DTV Audio (general)

Join Sam and his host of contributors for another installment of Token Punch Lunch!! 

Direct download: DTV_Audio_1496_-_Token_Punch_Lunch_-_Episode_55_-_Comments_please.mp3
Category:General -- posted at: 8:23pm EDT

Tom Vasel takes a look at the world of Kickstarter, joined by several Kickstarter experts!

Direct download: DTV_Audio_1488_-_Crowd_Surfing_September_5_2018_Going_Live.mp3
Category:General -- posted at: 4:57pm EDT

Tom Vasel takes a look at the world of Kickstarter, joined by several Kickstarter experts! 

Direct download: DTV_Audio_1475_-_Crowd_Surfing_August_8_2018_Reviewers_First.mp3
Category:General -- posted at: 4:16pm EDT

Tom Vasel takes a look at the world of Kickstarter, joined by several Kickstarter experts!

Direct download: DTV_Audio_1470_-_Crowd_Surfing_July_25_2018_Avoiding_Scammers.mp3
Category:General -- posted at: 4:07pm EDT

Tom Vasel takes a look at the world of Kickstarter, joined by several Kickstarter experts! 

Direct download: DTV_Audio_1462_-_Crowd_Surfing_July_11_2018_Missed_it_by_THAT_Much.mp3
Category:General -- posted at: 4:06pm EDT

Tom Vasel takes a look at the world of Kickstarter, joined by several Kickstarter experts! 

Direct download: DTV_Audio_1456_-_Crowd_Surfing_June_20_2018_Kickstarter_Fatigue.mp3
Category:General -- posted at: 3:40pm EDT

Tom Vasel takes a look at the world of Kickstarter, joined by several Kickstarter experts!

Direct download: DTV_Audio_1452_-_Crowdsurfing_June_6_2018_Once_and_Done.mp3
Category:General -- posted at: 2:47pm EDT

Join us for a look at games that deal with our human senses - often in very original ways! 

Direct download: DTV_Audio_1437_-_Board_Game_Blender_-_Common_Sense.mp3
Category:General -- posted at: 3:41pm EDT

Tom Vasel takes a look at the world of Kickstarter, joined by several Kickstarter experts!

Direct download: DTV_Audio_1436_-_Crowd_Surfing_May_24_2018_Is_Shorter_Better.mp3
Category:General -- posted at: 3:40pm EDT

Tom Vasel takes a look at the world of Kickstarter, joined by several Kickstarter experts! 

Direct download: DTV_Audio_1424_-_Crowd_Surfing_May_9_2018_Pretty_Pretty_Components.mp3
Category:General -- posted at: 4:11pm EDT

Tom Vasel takes a look at the world of Kickstarter, joined by several Kickstarter experts!

Direct download: DTV_Audio_1412_-_Crowd_Surfing_April_25_2018_Mega_Failures.mp3
Category:General -- posted at: 8:56am EDT

Tom Vasel takes a look at the world of Kickstarter, joined by several Kickstarter experts!

Direct download: DTV_Audio_1389_-_Crowd_Surfing_April_11_2018_Kickstarter_is_a_Giant.mp3
Category:General -- posted at: 7:06pm EDT

Join in as we share our favorite new discoveries of the month!

Direct download: DTV_Audio_1382_-_Best_of_the_Month_-_March_2018.mp3
Category:General -- posted at: 6:34pm EDT

Tom Vasel takes a look at the world of Kickstarter, joined by several Kickstarter experts!

Direct download: DTV_Audio_1378_-_Crowd_Surfing_March_28_2018_Back_It__Forget_It.mp3
Category:General -- posted at: 6:28pm EDT

Tom Vasel takes a look at the world of Kickstarter, joined by several Kickstarter experts!


Tom Vasel takes a look at the world of Kickstarter, joined by several Kickstarter experts! 

Direct download: DTV_Audio_1336_-_Crowd_Surfing_February_14_2018_Funded_Now_What.mp3
Category:General -- posted at: 6:44pm EDT

Tom Vasel presents the Top 10 selling games in January 2018, according to CoolstuffInc.com!

Direct download: DTV_Audio_1326_-_Top_10_Selling_Games_-_January_2018.mp3
Category:General -- posted at: 3:41pm EDT

Join us as we briefly discuss some of our favorite new discoveries from January 2018!

Direct download: DTV_Audio_1323_-_Best_of_the_Month_-_January_2018.mp3
Category:General -- posted at: 3:36pm EDT

Join Zee Garcia and a varied cast of contributors as they chat about games based on literature!

Direct download: DTV_Audio_1321_-_Board_Game_Blender_-_Literature_101.mp3
Category:General -- posted at: 3:32pm EDT

Join us as we chat about board games that remind us of video games! 

Direct download: DTV_Audio_1306_-_Board_Game_Blender_-_Ready_Player_One.mp3
Category:General -- posted at: 11:39am EDT

Join Zee and a varied cast of contributors for the latest episode of Blender, discussing games and characters that make us feel empowered!

Direct download: DTV_Audio_1269_-_Board_Game_Blender_-_Empowered.mp3
Category:General -- posted at: 2:36pm EDT

Tom Vasel presents 10 game better than Jenga!

Direct download: DTV_Audio_1220_-_10_Games_Better_Than_Jenga_-_with_Tom_Vasel.mp3
Category:General -- posted at: 3:32pm EDT

Tom Vasel presents 10 games better than Battleship!

Direct download: DTV_Audio_1219_-_10_Games_Better_Than_Battleship_-_with_Tom_Vasel.mp3
Category:General -- posted at: 3:32pm EDT

Tom Vasel presents 10 games better than Pictionary!

Direct download: DTV_Audio_1213_-_10_Games_Better_Than_Pictionary_-_with_Tom_Vasel.mp3
Category:General -- posted at: 2:14pm EDT

Tom Vasel presents 10 games better than Poker!

