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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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Sep 19, 2019

Award season rolls on mercilessly and the Dog and Thimble crew happily find themselves being crushed under its powerful wheels as they discuss Spiel Des Jahres winner "Just One" and Kinderspiel Des Jahres winner "Valley of the Vikings". Plus, Tom discusses his new favorite superpower, Chris debuts the hottest new song since "Old Town Road", and Alana doesn't know how to describe movies. This is one episode you're not going to want to miss!

Sep 5, 2019

This week the Dog and Thimble crew take flight with Kennerspiel des Jahres winner, Wingspan! Do you like, hate, or find yourself feeling largely indifferent about birds? If you answered yes to any part of that question then this episode is for you! Also in this episode: candy, pretzels, Tom is tired, and the phrase "tear-assing."

 

Discussion of the game starts at 4:32

Aug 22, 2019

In an episode that can charitably be described as having gotten slightly out of hand, the Dog and Thimble crew is here to discuss Disney Villainous and its expansions Evil Comes Prepared and Wicked to the Core. But this isn't just about games, we're also answering important questions like: "In the Disney universe, who is daddy" and "What's a good name for a burger restaurant in Baltimore?"

Again, this one is pretty off the rails so if you want to get into the game talk, it starts at 13:30.

Aug 8, 2019

Dog and Thimble returns to the world of podcasting having found some petticoats in a dumpster! This turns out to be serendipitous as now they're dressed to impress just like the critters from Raccoon Tycoon and can talk about the game from a place of experience. That's right, in this latest episode of the Dog and Thimble Podcast, we're talking Raccoon Tycoon from Glenn Drover and Forbidden Games!

If you want to skip the nonsense, discussion of the game starts at 9:14.

Jun 27, 2019

When the full moon shines bright in the night sky, the Dog and Thimble crew can't help but be struck with an unusual sickness: the need to talk about a game involving werewolves! This time around it just so happens that they had the opportunity to play Werewords from Bezier Games, and they have some thoughts about it! Also in this episode: Tom says the phrase "Jazz cigarettes," Alana finds the worst pictures on the internet, and Chris reveals a scandal! 

Jun 13, 2019

A curse is  broken as the Dog and Thimble gang finally release an episode where they discuss Keyforge: Call of the Archons! Also in this episode, the gang gets weirded out by children, Alana is miserable, and Chris meets a mysterious stranger. 

Jun 3, 2019

Out there on the Bayou, there's some of the finest music to ever be created being played in the clubs, streets, and alleys. Rumor has it that if you hold the box for Big Easy Busking up to your ear, you can hear the sounds of all that fine New Orleans jazz come from out of the cardboard. On the newest episode of the Dog and Thimble podcast, Tom and Alana test out that theory and much more as they review the new game, Big Easy Busking from Weird Giraffe Games. 

Big Easy Busking is available on Kickstarter through June 6, 2019.

May 14, 2019

In this episode of the Dog and Thimble Podcast, Alana and Tom were lucky enough to have the chance to talk with board game designer, publisher, and general superstar Carla Kopp of Weird Giraffe Games. We talked about Weird Giraffe's newest release, Big Easy Busking, the process of publishing games, designing games, refreshing salads, and the pitfalls of evolution. Carla is such a wonderful guest and was a true joy to speak with, so do yourself a favor and get listening! 

May 2, 2019

In this episode, a very tired Tom and an equally tired Josh provide their hard-won insight on the newest Magic: The Gathering set, War of the Spark. We'll tell you all about how a glut of new planeswalkers change the flow of the game, whether amassing a giant army of zombies as satisfying as you'd assume, and Tom's cat Vinnie demonstrates the battle-cry he uses to run up stairs.

Also, Dog and Thimble is now available on Spotify and Podcoin if those are things you're into!

 

Apr 18, 2019

Purportedly this episode is about Pandemic: The Fall of Rome, a new version of Pandemic from Z-Man Games. However, there's a truly wild amount of time where Dog and Thimble becomes a Golden Girls Fancast. Won't you come on this wonderful adventure with us? If you do you'll also get dueling Stallone impressions, Tom singing, and Alana's secret PowerPoints!

Apr 4, 2019

Sometimes you just want to kick back with a couple of friends, a nice cold drink, and take care of a terminally ill man on hospice care. On this week's episode of the Dog and Thimble Podcast, the gang decides whether or nor that's actually something you want to simulate doing through a board game as they review Holding on: The Troubled Life of Billy Kerr. 

Mar 29, 2019

Surprise! It's an off-week upload to line up with the release of a new video from our good friends Joseph Bjork and Joseph Fisher with Good and Basic! In this episode, Tom sits down with the Josephs to talk about a game that has been around 5,000 years, The Royal Game of Ur. Is it good? Is it bad? Does it deserve to have hung around for 5,000 years? What does it all mean? Find out the answers to those questions, or at least our best guesses, and more in this week's episode of the Dog and Thimble Podcast!

You can find the playthrough of this game on the Good and Basic YouTube channel at: https://youtu.be/6Vq_jlfAJSk

Mar 21, 2019

In the latest episode of the Dog and Thimble Podcast, while Chris gets his appendix removed, Tom and Alana review ten different smaller games which Alana has divided into arbitrary categories. We're talking Swordcrafters, Slapshot, Echidna Shuffle, Scarabya, Joust for Fun, The Bears and The Bees, Churrascaria, Inoka,  Frontline No Komrades, and Biblios. Chris lost an appendix so that you could get this episode, it's the least you can do to check it out!

Mar 7, 2019

Hey y'all! This isn't a full episode or even an apple-sode. This is just a quick announcement about Dog and Thimble's release schedule that we hope you'll be cool with!

Feb 22, 2019

If you have ever played a legacy board game, you know that you destroy components as you play. If you've ever played a legacy board game with Dog and Thimble co-host Alana, you know that she hides those components under the box insert because she can't bear to tear up a card. As it turns out, editing a podcast is similar. There were some bits that we loved too much to get rid of. In this episode we pour our box of shame onto the table for you with some of the bits that were cut for time.

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.

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