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We talk Slay the Spire, traditional board games and whether the d6 is overrated in the first Dicebreaker Podcast of 2021!

New Year, who this?

The Dicebreaker Podcast is back for a brand new year, but with the same ol’ tangents as Matt, Wheels and Meehan look back on what we played over the holidays and ahead to the first tabletop releases of 2021.

We get traditional with chess and hnefatafl, before popping to Middle-earth in War of the Ring and the depths of the galaxy in Cosmic Encounter Duel.

In this week’s news section, there’s our thoughts on Slay the Spire being turned into a board game, the cancellation of the Battleship Galactica miniatures game and the questionable naming of Embryo Machine.

We also talk about keeping things spooky in horror RPGs, whether the six-sided die is overused and our wishlist of historical figures to invite to the table. (Or quietly ghost on WhatsApp, sorry Byron.)

You can listen to the latest Dicebreaker Podcast on Spotify, iTunes, Stitcher and Google Podcasts. Prefer another platform? Add the RSS feed for the audio edition to your player of choice.

You can also see in 2021 with the team in person on the Dicebreaker YouTube channel. Missed any episodes from 2020? You’ll find them all right there, so you can catch up.

Let us know your questions and messages for the team by contacting us on Twitter @joindicebreaker, emailing podcast@dicebreaker.com or leaving a comment below.

Games discussed:

  • Cosmic Encounter Duel
  • GUMSHOE One-2-One
  • Alien: The RPG
  • Hnefatafl
  • Chess
  • War of the Ring 2E
  • Telestrations
  • Just One
  • Go
  • Wavelength
  • Slay the Spire: The Board Game
  • Battlestar Galactica: Starship Battles
  • Embryo Machine
  • The Dark Crystal Adventure Game
  • Lasers & Feelings
  • Quest
  • Call of Cthulhu
  • Trial of Cthulhu
  • The Crew
  • Fox in the Forest
  • Betrayal at House on the Hill

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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.

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