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A podcast about board games, the community, and all the lovely lovely bits. Join Shaun and Michelle as they discuss all sorts of things in the board game world, spotlight parts of the wonderful board game community, and marvel over the best components hobby boardgamdom has to offer! Tweet us @allthebitspod Email us at allthebitspodcast@gmail.com

A podcast about board games, the community, and all the lovely lovely bits. Join Shaun and Michelle as they discuss all sorts of things in the board game world, spotlight parts of the wonderful board game community, and marvel over the best components hobby boardgamdom has to offer! Tweet us @allthebitspod Email us at allthebitspodcast@gmail.com
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A podcast about board games, the community, and all the lovely lovely bits. Join Shaun and Michelle as they discuss all sorts of things in the board game world, spotlight parts of the wonderful board game community, and marvel over the best components hobby boardgamdom has to offer! Tweet us @allthebitspod Email us at allthebitspodcast@gmail.com

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English


Episodes

Episode 39 - The Audio Goblins Strike Again and the Games We Love (Featuring: Vasco de Gama, Archmage, Call to Adventure, Planet, Luxor, and many more games!)

4/8/2019
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Welcome to Episode 39 of All The Bits wherein the audio goblins strike again but still we prevail! Vasco de Gama, Archmage, Call to Adventure, Planet, Luxor, Songbirds, and many more games are discussed! We manage to salvage the Hot Topic (Our thoughts on the Golden Geek Awards), the All the Bits bit and the Shelf Shamming bit so all is not lost! We are a proud member of the Dice Tower Network (https://www.dicetower.com/dice-tower-network) A big thank you to our show sponser, Board Game...

Duration:01:05:11

Episode 38 - We are Space Dinosaurs! (Featuring Beta Colony, DinoGenics, Cerebria, Automobiles, and more)

3/18/2019
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Welcome to Episode 38 of All The Bits wherein Shaun and Michelle discuss DinoGenics, Beta Colony, look at the BGG Thread “Zen Koan (co-wan) & philosophical proverbs for gamers”, bring back an old bit (Unboxing!), introduce a new bit (Shelf Shaming), and hit you up with all the games, fun, and witty banter you have come to know and love! We are a proud member of the Dice Tower Network (https://www.dicetower.com/dice-tower-network) A big thank you to our show sponser, Board Game Bliss...

Duration:01:00:51

The "we are #thuglife" episode (featuring Russian Railroads, Reykholt, Ghost Fightin' Treasure Hunters, Beta Colony, and much much more!)

3/3/2019
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Welcome to Episode 37 of All The Bits wherein Shaun and Michelle up their bit game by 20%! Gameplay and bits of Russian Railroad, Reykholt, Ghost Fightin’ Treasure Hunters, Beta Colony, and Speicherstadt are discussed. The BGG Thread Spotlight returns as the thread “Worst Teaching Experience” is examined (note: Michelle embarasses Shaun) and a brand new bit, “Shipped Off”, makes its debut! All this, and the usual question asking, game guessing, and fawning over bits on episode 37 of All The...

Duration:01:02:59

Episode 36 - It's Our Top 10 Episode Re-Run

2/25/2019
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Welcome to Episode 36 of All The Bits wherein Shaun grabs the reins and rambles about all of Michelle’s “problems”.From there, we are doing our first episode Re-run… We go in the way back machine to Episode 26 of All The Bits, where Shaun and Michelle finally go over their top 10 games of all time! We are a proud member of the Dice Tower Network (https://www.dicetower.com/dice-tower-network) A big thank you to our show sponser, Board Game Bliss (www.boardgamebliss.com). A store where you can...

Duration:01:39:47

Episode 35 - Have a Fantastic Felduary! (Featuring Spell Smashers, Forum Trajanum, Wingspan, Through The Desert, Gorus Maximum, and more!)

2/11/2019
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Welcome to Episode 35 of All The Bits wherein we emerge from slumber and straight into the Dice Tower Network! We discuss our recent plays of Spell Smashers, Forum Trajanum, Blood Bowl Team Manager The Card Game, and Wingspan. We bring forth another Hot Topic as we talk about our 2019 Gaming Resolutions. We marvel at the bits of Through The Desert and Gorus Maximum. All this, and the usual antics, “baseball” discussion, and assorted nonsense from All The Bits! We are a proud member of the...

Duration:01:24:54

Episode 34(ish) - Michelle provides some filler content!

2/4/2019
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Welcome to a very abbrivated Episode 34 of All The Bits! After recording THE BEST PODCAST IN THE HISTORY OF PODCASTS, the technology would not cooperate and audio went missing. On top of that, Shaun picked up and ran off to (not so) sunny Florida. Thank goodness for Michelle though, who stepped in and tells us about all her recent plays! A big thank you to our show sponser, Board Game Bliss (www.boardgamebliss.com). A store where you can find an amazing selection of games from around the...

