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Is Sponsorship "Selling Out"? | TABLEscraps #39
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Is Sponsorship "Selling Out"? | TABLEscraps #39
October 20, 2017
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Game Design Geniuses?! | TABLEscraps #38
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Game Design Geniuses?! | TABLEscraps #38
October 18, 2017
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Settlers Of Catan Movie Announced - Could it work?
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Settlers Of Catan Movie Announced - Could it work?
October 16, 2017
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TABLEscraps Live Recording Session! (Episodes #44 & #45)
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TABLEscraps Live Recording Session! (Episodes #44 & #45)
October 15, 2017
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TABLEscraps Live Recording Session! (Episodes #42 & #43)
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TABLEscraps Live Recording Session! (Episodes #42 & #43)
October 15, 2017
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TABLEscraps Live Recording Session! (Episodes #40 & #41)
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TABLEscraps Live Recording Session! (Episodes #40 & #41)
October 12, 2017
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TABLEscraps Live Recording Session! (Episodes #38 and #39)
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TABLEscraps Live Recording Session! (Episodes #38 and #39)
October 12, 2017
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What Makes An IP Work In Board Games? | TABLEscraps #37
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What Makes An IP Work In Board Games? | TABLEscraps #37
October 11, 2017
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Outtakes: Head In The Clouds #182
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Outtakes: Head In The Clouds #182
October 10, 2017
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A Board Game Convention for Intellectuals?
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A Board Game Convention for Intellectuals?
October 9, 2017
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BONUS Board Game Selections: September 2017
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BONUS Board Game Selections: September 2017
October 6, 2017
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Year 5 Fundraiser Kickoff! | Pair Of Dice Paradise
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Year 5 Fundraiser Kickoff! | Pair Of Dice Paradise
October 5, 2017
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Top 10 most popular board games: October 2017
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Top 10 most popular board games: October 2017
October 4, 2017
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Mail Bag: VeeBug's Surprise Package!
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Mail Bag: VeeBug's Surprise Package!
October 3, 2017
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Chaz Marler: At The Mercy Of The Internet
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Chaz Marler: At The Mercy Of The Internet
October 2, 2017
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Have Board Gamers Grown Too Dependent On The Internet?
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Have Board Gamers Grown Too Dependent On The Internet?
October 2, 2017
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Board Games for Summer Activities | TABLEscraps #36
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Board Games for Summer Activities | TABLEscraps #36
September 27, 2017
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Ur: The world's oldest board game rule book?
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Ur: The world's oldest board game rule book?
September 25, 2017
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MUST Games Be Fun? | TABLEscraps #35
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MUST Games Be Fun? | TABLEscraps #35
September 22, 2017
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Game Topper - gaming tabletop review
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Game Topper - gaming tabletop review
September 20, 2017
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Gateway Game or Gateway SHAME? | TABLEscraps #34
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Gateway Game or Gateway SHAME? | TABLEscraps #34
September 20, 2017
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Viking Barbarians Played Board Games?
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Viking Barbarians Played Board Games?
September 18, 2017
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Our Tabletop Game Selections - September 2017
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Our Tabletop Game Selections - September 2017
September 15, 2017
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Is Being First Player Best? | TABLEscraps #33
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Is Being First Player Best? | TABLEscraps #33
September 13, 2017
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Gangsters: A Brilliant Or Bumbling Board Game Design?
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Gangsters: A Brilliant Or Bumbling Board Game Design?
September 11, 2017
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Hey look! I'm a board game snob after all! | The Meta Game #61
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Hey look! I'm a board game snob after all! | The Meta Game #61
September 8, 2017
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Convention-al Wisdom | TABLEscraps #32
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Convention-al Wisdom | TABLEscraps #32
September 8, 2017
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Top 10 most popular board games: September 2017
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Top 10 most popular board games: September 2017
September 6, 2017
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I bought a hex grid font. Was it worth it?
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I bought a hex grid font. Was it worth it?
September 4, 2017
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Summer Games & ...something else, too (TABLEscraps recording #36 & #37)
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Summer Games & ...something else, too (TABLEscraps recording #36 & #37)
September 1, 2017
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Let's Upgrade: Eldritch Horror
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Let's Upgrade: Eldritch Horror
September 1, 2017
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Board Game Rank Stank | TABLEscraps #31
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Board Game Rank Stank | TABLEscraps #31
August 30, 2017
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How do you learn a new game best?
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How do you learn a new game best?
August 28, 2017
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Gateways & Why "fun"? (TABLEscraps recording #34 & #35)
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Gateways & Why "fun"? (TABLEscraps recording #34 & #35)
August 23, 2017
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Conventions & Going First (TABLEscraps recording #32 & #33)
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Conventions & Going First (TABLEscraps recording #32 & #33)
August 23, 2017
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Have board games reached a new milestone?
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Have board games reached a new milestone?
August 22, 2017
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Plays Well With Others: Phone Scammers
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Plays Well With Others: Phone Scammers
August 18, 2017
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Can you have too much of a good theme? | TABLEscraps #30
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Can you have too much of a good theme? | TABLEscraps #30
August 16, 2017
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Can you pirate a board game?
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Can you pirate a board game?
August 14, 2017
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Our Top Board Game Selections - August 2017
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Our Top Board Game Selections - August 2017
August 11, 2017
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New "Top 100 Games" Additions 2017 - #7
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New "Top 100 Games" Additions 2017 - #7
August 10, 2017
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New "Top 100 Games" Additions 2017 - #6
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New "Top 100 Games" Additions 2017 - #6
August 9, 2017
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Do hated classic board games still have merit? | TABLEscraps #29
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Do hated classic board games still have merit? | TABLEscraps #29
August 9, 2017
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New "Top 100 Games" Additions 2017 - #5
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New "Top 100 Games" Additions 2017 - #5
August 8, 2017
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How Often Is Board Game Customer Support Used?
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How Often Is Board Game Customer Support Used?
August 7, 2017
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New "Top 100 Games" Additions 2017 - #4
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New "Top 100 Games" Additions 2017 - #4
August 4, 2017
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Top 10 most popular board games: August 2017
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Top 10 most popular board games: August 2017
August 4, 2017
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New "Top 100 Games" Additions 2017 - #3
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New "Top 100 Games" Additions 2017 - #3
August 3, 2017
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New "Top 100 Games" Additions 2017 - #2
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New "Top 100 Games" Additions 2017 - #2
August 2, 2017
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Do expansions count towards board game collection size? | TABLEscraps #28
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Do expansions count towards board game collection size? | TABLEscraps #28
August 2, 2017
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New "Top 100 Games" Additions 2017 - #1
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New "Top 100 Games" Additions 2017 - #1
August 1, 2017
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Find the right Plano box for your favorite board games
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Find the right Plano box for your favorite board games
July 31, 2017
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How Important Is Gaming Variety? | The Meta Game #60
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How Important Is Gaming Variety? | The Meta Game #60
July 28, 2017
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Our Top Board Game Selections - July 2017
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Our Top Board Game Selections - July 2017
July 28, 2017
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Inserts vs. Baggies | Which component containment do YOU prefer? | TABLEscraps #27
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Inserts vs. Baggies | Which component containment do YOU prefer? | TABLEscraps #27
July 26, 2017
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I Hate Squares! (In board games.)
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I Hate Squares! (In board games.)
July 24, 2017
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3 Questions about The Godfather: Corleone's Empire - Answered by Eric Lang
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3 Questions about The Godfather: Corleone's Empire - Answered by Eric Lang
July 21, 2017
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Marty Gets Even | Behind The Scenes Bonus | Practical Jokes
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Marty Gets Even | Behind The Scenes Bonus | Practical Jokes
July 20, 2017
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Should you let the kid win? | Board, Card & Tabletop Games | TABLEscraps #26
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Should you let the kid win? | Board, Card & Tabletop Games | TABLEscraps #26
July 19, 2017
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Our First Board Game Designs - How Do They Compare?
