Tabletop Game Talk show

Tabletop Game Talk

Summary: Chris, Kitty and Fletcher talk tabletop gaming topics of all sorts. Each week we will focus on a tabletop topic from each of our own perspectives. Join us and then let us know if you agree or disagree with our ideas by emailing us at feedback@tabletopgametalkl.com.

Podcasts:

 TGT On Topic 292: Top 10 BGA Games | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:09:44

This week we accept our addiction to Board Game Arena (.com) and look at the top games on the site.  First we look at them as rated by Board Game Geek, and then we look at them by what's being played on BGA itself.  And we throw in a few that didn't make either of those lists that we really like. We promise - we're not sponsored by BGA, but we probably should be... Join our discord, just click (or copy/paste) here: https://discord.gg/ypK2dEQXPH Our BGA group can be found here: https://boardgamearena.com/group?id=5729425 Email feedback and contest entries to feedback [at] tabletopgametalk.com. Go to http://TabletopGameTalk.com/live to learn how to be part of our live audience. Follow us on twitter http://twitter.com/TabletopGameTLK http://twitter.com/GameMasterChris http://twitter.com/LawfulGoodMom http://twitter.com/NetFletch or Facebook http://www.facebook.com/TabletopGameTalkPodcast Chris's facebook (let him know you're a listener in the friend request): https://www.facebook.com/steele22374 Join the conversation on Board Game Geek http://TabletopGameTalk.com/bgg Support us via Patreon http://TabletopGameTalk.com/Patreon

 TGT On Topic 291: Player Count | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:11:01

This week we take a closer look at how the number of players effects the overall enjoyment of a game.  Should all games strive for max player count, or should we avoid the max whenever possible?  Is 2-4 players a myth?  How do games attempt to adjust for different player counts?  And will we ever stop talking about BGA?  (nope to that last one) Join our discord, just click (or copy/paste) here: https://discord.gg/ypK2dEQXPH Our BGA group can be found here: https://boardgamearena.com/group?id=5729425 Email feedback and contest entries to feedback [at] tabletopgametalk.com. Go to http://TabletopGameTalk.com/live to learn how to be part of our live audience. Follow us on twitter http://twitter.com/TabletopGameTLK http://twitter.com/GameMasterChris http://twitter.com/LawfulGoodMom http://twitter.com/NetFletch or Facebook http://www.facebook.com/TabletopGameTalkPodcast Chris's facebook (let him know you're a listener in the friend request): https://www.facebook.com/steele22374 Join the conversation on Board Game Geek http://TabletopGameTalk.com/bgg Support us via Patreon http://TabletopGameTalk.com/Patreon

 TGT On Topic 290: Losing | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:07:36

This week we talk about losing.  We've heard over and over that losing can be "character building" but what does that mean?  Is losing really not all that bad?  Why lose when you could win?  This one is dedicated to all you losers out there!  (In the nicest possible way, honest, this is a good one.) Join our discord, just click (or copy/paste) here: https://discord.gg/ypK2dEQXPH Our BGA group can be found here: https://boardgamearena.com/group?id=5729425 Email feedback and contest entries to feedback [at] tabletopgametalk.com. Go to http://TabletopGameTalk.com/live to learn how to be part of our live audience. Follow us on twitter http://twitter.com/TabletopGameTLK http://twitter.com/GameMasterChris http://twitter.com/LawfulGoodMom http://twitter.com/NetFletch or Facebook http://www.facebook.com/TabletopGameTalkPodcast Chris's facebook (let him know you're a listener in the friend request): https://www.facebook.com/steele22374 Join the conversation on Board Game Geek http://TabletopGameTalk.com/bgg Support us via Patreon http://TabletopGameTalk.com/Patreon

 TGT On Topic 289: Another Deck of Cards | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 55:06

This week Fletcher and Kitty are on their own! With Chris out of town we discuss card games you can play with a standard deck of 52 cards and if Board Games can do everything they can do, but better. Join our discord, just click (or copy/paste) here: https://discord.gg/ypK2dEQXPH Our BGA group can be found here: https://boardgamearena.com/group?id=5729425 Email feedback and contest entries to feedback [at] tabletopgametalk.com. Go to http://TabletopGameTalk.com/live to learn how to be part of our live audience. Follow us on twitter http://twitter.com/TabletopGameTLK http://twitter.com/GameMasterChris http://twitter.com/LawfulGoodMom http://twitter.com/NetFletch or Facebook http://www.facebook.com/TabletopGameTalkPodcast Chris's facebook (let him know you're a listener in the friend request): https://www.facebook.com/steele22374 Join the conversation on Board Game Geek http://TabletopGameTalk.com/bgg Support us via Patreon http://TabletopGameTalk.com/Patreon

