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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Essen is in the air!  As a follow-up to last week's discussion about why Expansions are so great, this week we talk about why to not get expansions sometimes.  Then we discuss why names of countries are so different in different languages.  And finally, we review Iello Games' Mountains of Madness by Rob Daviau, a game where the madness really ramps up.  

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What would it be like to golf on Mars?  Don't worry about terraforming or colonizing, just play a fun nine holes.  We're reviewing Mars Open Tabletop Golf by Bellwether Games.  The kickstarter goes live on November 7th, so get the early scoop exclusively on our podcast or our YouTube channel.  Oh, ps, we're launching a YouTube channel!  We also talk about wanting, nay, salivating over expansions, and the pronunciation of GIF.

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Ahh, the old race track, where friends and strangers meet to place bets on which colored vehicle or dog will cross the finish line first.  But how about a game where you get to race down the track, AND place the bets.  We review Downforce by Restoration Games.  We also discuss games for the Halloween Holiday, and Kefir soda.

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Sagrada!  It's beautiful, it's dicey, and it's reviewed on today's episode. We also talk about how to have fun while losing. And we list the Top 5 things for villains to stop doing in books, movies, and TV shows.  Thank you to all those who have prayed for, sent thoughts to, or donated to Las Vegas over this last week.  If you look at the hashtag #VegasStrong, you will see inspiring stories of people banding together to help the community.  We and our families are safe, so let's help take care of those who need support.

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A Top 5 List!  Games that are really fun to teach!   AND we're joined by some of the coolest podcasting couple around, Married with Board Games.  Spencer and Lara Williams share their top 5 lists on this topic as well, so maybe you can find some games you'll enjoy teaching, or share with us what are your favorite games to teach!

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If you're looking at different gaming table options, and particularly looking for an affordable, but professional option, then check out our review of Game Toppers by Kevin Burkhardsmeier.  This is a system that turns any table into an amazing looking game table with plenty of accessories available, customized play surfaces, and a great price point.   Check out their website at GameToppersLLC.com or their kickstarter page which is live until October 25th!

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Winter is coming, or if you're in the world of Dead of Winter, it has already come!   We'll review the game that started the the line of games and comic book series!  We'll also talk about playing with newbies, and if you should hold back.  And in Random Rally, we discuss the Dunning-Kruger effect, a cognitive bias about not recognizing one's own need for improving skills.  It's a great episode with a lot of fun topics to it.  Enjoy!

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Want to learn about how to realistically get a gaming table?  We've got some suggestions.  We also discuss the not-at-all confusing realm of Negative Prefixes in English, and lastly, give our full review of Century Spice Road.  Hope you enjoy!

Check out Dan Hughes' podcast at http://thisgameisbroken.libsyn.com/website  and I do recommend you check it out!

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Tim Fowers, designer of Burgle Bros and Fugitive, has a new game on Kickstarter called Now Boarding.  This is a cooperative games with real-time phases about delivering passengers across the United States.  It's chaotic and requires a lot of working together.  Now Boarding is the kind of cooperative game that hits a great balance where every player contributes and has to carry their own weight.  It’s really unique, unlike any other game that I’ve played before, and I do recommend you check it out.

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There are so many great games out there, and many we've wanted to play for a while, but some we just haven't gotten to yet. So, we made a Top 5 list of them, recommended by one of our listeners, Wayne, who contributed his own Top 5 as well.  Get to know our interests in gaming a little bit in this list.  This list isn't about upcoming games, but games that have already been out for a little while that we just haven't connected with.

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