TGT 024: Dungeons and Dragons

This week we talk a bit more about Codex as it’s our game of the day.  We also get to some feedback about our CCG episodes and answer a question about games with lite rules for super casual gamers.

Then we get into our main topic of D&D where Chris starts out with a history of D&D and then we move into how to play.  This is one of Chris’s favorite topics so email us if you have questions or comments.

And thanks our Friend of the Show Emil Gilljam, for being our first Patreon!

TGT 023: Game Expansions

This week we start out with a lot of announcements and feedback.  On of the bigger ones, for us, is that we now have a Patreon page.  You can find it by searching for us on Patreon or just go to

About 31 minutes in we get to our on topic section where we answer an email from Andrew Fayash about expansions.  We’ll talk about types we like and don’t like so much.  And games that have tons of expansions vs games that may only have one but it’s a must have.

Let us know what you think about expansions!

TGT 022: Collectable Card Games

In this episode we talk about Collectable Card Games – Mainly Magic the Gathering and Pokemon, but a splash of Yu-Gi-Oh as well.  But before we get to that we have a couple long listener feedback.  Oh and an announcement that you can only hear about from listening to the podcast.  Enjoy!

TGT 021: Your Questions

This episode is all about you.  Well sort of.  First we announce a secret thing you’ll have to listen to to find out about, then we go off topic and talk about X-Com the board game as well as Labyrinth (a classic from Kitty’s childhood).  Eventually we get on topic and answer your questions.  Let us know how you think we did!

TGT 020: Our Top 5s

In this, start of the year episode, we each list off our top 5 games.  Since Spencer joined us, that’s 20 games for our 20th episode.  We want to know your top 5 games!  Let us know by emailing us at

But first we start of year off topic with a new years goal from Chris…to lose 55 pounds by October.  Starting weight 215.  What are your new year’s goals?

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.

Send us questions ( for our upcoming questions episode!

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)


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