The Dice Tower

In this show, we answer a pile of questions, including some behind-the-scenes information, and briefly discuss our trip to Essen.  We also talk about Minecraft the board game, Aquatica, Terramara, Scythe, Project L, and the new Ticket to Ride maps!  Finally, we end the show with our top ten games for new players!

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Mandi, Sam, Zee, Suzanne, Eric, and Tom all come together on Eric's birthday to celebrate a live show at the Essen Spiel fair 2019!  Recorded live in front of an audience, we talk about some interesting games at the fair, answer questions from the audience, and end the show with a game show sponsored by Pandasaurus games!

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All four hosts are in this show, as we take a look at the list of Essen games (by Eric Martin on www.boardgamegeek.com) and talk about our opinions and hopes for them.  We also discuss our plans at the show this year.

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In this show, we are joined by Becca Scott from Geek & Sundry as we delve into a pile of questions and talk about recording game plays on video!  We also review the new Choose Your Own Adventure: War with the Evil Power Master, Awkward Guests, and Ecos First Continent.  Finally, we end the show with our top ten games that start with the letter "I".   Huzzah!

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In this episode, we review Cursed Court, Parks, Curios, 3 HABA titles, and Kindomino Duel. Suzanne shares a new app and we wrap with a few quick questions.

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Category:The Dice Tower -- posted at: 2:00am PST

In this show, we talk about Tapestry, Chocolate Factory, and Rail Pass!  We answer questions, including a malicious genie, Monopoly today, the magic number of players, and when to restart a rules explanation!  We then end the show talking about our top ten horror themed games.

(Side note:  We think we've identified the problem with Tom's mike - should be fixed by next show!)

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Category:The Dice Tower -- posted at: 4:50am PST

In this episode Suzanne and Mandi discuss Skulk Hollow, Ragusa, Empires of the North, Deadly Doodles, Ecos and Hats. They also cover a couple of One and Done games and wrap up with a Victory Points segment all about "cart campers" (the games that live in your shopping cart but never make it to purchase.)

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Category:The Dice Tower -- posted at: 10:22am PST

On today's show, Tom and Eric recap the Dice Tower Retreat, with both old and new games played. We discuss Power Rangers, Die Hard, Star Wars Outer Rim, Detective: City of Angels, Le Havre, Caverna, Feast for Odin, Puerto Rico, Mamma Mia, Roll for the Galaxy, Beta Colony, and Everdell. Plus, Geoff shows us the next generation of game playing machines, we answer questions about tame library storage, making exclusive items not-so-exclusive, and the merits of switching hands in a card game. Then, we finish up with our Top Ten games that start with H.

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Category:general -- posted at: 3:00am PST

In episode 623, Mandi and Suzanne review Space Base The Emergence of Shy Pluto, Time Chase, Trapper Keeper, Little Town, Tales of Glory, and Watergate. They also discuss a couple of apps and answer your questions with some Q&A.

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Category:The Dice Tower -- posted at: 12:14pm PST

In this show, we talk about Adventure Games: the Dungeon, Caravan, Brikks, Time Chase, Letter Jam, and the King's Dilemma.  We also answer questions about retheming someone else's game, playing a game "to the death", fatherhood, and more!  Finally, we end the show with our top ten games that start with the letter "G". 

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Category:The Dice Tower -- posted at: 7:35am PST

In this episode, we take a look at Era, Cat Cafe, Pipeline, Icarus, Undo, and Clip Cut Parks. We discuss a couple of One and Dones and finally, we end the show with a discussion about games that have the wrong player count on the box.

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Category:The Dice Tower -- posted at: 10:47am PST

In this episode, we take a look at Pipeline, Mystery House, Clank Legacy, Aftermath, The Taverns of Tiefenthal, and Dragoon.  We also answer questions about games that we knew would be perfect, the popularity of Battletech, the disorganization of the board game industry, the "alpha pack" syndrome, and telling others when they make mistakes.  Finally, we end the show with our top ten seven player games!

Note:  This episode was recorded in front of a live Facebook audience.  If you want to join us for our next show, tune into the Dice Tower facebook group on Thursday, August 29th, at 8:30 PM EST.

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Category:The Dice Tower -- posted at: 5:14am PST

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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Category:The Dice Tower -- posted at: 9:34am PST

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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Category:The Dice Tower -- posted at: 6:07am PST

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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Category:The Dice Tower -- posted at: 4:26pm PST

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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Category:general -- posted at: 3:00am PST

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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Category:The Dice Tower -- posted at: 6:12am PST

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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Category:The Dice Tower -- posted at: 3:40am PST

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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Category:The Dice Tower -- posted at: 5:35am PST

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

(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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Category:The Dice Tower -- posted at: 3:59pm PST

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

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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Category:The Dice Tower -- posted at: 4:25am PST

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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Category:general -- posted at: 7:08am PST

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

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 PST

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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Category:The Dice Tower -- posted at: 4:15am PST

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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Category:The Dice Tower -- posted at: 4:00am PST

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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Category:The Dice Tower -- posted at: 5:59am PST

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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Category:The Dice Tower -- posted at: 5:33am PST

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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Category:The Dice Tower -- posted at: 11:56am PST

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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Category:The Dice Tower -- posted at: 6:00am PST

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

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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Category:The Dice Tower -- posted at: 5:27am PST

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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Category:The Dice Tower -- posted at: 9:33pm PST

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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Category:general -- posted at: 4:41am PST

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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Category:The Dice Tower -- posted at: 5:14am PST

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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Category:The Dice Tower -- posted at: 4:45am PST

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

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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Category:The Dice Tower -- posted at: 5:04am PST

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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Category:The Dice Tower -- posted at: 4:00am PST

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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Category:The Dice Tower -- posted at: 12:43pm PST

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 PST

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