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.
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!
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
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.