The Dice Tower

In this episode, Mandi and Suzanne chat about some games that caught their eye at Gen Con and discuss recent games played including Abomination, Moon Base, Colors of Paris, Across The United States, Artsee, and Heul Doch Mau Mau.

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In this episode, Crystal, Mandi, Suzanne, Zee, and the Brother Murph all join in for our annual live show at Gen Con 2019!  We start by talking about some recent games that we've played, then invite several publishers on for some cool game announcements!  Buonocore shows up for some mayhem, and the show ends with a contest of champions!  Thanks to Stronghold Games for sponsoring our show.

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In this episode, all four hosts join together for a supersized episode in which we talk about all the upcoming releases at Gen Con 2019!

We talk about where we'll be at the con (don't miss booth 2023!), and our opinions on various games.    

Due to the upcoming convention, we decided to release this one a bit early.

Thanks to www.boardgamegeek.com and Eric Martin for putting together the list we used!  See it here:https://www.boardgamegeek.com/geekpreview/13/gen-con-2019-preview

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In this episode, we talk about Atelier, In Front of the Elevator, Nine Tiles Panic, Dark Domains, Power Rangers: Heroes of the Grid, and Undo. We look back on a couple of Shelf Staples and we end with a divisive One and Done.

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In this episode, we talk about Medieval Age, Kenny G: Keepin’ it Saxy, Shobu, Lockup: A Roll Player Tale, Point Salad, and Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell.  We also answer questions about rules disputes and more!  Finally, we end the show with our top ten games that start with the letter "F".

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In this show, we are joined by various contributors to the Dice Tower Network to introduce the Dice Tower Awards for best games of 2018.  Awards include best artwork, best components, best new designer, best game from a small publisher, best two player game, best strategy game, most innovative game, best party game, best family game, best expansion, best reprint, and game of the year!  Congratulations to all the winners!

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In this show, Tom talks about his travels to Khan Kon in China, we review Circle the Wagons, Master of Respect, T.I.M.E. Stories, Pandemic: Rapid Response, Palaces of Carrara, and  Paris Paris.  We also answer a pile of questions and talk about our favorite top ten abstract strategy games.

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Suzanne and Mandi discuss some solo play games including a new app and chat about what makes a good lunch time game and what some of their favorites are to play.

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(Note:  Due to international internet randomness, the show is going up late.  Our apologies!)

In this show, Geoff shows up and we answer a pile of questions, including if we've ever cheated!  We review Cupcake Empire, Century 3, Tour Operator, Honga, Concordia Venus, and the Bravest Warriors Co-Operative Dice Game.  Finally, we talk about our favorite games that start with the letter "E".

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In today's show, Mandi and Suz discuss The Gallerist, Ticket to Ride New York, Futuropia, L.A.M.A., Clank In Space, and Pandemic Rapid Response. They also run through their Origins Game Fair Anticipation list.

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Tom is in the UK, so Mandi and Suzanne come on board to talk about our top 10 Roll and Write games!  We also review Wendake, Tiny, Hadara, and Eye my favorite things.  Questions get answered, Geoff goes blue, and more!

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Mandi and Suzanne discuss Doppelt So Clever, Imperial Settlers The Roll and Write, Ohanami, Between Two Castles of Mad King Ludwig, Dice Throne, and Kodama 3D. They also revisit two older games in Shelf Staple, and get your input on conventions you want to attend in Victory Points.

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In this show, we review My First Castle Panic, Duelosaur Island, Transformers TCG,Dice of Pirates, and Mice and Mystics: Downwood Tales.  Eric talks about going to Pip’s Island, and we answer a slew of questions, including our favorite foldable boards, optional Kickstarter buys, and more!  Finally, we end the show talking about our favorite games that start with the letter "D"!

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In today’s show, we talk about a little revolution, Mandi teaches Suzanne a new song and we chat about the hot new deck building game app.

