TGT 056: Gaming Tables

This week we go under the game, to the game table.  We talk about several different companies and options and even come up with a few alternatives suggested by our listeners.

Chris also backed Unstable Unicorns on Kickstarter, we answer a question on how do you know what to kickstart, and there’s a brief updated on our YouTube plans for the future.

Also, we’ve raised $325 for the HoustonFoodBank.org, so thank you all for helping support #GamersVsHarvey.

TGT 055: Solo and Co-op Games

This episode we start by talking a bit about hurricane Harvey.  We’re going to be donating our September patreon money to http://www.houstonfoodbank.org.  Follow the cause with #GamersVsHarvey

Then we get into gaming topics starting with the Chris’s new game he’s Kickstarting, ALEXANDRIA.

We then talk about last weeks episode and how we really need several more episodes to cover it all – we plan to do just that over the next few weeks.

We make it to on topic and talk about Time Stories, Deadline, Professor Evil and the Citadel of Time, Flatline and Kitty even snuck in Perfection.  We talk about when a co-op can be turned into a solo game and why we like solo games in general.

Oh -and the game Josh mentioned is called “H.E.A.D. Hunters”.  It’ll be kickstarting soon.

TGT 054: Gaming Trends

This week we first talk about all the new games we came back from Gen Con with.  Then we revisit the question of whether you can judge a game on the first play or not.

We eventually start talking about gaming trends with a lot of input from you which made us realize there are a lot more trends than we originally thought!

 

TGT 053: Gen Con 50 Live Show!

We’re posting this episode 4 days early!  We won’t have a normal Tuesday episode, as this really is episode 53, we just wanted to get it to you in more of a real-time way.

In this episode we talk to you, our listeners, about your experiences at the show.  Chris gives away a ton of games and we all have a great time.  We’ll be back to our regular schedule next week when we talk about gaming trends in the hobby.

TGT 052: Our Favorite Games

If you’re at GenCon 50, stop by for our live show Friday at 6:00pm (8/18/17) at the Crowne Plaza : Pennsylvania Stn B

52 weeks.  One year.  A milestone.  And what do we talk about, games of course.  Some of our favorites in fact.  And some of yours as well.

TGT 051: Managing Your Game Collection

In this episode we talk a lot about Kickstarter in our off topic segment.  Ironic really since Chris didn’t back anything on Kickstarter this week.

On topic it’s all about how to manage your game collection.  Or probably more accurately, how Josh, Kitty, and Chris manage their collections.  From a handful, to a dozen, to a couple hundred we try and add a little order to the chaos.

Oh, and if you listen after the credits you’ll get a bonus of our entire theme song.

TGT 049: Board Game Parties

This week we talk about board game parties and the pros and cons, ups and downs, ins and outs, and other opposites on the subject.  But first…

Off Topic

More on the 50/52 debate and our upcoming 50th episode.  Last week to enter our giveaway, send a question for a few bonus entries to TabletopGameTalk@gmail.com.  Our GenCon show is 50% sold out and we’ll be giving a ton of stuff away there, so get your tickets now.

Chris then talks about two new Kickstarters he’s backing, Rolling Empires and Renegade.

Finally we get some feedback from Terrence on game burnout.

On Topic

Finally we get on topic and start with an email from Jason.  There’s a lot of input on this topic that we use to drive our discussion and we even come up with some advise by the end.

If you’re interested in becoming a patron of the show, check us out at TabletopGameTalk.com/patreon

TGT 048: Game Burnout

This week we talk about burnout, game burnout that is.  But first…

Off Topic

We start out talking about our current giveaway and our upcoming episode 50.  Send us your questions for extra entries.  Enter at TabletopGameTalk@gmail.com with subject “July Giveaway”.

Chris then talks about Kickstarters, Action Cats, Founders of Gloomhaven, and Crusaders.

We get some feedback from Kitty and Steven then we go on topic.

On Topic

Lots of input from the listeners, thanks Sam, Christy, Caleb, Michael, Steven, Terrance, and Todd.

We talk a about burnout and it’s opposite that we finally call addiction.  Turns out there are a ton of games we are burned out on, but there are also a bunch we can’t see burning out on.  Hmmm…

TGT 047: Word and Letter Games

This week we talk word games with Gloria.  And Letter games which Chris doesn’t care for at all.  But first…

Off Topic

Lots of talk about Dice Tower Con and our giveaway.  We’re giving away Plague Inc and Arena For The Gods.  Email us to enter with the subject “July Giveaway”

On Topic

Eventually we get on topic and talk about Scrabble and other spelling games.  We also talk about some word games and how they differ.

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