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 a couple games they've played recently, including Escape from the Science Lab of Shifting Rules, Escape from the Two Base Stations, Escape from Lockdown: The Demon Fortress, Webscapade Season 0: Welcome to Argenia, and Nidavellir. We then list off our top 5 favorite polyomino board games!

Announcements: 0:43
Recent Games: 1:38
Top 5 Polyomino Games: 16:12
Outro: 32:20
Bloopers: 33:15

Join our discord: https://discord.gg/WvRVnVeYMS

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Ambie and Crystal discuss a couple games they've played recently, including Escape Room: The Game - Puzzle Adventure: Secret of the Scientist, Exit: The Game + Puzzle - The Sacred Temple, and The Search for Planet X. We then talk about some tips for hosting game days and nights.

Announcements: 0:47
Recent Games: 1:43
Gaming Gatherings: 15:03
Outro: 32:05

Join our discord: https://discord.gg/WvRVnVeYMS

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Ambie and Crystal discuss a couple games they've played recently, including Bilder, Cold Case: A Pinch of Murder, Cold Case: A Story to Die For, and Let's Make a Bus Route: The Dice Game. We then talk about some of our favorite games we've played together over the years.

Announcements: 0:45
Recent Games: 2:55
Gaming Together: 12:21
Outro: 32:06
Bloopers: 33:10

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Ambie and Crystal discuss a couple games they've played recently, including Funny Pages, The Search for Planet X, and Jackpot Payout. Since we just celebrated our 5 year podcast anniversary, we then revisit our topic of our first episode, conventions!

Announcements: 0:41
Recent Games: 3:06
Conventions: 13:46
Outro: 30:09
Bloopers: 31:13

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Ambie and Crystal talk about Escape Tales: Low Memory, Escape Tales: Children of Wyrmwoods, and Stay Cool. We then talk about board games that use a digital app and what we think about them.

Announcements: 0:53
Recent Games: 4:08
Apps in Games: 17:07
Outro: 34:53
Bloopers: 35:46

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Ambie and Crystal discuss Winning Streak (a book), The Meaples (a song album), and Musical Chairs (this one's a board game). We then talk about unique themes in board games.

Recent Games: 0:43
Unique Themes: 11:00
Outro: 26:50
Bloopers: 27:45

Join our discord: https://discord.gg/WvRVnVeYMS

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Ambie and Crystal discuss Hey Yo and Draftosaurus. We then talk about our top 5 favorite roll & write games. Announcements: 0:37 Recent Games: 2:51 Top 5 Roll & Write: 11:26 Outro: 37:36 Bloopers: 38:31 Join our discord: https://discord.gg/WvRVnVeYMS Vote for the Golden Geek Awards: https://boardgamegeek.com/geekawards/boardgame Hey Yo: https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/324467/hey-yo
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Ambie and Crystal discuss Black Sonata and Viscounts of the West Kingdom. We then talk about how mental health and mental illness is depicted in board games. Recent Games: 0:39 Mental Health: 12:11 Outro: 29:44 Bloopers: 30:39 Listen to Meeple Overboard's discussion on mental health: https://www.dicetower.com/game-podcast/meeple-overboard/mental-health-de... Join our discord: https://discord.gg/WvRVnVeYMS
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Ambie and Crystal discuss Horrified and The Castles of Tuscany. We then talk about flavor text in board games. In the return of the Board Game Etymology segment, Crystal discusses the origins of the word "flavor." Announcements: 0:47 Recent Games: 1:54 Flavor Text: 13:25 Board Game Etymology - 'Flavor': 31:32 Outro: 33:02 Bloopers: 34:15 Join our discord: https://discord.gg/WvRVnVeYMS Horrified: https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/282524/horrified
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Ambie and Crystal discuss Rosetta: The Lost Language, Dream Runners, and Break In: Area 51. We then host the annual Blitzies for 2020! Announcements: 0:44 Recent Games: 2:00 The 2020 Blitzies: 11:05 --Top 5 Games of 2021: 11:05 --Best New to Us: 18:06 --Best Cooperative Game: 21:05 --Best Solo Game: 21:30 --Best Escape Room Game: 23:06 --Best Roll & Write: 24:02 --Best Underrated Game: 25:15 --Biggest Surprise: 26:57 --Most Innovative: 29:21 --2020 Looking Forward to Recap: 30:28 --2021 Looking Forward to: 32:04 Outro: 34:29 Bloopers: 35:33

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