Dog and Thimble Podcast

Dog and Thimble is a podcast about board games, with reviews and conversations about the hobby we treat as a blood sport. Warning: Podcast includes crude language and idiots saying stupid things.
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Mar 15, 2018

Some days we talk about board games, some days we discuss the Combos Twitter feed, and some days we do both. In this episode of the Dog and Thimble podcast you better believe we're doing both. We're talking about the incredible 2017 game, Sagrada, and spoiler alert we all love it. 

Also in this episode, Alana promises baked goods, Chris gets poetic about who Sagrada is for, and Tom doesn't remember how to start an episode.

Mar 8, 2018

It's the return of everyone's favorite hard-biking, anarcho-punk, vegan biker mice, Siouxsie and the Ban-cheese. That's right, Dog and Thimble is back to continue the story of Siouxsie Squeaker, Granny Greaser, and Francis in the excellent Heavy Metal Thunder Mice RPG. Rev up your engines because it's about to pop off!

Remember, this is part two, so check out part one to catch up!

Mar 1, 2018

In what we can only assume is a first for any board game podcast, the hosts spend a solid 6 minutes discussing Lou Bega's Mambo No. 5. Don't worry though, we also made sure to spend some time discussing the intense real-time tabletop game Paramedics Clear! Did we love it? Did we hate it? Will it solve your relationship problems? There's only one way to find out!

You can find the Dog and Thimble Crew on Twitter:

Tom is @PLP_Tom;
Chris is @Mirkwoodrunner; 
Alana is @ceraphimfalls; and 
We are all @dogandthimble.

Feb 22, 2018

Emerging from a dark hole, three figures slowly come into view. Who is this strange trio, and what's that box in their hands? Have the mole people who live deep beneath the Earth's crust finally come to the surface to wage war on the surface dwellers? Is it...oh's just Tom, Chris, and Alana and they've got a board game called Unearth to talk about.

If you like the episode, please leave us a review on iTunes or wherever you get your podcasts and we'll read the review on air! (Assuming we can find it). It really helps the show when you do!

Feb 16, 2018

The Dog and Thimble crew talk about the crash test dummies and also some big-time board games. We're talking Topiary, Great Western Trail, Azul, and the Munchkin CCG and somehow also manage to make time to listen to Chris sing a song, court potential advertisers, and discuss whether dogs can drive around a corner. 

The Dog and Thimble Crew are on Twitter!

Alana is @ceraphimfalls
Chris is @mirkwoodrunner
Tom is @plp_tom
and you can keep up with all the Dog and Thimble news @dogandthimble.

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Feb 8, 2018

Escape rooms are still sweeping the nation, and board games are trying to get in on the action. In this miniature episode, the Dog and Thimble crew talk about the game Unlock, why they like it, why they hate it, and manage to name a few RPGs they're excited about on top of it all. 

Feb 2, 2018

It's the chillest episode of Dog and Thimble yet, as Tom and Alana drink tea and discuss whether Dr. Eureka from Dr. Eureka, Professor Evil from Professor Evil and the Citadel of Time, or the many scientists from Dinosaur Island is the most evil and talk about the games in general as well. All that and Alana reveals her craziest science fair entries,  Tom leaves for a while, and Alana creates a dinosaur park for bros. 

Tom is on Twitter as @plp_tom
Alana is on Twitter as @ceraphimfalls
Chris is on Twitter as @mirkwoodrunner
and Dog and Thimble is @dogandthimble.

Jan 25, 2018

Your old pal Hilary is back again in this unearthed episode! The gang works out which board games they would put on their resume if they needed to get a new job and explain their reasoning. Jokes are made, lies are told, and Tom conveniently forgets the time he played Bloodrage. Also things get a little blue and the gang returns to the Cerberus deck-building system! 

Jan 18, 2018

Dog and Thimble is back in the New Year and to celebrate we've brought back our old pal, Hilary, to talk about Pandemic Legacy: Season Two. Also on the docket: Mint Works, Seikatsu, Lovecraft Letter, which flavor of Altoids is best, and embarrassing stories of parenting and being parented. It's the best episode that we've released in 2018, and as of the time I write this description, there's no way for that to be untrue! 

Dec 21, 2017

Great news! Tom managed to recover a lost mini-episode wherein he and Chris talked about the release of the 8th edition of Warhammer 40K. This is the last episode before the gang takes a short break for the holidays.

The non-theme song music in this episode is "The Legend of Kvothe" by Scott Buckley and is used under the Creative Commons license. Scott's work is available at 


Dec 18, 2017

Tom's back on the newscast as Alana is busy with school! This week we've got info on the arrival of the digital version of the Lord of the Rings LCG, a sneak peak of AEG's 2018 game releases, and a short breakdown of some issues going on in the Magic the Gathering community. Plus,  a spotlight on the Kickstarter game Movable Type.

Movable Type Kickstarter:

Dec 14, 2017

In this episode, the DnT crew reviews Witching Hour, Custom Hero, and Cat Lady along with a featured review of Innovation Deluxe. Plus, Tom reveals an embarrassing college story, Alana remembers literature, and Chris records at a standing desk now because he thinks he's better than us! 

