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Play Date with Dash and Ali

Play Date with Dash and Ali

By Dash and Ali

Ali and Dash play games while you listen. But it's not really about the games, it's about the journey and the friendships we make along the way.
Do you have a game suggestion? Let us know!
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Play Date S4Ep4 - Countalope
Play Date S4Ep4 - Countalope
Alright... we concede... Math can be fun. On this week's episode Ali and Dash play Countalope by Bananagram Games. Use your melon to ripen your chances in Countaloupe: a slice and dice game of risk and reward! Roll the dice, count your seeds, and be the first player to get rid of all the slices in your deck. Stop there or keep rolling, but be careful—one rotten roll of the dice can ripen or squash your chance for sweet victory in Countaloupe! Perfect for STEM learners! Ali and Dash play games while you listen. But it's not really about the games, it's about the journey and the friendships we make along the way. Don’t forget to rate, like, and subscribe (not necessarily in that order).
23:24
November 30, 2022
Play Date S4Ep3 - Joe Name It
Play Date S4Ep3 - Joe Name It
The Dice decides your fate, but your skill decides your victory. Ali and Dash play Joe Name it by Gamewright Games.  "Can you name a movie with 2 sequels? How about a music group with 3 members? Test your numbers know-all in this fast-playing “name it to claim it” party game. Draw a category card and then fill in the blank with the number you rolled. Be the first person to name something that fits and you’re smarter than the average Joe!" Ali and Dash play games while you listen. But it's not really about the games, it's about the journey and the friendships we make along the way. Don’t forget to rate, like, and subscribe (not necessarily in that order).
22:48
November 23, 2022
Play Date S4Ep2 - Get The MacGuffin
Play Date S4Ep2 - Get The MacGuffin
On this week's episode of Play Date, Dash and Ali play Get the MacGuffin. A game named after Dash's favorite literary device. It's from Looney Labs, the creators of Fluxx.  Get the MacGuffin is a quick game where players must make clever use of a limited hand of cards ranging from ridiculously powerful to just ridiculous. A calculated risk might gain you the coveted MacGuffin, but can you hold onto it until the last card is played? Is the MacGuffin even out there at all? Ali and Dash play games while you listen. But it's not really about the games, it's about the journey and the friendships we make along the way. Don’t forget to rate, like, and subscribe (not necessarily in that order).
20:18
November 16, 2022
Play Date S4Ep1 - Zobmondo! Would You Rather
Play Date S4Ep1 - Zobmondo! Would You Rather
This week Ali and Dash play Zobmondo! the game of wacky "Would You Rather" scenarios.  Ali and Dash play games while you listen. But it's not really about the games, it's about the journey and the friendships we make along the way. Don’t forget to rate, like, and subscribe (not necessarily in that order).
29:03
November 09, 2022
Play Date S3Ep12 - Boombox 80s and 90s
Play Date S3Ep12 - Boombox 80s and 90s
Throwing it back to the 80's and 90's and SEASON 1! Get those headphones on and get ready to be frustrated by Dash and Ali's music trivia knowledge. On this episode we play BOOMBOX Rewind to the 80's and 90's by Buffalo Games. Ali and Dash play games while you listen. But it's not really about the games, it's about the journey and the friendships we make along the way. Don’t forget to rate, like, and subscribe (not necessarily in that order).
22:37
November 02, 2022
Play Date Bonus Episode - Quoth Alexa, "Nevermore".
Play Date Bonus Episode - Quoth Alexa, "Nevermore".
During the panda mic Ali and Dash took on the task of writing a parody of the Edgar Allan Poe classic, The Raven. In this story Dash receives a mysterious delivery; an Amazon Echo (Alexa). Quickly, the Alexa, being in quarantine, and Dash's hunger for normalcy take him down a dark spiraling path in his mind.  For this year's Halloween Bonus Episode we're releasing this recording for the first time ever. Enjoy and let us know what you think.  Ali and Dash play games while you listen. But it's not really about the games, it's about the journey and the friendships we make along the way. Do you have a game suggestion? Let us know! Have any questions, suggestions, comments? Send 'em to TheSocietyCircus@gmail.com Don't forget to like, rate, and subscribe!
09:19
October 30, 2022
Play Date - S3Ep11 - Stupid Deaths
Play Date - S3Ep11 - Stupid Deaths
Halloween is just a few days away and it's time for a little morbid fun. True crime aficionados and game lovers alike will love Stupid Deaths by University Games. Ali and Dash play games while you listen. But it's not really about the games, it's about the journey and the friendships we make along the way. Do you have a game suggestion? Let us know! Have any questions, suggestions, comments? Send 'em to TheSocietyCircus@gmail.com Don't forget to like, rate, and subscribe!
