Thursday, May 7, 2015

Episode 74: Clarissa Explains it All

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?

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Friday, April 17, 2015

Episode 73: America's Funniest Home Videos

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...

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Tuesday, April 7, 2015

From the desk of Your Moderator, Chris...

Artist's Rendering of Your Moderator...

Hi, everyone! Just a quick note to let everyone know that I'll be a little harder to find over the next six weeks. My wife is undergoing knee surgery, and that means I'll be busy caring for her and for our newborn as she rehabs and recovers. Some of you already know this, and we both appreciate all of your well wishes thus far.

That said, the show will go on as usual. I have our next two episodes about 95% complete, save the few final touches I add just before they go out. So you won't miss our usual wacky hijinx. However, I will be less present on our social media, and I'll have to put any business inquiries (such as donation requests, interview requests, and other such email) on the back burner for a while. If you get "10,000 points," this may also take some additional time for delivery as I'll have to farm that out to my fellow panelists to send out. Thanks ahead of time for your patience.

I'll still be checking in on Facebook, Twitter, and BGG from time to time, and the remaining panel will be around to say "Hello." I encourage all of you to keep the conversation going on our social media, as the Flipster community are some of the most entertaining people to talk to! I look forward to reading your comments on our forthcoming episodes.


Thursday, March 26, 2015

Episode 72: The Justin Bieber Special

It's a special two-game episode filled with longing stares and fingers bent into the shapes of hearts! First, the panel takes on Justin Bieber: Always Be Mine...where players must be willing to do anything to earn the attention of the pop idol! Does anyone in the panel have what it takes to turn Justin's finely coiffed head? Then, it's Justin Bieber: Backstage Pass...a trivia game where players must prove their mastery of Justin Bieber minutiae in order to claw their way to a backstage meet-and-greet with "The Bieb" himself! All that, plus a cameo from Chaz Marler and a special fan-created Battle of Wits! #SQUEEE!!!!

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Special thanks to our guest Chaz Marler of Pair of Dice Paradise! Check out his take on Justin Bieber: Backstage Pass

...and watch as Flip springs these games on unsuspecting panelists Jared Hunnefeld and Professor Laserbooks!!!

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Friday, March 6, 2015

Episode 71: Waterworld

Hoist your sails and brush up on your Portu-Greek, because Flip the Table is about to take you to Waterworld! This board game, based on the 90's Kevin Costner spectacle of the same name, has players sailing their Trimarans around the endless sea of a post-apocalyptic future as they search for the mythic "Dryland"...all while escaping the infamous Smokers, who try to run them down aboard the Exxon Valdez. Can a board game based on one of the biggest box office bombs of all time somehow transcend its license and deliver a compelling experience? It won't cost you 40 quarters to find out...

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Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Flip the Table Invades The Dice Tower...Again!

While Tom is away, Chris and Jared sneak past the armed guards and onto the stage to co-host episode 396 of The Dice Tower alongside interim moderator Eric Summerer! In this live episode recorded at TotalCon 2015, we talk about some super legit, non-ironic games played, recreate a Tale of Horror, and throw down in the second ever Dice Tower Network Battle of Wits with Jared, Eric, and Jim Reed from Not Just Another Gaming Podcast! Plus, we find out about our audience's favorite roll and move games, and answer lots of great questions! Tune in for an extra dose of BANCE!!!

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Thanks to Tom and Eric for inviting us on!!!