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What board game would you stake your life on? We imagine our tabletop Squid Game on the Dicebreaker Podcast!

We discuss what's next for D&D, look ahead to Essen Spiel and choose our favourite video games that deserve to come to the tabletop.

On this week's Dicebreaker Podcast, Matt, Liv and Lolies put their own spin on Squid Game by imagining which board games we would literally stake our lives on.

Liv chats about wrapping up her year-long Icewind Dale campaign in D&D and saving the world from Cthulhu in Eldritch Horror, Lolies has been getting her Ripley on in Alien: Fate of the Nostromo and swapping Star Realms for Hero Realms, and Matt looks forward to sports drama RPG Fight with Spirit and Ticket to Ride’s pink trains.

There’s talk of the next evolution of D&D, the tabletop RPG based on comic series DIE, and a look at the team’s plans for EGX and Essen Spiel.

We also answer your questions on the best hardboiled detective games, video games we’d like to see come to the tabletop and how many lollies (and Lolies) would fit in a Danny DeVito piñata.

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The Dicebreaker Podcast is live every Friday from 2pm BST. Come along to join the chat, ask the team questions and comment on how long our latest tangent will last before we steer back to board games. Head over to youtube.com/dicebreaker for all the episodes to date, and to catch the next show as it happens.

Got a question for the team? Been enjoying a particular game recently we should hear about? Just want to say hi? We always love hearing from you. You can email us podcast@dicebreaker.com, tweet @joindicebreaker or leave a comment below.

Games (and other stuff) discussed:

  • Dungeons & Dragons 5E
  • Icewind Dale: Rime of the Frostmaiden
  • Snap
  • Twin It!
  • Root
  • Alien: Fate of the Nostromo
  • Kemet
  • Phasmophobia
  • Eldritch Horror
  • Dead by Daylight
  • Ask a Mortician
  • Hero Realms
  • Super Mario Party
  • Fight with Spirit
  • The Forgotten City
  • Sherlock Holmes: Consulting Detective

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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.