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What are the board games we’re most excited to play at Essen Spiel 2021? It’s the Dicebreaker Podcast!

Looking ahead to Root creator’s Arcs: Collapse and Conflict in the Void and back on Mysterium, Insider, Monikers and more.

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It’s Pre-GX time on the latest Dicebreaker Podcast, as we step into the virtual pod booth a day early before the team travels to EGX and this week’s Essen Spiel.

Matt, Lolies and Meehan revisit Mysterium, Root, Monikers, Insider and more, before chatting about the new TV adaptation of comic series Y: The Last Man, The Great British Bake-Off and Castlevania.

There’s excitement around the new board game from Root and Oath designer Cole Wehrle, Arcs: Collapse and Conflict in the Void, plus an update on this year’s PAX Unplugged and next year’s Gen Con.

We also look ahead to the hot releases we’re most excited to check out at Essen Spiel, and answer your questions on optimising our moves in strategy games.

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Games (and other stuff) discussed:

  • Hero Realms
  • Mysterium
  • Y: The Last Man
  • Great British Bake-Off
  • The Quacks of Quedlinburg
  • Root
  • Monikers
  • Stay Cool
  • Shadow Hunters
  • Insider
  • 6 nimmt!
  • Arcs: Collapse and Conflict in the Void
  • Castlevania III: Dracula’s Curse
  • TRPG Bundle for Afghan Support
  • Crash Octopus
  • Scout
  • Reload
  • Dune: House Secrets
  • Azul: Queen’s Garden
  • Hallertau

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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.