Episode 94 - Did You Notice A Theme?

December 5, 2019

Ambie and Crystal discuss a book Tortured Cardboard, and a couple games they've played recently, including Roll Estate and Silver & Gold. We then talk about how theme, specifically light themes and dark themes, can affect a game. In this week's "Board Game Etymology" segment, Crystal discusses the origins of the word "point."

Episode 93 - What If Everyone Played Board Games?

November 21, 2019

Ambie and Crystal discuss a couple games they've played recently, including Unlock! Heroic Adventures and Funkoverse Strategy Game. We then talk about what the world would be like if everyone played board games. In this week's "Board Game Etymology" segment, Crystal discusses the origins of the word "common."

Episode 92 - Omnipotent Omnigamers

November 7, 2019

Crystal and special guest host Paula Deming discuss a couple games they've played recently, including Tussie Mussie and Ghost Stories. They then talk about the term "omnigamer" and how people define themselves in board gaming.

Episode 91 - Forever Young

October 24, 2019

Crystal and special guest host Moderator Chris discuss a couple games they've played recently, including Doctor Who: Time of the Daleks and ShipShape. They then talk about games that they've played or would play over a hundred times. In this week's "Board Game Etymology" segment, Crystal discusses the origins of the word "Monopoly."

Episode 90 - Q&A

October 10, 2019

In this special episode, Ambie and Crystal answer a bunch of questions from listeners!

Episode 89 - Games We Don't Play Enough

September 26, 2019

Ambie and Crystal discuss a couple games they've played recently, including TransAmerica and The Quacks of Quedlinburg: The Herb Witches. We then talk about some games we don't play enough and why it's hard to get them played. In this week's "Board Game Etymology" segment, Crystal discusses the origins of the word "rare."

Episode 88 - Top 5 Pre-Hobby Games

September 12, 2019

Ambie and Crystal discuss a couple games they've played recently, including Mr. Face and Nine Tiles Panic. We then list off our top 5 games that we played before we got into the modern board gaming hobby. In this week's "Board Game Etymology" segment, Crystal discusses the origins of the company name "Hasbro."

Episode 87 - It's Only Natural

August 29, 2019

Ambie and Crystal discuss a couple games they've played recently, including Mahjong, Mountains, and Cartographers: A Roll Player Tale. We then discuss nature as a theme in board games.

Episode 86 - Gen Con Recap

August 15, 2019

Ambie and Crystal discuss a couple games they've played recently, including Holding On: The Troubled Life of Billy Kerr, Trapper Keeper Game, and Kenny G: Keepin' it Saxy. We then discuss Crystal's first time at Gen Con.

Episode 85 - What's Hype Got To Do With It?

August 1, 2019

Ambie and Crystal discuss a couple games they've played recently, including Letters from Whitechapel, Trogdor, and Gem Hens. We then discuss hype in board games and whether it's good or bad, or both.

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