First Turn Tabletop

First Turn Tabletop Thoughts: Where three friends play board games for the first time and discuss our immediate reactions. It’s like book club … but for board games!

January 19th, 2021    

Ep 76: Cue the Beastie Boys

"Listen all y'all, it's a sabotage!" That's right, we're playing Sabotage by Tim Fowers this week (published by Fowers Games). We also have our second Guest Host as Kait joins our intrepid trio! Do the Villains win and bring their doomsday device upon their unsuspecting victims, or are the Spies able to thwart them?

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January 12th, 2021    

Ep 75: Poor Pluto

And not the dog. The planet. Or the not planet, or the dwarf planet. Science ... get it together and make a decision! Kiwi tries to use other trick taking games to teach The Crew: The Quest for Planet Nine to people (ie bP and Eric) who have never played trick taking games. It doesn't work. Designed by Thomas Sing and published by KOSMOS!

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January 5th, 2021    

Ep 74: As You Wish!

Inconceivable! Eric had fun editing this one while Kiwi and bP went off on tangents as they play The Princess Bride Adventure Board Game. Based on their favorite movie of all time. It was designed by Ryan Miller and published by Ravensburger! Have fun storming the castle!

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December 29th, 2020    

Ep 73: Clank! Redemption!

Finally 2020 has come to an end. That means we are playing our redemption episode. We take a game we weren't keen on and give it another try to see if it was the game or the experience that put us off. We played Clank! In! Space! way back in episode 13. SPOILER: We didn't like it. Since Clank! is slightly different we decided to try it instead to see if it was the system or the just the science fiction version of it that we didn't like. This one is designed by Paul Dennen, with art by Rayph Beisner, Derek Herring, Levi Parker, and Nate Storm. It was published by Renegade Game Studios.

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December 22nd, 2020    

Ep 72: 2020 Year in Review

Just over a year (or 54 episodes) ago we did our First Annual First Turn Tabletop Thoughts Podcast Year in Review 2019 Episode. This year, it's the Second Annual First Turn Tabletop Thoughts Podcast Year in Review 2020 Episode! How did our trio do? Do we still suck at games? Did anyone improve? Kiwi events his own stat to track and our trio talk about our favorite games and disappointments as we look back on the last year of games we played on the podcast (and some off the podcast)!

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December 15th, 2020    

Ep 71: I Once Had a Job in an Orange Juice Factory …

...but I got canned because I couldn't concentrate. Now that I have your attention and everyone has unsubscribed ... please resubscribe and take a listen as we play Fantastic Factories by Joseph Z Chen and Justin Faulkner from Deepwater Games!

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December 8th, 2020    

Ep 70: One Fish, Two Fish, Shrimp Fish, Crab Fish

We make a gamble that the Discovery Channel won't give us a DCMA for talking about the Deadliest Catch as we prepare to play Fleet by Ben Pinchback and Matt Riddle, published by Eagle-Gryphon Games!

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December 1st, 2020    

Ep 69: Waiting around for Ragnarok

This week we get our Viking on and channeled some 13th Warrior! Find out who did and did not get into Valhalla to party all night every night until Ragnarok. We get A Feast for Odin to the table, designed by Uwe Rosenberg and published by Feuerland Spiele.

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November 24th, 2020    

Ep 68: The Rise and Fall of our Personal Empires

Our attempts at another Ryan Laukat sponsorship continue, as we bring one of his early games to the table: Eight Minute Empire. So who comes out on top from this 2012 game published by Red Raven Games!

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November 17th, 2020    

Ep 67: Pushing Your Luck, Captain Nemo!

We are but three poor treasure hunters, down on our luck, forced to come together to rent a submarine to try and make our riches. Who comes out on top and who breathes their last breath in Deep Sea Adventures by Jun and Goro Sasaki, published by Oink Games!

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