Duration:00:09:46

Episode 33 - The hype got to me and these are the top 5 that stood out in 2018 (aka Top 5 New to Me Games of 2018)

12/24/2018
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Welcome to Episode 33 of All The Bits wherein we convey “The hype got to me and these are the top 5 that stood out in 2018 (aka Top 5 New to Me Games of 2018)”. You may not have asked for it but we decided to do it because everybody else is doing it! But don’t worry, we still got all the other bits you have come to love: our recenently plays, guess the game, wacky questions, all the bits, next up and more! Let’s knock out 2018 in style! A big thank you to our show sponser, Board Game Bliss...

Duration:01:43:03

Episode 32 - All About The V-SUCH! (Featuring Everdell, Terraforming Mars: Colonies, Underwater Cities, Villainous, Forbidden Sky, Chai, Pax Unplugged, and more!)

11/27/2018
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Welcome to Episode 32 of All The Bits wherein we discuss our recent plays of Everdell, Terraforming Mars: Colonies, Underwater Cities, and Villainous. We marvel at the bits from Victorian Masterminds and Forbidden Sky, and look at the BGG thread “You know you’re a board gamer if…”. In our Next Up bit, we look to the future and to Pax Unplugged. All this, and the usual game guessing, question asking, and nonsense of All The Bits! A big thank you to our show sponser, Board Game Bliss...

Duration:01:09:55

Episode 31 - It's Just A Beige Blob (Featuring Mechs vs. Minions, Charterstone, Kashgar, House of Danger, Night Night Kisses, Just One, and a GIVE-AWAY!

11/11/2018
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Welcome to Episode 31 of All The Bits, AKA the cursed episode. We finally take to the fake radio airwaves to discuss Mechs vs. Minions, Charterstone, House of Danger, and Kashgar. We drool over the bits in Night Night Kisses and Just One. We shine a spotlight on the BGG Thread “What is Important in a Game Box?”. We also have all the usual fun of AtB… And oh yeah..A GIVE-AWAY! Woot! A big thank you to our show sponser, Board Game Bliss (www.boardgamebliss.com). A store where you can find an...

Duration:01:16:37

Episode 30 - So Predictable (Featuring Carpe Diem, Spy Club, Spring Meadow, Untold: Adventures Await, Rescue Polar Bears, Tidal Blames, and much more)

10/23/2018
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Welcome to Episode 30 of All The Bits, wherein we get so predictable as Michelle pew pew pew’s a Feld (Carpe Diem) and Uwe (Spring Meadow), while Shaun gets his creativity on with Spy Club and Untold: Adventures Awaits.The duo then discuss themes that turn you off the most in the BGG thread spotlight. Don’t forget the fondaling bit as Rescue Polar Bears and Tidal Blades are discussed. Finally, in the next up bit, Euros and Kickstarters are gazed upon. All this, and all the usual question...

Duration:01:34:14

Episode 29 - Top 5 boxes with bits that are coming out at the most wonderful time of the year. Essen Spiel baby!

10/8/2018
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Welcome to Episode 29 of All The Bits, wherein the dynamic duo become a terrific threesome as Marguerite Cottrell aka @Maggibot joins the show to discuss Essen releases, horrific game stories and Potatoes! Not only do Shaun and Michelle rely on Maggi’s amazing knowledge, they make her play their crazy games! This was quite the show! A big thank you to our show sponser, Board Game Bliss (www.boardgamebliss.com). A store where you can find an amazing selection of games from around the world!...

Duration:01:23:54

Episode 28 - It's All The Bits LIVE at FallCon 31! (Featuring way too many games and guests to put in one place!)

9/30/2018
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Welcome to Episode 28 of All The Bits, wherein Shaun and Michelle go to FallCon 31! They are joined by a variety of guests as they talk about what they’ve played at FallCon 31, the Canadian Game Design Awards, what GIANT bits they saw, a Next Up with a host of guests, a Guess the Game with an OG bitser, and much much more! Please note this episode’s content was record live on-site at FallCon 31. While this was an incredible experience, please be warned that there is a fair bit of background...

Duration:01:12:40

Episode 27 - Fairly Blase (Featuring Little Action, Root, Blue Lagoon, GoodCritters, Brass: Birmingham, and seriously way more games, all the games!)

9/18/2018
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Welcome to Episode 27 of All The Bits, wherein we get kiddy wit it (Little Action), fight for dominance in the wild (Root), marvel at the Doctor (Blue Lagoon), and show just how bad cute animals can be (GoodCritters). But that’s not the only games Shaun and Michelle played. They discuss all their plays, and interactions with MEGA BOARD GAME PERSONALITIES, at Fowl Play 2018. All this and the usual bits of All The Bits! It’s all about the games on Episode 27! A big thank you to our show...

