Dog and Thimble Podcast
Dog and Thimble is a podcast about board games, with reviews and conversations about the hobby we treat as a blood sport. Warning: Podcast includes crude language and idiots saying stupid things.
info_outline Betrayal Legacy 10/03/2019
Betrayal Legacy When the spookiest month of the year rolls around, there's only one way to celebrate; playing thirteen games in a row of haunted house simulator, Betrayal Legacy! But that's not all, we've also got substantial discussion of the implied Jane Austen Universe, the hottest celebrity gossip of the late 1990's, and a detailed history of the scams that Alana was running through middle school.
info_outline Spieltember - There's Just One Valley of the Vikings 09/19/2019
Spieltember - There's Just One Valley of the Vikings Award season rolls on mercilessly and the Dog and Thimble crew happily find themselves being crushed under its powerful wheels as they discuss Spiel Des Jahres winner "Just One" and Kinderspiel Des Jahres winner "Valley of the Vikings". Plus, Tom discusses his new favorite superpower, Chris debuts the hottest new song since "Old Town Road", and Alana doesn't know how to describe movies. This is one episode you're not going to want to miss!
info_outline Wingspan 09/05/2019
Wingspan This week the Dog and Thimble crew take flight with Kennerspiel des Jahres winner, Wingspan! Do you like, hate, or find yourself feeling largely indifferent about birds? If you answered yes to any part of that question then this episode is for you! Also in this episode: candy, pretzels, Tom is tired, and the phrase "tear-assing."
info_outline Disney Villainous 08/22/2019
Disney Villainous In an episode that can charitably be described as having gotten slightly out of hand, the Dog and Thimble crew is here to discuss Disney Villainous and its expansions Evil Comes Prepared and Wicked to the Core. But this isn't just about games, we're also answering important questions like: "In the Disney universe, who is daddy" and "What's a good name for a burger restaurant in Baltimore?"
info_outline Raccoon Tycoon 08/08/2019
Raccoon Tycoon Dog and Thimble returns to the world of podcasting having found some petticoats in a dumpster! This turns out to be serendipitous as now they're dressed to impress just like the critters from Raccoon Tycoon and can talk about the game from a place of experience. That's right, in this latest episode of the Dog and Thimble Podcast, we're talking Raccoon Tycoon from Glenn Drover and Forbidden Games!
info_outline Werewords 06/27/2019
Werewords When the full moon shines bright in the night sky, the Dog and Thimble crew can't help but be struck with an unusual sickness: the need to talk about a game involving werewolves! This time around it just so happens that they had the opportunity to play Werewords from Bezier Games, and they have some thoughts about it! Also in this episode: Tom says the phrase "Jazz cigarettes," Alana finds the worst pictures on the internet, and Chris reveals a scandal!
info_outline Keyforge: Call of the Archons 06/13/2019
Keyforge: Call of the Archons A curse is broken as the Dog and Thimble gang finally release an episode where they discuss Keyforge: Call of the Archons! Also in this episode, the gang gets weirded out by children, Alana is miserable, and Chris meets a mysterious stranger.
info_outline Big Easy Busking 06/03/2019
Big Easy Busking Rumor has it that if you hold the box for Big Easy Busking up to your ear, you can hear the sounds of all that fine New Orleans jazz come from out of the cardboard. On the newest episode of the Dog and Thimble podcast, Tom and Alana test out that theory and much more as they review Big Easy Busking from Weird Giraffe Games.
info_outline An Interview With a Weird Giraffe 05/14/2019
An Interview With a Weird Giraffe In this episode of the Dog and Thimble Podcast, Alana and Tom were lucky enough to have the chance to talk with board game designer, publisher, and general superstar Carla Kopp of Weird Giraffe Games. We talked about Weird Giraffe's newest release, Big Easy Busking, the process of publishing games, designing games, refreshing salads, and the pitfalls of evolution. Carla is such a wonderful guest and was a true joy to speak with, so do yourself a favor and get listening!
info_outline Magic: The Gathering - War of the Spark Pre-release Recap 05/02/2019
Magic: The Gathering - War of the Spark Pre-release Recap In this episode, a very tired Tom and an equally tired Josh provide their hard-won insight on the newest Magic: The Gathering set, War of the Spark. We'll tell you all about how a glut of new planeswalkers change the flow of the game, whether amassing a giant army of zombies as satisfying as you'd assume, and Tom's cat Vinnie demonstrates the battle-cry he uses to run up stairs.
