The Dice Tower (The Dice Tower)

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.

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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.

 

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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.

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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!

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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!

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

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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!

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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.

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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/

 

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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.

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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.

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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!

Join our fundraiser here!  https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/dice-tower-season-13-podcast

 

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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.

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In this show, we introduce our 2017 Fundraiser!

https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/dice-tower-season-13-podcast

We also talk about Cosmic Eons, Days of Ire (Coop), Mino & Tauri, Motion Pictures, Trick of the Rails, and Munchkin CCG.  We also hear a tale of Betrayal, and then we talk about what Tom considers to be the best year in gaming - 2012!

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In this show, we talk about Great Western Trail, Deep Sea Adventure, No Siesta, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shadows of the Past, Gooseberry, and the  Pokemon trading card game.  We also here a tale of Horror, a tale of Sadness, and a tale of Amazement!  Finally, we completely clear out our question queue!

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Tom, Eric, and a host of contributors take a look at 2016 and talk about the best and worst games of the year!

 

Show Notes:

1:14 - Intro

4:43 - Year as a whole

15:55 - Biggest Surprises

22:56 - Biggest Disappointments

28:25 - Best Components

32:40 - Best Art

38:05 - Worst Games

41:42 - Best Card Games

47:57 - Best Family Games

53:11 - Best Party Games

56:26 - Best Cooperative Games

1:03:07 - Best Children's Games

1:07:54 - Most Innovative Games

1:13:56 - Strangest Games

1:16:56 - Best Expansions

1:20:58 - Best Reprints

1:24:01 - Biggest Brainburners

1:27:10 - Favorite Game Events

1:33:47 - Top 10

2:02:26 - Other Categories

2:07:00 - Looking at 2017

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It's our live show from the Dice Tower Cruise 2016!  Sam, Jason, and Zee join us as we talk about some of the games we played and enjoyed, the cruise itself, a Tale of Treachery, and questions from the audience!

You can see the video version here:

https://youtu.be/Ahk2bEX5vP8

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In this show, we take a look at Saloon Tycoon, Habitats, Morpheus,  and Dale of Merchants 2.  We hear a different type of Tale of Awkwardness, here from Board Game Gumbo, Bonus Action, GameTek, Cult of the Old, Board Game Biopsy, and Sweet Spot.  We answer a pile of questions including breaking into a new game group, and end the show discussing how we can get others to play the games we want.

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In this show, we talk about Escape Room: the Game, Glux, Honshu, Arkham Horror: the Card Game, Escape from Colditz, and Hanamikoji.  We talk about BGG.con, hear a very awkward Tale, and end the show with our top ten games that it seems everyone has forgotten but us.

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Folks, this is a special episode, one I didn't put together.  It's from Nights at the Game Table, which can be found here:

https://www.buzzsprout.com/65262

 

It's about the Jack Vasel Memorial Fund, and one person that we were able to help and their story.  I hope you find it interesting.

 

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In this show, we talk about Mechs vs Minions, Not Alone, OctoDice, Ghostbusters: Protect the Barrier, 4 Gods, Seafall, Star Wars Destiny, and Blood Bowl.  Geoff talks about the electoral college, we hear a tale of Horror and about worker placement, and end the show answering a pile of your questions!

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In this episode, we talk about Hamsterbande, JurassAttack, Animals on Board, Warquest, the Dominion Upgrades, and Grand Prix.   We also hear from some contributors, answer a pile of questions, and end the show with our thoughts on sports vs. games!

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In this show, we talk about Great Western Trail, Adrenaline, Islebound, Power Grid: The Card Game, Chromosome, and Terraforming Mars.  We also hear the history of Acquire, talk about our Essen 2016 experiences, and end with our top ten games to use to entice video gamers into the hobby.  Again.

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Note:  We recorded in a room with a lot of echo, thus you'll notice that in the recording.  Not much we could do about it, sorry!

