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Five old friends of more than 20 years come together to produce a high quality, bi-weekly podcast about tabletop gaming of all kinds: board games, card games, miniatures, role-playing games and much more. In each episode you can expect board game reviews, gaming industry news and round-table discussions. The Founders, Jamie, Tony, Chris, Steve and Brian, each have varying tastes in gaming to provide a variety of viewpoints. Since 2011, over 100 full length episodes and now more with our new additional show, The Secret Cabal Express, The Secret Cabal has grown to one of the most successful tabletop gaming podcasts in the community. The Founders continue striving to offer irreverent entertainment, thoughtful commentary and enthusiasm about a hobby we love. Topics include discussion of games from publishers such as Asmodee, Cool Mini or Not, Fantasy Fight Games, Wizards of the Coast, Z-Man Games, Days of Wonder, Games Workshop, Plaid Hat Games and more.

Five old friends of more than 20 years come together to produce a high quality, bi-weekly podcast about tabletop gaming of all kinds: board games, card games, miniatures, role-playing games and much more. In each episode you can expect board game reviews, gaming industry news and round-table discussions. The Founders, Jamie, Tony, Chris, Steve and Brian, each have varying tastes in gaming to provide a variety of viewpoints. Since 2011, over 100 full length episodes and now more with our new additional show, The Secret Cabal Express, The Secret Cabal has grown to one of the most successful tabletop gaming podcasts in the community. The Founders continue striving to offer irreverent entertainment, thoughtful commentary and enthusiasm about a hobby we love. Topics include discussion of games from publishers such as Asmodee, Cool Mini or Not, Fantasy Fight Games, Wizards of the Coast, Z-Man Games, Days of Wonder, Games Workshop, Plaid Hat Games and more.

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United States

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Five old friends of more than 20 years come together to produce a high quality, bi-weekly podcast about tabletop gaming of all kinds: board games, card games, miniatures, role-playing games and much more. In each episode you can expect board game reviews, gaming industry news and round-table discussions. The Founders, Jamie, Tony, Chris, Steve and Brian, each have varying tastes in gaming to provide a variety of viewpoints. Since 2011, over 100 full length episodes and now more with our new additional show, The Secret Cabal Express, The Secret Cabal has grown to one of the most successful tabletop gaming podcasts in the community. The Founders continue striving to offer irreverent entertainment, thoughtful commentary and enthusiasm about a hobby we love. Topics include discussion of games from publishers such as Asmodee, Cool Mini or Not, Fantasy Fight Games, Wizards of the Coast, Z-Man Games, Days of Wonder, Games Workshop, Plaid Hat Games and more.

Language:

English


Episodes

Express 70: Mystery Board Games with Dan King the Game Boy Geek

2/24/2021
In episode 70 Jamie and Steve welcome Honorary Founder Dan King the Game Boy Geek to talk about Dan's currently running Kickstarter Campaign, his causal game recommendations for Jamie's family, Jamie's top three Dan King recommendations and Mystery Board Games.

Duration:03:16:49

Episode 225: Dwellings of Eldervale, Puerto Rico and a Short Topic Extravaganza

2/17/2021
It's that time again for another Cabal episode and this time the gang rattles off a bunch of great games the Founders have been playing including The Shining, Bloodborne, Tapestry, Renature, Dice Throne Adventures and By Stealth and Sea. Then Don and Jamie jump into the feature review segment to talk about the brand-new hotness everyone is chirping about, Dwellings of Eldervale and look back at a classic board game everyone should play at least once, Puerto Rico. And of course, as always,...

Duration:11:41:40

Lords of the Dungeon 47: Problems All Tabletop Role Playing Gamers Experience

2/10/2021
In episode 47, Bender starts out by talking about his Muppets in space Star Wars campaign and has chosen to switch gaming systems to Star Wars Edge of the Empire from Fantasy Flight Games. Then the Lords take a series of questions form listeners describing problems situations that many role playing groups experience and how they've dealt with them in the past.

Duration:03:26:10

Episode 224: Praga Caput Regni, Flotilla, Maracaibo and Movies, TV and Board Games

2/3/2021
The Founders are back for another jam-packed episode of The Cabal. The gang jumps into a bunch of games they've been playing including Dice Throne Adventures, Biblios, Risk Legacy update, Etherfields and Slay the Spire. Then Jamie, Don and Chris get into a feature review of Praga Caput Regni by Vladimír Suchý and a double header look back of both Flotilla and Maracaibo. Then after Tony T's news segment, the Founders discuss movies tv shows and intellectual property board games. Praga Caput...

