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Iain, Jamie and Sam from The Giant Brain bring you the latest in Boardgame and Tabletop Gaming News

Brainwaves - Board Game and Tabletop News Show The Giant Brain

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Iain, Jamie and Sam from The Giant Brain bring you the latest in Boardgame and Tabletop Gaming News

    Episode 84 - Hacker‘s Ransom

    Episode 84 - Hacker‘s Ransom

    Jamie took a wrong turn on the Mobius loop in the Brainwaves HQ and ended up in London. After walking back home he is tired, but ready and raring to bring you the latest tabletop news. He and Iain cover hackers, ransomware attacks, awards, chess, deaths and more on this episode of Brainwaves. 


     


    Headlines


    Twitch hack reveals top earners


    https://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2021-10-06-twitch-hacked-source-code-and-creator-payout-information-leaked-online?fbclid=IwAR3lpiKXFOn4QoLGCxMZOio1VBMwssx3KS_9fCSP4NB6_J-3iBRvd6j8w8Y


     


    https://variety.com/2021/digital/features/critical-role-amazon-legend-of-vox-machina-1235088274/


     


    Paizo workers form union


    https://twitter.com/PaizoWorkers/status/1448698340745486364?s=20


     


    Juego del ano 


    https://www.dicetowernews.com/article/game-year-nominees-are


     


    Updates


    Broken token 


    https://twitter.com/Folded__Space/status/1446487943699439654?s=20


     


    Keyforge


    https://www.reddit.com/r/KeyforgeGame/comments/q4u3b4/more_kf_news_from_mr_buonocore/







    News


    CEO Hasbro dies


    https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/business/business-news/brian-goldner-dead-hasbro-ceo-1235030399/ 


     


    Prisoners allowed to play chess


    https://www.theguardian.com/society/2021/oct/13/uk-prisoners-allowed-play-chess-global-online-tournament


     


    Card and dice poll


    https://thethoughtfulgamer.com/2021/10/04/card-and-dice-poll-2021-results


     


    Patreon Shoutouts


     


    James Naylor


    https://naylorgames.com/


     


    Shaun Newan


    game-a-lot.fun/en


    facebook.com/gamealotboardgames


    Our Patreon


    https://www.patreon.com/thegiantbrain


     


    Support Us


    https://giantbrain.co.uk/support-us-new/


     


    Metallic Dice Games


    https://metallicdicegames.com/


    Promo Code: ROLLWITHBRAINS


     


    Sir Meeple


    https://sirmeeple.com/collections/the-giant-brain







    Outro


     


    Schitts creek monopoly


    https://dailyhive.com/vancouver/schitts-creek-monopoly-edition


     


    Our Links


     


    Thanks very much for listening. If you like what you’ve listened to then the best way to help us out is to share the podcast and drop us a review and rating on itunes.  You can also follow us on


     


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    • 25 min
    Episode 83 - Financial Insults

    Episode 83 - Financial Insults

    Jamie has plans to lose weight by emulating Richard from We’re Not Wizards and run around Origins. Restrictions being what they are, he settles on a novel solution. Whilst he gets ready the team cover the latest in tabletop news from controversy at Paizo, to Boardgame Arena insults and more on this episode of Brainwaves. 


     


    Headlines


     


    Paizo Publishing


    https://twitter.com/Delafina777/status/1437545371245424640?s=20


    https://paizo.com/threads/rzs43h04?Staff-Change-Update-from-Paizo-President-Jeff


    https://paizo.com/community/blog/v5748dyo6sht8?Paizo-Update-from-Jeff-Alvarez


     


    Asmodee up for sale


    https://twitter.com/PodfatherGaming/status/1441016235723010050?s=20


     


    Boardgame Arena insults other platforms


    https://boardgamegeek.com/thread/2732392/boardgamearena-calls-other-gaming-sites-illegal-st


    https://boardgamearena.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=22655


    https://boardgamearena.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=22655&start=30


     


    News


     


    Jeff Bergen update


    https://twitter.com/TheGAMAOnline/status/1441187971395305479?s=20


    https://www.dicebreaker.com/events/origins-game-fair-2021/news/gama-event-tgg-bergren-expelled


     


    Global Shipping update


    https://spikeybits.com/2021/09/over-the-top-asmodee-raises-prices-again-yes-really.html


    https://time.com/6096497/board-games-shipping-crisis/?fbclid=IwAR1n_SwjYnds27kZULphoD2sVx1fYeCkS9oUAbooX6gC6n6x2-Y--Haq3zo


    https://twitter.com/NKGames/status/1443698479419822083?s=20


     


    Tabletop Gaming Awards announced


    https://www.tabletopgaming.co.uk/News/tabletop-gaming-awards-2021-winners-announced


     


    Diana Jones and the Missing Award


    https://www.dianajonesaward.org/the-lost-trophy/


     


