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Most board game shows focus on the latest-and-greatest, or time-tested classics. We have taken it upon ourselves to comb our local charity shops and salvage stores for the other stuff...join us as we review cheesy, weird, and obscure board games for your entertainment.

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Most board game shows focus on the latest-and-greatest, or time-tested classics. We have taken it upon ourselves to comb our local charity shops and salvage stores for the other stuff...join us as we review cheesy, weird, and obscure board games for your entertainment.

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On my 4th listen thru

By bryceman22 - Jun 27 2019
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Listened all the way through this 3 times. My absolutely favorite podcast.

Best of the worst

By ImOnARolllaGave - Jun 06 2017
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I didn't know badly designed board games were this much fun!

iTunes Ratings

117 Ratings
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113
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On my 4th listen thru

By bryceman22 - Jun 27 2019
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Listened all the way through this 3 times. My absolutely favorite podcast.

Best of the worst

By ImOnARolllaGave - Jun 06 2017
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I didn't know badly designed board games were this much fun!
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Flip the Table

Latest release on Mar 09, 2020

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Most board game shows focus on the latest-and-greatest, or time-tested classics. We have taken it upon ourselves to comb our local charity shops and salvage stores for the other stuff...join us as we review cheesy, weird, and obscure board games for your entertainment.

Rank #1: Episode 83: Are You Afraid of the Dark?

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Gather 'round the campfire with us as we tell you a spooooooky story in a special Halloween Friday the 13th episode! We're playing Are You Afraid of the Dark from 1995, based on the Nickelodeon horror anthology series for tweens. Players create a custom character and explore the "Are You Afraid of the Dark"-niverse, facing supernatural peril as they attempt to max out their stats and return to the campfire. Will the panel walk away safely, or will they be shocked by an ironic and terrifying (yet kid-safe) twist? Download now...IF YOU DARE.

Nov 13 2015

1hr 5mins

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Rank #2: Episode 84: 10-Four, Good Buddy

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Straight from the CB Radio craze of the 1970's comes 10-Four, Good Buddy...the first, and probably only game, about truckers using CB Radios! Get in your big rig and hammer down as you flee from smokies while racing to be the first to complete  your route! Read fun and nigh-incomprehensible trucker speak with the help of the included dictionary of CB lingo! Does this game broadcast loud and proud, or is it all static? Hit the road with us to find out!

Dec 02 2015

59mins

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Rank #3: Episode 85: End of Year Special 2015

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It's time for our special 2 HOUR year-end extravaganza! We skip the whole ironic board game discussion thing and spend most of this episode answering  your questions. Shocking secrets will be revealed, pending your relatively low tolerance for shock! Plus, we'll give out the "Bance Lombardi" award for the best and worst games of 2015, and roll out another fan-created Battle of Wits with tens of thousands of points on the line! Spend your New Year's Eve with us!!! Not literally, of course...that would be the worst.

Dec 30 2015

2hr 8mins

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Rank #4: Episode 82: VCR Top Rank Boxing

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Float like a magnetic head and sting like a tracking error...this week we're playing VCR Top Rank Boxing! In this game of pausing and playing pugilism, players draw cards, roll dice, and watch exciting video clips in an attempt to last 13 rounds and win the judges' decision, or (allegedly) knock out their opponent. Can the makers of VCR College Bowl redeem themselves with this title? Will it be a KO, or merely be OK? Step into the ring with us to find out!

Oct 23 2015

56mins

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Rank #5: Episode 87: Hello Kitty with Geoff Engelstein

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In perhaps our most adorable episode yet, we're joined by Geoff Engelstein, co-designer of Space Cadets and co-host of Ludology to play the Hello Kitty Best Friends Game! Players race to Kitty's house for a fun slumber party while collecting stickers from their friends. Does togetherness truly bring happiness, or does this one belong in the litter box? Also: Geoff Engelstein! That's fun!

Feb 12 2016

1hr 7mins

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Rank #6: Episode 76: Iron Chef

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This time, we take a big old bite out of the  yellow bell pepper that is the Iron Chef Board Game! In this title based on the original Japanese series, players take the role of one of the four Iron Chefs in a free-for-all battle in Kitchen Stadium. Chefs jockey to present a three course meal, scoring bonus points for making dishes in their own specialty style and for actually remembering to include the Secret Ingredient. But be careful! At any time another Iron Chef could sabotage your dish...if you don't burn your own vegetables first! Will this game earn the favor of our panel of judges? Plus: We plagiarize pay tribute to the venerable Shut Up and Sit Down for our Battle of Wits!

