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89 minutes | a day ago
Episode 35 - CHARLES DARWIN NOISES
Matt, Lolies and Meehan climb out of the primordial soup to bring you this week’s roundup of tabletop news and chatter. We discuss our time with Love Letter, Evolution and The Shores of Tripoli, before taking a look at not-actually-Viking dice game Orlog, a sequel to The Crew, the Uno TV show and more. There’s also your questions answered about the best and worst licensed board games, pub-friendly games, and our experiences in the tabletop community. New Dungeonbreaker merch and 30% off Black Friday sale! https://dicebreaker.myshopify.com/
96 minutes | 8 days ago
Episode 34 - LOVE LETTER EXPANDED UNIVERSE
Matt plays mahjong with cat people, Wheels sinks his fangs into Fury of Dracula and Thousand Year Old Vampire, Lolies invests in Love Letter lore, and Meehan explores Parks. That’s before we dive into the latest news, including X-Wing’s move to a new studio, the future of Vampire: The Masquerade and a brand new Batman game. It’s also an RPG-heavy emails section this week, as we discuss the best ways to teach RPGs and find people to play with. Plus, we pick what D&D classes we’d be in real life...
79 minutes | 15 days ago
Episode 33 - SMIRKIN GHERKIN
Matt, Johnny, Wheels and Meehan crack open a jar of tabletop news and fish out this week’s crunchiest headlines for a bite. There’s new Warhammer on the way, a Terminator RPG, marble-hacking Kickstarter Crack the Code and mutiny aboard the high seas in Feed the Kraken, plus much more to discuss. We also run through our experiences playing Thousand Year Old Vampire, Fury of Dracula, Scythe and Mysterium, before turning to your questions on recreating board games, playing RPGs by forum and keeping everyone interested when gaming with big groups. Oh, and ten minutes where we talk about pickles.
87 minutes | 22 days ago
Episode 32 - HAUNTED KAZOO
Matt, Lolies and Meehan sound the news kazoo as we catch up with the latest information on the D&D TV series, the return of Lord of the Rings RPG The One Ring, the next game from the makers of Too Many Bones and the already cancelled quidditch board game. We also answer your questions on adding rules to games, impossible moments while roleplaying and the best budget-friendly RPGs to play during lockdown. Plus, Lolies shows her skills in a Star Realms tournament, Meehan plays Root Digital and Matt escapes from Star Wars Unlock!
91 minutes | a month ago
Episode 31 - BEDFORDSHIRE CLANGER
Meehan, Johnny and Wheels serve up delicious sweet and savoury tabletop news in a neatly divided podcast crust. There’s the crew’s thoughts on the full reveal - and whopping price tag - of Descent: Legends of the Dark, whether we’d slip our feet into official Catan shoes, and the announcement of new games on the way from Critical Role. Plus, we answer your questions on changing our opinions about gameplay mechanics, the best spooky solo games for Halloween and overlooked historical settings.
96 minutes | a month ago
Episode 30 - DRUNK ART
Matt, Lolies and Meehan are back in the booth for another hour-and-a-bit of nattering about board games, RPGs and anything else that crosses our minds. This week, we chat about the return of Dungeonbreaker, our thoughts on the latest attempt to make a digital game table, new games from the designers of Splendor and Agricola, and more. There’s also your questions on misunderstood game names, when bigger doesn’t necessarily mean better and our picks of the ultimate board game Christmas gifts.
80 minutes | a month ago
Episode 29 - DICEBREAK-ASMR
Matt, Johnny and Lolies question this year’s Origins Awards winners, lament the cancellation of PAX Unplugged, look ahead to this winter’s upcoming releases and discuss the latest record-breaking Pokémon card sale. We also attempt to come up with the most romantic board game book taglines, scientifically determine the tastiest board game pieces and offer our advice on turning your tabletop hobby into a career.