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Category:The Dice Tower -- posted at: 3:00am PDT

In this show, we talk about Lord of the Rings: Journeys in the Middle-Earth, Silver & Gold, New Frontiers, and Fire Tower.  We answer questions about modifying games, what to do when playing a game with a wrong player count, and more!  Geoff shows up, and Tom talks about going to a Magic the Gathering prerelease event.  Finally, we end the show talking about games that got us interested in exploring a topic further.

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In this show, we get a Thunderstone Quest update from Mandi, roll out with the Transformers TCG and talk about the latest and greatest in movies and television, all in a non-spoiler way. And in Victory Points, we asked you what you thought of abstract games. We'll discuss the question and your answers!

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In this episode, we have TWO Summerers!  Eric interviews his brother, and Geoff talks about teamwork.  We also review some Escape Room Games, Paladins of the West Kingdom, Getaway Driver,Codenames: Duet, Illimat, ...and then we died.   We also answer a few questions, and finally end the show talking about our top ten games that start with the letter "C".

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In today's show, Mandi talks a lot of two player games, including an app, and we get "real" about our supposed friendship!

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NOTE:  We had some mike problems with Tom's mike - our apologies!

In this episode, we are joined by noted gamer Gary Pope!  We talk about Zoo Break, Game of Thrones: Oathbreaker, Tricky Dungeon, Aeon’s End, and Heroes of Land, Air and Sea.  We also answer a pile of questions, and then delve into the top ten games that make us laugh!

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Hey, it's # 600!  In this show, we talk about Thunderstone Quest, Cartographers: A Roll Player Tale, Camel Up, A Pleasant Journey to Neko, Airship City, Rolling Ranch, Pret a Porter, and Factory Fun and Funner.  We also talk about top ten lists, and what makes them appealing.  Thanks for sticking with us over the years!

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In this show, we talk about 

Blossoms, Bloxx, First Contact, Underwater Cities, Fleet the Dice Game, and Wildlands (with expansions).  We also answer a pile of questions about what makes a good game review, logging games with children, and what makes a bad year of gaming.  Geoff scares us all with losing levels, and we end the show with our top ten games that start with the letter "B".

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In this show, Mandi and Suzanne talk about Dice Tower West with their opinions on that.  They also review Ocean Crisis and Catastrophe expansion, Glenmore 2 Chronicles, Tiny Towns, Cytosis and Krass Kariert.  They also talk about a few apps, and take a closer look at Raccoon Tyccoon.

Also, our Backer Kit is closing soon!  

https://dice-tower-2019.backerkit.com/hosted_preorders

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In this show, all four hosts are joined by Sam and Zee live at Dice Tower West 2019!  We talk about five things in gaming we want to "get out of our face". 

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In this episode, we talk about some recent stuff that's shown up in the mail.  Geoff interviews a few people, we talk about Counterfeiters, Gnomopolis, Caverna Expansion, Frogriders, Dice Settlers, and Azul.  Finally, we talk about the games that we've played most in our lives.

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In this episode, we talk about Kickstarters we are taking a look at, Scorpius Freighter, Crisis, HexRoller, Passing Through Petra, Cosmic Run Regneration, Vadora Gardens, Skyjo, and a Wrinkle in Time: A Daring Adventure Game.  We also take a look at the classic games Keyflower and Sleuth and more!

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In this episode, we hear a bittersweet tale of Amazement, listen to Geoff talk about rituals, discuss Dinogenics, Wingspan, Big Money, the Brigade, Showtime, and Monster Crunch, and answer a pile of questions.  We end the episode talking about our favorite games that start with the letter "A".

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In this episode, we talk about new games coming in, a recent convention for Suzanne, our new video show, and more!  Games include Slap It, Fertility, Expancity, Fleet the Dice Game, Azul: Stained Glass of Sintra, and ShipShape.  We also talk about a board game app, and then discuss how we organize our games on the shelf!

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In this episode, we talk about the Merlin expansion, Once upon a Castle, Master of the Galaxy, Comanauts, Franchise, and VOLT.  We also hear a fantastic tale, Geoff talk about rent, and answer a pile of questions.  Finally, we end the show by taking a look back at 15 years ago - 2004!

