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 2, 2016

Looterz, Lotus, Simurgh, Ta-Da!, The Gallerist, Mottainai, and Grifters reviewed. Plus, Tom's return in the best board game podcast named Dog and Thimble!

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.

Aug 8, 2016

Star Wars: Destiny, Legendary Firefly, Codenames: Pictures, Hero Realms and more discussed in our final recap of Gen Con 2016. Plus, we're joined by Jared Miller of Cool Mini or Not to talk about the big show and Rising Sun, the spiritual successor to Blood Rage.

Aug 6, 2016

Hilary and Chris are joined by Hunter Shelburne to chat Bloodborne, Fantasy Flight, Grifters, Renegade Games' trio of gems, and what it's like to work as an exhibitor at Gen Con.

Aug 5, 2016

Hilary, Nicole, and Chris Schock talk Tiny Epic Quest, Bill and Ted's Excellent Board Game (70 minus 1, dude!), Beyond Baker Street, buying tons of Gen Con games, and more.

Aug 4, 2016

Sipping the official Gen Con beer, eyeballing Terraforming Mars, and plans for Day 1 of the big show.

Jul 29, 2016

Hilary, Tom, and Chris count down their personal Top 5 Most Wanted Games at Gen Con. Including Seafall, Legendary: Firefly, Tiny Epic Quest, Legends of the Underdark, Codenames: Pictures, Bloodborne: The Card Game, and more!

Jul 26, 2016

Hilary, Tom, and Chris review Scythe, one of the hottest board games heading into Gen Con. Is it worthy of all the hype? Spoiler: Yes! Plus reviews of Cry Havoc, The Networks, and  Scoville. Be sure to subscribe to Dog and Thimble.

Jul 21, 2016

The best board game mechanics and 6 board game reviews: Mage Knight, Sea of Clouds, Wizard's Academy, Dingo's Dreams, TIME Stories Under the Mask, and Why Did the Chicken.

Jul 13, 2016

Hilary and Tom are joined by guest Chris Schock as we review Rick & Morty: Total Rickall, Mystic Vale, World's Fair, Playing Gods, My Village, and Rumble in the Dungeon. Also, we discuss what games we're buying next and how to choose what to buy. "The funniest podcast ever recorded" - Tom Parkin

Jul 5, 2016

Our glorious return results in an episode that is both tiny AND epic! Inside are board game reviews of Tiny Epic Kingdoms, Tiny Epic Defenders, and Tiny Epic Galaxies from Gamelyn Games.

May 16, 2016

We review Ghostbusters: The Board Game, a terrible game from Cryptozoic that proves that everyone should be 'fraid of bad game designs. Hilary, Tom, and Jason rip Ghostbusters to pieces, lie about TJ Maxx, and tease our next very special episode of gaming awesomeness.

May 9, 2016

Join us as we play our first game of Twilight Imperium. This famed board game is incredibly intense, really, really long, and has tremendous depth. Experience our expectations, learn of our alliances, and enjoy some backstabbing as we play Twilight Imperium!

May 5, 2016

We review Porta Nigra, possibly the ultimate Eurogame. Plus, a look at the first Ashes: Rise of the Phoenixborn expansion from Plaidhat Games. 

Mar 15, 2016

Go back in time with our review of TIME Stories. Can you figure out the mystery of the asylum? And we randomly preview some board games from 2016. We're back, baby!

Dec 22, 2015

What is the best board game of 2015? We reveal the winners of the Thimblies the official Dog and Thimble board game awards. The awards: Best 2-Player Board Game, Best Strategy Board Game, Best Party Game, Best Card Game Best Co-op Board Game, Best Thematic Board Game, Best Board Game for New Gamers, Best Family Board Game, Best Board Game Art Design, and Best Board Game of the Year.

Dec 15, 2015

The hunt is on for Dracula! We review Fury of Dracula 3rd Edition and discover Vlad is Italian. Plus, we read your reviews and answer your questions. If you enjoy our show, be sure to subscribe to our podcast!

Dec 8, 2015

Only have one other to play board games with? Fear not! We review eight 2-player only board games. Reviews of 7 Wonders: Duel, Akrotiri, Dice Masters, Neuroshima Convoy, Adventure Time Card Wars, The Duke, Star Realms, and Bottom of the 9th. Plus the winner of the Cool Mini or Not contest is announced!


Dec 1, 2015

Reviews of four new board games: Above and Below, Shakespeare, Fuse, and Sapiens. Plus, a report on BGG.con, the best board game convention around. We talk about playing prototypes from Rob Daviau and Eric Lang, and hot hot hot Dead of Winter news. If you enjoy our podcast, be sure to rate us!

Nov 17, 2015

Hilary, Tom, and Jason review just about every Cool Mini or Not board game in an epic special. And if these games sound good, well, guess what? You can win a whole box full of 'em! Listen for your chance to win a prize pack from Cool Mini or Not. Listen for board game reviews of: Zombicide, Arcadia Quest, Blood Rage, Xenoshyft, Kaos Ball, Rum & Bones, The Grizzled, Dogs of War, and more!

Nov 10, 2015

The true motive behind COBRA revealed and we review the adorable board game, Poseidon's Kingdom. All this and more on the latest episode of Dog and Thimble!

Nov 6, 2015

Three psychics try to solve the murder of their own podcast in our review of the new co-op game, Mysterium!

Oct 26, 2015

Zeus is an angry God, but not after listening to our review of Elysium, one of 2015's best games.

Oct 8, 2015

Blood Rage fills Tom with a Viking fury and he nearly kills everyone else in the room! Plus, a stalker reviews Dog and Thimble. Please subscribe to our podcast and rate us on iTunes!

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