28:20
October 26, 2022
Play Date S3Ep10 - One Minute Mysteries
Play Date S3Ep10 - One Minute Mysteries
As we inch closer to Halloween, Ali and Dash start setting the mood with One Minute Mysteries by Front Porch Classics. This quick and easy card game is a fun one to have around. Toss it in bag or slip it in your cargo jorts, and you've got entertainment anywhere.  Ali and Dash play games while you listen. But it's not really about the games, it's about the journey and the friendships we make along the way. Do you have a game suggestion? Let us know! Have any questions, suggestions, comments? Send 'em to TheSocietyCircus@gmail.com Don't forget to like, rate, and subscribe!
20:32
October 19, 2022
Play Date S3Ep9 - Things They Don't Teach You In School
Play Date S3Ep9 - Things They Don't Teach You In School
Another of the many things Ali and Dash have in common is their love of education. So we borrowed this game from our friend, Shari. It's Things They Don't Teach You In School by Hygge Games. Ali and Dash play games while you listen. But it's not really about the games, it's about the journey and the friendships we make along the way. Do you have a game suggestion? Let us know! Have any questions, suggestions, comments? Send 'em to TheSocietyCircus@gmail.com Don't forget to like, rate, and subscribe!
26:31
October 12, 2022
Play Date S3Ep8 - I Dissent
Play Date S3Ep8 - I Dissent
We had such a good reaction last time we played I Dissent that we've done it again. Listen in as we discuss for and against selected topics such as Toilet Paper: Top or Bottom? I Dissent by Buffalo Games and follow @BuffaloGamesInc on Instagram to see more of their library.  Ali and Dash play games while you listen. But it's not really about the games, it's about the journey and the friendships we make along the way. Do you have a game suggestion? Let us know! Have any questions, suggestions, comments? Send 'em to TheSocietyCircus@gmail.com Don't forget to like, rate, and subscribe!
20:53
October 05, 2022
Play Date S3Ep7 - Now You're Dating
Play Date S3Ep7 - Now You're Dating
We love to support small businesses and makers. In this DOUBLE-STUFFED episode we talk to Hector Suco, the creator of Now You're Dating.  Now You're Dating! is a game in which players go from single to being in a relationship to win! You see someone at a public place that you find attractive. Your objective is to approach this person, get to know them, ask them on dates, get that first kiss, and ultimately start a relationship with them to win the game! Ali and Dash play games while you listen. But it's not really about the games, it's about the journey and the friendships we make along the way. Do you have a game suggestion? Let us know! Have any questions, suggestions, comments? Send 'em to TheSocietyCircus@gmail.com Don't forget to like, rate, and subscribe!
56:11
September 28, 2022
Play Date S3Ep6 - What Have You Done
Play Date S3Ep6 - What Have You Done
Some games are made for striking up conversation. What Have You Done by Hygge Games is literally made for that. We learn some fun new information about each other and share the laughs with you.  Ali and Dash play games while you listen. But it's not really about the games, it's about the journey and the friendships we make along the way. Do you have a game suggestion? Let us know! Have any questions, suggestions, comments? Send 'em to TheSocietyCircus@gmail.com Don't forget to like, rate, and subscribe!
17:49
September 21, 2022
Play Date S3Ep5 - Battle of the Sexes
Play Date S3Ep5 - Battle of the Sexes
We're going wayyyy back to the days of yore... 2010. We're playing Battle of the Sexes by Spinmasters. Look, we know that this game is going to play into stereotypes, but we're here to challenge those stereotypes and have conversations about them.  Ali and Dash play games while you listen. But it's not really about the games, it's about the journey and the friendships we make along the way. Do you have a game suggestion? Let us know! Have any questions, suggestions, comments? Send 'em to TheSocietyCircus@gmail.com Don't forget to like, rate, and subscribe!
21:32
September 14, 2022
Play Date S3Ep4 - Fluxx
Play Date S3Ep4 - Fluxx
Things are constantly changing. Life is in motion. Movement is everywhere. You could say everything is in Fluxx! Fluxx is a wild game where the goal to win, and the rules are constantly changing. It's like trying to hit a bullseye while you're riding a carousel and also the Bullseye is being held by Nicholas Cage who's playing the role of a very shaky leaf. Yeap, it's that kind of episode. Dash and Ali play Fluxx by Looney Labs. Ali and Dash play games while you listen. But it's not really about the games, it's about the journey and the friendships we make along the way. Do you have a game suggestion? Let us know! Have any questions, suggestions, comments? Send 'em to TheSocietyCircus@gmail.com Don't forget to like, rate, and subscribe!
