Tuesday, October 21, 2014

We've CRUSHED our Extra Life Goal!!!


So far, Team Bance has crushed its original fundraising goal for Children's Miracle Network...so last week on the podcast, we announced that if we hit our second stretch goal of $3,000, we'd have a special surprise...

...well we CRUSHED it! With time left to go!

So as a thank you to everyone for helping to get the word out and raise money, our website now has a "Freebies" page, where you can not only download the Gone Flippin' game, but you can also download a handful our our musical interludes at the end of some of our favorite episodes, including the Vanilla Bance Rap!

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Thank you all once agian for your generous support...and if you'd still like to help, click here to visit the Team Bance home page!!!

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Episode 64: Beakman's World


Take a little Mr. Wizard, a little Ren and Stimpy, and blend in a heaping helping of roll and move, and you get the Beakman's World: Beakmania Game! In this trivia/dexterity hybrid based on the 1990's-era educational science show for kids, players battle for beakers at Beakman's lab...using such varied props as dominoes, magnetic marbles, plastic discs, wadded up paper, rulers, and balloons. Does this nineties-tastic edutainment title manage to work in a little actual entertainment on the side? Plus: Professor Laserbooks tries to make a subjective Battle of Wits a little more scientific...

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BONUS CONTENT! Check out this supercut of the dexterity challenges in this week's game!


EXTRA LIFE UPDATE: Contributor Derek Porter will walk the DICE FIREWALK! He'll make one pass for every $50 he raises for CMN! Click here to show your support!

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Thursday, September 25, 2014

Episode 63: The Simpsons: Don't Panic


A board game about the Springfield Nuclear Power Plant? That's unpossible! This week we're diving into The Simpsons: Don't Panic...a game of spinning donuts and silly mayhem based on one of the longest running animated series of all time. Players compete in a series of crazy stunts in 60 second bursts as they race to collect enough pieces of junk to stop the reactor from melting down and, presumably, ending civilization. Does this game contain enough zany fun to make us say "Ay caramba," or will we be left eating our shorts? Plus, in this week's Battle of Wits, we'll find out who is the S-M-R-T-est about Simpson's merchandise...

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Thursday, September 11, 2014

Episode 62: Vanilla Ice Electronic Rap Game


We demand you stop, collaborate, and listen to this episode of Flip the Table, where we dive into the endless complexity of the Vanilla Ice Electronic Rap Game! Featuring the "Electronic Beat Box Microphone," players cover up pictures of Vanilla Ice using harshly colored rhyming words while jockeying for position on a thin piece of 1990's-era cardboard. Complete a stanza, and not only do you score big points, you get the pleasure of rapping your frankenrhyme for everyone at the table! Does the panel have what it takes to spit hot fire and rap like ninjas, or will we simply fade into obscurity? To the extreme!


Check out this unboxing video featuring our own Flip Florey!

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Friday, August 29, 2014

Episode 61: Star Wars VCR Game


Once again, we attempt to lift up some rocks while we stand on our heads as we return to the Star Wars universe! In Star Wars: The Interactive Video Board Game, you and up to 5 other rebels invade a partially constructed Death Star, using a combination of plucky astromech droids and the awesome power of The Force to plant enough heavy explosives to blow it to kingdom come. But be careful! A VHS-based Darth Vader and a single wandering Stormtrooper seek to thwart your efforts (because good is dumb)...and the Dark Side of The Force may prove too seductive for one of your well-intentioned friends. Is a 3D board and a blurry Darth Vader enough to set this apart from other VHS games? Plus, we ask a Very Important Question about scenes from Star Wars too awesome for theaters. Download now!

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Friday, August 15, 2014

Episode 60: Thundercats


In an instance of obvious pandering to Internet cat worship, this week we're covering the Thundercats board game from 1985! We take on the roles of anthropomorphic feline space travelers who brave mutant attacks and library-like forests in a race to finish the final battle by ourselves and snatch the glory from our fellow travelers. Is there fun to be had in this game, or are we chasing a mysterious red dot that was never really there? Download, HO!

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Thanks to contributors Derek Porter and Roger Brasslett for helping us out this week!