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.
Dice Tower Network Podcast: Meeple Overboard
Meeple Overboard Episodes
Happy Gen Con for all of those out there in Indianapolis, and happy Gen Can't for those who couldn't make it! We're going to discuss Two Player Variants for games, since we play with each other the most. Then we're going to discuss the silliness of the phrase "It Pays for Itself!" when people often use it. Lastly, we review Custom Heroes, an upcoming release by AEG! If you have any thoughts, please shoot us a message!
What do you do when you're not having fun in a game? We'll talk about some ways we've tried coping. What are some of your ways? Then, we discuss one of our absolute favorite foods, Korean BBQ. Grilling meat fresh at the table? Sounds great to us! And lastly, we're reviewing the DC Comics Deck Building Game Crisis Expansion, which turns a competitive game into a cooperative experience! Hope you enjoy, and share with us what do YOU do when you're not enjoying a game.
We may not be art critics, but we love a game that looks great. We share our respective Top 5 lists of games with great art! Share with us YOUR favorites, on our instagram page, twitter, facebook, or by email. We'd love to hear what games you like, and maybe even make a few honorable mentions from our listeners.
Been too afraid to try painting minis? We were there too, and now Wendy does it all for us. We'll have an enjoyable discussion on picking ice cream flavors. Then, we end with our review of an exciting new game from Mayfair and Lookout Spiele called Barenpark! There's bears in the park!
Are there games that are like the classics we played as kids, but you know...better? We're going to discuss them now, in Shop Talk! Then in Random Rally! we discuss how we deal with customer service, even when it's not great. We try our best! And in Game Time! we review Unlock! Squeek and Sausage, an "Escape Room In a Board Game" experience. Enjoy!
Another smashing episode where we talk about introducing games to newbies, Hey Reb! UNLV's mascot changes, and review New York 1901
Chris takes some time to talk about the overall experience of the Salt Lake Gaming Con, and talks about two really exciting games he was able to play at the con: Century: Spice Road and Cities of Splendor, the expansion to Splendor. Which is better? Which does he recommend? Tune in and find out!
In episode 21 of Meeple Overboard, we realize we hadn't recorded enough episodes to get us through the week that we'd be up at Salt Lake Gaming Con in Utah, so we recorded in the car drive with our friends Kyle and Whitney. Big shout out to them for guest starring in our episode, and our apologies for all the background driving noises during the episode. We hope you still enjoy, even though the audio quality is rather different than in our home studio! It's some really fun discussion as we talk about our hopes going in, and what came out of the first day!
For episode 20, we're doing a top 5 list. Wendy's Top 5, and Chris' Top 5 cooperative board games. Celebrating 20 episodes with a little changein format, we'll each give our respective lists and discuss the games. Do you like the top 5 list? Did we do it well? Let us know your thoughts, because we'd love the feedback. If you like it, we'll keep making Top 5 lists! We had a lot of fun with it, so we'll see if it becomes a regular segment.
We talked about the Spiel, but what about other game awards? We're talking about some other big name ones. Then, we'll talk about games you can play on the road. Lastly, we'll be reviewing Eight Minute Empire: Legends, by Ryan Lauket.