CineGamer: A Board Game Podcast
Rabbit Hole Podcasts
Once a month, Jason Soto and Toby Merida will talk about a board game that is based on an IP, whether it's a movie, TV show, book, magazine, whatever. If it's based on a existing property, they will play it and talk about it.
Sep 28 2021
CineGamer Trailer #2
A better ad for CineGamer.
Dec 1 2023
#25: Top 10 Favorite IP Games (2023)
For the last episode of the year, Toby and Jason decide to take a break from playing games and do a list of their top 10 favorite games based on a IP (book, movie, TV show, etc) which was really hard for one of them and kinda easy for the other.
Nov 1 2023
#24: Classic Movies! (Planet of the Apes & Rear Window)
It's classic movie night here at CineGamer! Jason and Toby discuss two board games that came out of nowhere, made everyone wonder what the game could be about, and were pleasantly surprised! Also, some Kickstarter discussion and a tiny kitten terrorizing Toby's toys.
Oct 1 2023
#23: Four Spooky Games
Toby and Jason celebrate Halloween by playing and discussing four different spooky games! -Texas Chainsaw Massacre from Trick or Treat Studios -The Shining from Mixlore Games -Stranger Things: Upside Down by CMON -Dead by Daylight: The Board Game by Level 99 Games.
Sep 1 2023
#22: Alien: Fate of the Nostromo
This episode of CineGamer, Jason and Toby are joined by guest James Blake Ewing, who requested this month's game be covered! We take a look at Ravensburger's Alien: Fate of the Nostromo, discuss how its played, our thoughts on it, if it's our GO TO co-op game, and then James and Toby team up on Jason to convince him to play a Lords of the Ring game. Every show on Rabbit Hole Podcasts is sponsored by Audible: audibletrial.com/rabbitholepod And our awesome Patreon members!! patreon.com/rabbitholepods
Aug 11 2023
#21: Gen Con 2023 Special
Recorded LIVE at Gen Con 2023, Jason and Toby discuss EVERYTHING they have experienced at Gen Con from major thefts that made international news to a certain hot game that people went stupid over to games they bought and Toby's misadventures with the police!!! Every show on Rabbit Hole Podcasts is sponsored by Audible: audibletrial.com/rabbitholepod And our awesome Patreon members!! patreon.com/rabbitholepods
Jul 1 2023
#20: Spielberg Games
It's blockbuster season!! And to honor the man that ushered in blockbusters way back in the '70s and '80s, Toby and Jason play four games based on Stephen Spielberg Films: Jaws E.T The Extra Terrestrial: Light Years from Home Game The Goonies Never Say Die Jurassic Park: Danger (with a little bit of Jurassic World Legacy of Isla Nublar discussion). Also come see Jason and Toby at GenCon in August!!! Jason is teaching games as part of the Fight in the Skies Society!! Come by and say hi! And how wrong he was about Frostpunk.
Jun 1 2023
#19: Fast & Furious Highway Heist/USPS Great American Mail Race
It's about family....weight games this month at CineGamer! Jason and Toby go over Fast & Furious: Highway Heist game by Funko Games and USPS Great American Mail Race game by Big Potato Games. One of these games involves being a jerk to other players and you'll never guess which game.
May 4 2023
#18: May The Fourth Be With You (Star Wars Games)
Jason and Toby celebrate a made up holiday by discussing FOUR games based on Star Wars: Star Wars The Deckbuilding Game Star Wars: Queen's Gambit Risk: Star Wars Star Wars Rebellion
Apr 15 2023
#17: Big Trouble in Little China: The Board Game
The check is in the mail as Jason returns, this time with a brand new co-host: his friend (and very frequent previous guest) Toby! After going over several exciting news segments, Jason and Toby dive right into talking about the 2017 game Big Trouble in Little China: The Board Game, based on the cult classic film from 1986! You wouldn't want to be crazy and miss this episode!
