Beer and Board Games

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Beer and Board Games
Beer and board games poster.jpg
Photo by Courtney Collins, Illustration by Wayne Dorrington
Genre Improv comdey show
Created by Aaron Yonda
Andrew Yonda
Presented by Matt Sloan
Aaron Yonda
Starring Aaron Yonda
Matt Sloan
major guests
Country of origin United States
No. of seasons 9 (list of episodes)
Production
Producer(s)
Courtney Collins
  • Aaron Yonda
  • Matt Sloan
Running time 9 - 30 minutes (edited videos)
Production company(s) Blame Society Films
Release
Original network YouTube
Original release August 19, 2010 (2010-08-19) – present
Chronology
Related shows Rated RPG
Welcome To The Basement
Chad Vader: Day Shift Manager
External links
Website http://beerandboard.com/

Beer and Board Games is an American game show in which contestants of the show play various board games while drinking beer. The show, which is one of the many programs produced by Blame Society Films, was created by Blame Society Films founder Aaron Yonda and has been hosted by Aaron Yonda and Matt Sloan for most of the show's existence. In each episode, Beer and Board Games features a panel of guests from all different walks of life such as YouTubers, board game creators, editors, and musicians though most of the guests are comedians.

Beer and Board Games is broadcast first in a live-show format and is later edited into two short 9 to 30 minute YouTube episodes. They are funded independently through their Patreon page and other forms of contributions.

A YouTube playlist with every episode of the show can be found here.

Creation

The show started out as a one-off idea from Aaron and his brother seeing what would happen if they attempted to play a complicated board game while getting drunk off of several beers. This pilot episode was uploaded August 19th, 2010. The next episode would be uploaded in February the following year.

Format

Blame Society Films airs Beer and Board Games live every two weeks, with the participants playing two board games in each recording. The live show is later edited and split into two episode, each episode featuring a board game. The following outlines the edited version of Beer and Board Games.

The show first begins with a teaser of the episode before cutting to the opening sequence. In the past, the show would begin with a quirky disclaimer accompanied by the sound of sirens or a recap, "Previously on Beer and Board Games," depending on the episode.

The host Matt Sloan introduces the guests and the board game to the audience and tells the "beer wench" to go get beer chilling in the fridge for the first round of beers. There are six rounds in total (three for each episode). The participants first take time to review their beers before starting the board game, critiquing its taste as well as the mouthfeel of the beer and stating whether they like it or not.

At multiple points during the show, toasts and insults are given to fans who have donated to the show. Baby Cookie may appear on the show. The participants may even start showing signs of drunkenness as the night goes on. For routine events in the show, see Running Gags.

As tradition, Matt wraps up each show with a reflection of the episode. The fans know this last segment as "Folks" as Matt would always start his closing statements by addressing the audience in this fashion. Mellow music starts playing and the participants take turns telling the audience one thing they learned playing the game.

At the very end of the episode, the board game for the following week is revealed, the text "None of the participants on Beer and Board Games drive home afterwards. Please drink responsibly." comes up on screen, and the end credits roll. The end credits are followed by a short humorous clip from episode.

Cast

Hosts

Moderator

Beer Wenches

Guests

The following is an incomplete list of participants who have appeared on the show as guests. The number in parentheses represents the number of episodes the guest has appeared in (as of Jul 25, 2019). Divide the number by two to get an estimate of how many separate appearances they have made on the show.

Single appearances
  • Matt Fanale
  • Jennifer Maple
  • Jenny Flack
  • John Urban
  • Linda Badger
  • Eli Halpern
  • David Munk
  • Max Temkin
  • Alan Talaga
  • John Egen
  • Jon Hozier-Byrne
  • Davey Riley
  • Stacey Kulow
  • Kevin Lieber
  • Vernon Shaw
  • Andy Breckman
  • Jake Gotz
  • Bo Bracey
  • Mike Kirk
  • Travis Hoglund
  • Jenn Ellis
  • Keith Baker
  • Ian Zander
  • Gary Radke
  • Scott Roemaat
  • Brett Myers
  • John Kovalic
  • Rob Giachetti
  • Peter Schell
  • Kathy Groat
  • Coke Ta
Single episode appearances


Episodes

Seasons

There are currently nine seasons.

Beers

Theme song

The theme song used in Beer and Board Games is called "Mighty and Meek" by Kevin MacLeod.[1] The song can first be heard in S3E02 "Drunk Cash n Guns" and started being used for the opening theme in S3E44 "Drunk Talisman - Live at GameholeCon."[2]

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