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In this episode, we review Poo: the Card Game, Escape from the Asylum part 1, Who Would Win?, Mystery House expansion, Harbour, and Big Monster. We answer questions about pledge managers, playing with a range of kids, silly rules, and more!  Finally, we end the show with our top ten games that start with the letter "S".

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Eric joins Suzanne and Mandi this episode. They discuss Karuba The Card Game, (Spoiler-free) Pandemic Legacy Season 0, Super Skill Pinball 4-cade, Truffle Shuffle, Space Battle Lunch Time, and Nokosu Dice. The team chats about some apps and wraps up with a Game Pie all about IP-based games.

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In this show, we talk about Last Defense, Endangered, The Curious Stairs of Mr. Hincks, Break in Alcatraz, Apollo, and Tiny Epic Galaxies: Blast Off!  Geoff talks about the Contact Hypothesis, we answer questions about Dice Tower hosts and more, and we end the show with our top ten Flora games.  Bring on the flowers!

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Reviews: Orchard, Herd Mentality, Cleocatra, Sonora

Apps: Axio and Cartographers

Game Pie: Trick Taking Games

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In this episode, we review Pop-Tarts the game, Targi with its new expansion, Mia London and the Case of the 625 Scoundrels, Nidavallir, Pendulum, and Small World of Warcraft.  After Geoff gives us some common sense, we answer a pile of questions!

- Games like Pillars of the Earth?

- Tactile sensations in games we don't like?

- Games we wish we designed?

- Travel versions of big games?

- Games too big?

- Gaming with A-level players?

- Premium pieces?

- Moving with a game collection?

- Narrating our turn?

- Asked a tough question? and 

- Ranking games based on playing the app.

 

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Suzanne and Mandi review Smartphone Inc, Deep Vents, Viscounts of the West Kingdom, and Cat Sudoku. They chat about a couple of Shelf Staples. And the show wraps with a Game Pie about train games

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In this episode, we review Scooby Doo: Betrayal at Mystery Mansion, Overpower, Pendulum, CTRL, The Zorro Dice Game, and Last Light.  Geoff talks about cockroaches, Tom interviews Scott Brady, and we answer live questions from a Youtube audience!  Finally, we end the show with our top ten games that start with the letter "R".

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Tom joins Suzanne and Mandi to discuss Tekhenu, Mini Express, My City, Fort, 5er Finden, and Aqua Mirabilis. A quick trip to the digital zone... and we wrap with a Game Pie all about games featuring dessert.

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In this episode, we talk about Back to the Future: Dice Through Time, Solarquest, Flash 8, Cloudspire, Voltron: Defender of the Universe, and Marvel United!  Geoff talks about Home Field Advantage, we talk about a Hall of Fame, Prospero Hall, sacrificing games for kids, and dislike games because of a first experience.

Finally, we talk about our favorite games about animals!

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In this show we talk about Unicorn Glitterluck Cloud Stacking, Brains, Egizia, Demeter, Porto, and Empyreal Spells & Steam and serve up a Game Pie all about polyomino games.


Editor's note - the Tetris piece names were acknowledged as a fun joke.

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In this episode, we talk about our favorite games that start with the letter "Q".  There's more than you think!  We also review Tekhenu, Cosmic Encounter Duel, Princes of Florence, Floor Plan, Clank! in! Space! and Spongebob Squarepants FLUXX.  Geoff talks about working memory, we discuss how much to teach in a game, and needlessly expensive kickstarter games.  Join us for fun talk about board games!

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In this episode we review The Search for Planet X, Woodlands, The Captain is Dead, and Trails of Tucana. We also give first impressions on The Whatnot Cabinet and Deep Vents. A quick trip to Tap That App with Griftlands and then a wrap with Victory Points discussion what board games can learn from video games.

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In this show, we talk about Scooby-Doo Escape From the Haunted Mansion, Roll Player: Fiends and Familiers, Pan Am, Res Arcana, Fantastic Factories, and The Legend of Zelda: Clockwork Kingdom (Ganon’s Tower).  Geoff talks about fairness, we try to guess the average amount of games a gamer owns, and how many rules we can keep in our memory.  Finally, we end the show talking about our favorite non-racing sports games!

