273 – Board Game Bakes – The Family Gamers Podcast

Danielle from Board Game Bakes
Danielle from Board Game Bakes

This week, we are pleased to welcome Danielle, known for her Youtube channel Board Game Bakes.

Fact! Are you freezing? 0° Celcius is 273° Kelvin.

What We’ve Been Playing

The Loop (Pandasaurus)

TEN (AEG) – a press-your-luck set-collection game. But some weird twists where non-active players get to bid on some cards.

Abandon All Artichokes (Gamewright) – Anitra’s favorite intro to deck-building

Tussie Mussie (Button Shy)

The Crew: The Quest for Planet Nine (KOSMOS – our review)

Merchants of the Dark Road (Elf Creek Games)

Most Cutest (Forever Stoked Creative) an Apples-to-Apples like game of guessing which animal the judge thinks is the cutest.

Bank Heist (Lonely Hero Games)


SNAP Review – Subastral

Andrew and Anitra enjoy this beautiful, thinky card game. Watch the video or read the transcript.

Board Game Bakes

Andrew and Danielle met at PAX Unplugged this year – while playing Cape May at the Thunderworks booth!

How did you get started combining your love of board games with baking? What inspired you?

Danielle enjoys board games and baking, and figured she could combine them. Inspired a bit by Nerdy Nummies.

What have been YOUR favorite bakes?

Mariposas cake with black fondant and 3D butterflies

Danielle also made the entire game of Lanterns, a cookie for each tile.

Let’s talk about some of our favorite bakes:

Hues & Cues cake – absolutely amazing to reconstruct the color variations.

Everdell tree – it stands up!

Cartographers cookies!

Everyone was talking about the playable 12 Days cookies at PAXU. 80 cookies!

Andrew got to eat a Shifting Stones cookie at PAXU!

Anitra likes that there are also simpler bakes like sugar cookie meeples & the gingerbread people from Roll For Your Life, Candyman! – almost anyone could make these. (How about some Gizmos cheese balls?)

What do you want to do that you haven’t yet?

Daniel dreams of baking a dinosaur cake for Arch Ravels.

Currently working on the rotating 4-layer pagoda from Four Gardens.

Find Danielle online:

Youtube: BoardGameBakes
Twitter: @BGBCrumbles
Instagram: @board_game_bakes

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