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This is like all the other board gaming podcasts, where the hosts Joel, Tom and Lewis talk about their favourite board games they have played, news from the industry and do reviews of games.

Devon Dice Presents joel.wright@me.com (Joel Wright)

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This is like all the other board gaming podcasts, where the hosts Joel, Tom and Lewis talk about their favourite board games they have played, news from the industry and do reviews of games.

    128 Devon Dice Podcast News-a-Palooza Show - Free the Meeples

    128 Devon Dice Podcast News-a-Palooza Show - Free the Meeples

    Welcome to News-a-palooza: Free the Meeple! I’m Joel, your host, and today we’re diving into a whirlwind of board gaming news and exciting updates. Joining me is Nick, our podcast’s very own board game designer.
    News Segment:
    3:16 – Meeple trademark dispute (+ update) https://gamefound.com/en/projects/cogito-ergo-meeple/meeple-inc/updates/9
    10:50 – Game Brewer shutting down https://boardgamegeek.com/blogpost/162203/spiel-essen-24-sells-out-game-brewer-shuts-down-an
    11:50 – Star Wars: X-Wing game not being developed anymore https://boardgamegeek.com/blogpost/162203/spiel-essen-24-sells-out-game-brewer-shuts-down-an
    14:20 – Dicebreaker, the boardgame news site, appears to be collapsing, 2 weeks after being bought by IGN  https://boardgamewire.com/index.php/2024/06/12/dicebreakers-future-remains-unclear-as-silenced-site-makes-editor-in-chief-senior-staff-writer-redundant-after-ign-takeover/
    15:55 – Figures for UK Games Expo attendance:

    Uniques: 39,306
    Total Attendance: 65,281
    Almost 30% growth over 2023

    19:39 – Essen Spiel sells out to exhibitors
    21:16 – Spiel des Jahres (+ Kennerspiel) nominations announced: https://www.spiel-des-jahres.de/nominierte-spiele-2024.html

    SdJ: Sky Team, https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/373106/sky-team
    In the Footsteps of Darwin, https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/376683/in-the-footsteps-of-darwin
    and Captain Flip. https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/393325/captain-flip

    KSdJ: Daybreak; https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/334986/daybreak
    The Guild of Merchant Explorers; https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/350933/the-guild-of-merchant-explorers
    Ticket to Ride Legacy – Legends of the West. https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/390092/ticket-to-ride-legacy-legends-of-the-west
    Coming Soon:
    29:14 – Star Trek: Captain’s Chair: A Star Trek game using the Imperium games’ design https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/422541/star-trek-captains-chair
    32:55 – Sky Tea

    • 1 hr 9 min
    127 UK Games Expo ’24 Preview show Devon Dice Podcast

    127 UK Games Expo ’24 Preview show Devon Dice Podcast

    Joel, Nick and Sam list the Games they are excited to see at the UKGE in the NEC, Birmingham. And Lewis is here too to mock Sam about his Windmill games. but first off they take a look at the winners of the BoardGameGeek Awards 2023. Enjoy the show!
    Episode 127
    2:04 – Super Quick News: BGG Golden Geek Winners announced
    14:40 – Top picks for games to check out at UKGE!
    15:15 – Sam’s 11 Honourable Mentions:

    Courtisans
    Florilegium
    Happy Home
    Lord of the Rings: Duel for Middle-Earth
    Moving Wild
    Quoridor: Pac Man
    Sakana Stack
    Shoal
    Sand Find Kosmos Games on stand 1-602.
    Worms: The Board Game
    13 Beavers

    26:57 – Nick’s Honourable Mentions: Towers of Ra (images) Find Ocean City Games Ltd on stand 2-566.
    27:55 – Joel’s Honourable Mentions: Two Thin Coats Paint Range Duncan Rhodes Painting Academy on stand 1-783.

    30:09 – #5

    30:20 – Joel,  Horrified Greek Monsters Find Ravensburger Ltd on stand 2-854
    31:46 – Nick, Shackleton Base Find Hachette Boardgames UK on stand 2-614.
    33:00 – Sam, Windmill Valley Find BOARD AND DICE Sp. z.o.o. on stand 2-202.


    35:38 #4

    35:40 – Joel, Cities Find Kosmos Games on stand 1-602.
    35:45 – Nick, Ada’s Dream Find Alley Cat Games on stand 1-714.
    37:12 – Sam,

    • 1 hr 15 min
    126 Devon Dice Podcast, May board game News Show

    126 Devon Dice Podcast, May board game News Show

    Joel and Nick bring you a long overdue podcast with sad news, controversial news, and outstanding news, plus Crowdfunding projects, played games, and a little rant from Joel.
    Episode 126
    Sorry for the massive gap between podcasts.

    New podcast feed host
    Joel and Claire’s trip to London and Draughts board game café

    Tucana Builders



    News

    Meeples Corner, the lovely FLGS in Crediton, is to close at the end of the month.
    Wonders of the First, a CCG on Kickstarter using all-AI-art, is made to cancel (by Kickstarter themselves) because of using NFTs.
    Controversy hits the game Puerto Rico yet again, as Jason Perez, who rethemed the game for its “1897” release to remove cultural insensitivity, has now rejected his 1897 version entirely due to how the publisher(s) – including Awaken Realms who teased a new Deluxe Edition recently but immediately got in trouble for using AI art in the teaser artwork – have treated him.
    Castles of Burgundy Special Edition makes £2.1m on its 2nd printing on Gamefound, with 16.5k backers.

