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Host Tim Jennette (Metal Meeple), co-hosts Matt RoBear, and Eric Ledford talk about and discuss boardgames, video games, music, and movies. Tim is a board game video reviewer for "The Dice Tower" youtube channel and wanted to share more of this thought on boardgaming and his other hobbies. Matt and Tim met when they started the hardcore/metalcore band "Morning Augment" and have been playing music and gaming ever since!
 
The Thirsty Gamers podcast is all about the board game industry. We talk about the games we're playing at game night, board game news, local and national designers, kickstarter games, and more. We have a laid back atmosphere with Zack being the gamer and Hex the game designer. We'll have guest on the show to give their insight and other special events. The podcast is available every Tuesday. Thank you for listening and enjoy!
 
Covering board games on traditional media isn't typical, but as a radio professional, I love mixing my two favorite things. Bags and Boards is a weekly, 1-hour show dedicated to board games on KXTR 100.7 The Planet from Tarleton State University in Stephenville, Texas. You don't have to live in Stephenville though. We stream the live show online and we also post everything we do right here to Soundcloud. See all of the ways to listen and get in touch with us below. The show includes talk abo ...
 
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Host Tim Jennette (Metal Meeple), and co-hosts: Eric Ledford and George Breden, begin the show with first impressions for the board games: Architects of the West Kingdom (Garphill Games), Ecos: First Continent (Alderac Entertainment Group), and Tash-Kalar (Czech Games Editions / Z-Man Games) Since they have went through their Top 5 games with plast…
 
Host Tim Jennette (Metal Meeple), and co-hosts: Eric Ledford and George Breden, begin the show with first impressions for the board games: A War of Whispers (Starling Games), Kingswood (25th Century Games), Honga (HABA), and Back to the Future: Back In Time (Funko Games) There are tons of online conventions this year, the guys discuss the pros and …
 
Host Tim Jennette (Metal Meeple), and co-hosts: Matt RoBear, Eric Ledford and George Breden go through their Top 20 Board Games of all time! We want to thank everyone of our listeners for motivating us to keep going and sticking with us these 4+ years! Being a bi-weekly podcast, reaching 100 episodes is a tremendous feat and we are grateful to have…
 
Host Tim Jennette (Metal Meeple), and co-hosts: Eric Ledford and George Breden, begin the show with first impressions for the board games: Carnival of Monsters (AMIGO), The Deadlies (Smirk & Dagger), The Night Cage (Smirk & Dagger) Boardgamegeek has a summer release preview list - the gang goes through that list and highlights over 30 games that th…
 
Host Tim Jennette (Metal Meeple), and co-hosts: Eric Ledford and George Breden, begin the show with first impressions for the board games: Bullet Heart (Level 99 games), Spartacus: A Game of Blood and Treachery (Gale Force 9), and Bristol 1350 (Facade Games) They interview and have some fun chatter with special guest Tony Gulotti (Czech Games Editi…
 
Host Tim Jennette (Metal Meeple), and co-hosts: Eric Ledford and George Breden, begin the show with first impressions for the board games: Viral (Arcane Wonders), Fuji Flush (Stronghold Games), Just One (Repos Production), Jamaica (Game Works / Asmodee), Flotilla(Wizkids) They run through their Top 5 favorite lengthy board games... ...and much more…
 
Host Tim Jennette (Metal Meeple), and co-hosts: Eric Ledford and George Breden, begin the show with first impressions for the board games: Smartphone Inc (Arcane Wonders), Planet Unknown (Adam's Apple Games), and Bargain Quest (Renegade Games) They discuss the Spiel Des Jahres nominees and vote on which they think will win each award, go through th…
 
Host Tim Jennette (Metal Meeple), and co-hosts: Eric Ledford and George Breden, begin the show with first impressions for the board games: Nova Luna (Stronghold Games), Trial by Trolley (Skybound Games), ShipShape (Calliope Games), Trails of Tucana (Aporta Game), Belratti (Mogel-Verlag) They run through their Top 5 Favorite Real-Time games... ...an…
 
Host Tim Jennette (Metal Meeple), and co-hosts: Eric Ledford and George Breden, begin the show with first impressions for the board games: Icaion (Tabula Games), Smith's of Winterforge (Rule & Make), and The Crew (KOSMOS) Then, even though the winners have since be released (was a week late at posting this episode) the guys give their thoughts abou…
 