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In this show, Mandi and Suzanne recount their adventures on the Dice Tower Cruise, and also talk about things that they are looking forward to in 2019!

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Tom, Zee, Suzanne, Mandi, Eric, Sam, and Jason all come together in a show - recorded live on Dice Tower Cruise 2019.  We talk about a few games we've been playing, go through a bunch of gaming and non-gaming topics, and answer a few questions from the audience.  Also, the Riddler attacks!

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In this episode, we talk about Wingspan, New Frontiers, Coin & Crown, Arraial, Nyctophobia, and Too Many Bones.  Geoff gives us wisdom, Tom tells a tale of horror, and we answer several questions!  Finally, we end the show talking about our top ten games from a decade ago, 2009!

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In this episode, we talk about some Kickstarters that we are looking at, as well as some upcoming events!  We review Piepmatz, Scorpius Freighter, Mercado, Treasure Island, Indian Summer, and Stockpile.  We also look at Way of the Panda and Moa in our "One and Done" segment, and finish up the show with a few questions from all of you!

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In this show, we talk about Outback, Subatomic, The Boldest, Crown of Emara, Fertility, and Stephenson’s Rocket.  We also talk about reading rulebooks, socialization, and co-publishing, and then go back in time five years to revisit 2014 and see the best games from that year!

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Category:The Dice Tower -- posted at: 5:38am PDT

In this show, we take a look back at the year 2018 for board gaming!  We discuss the year as a whole, talk about our favorite art in games, our favorite expansion, our favorite reprint, our favorite cooperative game, and more!  We end the show with our top ten games of the year!

Also, Merry Christmas!

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In this episode, we talk about a pile of games, as Mandi talks about her experiences at the Dice Tower Retreat.  We also talk about cleaning up games.  Who's responsible?

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In this episode, Tom and Eric take a look at The Pretender, Ya Blew It, Nemesis, The Reckoners, Ceylon, and Solenia.   We also hear Geoff test out the Pop-O-Matic, and answer a pile of questions.  Finally, we end the show talking about our favorite adventure games.  Also, did I mention we were in the same room?

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In this episode, we come to you live from Pax Unplugged 2018.  Not only do Mandi and Suzanne talk about the convention itself, but Tom and Eric invade the show to join in some of the segments!

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In this show, we talk about Lords of Hellas, Underwater Cities, Subatomic, Fireball Island, Just One, and Terraforming Mars: Colonies.  Geoff talks about knitting, and we answer questions about making our collections child-proof and Future Eric.   Finally, we end the show talking about our top ten games that were replaced by other games, yet we kept them for some reason.  Also, we explain the reasons.  

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In this show, we talk about Blackout: Hong Kong, Going around the City, Narcos the Board Game, Escape Tales: the Awakening, Duelosaur Island, and Layers.  We also examine the Isle of Skye App, and end the show answering several of your questions!

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In this show, we take a look at the new Azul, Lady and the Tiger, Forum Trajanum, Die Legende der Irrlichter,  Majolica, and Billy Kerr.  Geoff also talks about the mega lottery and its effects on gamers, we answer a pile of questions - including what to do with Kingmakers - and end the show with our top ten team vs. team games!

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In this show, Suzanne and Mandi talk about their recent trip to Essen.  Second time in, how did we do?  We also talk about games, like Bloxx!, Moveable Type, Holding On: The Troubled Life of Billy Kerr, Mesozooic, Wreck Raiders, Patchwork Doodle, and more!

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In this episode, recorded live at Essen 2018 (so forgive the audio quality), we talk about some games at the fair, play our annual game show, and take some questions from the audience!

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In this episode, all four hosts show up and talk about one of the biggest gaming events of the year!  First, we talk about last year's show, and where we are on our anticipated games from last year.  We also talk about things we learned about the Spiele convention, and what we plan to do this year.  Finally, we each present our top ten anticipated games of Essen 2018.

