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TGT 160 On Topic: Paying to Play/Win

9/10/2019
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This week we talk about the value of playing games. As in, is it worth it to pay for a DM to play D&D with? What about paying for table space to play a board game? If it comes with an instructor? And finally, what about those games you have to keep paying for to … Continue reading TGT 160 On Topic: Paying to Play/Win →

Duration:01:03:26

TGT 159 On Topic: Designers and Publishers

9/3/2019
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This week Kitty and Chris talk about notable designers and publishers. It might be a conversation about what designers have changed the industry, or cause others to mimic them, or are recognizable by the rules of their game alone. Or it might just be a conversation about some big names and how versatile they are… … Continue reading TGT 159 On Topic: Designers and Publishers →

Duration:01:03:03

TGT 158 On Topic: Print and Plays

8/27/2019
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This week we’re talking about print and play games and why we never play them, but maybe should? Also we discover Etsy is a good place to get other people to do all the work involved in printing out these games. At least for one such game… Email us at feedback@TabletopGameTalk.com – for questions and … Continue reading TGT 158 On Topic: Print and Plays →

Duration:01:05:44

TGT 157 On Topic: Reviewers

8/20/2019
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This week we’re taking look at reviews and the people that make them. Nobody specific, we just talk about reviews in general. And Chris and Fletcher really get into it when we start talking about paid reviews. You’ve been warned… Email us at feedback@TabletopGameTalk.com – for questions and feedback. Follow us on twitter http://twitter.com/TabletopGameTLK http://twitter.com/GameMasterChris … Continue reading TGT 157 On Topic: Reviewers →

Duration:01:00:10

TGT 156 On Topic: Fun – Revisited

8/13/2019
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Way back in episode 4 we talked about what makes games fun for us. Well now we have Fletcher and three more years of gaming so we want to look back and see if our ideas of fun have changed over the years. You don’t have to listen to episode 4 before this one, but … Continue reading TGT 156 On Topic: Fun – Revisited →

Duration:01:10:45

TGT 155 On Topic: GenCon 2019 Live

8/6/2019
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Today we’re live at GenCon 2019. Well, not live anymore, but we were live when we recorded the show. I guess that’s always the case too… Ok, we had an audience and we made them do work. How’s that? This is one of our favorite shows because we get to have real back and forth … Continue reading TGT 155 On Topic: GenCon 2019 Live →

Duration:01:17:34

TGT 154 On Topic: Target v. FLAGS

7/30/2019
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Today we’re we are talking about, how big box stores, like Walmart and Target effect the local game store and the industry as a whole. Are Target exclusives a good thing? Are these store pulling business away from the smaller stores? Is this the end of the local game store? No, but it is worth … Continue reading TGT 154 On Topic: Target v. FLAGS →

Duration:00:51:57

TGT 153 On Topic: Trevor Davis

7/23/2019
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Who’s Trevor Davis? A game designer we’ve never heard about? An amazing artist? Maybe a publisher of the next great game company? Maybe, we’re not sure. But what we are sure of is Trevor writes us. A lot. And we love it. And his 20 questions email inspired us (ok, Chris) to make an episode … Continue reading TGT 153 On Topic: Trevor Davis →

Duration:00:58:51

TGT 152 On Topic: The Board Game Bubble

7/16/2019
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This week we look at what might be a board game bubble, or what might not be. Who knew Fletcher had an econ degree? This one has layers that might be enlightening, if they are at all understandable. Bubbles. Email us at feedback@TabletopGameTalk.com – for questions and feedback. Follow us on twitter http://twitter.com/TabletopGameTLK http://twitter.com/GameMasterChris http://twitter.com/LawfulGoodMom … Continue reading TGT 152 On Topic: The Board Game Bubble →

Duration:01:02:26

TGT 151 On Topic: Off Topic?

