Free Shipping on Merch

Have you been interested in some NTBG merch but were worried about the pesky shipping? Well now it is your day to no longer be worried! For the next week, use the coupon code at the top of the merch page store (or hit the jump for it) and enjoy free shipping.

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This is good from today (February 5) until Monday February 12, 10am CST.

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What’s Inside My Box: Dinosaur Island (Deluxe Edition)

Who doesn’t want to build their own Jurassic Park? In this deluxe edition, storing it is as big of a problem as people getting eaten! I think I’ve got it perfected and squared away on how to store this big and super heavy game. And there is no box pop-up! How’s that for you?

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I Can Deal #040: Gaming Resolutions/10×10 Challenge

Adam, CJ, and Robin are back at to talk about board games. Inspired by a previous post, this week the group talks about board game resolutions and the concept of a 10×10 Challenge. There are tangents of course, but what’s a podcast without a good one of those? Got a resolution for board gaming 2018? Do you participated in the 10×10 Challenge? Let us know in the comments or via social media @NTBoardGames!

Intro by @Astrostasis

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Long Distance Board Gaming: An ‘App’t Solution?

By Robin


Having lived in three different states in the last six years, I have encountered a problem that is becoming increasingly common: most of my closest friends live painfully far away from me. For board gamers this presents an additional challenge. How do you game with long distance friends? I mean sure, you could each set up a chess board in your respective homes and smoke distinguished pipes while sending each other letters describing your next move via carrier pigeon, but that’s not practical for most of us. Also, imagine keeping a game of Small World pristinely set up in an untouched room in your house. Let’s be real, most of us have cats. It’s not an option. So, I turned to technology.

Apps in board gaming aren’t new. Some serve only to enhance the game experience (like the turn timer/atmospheric background noise app for Sheriff of Nottingham), while others facilitate the game by taking on the role of the moderator/DM player (Werewolf, Mansions of Madness). Some are just there to help calculate those pesky scores (on behalf of all of us who count on our fingers, THANK YOU). But what I had never tried until recently was an app version of an entire board game.

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10×10 Challenges and You!

It was a little over a year ago that I heard about the 10×10 challenge. If you are not aware, this simply states that you make an effort to play 10 selected games 10 times each within a certain period of time (usually a year). Being intrigued and having a nifty & easy way to track it on my phone, I took the plunged in 2017. That year is long gone and I am left in the aftermath of my 10×10. But what did I take away from it?

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Mythos Tales: The Faceless Expedition

The final investigation of Mythos Tales is a bonus one and a wierd one at that. Join us for the mystery of the bonus case called The Faceless Expedition. Strange enough, it is actually a prologue? It is just out there, join us for the ride. Watch the mystery & follow along with us as you make your own guesses. Once again, this is the whole case and does include spoilers.

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I Can Deal #039: Disorganized Chaos…Board Game Chat Edition

After too long, we are back! To ease back into the swing of things, a disorganized, organic chat about board games felt in order. One of the giggle twins joins the show along with Robin. Hope you stick around for the chat, it goes places. Got a topic with board games you want to hear us talk about? Let us know in the comments or via social media @NTBoardGames!

Intro by @Astrostasis

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