Direct download: DTV_Audio_1211_-_10_Games_Better_Than_Poker_-_with_Tom_Vasel.mp3
Category:General -- posted at: 9:07am EDT

Tom Vasel presents 10 games better than Stratego!

Direct download: DTV_Audio_1208_-_10_Games_Better_Than_Stratego_-_with_Tom_Vasel.mp3
Category:General -- posted at: 9:00am EDT

Tom Vasel talks about what makes him go mad for Eldritch Horror!

Direct download: DTV_Audio_1206_-_Why_I_Love_Eldritch_Horror_-_with_Tom_Vasel.mp3
Category:General -- posted at: 2:40pm EDT

Tom Vasel presents 10 games to check out if you like Clue!

Direct download: DTV_Audio_1205_-_10_Games_Better_Than_Clue_-_with_Tom_Vasel.mp3
Category:General -- posted at: 2:39pm EDT

Tom Vasel presents 10 games better than Trivial Pursuit!

Direct download: DTV_Audio_1203_-_10_Games_Better_Than_Trivial_Pursuit_-_with_Tom_Vasel.mp3
Category:General -- posted at: 2:37pm EDT

Direct download: DTV_Audio_1202_-_Why_I_Love_Descent_-_with_Tom_Vasel.mp3
Category:General -- posted at: 2:20pm EDT

Tom Vasel presents 10 games better than Risk!

Direct download: DTV_Audio_1201_-_10_Games_Better_Than_Risk_-_with_Tom_Vasel.mp3
Category:General -- posted at: 2:20pm EDT

Tom Vasel presents 10 games better than Chess!

Direct download: DTV_Audio_1198_-_10_Games_Better_Than_Chess_-_with_Tom_Vasel.mp3
Category:General -- posted at: 2:18pm EDT

Tom Vasel discusses why Memoir '44 is one of his all time favorite games!

Direct download: DTV_Audio_1196_-_Why_I_Love_Memoir_44_-_with_Tom_Vasel.mp3
Category:General -- posted at: 2:10pm EDT

Tom Vasel presents 9 word games better than Scrabble!

Direct download: DTV_Audio_1195_-_9_Games_Better_Than_Scrabble_-_with_Tom_Vasel.mp3
Category:General -- posted at: 2:43pm EDT

Direct download: DTV_Audio_1192_-_10_Games_Better_Than_UNO_-_with_Tom_Vasel.mp3
Category:General -- posted at: 2:39pm EDT

Tom Vasel presents 10 games that top The Game of Life!


Tom Vasel discusses why Caverna is one of his all time favorite games!

Direct download: DTV_Audio_1188_-_Why_I_Love_Caverna_-_with_Tom_Vasel.mp3
Category:General -- posted at: 4:09pm EDT

Tom Vasel presents 10 games that are better than Monopoly!

Direct download: DTV_Audio_1186_-_10_Games_Better_Than_Monopoly_-_with_Tom_Vasel.mp3
Category:General -- posted at: 4:08pm EDT

Tom Vasel discusses why Time's Up is one of his all time favorite party games!

Direct download: DTV_Audio_1184_-_Why_I_Love_Times_Up_-_with_Tom_Vasel.mp3
Category:General -- posted at: 4:06pm EDT

Tom Vasel discusses why Balderdash is one of his all time favorite party games!

Direct download: DTV_Audio_1172_-_Why_I_Love_Balderdash_-_with_Tom_Vasel.mp3
Category:General -- posted at: 4:41pm EDT

Tom Vasel explains just why Twilight Struggle is one of his favorite games!

Direct download: DTV_Audio_1155_-_Why_I_Love_Twilight_Struggle_-_with_Tom_Vasel.mp3
Category:General -- posted at: 7:08pm EDT

Tom Vasel discusses why Heroscape is one one of his all-time favorite games!

Direct download: DTV_Audio_1147_-_Why_I_Love_Heroscape_-_with_Tom_Vasel.mp3
Category:General -- posted at: 6:57pm EDT

Tom Vasel discusses why Kemet is one of his all time favorite games!

Direct download: DTV_Audio_1141_-_Why_I_Love..._Kemet_-_with_Tom_Vasel.mp3
Category:General -- posted at: 10:25am EDT

Tom Vasel discusses what he loves about Arcadia Quest!

Direct download: DTV_Audio_1131_-_Why_I_Love_Arcadia_Quest_-_with_Tom_Vasel.mp3
Category:General -- posted at: 8:25pm EDT

Tom Vasel discusses what he loves about Summoner Wars!

Direct download: DTV_Audio_1126_-_Why_I_Love_Summoner_Wars_-_with_Tom_Vasel.mp3
Category:General -- posted at: 8:57pm EDT

Tom Vasel goes into detail about why Le Havre by Uwe Rosenberg is one of his all time favorite games!

Direct download: DTV_Audio_1117_-_Why_I_Love_Le_Havre_-_with_Tom_Vasel.mp3
Category:General -- posted at: 10:41am EDT

Join Sam Healey and his host of contributors as they present to you Episode 21 of Throat Punch Lunch, the show that's nicer than it sounds!

Buy great games at http://www.coolstuffinc.com

Find more reviews and videos at http://www.dicetower.com

BGG Link: https://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardga...

Timestamps:
1:39 - Strategically Thematic with Ambie Valdés
4:28 - Roll with the Punches with Roy Cannaday
7:41 - Kickstarter Thrash-Up with Rob Oren
11:22 - Solo-Thrash with Liz Davidson
15:13 - Things I Hate/Things I Like with Bryan Drake
18:04 - The Shape of the Heart with Alex Milea
21:24 - 15 Pieces of Flair with Jay Peak
23:54 - Counter Charge with Mark Zielinski
27:31 - We'll Learn as We Go with Bobby Sears
32:43 - 3 Reasons with Forrest Bower
36:30 - The Miniature Breakdown with Tim Jennette

Direct download: DTV_Audio_1116_-_Throat_Punch_Lunch_-_Episode_21_-_Weathering_the_Storm.mp3
Category:General -- posted at: 10:40am EDT

Tom Vasel talks about what he loves most about Cosmic Encounter!

