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The Dicebreaker team gather together to chat about the latest board games and tabletop RPGs, what they've been playing, and more.
5 days ago
Episode 18 - THORTS ABOUT FORT
Matt, Lolies, Johnny and Meehan gather for a slightly shorter episode this week, but still manage to cram in the week’s bevy of board games news - including the new Twilight Imperium expansion, X-Men game, Warhammer 40,000 app and re-release of classic D&D adventure Curse of Strahd - thoughts on what we’ve been playing (Fort, Fort and more Fort) and answer your questions about what we call rolling a 1, how to introduce new RPGs to friends and the board game world we’d choose to live in.
1 hr 9 mins
24 Jul 2020
Episode 17 - DADDY LIKE FANTA FRUIT TWIST
Matt, Johnny and Meehan crack open a fizzing can of refreshing tabletop discussion with our thoughts on Fort’s pizza economy, Pandemic Legacy: Season 0’s [REDACTED] and [EMBARGOED], and this summer’s best (only?) party game involving Irn Bru, lofts and a cousin’s wedding. We also talk through 2020’s Spiel des Jahres winners, the end of the Transformer TCG, MTG’s Jumpstart format and the next game from the makers of Wavelength. Plus, your questions on bending the rules, our pop culture treasures and video games deserving a tabletop adaptation answered!
1 hr 31 mins
17 Jul 2020
Episode 16 - ATMOSFEAR GHOST HAMSTER
This episode is sponsored by The Ultimate Deskmat 2 Kickstarter: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/n3art/the-ultimate-deskmat-2?ref=6fnulv -- It’s embargo a-go-go for Matt, Johnny, Lolies and Meehan this week as we talk carefully around our time with the hotly-anticipated Pandemic Legacy: Season 0 and Fort. We also discuss the surprising new expansion for Star Wars: Destiny, rumours of a new Descent and Munchkin Dungeon… well, it’s here too. Plus, the answers to your questions about borrowing ideas from popular D&D web series, the best way to teach board games and the ultimate showdown: gonk droid or orangutan?
1 hr 38 mins
10 Jul 2020
Episode 15 - RICE THROUGH TIME
PRE-ORDER NEW DICEBREAKER MERCH: dicebreaker.myshopify.com Matt, Lolies, Wheels and Meehan pop the lid off this week’s board game and RPG news, discussing the reveal of Pandemic Legacy: Season 0, this year’s ENnie nominations and the next Century: Golem Edition game. We also stumble our way through Star Trek and Warhammer lore, pick our player colours of choice, debate the best (and worst) artwork on the tabletop, and reveal whether we prefer to team up or betray. Sorry in advance to any Back to the Future fans.
1 hr 38 mins
3 Jul 2020
Episode 14 - FIGHT ME IN A POWER LOADER
This week's podcast is sponsored by Gordian Quest. This week Johnny, Lolies and Meehan talk about EGX and BoardGameGeek Con being cancelled, the release date for Aliens: Another Glorious Day in the Corps and this year's Free RPG Day.
1 hr 15 mins
1 Jul 2020
Episode 13 - A MAGICAL BASSOON
This episode is sponsored by Gordian Quest This week Johnny, Meehan and Lolies are joined by special guest Dean Abdou of Dungeonbreaker fame to talk about project Nisei, the latest Sherlock Holmes: Consulting Detective and er, space gunge.
1 hr 30 mins
19 Jun 2020
Episode 12 - HOW CLOSE ARE YOU TO ISENGARD
Matt, Johnny and Meehan get together to chat about the cancellation of Origins Online, the slew of RPG releases coming out, the new Warhammer 40,000 box set and escaping from Unlock! Star Wars. Plus, we answer your questions about using the Rule of Fun in RPGs, overrated board games and reveal our picks for the perfect snack food during game night.
1 hr 34 mins
12 Jun 2020
Episode 11 - LIKE A D6
DONATE: https://secure.actblue.com/donate/bail_funds_george_floyd Matt is back in the host’s chair this week to chat tabletop with Wheels, Meehan and Lolies. We run through some solo RPGs we’ve been playing, the excitement of racing in Rallyman GT, revisiting some old classics and the latest Keyforge set. Plus, we answer your questions on prepping for RPG campaigns, games with apps, debate custom dice and pick out the best games to introduce friends and family to the tabletop. On a sadder note, we bid a fond farewell to a member of the team!
1 hr 34 mins
5 Jun 2020
DONATE: https://secure.actblue.com/donate/bail_funds_george_floyd Johnny, Meehan and Lolies are here to share their support and solidarity, thoughts on what they’ve been playing recently, and reactions to what’s coming up in the world of tabletop. Plus, we answer your questions on whether expansions are worth it, originality in board games and our gaming wishlists.
