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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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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? 

Leave us a rating and review on Apple Podcasts or the podcast reviewing application of your choice or tweet about the show using #dogandthimble and we'll read your messages on the show!

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 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. 

Mar 15, 2018

Some days we talk about board games, some days we discuss the Combos Twitter feed, and some days we do both. In this episode of the Dog and Thimble podcast you better believe we're doing both. We're talking about the incredible 2017 game, Sagrada, and spoiler alert we all love it. 

Also in this episode, Alana promises baked goods, Chris gets poetic about who Sagrada is for, and Tom doesn't remember how to start an episode.

Mar 8, 2018

It's the return of everyone's favorite hard-biking, anarcho-punk, vegan biker mice, Siouxsie and the Ban-cheese. That's right, Dog and Thimble is back to continue the story of Siouxsie Squeaker, Granny Greaser, and Francis in the excellent Heavy Metal Thunder Mice RPG. Rev up your engines because it's about to pop off!

Remember, this is part two, so check out part one to catch up!

Feb 22, 2018

Emerging from a dark hole, three figures slowly come into view. Who is this strange trio, and what's that box in their hands? Have the mole people who live deep beneath the Earth's crust finally come to the surface to wage war on the surface dwellers? Is it...oh wait...it's just Tom, Chris, and Alana and they've got a board game called Unearth to talk about.

If you like the episode, please leave us a review on iTunes or wherever you get your podcasts and we'll read the review on air! (Assuming we can find it). It really helps the show when you do!

Feb 2, 2018

It's the chillest episode of Dog and Thimble yet, as Tom and Alana drink tea and discuss whether Dr. Eureka from Dr. Eureka, Professor Evil from Professor Evil and the Citadel of Time, or the many scientists from Dinosaur Island is the most evil and talk about the games in general as well. All that and Alana reveals her craziest science fair entries,  Tom leaves for a while, and Alana creates a dinosaur park for bros. 

Tom is on Twitter as @plp_tom
Alana is on Twitter as @ceraphimfalls
Chris is on Twitter as @mirkwoodrunner
and Dog and Thimble is @dogandthimble.

Jan 25, 2018

Your old pal Hilary is back again in this unearthed episode! The gang works out which board games they would put on their resume if they needed to get a new job and explain their reasoning. Jokes are made, lies are told, and Tom conveniently forgets the time he played Bloodrage. Also things get a little blue and the gang returns to the Cerberus deck-building system! 

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: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/robindavid/movable-type-second-edition?ref=category_popular&ref=discovery

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 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 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:

https://boardgamegeek.com/thread/1888745/lost-and-found-items-bggcon

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 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 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:  https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/shorelessskies/heavy-metal-thunder-mouse

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