Host Tim Jennette (Metal Meeple), and co-hosts: Eric Ledford and George Breden, begin the show with first impressions for the board games: Ya Blew It! (Wonder Forge), Richard the Lionheart (CMON), and Hunting Party (Seaborn Games) They discuss the Asmodee controversy concerning price increases and parts replacement policy changes and whether any co…
 
Host Tim Jennette (Metal Meeple), co-hosts, Eric Ledford, and George Breden talk about games and things they have been up to during the Coronavirus quarantine, discuss The American Tabletop 2020 award winners, and more! Other games and topics briefly discussed in this episode: Castlevania Symphony of the Night, Crown of Emara, Zelda Breath of the W…
 
Host Tim Jennette (Metal Meeple), co-hosts, Eric Ledford, and George Breden begin the show with first impressions for the board games: Great Western Trail (eggertspiele), Cutthroat Caverns: Anniversary Edition (Smirk & Dagger), and Wavelength (Palm Court) 2020 is only a few weeks away so the crew reminisce in their 2019 year in review. They go thro…
 
Host Tim Jennette (Metal Meeple), co-hosts Matt RoBear, Eric Ledford, and George Breden begin the show with first impressions for the board games: Everdell Pearlbrook expansion (Starling Games), Wreck Raiders (Kids Table BG), Freshwater Fly (Bellwether Games) Since these games all have something in common, they go through their Top 5 favorite water…
 
Host Tim Jennette (Metal Meeple), co-hosts Matt RoBear, Eric Ledford, and George Breden begin the show with first impressions for the board games: Trade on the Tigris (Tasty Minstrel Games), Awkward Guests (Megacorpin Games), and Warehouse 13: The Board Game (Infinite Dreams Gaming) Then the crew talks about Board Gaming Etiquette - allowing take b…
 
Host Tim Jennette (Metal Meeple), co-hosts Matt RoBear and Eric Ledford, begin the show with first impressions for the board games: Rise of Tribes (Breaking Games), Jetpack Joyride (Lucky Duck Games), and the Chicago Express expansion and queenie (Queen Games) They go through over 30+ games that they are excited to see that will make their debut at…
 
Host Tim Jennette (Metal Meeple), co-hosts Matt RoBear and Eric Ledford, and returning guest George Breden begin the show with first impressions for the board games: Cartographers: A Roll Player Tale (Thunderworks Games), Horrified (Ravensburger), and Drop it! (KOSMOS) Managing a board game collection is a big deal. The gang talks tips and tricks, …
 
Host Tim Jennette (Metal Meeple), co-hosts Matt RoBear and Eric Ledford, and returning guest George Breden begin the show with first impressions for the board games: Lockup: A Roll Player Tale (Thunderworks Games), Shifty Eyed Spies (Big G Creative), and Fire In The Library (Weird Giraffe Games) Tapestry by Stonemaier Games has caused a lot of cont…
 
Host Tim Jennette (Metal Meeple), co-hosts Matt RoBear and Eric Ledford, and returning guest George Breden begin the show with first impressions for the board games: Welkin (Ankama), The Menace Among Us (Smirk & Dagger), and Letter Jam (Czech Games Edition) Is the board game market too saturated, and will the bubble burst? The team gives their thou…
 
Host Tim Jennette (Metal Meeple), co-hosts Matt RoBear and Eric Ledford, and returning guest George Breden recap all their experiences at Gencon 2019 and talk about all the games they played, which is a huge list! Dragonscales, God of War Card Game, District 9, Aliens, Last bastion, Tiny Towns, Rune Stones, Dilluvia Project, Dragon Dice, Dungeon Ac…
 
Host Tim Jennette (Metal Meeple), co-hosts Matt RoBear and Eric Ledford, and returning guest George Breden begin the show with first impressions for the board games: The big Score (Van Ryder Games), Inoka (XYZ Game labs), and Wooly Whammoth (Smirk & Dagger Games) The team talks about the recent announcement of CMON's Teburu game system and share th…
 
Host Tim Jennette (Metal Meeple), co-hosts Matt RoBear and Eric Ledford, and returning guest George Breden begin the show with first impressions for the board games: Arraial (MEBO + Pandasaurus Games), One Key (Libellud), and Heaven & Ale (Eggertspiele) Next, the team goes through multiple Top 5 gaming components lists for Wood, plastic and custom …
 