91 minutes | 2 months ago
Episode 28 - BOARD GAMES: THE MUSICAL
Matt, Lolies and Meehan escape being eaten at Dinosaur World to talk about their time playing the upcoming Dinosaur Island follow-up. There’s also details on the new Power Rangers, GI Joe, My Little Pony and Transformers RPGs and the next game from the makers of Exploding Kittens, along with news on the return of Descent, Catan’s 25th birthday edition and Twilight Imperium 4E’s first expansion. Plus, we answer your Qs on easing friends into roleplaying, lockdown-friendly games and dealing with rules sticklers. All this, and a few musical interludes from the gang to see you into the weekend.
99 minutes | 2 months ago
Episode 27 - A GROUNDHOG IS NOT A CHIPMUNK
It’s just Matt and Meehan in this week, but there’s just as much chatter as ever as we catch up about the Last of Us board game, ambitious Viking epic Trudvang Legends’ delay, the first Twilight Imperium and Android comics, Groundhog Day: The Game and more. We also answer your questions about tabletop classics from BCE (Before the Catan Era) that still hold up, our dream RPGs inspired by musicians and when playing by the wrong rules can be the right choice.
89 minutes | 2 months ago
Episode 26 - PHRESH WITH A PH
This episode is sponsored by Voodoo Ranger. Matt, Johnny, Lolies and Meehan crawl their way through dungeons galore to take a look at the return of board game classic HeroQuest and the next game from Dark Souls studio Steamforged, Bardsung. The team stay on a roll with discussion of interesting RPGs on the way, including Wagadu Chronicles and Arc, before taking a detour into Batman lore with the upcoming Gotham City Chronicles RPG. There’s also a new The Thing board game, a surprising appearance for Hogs of War and your questions answered about our dream board game homes, unfortunate RPG moments and the pop culture darlings we’d like to see come to the tabletop!
99 minutes | 2 months ago
Episode 25 - FLOP THE RIGHT WAY
This episode is sponsored by Voodoo Ranger and My Journey to Catan. While Johnny’s away, the rest of the Dicebreaker crew will play! Well, when we find time for games between PAX/EGX and all this news, that is. We do manage to squeeze in our thoughts on Machi Koro, Gloomhaven Digital, Hues & Cues and Escape the Dark Sector, along with discussion of the possible return of HeroQuest, The Crew’s latest award win, upcoming RPG releases and more. After that, we answer your questions on the rubbish bits of otherwise great board games, dealing with sore losers and when a touch of unpredictability can be a good thing.
99 minutes | 3 months ago
Episode 24 - WAITING FOR KIEFER
This episode is sponsored by Voodoo Ranger and My Journey to Catan. Matt, Meehan and Wheels dodge flying plastic poos to bring you their thoughts on this week’s tabletop news, from Magic: The Gathering’s first D&D set to interesting RPGs on the horizon. We also go on a heroic odyssey in John ‘Blades in the Dark’ Harper’s Agon, brave the space horror of Alien: The RPG and wrap our heads around Roll for the Galaxy. Plus, your questions on underused gameplay mechanics, the potential of D&D 6E and our dream tabletop group answered!
96 minutes | 3 months ago
Episode 23 - HOT GAMMON DADDY DOT COM
This week’s episode is sponsored by Voodoo Ranger. Matt, Johnny, Meehan and Wheels access the mainframe of the Dicebreaker supercomputer to crack open this week’s case of board game and RPG news. There’s Blood Rage 2! Warhammer action figures! Not one, but two Imperium games! We also answer your questions on the best background listening for painting miniatures, how to stop combat in D&D dragging on and what board games could (and should) learn from tabletop RPGs. Plus, our thoughts on what we’ve been playing, from the Alien RPG and Detective to… Mastermind?
87 minutes | 3 months ago
Episode 22 - TWILIGHT IMPERIUM, MR. WAYNE
This week’s episode is sponsored by Voodoo Ranger. Matt is joined by Lolies and Wheels for another weekly dose of board game and TRPG chat. After celebrating birthdays aplenty, we discuss what we’ve been playing this week, take a look at the newly announced next book for D&D 5E alongside the rest of the latest news and releases, and answer your questions. Expect advice on digging up hidden gaming gems, tracking down out-of-print holy grails, how to keep your collection (relatively) manageable and our favourite mechanics in tabletop RPGs.