Alana is on Twitter at @ceraphimfalls
Chris is on Twitter at @mirkwoodrunner
Tom is on Twitter at @PLP_Tom
And you can keep up on all our releases by following @dogandthimble or subscribing on your podcast application of choice.


Dec 11, 2017

Dog and Thimble is back to help you start your week off right with the freshest board game news around! This week Alana talks about Cards Against Humanity doing some good in the world, a new Marvel board game, the prolific works of Bruno Cathala, and puts a spotlight on the incredibly interesting Kickstarter game "Sigmata: This Signal Kills Fascists." Plus, an announcement that Dog and Thimble will be attending Bryce-Con!

Alana needs to talk about Netflix's series "The Crown", if you want to help her out with that, you should reach out to her on Twitter @ceraphimfalls or @dogandthimble.

Dec 7, 2017

In this episode of the Dog and Thimble podcast, Alana, Chris, and Tom talk about their experiences with Loot, Flipships, Go Nuts for Donuts, and The Gloom of Kilforth. Plus, the gang debates which donuts are best, the proper vehicle for cream cheese icing, and promises some bass grooves that aren't delivered on. Hold on to your butts, because this one gets a little weird.

Dec 4, 2017

Tom fills in for Alana on this week's newscast, and it doesn't go terribly! In this episode, CMON and Steve Jackson partnership, the Fallout Board Game hits shelves, Judge Dredd comes to your tabletop, and we spotlight a Kickstarter project that dares to ask the question: What if the tripods from War of the Worlds fought against World War I pilots?

Nov 30, 2017

In this episode, the Dog and Thimble crew examine Port Royal, Roll Through the Ages: Bronze Age and Iron Age, BetaBotz, and Delve. Also, a colossal new friend is made, twitter is mansplained, and Tom mourns the loss of baklava.

Nov 27, 2017

Back again with all the news that'll fit in the box, Dog and Thimble has all the information you need about Cards Against Humanity transitioning from board games to snack foods, Fantasy Flight releasing a new companion app fro Imperial Assault, and BGG has a lost and found thread up and running for the things left behind at last week's convention. All that and we put a spotlight on Potlatch, an educational game that puts a focus on first nation philosophies, culture, history, and language. 

The link to the lost and found thread is:

Nov 23, 2017

While we're all sad that convention season is over, we can at least take comfort in the fact that the end of BGGCon brings an excellent episode of Dog and Thimble. Chris sits down with the guys at the iGeek Podcast to talk about the games they got to play, their favorite parts of the convention, and throw some hipster shade at an acclaimed game designer. There's a lot of greatness crammed into this episode, and you owe it to yourself to take a listen!

Nov 21, 2017

Another week of news summarized in a sub-six minute episode. The newest game to get the "legacy" treatment, new cases for Sherlock Holmes, and terraforming...Venus? Find out more in this weeks DnT Newscast!

Nov 19, 2017

In this episode you can hear Chris' voice deteriorate over the course of three days before your very ears! It's a jam-packed episode as Chris scores interviews with Bryan Tillman, designer and artist for the game Dark Legacy: The Rising, president of Passport games, Scott Morris, and president of Stronghold Games, Stephen Buonocore.

Nov 16, 2017

It's convention time again and Chris is living the high life at BGGCon! And now, you can be there too. Well, in an audio sense anyway. In this episode, Chris speaks with Hunter Shelburne of Steve Jackson Games, finds out more about Rocky Mountain Gaming Vacations, and speaks to the fine people of Ravensburger and Broken Token. Live the con life with no risk of catching the con plague!

Nov 13, 2017

Dog and Thimble is back in the journalism game, delivering you all the tabletop news that'll fit in the box. Learn what's new in Catan, what new games showed up at Essen, what conventions are coming up, and a Kickstarter worthy of Alana's Mae West impression.

You can find Alana on Twitter @ceraphimfalls, you can follow Dog and Thimble on Twitter @dogandthimble, and you can continue monitoring the podcast feed Mondays for more news and Thursdays for our main show.

Be sure to leave us a rating and a review if you like what you hear, we'd be super appreciative and we may even read your review on air!

Nov 9, 2017

In a positively packed episode, the Dog and Thimble crew talks about the best kinds of toast, picks a side in the carport vs. garage debate, and suggests a new rating taxonomy for PornHub. All the while, somehow also managing to squeeze in some time to talk about The Refuge, Super-Hot, Dream Home, and Exit. 

Nov 2, 2017

In this episode, the gang talk about Dragon Ball Super Card Game, Tak, Days of Ire: Budapest 1956, and Pandemic: Iberia. Tom has strong opinions about Krillin's value, Alana shows off her historical knowledge, and Chris invites you to rent a movie with him. 

Oct 26, 2017

Tom and Chris talk Grimslingers, Haru Ichiban, Runewars, and a mash-up of Grease and Avatar the Last Airbender! If that's not enough for you, there's also a contest to win a copy of Runewars for yourself. You owe it to your wallet to listen to this episode.

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