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The 12 Days of Critsmas
Plays Well With Others
Tox from Crits Happen assembled a cast of board game media personalities for a board game-themed "12 Days Of Critsmas" song. (We see what you did there, Tox.) Grab some cheese and enjoy the show!
Updated: December 9, 2014
 
Wormhole Storage Solution
Head in the Clouds
In this episode, I harness the awesome power of wormholes in order to ask how you handle your board game collection, while still obeying those pesky laws of physics.
Updated: December 4, 2014
 
2015 Board Game Calendar by Scott King
The Component Proponent

If you're tired of not knowing where you are in time and space, then a board game-themed calendar is the ultimate complementary component for your gaming collection.

This calendar was created by man-who-apparently-can-do-everything, Scott King; a photographer, gamer, author of several books and host of the Creator’s Cast podcast.

Updated: December 2, 2014
 
Pair Of Dice Paradise joins Rolling Dice & Taking Names for episode #52
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I join Rolling Dice & Taking Names on episode #52 of their podcast this week to discuss the theory of a Board Game Bubble, comparing what we're seeing in the board game industry to previous trends in the comics and sports cards industries.

Listen to Rolling Dice & Taking Names episode #52 here!
Updated: November 18, 2014
 
Crash Test : Board Game Bubble Part 4
Podcast Episodes
So, what would a crash of the board game industry look like? In this episode, Chaz describes one possible scenario that could take place if the "Board Game Bubble" bursts.
Updated: November 4, 2014
 
Gimmicks : Board Game Bubble Part 3
Podcast Episodes
In this episode, I ponder several examples that we're potentially about to witness an implosion of the board game industry. Will my prediction turn out to be correct, or as misguided as "Batman Love Letter"?
Updated: November 3, 2014
 
What's In Store For Stores? : Board Game Bubble Part 2
Podcast Episodes
How many board game stores are too many board game stores? This episode asks whether an increase in the number of retailers selling board games is actually a bad thing for the industry.
Updated: November 2, 2014
 
Are We Headed For a Board Game Bubble? (Part 1)
Podcast Episodes
Can too many board games be a bad thing for the industry? This miniseries explores that question, to look for warning signs that board game enthusiasts and retailers should be looking out for.
Updated: November 1, 2014
 
Ethics On The Job
Thrift Sift
In this on-the-job training seminar, I teach ya’ll 1998’s Ethics On The Job board game, where your employees have fun while they learn standards for ethical behavior on the job.

Because the only thing employees enjoy more than going to work is playing a game in their spare time where they recreate workplace issues. It’s Ethics On The Job, today on Thrift Sift!
Updated: October 30, 2014
 
Are You Kidding Me?!? - Season 2 Fundraiser Update #5
Events
There's just 10 days left in the Season Two fundraising campaign, and I gotta ask the question, "Are you kidding me?!?"

A sincere thanks to everyone who has supported this fundraiser so far, and to anyone else that is considering making a contribution, there's still time, but NOW is the time!

Thank you all, and let's see what we can accomplish in these final few days of the fundraiser!
Updated: October 21, 2014
 
Gamer Garage Sale - Board Game Breakfast Segment #30
Podcast Episodes
It's a Neat Thing Alert in my segment this week on The Dice Tower's Board Game Breakfast, where I discover a "Gamer Garage Sale" at my friendly local game shop. Find out what it's all about. Does the game stores in your area hold Gamer Garage Sales?
Updated: October 20, 2014
 
Critical Plays: Star Realms and Heathstone with Pair of Dice Paradise
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Tox from CritsHappen invited me to play some Star Realms and Hearthstone online with him. And then we recorded it, just because we both just happened to have recording equipment available. See what happens when two gamers game while talking games.
Updated: October 17, 2014
 
Don't Lose Your Tale: Meeples For Sheepish Peoples 10
Meeples For Sheepish Peoples
The best experiences that I’ve had while board gaming, the moments that give me stories to tell, are always caused by the people that I was sharing the experience with. It’s not the game I remember, but the people.
Updated: October 13, 2014
 
Pair Of Dice Paradise guest hosts an episode on The One TAR's channel
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Fellow board game reviewer and friend of the show, Tiffany from TheOneTAR, is recovering from some surgery this week, and she asked me to guest host an episode for her channel.

Now, if you exist on this planet, I’m going to assume that you’ve heard of, perhaps even played, the often-ridiculed game: Monopoly. But that’s the great thing about the current state of Monopoly. If you despise the original version, you can almost certainly find a variation of it that’s “comparatively less not good”. And, for me, that game is Monopoly Millionaire Deal.
Updated: October 8, 2014
 
Tragedy Looper Contest Winner: Season 2 Fundraiser Update #4
Events
The winner of the Tragedy Looper product giveaway contest has been selected. Is it YOU? Well, it could be, because it's gotta be someone. Maybe it's you. See the video to find out, and thanks for supporting the Pair Of Dice Paradise Season Two fundraiser!

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Updated: October 7, 2014
 
Does Success Suck Less?: Meeples For Sheepish Peoples 9
Meeples For Sheepish Peoples
My Meeples For Sheepish Peoples series continues, with a look at how success isn't necessarily a barometer of self confidence.
Updated: October 7, 2014
 
Piercing Words: Meeples For Sheepish Peoples 8
Meeples For Sheepish Peoples
My Meeples For Sheepish Peoples series continues, with a demonstration on how words can pierce even more sharply than pins.
Updated: September 29, 2014
 
Game Giveaway Unlocked & More: Fundraiser Update #3
Events
Another fundraiser milestone has been reached! This one unlocks a contest to give away a copy of Tragedy Looper. See the video for complete contest details, and more updates about the Pair Of Dice Paradise Season Two fundraiser!
Updated: September 24, 2014
 
Strange Change in Strain Onstage: Meeples For Sheepish Peoples 7
Meeples For Sheepish Peoples
In this episode, I discuss how hosting games may be a way to reduce the social anxiety that can accompany attending board game events.
Updated: September 23, 2014
 
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