Mar 1 2023
#16: Deep Rock Galactic: The Board Game
This month on CineGamer, Rob takes charge of the episode as he tells you about a board game he's been excited for, Deep Rock Galactic: The Board Game. Based on the video game, you are miners in space trying to mine minerals and accomplish goals before the bad aliens come and ruin your day!!
Feb 1 2023
#15: Star Wars: Outer Rim
This month, Jason and Rob take a look at a very well known Fantasy Flight Game, Star Wars: Outer Rim, a sandbox-style game where you fly around the Outer Rim of the Star Wars universe, collect bounties and take on jobs and try to be the most famous person in the galaxy. It's a lot of fun and Jason and Rob have a blast discussing it.
Jan 1 2023
#14: Frostpunk: The Board Game
Jason and Rob ring in 2023 by talking about a super heavy and complicated board game, based on a popular video game, called Frostpunk, a dystopian alternative timeline game where you have to keep your city warmed up by finding resources to keep a giant furnace active and building shelters for your workers. It's hard and possibly Jason and Rob played it wrong. Also, an update to the Escape From New York crowdsourced game!
Dec 1 2022
#13: Games Based On "The Thing"
To celebrate the first god damn month of Winter, Jason and Rob decide to play and discuss THREE games based on Who Goes There?, the novella that inspired The Thing. Not only that, but they are joined by two of their friends Toby and Tim! First they discuss the second edition of Who Goes There? The Board Game, which is a much improved version of the first edition. Then they move on to The Thing: Infection At Outpost 31, a somewhat party-style game. They end things with The Thing: The Board Game, which is a combination of the other two games.
Nov 1 2022
#12: IP Adjacent Games
You know those board games that when you look at the cover or you play it and you say to yourself "this is totally supposed to be (insert movie/show/book): The Board Game" but the publishers/designers couldn't get the rights? Well that's what we're talking about in this episode of CineGamer, IP Adjacent games! Joining Jason and Rob is their friend and frequent name that gets mentioned in every episode Toby as they talk about several games that probably wouldn't normally be talked about on this show but are so good they needed to!
Oct 1 2022
#11: Five Nights at Freddy's: Survive 'Till 6AM & They Live: Assault On Cable 54
It's October so it's time for some SPOOOOOOKY games! Jason and Rob first talk about a 1-2 player game based on the popular horror video game Five Nights At Freddy's (which apparently has 11 sequels to it). Then they finally, FINALLY, FINALLY talk about their most anticipated Kickstarter game They Live: Assault On Cable 54 and one of them was disappointed and one of them liked it.
Sep 1 2022
#10: Top 10 Favorite IP Games
It was about damn time we do a top 10 list and well let's get basic with it! Rob and Jason count down their favorite IP games! You probably already know what's gonna be on the list but still give it a listen for the stuff you DON'T know that'll be on the list! Ah-HA!
Aug 8 2022
#9: Gen Con 2022 Special
In this special episode of CineGamer, Jason and Rob report (mostly) LIVE from Gen Con 2022 from downtown Indianapolis, Indiana. They talk about what IP related games they've seen, played, and bought along with other non-IP games. Then they recount their adventures during the con itself. Also special guest Toby Merida joins Jason for a segment to talk about games he bought and saw!
Jul 1 2022
#8: The Reckoners
Jason and Rob are back! They're here to tell you about The Reckoners, a co-op game based on a series of young adult novels. You play as a special agent who's tasked to kill every superhero in town before they destroy the world. Sounds simple, right? WRONG! It's hard as hell but is it fun?
Mar 1 2022
#7: Arkham Horror Games
Jason and Rob are back for your monthly treat! In this episode, they dive into the H.P Lovecraft world of board games and discuss three major Fantasy Flight titles: Arkham Horror both second and third editions, Eldritch Horror, and Arkham Horror: The Card Game.
Feb 1 2022
#6: Fury of Dracula
Jason and Rob are back to catch you up on some news about games based on movies, mainly by Funko, before moving on to their main discussion, the highly thematic Fantasy Flight/Wiz Kids game Fury of Dracula, a hidden movement 1-v-all game that's in Jason's top 10 favorite games of all times. But will it make Rob's?