A podcast featuring word games, trivia, classic board games, and even a few reimagined classic game shows from years gone by. We rotate through several different games, with different hosts, from episode to episode. What they all have in common is chat, humor, and fun.

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Cleveland Browns Callback

Trivial Retreat

It’s Trivial Retreat, the game where we play the original Genus edition of Trivial Pursuit backward, where players must invent or guess the questions and categories based entirely on what’s on the back of the card. In this episode, a brave group ponders the history of the NFL, the only international war crime tribunal to usurp the executive powers of the U.S. government, and a diminutive Muppet troll.

Trivial Retreat Jason Snell with Shelly Brisbin, Dan Moren, Antony Johnston, Jean MacDonald, Chip Sudderth and David J. Loehr


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Interdimesonional Shaft

Time for another round of “Trust Me I’m a Superhero.” Will the best superhero leverage the power of fashion, grizzly bears, sea horses, steam, or cone to save the day? (Probably not cone.)

Tony Sindelar with Annette Wierstra, Kathy Campbell, Glenn Fleishman and James Thomson


159

Lex Explains Xylophones

Friendly Competition

Contestants compete in games of luck and skill, including naming famous Als, chain restaurants, and … numbers. Just any numbers.

Lex Friedman and Dan Moren with Brian Hamilton, Jason Snell, Kathy Campbell, Kelly Guimont and Shelly Brisbin


158

Surprise! Actors!

Star Wars Feuding Families has returned! Two teams of three contestants each try to outwit the collective intelligence of the Game Show audience when it comes to facts about Star Wars. What makes the appearance of an actor unexpected? When is a rebel base not a rebel base? We love our listeners!

Jason Snell with Tiff Arment, Chip Sudderth, Moisés Chiullan, Kathy Campbell, Antony Johnston and Annette Wierstra


157

Waiting For It To Be Norwegian

Low Definition

Remember Low Definition? It’s back! And the definitions are just as dumb as always! Six contestants fight with weird words, old comic strips, questionable community names, and people on the internet who just can’t help but correct cinema errors.

Steve Lutz with Chip Sudderth, Kathy Campbell, Dan Moren, Monty Ashley, Shelly Brisbin and Jason Snell


156

Too Much Entertainment

UK Triv

How many twos can our North Americans roll while trying to answer questions from an original 1983 British edition of Trivial Pursuit? “Two” many, in Antony’s wisdom. But then, that wisdom does begin in a surprising place…

Antony Johnston with Brian Hamilton, Dan Moren, Shelly Brisbin, Jean MacDonald and Monty Ashley


155

God of Bears

Game Night

It’s Trust Me, I’m a Superhero—a game about mixing and matching super powers, arguing, and probably some yelling and shouting! (It’s available on Tabletopia if you’d like to create your own Hall of Justice.)

Tony Sindelar with Dan Moren, James Thomson, K Benesh, Annette Wierstra and Kathy Campbell


154

Ethereal Werewolf

Are You The Spy?

Welcome back to “Are You The Spy?” Panelists must name clues that point to potential topics like Superman, werewolves, or Kermit the Frog. One spy doesn’t know the topic they’re trying to discuss, and must figure it out before the rest of the group figures them out. In this episode, players put their knowledge (or lack thereof) of superheroes, mythical creatures, blockbuster franchises, and Muppets to good use.

If you would like to play along as a civilian and know the topic words that the spies are trying to guess, click here to see the answers. If you would like to play along as the spy, just start listening!

Quinn Rose with Moisés Chiullan, Glenn Fleishman, Tony Sindelar and Jean MacDonald


153

I Knew I Ate It Before 1970

Friendly Competition

Limericks, presidential cartoon characters, and lots of silliness — in other words, another classic competition amongst friends.

Lex Friedman and Dan Moren with Tony Sindelar, Scott McNulty, Jean MacDonald, Arnie Niekamp and Kate Walsh


152

Everybody Had Weltschmerz

It’s time for the second annual Incomparable Spelling Bee! Five new contestants enter the ring, spelling English words competitively! Only one can be crowned this year’s Champion Speller. Along the way, we’ll learn some important lessons about parts of speech and using things in a sentence.

Jean MacDonald and Monty Ashley with Julia Skott, James Dempsey, Glenn Fleishman, Dan Moren and Jason Snell


151

I Learned the Truth at Seventeen

Random Pursuit

We have a lot of new trivia blood in this episode! The scores are also pretty bloody, and Scorekeeper Steven makes no bones about it. At least there’s always fantasy in the adult box.

Erika Ensign and Steven Schapansky with Monty Ashley, Riley Silverman, Cicero Holmes, Rachel Donner and Brian Hamilton


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