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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...
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: DTD438-TheDiceTower-Episode438.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 7:51pm EDT

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: DTD437-TheDiceTower-Episode437.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 8:56am EDT

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: DTD436-TheDiceTower-Episode436.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 6:59pm EDT

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: DTD435-TheDiceTower-Episode435.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 7:08pm EDT

In this show, we talk about  Sleuth, Paperback Co-Operative, State Smarts, Chess with The Child 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: DTD434-TheDiceTower-Episode434.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 7:48pm EDT

In this show, 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: DTD433-TheDiceTower-Episode433.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 3:40pm EDT

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: DTD432-TheDiceTower-Episode432.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 6:35pm EDT

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: DTD431-TheDiceTower-Episode431.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 8:21pm EDT

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: DTD430-TheDiceTower-Episode430.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 8:37pm EDT

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: DTD429-TheDiceTower-Episode429.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 7:38pm EDT

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! 

Direct download: DTD428-TheDiceTower-Episode428.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 10:22pm EDT

In this show, 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: DTD427-TheDiceTower-Episode427.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 9:45pm EDT

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: DTD426-TheDiceTower-Episode426.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 6:59pm EDT

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: DTD425-TheDiceTower-Episode425.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 6:41am EDT

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: DTD424-TheDiceTower-Episode424.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 7:44pm EDT

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: DTD423-TheDiceTower-Episode423.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 6:54am EDT

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: DTD422-TheDiceTower-Episode422.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 6:20pm EDT

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: DTD421-TheDiceTower-Episode421.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 4:56pm EDT

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: DTD420-TheDiceTower-Episode420.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 9:37pm EDT

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: DTD419-TheDiceTower-Episode419.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 5:55pm EDT

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: DTD418-TheDiceTower-Episode418.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 9:41am EDT

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: DTD417-TheDiceTower-Episode417.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 4:37pm EDT

In this show, 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. 

Direct download: DTD416-TheDiceTower-Episode416.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 10:37pm EDT

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: DTD415-TheDiceTower-Episode415.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 6:22am EDT

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: DTD414-TheDiceTower-Episode414.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 6:46am EDT

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: DTD413-TheDiceTower-Episode413.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 3:14pm EDT

In this episode, 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: DTD412-TheDiceTower-Episode412.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 9:30pm EDT

In this episodeTom 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: DTD411-TheDiceTower-Episode411.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 6:29am EDT

In this show we are joined by Zee Garcia, Mark Zielinski, Jared Whitley, the guys from Secret Cabal, Steve Buonocore, Mary Prasad, Matt Hozey, Steve Avery, Jason Levine, and more!!  We talk about the convention and the games we've seen.  Then, we run a live game show, and finally finish up with some questions from the audience.  And revenge! You can see a video of this show on the Dice Tower channel.

Direct download: DTD410-TheDiceTower-Episode410.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 6:56pm EDT

In this show we talk about Witness, Burger Joint, Xia, Super Dungeon Explore Forgotten King, Chaosmos, and String Safari. Geoff gives a eulogy, we are joined by a couple other contributors, take a look back at Catan and Mystery of the Abbey, and hear both a tale of Horror and Amazement. Finally, we end the show talking about our rules concerning food and drink at the gaming table.

Direct download: DTD409-TheDiceTower-Episode409.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 8:20pm EDT

In this show, we talk about Frontier Stations, Traders of Osaka, Dominion Adventures, Dark Seas, Ars Alchimea, and Forge War. We answer questions including  our opinions on "takebacks" and choosing roles. Finally, we end the episode with our top ten games to play at a restaurant.

Direct download: DTD408-TheDiceTower-Episode408.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 9:24pm EDT

In this show, we talk about The Boardgame Geek Card Game, Trifecta, Duck Duck Go, Tigris & Euphrates, String Safari, Telepathy, and Dimension.  Our contributors talk about cheating, Ra, Top Promoter, Forbidden Island, and Game State.  We have a tale of Horror and a new Tale of Treachery!  We talk about copying board game design elements from other games, and finish the show discussing what it would take for a game to replace our current favorite game.

Direct download: DTD407-TheDiceTower-Episode407.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 6:18pm EDT

In this show, Tom and Eric take a look at Master Fox, Pew Pew!, One Zero One, Konito, Double Feature, and Space Movers.  We also get some GREAT questions from our listeners, and finish the show with our top ten game with fantastic plastic components!

