discuss what makes them excited about your game, and talk about what our listeners would find interesting about a product. You may provide us some talking points and guidance Discussions would require no less than 3 minutes, probably longer. 

Chicago Toy & Game Fair

The Chicago Toy & Game Group and are hosting their 7th Annual Games for Educators Conference at the Chicago Toy & Game Fair.  

The host this year is James Taylor of Game Changer at the University of Chicago. He has assembled a terrific new line up of presenters from the Hive Learning Network to cover digital and analog topics. The Hive Learning Network is an open, connected community dedicated to transforming the learning landscape, creating opportunities for youth to explore their interests in virtual and physical spaces. 

The Games for Educators Conference is sponsored by Mayfair Games (makers of Settlers of Catan), Bananagrams, Hive Chicago, and the Games in Schools and Libraries podcast.

Recording News

Looking for guest hosts! If you've wanted to be in On Board Games let us know. It will be easier to get you in if you have a topic you'd like to talk about. 

We have been recording most episodes on Tuesday evening at 9:30 Eastern, 8:30 central.

And check out our contributor guidelines so you know what is required to participate.

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