Tom, Eric, Sam, Zee, and more join together to talk about some interesting games we saw at the Spiel Fair at Essen.  We then do a rousing game of Stronghold vs. Iello Family Feud, then answer some questions live.

Thanks to IELLO for sponsoring the room!

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In this episode, we talk about Heroes of Kaskaria, the Castles of Burgundy Card Game, Marvel Legendary: Guardians of the Galaxy, and Harry Potter Hogwarts Battle.  We hear from the Sweet Spot and Boardgame Biopsy, hear a sad tale of Horror, and finish the show with our top ten "real time" games!

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In this show, we record live from the Portal store in Manchester, Connecticut.  We talk about A Feast for Odin, Stealing Mona Lisa, Arcane Academy, Automania, Mechs vs. Minions, and Take the A Train.  We also answer some live questions, and finish up letting you listen to part of a live Wits and Wagers game!

 

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In this show, we talk about City of Spies, Bluffalo, Rock Paper Poker, Agricola Family, AssassinCon, and Mythe.  We answer several questions - as well as ask the audience a question, and hear a sad tale of shame.  Geoff and the Sweet Spot show up, and we end the show talking about the person most responsible for getting us into board gaming.

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In this episode, we talk about Masmorra, New Bedford, Let them Eat Cake, Flag Dash, Dungeon Busters, and Backyard Builders Treehouse.  We hear from Board Game Gumbo and Mark Zielinski, and answer more from our pile of questions.  Finally, we end the show with our top ten Push-Your-Luck Games!

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In this show, we talk about Agamemnon, Junk Art, Back to the Future, Terraforming Mars, Codex, and Great Dinosaur Rush.  We answer questions about teaching kids to lie and more, hear a tale of betrayal, test out a new segment Biopsy of a Game, and hear about Geoff's Ghostbuster adventures.  Finally, we end the show talking about games that would make a great game show!

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In this episode, we talk about The Others, Hit Z Road, Energy Empire, The Pursuit of Happiness, The King’s Men, and The Ravens of Thri Sahashri.  We hear a board game biopsy, hit the sweet spot, answer a pile of questions, and end the show with our top ten games to get role players into the board gaming hobby.

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In this episode, we talk about 

The Networks, Play Me, (The King’s Men), Exposed, Ticket to Ride: Rails and Sails, Klank,  and Tavurua.  Mr. Counter takes a look at Emerald, Eric tries to guess favorite games of college students, a tale of Treachery is spun, and we talk about press-your-luck games.  Finally, we end the show talking about what our go-to game is when traveling.

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In this episode, we take a look at Seafall, Mansions of Madness, Pandemic: Reign of Cthulhu,  and Fantahzee.  We hear a tale of Horror, from several of our contributor, and then end the show with our top ten stressful games!

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In this show, we are LIVE in Indianapolis, IN, in front of our largest convention audience yet, for Gen Con 2016. Tom, Eric, Sam, and Zee discuss their thoughts on the convention. We present a live Tale of Horror. Publishers announce new releases live on stage. Jason live tweets from the Fantasy Flight InFlight report. The Secret Cabal invades to run a game show. We take questions from the audience. And oh yes the singing. There is singing.

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In this show, we take a look at Cry Havoc, Arcane Academy, Bring Your Own Book, Oh my Goods, Tiny Epic Western, Mad Science Foundation, Escape from the Aliens in Outer Space, Hide the Kids, and Dino Race.  We hear from Mark, have some gumbo, hit the sweet spot, and end the show with a pile of listener questions.  It's Question Palapalooza # who knows what!

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In this episode, part two of our GenCon special, we invite Tony Topper and Jamie Keagy from the Secret Cabal and talk about the upcoming GenCon 2016 convention!  We go over tips for the convention, and then go over our top ten most anticipated games!

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Hey now, it's part one of our two part episode in which we preview GenCon 2016!  We answer questions about the convention, and go over a huge pile of games releasing at the fair!  