Host Tim Jennette (Metal Meeple), and co-host Eric Ledford, begin the show with first impressions for the board games: Noctiluca (Z-Man Games), Brass: Birmingham (Roxley), and Shobu (Smirk & Laughter Games) Next, they recap their trip to Origins 2019 game fair and talk about their experiences attending the con and being members of the press, run th…
 
Host Tim Jennette (Metal Meeple), co-hosts Matt RoBear and Eric Ledford, and returning guest George Breden begin the show with a few first impressions for the board games: Steampunk Rally (Roxley Games), Alhambra (Queen Games), and Wildlands (Osprey Games) Next, they discuss luck in board games, from dice to cards, mitigation to perfect knowledge; …
 
Host Tim Jennette (Metal Meeple), co-hosts Matt RoBear and Eric Ledford, and returning guest George Breden begin the show with a few first impressions for the board games: The Thing (USAopoly), The Faceless (Alter Ego Games), and Lifeboat (Gorilla Games) The group talks about the boardgamegeek pre-order system that's starting with conventions, Orig…
 
Host Tim Jennette (Metal Meeple), co-hosts Matt RoBear and Eric Ledford, and returning guest George Breden begin the show with a few first impressions for the board games: Council of Blackthorn (Great Northern Games), Ticket to Ride: New York (Days of Wonder), and Wingspan (Stonemaier Games) Then the group discuss if a board game can be too balance…
 
Host Tim Jennette (Metal Meeple), and co-hosts Matt RoBear and Eric Ledford begin the show with a few first impressions for the board games: Not Alone (Geek Attitude Games), Sagrada (Floodgate Games), and Dreamscape (Slyex) Two games go INTO THE PIT but only one comes out alive! In this episode we have Roll Player VS Sagrada, the crew go through th…
 
Host Tim Jennette (Metal Meeple), Co-hosts Matt RoBear and Eric Ledford, and special local guest George Breden begin the show with a few first impressions for the board games: Room 25 (Matagot), Lift it! (USAopoly), and Crusaders: Thy Will Be Done (Tasty Minstrel Games) Then they recap their visit to the LexiCon 2019 gaming convention, run through …
 
Host Tim Jennette (Metal Meeple), Co-hosts Matt RoBear and Eric Ledford, and special local guest George Breden begin the show with a few first impressions for the board games: Papua (Devir Games), In the Name of Odin (NSKN Games), and Shadows over Camelot with the Merlin's Company expansion (Days of Wonder) Then they discuss house rules in board ga…
 
Host Tim Jennette (Metal Meeple), and co-hosts Matt RoBear and Eric Ledford begin the show with a few first impressions for the board games: The Mind (Pandasaurus Games), Nut So Fast (Smirk & Laughter Games), and Champions of Hara (Greenbrier Games) Then they go through their Top 5 Video Game Pet Peeves, play through the classic game Crack The Case…
 
Host Tim Jennette (Metal Meeple), and co-hosts Matt RoBear and Eric Ledford begin the show with a few first impressions for the board games: When I Dream (Asmodee Editions), Modern Art (CMON), and Nemesis (Awaken Realms) After that they introduce a new segment called "Into The Pit!" where they pit two similar games against each other and see which …
 
Host Tim Jennette (Metal Meeple), and co-hosts Matt RoBear and Eric Ledford begin the show with a few first impressions for the board games: Barenpark (Mayfair Games, Lookout Games), Dale of Merchants (Fullcap Games), and Treasure Island (Matagot) After that they gang gives tips and tricks on how to board game on a budget, they run through their To…
 
Host Tim Jennette (Metal Meeple), and co-hosts Matt RoBear and Eric Ledford begin the show with a few first impressions for the board games: Concordia (Rio Grande Games), Inis (Asmodee), and Warmachine (Privateer Press) After that they give their year in review of 2018 for board games - surprises, disappointments, favorites, etc, go through their t…
 
Host Tim Jennette (Metal Meeple), and co-hosts Matt RoBear and Eric Ledford begin the show with a few first impressions for the board games: Everdell (Starling Games), Fist of Dragonstones: Tavern Edition (Stronghold Games), and Trapwords (Czech Games Edition) Then they discuss board game and video game collectors editions: what they like, don't li…
 
