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All things tabletop games: review, thought pieces and more every week.

    We Can Play (Saturday Review)

    We Can Play (Saturday Review)

    From ancient times to the present day, women have never been recognised for their contributions to the world. Yet, throughout history, there have always been women who were strong leaders, who fought for better conditions and equal rights, and not just for themselves, who made significant scientific breakthroughs, were trendsetting artists and did everything their male contemporaries did. So it is time for all women around the world to say: We Can Play by Julia Johansson and Albert Pinilla by Julibert.

    Read the full review here: https://tabletopgamesblog.com/2022/05/28/we-can-play-saturday-review/

    Useful Links


    We Can Play: https://www.julibert.com/product-page/WeCanPlay
    Julibert: https://www.julibert.com/
    BGG listing: https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/338690/we-can-play-women-who-changed-world
    101 women who changed the world: https://www.julibert.com/the-101-women
    Albert Pinilla interview: https://tabletopgamesblog.com/2022/02/02/albert-pinilla-let-me-illustrate/

    Intro Music: Bomber (Sting) by Riot (https://www.youtube.com/audiolibrary/)

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    • 8 min
    Looking ahead at UK Games Expo 2022 (Topic Discussion)

    Looking ahead at UK Games Expo 2022 (Topic Discussion)

    The last UK Games Expo I attended was 2019. It was an amazing event and I came back from it buzzing, full of ideas and the energy you get after you've been able to catch up with good friends again. We all know what happened soon after the 2019 event. So when UKGE came back as an in-person event in 2021, I decided to give it a miss. However, now it's 2022 I'm ready to dive into the crowds again and meet lovely board game people at UK Games Expo 2022.

    Read the full article here: https://tabletopgamesblog.com/2022/05/24/looking-ahead-at-uk-games-expo-2022-topic-discussion/

    Useful Links


    UK Games Expo: https://www.ukgamesexpo.co.uk/
    Naylor Games: https://naylorgames.com/
    Ruined Sky Games: https://www.ruinedsky.com/
    Minerva Tabletop Games: https://www.minervatabletop.co.uk/
    Dissent Games: https://dissentgames.com/
    SDR Games Studio: https://sdrgames.studio/
    Stuff by Bez: http://www.stuffbybez.com/
    Atikin Games: https://atikingames.com/
    Wayfinder Games: https://www.wayfinder-games.com/
    James Family Games Night: https://linktr.ee/jonesfamilygamesnight
    Cards or Die: https://www.cardsordie.com/
    Gaming Rules: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCvIWBOfYGXYQQQORhjAJKCQ
    Postmark Games: https://www.postmarkgames.com/
    Osprey Games: https://ospreypublishing.com/store/osprey-games/
    Steeped Games: https://steepedgames.com/
    Ravensburger: https://www.ravensburger.org/uk/products/games/index.html
    Hachette: https://www.hachetteboardgames.co.uk/

    Intro Music: Bomber (Sting) by Riot (https://www.youtube.com/audiolibrary/)

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    • 10 min
    Crescent Moon (Saturday Review)

    Crescent Moon (Saturday Review)

    The Caliphate is in turmoil. The Murshid spreads its influence and whispers into the Sultan's ear, trying to affect where they build their magnificent towns and cities. The Warlord ravages the lands, plundering and destroying everything in their way. Nothing is safe and everyone has their own goals. So as the sun sets on the deserts, mountains and fertile lands and as day turns to night, the warring factions prepare for another day and get ready to put their plans into action. For now, though, it's the time of the Crescent Moon by Steven Mathers from Osprey Games.

    Read the full review here: https://tabletopgamesblog.com/2022/05/21/crescent-moon-saturday-review/

    Useful Links


    Skora: https://www.insidethebox.games/product/skora
    Inside the Box Board Games: https://www.insidethebox.games/
    BGG listing: https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/271645/skora
    Other games in the Lunchbox Collection series: https://tabletopgamesblog.com/category/lunchbox-collection/
    Rory Muldoon interview: https://tabletopgamesblog.com/2020/10/14/rory-muldoon-let-me-illustrate/

    Intro Music: Bomber (Sting) by Riot (https://www.youtube.com/audiolibrary/)
    Incidental Music: Fortress by AShamaluevMusic (https://www.ashamaluevmusic.com/)

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    • 13 min
    Home is where the board games are (Topic Discussion)

    Home is where the board games are (Topic Discussion)

    I feel that the board game hobby is great and that our community is wonderful. Board games bring like-minded people together. I know, nothing is ever perfect and we can't ignore the bad actors, but on the whole, board game people, if I may address you all this way, are great folk. Playing board games is my happy place and I feel very much at home whenever I see board games.

    Read the full article here: https://tabletopgamesblog.com/2022/05/17/home-is-where-the-board-games-are-topic-discussion/

    Useful Links


    Thirsty Meeples: https://thirstymeeples.co.uk/
    Airecon 2022 review: https://tabletopgamesblog.com/2022/03/26/airecon-2022-saturday-review/
    Ravensburger: https://www.ravensburger.org/uk/start/index.html

    Intro Music: Bomber (Sting) by Riot (https://www.youtube.com/audiolibrary/)

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    • 7 min
    Skora (Saturday Review)

    Skora (Saturday Review)

    The boats were making their way out to sea, heading for the three main fishing grounds off the coast of the Isle of Norsica. You were hoping that your fleet would bring back the best catch. It would require brain and brawn to beat the rival clans and land the biggest fish. If your clan could grab the most lucrative haul, you would be crowned Skora by Rory Muldoon from Inside the Box Board Games.

    Read the full review here: https://tabletopgamesblog.com/2022/05/14/skora-saturday-review/

    Useful Links


    Skora: https://www.insidethebox.games/product/skora
    Inside the Box Board Games: https://www.insidethebox.games/
    BGG listing: https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/271645/skora
    Other games in the Lunchbox Collection series: https://tabletopgamesblog.com/category/lunchbox-collection/
    Rory Muldoon interview: https://tabletopgamesblog.com/2020/10/14/rory-muldoon-let-me-illustrate/

    Intro Music: Bomber (Sting) by Riot (https://www.youtube.com/audiolibrary/)
    Incidental Music: Horizon by AShamaluevMusic (https://www.ashamaluevmusic.com/)

    If you want to support this podcast financially, please check out the links below:


    Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/tabletopgamesblog
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    • 7 min
    Player aids (Topic Discussion)

    Player aids (Topic Discussion)

    Teaching a game isn't easy and the same is true for learning. The teacher will do their best to explain everything and get everything right, but the first play of a game should always be chalked down to experience. Players should do what they can to help and expect mistakes to creep in. However, there are also things the game itself can do to make learning a new game easier, some of which will also help with playing the game again later.

    Read the full article here: https://tabletopgamesblog.com/2022/05/10/player-aids-topic-discussion/

    Useful Links


    Root review: https://tabletopgamesblog.com/2022/02/12/root-a-game-of-woodland-might-and-right-saturday-review/
    Fluxx: https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/258/fluxx
    The Fox in the Forest Duet review: https://tabletopgamesblog.com/2022/04/30/the-fox-in-the-forest-duet-saturday-review/

    Intro Music: Bomber (Sting) by Riot (https://www.youtube.com/audiolibrary/)

    If you want to support this podcast financially, please check out the links below:


    Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/tabletopgamesblog
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    • 7 min

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