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The Game Pit

A PODCAST ABOUT BOARD GAMES, CARD GAMES AND TABLETOP GAMING. HOSTED BY SEAN AND RONAN AND COMING OUT OF THE UK.

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The Game Pit: Episode 88 - Picking Over the Bones of This War of Mine, Century Spice Road, Superhot and more...

Back to vigourously shake down the skeletons of six more games are Sean and Ronan.  The featured review in the second half is This War of Mine. Before that we run the ruler over Century Spice Road, Superhot, Santo Domingo and The Lost Expedition. Let us know what you think @gamepitpodcast on Twitter, our BGG Guild, Facebook or thegamepitpodcast@gmail.com We are proud to be members of www.dicetower.com where you can find enough gamijng coverage to fill your days, nights, weeks and months. Subscribe to us on iTunes, Podbean or Stitcher to never miss a show.

1hr 28mins

24 Jul 2017

Rank #1

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The Game Pit: Episode 66 - Scythe and more....

One of the biggest releases of the year, Scythe forms the main review in this episode as the Pit returns to it's regular format.Ronan and Sean (back from his travels) are joined from what sounds like his toilet by our old favourite, Steve.In the first part, the three discuss games they have been playing or are excited about for one reason or another and these include The Walking Dead: No Sanctuary, Mansions of Madness: Second Edition and Ghost Stories.Competition TimeThe main review of Scythe is in part 2 but before that we begin our Dice Tower competition to win $50 to spend at Cool Stuff Inc. Our winner will then go into another draw to win $1000 to again spend at Cool Stuff Inc. Once you hear the question, email your answers to: thegamepitcompetition@gmail.comThe Game Pit is a proud member of The Dice Tower Network

2hr 20mins

22 Aug 2016

Rank #2

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The Game Pit: Episode 31 - Essen 2014 Treasure Hunt Special (part 1)

Essen fever has swept into the Game Pit and excitement levels are peaking. Ronan and Sean use the Treasure Hunt format to look ahead at some of the games coming out in the Essen Spiel that have caught their interest for one reason or another. The boys decide based on the information they have, if the games will be treasure or trap. The Game Pit is a proud member of The Dice Tower Network and you can also find us on 2d6.org.

1hr 35mins

9 Oct 2014

Rank #3

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Episode 5 - Treasure Hunt

Sean and Ronan look over recent and upcoming releases and try and predict whether they will be treasures or traps. What upcoming games will be still going strong in years to come and which will disappoint upon arrival?Subscribe to the The Game Pit on iTunes or at www.thegamepit.podbean.comCheck out our episodes and more great video, audio and written gaming goodness at www.2d6.orgWe welcome your feedback at thegamepitpodcast@gmail.comYou can find us on Twitter @gamepitpodcast

1hr 6mins

10 Apr 2013

Rank #4

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The Game Pit - Episode 111: UKGE 2018 Battle Report

Sean and Ronan pillaged UK Games Expo 2018 and return to your ears with tales of fourteen of the games they played over the weekend plus mentions of many more they looked at, prodded and licked.  Head to www.youtube.com/c/thegamepit for overview videos featuring many of the games mentioned in the episode. Head to www.dicetower.com for many more gaming delights. Follow us on social media for all the latest Pit news.

1hr 29mins

14 Jun 2018

Rank #5

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The Game Pit: Episode 42 - Battle Report: Virgin Queen

In the first Battle Report episode Sean and Ronan are joined by Lloyd, Pouria, Paul and Rachel. Listen in as we play Virgin Queen with reports from the table and from each player as the game progresses. After the game we go back to the table again for everyone's first impressions of the game. Catch all our episodes at dicetowernetwork.comFind lots of gaming goodness at 2d6.orgFollow us on Twitter and Facebook for all the breaking news.

