Kick up your feet; I’ll bring over your drink. Relax and enjoy yourself at the Dog and Thimble, your cozy home away from home for board games and other geekery.
Dog and Thimble is a blog, a podcast, and a video series about board games (and whatever else falls out of our mouths). My name is Hilary Goldstein and once upon a time I was the Editor-in-Chief of IGN.com. This is my blog, but seriously, don't worry about getting your muddy shoes on the new carpet. I'm not a stickler for cleanliness. Now that you're comfortable, get ready for what I hope will grow to become the best place to be for board game fans.
For launch day, you'll find a small sample of what's to come. You can check out our review style by reading takes on Marvel Legendary Deckbuilding Game and a fun upcoming party game, Spyfall. A big part of this blog's future is in features. Get an idea of what to expect with a look back at the Top 5 Games of 2014, a guide for Learning to Play Heroclix and what it was like to experience the End of the World on New Year's Eve.
This blog is really here to support our brand new podcast, which has started with Season Zero. You know, because every good team of geeks needs an origin story. Please subscribe to it on iTunes before listening. It'll be better for all of us. You can watch the video version of the podcast on our YouTube channel. Expect video reviews and more cool features to hit the channel soon.
Oh, and Dog and Thimble has a page dedicated to board game memes. For launch, there are a few I made up, but more will come (and hopefully some will come from you). Speaking of you...
Here's the deal. Dog and Thimble is starting out as my blog, sure, but it doesn't have to be just about me. You can join in. There are forums here, which will grow as people use them, with additional channels to suit your interests. We have a podcast that needs questions. Yes, many questions! So e-mail us those questions and suggestions for podcast topics. Chances are, you'll be the only one asking anything, so you're certain to have it read on the air.
I want Dog and Thimble to be a place you can go and learn a little, maybe argue a little, and have a little fun. The site is new and improving daily. Some of what you’ll see and hear will be pretty raw, but stick with us. Over time (and with your support), I'll enhance the site, upgrade the podcasting and video gear, and hire handsomer people to stand in front of the camera.
Thanks for stopping by. Hope you’ll come again. Oh, and we could really use your support on Patreon. Every dollar helps!
Got feedback about Dog and Thimble or a question for the podcast? E-mail us at: firstname.lastname@example.org