The Dice Tower

With one episode to go, another episode of the Dice Tower!

In this episode, Rick talks about his experiences at BGG.con, and Moritz hails us with more German lessons. Sam and I have a session report of Perikles, and discuss why it seems that I never win any games. I have a talk with Derk Solko about the makings of BGG.con, and Jason White gives us his top ten block war games. We continue our contest for Cluzzle and Wits and Wagers - only one week to go! We have the show available in .mp3 format, which you can download below by right clicking the link below, and selecting "save link as".

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With two episodes to go, another episode of the Dice Tower!

With reports from Rick, Moritz, and Jason, there is a lot of information in this slightly longer episode. Sam gives his top ten auction games, and I talk about different auction styles. We continue our contest for Cluzzle and Wits and Wagers, and I interview Mark Simmons about both Games Quarterly and National Games Week. The highlight of our show is Sam and I giving a short review of Battlelore along with a session report. We have the show available in .mp3 format, which you can download below by right clicking the link below, and selecting "save link as".

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With three episode to go, another episode of the Dice Tower!

Moritz comes back in this show with some game reviews, and Tom also gives a review of Quest for the Dragonlords. Speaking of that, we finish up our contest for Quest for the Dragonlords, and start a new contest for Cluzzle and Wits and Wagers. David politely explains once again why I'm wrong, and Sam and I come up with our combined list of top ten games from 2005. I interview Satish and Dominic from Northstar Games, and we answer a question, and even explain what a meeple is. We have the show available in .mp3 format, which you can download below by right clicking the link below, and selecting "save link as".

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And from Germany and Korea, another episode of the Dice Tower!

Not so much regular news this week, but we continue our contest for Quest for the Dragonlords. I review Take Stock, and we discuss our Hot Games of the Month. We answer some questions, but the main part of our show is a special report from Rick Thornquist and Moritz Eggert - along with their top ten games from Essen 2006. We have the show available in .mp3 format, which you can download below by right clicking the link below, and selecting "save link as".

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And not at Essen, another episode of the Dice Tower!

Sam comes back, and we talk about some of our recently played games. We listen to some gaming political rhetoric, and continue our contest for Quest of the Dragonlords. Moritz reviews a horrible game, Mike reviews a good one, and Doug discusses Essen. We talk about the top ten themes that we wish were in board games, and finally finish up the show with an interview with George Sauer, who gives tips on how to run your own board game club. We have the show available in .mp3 format, which you can download below by right clicking the link below, and selecting "save link as".

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And flying solo, another episode of the Dice Tower!

The show has a slight change in format, and Sam once again can't make it to recording. We finish up our contest for Gifttrap and Twilight Imperium III, and start a new contest for Quest of the Dragonlords. Rick gives us the news, Moritz reviews a few games, and I answer a few questions. I give my top ten games for teaching English (ESL), and talk about a real life dice tower. Finally, I finish up the show with an interview with Zev Shlasinger, founder of Z-man games (Reef Encounter). We have the show available in .mp3 format, which you can download below by right clicking the link below, and selecting "save link as".

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And without Sam, another episode of the Dice Tower!

Because of the Korean holiday, we weren't able to get our normal show recorded. But there's still great stuff! In this episode we have the news from Rick and Moritz, and I review Gifttrap. Most of the show, however, is an interview with Christian Petersen, head of Fantasy Flight Games. We talk about his upcoming games and movie, and more. We have the show available in .mp3 format, which you can download below by right clicking the link below, and selecting "save link as".

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And with slightly better audio quality, another episode of the Dice Tower!

In this episode, we continue our contest for Gifttrap and Twilight Imperium 3, and listen to Jason's take on the Golden Geeks. Rick and Moritz give us the news, and Mike talks about the allure of Magic: the Gathering. We both review Fairy Tale, and talk about recently played games. We round the show off with our top ten games from Rio Grande Games, and answer some random board game questions. We have the show available in .mp3 format, which you can download below by right clicking the link below, and selecting "save link as".

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And while you watch the weather change, a special episode of the Dice Tower!

This is a special episode of the Dice Tower in which I interview Scott Alden, founder and webmaster of www.boardgamegeek.com. We continue our contest for Cluzzle and Wits and Wagers - only one week to go! We have the show available in .mp3 format, which you can download below by right clicking the link below, and selecting "save link as".

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And because board games rock, another episode of the Dice Tower!

In this episode, we finish up our contest for Ninja Galaxy and www.meeplepeople.com, and start a new contest for Gifttrap and Twilight Imperium 3. Rick and Moritz give us the news, and Jason explains once again why I'm wrong. Tom reviews Memoir '44: Pacific Expansion, we mention our websites of the month, and have a session report of several games. We round the show off with our top ten exploration games, and answer some random board game questions. We have the show available in .mp3 format, which you can download below by right clicking the link below, and selecting "save link as".

Direct download: TDT067-TheDiceTower-Episode67.mp3
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