You aren't seeing things, we decided to put the Cabal's show on our feed for convenience!

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In this episode, we talk about Cry Havoc, Arcane Academy, Bring Your Own Book, Oh my Goods, Tiny Epic Western, Mad Science Foundation, Escape from the Aliens in Outer Space, Hide the Kids, and Dino Race!  We hear from Mark at Origins, a tale of horror, and finally end the show with our top ten overrated games.  Prepare the knives!

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We are joined by a host of contributors to present the best games of 2015!  With fourteen awards, and recorded live at Dice Tower Con 2016, we congratulate the winners of most innovative game, best artwork, best family game, and more!  We end the show taking questions from the audience to Eric, Tom, Sam, and Zee.

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NOTE:  Due to some file transfer issues, this episode is a week late, AFTER Dice Tower Con.  Sorry about that!

In this show, we take a look at 

Guildhall Fantasy Trio, Burano, Ghost-Fightin’ Treasure Hunters, Fool’s Gold, Garbage Day, and Dead Last.  A plethora of contributors join us, from law cases to DnD horror stories!  We start a quick contest, answer a few quesions, and finally end the show with our top ten ancient era games!

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In this show, Sam Healey and Zee Garcia join as hosts and we talk about some of the games we saw at Origins, including Tyrants of the Underdark, Captain Sonar, and more!  Chaz Marler gives his impressions, we play a live version of the Match Game, and we end the show answering questions including how we would die in an RPG.

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Huzzah!  In this pre-Origins 2016 episode, Eric and Tom talk about Guilds of London, Council of Four, IceCool, and Box of Rocks.  We hear from a TON of our contributors, from Takenoko to Um Reifenbreite to Imperial Settlers.  A harrowing tale of treachery is told, and we talk about our favorite ten medieval themed games.  But we don't end there, and finish with a question of the week IN THE SAME EPISODE.

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In this show, recorded live at the UK Gaming Expo, Tom and Sam take a look at games they played before and during the fair, talk about our trip to London and Nottingham, and banter with a few Dice Tower contributors.  We also give a preview of Skythe.

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In this show, we discuss Coffee Roaster, Dream Factory, My First Carcassonne, Bear Valley, Magecraft, Bad Medicine, and Dwarves, Inc. The Sweet Spot looks at tense games, Luke introduces to to some racing games, The Solo Game Corner explores Healthy Heart Hospital, and we hear the Biography of Hive. Plus, a Tale of Boardgaming Horror, letters from the mailbag, and our tips on how to deal with obnoxious gamers.

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In this episode, we talk about Star Trek: Frontiers, Linkee, Happy Pigs, Legends of Draxia, Tichu, Escape from the Aliens in Outer Space, and Ladies and Gentlemen.  We are joined by special guest Jorge Garcia (Lost, Hawaii 5-0) and talk about his gaming past and treacheries.  We finally hear from Greg about the Gathering, listen to Geoff stir up a ruckuss, hear a tale of Amazement, and more!  Finally, we end this extra-long show with our top ten games with amazing card art.

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In this episode, we are taking a look at Isle of Skye, Stratos, Exodus Expansion, Magic duel deck, Stratos, and more!  We hear about a pig race, the history of Carcassonne, GameTek, and how to deal with horrible boxes.  And a pile of questions and answers!

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In this show, we talk about Alan’s Adventureland, Shadow over Westminster, Histrio, The Palaces of Carrara, Ravenous River, and Dice City.  We also hear about an annoying gamer, Friday, bashing Monopoly, and a report on Tabletop Day at the F2Z headquarters.  Finally, we end the show with our top ten Creepy Crawlies games - games that feature bugs, spiders, worms, and more!

