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Find here the latest Tabletop Games Blog reviews in audio format for your pleasure. If you prefer, you can read the reviews on the blog or watch them as a video on the YouTube channel.

Find here the latest Tabletop Games Blog reviews in audio format for your pleasure. If you prefer, you can read the reviews on the blog or watch them as a video on the YouTube channel.
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Find here the latest Tabletop Games Blog reviews in audio format for your pleasure. If you prefer, you can read the reviews on the blog or watch them as a video on the YouTube channel.

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English


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8/20/2019
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I recently talked about how some of us need to let people know what we're up to, by regularly sharing updates with our followers - see my article Image matters. Now I want to drill into this a little deeper and discuss the various platforms you might want to use. My focus is on tabletop game reviews, as this is one of the things I do, but you can apply the same ideas to similar content.

Duration:00:06:05

Mint Works (Saturday Review)

8/17/2019
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As many of you will know, I absolutely love small box games, and mint tin games in particular (see episode 6 of the Tabletop Inquisition podcast). They're so easy to stash away and take with you anywhere, and Mint Works by Five24 Labs is a great example. The small mint tin is robust and can easily deal with knocks, it's quick to set up, as it consists basically of a deck of cards, and the tin itself functions as the pool for the mint worker tokens. The gameplay is also relatively quick, so...

Duration:00:04:25

Image matters

8/13/2019
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Unless you're a very outgoing person or working in marketing, you will probably not want to boast about your achievements, or maybe not even see what you do as worth mentioning at all. In fact, you might hate the idea that everyone expects that you constantly post photos and write updates about every little thing that happens in your life. I can see where you're coming from, and there is nothing wrong with that, but if you're a game designer, publisher or a press person, you will need to try...

Duration:00:06:46

Tabletop Inquisition Podcast – Episode 7 – Paul Grogan of Gaming Rules (Interview)

8/12/2019
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Tabletop Inquisition is a podcast collaboration of Boardgame Inquisition and Tabletop Games Blog. In each episode we tackle a different issue facing board games, the people who play them and maybe their industry. This time we have a very special guest for you - Paul Grogan from Gaming Rules!.

Duration:01:17:48

The Board Game Book (Saturday Review)

8/10/2019
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I am making a slight diversion from my usual reviews and am looking at a book instead. However, it's The Board Game Book, so don't worry, we're still on topic. It's not the first book all about board games of course, but it certainly stands out, because it counts a number of professional writers among its contributors. So the quality of the writing is high, and the editing and production are also excellent - but let me start at the beginning.

Duration:00:03:49

Market prices

8/6/2019
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When you look at buying a modern tabletop game, you will have a rough idea as to how much you think it is worth - or you will have some sort of budget in your head that you want to stick to, and which guides you to the sort of games that you think you can afford. Your price expectations will be based on things such as the quantity and quality of the components, replayability and probably also rarity or hotness of a game. Yet, the amount of money you're willing to put on the counter doesn't...

Duration:00:05:54

Tiny Epic Mechs (Saturday Review)

8/3/2019
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Release Date: 2019 Players: 1-4 Designer: Scott Almes Length: 30-60 minutes Artist: Roland MacDonald, Benjamin Shulman Age: 10+ Publisher: Gamelyn Games Complexity: 2.5 / 5 In the year 3030, mankind has developed the technology to hold epic real-life battle events where daring fighters skilled in direct combat and with hundreds of hours of experience piloting the latest advancement … Continue reading Tiny Epic Mechs (Saturday Review) →

Duration:00:05:16

Vector Wars (Saturday Review)

7/27/2019
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In a future where mankind has resolved to abandon war and replace it with virtual battles, teams of nine elite fighters selected by their nations face each other in pairs to win a precious new energy source that promises to bring the world back from the ashes. You have the opportunity to lead one of these teams out onto the 3 by 3 grid, where you take turns with your opponent and carefully occupy key positions in the hope that you win battle after battle to become a hero of the Vector Wars.

Duration:00:04:43

Tabletop Inquisition Podcast – Episode 6 – Small Box Games

7/22/2019
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Tabletop Inquisition is a podcast collaboration of Boardgame Inquisition and Tabletop Games Blog. In each episode we tackle a different issue facing board games, the people who play them and maybe their industry. This time we explain the game terms dexterity, tableau building and bluffing, before we talk about the often overlooked category of small box games.

Duration:01:10:07

Clans of Caledonia Insert by Folded Space (Saturday Review)

7/6/2019
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Clans of Caledonia by Karma Games comes with a lot of wooden pieces, cardboard tokens, player boards and the modular game board. Fitting everything in the box, while keeping things organized, isn't easy. It's a very tight fit, if you separate all the different pieces into baggies or small plastic containers. However, the insert from Folded Space sorts everything neatly into separate boxes.

Duration:00:04:12

Tabletop Inquisition Podcast – Episode 5 – Janice Turner of Wren Games (Interview)

6/24/2019
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Tabletop Inquisition is a podcast collaboration of Boardgame Inquisition and Tabletop Games Blog. In each episode we tackle a different issue facing board games, the people who play them and maybe their industry. We have our first interview, and our guest is Janice Turner of Wren Games. We ask her our block of fun questions, before we talk about her gaming past, her journey through the tabletop games industry, as well as her gaming present - and a small look into the future. Of course, we...

Duration:01:08:23

Microbrew (Saturday Review)

6/22/2019
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Inside the brewery, the mash and lauter tuns hum away happily on one side, as the brew kettle bubbles silently on the other. Outside, the fermentation vessels slowly turn the malt's wonderful sugars into delicious alcohol. On the other side of the yard is the bottling line, where the beer is filled into bottles, and then it's finally ready to be sold. It is your job to create the right balance of malts to create the best beer for your micro brewery's customers, eagerly waiting in your bar....

Duration:00:05:48

Tabletop Inquisition Podcast – Episode 4 – Legacy, Miniatures and Tile Placement

5/27/2019
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Tabletop Inquisition is a podcast collaboration of Boardgame Inquisition and Tabletop Games Blog. In each episode we tackle a different issue facing board games, the people who play them and maybe their industry. This time we look at more boardgame terms, legacy, miniatures and tile placement, and of course we're going to have a little chat about our collection.

Duration:01:00:09

Tabletop Inquisition Podcast – Episode 3 – Rulebook sins

4/29/2019
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Tabletop Inquisition is a podcast collaboration of Boardgame Inquisition and Tabletop Games Blog. In each episode we tackle a different issue facing board games, the people who play them and maybe their industry. This time we look at more boardgame terms, co-operative, competitive and gateway games, and also at some cardinal sins in rulebooks.

Duration:01:04:13

Tabletop Inquisition Podcast – Episode 2 – Game terminology

4/1/2019
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Tabletop Inquisition is a podcast collaboration of Boardgame Inquisition and Tabletop Games Blog. In each episode we tackle a different issue facing board games, the people who play them and maybe their industry. This time we thought it was about time that we explained exactly all those terms us boardgame folk love to use. We also talk about the games we played and who we generally play games with.

Duration:00:50:48

Tabletop Inquisition Podcast – Episode 1 – Who are we?

3/11/2019
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Boardgame Inquisition and Tabletop Games Blog are proud to announce a new collaboration: the Tabletop Inquisition podcast. In each episode we’re going to tackle a different issue facing board games, the people who play them and maybe their industry. The topic for this episode is each other, where we ask questions about who we are, what we like and some other important topics to give you a better idea of who you’re listening to.

Duration:00:51:59