Direct download: DTV_Audio_1112_-_Why_I_Love..._Cosmic_Encounter_-_with_Tom_Vasel.mp3
Category:General -- posted at: 10:35am EDT

Join Zee and a varied cast of contributors for this latest Blender episode!

3:30 - Board of Education
6:53 - Who Am I?
9:23 - R vs. H - Showdown!
14:26 - Under the Radar
18:29 - Board Gaming Time Capsule
21:53 - Meeples Included
24:17 - The Quirky Game
30:04 - Guess the Game Covers
30:35 - Board Game Diagnosis
33:31 - Retro Boardgame Corner
37:19 - Thinking Inside the Box

Direct download: DTV_Audio_1111_-_Board_Game_Blender_-_Under_Construction.mp3
Category:General -- posted at: 10:34am EDT

Join Zee Garcia and a varied cast of contributors as they take a look at (slightly) older but still awesome games in episode 53 of BGBlender.

0:00 - Intro
5:57 - Retro Boardgame Corner
10:16 - Guess the Game Covers
10:46 - Board Game Diagnosis
12:58 - Boards & Crafts
16:13 - How To Fun
21:08 - The Quirky Game
27:08 - The Happy Luza
29:15 - Who Am I?
31:35 - R. vs. H. - Two Player Showdown
34:35 - Under the Radar
38:39 - Board Gaming Time Capsule

Direct download: DTV_Audio_1095_-_Board_Game_Blender_-_Golden_Oldies.mp3
Category:General -- posted at: 2:45pm EDT

Join Sam Healey and his host of contributors for Episode 19 of Throat Punch Lunch...the show that's nicer than it sounds!

Buy great games at http://www.coolstuffinc.com

Find more reviews and videos at http://www.dicetower.com

BGG Link: https://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardga...

Timestamps:
Face-Up: Center of the Table - 0:56
Strategically Thematic - 5:19
Roll w/the Punches - 8:30
15 Pieces of Flair - 12:44
Café Chat - 14:55
We'll Learn As We Go - 20:26
Alex Milea (Dark Tower) - 27:31
3 Reasons - 30:39
Solo-Thrash - 33:25
Miniature Breakdown - 38:14
Counter Charge - 42:19
Jedi Mind Games - 46:43

Direct download: DTV_Audio_1080_-_Throat_Punch_Lunch_-_Episode_19_-_Business_as_Usual.mp3
Category:General -- posted at: 8:39pm EDT

Join Zee Garcia and a cadre of contributors for this latest installment of Board Game Blender, discussing games with asymmetrical forces.

0:00 - Intro
1:50 - Board Game Time Capsule
5:01 - R vs. H - 2 Player Showdown
8:00 - Thinking Inside the Box
12:48 - Guess the Game Covers
13:19 - Retro Boardgame Corner
16:46 - Board Game Diagnosis
19:20 - Under the Radar
22:39 - The Happy Luza
26:02 - How to Fun
29:57 - Corner Chat (w/ guest Eric M. Lang)
37:51 - The Quirky Game
41:57 - Würfel Reviews
46:05 - Who Am I?
48:17 - Outro

Direct download: DTV_Audio_1077_-_Board_Game_Blender_-_Asymmetry.mp3
Category:General -- posted at: 8:35pm EDT

Join Sam Healey and his host of contributors as they bring you another episode of Throat Punch Lunch!

Buy great games at http://www.coolstuffinc.com

Find more reviews and videos at http://www.dicetower.com

BGG Link: https://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardga...

Time Stamps:
Intro - 0:20
Hello?...Is it Theme You're Looking For? - 0:58
Strategically Thematic - 5:37
Accessorize - 9:11
Miniature Breakdown - 13:13
15 Pieces of Flair - 17:07
Roll with The Punches - 19:18
We'll Learn As We Go - 23:11
One of The Others - 25:16
Jedi Mind Games - 28:34
Solo Thrash - 34:53
The Latest Retro - 39:34
Counter Charge - 42:16
Outro - 46:20

Direct download: DTV_Audio_1069_-_Throat_Punch_Lunch_Episode_17_-_30_More_Hours.mp3
Category:General -- posted at: 9:03pm EDT

Join Sam Healey and his host of contributors for Episode 18 of Throat Punch Lunch...the show that's nicer than it sounds!

Buy great games at http://www.coolstuffinc.com

Find more reviews and videos at http://www.dicetower.com

BGG Link: https://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardga...

Timestamps:
1:41 - Face-Up Center of the Table w/Marty Connell
6:20 - Strategically Thematic w/Ambie Valdés
9:34 - Just Missed It w/Sam Healey
11:50 - Miniature Breakdown w/Tim Jennette
15:53 - 15 Pieces of Flair w/Jay Peak
17:23 - Roll With The Punches w/Roy Cannaday
20:24 - We'll Learn As We Go w/Bobby Sears
25:17 - Scythe Factions (Jamey Stegmaier) w/Alex Milea
28:19 - 3 Reasons w/Forrest Bower
30:27 - Solo Thrash w/Liz Davidson
34:38 - The Latest Retro w/Bryan Drake
38:47 - Counter Charge w/Mark Zielinski
43:13 - Kickstarter Thrash-Up w/Rob Oren
46:53 - Outro

Direct download: DTV_Audio_1067_-_Throat_Punch_Lunch_Episode_18_-_Into_the_Breach.mp3
Category:General -- posted at: 8:51pm EDT

Tom Vasel, Zee Garcia, and Sam Healey discuss the blurred lines between established publishers and independent publishers.

