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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Reviewing older games? But why? Because we're awesome, that's why! Tzolk'in the Mayan Calendar is a classic from 2012 and we discuss why we still love it and have it in our collection. Whistle Stop is a fun game from 2 years ago, and we discuss why this one isn't still in our collection. We also discuss the state of nice board game components, and why they may not exactly do it for us. Hope y'all enjoy! 

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No, you go first.  No, YOU go first!  No, you go first.  Wait, why did Billy take the first-player spot?  Dangit, now I'm last!  Let's talk about variable turn order, dive way to deep into a childrens cartoon show, and ultimately review Silver and Gold, a new roll and write game by excellent designer Phil Walker-Harding. Happy American Thanksgiving, and enjoy the episode.

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Do you have a Secret Santa or White Elephant coming up for work? Want some suggestions of games that might fit a wide array of audiences that we particularly recommend? You're in the right place: a podcast where we talk about our opinions. It's weird that you wouldn't find this list of recommendations if you were watching Terminator 2: Judgment Day, or watching an ice cream cone melt. Instead, come spend some time with us, and enjoy!

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Hope y'all had a spooky AHH!-ctober, and are enjoying a pleasant November. We're revisiting the last month in our monthly ketchup. We do apologize for the delay, as we had multiple technical issues, but alas, now you must deal with us talking about our fun Halloween, designing escape rooms, and the many games we got to enjoy!  Have fun.

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Welcome to the fashion world. It's just like the real world, except people are paid to be really, really ridiculously good looking. Go full-on Blue Steel, get some expensive yellow fabric, and make an evening-wear line in Pret-a-Porter, a worker placement game back in print now by Portal Games. Also, no spoilers, but we discuss watching the first episode of The Mandalorian, the new Star Wars show. Also, we discuss something called the Highest-Lowest scoring mechanism, also known by many as Reiner Knizia scoring. Enjoy!

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Today we're joined by one of our $10/month patrons, Paul Tompkins!  He chose a Top 5 List for us to do, which maybe can be best described as "Thinkers under an Hour."  We each have 5 games which provide a lot of satisfying play which can be played in a shorter time frame than many of the heavier, fuller games we often play. Many of these are great to pull out on an evening where you want a full game feel but with a shorter time frame.

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Today we're joined by one of our $10/month patrons, Paul Thompson!  He chose a Top 5 List for us to do, which maybe can be best described as "Thinkers under an Hour."  We each have 5 games which provide a lot of satisfying play which can be played in a shorter time frame than many of the heavier, fuller games we often play. Many of these are great to pull out on an evening where you want a full game feel but with a shorter time frame.

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Ahoy ya blarmey blumpkins. Hope you had a Happy Halloween. We did. And now we're going to talk about the games we reviewed two years ago. And quite the games they are! How do we feel about First Martians and Pandemic Legacy 2 years later?  How about revisiting our Top 5 Worker Placement games from then as well. It was a nice stroll down memory lane to see our old selves and our old picks in games. Hope you all enjoy, and let's get into the Thanksgiving spirit next.

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In our monthly ketchups, we go over our past month. September was an awesome month of gaming, including some special games with Crystal Pisano from Board Game Blitz. We're going over classic games from Nexus Ops to newer games like Cartographers, maybe even some out of print games like Glory to Rome. There's lots we played, so strap yourselves in and enjoy us talking about pneumonia and balloon animals.

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Don't get swallowed by lava! And don't let your castle get raided by orcs!  in other words, let's talk co-op games with some good themes. My First Castle Panic is a game for kids roughly 4 years old. How true is that?  Also, we review a new game currently on Kickstarter: Sub Terra II by Inside the Box games. Charge into a volcano to rescue priceless treasure, but careful, the temple will try to kill you before you can make it out free.. 

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