Dice Tower Network Podcast: Flip the Table

Most board game shows focus on the latest and greatest, or time-tested classics...the crew from Flip the Table have taken it upon themselves to review all the rest. They've combed charity shops and salvage stores for cheesy, weird, and obscure board games; licensed cash-grabs, VHS games, bizarre kids' games, and everything else in between. Why would they do this? Because they can...and because examining The Other Side of Board Games is a great way to learn more about what makes board games tick. Join Flip the Table as they suffer for your entertainment. And remember...in Soviet Russia, Table Flips You!

Flip the Table Episodes

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As party games go, this is one...we're playing Heartthrob from 1988; the slumber party classic where players attempt to get into each-other's heads to find out which eligible bachelor they would choose to dance with, go steady with, and ultimately attempt to raise socially well-adjusted children with. It's a teen throwback targeted at exactly the opposite demographic of the Flip the Table panel. This week, we answer Chuck Woolery's timeless question: would we go on a second date with Heartthrob? The answer may surprise you. Or not.

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As party games go, this is one...we're playing Heartthrob from 1988; the slumber party classic where players attempt to get into each-other's heads to find out which eligible bachelor they would choose to dance with, go steady with, and ultimately attempt to raise socially well-adjusted children with. It's a teen throwback targeted at exactly the opposite demographic of the Flip the Table panel. This week, we answer Chuck Woolery's timeless question: would we go on a second date with Heartthrob? The answer may surprise you. Or not.

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Yo, Joe! On this week's program, we play GI Joe: Mission: Cobra HQ...a roll & move game of infiltration where Snake Eyes and three other Joes attempt to steal TOP SECRET files from Cobra Headquarters. The question is, does this game contain the same level of subtle nuance and deep emotional engagement as the animated series? Download now to find out.

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Yo, Joe! On this week's program, we play GI Joe: Mission: Cobra HQ...a roll & move game of infiltration where Snake Eyes and three other Joes attempt to steal TOP SECRET files from Cobra Headquarters. The question is, does this game contain the same level of subtle nuance and deep emotional engagement as the animated series? Download now to find out.

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Yo, Joe! On this week's program, we play GI Joe: Mission: Cobra HQ...a roll & move game of infiltration where Snake Eyes and three other Joes attempt to steal TOP SECRET files from Cobra Headquarters. The question is, does this game contain the same level of subtle nuance and deep emotional engagement as the animated series? Download now to find out.

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There is no singing in this episode. There is, however, much discussion of the American Idol Collectible Card Game. We send our hopeful singers into battle against each-other in this reality TV simulation...then, we test our knowledge of past Idols in the Battle of Wits. Find out if this game passed the audition round...

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In our debut episode, we play the 80's board game Transformers: The Adventure Game; a roll-and-mover featuring the Autobots winding their way through a mysterious labyrinth...and, in the Battle of Wits, we look for some of our favorite board games on the Internet Movie Database. Will we survive our very first episode with sanity intact?

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It is perhaps the only board game to come with both a cardboard wrestling ring and a DVD...it's WWE: The DVD Board Game. This title casts you as the manager of a stable of wrestlers vying to collect all of the WWE titles by solving exploding Wheel of Fortune puzzles. Listen to find out if this game is a Jobber, or a Heavyweight Contender.

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There is no singing in this episode. There is, however, much discussion of the American Idol Collectible Card Game. We send our hopeful singers into battle against each-other in this reality TV simulation...then, we test our knowledge of past Idols in the Battle of Wits. Find out if this game passed the audition round...

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It's a Chuck Woolery extravaganza as we play Lingo, the DVD board game featuring the host of such legendary game shows as Scrabble and Love Connection. Based on the GSN game show, this game seeks to capture the TV experience. Does this fusion of Bingo, Mastermind, and newspaper word puzzles succeed? The answer is just a click away...

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