19:48
September 07, 2022
Play Date S3Ep3 - A Little Wordy
Play Date S3Ep3 - A Little Wordy
We LOVE word games here at Play Date. In this episode we play A Little Wordy by the creative people over at Exploding Kittens.  Ali and Dash play games while you listen. But it's not really about the games, it's about the journey and the friendships we make along the way. Do you have a game suggestion? Let us know! Don't forget to like, rate, and subscribe!
55:14
August 31, 2022
Play Date S3Ep2 - Name Droping w/ Jesus Reyna
Play Date S3Ep2 - Name Droping w/ Jesus Reyna
A very special treat! We've played Name Droping here before, but this time we're playing with one of the creators of Name Droping, Jesus Reyna! It's always great to get to talk to the people behind the games. Support your local businesses and go get your copy at NameDroppingGame.com Ali and Dash play games while you listen. But it's not really about the games, it's about the journey and the friendships we make along the way. Don’t forget to rate, like, and subscribe (not necessarily in that order).
35:03
August 24, 2022
Play Date S3Ep1 - Best Friends!
Play Date S3Ep1 - Best Friends!
We like to start every season with a game that gives you a chance to get to know us better. Enter The Best Friend Game! Here's a fun game to play with a group of friends to see if y'all really know each other or if your friend group is heavy by one. Ali and Dash play games while you listen. But it's not really about the games, it's about the journey and the friendships we make along the way. Don’t forget to rate, like, and subscribe (not necessarily in that order).
19:39
August 17, 2022
Play Date S2Ep12 - Shot In The Dark
Play Date S2Ep12 - Shot In The Dark
Close only counts in Horseshoes... and Shot in the Dark. Ali and Dash play Shot in the Dark, the game about wild guesses and assumptions by Moose Games.  Ali and Dash play games while you listen. But it's not really about the games, it's about the journey and the friendships we make along the way. Don’t forget to rate, like, and subscribe (not necessarily in that order).
25:58
August 10, 2022
Play Date S2Ep11 - Treat Yo' Self!
Play Date S2Ep11 - Treat Yo' Self!
Every now and again you have to throw caution to the wind and just treat yo' self. Ali and Dash play Treat Yo' Self by Buffalo Games.  Ali and Dash play games while you listen. But it's not really about the games, it's about the journey and the friendships we make along the way. Don’t forget to rate, like, and subscribe (not necessarily in that order).
23:20
August 03, 2022
Play Date S2E10 - Say What?
Play Date S2E10 - Say What?
Ali and Dash brave the lower shelf bins of Dollar Tree for this card game. Join us as we play Say What? by International Games. Ali and Dash play games while you listen. But it's not really about the games, it's about the journey and the friendships we make along the way. Don’t forget to rate, like, and subscribe (not necessarily in that order).
15:10
July 27, 2022
Play Date S2E9 - Trivial Pursuit
Play Date S2E9 - Trivial Pursuit
The classic game of trivia and knowledge but with a speed twist. On this episode we play Trivial Pursuit by Hasbro Ali and Dash play games while you listen. But it's not really about the games, it's about the journey and the friendships we make along the way. Don’t forget to rate, like, and subscribe (not necessarily in that order).
24:15
July 20, 2022
Play Date S2E8 - In a Pickle
Play Date S2E8 - In a Pickle
We really did it this time. Ali and Dash are in quite a pickle when we play "In a Pickle" by Gamewright Games. Ali and Dash play games while you listen. But it's not really about the games, it's about the journey and the friendships we make along the way. Don’t forget to rate, like, and subscribe (not necessarily in that order).
29:42
July 13, 2022
Play Date S2Ep7 - Splurt
Play Date S2Ep7 - Splurt
Funny name; fun game! Splurt is one of our favorite games to play with a group of improvisers. Gets our minds going and thinking quickly. It's a high energy game that can be played in a short time or a long time. Splurt! by Gamewright Games Ali and Dash play games while you listen. But it's not really about the games, it's about the journey and the friendships we make along the way. Don’t forget to rate, like, and subscribe (not necessarily in that order).
