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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We're starting a cycle for a several episodes where we break down different game mechanisms and discuss what makes them tick and why they're interesting. We're starting with deck building games. We also review Blood of an Englishman, and abstract game done entirely in cards, where two players take the roles of either Jack or the Giant, and the drama of the beanstalks. Come give a listen, and make sure to check back next week for the winner of our Raiders of the North Sea giveaway!

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It's been a great time for conventions, and MeepleCon in our home town of Las Vegas is no exception. What a blast we had, and we got to learn quite a few new games. Hear us talk about some buzzworthy games like Decrypto and The Mind, and also our First Impressions on Dinosaur Island by Pandasaurus Games, since their second kickstarter is up now!

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Ambie Valdes from Board Game Blitz joins us! We go over our Top 5 games that we really enjoy but haven't played enough times.  Wendy and Chris has some weird fractions of games too, apparently. Very educational and fun!

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SaltCon 2018 was an excellent convention, with plenty of great games and a few special looks. One of those special looks was a full play of the demo copy of Brass Birmingham coming up from Roxley Games.  Come listen as we talk about our experience at SaltCon, and our first impression preview of this new game in the Brass system!

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This episode, we're going full-blown Own Wilson and talking about "Wow!"  Ben from SnowBoardGamer joins us to go over the Top 5 games that wowed us from the get-go. Some games get slowly warmed up to over time, but not these ones. These ones were instant hits. So enjoy, and see you at SaltCon!

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Our Patreon is launching Tuesday, February 27th, 2018. But that's in the future. Today, we're reviewing Azul by Plan B Games!  We also talk about perceived imbalance in games, and why we feel it so badly.  Also, we'll be talking going on Road Trips with a toddler, since we'll be at SaltCon on March 1, 2, and 3!  Hope to see you there!

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Ever felt judged for pronouncing a weird game name wrong? We all do it.  Inevitably, we'll say some strange word wrong. Unless you are perfect at speaking every language, so we chat about how it's just fine. Also, puns are stupidly awesome, so we share a few more!  Lastly, we review Castles of Caladale, by Renegade Games and designed by David Wilkinson, which was a review copy received from Renegade.

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Hey hey hey!  We're joined by Crystal Pisano from Board Game Blitz, a female-led podcast that also runs 30 minutes. Crystal loves thematic games that create stories, so she's on to share her Top 5 alongside us for great games that do this well.  She's an absolute blast, and I don't know if we've laughed this hard recording an episode before. We hope you all enjoy!

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Wasn't there sort of special announcement?  There sure was!  We'll also talk about board game terms that we use, and what exactly we mean by "Heavy" or "Fiddly".  Wendy runs us through a Gluten-Free Roux which is an important staple of cooking tastily, and we review Raiders of the North Sea by Renegade Games/Garphill Games.  Like Vikings? Like Worker Placement?  Check it out.

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Do you like candy? Sure you do, unless you're some kind of evil fog monster.  Assuming you're not, then check out our review of a very intering and historically themed game called Operatoin Candy Bomber.  We also discuss what board games have taught us, and learn a little about the fun musical group Postmodern Jukebox.

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