Brainwaves Episode 122 – Quack Quack

In Brainwaves Episode 122 all 3 of the team are back in the studio to cover the latest tabletop controversies! This episode we cover things that go Quack in the night, Spiel des Jahres, important people putting their foot in it, financials, and much more! 

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Quacaklope and Aeon Trespass Odyssey

The original call out on reddit

The Horrible Truth about Aeon Trespass Odyssey review

Jesse’s original response

Into the Unknown statement

Iain’s thoughts on the divide between sponsorship and critic

Boardgameco video

Jesse’s video statement 

Spiel des Jahres Nominations

Elizabeth Hargreaves draws attention to the gender gap in designers

Elizabeth’s original tweet

Ryan Dancey’s tweet captured (has since been deleted)

Elizabeth’s follow up thread


Steamforged running out of puff?

Dicebreaker article

Kickstarter partnership

Wizards price hike

Embrace your failure

Jobs, Opportunities, and Events

Tabletop Jobs Facebook Group

Rowan, Rook, and Deckard looking for Customer Service Assistant, remote, part-time

UK Games Expo

Patreon Shoutouts

James Naylor

Shaun Newan

Our Patreon

Support Us

Metallic Dice Games


Sir Meeple


Monopoly causes arguments, survey finds

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Iain McAllister

Tabletop games reviewer and podcaster based in Dalkeith, Scotland.

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