In this episode of the Dog and Thimble Podcast, Alana and Tom were lucky enough to have the chance to talk with board game designer, publisher, and general superstar Carla Kopp of Weird Giraffe Games. We talked about Weird Giraffe's newest release, Big Easy Busking, the process of publishing games, designing games, refreshing salads, and the pitfalls of evolution. Carla is such a wonderful guest and was a true joy to speak with, so do yourself a favor and get listening!
In this episode, a very tired Tom and an equally tired Josh provide their hard-won insight on the newest Magic: The Gathering set, War of the Spark. We'll tell you all about how a glut of new planeswalkers change the flow of the game, whether amassing a giant army of zombies as satisfying as you'd assume, and Tom's cat Vinnie demonstrates the battle-cry he uses to run up stairs.
Also, Dog and Thimble is now available on Spotify and Podcoin if those are things you're into!
Purportedly this episode is about Pandemic: The Fall of Rome, a new version of Pandemic from Z-Man Games. However, there's a truly wild amount of time where Dog and Thimble becomes a Golden Girls Fancast. Won't you come on this wonderful adventure with us? If you do you'll also get dueling Stallone impressions, Tom singing, and Alana's secret PowerPoints!
Sometimes you just want to kick back with a couple of friends, a nice cold drink, and take care of a terminally ill man on hospice care. On this week's episode of the Dog and Thimble Podcast, the gang decides whether or nor that's actually something you want to simulate doing through a board game as they review Holding on: The Troubled Life of Billy Kerr.
Surprise! It's an off-week upload to line up with the release of a new video from our good friends Joseph Bjork and Joseph Fisher with Good and Basic! In this episode, Tom sits down with the Josephs to talk about a game that has been around 5,000 years, The Royal Game of Ur. Is it good? Is it bad? Does it deserve to have hung around for 5,000 years? What does it all mean? Find out the answers to those questions, or at least our best guesses, and more in this week's episode of the Dog and Thimble Podcast!
You can find the playthrough of this game on the Good and Basic YouTube channel at: https://youtu.be/6Vq_jlfAJSk
In the latest episode of the Dog and Thimble Podcast, while Chris gets his appendix removed, Tom and Alana review ten different smaller games which Alana has divided into arbitrary categories. We're talking Swordcrafters, Slapshot, Echidna Shuffle, Scarabya, Joust for Fun, The Bears and The Bees, Churrascaria, Inoka, Frontline No Komrades, and Biblios. Chris lost an appendix so that you could get this episode, it's the least you can do to check it out!
Hey y'all! This isn't a full episode or even an apple-sode. This is just a quick announcement about Dog and Thimble's release schedule that we hope you'll be cool with!
If you have ever played a legacy board game, you know that you destroy components as you play. If you've ever played a legacy board game with Dog and Thimble co-host Alana, you know that she hides those components under the box insert because she can't bear to tear up a card. As it turns out, editing a podcast is similar. There were some bits that we loved too much to get rid of. In this episode we pour our box of shame onto the table for you with some of the bits that were cut for time.
Hope you've got your six-shooter and lasso ready, pardner, because in the newest episode of the Dog and Thimble Podcast we're hitting the old dusty trail to talk about Western Legends! But if you think the Dog and Thimble gang is only here to talk about games then you've never tangled with those desperadoes before. They're also talking about costumes for cows, whether Jesus was a certifiable hunk, and Alana's crazy outfits as a child. I reckon you'd be doing yourself a powerful disservice if you didn't listen to this episode, so get to it!
Gird your minds, the old ones have again risen from their slumber to descend upon the sleepy town of Arkham, Massachusetts and unfortunately the only people awake to defend you are three idiots with a board game podcast. On this episode of the Dog and Thimble Podcast, we're talking about Arkham Horror Third Edition, where it fits in the pantheon of games set in the Lovecraft universe, whether a movie called Donkey Jote would perform well, and all the good political humor that Dog and Thimble has definitely been known for up until now.
Big cons are great and all, but all that glitz and glamour often distracts from what's really important- games! In this episode, Alana sits down with one of the founders of BryceCon, Gail Tanner, to talk about the challenges and joys of organizing a small game convention hidden away just outside of Bryce Canyon National Park.
Emerging from the seas, the Dog and Thimble crew has obtained all the secrets of the Deep Water...Games back catalog. That is to say, we're diving into most of the games that Deep Water Games currently has on offer. That means we're talking Crow's Overkill, Round House, Shadows in Kyoto, Herbalism, and Welcome To. Not only that, but Tom reveals his feelings on seagulls, Chris becomes a false farm god, and Alana talks about the canyon winds. Plus, Tom's mum weighs in on a debate about pronunciation, this episode truly has it all so get listening!
Get your canoes, rafts, pontoons, and other sundry river vessels ready, because on this episode of the Dog and Thimble Podcast, we're talking about The River from Days of Wonder. But that's not all, we've got detours for weird mountain relationships, experiential dining establishments, opinions on apples, and Chris singing. Check it out!
