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Board Game Blitz

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Board Game Blitz is a 30 minute bi-weekly podcast about modern board games and card games hosted by Ambie, Cassadi, and Crystal.

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Board Game Blitz is a 30 minute bi-weekly podcast about modern board games and card games hosted by Ambie, Cassadi, and Crystal.

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Great Enthusiasm

By Hypersonicbunny - Feb 21 2019
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A fact filled show in a respectful length of time.

Must Listen

By JHopp88 - May 10 2018
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These ladies are amazing. The short format packs a lot of great content into 30 ish minutes.

iTunes Ratings

89 Ratings
Average Ratings
74
7
5
2
1

Great Enthusiasm

By Hypersonicbunny - Feb 21 2019
Read more
A fact filled show in a respectful length of time.

Must Listen

By JHopp88 - May 10 2018
Read more
These ladies are amazing. The short format packs a lot of great content into 30 ish minutes.

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Board Game Blitz

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Board Game Blitz is a 30 minute bi-weekly podcast about modern board games and card games hosted by Ambie, Cassadi, and Crystal.

Rank #1: Episode 47 - The Fun & Function of Social Deduction

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Ambie and Crystal discuss Dinosaur Island, Castell, and GROWL. We then talk about social deduction games, and Crystal goes over the origins of the word "deduce."

Blitz Con Recap & MeepleCon: 0:48
Recent Games: 2:21
Social Deduction Games: 16:39
Board Game Etymology - 'Deduce': 27:04
Outro: 28:10
Bloopers: 29:14

Dinosaur Island: https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/221194/dinosaur-island
Castell: https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/238638/castell
GROWL: https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/235451/growl

Mar 01 2018

29mins

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Rank #2: Episode 77 - Top 100 or Hot 100?

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Ambie and Crystal discuss 1828. We then talk about the top 100 games on BGG compared to a few years ago.

Recent Games: 0:47
BGG Top 100: 10:52
Outro: 27:59
Bloopers: 28:55

1828: https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/272538/1828

Apr 25 2019

29mins

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Rank #3: Episode 67 - Comfort Games

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Ambie and Crystal discuss Detective: A Modern Crime Board Game and Fireball Island: The Curse of Vul-Kar. We then talk about comfort games, and Crystal goes over the origins of the word 'familiar.'

Announcements: 0:45
Recent Games: 3:06
Comfort Games: 14:05
Board Game Etymology - 'Familiar': 25:01
Outro: 26:24
Bloopers: 27:37

Detective: A Modern Crime Board Game: https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/223321/detective-modern-crime-board-game
Fireball Island: The Curse of Vul-Kar: https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/233020/fireball-island-curse-vul-kar

Dec 06 2018

28mins

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Rank #4: Episode 89 - Games We Don't Play Enough

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Ambie and Crystal discuss TransAmerica and The Quacks of Quedlinburg: The Herb Witches. We then talk about some games we don't play enough and why it's hard to get them played, and Crystal goes over the origins of the word 'rare.'

Recent Games: 0:47
Games We Don't Play Enough: 8:29
Board Game Etymology - 'Rare': 23:49
Outro: 25:52
Bloopers: 26:56

TransAmerica: https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/2842/transamerica
The Quacks of Quedlinburg: The Herb Witches: https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/269259/quacks-quedlinburg-herb-witches

Sep 26 2019

27mins

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Rank #5: Episode 58 - Unpopular Opinions

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Ambie and Crystal discuss 1849: The Game of Sicilian Railways and Pandemic Legacy: Season 2. We then talk about games that everyone seems to like except us, and Crystal goes over the origins of the word "like."

Recent Games: 0:45
Unpopular Opinions: 10:30
Board Game Etymology - 'Like': 29:33
Outro: 30:55
Bloopers: 32:08

1849: https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/3097/1849-game-sicilian-railways
Pandemic Legacy: Season 2: https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/221107/pandemic-legacy-season-2

Aug 02 2018

33mins

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Rank #6: Episode 72 - The 2018 Blitzies

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Ambie and Crystal host the annual Blitzies, the special award episode for 2018 games!

