Dice Tower Network Podcast: Board Game Blitz

Board Game Blitz is a 30-minute-or-less podcast by three ladies with varied and diverse taste in board games, Ambie, Cassadi, and Crystal. In each episode, we talk about games we've been playing, games that relate to that week's chosen theme, and explore the etymology of a word related to board games.

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Board Game Blitz Episodes

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Ambie and Crystal discuss Holding On: The Troubled Life of Billy Kerr, Trapper Keeper Game, and Kenny G: Keepin' it Saxy, We then talk about Crystal's first time at Gen Con! Recent Games: 0:47 Gen Con Recap: 15:13 Outro: 30:45 Bloopers: 31:49 Holding On: The Troubled Life of Billy Kerr: https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/245444/holding-troubled-life-billy-kerr
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Ambie and Crystal discuss Letters from Whitechapel, Trogdor, and Gem Hens. We then talk about hype in board games and whether it's good or bad, or both. Announcements: 0:43 Recent Games: 1:48 Hype: 13:42 Outro: 29:17 Bloopers: 30:30 Letters from Whitechapel: https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/59959/letters-whitechapel Trogdor!! The Board Game: https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/255907/trogdor-board-game
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Ambie and Crystal talk about a bunch of the games they played at Dice Tower Con 2019. Announcements: 0:33 Dice Tower Con: 1:10 Outro: 31:23 Bloopers: 32:36
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Ambie and Crystal discuss 1862 and The Castles of Burgundy. We then talk about why we play board games (and why we might not want to play board games). Announcements: 0:44 Recent Games: 2:28 Why Game: 11:21 Outro: 23:44 Not Really Bloopers: 24:40 1862: https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/66837/1862-railway-mania-eastern-cou... The Castles of Burgundy: https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/84876/castles-burgundy
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Ambie and Crystal discuss Ora et Labora and On Tour. We then highlight some games and people in the gaming community that are in the LGBT community. Announcements: 0:41 Recent Games: 1:29 Pride: 9:18 Outro: 25:07 Bloopers: 26:20 Ora et Labora: https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/70149/ora-et-labora On Tour: https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/251412/tour
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Ambie and Crystal discuss Fickle, Animal Upon Animal, Battle Dome, and Race For The Galaxy. We then talk about some of the different board gaming awards this summer, and Crystal goes over the origins of the word 'prestigious.' Recent Games: 0:47 Awards: 14:17 Board Game Etymology - 'Prestigious': 27:43 Outro: 28:42 Bloopers: 29:37 Fickle: https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/270350/fickle
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Ambie interviews Josh Starr, the creator of Grand Trunk Games, a new publishing company dedicated to making 18xx games more available, affordable, and approachable. Interview: 0:24 1861/1867: 13:00 Outro: 26:57 Grand Trunk Games: https://www.grandtrunkgames.com/
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Ambie makes an escape room podcast for Crystal and Cassadi to celebrate the three year anniversary of Board Game Blitz! Intro Banter: 0:43 Escape Room: 3:12 Catching up with Cassadi: 33:19 Outro: 39:42 Bloopers: 40:38 Suppelmental item for the escape room: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1JVoKqLlp4L-6zLg5nh9s4k9xlzM74p7S7u9C... Check out Escape This Podcast for more escape room podcasts: http://www.escapethispodcast.com/
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Ambie and Crystal discuss Pandemic Legacy Season 2 and T.I.M.E. Stories: Madame. We then talk about box size in games, and Crystal goes over the origins of the word 'experience.'

Announcements: 0:47
Recent Games: 1:54
Box Size: 11:34
Board Game Etymology - 'Experience': 27:10
Outro: 28:47
Bloopers: 29:43

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Ambie and Crystal discuss 1828. We then talk about the top 100 games on BGG compared to a few years ago.

Recent Games: 0:47
BGG Top 100: 10:52
Outro: 27:59
Bloopers: 28:55

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