Tabletop Archive

  • DoxCast #181: GenCon Preview

    Rich and Josh get together to discuss a few of the many, many board games that will be making an appearance at GenCon 50 this month, and why they’re interested in those particular games. …Well, mostly Josh talks about games that intrigue him while Rich taunts Josh about not being able to attend one of […]

    Read More

  • DoxCast #180: Back to the Books

    As summer rolls on, we take our first look at Paradox’s next big event. Get ready to go Back to the Books for 5 days as we kick off the fall by previewing nearly everything in the shop. Huge sales, demos, games, free stuff, and more. Join Josh Trumbo, Brad Meixner, Darren Gregson, and Richard […]

    Read More

  • DoxCast #174: Tabletop: Games on the Move

    It’s summer and you’ll be traveling to the lakes and beyond. Don’t forget your board games! Josh Trumbo and Richard John Early discuss a whole bunch of awesome games to take with you no matter where you are going and you don’t want to miss out!

    Read More

  • DoxCast #170: Designing Men

    We love to talk about how board games come into being and we’ve done it a few times with some local folks. But this one is special as our very own Paul Tebben and Josh Trumbo take the guest chairs to take us through the process from concept to design to publishing. Find out all […]

    Read More

  • DoxCast #162_Tabletop: Clank!

    One of our favorite new board games makes it’s way to the review table. Renegade Games Clank! combines the dangers of delving into a dragon’s den for treasure with deck building for a fun filled adventure you have to try.

    Read More

  • DoxCast #158: Tabletop: Harry Potter Hogwart’s Battle Review

    One of our favorite new games takes the spotlight as Rich Early and Matt Serani teach Josh Trumbo how to play. What makes Harry Potter a unique and exciting deck building game? We talk flavor, mechanics, and all the nitty gritty details.

    Read More

  • DoxCast #157: D&D: Building Characters 101

    We dive head first into the nuts and bolts of making a D&D character. From picking classes and races to calculating statistics, this is the podcast that tells you everything you need to know. Join John Laitinen, Josh Trumbo, Rich Early, and Brad Meixner for information and lots of laughs and join the adventure today.

    Read More

  • Doxcast #155: World Chamipion Josiah Burkhardsmeier of Star Wars Armada

    Richard John Early sat down with the 2016 Star Wars Armada world champion Josiah to talk all things Star Wars. Even if you’ve never played Armada, this podcast is about what it takes to become a world champion. Josiah lives right here in our own back yard and he’s a world champ. Please take some […]

    Read More

  • DoxCast #153: Tabletop: Arkham Horror LCG

    Joshua Trumbo and Richard John Early are joined by Paul Tebben for a discussion and review of this terrific living card game from FFG. Learn why this is more than just another card game as we talk about how it captures all the horror of Lovecraft and richness of role playing games.

    Read More

  • DoxCast #151: Dungeons and Dragons: Just What the Heck is a DM Anyway?

    We’re back with our 2nd ever D&D podcast and we’re talking about what makes a DM a DM. How do you guide the story for your campaign? What tips and tricks can you use to make it exciting for your players? And why is it just so rewarding? Join hosts Joshua Trumbo and Richard Early […]

    Read More

  • DoxCast #149: Part 2: 2017 – What We’re Looking Forward To

    It’s the second part of our special year end podcast event. Join Joshua Trumbo, Richard Early, Brad Meixner, Darren Gregson, John Laitinen as we talk about what we are expecting in the new year. Make your resolution to listen to the Doxcast and hear what we are predicting will be the biggest things in nerd […]

    Read More

  • DoxCast #149: Part 1: 2016 Year in Review

    From Pokemon Go to DC Rebirth, 2016 was full of some of the biggest happenings in nerd history. We launch part one of a special year end Doxcast series with a look back at this crazy year. Join a whole host of Doxcast regulars as they share their thoughts: Joshua Trumbo, Brad Meixner, John Laitinen, […]

    Read More

  • Doxcast #147: Extra Life Marathon

    With one week left before the Children’s Miracle Network Marathon, the Doxcast crew talks with Emily McDaniel of Sanford Children’s about the big event. How can you participate? Why does Extra Life need you? Join Joshua Trumbo and Richard John Early for a special episode as we ask for your help healing kids and encourage […]

    Read More

  • DoxCast #142: Board Games: eXamining 4X

    Josh Trumbo and Dan Green dive into the 4X debate– what eXactly is a 4X game, and how do games on their recent playlists (like Xia: Legends of a Drift System and Scythe) fit into this classification? They also give their impressions of Vast: The Crystal Caverns, Legendary Encounters: Firefly, and the upcoming game Colony. […]

    Read More

  • DoxCast #135: Tabletop: Of Fleas and Markets

    Co-Host Josh gets an upgrade to Full-Host as he sits down with DoxCast alum and board game enthusiast Dan Green to discuss the first-ever Paradox Board Game Flea Market and Dan’s upcoming trip to this year’s GenCon.  Get the inside scoop on some of the games they’re bringing to trade and/or sell at the Flea […]