18:09
July 06, 2022
Play Date S2Ep6 - No Cheese No Coin
Play Date S2Ep6 - No Cheese No Coin
On a very special episode of PlayDate Dash and Ali play No Cheese No Coin with special guest, Stephen Rafferty. Stephen is the creator of No Cheese No Coin, a fast-paced, exciting card game for people who like Cheese and Money.  Get your own copy of No Cheese No Coin at TheGameCrafter.com or on Stephen's own website: https://www.srafferty.com/
42:02
June 29, 2022
Play Date S2Ep5 - Family Feud Strikeout
Play Date S2Ep5 - Family Feud Strikeout
A take on the classic game of 100 people said... Ali and Dash play Family Feud Strikeout by Endless Games. Survey says,... GET READY TO HAVE SOME FUN! Ali and Dash play games while you listen. But it's not really about the games, it's about the journey and the friendships we make along the way. Don’t forget to rate, like, and subscribe (not necessarily in that order).
20:11
June 22, 2022
Play Date S2Ep4 - Fact or Crap?
Play Date S2Ep4 - Fact or Crap?
How good are you at recognizing falsehoods? Sometimes we hear a fact that seems like it might be true, but is, in fact, CRAP! Ali and Dash play Fact or Crap travel edition by Imagination Games. Ali and Dash play games while you listen. But it's not really about the games, it's about the journey and the friendships we make along the way. Don’t forget to rate, like, and subscribe (not necessarily in that order). 
21:17
June 15, 2022
Play Date S2Ep3 - Obama Llama
Play Date S2Ep3 - Obama Llama
Don't let the name fool you! We are not suddenly springing a political episode on you. Ali and Dash play  Obama LLama by Big Potato Games; a rhyming game that tests your knowledge of obscure trivia and your Seussian rhyming skills.  Ali and Dash play games while you listen. But it's not really about the games, it's about the journey and the friendships we make along the way. Don’t forget to rate, like, and subscribe (not necessarily in that order).
18:02
June 08, 2022
Play Date S2Ep2 - Hella 90's
Play Date S2Ep2 - Hella 90's
Throwing it back to the days of yore... the 90's. 90's trivia abounds when Dash and Ali play Hella 90's by Buffalo Games.  Ali and Dash play games while you listen. But it's not really about the games, it's about the journey and the friendships we make along the way. Don’t forget to rate, like, and subscribe (not necessarily in that order).
24:45
June 01, 2022
Play Date S2Ep1 - What Have You Done
Play Date S2Ep1 - What Have You Done
Welcome to Season 2! We decided to start this season by playing a "Get to know us" game. Ali and Dash play What Have You Done by Hygge Games.  Ali and Dash play games while you listen. But it's not really about the games, it's about the journey and the friendships we make along the way. Don’t forget to rate, like, and subscribe (not necessarily in that order).
26:03
May 25, 2022
Play Date Season 1 Bonus Episode
Play Date Season 1 Bonus Episode
SURPRISE! Here's a bonus episode that's mostly corrections. We're not experts, we just like having fun with games. So sometimes the things we say are completely wrong. This is the episode where we go over all the things we got wrong. Finding them is like a game in and of itself. 
10:57
May 22, 2022
Play Date Ep. 12 - Mad Gab
Play Date Ep. 12 - Mad Gab
Every now and again Dash and Ali will throw it back and play some classic games. This week we play MAD GAB by Mattel Games (You may have heard of them). A frustratingly fun game that's been around for a while and deserved a comeback.  Ali and Dash play games while you listen. But it's not really about the games, it's about the journey and the friendships we make along the way. Don’t forget to rate, like, and subscribe (not necessarily in that order).
19:08
May 18, 2022
Play Date Ep. 11 - TwoSome
Play Date Ep. 11 - TwoSome
Listen in as Ali and Dash have play Twosome a card game by Buffalo Games (I know, it was completely random, I swear.) We love games where we learn things about each other. Twosome is a great game for that. Come listen, and learn more about our hosts.  Ali and Dash play games while you listen. But it's not really about the games, it's about the journey and the friendships we make along the way. Don’t forget to rate, like, and subscribe (not necessarily in that order).
17:00
May 11, 2022
Play Date Ep. 10 - I Dissent
Play Date Ep. 10 - I Dissent
Rest In Peace, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Ali and Dash play I Dissent by Buffalo Games. "Preside over the court of public opinion and vote on today's hot button issues! Agree or disagree, just end up on the side with the most votes or stand your ground and dissent to score even more points. Influence other player's opinions to score. Form voting alliances, break alliances, and bluff- just end up on the side with the most votes to win!"  Ali and Dash play games while you listen. But it's not really about the games, it's about the journey and the friendships we make along the way. Don’t forget to rate, like, and subscribe (not necessarily in that order).