Direct download: DTV_Audio_1064_-_BackTalk_22_-_Indie_Publishers.mp3
Category:General -- posted at: 8:47pm EDT

Tom, Zee, and Sam discuss the question: Are some convention attendees better than others?

Direct download: DTV_Audio_1058_-_BackTalk_23_-_Notorious_V.I.G..mp3
Category:General -- posted at: 8:17pm EDT

Join Zee Garcia and a varied cast of contributors for episode 51 of Blender.

Direct download: DTV_Audio_1053_-_Board_Game_Blender_-_1X_or_More.mp3
Category:General -- posted at: 8:11pm EDT

Join Zee Garcia and a varied cast of contributors and guests for episode 48 of Board Game Blender! In this episode, we take a look back at 2016's best games and conventions.

Show Notes:

0:00 - Intro
0:59 - Würfel Awards 1/10
3:18 - Board Game Diagnosis
6:30 - Würfel Awards 2/10
7:44 - Board Game Corner
15:01 - Würfel Awards 3/10
16:18 - How To Fun
18:37 - Würfel Awards 4/10
19:54 - Real Talk
23:45 - Würfel Awards 5/10
25:20 - Board of Education
26:50 - Würfel Awards 6/10
28:23 - Boards & Crafts
29:37 - 2016 vs. 2015
37:26 - Würfel Awards 7/10
39:19 - The Happy Luza
40:46 - Würfel Awards 8/10
43:08 - Who Am I?
45:06 - Würfel Awards 9/10
47:40 - R vs. H - 2 Player Showdown
54:54 - Würfel Awards 10/10

Direct download: DTV_Audio_1044_-_Board_Game_Blender_2016_Highlights.mp3
Category:General -- posted at: 7:58pm EDT

Join Zee Garcia and a varied cast of contributors and guests for episode 50 of Board Game Blender!

Show Notes:

0:00 - Intro
1:23 - Board of Education
5:14 - Retro Board Game Corner
9:46 - How to Fun
14:28 - The Quirky Game
17:35 - Board Game Diagnosis
19:07 - Board Gaming Time Capsule
22:35 - Thinking Inside the Box
25:31 - Under the Radar
29:00 - Who Am I?
31:22 - The Happy Luza
34:41 - Gamelympics
37:30 - Würfel Reviews
40:11 - R v. H - 2 Player Showdown
43:50 - Outro

Direct download: DTV_Audio_1043_-_Board_Game_Blender_-_Cardboard_Zen.mp3
Category:General -- posted at: 9:01pm EDT

Tom Vasel, Zee Garcia, and Sam Healey discuss the blurred lines between established publishers and independent publishers.

Direct download: DTV_Audio_1034_-_BackTalk_22_-_Indie_Publishers.mp3
Category:General -- posted at: 5:49pm EDT

Join Zee Garcia and a varied cast of contributors and guests for episode 49 of Board Game Blender!

Show Notes:

0:00 - Intro
1:04 - Board Game Diagnosis
2:57 - Thinking Inside the Box
5:22 - R v. H - 2 Player Showdown
9:56 - Who Am I?
12:19 - Boards & Crafts
14:51 - The Quirky Game
18:16 - Board of Education
21:16 - Board Gaming Time Capsule
24:33 - Meeples Included
26:54 - The Happy Luza
28:17 - Under the Radar
31:44 - How to Fun
35:24 - Outro

Direct download: DTV_Audio_1020_-_Board_Game_Blender_-_Big__Tall.mp3
Category:General -- posted at: 5:31pm EDT

Tom Vasel, Zee Garcia, and Sam Healey talk about the idea behind when it is or is not okay to make a board game themed around a particular historical event.

Direct download: DTV_Audio_1016_-_BackTalk_21_-_Too_Soon.mp3
Category:General -- posted at: 5:10pm EDT

Tom Vasel, Zee Garcia, and Sam Healey discuss the pitfalls and trappings of having a "Fear of Missing Out" (aka FOMO) in our hobby.

Direct download: DTV_Audio_1004_-_BackTalk_20_-_FOMO.mp3
Category:General -- posted at: 8:18pm EDT

Tom Vasel takes a look back at games reviewed 1,5, and 10 years ago!

Buy great games at http://www.coolstuffinc.com

2016
B-Sieged: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W1oiW...
Sing It!: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FVpSu...
Ra: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VsYYl...
Tumult Royale: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qjz58...
Food Fighters: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2n62T...
Voila!: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F81eg...
Arcadia: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=opx3z...
Grand Austria Hotel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9sq0S...
Star Wars Rebellion: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-zF6x...

2012
Greedy Greedy: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z6II3...
Rails of New England: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1KsUx...
Cubulus: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rxEtK...
Jamaica: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hPEze...
Flash Point Fire Rescue: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c1eEk...

Find more reviews and videos at http://www.dicetower.com

Direct download: DTV_Audio_993_-_Dice_Tower_Reviews_Look_Back_-_January_18_2017.mp3
Category:General -- posted at: 12:14pm EDT

Tom Vasel, Zee Garcia, and Sam Healey reminisce about the recent 30-hour live gaming marathon.

Direct download: DTV_Audio_991_-_BackTalk_19_-_Marathon_Gaming.mp3
Category:General -- posted at: 12:12pm EDT

Join Sam Healey and his host of contributors for episode 14 of Throat Punch Lunch!! We've got segments for Eurogamers, Solo Gamers, and MORE!