Direct download: DTD406-TheDiceTower-Episode406.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 7:24pm EDT

In this show, we talk about Greenland, Double Feature, Wordariffic, Emergence Event, Antidote, the Majority, and Race to the Rhine. We talk about a few more games from our childhood, Geoff talks about stats, Bill about GenCon, and Brian about Star Wars Epic Duels. We end the show with a question about metagaming.

Direct download: DTD405-TheDiceTower-Episode405.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 7:10pm EDT

In this show, we talk about Hare and Tortoise, XenoShyft, The Fittest, The Grasshopper and the Ant, Elevenses, and Pandante. We answer questions about conventions, alpha gamers, and more- and finally end the show with our favorite ten games for a "double date".

Direct download: DTD404-TheDiceTower-Episode404.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 6:44am EDT

In this show, we discuss Brew Crafters, Lanterns: The Harvest Festival, Dominion: Adventures, and Stockpile.  Brian talks about Horse Racing Games, Table for Two about dancing, Bill about tournaments, Geoff about Entropy, and a new solitaire gaming segment!  We hear a tale of Horror AND more about gaming at the South Pole.  Tom talks about several upcoming games, such as 7 Wonders: Duel, 504, and City Mania; and we finish the show talking about whether or not box size affects our purchasing decisions.

Direct download: DTD403-TheDiceTower-Episode403.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 7:35am EDT

In this show, we talk about Harbour, Pirates, Ninjas, Robots, Zombies, Grasshopper and the Ant, Tragedy Looper, Orleans, Bang: the Dice Game, and Grimoire.  We answer a pile of questions, and end the show with our top ten cooperative games!

Direct download: DTD402-TheDiceTower-Episode402.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 1:34pm EDT

Hey, we're back! In this show, we talk about Council of Verona, Firefly Blue Sun, Star Wars: The Queen’s Gambit, Viticulture + Tuscany, the Bruges expansion, Quilt Show, and Balderdash.  Eric ruins someone's convention, we talk about legal recourse against Kickstarter, and are joined by a host of contributors.  Finally, we end the show with our thoughts on playing people's game prototypes.

Direct download: DTD401-TheDiceTower-Episode401.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 7:39am EDT

Well, we wanted to do something special for episode 400, so we invited in FOUR co-hosts!  Sam Healey, Zee Garcia, Geoff Englestein, and Stephen Buonocore join us as we talk about some recently played games, and what's in store for us in the future.  But wait, there's more!  We are joined by several surprise guests, including designers, podcasters, and a voice from way back in the Dice Tower!

Direct download: DTD400-TheDiceTower-Episode400.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 9:14pm EDT

Mark Streed and Zee Garcia join us this week, as we record a show live at the GAMA 2015 Trade Show.  We go through a pile of games we enjoyed, including Forbidden Stars and Spit it Out!, and talk about each of the companies we talked to with their upcoming projects.

Direct download: DTD399-TheDiceTower-Episode399.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 7:27am EDT

In this show, we talk about Can't Stop: Rolling Down the Highway, Welcome to the Dungeon, Batman Love Letter, Harbour, 99 Chances, and Captains of Industry.  Geoff talks about scoring tracks, Brian about Around the World in 80 Days, and several other contributors join us!  We have a couple of tales, talk about games gone by, and end the show with what we want to see in a board game cafe.

Direct download: DTD398-TheDiceTower-Episode398.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 10:24pm EDT

It's the Friday before the GAMA Trade Show.  Lots of news on the horizon!

Direct download: DTN378-DiceTowerNews-Episode378.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:58am EDT

In this show, we talk about Pictomania, Dragon's Gold, The Worst Game Ever, Pandemic: State of Emergency, XCom: the Board Game, and the Witcher.  We also hear from Geoff on poker, answer a pile of questions, and tell you our favorite "bang for the buck" games

Direct download: DTD397-TheDiceTower-Episode397.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 11:05am EDT

Tom is absent from this show as Eric takes over, joined by the hosts of Flip the Table.  In this show, they talk about the Pathfinder Adventure Card Game, X-Files board game, PBL Robots, Costa Ruana, Troll Hunt, and more!  Special guests show up, including the folks from Not Just Another Gaming Podcast, a Tale of Horror is given, and the show ends with a game show!

Direct download: DTD396-TheDiceTower-Episode396.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 8:41am EDT

In this show, we talk about Video Game High School, But Wait, There’s More!, DnD Dice Masters, King of New York with The Child, Caveman Curling, and Pirate Pete.  We also answer questions, and then end the show with our top ten favorite pick-up-and-delivery games.