 TGT On Topic 288: FFG’s LCGs | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:09:16

This week we take a closer look at the "Living Card Games" (LCG) currently in print by Fantasy Flight Games (FFG).  Which, are all co-op games; The Lord of the Rings, Arkham Horror, and Marvel Champions.  Each host gives their first impressions of one of these games and by the end, we may just find that there's an LCG for each of us. Join our discord, just click (or copy/paste) here: https://discord.gg/ypK2dEQXPH Our BGA group can be found here: https://boardgamearena.com/group?id=5729425 Email feedback and contest entries to feedback [at] tabletopgametalk.com. Go to http://TabletopGameTalk.com/live to learn how to be part of our live audience. Follow us on twitter http://twitter.com/TabletopGameTLK http://twitter.com/GameMasterChris http://twitter.com/LawfulGoodMom http://twitter.com/NetFletch or Facebook http://www.facebook.com/TabletopGameTalkPodcast Chris's facebook (let him know you're a listener in the friend request): https://www.facebook.com/steele22374 Join the conversation on Board Game Geek http://TabletopGameTalk.com/bgg Support us via Patreon http://TabletopGameTalk.com/Patreon

 TGT On Topic 287: The Deck Building Barrier | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 57:40

This week we talk about how games that require deck building (MtG, Arkham Horror The Card Game, Marvel Champions, ect.) can have a huge barrier to entry in trying and continuing to play these kinds of games.  If you're someone who loves deck building, these games are for you.  If you're not, we come up with some pretty good alternatives that can get you in the game with less friction than you might think. Join our discord, just click (or copy/paste) here: https://discord.gg/ypK2dEQXPH Our BGA group can be found here: https://boardgamearena.com/group?id=5729425 Email feedback and contest entries to feedback [at] tabletopgametalk.com. Go to http://TabletopGameTalk.com/live to learn how to be part of our live audience. Follow us on twitter http://twitter.com/TabletopGameTLK http://twitter.com/GameMasterChris http://twitter.com/LawfulGoodMom http://twitter.com/NetFletch or Facebook http://www.facebook.com/TabletopGameTalkPodcast Chris's facebook (let him know you're a listener in the friend request): https://www.facebook.com/steele22374 Join the conversation on Board Game Geek http://TabletopGameTalk.com/bgg Support us via Patreon http://TabletopGameTalk.com/Patreon

 TGT On Topic 286: Chris and Kitty Chat | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 59:34

This week Fletcher is out and Chris and Kitty just chat aimlessly.  They cover playing games in person vs. online.  3D printing.  Marvel Zombicide.  A Hadrian's Wall update.  The next BGA tournament.  Where Chris's favorite games are today.  And bananas. Join our discord, just click (or copy/paste) here: https://discord.gg/ypK2dEQXPH Our BGA group can be found here: https://boardgamearena.com/group?id=5729425 Email feedback and contest entries to feedback [at] tabletopgametalk.com. Go to http://TabletopGameTalk.com/live to learn how to be part of our live audience. Follow us on twitter http://twitter.com/TabletopGameTLK http://twitter.com/GameMasterChris http://twitter.com/LawfulGoodMom http://twitter.com/NetFletch or Facebook http://www.facebook.com/TabletopGameTalkPodcast Chris's facebook (let him know you're a listener in the friend request): https://www.facebook.com/steele22374 Join the conversation on Board Game Geek http://TabletopGameTalk.com/bgg Support us via Patreon http://TabletopGameTalk.com/Patreon

 TGT On Topic 285: Skill Caps | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:02:05

