Episode 107 - Top 5 Game Themes

June 18, 2020

Ambie and Crystal discuss a couple games (or puzzles) they've played recently, including some Ravensburger Escape Puzzles and Slay the Spire. We then go over our top 5 themes in board games, whether they currently exist or not!

Strategically Thematic: Anachrony

May 2, 2018

Strategically Thematic is a segment featured on The Dice Tower's bi-weekly Throat Punch Lunch videos about games where the theme and mechanics go together really well.

Episode 51 - Influence & Responsibility in Board Game Media

April 26, 2018

Ambie and Crystal discuss a couple games they've played recently, including Anachrony and ...and then we held hands. We then talk about how people are influenced by board game media. In this week's "Board Game Etymology" segment, Crystal discusses the origins of the word "epic."

MeepleCon 2018 Recap

March 19, 2018

by Ambie Valdés
Last weekend I went to my second MeepleCon, a board game convention in Las Vegas! The convention was three days, but we ended up getting a flight early Sunday morning to go home (other flights were a lot more expensive), so we were only there on Friday and Saturday. But we still had tons of fun playing games!

The Games
I played 22 plays of 15 different games at the convention (plus some Craps), 8 of which were new to me. The most played and my favorite new game was The Mind, a new cooperative card game where you have to play the cards in order without talking! Jess had a copy that she borrowed from Scott Alden and was bringing it around to everyone at the convention to try out. It was really hard and a lot of fun, and I really want to get it. Unfortunately, it's currently only available in Germany, but I heard that it will be coming over soon.

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