The Dice Tower

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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Category:The Dice Tower -- posted at: 4:42am PST

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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Category:The Dice Tower -- posted at: 4:42am PST

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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Category:The Dice Tower -- posted at: 5:56am PST

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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Category:The Dice Tower -- posted at: 3:50am PST

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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Category:The Dice Tower -- posted at: 4:13am PST

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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Category:The Dice Tower -- posted at: 8:13pm PST

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

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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Category:general -- posted at: 4:31am PST

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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Category:general -- posted at: 5:01am PST

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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Category:The Dice Tower -- posted at: 4:03am PST

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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Category:The Dice Tower -- posted at: 5:37am PST

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

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Category:The Dice Tower -- posted at: 8:22pm PST

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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Category:general -- posted at: 4:10am PST

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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Category:The Dice Tower -- posted at: 3:36am PST

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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Category:The Dice Tower -- posted at: 3:39am PST

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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Category:The Dice Tower -- posted at: 4:03am PST

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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Category:The Dice Tower -- posted at: 10:37am PST

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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Category:The Dice Tower -- posted at: 4:32am PST

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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Category:The Dice Tower -- posted at: 3:19am PST

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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Category:general -- posted at: 4:17am PST

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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Category:The Dice Tower -- posted at: 4:48am PST

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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Category:The Dice Tower -- posted at: 5:05am PST

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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Category:general -- posted at: 4:57am PST

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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Category:general -- posted at: 5:21am PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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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Category:The Dice Tower -- posted at: 9:49am PST

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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Category:The Dice Tower -- posted at: 4:04am PST

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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Category:The Dice Tower -- posted at: 5:49am PST

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 PST

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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Category:The Dice Tower -- posted at: 3:43am PST

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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Category:The Dice Tower -- posted at: 4:16am PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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!

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Category:The Dice Tower -- posted at: 4:03am PST

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!

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Category:The Dice Tower -- posted at: 7:59am PST

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!

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Category:The Dice Tower -- posted at: 9:57am PST

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.

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Category:The Dice Tower -- posted at: 4:03am PST

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.

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Category:The Dice Tower -- posted at: 3:11am PST

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!

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Category:The Dice Tower -- posted at: 5:48am PST

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.

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Category:The Dice Tower -- posted at: 1:32pm PST

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!

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Category:The Dice Tower -- posted at: 6:22am PST

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!

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Category:The Dice Tower -- posted at: 3:16am PST

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!

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Category:The Dice Tower -- posted at: 5:47am PST

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.

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Category:The Dice Tower -- posted at: 4:24am PST

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!

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Category:The Dice Tower -- posted at: 8:32pm PST

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!

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Category:The Dice Tower -- posted at: 5:36am PST

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.

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Category:The Dice Tower -- posted at: 4:03am PST

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.

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Category:The Dice Tower -- posted at: 4:35am PST

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!

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Category:The Dice Tower -- posted at: 1:07pm PST

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.

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Category:The Dice Tower -- posted at: 4:04am PST

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!

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Category:general -- posted at: 4:17am PST

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.

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Category:The Dice Tower -- posted at: 4:27am PST

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!

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Category:The Dice Tower -- posted at: 3:51am PST

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.

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Category:The Dice Tower -- posted at: 11:05pm PST

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.

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Category:Dice Tower Tonight! -- posted at: 10:55pm PST

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!

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Category:The Dice Tower -- posted at: 4:38am PST

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!

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Category:general -- posted at: 4:00am PST

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.

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Category:Dice Tower Tonight! -- posted at: 3:34am PST

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.

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Category:The Dice Tower -- posted at: 4:32am PST

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

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Category:Dice Tower Tonight! -- posted at: 8:40am PST

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.

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Category:The Dice Tower -- posted at: 9:20pm PST

In this episode, we talk about Lisboa, Word Slam, Apocrypha, and Flipships.  In "Take My Money", we cover Legend of Korra, and we go back to talk about Pastiche and Kahuna.  Finally, Mandi and Suzanne end the episode answering questions from our listeners!

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Category:The Dice Tower -- posted at: 4:12am PST

Just a quick update to let everyone know what's happened in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma.

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Category:The Dice Tower -- posted at: 10:30am PST

In this show, we talk about Scott Pilgrim's Precious Little Card Game, Caverna: Cave vs. Cave, Four Seasons, Mini Park, Custom Heroes, and Word Domination.  We also discuss a few games on Kickstarter, a couple game apps, and talk about how price affects our decisions for buying board games.