Timestamps:
0:20 - Intro
2:14 - Face-Up Center of the Table - Marty Connell
6:06 - Strategically Thematic - Ambie Valdes
9:08 - The Miniature Breakdown - Tim Jennette
13:08 - Counter Charge - Mark Zielinski
18:20 - Share the Love - Lara Williams
20:48 - Roll with the Punches - Roy Cannaday
24:19 - Just Missed It - Sam Healey
28:19 - 3 Reasons - Forrest Bower
32:33 - Solo-Thrash - Liz Davidson
36:34 - The Latest Retro - Bryan Drake
41:17 - Hello? Is it Theme You're Looking for? - Jeremiah Acevado
46:24 - Kickstarter Thrash-Up - Rob Oren
48:02 - Outro

Direct download: DTV_Audio_977_-_Throat_Punch_Lunch_Episode_14_-_Merry_New_Year.mp3
Category:General -- posted at: 8:05pm EDT

Tom Vasel, Zee Garcia, and Sam Healey think back on various movies and TV Shows from 2016!!

Direct download: DTV_Audio_972_-_BackTalk_18_-_Pop_Culture_2016.mp3
Category:General -- posted at: 7:39pm EDT

Tom Vasel shares the Alien Powers he removed from Cosmic Encounter in order to have it all fit in one box!

Direct download: DTV_Audio_965_-_Cosmic_Encounter_Aliens_That_Didnt_Make_the_Cut.mp3
Category:General -- posted at: 11:43am EDT

Join Zee Garcia and a varied cast of contributors and guests for episode 47 of Board Game Blender!

Fundraiser Link: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/di...

Show Notes:

0:00 - Intro
1:44 - Retro Board Game Corner
6:12 - How to Fun
10:03 - The Quirky Game
14:45 - Tales From Behind the Board
15:50 - R vs. H - 2 Player Showdown
21:32 - The Happy Luza
24:39 - Boards & Crafts
27:10 - Board Game Diagnosis - with Anna
29:49 - Who Am I?
32:24 - Under the Radar
36:56 - Gameosity
40:03 - Real Talk with Sam

Direct download: DTV_Audio_964_-_Board_Game_Blender_-_All_A-Board.mp3
Category:General -- posted at: 11:41am EDT

Join Sam Healey and his host of contributors for Episode 13 of Throat Punch Lunch!

Direct download: DTV_Audio_946_-_Throat_Punch_Lunch_Episode_13_-_Happy_Holidays.mp3
Category:General -- posted at: 10:04am EDT

Join Zee Garcia and a varied cast of contributors and guests for episode 46 of Board Game Blender!

Show Notes:

0:00 - Intro / Contest Winner!
2:49 - Thinking Inside the Box
9:15 - Board Game Diagnosis
12:51 - Gamelympics
16:34 - The Happy Luza
17:50 - R vs. H - 2 Player Showdown
22:11 - Who Am I?
25:47 - Retro Board Game Corner
28:28 - Under the Radar
32:11 - Boards & Crafts
34:16 - How to Fun
38:49 - Real Talk (with Sam)

Direct download: DTV_Audio_934_-_Board_Game_Blender_-_Baby_Its_Cold_Outside.mp3
Category:General -- posted at: 4:13pm EDT

Join Sam Healey and his host of contributors for Episode 12 of Throat Punch Lunch!!

Timestamps:
0:20 - Intro
1:12 - Face-Up Center of the Table with Marty Connell
4:51 - Share the Love with Lara Williams
7:03 - Miniature Breakdown with Tim Jennette
10:55 - Counter Charge with Mark Zielinski
15:22 - The Latest Retro with Bryan Drake
19:38 - Roll w/The Punches with Roy Cannaday
24:14 - Accessorize with Sam Healey
28:02 - 3 Reasons with Forest Bower
33:05 - SoloThrash with Liz Davidson
38:05 - Jedi Mind Games with Koray Satili
39:47 - Miniature World with Rob Oren
43:23 - Hello?...Is It Theme You're Looking For? with Jeremiah Acevado
47:19 - Outro

Direct download: DTV_Audio_918_-_Throat_Punch_Lunch_Episode_12_-_Avast_Me_Hearties.mp3
Category:General -- posted at: 9:01am EDT

Join Zee Garcia and a varied cast of contributors and guests for episode 45 of Board Game Blender!

Show Notes:

0:00 - Intro
2:51 - R vs. H - 2 Player Showdown
6:47 - Cardboard Stacker
10:20 - The Quirky Game
15:07 - Gameosity
19:04 - Boards & Crafts
22:16 - Meeples Included
25:33 - How to Fun
30:33 - The Happy Luza
33:54 - Thinking Inside the Box
37:02 - Real Talk
41:58 - Under the Radar
44:53 - Who Am I?

Direct download: DTV_Audio_912_-_Board_Game_Blender_45_-_Big_Game_In_A_Small_Box.mp3
Category:General -- posted at: 6:10pm EDT

Join Zee Garcia and a varied cast of contributors and guests for episode 44 of Board Game Blender!

Show Notes:

1:54 - Gameosity
5:47 - Boards & Crafts
8:16 - Retro Board Game Corner
12:05 - The Quirky Game
15:28 - Board Game Diagnosis
18:51 - Who Am I?
21:25 - The Happy Luza
24:18 - How To Fun
28:44 - The Cardboard Stacker
33:13 - Real Talk
38:05 - Under the Radar
41:51 - Thinking Inside the Box
45:32 - R vs. H - 2 Player Showdown


Tom Vasel, Zee Garcia, and Sam Healey discuss the merits and pitfalls of their experiences at various conventions this year.

Direct download: DTV_Audio_910_-_BackTalk_17_-_Convention_Showdown.mp3
Category:General -- posted at: 8:10pm EDT

Join Sam Healey and his host of contributors for Episode 11 of Throat Punch Lunch, a variety show that focuses on various aspects of the board gaming hobby!

