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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In Shop Talk! we are talking about Hype, Excitement, and Disappointment.  In Random Rally! we hope to teach you a little about portmaneaus, a fun way of combining two words.  Then finally in Game Time!  we're reviewing Kingdomino by Blue Orange Games.  This little Bruno Cathala game is quite charming, so we'll discuss likes, dislikes replayability value, similar games, and who this game would be good for.  Hope you enjoy!

 

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In Shop Talk! we discuss interaction in board games (and the occasional lack thereof).  In Random Rally! we take on some nice underutilized words in the English language.  And finally, in Game Time! we review Unfair, a recent Kickstarter release that will be out for retail distribution this coming Friday, April 21st.  Hope you enjoy your thoughts on these topics, and if you've got anything to share, take a seat at the table and contact us through any of the means below:

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Chris and Wendy discuss Wil Wheaton's hit show TableTop!  Afterwards, we present to you some exclusive, one-of-a-kind, and extremely fake board game commercials!  Finally, we review the dice chucking game of Elder Sign.   Come explore another part of the Fantasy Flight Cthulhu universe in this lighter, simpler, cooperative dice game.  We hope you enjoy what we've got to offer, so let us know what you think about TableTop, and if you'd like to see more fake board game commercials in the future.  Reach out to us and join the discussion:

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Chris and Wendy start Shop Talk! by discussing gaming snacks and how to do food at the gaming table.  Mind your manners!  For Random Rally! we will explore some instances where language barriers have led to some funny translations in gaming.  For Game Time! we will be discussing World's Fair 1893 by J. Alex Kevern and published by Renegade Games.  We hope you enjoy this week's programming, and please join us at the table for any discussion.  We can be reached at:

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Chris and Wendy had a fantastic weekend at MeepleCon 2017 in Las Vegas, so we're going to spend a lot of time reviewing how it went.  We got to try out the demo for Unlock! by Space Cowboys, met with lots of great people, and even have some insights from other folks who attended.  Hope you enjoy it.  We skip Random Rally! today to make time for it all, and we spend Game Time! reviewing Codenames, one of the most popular games of 2016.  Share with us your experiences at MeepleCon or any conventions!

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Chris and Wendy are happy to be at MeepleCon this weekend!  Hope to see some of you there.  In today's episode, we'll be going through the following segments.

Shop Talk!  "Pimp My Games!"   (Upgrading games)
Random Rally! Allergies!   
Game Time!  Medieval Academy

If you have a question or a comment, feel free to reach out to us and feel welcome to have a seat at our table:

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Chris and Wendy start off in Shop Talk! by giving you some pointers on teaching games, with both general suggestions and some specific ones for you to try.  In Random Rally! we discuss the Easter Bunny, Tooth Fairy, and our experience with these white lies.  And finally, in Game Time! we review a monster of a game, the gigantic Feast for Odin by Uwe Rosenburg and published by Z-Man games.   Come join us at the table to take part in this feast, and share with us your thoughts via email or on social media.

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In today's episode of Meeple Overboard! Chris and Wendy will spend Shop Talk! discussing board game conventions big and small in celebration of Las Vegas' own MeepleCon coming up on March 17th-19th.  We're hoping to see you there.  Then, in Random Rally! we'll talk about sneaking games into your collection and some soft skills there.  Then, in Game Time! we'll be reviewing a household favorite, Istanbul, a game by Rudiger Dorn and published by Pegasus Spiele/AEG.  Come give a listen, and join the conversation at:

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On this week's episode of Meeple Overboard! we discuss app versions of board games that we enjoy, and some that miss the mark.  Then in Random Rally! we discuss the psychological phenomenon of the mere exposure effect.  Lastly, we review one of Uwe Rosenburg's recent games, Agricola: Family Edition, a 2016 version that's friendlier and more forgiving than the 2007 original Agricola.   If you have any thoughts, feel free to share them below, or send us a little message online:

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Thanks for tuning in to the inaugural episode of Meeple Overboard!  In today's episode, Chris and Wendy talk about story-driven vs. mechanics-driven games, tell you a little about who they are, and give their review of Mansions of Madness 2nd Edition.  If you have any thoughts or questions, feel free to say anything in the comments below.

 

Special shout-out to Dominic, Frank, and Sean who helped us record the theme music for the show, and to Meepleville Board Game Cafe in Las Vegas for providing a great gaming location where we got to play Mansions of Madness.

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