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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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
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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!

Nov 17, 2016

We talk Arkham Horror LCG, Prodigals Club, Greedy Greedy Goblins, Dreamwell, Kana Gawa, and more! Join Hilary, Tom, and Chris every day during BGG.con for special guests and tons of talk about this year's biggest board games.

Nov 9, 2016

Hilary, Tom, and Chris deliver board game reviews of the awful Family Guy: Stewie's Sexy Party Game, Monarch, Oregon Trail, Quartz, and Lord of the Rings: Journey to Mordor. Are any of these games good? Two are, but which ones to be recommend? Listen and find you next game night game! Plus, a message about BGG.con!

Oct 14, 2016

Find out if Harry Potter can defeat He Who Must Not Be Named, plus reviews of Game of Thrones: Hand of the King, Covert, and Masques. It's the most popular board game review podcast according to every online poll!*

*No online polls were consulted for this claim.

Sep 9, 2016

Mansions of Madness 2E, Arcane Academy, The Dragon & Flagon, Punderdome, 3 Wishes, Codenames: Pictures, Codenames: Deep Undercover, and Secret Hitler reviewed by Hilary, Tom, and Chris.

Aug 25, 2016

Hilary, Chris, and Alana review more than a half-dozen board games, including, Potion Explosion, Oceanos, Dicey Goblins, Incredible Expeditions, Celestia, Deep Space D6, and Countdown: Special Ops.

Aug 16, 2016

Board game reviews galore, including Captain Sonar (4:40), Nantucket (22:05), Eldritch Horror (31:30), Imagine (42:22), Saloon Tycoon (49:15), Compounded (56:45), and Pandemic: Reign of Cthulhu (1:02:35). Check out our YouTube channel for a video review of Pandemic: Reign of Cthulhu.

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