Ambie's Top 100 Games: 40-31

February 1, 2020

Ambie's revisiting her top 100 games as of the end of 2019! This video is numbers 40-31.


Episode 97 - The Impression That I Get

January 30, 2020

Ambie and Crystal discuss a couple games they've played recently, including City of the Big Shoulders and Fantastic Factories. We then talk about how important first impressions of a board game can be. In this week's "Board Game Etymology" segment, Crystal discusses the origins of the word "opinion."

City of the Big Shoulders Impressions

January 21, 2020

by Ambie Valdés
Note: I received a free review copy of City of the Big Shoulders from Parallel Games.

It’s not really a secret that I’m into economic games and 18xx games. When I read the rules to City of the Big Shoulders, an economic game with stock holding, worker placement, and factory production, it sounded a lot like a mix between Arkwright and 18xx to me. Since I love both of those, I was excited to try out City of the Big Shoulders.

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."

Top 100 Games: Ambie's 20-11

June 5, 2018

For our two year podcast anniversary, we decided to put together our top 100 board games of all time! In this video, Ambie goes over her top 20-11 games.


Strategically Thematic: Arkwright

March 9, 2017

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.


My Adventures at GenCant 2016

August 7, 2016

by GenCanterpillar
When I was born a couple days ago, I learned that there was a board game convention made just for me! I guess it's more of a can'tvention though. For those of you who don't know, Gen Con is a huge board gaming convention held every year. But there's also GenCant (named after me, of course), which is for all those people and animals who can't attend Gen Con in person.

The first thing I did was get my badge. Apparently I'm a Very Important Guest! I must be, because I'm pictured on the badge!

How to Play: Arkwright

July 29, 2016

Our How to Play videos are designed to be short (but still complete) instructional videos, mainly for people who want an overview before playing with someone who knows how to play (in place of that person teaching the rules). Setup and refresh is usually in a separate video, since only one person needs to know the details.


Episode 4 - The Great Outdoors

July 7, 2016

Ambie, Cassadi, and Crystal discuss some games they've played recently, including Arkwright, The Networks, and Qwixx. The "Accessory of the Week" segment is about board gaming tables, including tables that can be used outdoors. We then discuss games that can be played outside. In this week's "Board Game Etymology" segment, Crystal discusses the origins of the word "rondel."

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