Ambie & Crystal's Dice Tower Con 2018 Vlog

July 21, 2018

Ambie and Crystal went to Dice Tower Con 2018 and made a vlog about their time!


Episode 57 - Dice Tower Con 2018 Recap

July 19, 2018

Ambie and Crystal discuss a bunch of the games they played and the people they met at Dice Tower Con!

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."

Episode 49 - Global Gaming

March 29, 2018

Ambie and Crystal discuss a couple games they've played recently, including The Mind, Dinosaur Island, Arkham Horror: The Card Game, Island Hopper, and High Society. We then talk all about games that are from other cultures. In this week's "Board Game Etymology" segment, Crystal discusses the origins of the word "foreign."

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.

Bonus Episode - Crystal and Ambie Discuss TI4

January 25, 2018

A couple weeks ago, Crystal decided to recap her first ever play of Twilight Imperium live on Twitch! This is the podcast version (you can see the video version here).

Episode 44 - The 2017 Blitzies

January 18, 2018

Ambie, Cassadi, and Crystal discuss some games they've played recently, including Dungeon Petz, The Downfall of Pompeii, and Majesty: For the Realm. We then talk about 2017 in board gaming, have our 2017 Blitzies, and tell you our top 10 games of 2017 in this double length episode!

Live Stream: Crystal and Ambie Discuss TI4

January 4, 2018

In lieu of a normal podcast episode this week, Crystal and Ambie had a live stream where Crystal talked about her first ever play of Twilight Imperium!


Gen Con 2017 Recap

August 24, 2017

by Ambie Valdés
For the first time in forever, Toby and I went to Gen Con! This year was the 50th anniversary, and all the badges were sold out, so there were a lot of people there. We definitely did not go in expecting to play many games, but we still managed to play a few games throughout the convention! We also don't usually buy many new games, so we were mostly there just to experience everything as a once-in-a-lifetime event.

The convention was overwhelming. Before this, the biggest board game convention I went to was 3,000 people, so it was a huge jump to go to the 60,000 people at Gen Con! Also, most of the conventions I'd been to were more focused on open gaming and didn't have many vendors, but half the convention center was dedicated to exhibitors. We walked through the Exhibitor Hall multiple times each day, and every time we'd see booths we hadn't seen before. I'm pretty sure we still didn't see everything there.

Gen Con 2017 Vlog

August 24, 2017

Ambie went to Gen Con for the first time ever and made a vlog about her time there!


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