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Category:The Dice Tower -- posted at: 3:45am PST

In this show, we are joined by Marie Poole from Lone Shark Entertainment.  We talk about Whitehall, Twilight Imperium 4, The Expanse,  The Goonies Adventure Card Game, Dice Forge, and Colony.  We hear a tale of treachery, answer questions and talk about internet negativity, hear a triple play from GameTech, and end the show with our top ten ridiculous components in games.

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Category:The Dice Tower -- posted at: 3:55am PST

In this episode, Mandi and Suzanne introduce themselves, talk about Argent the Consortium, Tokyo Highway, Skyward, Bohnanza the Duel, Vegas Wits and Wagers, Sentient, Ninjitsu, and Diesel Demolition Derby.  They also rave about Amerigo and Caylus, a bit about conventions, and more!

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Category:The Dice Tower -- posted at: 5:25am PST

We recorded this show live at Gen Con 2017, where we didn't have control of the microphones, sadly, so there is a bit of clipping and other problems.  But hopefully, you can hear most of the show, in which we hear some announcements from publishers, a Secret Cabal Game Show, a song or two, and more!  

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Category:general -- posted at: 9:36pm PST

In this show, we talk about Near and Far, Terraforming Mars: Hellas and Elysium, Pit Crew, Logic Cards, Ghosts Love Candy, Wordsy, Dice Forge, and Saboteur: the Duel.  We also discuss the megagame we played at Dice Tower convention 2017, and our thoughts on megagames and whether or not we'll play another one!

Direct download: TDT517-TheDiceTower-Episode517.mp3
Category:The Dice Tower -- posted at: 2:30am PST

In this show, joined by Jamie from the Secret Cabal, we talk about Too Many Bones, Star Traders, and Spirit Island.  We also hear a wonderful tale of Amazement, and then it's headfirst into GenCon!  We answer questions about GenCon from those who haven't gone before, and talk about the ten games we are most looking forward to from the convention itself!

Direct download: TDT516-TheDiceTower-Episode516.mp3
Category:The Dice Tower -- posted at: 4:01am PST

In this show, we are joined by Sam Healey and Zee Garcia and a host of other Dice Tower contributors to talk about board games, play in a live game show with folks from the audience, and then answer questions from the same audience.  All done live at Origins Game Fair 2017!

Direct download: TDT515-TheDiceTower-Episode515.mp3
Category:The Dice Tower -- posted at: 4:27am PST

In this show, co-hosted by Tony McRee from Rolling Dice and Taking Names, we talk about Thunderstone Quest, Monopoly Gamer, Indulgence, Deckscape: Test Time, Downforce, and Lignum.  Geoff talkes about the Yips, we hear a tale of Horror, and answer a pile of questions from one listener!  Finally, we end the show talking about our top ten games that work well with five players.

Direct download: TDT514-TheDiceTower-Episode514.mp3
Category:The Dice Tower -- posted at: 4:33am PST

Joined by a host of contributors, we hand out the Dice Tower Awards for the best games of 2016.  From best small publisher game to most innovative to game of the year, join us and out network as we choose the winners!  Afterwards, Sam, Tom, Zee, and Eric answer questions from the audience at Dice Tower Con 2017.

Direct download: TDT513-TheDiceTower-Episode513.mp3
Category:The Dice Tower -- posted at: 3:28am PST

In this show, we talk about Unearth, STROOP, They Who Were, Godfather: Corleone, Arena: of the Gods, and Paradox.  We then discuss the Spiel des Jahres nominees for 2017, and talk about which we think will win and should win.

Direct download: TDT512-TheDiceTower-Episode512.mp3
Category:The Dice Tower -- posted at: 2:00am PST

In this episode, we talk about Viral, Stop Thief, Immortals, Completto, the Play Dirty Expansion for Steam Park, and Startups.  Geoff talks about crystals, we hear a tale of horror, and answer questions about talking about jobs and an anti-Dice Tower faction.  Finally, we end the show discussing our favorite puzzle games.

Direct download: TDT511-TheDiceTower-Episode511.mp3
Category:The Dice Tower -- posted at: 3:56am PST

In this episode, we talk about Mechs vs. Minions, Balloon Pop, Quartz, Arena For the Gods!, Champions of Midgard Expansions, and LYNGK.  Then, Eric and Tom talk about how to teach board games to others, mistakes to avoid, and more!

Direct download: TDT510-TheDiceTower-Episode510.mp3
Category:The Dice Tower -- posted at: 3:37am PST

In this show, we talk about Near and Far, This War of Mine, Flatline, Mole Rats in Space, Don’t Mess With Cthulhu, and Ethnos.  We also answer a pile of questions, talk about drinking games, and end the show with our top ten games that are best with three players.  Rich Sommer is the guest third host.