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Our First Board Game Designs - How Do They Compare?
July 17, 2017
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Do you agree with these Kickstarter tips for board games? | TABLEscraps #25
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Do you agree with these Kickstarter tips for board games? | TABLEscraps #25
July 14, 2017
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Do House Rules Ruin Board Games? (TABLEscraps #24)
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Do House Rules Ruin Board Games? (TABLEscraps #24)
July 12, 2017
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Is proxying cards theft of intellectual property?
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Is proxying cards theft of intellectual property?
July 10, 2017
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Microwaves - seriously, this one's about microwaves for some reason. (TABLEscraps #23)
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Microwaves - seriously, this one's about microwaves for some reason. (TABLEscraps #23)
July 7, 2017
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Top 10 most popular board games: July 2017
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Top 10 most popular board games: July 2017
July 5, 2017
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Riffle Shuffle or Overhand Shuffle? Which do you prefer, and why?
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Riffle Shuffle or Overhand Shuffle? Which do you prefer, and why?
July 3, 2017
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10 Component Upgrades for Forbidden Island
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10 Component Upgrades for Forbidden Island
July 2, 2017
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Origins 2017 Recap, Part 2 of 2 - with Chaz & Mark
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Origins 2017 Recap, Part 2 of 2 - with Chaz & Mark
July 1, 2017
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Origins 2017 Recap, Part 1 of 2 - with Chaz & Mark
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Origins 2017 Recap, Part 1 of 2 - with Chaz & Mark
July 1, 2017
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Games & Tips For Board Game Ambassadors (TABLEscraps #22)
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Games & Tips For Board Game Ambassadors (TABLEscraps #22)
June 30, 2017
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Best Random Components (TABLEscraps #21)
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Best Random Components (TABLEscraps #21)
June 28, 2017
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Too Much Of The Same? -AND- Rank Stank (TABLEscraps #30 and #31)
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Too Much Of The Same? -AND- Rank Stank (TABLEscraps #30 and #31)
June 27, 2017
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Counting The Collection -AND- Classically Hated (TABLEscraps #28 and #29)
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Counting The Collection -AND- Classically Hated (TABLEscraps #28 and #29)
June 27, 2017
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Let The Toddler Win -AND- Inserts vs Baggies (TABLEscraps #26 and #27)
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Let The Toddler Win -AND- Inserts vs Baggies (TABLEscraps #26 and #27)
June 27, 2017
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House Rules -AND- What Makes A Good Kickstarter? (Topic Change!) (TABLEscraps #24 and #25)
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House Rules -AND- What Makes A Good Kickstarter? (Topic Change!) (TABLEscraps #24 and #25)
June 27, 2017
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Board Games as "Comfort Food"?
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Board Games as "Comfort Food"?
June 26, 2017
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The Godfather: Corleone's Empire - Is it only fun for fans of the movie?
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The Godfather: Corleone's Empire - Is it only fun for fans of the movie?
June 23, 2017
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Chaz & Marty's Last Night at Origins 2017 (A Not-Quite-A-Vlog)
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Chaz & Marty's Last Night at Origins 2017 (A Not-Quite-A-Vlog)
June 21, 2017
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There should be a LAW against that! (MAPP: What, Why, and Why not? - Part 3 of 3)
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There should be a LAW against that! (MAPP: What, Why, and Why not? - Part 3 of 3)
June 19, 2017
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Is Cheating Ever Justified? (TABLEscraps #20)
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Is Cheating Ever Justified? (TABLEscraps #20)
June 16, 2017
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Are there obsolete game components, and is it worth the cost to upgrade them? (TABLEscraps #19)
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Are there obsolete game components, and is it worth the cost to upgrade them? (TABLEscraps #19)
June 14, 2017
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MAPP Pricing: In The Customer's Best Interest? (MAPP: What, Why, and Why not? - Part 2 of 3)
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MAPP Pricing: In The Customer's Best Interest? (MAPP: What, Why, and Why not? - Part 2 of 3)
June 12, 2017
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Upgrading Games: Worth the Cost? (TABLEscraps #18)
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Upgrading Games: Worth the Cost? (TABLEscraps #18)
June 9, 2017
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Games: To Buy or Borrow? (TABLEscraps #17)
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Games: To Buy or Borrow? (TABLEscraps #17)
June 7, 2017
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What Is A Board Game MAPP? (MAPP: What, Why, and Why not? - Part 1 of 3)
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What Is A Board Game MAPP? (MAPP: What, Why, and Why not? - Part 1 of 3)
June 5, 2017
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Expansions: Awesome or Annoying? (The Meta Game #59)
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Expansions: Awesome or Annoying? (The Meta Game #59)
June 2, 2017
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Top 10 most popular board games: June 2017
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Top 10 most popular board games: June 2017
June 2, 2017
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Color Blindness vs Board Gaming (TABLEscraps#16)
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Color Blindness vs Board Gaming (TABLEscraps#16)
June 1, 2017
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Play Me promo character pack overview - with Chaz Marler
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Play Me promo character pack overview - with Chaz Marler
May 31, 2017
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16 Component Upgrades for Caverna
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16 Component Upgrades for Caverna
May 31, 2017
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Analog Board Games vs Their Digital Counterparts (TABLEscraps #15)
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Analog Board Games vs Their Digital Counterparts (TABLEscraps #15)
May 30, 2017
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Masmorra's Mystery Tile (Nearly) Explained!
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Masmorra's Mystery Tile (Nearly) Explained!