94 minutes | 3 months ago
Episode 21 - GRIMDARK RATATOUILLE
Matt, Johnny, Wheels and Meehan gather around for this week’s dose of board game and RPG talk. We chat about our time playing Sherlock Holmes, Lasers and Feelings, Infinity, and rummy (yes, that rummy), before delving into our thoughts on upcoming releases both exciting (D&D Combat Wheelchair! Crazy Octopus!) and Warhammer-related. Plus, the team’s tips on taking your RPG group online, whether GMs should also play characters and our embarrassing board game admissions. SUBSCRIBE iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/45mxfdj Google Podcasts: https://podcasts.google.com/?feed=aHR RSS: https://dicebreaker.libsyn.com/rss
87 minutes | 3 months ago
Episode 20 - STARSKETBALL
Matt, Lolies, Johnny and Meehan take refuge from the searing heat outside with some cool conversation about the new Blood Bowl, the end of Guild Ball, Warhammer, Infinity, Camel Up, the return of Ashes and much more. Plus, our picks for beach-ready board games, the top solo games to play by yourself and how to handle taking a break from GMing an RPG.
98 minutes | 4 months ago
Episode 19 - ENNIE-MENTARY, MY DEAR WIBBLES
Matt is joined by consulting detective Wheels and street urchin Meehan to talk about Wheels’ crime-solving with Sherlock Holmes, Meehan’s beef with the gods in D&D world Theros, and Matt’s Cold War spying in Pandemic Legacy: Season 0. (With no spoilers!) We also go toe-to-toe with the WWE card game, discuss this year’s ENnie Award-winning RPGs, look at the new releases coming up and answer your questions on our favourite RPG systems, planning a session zero and the board game trends we’d like to bin off for good.
69 minutes | 4 months ago
Episode 18 - THORTS ABOUT FORT
Matt, Lolies, Johnny and Meehan gather for a slightly shorter episode this week, but still manage to cram in the week’s bevy of board games news - including the new Twilight Imperium expansion, X-Men game, Warhammer 40,000 app and re-release of classic D&D adventure Curse of Strahd - thoughts on what we’ve been playing (Fort, Fort and more Fort) and answer your questions about what we call rolling a 1, how to introduce new RPGs to friends and the board game world we’d choose to live in.
91 minutes | 4 months ago
Episode 17 - DADDY LIKE FANTA FRUIT TWIST
Matt, Johnny and Meehan crack open a fizzing can of refreshing tabletop discussion with our thoughts on Fort’s pizza economy, Pandemic Legacy: Season 0’s [REDACTED] and [EMBARGOED], and this summer’s best (only?) party game involving Irn Bru, lofts and a cousin’s wedding. We also talk through 2020’s Spiel des Jahres winners, the end of the Transformer TCG, MTG’s Jumpstart format and the next game from the makers of Wavelength. Plus, your questions on bending the rules, our pop culture treasures and video games deserving a tabletop adaptation answered!
98 minutes | 4 months ago
Episode 16 - ATMOSFEAR GHOST HAMSTER
This episode is sponsored by The Ultimate Deskmat 2 Kickstarter: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/n3art/the-ultimate-deskmat-2?ref=6fnulv -- It’s embargo a-go-go for Matt, Johnny, Lolies and Meehan this week as we talk carefully around our time with the hotly-anticipated Pandemic Legacy: Season 0 and Fort. We also discuss the surprising new expansion for Star Wars: Destiny, rumours of a new Descent and Munchkin Dungeon… well, it’s here too. Plus, the answers to your questions about borrowing ideas from popular D&D web series, the best way to teach board games and the ultimate showdown: gonk droid or orangutan?
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