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In this show, we talk about Dungeon!, FreshFish, T’Zolkin: Tribes and Prophecies, Bastian, Spheres of Influence, DilluviaProject, and Greedy Greedy Goblins.  Tom talks about thesights and sounds of the Gathering of Friends, Eric goes through agamut of emotions with a bunch of Tales, and we hear from a greatnumber of great contributors!  Finally, we end the showtalking about how to pitch your game to apublisher.

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In this episode, we talk about Rockwell, Animal on Board, Meeple War,Prime Time, Medici, and Eric gives us a Pandemic Legacy Update.  We also answer questions about local game stores, Dicemasters, legacy games, and more!  Finally, we end the show with our top ten games for teaching math!

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In this show, we talk about Avalanche on Yeti Mountain, Mad Libs: The Game, Tigris and Euphrates, Conquest Stratego, Apotheca, Time Stories: Prophecy of Dragons, Thunder and Lightning.  We also hear from a variety of contributors, incluing Game Tech, History of Board Games, and more!  After a few tales, we finish up the show with thoughts on the retheming of games.

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In this show we talk about Mombasa, Smash Up Expansions, Scoundrel Society, Flip City: Reuse, Loot n Run, and Firefly Fluxx.  We also answer questions about gaming outside, "min-maxing" and more!  Finally, we end the show with our top ten politically themed games.

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In this show, we talk about Thunderbirds, Pied Piper, Northern Pacific, Millenium Blades, Knit-Wit, Monstrous, and Pecunia non olet.  We have a pile of contributions, including both old and new!  We end the show talking about power creep, and how it affects games.

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In this show, we talk about World’s Fair 1893, Epic Roll, Escape the Room, Valeria: Card Kingdoms, Latice, and Mission to Mars 2049.  We also answer questions about sleeving cards, contacting companies, falling asleep, and more!  Finally, we end the show with our favorite ten long games - games that are 3 hours or more!

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In this show, we delve live into the GAMA trade show, talking from there with Chaz Marler, Suzanne Sheldon, Jason Levine and more!  We are also joined by our regular contributors to make a real hodge podge of an episode, talking about both new and old games.  Finally, we end the show talking about going back in time to stop a game from being made!

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In this show, we discuss Crown and Kingdom, Concordia: Salsa, Carson City: Deluxe, Paradox, Steampunk Rally, Circus Flohcati and Odin’s Ravens.  We also answer a pile of questions and realize just how far behind we are!  Finally, we end the show talking about the best reprints or board games.

Direct download: TDT449-TheDiceTower-Episode449.mp3
Category:The Dice Tower -- posted at: 3:00am PDT

Do you like Eric?  Well, this is the episode for you! Here, we talk about Food Chain Magnate, Dino Twist, Worm Up!, and Jivecat Voodoo Lounge.  Brian talks about Pick Picknic, we have another history tale, more psychology, hear several tales, and end the show talking about what we would do if we found a time machine!

Direct download: TDT448-TheDiceTower-Episode448.mp3
Category:The Dice Tower -- posted at: 4:15am PDT

In this episode, we talk about Walled City, Through the Ages, Council of Four, Valley of the Kings: Afterlife, Bomb Squad Academy, and La Citta.  We answer questions about silly gamers, Dice Masters, Merchant of Venus, player colors, and more!  Finally, we end the show with our favorite ten games for six players.

Direct download: TDT447-TheDiceTower-Episode447.mp3
Category:The Dice Tower -- posted at: 3:55am PDT

In this show, we talk about Through the Ages: A New Tale of Civilization (online), Hocus, Concept, Steam Works, Gruff, Trap!, and Space Yogurt.  We hear a tale of Amazement, Outrage, and Hilarity, as well as discuss the sweet spot in gaming, psychology in gaming, the alpha gamer, and more!  We end the show talking about if we could only play one game the rest of our life, what would it be?

Direct download: TDT446-TheDiceTower-Episode446.mp3
Category:The Dice Tower -- posted at: 3:45am PDT

In this episode, we take a look at Stinker, One Night Ultimate Vampire, Sly Dice, Epic Roll, Mexica, and Fantasy Stables.  We also answer a pile of questions, and finish off the episode with our favorite dexterity games.