    DnD 6th Edition


    https://nerdvanamedia.com/gaming/dungeons-and-dragons-new-edition-50th-anniversary/153986/


     


    Niantic shuts down AR Catan


    https://www.theverge.com/2021/9/17/22680166/niantic-catan-world-explorers-shutdown-early-access


     


    Asmodee announces Ticket to Ride play pink


    https://icv2.com/articles/news/view/49373/asmodee-days-wonder-announce-ticket-ride-play-pink?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter


     


    Women’s chess gets an unwelcome sponsor


    https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2021/oct/01/fide-sparks-anger-with-gross-breast-enlargement-sponsor-for-womens-chess


     


    Patreon Shoutouts


    Shaun Newan


    game-a-lot.fun/en


    facebook.com/gamealotboardgames


    Our Patreon


    https://www.patreon.com/thegiantbrain


     


    Support Us


    https://giantbrain.co.uk/support-us-new/


     


    Metallic Dice Games


    https://metallicdicegames.com/


    Promo Code: ROLLWITHBRAINS


     


    Sir Meeple 


    https://sirmeeple.com/collections/the-giant-brain







    Outro


    Monopoly meets Fortnite


    https://gamerant.com/fortnite-monopoly-crossover-leak/


     


    Our Links


    Thanks very much for listening. If you like what you’ve listened to then the best way to help us out is to share the podcast and drop us a review and rating on itunes.  You can also follow us on


     


    Discord: https://discord.gg/3bMx2HK75r


    Twitter: https://twitter.com/thegiantbrain


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    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thegiantbrain


    Website: https://giantbrain.co.uk/


    Email: giantbrainuk@gmail.com

    • 32 min
    Episode 82 - Green Awards

    Episode 82 - Green Awards

    Iain and Jamie aren’t at Gencon but are scouring the interwebs for the latest and greatest in tabletop news. This cast they cover Kickstarter controversy, GAMA elections, awards galore and much, much more! 


     


    Headlines


    Tournament Fishing Controversy


    https://twitter.com/425suzanne/status/1435393263196798981?s=21


    https://twitter.com/AMathemagician/status/1438190440549961736


    https://boardgamegeek.com/thread/2724788/tgg-negative-experiences-and-controversies


    https://twitter.com/ludicreations/status/1436270962723463174?s=21


    https://www.boardgamegeek.com/thread/2723017/badgers-mars-and-tgg-games


    https://boardgamegeek.com/thread/2721966/article/38427073#38427073


     


    GAMA 


    https://www.gama.org/news/580337/Press-Release-GAMA-Announces-Results-Of-Special-Board-Election-.htm


     


    Diana Jones


    https://twitter.com/nibcardgames/status/1438468347100811266


    https://www.dianajonesaward.org/the-2021-award/


     


    Updates


    Dragonlance comes to DnD


    https://twitter.com/Polygon/status/1436422655012392970?s=20


     


    Global Shipping crisis affects publishers


    https://www.dicebreaker.com/companies/asmodee/news/asmodee-price-increases


    https://twitter.com/lelakezurich/status/1436448534933512197?s=21


     


    News


    Reuben Klamer dies


    https://twitter.com/thegameaisle/status/1437812880053780488?s=21


     


    Ennies announced


    https://ennie-awards.com/2021-nominees-and-winners/


     


    Keyforge Cools


    https://www.fantasyflightgames.com/en/news/2021/9/10/down-but-not-out/#


     


    Pandasaurus Robbery


    https://twitter.com/Pandasaurusgame/status/1437609943495028736?s=20


    https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/pandasaurus/dinosaur-world-and-dinosaur-island-rawr-n-write/posts/3300794


     


    Pegasus Spiele NA branch opens


    https://pegasus-web.com/blog/detail/sCategory/589/blogArticle/514?fbclid=IwAR2P7h3DtTfdDQkOq3sNi9tNF0n907PLPfNj2fGA2OGx320cLoV7foF-u3Y


     


    Patreon Shoutouts


    Shaun Newan


    game-a-lot.fun/en


    facebook.com/gamealotboardgames


    Our Patreon


    https://www.patreon.com/thegiantbrain


     


    Support Us


    https://giantbrain.co.uk/support-us-new/


     


    Metallic Dice Games


    https://metallicdicegames.com/


    Promo Code: ROLLWITHBRAINS


     


    Sir Meeple


    https://sirmeeple.com/collections/the-giant-brain


     


    Outro


     


    Pictionary Air Harry Potter


    https://www.mattelgames.com/en-us/family/pictionary-air


     


    Our Links


    Thanks very much for listening. If you like what you’ve listened to then the best way to help us out is to share the podcast and drop us a review and rating on itunes.  You can also follow us on


     


    Discord: https://discord.gg/3bMx2HK75r


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    Website: https://giantbrain.co.uk/


    Email: giantbrainuk@gmail.com

    • 30 min
    Episode 81 - Small Screen

    Episode 81 - Small Screen

    Excited by the news of a Blades in the Dark TV series Iain pitches Jamie his best boardgame based TV shows. Will he pass muster or fall flat? Whilst Jamie is mulling it over they cover the latest news from a well known publisher shutting its doors to a team up between Magic: The Gathering and football. All this, and more, on this episode of Brainwaves. 


