Victory Points - A Board Game Podcast show

Victory Points - A Board Game Podcast

Summary: Becca Scott and Jake Michels are obsessed with board games. Becca's the host of How to Play and Game the Game, and now she's podcasting with Jake to talk about board games. They interview board game developers, artists, publishers, and other board game fanatics, to find out what they're playing, why they love games, and why gaming is important to them.

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 Wild Wild Tech - How Does Animal Crossing's Black Market Reflect the Real World Economy? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2109

We thought you might like this new podcast, Wild Wild Tech. Hear a preview episode here, and subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google, or wherever you listen. Animal Crossing: New Horizons has captured the world's heart due to its cutesy animal neighbors, soothing island vibes, and unbridled capitalism? Hidden beyond Nook's Craney there's a black market emerging on the internet that involves the trafficking of certain characters, and bringing out the worst greed in some players. Joshua Rivera takes a visit to Jordan Erica Webber's island to see what the fuss is about the hit Nintendo Switch game. And we hear from Zach Reino about his crazy pursuit of virtual riches in the Stalk Market and of course his famed turnip jail. And we talk to Eric Peckham who dives into this virtual utopia to try and find out why it has been corrupted by our real-world faults. Follow Wild Wild Tech Instagram:  Twitter:  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

 News Bomb and Bread Crumbs: Farewell Episode | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 236

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 100 Games in 100 Days w/ David Guthrie | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 3542

Anything is possible if you just start doing it. That's what Jake and Becca learn when they chat with David Guthrie aka "gameylannister" who recently achieved the lofty goal of playing BGG's top 100 games in 100 days. Sure, it sounds insane, but if you really stop and think about what it means to play a complex strategy game every single day for 3+ months... It sounds EVEN MORE insane.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

 Meeple People w/ Dean Donofrio & Erinrose Widner | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2413

Becca sits down with Dean Donofrio and Erinrose Widner, the co-creators of Meeple People, a webseries about a group of friends that love to board game. They discuss the goals of the series, the stereotypes about gamers, and how big a collection is too big a collection.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

 Taboo and Teburu w/ Patrick Kapera | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 3528

Patrick Kapera, co-founder of Crafty Games, joins us to discuss the process of developing Mistborn House Wars (and Becca nerds out about Brandon Sanderson's fiction). We also talk about how hard it is for a game to become a breakout star at GenCon, and what the future of gaming trends may hold.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

 Moonrakers and Showmakers w/ Mark Streed | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 4072

Mark of the Dice Tower joins Becca & Jake to talk about what it's like to review often unpolished prototypes as well as Mark's big leap to making DT videos full time. We also discuss our play-through of the new deck builder Moonrakers from IV Studio, and what a potential Hollywoodization of tabletop might look like.    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

 The Bigger Picture w/ Scott Gaeta | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 3955

The ultimate outlaw, Scott Gaeta, stopped by the studio to talk to Becca & Jake about his storied career in the industry, from game shop owner to marketing expert to groundbreaking publisher. They discuss what it takes to make a studio soar, how to choose the best games for your brand, and why it's important to have a vision. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

 GenCon ReCon 2019 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 3785

The biggest and best tabletop trade show in North America was a few weeks ago in Indy, and Becca tells Jake her hot takes in this rare host-only episode. Renegade Game Studios MIGHT be heavily featured.  #TechnicallyNotSponsored Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

 House Rules of House Vorpahl | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 3872

The incredible Amy Vorpahl, host, writer, actor, and podcaster, joins us this week to talk about her first forays in to writing her first published RPG adventures, and her experiences playing Mansions of Madness 2nd Ed from Fantasy Flight Games. Mansions of Madness 2nd Ed Twin Sister Twin Sister (Podcast) 8th Dimension AMY'S VR SHOW Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

 Getting Taken to School w/ Scott Rogers | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 4013

Scott Rogers is a professor who literally wrote the book on video game design, is a co-host of Ludology the podcast, and is the designer of Pantone and Rayguns and Rocketships. This week Scott takes Becca and Jake to school on his theories of table positioning, player placement, the decrease of violence in gaming, the toyetic joy of tactile game parts, and a quick dip into the Kennerspiel des Jahres award winning games Wingspan (2019) and The Quacks of Quedlinburg (2018). Ludology (Podcast) Rayguns and Rocketships Pantone Wingspan The Quacks of Quedlinburg Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

 The Legacy of Rob Daviau | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 4222

Rob Daviau is a god amongst gamers. He is the originator of the Legacy game, designing such games as Risk Legacy, Pandemic Legacy, Betrayal Legacy, and a resume of board game design credits longer than a mile. He was kind enough to sit down with us and discuss his background, his interactive theater hobby, and his formalwear habits during air travel. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

 Backstory for Dayzz w/ Bladezz aka Vincent Caso | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 3454

Vincent Caso, known for his role as Bladezz on The Guild, is an actor, writer, and roleplayer seen on Geek & Sundry's Vampire the Masquerade LA by Night, & We’re Alive: Frontier. Vince talks to us about his love of creating rich backstories for characters, and we discuss tips for how to navigate socially risky games without alienating your friends!  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

 The Magic Circle Abides w/ Jeff Cannata | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 3518

Jeff Cannata, host of "DLC" the Video Game Podcast and Slash Filmcast, and the DM for the interactive live RPG show “The Dungeon Run” joins Becca and Jake for a discussion on all things tabletop. They delve deep into the social concept of The Magic Circle, explore the multi-layered codeword game "Decrypto" and geek out over Uwe Rosenburg's resume! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

 Fanthropology Deep Dive w/ Meredith Levine | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 3367

Meredith Levine is a fanthropologist! She studies what makes a fan a fan, and how brands can better nurture relationships with their fandoms. She sits down with Becca & Jake to explain more about what fandom is and the benefits and connections it can bring. They also talk about everyone's favorite genre of gaming, "Slip of Paper in a Hat" games, (yes, that's definitely the best name for this genre) and how games bring us closer to others.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

 Satanic Panic and Demon Dayz w/ Johnny Recher | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 4439

Johnny Recher, a 2nd Assistant Director on big movies by day, is a tiefling loving role player by night. We catch up with him to chat about finding fellow gamers while working on the road, being entranced by the forbidden when raised around a "Satanic Panic," and our takes on Betrayal at the House on the Hill, what Fantasy Flight does right with the world of Lovecraft and the game Elder Sign, and Mysterium.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


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