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.

Regular Contributors:

Board Game Blitz Episodes


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


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


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


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/


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...


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


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


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


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


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