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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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Feb 14, 2019

Hope you've got your six-shooter and lasso ready, pardner, because in the newest episode of the Dog and Thimble Podcast we're hitting the old dusty trail to talk about Western Legends! But if you think the Dog and Thimble gang is only here to talk about games then you've never tangled with those desperadoes before. They're also talking about costumes for cows, whether Jesus was a certifiable hunk, and Alana's crazy outfits as a child. I reckon you'd be doing yourself a powerful disservice if you didn't listen to this episode, so get to it!

Feb 7, 2019

Gird your minds, the old ones have again risen from their slumber to descend upon the sleepy town of Arkham, Massachusetts and unfortunately the only people awake to defend you are three idiots with a board game podcast. On this episode of the Dog and Thimble Podcast, we're talking about Arkham Horror Third Edition, where it fits in the pantheon of games set in the Lovecraft universe, whether a movie called Donkey Jote would perform well, and all the good political humor that Dog and Thimble has definitely been known for up until now.

Jan 31, 2019

Big cons are great and all, but all that glitz and glamour often distracts from what's really important- games! In this episode, Alana sits down with one of the founders of BryceCon, Gail Tanner, to talk about the challenges and joys of organizing a small game convention hidden away just outside of Bryce Canyon National Park. 

Jan 11, 2019

Emerging from the seas, the Dog and Thimble crew has obtained all the secrets of the Deep Water...Games back catalog. That is to say, we're diving into most of the games that Deep Water Games currently has on offer. That means we're talking Crow's Overkill, Round House, Shadows in Kyoto, Herbalism, and Welcome To. Not only that, but Tom reveals his feelings on seagulls, Chris becomes a false farm god, and Alana talks about the canyon winds. Plus, Tom's mum weighs in on a debate about pronunciation, this episode truly has it all so get listening! 

Dec 28, 2018

Get your canoes, rafts, pontoons, and other sundry river vessels ready, because on this episode of the Dog and Thimble Podcast, we're talking about The River from Days of Wonder. But that's not all, we've got detours for weird mountain relationships, experiential dining establishments, opinions on apples, and Chris singing. Check it out!

Dec 20, 2018

Sometimes you find yourself on an island, beset by exploding volcanoes, rolling boulders, venomous snakes, swarms of bees, and people in tiger costumes jumping at you seemingly from nowhere. If you want all of those things to happen at once, then you should really be playing Fireball Island: The Curse of Vul-Kar. If you're not sure that those things are your jam, then check out this week's episode of the Dog and Thimble podcast where we talk all about the game, its expansions, and somehow also find time for a discussion of Street Fighter, Ultimate Frisbee, and The Girl From Ipanema. 

Dec 13, 2018

Did we save another classic episode from the hungry maw of Audacity? #Youbetyoursweetbippy we did! This episode has everything, the worst version of the Wonder Twins, residential advisers shooting airsoft guns, a very forward Mae West, and stuff that only 90's kids will remember! Not to mention the extensive discussion about the Choose Your Own Adventure: House of Danger board game. Strap in and keep track of your page number, because you're not gonna want to miss this episode!

Dec 6, 2018

Every once in a while, a podcast comes along that's unafraid to ask the difficult questions. Questions like, what is porridge and why is Clamato juice a thing? Today's episode of Dog and Thimble is that podcast. Also, we're mostly discussing the 2018 offering from designer Tim Armstrong and publisher Space Cowboy Games, Orbis.

Nov 29, 2018

You're in luck today, traveler. I've got a rare treat in store for you, it's a previously lost episode of the Dog and Thimble Podcast! There's still some issues, but most of the file has been recovered after having been chewed up by Audacity on several occasions! So join us in trading turmeric for cinnamon as we discuss Century Spice Road! Also in this episode: Alana learns to be direct, the worst lyrics to Come On Eileen, and Tom wishes Jason was here.

Nov 15, 2018

Is this the wildest episode of Dog and Thimble to date? Quite possibly! We're talking about relatively heavy Euro game, Carthago: Merchants & Guilds. Not only that, but along the way we're also talking about the elephant king Babar, the platonic ideal of a cool uncle, Aaron Neville, and more dad jokes that it is advisable to consume in one sitting.

Nov 8, 2018

Dog and Thimble is back! We've walked the world for a spell and come back ready to talk about a brand new crop of games with you! This week, we've got Gizmos by CMON Games on the docket along with Chris' winter drink recommendations, how good at magic was Jafar from Aladdin really, and our real life inventions. For all that and more, check it out!

Oct 27, 2018

Hold onto your petticoats, because on this episode of the Dog and Thimble Podcast the gang gets properly fancy by playing Obsession: A Game of Pride, Intrigue, and Prejudice in Victorian England. We're also talking about our favorite debut game designs, discussing what we expect from expansions, and pitching the Narnia/Jane Austen crossover we've all been waiting for. You are cordially invited to listen post-haste!

Oct 22, 2018

The fight to be crowned champion of the Southeast Wild Wrestling League is heating up as the gang returns with Jerry Jean, Walter "The Wall" Wahlberg, and Valencia St. James AKA The Wasp. This week, game designer Nathan Paoletta guides the Dog and Thimble crew through The Worldwide Wrestling RPG! You may want to find a whole seat for this episode, but you're only going to need the edge!

Oct 11, 2018

On this week's episode of Dog and Thimble, the usual suspects are joined by the inimitable Nathan D. Paoletta, designer of such incredible games as Carry, A Grandiose Disaster, and the game we're playing this week: The World Wide Wrestling RPG. In this episode, we're walking through character creation to flesh out the roster of the South Western Wild Wrestling League and having a lot of fun doing so. So strap on your headphones and get ready to rumble, it's time to play The World Wide Wrestling RPG.

Oct 4, 2018

As you wake up, having been visited by the ghosts of Magic the Gathering past, present, and future you stumble to the window. "You there, boy! What day is this?" you yell to me. "It's well after pre-release day due to the advancement of linear time, but I can tell you about what you missed if you'd like" I yell back. 

That's right, it's that time of the year when a new Magic: The Gathering set drops and Tom and Josh go to the midnight pre-release and play it so that they can report on it for your benefit. We're talking Guilds of Ravnica, tea recommendations, and Tom becomes alarmed. Check it out!

Sep 27, 2018

In this episode, the Dog and Thimble crew are doing the time warp again as they try to return to the past in one of the newest games from USAopoly, Samurai Jack: Back to the Past. But that's not all, we've also got discussions about high school yearbooks, Nickelback covering Alanis Morisette, and a pitch for a new show about NBA players hiding on each other's shoulders in trenchcoats to get into R-rated films. It's weird, it's wild, it's just another day on the Dog and Thimble podcast.

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: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCa92M881KJO0FqaOUb4xAqg

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

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