Direct download: TDT509_-_3_Player_Games.mp3
Category:The Dice Tower -- posted at: 8:59pm PST

In this show, we talk about Kerala, Alien Frontiers App, RISK: Star Wars Edition, Excape, Booo!, Ghostel, Ghostbusters 2, and Toilet Trouble.  Finally, we discuss playing horror games with children.

 

Direct download: TDT508-TheDiceTower-Episode508.mp3
Category:The Dice Tower -- posted at: 3:01am PST

In this episode, Tom and Eric are joined by Mandi Hutchinson to discuss Word Slam, Honshu, Wizards of the Wild, City of Zombies, The Lost Expedition, and Yokohama, and Geoff talks about the pros and cons of tiebreakers. We also present a karmic Tale of Gaming, answer some questions from the mailbag, and complete the set by presenting our Top Ten Set Collection Games.

Direct download: TDT507-TopTenSetCollection.mp3
Category:The Dice Tower -- posted at: 4:00am PST

In this episode, we talk about the Hexbug games (Bugs in the Kitchen, BuggaLoop), Cat Box, Amun Re, and then all the different Escape Room games:  Escape the Room, Exit: the Game, Deckscape, Unlock!  We discuss the pros and cons of escape room games.  Enjoy!

Direct download: TDT506-TheDiceTower-Episode506.mp3
Category:The Dice Tower -- posted at: 3:35am PST

Sara from Renegade Games joins us as co-host when we discuss Problem Picnic Attack of the Ants, Flip City: Wilderness, Great Western Trail, and prototypes!  We also hear from Geoff, a tale of gaming, and answer questions about demoing games at conventions and musical gamers.  Finally, we end the show talking about our top ten trick-taking games!

Direct download: TDT505-TheDiceTower-Episode505.mp3
Category:The Dice Tower -- posted at: 4:16am PST

Tom is out AGAIN.  Anyway, Eric talks about some games and then gives us some puns.  

Direct download: TDT504A_-_Eric_Summerer_Presents_Fun_With_Puns.mp3
Category:The Dice Tower -- posted at: 11:00pm PST

In this show, Richard Ham takes Tom's place, and he and Eric talk about different games.  Including - Lemonade Stand, Pack of Heroes, Broken Token’s Firefly Crate, Um Reifenbrite, Jamsumo, Oh My Goods: Revolt in Longsdale, Magic Maze, and Unlock!

Direct download: TDT504-TheDiceTower-Episode504.mp3
Category:The Dice Tower -- posted at: 3:46am PST

In this show, Tom is missing, but Richard Ham (Rahdo) steps in, and he and Eric talk about Math Fluxx, Disney World gaming (Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom, Agent P’s Secret Mission, A Pirate’s Adventure), The Goonies Adventure Card Game, and Rhodes.  They also answer questions, hear another Tale of gaming, and end with their top ten conflict resolutions in games.

Direct download: TDT503-TheDiceTower-Episode503.mp3
Category:The Dice Tower -- posted at: 8:25am PST

Suzanne joins us for a quick episode, in which we talk about Avenue, Maze Racers, Escape Room The Game: Welcome to Funland, Rocky Road a la Mode, Braintopia, Hounded, Fugitive, Moons, and Nautilion.

Direct download: TDT502-TheDiceTower-Episode502.mp3
Category:The Dice Tower -- posted at: 2:00am PST

Suzanne Sheldon joins as our first co-host to talk about Ascension: Gift of the Elements, Go Go Gelato, Orleans Invasion, Tokaido (app), Onirim (app), and Exit The Game (Secret Lab).  Geoff shows up to talk about pie, we hear a tale of gaming, and end the show with our top ten deckbuilding/pool building games.  Welcome to the new format!

Direct download: TDT501-TheDiceTower-Episode501.mp3
Category:The Dice Tower -- posted at: 2:00am PST

Sam Healey and Joe Steadman join us for this retrospective look at the Dice Tower over the last 500 episodes!  Recorded live at GAMA 2017, the quartet talk about some games they saw at the trade show.  We also listen to plenty of Eric's puns, Tom's idiotic statements, segments sent in from all the contributors and several listeners, and catch up on what Sam and Joe are doing now!  Finally, we end the show with our top ten favorite moments of the Dice Tower.

Oh, and maybe a song or two.

