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July 6, 2022

Interview with Amigo Games' COO Alex Yeager

Alex Yeager joins me in this episode. We talk about his history in the gaming community. His first Kickstarter was Steve Jackson's OGRE, way back in 2012. Alex talks about board gaming trifectas that he has accomplished that ...

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June 19, 2022

Interview with Nick Seal Director of Games for KantCon

Now I know that I have a boardgame problem but I have never tested this space available in my car from buying two many games at once. Nick seal, well, he has. Twice! Hear this, and more, and this episode. …

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June 4, 2022


Sid Sackson's seminal game, Acquire, has made many lists of top games. It has been mentioned in almost every book on board gaming that I have read. I finally found the copy I was looking for, and then I finally …

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May 27, 2022

Interview with Craig Smith from THE Big Picture People

Craig Smith owns The Big Picture People. He and his team help companies to get their employees better engaged and to communicate better. Sounds like bridge building to me! His team does this by gamification. He is also the ho...

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May 24, 2022

Interview with Youth Pastor Phill Wamser

In this episode, I talk with Phill Wamser. We met while running a booth together at Geekway to the West, the local board game convention in St. Louis. We decided to do the interview at Geekway one evening to get …

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May 11, 2022

Interview with The Game Crafter Founder JT Smith

JT Smith joins me on this episode to talk the usual gaming questions. We also chat about all the amazing things that you can find and do on The Game Crafter. He also has a Crowd Sale coming (we talk …

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May 7, 2022

Interview with Martin Gonzalvez

I first heard Martin Gonzalvez talk on another board game podcast. He talked about the print and play scene in board gaming. From that point on, I have been hooked. Martin and I talked solo gaming, shelves of shame, and …

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April 27, 2022

Interview with Board Game Museum Host Norm Hastings

Norm Hastings really loves older games. He found that there was no content for these older games. So, Norm fixed that problem by creating his own YouTube Channel, Board Game Museum . He has close to 300 vintage game reviews. …

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April 20, 2022

Interview with Catan Studio CEO Pete Fenlon

In this episode, we might actually get a definitive answer on how to pronounce The Settlers of Catan. Pete tells amazing stories of his time in the industry. How he got into it, the games that inspired him, and how …

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April 12, 2022

Interview with John Garcia

In this episode, John Garcia joins me to talk about his board game, Table Golf Association . It is an incredibly huge wooden hex-based dexterity game. You are trying to flick your slider across these hexes to literally sink y...

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April 1, 2022

Interview with Arwen Kathke

Arwen Kathke, a fellow board gaming podcaster , stops by the show to answer the usual questions. Along the way, we discuss our ever growing, never decreasing shelves of shame, how the castle from Beauty and the beast had the …

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March 27, 2022


Guillotine came to my attention after reading The 100 Best Family Games . Luckily, our neighbor knew, loved, and had the game. She explained it to us, and we were instantly hooked. We decided her game needed an upgrade, so …

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March 22, 2022

No Thanks!

No Thanks! is a quick game that will stretch your brain and test your risk-taking versus aversion. There are only 33 cards in this game; less than a standard deck of cards. The joy, however, amazes me. My crew and …

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March 16, 2022

Interview with Board Game Design Lab host Gabe Barrett

Gabe Barrett joins me in this episode, all the way from Honduras. We talk about how the gaming landscape has changed over the pandemic. Gabe also talks about how he loves to game with his children. Throwing burritos at them, …

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March 7, 2022

Simply Suspects: The Game of Suspicion and Betrayal

Another game thought I procured at the suggestion of a guest. Simply Suspects is a definite game to play over a lunch hour. It takes about 15-20 minutes to play, is a riot, and you can reset and play again …

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Feb. 21, 2022

Interview with Joan "The Gamesmistress" Moriarity

In this episode, I am joined by Game Sommelier Joan Moriarity. She works at the Toronto game cafe, Snakes & Lattes, where she tries to help patrons find a new game to enjoy. She has some fantastic thoughts and philosophies …

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Feb. 13, 2022

Interview with Daniel Jose Ruiz

In this episode, I am joined by Daniel Jose Ruiz. I came across his article " Dragons are for White Kids with Money : On the Friction of Geekdom and Race" while reading a book about board gaming. Daniel is …

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Feb. 6, 2022

Endless Games: AKA, 60 Second Slam, Everybody Knows, & Horror Trivia

While the party game genre is not my forte, I do like them for their approachability, light ruleset, and quick playtime. In this episode, I look at four titles from Endless Games. Heck, there might even be a fifth bonus …

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Feb. 3, 2022

Interview with Dustin Dobson

In this episode, I am joined by designer Dustin Dobson. He is the designer behind Skulls of Sedlec, which is quickly becoming one of my favorite 18-card games from Button Shy. We talk about his inspiration for the game, and …

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Jan. 28, 2022

Avignon: A Clash of Popes

Another fantastic game from Button Shy Games, this episode I look at Avignon: A Clash of Popes by John du Bois. Like other games from Button shy, you can get it off the Button Site or the PNP Arcade site …

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Jan. 23, 2022

Skulls of Sedlec (2019)

Skulls of Sedlec , published by Button Shy Games, features 18 cards where you are stacking the skulls in the Sedlec Ossuary . This game is simply amazing and should be purchased from Button Shy's site or PNP Arcade . …

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Jan. 10, 2022

Interview with Author Ben Hoppe

In this episode, author Ben Hoppe joins me. He wrote the book, The Beginner's Board Game Bible . It helps you to understand where to start with gaming, and how some great games to try out. We talk about taking …

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Dec. 30, 2021

Interview with James Takenaka of Hit Point Sales

In this episode, James Takenaka of Hit Point Sales explains what a consolidator is, and what they can do for small and independent publishers. We also discuss the underappreciated game, Black Orchestra. The fad POGS even gets...

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Dec. 28, 2021

Interview with Molly Zeff of Flying Leap Games

In this episode, Molly talks about an amazing fellowship she works with, The Horizons Fellowship. We also discuss her company's games, all of which are party games, but with a twist. You can get a free copy of Wing It …

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