May 29, 2017
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CMON Expo 2017 - Final Thoughts with special guest: Mark from Boardgame Corner
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CMON Expo 2017 - Final Thoughts with special guest: Mark from Boardgame Corner
May 27, 2017
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Massive Darkness, Ethnos, and Song of Ice & Fire - Games we played at CMON Expo 2017 (3 of 3)
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Massive Darkness, Ethnos, and Song of Ice & Fire - Games we played at CMON Expo 2017 (3 of 3)
May 26, 2017
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Rise of Moloch & Council Of 4 - Games we played at CMON Expo 2017 (2 of 3)
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Rise of Moloch & Council Of 4 - Games we played at CMON Expo 2017 (2 of 3)
May 25, 2017
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Richard The Lionheart & Dojo Kun - Games we played at CMON Expo 2017 (1 of 3)
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Richard The Lionheart & Dojo Kun - Games we played at CMON Expo 2017 (1 of 3)
May 24, 2017
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A Song Of Ice And Fire Tactical Miniatures Game - Panel Seminar at CMON Expo 2017
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A Song Of Ice And Fire Tactical Miniatures Game - Panel Seminar at CMON Expo 2017
May 23, 2017
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USAopoly, Thank You For Being A Friend
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USAopoly, Thank You For Being A Friend
May 22, 2017
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Swag Bag Contents! - CMON Expo 2017
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Swag Bag Contents! - CMON Expo 2017
May 22, 2017
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BoardGameGeek.com vs The Workplace (TABLEscraps #14)
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BoardGameGeek.com vs The Workplace (TABLEscraps #14)
May 19, 2017
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An Expansion By Any Other Name Is Still Just More Stuff (TABLEscraps #13)
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An Expansion By Any Other Name Is Still Just More Stuff (TABLEscraps #13)
May 18, 2017
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Which Games Should Be TV & Comics? (TABLEscraps #12)
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Which Games Should Be TV & Comics? (TABLEscraps #12)
May 17, 2017
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Being a Board Game Embassador -AND- ugh... Microwaves (TABLEscraps #22 and #23)
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Being a Board Game Embassador -AND- ugh... Microwaves (TABLEscraps #22 and #23)
May 16, 2017
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Cheating -AND- Randomness (TABLEscraps #20 and #21)
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Cheating -AND- Randomness (TABLEscraps #20 and #21)
May 16, 2017
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A Costly Conversation -AND- Reinventing The Wheel (TABLEscraps #18 and #19)
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A Costly Conversation -AND- Reinventing The Wheel (TABLEscraps #18 and #19)
May 16, 2017
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Color Blindness -AND- To Share Or Have? (TABLEscraps #16 & 17)
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Color Blindness -AND- To Share Or Have? (TABLEscraps #16 & 17)
May 16, 2017
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Board Game Math Trade...off (TABLEscraps #11)
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Board Game Math Trade...off (TABLEscraps #11)
May 16, 2017
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Board Game Collection Detection (TABLEscraps #10)
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Board Game Collection Detection (TABLEscraps #10)
May 15, 2017
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Why I Don't Play Magic: The Gathering Anymore
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Why I Don't Play Magic: The Gathering Anymore
May 15, 2017
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A new game?! *sigh* Add it to the pile... (TABLEscraps #9)
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A new game?! *sigh* Add it to the pile... (TABLEscraps #9)
May 12, 2017
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Publisher vs Designer: Why do you buy a game? (TABLEscraps #8)
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Publisher vs Designer: Why do you buy a game? (TABLEscraps #8)
May 11, 2017
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Coming Apart At The Themes! (TABLEscraps #7)
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Coming Apart At The Themes! (TABLEscraps #7)
May 10, 2017
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Board Game Kickstarter vs. Retail (TABLEscraps #6)
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Board Game Kickstarter vs. Retail (TABLEscraps #6)
May 9, 2017
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The great Hasbro Game Crate debate
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The great Hasbro Game Crate debate
May 8, 2017
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What Are Ya, Yelleh? (TABLEscraps #5)
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What Are Ya, Yelleh? (TABLEscraps #5)
May 8, 2017
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Because Of Me They Have a Firewall Now -&- Analog's A Dog, Digital's Pivotal (TABLEscraps #14 & #15)
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Because Of Me They Have a Firewall Now -&- Analog's A Dog, Digital's Pivotal (TABLEscraps #14 & #15)
May 7, 2017
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Back To The Drawing Board -&- Expansion By Any Name is Still Just More Stuff (TABLEscraps #12 & #13)
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Back To The Drawing Board -&- Expansion By Any Name is Still Just More Stuff (TABLEscraps #12 & #13)
May 7, 2017
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Collection Detection -AND- Math Tradeoff (TABLEscraps #10 and #11)
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Collection Detection -AND- Math Tradeoff (TABLEscraps #10 and #11)
May 7, 2017
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Divide & Conquer! ...your game group (TABLEscraps #4)
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Divide & Conquer! ...your game group (TABLEscraps #4)
May 5, 2017
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Publisher vs Designer -AND- Shelves Of Shame! (TABLEscraps #8 and #9)
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Publisher vs Designer -AND- Shelves Of Shame! (TABLEscraps #8 and #9)
May 4, 2017
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Do board games bother our daughters? (TABLEscraps #3)
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Do board games bother our daughters? (TABLEscraps #3)
May 4, 2017
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5 best upgrades for your King Of Tokyo game
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5 best upgrades for your King Of Tokyo game
May 3, 2017
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Was It Love At First Roll? (TABLEscraps #2)
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Was It Love At First Roll? (TABLEscraps #2)
May 3, 2017
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Is Kickstarter Finished? -AND- An Abstract Question (TABLEscraps #6 and #7)
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Is Kickstarter Finished? -AND- An Abstract Question (TABLEscraps #6 and #7)
May 2, 2017
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Divide & Conquer -AND- Color Me A Gamer (TABLEscraps #4 & #5)
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Divide & Conquer -AND- Color Me A Gamer (TABLEscraps #4 & #5)
May 2, 2017
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How Important Is A Balanced Board Gaming Diet? (TABLEscraps #1)
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How Important Is A Balanced Board Gaming Diet? (TABLEscraps #1)
May 2, 2017
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Top 10 most popular board games: May 2017
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Top 10 most popular board games: May 2017
May 2, 2017
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Did art trick me into liking a game?
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Did art trick me into liking a game?
May 1, 2017
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Was It Love At First Roll? ("10-Minute Topics" #2)
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Was It Love At First Roll? ("10-Minute Topics" #2)
April 30, 2017
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Should Daughters Bother with Gaming? ("10-Minute Topics" #3)
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Should Daughters Bother with Gaming? ("10-Minute Topics" #3)
April 30, 2017
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A Balanced Board Gaming Diet ("10-Minute Topics" Episode #1)
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A Balanced Board Gaming Diet ("10-Minute Topics" Episode #1)
April 28, 2017
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Announcement: Join Me For An Experiment In May!
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Announcement: Join Me For An Experiment In May!
April 27, 2017
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"To Be Continued..." (The Meta Game #58)
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"To Be Continued..." (The Meta Game #58)
April 26, 2017
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Dead Of Winter board game - Now a comic book?!
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Dead Of Winter board game - Now a comic book?!
April 24, 2017
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Getting Out Of A Game (The Meta Game #57)
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Getting Out Of A Game (The Meta Game #57)
April 20, 2017
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Unleash the power of Victory Circle!
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Unleash the power of Victory Circle!
April 18, 2017
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Comic Strips about Tabletop Gaming
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Comic Strips about Tabletop Gaming
April 17, 2017
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HeroScape! (The Meta Game #56)
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HeroScape! (The Meta Game #56)
April 13, 2017
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You responded: There IS board game fan art!
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You responded: There IS board game fan art!
April 10, 2017
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Personal Agenda Not Included (The Meta Game #55)
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Personal Agenda Not Included (The Meta Game #55)
April 5, 2017
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Is board game FAN ART a thing?
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Is board game FAN ART a thing?
April 3, 2017
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Star Wars Rebellion - Zen Bins insert - Review
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Star Wars Rebellion - Zen Bins insert - Review
March 31, 2017
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Are Board Games Headed for a Coin-Op Catastrophe?
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Are Board Games Headed for a Coin-Op Catastrophe?
March 27, 2017
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Top 20 Things That Caught My Eye At GAMA 2017
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Top 20 Things That Caught My Eye At GAMA 2017
March 24, 2017
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A Big Question About Miniature Games (GAMA 2017)
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A Big Question About Miniature Games (GAMA 2017)
March 23, 2017
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3 Upcoming CGE Games & Expansions (GAMA 2017)
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3 Upcoming CGE Games & Expansions (GAMA 2017)
March 22, 2017
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Board Game Burnout (The Meta Game #54)
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Board Game Burnout (The Meta Game #54)
March 22, 2017
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GAMA 2017 Debriefing
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GAMA 2017 Debriefing
March 20, 2017
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Win a $250 board game shopping spree! (and news & stuff)
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Win a $250 board game shopping spree! (and news & stuff)
March 13, 2017
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Can (Should) Every Game Be A Legacy Game?
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Can (Should) Every Game Be A Legacy Game?
March 8, 2017
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Are there board games that need patches?
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Are there board games that need patches?
March 6, 2017
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Six Component Upgrades for Five Tribes
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Six Component Upgrades for Five Tribes
March 2, 2017
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Entertainment, Infotainment, or Advertisement? (The Meta Game #52)
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Entertainment, Infotainment, or Advertisement? (The Meta Game #52)
March 1, 2017
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100 Assorted Heroclix Figures - review with Chaz Marler
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100 Assorted Heroclix Figures - review with Chaz Marler
February 28, 2017
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Can board game rules be performed like sheet music?
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Can board game rules be performed like sheet music?