7/9/2019
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We’ve run out of topic! Not really, but this is a grab bag of an episode none-the-less. Fireworks, babies, weddings, and of course we do talk about some games and feedback. Don’t worry, we’ll be back to a normal episode next week… probably. One last thing – you may notice this was published earlier than … Continue reading TGT 151 On Topic: Off Topic? →

Duration:00:59:29

TGT 150 On Topic: Our Top 10 Games

7/2/2019
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Today we’re doing our first top 10 list. Well, three of them really. There are no rules to the list, just that there are 10 games on it. We don’t want to spoil the list here. But we also know that it’s handy to have a written reference, so we’ll spoil the list below the … Continue reading TGT 150 On Topic: Our Top 10 Games →

Duration:01:02:04

TGT 149 On Topic: Competitive Gaming

6/25/2019
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Today we’re talking about being super competitive and the games that encourage this level of competitiveness. We’ve all seen these types of players, or maybe know them, or maybe are them… The players that must win. The “If you’re not first, you’ve lost” kind of players. So, we’re going to talk about competitiveness in gaming. … Continue reading TGT 149 On Topic: Competitive Gaming →

Duration:01:00:41

TGT 148 On Topic: Vacation Games

6/18/2019
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Today we’re talking about vacation games. These could be games we bring with us or games we find sitting on the shelf of our AirBnB or in the closet of grandma’s house. What makes games good, or awful choices for this situation? Link to the post credit article we were talking about: https://www.nbcnews.com/better/pop-culture/why-board-games-bring-out-worst-us-ncna828726 Email us … Continue reading TGT 148 On Topic: Vacation Games →

Duration:01:00:42

TGT 147 On Topic: Huge Games

6/11/2019
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Today we’re talking about those games that take up a LOT of space. Sometimes that means space on the table, but it often means multiple boxes, or over sized boxes, or dozens or hundreds of miniatures. These are the games that are a challenge to store and likely a bigger challenge to get a chance … Continue reading TGT 147 On Topic: Huge Games →

Duration:01:05:03

TGT 146 On Topic: The Game Crafter (dot) Com

6/4/2019
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This week we talk about TheGameCrafter.com. This is a site that lets you make and print games, but it also has a lot of other cool features that even game designers may want to use. We talk all about it. Trust us, everyone should listen to this one… Email us at feedback@TabletopGameTalk.com – for questions … Continue reading TGT 146 On Topic: The Game Crafter (dot) Com →

Duration:01:00:41

TGT 145 On Topic: Designing Games

5/28/2019
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This week we talk about designing games. Or more accurately, amateurs trying to design games. There is a lot of cross over between video games and tabletop games, so we talk about a bit of that too. And Chris’s Tiny Town Play Along is here: https://youtu.be/_DgDJh2-rxQ Email us at feedback@TabletopGameTalk.com – for questions and feedback. … Continue reading TGT 145 On Topic: Designing Games →

Duration:00:57:43

TGT 144 On Topic: Best Two Player Games

5/21/2019
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Today we’re talking about an article on nymag.com title “The Best Two-Player Board Games, According to Experts” How well did they do? What experts? we were never asked. So what changes or additions would we make? Article link: http://nymag.com/strategist/article/best-two-player-board-games.html And Chris’s Tiny Town Play Along is here: https://youtu.be/_DgDJh2-rxQ Email us at feedback@TabletopGameTalk.com – for questions … Continue reading TGT 144 On Topic: Best Two Player Games →

Duration:01:03:54

TGT 143 On Topic: Playing Games Again

5/14/2019
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Today we’re talking about playing games more than once. Is this a cult of the old vs a cult of the new discussion? Hopefully not. Really what we want to do is look at the pros and cons of playing the same game many times. Are there really cons? Probably, maybe? Oh, and there may … Continue reading TGT 143 On Topic: Playing Games Again →

Duration:01:03:47

TGT 142 On Topic: Playing Games Against Yourself

5/7/2019
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Today we’re talking about playing games solo. NOT playing solo games, that’s completely different. What we’re talking about is playing a non-solo game by yourself taking on multiple player positions. From teaching yourself a new game to trying out different strategies against yourself, we’ll talk about some of the reasons you may want to do … Continue reading TGT 142 On Topic: Playing Games Against Yourself →

Duration:01:03:14

TGT 141 On Topic: Board Game Media

4/30/2019
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Today we’re talking about board game media. Turns out, between podcasts and youtube, there is a lot of media created around board games. Today we’re going to talk about some that we like as well as some you’ve told us you like. And we’ll even talk a bit about why we’ve added our voices to … Continue reading TGT 141 On Topic: Board Game Media →

Duration:01:10:14