     


    Headlines


     


    IDW shutters publishing arm


    https://www.dicebreaker.com/companies/idw-games/news/idw-games-closure


     


    Kickstarter board games do well


    https://medium.com/icopartners/state-of-kickstarter-and-games-mid-2021-update-132964d2c523


     


    Blades in the Dark TV show


    https://www.screendaily.com/news/uks-warp-films-and-anton-team-for-international-development-partnership/5162777.article


     


    https://twitter.com/bladesinthedark


     


    News


     


    Broken Token Update


     


    Pandasauraus Games statement https://twitter.com/Pandasaurusgame/status/1430239890617286658


     


    Broken Token Statement


    https://twitter.com/tbt_gaming/status/1433528322474971137?s=21


     


    There’s Magic down at Leyton Orient 


    https://www.leytonorient.com/magic-the-gathering/


     


    SW: Armada loses support (outside OP)


    https://twitter.com/atomicmassgames/status/1428828647994109954/photo/1


     


    R Talsorian backs out of  GenCon
    https://twitter.com/RTalsorianGames/status/1433122593159143433?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1433122593159143433%7Ctwgr%5E%7Ctwcon%5Es1_&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.dicebreaker.com%2Fcompanies%2Fr-talsorian-games%2Fnews%2Fr-talsorian-games-exits-gen-con-2021


     


    https://twitter.com/Gen_Con/status/1433145981361659919


     


    Netrunner rises from the Digital ashes (maybe?)


    https://twitter.com/captainraffi/status/1430252745265754116


     


    https://nisei.net/


     


    https://jinteki.net/


     


    Patreon Shoutouts


    Shaun Newan


    game-a-lot.fun/en


    facebook.com/gamealotboardgames


    Our Patreon


    https://www.patreon.com/thegiantbrain


     


    Support Us


    https://giantbrain.co.uk/support-us-new/


     


    Metallic Dice Games


    https://metallicdicegames.com/


    Promo Code: ROLLWITHBRAINS







    Outro


     


    Catan Beer is real!


    https://table22.com/champion#membership-tiers


     


    Our Links


     


    Thanks very much for listening. If you like what you’ve listened to then the best way to help us out is to share the podcast and drop us a review and rating on itunes.  You can also follow us on


     


    Discord: https://discord.gg/3bMx2HK75r


    Twitter: https://twitter.com/thegiantbrain


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    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thegiantbrain


    Website: https://giantbrain.co.uk/


    Email: giantbrainuk@gmail.com

    • 29 min
    Episode 80 - Historically Accurate

    Episode 80 - Historically Accurate

    Iain and Jamie dust off their hats, strap on a pen and paper, and venture into the wild west of tabletop news to bring you only the chunkiest nuggets. This time they cover abuse allegations at Broken Token, the Zenobia awards finalists, global shipping problems, sad passings and more. 


     


    Headlines


    Broken Token abuse allegations


    https://medium.com/@ashrtaylor13/speaking-up-to-protect-others-73f152bcb772


     


    Iello Comment


    https://twitter.com/IelloUSA/status/1428747934078685188?s=20


     


    Pandasaurus


    https://twitter.com/Pandasaurusgame/status/1428421753919901709?s=19


     


    Broken Token Statement


    https://twitter.com/tbt_gaming?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor


     


    RAINN (US)


    https://www.rainn.org/


     


    Rape Crisis (UK)


    https://rapecrisis.org.uk/about-us/who-we-are/


     


    Women’s Aid (UK)


    https://www.womensaid.org.uk/


     


    Femicide Census


    https://www.femicidecensus.org/


     


    Brissaud Assault


    https://icv2.com/articles/news/view/41392/security-camera-footage-brissaud-gen-con-incident


    https://icv2.com/articles/news/view/41222/brissaud-statement-gen-con-incident


     


    Zenobia Award announces nominees


    https://zenobiaaward.org/finalists/


     


    Global Shipping problems


    https://twitter.com/BoardGameGeek/status/1427281645275582466


    https://twitter.com/BoardGameGeek/status/1427347558129676289?s=19


    http://www.sjgames.com/ill/archive/August_10_2021/Freight_An_Extinction_Level_Event


    https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/restorationgames/return-to-dark-tower/posts/3273565


     


    News


     