    Crowdfunders

    Corps of Discovery – Lewis & Clark … and Monsters! The Ultimate Cooperative Deduction and Survival Game. Ends 14th May (2 days’ time!)
    House of Fado, a new game from Vital Lacerda. Ends 17th May
    Formosa Tea returns for a 2nd edition on KS.  Ends 30th May
    One Card Maze: Season 2 – boardgame adjacent, as this is more a puzzle than a boardgame, but it looks a lot of fun, and you can try some of the mazes online. Ends 1st June

    Coming Soon

    Lord of the Rings: Duel for Middle Earth – announced by Asmodee, as a rethemed implementation of 7 Wonders Duel.  Will be available for demo at UKGE.
    Black Forest, a sequel to Uwe Rosenberg’s Glass Road, is due for release this year.

    • 1 hr 58 min
    125 Devon Dice Podcast Top 5 new Games on Board Game Arena

    125 Devon Dice Podcast Top 5 new Games on Board Game Arena

    Welcome dear listeners! This is Episode 125 of the Devon Dice Podcast. In this podcast, we run down our top 5 new-to-us games on BGA! Joining Joel and Nick as they run through their top 5 games new to them that they played on Boardgame Arena first. Oh and they also read out Sams too. 
    Top 5 New To Us Games on BGA

    The Vale of Eternity,
    Beyond the Sun,
    Forest Shuffle,
    Faraway,
    Welcome To…,
    Formula D,
    Sobek, 
    Challengers!,
    HUND, 
    Quetzal, 
    Eruption, 
    Eruption
    Glass Road, 
    Railroad Ink, 
    River Valley Glassworks, 
    Faraway, 
    Carnegie, 
    Barrage,

    Played Games

    Joel:

    The Fox Experiment 4-player


    Nick:

    Star Trek: The Next Generation – Interactive VCR Board Game – A Klingon Challenge

    The VCR video: https://youtu.be/3_739DxrMOs





    Non-Gaming Things We’re Currently Into

    Nick: 

    Death and Other Details on Disney+
    Holding off watching Star Trek: Discovery Season 5


    Joel:

    Ted Lasso
    Painting miniature
    PAL WORLD



    Here is the link to our discord channel Devon Dice https://discord.gg/ma7Z4Jvv2z
    Find us on all the socials: @DevonDiceUK, Facebook page, BGG Guild
    On X / Twitter: @DepressedMonk3y @The_BreweryTour 

    • 1 hr 35 min
    124 Devon Dice Podcast News Show April

    124 Devon Dice Podcast News Show April

    Welcome to Episode 124 of our podcast, where we wrap up the latest board gaming news and delve into exciting crowdfunding projects! Joel and Nick are here to keep the gaming banter going strong bringing the latest news, crowdfunders, and what games they have been playing to the show.
    First up in our “Quick” News segment, we have some thrilling announcements:

    Capstone and Spielworxx have joined forces, bringing Spielworxx games to North America.
    Oink! Games release the reprint of Zuuli with a new name, Moving Wild.
    Keep an eye out for SETI, the next game from CGE, making its debut at Essen.
    Prepare to stack and build in Babylon, a 3D game recreating the Hanging Gardens.
    Exciting news for online gamers with Game-park, a new online board gaming site.

    And now, onto our annual April Fools roundup, where we explore the wackiest board game announcements of the season!
    In the crowdfunding corner, we highlight:

    Tokyo Capsule Hotel, is the latest addition to the Tokyo series by Jordan Draper Games.
    Get ready for Horror on the Orient Express.
    Keep an eye out for Rebirth, a Knizia tile-layer, and Ada’s Dream, a game celebrating Ada Lovelace’s pioneering work.
    Join the adorable adventure in Cyber Pet Quest, a cooperative campaign game.
    Plus, stay tuned for DC Heroes United and the Special Edition Reprint of Castles of Burgundy.

    Now, onto what we’ve been playing:

    Joel shares his experiences with Ticket to Ride Legacy: Legends of the West.
    Nick dives into the world of Fractured Sky.

    That’s it for this episode! Thanks for tuning in, and remember to keep rolling those dice and flipping those cards. Until next time, happy gaming!
    Ways you can engage or contact the show
    Here is the link to our discord channel Devon Dice https://discord.gg/ma7Z4Jvv2z
    Find us on all the socials: @DevonDiceUK,

    • 54 min
    123 Devon Dice Podcast Topic Tapas #2

    123 Devon Dice Podcast Topic Tapas #2

     
    In episode 123 of our podcast, hosts Joel, Nick, and Sam delve into gaming with Topic Tapas #2. They share recent gaming experiences including “The Fox Experiment,” “Dale of Merchants,” and “Let’s Go To Japan.” They discuss potential mashups between gaming publishers, like a fusion of Ticket to Ride and Catan. Beyond gaming, they share interests such as “Damsel,” “Beetlejuice,” “Loki” season 2, “Invincible” season 1, and “Upload.” Joel also explores dropper bottle paint toppers for miniatures, particularly inspired by Stormtrooper figurines. Join them for a lively discussion blending gaming, pop culture, and practical tips in episode 123.
    Episode 123
    Topic Tapas #2
    Played games

    Joel: The Fox Experiment


    Nick: Dale of Merchants


    Sam: Let’s Go To Japan

    The Holt Inquisitor!

    Q3 If gaming publishers could do a mashup of games, what ideas do you think might work? Eg Ticket to Ride Catan, where you did not get the longest road, but you use the roads to join the settlements together.




    Non-Gaming Things We’re Currently Into

    Nick: 

    Damsel


    Sam: 

    Beetlejuice – cos of Beetlejuice Beetlejuice teaser
    Murderbot


    Joel:

    Loki season 2
    Invincible season 1
    Upload 
    Toppers for Dropper Bottle Paints for miniatures – STORMTROOPER



    Ways you

    • 59 min

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