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In this episode, we review Dice Settlers, Treasure Island, Echidna Shuffle, Camel Up, Get the MacGuffin, and Star Trek Fluxx.  Geoff talks about Battle Royale, we answer questions about reviewing and designers vs developers, and then we end the show talking about our favorite convention experiences over the last 15 years.

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In this show, Mandi recaps some conventions she's been to, and we talk about Paleolithic, Roll Player, Gizmos, War Chest, Loot, Lost Cities, and 6 Nimmt.  We also answer some questions, do our "One and Done" segment and of course, talk about two truths and a lie!

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Welcome to the Dice Tower!  In this show, we talk about New Found Land, Teotihuacan, Henhouse Havoc, Spirits of the Wild, and Scarabaya, Roll to the Top.  We also learn about mana from Geoff, answer questions about designing games and running events, and end the episode with our top ten relaxing games!

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Recorded at Grand Con 2018, in Grand Rapids Michigan - Eric and Mandi join forces to bring you our latest podcast!

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In this show, we look at the Cryptid, the Brady Bunch Party Game, the expansion to Meeple Circus, Spell Smashers, and Fast Forward: Forture.  We also hear a tale of triumph, answer our last questions (we need more!) and finish up going over our top ten epic games!

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In this show, we talk about Sailing Toward Osiris, Symphony # 9, Spy Club, Gunkimino, Newton, and Escape Extra!  We also take a look at a couple of apps, and go into an extended discussion on victory points, and how they are used in games!  Join us!

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In this show, we simply review a pile of games, including Yellow & Yangtzee, Spy Club, The Hearmees, Dinosaur Tea Party, The Edge: Downfall, Warhammer 40K Dice Masters, Jungli-La, Warhammer Champions, Cat Lady, Ivion, Burning Rome, Lowlands, Rise of Tribes, Symphony # 9, and more!  We also hear from Geoff on GameTek, and answer a few questions!

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Welcome to another show!  In this show we look at some Kickstarters, look beyond the hotness, and delve into the mail bag for questions.  We talk about post-GenCon, a few new games we've been trying out and more!

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First, we talk about Keyforge, Hail Hydra, Pantone, 8-Bit Box, Mint Delivery, and TransEuropa.  Then we talk about our Gen Con 2018 experience, hear a tale of Horror, and answer questions about color, distribution, and basketball.  Finally, we talk about our top ten real-time games - in real time!

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It's our live show from Gen Con! Join us for a a little discussion on the show itself, a wealth of game announcements, the announcement of Dice Tower West, and some wacky game shows!  Geoff does a live Game Tek, Alan Moon swings by, and we simply have a lot of fun!

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In this episode, we talk about Thunderstone Quest, Passtally, Harvest, Unfair and its new expansion, Century Spice: Eastern Wonders, and Villainous.  We also discuss a couple board game apps and  go over board game inserts.  Are they worth it, which ones are best...

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In this episode, Tom, Eric, and Mandi try to tell Suzanne just what Gen Con is like.  We also answer a pile of Gen Con specific questions before jumping into the heart of our episode - our top ten most looked-forward-to games!  We also talk about a little of our plans, and we hope to see you there!

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In this show, we talk about Root, Luxor, Ranking, and Quebec!  Two old and two new!  We also answer questions, talk about Dice Tower Con 2018, hear a tale of horror, and hear the solution to the basketball from Geoff.  Finally, we end the show with our top ten games that we personally have enjoyed with our families!

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In this show, all of us show up live at Dice Tower Con 2018 for the annual Dice Tower Awards!  Joined by a host of contributors to the show, we hand out the awards for the best games of 2017!

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In this episode, we talk about some of the new games we picked up at Origins, and Suzanne tries to keep Mandi awake!  We're also on our way to go to Dice Tower Con!