Jun 20 2015

1hr 5mins

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Rank #7: Episode 88: Sonic the Hedgehog

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He's blue! He's spiky! He's Urkel-y! And he's fast! It's Sonic the Hedgehog, based on the original Sega Genesis game from the 1990's. Players control Sonic as he weaves his way through classic levels from the video game, collecting rings and freeing the occasional fuzzy animal from robot slavery. Can the power of "blast processing" be replicated in cardboard form, or will this one have us desperately searching for oxygen bubbles?

Mar 05 2016

1hr 3mins

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Rank #8: Episode 75: VCR Golf

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No windmills or pirates here; we're playing the purest form of golf...VCR Golf! In this late 80's title, players must choose between using sure-thing club cards in their hand, or testing their VCR pausing skills with the video tape in order to shave the most strokes off their game. Is this version of the ancient game as exciting as playing real golf, or is it as exciting as watching real golf? Plus: in the Battle of Wits, we peer into the future...

May 28 2015

58mins

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Rank #9: Episode 10,000: VCR WrestleMania (Series Finale)

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This is it...our series finale! In this two hour extravaganza, We review the WWF VCR WrestleMania game, name our Best and Worst games of both 2017 and the entire series, and engage in an epic Battle of Wits to finally settle who is truly the Wittiest Battler! Nuff said!

Jul 28 2017

2hr 13mins

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Rank #10: Episode 105: Rich Little's VCR Charades

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We begin our "Epic Final Season" of Flip the Table by playing "Rich Little's VCR Charades," a game where players watch famous celebrity impersonator Rich Little try to get concepts across without talking. VHS technology can improve a lot of things...but should the classic game of Charades remain unblemished by magnetic tape?

Mar 16 2017

1hr 7mins

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Rank #11: Episode 74: Clarissa Explains it All

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Prop your ladder against our window and climb into our game room as we take on Clarissa Explains it All from 1994! In this notably slimeless entry from Nickelodeon, Clarissa Darling guides up to 6 players on their journey to finally get the car they've always wanted. Players earn car keys by getting into each-others' heads and answering Clarissa's well-explained questions, all while avoiding the dangers of parents and little brothers and predicting the answers to survey questions posed to kids who may or may not exist. Does this game earn its license, or will it be stuck at home with Fergwad forever?

May 08 2015

1hr 15mins

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Rank #12: Episode 78: 24 DVD Board Game

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The following podcast takes place in real time...except for all the boring stuff we cut out. We're playing the 24: DVD Board Game, where players help Jack Bauer to thwart terrorist threats by using such controversial tactics as navigating through slow, clunky menus with a DVD remote. It's a series of mini-games that combine the action packed "Thrills" of Dragon's Lair with the gritty, rule-breaking realism of "24" (toned down for family play, of course). Does this title capture the intensity and drama of the fight against terror, or is it really a mole waiting patiently in our collection? Plus: a Battle of Wits where nobody can be trusted...

Jul 28 2015

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Rank #13: Episode 8: Arcade Special! Pac-Man, Donkey Kong, and Turtles

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For the first time ever, Flip the Table takes on 3 games in one show! In this super-sized, epic length, 65 minute spectacular, we go back in time to the early arcade boom to cover three board games based on video game classics; Pac-Man, Donkey Kong, and Turtles (not the good kind like you want). Plus, in the Battle of Wits, Flip challenges us to enter the game and survive pixilated peril in a special classic arcade quiz. One of these games actually gets our seal of approval...which one? Press start and find out!

Aug 04 2012

1hr 4mins

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Rank #14: Episode 51: Where in the USA is Carmen Sandiego?

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Take a trip with us to the 90's, where the world's most dangerous criminals were often pursued and captured  by young children. In "Where in the USA is Carmen Sandiego?" players travel the US searching for stolen national landmarks, obtaining a warrant, and arresting criminals with extremely punny names. This board game version swaps the cumbersome nature of reading an encyclopedia for the streamlined simplicity of multiple choice questions...but can our panel of gumshoes stop VILE with their knowledge of elementary-level geography, or will Carmen Sandiego escape yet again? Plus, in this week's battle of wits, Professor Laserbooks presents an old favorite with a new twist...

