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Do we need a Metacritic for board game reviews? We discuss on this week’s Dicebreaker Podcast!

And choose our favourite meeple shapes.

On this week’s Dicebreaker Podcast, Matt, Lolies and Meehan clamber back inside the pod cockpit to jet through another week’s worth of stories and questions.

Lolies discusses her return to Star Realms, Meehan roots, loots and shoots in Colt Express, and everyone reflects on our time exploring the galaxy of sci-fi RPG Burn Bryte.

We also catch up with the latest on the new games from the creators of Pandemic, Exploding Kittens and Arkham Horror, consider the potential of a Metacritic for board games, and celebrate even more disability representation in Dungeons & Dragons.

Then it’s time to answer your questions on oversized boxes, obscure games, the best meeple shapes and the best - and worst - trends on the tabletop.

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If you’ve got a question for a future episode of the podcast, or simply want to correct Matt on how wrong he is about meeples, you can email, tweet @joindicebreaker or leave your burning takes in the comments below.

Games discussed:

  • Star Realms
  • Gloomhaven: Jaws of the Lion
  • Burn Bryte
  • Tobago
  • Colt Express
  • Terra Mystica
  • Daybreak
  • 7 Wonders
  • A Gentle Rain
  • A Little Wordy
  • Dungeons & Dragons 5E
  • Container
  • Gloomhaven
  • Carcassonne
  • Meeple Circus
  • Agricola
  • Camel Up
  • Men at Work
  • The Secret Adventures of The Old Hellfire Club

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Matt Jarvis


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.