TIMESTAMPS:
0:20 - Intro
1:41 - Share the Love with Lara Williams
4:39 - Miniature Breakdown with Tim Jennette
8:12 - Counter Charge with Mark Zielinski
12:27 - The Latest Retro with Bryan Drake
17:11 - Roll w/The Punches with Roy Cannaday
20:32 - 3 Reasons with Forest Bower
22:37 - SoloThrash with Liz Davidson
26:21 - Jedi Mind Games with Koray Satili
29:04 - Miniature World with Rob Oren
32:39 - Hello?...Is It Theme You're Looking For? with Jeremiah Acevado
36:18 - Outro

Direct download: DTV_Audio_897_-_Throat_Punch_Lunch_Episode_11_-_Giving_of_Thanks.mp3
Category:General -- posted at: 8:03pm EDT

Special Guest hosts Mandi and Suzanne backtalk a recent "Tom Thinks" segment from Board Game Breakfast focused on inclusivity in gaming.

Direct download: DTV_Audio_894_-_BackTalk_16_-_Inclusive_Gaming.mp3
Category:General -- posted at: 6:13pm EDT

Zee Garcia and Sam Healey provide input/feedback in response to the People's Choice Top 100 of 2016!

Direct download: DTV_Audio_880_-_BackTalk_15_-_ZeeSam_vs_The_People.mp3
Category:General -- posted at: 4:01pm EDT

Join Sam Healey and his host of contributors as they take a look at our hobby from a variety of different angles!

0:20 - Intro
1:32 - Face-Up Center of the Table
5:05 - Share the Love
7:13 - Miniature Breakdown
11:04 - Counter Charge
15:37 - The Latest Retro
19:41 - Roll with the Punches
23:36 - 3 Reasons
27:34 - SoloThrash
31:23 - The Canvas
34:12 - Miniature World
38:37 - Hello?...Is It Theme You're Looking For?
42:36 - Outro

Direct download: DTV_Audio_868_-_Throat_Punch_Lunch_Episode_10_-_Its_Finally_Over.mp3
Category:General -- posted at: 8:30pm EDT

Join Zee Garcia and a varied cast of contributors and guests for episode 43 of Board Game Blender!

Show Notes:

0:00 - Intro
0:52 - I vs. D - 2 Player Showdown
3:23 - Under the Radar
6:49 - Boards & Crafts
8:27 - Board of Education
10:44 - The Happy Würfel
12:37 - Thinking Inside the Fun
16:15 - Board Game Haiku
16:38 - Retro Board Game Corner
19:58 - Designer Spotlight
21:18 - How To Fun
25:31 - The Quirky Game
28:07 - Outro

Direct download: DTV_Audio_861_-_Board_Game_Blender_43_-_Halloween_Mix-Up.mp3
Category:General -- posted at: 8:19pm EDT

Tom Vasel, Zee Garcia, and Sam Healey discuss the virtues and vices of attending the bigger conventions.

Direct download: DTV_Audio_848_-_BackTalk_14_-_GenCon_vs_Essen.mp3
Category:General -- posted at: 8:30pm EDT

Join Zee Garcia and a varied cast of contributors and guests for episode 42 of Board Game Blender!

Show Notes:

0:00 - Intro
1:08 - Thinking Inside the Box (w/ Mark Streed)
4:44 - Board of Education (w/ Tiffany)
6:33 - Who Am I? (w/ Nerd E)
11:04 - The Happy Luza
14:05 - Under the Radar
17:00 - Retro Board Game Corner (w/ Asdruval)
17:51 - Designer Spotlight (w/ Jason)
19:21 - How to Fun (w/ Ben Seipert)
23:25 - R vs. H - 2 Player Showdown
25:30 - Gameosity
29:32 - The Quirky Game
34:10 - Real Talk (w/ Sam)

Direct download: DTV_Audio_845_-_Board_Game_Blender_42_-_Science__Technology.mp3
Category:General -- posted at: 2:30pm EDT

Join Zee Garcia and a varied cast of contributors and guests for episode 41 of Board Game Blender!

Show Notes:

0:00 - Intro
1:26 - The Suzanne Plan
5:20 - Thinking Inside the Box (w/ Mark Streed)
9:05 - Retro Board Game Corner (w/ Asdruval)
13:07 - Boards & Crafts (w/ ArtsyRobot)
16:18 - Splitting Cardboard (w/ The Cardboard Stacker)
18:45 - How to Fun (w/ Ben Seipert)
23:22 - Board of Education (w/ Tiffany)
26:51 - The Happy Luza
29:37 - Real Talk (w/ Sam)
34:27 - Board Game Haiku
34:50 - R vs. H - 2 Player Showdown
38:19 - The Quirky Game
44:40 - Quiz Time! (by The Cardboard Stacker)
45:41 - Würfel Reviews (w/ Ilja)
51:21 - Who Am I? (w/ Nerd E)
54:52 - Outro

Direct download: DTV_Audio_837_-_Board_Game_Blender_41_-_Sequels__Spinoffs.mp3
Category:General -- posted at: 2:18pm EDT

In this video, Tom goes back in time to the reviews he did this week one year and five years ago. Do the games hold up? Are they still in my collection, still being played, even being thought of? Here's a quick summary.

Me Want Cookies - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O3mB4...
Secrets of Mad King Ludwig - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BEPy0...
Cave Troll - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Kjw4...
Shakespeare - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OQuGb...
Pandemic Legacy - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CQ5fy...
Tic Talk - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ryviU...
Tiny Epic Galaxies - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JE-5N...
Jolly Roger - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OkUTk...
Graveyards, Ghosts, & Haunted Houses - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1clIG...
Port Royal - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cNaU3...
PBL Robots - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TuwOa...
Duplik - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r4WXn...
Chronicler - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gc70u...
Matcha - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XPxvr...
Hook! - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5DtdV...
Greedy Pirates - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=39zCB...
Alien Wars - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kLvYt...
Eaten by Zombies - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=66THb...
Hibernia -https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Xgj-...
Killer Bunnies and the Ultimate Oddyssey - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=evFkB...
Tic Tac Boom - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BW4uM...
Dabong - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xb8AQ...
Jet Set Distant Lands - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7wGxG...
Rowboat - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QY1Er...
Elder Sign - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tpzB-...
Knock Your Blocks Off - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=84GzE...

