Monday, July 27, 2015

Episode 78: 24 DVD Board Game


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...

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Missing GenCon this year? Don't forget to head to gencant.com where you can join in on the Unconventional Unconvention and get involved in their massive contest, with a prize pool including 3 of our GenCon exclusive "Secret Episode" cassettes!

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Tuesday, July 14, 2015

It's an Epic, Thrift Sifting, Table Flipping Board Game Rap Battle!!!


It's West Coast vs. East Coast as Chaz Marler of "Thrift Sift" on Pair of Dice Paradise takes on Your Moderator Chris in a first-ever rap battle of bad game punditry!!! Will Chaz's sick rhymes and sicker game collection be enough to take down the figurehead of FTT, or will Chris' lyrical dexterity and tolerance for tabletop trash keep him one step ahead? Watch the video now and find out!


Like what you heard? You can download the full song for FREE right here!

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Special thanks to Chaz Marler for his excellent video work! If you like what you see, don't forget to visit pairofdiceparadise.com to check out the rest of his hilarious videos!

CREDITS
Lyrics: Chaz Marler and Moderator Chris
Music: Moderator Chris
Video: Chaz Marler
Production Assistance: Veebug, Prof. Laserbooks, Jared Hunnefeld, Flip Florey, Melanie Michaud



Thursday, July 9, 2015

Episode 77: Aladdin


Like so much Steppenwolf, we're taking a "Magic Carpet Ride" in this episode of Flip the Table! We're playing Aladdin: The Magic Carpet Game...a dexterity/pick-up-and-deliver hybrid in the land of Disney's Agrabah. Players glide from zone to zone, trying to empty their hand of adventure cards and gain control of the Genie to win. Will our band of scoundrels and street rats "wish" to play this one again? Enter our itty bitty living space and find out!

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Wednesday, July 8, 2015

From the Desk of Your Moderator Chris: The Summer of BANCE Continues!


So over the last three years, I've gotten these two questions a lot...

1. How do I support Flip the Table?

2. Where does the music from the show come from?

And over the years, I've answered those questions this way:

1. Keep listening to the show and spreading the word about us!

2. Who does our music? Well...me! All of our music is composed using Acid Music Studio, using premade loops recombined into original art. With the exception of one song which I made on my keyboard many years ago, all of our music comes from this software.

Now, looking back on three years, I can see that FTT has grown tremendously. Our listenership is higher than I ever could have imagined, and the outpouring of support we get on a regular basis is humbling and overwhelming. So now, we find ourselves at a tipping point where we want to do even bigger and better things to connect with our fans.

That's where you come in.

After polling the Flipster Army on BGG and Facebook a while back and getting a lot of great feedback, I'm pleased to announce that you can now support Flip the Table on Patreon!

AND: As a reward for doing so, at any pledge level, you'll get to download the NEW Flip the Table Deluxe Soundtrack! We're finally making all the best music from our show available to the public...our theme song, the Battle of Wits music, the music from our commercials, our previously released "Freebie" tracks, and even a whole bunch of the crazy remixes at the end of the show...including the Mall Madness song, the Vanilla BANCE Rap, and the BANCE-apella cover! Over 20 tracks, for 20ish minutes of fun! PLUS: This is a living album! The more episodes we make, the more tracks we'll add to the soundtrack over time!

To be clear: Our show has always and shall remain free to everybody, and that won't change. With that said, what we hope to accomplish with this campaign is to raise enough money to cover our basic expenses (hosting, blown mics and cables), upgrade our equipment and the loops for our music library...and if we do really really well, to be able to get out to more of the bigger conventions to meet with fans like you.

Whether you choose to support us financially, or simply support us by enjoying the show for free and spreading the word, we appreciate each and every single one of you Flipsters out there. You have brought us so much joy over the years, and we appreciate your support, in whatever form that takes.

So! If you're interested in becoming a Patron and helping us continue our mission of bringing the world of cheesy, weird, and obscure board games into your years, just click the link below to get started!

And as always, thank you. You're the reason we do this.

Sincerely,
YOUR MODERATOR CHRIS

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Saturday, June 20, 2015

Episode 76: Iron Chef


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 & Sit Down for our Battle of Wits!

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Check out our fresh NEW logo courtesy of the amazing Danny Devine! If you've got a need for some awesome gamerly art, catch up with him on Twitter @3ddevine!


Thanks to the amazing Shut Up & Sit Down for permitting us to steal their game for this week's Battle of Wits! If you like what you heard, check out the Shut Up & Sit Down Podcast! (May contain explicit language; listener discretion advised)


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Thursday, May 28, 2015

Episode 75: VCR Golf


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...

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