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In this episode, we're back!  To normal, that is - and we run a very normal episode with a very normal advertisement at the very end.  Wait, what?  Anyway, we talk about Rise of Queensdale, the new Exit games, Thanos Rising, Megaland, and Gizmos.  We also listen to Geoff talk about deduction vs induction, answer a pile of questions, and hear a tale of horror!  Finally, we end the show talking about our favorite train games.  Huzzah!!

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So it's our annual live Origins show. (as a side note, we're stuck with their audio system, so that's why things are they way they are.)

We talk about games we played at the convention, including Coimbra and Reef, talk about the convention as a whole, have a game show with Sam Healey and Zee Garcia, and end the show answering a bunch of weird and crazy questions!

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Category:The Dice Tower -- posted at: 4:28am PDT

In this episode, we talk about Magic Maze Kids, Boomerang, Kashgar, Pursuit of Happiness: Community, Way of the Panda, and My Little Scythe.  We also talk about the upcoming show Origins 2018!  Mandi and Suzanne go over ten different games they are interested in checking out, and Tom talks about some tips for first timers!

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Category:The Dice Tower -- posted at: 8:45pm PDT

In this show, Mandi and Eric talk about Council of 4, Junk Orbit, Drop It, Now Boarding, Oh My Goods: Longsdale in Revolt, and Criss Cross.  Geoff talks about calculus, we answer questions, hear a tale of amazement, and then go over our top ten cooperative games!

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Category:The Dice Tower -- posted at: 3:56am PDT

In this episode, we go back to our normal programming!  We review The Last Garden, Long Live the Queen, Memoaar, Powerships, Tea Dragon Society, and Prowler's Passage.  We also take a look at the classic games Master's Gallery and Felix/Felicity Cat in the Sack.  There's also app discussion, Kickstarter and a few questions!

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In this show, Eric survives a lot to show up and record with Suzanne!  We talk about MetroX, Renegade, Reworld, Pyramids of the Jaguar, Sunset Over Water, and Keyper.  Geoff talks about the limits of AI, and we talk about the Spiel des Jahres nominations!  Finally, we end the show with the top ten games to teach Science!

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In this show, we talk about different games played at the CMON expo, including Council of 4, 13 Clues, Modern Art, and Dragon Castle.  We also discuss overproduced games, game we're going to try to play, and some roll-and-write games!  

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In this show, we talk about Mistborn, Queensdale, Incorporated, Space Base, Pass the Pandas, and Felicity: The Cat in the Sack.  Travis Chance from Kolossal Games comes on and talks about what it's like to start a company from scratch, and we hear another tale of Horror.  Finally, we end the show with our top ten games to teach History!

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Category:general -- posted at: 6:51am PDT

In this show, we talk about Dr. Beaker, Die Horbies, Drop It, Monster Trap, Stop Thief, and Decrypto.  We also look at some classic games, like High Society and Indigo; and discuss the effect of hype on us as gaming consumers!

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Tom and Mandi record live from a small convention the Gathering of Friends.  We talk about analysis paralysis, Choose Your Own Adventure Games, Pie Town, The Mind, Keyflow, Sunset over Water, Thanos Rising, and more!  Stephen Buonocore crashes the show to help us answer questions, and we finish up with our top ten games to help teach English!

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In this show, we talk a lot about "roll and write" games.  What are they?  Why do we like them?  And most importantly, what are our favorites?  We also talk about Hype and games, and Eric shows up with a question!

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Category:The Dice Tower -- posted at: 5:15am PDT

In this episode, we review Oh My Goods, Steamrollers, Dungeon Rush, and Seikatsu.  We dare to disagree with Geoff, interview the always talkative Stephen Buonocore from Stronghold Games, and hear a chilling tale of horror.  Finally, we talk about ten great games to teach math!

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Category:The Dice Tower -- posted at: 4:51am PDT

In this show, we talk about Noria, Shipwreck Arcana, Istanbul Dice, the Mind, Shop & Time, and Dragon Castle.  We also talk about a few apps, dummy players in games, and answer some listener questions!

