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

Ambie and Crystal discuss a few games in the Exit: The Game series - The Catacombs of Horror, The House of Riddles, and The Haunted Roller Coaster. We then celebrate our anniversary with a lookback on the last 4 years of the Board Game Blitz podcast. Recent Games: 0:44 4 Year Anniversary: 11:45 Listener Clips: 29:47 Outro: 37:28 Bloopers: 38:14 Watch our latest music video parody! Play it Believe Me (parody of Take Me or Leave Me): https://youtu.be/YvkZAdv67I4
Ambie and Crystal discuss 1889 (on 18xx.games) and Forgotten Waters. We then talk about two player gaming, and Crystal goes over the origins of the word 'duel.' Announcements: 0:46 Recent Games: 1:28 Two Player Gaming: 15:19 Board Game Etymology - 'Duel': 27:03 Outro: 28:10 Bloopers: 29:06 Play 1889 online at https://www.18xx.games/ Crystal's Forgotten Waters Playthrough: Part 1 - https://youtu.be/5sw2uQ4MPHU Part 2 - https://youtu.be/03wnZ2uBYEo
Ambie and Crystal discuss Subtext Game, The Crew: The Quest for Planet Nine, and MegaCity: Oceania. We then talk about analysis paralysis in board gaming, and Crystal goes over the origins of the word 'analysis.' Recent Games: 0:56 Analysis Paralysis: 10:31 Board Game Etymology - 'Analysis': 23:38 Outro: 24:38 Bloopers: 25:33 Subtext Game: https://subtextgame.com/ The Crew: The Quest for Planet Nine: https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/284083/crew-quest-planet-nine

Ambie, Crystal, and patron of the show Pam talk about ways to game without leaving the house.

Gaming Inside: 1:46
Outro: 26:43
Bloopers: 27:38

Publisher Free Stay at Home offers: https://boardgamegeek.com/geeklist/271049/publisher-covid-19-response-of...

For more links to things discussed, see the full show notes on our website: http://www.boardgameblitz.com/posts/239


Ambie and Crystal discuss Adventure Games: The Dungeon, Adventure Games: Monochrome Inc., and Unmatched: Battle of Legends. We then talk about some underrated and overlooked games, and Crystal goes over the origins of the word 'rate.'

Announcements: 0:54
Recent Games: 1:23
Underrated & Overlooked Games: 15:29
Board Game Etymology - 'Rate': 29:06
Outro: 30:00
Bloopers: 30:55


Ambie and Crystal are joined by Nick, Mike, Matthew, and Dave from the This Game is Broken podcast to celebrate the 100th episode of Board Game Blitz with a game show!

Intro part 2: 3:17
Round 1 - Ready, Set Up, Go!: 5:49
Round 2 - 18xx: 17:56
Round 3 - Vanessa Parody: 27:30
Round 4 - Higher or Lower: 36:16
Outro: 45:30
Bloopers: 46:42


Ambie and Crystal discuss Detective Stories: Case 1 - The Fire in Adlerstein and Betrayal Legacy. We then talk about the role of Kickstarter in board games and share our top 5 Kickstarter games.

Announcements: 0:47
Recent Games: 3:07
Kickstarter: 11:16
Top 5 Kickstarter Games: 19:02
Outro: 32:04
Bloopers: 33:00


Ambie and Crystal discuss City of the Big Shoulders and Fantastic Factories. We then talk about the importance of first impressions, and Crystal goes over the origins of the word 'opinion.'

Announcements: 0:45
Recent Games: 1:13
First Impressions: 12:26
Board Game Etymology - 'Opinion': 27:05
Outro: 28:05
Bloopers: 29:09

Ambie and Crystal discuss Draw Your Own Conclusions, Grand Austria Hotel, Mystery House: Adventures in a Box, and Chocolate Factory. We then talk about board game challenges and resolutions and how they can affect your gaming. Recent Games: 0:51 Gaming Resolutions: 17:33 Outro: 28:53 Bloopers: 29:48 Draw Your Own Conclusions: https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/273349/draw-your-own-conclusions