February 27, 2017
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Topics, Q&A, and that game we were going to play last time. (The Meta Game #51)
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Topics, Q&A, and that game we were going to play last time. (The Meta Game #51)
February 22, 2017
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An "Amateur Gamer's" Top 10 Games Of All Time (#5 - 1)
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An "Amateur Gamer's" Top 10 Games Of All Time (#5 - 1)
February 22, 2017
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An "Amateur Gamer's" Top 10 Games Of All Time (#10 - 6)
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An "Amateur Gamer's" Top 10 Games Of All Time (#10 - 6)
February 21, 2017
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Upcoming Board Games with Alternate Timelines
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Upcoming Board Games with Alternate Timelines
February 20, 2017
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News Bits, Sponsorhips, & New Contest Series! (February 2017)
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News Bits, Sponsorhips, & New Contest Series! (February 2017)
February 19, 2017
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50th Episode! Games & Stuff!! (The Meta Game #50)
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50th Episode! Games & Stuff!! (The Meta Game #50)
February 15, 2017
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Board Game News You May Have Missed!
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Board Game News You May Have Missed!
February 13, 2017
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Video Games Killed The Board Game Star (The Meta Game #49)
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Video Games Killed The Board Game Star (The Meta Game #49)
February 8, 2017
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Deleted Scene: 77 Ways To Play Tenzi review
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Deleted Scene: 77 Ways To Play Tenzi review
February 8, 2017
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77 Ways To Play TENZI (Thrift Sift)
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77 Ways To Play TENZI (Thrift Sift)
February 7, 2017
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In Defense of Paper Board Game Money
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In Defense of Paper Board Game Money
February 6, 2017
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The Long Lost Board Game Selection
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The Long Lost Board Game Selection
February 2, 2017
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What's Your Monthly Gaming Quota? (The Meta Game #48)
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What's Your Monthly Gaming Quota? (The Meta Game #48)
February 1, 2017
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Tips for Running a Local Board Game Convention - Interview at EGG
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Tips for Running a Local Board Game Convention - Interview at EGG
February 1, 2017
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An Iconic Question
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An Iconic Question
January 30, 2017
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Topic Cornucopia + Q&A (The Meta Game #47)
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Topic Cornucopia + Q&A (The Meta Game #47)
January 27, 2017
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BGG Con Board Game Selections (Finally!)
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BGG Con Board Game Selections (Finally!)
January 25, 2017
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Lost Cities: The 6th Expedition overview - with Chaz Marler
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Lost Cities: The 6th Expedition overview - with Chaz Marler
January 24, 2017
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Is Arby's run by board gamers?!
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Is Arby's run by board gamers?!
January 23, 2017
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Star Wars Destiny + CCGs vs LCGs
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Star Wars Destiny + CCGs vs LCGs
January 22, 2017
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Expansions: Part 2 (The Meta Game #46)
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Expansions: Part 2 (The Meta Game #46)
January 20, 2017
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Best Board Game Convention for First Timers?
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Best Board Game Convention for First Timers?
January 16, 2017
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Categories of Expansions (The Meta Game #45)
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Categories of Expansions (The Meta Game #45)
January 15, 2017
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Board Game Predictions for 2017
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Board Game Predictions for 2017
January 9, 2017
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Board Gamer Resolutions: 2017 (The Meta Game #44)
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Board Gamer Resolutions: 2017 (The Meta Game #44)
January 6, 2017
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PART 3: 2016 Top Countdown In Review List
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PART 3: 2016 Top Countdown In Review List
January 2, 2017
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Star Wars: Destiny - Review with Chaz Marler
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Star Wars: Destiny - Review with Chaz Marler
January 1, 2017
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Tabletopia: Virtual Board Game Utopia? (The Meta Game #43)
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Tabletopia: Virtual Board Game Utopia? (The Meta Game #43)
December 30, 2016
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Bloodborne Board Game - review with Chaz Marler
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Bloodborne Board Game - review with Chaz Marler
December 30, 2016
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Agamemnon - Review with Chaz Marler
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Agamemnon - Review with Chaz Marler
December 29, 2016
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Odin's Ravens - Review with Chaz Marler
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Odin's Ravens - Review with Chaz Marler
December 28, 2016
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PART 2: 2016 Top Countdown In Review List
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PART 2: 2016 Top Countdown In Review List
December 27, 2016
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Unchain the Public Domain (The Meta Game #42)
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Unchain the Public Domain (The Meta Game #42)
December 23, 2016
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2016 Top Countdown In Review List: PART 1
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2016 Top Countdown In Review List: PART 1
December 19, 2016
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Super Combo Games of Upgradedness! (The Meta Game #41)
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Super Combo Games of Upgradedness! (The Meta Game #41)
December 16, 2016
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Motivational Viewer Care Package!
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Motivational Viewer Care Package!
December 14, 2016
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Life as a special edition promo card in a board game.
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Life as a special edition promo card in a board game.
December 13, 2016
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BGGcon Game Selections: Part 1 (Blood Of An Englishman)
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BGGcon Game Selections: Part 1 (Blood Of An Englishman)
December 13, 2016
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A game barely alive. Can we rebuild it?
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A game barely alive. Can we rebuild it?
December 13, 2016
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I'd Buy THAT For A Dollar! (The Meta Game #40)
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I'd Buy THAT For A Dollar! (The Meta Game #40)
December 9, 2016
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A Hot Topic For Board Gamers
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A Hot Topic For Board Gamers
December 5, 2016
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New Promos Added to Season 4 Fundraiser!
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New Promos Added to Season 4 Fundraiser!
December 5, 2016
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Record it all and let the viewers sort it out. (The Meta Game #39)
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Record it all and let the viewers sort it out. (The Meta Game #39)
December 2, 2016
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Is Your Podcast A Doorway To The Industry? - Interview by Chaz Marler
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Is Your Podcast A Doorway To The Industry? - Interview by Chaz Marler
November 30, 2016
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Want an expansion? Have THREE! (Whether you need them or not.)
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Want an expansion? Have THREE! (Whether you need them or not.)
November 29, 2016
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BGG con 2016 Interviews - with Chaz Marler
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BGG con 2016 Interviews - with Chaz Marler
November 29, 2016
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Pair Of Dice Paradise SEASON 4: Fundraiser kickoff
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Pair Of Dice Paradise SEASON 4: Fundraiser kickoff
November 27, 2016
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Battling Tops: 2016
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Battling Tops: 2016
November 26, 2016
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Travels & Q&A (The Meta Game #38)
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Travels & Q&A (The Meta Game #38)
November 25, 2016
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Meet the NEW Friendly, Local Game Store?
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Meet the NEW Friendly, Local Game Store?
November 22, 2016
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Dancer Overview - (Neuroshima Hex expansion)
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Dancer Overview - (Neuroshima Hex expansion)
November 19, 2016
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An Open Letter To The Board Game Community, November 14th, 2016
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An Open Letter To The Board Game Community, November 14th, 2016
November 14, 2016
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Imhotep expansion: The Stonemason's Wager
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Imhotep expansion: The Stonemason's Wager
November 12, 2016
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Where Do You Buy, And Why? + Q&A
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Where Do You Buy, And Why? + Q&A
November 11, 2016
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Board Game Promos on Local Comic Shop Day
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Board Game Promos on Local Comic Shop Day
November 8, 2016
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Apotheca - review with Chaz Marler
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Apotheca - review with Chaz Marler
November 6, 2016
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Mephisto Overview - (Neuroshima Hex expansion)
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Mephisto Overview - (Neuroshima Hex expansion)
November 5, 2016
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It's Time To Talk About Time (The Meta Game #36)
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It's Time To Talk About Time (The Meta Game #36)
November 4, 2016
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Deodorant for Board Gamers?!
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Deodorant for Board Gamers?!