Host Tim Jennette (Metal Meeple), and co-hosts Matt RoBear and Eric Ledford begin the show with a few first impressions for the board games: Wasteland Express Delivery Service (Pandasaurus Games), Jorvik (Stronghold Games) and Luna (Tasty Minstrel Games) Then they discuss all things playmats for CCGs and Board games; what are their favorites, are t…
 
Host Tim Jennette (Metal Meeple), and co-hosts Matt RoBear and Eric Ledford begin the show with a few first impressions for the board games: Merlin (Queen Games), Dice Forge (Libellud), and Domaine (Mayfair Games) Then they discuss the controversy that occured during the announcement of Diablo Immortal at BlizzCon 2018, talk about their Top 5 favor…
 
Host Tim Jennette (Metal Meeple), and co-hosts Matt RoBear and Eric Ledford begin the show with a few first impressions for the board games: Michael Strogoff (Devir Games), Stroop (Grand Gamer's Guild), and Swordcrafters (Adam's Apple Games) After the crew discusses their Halloween inspired topic: Horror Movies that need a board game (that don't al…
 
Host Tim Jennette (Metal Meeple), and co-hosts Matt RoBear and Eric Ledford begin the show with a few first impressions for the board games: Unusual Suspects (CMON), Vegas Dice Game (Ravensburger), Endeavor: Age of Sail (Grand Gamers Guild) After that Tim and Eric recap their experience at CinCity Con 2018 and then the crew go through the Essen 201…
 
Host Tim Jennette (Metal Meeple), and co-hosts Matt RoBear and Eric Ledford begin the show with a few first impressions for the board games: Gaia (TIKI Editions Inc.), Tower of Madness (Smirk and Dagger), T.I.M.E Stories (Space Cowboys / Asmodee) After that its a live playthrough of Before There Were Stars... by Smirk and Laughter games! Prepare fo…
 
Host Tim Jennette (Metal Meeple), and co-hosts Matt RoBear and Eric Ledford begin the show with a few first impressions for the board games: Lotus (Renegade Games, Yokohama (Tasty Minstrel Games), and Remnants (Fireside Games) Matt talks about his trip to Dragoncon 2018, the gang discusses co-op board game difficulty and if a game can be too hard o…
 
Host Tim Jennette (Metal Meeple), and co-hosts Matt RoBear and Eric Ledford begin the show with a few first impressions for the board games: Carthage (SAS Creative), Dropmix (Hasbro), Saloon Tycoon and its Ranch Expansion (Van Ryder Games) They then recap their experiences and games they played at Gencon 2018... ...and much more!!! Other games and …
 
Tim Jennette (Metal Meeple), and Matt RoBear are joined by special guests: designer Emerson Matsuuchi (Century, Reef, Volt, Specter Ops), Ann Pohl (Boardgame Corner), and Roy Cannaday (Epic Gaming Night podcast), to talk about Gencon 2018 and other very cool things! This episode was recorded on Sunday August 5th at 11 am Est at Gencon 2018…
 
Host Tim Jennette (Metal Meeple), and co-hosts Matt RoBear and Eric Ledford begin the show with a few first impressions for the board games: Bottom of the 9th (Greater Than Games), Mord im Arosa (Zoch Verlag), and King of the Hill: The Dwarf Throne (Orca Jocs) They talk about the controversy surrounding the Overturn Kickstarter, give you their pick…
 
Host Tim Jennette (Metal Meeple), and co-hosts Matt RoBear and Eric Ledford begin the show with a few first impressions for the board games: Overseers (Greenbrier Games), Barbearian Battlegrounds (Greenbrier Games, and Pioneer Days (Tasty Minstrel Games). Then they share their feelings on games with fold out instructions booklets, give KUDOS to IEL…
 
Host Tim Jennette (Metal Meeple), and co-hosts Matt RoBear and Eric Ledford begin the show with a few first impressions for the board games: Star Wars: Empire vs Rebellion (Fantasy Flight Games), Blue Moon City (Fantasy Flight Games), and Gizmos (CMON) Then, Matt talks about the cruise he went on and Tim and Eric recap Origins 2018. After that the …
 
Host Tim Jennette (Metal Meeple), and co-hosts Matt RoBear and Eric Ledford begin the show with a few first impressions for the board games: Millennium Blades (Level 99 Games), Roll Player Monsters & Minions Exp (Thunderworks Games), and Sunrise City (Clever Mojo Games) Then Eric and Tim go over their Origins 2018 Math Trade results, the crew gives…
 
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