1 hr 27 mins
1 Jun 2020
Episode 9 - BONES BONES BONES
Three’s company this week as Matt, Meehan and Johnny get together to run through what they’ve been playing (not a lot), the latest board game and RPG news (a lot a lot), and answer your questions on sorely missed out-of-print games, what to play after Pandemic Legacy and our current lockdown takeaway habits. Expect our thoughts on the new edition of Warhammer 40,000, Magic: The Gathering’s pricey tattoo cards, the upcoming Stormlight Archive board game and more!
1 hr 35 mins
22 May 2020
Episode 8 - SPIEL THE TEA
Matt, Wheels, Lolies and Meehan gather around for this week’s healthy offering of board game and RPG news, from the cancellation of major events Gen Con and Essen Spiel to the announcement of this year’s Spiel des Jahres nominees. We take plenty of time to serve up our extremely hot takes on the picks for 2020’s ‘Game of the Year’, before continuing the debate train with our thoughts on the best ugly board games and our most controversial gaming opinions. Strap in folks, it’s going to be a spicy one.
1 hr 37 mins
15 May 2020
Episode 7 - CLUMSY CRAB HANDS
On this week’s episode, Matt is joined by Johnny and Meehan to sail at least seven seas in all the pirate board games coming out, shrink down to discuss the new mini Ticket to Ride and Pandemic, and gobble down a frog while talking Baby Yoda Monopoly. We also make a big ol’ heart emoji for the upcoming Bullet♥️, recall our board game regrets and pick the games we wish were as big as Monopoly.
1 hr 39 mins
8 May 2020
Episode 6 - MARINE KONDO
Matt, Johnny, Wheels and Meehan take to the stars in the good starship Dicebreaker to spark joy across the galaxy. This week we discuss our time playing Gloomhaven on PC, new Deadlands edition The Weird West, Undaunted: North Africa, (more) Scythe and other tabletop games. Plus, we weigh in on the new Star Realms set, the delay of the Aliens co-op board game, Frosthaven blowing up Kickstarter and our hottest Alan Sugar takes.
1 hr 39 mins
1 May 2020
Episode 5 - SMOOTH GHOSTS & SEA CRIMES
NEW DICEBREAKER MERCH + ONLINE STORE OPEN NOW: https://dicebreaker.myshopify.com/ Matt, Meehan, Lolies and Wheels from the Dicebreaker team get together to discuss what they’ve been playing and the latest board games and tabletop RPGs coming out. Wheels takes us through the new edition of minis game Infinity, CodeOne. Lolies enters the Upside-Down of Dungeons & Dragons: Stranger Things. And Matt and Meehan get torn to bits by a room full of (too many) xenomorphs. Plus we talk the cancellation of UK Games Expo, the upcoming new edition of Weird West RPG Deadlands and answer your questions on the best pieces in board games!
1 hr 47 mins
24 Apr 2020
Episode 4 - BLOBBY HOT ZONE
Wheels, Meehan and Lolies join Matt Jarvis for chatter about the board games they’ve been playing in lockdown, the surprising amount of tabletop news creeping out and questions from the audience. We cover the latest Pandemic game, multiple (non-) Harry Potter RPGs, Matt’s continuing Diplomacy tales, the next game from the creator of Sushi Go! and Lolies’ love of Mr. Blobby. Plus, Jungle Run, Dungeons & Dragons advice and more!
1 hr 44 mins
17 Apr 2020
Episode 3 - INVADERS FROM PLANET ZOOM
Matt Jarvis is joined by Johnny Chiodini and Alexes Meehan and Lolies to talk about digital Scythe, Scrabble, the wonders of Diplomacy and all the board games not coming out at the moment. We also answer your questions about our favourite RPG settings, the decision to sleeve or not, and (gasp) why Monopoly isn't as bad as you think.
1 hr 38 mins
9 Apr 2020
Episode 2 - SHEEP ARMY VS MRS WIGGUM
Dicebreaker Editor-in-Chief Matt Jarvis is joined by Head of Video Johnny Chiodini and Staff Writer Alex Meehan to chat about all the board games (not) coming out! But there is plenty of nattering about what we’ve been playing in lockdown, the latest tabletop news and lots of your questions about RPGs, the dumbest board game moments, beloved childhood pets and more!
1 hr 40 mins
3 Apr 2020
Episode 1 - POWERFUL FORCE GRIMACE
Introducing the first-ever episode of the Dicebreaker Podcast! Featuring your host, Editor-in-Chief Matt Jarvis, with guests Wheels, Johnny and Alex Meehan! In this week's debut episode we talk Frosthaven, cancellations, Kickstarters, cherished childhood board games and much, much more...
1 hr 41 mins