Direct download: TDT445-TheDiceTower-Episode445.mp3
Category:The Dice Tower -- posted at: 8:11am PDT

In this episode, we take a look at A Study in Emerald (2nd Edition), Stick to Colours, Vye, Viticulture Essential Edition, Steam Time, Cat Tower, Nautilus Industries, and Casting.   We are joined by a host of contributors, including a couple of new segments!  We also answer a pile of questions, as well as talk about when to play with the maximum number of players.

Direct download: TDT444-TheDiceTower-Episode444.mp3
Category:The Dice Tower -- posted at: 12:00am PDT

In this show, we talk about Dark Age Z, Mangrovia, Star Wars: Rebellion, Skyway Robbery, Healthy Heart Hospital, and the Splendor iOS.  We also answer a pile of questions, and finish the show taking a look back 15 years ago at the best games from 2001.

Direct download: TDT443-TheDiceTower-Episode443.mp3
Category:The Dice Tower -- posted at: 3:16am PDT

In this show, we talk about Above and Below, Roll for the Galaxy Expansion, Maharaja, Outfoxed, Treasure Hunter, Ninja All Stars, Piratoons, and VuDu.  We also hear a few tales of Horror, Amazement, and Treachery - and talk about tales in general and our reaction to them.  Finally, we talk about how to deal with kids who have a hard time when they lose.

Direct download: TDT442-TheDiceTower-Episode442.mp3
Category:The Dice Tower -- posted at: 3:54am PDT

In this show, we discuss Epic PVP, Siege of Faerun, Grand Austria Hotel, Apollo XIII, Zombicide: Black Plague, Colosseum, Deception: Murder in Hong Kong, and Ultimate Warriorz.  We answer questions about pirating and making your own copies of games, and finish the show taking a look back ten years ago - at 2006's best games.

Direct download: TDT441-TheDiceTower-Episode441.mp3
Category:The Dice Tower -- posted at: 4:49am PDT

In this episode, we talk about The King is Dead, Cat Tube Famous, But Wait, There’s More!, Splash!, the Magic Board Game Expansion, Game of Gnomes, Mess Machine, andTelepathy (Magic Minds and Brain Freeze).  We have three tales - one of horror, one of treachery, and one of outrage!  Brian, Dan, and Mary join us, and the whole group discusses the latest announcement from Asmodee North America.

Direct download: TDT440-TheDiceTower-Episode440.mp3
Category:The Dice Tower -- posted at: 3:58am PDT

In this episode, we introduce our 2016 DT Kickstarter, and talk about Dojo Kun, Mod X, Spirits of the Rice Paddy, Best Treehouse Ever, and Burgle Brothers.  We also answer questions including why we like Caverna better than Agricola, and finally end the show with our favorite games from five years ago - 2011!

Direct download: TDT439-TheDiceTower-Episode439.mp3
Category:The Dice Tower -- posted at: 4:44am PDT

It's part two of our end of the year show!

In this jam-packed mega show, all of our contributors and Dice Tower affiliates show up and give their input on...

 

Best cooperative game,

Most Innovative game,

Strangest game,

Best Expansion,

Best Reprint,

Biggest Brainburner,

Best Gaming Event,

and our Top 10 of 2015!

Come join us and here our opinions on the year 2015, as it draws to a close.

Direct download: TDT438-TheDiceTower-Episode438.mp3
Category:The Dice Tower -- posted at: 4:29am PDT

It's part one of our end of the year show!

In this jam-packed mega show, all of our contributors and Dice Tower affiliates show up and give their input on...

The year as a whole,

Biggest news of the year,

Biggest surprise,

Biggest Disappointment,

Best Components,

Best Artwork,

Worst Game,

Best card game,

Best party game,

Best kids game,

and Best family game.

