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Meet the Podcast Team – Brian Murphy

Meet The Team Brian
Meet The Team Brian

To celebrate the upcoming season of Bush's Board Game Thing, we are bringing you a special podcast edition of the meet the team series! With two seasons and 26 episodes under our belts, Bush's Board Game Thing is thriving! So far, the team has talked about all sorts of games, from gangster games to games all about cats nothing is off-limits for this dynamic trio. Not to mention the amazing guests that have already featured on the podcast such as Matt Edmondson and great friend of the podcast, Keala Settle.

Today I am honoured to introduce you all to Eloise! Joining Andy and Brian in season 3 of Bush's Board Game Thing, Eloise is rearing to go. Having known the boys for years, Eloise is ready to dive headfirst into the wondrous world of board games. Take a minute to get to know our latest member, from her favourite biscuit to her unpopular board game opinion.

Some say we are saving the best until last, our final blog in this mini-series is all about Brian Murphy! The infamous quizmaster in everyone's favourite segment, Brian's Board Game Fact of the Week, Brian takes his moment in the spotlight!

Name: Brian Murphy

Favourite Food: Doner Kebab

Favourite Biscuit: Party Rings

Favourite Movie: What I say to people = Lost in Translation / What it actually is = Star Wars

Favourite Character: The lad playing the Lead Space Clarinet in the Mos Eisley Cantina Band

Hobbies: DIY

Brian Meet the Team Interests

What’s been your Bush’s Board Game Thing highlight?

When I manage to win a game by using mind games.

What's your favourite game and why?

Jaws as you get to be the shark.

What is the last board game that you played?

Labyrinth with my kids. They beat me most times.

What’s your earliest gaming memory?

Ghost Castle. Kids these days have it too easy. All we needed was a glow in the dark skull to keep us entertained. TBH the entertainment was mainly from looking for the glow in the dark skull which would roll of the board almost instantly.

If you had to be a board game, what would you be and why?

Buckaroo. I TOO LIKE EATING SUGAR CUBES OUT OF PEOPLE’S HANDS AND WILL KICK YOU IF YOU SNEAK UP ON ME FROM BEHIND. 

Do you have an unpopular board game opinion?

Here is a formula that cannot be disproven.

T + (KSU x AOR) ≠< EFK

“The time (T) spent setting up Kerplunk (KSU) plus (+) times (x) arguing over the rules (AOR) will never be equal to (≠) and therefore always less than (<) the enjoyment you will gain from playing Kerplunk (EFK)  

And finally, in honour of Brian’s Board Game Fact of the Week, what is your best board game fact?   

Captain Kirk and Spock played Chess three times during the Star Trek series and Kirk won all three. WHERE’S UR LOGIC NOW SPOCK?

Catch up with Brian in season 3 of Bush's Board Game Thing that debuts next week!  In the meantime, why not catch up on the series? Bush's Board Game Thing is available across streaming services, so get listening today.