130 episodes

A podcast about tabletop and video games, old and new, brought to you with a chunk of chat and banter by Chris, Euan, Pawel and Dave from Edinburgh, Scotland.
Episodes are tagged with (VG) for Video Games and (BG) for Board/Tabletop Games.
Some strong language and even stronger accents throughout.

Part of the Podnose network!

Email us: firstplayertoken@gmail.com

The Large and Unnecessary First Player Token Podcast Chris, Euan, Pawel, and Dave

    • Leisure
    • 5.0, 4 Ratings

A podcast about tabletop and video games, old and new, brought to you with a chunk of chat and banter by Chris, Euan, Pawel and Dave from Edinburgh, Scotland.
Episodes are tagged with (VG) for Video Games and (BG) for Board/Tabletop Games.
Some strong language and even stronger accents throughout.

Part of the Podnose network!

Email us: firstplayertoken@gmail.com

    124 (VG) - Catch the ball, Ryo!

    124 (VG) - Catch the ball, Ryo!

    Video Games: Chris has finally decided it's time to talk about Shenmue 3, and asks the question on everyone's lips: can Shenmue survive in the modern world of gaming? Meanwhile, Dave has another games round up for us, starting off with Unheard, a detective game with an eavesdropping twist, and moves on to the Obsidian RPG The Outer Worlds (the less said the better), and goes back to enjoy the spectacular Witcher 3. Finally, Chris has a good chat about his new retro gaming console, the Retrostone 2, because Chris doesn't relive his childhood gaming enough apparently.

    Enjoy!

    Shenmue 3 (01:15)
    Unheard (17:20)
    The Outer Worlds (27:00)
    Witcher 3 (29:05)
    Retrostone 2 (38:00)

    This episode hosted by Chris Hanratty and Dave McCreary
    Music by the hosts, with Jokin Etxeberria
    This episode produced by Chris Hanratty
    Logo by Rebecca Horner
    www.firstplayertoken.com

    • 53 min
    123 (VG) - Numbers That Go Up

    123 (VG) - Numbers That Go Up

    Video Games: Chris and Dave have returned to their podcasting lives, which means returning to gaming, which means being grumpy. Chris gives Ghost Recon Breakpoint a bit of a protracted kicking, before Dave goes on a long gaming update in which he suggests Horizon Zero Dawn might be overrated, Gwent is a bit silly, Destiny 2 lives up to the disappointment, MLB The Show 19 is... a baseball game, but that Monster Hunter World is actually quite good. Finally, Chris gives the episode a positive ending by loving up mobile game Golf Blitz.

    Enjoy!

    Ghost Recon Breakpoint (03:17)
    Horizon Zero Dawn (24:20)
    Gwent (30:15)
    Destiny 2 (37:55)
    MLB The Show 19 (44:55)
    Monster Hunter World (48:05)
    Golf Blitz (54:40)

    This episode hosted by Chris Hanratty and Dave McCreary
    Music by the hosts, with Jokin Etxeberria
    This episode produced by Chris Hanratty
    Logo by Rebecca Horner
    www.firstplayertoken.com

    • 1 hr 8 min
    122 (BG) - Tabletop Scotland Special Part Two

    122 (BG) - Tabletop Scotland Special Part Two

    Board Games: Part two of our Tabletop Scotland Special, featuring Chris being massively relieved at having sold Feudum for a good cause, an overview of Tokaido, the one game we booked out of the games library over the weekend, interviews with Justin from BadCat Games, Andy from DMB Games, Darius from UNCON in Kent, a debate about Hero Quest, and Dave's round up of buying baked goods from LIDL.

    Enjoy!

    Highlights:
    Bring n Buy (01:30)
    Tokaido (06:30)
    Justin from Bad Cat Games (14:50)
    Darius from UNCON (30:00)
    Andy from DMB Games (39:45)
    Dave's LIDL roundup(55:10)

    This episode hosted by Chris Hanratty, Euan Glasgow, and Dave McCreary
    Music by the hosts, with Jokin Etxeberria
    This episode produced by Chris Hanratty
    Logo by Rebecca Horner
    www.firstplayertoken.com

    • 1 hr 3 min
    121 (BG) - Tabletop Scotland Special Part One

    121 (BG) - Tabletop Scotland Special Part One

    Board Games: Part one of our Tabletop Scotland Special, featuring an overview of our shenanigans during our weekend at the convention, interviews with Stuff by Bez, Andy from YAY Games, Kenny from the Dice Roll Cafe, and a good long chat about the excellent Bridge Simulator by Edinburgh College!

    Enjoy!

    Highlights:
    Games by Bez (13:00)
    YAY Games (27:35)
    Kenny from Dice Roll Cafe (43:00)
    Starship Bridge Simulator (49:45)

    This episode hosted by Chris Hanratty, Euan Glasgow, and Dave McCreary
    Music by the hosts, with Jokin Etxeberria
    This episode produced by Chris Hanratty
    Logo by Rebecca Horner
    www.firstplayertoken.com

    • 1 hr 12 min
    Summer Announcement 2019

    Summer Announcement 2019

    A quick announcement from Chris about the current state of play at Unnecessary HQ.

    • 1 min
    120 (VG) - Throw me a Pumpkin

    120 (VG) - Throw me a Pumpkin

    Video Games: Chris and Dave (the stalwarts) are on their own this week, but it's worthwhile because they've both played the ridiculous and immensely fun Cooking Simulator; Chris has returned to Ghost Recon Wildlands and Planet Coaster to check out some new features, and has also managed to put a few hours into tycoon-style transport and industry building game Rise of Industry; and Dave has been having his brain burnt by the crazy puzzler Baba is You.

    Enjoy!

    Cooking Simulator (01:15)
    Planet Coaster (19:45)
    Ghost Recon Wildlands (23:20)
    Rise of Industry (29:25)
    Baba is You (44:45)

    This episode hosted by Chris Hanratty and Dave McCreary
    Music by the hosts, with Jokin Etxeberria
    This episode produced by Chris Hanratty
    Logo by Rebecca Horner
    www.firstplayertoken.com

    • 58 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
4 Ratings

4 Ratings

SimonDMarr ,

Very Necessary podcast

Great show. I’m more of a board gamer but still love the video games shows as it is such an entertaining listen

weedrewboy ,

Excellent

Love this podcast. Video game aspect is great and I have played a number of games I would never have considered before on their reviews. I have played very little table top games in the past but the guys have sparked my interest in wanting to try out the table top scene again. The banter is top class bringing the comedy value to each episode. Huge recommendation. Keep up the good work.

Top Podcasts In Leisure