Come join us and here our opinions on the year 2015, as it draws to a close.

 

 

Direct download: TDT437-TheDiceTower-Episode437.mp3
Category:The Dice Tower -- posted at: 4:17am PDT

In this show, we talk about Ice and the Sky, The Prodigals Club, Pirate Den, Fidelitas, 10 to Kill, Floating Market, Kemet: Ta Seti, Safranito, and Mord Im Arosa.  Brian takes a look at Money, Geoff at Gutsy, and we hear about starting a game club and more Legal moves.  Tom quizzes Eric about shopping, and we finish up the show discussing when to let a game go out of your collection.

Direct download: TDT436-TheDiceTower-Episode436.mp3
Category:The Dice Tower -- posted at: 3:47am PDT

In this episode, we talk about German Railroads, Estoril 1942, Klask, Stinky Business, Mow Money, ...and then we held hands, KLASK, and Between Two Cities. We answer questions about conventions, using cash to buy games, and why we don't review everything.  Finally, we end the show with our top ten games from AEG games.

Direct download: TDT435-TheDiceTower-Episode435.mp3
Category:The Dice Tower -- posted at: 4:37am PDT

In this show, we talk about Sleuth, Paperback Co-Operative, State Smarts, Chess, Above and Below, Simurgh, Gum Gum Machine, and the Colt Express Expansion.  We hear a tale of Horror and one of outrage, talk about game clubs, and Tom gives us a rundown of the Come and Play day with GTS distribution.  Finally, we end the show talking about how to deal with the hype machine!

Direct download: TDT434-TheDiceTower-Episode434.mp3
Category:The Dice Tower -- posted at: 3:46am PDT

We are joined by Rich Sommer, Sam Healey, Zee Garcia, Jason Levine, Mark Streed and more in this Boardgame Breakfast crossover!  Recorded live at BGG.con 2015, we talk about games we've played, have several segments, and close out the show answering questions from the audience.

Direct download: TDT433-TheDiceTower-Episode433.mp3
Category:The Dice Tower -- posted at: 4:13am PDT

In this show, we talk for a long time about games, including 504, Fury of Dracula, Gallerist, Porta Nigra, Ghostbusters, Gutsy, Renaissance Wars, and The Room 3.  We also answer questions, and then tell about our favorite ten interactive games (that aren't wargames).  Or something like that.

Direct download: TDT432-TheDiceTower-Episode432.mp3
Category:The Dice Tower -- posted at: 7:45pm PDT

In this show, we talk about The Big Book of Madness, Tabletopia: Police Precinct, Dark Stories, Treasure of the 13 Islands, Time Stories, Orleans expansion, M.U.L.E, and Trickerion.  Tom also talks about twenty other games as fast as he can, we hear from some contributors, and hear a few tales.  Finally, we talk about what we do when someone else damages our games.

Direct download: TDT431-TheDiceTower-Episode431.mp3
Category:The Dice Tower -- posted at: 8:10am PDT

In this show, we talk about Automania, Inhabit the Earth, Antarctica, Taverna, Pandemic Legacy, TIME Stories, Say Cheese!and Ocean Raiders.  Eric rants, we answer a pile of questions, and then end the episode talking about our favorite games to have music in the background (and what music that should be).

Direct download: TDT430-TheDiceTower-Episode430.mp3
Category:The Dice Tower -- posted at: 4:23am PDT

In this show, we talk about Far Space Foundry, Raptor, Wurfel Kung Fu, the new expansions for both Race for the Galaxy and Roll for the Galaxy, Ticket to Ride Map Pack 5, Dice City, and Automobiles.  We hear from Geoff, Brian, and Dan - and hear three tales, one of Horror, one of Awkwardness, and one of Shame!  Finally, we talk about "turtling" and whether or not we like when it shows up in our games.

