TGT 068: Twenty Dollar Games

We start out with a couple new Kickstarters, Dawn of Peacemakers and Monster Slaughter.  We get some feedback from Dave, Michael, and Myles, and then answer a quick question from Joe.

Then we go on topic and talk about a bunch of cheaper games that are good for gifts this season.  Including Fantasy Realms, Tides of Time, Bang the Dice Game, Herbaceous, Hero Realms, Not Alone, Oden’s Ravens, Ultimate Werewolf, Murder Mystery Party, Shahrazad, and more…

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TGT 067: Calling an Audible

This week we start with drawing the first winner for Pandemic Legacy Season 2.

Chris then talks about a couple Kickstaters:
Core Space: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1621774283/core-space
Root: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2074786394/root-a-game-of-woodland-might-and-right

We have some feedback and a couple quick questions then get on-topic.

This week’s topic is a little loose, but we do come to an interesting conclusion by the end.

Kitty mentioned this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=41lZmGcRWHU

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TGT 066: Getting Non-Gamers to Game

This week there are no new Kickstarters to speak of (again) but Chris does talk about a non-game Kickstater he recently received (the click-and-grow, it’s cool).

We got a lot of feedback this week and answer a quick question.

We then talk about “non-gamers” and ways we can turn them into full fledge gamers.

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TGT 065: A Deck of Cards

Josh is back and we find out what he was up to for the last two weeks.  Chris speaks British (sort of) and we announce the winner(s) of our current contest.

Then Chris covers a couple Kickstarters he backed recently and we answer a quick question from Jeremy on expansions.

Then we go on topic and talk a lot about normal playing cards.  We talk about where they came from and what can we do with them.

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TGT 064: GameHole Con ’17 Recap

This weekend we spent teaching and playing games at GameHole Con in Madison, WI.  We had a great time and talk about the games that were played and the things we did at the convention.

The bags Chris talks about:

http://tabletopgametalk.com/amazon-bags-4×5
http://tabletopgametalk.com/amazon-bags-3×4
http://tabletopgametalk.com/amazon-bags-6×6

The Last Hope LARP Sydnie mentions:

http://www.lasthopelarp.com

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TGT 063: Making Time to Game

This week we’ll be at GameHole Con and we talk a bit about that.  No Kickstarters (although Chris promises to fix this next week), and a couple quick questions from Sam.

Then we get on topic and talk about ways to make sure you can get some gaming in from time to time.  We even number the ways, although we may not have counted with any modern counting system in existence.  Oh, as a side effect we created a new counting system!


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TGT 062: Significant Others of Gamers

This is Chris’s wedding week, so we did something a little different in this episode.  We still start with some announcements, Kickstarters and feedback.  But once we get on topic, well, you’ll just have to listen…

TGT 061: Filler Games

Only one Kickstarter this week, the expansion to Near and Far.  We have a lot of feedback from last week and then we go on topic and talk about filler games.  Chris seems passionate and conflicted about the term, but we’ll blame that on the fact he’s getting married this week and his mind has been all over the place!

TGT 060: Ancient Games

In this episode we get some feedback around fiddly bits, Chris reminds people about the 7th Continent Kickstarter, and backs a couple others and then we go on topic…

Ancient games!  It’s like a history class, but for games.  Some games have stood the test of time, where did they come from and how did they become what they are today?  That’s what we try and get to the bottom of in this episode.

TGT 059: Fiddly Bits

Chris has a “bit” of a rough start on this one owed to a bachelor event the day before – but he does end up remembering to announce the winner of Massive Darkness eventually.

A couple promised  links,

Virtucon17 https://boardgamegeek.com/wiki/page/Virtuacon17#

Component Trays  http://www.gmtgames.com/p-173-counter-trays-10.aspx

Once we make it on topic Chris finds his voice and uses it for what seems like a very long time to us all.  After talking about games that have too many fiddly bits, we get down to the fiddly bit to game play ratio theory.  We even manage to add a few tips for managing fiddly bits into the conversation.

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