This week we look at the opposite of luck: skill.  How much can you get better at games?  Some games are pure skill games, but even then your opponent(s) comes into the question.  But most games do have an amount of luck involved, so when does that start to play more of an effect than your skill?  That's the skill cap. We also draw winners for our Azul prizes. Join our discord!   Just click (or copy/paste) here: https://discord.gg/phjS78TKch Our BGA group can be found here: https://boardgamearena.com/group?id=5729425 Email feedback and contest entries to feedback [at] tabletopgametalk.com. Go to http://TabletopGameTalk.com/live to learn how to be part of our live audience. Follow us on twitter http://twitter.com/TabletopGameTLK http://twitter.com/GameMasterChris http://twitter.com/LawfulGoodMom http://twitter.com/NetFletch or Facebook http://www.facebook.com/TabletopGameTalkPodcast Chris's facebook (let him know you're a listener in the friend request): https://www.facebook.com/steele22374 Join the conversation on Board Game Geek http://TabletopGameTalk.com/bgg Support us via Patreon http://TabletopGameTalk.com/Patreon

 TGT RPGs 284: RPGs Vs RPGs In A Box | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:03:56

This week Spenser joins us as we compare traditional RPGs with the RPGs you may find "in a box."  In other words, a board game that's trying to simulate what a traditional RPG does.  How are they different?  Why are they different?  Why should Chris not play them alone.  And what is it about pickled eggs? We also draw winners for our Azul prizes. Join our discord!  Just click (or copy/paste) here: https://discord.gg/phjS78TKch Our BGA group can be found here: https://boardgamearena.com/group?id=5729425 Email feedback and contest entries to feedback [at] tabletopgametalk.com. Go to http://TabletopGameTalk.com/live to learn how to be part of our live audience. Follow us on twitter http://twitter.com/TabletopGameTLK http://twitter.com/GameMasterChris http://twitter.com/LawfulGoodMom http://twitter.com/NetFletch or Facebook http://www.facebook.com/TabletopGameTalkPodcast Chris's facebook (let him know you're a listener in the friend request): https://www.facebook.com/steele22374 Join the conversation on Board Game Geek http://TabletopGameTalk.com/bgg Support us via Patreon http://TabletopGameTalk.com/Patreon

 TGT On Topic 283: Games to Socialize Over | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:03:06

This week Fletcher couldn't join us, so Kitty and Chris spend an hour talking about the next game they are going to play on Tuesday's virtual game night.  The requirements: a game you can play and have a conversation during at the same time. Join our discord!  Just click (or copy/paste) here: https://discord.gg/phjS78TKch Our BGA group can be found here: https://boardgamearena.com/group?id=5729425 Email feedback and contest entries to feedback [at] tabletopgametalk.com. Go to http://TabletopGameTalk.com/live to learn how to be part of our live audience. Follow us on twitter http://twitter.com/TabletopGameTLK http://twitter.com/GameMasterChris http://twitter.com/LawfulGoodMom http://twitter.com/NetFletch or Facebook http://www.facebook.com/TabletopGameTalkPodcast Chris's facebook (let him know you're a listener in the friend request): https://www.facebook.com/steele22374 Join the conversation on Board Game Geek http://TabletopGameTalk.com/bgg Support us via Patreon http://TabletopGameTalk.com/Patreon

 TGT On Topic 282: Played Out | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:01:30

This week we talk about the games that we used to love but just don't play anymore and why.  And how to avoid playing out a game if that's your goal.  Is playing game out really all that bad?  Probably not, but it was fun to talk about none-the-less. Join our discord!  Just click (or copy/paste) here: https://discord.gg/phjS78TKch Our BGA group can be found here: https://boardgamearena.com/group?id=5729425 Email feedback and contest entries to feedback [at] tabletopgametalk.com. Go to http://TabletopGameTalk.com/live to learn how to be part of our live audience. Follow us on twitter http://twitter.com/TabletopGameTLK http://twitter.com/GameMasterChris http://twitter.com/LawfulGoodMom http://twitter.com/NetFletch or Facebook http://www.facebook.com/TabletopGameTalkPodcast Chris's facebook (let him know you're a listener in the friend request): https://www.facebook.com/steele22374 Join the conversation on Board Game Geek http://TabletopGameTalk.com/bgg Support us via Patreon http://TabletopGameTalk.com/Patreon

 TGT On Topic 281: Tie Breakers | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:01:43