Direct download: TDT429-TheDiceTower-Episode429.mp3
Category:The Dice Tower -- posted at: 4:16am PDT

In this show, Tom and Eric talk about our Essen Spiel trip, what we saw and did there.  Then, for the rest of the show, we tackle our gigantic pile of questions from listeners!  It's a smorgasbord of topics!

Direct download: TDT428-TheDiceTower-Episode428.mp3
Category:The Dice Tower -- posted at: 3:52am PDT

From the Essen Spiel game fair, we record a podcast in front of a live studio audience.  Joined by Zee Garcia, Jason Levine, Steve Buonocore, Piero, and more - we answer questions, talk about the convention, and hear a couple of tales!

Direct download: TDT427-TheDiceTower-Episode427.mp3
Category:The Dice Tower -- posted at: 1:20pm PDT

In this show, we talk about our Essen 2015 plans, as well as the top ten games we are looking forward to at the fair.  We take a look at Poseidon’s Kingdom, Retro Loonacy, Fluch der Mumie, Shakespeare, 7 Wonders: Duel, Star Trek: Five Year Mission, and answer a pile of questions from the listeners!

Direct download: TDT426-TheDiceTower-Episode426.mp3
Category:The Dice Tower -- posted at: 10:45pm PDT

In this episode, we are joined by special guest Rich Sommer!  We talk about Cthulhu Realms, Portal, Tiny Epic Galaxies (Solo), Trambahn, Terra, Bomb Squad,  Kryptos, Petite Pastiche, and Wink.  We hear about treachery, amazement, and horror, solo games, forming a game group, and more!  Finally, we end the show talking about games we will never get rid of.

Direct download: TDT425-TheDiceTower-Episode425.mp3
Category:The Dice Tower -- posted at: 3:27am PDT

In this episode, we talk about Ashes, New Salem, Lord of the Rings w/Sauron, a pile of Star Wars games, and Pandemic Legacy!  We also answer questions about cooking, demoers, working with publishers, and more.  We end the episode with our top ten games for seven players!

Direct download: TDT424-TheDiceTower-Episode424.mp3
Category:The Dice Tower -- posted at: 5:54am PDT

In this episode, we take a look at As You Wish, A Battle of Wits, Miracle Pill, Homeland; Good Cop, Bad Cop Bombers; Dead Men Tell No Tales, and Samurai.  We have three tales - one of Awesome, one of Horror, and one of Awkwardness.  We have several segments from contributors, and end the show talking about board games converted into dice games!

Direct download: TDT423-TheDiceTower-Episode423.mp3
Category:The Dice Tower -- posted at: 5:27am PDT

In this show, we take a look at The Undercity, Bloody Inn, Star Trek: Five Year Mission, Rum and Bones, Smash Up Munchkin, and Apocalypse Chaos.  We also answer questions about locations of conventions, game nolstalgia, and more!  We end the show with the top ten things that attract us to a new game.

Direct download: TDT422_-TheDiceTower-Episode422.mp3
Category:The Dice Tower -- posted at: 8:12am PDT

In this show, we take a look at Bora Bora, The Little Prince: Rising to the Stars, Broom Service, Medieval Merchant, Mysterium, Survive Space Attack, WWE Showdown, and the Cash and Guns expansion.  We have three tales! - one of amazement, one of horror, and one of awkwardness.  Greg tells people to get off his lawn, and we end the show with a look at GenCon games, a month later.

Direct download: TDT421_-TheDiceTower-Episode421.mp3
Category:The Dice Tower -- posted at: 3:00am PDT

In this episode, Tom and Eric talk about Little Red Riding Hood, BUS, HUE, Ashes, Warband, and CVlizations.  We also answer questions regarding the future of the Dice Tower, apps and games, and more!  We end the show with our top ten games that would work well in a tournament setting.  Oh, and a contest!