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In this episode, Eric Summerer joins Suzanne and Mandi! They review Exchange, The Mind Extreme, Tang Garden, Knapp Daneben, and Roll For The Galaxy. The crew discusses the new Imperial Settlers Roll and Write app. And they wrap with a Game Pie about Games That Make Us Smile.

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In this show, we review The Alpha, High Rise, Back to the Future: Back in Time, Adventure Games: The Dungeon, Tiny Towns, and Action Castle IV.  Geoff talks about staggered endpoints, we answer a pile of questions, and we end the show talking about our top ten games that start with "P".

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In this episode Suzanne and Mandi review Forest Guardians, Formosa Tea, AuZtralia, OK Play, and Clinic. They also take a look at the upcoming Viticulture app. And they discuss SPACE GAMES in the Game Pie segment.

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In this episode, we talk about Toy Story: Obstacles & Adventures, The Alpha, Echidna Shuffle, Coffee Roaster, Tasty Humans, and Adrenaline with Team Play.  Geoff returns to Magic Circles, and we answer questions about Tabletop day, finding a good kickstarter, and Pokemon.  Finally, we end the show talking about our top ten racing games.

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In this episode Mandi and Suzanne review Paladins of the West Kingdom, Four Senses, On The Underground, Piece of Pie, Vindication, and Qwixx The Card Game. We also review the Yellow and Yangtze app and serve up a Game Pie segment all about board games we prefer in digital form.

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In this episode, we review Marvel Infinity Gauntlet, Rise of Queensdale, Monumental, Legend of Zelda: Clockwork Realm, Pathfinder card game, and Traintopia.  Geoff looks at the science behind solving jigsaw puzzles, and Tom reviews 25 games as fast as he can.  We answer a few questions, and then we take a look at our ten favorite games that start with the letter "O".

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In today's show we talk about Traintopia, Space Explorers, Rival Networks, and Minecraft Card Game. One and Done AND a new app make an appearance. And we end on a brand new segment: Game Pie.

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In this show, Tom and Eric talk about  Rush MD, Clip Cut Parks, Forgotten Waters, Unlock: Timeless Adventures, King of Tokyo Dark Edition, The Curious Elevator of Mr. Hincks, and Monopoly Gamer: Mario Kart.  Geoff gives a tribute, we answer a pile of questions, and then we end the episode going back twenty years to see the best games of 2000!

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In this brief episode, we talk about BLOCK.BLOCK, Tranquility, and Gloomy Graves. We review the new Sagrada app. And we wrap with some Q&A.

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In this episode, Tom takes a look at games Eric has already played, and Eric delves a bit more into Escape Room games.  Geoff talks about exponents, and we end the show talking about our favorite games that start with the letter "N".  Finally, we have a very special interview with Jen, who talks about grief, Kickstarter shipments, and more!

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In this episode Suzanne and Mandi discuss Cooper Island, TIME Stories Hadal Project, Orchard Ocean, One Hundred Torii, the Charterstone app, and discuss gaming while socially distancing in Victory Points.

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In this episode, Tom and Eric take a look at games from 15 years ago - 2005!  We also answer a pile of questions about our gaming kryptonite, double wave shipping, and more!  Finally, we take a look at Offshore, Bumuntu, The Crew, The Isle of Cats, DomiNations, and a new way to play Magic the Gathering.

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In this episode Suzanne and Mandi talk about Stellar, Ripple Rush, Bosk, Cubitos, Dice Hospital, and Imhotep The Duel. They chat about Epic The Card game in digital form, and answer some questions from the mail box including one about forfeiting games.

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In this show, Tom & Eric are joined by Crystal, Suzanne, and Zee live at Dice Tower West 2020 for our top ten small joys and annoyances in games!  Eric also does an interview and more!

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In this episode we review Video Vortex, Robin of Locksley, Oceans, Space Battle Lunchtime, Praise, Cactus, and Caylus 1303. We chat about a couple of sentimental staples, and discuss collection management in Victory Points.

