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 have a special guest on today's episode, Randall Thompson, one of the co-owners of Caper Games. They are best known for Get Adler, the deduction card game, and have a space exploration game currently on Kickstarter called Vertium. Go check it out in its final week, and check out some great stories Randall has to share about designing games and living abroad in Germany for several years. Enjoy!

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Who doesn't love donuts? And cute artwork? And Gamewright games? We're reviewing Go Nuts for Donuts, an adorable game of collecting the best set of donuts. We also discuss Tile Laying Games and their history a little, and we reveal the back story behind one of our oldest traditions: Hug Time. Enjoy!

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I want to look at shrubbery!  I really, really want to. Like, a lot!  I want to see a 1, then a 2, then a 3, then a 4, then a 5. That's how shrubbery works!  So, we're reviewing Topoiary, by Danny Devine, and Renegade Games. We also talk about Tableau Building games, where you build up a display in front of you, and then we discuss Superhero Fatigue, or the lack of it.

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We're reviewing Planecrafters, an airplane building game that is coming to Kickstarter on June 12th. Also on today's episode, we'll talk about card drafting games, and share some of those pesky nightmares that we would have when we were kids. If you aren't a patron of the show yet, you can support us at patreon.com/meeple and get exclusive access to our Monthly Ketchup, a video show where we catch up on games we've played over the month and anything else worth mentioning.

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Games can make us feel like kids sometimes. Usually in a good way! Sometimes we have fond, nostalgic memories of a game with family. Sometimes a company does a great job with a theme that reminds us of how excited we would be as kids to be playing as a race car, or star ship, or dinosaur!  So, join us today as Stephanie Smith from GeekyGirlyGames on Instagram recommends this topic, and wrote in her own Top 5 alongside ours. Enjoy, and never feel like you have to grow up!

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Remember when most of the games we knew were roll dice and move along a path? Maybe that wasn't your childhood, but it sure was ours! We're going to talk about the Roll-And-Move genre of games and some unique games in that style. We also talk about the 25th anniversary of the amazing, incomporable, Super Mario Brothers Movie. And we review Altiplano, recently released to English distribution by Renegade Games.

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Ever wondered what it takes to design your own game and run your own Kickstarter?  We talk with Andrew Bosley and Mike Patience from Paisley Games about just that!  Enjoy some great insight into making and producing your own game, and see what these guys' flavors are. 

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Continuing in our series of categories and mechanisms of games, we talk about Abstracts. Why are they interesting, and what's a little info about their history? Glad you asked! Let's talk about it. We also talk about the cartoon show We Bare Bears, because it's cute, and we review Rajas of the Ganges, a worker placement and tile placement game.

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Mike DiLisio from Solomode Games joins Chris on this episode. As we're discussing solo gaming, he was an appropriate guest to have on during one of Chris' solo episodes. Are solo gamers just a group of socially awkward troglodytes who are afraid of the sun?  After our discussion, maybe you can decide!

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Continuing on gaming mechanisms, we talk about why role playing is a good mechanism. We also discuss the history of nachos, and review a buzzworthy new word game people are calling a Codenames "killer."  Is it true?  Check out our thoughts of Decrypto by Iello games and Scorpion Masque.

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