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109 minutes | Jun 7, 2021
Episode 61 - A BABY HEDGEHOG EXPLODES
The Dicebreaker team are joined by the wonderful and enigmatic Tony Vasinda of +1 EXP! to discuss tabletop gaming and other vaguely related stuff. Wheels, Meehan, Liv and Tony chat about Uk’otoa, Star Realms, Railroad Ink Challenge, MTG Arena and Arc. They also make plenty of time to discuss non-sequitur rubbish such as All Dogs Go to Heaven, Doc Martin and Sonic cartoons. After some obligatory news, the quartet then ‘help’ Tony make his next RPG character - with suggestions from the audience.
103 minutes | Jun 2, 2021
Episode 60 - TRANSFORMERS & REPRESENTATION
Wheels, Meehan and Liv take the reins of this week’s podcast to discuss Libertalia, Downforce, Low Stakes, Summoner Wars 2E and Causa: Voices of the Dusk. Of course, the team also finds plenty of time to talk about Eurovision and the nuances of the 1980s animated Transformers movie. Meehan brings news of the latest edition of Monopoly and the dwindling studios set to appear at this year’s Gen Con, before the trio brainstorm celebrity board game tie-ins and answer questions from the viewers and emails.
101 minutes | May 24, 2021
Episode 59 - Z&Z
Dicebreaker’s new video producer Liv joins familiar faces Matt, Wheels and Lolies to talk through what we’ve been up to this week and debut our latest silly game! We revisit the great Camel Up debate, escape the horrors of Camp Grizzly, check out Quacks of Quedlinburg’s latest expansion and touch on the presence of gambling in card games. (Please gamble responsibly.) There’s also time to run through our thoughts on this year’s Spiel des Jahres nominees, before we challenge the team to guess popular board games from their worst BoardGameGeek user reviews. Help those affected by the Israel-Gaza conflict with a donation to one of these organisations: dicebreaker.com/topics/israel-gaza-conflict/news/help-those-affected-israel-gaza-conflict
102 minutes | May 17, 2021
Episode 58 - CHOO CHOO THOMAS
The Dicebreaker Podcast is back, but not quite as you knew it! We’ve got a rejigged format, some fun new games to play and all of it recorded LIVE with an audience each Friday. What hasn’t changed is our love of tangents into other topics of conversation and our disdain for Monopoly. Lolies has been playing Partners, Wheels has been checking out the new Summoner Wars, Matt continues to lose at Oath and Meehan has been Rolling & Fighting in Vengeance. All this, plus ways to use Top Trumps without actually playing Top Trumps, our thoughts on the future of board games and the first games we want to play once lockdown’s over.
93 minutes | May 7, 2021
Episode 57 - POKER FOR PENNIES (with Professor Meg!)
Special guest Professor Meg joins Lolies, Meehan and Matt to chat Gloomhaven, Oath, Unmatched, Keyforge and Lolies’ newfound love of poker. We pick out this week’s news highlights, including a tabletop RPG that will teach you sign language and a new board game for Among Us fans. We also take your questions on the heavier games we can’t wait to teach new players and board games like Ticket to Ride, but less random. Find more of Meg on Twitter @professormeg and Twitch: twitch.tv/professormeg
99 minutes | Apr 30, 2021
Episode 56 - FLAN ROUGE (with Nicola Twiston Davies!)
We’re joined by board game life coach Nicola Twiston Davies to chat about our time with MTG Arena, Stardew Valley: The Board Game, Unmatched, Gloomhaven Digital, Flamme Rouge and - of course - Lolies’ latest adventures in Star Realms. We also lament the cancellation of Knizia games, look forward to a new Galaxy Trucker and peruse the latest TV and film adaptations of tabletop classics Guess Who? and Werewolf. Finally, your questions on our favourite legacy games and whether it’s right to ditch game boxes to save space! Find out more about Nicola’s work through Game Plan Life Coaching at gameplanlifecoaching.com.
96 minutes | Apr 23, 2021
Episode 55 - A THICK, SHORT BOY
Matt, Lolies and Meehan clamber back inside the pod cockpit to jet through another week’s worth of stories and questions. Lolies discusses her return to Star Realms, Meehan roots, loots and shoots in Colt Express, and everyone reflects on our time exploring the galaxy of sci-fi RPG Burn Bryte. We catch up with the latest on the new games from the creators of Pandemic, Exploding Kittens and Arkham Horror, consider the potential of a Metacritic for board games, and celebrate even more disability representation in Dungeons & Dragons. Then your questions answered on oversized boxes, obscure games, the best meeple shapes and the best - and worst - trends!