Duration:10:45:16

Express 69: Theme, Lore and Backstory in Tabletop Games

1/27/2021
In episode 69 Jamie, Steve and Aaron start out by talking about some video games they've been playing lately including, Slay the Spire and Hell Let Loose and transion into a long discussion about how theme, lore and backstory can enrich the gameplay of many tabletop games.

Duration:03:06:22

Episode 223: Aliens: Another Glorious Day in the Corps and A Short Topic Extravaganza

1/20/2021
Hey Now Cabalists, the Founders are back for another installment of your favorite 3-hour dose of insubordinate nonsense! Today the gang chats up a bunch of awesome games including Risk: Legacy, The Shores of Tripoli, Dwellings of Eldervale, What Do You Meme?, Survive Escape from Atlantis and Tidal Blades: Heroes of the Reef. Then we jump right into a feature review of Aliens: Another Glorious Day in the Corps from Gale Force Nine. Tony T is on point yet again with the most astounding...

Duration:10:28:34

Lords of the Dungeon 46: Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay and Challenging Combat

1/13/2021
In episode 46 the gang gets together to talk about Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay 4th Edition from Cubicle 7. The Lords are into their second month of play and give their thoughts on the system so far. Then the group takes a question from a listener regarding adversarial Game Masters and the challenge of combat - what is too much, Death and Dying and the Game Master fairness.

Duration:03:41:24

Episode 222: Dune Imperium, Sanctum and Reprints, Reimplementations and Nostalgia

1/6/2021
It's a brand new year and the Founders and back with another jam packed episode! Today the gang goes on about a bunch of great games including Endeavor Age of Sail, 1960 The Making of the President, Clank! The Mummy's Curse, Glen More 2 Chronicles, Mystery of the Abbey and Everdell. Then Don, Tony and Jamie dive into a feature review of Dune Imperium from Dire Wolf Games and look back at Sanctum from CGE. Then after Tony T gives his world renowned performace as a throughly prepared newsman...

Duration:11:58:15

Battletome Vol 1: Warcry Review and Our Miniatures Gaming and Hobby Projects

12/30/2020
Enter, Ye Gods of War! In Volume One of Battletome, a podcast about the miniatures gaming hobby, Bender, Aaron and Jamie discuss all the games and hobby project they've been getting into lately including Aeronautica Imperialis, Kings of War: Armada, Warhammer 40,000 9th edition, Aaron's Kharadron Overlords Age of Sigmar Army, Don't Look Back, Blood Bowl Second Season and the Duncan Rhodes Painting Academy. Then Aaron and Jamie give a full review of Games Workshop's small model count, fantasy...

Duration:06:10:23

Express 68: Holiday Gift Giving with Rodney Smith of Watch It Played

12/23/2020
In episode 67 Jamie, Don and Chris are joined by their great friend Rodney Smith of Watch It Played to talk about what they've been up to this holiday season, how to give great gifts to the gamers in their lives and some of the best gifts they've given and received in the past. From all of us here at the Secret Cabal Gaming Podcast, we hope you have a wonderful, joyous, and safe holiday season!

Duration:03:55:35

Episode 221: Altar Quest, Cthulhu Death May Die and A Potpourri of Short Topics of Yesteryear Extravaganza

12/16/2020
Hey Now and Happy Holidays Cabalists! In the holiday special of The Secret Cabal Gaming Podcast the Founders start out talking about Steve's Facebook and delivering Grub Hub woes and discuss a bunch of games the group’s been playing including Aliens: Another Glorious Day in the Corps, Paladins of the West Kingdom, Chronicles of Crime Welcome to Redview, New York Zoo, Honey Buzz and Dixit. Then sandwiched between our famous holiday tunes the founders hook you up with a feature review of Altar...

Duration:11:13:46

Lords of the Dungeon 45: Fantasy Grounds, Maturing as Gamers and Collaborative Worldbuilding

12/9/2020
In episode 45 the Lords start out by updating their throughs on online gaming during the pandemic and talk about the software they've been using to game - Fantasy Grounds on Steam. Then the gang takes a question from a listener about maturing as a role player - Where as it used to be fun to fight and argue during game, it's not more fun to get along and be cooperative. Then the show is closed with a discussion about Collaborative Worldbuilding and how it might inject some much-needed energy...

