Ep. 37: Chess is Where I Learned to Trash talk

Ep. 37: Chess is Where I Learned to Trash talk

Episode 38, ‘Chess is where I learned to trash talk’, on board games

In this week’s episode, Dave and Steve meander around the topic of board games.

  • Intro Clip: Louis CK – Live at the Beacon Theater
  • Board game cafes improve on all the traditions of dog fighting.
  • Dave compares Settlers of Catan to the reefer.
  • Steven besmirches Monopoly‘s good name.
  • Steve starts an ordered list, then embeds a sublist in the first item, and forgets about the original list.
  • Dave drops a subtle hint about his forthcoming child.
  • Hey Steven, maybe you should read the Illinois Chess Association etiquette guidelines.
  • Apparently Sorry: The Angry Birds Edition doesn’t exist… yet.
  • Dave and Steve share their top secret Game of Thrones: The Board Game strategy. Listen and weep, Geoff.
  • Steve likes setting up the game board.
  • Scrabble ends up being the keystone for this episode.
  • Dave pronounces Agricola like a hipster does.
  • Steven uses visual metaphors.
  • Dave and Steve are Terra Mystica Grandmasters.
  • Presumably triggering the Baader-Meinhof Phenomenon for someone, Steve references Rube Goldberg machines.
  • Steve likes playing board games by himself.
  • Steve throws himself under the bus and attempts to drag Dave along for the ride. Dave does not approve.