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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Welcome to Las Vegas, a city whose schools were built on your gambling losses! Thank you to everyone who pays for our textbooks. How does Las Vegas Royale fair as the newest printing of a classic game? Pretty fantastic!  You'll have to hear why. We also discuss the mechanism of I Split, You Choose with its interesting history, AND we talk about Chris' favorite band, Metallica.  So enjoy!

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There is an old saying; When a pupil is ready, a master will appear.  Come join us as we play The Zorro Dice Game.  The world needs a new Zorro, so are you up for the challenge? Come chuck some dice and learn about this family weight game. Thanks to Pull The Pin games for sending this one out to us. Also, we talk about Wendy's newest fascination, dip powder nail manicures, and we discuss Hidden Movement Games. We'll be exploring mechanisms each week again!

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In our Hindsight episode, we look back at the reviews we did two years ago. October 2017 featured Sagrada, Downforce, Mars Open, and Mountains of Madness. How do many of these hold up? Come along and let's talk about those, as well as getting ready for Halloween!

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Thanks to our support on Patreon, we've started to do some bonus episodes every quarter that are non-board gaming topics. In this first bonus episode, we do a retrospective of the Dark Knight Trilogy, directed by Christopher Nolan from 2005 through 2012. How do these films hold up after many years, and many, many Marvel films? Let's talk through our thoughts on Chris' long-time favorite hero, Batman!

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Last week with Board Boy Josh and Board Boy Rob, we talked about expansions. But, we didn't hit one particular point, how we've been cooling on them. We'll explain a few of the good ones, but a few of the misses as well. And then Wendy educates us on buttercream frosting, and finally, we review a big new game about big old shoulders: City of the Big Shoulders by Parallel Games!

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Last week with Board Boy Josh and Board Boy Rob, we talked about expansions. But, we didn't hit one particular point, how we've been cooling on them. We'll explain a few of the good ones, but a few of the misses as well. And then Wendy educates us on buttercream frosting, and finally, we review a big new game about big old shoulders: City of the Big Shoulders by Parallel Games!

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Top 5 Expansions, a list we were a little trepidatious to make. Perhaps out tastes would be too similar, so, we have some guests to offer a unique perespective, Josh and Rob from The Board Boys podcast. They're one of our favorite podcasts to listen to, and so we're happy that they're on the show with us!

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Why bother reviewing such a small little game as PUSH, by Ravensberger? Some small games feature a lot of good decisions behind them, and that's what PUSH does. Check out what we have to say about that, as well as calling kids "smart" versus other compliments. Also, I guess Board Game Geek is a thing, so let's talk about its rating system! 

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How does one of your favorite games from two years ago stack up? Chris reflects on Broom Service, and Wendy on Dead of Winter. These are two games which were favorites, but are they still?  One yes, one no. Some other games and Top 5 lists are looked at again from two years ago, as well as reflecting on the growth we've had since then. Hope you enjoy!

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Crusaders primary form of conquest came from playing mancala more efficiently than the other crusader clans.  That's possibly not how history went, but you might think so given our review this week of Seth Jaffee's game Crusaders: Thy Will Be Done. We also discuss Crossovers both in the comic book world and on the game table. And of course, we run through the summer movies we watched in 2019. Enjoy! Or Else!

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