Direct download: DTD395-TheDiceTower-Episode395.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 8:14am EDT

In this show, we talk about Five Tribes, Xia, Krosmaster Junior, Mystery Rummy # 5 - Escape from Alcatraz, X-com, and Pressure Cooker.  We are joined by a host of contributors offering strategy, Christmas gaming, old games, and how to build a game group.  We have a tale of amazement and one of horror, and bring back gaming stererotypes!  Finally, we end the show with our favorite ways to play Catan.

Direct download: DTD394-TheDiceTower-Episode394.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 7:52am EDT

In this show, we talk about Witness?, OWACON, Bullfrogs,Captains of Industry, Imperial Assault, and Cubo.   We also answer a pile of questions, and end the show with our favorite games from 15 years ago - the year 2000!

Direct download: DTD393-TheDiceTower-Episode393.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 10:00am EDT

In this show, we talk about Empire Engine, Artificium, Kings of Israel, Robot Turtles, Cthulhu Wars, Hyperborea, Pints of Blood, and Dogs of War.  We have a tale of horror and of amazement, Mark talks about his kids, Mary about Tichu strategy, and Brian about Mancala.  Tom discusses why the Dice Tower is about games, but especially the people who play them; and we end the show with our favorite dice found in games.

Direct download: DTD392-TheDiceTower-Episode392.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 8:33am EDT

In this show, we talk about Shadow Throne, Murano, Roll Through the Ages: The Iron Age, Canterbury, and Tesla: Master of Lighting.   Greg talks about the new Counter magaizine, Bill gives tips for running a game event, and we answer a pile of listener questions.  Finally, we go back ten years, and talk about our favorite games from 2005.

Direct download: DTD391-TheDiceTower-Episode391.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 3:14pm EDT

In this show, we talk about Pay Dirt, Monsters and Maidens, Patchwork, Jochen der Rochen, Orleans, Power Grid “Deluxe”, Essen, and Royals.  We have a Tale of Amazement, a Tale of Horror, A Board Game Magic Moment, legal advice, a look at games from our childhood, and more!  We end the show talking about silly and awesome names that publishers give to board games.

Direct download: DTD390-TheDiceTower-Episode390.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 7:47am EDT

In this show, we take a look at the games: The Ancient World, Spike, Waggle Dance, Noble Treachery, Kerflip, and Fire Dragon.   We also answer a pile of questions, and end the show taking a look back five years ago - at the best games of 2010!

Direct download: DTD389-TheDiceTower-Episode389.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 7:32am EDT

In this show, we welome the New Year, talk about holiday gaming and gifts received.  We take a look at Doodle Quest, Roll for the Galaxy, Temporum, Rattlebones, Zoneplex, and more!  Bill talks about conventions, Bryan about an older game, and we look at our gaming resolutions for 2015.  Finally, we introduce our 2015 Kickstarter!

Direct download: DTD388-TheDiceTower-Episode388.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 8:31am EDT

In the second half of our mega end-of-the-year 2014 show, we are joined by a host of contributors to talk about the best expansion, strangest game, biggest brainburner, best cooperative game and more!  Finally, we end the show with our top ten board games of 2014, and what we're looking forward to in 2015.  Happy New Year, everyone!

Direct download: DTD387-TheDiceTower-Episode387.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 5:47pm EDT

In this show, we take a look back at the year 2014 in regards to boardgames.  We are joined by the entire Dice Tower Network to talk about the year as a whole, the biggest news stories of the years, our biggest surprises, biggest dissapointments, best components, best artwork, worst game, best card game, best party game, best kids game, best family game, and more! Join us for this super-sized spectacular as we celebrate the great gaming year of 2014.

Direct download: DTD386-TheDiceTower-Episode386.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 4:46pm EDT

In this episode, we are joined by Bill Carrigan to once again talk about board games.  We look at X-Files the game, Happy Pigs, the Castles of Mad King Ludwig,  Istanbul, Hanabi Deluxe, and more!  We also answer a bunch of questions, then end the episode with our top ten party games!

Direct download: DTD385-TheDiceTower-Episode385.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 6:47pm EDT

We start this show with a Tale of Amazement, although there is Horror to be found also! We also talk about Mysterium, Dead Man’s Draw, Evolution, Planes, Sentinels board game, St. Petersberg, Super Rhino, and Nexus Ops.  Finally, we end the show talking about whether modern games have completely replaced "classic" games for us.

Direct download: DTD384-TheDiceTower-Episode384.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 12:11pm EDT

In this show, we take a look at Cherry Picker, Alchemists, The Game of 49, Roll Through the Galaxy, and Red7.  We then jump back into part 2 of our live show from BGG.con, including special guests such as Scott Alden, Eric Lang, and Mike Elliott.

