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Thespokentoken's podcast

Nov 15, 2018

Intro Banter: The guys catch up and discuss anything that comes to mind to ease into this week's episode!!


Outside the Box - Tabletop games outside the normal scope.

Trend towards turning Board Games into Movies. Discussion on what is already in the works; Mice and Mystics Movie, Catan, Dungeons and Dragon.

Larry’s short list of richer lore content game universes that would be better targets than Catan Story wise:

Galaxy Trucker (Space)  Czech Games Edition  there are 14!! More listed on the BGG page!

Kings of Air and Steam (SCREAMS HBO SERIES) Steampunk/Generational Tasty Minstrel

Ascension  (Fantasy/Intrigue) By Stoneblade entertainment

Last Night on Earth (Campy Horror) By Flying Frog Productions

Dead of Winter (Suspenseful Horror) By Plaid Hat Games

Ashes Rise of the Phoenixborn by Plaid Hat Games

Dungeon Twister   (Technical horror special effects masterpiece) by Ludically


Mainstream Imitations - We look at all concepts of the mainstream Board Game industry that are encroaching into Hobby territory, and discuss if this is a good thing.

The Monopoly for Millennials game - Hasbro

The game of Life quarter life crisis - Hasbro


HOLIDAY BUYER'S GUIDE - Preview of the 2018 edition!

Table/ Table Topper


Game bins

Add-ons: Dice, storage, Inserts, Mats


Giving: Targeted Gift Certificates: FLGS to the recipient! Cool Stuff Inc. Miniature Mart, The Broken Token, Go5, Daedalus. Barring these a general gift card with a note for Board games! Gamers want to spend “cash” gifts on gaming anyway, but sometimes life gets the better of us, but that little extra push may be enough for your well intentioned gift to be used in the way you meant!


Receiving: Essen is over, so the convention season (new release) is over. Get what you want/ have been salivating over. Also note that its holiday season so everyone who can plans to have the MOST units in stores/available at this time of year, so take advantage. In the US the big box retailers (Target/Barnes & Noble/Books A Million) are all carrying more actual hobby games than ever, even more on their (gasp!) online portal, so you will have more opportunities to get the games you want. Conversely it’s a good time to get accessories you need as well: Rolling trays, bit bins, dice sets, supplements/expansions, etc. the BGG Store is a great place to find promos/exclusives for not a lot of money (when you are dealing in gift “i.e. extra” cash! So don’t forget to look there.

Best advice: make a list!



8Bit Box- Iello

Treasure Island  - Matagot

Detective: A Modern Crime Board Game - Portal Games

Welcome To your perfect home -


Arkham Horror 3rd Ed - Fantasy Flight Games

Warehouse 13 the Board Game - Infinite Dream Gaming


Walmart Gift Ideas

Fog of Love -  Hush Hush Projects

Sherlock Holmes: The Thames Murders & Other Cases - Space Cowboys

Kemet - Asmodee

Villianous - Wonder Forge


Target Gift ideas

Bob Ross: The art of Chill  - Big G Creative

Azul - Plan B Games

Terafroming Mars - Stronghold Games

Villianous - Wonder Forge


Barnes And Noble Gift Ideas

Axis and Allies: Zombies - Avalon Hill

Paper Tales - Stronghold Games

Harry Potter Munchkin - USAOpoly

Munchkin CCG Starter Box - Steve Jackson Games




BGG Geek Store



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Intro / Bump / Outro

All I Want for Christmas Is Grandma's Sweet Elixir Soup (Outset Island) By Ridiculously Garrett

From the game: The Legend of Zelda the Wind Waker

Original Composers: Hajime Wakai, Kenta Nagata, Koji Kondo, Toru Minegishi