Episode 43 - Ex-Ch-Ch-Changing

December 21, 2017

Ambie, Cassadi, and Crystal discuss some games they've played recently (or are looking forward to playing), including Magic Maze, DropMix, and Twilight Imperium: Fourth Edition. We then talk about some board games that involve exchanges. In this week's "Board Game Etymology" segment, Crystal discusses the origins of the word "shuffle."

Episode 42 - Tales of Amazing Gifts

December 7, 2017

Ambie, Cassadi, and Crystal discuss some games they've played recently, including Kitchen Rush, Catacombs, and Hanamikoji. We then talk about some of our favorite board game related gifts. In this week's "Board Game Etymology" segment, Crystal discusses the origins of the word "gift."

Episode 41 - Giving Thanks

November 23, 2017

Ambie, Cassadi, and Crystal discuss some games they've played recently, including Legends of Andor, Ascension, and Queendomino. We then talk about what we're thankful for in board gaming, including some listener responses! In this week's "Board Game Etymology" segment, Crystal discusses the origins of the word "benefit."

Episode 40 - Putting the U and I in Community

November 9, 2017

Ambie and Crystal discuss a couple games they've played recently, including For-Ex and Ex Libris. We then talk about how board games can help build and support communities. In this week's "Board Game Etymology" segment, Crystal discusses the origins of the word "community."

Episode 39 - Top 5 Surprises

October 26, 2017

Ambie, Cassadi, and Crystal discuss some games they've played recently, including Flip Ships, Magic: The Gathering, and Near and Far. We then have our first Top 5 list - Top 5 Surprises in Gaming! In this week's "Board Game Etymology" segment, Crystal discusses the origins of the word "card."

Episode 38 - Ethics in Game Media

October 12, 2017

Ambie, Cassadi, and Crystal discuss some games they've played recently, including Spirit Island, First Orchard, and The 7th Continent. We then talk about ethics and bias in board game media. In this week's "Board Game Etymology" segment, Crystal discusses the origins of the word "adventure."

Episode 37 - The Art of Gaming

September 28, 2017

Ambie, Cassadi, and Crystal discuss some games they've played recently, including The Pyramid's Deadline, Kobayakawa, Russian Railroads, and BONK. We then talk about art and graphic design in board games. In this week's "Board Game Etymology" segment, Crystal discusses the origins of the word "art."

Episode 36 - Exploring Expansions

September 14, 2017

Ambie, Cassadi, and Crystal discuss some games they've played recently, including 18OE, World's Fair 1893, and the Ferengi and Cardassian expansions for Star Trek Ascendancy. We then talk about board game expansions. In this week's "Board Game Etymology" segment, Crystal discusses the origins of the word "expand."

Episode 35 - The Shakedown on Dice

August 31, 2017

Ambie, Cassadi, and Crystal discuss some games they've played recently, including EXIT: The Game, Ethnos, and Dice Forge. We then talk about dice in games and what we like or dislike about them. In this week's "Board Game Etymology" segment, Crystal discusses the origins of the word "roll."

Episode 34 - GenConCant Preview

August 17, 2017

Ambie, Cassadi, and Crystal discuss some games they've played recently, including 1859, Rocky Road a la Mode, and T.I.M.E Stories: Lumen Fidei. We then talk about Gen Con and GenCant, including what we're excited about and some predictions we have. In this week's "Board Game Etymology" segment, Crystal discusses the origins of the word "hype."

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