28:03
May 04, 2022
Play Date Ep. 9 - Name Dropping... Again
Play Date Ep. 9 - Name Dropping... Again
We enjoyed this game so much, we played it twice in one season! Let's see if your movie trivia knowledge can top ours. And which of our two hosts can claim the the bragging rights. Ali and Dash play Name Dropping a card game by a group of local game-loving, movie aficionados. Find out more at NameDroppingGame.com. Ali and Dash play games while you listen. But it's not really about the games, it's about the journey and the friendships we make along the way. Don’t forget to rate, like, and subscribe (not necessarily in that order).
20:45
April 27, 2022
Play Date Ep. 8 - Boom Box
Play Date Ep. 8 - Boom Box
Get those headphones on and get ready to be frustrated by Dash and Ali's music trivia knowledge. On this episode we play BOOMBOX Rewind to the 80's and 90's by Buffalo Games.  Ali and Dash play games while you listen. But it's not really about the games, it's about the journey and the friendships we make along the way. Don’t forget to rate, like, and subscribe (not necessarily in that order).
19:34
April 20, 2022
Play Date Ep. 7 - Trial by Trolly w/ Guest Shari Witkoff
Play Date Ep. 7 - Trial by Trolly w/ Guest Shari Witkoff
Oh me, oh my! We're about to come up on a switch and we have a choice to make. The classic Trolly Problem philosophy question comes to a dining room table near you. Ali and Dash AND special guest, Shari Witkoff play Trial By Trolly the game created by Skybound Games and Cyanide and Happiness. Ali and Dash play games while you listen. But it's not really about the games, it's about the journey and the friendships we make along the way. Don’t forget to rate, like, and subscribe (not necessarily in that order).
23:57
April 13, 2022
Play Date Ep. 6 - Name Drop
Play Date Ep. 6 - Name Drop
Let's see if your movie trivia knowledge can top ours. And which of our two hosts can claim the the bragging rights. Ali and Dash play Name Dropping a card game by a group of local game-loving, movie aficionados. Find out more at NameDroppingGame.com. Ali and Dash play games while you listen. But it's not really about the games, it's about the journey and the friendships we make along the way. Don’t forget to rate, like, and subscribe (not necessarily in that order).
26:23
April 06, 2022
Play Date Ep. 5 Second Rule
Play Date Ep. 5 Second Rule
How many can you name in 5 seconds? Is 5 seconds enough to do anything? Why so short? HOW‽ Dash and Ali play 5 Second Rule by Playmonster. Ali and Dash play games while you listen. But it's not really about the games, it's about the journey and the friendships we make along the way. Don’t forget to rate, like, and subscribe (not necessarily in that order).
19:44
March 30, 2022
Play Date Ep. 4 - Smart A55
Play Date Ep. 4 - Smart A55
Today we play a Trivia game that takes it up a notch. Here we're playing a special 90's edition of Smart Ass by University Games. Ali and Dash play games while you listen. But it's not really about the games, it's about the journey and the friendships we make along the way. Don’t forget to rate, like, and subscribe (not necessarily in that order).
17:55
March 23, 2022
Play Date Ep. 3 - Trial by Trolly
Play Date Ep. 3 - Trial by Trolly
Oh me, oh my! We're about to come up on a switch and we have a choice to make. The classic Trolly Problem philosophy question comes to a dining room table near you. Ali and Dash play Trial By Trolly the game created by Skybound Games and Cyanide and Happiness. Ali and Dash play games while you listen. But it's not really about the games, it's about the journey and the friendships we make along the way. Don’t forget to rate, like, and subscribe (not necessarily in that order).
15:44
March 16, 2022
Play Date Ep. 2 - We Should Have Known That
Play Date Ep. 2 - We Should Have Known That
On today's episode, Dash and Ali play I Should Have Known That  by Hygge Games. Who wins this time? Ali? Dash? Or is it really always you, the audience?  Ali and Dash play games while you listen. But it's not really about the games, it's about the journey and the friendships we make along the way.
17:50
March 09, 2022
Play Date Ep. 1 - Do You Know Me
Play Date Ep. 1 - Do You Know Me
On our debut episode we figured we would introduce ourselves by playing a few rounds of Do You Know Me? by the makers of What Do You Meme?.  Ali and Dash play games while you listen. But it's not really about the games, it's about the journey and the friendships we make along the way.
22:11
March 01, 2022