Announcements: 0:38
The 2018 Blitzies: 2:47
--Best Cooperative Game: 6:08
--Most Unique: 7:33
--Best Artwork: 9:08
--Most Underrated: 11:34
--Best Solo: 13:30
--Top 5 2018 Games: 14:56
--2019 Looking Forward to: 28:26
Outro: 34:00
Bloopers: 34:55

Feb 14 2019

35mins

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Rank #7: Episode 50 - The Good, the Bad and the Unplayable

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Ambie and Crystal discuss 1889 and Sunset Over Water. We then talk about what can make a game objectively bad, and Crystal goes over the origins of the word "bad."

Announcement: 1:00
Recent Games: 3:09
Objectively Bad Games: 12:09
Board Game Etymology - 'Bad': 26:03
Outro: 27:23
Bloopers: 28:27

1889: https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/23540/1889
Sunset Over Water: https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/224904/sunset-over-water

Apr 12 2018

29mins

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Rank #8: Episode 59 - Our Favorite Exceptions

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Ambie and Crystal discuss Sherlock Holmes Consulting Detective: Jack the Ripper & West End Adventures and King of Tokyo. We then talk about games we love in genres we hate, and Crystal goes over the origins of the word "anomaly."

Announcements: 0:49
Recent Games: 1:38
Games We Love in Genres We Hate: 10:59
Board Game Etymology - 'Anomaly': 28:29
Outro: 29:25
Bloopers: 30:47

Sherlock Holmes Consulting Detective: Jack the Ripper & West End Adventures: https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/204305/sherlock-holmes-consulting-detective-jack-ripper-w
King of Tokyo: https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/70323/king-tokyo

Aug 16 2018

32mins

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Rank #9: Episode 88 - Top 5 Pre-Hobby Games

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Ambie and Crystal discuss Mr. Face and Nine Tiles Panic. We then list off our top 5 games we played before we discovered modern board games, and Crystal goes over the origins of the company name 'Hasbro.'

Recent Games: 0:47
Top 5 Pre-Hobby Games: 13:30
Board Game Etymology - 'Hasbro': 31:37
Outro: 32:49
Bloopers: 33:53

Mr. Face: https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/267945/mr-face
Nine Tiles Panic: https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/279869/nine-tiles-panic

Sep 12 2019

35mins

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Rank #10: Episode 62 - The Learning Curve

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Ambie and Crystal discuss Gloomhaven and Tiny Epic Zombies. We then talk about teaching board games, and Crystal goes over the origins of the word "teach."

Recent Games: 0:47
Teaching Games: 13:38
Board Game Etymology - 'Teach': 28:54
Outro: 31:33
Bloopers: 32:55

Gloomhaven: https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/174430/gloomhaven
Tiny Epic Zombies: https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/244536/tiny-epic-zombies

Sep 27 2018

34mins

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Rank #11: Episode 69 - Gettin' Silly Wit It

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Ambie and Crystal discuss Go Away Monster and Catch the Moon. We then talk about our top 5 silly games!

Recent Games: 0:36
Top 5 Silly Games: 6:19
Outro: 33:59
Bloopers: 35:04

Go Away Monster!: https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/6714/go-away-monster
Catch the Moon: https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/218129/catch-moon

Jan 03 2019

35mins

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Rank #12: Episode 64 - Gaming For Good

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Ambie, Crystal, and Cassadi discuss Legacy of Dragonholt, Azul, and Welcome To.... We then talk about board game charities.

Recent Games: 1:29
Board Game Charities: 12:28
Outro: 27:00
Bloopers: 28:05

Legacy of Dragonholt: https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/234669/legacy-dragonholt
Azul: https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/230802/azul
Welcome To...: https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/233867/welcome

Oct 25 2018

28mins

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Rank #13: Episode 55 - The Verts

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Ambie and Crystal discuss Container and Istanbul: The Dice Game. We then talk about gaming as an introvert or extrovert, and Crystal goes over the origins of the word "crowd."

