Dice Tower Network Podcast: The Portal Gaming Podcast

Portal Gaming Podcast is a podcast brought you by a store called the Portal located in Manchester, CT. The podcast is hosted by the brandt and Bryan and published on a biweekly basis. Every episode they recount recent games played, update on store events and new releases, and discuss hobby gaming from the perspective of a friendly local game store.

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The Portal Gaming Podcast Episodes

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In this episode the brandt recounts recent plays of Origami, Minute Realms, Ganymede, Kitchen Rush, Rescue Polar Bears, and Holding On: The Troubled Life of Billy Kerr. He is joined by Jimmy for quick thoughts on Rescue Polar Bears. Finally, the art of the review and negative reviews. Thanks!
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In this episode, the brandt and Bryan are joined by Harrison from the Game On Meetup to talk about the Extra Life Charity Auction and Game Day on November 3. They also recount recent plays of The Estates, Discovery: Unknown Lands, and Chronicles of Crime. Thanks and please consider stopping by or supporting the Extra Life Charity.
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In this episode, the brandt and Mason, a local Portal patron discuss recent plays of John Company, Rising Sun, Spirit Island, and Fog of Love including the announcement of the LGBTQ expansion. They then run through a "primer" of strategies for various games and mechanisms. Enjoy!
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In this episode, the brandt and kathy recap VannerCon 2018. Then the brandt and Bryan run through the games they played at the con. Thanks for listening!
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In this episode, the brandt is joined by Kristian, a local Portal patron, and they recount recent plays of Vikings Gone Wild, Tiny Epic Zombies, Maiden's Quest, Hero's Crossing, and Cryptid. They then discuss two player "duel" games. Enjoy and thanks for listening!
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In this episode, the brandt and Bryan recount recent plays of Sparkle Kitty, ION, Magical Treehouse, and Shifting Realms. They then discuss games and mechanisms that are both beloved and despised. Enjoy!
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Boy howdy! Sit back and get ready as the brandt, Bryan, and Kathy review a whole pile of games: Villainous, Newton, Founders of Gloomhaven, Crosstalk, War Chest, and Expancity. They then talk about why they started a podcast about a store and what the goal of the podcast is. Enjoy and thanks for listening to 100 episodes!
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In this episode, the brandt recalls recent plays of Fist of Dragonstones, GoTown, Hippo, Team Up!, Enchanters, Tiny Epic Defenders, and Oaxaca. Whew! He then bumbles through some things about video games... Hope you enjoy!
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In this episode, the brandt and Bryan recount recent plays of Century: Eastern Wonders, Forbidden Sky, and Coimbra. They then discuss what to do when you get a rule wrong in a game. Thanks for listening!
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In this episode, the brandt and kathy talk at length about Rise of Queensdale (no spoilers!), Catalyst, Piepmatz, and A(r)boretum. They also discuss the beautiful CT/RI shoreline area! the brandt finishes with a review of Loup Garou, a graphic novel adventure game from Van Ryder Games. Enjoy!

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