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Category:The Dice Tower -- posted at: 4:08am PDT

In this show, we talk about Way of the Panda, Shards of Infinity, Wendake, and Sakura.  We also interview Dawn Studebaker about her experiences working with GAMA and running a local game store.  We continue our discussion (with your input!) about "too many games?" and end the show with our top ten "comeback" games, where you don't know the game's over until the end!

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Category:Dice Tower Tonight! -- posted at: 4:45am PDT

In this show, we recap games we saw at recent conventions! We talk about Untold: Adventures Await, Caper, Space Freaks, Prowler's Passage, Clank! the Mummy's Curse, Nimble, Haven, Otys, Nyctophobia, Container, End of the Rail, Songbirds, Suamurai Jack Back to the Past, Keyper, Drop It, The Mind, and Professor Evil and the Citadel of Time.  Whew!

Direct download: TDT547-The_Dice_Tower-Episode_547.mp3
Category:The Dice Tower -- posted at: 4:03am PDT

In this show Eric talks about Doctor Who: Time of the Daleks, Fantastiqa: Rival Realms, and The Willow Game (1988, Tor Books).  We also discuss are there TOO MANY GAMES?  Food when playing games is brought up, questions are answered, and finally we talk about our top ten "cute" games!

Direct download: TDT546-TheDiceTower-Episode546.mp3
Category:The Dice Tower -- posted at: 7:59am PDT

In this show, we talk about London, Space Base, Dungeon Draft, Import/Export, Kepler 3042, Edge of Darkness, and Sakura.  We also discuss lending our games to others, have a visit from Eric, and more!

Direct download: TDT545-The_Dice_Tower-Episode_545.mp3
Category:The Dice Tower -- posted at: 9:57am PDT

In this show, we talk about Get Off My Land!, Star Wars Clue, Awkward Guests, Noria, Tiki Island, and Vampires of the Night.  We answer questions like why our voices are so slow, games as luxury items, and obnoxious players.  We hear a tale of horror, and then end the show talking about our favorite food-themed games.

Direct download: TDT544-TheDiceTower-Episode544.mp3
Category:The Dice Tower -- posted at: 4:03am PDT

Welcome to the Dice Tower!  In this show we talk about Ancestree, 1846 Race for the Midwest, Castell, Ladder 29, Roar: King of the Pride, and Gentes.  Eric shows up to cause trouble, and we take a look at some classic games like Biblios and Manhattan.  Finally, we end the show talking answering a few questions from listeners, such as board game apps and the "Jones" rule.

Direct download: TDT543-The_Dice_Tower-Episode_543.mp3
Category:The Dice Tower -- posted at: 3:11am PDT

In this episode, we talk about Zombie Tower 3D, Rising Sun!, Vampires & Unicorns, Clank in Space, and Biotix.  Eric talks about games to take to a church game day, Geoff talks about counterfeiting, and we invited Jeff Tidball from Atlas Games to talk about the current state of the hobby!  Finally, we end the show talking about our favorite games with monsters in them!

Direct download: TDT542-TheDiceTower-Episode542.mp3
Category:The Dice Tower -- posted at: 5:48am PDT

In this episode, we talk about Empires of the Void II, Chronicles of Crime, Kerala, Santa Maria, Dinosaur Island, and Indian Summer.  Eric also jumps in for some reason, we talk about Herbalism on Kickstarter, go over a few apps, and finally end the show with a discussion on player counts in board games.

Direct download: TDT541-The_Dice_Tower-Episode_541.mp3
Category:The Dice Tower -- posted at: 1:32pm PDT

In this episode, we talk about Lords of Hellas, The Sanctuary, Shaky Manor, FEAR, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and Catan VR!  Geoff joins us for some GameTek, Tom gives our convention schedule for 2018, and we answer some questions!  Finally, we end the show with our favorite games from fifteen years ago - 2003!