October 31, 2016
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Control - review with Chaz Marler
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Control - review with Chaz Marler
October 30, 2016
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Knowing News Is Good News (The Meta Game #35)
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Knowing News Is Good News (The Meta Game #35)
October 28, 2016
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Tides of Time vs Tides of Madness - with Chaz Marler
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Tides of Time vs Tides of Madness - with Chaz Marler
October 26, 2016
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Tides of Time vs Tides of Madness - with Chaz Marler
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Tides of Time vs Tides of Madness - with Chaz Marler
October 25, 2016
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How Odd Are The Odds? (Questionable Board Game Science)
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How Odd Are The Odds? (Questionable Board Game Science)
October 25, 2016
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October 2016 Game Selections - with Chaz Marler
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October 2016 Game Selections - with Chaz Marler
October 22, 2016
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Board Game Evangelism (The Meta Game #34)
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Board Game Evangelism (The Meta Game #34)
October 21, 2016
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Is Shuffling Really Random?
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Is Shuffling Really Random?
October 19, 2016
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Board Game Etiquette (The Meta Game #33)
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Board Game Etiquette (The Meta Game #33)
October 14, 2016
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Flipping Over Coin Flips
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Flipping Over Coin Flips
October 13, 2016
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Mechs vs. Minions review - with Chaz Marler
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Mechs vs. Minions review - with Chaz Marler
October 12, 2016
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5,000 Subscribers!! (...and a contest.)
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5,000 Subscribers!! (...and a contest.)
October 8, 2016
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Sweet & Soured (The Meta Game #32)
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Sweet & Soured (The Meta Game #32)
October 7, 2016
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No Dry Holes: Board Game Production Errors (Part 4)
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No Dry Holes: Board Game Production Errors (Part 4)
October 4, 2016
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Chaz Marler's Top 100 Games Of All Time (#10 - 1)
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Chaz Marler's Top 100 Games Of All Time (#10 - 1)
October 1, 2016
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Cause & Defect: Board Game Production Errors (Part 3)
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Cause & Defect: Board Game Production Errors (Part 3)
October 1, 2016
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Puzzling Over Games (The Meta Game #31)
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Puzzling Over Games (The Meta Game #31)
September 30, 2016
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Narrative Gaps: Board Game Production Errors (Part 2)
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Narrative Gaps: Board Game Production Errors (Part 2)
September 29, 2016
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Chaz Marler's Top 100 Games Of All Time (#20 - 11)
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Chaz Marler's Top 100 Games Of All Time (#20 - 11)
September 28, 2016
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Manual Override: Board Game Production Errors (Part 1)
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Manual Override: Board Game Production Errors (Part 1)
September 27, 2016
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Chaz Marler's Top 100 Games Of All Time (#30 - 21)
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Chaz Marler's Top 100 Games Of All Time (#30 - 21)
September 24, 2016
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Is Your Life Changed & Mind Blown Yet? (The Meta Game #30)
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Is Your Life Changed & Mind Blown Yet? (The Meta Game #30)
September 23, 2016
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Chaz Marler's Top 100 Games Of All Time (#40 - 31)
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Chaz Marler's Top 100 Games Of All Time (#40 - 31)
September 17, 2016
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Acquisition Avalanche (The Meta Game #29)
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Acquisition Avalanche (The Meta Game #29)
September 16, 2016
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Chaz Marler's Top 100 Games Of All Time (#50 - 41)
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Chaz Marler's Top 100 Games Of All Time (#50 - 41)
September 10, 2016
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House Rules (The Meta Game #28)
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House Rules (The Meta Game #28)
September 9, 2016
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Chaz Marler's Top 100 Games Of All Time (#60 - 51)
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Chaz Marler's Top 100 Games Of All Time (#60 - 51)
September 8, 2016
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Can a game become your favorite after just ONE play?
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How much experience should someone have with a game before it’s eligible to become one of their all-time favorite games? Should a game that’s only been played once be able to qualify among someone’s favorites? I thought this was an excellent question, as I had been contemplating it myself. And, after further consideration, I can confidently answer by saying...
September 8, 2016
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Board Game Components: Consistently Inconsistent
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Have you encountered non-standard board game designs that have lead to confusion? Or perhaps a different take on things has actually improved your gaming experience?
September 7, 2016
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Chaz Marler's Top 100 Games Of All Time (#70 - 61)
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Chaz Marler's Top 100 Games Of All Time (#70 - 61)
September 4, 2016
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Top 100 reasons why Top 100s are tops (The Meta Game #27)
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Top 100 reasons why Top 100s are tops (The Meta Game #27)
September 2, 2016
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Chaz Marler's Top 100 Games Of All Time (#80 - 71)
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Chaz Marler's Top 100 Games Of All Time (#80 - 71)
August 31, 2016
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Chaz Marler's Top 100 Games Of All Time (#90 - 81)
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Chaz Marler's Top 100 Games Of All Time (#90 - 81)
August 28, 2016
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Board Game Archaeology (The Meta Game #26)
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Board Game Archaeology (The Meta Game #26)
August 26, 2016
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Chaz Marler's Top 100 Games Of All Time (#100 - 91)
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Chaz Marler's Top 100 Games Of All Time (#100 - 91)
August 24, 2016
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Gala of Geeky Questions! (The Meta Game #25)
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Gala of Geeky Questions! (The Meta Game #25)
August 19, 2016
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50 Games You WON'T Find On Chaz's Top 100 (Part 2 of 2)
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50 Games You WON'T Find On Chaz's Top 100 (Part 2 of 2)
August 18, 2016
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50 Games You WON'T Find On Chaz's Top 100 (Part 1 of 2)
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50 Games You WON'T Find On Chaz's Top 100 (Part 1 of 2)
August 17, 2016
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Who's up for ten straight days of BGGcon!!?
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Who's up for ten straight days of BGGcon!!?
August 16, 2016
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"Insta-Buy" Culture (The Meta Game #24)
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"Insta-Buy" Culture (The Meta Game #24)
August 12, 2016
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Does Mainstream News Love Board Games?
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Does Mainstream News Love Board Games?
August 11, 2016
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Hanging out in the 2016 Dice Tower Convention registration line, and definitely NOT a vlog.
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Hanging out in the 2016 Dice Tower Convention registration line, and definitely NOT a vlog.
August 7, 2016
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Backyard Builders Treehouse vs Sushi Go & There's A Moose In The House - with Chaz Marler
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Backyard Builders Treehouse vs Sushi Go & There's A Moose In The House - with Chaz Marler
August 5, 2016
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Chaz's Board Game Selections: July 2016
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Chaz's Board Game Selections: July 2016
July 31, 2016
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The Broken Token inserts review (The Component Proponent)
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The Broken Token inserts review (The Component Proponent)
July 30, 2016
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Has Kickstarter SPOILED board gamers? (The Meta Game #23)
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Has Kickstarter SPOILED board gamers? (The Meta Game #23)
July 29, 2016
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Play Me vs. TENZI - review with Chaz Marler
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Play Me vs. TENZI - review with Chaz Marler
July 29, 2016
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What's On YOUR Board Game Box Cover!?
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What's On YOUR Board Game Box Cover!?
July 26, 2016
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Try It, You Might Possibly Potentially Like It!
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Try It, You Might Possibly Potentially Like It!
July 25, 2016
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What Thrift Stores Can Teach Gamers (interview with Moderator Chris of Flip The Table)
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What Thrift Stores Can Teach Gamers (interview with Moderator Chris of Flip The Table)
July 23, 2016
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How Much Is Not Enough? (The Meta Game #22)
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How Much Is Not Enough? (The Meta Game #22)
July 22, 2016
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Answer: Is Pinball A Board Game?
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Answer: Is Pinball A Board Game?
July 18, 2016
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Convention Survival Guide (The Meta Game #21)
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Convention Survival Guide (The Meta Game #21)
July 15, 2016
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Social Meeples: The Next Board Game Website?