Direct download: DTV_Audio_822_-_Dice_Tower_Reviews_Look_Back_-_September_28_2016.mp3
Category:General -- posted at: 11:36am EDT

Join Zee Garcia and a varied cast of contributors and guests for episode 40 of Board Game Blender!

Show Notes:

0:00 - Intro
2:06 - Retro Board Game Corner
6:22 - Who Am I?
8:52 - Board Game Haiku
9:17 - Meeples Included (w/ Maggibot)
12:21 - Quiz Time!
13:18 - How to Fun
18:27 - Name These Games!
19:05 - R vs. H - 2 Player Showdown
22:25 - The Happy Luza
25:55 - Real Talk (w/ Sam)
30:06 - Designer Spotlight (w/ Jason)
31:23 - Splitting Cardboard (w/ The Cardboard Stacker)
35:28 - The Quirky Game
40:22 - Thinking Inside the Box (w/ Mark Streed)
43:13 - Outro

Direct download: DTV_Audio_817_-_Board_Game_Blender_40_-_Playing_the_Villain.mp3
Category:General -- posted at: 11:26am EDT

Join Zee Garcia and a varied cast of contributors and guests for episode 39 of Board Game Blender!

Show Notes:

0:00 - Intro / Contest Winner!
2:11 - Board of Education (w/ Tiff)
4:58 - R vs. H - 2 Player Showdown
8:56 - Meeples Included (w/ Maggibot)
11:46 - The Happy Luza
13:52 - The Cardboard Stacker
19:57 - Quiz Time! (from The Cardboard Stacker)
20:54 - The Quirky Game
23:52 - Würfel Reviews
28:41 - Designer's Spotlight
30:19 - Boards & Crafts
32:09 - Gamelympics
33:42 - The Bargain Ben
38:33 - Name These Games!
39:09 - Corner Chat (w/ Mike Selinker)
42:30 - Outro

Direct download: DTV_Audio_815_-_Board_Game_Blender_39_-_Back_to_School.mp3
Category:General -- posted at: 11:23am EDT

Join Zee Garcia and a great cast of contributors and guests for episode 38 of Board Game Blender!

Show Notes:

0:00 - Intro
3:11 - Würfel Reviews
6:14 - Retro Board Game Corner
11:02 - R vs. H - 2 Player Showdown
15:03 - Under The Radar
17:37 - Name These Games!
18:14 - The Bargain Ben
24:15 - Corner Chat (with guest Kirk Dennison)
27:48 - Gamelympics
30:14 - Art Thoughts (w/ Anno)
34:21 - Board of Education (w/ Tiff)
37:25 - The Quirky Game
40:34 - How To Fun (w/ Ben Seipert)
45:21 - Outro

Direct download: DTV_Audio_813_-_Board_Game_Blender_38_-_The_Olympics_And_Other_Feats.mp3
Category:General -- posted at: 11:17am EDT

Join Zee Garcia and a great cast of contributors and guests for episode 37 of Board Game Blender!

Show Notes:

0:00 - Intro
1:28 - Retro Board Game Corner
4:48 - R vs. H - 2 Player Showdown
7:31 - Boards & Crafts
9:13 - Buy, Try, or Deny
15:17 - Corner Chat
18:48 - Board Game Limerick
19:16 - Under The Radar
22:27 - Guess The Blurry Cover
22:44 - Unaccompanied Gamer (Sit Down Standard)
26:41 - The Bargain Ben
33:06 - Real Talk w/ Sam
36:47 - Designer Spotlight
40:25 - Art Thoughts w/ Anno
44:51 - From Easy to Epic
48:23 - Outro

Direct download: DTV_Audio_810_-_Board_Game_Blender_37_-_Judging_a_Book_By_Its_Cover.mp3
Category:General -- posted at: 11:12am EDT

Join Zee Garcia and a great cast of contributors and guests for episode 36 of Board Game Blender!

Show Notes:

0:00 - Intro
1:32 - Retro Board Game Corner
4:32 - Board of Education
7:49 - Corner Chat (featuring Sean Brown)
16:33 - Board Game Haiku
17:13 - Guess The Blurry Cover
17:31 - Face-Off
22:23 - Buy Try or Deny
27:28 - Designer Spotlight
28:49 - Under The Radar
32:00 - R vs. H - 2 Player Showdown
35:43 - Art Thoughts w/ Anno
40:58 - Real Talk w/ Sam
44:18 - Outro

Direct download: DTV_Audio_808_-_Board_Game_Blender_36_-_The_Old_West.mp3
Category:General -- posted at: 11:06am EDT

Join Zee Garcia and a varied cast of contributors and guests for episode 39 of Board Game Blender!

Show Notes:

0:00 - Intro / Contest Winner!
2:11 - Board of Education (w/ Tiff)
4:58 - R vs. H - 2 Player Showdown
8:56 - Meeples Included (w/ Maggibot)
11:46 - The Happy Luza
13:52 - The Cardboard Stacker
19:57 - Quiz Time! (from The Cardboard Stacker)
20:54 - The Quirky Game
23:52 - Würfel Reviews
28:41 - Designer's Spotlight
30:19 - Boards & Crafts
32:09 - Gamelympics
33:42 - The Bargain Ben
38:33 - Name These Games!
39:09 - Corner Chat (w/ Mike Selinker)
42:30 - Outro

Direct download: DTV_Audio_791_-_Board_Game_Blender_39_-_Back_to_School.mp3
Category:General -- posted at: 9:00am EDT

Tom Vasel, Zee Garcia, and Sam Healey talk about their feelings on the digital integration revolution that seems to be starting in the board game industry.