Direct download: TDT540-TheDiceTower-Episode540.mp3
Category:The Dice Tower -- posted at: 6:22am PDT

In this episode, we talk about Legacy of Dragonholt, Dream On!, Heaven and Ale, Blend Coffee Lab, Tybor de Baumeister, and Bunny Kingdom.  We also answer a few questions, take a look at some older games, and more!

Direct download: TDT539-TheDiceTower-Episode539.mp3
Category:The Dice Tower -- posted at: 3:16am PDT

In this show, we take a look at Unlock and Exit, You Betcha, Keyper, Azul, Hardback, and Ponzi Scheme.  We also hear a tale of horror (anger?), listen to Geoff's wise words, and finish the show with our top ten games from ten years ago - 2008!

Direct download: TDT538-TheDiceTower-Episode538.mp3
Category:The Dice Tower -- posted at: 5:47am PDT

In this episode, we take a look at Magic Maze, Bali, Smile, Brides and Bribes, Deckscape, Harry Potter expansion, and more!  We also take a look at an escape room book, a few apps, and talk about what will be hot and cold (we think!) in 2018.

Direct download: TDT537-TheDiceTower-Episode537.mp3
Category:The Dice Tower -- posted at: 4:24am PDT

In this show, we talk about Stuffed Fables, Gaia Project, Majesty for the Realm, Heroes of Land, Air, and Sea, Yokohama, and Grimm Forest!  Tom also introduces our 2018 Kickstarter, starting this Thursday, we listen to a GameTek and a tale of Amazement, and answer several questions.  Finally, we follow our annual tradition of going back five years and revisiting our favorite games from 2013!

Direct download: TDT536-TheDiceTower-Episode536.mp3
Category:The Dice Tower -- posted at: 8:32pm PDT

In this show, we talk about our numbers 11-20 of 2017!  What games were amazing, but just missed out on the top ten!  Our last show from 2017, see you next year!

Direct download: TDT535-TheDiceTower-Episode535.mp3
Category:The Dice Tower -- posted at: 5:36am PDT

Joined by Suzanne, we delve into the year 2017!   First we spend some time talking about the different trends of the year, then we jump into our biggest surprise and disappointment, favorite art and components, most innovative game, strangest game, biggest brainburner, best family and party game, and more!  Finally, we end the show talking about the top ten games of 2017.

Direct download: TDT534-TheDiceTower-Episode534.mp3
Category:The Dice Tower -- posted at: 4:03am PDT

In this show, we are joined by Mandi, Suz, Sam, Zee, and Jason for our second annual Dice Tower Cruise Live Show! (and we got the sound quality right!)

We spend time talking about recently played games that we each have enjoyed, and answer some really great questions from the crowd.

Direct download: TDT533-TheDiceTower-Episode533.mp3
Category:The Dice Tower -- posted at: 4:35am PDT

In this show, we talk about Pie Town, Montana, The Palace of Mad King Ludwig, Harvest Dice, Meeple Circus and Sunny Day.  We also go back and take a look at Roll Through the Ages and For Sale, talk about Jeju Island, and look at a few apps!

Direct download: TDT532-TheDiceTower-Episode532.mp3
Category:The Dice Tower -- posted at: 1:07pm PDT

In this show, we are recording live from PAX Unplugged 2017.  We pull various people from the crowd to talk about their and our experiences, mention a few games that we've played, and hear Geoff talk about...losing?  Finally, we end the show being joined by Sam and Zee for our top ten games that need a sequel.

Direct download: TDT531-TheDiceTower-Episode531.mp3
Category:The Dice Tower -- posted at: 4:04am PDT

It's a review show spectacular!  In this show, we talk about Nusfjord, Claim, Merlin, Pulsar 2849, Otys, Battlefold, CV Pocket, and Altiplano.  We also end the show with a few questions from our listeners!

Direct download: TDT530-TheDiceTower-Episode530.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:17am PDT

In this show, we talk about Richard the Lionheart, Indian Summer, Space Freaks, Wasteland Express Delivery Service, Meeple Circus, and Pyramid of the Sun.  We hear a tale of mystery, and end the show with our top ten experiences of the huge Spiel fair at Essen 2017.