1hr 25mins

12 Mar 2015

Rank #6

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The Game Pit - Episode 131: Council Chamber Top 10 of 2009

Sean and Ronan are unearthing modern classics in this episode. Joined by Pouria they each give their Top 10 games published in 2009 and the reasons why these titles are still great after a decade of plays. Join in the conversation with us on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and at our BGG Guild. Drop us a line at thegamepitpodcast@gmail.com Head to www.dicetowernetwork.com for heaps of great gaming podcasts.

1hr 29mins

1 Apr 2019

Rank #7

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The Game Pit: Episode 43 - Picking Over the Bones

After a break Sean and Ronan are back with a bumper Picking Over the Bones episode. Discussed and reviewed in this episode are Machi Koro, XCOM: The Board Game, El Gaucho and Legendary Encounters: An Alien Deck Building Game. Also in the show, the boys reveal the winner of the Hoyuk competition - Sponsored by Mage Company. The Game Pit is a proud member of The Dice Tower Network and you can also find us on 2d6.org. Finally, Mage Company have shared the news of an upcoming Kickstarter for a 12 Realms expansion, starting at the end of May 2015. Keep an eye out for that!

1hr 42mins

24 Apr 2015

Rank #8

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The Game Pit Podcast - Episode 104: Picking Over the Bones with Eleanor

Ronan and Eleanor take a spin in the booth to cover nine Spiel 2017 releases in record time. Join them for their run through to find out if they uncovered treasures or got trapped at the table. For Pit Stop videos of some of these titles and more head to; https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCaDSbpqp2Pali1m7i-ywuLg Contact our Pit Crew at thegamepitpodcast@gmail.com or on Twitter @gamepitpodcast Head to www.dicetower.com for the best in gaming coverage.

40mins

20 Nov 2017

Rank #9

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Episode 4 - Picking Over the Bones

Once again Sean and Ronan pick over the bones of games they have recently devoured in the pit. Up for examination this week are Ginkgopolis, Love Letter, Escape: Curse of the Temple, Thunderstone Advance, Belfort and Forbidden Island.Subscribe to the The Game Pit on iTunes or at www.thegamepit.podbean.comCheck out our episodes and more great video, audio and written gaming goodness at www.2d6.orgWe welcome your feedback at thegamepitpodcast@gmail.comYou can find us on Twitter @gamepitpodcast

1hr 22mins

3 Apr 2013

Rank #10

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The Game Pit - Episode 126: Pit Spit

Sean and Ronan try a new format in which they ramble around subjects ranging across gaming and beyond. Includes first impressions, Holiday Gaming, Sean's Kickstarter problem, females in history, inserts, Batman Ninja and much more...

1hr 51mins

8 Feb 2019

Rank #11

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The Game Pit: Episode 46 - Council Chamber: Big Episode on Small Games

This time Sean and Ronan are joined by several of their friends to discuss shorter games. Over thirty games are covered and we give you the best and the worst ways to fill the time between the big ones.Your two hosts give you a dozen reviews of smaller games and joining them at various points are Adam, Bonnie Kate, Pouria, Natalie, Chris and Paul. The Game Pit is a proud member of The Dice Tower Network and you can also find us on 2d6.org.

3hr 12mins

25 Jun 2015

Rank #12

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The Game Pit: Episode 77 - Picking Over the Bones

We fire up our first full reviews from Spiel 2016 and the games on the slab this time are Adrenaline, Key to the City - London, Great Western Trail, Flamme Rouge, Cottage Garden and The Last Friday. We also have a review of current Kickstarter massive hit Mythic Battles: Pantheon from Ronan. Head to www.dicetower.com for plenty more great gaming content. Let us know your thoughts on these games and any others via Facebook, Twitter, BGG and email at thegamepitpodcast@gmail.com

1hr 31mins

30 Nov 2016

Rank #13

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The Game Pit - Episode 56 - The Bumper Review of 2015 (with Top 5s)