Direct download: TDT500-TheDiceTower-Episode500.mp3
Category:The Dice Tower -- posted at: 10:00pm PST

In this episode, Tom and Eric recount their recent journeys to PAX East, The GAMA Trade Show, MeepleCon and ConnCon, including discussions of The Captain Is Dead, First Martians, Dozen’s Donuts, Toilet Trouble, The Colonists, Flamme Rouge, and SPY. Plus, Bringing Up the Meeples talks about Morals, Itai Perez discusses a French gaming influence, and Eric runs through his Top 10 new games he saw at GAMA.

Direct download: TDT499-MovinRightAlong.mp3
Category:The Dice Tower -- posted at: 4:00am PST

In this show, we talk about Jeju Island, Oh My Goods, Naturally Disastrous, the Kingsport Card Game, Cthulhu KoT, Coal Baron Card Game, and Mole Rats in Space.  We also hear a tale of Horror, answer questions, hear from a gaggle of contributors, and end the show talking about the games we'd like to play with each other.

Direct download: TDT498-TheDiceTower-Episode498.mp3
Category:The Dice Tower -- posted at: 4:03am PST

In this episode, we talk about Gloomhaven, Isle of Monsters, Wind the Film!, Mint Works, answer a few questions, and hear a tale of horror.  We end the show with our top ten space games!

Direct download: TDT497-TheDiceTower-Episode497.mp3
Category:The Dice Tower -- posted at: 12:33am PST

In this show, we talk about Bear Valley, Tricky Track, Picassimo, Castles of Calandale, Lady Richmond, and a chess tournament!  We hear a tale of horror, a tale of friendship, a biography of a boardgame, competing opinions on Dungeon, and answer questions!  Finally, we end the show talking about when components to a game turn us off from playing it!

Direct download: TDT496-TheDiceTower-Episode496.mp3
Category:The Dice Tower -- posted at: 4:14am PST

In this show, we take a look at Kashgar, Ave Roma, Arcadia Quest Pets, Arcadia Inferno, Nerdy Inventions, 8-28, and Potion Explosion app.  Geoff talks about AI, we hear a remarkable tale of Amazement, and we end the show going back 20 years and talking about our favorite games from 1997.

Direct download: TDT495-TheDiceTower-Episode495.mp3
Category:The Dice Tower -- posted at: 4:22am PST

In this show, we talk about Tiny Epic Galaxies: Into the Black, Lotus, Me Want Cookies, Assault of Giants, RoboRally, and Villages of Valeria.  We also hear a couple of tales, answer questions, have a pile of cool segments, and talk about the games that have had the biggest impact on us!

Links to the new shows:

Board Game Blitz - http://www.boardgameblitz.com/
The Family Gamers - http://www.thefamilygamers.com/
Our Turn Podcast - http://ourturnpodcast.com/

 

Direct download: TDT494-TheDiceTower-Episode494.mp3
Category:The Dice Tower -- posted at: 7:51am PST

In this show, we talk about New York Slice, Papa Paolo, Second Tide, Ave Roma, Ghostel, and Ta Yu.  We hear a Battlestar Galactica Tale of Betrayal (although not the way you think), talk about snacks and lack of dice in games, and end the show with a fifteen year look back at 2002, and our favorite games from that year.

Direct download: TDT493-TheDiceTower-Episode493.mp3
Category:The Dice Tower -- posted at: 4:16am PST

In this show, we talk about Hero Realms, Batman The Animated Series The Dice Game, When I Dream, Revenge of the dictators,  Running with the Bulls,  and Jump Drive.  A host of contributors join us, talking about everything from randomness to Hare and Tortoise!  We have a tale of Horror and Amazement, and end the show talking about our 2017 gaming resolutions.  Again.

Direct download: TDT492-TheDiceTower-Episode492.mp3
Category:The Dice Tower -- posted at: 3:53am PST

In this show, we talk about Vikings Gone Wild, Dicemasters, Santorini, Jorvik, X Nimmt, and the Mysterium app.  We answer several questions, hear a tale of sadness, and end the show with our favorite games from ten years ago - 2007!

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Direct download: TDT491-TheDiceTower-Episode491.mp3
Category:The Dice Tower -- posted at: 4:18am PST

In this show, we take a look at Aladdin and the Magic Lamp, Rubik’s Race, Lion Guard: Protect the Pridelands, Flamme Rouge, Liar’s Dice, and Phase.  Tom reviews a pile of games in a few minutes, we hear from several contributors, and a great tale of Amazement!  Finally, we end the show talking about the top ten games we are looking forward to in 2017.

Direct download: TDT490-TheDiceTower-Episode490.mp3
Category:The Dice Tower -- posted at: 4:44am PST

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