Apr 04 2014

59mins

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Rank #15: Episode 48: The McDonald's Game

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We're taking off our shoes and ascending the twisty pipe-slide as we prepare to descend into The McDonald's Game from 1975! This super-rare, super-retro title pits Ronald, Grimace, Hamburglar, and Birdie against each-other in a hamburger-slinging game of listening, memorization, and quick-thinking. We race to complete each-other's orders to score points...and strategically decide when to intentionally mess them up. This game will definitely make you hungry, but will it make you happy? Flip the Table investigates.

Feb 20 2014

1hr 2mins

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Rank #16: Episode 38: eBay

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Way back in 2001, when the dot-com bubble was bursting and the Internet was crumbling to dust in front of our eyes, one company had the foresight to create a time capsule of what would most assuredly be a distant memory 12 years later...a way to teach generation after generation about the thrill and excitement of online auctions. Now, in 2013, contributing Flipsters Ben and Niki Turner stop by to play the eBay Electronic Talking Auction Game! We let the soothing voice of the electronic squawk box guide us through 30 auctions of indeterminate length. Who will bid their way to victory and get the best assortment of random junk? And can we find the off switch? Find out now!

Sep 26 2013

57mins

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Rank #17: Episode 12: Star Wars Special! Ewoks Save the Trees and Star Wars: Galactic Heroes

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For the first time, Flip the Table attempts to scratch the surface of the massive Star Wars universe with a special two-game episode! First, we take on the Funburst children's classic Ewoks Save the Trees and find out what happens when the dastardly Phlogs attack the peaceful kingdom of Candy Land. Then, it's Battle Droid vs. Clone Trooper in the card-driven arena of Star Wars: Galactic Heroes...we talk about rules variants, and what's wrong with this poor Clone Trooper's foot. Does either game capture the epic space opera, or are the 3-D pop-up boards a mask for something much darker? Spaaaaaace!

Sep 28 2012

56mins

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Rank #18: Episode 73: America's Funniest Home Videos

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Before there was a YouTube, and we had ready access to people injuring themselves from all over the world 24 hours a day, America relied upon network television to deliver a weekly dose of poorly shot fail videos. This week we're playing the America's Funniest Home Videos VCR game, where players test their memory, creativity, and social savvy while watching hundreds of the "funniest" video clips the 1990s had to offer. Can the panel successfully remember minute details of blurry, VHS quality clips? Will Bob Saget's running commentary provide any assistance? Plus, we go shopping in this week's Battle of Wits...

Apr 17 2015

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Rank #19: Episode 108: Doctor Who: The Game of Time and Space

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In this super-sized episode, we revisit the Whoniverse by playing the most complex game ever reviewed on Flip the Table...Doctor Who: The Game of Time and Space from 1980! This Games Workshop pseudo-classic pits multiple incarnations of The Doctor against each other as they wrestle the Keys of Chronos from baddies like Daleks, Cybermen, and each-other! Is this game worth your TIME and the SPACE in your collection?

May 18 2017

1hr 26mins

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Rank #20: Episode 10: Robocop: The VCR Game

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Flip the Table has returned from the near future to bring you Robocop: The VCR Game! This roll-and-mover features real video clips from the cinematic classic. Much like the ill-fated ED-209, this one's got a shiny veneer that seems impressive; but set it at the top of a flight of stairs, and you might reconsider your investment. Would we buy this one for a dollar? Download now to find out...you have 30 seconds to comply.

Aug 30 2012

51mins

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Episode 10,001 - Wayne's World LIVE at G2S

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In a special one night only reunion episode, the Flip the Table crew with guest Gil Hova reunited at the Granite Game Summit in Nashua, New Hampshire to explore the (self-proclaimed) excellence of the Wayne’s World VCR Game! Players race to collect Party Makers, a date, and a backstage pass to Party Central, all while being heckled and hindered by Wayne and Garth themselves. Plus: Ben and Niki Turner join Professor Laserbooks for a few words from our “sponsors”. Was it worth coming out of retirement for one more job? Tune in to find out!

Mar 09 2020

1hr 23mins

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BONUS EPISODE: The Professor, Niki, and Ben...Together Again!

