Dice Tower Network Podcast: The Innkeeper's Table

The Innkeeper's Table is series of bite-sized episodes intended to bridge the gap between experienced gamers and newcomers to the hobby. We focus on a single topic each episode, for 20 minutes or less, in order to make board games more approachable to new gamers and spark discussions that gamers of all experience levels can join in on.

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The Innkeeper's Table Episodes

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Crystal and special guest host Paula Deming discuss Tussie Mussie and Ghost Stories. They then talk about the term "omnigamer" and how people define themselves in board gaming. Announcements & Introduction: 0:45 Recent Games: 6:35 Omnigamers: 18:47 Outro: 40:14 Bloopers: 41:27 You can find Paula at: Things Get Dicey: https://www.youtube.com/paulademing Deck the Halls (with Matrimony): http://www.sassquach.com/podcast/
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Crystal and special guest host Moderator Chris discuss Doctor Who: Time of the Daleks and ShipShape. They then talk about games that they've played or would play over a hundred times, and Crystal goes over the origins of the word 'Monopoly.' Announcements: 0:51 Recent Games: 1:31 100 Plays Games: 17:51 Board Game Etymology - 'Monopoly': 45:28 Outro: 48:31 Bloopers: 49:52 You can find Chris at: TableFlipsYou.com @tableflipsyou (Twitter) contactflipthetable@gmail.com
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In this special episode, Ambie and Crystal answer a bunch of questions from listeners! Announcements: 0:40 Q&A: 1:52 Outro: 45:28 Bloopers: 46:40 For the list of questions, see the complete show notes at http://www.boardgameblitz.com/posts/215/episode-90-q-a
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Ambie and Crystal discuss TransAmerica and The Quacks of Quedlinburg: The Herb Witches. We then talk about some games we don't play enough and why it's hard to get them played, and Crystal goes over the origins of the word 'rare.' Recent Games: 0:47 Games We Don't Play Enough: 8:29 Board Game Etymology - 'Rare': 23:49 Outro: 25:52 Bloopers: 26:56 TransAmerica: https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/2842/transamerica
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Ambie and Crystal discuss Mr. Face and Nine Tiles Panic. We then list off our top 5 games we played before we discovered modern board games, and Crystal goes over the origins of the company name 'Hasbro.' Recent Games: 0:47 Top 5 Pre-Hobby Games: 13:30 Board Game Etymology - 'Hasbro': 31:37 Outro: 32:49 Bloopers: 33:53 Mr. Face: https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/267945/mr-face Nine Tiles Panic: https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/279869/nine-tiles-panic
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Ambie and Crystal discuss Mahjong, Mountains, and Cartographers: A Roll Player Tale. We then talk about board games using nature as a theme. Recent Games: 0:42 Nature Games: 16:46 Outro: 29:45 Bloopers: 30:49 Mahjong: https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/2093/mahjong Mountains: https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/256233/mountains
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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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