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!

October 27th, 2020    

Ep 64: We have a problem

"We climb on plumes of thunder / Into a rising sun / And away from reality" part of a poem called Rising from Earth by Apollo 15 Astronaut Al Worden. Our gaming trio take to the stars, so Kiwi and Eric bring some spread sheets. Take a listen as they play Leaving Earth by Joseph Fatula and published by The Lumenaris Group, Inc!

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October 20th, 2020    

Ep 63: Dinosaur Train! Dinosaur Train!

In a fit of fake unexplainable rage, we replaced Eric with a child. Kiwi, bP, and Paxton join around the table to sell dinosaurs for cash in what certainly won't end in a horrible horrible theme park accident and major motion picture. We played Tiny Epic Dinosaurs from Gamelyn Games and designed by Scott Almes. Paxton and Kiwi only go off track half a dozen times in the first ten minutes, so it should be good, but don't worry Eric will be back to 'keep us together' next time.

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October 13th, 2020    

Ep 62: Finish Him!!

Did you know that there was supposed to be a third Mortal Kombat movie? After the second movie failed they scrapped it. So depending on how you look at it, that means we're certainly on the darkest of all timelines. Any way ... Eric and Kiwi battle for supremacy in Dice Throne, designed by Nate Chatellier and Manny Trembley, published by Roxley games.

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October 6th, 2020    

Ep 61: I’ll be your huckleberry!

We travel back to the wild wild west and take the roles of famous characters in from the American frontier in Western Legends! This game was designed by Hervé Lemaître and published by Kolossal Games. Kiwi will keep the older cartoon references going for a 3rd week by mentioning Huckleberry Hound!

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September 29th, 2020    

Ep 60: Power Extreme!!

Kiwi continues the trend of dating himself with references to old cartoons, this time it's Centurions a classic 80's Saturday Morning Cartoon. Again, this game has nothing to do with that though. Our trio is playing our first Friedemann Friese game ever! We hauled Power Grid out on to the virtual table and tried our hand at powering Germany. Published by Rio Grande Games.

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September 22nd, 2020    

Ep 59: Space Ghost Coast to Coast

It's a poo poo poo platter, it's better because it has one more poo! Gosh, what a great show that was! Well, this week's game has nothing to do with Brak's poo, or Space Ghost, or Carton Network's Adult Swim. After Kiwi is finished dating himself, our players try out Space Base by John D. Clair and published by AEG.

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September 15th, 2020    

Ep 58: A Fivet is a little bigger than a Fort

Kiwi is sorry that he's not sorry about the puntastic title. Just kidding, he's not sorry about that either. This week we're playing the relatively new release of Fort by Grant Rodiek and published by Leder Games!

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September 8th, 2020    

Ep 57: Toot! Toot!

We dipped our toes into 18XX games ... sort of. This week's game is Mini Rails designed by Mark Gerrits and published in the US by Tasty Minstrel Games! Find out who is the best railroad baron!

 

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September 1st, 2020    

Ep 56: We’re going to need a bigger boat

Did you know that the shark built for the movie Jaws was named Bruce? Or that Robert Shaw and Richard Dreyfuss hated each other during and after filming? Who cares, but this week we are playing Jaws from Prospero Hall and published by Ravensburger. Post your comments to Twitter/Instagram @FirstTurnCast or email us at firstturntabletop@gmail.com. Please remember to rate, review, and subscribe! Until next week, play more games!

August 25th, 2020    

Ep 55: Closing Time

How hard can it be to create your own tavern? It's not like 60% of all restaurants fail or get new management within their first year or that 80% will close in their first five years ... This week's game is The Taverns of Tiefenthal by Wolfgang Warsch and published by North Star Games. Post your comments to Twitter/Instagram @FirstTurnCast or email us at firstturntabletop@gmail.com. Please remember to rate, review, and subscribe! Until next week, play more games!

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