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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When you have a guest like Mike DiLisio on the podcast, you know he'll want to come back again. Maybe for some feelings of validation, or maybe to bring up some more guff about mint chip ice cream. Either way, enter the Meeple Overboard Zone and enjoy this great Top 5 List topic, top 5 covers.

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Carla Kopp from Weird Giraffe Games joins us to talk about a few things including the upcoming Kickstarter, Dreams of Tomorrow. Then, she shares with us how to pitch your game design to a publisher! There's a lot of great tips and tricks she shares, so if you've ever wanted to know the shady backroom dealings and bribery of game publishing ...well, that's not here. Instead, you get lots of useful, legal information!

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The number of new games is too dang high!  Or is it?  We talk about the good and the bad of so many games. Then we answer the questions "Why do so many languages have such similar words for 'mom' and 'dad'?"  Lastly, we review Prowler's Passage from Renegade Games and designed by J. Alex Kevern. Enjoy!

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Black Orchestra is a cooperative game about the attempts to assassinate Hitler. It's definitely a unique theme, so we review how it plays. We also discuss the movies we watched this summer, starting from Infinity War and going to Crazy Rich Asians. And we talk about how we keep our collection in just two cabinets. 

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Ahh, Mars, the Big Apple, as they call it. Can we turn it more into a mossy, moldy fruit ready for human life?  This is going off the rails. Join us as we review Terraforming Mars, talk about different ways games can have variability in games, and talk about Gustav Holst's orchestral suite, the Planets!

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Can you ruin a board game title by changing, adding, or removing one letter?  Check out what people did to Wasteland Empress Delivery Service, or March of the Pants. Then we discuss what it means to be a Disney Princess, since our daughter is three years old and that's a part of life now. Lastly, we review Reef by Emerson Matsuuchi and Next Move Games, a subdivisoin of Plan B Games.

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Join us around the table and learn a little about the history of how Meeples, Miniatures, and Dice are made! Also, we talk about veggie puns, inspired by our local grocery store stickers that our 3 year-old gets, and then we review Gizmos, by Phil Walker-Harding!  Enjoy!

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Some games end as you expect them to, and others are tense right until the very end!  Today, one of our listeners recommended a Top 5 list topic for us, Top 5 games that end with tons of excitement and suspense! It's going to be a fun list of good games, so come on down and check it out! Share with us your favorite suspenseful endings too!

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We sat down with Shem Phillips, designer of the North Sea trilogy and the forthcoming Architects of the West Kingdom, and Tim & Kristin Devine, designers of the forthcoming North Sea Epilogues! Want to learn more about this RPG system that's hitting Kickstarter on September 12th? You're in the right place. Get the inside scoop today, and mark your calendars! Also, do you want to hear an actual podcast play of the North Sea Epilogues system? Go check out Victory Condition Gaming on YouTube, and upcoming episodes of Roll to Play, Modifier, and Party of One podcasts.

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We got to sit down with Timm Metivier who will become a bit bigger of a name, as he is now one of the co-organizers of the brand new Dice Tower West. This is the new board game convention in collaboration with The Dice Tower to create a bigger board game convention in the West. Timm has done a lot of great things, so he shares a lot of great stories and insights with us!  Tickets for Dice Tower West go on sale Tuesday September 4th at 9am PST.  Grab 'em while they're hot!

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