Sometimes you find yourself on an island, beset by exploding volcanoes, rolling boulders, venomous snakes, swarms of bees, and people in tiger costumes jumping at you seemingly from nowhere. If you want all of those things to happen at once, then you should really be playing Fireball Island: The Curse of Vul-Kar. If you're not sure that those things are your jam, then check out this week's episode of the Dog and Thimble podcast where we talk all about the game, its expansions, and somehow also find time for a discussion of Street Fighter, Ultimate Frisbee, and The Girl From Ipanema.
Did we save another classic episode from the hungry maw of Audacity? #Youbetyoursweetbippy we did! This episode has everything, the worst version of the Wonder Twins, residential advisers shooting airsoft guns, a very forward Mae West, and stuff that only 90's kids will remember! Not to mention the extensive discussion about the Choose Your Own Adventure: House of Danger board game. Strap in and keep track of your page number, because you're not gonna want to miss this episode!
Every once in a while, a podcast comes along that's unafraid to ask the difficult questions. Questions like, what is porridge and why is Clamato juice a thing? Today's episode of Dog and Thimble is that podcast. Also, we're mostly discussing the 2018 offering from designer Tim Armstrong and publisher Space Cowboy Games, Orbis.
You're in luck today, traveler. I've got a rare treat in store for you, it's a previously lost episode of the Dog and Thimble Podcast! There's still some issues, but most of the file has been recovered after having been chewed up by Audacity on several occasions! So join us in trading turmeric for cinnamon as we discuss Century Spice Road! Also in this episode: Alana learns to be direct, the worst lyrics to Come On Eileen, and Tom wishes Jason was here.
Is this the wildest episode of Dog and Thimble to date? Quite possibly! We're talking about relatively heavy Euro game, Carthago: Merchants & Guilds. Not only that, but along the way we're also talking about the elephant king Babar, the platonic ideal of a cool uncle, Aaron Neville, and more dad jokes that it is advisable to consume in one sitting.
Dog and Thimble is back! We've walked the world for a spell and come back ready to talk about a brand new crop of games with you! This week, we've got Gizmos by CMON Games on the docket along with Chris' winter drink recommendations, how good at magic was Jafar from Aladdin really, and our real life inventions. For all that and more, check it out!
Hold onto your petticoats, because on this episode of the Dog and Thimble Podcast the gang gets properly fancy by playing Obsession: A Game of Pride, Intrigue, and Prejudice in Victorian England. We're also talking about our favorite debut game designs, discussing what we expect from expansions, and pitching the Narnia/Jane Austen crossover we've all been waiting for. You are cordially invited to listen post-haste!
The fight to be crowned champion of the Southeast Wild Wrestling League is heating up as the gang returns with Jerry Jean, Walter "The Wall" Wahlberg, and Valencia St. James AKA The Wasp. This week, game designer Nathan Paoletta guides the Dog and Thimble crew through The Worldwide Wrestling RPG! You may want to find a whole seat for this episode, but you're only going to need the edge!
On this week's episode of Dog and Thimble, the usual suspects are joined by the inimitable Nathan D. Paoletta, designer of such incredible games as Carry, A Grandiose Disaster, and the game we're playing this week: The World Wide Wrestling RPG. In this episode, we're walking through character creation to flesh out the roster of the South Western Wild Wrestling League and having a lot of fun doing so. So strap on your headphones and get ready to rumble, it's time to play The World Wide Wrestling RPG.
As you wake up, having been visited by the ghosts of Magic the Gathering past, present, and future you stumble to the window. "You there, boy! What day is this?" you yell to me. "It's well after pre-release day due to the advancement of linear time, but I can tell you about what you missed if you'd like" I yell back.
That's right, it's that time of the year when a new Magic: The Gathering set drops and Tom and Josh go to the midnight pre-release and play it so that they can report on it for your benefit. We're talking Guilds of Ravnica, tea recommendations, and Tom becomes alarmed. Check it out!
In this episode, the Dog and Thimble crew are doing the time warp again as they try to return to the past in one of the newest games from USAopoly, Samurai Jack: Back to the Past. But that's not all, we've also got discussions about high school yearbooks, Nickelback covering Alanis Morisette, and a pitch for a new show about NBA players hiding on each other's shoulders in trenchcoats to get into R-rated films. It's weird, it's wild, it's just another day on the Dog and Thimble podcast.
A curse has befallen this once sleepy podcast, and now the hosts fear for their lives as one of them turns into the Ultimate Werewolf...Legacy. In this episode the gang discusses the latest legacy game from designers Rob Daviau and Ted Alspach. Also, Tom decides to get into eating challenges, Alana reveals her mother's e-mail shame, and Chris has had it with his co-hosts! There's almost too much good stuff, in this episode so get it in your ear holes!