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Games Workshop veteran and Ghostbusters board game creator talk miniatures and wargaming in episode three of the Tabletop Gaming podcast

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The penultimate episode of our special podcast series looking at the history of tabletop gaming is all about miniatures.

In this bite-sized instalment, host Jonny Crawford chats to Games Workshop veteran and River Horse founder Alession Cavatore, as well as Ghostbusters: The Board Game II head designer Vincent Pritchard, about why minis continue to be massive, and their move from wargames into board games of every shape, size and type.

This episode is the third entry in our special four-part tour through the origins and evolution of gaming; you can still download the previous two episodes, looking at chess and card games respectively, for free via iTunes or Podcasts.com, where you’ll also be able to find the RSS feed to import the podcast into your media player of choice.

In episode one, Jonny was joined by historian and Head of History at the University of Huddersfield, Dr. Pat Cullum, and two-time British chess champion Gawain Jones to see how one of the world’s oldest games emerged and why it remains a classic to this day.

Episode two instead looked at how card games have changed over the ages, from their beginnings as traditional playing cards to the modern-day popularity of collectible trading card games like Magic: The Gathering and Pokémon. Sushi Go! creator Phil Walker-Harding joined Jonny to discuss his own love of cards, and where the inspiration for his delectable smash hit came from.

Each episode is only 10 minutes long, making them the perfect way to quickly learn more about your hobby during lunch or your commute home. Why not enjoy the entire series – in under an hour – this Bank Holiday weekend?

The final episode, available later this week, will take a look at the hobby itself and the people who play games, asking how newcomers can get more involved with their local gaming community and the future of gaming.

You can download The Tabletop Gaming Podcast, now including the first, second and third episodes of The History of Tabletop Gaming, via iTunes.

Or instead head to Podcasts.com if you’d prefer to listen to the podcast in your browser, download it directly and find the RSS feed to import the podcast into your favourite media player or device.

Let us know what you think of the podcast and what you’d like to hear in the future via social media on Facebook and Twitter!

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