This week Fletcher leaves Chris with Kitty, who wants to talk about tie breakers and how unfair they are when they make her lose.  Or something like that.  But really, this is a fun one.  Should tie breakers exist?  What makes a good, or bad, tie breaker?  And why do they always feel like an after thought?  (spoiler: because they are) Join our discord!  Just click (or copy/paste) here: https://discord.gg/phjS78TKch Our BGA group can be found here: https://boardgamearena.com/group?id=5729425 Email feedback and contest entries to feedback [at] tabletopgametalk.com. Go to http://TabletopGameTalk.com/live to learn how to be part of our live audience. Follow us on twitter http://twitter.com/TabletopGameTLK http://twitter.com/GameMasterChris http://twitter.com/LawfulGoodMom http://twitter.com/NetFletch or Facebook http://www.facebook.com/TabletopGameTalkPodcast Chris's facebook (let him know you're a listener in the friend request): https://www.facebook.com/steele22374 Join the conversation on Board Game Geek http://TabletopGameTalk.com/bgg Support us via Patreon http://TabletopGameTalk.com/Patreon

 TGT On Topic 280: Making Digital Board Games | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:13:16

This week Kitty leaves Chris and Fletcher alone and they decide to talk about work.  Kind of.  They discuss what it takes to write a digital version of a board game.  But don't worry, they don't go too technical, and when they do, they back up and explain what they are talking about.  Probably.  Oh, and, software development isn't easy - $.99 isn't too much to pay :)  Join our discord!  Just click (or copy/paste) here: https://discord.gg/phjS78TKch Our BGA group can be found here: https://boardgamearena.com/group?id=5729425 Email feedback and contest entries to feedback [at] tabletopgametalk.com. Go to http://TabletopGameTalk.com/live to learn how to be part of our live audience. Follow us on twitter http://twitter.com/TabletopGameTLK http://twitter.com/GameMasterChris http://twitter.com/LawfulGoodMom http://twitter.com/NetFletch or Facebook http://www.facebook.com/TabletopGameTalkPodcast Chris's facebook (let him know you're a listener in the friend request): https://www.facebook.com/steele22374 Join the conversation on Board Game Geek http://TabletopGameTalk.com/bgg Support us via Patreon http://TabletopGameTalk.com/Patreon

 TGT On Topic 279: Board Game Tournaments | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:02:14

This week we talk about board game tournaments.  Probably because we're all participating in the first ever TGT Azul tournament (being run on boardgamearena.com).  What makes a good game for tournaments?  Why might you want to play in a tournament even if you're not that good?  And will Fletcher ever win a game?  (that last one will make more sense later.) Join our discord!  Just click (or copy/paste) here: https://discord.gg/phjS78TKch Our BGA group can be found here: https://boardgamearena.com/group?id=5729425 Email feedback and contest entries to feedback [at] tabletopgametalk.com. Go to http://TabletopGameTalk.com/live to learn how to be part of our live audience. Follow us on twitter http://twitter.com/TabletopGameTLK http://twitter.com/GameMasterChris http://twitter.com/LawfulGoodMom http://twitter.com/NetFletch or Facebook http://www.facebook.com/TabletopGameTalkPodcast Chris's facebook (let him know you're a listener in the friend request): https://www.facebook.com/steele22374 Join the conversation on Board Game Geek http://TabletopGameTalk.com/bgg Support us via Patreon http://TabletopGameTalk.com/Patreon

 TGT On Topic 278: One and Done | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:04:06

This week we take a deep dive into why we (as a collective whole in the board gaming hobby - yes we speak for all of you) tend to play a game once and move on.  Or maybe we don't.  Maybe we play the same game over and over and Chris just has a problem.  Could go either way on this one... Join our discord!  Just click (or copy/paste) here: https://discord.gg/phjS78TKch Our BGA group can be found here: https://boardgamearena.com/group?id=5729425 Email feedback and contest entries to feedback [at] tabletopgametalk.com. Go to http://TabletopGameTalk.com/live to learn how to be part of our live audience. Follow us on twitter http://twitter.com/TabletopGameTLK http://twitter.com/GameMasterChris http://twitter.com/LawfulGoodMom http://twitter.com/NetFletch or Facebook http://www.facebook.com/TabletopGameTalkPodcast Chris's facebook (let him know you're a listener in the friend request): https://www.facebook.com/steele22374 Join the conversation on Board Game Geek http://TabletopGameTalk.com/bgg Support us via Patreon http://TabletopGameTalk.com/Patreon

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