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In this episode, we take a look at Sabotage, Munchkin Ducktales, Fast Sloths, ArtSee, Euphoria, and Dominations.  Geoff talks about communication limits, we answer questions about culling games, excitement about expansions, and RPGGeek.  Finally, we end the show taking a look at our favorite games from a decade ago, in 2010!

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In this episode we review Railways of Nippon, Noch Mal So Gut, Rival Restaurants, and 1911 Amundsen vs Scott. Mandi talks about digital Carcassonne while Suzanne discusses the On Tour app. And we wrap with a Victory Points segment about designer/illustrator Dream Team.

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In this show, recorded live on the Independence of the Sea, Tom and Eric are joined by Crystal Pisano, Zee Garcia, Paula Deming, and Joe Steadman to record a live show.  And then, the brothers Murph show up and take over the whole thing.  Questions, a game show, and more hijinks ensue!

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In this episode, Suzanne and Mandi cover Chocolate Factory, Sierra West, Ecosystem, Slide Quest, Letter Jam, and Streaming. They have a argument discussion about a One and Done, and answer some of your questions in Q&A.

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In this show, we talk about Passtally, Rheinlander, a couple of Unlock games, Isle of Cats, Oceans, and the new Time Stories: the Hadal Project!  Geoff talks about choices, and we talk about Pokemon board games, rules of game nights, and box conditions.  Finally, we end the show with our top ten games that start with the letter "L"!

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In today's short show, we talk about Tribes Dawn of Humanity and Mandala. We cover two apps (6 Nimmt/6 Takes and Two Spies) and have a brief and personal chat about health and gaming.

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In this show, we take a look at UBoot, 50 Clues, Porto, Space Shipped, Taverns of Tiefenthal, and talk about which escape room games have the best hint system.

We explain trick taking games,  how to deal with the cult of the new, and other questions!  Tom talks about the Kickstarter!

Kickstarter will be live at http://www.dicetowerkickstarter.com

Finally, we end the show with our top ten games from five years ago - 2015!

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In this episode we review Trismegistus, Taverns of Tiefenthal, Atlantis Rising, Decktective, Air Land And Sea, and Remember Our Trip. We also chat about a couple of Shelf Staples and wrap up with a discussion about a few things we're hoping for in 2020.

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In this show, we take a look back at the year 2019.  We talk bout our favorite games in multiple categories, including best artwork, best expansion, and more!  We end the show with all four host telling our favorite ten games that were published in 2019.  Merry Christmas everyone!

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In this show, we talk about LUX Aeterna, Return to Dark Tower, Space Bowl, Stay Cool, Smoothies, and Trails of Toucana.  Geoff talks about New Voices in Gaming, and we answer questions about gaming chairs, game categories, and play a mini game about game rankings!  Finally, we end the show with our (and yours!) top ten games that start with the letter "K".

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In this episode we cover a range of games including On Origins of the Species, Megacity Oceana, Misty, Florenza The Dice Game, Dungeon Academy, and 18Lilliput. We also chat about a couple of apps and get a bit heavy in the Q&A. Plus Suzanne mentions her favorite Roll and Write markers again.

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In this show, we talk about a ton of games.  Not only Maracaibo, Bruxelles 1897, Blitzkrieg, Belratti, Roll Estate, and the Crew; but Tom talks about 18 games in rapid fire order!  We also hear about Euclid, answer a pile of questions, and then end the show talking about our top ten underrated games.

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In this show, we discuss Yukon Airways, Marco Polo 2, Mint Condition, It's a Wonderful World, Conspiracy: Abyss Universe, and Sarah's Vision.  We also answer questions where we are put under a curse, giving kids game pieces, and more!  Finally, we end the show with our top ten games that start with "J"!

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In this episode we discuss Expedition to New Dale, Blitzkreig!, Azul Summer Pavilion, Beasty Borders, Nova Luna, and a few escape room style games. Mandi wants some help with the Nintendo Switch and Suzanne chats about the 7 Wonders Duel app and we wrap with some one and done.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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Category:The Dice Tower -- posted at: 3:54am PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT

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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Category:The Dice Tower -- posted at: 3:44am PDT

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

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 PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT