Sunday, June 24, 2012

Episode 5: GI Joe: Mission: Cobra HQ

Yo, Joe! On this week's program, we play GI Joe: Mission: Cobra HQ...a roll & move game of infiltration where Snake Eyes and 3 other Joes attempt to steal TOP SECRET files from Cobra Headquarters. The question is, does this game contain the same level of subtle nuance and deep emotional engagement as the animated series? Download now to find out!

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Sunday, June 17, 2012

FTT at the Northern New England BGG Meetup

By Chris Michaud

Panelists Flip, Jared, and myself all traveled to Brunswick, Maine for the second annual Northern New England BGG Meetup, organized by Mark Leaman of Merrymeeting Games. This is one of my favorite events of the year, as it combines two of my favorite things; board games, and traveling to the city with the world's greatest gelato place.

In addition to a full day of excellent games, the event featured a drawing for some awesome door prizes; including copies of Urban Sprawl, The Red Dragon Inn 2, High Noon Saloon, and Maine's own Cabin Fever by Mark Leaman. In addition, Flip the Table provided a copy of Star Fluxx to the prize pool. (For a podcast, giving away a prize is a sort of rite of passage. I think.)

I had a chance to play a few excellent games I hadn't tried before; including The Manhattan Project, Blood Bowl: Team Manager, and even my very first game of Crokinole. Check out this board...its gigantic! I want one so badly, I would throw out some of my furniture to make room...

For me, the day was capped off by running a game of Battlestar Galactica, in which the Cylon Admiral ended the game by choosing a "Missed Jump" destination card. The randomly selected destination cost the Humans 4 fuel and gave the Cylons the win, in one of the awesomest "Admiral-crashes-the-bus-into-the-sun" moments I've seen in a BSG game. If you don't know what any of this means, hurry up and go play BSG. You won't regret it.

HUGE thanks to Mark for organizing the event...and, if you want to catch up with us on BGG, you can do so by clicking on this link...

Flip the Table Guild on BGG

It was a pleasure meeting everyone there, and we're all looking forward to next year!!! Also: Gelato.

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Flip the Table is On The Air!!!

UPDATE: Flip the Table is now available on iTunes! Click here to get it there!

The wait is over! You can now download and listen to Flip the Table: The Podcast About The Other Side of Board Games! Not only that, but we've got a couple of surprises as well!

THE FIRST SURPRISE: We're dropping 4 episodes! That's right; we got so far ahead of schedule on recording, we've decided to bring you four big episodes to listen to! That's four reviews of cheesy, weird, and obscure board games for your entertainment!

THE SECOND SURPRISE: All four episodes today feature an exclusive audio trailer for Pixel Lincoln!

Pixel Lincoln is a new DBG which features Abraham Lincoln in an 8-bit world of video game mayhem! If this sounds awesome to you, you can go back it on Kickstarter right now and get some awesome rewards for doing so!

Check out the links below to listen to our brand new podcast...and if you like what you hear, catch up with us on Twitter @tableflipsyou and let us know what you think!

Episode 1: Transformers

Episode 2: American Idol

Episode 3: WWE DVD Board Game

Episode 4: Lingo DVD

Episode 4: Lingo DVD

It's a Chuck Woolery extravaganza as we play Lingo, the DVD board game featuring the host of such legendary game shows as Scrabble and Love Connection. Based on the GSN game show, this game seeks to capture the TV experience. Does this fusion of Bingo, Mastermind, and newspaper word puzzles succeed? The answer is just a click away...

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Episode 3: WWE: The DVD Board Game

It is perhaps the only board game to come with both a cardboard wrestling ring and a's WWE: The DVD Board Game. This title casts you as the manager of a stable of wrestlers vying to collect all of the WWE titles by solving exploding Wheel of Fortune puzzles. Listen to find out if this game is a Jobber, or a Heavyweight Contender. (Spoiler alert...)

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Episode 2: American Idol

There is no singing in this episode. There is, however, much discussion of the American Idol: Collectible Card Game. We send our hopeful singers into battle against each-other in this reality TV simulation...then, we test our knowledge of past Idols in the Battle of Wits. Find out if this game passed the audition round...

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Episode 1: Transformers

In our debut episode, we play the 80's board game Transformers: The Adventure Game, a roll-and-mover featuring the Autobots winding their way through a mysterious labyrinth...and, in the Battle of Wits, we look for some of our favorite board games on the Internet Movie Database. Will we survive our very first episode with sanity intact? Download now to find out!

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Pixel Lincoln
Transformers: The Adventure Game (Board Game Geek)
Minotaurus (Board Game Geek)
The Internet Movie Database

Friday, June 8, 2012

Want List: WWF WrestleMania VCR Game

It's the perfect combination of board games, magnetic tape, and "Macho Man" Randy Savage...I remember seeing the commercial for this one when I was a kid, and wanting it very, very badly. Even as an adult who knows better about VCR games, I still would do terrible, terrible things to get a hold of this one.

This commercial makes me wonder: why don't more pro wrestlers use VCRs as weapons? That would make me buy more pay-per-views.

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Sweet New Logo!

Hey, there! Check out our brand new album art, courtesy of Flip the Table panelist, party clown, and gaming bon vivant Flip Florey!

Check out that screaming blue pawn! We are cruising toward launch, having recorded a total of 7 reviews of cheesy, weird, and obscure board games. The show will be launching very soon...ahead of schedule in fact! Keep an eye on this space, as we have a few surprises in store for our first few episodes!

Friday, June 1, 2012

Want List: E.T.

Looking at this commercial, I suspect that E.T. the Board Game is just as good as E.T. the Atari Game.

Whoever is the most helpful to E.T. wins! No word if a reprint of this game replaced all the shotguns with walkie-talkies.