Direct download: TDT420_-TheDiceTower-Episode420.mp3
Category:The Dice Tower -- posted at: 10:52am PDT

In this episode, we talk about The Voyages of Marco Polo, Mustache Smash, Warband: Against the Darkness, One Night Revolution, Mafia de Cuba, and Asking for Trobils.  Brian takes a look at Louis XIV, Geoff talks about Incentive, Mark about Age of Sigmar, and the Lonely Gamer shows up!  We also have a tale of Horror, one of Amazement, and answer a question about what game show we would like to see made into a board game.

Direct download: TDT419_-TheDiceTower-Episode419.mp3
Category:The Dice Tower -- posted at: 4:30am PDT

In this show, we talk about Portal: The Uncooperative Cake Acquisition Game, The Grizzled, Firefly: Shiny Dice, Wrath of Dragons, Queen’s Necklace, and RYU.  We also answer a pile of questions, start an awesome new contest, and end with our top ten games to convert videogamers into board gamers.

Direct download: TDT418_-TheDiceTower-Episode418.mp3
Category:The Dice Tower -- posted at: 4:42am PDT

Joined by almost the entirety of the Dice Tower Network, Tom and Eric do a live show at GenCon 2015.  With over 500 in attendance, singing, bribery, and more - it was a show to remember!

Direct download: TDT417_-TheDiceTower-Episode417.mp3
Category:The Dice Tower -- posted at: 6:44am PDT

Tom and Eric invite Jamie Keagy and Tony Topper from the Secret Cabal show to talk about our Gen Con 2015 plans.  We spend a majority of the show talking our favorite ten games we are looking forward to from Gen Con.

This is the second of a two part episode, the first part can be found on the Secret Cabal channel.  

Notes:

- Due to GenCon approaching, we released the show two days early.

- Due to techincal difficulties, my (Tom's) main microphone didn't work.  Happily, the backup microphone worked, but I sound a bit muffled in the show.

Direct download: TDT416-TheDiceTower-Episode416.mp3
Category:The Dice Tower -- posted at: 2:09pm PDT

In this show, we talk about Tides of Time, Too Many Cinderellas, Alchemy!, Dragonflame, Mogul, Flip City, Empires: Age of Discovery, and Blood Rage.  We answer some questions, and then talk about our favorite Wild, Wild West games!

Direct download: TDT415-TheDiceTower-Episode415.mp3
Category:The Dice Tower -- posted at: 7:37am PDT

In this episode, we talk about Bountytown, Flick ‘em Up, Tiny Epic Galaxies, Rattle Battle, Battlelore expansions, and Parfum. We answer questions about the World Boardgaming Championships and more, we have a tale of Horror and one of Amazement, Geoff talks about the pronounn "they", and a bunch of other contributors stop by with great segments! Finally, we talk about whether or not we like to play the "basic" version of a game, or the "advanced" version.

Direct download: TDT414-TheDiceTower-Episode414.mp3
Category:The Dice Tower -- posted at: 6:23am PDT

In this show, we talk about Konexi, Abyss, Defenders of the Last Stand, I Spy, La Granja, and Dark Moon.  We also talk about "gaming envy", how we record the show, and gaming in public, as well as other questions from listeners.  Finally, we end the show with our top ten racing games!

Direct download: TDT413-TheDiceTower-Episode413.mp3
Category:The Dice Tower -- posted at: 5:26am PDT

A host of Dice Tower contributors and podcasters join us to announce the best games of 2014.  Come listen to us as we recorded the show live at Dice Tower Con 2015!

Direct download: TDT412-TheDiceTower-Episode412.mp3
Category:The Dice Tower -- posted at: 7:47am PDT

Tom and Eric take a look at Ophir, Dead Drop, Panamax, Cthulhu Realms, Catacombs, Suburbia 5 Star, and Flick ‘em Up.  We also answer several listener questions, as well as talk about our top ten games with wooden and cardboard components.

Direct download: TDT411-TheDiceTower-Episode411.mp3
Category:The Dice Tower -- posted at: 10:10pm PDT