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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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.

Oct 19, 2017

The Dog and Thimble gang gets a visit from Derek Kamal, the designer of Heavy Metal Thunder Mouse and run through the process of creating characters and a motorcycle club in this new fate-core based RPG. Will Siouxsie and the Bancheese be able to advance their vegan anarcho-punk ideals and throw a load of cheese in the river? Has Chris been sitting on a solid Adam Sandler impression that he never mentioned this whole time? You've got to listen to find out!

Heavy Metal Thunder Mouse is, at time of release, on Kickstarter at:

Aug 12, 2017

The ultimate board game fan quiz -- can you tell which games are real and which are totally made up? Only one way to find out. Listen as Tom, Chris, and Hilary step into the Quiz Show Arena. Three men enter. Three men leave. But only one of them keeps their soul. Who will it be? Find out!

May 20, 2017

Tom and Chris take over the podcast and review board games!

Feb 10, 2017

The best board game review podcast on the planet is back with reviews of Aeon's End, Karmaka, Wizard School, and Healthy Heart Hospital. Please review us on iTunes and be sure to subscribe for even more quality reviews. Sponsored by Combos, treats no one should eat.

Jan 27, 2017

Hilary, Tom, and Chris are back with a quartet of board game reviews. This week we talk Tiny Epic Western, Hero Realms, Fabled Fruit, and Islebound. 

Jan 20, 2017

Join Hilary and Tom, the world's most trust board game reviewers and least trusted environmentalists as they light some coal and review A Feast for Odin, The Others, and Knit Wit.

Jan 13, 2017

Join us as we reveal the winners of the second annual Thimblies! Find out what won for best co-op game, best card game, best strategy board game, Board Game of the Year and more!