TGT 019: The Meta Episode

In this episode we go meta.  We start out talking about the podcast in meta ways (you’ll even learn our last names).  We’ll then go into a short off topic and talk about our game of the day, “Pandemic: Reign of Cthulhu.”  Then we go on topic and tall about meta gaming in your board games and how that can cross over into cheating.

Our next episode will be a questions from the listeners episode.  Send us your questions and we’ll answer as many as we can.

TGT 018: Deck Building Games

And we have our first contest winner!  Listen to find out who.

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This week we first spend a little extra time off-topic talking about some social deduction games we just played (and the wine we played them with).  We then go on-topic to talk about a few of our favorite deck building games.

TGT 017: Board Games on Phones and Tablets

It’s the last week to enter our contest.  Email us at by Dec 18th, 6:00pm central time to enter.  Share, like, or leave us a iTunes review to increase the number of entries.  What do you win?  A box of games worth over $180!

This week we talk about board games on phones and tablets.  Are they better or worse?  Overpriced?  Good for learning the game or strategies?  Listen to what we think and email us if you agree or disagree.

TGT 016: Point Salad Games


We have a holiday contest!  Email us to enter (  Any subject, comment, feedback, or just to say hi.  Once you email us, you’ll also get an extra entry for every like on facebook or twitter and 3 for every share or retweet (past or present).  And 5 extra entries for an iTunes review.  The prize?  New copies of Seafall, The Duke, and Avalon.  And a copy of Pandemic signed by all of us.  And if that’s not enough, you’ll also get a hand made creature made by Kitty.  You have until Dec 18th, 6:00pm central time to enter.  Good Luck!

This week we start out with a rather long off-topic section due a lot of feedback and many games Chris has bought or kickstarted.  We then talk about one of the new games we have Hero Realm – a fun, light, deck building game.

We eventually get to talking about point salad games where we define what we feel makes a game point salad, talk about some of or favorites, and give some general strategy tips when approaching a new point salad game.  Enjoy!

TGT Giveaway: 2016 Holiday Giveaway (over $180 value)


Tabletop Game Talk is having a holiday giveaway and we’re making our first giveaway a big one.  To enter, all you need to do is email us at  You’ll get additional entries by liking us on facebook or twitter.  You’ll get three additional entries by sharing or retweeting us.  And if you can figure out how to leave an iTunes review (search for us on iTunes, click on the review tab), you’ll get five entries!

And here are the details of what you could win:

SeaFall – Retail $79.95

SeaFall is a the third in the “Legacy” line of games designed by Rob Daviau.  This follows Risk Legacy and Pandemic Legacy in his series.  SeaFall reveals a world of high sea adventure over 15-20 games.  Most everything you do will have an effect of some sort on the next game.  Will you gain enough glory to rule the seas?

Avalon – Retail  $19.95

Based on the game Resistance, Avalon adds some additional rulls and rules variants.  plays 5-10 players and is a social deduction game.  Can you figure out who the bad guys (red team) are before they are able to fail 3 of the 5 missions?  But even if you’re able to, if they can figure out who Merlin is (who knows all the bad guys), they win anyway!  Yikes!  Lot’s of fun.

The Duke – Retail $39.95

The Duke is a game by Catalyst Game.  It’s a two player game where each player will draw tiles from a bag.  Each tile has a different movement and attack pattern on it.  The twist…When you activate one of these tiles, it flips to reveal a different pattern.  Can you capture your opponent’s duke before they capture yours?

Pendemic (signed by all the hosts of the show) – Retail $39.95

Pandemic is the quintessential co-op game.  This copy is the copy we played our first game of Pandemic with.  The goal, cure 4 diseases before any one of them grows out of control.  Amazing game that promotes team work and corporation.

Unique Monster! – Retail $(priceless)