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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Sep 20, 2018

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!

Sep 7, 2018

A card game featuring consensual erotic intercourse with a tentacle monster from beyond the stars, "The Adventures of Shaft: Action Chemist", and recollections of some of Hanna-Barbera's strangest cartoons. Episode 88 of the Dog and Thimble features all of these and more as we discuss the card game "Consentacle" from designer Naomi Clark. 

Aug 30, 2018

With Tom finally feeling like a functional human being again, Dog and Thimble returns with a host of small games for your consideration! Mint Delivery, That's Not Lemonade, 5 Minute Chase, InBetween, Unreal Estate, and Lady and the Tiger are all on the agenda. Plus, secrets of the Outback Steakhouse, quantum tunnels, and have y'all seen Ladyhawke? If you haven't seen Ladyhawke, you should really see Ladyhawke.

Aug 16, 2018

In this episode Chris does Indianapolis, by which we of course means he goes to GenCon and interviews some incredible people and companies about the games they had to show off. We're talking Spinmaster Games, Fantasy Flight Interactive, Games Workshop, Asmodee, Greater Than Games, and USAopoly, they're all here! Whether you couldn't make it to GenCon or if you just want to relive the magic, you're gonna want to check this out!

Aug 9, 2018

In this episode, Tom gets back to board gaming's roots by playing the ancient games of Hnefatafl (aka "The Viking Game" or "King's Table") and Nine Men's Morris with the help of Joseph Bjork and Joseph Fisher from Good and Basic. We get down and dirty with theories about why Hnefatafl pieces move as they do, what ancient graffiti lies in the Hagia Sofia, and question why Tic-Tac-Toe exists at all in the modern age. This episode is chock full of fun, facts, and more people named Joseph than you are frankly prepared to handle. You definitely want to check this one out!

You can check out more from Good and Basic, including footage of us playing Hnefatafl and Nine Men's Morris at their YouTube channel:

Aug 2, 2018

We're late to the party talking about the return of Magic the Gathering core sets as Josh and Tom finally turn in their report on the M19 prerelease! In this episode, Josh turns cows into knights and Tom reveals that he is a very slow deck builder.

Jul 26, 2018

Dog and Thimble returns to bring a little light into the grimdark world of Warhammer 40K, this time by playing the new RPG, Wrath and Glory with game designer Ross Watson! Will  the gang discover the cure for the abacus plague? The only way to find out, is by listening!

Jul 20, 2018

It's the return of the Rene-geddon! Another Renegade games special is coming at your face with The Tea Dragon Society Card Game, Atlas: Enchanted Lands, and Junk Orbit. Plus, the gang discusses Murder, She Wrote, tea preferences, Space Force, and receives some amazing news you don't want to miss. 

Jul 12, 2018

The Dog and Thimble crew is taking the fight to Thanos directly by...well mostly by comparing him to Grimace from McDonalds. We're talking about "Thanos Rising: Avengers Infinity War" the new cooperative game from USAopoly in this episode, but there's no way that's all. There's slaps to the nipple, Sully Sullenberger's dark secrets, the Lindbergh baby, and a whole lot of behind the scenes stuff that normally would get cut but seemed funny enough to Tom to survive edits! It's a rip-roaring adventure and you owe it to yourself to check it out!

Time Stamps:

Thanos Rising Discussion - 10:57

Ending of Spoilers after Spoiler Warning - 21:33

Jul 3, 2018

I don't know how Chris managed to get so many interviews done, because I'm exhausting just having had to edit them. Good news for you guys though, because there's no way you'll get tired listening to them! We've got interviews with the inimitable Bebo from Be Bold Games as well as the good folks at Calliope Games, Queen Games, and Stronghold Games. It's the home stretch, so get your popcorn ready!

Bebo - 0:26

Calliope Games - 11:08

Queen Games - 25:13

Stronghold Games - 32:38

Jun 28, 2018

Chris has lost all sense of time in the nightless world of Origins Game Fair 2018. Yet still he persists, acquiring interviews with amazing publishers such as Odd Bird Games, Plan B Games, Eggertspiele, Next Move Games, Tuesday Knight Games, Board and Dice, Osprey Games, and Renegade Game Studios. He's got all the hot news, all the hot game info, and all the hot bod (Chris is a very attractive man). 

Odd Bird Games - 0:25

Plan B Games - 7:35

Tuesday Knight Games - 12:30

Board and Dice - 20:54

Osprey Games - 37:48

Renegade - 44:20

Jun 26, 2018

Chris did so much work at Origins Game Fair 2018 that we're releasing a special bonus Tuesday episode of Dog and Thimble. In this episode, Chris learns about some amazing independent RPGS, learns how many Barenaked Ladies references are in One Week Ultimate Werewolf, and learns all about slam poetry.

