455 episodes

We talk about Tabletop, Board Games, Card Games, D&D, Roleplaying. We regularly have Games Designers and Kickstarter creators as guests on the show.
We are many things, but We’re Not Wizards.

We’re Not Wizards Tabletop Network Richard Simpson

    • Leisure
    • 4.7 • 43 Ratings

We talk about Tabletop, Board Games, Card Games, D&D, Roleplaying. We regularly have Games Designers and Kickstarter creators as guests on the show.
We are many things, but We’re Not Wizards.

    For Glory - Card Game Review - Spielcraft Games - AUDIO

    For Glory - Card Game Review - Spielcraft Games - AUDIO

    You can read the original review by visiting 
    https://werenotwizards.blogspot.com/2023/01/for-glory-card-game-review-spielcraft.html 
    This review is based on the retail version of the game provided to us by the designer and publisher. We were not paid for this review. We give a general overview of the gameplay and so not all of the mechanical aspects of the game may be mentioned.
     
    The majority of the games that we are play are going to take a reasonable number of sessions and playthroughs to fully understand every possibility that they offer. We hope this write up gives you an idea of whether or not this game is something that you will consider playing or even add to your collection. Our Six Degrees of Expectation have been written to make it easier for you to find out what is important to you as a player. Even if we don't like something, hopefully it helps you to decide if it is something that you should find out more about. We always suggest you check out a gameplay video to give you a better understanding of the game as it is played. 
     If you would like to support more written pieces on the blog then please consider backing us on Patreon. www.patreon.com/werenotwizards
     
    OUR LINKS OF NOTES (https://linktr.ee/werenotwizards)
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    • 9 min
    Cult of the Deep Board Game Review - First Impressions

    Cult of the Deep Board Game Review - First Impressions

    You can read the original review by visiting 
    https://werenotwizards.blogspot.com/2023/01/cult-of-deep-board-game-review-first.html 
    This review is based on the retail version of the game provided to us by the designer and publisher. We were not paid for this review. We give a general overview of the gameplay and so not all of the mechanical aspects of the game may be mentioned.
     
    The majority of the games that we are play are going to take a reasonable number of sessions and playthroughs to fully understand every possibility that they offer. We hope this write up gives you an idea of whether or not this game is something that you will consider playing or even add to your collection. Our Six Degrees of Expectation have been written to make it easier for you to find out what is important to you as a player. Even if we don't like something, hopefully it helps you to decide if it is something that you should find out more about. We always suggest you check out a gameplay video to give you a better understanding of the game as it is played. 
     If you would like to support more written pieces on the blog then please consider backing us on Patreon. www.patreon.com/werenotwizards
     
    OUR LINKS OF NOTES (https://linktr.ee/werenotwizards)
    Apple Podcasts   |  Our Blog, Reviews, Previews and Thoughts | Our YouTube Channel
    Our BGG Guild | Board Game Geek Page | Website  | Facebook |Twitter | Instagram
    Buy Some Merch

    • 9 min
    CJ Eggett - Tabletop Gaming Magazine Editor.

    CJ Eggett - Tabletop Gaming Magazine Editor.

    I'm joined by the Editor of Tabletop Gaming Magazine, CJ Eggett.  We get into the serious subjects of Board Game Media and why they need to be stopped. Why you should be blaming Ben Maddox for everything. What we both think of paid previews. And more importantly, pitching your writing ideas in a winning way that will guarantee both popularity and fame. And I impersonate Ant and Dec. And we talk about exciting games that are exciting. I'm excited. 
     
    Links of Note 
    https://twitter.com/CjEggett 
    https://cjeggett.co.uk/ 
    https://twitter.com/TabletopMag 
    https://www.tabletopgaming.co.uk/ 
    OUR LINKS OF NOTES (https://linktr.ee/werenotwizards)
    Apple Podcasts   |  Our Blog, Reviews, Previews and Thoughts | Our YouTube Channel
    Our BGG Guild | Board Game Geek Page | Website  | Facebook |Twitter | Instagram
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    • 1 hr 27 min
    On The Underground Board Game Review - Ludicreations AUDIO

    On The Underground Board Game Review - Ludicreations AUDIO

    You can read the original review by visiting 
    https://werenotwizards.blogspot.com/2023/01/on-underground-review-ludicreations.html
    This review is based on the retail version of the game provided to us by the designer and publisher. We were not paid for this review. We give a general overview of the gameplay and so not all of the mechanical aspects of the game may be mentioned.
     