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With our reunion episode looming on the horizon, Professor Laserbooks, Ben Turner, and Niki Turner stopped by to record a couple of segments. While they were here, a Battle of Wits broke out! Please enjoy this bonus episode recorded in the living room of Flip the Table Tower as we play "Stupid Answers" for the first time since 2017!

Mar 01 2020

38mins

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PAXU Secret Panel - With Flip Florey, Bruce Voge, Chaz Marler, and Crystal Pisano

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Recorded in a secret location near PAX Unplugged in Philadelphia, PA, Moderator Chris is joined by Flip Florey, Bruce Voge, Chaz Marler, and Crystal Pisano for the first ever 2 on 2 Wrong Scattergories Battle of Wits! Flip and Bruce represent the East, and Chaz and Crystal represent the west…which region will reign supreme? And does Moderator Chris still have what it takes to keep control of the Battle, or will the proceedings descend into chaos?

Dec 10 2019

46mins

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Bonus Episode - 2015 GenCon Secret Episode

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For the first time (at least without an unofficial leak), our secret Battle of Wits from GenCon 2015 is now widely available! When Flip Florey attended the convention a few years ago, he handed out cassettes of this episode to loyal listeners. Recorded in secret at Flip the Table tower, it has never before been released in our official feed…now, you can enjoy the high quality digital version without dragging your boom box out of the attic. You still have to rewind it with a pencil, though!

Nov 20 2019

34mins

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Justins and Biebers and Whiskers on Kittens (This Game is Broken Bonus Episode)

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In this special bonus episode courtesy of This Game is Broken, Moderator Chris and Flip Florey unite with the entire TGiB cast for a special edition of The Battle of Wits! Can a bunch of idiots, known for doing idiotic things on their own board game panel game show, survive a harrowing Justins & Biebers adventure and defeat the mysterious final villain? Happy holidays!!!

Dec 25 2018

38mins

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Flip Florey's Bieber Battling Compilation Classic!

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Flip's got a brand new podcast coming out, and we're celebrating by revisiting some of his favorite Battles of Wits! In this compilation, we'll listen to the trilogy of adventures in the world of "Justins and Biebers", FTT's version of a tabletop role playing game. Listen as the panel faces off against devious challenges from listeners all over the world in their quest to gather loot, level up, and ultimately roll a "20" to defeat the final boss! Aaaand once you're done reliving the magic of J&B, don't forget to subscribe to Flip Florey's Super Saturday Board Game Serial! It's a podcast that celebrates the FUN in board games featuring Flip and a slew of gaming notables! Are you ready? Then heeeeeeeeeeeeere we go!

Jan 04 2018

1hr 34mins

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Episode 10,000: VCR WrestleMania (Series Finale)

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This is it...our series finale! In this two hour extravaganza, We review the WWF VCR WrestleMania game, name our Best and Worst games of both 2017 and the entire series, and engage in an epic Battle of Wits to finally settle who is truly the Wittiest Battler! Nuff said!

Jul 28 2017

2hr 13mins

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Episode 110: Myst

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In our penultimate episode, we travel back to the magical land of the 1990's to play Myst, a board game based on the classic CD-ROM adventure game! This title somehow wedges in real-time jigsaw puzzle building as two players or teams vie for control of key locations from the computer game. Does this one somehow find all the right switches? Tune in to find out!

Jul 07 2017

1hr 22mins

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Episode 109: Dream Phone

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In our third-to-last show, we revisit the 90's "Dreamy dude" genre of games with Electronic Dream Phone! Using the iconic pink phone, players call all the boys at school and interrogate them to determine who the "secret admirer" is, all while using cards to extract additional clues from the other players. Does this game measure up to the standard of Heartthrob, or is it as obsolete as a land line?

Jun 09 2017

1hr 11mins

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Episode 108: Doctor Who: The Game of Time and Space

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In this super-sized episode, we revisit the Whoniverse by playing the most complex game ever reviewed on Flip the Table...Doctor Who: The Game of Time and Space from 1980! This Games Workshop pseudo-classic pits multiple incarnations of The Doctor against each other as they wrestle the Keys of Chronos from baddies like Daleks, Cybermen, and each-other! Is this game worth your TIME and the SPACE in your collection?

May 18 2017

1hr 26mins

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Episode 107: LIVE - The Harlem Globetrotters with Bill Corey!