info_outline The Golden Girls and the Fall of Rome 04/18/2019
The Golden Girls and the Fall of Rome Purportedly this episode is about Pandemic: The Fall of Rome, a new version of Pandemic from Z-Man Games. However, there's a truly wild amount of time where Dog and Thimble becomes a Golden Girls Fancast. Won't you come on this wonderful adventure with us? If you do you'll also get dueling Stallone impressions, Tom singing, and Alana's secret PowerPoints!
info_outline Holding On: The Troubled Life of Billy Kerr 04/04/2019
Holding On: The Troubled Life of Billy Kerr Sometimes you just want to kick back with a couple of friends, a nice cold drink, and take care of a terminally ill man on hospice care. On this week's episode of the Dog and Thimble Podcast, the gang decides whether or nor that's actually something you want to simulate doing through a board game as they review Holding on: The Troubled Life of Billy Kerr.
info_outline Ancient Games - The Royal Game of Ur Ft. Good and Basic 03/29/2019
Ancient Games - The Royal Game of Ur Ft. Good and Basic Surprise! It's an off-week upload to line up with the release of a new video from our good friends Joseph Bjork and Joseph Fisher with Good and Basic! In this episode, Tom and the Josephs to talk about a game that has been around 5,000 years, The Royal Game of Ur! Is it good? Is it bad? What does it all mean? Find out in this episode of the Dog and Thimble Podcast!
info_outline The Silly, Salty, or Sweet Game Special 03/21/2019
The Silly, Salty, or Sweet Game Special In the latest episode of the Dog and Thimble Podcast, while Chris gets his appendix removed, Tom and Alana review ten different smaller games which Alana has divided into arbitrary categories. We're talking Swordcrafters, Slapshot, Echidna Shuffle, Scarabya, Joust for Fun, The Bears and The Bees, Churrascaria, Inoka, Frontline No Komrades, and Biblios. Chris lost an appendix so that you could get this episode, it's the least you can do to check it out!
info_outline Lost Pieces Part One - A Clip Show Episode 02/22/2019
Lost Pieces Part One - A Clip Show Episode If you have ever played a legacy board game, you know that you destroy components as you play. If you've ever played a legacy board game with Dog and Thimble co-host Alana, you know that she hides those components under the box insert because she can't bear to tear up a card. As it turns out, editing a podcast is similar. There were some bits that we loved too much to get rid of. In this episode we pour our box of shame onto the table for you with some of the bits that were cut for time.
info_outline Episode 101 - Western Legends 02/14/2019
Episode 101 - Western Legends Hope you've got your six-shooter and lasso ready, pardner, because in the newest episode of the Dog and Thimble Podcast we're hitting the old dusty trail to talk about Western Legends! But if you think the Dog and Thimble gang is only here to talk about games then you've never tangled with those desperadoes before. They're also talking about costumes for cows, whether Jesus was a certifiable hunk, and Alana's crazy outfits as a child.
info_outline Episode 100 - Arkham Horror Third Edition 02/07/2019
Episode 100 - Arkham Horror Third Edition Gird your minds, the old ones have again risen from their slumber to descend upon the sleepy town of Arkham, Massachusetts and unfortunately the only people awake to defend you are three idiots with a board game podcast. On this episode of the Dog and Thimble Podcast, we're talking about Arkham Horror Third Edition, where it fits in the pantheon of games set in the Lovecraft universe, and whether a movie called Donkey Jote would perform well.
info_outline Behind the Scenes at BryceCon - Interview with Gail Tanner 01/31/2019
Behind the Scenes at BryceCon - Interview with Gail Tanner Big cons are great and all, but all that glitz and glamor often distracts from what's really important, games! In this episode, Alana sits down with one of the founders of BryceCon, Gail Tanner, to talk about the challenges and joys of organizing a small game convention hidden away just outside of Bryce Canyon National Park.
info_outline Episode 99 - The Deep Water Games Special 01/11/2019
Episode 99 - The Deep Water Games Special Emerging from the seas, the Dog and Thimble crew has obtained all the secrets of the Deep Water...Games back catalog. That is to say, we're diving into most of the games that Deep Water Games currently has on offer. That means we're talking Crow's Overkill, Round House, Shadows in Kyoto, Herbalism, and Welcome To. Not only that, but Tom reveals his feelings on seagulls, Chris becomes a false farm god, and Alana talks about the canyon winds. Plus, Tom's mum weighs in on a debate about pronunciation.
info_outline Episode 98 - The River by Days of Wonder 12/28/2018
Episode 98 - The River by Days of Wonder Get your canoes, rafts, pontoons, and other sundry river vessels ready, because on this episode of the Dog and Thimble Podcast, we're talking about The River from Days of Wonder. But that's not all, we've got detours for weird mountain relationships, experiential dining establishments, opinions on apples, and Chris singing. Check it out!
