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Life Hacks through Game Mechanics: Catan in the Kitchen

Ah, November. A time to recover from crazy Halloween parties and hide the kids' trick-or-treating haul so they don't eat it all in one go. Depending on where you live, leaves are changing colors, days are getting shorter, and temperatures are dropping like electronic fish. It's also the opportune time to bust out some favorite tabletop… Continue reading Life Hacks through Game Mechanics: Catan in the Kitchen

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Learning from Games: EV

I've been a tabletop gamer for most of my life.  My parents kept eternal stalwarts like Monopoly and Scrabble in the house for as long as I can remember.  After my first D&D game at 10 years old, gaming became a lifelong hobby.  Games help me and countless others learn valuable lessons that are applicable… Continue reading Learning from Games: EV

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Episode 85 – Darla Kennerud from Privateer Press

Darla Kennerud, Managing Editor at Privateer Press, joins us this week. We talk about what it means to be an editor, specifically in the game industry and at a company that has such a massive amount of lore and history to its games. Rhonda and Regina also WraP about our geeky week with what we're Watching,… Continue reading Episode 85 – Darla Kennerud from Privateer Press

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PAX Prime 13 – Simon from Privateer Press

Here it is! Our second video from PAX Prime! We talk with Simon Berman from Privateer Press live and in person and get a look at some of the fabulous new games available from Privateer. Since the video, I've had a chance to play WARMACHINE: High Command, the deck building card game based on the… Continue reading PAX Prime 13 – Simon from Privateer Press

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Episode 74 – Simon Berman: WARMACHINE: Tactics

Two of our favorite things at Game on Girl cross paths today: tabletop and video games. Simon Berman from Privateer Press joins us to discuss the Kickstarter for WARMACHINE: Tactics. Tactics takes Privateer Press's popular tabletop miniatures game and translates it to digital format. If that wasn't awesome enough, the solo player campaign has a kick ass female lead, Lt.… Continue reading Episode 74 – Simon Berman: WARMACHINE: Tactics

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Episode 63 – Mike Stevens: Golden Sky Stories

If you're looking for a family friendly, non-violent tabletop role playing game, this is the episode for you. We talk with Mike Stevens from Star Line Publishing about their translation of a Japanese Tabletop Role Playing game, Golden Sky Stories. This whimsical game lets the players game as henge (hen-gay), magical animal creatures with the ability to take human… Continue reading Episode 63 – Mike Stevens: Golden Sky Stories

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Episode 52 – Gaming 101: RPGs

Returning to our series discussing gaming basics, we talk about all you'd ever want to know about RPGs or Role Playing Games. We talk about the connections between tabletop and digital games, terms, and how and why we find this genre to be so compelling. Check it out to catch up on the terms we… Continue reading Episode 52 – Gaming 101: RPGs

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Episode 51 – Doug Bass & Garden Dice

Sometimes, the best games are the ones that are simple in game play but deceptively layered in strategy. This week, we talk with Doug Bass creator of Garden Dice which is one such game. He tells us about the creative process, finding community on Kickstarter, and what it's like to see your dream come to fruition. Make… Continue reading Episode 51 – Doug Bass & Garden Dice