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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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.

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. 

Mar 22, 2018

Is this the raunchiest episode of Dog and Thimble yet? Probably not, but among the discussion of Spynet, Sentient, and Heroes Wanted, the Dog and Thimble crew does get distracted by the question of how some sexual euphemisms came to be, so at least there's that. Plus, Tom knows how "Winston Drafting" got its name, Alana admits she has a problem, and can we really afford to buy George Washington's soul?

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 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. 

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 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 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.

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 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 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 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. 

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!

Dec 16, 2016

Celebrate our 50th episode with an epic countdown of the best board games ever made! Special guests include Stronghold Games President Stephen Buonocore, Donald from Board with Life, and many more!

Dec 9, 2016

Four reviews today of some of the last board games released this year. Join Hilary, Tom, and Chris for reviews of Terraforming Mars, Blood of an Englishman, Colony, and Star Wars Destiny!

Nov 29, 2016

Our top games from bgg.con, including: London Dread, Cottage Garden, The Networks, Unfair, Kingdomino, Inis, Flamme Rouge, and Fog of Love. Join Hilary, Tom, and Chris as we look at the last great crop of board games for 2016.

Nov 19, 2016

BGG.con is in full swing and we have many board games to talk about including Dead of Winter: Warring Colonies, Games Workshop's GORECHOSEN, Fog of Love, Cottage Garden, Hop, Dr. Eureka, Raise Your Goblets, and Who Soiled the Toilet.

Nov 18, 2016

BGG.con day 2 recap comes with thoughts on the Munchkin CCG, Insane Clown Posse deckbuilder, Unfair, La Granga No Siesta, One-Deck Dungeon, Flamme rouge, Dragoon, and Last Friday. Join Hilary, Tom, and Chris for board game reviews galore!

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