    RIP Steve Perrin


    https://twitter.com/Chaosium_Inc/status/1426433090415562752?s=19


     


    Knizia terminates all planned releases with a variety of publishers


    https://www.dicebreaker.com/categories/board-game/news/knizia-games-terminates-releases


     


    Gencon requiring masks, maybe vax proof


    https://icv2.com/articles/news/view/49012/gen-con-reverses-course-maskless-attendance


     


    Patreon Shoutouts


    Shaun Newan


    game-a-lot.fun/en


    facebook.com/gamealotboardgames


    Our Patreon


    https://www.patreon.com/thegiantbrain


     


    Support Us


    https://giantbrain.co.uk/support-us-new/


     


    Metallic Dice Games


    https://metallicdicegames.com/


    Promo Code: ROLLWITHBRAINS


     


    Sir Meeple


    https://sirmeeple.com/collections/the-giant-brain


     


    Outro


     


    Monopoly Restaurant


    https://www.foodandwine.com/news/monopoly-restaurant-top-hat-london


    https://www.thetophatrestaurant.com/menus


     


    Our Links


     


    Thanks very much for listening. If you like what you’ve listened to then the best way to help us out is to share the podcast and drop us a review and rating on itunes.  You can also follow us on


     


    Discord: https://discord.gg/3bMx2HK75r


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    Website: https://giantbrain.co.uk/


    Email: giantbrainuk@gmail.com

    • 25 min
    Episode 79 - Wizard Workshop

    Episode 79 - Wizard Workshop

    It’s the latest episode of Brainwaves! Join Iain and Jamie as they inspect the underbelly of the industry so you don’t have to. This cast the team report on finances at Wizards of the Coast and Games Workshop, abuse allegations, a games company going under, D&D competitions going awry and much more! They also announce the Brainwaves Apprenticeship. Listen in to find out how to get involved! 


     


    Headlines


    Wizards of the Coast post sales figures


    https://icv2.com/articles/news/view/48915/wizards-coast-digital-gaming-segment-sales-surge-q2?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter


     


    https://www.belloflostsouls.net/2021/07/dd-digital-roleplaying-is-in-the-cards-after-wotc-leads-hasbro-stock-surge.html


     


    https://www.cnbc.com/2021/07/26/hasbro-ceo-expects-robust-toy-demand-to-continue-despite-higher-prices.html


     


    https://www.pymnts.com/news/retail/2021/digital-business-helps-hasbro-make-up-for-lagging-board-game-sales/


     


    Games Workshop Sales, Wages


    https://www.theguardian.com/business/2021/jul/27/warhammer-maker-games-workshop-hands-staff-5000-bonus-after-lockdown-sales-surge


     


    James https://twitter.com/lagoon83/status/1419634369464082434


    Longer Version https://lagoon83.medium.com/working-at-games-workshop-the-nuanced-version-edda9ffb1237


     


    Sophie https://twitter.com/sophisaurus_rex/status/1419738513386397699


     


    Gates Dowd abuse allegations


    https://gatesdowd.com/


     


    News


    Tasty Minstrel’s bankruptcy issues


    https://www.dicebreaker.com/companies/tasty-minstrel-games/news/tasty-minstrel-games-virtual-bankruptcy


     


    D&D cancels competition amid backlash


    https://www.geeknative.com/133777/dd-beyond-cancels-anniversary-competition-after-a-backlash/


     


    Z-Man’s new head is oddly familiar


    https://icv2.com/articles/news/view/48990/asmodee-places-sophie-gravel-back-helm-z-man-games


     


    Hybrid card sells a lot


    https://www.dicebreaker.com/games/pokemon-trading-card-game/news/pokemon-mtg-hybrid-card-blastoise-sold


     


    CCG post https://www.cgccomics.com/news/article/8744/pokemon-test-print-blastoise/


     


    Patreon Shoutouts


    Shaun Newan


    game-a-lot.fun/en


    facebook.com/gamealotboardgames


    Our Patreon


    https://www.patreon.com/thegiantbrain


     


    Support Us


    https://giantbrain.co.uk/support-us-new/


     


    Metallic Dice Games


    https://metallicdicegames.com/


    Promo Code: ROLLWITHBRAINS







    Outro


    Game of Life: Super Mario edition


    https://www.dicebreaker.com/games/the-game-of-life-super-mario-edition/news/game-of-life-super-mario-edition


     


    Brooklyn 99 Cluedo


    https://comicbook.com/tv-shows/news/brooklyn-nine-nine-lives-on-as-a-clue-board-game/


     


    Our Links


     


    Thanks very much for listening. If you like what you’ve listened to then the best way to help us out is to share the podcast and drop us a review and rating on itunes.  You can also follow us on


     


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    • 31 min

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Great news everytime

Great show that keeps people up todate on what is going on around the boardgame world.

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