Friday, July 18, 2014

Episode 58: The Baseball Double-Header

It's another sportsball-themed episode as we take on two games featuring America's Non-MMA Pastime, the historic game of Baseball. First, we attempt to screen out the shouts of angry parents as we play The Approved Little League Baseball Game from the 1960's...a chart-based simulator featuring all the high-octane thrills of choosing how many pitches not to swing at. Then, it's The Baseball Card Game, a team-branded rummy style game which has the guts to implicitly claim its own definitiveness by having a starkly-worded title. Just how much pine tar and cork is needed to fix these games? Download now to find out!

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Saturday, July 12, 2014

Contest: Win a Rare First Edition of Chroma Cubes!

As announced on Episode 57, our good friend Chip Beauvais from Flying Sheep has inked a deal with 5th Street Games for a worldwide release of his independently-published game Chroma Cubes, expected next year! So, in gratitude to all the Flipsters out there who have supported the game, he is giving away one of the last ever 1st edition copies of the game to one lucky winner!

Chroma Cubes is a game which combines dice-rolling, strategic decision-making, and the pure fun of coloring with crayons into one BANCE-tastically awesome package! Chip is giving away one 3-player set, which includes 3 sets of dice, coloring books, and one master book which you can photocopy to continue playing the game ad-infinitum (or at least until the awesome new edition comes out). This particular set is a color-blind friendly set; the dice are designed so anyone can enjoy the game.

Here's How to Enter...

Send an email to "BANCE (at) flyingsheep (dot) com" with the subject line "Contest" no later than midnight EST on July 25th, 2014. One winner will be drawn randomly, and the winner will be announced on the following episode of Flip the Table!

International entries will be accepted; international winners are responsible for any taxes or fees required by law. No purchase necessary, void where prohibited.

Good luck to all entrants, and congratulations to our good friend Chip and our pals at 5th Street Games!

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Episode 57: Isaac Asimov's Robots

Let the wondrous, futuristic technology of magnetic tape transmitting images into a cathode ray tube transport you into the world of Isaac Asimov's Robots! In this deduction game, players take the role of futuristic gumshoes solving an attempted murder. Pay close attention to the VHS tape as well as randomly drawn clues to figure out whotriedtodunit. Was it a filthy "Earther," filled with discontent about their living conditions and a hatred of the sun, or was it a smug "Spacer," living in their ivory tower in the stars with their better robots and their extreme germophobia? Plus, in the Battle of Wits, we try to figure out which Asimov plotline is real, and which is a futuristic fantasy.

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Thursday, June 19, 2014

Episode 56: Welcome Back, Kotter

Hi, therrre! Even a note from Epstein's Mother won't excuse you from listening to this week's Flip the Table, as we explore the extended canon of the Welcome Back, Kotter board game. Ben and Niki join us as we roll and move our way through a dirty Brooklyn classroom, trying to string together a single sentence while under the watchful eye of a loveable, mustachioed mentor/poker player. Will this title inspire us to achieve greater things and transcend our sweathog status, or will we be children left behind?

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Thanks to contributors Ben and Niki for helping out this week!


Thursday, June 5, 2014

Episode 55: Pokemon Master Trainer

Happy 2nd BANCE-iversary to Flip the Table! We're kicking off our 3rd year with one of the biggest IPs in the world of gaming as we take on Pokemon...but not the good kind like you want. In Pokemon Master Trainer, players race to accumulate tiny, adorable monsters as they build up power for the final battle at Indigo Plateau. Collect all 3 of a Pokemon's evolutionary levels and enjoy a massive bonus. But is it enough to take down Team Rocket in the end, or will you be left crying like a kid with a prematurely unplugged link cable? Plus, in the Battle of Wits, the panel struggles to name a single Pokemon correctly.

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Special thanks to "The Killer DM" Roger Brasslett for helping us out this week!


Friday, May 16, 2014

Episode 54: E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial

In the early eighties, Steven Spielberg brought to life a pop culture phenomenon with a few simple ingredients...namely, a Speak & Spell, a saw blade, some Reese's Pieces, and a yearning for home. However, if you blend a bit of Roll & Move into the mix, you get the E.T. board game by Parker Brothers. This blockbuster tie-in pits players against each-other in an epic duel of helpfulness as they compete to assist E.T. in building his communicator device and fleeing Earth's horrible, smog-filled atmosphere. It's a co-petitive title which requires significant blind-luck skills, and a dash of ESP...but does the experience take us to the sky on its magic bike, or does it deserve to be buried in the desert? Roger Brasslett joins us to investigate!

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Thanks to "The Killer DM" Roger Brasslett for helping us out this week!