Time Stamps:

Atlas Games - 0:25

Bezier Games - 7:59

HABA USA - 13:27

Mayday Games - 17:25

Ares Games - 29:28

Indie Press Revolution - 35:34

Jun 21, 2018

The season of major game conventions is upon us! Chris spent some time at the Origins Game Fair and was able to interview a whole host of game designers and publishers about what they were promoting, upcoming projects, and was even able to sneak in a humble-brag about the time he won his high school science fair. In this episode, Chris got to spend some time talking with the folks at CMON Games, Devir Games, Steve Jackson Games, Deep Water Games, and PlayFusion.

1:32 - CMON Games
12:57 - Devir Games
23:51 - Steve Jackson Games
34:07 - Deep Water Games
44:08 - PlayFusion

Jun 14, 2018

Fudge it, Dog and Thimble is doing it live from the Utah Podcast Summit. In this episode, the gang discusses the nature of reality, what is real and what is fake, and does so in the style of a dumb quiz show! Also discussed, does Kickstarter need to get better dreams? Has Tom actually even seen the TV show J.A.G.? Should you really always #trustbecky? All that and much more in Dog and Thimble's first live show.

Thank you to the Utah Podcast Summit for having us and thank you all for listening.

Jun 7, 2018

Snatching a relevant discussion from the jaws of numerous tangents, the Dog and Thimble Podcast is back once again, this time to discuss Queendomino from Blue Orange Games. But that's not all, we're also tackling the tough questions: Is mayo too spicy? Is fry sauce just thousand island dressing? Which company owns Six Flags? Will the mumble-rap supergroup consisting of all the previous Dog and Thimble co-hosts take off? 

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May 31, 2018

In a world where there are many podcasts, a sizable subsection of which are dedicated to talking about tabletop gaming, Dog and Thimble remains one of them! This week, we're discussing the 2018 Plaid Hat Games release, Crystal Clans, an early contender for the best two player game of the year. Plus, because we love you so much we also included extensive chatter about food crimes, chain restaurants, raptor cloaca, and romance novels.

May 24, 2018

Good news! This podcast is still about board games. Heck, we even talk extensively about the incredible game "Visitor in Blackwood Grove". For a hot minute, it looked like we might accidentally morph into a David Ogden Stiers fancast, a podcast discussing the Free Willie 2 soundtrack, or something else entirely. Don't worry though, totally still about board games...mostly.

May 17, 2018

In an episode that can only be described as "existing", the Dog and Thimble crew are back to tell you about delightful Japanese forest spirits and the paths along which they walk in Kokoro: Avenue of the Kodama. Also somehow, the team makes time to talk about weird lessons from early health classes, the fine work of Hayao Miyazaki, the less fine work of Johnny Lingo, and time-traveling game designers.  

May 10, 2018

If you like bits and tangents, then oh boy, this is the episode for you! We're talking U2, Lawry's Seasoned Salt, horses, and the animated TV show Centurions. Plus somehow, we manage to make time to talk about the 2018 game Barker's Row from Overworld Games and designed by Steven Aramini.

May 3, 2018

In this episode of the Dog and Thimble Podcast, we're getting collectible! Tom invites friend of the podcast Josh Stickney on to discuss the new Magic: The Gathering set, Dominaria after having played at the new set's prerelease. Sleep deprived and running entirely on the caffeine from a couple of cups of tea, can our heroes make it through a full episode? 

Apr 26, 2018

It may not be their whole back catalog, but this week the Dog and Thimble crew take on three games from the Renegade Game Studios library: Raiders of the North Sea (and its expansions), Scott Pilgrim's Precious Little Card Game, and Wonderland. Also, reviews of the actual geographical North Sea, tom knows something about valkyries, and was Casey Affleck in the fictional band Crash and the Boys?

Apr 19, 2018

Restoration games is bringing back classic games and Dog and Thimble is bringing back a classic podcast with a brand new episode. We're talking about all three of the games currently offered by Restoration Games: Stop Thief!, Indulgence, and Downforce. Plus, Alana solves a years old mystery, Chris finds some weird items for children on Amazon, and Tom makes everyone sad with Land Before Time facts. 

Apr 14, 2018

Fear fake news! Flee the fungible forces! And come hang out with the Dog and Thimble crew in their Fortress of Feasability as they talk Friedmann Freise's fun Fables series. We discuss all three games, Caspar the Friendly Ghost's plot holes, and what FanFiction Chris is into these days. As always, the whole venture is entirely foolish. 

Apr 5, 2018

It's an Orwellian nightmare this week as the Dog and Thimble crew explore the 2013 Stonemaier Games offering, Euphoria: Building a Better Dystopia. Plus, Tom reveals that he was definitely the voice of the Homestar Runner, Alana muses about how attractive a Studebaker would make you, and Chris finds strange entries in the world of erotic fan-fiction. Strap in, this one gets weird!

Mar 30, 2018

Chris is gone this week, so Tom and Alana dive into three games the years of 2015 and 2016 that Dog and Thimble didn't manage to cover back then, Dice City, Santorini, and Bring Your Own Book. Plus, Alana has some facts about toads and bees and we name some bird comedians. 

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