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 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...

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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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Ambie and Crystal discuss Bandido and Just One. We then talk about games that make us calm and relaxed, and Crystal goes over the origins of the word 'calm.'

NOTE: There were some problems with Crystal's mic, so sorry for the audio.

Announcements: 0:43
Recent Games: 1:43
Chill Games: 9:27
Board Game Etymology - 'Calm': 21:56
Outro: 24:08
Bloopers: 25:04

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Ambie and Crystal discuss 18MEX and Heroes of Land, Air & Sea. We then list off our top 5 favorite games with boring themes, and Crystal goes over the origins of the word 'travel.'

Announcements: 0:42
Recent Games: 4:37
Top 5 Games With Boring Themes: 12:03
Board Game Etymology - 'Travel': 28:13
Outro: 29:21
Bloopers: 30:16

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Ambie and Crystal talk about their time at the first ever Dice Tower West!

Announcements: 0:30
Dice Tower West: 3:15
Outro: 34:55
Bloopers: 35:42

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Ambie and Crystal discuss Freedom: The Underground Railroad and City of Gears. We then talk about games with serious themes, and Crystal goes over the origins of the word 'important.'

Announcements: 0:45
Recent Games: 1:56
Serious Games: 10:00
Board Game Etymology - 'Important': 21:52
Outro: 23:04
Bloopers: 24:08

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Ambie and Crystal host the annual Blitzies, the special award episode for 2018 games!

Announcements: 0:38
The 2018 Blitzies: 2:47
--Best Cooperative Game: 6:08
--Most Unique: 7:33
--Best Artwork: 9:08
--Most Underrated: 11:34
--Best Solo: 13:30
--Top 5 2018 Games: 14:56
--2019 Looking Forward to: 28:26
Outro: 34:00
Bloopers: 34:55

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Ambie and Crystal talk about the Dice Tower Cruise and answer some patron questions about the cruise

Announcements: 0:40
Dice Tower Cruise Recap: 2:06
Patron Questions: 15:38
--Why a board gaming cruise over a convention?: 15:50
--Was it hard to decide between cruise and game?: 19:30
--Any problems with seasickness?: 21:02
--Well I'm already on vacation so I might as well...: 23:20
--Did movement cause issues with dexterity games?: 24:09
--Was the cruise all-inclusive or did it have micro-transactions?: 25:02
Outro: 27:56
No Bloopers: 28:51

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