We are Darin (left) and Daron (right), also known as the Double D's, and have been friends and co-workers for the last 10 years. We're both friendly and outgoing guys, except when trying to look tough in front of a romantic waterfall. We both love to game, and both love to introduce new people into the hobby. Darin, aka Original Recipe, is the older, more seasoned gamer. He plays fast and loose with his board game purchases, which is reflected by his ever growing collection. Daron, aka Extra Crispy, is the younger, more handsome, but less seasoned gamer. Pulled into the hobby by Darin, he has embraced gaming, but has a smaller collection and carefully scrutinizes all his purchases.
For many months, a co-worker had been making fun of our gaming habit, especially our annual trip to the World Boardgaming Championships. She just couldn't fathom how normal adults were playing board games. Then, Darin introduced her to Dominion, and she was hooked. She wanted to play all day every day. So we realized that boardgaming was getting a bad rap, and we needed a way to show people gaming could be fun and (gasp) even cool!
The goal of our podcast is to introduce non-gamers into the hobby and/or move casual gamers into more serious games. Getting into gaming can be intimidating, and we seek to provide recommendations and guidance on games to play and games to add to your collection. We also want to get really famous, make a fortune, and trade in our wives for trophy wives. But we'll see how that goes. Really, we just want an excuse to game more and hear ourselves talk.
Our signature segment that we use to dispel the myth that board games are for losers. We find non or very casual gamers and interview them about their experiences with and opinions of board games. We use this information to pick and play the ideal game with them. Afterwards we interview them about their experiences and see if we have made them a believer in board gaming.
Detailed reviews of entry or light/middle weight games. Ultimately, we want to answer the question "Who should buy this game?" Tailored towards our target audience, we hope this will provide new/casual gamers with good suggestions for starting out or expanding their collection.
A quick review of games we've played recently. This will include our new purchases, but also old classics we've had on the shelf for a while. While not as in depth of a discussion, this segment may serve as a launching point for further research into games our audience might enjoy.
An end of the night segment designed to give us the flexibility to say things we will later regret, but can then blame on alcohol. The possibilities are endless, but we will initially focus on board game related trivia and games that we can play with guests. A minimum Blood Alcohol Content may be required to play.
In this board gaming equivalent of Shark Tank, Darin will describe a product he has purchased that is designed to "enhance his board game experience". Daron and special guests will listen skeptically, ask pointed questions, and ultimately decide if the purchase was ridiculous.
When the Double D's can't be together, sometimes we have to play with ourselves. We will explore games that can be played solo by both experienced players and those looking to get deeper into the gaming hobby.
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