Victory Points - A Board Game Podcast
Victory Points - A Board Game Podcast
Becca Scott
Becca Scott and Jake Michels are obsessed with board games. Becca's the host of How to Play and Game the Game, and now she's podcasting with Jake to talk about board games. They interview board game developers, artists, publishers, and other board game fanatics, to find out what they're playing, why they love games, and why gaming is important to them.
News Bomb and Bread Crumbs: Farewell Episode
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Oct 1, 2019
3 min
100 Games in 100 Days w/ David Guthrie
Anything is possible if you just start doing it. That's what Jake and Becca learn when they chat with David Guthrie aka "gameylannister" who recently achieved the lofty goal of playing BGG's top 100 games in 100 days. Sure, it sounds insane, but if you really stop and think about what it means to play a complex strategy game every single day for 3+ months... It sounds EVEN MORE insane.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Sep 24, 2019
59 min
Meeple People w/ Dean Donofrio & Erinrose Widner
Becca sits down with Dean Donofrio and Erinrose Widner, the co-creators of Meeple People, a webseries about a group of friends that love to board game. They discuss the goals of the series, the stereotypes about gamers, and how big a collection is too big a collection.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Sep 17, 2019
40 min
Taboo and Teburu w/ Patrick Kapera
Patrick Kapera, co-founder of Crafty Games, joins us to discuss the process of developing Mistborn House Wars (and Becca nerds out about Brandon Sanderson's fiction). We also talk about how hard it is for a game to become a breakout star at GenCon, and what the future of gaming trends may hold.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Sep 10, 2019
58 min
Moonrakers and Showmakers w/ Mark Streed
Mark of the Dice Tower joins Becca & Jake to talk about what it's like to review often unpolished prototypes as well as Mark's big leap to making DT videos full time. We also discuss our play-through of the new deck builder Moonrakers from IV Studio, and what a potential Hollywoodization of tabletop might look like.    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Sep 3, 2019
1 hr 7 min
The Bigger Picture w/ Scott Gaeta
The ultimate outlaw, Scott Gaeta, stopped by the studio to talk to Becca & Jake about his storied career in the industry, from game shop owner to marketing expert to groundbreaking publisher. They discuss what it takes to make a studio soar, how to choose the best games for your brand, and why it's important to have a vision. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Aug 27, 2019
1 hr 5 min
GenCon ReCon 2019
The biggest and best tabletop trade show in North America was a few weeks ago in Indy, and Becca tells Jake her hot takes in this rare host-only episode. Renegade Game Studios MIGHT be heavily featured.  #TechnicallyNotSponsored Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Aug 20, 2019
1 hr 3 min
House Rules of House Vorpahl
The incredible Amy Vorpahl, host, writer, actor, and podcaster, joins us this week to talk about her first forays in to writing her first published RPG adventures, and her experiences playing Mansions of Madness 2nd Ed from Fantasy Flight Games. Mansions of Madness 2nd Ed Twin Sister Twin Sister (Podcast) 8th Dimension AMY'S VR SHOW Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Aug 13, 2019
1 hr 4 min
Getting Taken to School w/ Scott Rogers
Scott Rogers is a professor who literally wrote the book on video game design, is a co-host of Ludology the podcast, and is the designer of Pantone and Rayguns and Rocketships. This week Scott takes Becca and Jake to school on his theories of table positioning, player placement, the decrease of violence in gaming, the toyetic joy of tactile game parts, and a quick dip into the Kennerspiel des Jahres award winning games Wingspan (2019) and The Quacks of Quedlinburg (2018). Ludology (Podcast) Rayguns and Rocketships Pantone Wingspan The Quacks of Quedlinburg Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Aug 6, 2019
1 hr 6 min
The Legacy of Rob Daviau
Rob Daviau is a god amongst gamers. He is the originator of the Legacy game, designing such games as Risk Legacy, Pandemic Legacy, Betrayal Legacy, and a resume of board game design credits longer than a mile. He was kind enough to sit down with us and discuss his background, his interactive theater hobby, and his formalwear habits during air travel. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Jul 30, 2019
1 hr 10 min
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