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Social Meeples: The Next Board Game Website?
July 2, 2016
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Origins 2016 Vlog: Part 5 - with Chaz Marler
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Origins 2016 Vlog: Part 5 - with Chaz Marler
July 1, 2016
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One Question, One Answer (Origins 2016) - with Chaz Marler
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One Question, One Answer (Origins 2016) - with Chaz Marler
July 1, 2016
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It's The Little Things (The Meta Game #20)
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It's The Little Things (The Meta Game #20)
July 1, 2016
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Origins 2016 Vlog: Part 4 - with Chaz Marler
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Origins 2016 Vlog: Part 4 - with Chaz Marler
June 29, 2016
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Origins 2016 Vlog: Part 3 - with Chaz Marler
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Origins 2016 Vlog: Part 3 - with Chaz Marler
June 28, 2016
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Question: Is Pinball A Board Game?
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Question: Is Pinball A Board Game?
June 28, 2016
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Origins 2016 Vlog: Part 2 - with Chaz Marler
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Origins 2016 Vlog: Part 2 - with Chaz Marler
June 26, 2016
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Maintaining Media Momentum & Motivation (The Meta Game #19)
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Maintaining Media Momentum & Motivation (The Meta Game #19)
June 24, 2016
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Origins 2016 Vlog: Part 1 - with Chaz Marler
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Origins 2016 Vlog: Part 1 - with Chaz Marler
June 23, 2016
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Thank you, Board Game Ranking Police!
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Thank you, Board Game Ranking Police!
June 21, 2016
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Are there "One Play Wonders" in your board game collection?
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Are there "One Play Wonders" in your board game collection?
June 21, 2016
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Are Board Game Conventions Worth It? (The Meta Game #18)
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Are Board Game Conventions Worth It? (The Meta Game #18)
June 10, 2016
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What's your board game dream?
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What's your board game dream?
June 8, 2016
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What's your dream board game?
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What's your dream board game?
June 8, 2016
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Redeeming a Game by Re-Theming a Game (The Meta Game #17)
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Redeeming a Game by Re-Theming a Game (The Meta Game #17)
June 3, 2016
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Stunning stun marker ideas for VS (The Component Proponent)
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Stunning stun marker ideas for VS (The Component Proponent)
June 3, 2016
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Design Me Your Dream Game, and Q&A (The Meta Game #16)
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Design Me Your Dream Game, and Q&A (The Meta Game #16)
May 27, 2016
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Project Dreamscape review - with Chaz Marler
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Project Dreamscape review - with Chaz Marler
May 26, 2016
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May 2016 Board Game Selections
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May 2016 Board Game Selections
May 24, 2016
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120-Sided Dice. What have you done now, Science?!
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120-Sided Dice. What have you done now, Science?!
May 24, 2016
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I Crushed a Second Grader At Stratego! (The Meta Game #15)
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I Crushed a Second Grader At Stratego! (The Meta Game #15)
May 20, 2016
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The Three Faces of Board Gamers
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The Three Faces of Board Gamers
May 18, 2016
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Are foam-core inserts sturdy enough? (The Component Proponent)
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Are foam-core inserts sturdy enough? (The Component Proponent)
May 17, 2016
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Board Game Thrifting Tips with Chaz & Hunter (Plays Well With Others)
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Board Game Thrifting Tips with Chaz & Hunter (Plays Well With Others)
May 14, 2016
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Top 5 Board Game Design Elements: #1
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Top 5 Board Game Design Elements: #1
May 14, 2016
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How Could You NOT Play To Win? (The Meta Game #14)
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How Could You NOT Play To Win? (The Meta Game #14)
May 13, 2016
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Chaz vs The Internet: Las Vegas
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Chaz vs The Internet: Las Vegas
May 12, 2016
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Top 5 Board Game Design Elements: #2
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Top 5 Board Game Design Elements: #2
May 12, 2016
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Top 5 Board Game Design Elements: #3
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Top 5 Board Game Design Elements: #3
May 11, 2016
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Top 5 Board Game Design Elements: #5 and #4
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Top 5 Board Game Design Elements: #5 and #4
May 10, 2016
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Board Game, Do As You Will! (The Meta Game #13)
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Board Game, Do As You Will! (The Meta Game #13)
May 6, 2016
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AtS Universe Miniatures Pack (The Component Proponent)
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AtS Universe Miniatures Pack (The Component Proponent)
May 3, 2016
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Thieves Review - with Chaz Marler
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Thieves Review - with Chaz Marler
May 1, 2016
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Is it wise for gamers to run the industry? (The Meta Game #12)
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Is it wise for gamers to run the industry? (The Meta Game #12)
April 29, 2016
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Top Games From GAMA: Mystic Vale
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Top Games From GAMA: Mystic Vale
April 27, 2016
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The Golden Ages (Board Game Review)
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The Golden Ages (Board Game Review)
April 26, 2016
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Top Games From GAMA: Dresden Files Cooperative Card Game
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Top Games From GAMA: Dresden Files Cooperative Card Game
April 26, 2016
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Top Games From GAMA: Star Trek Panic!
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Top Games From GAMA: Star Trek Panic!
April 25, 2016
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Running A Board Game Club (The Meta Game #11)
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Running A Board Game Club (The Meta Game #11)
April 22, 2016
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April 2016 Board Game Selections with Chaz Marler
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April 2016 Board Game Selections with Chaz Marler
April 17, 2016
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Top 5 Board Game Design Elements (The Meta Game #10)
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Top 5 Board Game Design Elements (The Meta Game #10)
April 15, 2016
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Making Board Game Media (The Meta Game #9)
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Making Board Game Media (The Meta Game #9)
April 8, 2016
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Treasure Trolls: Search For The Wishstones (Thrift Sift)
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Treasure Trolls: Search For The Wishstones (Thrift Sift)
April 5, 2016
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6x4 Foot F.A.T. Mat Gaming Mat Review (The Component Proponent)
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6x4 Foot F.A.T. Mat Gaming Mat Review (The Component Proponent)
April 3, 2016
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A True Tale Of Board Gaming: An April Fool (The Meta Game #8)
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A True Tale Of Board Gaming: An April Fool (The Meta Game #8)
April 1, 2016
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"Canopy" Board Gamer Bag Review (The Component Proponent)
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"Canopy" Board Gamer Bag Review (The Component Proponent)
March 29, 2016
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It's Not Who You Know, It's What You Say About Them (The Meta Game #7)
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It's Not Who You Know, It's What You Say About Them (The Meta Game #7)
March 25, 2016
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Standard Card Sleeves vs Matte Card Sleeves (The Component Proponent)
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Standard Card Sleeves vs Matte Card Sleeves (The Component Proponent)
March 25, 2016
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Why WOULDN'T Asmodee's New Policies Put The Board Game Community First?
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Why WOULDN'T Asmodee's New Policies Put The Board Game Community First?
March 22, 2016
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Where do you play board games, and why?
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Where do you play board games, and why?
March 19, 2016
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GAMA Games Preview (The Meta Game #6)
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GAMA Games Preview (The Meta Game #6)
March 11, 2016
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Star Wars Risk Upgrades (The Component Proponent)
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Star Wars Risk Upgrades (The Component Proponent)
March 10, 2016
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March 2016 Board Game Selections with Chaz Marler
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March 2016 Board Game Selections with Chaz Marler
March 9, 2016
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What do Asmodee and the US Postal Service have in common?
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What do Asmodee and the US Postal Service have in common?
March 8, 2016
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Are Two Games Better Than One? (The Meta Game #5)
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Are Two Games Better Than One? (The Meta Game #5)
March 4, 2016
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Suburbia Upgrades (The Component Proponent)
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Suburbia Upgrades (The Component Proponent)
March 3, 2016
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Where are the Avatar: The Last Airbender board games?!
