Dice Tower Network Podcast: Tabletop Game Talk

Tabletop Game Talk is a weekly podcast that not only talks about games but also covers the topics of the board game hobby in general.  Chris, Kitty, and Josh each bring a different view point to the conversation in a fun and easy to listen to format.  The top of every episode includes feedback from our listeners to encourage a strong and interactive community.

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Tabletop Game Talk Episodes

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This week we talk about gaming with kids.  But before you say, "I don't have any kids, I think I'll skip this one," you just might be surprised how applicable this one can be to everyone's gaming (and life) outlook.  We also have an email from Brant...
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This week we talk about ways to get better at playing games.  Maybe this is how to teach other to get better, maybe it's how we get better ourselves at specific games.  And how do we measure better anyway?  All that and more...  
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This week we're talking about playing games with non-gamer family and friends.  What kinds of games work well for this?  What expectations should you have?  What are the problems with playing smaller games in large groups?  All that and a question from Grant on gaming communities.  
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This week we're defining stuff.  By popular demand.  If you've been in the hobby awhile, you've probably started to use jargon like cooperative, bag building game, hand management game.  But if you're someone a littler newer, that might make no sense whatsoever.  But after this episode, it will...
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This week we finally get to some feedback.  Which sparks a lot of conversation and fills in a few things we may have missed the first time around.  Chris even lets some listener feedback in that agree with Kitty and Fletcher... yikes!
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This week it’s Stonemaier’s turn as we take a look at some of the bigger names in board games.  This is the smallest of the big names, but just because they don’t have as many games as the others, doesn’t mean they don’t have as big an influence on the industry. Chris’s top 3 Stonemaier … Continue reading TGT 167: Stonemaier Games
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This week it's Stonemaier's turn as we take a look at some of the bigger names in board games.  This is the smallest of the big names, but just because they don't have as many games as the others, doesn't mean they don't have as big an influence on the industry. Chris's top 3 Stonemaier games are... Viticulture Scythe Wingspan
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This week we're focusing on CMON or Cool Mini or Not or C'MON.  But however you say it, they've had a pretty big impact in the gaming world and on how kickstarters are run. We also answer a couple listener questions from Jesse and JTT. Chris's top 3 CMON games are... Arcadia Quest Gizmos Zombicide Black Plague/Green Horde
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Chris does a LOT of the talking in this episode.  Yes, yes, we know what you're thinking, "he always does a lot of the talking."  But this time, it's a LOT.  Anyway, he's talking about FFG and what makes them FFG.  From the early days of TI1 to LCGs to Unique Games.  He covers it all, sort of.  We never do get into the digital side of FFG and we only touch on the story stuff they do. Oh, and if you're wondering what Chris's top 3 FFG games are... KeyForge Arkham Horror: The Card Game Star Wars: Rebellion
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This week we're looking at the promises publishers make, and break.  Should Kickstarter exclusives stay exclusive forever?  Should publishers be punished for missing releases dates?  Should preorder windows stay open for the entire window even if stock runs out?  Maybe.  But maybe not... Email us at feedback@TabletopGameTalk.com - for questions and feedback.

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