Announcements: 0:48
Recent Games: 4:46
Personalities: 14:28
Board Game Etymology - 'Crowd': 28:57
Outro: 30:14
Bloopers: 31:18

Container: https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/26990/container
Istanbul: The Dice Game: https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/235488/istanbul-dice-game

Jun 21 2018

32mins

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Rank #14: Episode 74 - Dice Tower West Recap

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Ambie and Crystal talk about their time at the first ever Dice Tower West!

Announcements: 0:30
Dice Tower West: 3:15
Outro: 34:55
Bloopers: 35:42

Mar 14 2019

36mins

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Rank #15: Episode 83 - Why We Play

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Ambie and Crystal discuss 1862 and The Castles of Burgundy. We then talk about why we play board games (and why we might not want to play board games).

Announcements: 0:44
Recent Games: 2:28
Why Game: 11:21
Outro: 23:44
Not Really Bloopers: 24:40

1862: https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/66837/1862-railway-mania-eastern-counties
The Castles of Burgundy: https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/84876/castles-burgundy

Jul 04 2019

26mins

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Rank #16: Episode 75 - Boring? More Theme!

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Ambie and Crystal discuss 18MEX and Heroes of Land, Air & Sea. We then list off our top 5 favorite games with boring themes, and Crystal goes over the origins of the word 'travel.'

Announcements: 0:42
Recent Games: 4:37
Top 5 Games With Boring Themes: 12:03
Board Game Etymology - 'Travel': 28:13
Outro: 29:21
Bloopers: 30:16

18MEX: https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/18485/18mex
Heroes of Land, Air & Sea: https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/198830/heroes-land-air-sea

Mar 28 2019

31mins

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Rank #17: Episode 53 - List Bliss

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Ambie and Crystal discuss Tokyo Highway and Legacy of Dragonholt. We then talk about lists and why people like them, and Crystal goes over the origins of the word "list."

Announcements: 0:47
Recent Games: 2:20
Lists: 11:21
Board Game Etymology - 'List': 25:31
Outro: 26:50
Bloopers: 28:02

Tokyo Highway: https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/215463/tokyo-highway
Legacy of Dragonholt: https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/234669/legacy-dragonholt

May 24 2018

29mins

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Rank #18: Episode 54 - It Makes Sense

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Ambie and Crystal discuss Sidereal Confluence, Unfinished Case of Holmes, and Noch Mal!. We then talk about games with unique sensory mechanisms, and Crystal goes over the origins of the word "sense."

Announcements: 0:44
Recent Games: 2:53
Unique Sense Mechanisms: 14:44
Board Game Etymology - 'Sense': 27:42
Outro: 28:42
Bloopers: 29:47

Sidereal Confluence: https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/202426/sidereal-confluence-trading-and-negotiation-elysia
Unfinished Case of Holmes: https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/234378/unfinished-case-holmes
Noch Mal!: https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/206931/noch-mal

Jun 07 2018

31mins

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Rank #19: Episode 70 - What's in a Name?

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Ambie and Crystal discuss Ghost Stories and The Potion. We then talk about some thoughts on what makes a board game name good or bad.

Announcements: 0:41
Recent Games: 2:08
Game Names: 9:44
Outro: 31:10
No Bloopers (I accidentally deleted them): 32:06

Ghost Stories: https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/37046/ghost-stories
The Potion: https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/250539/potion

Jan 17 2019

32mins

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Rank #20: Episode 81 - Awarded Excellence

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Ambie and Crystal discuss Fickle, Animal Upon Animal, Battle Dome, and Race For The Galaxy. We then talk about some of the different board gaming awards this summer, and Crystal goes over the origins of the word 'prestigious.'

Recent Games: 0:47
Awards: 14:17
Board Game Etymology - 'Prestigious': 27:43
Outro: 28:42
Bloopers: 29:37

Fickle: https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/270350/fickle
Animal Upon Animal: https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/17329/animal-upon-animal
Battle Dome: https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/6112/battle-dome
Race for the Galaxy: https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/28143/race-galaxy

Jun 06 2019

31mins

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