The Dice Tower

In this episode, Mary gives us the news, and we continue our contest for Incan Gold and 24/7. The main focus of our show is our Top Ten Influential Games lists. Greg Schloesser gives us the top ten influential games of all time, Jason talks about the top ten influential war games, and Mary talks about the top ten influential games from the last fifty years. Finally, the boys from the Spiel join us us and give us their top ten influential games from the last fifty years.

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In this episode, we give our top ten games for a church gaming group; and continue our contest for 24/7 and Incan Gold. We have a discussion about whether or not free review copies sway the opinion of the reviewer, with input from Moritz, Greg Schloesser, Sam and myself. Mary reviews Crokinole and gives us the news, and we finish out the show with a preview and session report of the brand new Tide of Iron!

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In this episode, Mike talks about Struggle of Empires and finally accepts Moritz' challenge. Mary gives us the news and reviews Cartagena and Cartagena II. Moritz talks about hybrids, and I expand on it with my top ten list of hybrid games. Fubar gives a review of China; and Jeb, Eric, and Tom answer several questions about gaming. Don't forget to enter our latest contest!

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In this episode, Sam discusses playing Marvel Heroes with his wife, and we discuss a recent gaming event. We start two new segments, "Ask Jed", and "72 Second reviews" by Eric Summerer. Moritz gives us another essay, and Mary provides a lot of news. We end out dice tower contest and start a new one for 24/7 and Incan Gold. Finally, Mike Hibbert provides us with a list of his top 10 games.

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In this episode, Mike reminisces about games he played as a child, and Mary gives us the news as well as a review of the latest Descent expansion. Mortiz gives a thoughtful essay on reprints, and Tom gives his top ten games that play best with five players. Skip Hampton reviews Lord of the Rings, and Brett Murrell - designer of Duel of Ages - talks about his game with Tom.

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In this episode, Sam and Dulcy try out St. Petersburg, and Jason talks about "Pop" wargames. Moritz talks about wargaming online, and answers a question about the origins of Eurogames in Germany. Mary gives us the news, along with a review of Struggle for Rome; and we continue our contest for a custom designed Dice Tower. Finally, Eric Summerer gives us his top ten games.

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In this episode, Sam and his wife continue their challenge with Dynasties by Jolly Roger Games, and Moritz talks about an enormous game collection. Mary gives the news and reviews Notre Dame. Tom muses about the differences between Eurogames and American games, and we answer a question about Shadows over Camelot. We also compare Settlers of Catan to Starfarers of Catan, and give the top ten list of Catan games. Also, we finish up our contest, and start a new contest for a custom dice tower from www.vixentorgames.com!

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In this show, we introduce the new AH game show, and continue our contest for the Hill Giant and Sir Hawthorne. Mary gives the news, Moritz talks about game collections, and Jason discusses playing wargames online. Sam reviews Carcassonne: the Castle, and Mark Jackson gives us the Top Ten Kids Games You've Probably Never Played. The audio quality in this one isn't very good - I've tried to clean it up as best I could, and my apologies for that.

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With the return of Moritz - giving a review of Magic Realm - we continue our contest for the Hill Giant and Sir Hawthorne. Mary gives us the news and reviews Apples to Apples, and Sam talks about Bonobo Beach. Tom gives his top ten games for young children, and we discuss once again if games age well, as well as answer other questions.

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In this episode, Sam continues his two-player marathon with Tony & Tino, while Tom rants against comments against Boardgamegeek. We start a new contest for the Battlelore Hill Giant and Sir Hawthorne (for Heroscape), and listen to the news from Mary - as well as a review of Yspahan. We talk about the top ten games we're looking forward to from 2007, and Jason mentions wargames he's looking forward to. A new member of our staff submits a review of Ticket to Ride, and we answer a question or two at the end.

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