Direct download: DTV_Audio_786_-_BackTalk_12_-_Get_Those_Apps_Off_My_Lawn.mp3
Category:General -- posted at: 7:42pm EDT

Tom Vasel, Zee Garcia, and Sam Healey talk about whether or not it's okay to quit playing a game before it's done.

Direct download: DTV_Audio_697_-_BackTalk_4_-_I_QUIT.mp3
Category:General -- posted at: 7:16pm EDT

Tom Vasel, Zee Garcia, and Sam Healey talk about pirating in the board game industry.

Direct download: DTV_Audio_681_-_Back_Talk_2_-_Print_and_Pirate.mp3
Category:General -- posted at: 10:46am EDT

Join Zee Garcia and company on episode 25 of Board Game Blender!

00:00 - Intro
01:13 - Würfel Reviews
07:00 - Boards & Crafts
08:43 - Retro Board Game Corner
12:35 - 2 (4) 1
15:52 - MAGGIBOT
19:00 - Board of Education
22:07 - Guess The Blurry Cover
22:25 - The Bargain Ben
25:42 - Designer Spotlight
27:44 - R vs. H - 2 Player Showdown
31:03 - Corner Chat - featuring Mike Fitzgerald
38:11 - The Quirky Game
41:31 - Buy, Try, or Deny
45:53 - JonGetsGames
47:56 - Real Talk w/ Sam
52:17 - From Easy To Epic
56:39 - Outro

Direct download: DTVAudio614-BGBlend25-ItTakesTwo.mp3
Category:General -- posted at: 9:20pm EDT

Join Zee Garcia and company on episode 18 of Board Game Blender!

Show Notes:

00:00 Intro
01:08 Retro Board Game Corner
04:51 Boards & Crafts (w/ Jessi)
07:08 Guess The Blurry Cover
07:27 MAGGIBOT
10:28 The Quirky Game
12:12 Würfel Reviews
15:11 Board of Education
17:51 Bored Online? Board Offline!
18:54 Buy, Try, or Deny (w/ Indiana John)
23:37 Under The Radar
27:23 Gaming Terms & Concepts Explained
27:53 Designer Spotlight (w/ Jason)
28:52 Board Games Meet...
31:48 The Suzanne Plan
34:27 Outro

Direct download: DTVAudio535-BGBlend18-Halloween.mp3
Category:General -- posted at: 8:52pm EDT

Join Zee Garcia and company on episode 17 of Board Game Blender!

Show Notes:

00:00 Intro
01:36 Real Talk (w/ Sam)
06:46 Retro Board Game Corner
09:24 Guess The Blurry Cover
09:43 The Quirky Game
12:55 Würfel Reviews
16:50 Boards & Crafts (w/ Jessi)
18:21 Under The Radar
21:28 Gaming Terms & Concepts Explained
21:59 Face-Off
27:30 Corner Chat featuring Jerry Hawthorne
33:36 Outro
 
Direct download: DTVAudio529-BGBlend17-TallTalesAndGamesThatTellEm.mp3
Category:General -- posted at: 8:41pm EDT

Join Zee Garcia and company on episode 16 of Board Game Blender!

Show Notes:

00:00 Intro
01:30 Real Talk (w/ Sam)
05:54 The Suzanne Plan
10:00 Bored Online? Board Offline!
13:00 Board of Education (w/ Tiff)
15:56 The Quirky Game
17:50 Würfel Reviews
22:25 MAGGIBOT
25:35 Boards & Crafts (w/ Jessi)
28:13 Under The Radar
30:38 The Bargain Ben
33:51 Designer Spotlight (w/ Jason)
35:17 Face-Off
39:14 Guess The Blurry Cover
39:31 Gaming Terms & Concepts Explained
40:05 Corner Chat featuring Isaac Vega
46:47 Outro

Direct download: DTVAudio521-BGBlend16-CooperationBetrayal.mp3
Category:General -- posted at: 3:09pm EDT

Join us as we gush about our favorite new games in September 2015!

Direct download: DTVAudio519-BlenderBestOfSep2015.mp3
Category:General -- posted at: 3:05pm EDT

Join Zee Garcia and company on episode 15 of Board Game Blender!

Show Notes:

00:00 Intro
01:30 The Suzanne Plan
05:09 Buy, Try, or Deny (w/ Indiana John)
09:25 Board of Education (w/ Tiff)
12:42 Retro Board Game Corner
15:45 The Quirky Game
19:06 Real Talk (w/ Sam)
22:49 MAGGIBOT
25:59 Under The Radar
28:53 Würfel Reviews
31:19 Guess The Blurry Cover
31:38 Gaming Terms & Concepts Explained
32:06 The Bargain Ben
37:53 Corner Chat featuring Sean Brown (Mr. B Games)
43:04 Outro

Direct download: DTVAudio497-BGBlend15-HexesSquares.mp3
Category:General -- posted at: 9:19pm EDT

Join Zee Garcia and company on episode 14 of Board Game Blender!

Show Notes:
00:00 Intro
02:08 Board of Education (w/ Tiff)
04:29 Exactly Ten Second Reviews (w/ Chaz Marler)
04:56 MAGGIBOT
07:28 Retro Board Game Corner
10:18 The Quirky Game
13:25 Corner Chat featuring Brett Sobol
18:53 Under The Radar
21:10 Exactly Ten Second Reviews (w/ Chaz Marler)
21:31 Würfel Reviews (welcoming Alina!)
25:04 Guess The Blurry Cover
25:22 Bored Online? Board Offline!
28:44 Designer Spotlight (w/ Jason)
30:57 Real Talk (w/ Sam)
33:58 Face Off
40:06 Gaming Terms & Concepts Explained
40:33 Buy, Try, or Deny (w/ Indiana John)
45:22 Outro

Direct download: DTVAudio483-BGBlend14-ItsTheEconomy.mp3
Category:General -- posted at: 4:55pm EDT