We are back and to make up for the break, we return with a truly huge episode.Ronan and Sean are joined by Paul (Full on) to look over the best and worst that 2015 had to offer (and to offer Paul a hug).Included in the episode:Our Top 5 of 2015 Top new to us games of 2015 Most disappointing games of 2015 Out of the Dust Want to play again and much moreAlso in this episode is a sneak peak at Nightmare Forest: Dean Run.This game is now available on KickStarter here:https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/bravefrontierstudios/nightmare-forest-dead-run

3hr 23mins

31 Jan 2016

Rank #14

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The Game Pit Episode 14.3 - Treasure Hunt Essen 2013

Delving further into the treasure chest of releases due later this month at Essen 2013 Sean and Ronan give their initial impressions on Carnival Zombie, Templar: The Lost Treasures, Yunnan, Lewis & Clark, Trains & Stations and Legacy.Find other great podcasts at dicetowernetwork.comThere is great written, audio and video gaming content at 2d6.orgCatch us on Twitter @gamepitpodcastEmail us at thegamepitpodcast@gmail.com

1hr 3mins

22 Oct 2013

Rank #15

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The Game Pit - Episode 129: Picking Over the Bones

Sean and Ronan are chewing through six in depth reviews this time around in The Game Pit. Going through the ordeal this time are; Blackout: Hong Kong, Architects of the West Kingdom, Captains of the Gulf, Robin Hood and the Merry Men, Pandemic: Fall of Rome and The Flow of History.

2hr 18mins

6 Mar 2019

Rank #16

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Episode 13 - The Vault

Apologies for the hiatus. We are now firmly back on track and we have a Picking Over the Bones episode and a special Essen Preview coming up in the next few weeks.This week Sean and Ronan nominate four more games to join Dominion in The Game Pit Vault of the best games of all time. Sean nominates Ticket to Ride and Pillars of the Earth. Ronan puts forward Lords of Vegas and Tigris & Euphrates. Listen in to find out which one makes it into The Vault.You can find all our episodes on 2d6.orgFollow us on Twitter @gamepitpodcastSend your feedback or questions to gamepitpodcast@gmail.com

1hr 55mins

25 Sep 2013

Rank #17

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The Game Pit: Episode 17 - The Bumper End of Year Review

In this episode Ronan and Sean are joined by a group of guests to discuss the best 2013 had to give in gaming. The subjects discussed are the best releases in 2013, the best new to you game played last year, Sean and Ronan's 12 days of gaming and what everyone would have liked Gaming Santa to leave under the Christmas tree. The guests are Pouria, Teri, Nathan, Natalie, Lloyd and Bonnie-Kate and we'd like to thank them all for their contributions. The Game Pit are proud members of The Dice Tower Network You can catch all The Game Pit episodes on 2D6.org

2hr 8mins

11 Jan 2014

Rank #18

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Episode 14.1 - Essen Spiel 2013 Special

This is the first of a series of shorter Game Pit special edition episodes where Sean and Ronan talk about the games that have caught their eye in the lead up to the 2013 Essen Spiel. In this Episode they use the Treasure Hunt format to discuss The Phantom Society, Nations, Blueprints, Patchistory, Packet Row and Coal Baron. Catch The Game Pit and a whole host of gaming goodness on 2D6.org You can also find us on Twitter @gamepitpodcast or email us at - thegamepitpodcast@gmail.com

48mins

3 Oct 2013

Rank #19

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The Game Pit: Episode 142 - Pit Spit

We're back with another Pit Spit episode. Sean and Ronan run through 12 games that they have been playing of late including Marvel: Champions, Horrified, Rumble Nation and Abomination: Heir to Frankenstein. They also take a look at two current KickStarter projects that have caught the eye. The Game Pit are proud member of The Dice Tower network. https://www.dicetower.com/ Also, we are proud to announce that our Pit Stop overview videos are now part of the Dice Tower family and can be only found on the Dice Tower YouTube feed. https://www.youtube.com/user/thedicetower

1hr 58mins

7 Dec 2019

Rank #20