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We're in front of a LIVE audience at the Granite Game Summit in Nashua, New Hampshire to talk about the Harlem Globetrotters game from 1971! Bill Corey of The Cubist Podcast joins us as we discover if the fourth wall bending athletic shenanigans of the 70's Globetrotters can be properly expressed via set collection. Plus, a Battle of Wits spectacle you have to hear to believe!

Apr 26 2017

1hr 13mins

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Episode 106: Tales of the Crystals

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In our first and only venture into the world of role playing games, we cover Tales of the Crystals; a 1993 audio cassette game from Milton Bradley. Players assume the role of crystal-bearing adventurers guided through a mystical adventure through a combination of magnetic tape and randomly drawn cards. Will this game transport us to a "World of myth and magic," or did this game go the way of Crystal Pepsi for a reason?

Apr 05 2017

1hr 10mins

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Episode 105: Rich Little's VCR Charades

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We begin our "Epic Final Season" of Flip the Table by playing "Rich Little's VCR Charades," a game where players watch famous celebrity impersonator Rich Little try to get concepts across without talking. VHS technology can improve a lot of things...but should the classic game of Charades remain unblemished by magnetic tape?

Mar 16 2017

1hr 7mins

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Our Epic Final Season Begins.

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In this bonus episode, I announce the beginning of Flip the Table's "Epic Final Season." I'll tell you how we'll celebrate the legacy of Flip the Table in the coming months, and how we'll bring our cheesy, weird, and obscure journey to a close.

Mar 14 2017

5mins

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Episode 104: CSI DVD Game

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Also known as "The one that's not Law and Order," CSI: Crime Scene Investigation was a crime drama mainstay on the CBS network which spawned endless spinoffs and yet another vehicle for Ted Danson...not to mention a DVD game! We'll take a look at this police procedural romp as we attempt to solve a mystery with a tiny black light, a red lens, and a little bit of brute force. Will we crack the case, or will our patience crack first?

Feb 23 2017

1hr 6mins

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Episode 103: Motor Mouth

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In the 80's and 90's, John Moschitta Jr. held the Guinness World Record for being the fastest talking human being alive. And he turned it into a career as an actor and commercial pitchman, most famously starring in commercials for Federal Express and Micro Machines. And they made a board game about it. And we played it. 'Nuff said.

Feb 03 2017

1hr 5mins

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Episode 102: Jumanji and Zathura

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Prepare to be sucked into the deadly world of board games as we cover Jumanji and Zathura in a super-sized double-header! These based-on-the-movie, based-on-the-children's-book games both feature players racing to finish the game before they are consumed by deadly peril. But is jungle peril better than space peril? Who is better...Robin Williams or Dax Shepard? Plus, a fan-made Battle of Wits!

Jan 13 2017

1hr 30mins

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BONUS EPISODE: Events, Appearances, and a Couple of Games Played

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Your Moderator Chris, here! On this quickfire bonus episode, I'll tell you about our upcoming appearances at SnowCon, TotalCon, and the Granite Game Summit, we'll tell you which other podcasts the FTT crew has been creeping up on lately, and I'll even do a quick legit review or two!

Jan 06 2017

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Episode 101: End of Year Special 2016

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It's our two-hour end of year special, and we're closing out the year by once again skipping this whole "playing cheesy games" business and instead answering your questions! We'll also award the "BANCE Lombardi Trophy" to the best and worst games we played in 2016, and play a special listener-created Battle of Wits! So you know, the usual stuff.

Dec 09 2016

2hr

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Episode 100: Monopoly Tropical Tycoon

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It's our 100th episode, and we're celebrating in style with Monopoly Tropical Tycoon! This version of Hasbro's classic real estate game brings DVD technology into the mix...but with a concept like "DVD Monopoly," is it a "wheelbarrow" full of fun, or should it get the "boot"? Plus, lots of surprises, twists, and turns in celebration of 100 episodes of FTT...don't miss it!

Nov 16 2016

1hr 22mins

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iTunes Ratings

117 Ratings
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On my 4th listen thru

By bryceman22 - Jun 27 2019
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Listened all the way through this 3 times. My absolutely favorite podcast.

Best of the worst

By ImOnARolllaGave - Jun 06 2017
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I didn't know badly designed board games were this much fun!