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The Dice Pirates

Ian Kenyon & Matt Clower

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Join hosts Ian and Matt as they explore the high seas of board games, tabletop games, role playing games and anything else you play around a table with friends. From reviews to deep dives into mechanics and themes, the Dice Pirates are determined to chart every corner of the board gaming hobby.
 
The Brawling Brothers Boardgaming Podcast is a biweekly podcast that focuses on board games, card games and RPGs. The original Brawlers (Josh and Brandon) are 2 friends who like very different types of games. The show focuses on these differing preferences and (hopeless) attempts to sway each other's opinion. Each show includes light, friendly banter, a game review (in print), a combative segment called "Brawling and Boardgaming", and the fan favorite TNT (Then, Now Tomorrow)... While the "B ...
 
Listenwise News Bites is a current events podcast for young listeners featuring fun, interesting, relevant news stories that keep kids engaged, informed, and entertained. Veteran public radio journalist Monica Brady-Myerov poses thought-provoking questions following each news story that listeners can ponder or discuss with family members, teachers, or classmates. News Bites is produced by Listenwise, an award-winning learning platform using podcasts to improve students’ listening and literac ...
 
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JT Smith joins me on this episode to talk the usual gaming questions. We also chat about all the amazing things that you can find and do on The Game Crafter. He also has a Crowd Sale coming (we talk about what that means in the episode) for his game Merc. Here is the link. Thanks for listening.--- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest …
 
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I first heard Martin Gonzalvez talk on another board game podcast. He talked about the print and play scene in board gaming. From that point on, I have been hooked. Martin and I talked solo gaming, shelves of shame, and much more. Thanks for listening.--- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/ap…
 
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May 1, 2022 Please join my Discord server https://discord.io/BoardgamesToGo There you can find other BGTG (and WargamesToGo) listeners, introduce yourself, share some current gaming thoughts, find online opponents, and maybe even meet someone who lives within driving distance of you in the real world. It's happened! Opener: Playing games with the "…
 
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Norm Hastings really loves older games. He found that there was no content for these older games. So, Norm fixed that problem by creating his own YouTube Channel, Board Game Museum. He has close to 300 vintage game reviews. I have watched too many already, as each one makes me want to locate and purchase the game he reviewed. He joins me on this ep…
 
Jump into the longest news episode yet, as Ian and Aaron break down all the new Wizards of the Coast news, Stonemaier's new Viticulture expansion, and Fantasy Flight Games surprising new announcement! RELEASES Wizards of the Coast announce two highly anticipated returning settings for 5E, Dragonlance and Spelljammer https://icv2.com/articles/news/v…
 
In Season 2, Episode 5, we begin with some trivia about the Top 10 most viewed games on BGG. Then, we talk about our experiences playing Azul: Queen's Garden and Boonlake. Our topic this time is Meta-Gaming. We talk about our understanding of meta-gaming and go into a discussion of times when we have experienced meta-rules in various games includin…
 
In this episode, we might actually get a definitive answer on how to pronounce The Settlers of Catan. Pete tells amazing stories of his time in the industry. How he got into it, the games that inspired him, and how he got to be the CEO of Catan Studio. There are so many good games mentioned, that my wallet is already shaking. Thanks for listening. …
 
This week, the crew go deep in a discussion of the art of the teach. We talk about some admittedly weird anniversary game releases, how stars are really just like us, and the essential do’s and dont’s of sharing your favorite hobby with the people you love. [00:00:00] Intro [00:01:55] Ian climbs on the soapbox to try and figure out just who Agricol…
 
In this episode I'm joined by Dr Anna Gasperini, where we discuss her work on children's literature and child nutrition. We discuss how food in children's literature sublimates and represents a lot of things, including 'taboo' subjects. Children's literature was previously seen as unsophisticated in the academy (like fantasy), which segues into a b…
 
Welcome to Which Game First where we boldly explore the hilariously huge world of board games. Did we unearth any hidden treasures you’ve been missing out on? Let’s find out! First: We throw the dogs a bone and collect the finest hounds in … Good Puppers Next: We hang with our besties, collect the coolest toys, and eat pizza in … Fort Lastly: We bu…
 
This week Elicia is chatting with Lora Bird, the owner and founder of Nest Art Collective. Nest is a queer owned trauma informed tattoo shop and art collective. Lora is a disrupter in her industry who saw how the typical tattoo culture not only treated clients but also fellow artists and set out to change that culture from the ground up. They talk …
 
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The news is here again, and Ian and Aaron break down the new FFG expansions, Reiner Knizia turtle games, and the new Castles of Burgundy kickstarter! RELEASES Luma Imports releasing Garden Nation, an area control game from publisher Bombyx https://icv2.com/articles/news/view/50872/luma-imports-will-release-garden-nation Asmodee will handle retail r…
 
In this episode I'm joined by Michelle Ravenscroft, who has recently co-edited the third volume of the popular Talking Bodies series. We chat about our shared experience at Talking Bodies and how Michelle's MA thesis on identity formation in adolescents in the long 19th century literature was turned into a chapter. We also discuss her foundational …
 
Season 2, Episode 4 is all about our Top 5 Catan Killers. While Catan is an old favorite, we talk about games which are a step up including Machi Koro, Machi Koro 2, Machi Koro Legacy, Isle of Skye: From Chieftain to King, Bad Company, Solenia, Valeria: Card Kingdoms, Ginkgopolis, Call to Adventure, Via Nebula, Space Base, and Ragusa. We also have …
 
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This week, Matt, Ian, and Aaron are joined by special guest Dani Standring to talk about some of our favorite 2 player games! We get into some industry talk, whether two player modes should even be included in some titles, and tease a future episode. [00:00:00] Intro [00:00:54] Dani tells us about her journey into board games [00:02:06] Dani gives …
 
In this episode I'm joined by Michelle Reynolds, who researches into representations of the New Woman in fin de siècle illustration. We discuss how the New Woman was featured in art, specifically in illustration. We observe how fairy tales writers like Evelyn Sharp used these to push forward ideas about feminism, reflecting what was in New Woman fi…
 
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Opener: Please join my Discord server https://discord.io/BoardgamesToGo ! There you can find other BGTG listeners, introduce yourself, share some current gaming thoughts, find online opponents, and maybe even meet someone who lives within driving distance of you in the real world. I almost can't believe I've made it to episode 200! Even though my b…
 
Arwen Kathke, a fellow board gaming podcaster, stops by the show to answer the usual questions. Along the way, we discuss our ever growing, never decreasing shelves of shame, how the castle from Beauty and the beast had the best library (of course we would replace the books with games), Arwen stated her love of Belle’s dress, too. We also talk of o…
 
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