96 minutes | Apr 16, 2021
Episode 54 - NEVER DOUBLE FIDDLE (with Colin Cummings!)
Boy Problems designer Colin Cummings joins the team to answer your questions on the best RPGs for newbies, the hobbies we’ve picked up during lockdown and how to cat-proof your board games. There’s also discussion of promising roleplaying platform One More Mutliverse, Wingspan’s enduring success over Scythe, The Crew’s latest awards win and the announcement of the Zenobia Award shortlist. All this, plus our thoughts on what we’ve been playing lately, including Cyclades, Bullet❤️, Betrayal at House on the Hill, tarot-powered RPG Hesitation at the Gate and Colin’s ongoing mission to actually play Lancer instead of just reading it. Of course we discuss Carly Rae Jepsen, did you even need to ask? Find Colin on Twitter @colinmcummings, check out his RPGs at boyproblems.itch.io/boy-problems and support him on Patreon: patreon.com/colincummings.
93 minutes | Apr 9, 2021
Dicebreaker Podcast - Episode 53 - Featuring special guest Jeremy Gage!
Wheels and Meehan are joined by Jeremy Gage, game designer and host of the Draw Your Dice podcast, for this week’s episode. The trio talk about drafting in Magic: The Gathering - Arena, gambling in Backgammon and testicles in Epic Spell Wars. They also discuss all the hoo-ha around the Strixhaven set, the new Camel Up expansion and *shudder* Monopoly: Spongebob Squarepants Meme Edition. Jeremy also answers questions from his beloved audience.
89 minutes | Apr 2, 2021
Episode 52 - TERRA MYSTICA ON A CARABINER
The whole gang’s here for another 90 minutes of board game chatter and as many news headlines we can squeeze into whatever time’s left. Everyone’s been playing Quacks of Quedlinburg, Lolies has been enjoying the splendour of Splendor, Wheels continues to explore the horrors of Arkham, Meehan sails the treacherous seas of Libertalia and Matt’s finally got his hands on Bullet♥️.There’s talk about the new co-op game from Matt ‘Pandemic’ Leacock, a new D&D setting from the minds behind World of Warcraft, a first look at Save Patient Zero and a couple of more serious and important stories from around the world of tabletop gaming. All this, plus games that just can’t be recreated in a digital form, our thoughts on a meta board game about podcasts and our post-pandemic lunch plans. Finally, the ultimate question answered: can you fly a helicopter on Mars?
99 minutes | Mar 26, 2021
Episode 51 - HAIRCROW
This week, Meehan continues to terraform Mars, Wheels investigates The Dunwich Legacy in the Arkham Horror LCG, and Matt sails more Forgotten Waters and watches some anime - but it’s about board games, promise. We discuss Gen Con’s delay, new Sonic the Hedgehog and Sea of Thieves spin-offs, the upcoming Infinity battle royale game, and the latest change to Monopoly’s Community Chest cards. We also prove maths can be fun (sometimes) and pick out our favourite board game expansions!
96 minutes | Mar 19, 2021
Episode 50 - PROFESSOR BOSS BABY
This week, Matt’s been sailing Forgotten Waters, Meehan’s been seeing what we do in the shadows in indie RPG Low Stakes and Wheels has been getting into Fights in Tight Spaces. That’s before we check out the next game on the way from Richard ‘MTG’ Garfield, team up with the X-Men in the new Marvel United spin-off, face the Keyraken in the upcoming Keyforge co-op mode and and consider whether Arnie’s CGI buttocks will make an appearance in the Terminator RPG. Plus, your questions answered on the good parts of bad games, our biggest Kickstarter disappointments and board games that just won’t fit back into their box.
95 minutes | Mar 12, 2021
Episode 49 - SPORK, SPIFE & KNOON
This episode of Dicebreaker Podcast is sponsored by Rogue Heroes: Ruins of Tasos. Visit https://store.team17.com and use code DICE10 for a 10% discount. With few board games hitting the table this week, Matt, Lolies and Meehan veer into important debates about the other things you find on a tabletop. We also take a look at The One Ring’s new Kickstarter record, get stuck into sewing-powered RPG A Mending, Vivid-ly discuss the next game from the makers of Sagrada and consider why upcoming Unmatched character Shakespeare is underrated. All this, plus recommendations for the best mystery board games and redemption for overlooked classes in RPGs.
