Dice Tower Network Podcast: Meeple Overboard

Chris and Wendy Yi bring topical discussions and in-depth reviews in 30 minutes or your podcast is free! Based out of Las Vegas, NV, they're excited to bring you new episodes every Saturday.

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Meeple Overboard Episodes

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Chris and Wendy revie two games sent to us by their publishers, My Little Scythe, an excellent game for kids and the family, and Roar and Write, a simple roll and write game with some more depth than appears.

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Chris interviews the two designers of Jiangshi: Blood in the Banquet Hall, an upcoming role-playing game about fighting Jiangshi, or Hopping Vampires, while running a Chinese restaurant in the 1920s. It's a cool, unique theme that delves into the history of Chinese restaurants as well as the mythos of the Jiangshi.

For the link to the Elijah McClaim GoFundMe mentioned in the episode: https://www.gofundme.com/f/elijah-mcclain

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Chris and Wendy review a double-feature episode, both review copies sent to us: Planet by Blue Orange Games with a quirky bit of presentation, and Abandon All Artichokes by Gamewright games. These are two lighter games that can be great for families. Check out our thoughts on these two games. And, check out the Loveland Foundation.

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Chris is joined by Eric Slauson, designer of some unique party games like Tattoo Stories and Nerd Words: Science, and the upcoming MonsDRAWsity. Come learn a little bit about the process of designing party games, and also listen to Eric's thoughts on inclusivity and diversity in the hobby. It's a great chat with a great person. If you're unfamiliar with him, hopefully you got check out some of his great work.

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Coimbra is a city in Portugal. Or so Google taught me when I had to look up what Coimbra was. Also, we take a few minutes at the start of the episode to discuss our feelings on the Black Lives Matter movement and what we commit to do as a podcast to help people who are systematically disadvantaged. It may not be a perfect message, but we're trying, and if you have something to say to us, please do, we'll listen. If you don't want to hear anything about the situation, you can deal with less than three minutes of it before we review Coimbra.

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Chris and Wendy review games that we reviewed from two years ago, Topiary, Planecrafters, Go Nuts for Donuts, and Clans of Caledonia. Some of these games are still played and some haven't been played since we reviewed them. Some have donuts, some have whiskey. We're more knowledgable on donuts than we are on whiskey, so let's see if that affects our views on the games. (Not really.)

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Wendy and Chris take on Cooper Island, a newer Capstone Games release by Andread "Ode" Odendahl who also designed La Granja. Come take a dive with us as we discuss this heavier, and very tight game that might not be for everybody. Also we discuss several nonsequiters along the way. It's good.

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Marc from The Thoughtful Gamer podcast joins Chris today to talk about a very famed designer with a smaller yet powerful catalogue, Vital Lacerda. They have opposite opinions on games and probably get into a fight, and Chris says "ATM Machine" like a moron. It's a great episode.

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Chris takes you through one of the heaviest board games apps you'll see, Through The Ages, a game about civilization, smiley faces, and having a bigger military. Hope you enjoy it!

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It's hindsight 20/20 baby, where we re-review the games we covered on the show two years ago. What has held up, and what hasn't? What still gets played, and which games have been forgotten in the mass of other good games since then. Hope that you enjoy!

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