Duration:03:38:03

Episode 220: Viscounts of the West Kingdom and The Sins of the Rulebook

12/2/2020
Hey Now Cabalists! The gang is back for another nonsense filled episode of The Secret Cabal Gaming Podcast. Today we start out hearing Tony's complaints about Kickstarter and discuss some games we've been playing including Altar Quest, Dune Imperium, Smartphone, Inc, Charterstone, Unmatched, and King’s Dilemma. Then the crew jumps into our feature review of Viscounts of the West Kingdom designed by Shem Phillips and published by Renegade Games. Tony T, as always, throws down the best damned...

Duration:04:37:40

Express 67: Trend Setters and Unique Board Games For Your Collection

11/25/2020
In episode 67 Don and Jamie get together to talk about board games that set the trends and revolutionized board game design and some that have stood the test of time and some that have faded into obscurity. Then we list of some of the most unique games we have played that you might want to add to your collection.

Duration:01:38:14

Episode 219: The Castles of Tuscany, Coloma and Outdated and Innovative Mechanisms in Game Design

11/18/2020
Good morning and happy Wednesday to all of you wonderful Cabalists out there! Today we dive into talking about the games we've been playing including: Whistle Mountain, Lorenzo il Magnifico, Beyond the Sun, Pan Am, Gloom Digital and Raiders of the North Sea Digital. Don, Jamie and Chris hook you up with a feature review of Stefan Feld's newest creation, The Castles of Tuscany from Ravensburger and we take a look back at Coloma by Jonny Pac and published by Final Frontier Games. Then Tony T...

Duration:11:52:53

Lords of the Dungeon 44: Dungeons and Dragons Video Games, An OP Character and Playing Rogues in Fantasy Campaigns

11/11/2020
In episode 44, Jamie starts out by talking a little bit about Baldur's Gate 3 now in early access on Steam and the gang reminisces about some old Dungeons and Dragons video games they've played in the past. Then the Lords take a question from a listener regarding dealing with a player character that is lovingly known as "Cheat Code" because he is so overpowered. Then the group gives into a discussion about playing Rogues in roleplaying games and the various archetypes they enjoy playing.

Duration:03:30:14

Episode 218: Lost Ruins of Arnak, Everdell and A Short Topic Extravaganza

11/4/2020
It's time for another wild and crazy episode of The Secret Cabal! And today the gang takes a look at a slew of games including Haunted Mansion Call of the Spirits, Barrage, Curious Cargo, Small World and Black Orchestra. Then Chris and Jamie feature review Lost City of Arnak from CGE and the whole gang looks back at Everdell from Starling Games one year later. Then after Tony T regales us with his informative news segment, the guys take questions from the listeners including our favorite...

Duration:10:23:26

Express 66: Horror Video Games with Matt Evans of Board Game Replay

10/28/2020
In episode 66 The gang celebrates Halloween by talking with Matt Evans of Board Game Replay to talk about some of the video games they've all been playing - particularly horror themed games! All of these games are great options for your Halloween video game time!

Duration:01:31:57

Episode 217: Paranormal Detectives, Abomination The Heir of Frankenstein and Nightmare Gaming Stories

10/21/2020
Muwahahahaha! It's Halloween again and ghoulish Founders are back to give you a spooky episode filled with Halloweeny games for you to enjoy. Today we look at Horrified, Friday the 13th: Horror at Camp Crystal Lake, Name 5, Dire Alliance, Dead Man’s Cabal and Armata Strigoi! Then Don and Jamie give a horrifying review of Paranormal Detectives from Lucky Duck Games and the gang looks back at Abomination The Heir of Frankenstein from Plaid Hat Games. Then after Tony T delivers the frightening...

Duration:12:08:18

Lords of the Dungeon 43: Jess' Campaign, Warhammer FRP Training and Dealing with the Randomness

10/14/2020
In episode 43, we start out talking to Jess about taking over their Dungeons and Dragons Ravenloft campaign and what a Cameltaur is. Then we discuss our first training session using the Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay 4th edition game system. And finally, the gang discusses randomness in role playing games and how to handle it when bad luck gets out of hand.

Duration:01:31:19