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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Happy Thanksgiving from us here at Meeple Overboard!  In today's episode, we describe just a few of the reasons we're grateful to be in the hobby in our Thanksgaming segment.  Then we talk about the rich history of butter  (rich, get it?  eh?  eh?), and instead of a single review, we're doing 8 mini reviews all cram packed into about a minute each.  The fans picked the games to compare, so if you want us to try this again and you have a recommendation, then share it with us!

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Technology in board games is controversial, so let's talk all about it! We've researched a fun little bit into the history of tech in games, and it flows all the way until now, with the recent release of First Martians by Portal Games.  Ignacy Trzewiczek and Portal Games are known for Robinson Crusoe, so how does First Martians stack up?  We'll give our full review in Game Time!

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Legacy Games are all the rage!  Well, like the 5 of them that exist.  But Pandemic Legacy Season 1 was probably many player's first foray into Legacy games (though Risk Legacy was the original), and has caused quite a bit of controversy. We're joined by Joe Comings, a self-described convert to Legacy games, as we discuss why they work, what changed his mind about them, and to give a review of Pandemic Legacy Season 1, with spoilers from only the first few games.  Why spoilers?  If you're hesitant to try it yet, we want to give you some of the meat to tell you that it's worth trying!  Spoile

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We love worker placement games!  Should we have done a Top 5 list of them?  Well that decision was out of our hands, because Aaron Williams won a contest of ours and got to choose our next Top 5 List.  He contributes his own very good list as well, so join us for a lot of great game recommendations in the Worker Placement genre.  Have a suggestion for a Top 5 list?  Send it our way and we'll consider it, or look out for our little contests on social media!

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Essen is in the air!  As a follow-up to last week's discussion about why Expansions are so great, this week we talk about why to not get expansions sometimes.  Then we discuss why names of countries are so different in different languages.  And finally, we review Iello Games' Mountains of Madness by Rob Daviau, a game where the madness really ramps up.  

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What would it be like to golf on Mars?  Don't worry about terraforming or colonizing, just play a fun nine holes.  We're reviewing Mars Open Tabletop Golf by Bellwether Games.  The kickstarter goes live on November 7th, so get the early scoop exclusively on our podcast or our YouTube channel.  Oh, ps, we're launching a YouTube channel!  We also talk about wanting, nay, salivating over expansions, and the pronunciation of GIF.

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Ahh, the old race track, where friends and strangers meet to place bets on which colored vehicle or dog will cross the finish line first.  But how about a game where you get to race down the track, AND place the bets.  We review Downforce by Restoration Games.  We also discuss games for the Halloween Holiday, and Kefir soda.

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Sagrada!  It's beautiful, it's dicey, and it's reviewed on today's episode. We also talk about how to have fun while losing. And we list the Top 5 things for villains to stop doing in books, movies, and TV shows.  Thank you to all those who have prayed for, sent thoughts to, or donated to Las Vegas over this last week.  If you look at the hashtag #VegasStrong, you will see inspiring stories of people banding together to help the community.  We and our families are safe, so let's help take care of those who need support.

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A Top 5 List!  Games that are really fun to teach!   AND we're joined by some of the coolest podcasting couple around, Married with Board Games.  Spencer and Lara Williams share their top 5 lists on this topic as well, so maybe you can find some games you'll enjoy teaching, or share with us what are your favorite games to teach!

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If you're looking at different gaming table options, and particularly looking for an affordable, but professional option, then check out our review of Game Toppers by Kevin Burkhardsmeier.  This is a system that turns any table into an amazing looking game table with plenty of accessories available, customized play surfaces, and a great price point.   Check out their website at GameToppersLLC.com or their kickstarter page which is live until October 25th!

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