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The fact that the Avatar: Last Airbender animated series hasn’t been better adapted to the board game world is a crime against imagination and the potential of this intellectual property! This IP is begging to make the leap from television to other mediums.
February 29, 2016
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Board Games Worthy of the Big (and little) Screen
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Let’s discuss several universes that originated in board games that just may have what it takes to cross over to other forms of entertainment, and why.
February 23, 2016
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Board Game Movies: The Character Flaw
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Most of the existing movies based on board game properties, and those in development, seem to be lackluster at best. So, what’s going wrong?
February 16, 2016
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...But are there board games strong enough for other Universes?
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After exploring the Universes of intellectual properties, and how some of them are even strong enough to be adapted to board games, the next logical question is whether there’s board game Universes strong enough to be adapted into other forms of entertainment, such as books, television or movies?
February 8, 2016
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There are Universes strong enough for board games...
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Some universes are even strong enough that they can be adapted into board games and still retain their distinct flavor and personality. There’s a long list of examples in which this is the case. Heck, Star Wars alone has been adapted into enough board game properties over the years that I could spend the rest of the year just discussing Star Wars game after Star Wars game which is an idea that I hadn’t thought of until just now but would be very tempting because it would give me material months and seriously who among us couldn’t use a vacation every now and then?
February 2, 2016
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How Long To Keep An Unplayed Game?
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How long should one hang on to a game that has effectively become a dead end? Should it continue being held on to out hope that its day will come, or should there be a statute of limitations, after which if the game is still unplayed, it should be let go?
January 26, 2016
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Tracking Game Plays with Box Dots
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I wanted a way to quickly visually scan the games in my collection to highlight which ones continually get overlooked. Which means it’s time to introduce a Trendy Board Game Recreational Challenge!
January 19, 2016
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Video #200: Experimental Live Q&A Session (We get it working this time!)
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Video #200: Experimental Live Q&A Session (We get it working this time!)
January 12, 2016
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What's Your Play-Per-Game Ratio?
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This year, I’m taking a look at how many times each of the games in my collection have been played. This seems especially appropriate right now, due to several recent story-driven games, such as Pandemic Legacy, that have, by design, limited replayability.
January 11, 2016
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Is Asmodee's Press Release Good News or Bad News?
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I was intrigued when I read Asmodee’s recent announcement that, as of April 1st, 2016, they are enacting new policies that will affect the availability and pricing of the board games they publish in both online and brick-and-mortar retail outlets.
January 5, 2016
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Top 3 Board Games of 2015
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Chaz concludes his look back on 2015 with his completely subjective top three favorite games of the year. Behold!
December 31, 2015
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Top 3 Honorable Mentions: Board Games 2015
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Top 3 Honorable Mentions: Board Games 2015
December 22, 2015
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Waitaminute, Do I Hate Social Deduction Games?!?
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Why am I always left disappointed by this genre of games that sound like a perfect fit for me on paper, and that I’m always excited to try?
December 15, 2015
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Escape Room review from a board gamer's perspective
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Is an escape room an activity that is relevant to a board gamer?
December 11, 2015
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Season 3 Fundraiser Update #5 (Package Parade part 3 of 3)
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A heavy box full of surprises for PoDP's supporters has arrived in the mail! Let's see what it contains...
December 10, 2015
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Box O' Board Games (Package Parade part 2 of 3)
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This episode's Package Parade showcases the games that Chaz recently found to be worth buying. Which games did he purchase, and why?
December 9, 2015
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Package Parade Week! (Installment 1 of 3)
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This episode's Package Parade if full of gifts that have arrived recently from viewers, publishers, and friends of the show! I wanted to take a moment to share these special items, and say "thank you"!
December 8, 2015
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Has Hype Hindered Hobby Happiness?
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Pandemic Legacy, a game that has received afair share of hype, has reachednumber seven in the Board Game Geek list of all time best games, less than fifty days after being released. Isall this hype is going to diminishenjoyment of the game byartificially setting expectations too high, ultimately leading to disappointment?

December 3, 2015
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My Game Group Hates My Favorite Games!
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A viewer writes, “ Should I continue trying to set an example by playing games I'm sick of? I can't seem to find a balance. What do you think?”
December 1, 2015
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How to Get Me to Pay More For Your Board Game
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Whether it’s a popular IP branded onto the same old game, a deluxe version, a legacy game designed to only be played 18 times, or a puzzle game that comes with three hours of gameplay in the base box with additional modules sold separately -- each of these products is the right choice for somebody. But who is that somebody?
November 16, 2015
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My Good Charlotte Game
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Has this ever happened to anyone else? Do you have a game that you enjoyed, played consistently, and then one day, click, you were just done with it? If so, did you keep that game in your collection?
November 6, 2015
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No Games For You!! - Head In The Clouds #83
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A viewer asks, “what percentage of my time should I be able to devote to gaming when hosting a public board gaming event?” My answer may shock and amaze you! But most likely not.
October 30, 2015
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Behind the Scenes of Head In The Clouds #80, and Q&A
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Join us for this rare "behind the scenes" look at the making of a "Head In The Clouds" vlog segment, as we join Chaz via periscope as he records episode #80. All that, plus a short Q&A afterwards!
October 7, 2015
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Component Container Compression (Head In The Clouds #80)
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While I have come to terms with being full of hot air myself, I have no tolerance for billowy, bloated board game baggies.
October 7, 2015
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You're Playin' It RIGHT?! (Head In The Clouds #79)
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Is it possible to play a game RIGHT, even though you’re NOT playing it correctly? Okay, that made a lot more sense in my head. Allow me to explain...
October 3, 2015
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Season 3 Fundraiser: Introduction
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Find out how you can help make Pair Of Dice Paradise's third season a success!
September 25, 2015
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Little Card Of Horrors
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I discovered an oddity within my Secret Wars expansion for Marvel Legendary. Just what did I find? Well, it went a little something like this...
September 25, 2015
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The Jerk Move: Valid Strategy? (Head In The Clouds #77)
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The "Jerk Move": playing a game with the attitude of "if I can't win, then NOBODY can win". Sure, it's unpopular, but does that make it any less of a valid strategy?
September 24, 2015
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You're Playin' It Wrong: Head In The Clouds #76
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Is it possible to play a board game completely by its rules, but still play it wrong?
September 23, 2015
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Competitive Fury: Head In The Clouds #75
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Is a little competition a good thing? Or, are we all one bad board gaming experience away from flipping the table and leaving the hobby behind?
September 22, 2015
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Artist Appreciation: Head In The Clouds #74
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How influential is a game’s artist in your decision to buy? Have you ever purchased a board game based solely on its artwork? In the comments below, let me know not only if you have, but who your favorite board game artists are too.
September 21, 2015
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Punch Out: Head In The Clouds #73
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Some out there may think that unpackaging the plentiful pieces from their latest playable purchase to be a pain, but I don’t see it that way at all. Seriously. For me, it can be a tranquil, zen-like activity, something almost therapeutic after a long, stressful day.
September 6, 2015
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TEST #2 - PairOfDice Paradise Live Stream
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TEST #2 - PairOfDice Paradise Live Stream
August 17, 2015
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Wh@t'z In @ N@yme?
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How important is a board game's name? Special guest, professional board game designer Russet Taupe, demonstrates the importance of picking the right name for your board game.
August 14, 2015
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Mailbag: CCG/LCG/ECG Follow-Up Question
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The segment I was planning --a three-minute diatribe on thrift stores that shrink wrap their used board games-- will have to wait, because I received a question!
July 4, 2015
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What's Your "Grail" Game?
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Following up on my recent new segment that featured my "grail game", I ask what's your grail game, and have you found it, or are you still searching?