    Read More

  • Doxcast #131: Tabletop: The State Of Your Games

    Introducing brand new DoxCast cohost Josh Trumbo with an episode dedicated to his favorite hobby. Rich and Josh talk about board gaming, tabletop nights, the past and the future of both, the Fargo Moorhead gaming community, and all things in between. Join the guys and the conversation. Let us know what you think about what […]

    Read More

  • #118 – Tabletop – Luke Laurie

    We sat down with Luke Laurie, the co-designer of The Manhattan Project: Energy Empire, which is currently running a Kickstarter campaign. We find out how Luke’s careers before designing games impacted the design of Energy Empire, how he developed the interesting mechanics along with Tom Jolly, and how the game ended up at Minion Games. […]

    Read More

  • #116 – Tabletop – Ted Alspach

    For this month’s Tabletop DoxCast, we got to sit down with one of our favorite board game designers, Ted Alspach. Ted is the mind behind such amazing games as Suburbia, Castles of Mad King Ludwig, & One Night Ultimate Werewolf, which is easily our most-played board game. Ted tells us about the condition given to […]

    Read More

  • #112 – Tabletop – Christopher Chung (Lanterns: the Harvest Festival)

    This week we’re joined by Christopher Chung, the designer responsible for the excellent board game Lanterns: the Harvest Festival from Foxtrot Games and Renegade Games. Christopher explains what inspired him to design Lanterns, how Lanterns made the transition from concept to publishing, and what it’s like to have Wil Wheaton tell you he likes your […]

    Read More

  • #108 – Tabletop – Favor of the Pharaoh

    We played some games with our families over the holiday break, and the one that stood out the most was Favor of the Pharaoh, the new game from Tom Lehmann and Bezier Games. Favor of the Pharaoh is a reimplimentation of To Court the King (a game Lehman designed that was published by Rio Grande […]

    Read More

  • #103 – Extra Life Recap & Codenames

    With Extra Life 2015 in the books, we take a look back at the many games we played during the 24-hour board game marathon, including a dreaded game of Monopoly. We also take some time to talk about one of our favorite new games of the year: Codenames. Find out why we think it should […]

    Read More

  • #98 – Tabletop – Semi-Cooperative Games

    For week #4 of Extra Life Month, we’re joined by longtime friend of Paradox Derek Nelson, along with his wife Steph and their daughter Chloe. Their family had an immediate experience with Sanford Children’s Hospital and the Children’s Miracle Network as soon as Chloe was born, and Steph and Derek walk us through their entire […]

    Read More

  • #94 – Tabletop – Extra Life Preview

    We look ahead to the upcoming Extra Life charity event coming up on November 7. Find out what Extra Life is all about, how you can help sick kids right here in the Fargo-Moorhead area, and get the full scoop on the extra special plan we have for this year’s event. We also look back […]

    Read More

  • #88 – Tabletop – The Best Four Days in Gaming

    We’re joined by local gamer Sean Walsh, as he and Dan tell stories from their time at Gen Con this summer. Hear all about their deep runs in various tournaments, hotel hot tub parties, penthouse suite gaming sessions, pseudonymous Japanese designers, and an Android: Netrunner collection that never made it back to Fargo. (Brian & […]

    Read More

  • Paradox: Old And New

    A few pictures of the store from 2012 turned up recently. They show how far we’ve come in just that short time. Remodeling, new fixtures, and expanded inventory. We couldn’t have done it without you, our friends and customers. Thank you, so much, for letting us be your comic and game shop!      

    Read More

  • #84 – Tabletop – Scythe with Jamey Stegmaier

    We’re joined by board game designer Jamey Stegmaier as we talk about the games he’s made for his company Stonemaier Games, including fan favorites Viticulture and Euphoria. We then spend a lot of time discussing Scythe, his upcoming game described as “Agricola meets Kemet” set in an alternate 1940s Europe featuring steam powered mechs, that […]

    Read More

  • #83 – Dox Talks – Lance “Undead Viking” Myxter

    Internationally known, but locally based, board game reviewer Lance “Undead Viking” Myxter joins us this week. We talk about how Lance got involved in gaming, what it’s like making video reviews, and his philosophy for how and what he reviews on camera. We also put him on the spot and make him name some of […]

    Read More

  • #80 – Tabletop – Fantasy Flight Star Wars Games

    We sit down and talk about (nearly) all of the exciting Star Wars games being produced by Minnesota’s own Fantasy Flight Games. Listen for our overviews and opinions on X-Wing Miniatures, Armada, Imperial Assault, and the Star Wars LCG. If you’re as excited for all things Star Wars as we are after seeing the Episode VII […]

    Read More