Duration:01:39:14

Episode 26 - The 1 year anniversary mega party! (Featuring our top 10 games of all time, our give-away winner, and a huge FallCon 31 announcement)

9/3/2018
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Welcome to Episode 26 of All The Bits, wherein we celebrate our one year anniversary! We made it! This is a huge episode as Shaun and Michelle go over their top 10 games, look at a BGG thread spotlighting “grail” games, getting excited about bits, and get hyped up for once “next up”. Oh yeah… There’s still the matter of a little give-away. Congratulations to the winner! On top of all that, there are details for a huge FallCon 31 announcement! * A big thank you to our show sponser, Board Game...

Duration:01:32:46

Episode 1.Z - What Do 2 Teenagers Think of All The Bits?

8/15/2018
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Well this is a thing that is actually happening! Tyler and Matthew, Shaun’s two teenage nephews, take over All The Bits and talk over Episode 1 of All The Bits. They know nothing about board games, and really, life in general but here they are. See what happens when Michelle makes a deal with the devil? Hope ya’ll like Fortnite!!! A big thank you to our show sponser, Board Game Bliss (www.boardgamebliss.com). A store where you can find an amazing selection of games from around the world!...

Duration:00:16:43

Episode 25 - Fondling All The Bits (Featuring Curio: The Lost Temple, Pioneer Days, Lords of Hellas, Ulm, Cleopatra, Lowlands, Northwind, and all the Gen Con!!!)

7/23/2018
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Welcome to Episode 25 of All The Bits, wherein Shaun and Michelle talk about some hotness (Lords of Hellas, Lowlands, Pioneer Days), some oldish (Cleopatra and the society of Architects), and look in depth at Curio: The Lost Temple. The dynmaic duo also fawn over the bits from Lords of Hellas and Northwind, step up to the place in their Next Up bit, and go over what they are most looking forward to at Gen Con 2018. Shaun and Michelle also make sure that you are aware that the next episode is...

Duration:02:01:48

Episode 24 - Semantics Schemantics (Featuring Starship Samurai, Merlin, Glory to Rome, Goa, Cry Havoc, Istanbul: Dice Game, Roll Player, Tokyo Highway and much more!)

7/9/2018
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Welcome to Episode 24 of All The Bits, wherein Shaun and Michelle talk about the new (Starship Samurai, Merlin), the recent (Cry Havoc, Istanbul: Dice Game), and the old (Glory to Rome,Goa). The dynmaic duo also fawn over the bits from Roll Player and Tokyo Highway, get excited about new games, expansions, and re-implementations, and discuss the BGG thread: is buying a lottery ticket the same as playing a game? All this and the usual games, wackiness, and delightful banter you have come to...

Duration:01:30:28

Episode 23: The Good Ideas Episode (Featuring Luxor, Reef, Endeavor, Century: Eastern Wonders, Coimbra, Dragon Castle, and more!)

6/25/2018
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Welcome to Episode 23 of All The Bits wherein Shaun and Michelle go all Cult of the New. It’s all of Origins 2018’s hottest games in one place. They Drive By Luxor, Reef, Endeavor, Century: Eastern Wonders, Coimbra and more! The dynamic duo then run-down how their 10x10 is going at the mid-point (hint: not good). In the All The Bits bit, Shaun talks about the incredible art of Dino Dunk (duh) and Michelle messes with your head as she talks about all the wood in Origin. Finally, Next Up gets...

Duration:01:24:54

Episode 22b - Top ten games that we can trade for money at Origins 2018....

6/12/2018
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What’s this?!?! A bonus episode of All The Bits?!?! For realz! It’s our Origins preview wherein we tell you our top picks for games going on sale this Origins! We are also joined by a special guest star: Shaun’s crying daughter. She really wanted to say HI to the internetz! Join team All The Bits by donating at https://pathofplay.rallyup.com/team/4e6f87 Like us and follow us on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/allthebitspod/ Tweet us: @allthebitspod Follow us on Instagram: @allthebitspod...

Duration:00:56:14

Episode 22 - I Would Drop a Deuce for Riverboat! (Thunderstone Quest, Altiplano, Arkham Horror LCG, Bruxelles 1893, Formula D, Riverboat and much more!)

6/3/2018
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Welcome to Episode 22 of All The Bits, wherein Shaun and Michelle talk about all the board games! They Drive By the new hotness (Altiplano, Thunderstone Quest, Riverboat) and the cult of the old (Arkham Horror LCG, Bruxelles 1893, Formula D). In an interactive BGG Thread spotlight, they look at the “Board Games Described Badly” thread. The All The Bits bit features a Medici comparison and makes you hungry with New York Slice. And in the Next Up bit, the dynamic duo looks at expansions for...

Duration:01:21:46