99 minutes | Mar 5, 2021
Episode 48 - A LITTLE KNIZTCH
This episode is sponsored by Rogue Heroes: Ruins of Tasos. Visit https://store.team17.com and use code DICE10 for a 10% discount.Lolies and Meehan have been hands-on with the next game from the creator of Cosmic Frog, Wheels is excited for the new Summoner Wars, and Matt has been cracking cases on the streets of Crime City in MicroMacro. We also discuss Magic: The Gathering’s move to Universes Beyond, this year’s As d’Or winners and - of course - the latest D&D movie news. Plus, your questions answered on cultural sensitivity in games, our favourite third-party tabletop creators and advice on running RPGs over Zoom.SUBSCRIBE iTunes: https://tinyurl.com/dbpoditunes Spotify: https://tinyurl.com/dbpodspotify Google Podcasts: https://tinyurl.com/dbpodgoogle RSS: https://tinyurl.com/dbpodrss
99 minutes | Feb 26, 2021
Episode 47 - BIG BINGO SELLS BALLS
This episode is sponsored by Rogue Heroes: Ruins of Tasos. Visit https://store.team17.com and use code DICE10 for a 10% discount. Matt’s been hanging with mice in Mausritter, Wheels has been battling cards in Dinn and Meehan has been terraforming Mars in, er, Terraforming Mars. That’s before we jet off to the new sci-fi edition of Quest, consider the demise of Legend of the Five Rings and, you guessed it, comment on the latest D&D movie casting news. There’s also our advice on moving from board games to RPGs, resolving conflict at the table and roleplaying in familiar pop-culture worlds. Plus: which board game world we’d choose to live in.
73 minutes | Feb 19, 2021
Episode 46 - EMBRACING THE BIN
Join Meehan, Lolies and Johnny as we talk about Asmodee's acquisition of Board Game Arena, the cancellation of the Metal Gear Solid board game (snaaaaaaaake!) and the upcoming Witcher board game. Plus, we answer your questions on when a game stops being a game and which board games we'd like to see scaled up to Twilight Imperium proportions.
94 minutes | Feb 12, 2021
Episode 45 - D&D: Danny & DeVito
Join Matt, Meehan and Wheels as we dive into an overflowing pile of tabletop news. There’s a new Root expansion to discuss, the upcoming Avatar and Korra RPG, the return of The One Ring, the questionable timing of The Grizzled: We Care, and an impressive Pokémon spin on Wingspan. Plus, the return of our hot takes on the latest D&D movie casting news and its disappointing lack of the greatest living actor. We also find time to answer your questions of keeping up with endless expansions and where to find inspiration for roleplaying worlds.
90 minutes | Feb 5, 2021
Episode 44 - DAB ONCE FOR YES
TikTok, it’s Matt, Johnny and Meehan on the clock - and the playing don’t stop as we discuss this week’s tabletop offerings. Matt’s been solving murders in MicroMacro: Crime City, Johnny’s sworn there’ll be No More Jockeys and Meehan’s taken her place as Overboss of the upcoming Boss Monster spin-off. There’s talk of the new Set a Watch roll-and-write, the latest from the makers of Exploding Kittens and the impending Monster Hunter World adaptation. We also find time to create a Franken-game, and offer our advice on cultural sensitivity while roleplaying and playing D&D over Zoom.
83 minutes | Jan 29, 2021
Episode 43 - QUICHE WEEK
On this week’s pastry-filled podcast Meehan, Johnny and Lolies chat about losing Forbidden Desert, how tabletop games continue to make loads of money on Kickstarter and tips on playing characters in Dungeons & Dragons. The trio also have multiple conversations about quiche and consider the consequences of opening up a dreadful circus. Keep your ears out for a return of the Scythe update as well!
103 minutes | Jan 22, 2021
Episode 42 - DON’T STEP ON A TYRANID
Matt, Meehan and Wheels navigate their way around poop jokes and Gwyneth Paltrow’s unfortunate candle mishaps to discuss this week’s board game and RPG news. There’s our thoughts on the latest D&D TV series rumours, pricey Magic: The Gathering and Pokemon cards, the games we’ve been playing, and the unholy combination of baked beans and dice. We also give our advice on playing D&D over video call, discuss our formative board games, consider the least foot-friendly gaming components and answer the impossible question: what would make a good Monopoly?
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