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TGT 019: The Meta Episode

In this episode we go meta. We start out talking about the podcast in meta ways (you’ll even learn our last names). We’ll then go into a short off topic and talk about our game of the day, “Pandemic: Reign of Cthulhu.” Then we go on topic and tall about meta gaming in your board games and how that can cross over into cheating.

Our next episode will be a questions from the listeners episode. Send us your questions and we’ll answer as many as we can.

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TGT 018: Deck Building Games

And we have our first contest winner! Listen to find out who.

Send us questions (tabletopgametalk@gmail.com) for our upcoming questions episode!

This week we first spend a little extra time off-topic talking about some social deduction games we just played (and the wine we played them with). We then go on-topic to talk about a few of our favorite deck building games.

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TGT 017: Board Games on Phones and Tablets

It’s the last week to enter our contest. Email us at tabletopgametalk@gmail.com by Dec 18th, 6:00pm central time to enter. Share, like, or leave us a iTunes review to increase the number of entries. What do you win? A box of games worth over $180!

This week we talk about board games on phones and tablets. Are they better or worse? Overpriced? Good for learning the game or strategies? Listen to what we think and email us if you agree or disagree.

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TGT 016: Point Salad Games

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We have a holiday contest! Email us to enter (tabletopgametalk@gmail.com). Any subject, comment, feedback, or just to say hi. Once you email us, you’ll also get an extra entry for every like on facebook or twitter and 3 for every share or retweet (past or present). And 5 extra entries for an iTunes review. The prize? New copies of Seafall, The Duke, and Avalon. And a copy of Pandemic signed by all of us. And if that’s not enough, you’ll also get a hand made creature made by Kitty. You have until Dec 18th, 6:00pm central time to enter. Good Luck!

This week we start out with a rather long off-topic section due a lot of feedback and many games Chris has bought or kickstarted. We then talk about one of the new games we have Hero Realm – a fun, light, deck building game.

We eventually get to talking about point salad games where we define what we feel makes a game point salad, talk about some of or favorites, and give some general strategy tips when approaching a new point salad game. Enjoy!

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TGT 015: Holiday Gift Ideas

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We have a holiday contest! Email us to enter (tabletopgametalk@gmail.com). Any subject, comment, feedback, or just to say hi. Once you email us, you’ll also get an extra entry for every like on facebook or twitter and 3 for every share or retweet (past or present). And 5 extra entries for an iTunes review. The prize? New copies of Seafall, The Duke, and Avalon. And a copy of Pandemic signed by all of us. And if that’s not enough, you’ll also get a hand made creature made by Kitty. You have until Dec 18th, 6:00pm central time to enter. Good Luck!

In this episode we first talk about Terraforming Mars and then we talk about some games that would make good gifts for the holidays. We cover games to give people that don’t play games and those for casual gamers you’re looking to convert to more advanced games.

Enjoy and let us know your thoughts.

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TGT 014: Game Groups & Player Types

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We have a holiday contest! Email us to enter. Any subject, comment, feedback, or just to say hi. Once you email us, you’ll also get an extra entry for every like on facebook or twitter and 3 for every share (past or present). And 5 entries for an iTunes review. The prize? At least two unopened games and a hand knitted creature made by Kitty (and maybe more stuff). You have until Dec 18th to enter.

Now to the podcast, this week we talk about game groups and player types. We have invited Spencer back as a special guest to help us get full coverage on this topic. It turns into a bit of a therapy session – but we have a lot of fun with it.

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TGT 013: Pyramid Arcade

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This week we spend nearly the entire episode talking about Pyramid Arcade. A new set of games by Looney Labs. There are 22 games in this box, we cover a little over half of them.

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TGT 012: Conventions

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This week we start by talking about a game called Roll Player then a bit about Pandemic Legacy. And Chris fanboys out about all the other podcasters he met this weekend. Then we go on topic talking about conventions of all types (but mostly gaming). Listen to find out why everyone should go to at least one convention at some point.

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TGT 011: Hidden Traitor Games

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This week we first talk about our “game of today” Oceanos. A fun little game with a lot of fish and personality. We then go into our main topic and spend a fair amount of time talking about Battlestar Gallatica, Dead of Winter, and a few other hidden traitor games we like.

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TGT 010: Halloween Games

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It’s a Halloween episode! First we talk about our first game of Pandemic Legacy (spoiler, we really like it). Then we take a brief look at horror games and ask the question, have we ever really been scared by a game? About half way through, we go off board games and straight into creepy, scary stories.

Happy Halloween!

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