Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Episode 20: MAD Magazine with Rich Sommer!!!

It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad episode of Flip the Table as Rich Sommer from TV's Mad Men joins us to review MAD Magazine: The Board Game! This 1979 classic combines the subversive wit and satire of the iconic magazine with all the thrill and excitement of an old roll & move board game. Players travel counterclockwise around the board as they do everything they can to lose all the money they have in a chair-swapping, impression-of-a-rock doing, deliberately-vague-rules-interpreting slugfest. Many of us had this one as a kid...but does it hold up almost 35 years later? Also: We find out how someone with an actual IMDB listing fares in our first ever Celebrity Battle of Wits!

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Huge thanks to Rich Sommer for joining us on this week's show...
...don't forget to check out Mad Men on AMCAmazon Instant Video, and  iTunes!



Saturday, January 12, 2013

NEXT WEEK: Rich Sommer Joins Flip the Table!

Flip the Table has something AWESOME in store for next week! Our special guest will be the amazingly talented Rich Sommer!

You know Rich as Harry Crane from the smash hit Mad Men...he's also a die hard board gamer, and was the guest of honor at the 2012 BGG.CON. He's reached out to spread the word about our hobby to the wider world through the awesome Game Night with Rich Sommer and his gaming blog, and is also incredibly intimidating in a luchadore mask.

Rich will join us in reviewing the MAD Magazine Board Game (see what we did, there?) on next week's show! He was an amazing guest, and we're definitely looking forward to bringing you this episode. We're so excited, in fact, that we'll be dropping the show a couple of days early...just in time for those with a long drive to this year's SnowCon! Look for it the evening of Thursday, January 17th.

In the meantime, if you want to catch up on Mad Men (and you DEFINITELY SHOULD), click here to learn where to find the show. You can also follow Rich on Twitter. See you soon!

Friday, January 4, 2013

Episode 19: The People's Court

All rise! The People's Court is now in session! Join Flip the Table and returning contributors Ben and Niki Turner as we face the dreaded Judge Wapner Spinner and play this 1986 title based on the original courtroom reality show. Does this roll and move board game accurately depict the drama of petty disputes in a small claims court? Also: we seamlessly edit over a mistake in identifying where Jerry Springer served as mayor, and we engage in a special Judge Edition of the Battle of Wits. Download now!

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Time is running out to register for SnowCon 2013! You must be registered by January 6th to get access to advance game sign-up. Seats are if you want to play awesome games with the panel of Flip the Table, go to the official SnowCon website right now and get registered!