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What should hobby newcomers play after gateway games? Professor Meg joins us on the Dicebreaker Podcast!

Plus this week's must-know news, what we've been playing and your questions answered.

Special guest Professor Meg joins Lolies, Meehan and Matt to chat Gloomhaven, Oath, Unmatched, Keyforge and Lolies’ newfound love of poker on this week’s Dicebreaker Podcast.

In a shorter news section than usual (we’re trying it out - let us know what you think), we pick out a couple of this week’s headline highlights, including a tabletop RPG that will teach you sign language and a new board game for Among Us fans.

We also take your questions on the heavier games we can’t wait to teach new players after they’ve passed through the classic hobby gateway games and the best board games that are like Ticket to Ride, but less random.

Treat your ears to the latest Dicebreaker Podcast on Spotify, iTunes, Stitcher and Google Podcasts. You can also stick the RSS feed into your media player of choice.

Join the team and Meg in person over on the Dicebreaker YouTube channel, where you’ll also find every episode of the pod to date.

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If you’ve got a question for the team and our next guest, we’d love to hear from you! You can get in touch by emailing, tweeting @joindicebreaker or simply commenting below.

Games discussed:

  • Gloomhaven: Jaws of the Lion
  • Exit: The Game - The Abandoned Cabin + The Sunken Treasure
  • Unmatched
  • Poker
  • Star Realms
  • Oath: Chronicles of Empire & Exile
  • Root
  • Keyforge
  • Inspirisles
  • Stationfall
  • Ticket to Ride
  • Magic: The Gathering
  • Twilight Imperium
  • Diplomacy
  • Dead of Winter
  • 18xx

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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.