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This year’s Spiel des Jahres nominations are out and we’re here to fiercely debate them on the latest Dicebreaker Podcast!

If your ears are burning, it’s probably all the hot takes.

This week’s Dicebreaker Podcast is a particularly spicy one, as Matt, Wheels, Lolies and Meehan gather around for the latest healthy offering of board game and RPG news, from the cancellation of major events Gen Con and Essen Spiel to the announcement of this year’s Spiel des Jahres nominees. Do we have some thoughts? Do we ever!

After we take plenty of time to serve up our extremely hot takes on the picks for 2020’s ‘Game of the Year’, we continue the debate train with our thoughts on the best ugly board games and our most controversial gaming opinions.

Plus, we offer our advice on where to find inspiration for your next Dungeons & Dragons session, run through the new releases (yes, there are some!) coming out, the latest Kickstarters and answer your questions. There’s also the most laboured Simpsons reference you’ve ever heard and a phrase Matt will never utter again.

Got your own opinion or question about board games, RPGs or anything else you want to put to the team for a future episode? Tell us in the comments below, via social media @joindicebreaker or email podcast@dicebreaker.com for your chance to hear the team have their say. (As if anyone could stop them.)

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Games discussed:

  • Undaunted: Normandy
  • Bullet
  • Wingspan
  • My City
  • Kingdomino
  • Azul
  • Pictures
  • The Crew
  • Nova Luna
  • Hel: The Last Saga
  • Blades in the Dark
  • Cartographers: A Roll Player Tale
  • The Crew
  • The King's Dilemma
  • Paladins of the West Kingdom
  • Res Arcana
  • Underwater Cities.
  • Cartographers: A Roll Player Tale
  • The Crew: The Quest for Planet Nine
  • The King's Dilemma
  • Hedgehog Roll
  • Foto Fish
  • Wir sind die Roboter (We Are the Robots)
  • Forgotten Waters
  • Cosmic Encounter Duel
  • Pandemic: Hot Zone - North America
  • Arkham Horror: The Card Game
  • Marvel Champions
  • Harry Potter: Hogwarts Battle
  • Dungeons & Dragons
  • Kitchen Rush
  • Container
  • Skull
  • Love Letter
  • SeaFall
  • Queendomino


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Matt Jarvis

Editor-in-chief

After starting his career writing about music, films and video games for various places, Matt spent many years as a technology, PC and video game journalist before writing about tabletop games as the editor of Tabletop Gaming magazine. He joined Dicebreaker as editor-in-chief in 2019, and has been trying to convince the rest of the team to play Diplomacy since.