June 30, 2015
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The Rules of the Game vs. The Spirit of the Game
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Rules conflicts. Until a rule book addresses every possible scenario you could encounter, they’re going to be inevitable. What house rules do you use to handle rules conflicts in your house (rules do you use to handle rules… conflicts? If you can figure out what I just said,) Let me know in the comments below.
June 5, 2015
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Expandable Card Games (ECG), Trademarks & Patents (3 of 3)
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I discussed Collectible Card Games, using Magic: The Gathering as an example of the concept; and Living Card Games, using AEG’s Doomtown: Reloaded as an example of that concept. Today, I round out the trilogy by discussing the Expandable Card Game, or ECG.
May 30, 2015
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The Difference Between Collectible Card Games (CCG) and Living Card Games (LCG) (2 of 3)
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What’s your experience with Living Card Games (LCGs)? Are you comfortable diving in to one? Or do their evolving card pools make them too much of a moving target?
May 30, 2015
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Is the Collectible Card Game (CCG) Dead? (1 of 3)
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Does the Collectible Card Game still have traction in the marketplace? Or, is it a concept that's time has passed?
May 30, 2015
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Tabletop Simulator: Part 2 (Opinion)
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What's your opinion of Tabletop Simulator?
In this episode I dig into the mailbag to answer a question about Tabletop Simulator. Part one gives an overview of what Tabletop Simulator is, and part two contains my opinion of its place in the board game hobby.
April 29, 2015
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Tabletop Simulator: Part 1 (Overview)
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What's your opinion of Tabletop Simulator?
In this episode I dig into the mailbag to answer a question about Tabletop Simulator. Part one gives an overview of what Tabletop Simulator is, and part two contains my opinion of its place in the board game hobby.
April 29, 2015
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Board Game Box Hole Punch
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Ever wonder if there's way to make your board game boxes easier to open? (And reduce "box fart" frequency in the process.)

In this episode, I run an experiment that tries to solve this very conundrum. Will it succeed or fail, and why?
April 28, 2015
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Bag Man (Head In The Clouds #55)
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Prior to entering the board game hobby, I couldn’t have told you the difference between an everyday Ziploc sandwich bag and a 5 inch, Eco Clear Low Density Ethylene Lay-Flat Poly. I know, unbelievable, right?

But it’s true, not all plastic bags are not created equal. “What’s the difference?” you probably didn’t just ask. Well, in this episode, we find out!
April 14, 2015
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Fantasy Flight Proof of Purchase
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As I was opening my most recent Fantasy Flight acquisition, I began to ponder the obligatory Proof of Purchase that comes batched inside every box they bundle.

What does it do? How is it used? I had to find out! Soon, I found my answer. What could it be?!?
April 13, 2015
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Positively Negative (Head In The Clouds #53)
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As I’ve started to absorb more online board game related content as entertainment, I’ve noticed myself frequently being drawn towards reviews of games with poor ratings. For me, negative reviews are more of a morbid fascination. But my curiosity towards these televised trainwrecks got me wondering if negative reviews generally garner more attention than positive ones, and why.
April 12, 2015
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Hives & Easter Eggs (Head In The Clouds #52)
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Has the digital version of a board game ever affected your desire to play its physical counterpart? In this episode, Chaz confesses that a certain board game's app has ruined his desire to play its physical version. However, he'll never confess to stealing someone's candy bar...
April 11, 2015
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Machi Koro's Oversized Box: EXPLAINED!
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Machi Koro is a game all about transforming natural resources into commerce-generating franchises. And they took the same approach in their box design! Oh yeah!
March 14, 2015
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A Board Game Thrift Trip
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To celebrate my 50th "Head In The Clouds" segment, join me on a field trip to partake in one of my favorite board game related activities!
March 8, 2015
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Building A Board Gaming Group #12: Question & Negotiate
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In this episode, I describe how I accidentally saved my board game group after the facility that we meet at quintupled their rates.
March 2, 2015
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Expansion Overload
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Sometimes I get so excited about a game that I buy not only the base game, but also all its expansions. Then, inevitably, trying to learn the base game and its expansions all at once proves to be too overwhelming, and I have to put the game away and write an angry letter instead.
February 22, 2015
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A Public Apology To The Abyss Board Game
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I issue a public apology to the Abyss board game in this episode, for statements I recently made regarding its insipid decision to be released with five different box covers.
February 7, 2015
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Why Do We Buy Board Games?
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I’m joined today by a portion of the not-yet-played games in my collection. With so much untouched cardboard accumulating, I began to ponder why we continue acquiring games, increasing our piles of play potential, while so many games go unplayed?
February 1, 2015
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Games Yet Unplayed
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How many unplayed board games are in someone’s collection at any given time? Surely everybody must have at least ONE game in their collection that they’ve never played. Right?!?
January 27, 2015
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Why I Resolve Not To Buy Imperial Assault This Year
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I resolve that I will NOT give in and purchase Imperial Assault. Now, you may find my lack of faith in this game disturbing, but let me tell you why I’m sticking stubbornly to this resolution until I the day I inevitably cave in.
January 17, 2015
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Board Gaming New Year's Resolutions for 2015
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This episode features the completely original idea of sharing my three board gaming New Years resolutions with you. New Years resolutions: the holiday tradition equivalent of sharing slides of your recent tour of a cheese factory.
January 11, 2015
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Top (And Bottom) Boardgames of 2014: #1 Favorite
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We’re counting down my Official Top (And Bottom) Three Games of 2014. These are the standouts that I played this year for the first time. And today is the number one standout: my favorite game I played for the first time in 2014.
December 31, 2014
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Top (And Bottom) Boardgames of 2014: #1 Disappointment
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We’re counting down my Official Top (And Bottom) Three Games of 2014. These are the standouts that I played this year for the first time. Today is (reading from notes)... hoo-boy… my biggest disappointment of 2014.
December 30, 2014
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Top (And Bottom) Boardgames of 2014: #2 Favorite
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We’re counting down my Official Top (And Bottom) Three Games of 2014. These are the standouts that I played this year for the first time. We pass the halfway point in this installment, with my second-favorite game that I played for the first time in 2014! What it is? Well, I’ll tell you what it isn’t. It isn’t a game. See, as I worked on this installment, it became more about a game designer that I played for the first time this year. Allow me to explain.
December 28, 2014
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Top (And Bottom) Boardgames of 2014: #2 Disappointment
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We’re counting down my Official Top (And Bottom) Three Games of 2014. These are the standouts that I played this year for the first time. In this installment, I divulge disappointing game number two...
December 26, 2014
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Top (And Bottom) Boardgames of 2014: #3 Favorite
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Hello, Chaz Marler from Pair Of Dice Paradise, and we’ve started counting down my Official Top (And Bottom) Three Games of 2014. These are the standouts that I played this year for the first time. In this installment, I crack the plastic on the Top Games games of the list, with number three!
December 24, 2014
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Top (And Bottom) Boardgames of 2014: #3 Disappointment
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We're counting down my Official Top (And Bottom) Three Games of 2014. These are the standouts that I played this year for the first time. Will your favorites be one of my hits (or misses) of the year?
December 22, 2014
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Wormhole Storage Solution
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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.
December 4, 2014
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Board Game Breakfast Segment #20: Treasure Hunting
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I’m off to go treasure hunting. … What’s that? No, the treasure I’m looking for isn’t long-since-buried doubloons, but long-since-discarded cardboard.
August 12, 2014
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Board Game Breakfast Segment #17: Technology In Board Games
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What role should technology play in board games? That's the question I ask in my segment on The Dice Tower's Board Game Breakfast show this week.
July 29, 2014
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Board Game Breakfast Segment #18: Working Backwards
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Group gaming your improve you help backwards working can? That's the question I ask on this week's Board Game Breakfast segment by The Dice Tower.
July 29, 2014
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