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We’ve spent over a decade in the tabletop gaming space, as content creators, local store owners, and online retailers. Now it’s time to answer your questions, dive into complex topics, and have an incredible amount of fun along the way -- featuring exclusive updates, candid dialogue, and fascinating interviews with designers, publishers, and visionaries.

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    • 4.9 • 169 Ratings

We’ve spent over a decade in the tabletop gaming space, as content creators, local store owners, and online retailers. Now it’s time to answer your questions, dive into complex topics, and have an incredible amount of fun along the way -- featuring exclusive updates, candid dialogue, and fascinating interviews with designers, publishers, and visionaries.

    Looking Back on 2021

    Looking Back on 2021

    Join us for the last episode of the year, wherein we take a look back at 2021 and trace the big moments through notable podcast episodes. A little too perfect that this year began with "What is the point of collectibility" and ended with " Blockchains and NFTs". It's been a weird one.

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Blockchains and NFTs (In Tabletop)

    Blockchains and NFTs (In Tabletop)

    We share our research about blockchain technology, explain how these systems work (hopefully), scope the NFT trends in tabletop (as well as more generally), and do our best to remain objective and open in the face of a movement that has historically had difficulty convincing others that it creates real value.

    • 1 hr 14 min
    Nostalgia and the New Wave of TCGs

    Nostalgia and the New Wave of TCGs

    It feels familiar doesn't it? An influx of new TCGs hitting the market after a collectible boom, with significant financial success and often without the previously expected focus on rules, organized play, long-term distribution, and market position. This time, nostalgia for that first TCG boom - and the Big Three (Magic, Pokemon, Yu-Gi-Oh) that arose from it - seems to be a driving factor. Join us as we begin to unearth exactly what is happening in this new era of collectible games.

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Are Investors Good for Collectible Games?

    Are Investors Good for Collectible Games?

    Getting back into a collectible game - for us, that's the Flesh and Blood TCG - brings you back into the inevitable tension between players and investors. The former is annoyed by rising prices and product scarcity created by hoarded, unplayed products, while the latter is annoyed by players who don't understand how without investors, a game will not be financially sustainable (and will, then, die). Let's try to get to the bottom of it.

    • 1 hr 20 min
    How to Run an Incredible Event

    How to Run an Incredible Event

    Having attended a few big events recently, and having hosted one of our own, we run down the punch list of what needs to happen if you want to host a truly incredible tabletop gaming event.

    • 1 hr 3 min
    To the United Kingdom!

    To the United Kingdom!

    We've recently launched the capability to fulfill UK orders domestically via Royal Mail - at least on a select number of products. Join us for a conversation about the process, the complications, and the future.

    • 1 hr 1 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
169 Ratings

169 Ratings

crusificton ,

Best Experience

Not every movie is a masterpiece, but the team is great.

Kiefchief ,

On point business gaming discussion!

Seriously though... where can you get thought-provoking, smart, and a phone or gaming discussions that bring in philosophical theories. Yeah this is definitely the podcast for you if you’d like to watch their life streams and want to hear more about their life experiences, or just general table top thoughts. It’s like peeking back behind the curtain of a board game store.

johnthebassist1807 ,

Very enjoyable, thoughtful content

Just found this and listened through 3 in a row (which I rarely do). Smart analysis mixed with meaningful conversation—all while keeping it fun and accessible. Really looking forward to following from here on out!

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