Direct download: TDT529-TheDiceTower-Episode529.mp3
Category:The Dice Tower -- posted at: 4:27am PDT

In this episode, we come to you live from Essen!  The four hosts are joined by Sam and Zee for some thoughts on the fair itself.  Our comedy team makes an appearance, and we end the show with our annual game show!

Direct download: TDT528-TheDiceTower-Episode528.mp3
Category:The Dice Tower -- posted at: 3:51am PDT

In this show, we talk about Whistle Stop, Matryoshka, Sundae Split, Taiwan Monster Brawl, Klondike Rush and Unearth.  We also take a look back at Saint Malo and Mexica, and answer some listener questions.

Direct download: TDT527-TheDiceTower-Episode527.mp3
Category:The Dice Tower -- posted at: 11:05pm PDT

In this show, we talk about Charterstone and several other games.  We also take some live questions from the audience and talk about how we get ready for a convention!

NOTE: this is recorded as a live Youtube broadcast.  Not everything translates over to audio, and the microphones aren't as good as our normal podcast quality.

Direct download: Dice_Tower_Tonight_October_18_2017.mp3
Category:Dice Tower Tonight! -- posted at: 10:55pm PDT

In this episode, it's all about the upcoming Spiel fair in Essen Germany!  We talk about the Dice Tower plans for the show, give some tips and ideas for attending the show, and then dive in, with all four of us giving our top ten games we are looking forward to at the show!

Direct download: TDT526-TheDiceTower-Episode526.mp3
Category:The Dice Tower -- posted at: 4:38am PDT

In this show, we talk about 7th Continent, One Night Ultimate Alien, The Dragon and Flagon, NMBR 9, Bunny Kingdom, and Seafall.  We also hear a tale of horror, answer questions about if Kickstarters spam backers, and end the show talking about our favorite one vs. many games!  Russ Wakelin from the D6 Generation joins us!

Direct download: TDT525-TheDiceTower-Episode525.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:00am PDT

In this show, we talk about Hotshots, Port Royal, Purlock Holmes, Kaiju Crush, and Engineering Ants.  We also talk about the technical side of how we do our podcast, and take some questions from the audience!

NOTE: this is recorded as a live Youtube broadcast.  Not everything translates over to audio, and the microphones aren't as good as our normal podcast quality.

Direct download: Dice_Tower_Tonight_October_4_2017.mp3
Category:Dice Tower Tonight! -- posted at: 3:34am PDT

In this show, we talk about Tesla vs Edison: Duel, Azul, Samurai Gardner, Castles of Burgundy Dice Game, London, and Okey Dokey.  We also talk about a few new apps, and how people (you!) feel about digital app integration with physical games.

Direct download: TDT524-TheDiceTower-Episode524.mp3
Category:The Dice Tower -- posted at: 4:32am PDT

Welcome to the first episode of Dice Tower Tonight!  In this show, which is streamed live via video on the Dice Tower Youtube channel, Tom and Eric talk about several games, including Princess Jing, Strawberry Ninja, Azul, Resistor, and Where in the World is Carmen Sandiago.  We talk about summer conventions, and end the show answering questions live!

 

The video link is here:

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CwFjZv6051I&t=25s

Direct download: Dice_Tower_Tonight_September_27_2017.mp3
Category:Dice Tower Tonight! -- posted at: 8:40am PDT

In this show, we are joined by Rebecca Thomason and talk about Wizards Wanted, Paper Tales, Bob Ross: the Game of Chill, Potion Explosion Fifth Ingredient, Orleans Trade & Intrigue, and Rialto.  We also hear a tale of hurricanes, how to learn games from Geoff, and answer a few questions, including how to house rule games.  Finally, we talk about our favorite games for creative people.

Direct download: TDT523-TheDiceTower-Episode523.mp3
Category:The Dice Tower -- posted at: 9:20pm PDT

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