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."

Episode 33 - The Digital Frontier

August 3, 2017

Ambie, Cassadi, and Crystal discuss some games they've played recently, including Vinhos, Unearth, and Future Tense. We then talk about digital apps in board games, both digital versions of games and companion apps. In this week's "Board Game Etymology" segment, Crystal discusses the origins of the word "play."

Episode 32 - Con Candor

July 20, 2017

Ambie, Cassadi, and Crystal just got back from a couple board game conventions, so we talk about our time at Origins (Cassadi) and Dice Tower Con (Ambie and Crystal)!

Episode 31 - On the Road Again

July 6, 2017

Ambie, Cassadi, and Crystal discuss some games they've played recently, including Fourth Age, 1817, Kitten Klash, and Barenpark. We then talk about playing games while traveling or on vacation. In this week's "Board Game Etymology" segment, Crystal discusses the origins of the word "score."

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