    The majority of the games that we are play are going to take a reasonable number of sessions and playthroughs to fully understand every possibility that they offer. We hope this write up gives you an idea of whether or not this game is something that you will consider playing or even add to your collection. Our Six Degrees of Expectation have been written to make it easier for you to find out what is important to you as a player. Even if we don't like something, hopefully it helps you to decide if it is something that you should find out more about. We always suggest you check out a gameplay video to give you a better understanding of the game as it is played. 
     If you would like to support more written pieces on the blog then please consider backing us on Patreon. www.patreon.com/werenotwizards
     
    OUR LINKS OF NOTES (https://linktr.ee/werenotwizards)
    Apple Podcasts   |  Our Blog, Reviews, Previews and Thoughts | Our YouTube Channel
    Our BGG Guild | Board Game Geek Page | Website  | Facebook |Twitter | Instagram
    Buy Some Merch

    • 9 min
    Mind MGMT Board Game Review - First Impressions - AUDIO

    Mind MGMT Board Game Review - First Impressions - AUDIO

    You can read the original review by visiting 
    https://werenotwizards.blogspot.com/2023/01/mind-mgmt-board-game-review-first.html 
    This review is based on the retail version of the game provided to us by the designer and publisher. We were not paid for this review. We give a general overview of the gameplay and so not all of the mechanical aspects of the game may be mentioned.
     
    The majority of the games that we are play are going to take a reasonable number of sessions and playthroughs to fully understand every possibility that they offer. We hope this write up gives you an idea of whether or not this game is something that you will consider playing or even add to your collection. Our Six Degrees of Expectation have been written to make it easier for you to find out what is important to you as a player. Even if we don't like something, hopefully it helps you to decide if it is something that you should find out more about. We always suggest you check out a gameplay video to give you a better understanding of the game as it is played. 
     If you would like to support more written pieces on the blog then please consider backing us on Patreon. www.patreon.com/werenotwizards
     
    OUR LINKS OF NOTES (https://linktr.ee/werenotwizards)
    Apple Podcasts   |  Our Blog, Reviews, Previews and Thoughts | Our YouTube Channel
    Our BGG Guild | Board Game Geek Page | Website  | Facebook |Twitter | Instagram
    Buy Some Merch

    • 11 min
    S8 Ross Thompson - Working in The Tabletop Industry, Frosthaven and Cephalofair Games

    S8 Ross Thompson - Working in The Tabletop Industry, Frosthaven and Cephalofair Games

    Joined by the wonderful Ross Thompson, who recently moved from Steamforged Games to Cephalofair Games to become their Crowdfunding and Marketing Manager and taking on the might of Marketing such a well respected publisher. 
    We chat about his career in the industry, from running a convention to creating communities and helping other to find their own place at the table. Ross of course completely destroys this wonderful build up in the last two minutes of the podcast.. 
    You can find him at the following places
    https://www.facebook.com/groups/TabletopJobs/ 
    https://twitter.com/almostkirk 
    https://www.instagram.com/almostkirk 
    We talk about 
    https://www.gameosity.com/ 
    https://luckyduckgames.com/flamecraft 
    OUR LINKS OF NOTES (https://linktr.ee/werenotwizards)
    Apple Podcasts   |  Our Blog, Reviews, Previews and Thoughts | Our YouTube Channel
    Our BGG Guild | Board Game Geek Page | Website  | Facebook |Twitter | Instagram
    Buy Some Merch

    • 46 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
43 Ratings

43 Ratings

chileangumbino ,

Top tier interviews

Richard is a treasure with a voice that will soften the most fiery of demons. A kind gentle soul with a penchant for interviews this show is a treasure trove to be found by any who give a listen. Listen now!!

Gaby Moraga

Mindofamonkey ,

Fantastic Pod for board gamers

These guys are incredibly entertaining while providing real conversation and insight into the ever-changing world of board games. Each episode tends to have a different flavor to it if they are having a guest on or just talking about certain games. That being said, there are no dull episodes. If you are interested in board gaming and learning about new games with a scottish twist then dive right in to this phenomenal podcast.

Castaigne ,

Perfectly lovely

Richard has a wonderful way of connecting with his guests and an easy style with a truly calming voice. As an interview format it is rare in the boardgaming podcast arena. He and his guests are also quite progressive in their social and political views and they are not afraid of it. I feel welcome.

If he had a patreon, I’d pay him monies.

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