info_outline Episode 97 - Fireball Island: The Curse of Vul-Kar and Expansions 12/20/2018
Episode 97 - Fireball Island: The Curse of Vul-Kar and Expansions Sometimes you find yourself on an island, beset by exploding volcanoes, rolling boulders, venomous snakes, swarms of bees, and people in tiger costumes jumping at you seemingly from nowhere. If you want all of those things to happen at once, then you should really be playing Fireball Island: The Curse of Vul-Kar. If you're not sure that those things are your jam, then check out this week's episode of the Dog and Thimble podcast. Also included: Street Fighter, Ultimate Frisbee, The Girl From Ipanema.
info_outline Episode 96 - Choose Your Own Adventure: House of Danger 12/13/2018
Episode 96 - Choose Your Own Adventure: House of Danger Did we save another classic episode from the hungry maw of Audacity? #Youbetyoursweetbippy we did! This episode has everything, the worst version of the Wonder Twins, residential advisers shooting airsoft guns, a very forward Mae West, and stuff that only 90's kids will remember! Not to mention the extensive discussion about the Choose Your Own Adventure: House of Danger board game. Strap in and keep track of your page number, because you're not gonna want to miss this episode!
info_outline Episode 95 - Orbis 12/06/2018
Episode 95 - Orbis Every once in a while, a podcast comes along that's unafraid to ask the difficult questions. Questions like, what is porridge and why is Clamato juice a thing? Today's episode of Dog and Thimble is that podcast. Also, we're mostly discussing the 2018 offering from designer Tim Armstrong and publisher Space Cowboy Games, Orbis.
info_outline Episode 94: Century Spice Road 11/29/2018
Episode 94: Century Spice Road You're in luck today, traveler. I've got a rare treat in store for you, it's a previously lost episode of the Dog and Thimble Podcast! There's still some issues, but most of the file has been recovered after having been chewed up by Audacity on several occasions! So join us in trading turmeric for cinnamon as we discuss Century Spice Road! Also in this episode: Alana learns to be direct, the worst lyrics to Come On Eileen, and Tom wishes Jason was here.
info_outline Episode 93 - Carthago: Merchants & Guilds 11/15/2018
Episode 93 - Carthago: Merchants & Guilds Is this the wildest episode of Dog and Thimble to date? Quite possibly! We're talking about relatively heavy Euro game, Carthago: Merchants & Guilds. Not only that, but along the way we're also talking about the elephant king Babar, the platonic ideal of a cool uncle, Aaron Neville, and more dad jokes that it is advisable to consume in one sitting.
info_outline Episode 92 - Gizmos by CMON 11/08/2018
Episode 92 - Gizmos by CMON Dog and Thimble is back! We've walked the world for a spell and come back ready to talk about a brand new crop of games with you! This week, we've got Gizmos by CMON Games on the docket along with Chris' winter drink recommendations, how good at magic was Jafar from Aladdin really, and our real life inventions. For all that and more, check it out!
info_outline Episode 91 - Obsession and Favorite Debut Designs 10/27/2018
Episode 91 - Obsession and Favorite Debut Designs Hold onto your petticoats, because on this episode of the Dog and Thimble Podcast the gang gets properly fancy by playing Obsession: A Game of Pride, Intrigue, and Prejudice in Victorian England. We're also talking about our favorite debut game designs, discussing what we expect from expansions, and pitching the Narnia/Jane Austen crossover we've all been waiting for. You are cordially invited to listen post-haste!
info_outline The Worldwide Wrestling RPG - Part Two 10/22/2018
The Worldwide Wrestling RPG - Part Two The fight to be crowned champion of the Southeast Wild Wrestling League is heating up as the gang returns with Jerry Jean, Walter "The Wall" Wahlberg, and Valencia St. James AKA The Wasp. This week, game designer Nathan Paoletta guides the Dog and Thimble crew through The Worldwide Wrestling RPG! You may want to find a whole seat for this episode, but you're only going to need the edge!
info_outline The World Wide Wrestling RPG - Part One 10/11/2018
The World Wide Wrestling RPG - Part One On this week's episode of Dog and Thimble, the usual suspects are joined by the inimitable Nathan D. Paoletta, designer of such incredible games as Carry, A Grandiose Disaster, and the game we're playing this week: The World Wide Wrestling RPG. In this episode, we're walking through character creation to flesh out the roster of the South Western Wild Wrestling League and having a lot of fun doing so. So strap on your headphones and get ready to rumble, it's time to play The World Wide Wrestling RPG.