Direct download: DTD383-TheDiceTower-Episode383.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 7:26am EDT

Joined by special co-hosts Rich Sommer and Erik Herman, we interview a host of guests, including Dan King, Colby Dauch, Todd Rowland, Geoff Englestien, and more!  There's also some songs!  (Kind of).

Direct download: DTD382-TheDiceTower-Episode382.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 11:32pm EDT

In this show, we review Colt Express, Kings of Israel, The Golden Ages, Nations the Dice Game, Yunnan, and Geister Ei. We also answer another pile of questions, and then talk about our favorite "engine building" games.

Direct download: DTD381-TheDiceTower-Episode381.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 3:30pm EDT

In this episode, we take a look at Dreaming Spires, Robin, The Endless River, Xia, Alchemists, and Argent.  We are joined by Brian on No Thanks, The Angry Gamer on non-responsiveness, Geoff, and Bill, and answer a pile of questions.  Finally, we talk about games that we can't get anyone to play with us!

Direct download: DTD380-TheDiceTower-Episode380.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 7:13am EDT

In this show, we review Progress, Medieval Academy, Deus, Omega Centauri, Planes,  and Livestock Uprising.   We also answer a pile of questions, and end the show with our top ten "one hit wonders."

Direct download: DTD379-TheDiceTower-Episode379.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 8:10am EDT

In this show, Tom and Eric take a look at Star Wars: Imperial Assault, Doodle City, Kanban, Essen, Pandemic the Cure, and the upcomin Magic: the Gathering Board Game.   We also discuss the Essen Spiel 2014 in depth, and then end the show with our favorite traits in a gaming opponent.

Direct download: DTD378-TheDiceTower-Episode378.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 7:22am EDT

In this show, we take a look at Uncanny X-men: Dicemasters!, Rococo, Medina, Subdivision, and Snapgammon.  Geoff and Brian take a look at older games, we get some more legal advice, and answer a few questions.  We finish up the show with a list of things we are looking for in a Kickstarter campaign/game.

Direct download: DTD377-TheDiceTower-Episode377.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 8:36am EDT

In this episode, Eric is on vacation, so Tom is joined by Zee Garcia.  We spend the show joined by contributors, talking about some of the games coming out at Essen Spiel, and the different games and expansions that we are most interested in.  

Direct download: DTD376-TheDiceTower-Episode376.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 7:27am EDT

In this show, we talk about King’s Forge, Villainy, Johari, Cartoon Network Fluxx, and Dungeon Roll.  Someone compares Munchkin to Cosmic Encounter, we discuss how to deal with controversial themes, and table etiquette.  Finally, we almost fall asleep at the end talking about our top ten most boring games!

Direct download: DTD375-TheDiceTower-Episode375.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 7:35am EDT

In this episode, we take a look at the new Wok Star, Vivajava the Dice Game, Impulse, Bucket King 3D, Star Realms, Warhammer 40K Conquest, and Good Cop Bad Cop.  Eric tells an extremely sad hotel story, we hear another tale of horror, and Tom talks about both CosmicCon and the Fantasy Flight Event Center.  Finally, we end with Eric interviewing Stu Paul, director of the short film The Lord of Catan.

Direct download: DTD374-TheDiceTower-Episode374.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 8:44am EDT

In this episode, we look at  Greed, Madame Ching, Rise of Empires, Ninja Dice, Athlas, and Games that Tell Stories.  We talk about preparing for Essen, using cell phones during games, and what to do when elminated from a game.  Finally, we talk about our top ten favorite ways to resolve conflict in games.  (In the game, not between players!)

Direct download: DTD373-TheDiceTower-Episode373.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 7:32am EDT

In this show, we look at the games Legendary Encounters, Level 7 Invasion, Diamonds, The Battle of Five Armies, Tragedy Looper, Battle Merchants, Star Realms IOS and Magnum Opus.  Geoff talks about game flow, Bill talks about running a convention for profit, and Brian takes a look back at Frank's Zoo. We also talk about our favorie companion apps for board games. Finally, we end the episode with a spoiler-heavy look at Risk: Legacy. The first 51 minutes of the show are spoiler free.

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Category:general -- posted at: 11:13am EDT

In this show, we talk about Abyss, the Battle at Kemble's Cascade, Jerk, Bang: the Duce Game, Arcadia Quest, and Ten: The Game!  We cringe at another tale of horror, and talk about our Essen plans, math trades, how to get a game published, and using timers during games.  We end the show with our top ten Milton Bradley games!

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Category:general -- posted at: 9:19am EDT

In this episode, we return to our normal schedule.  We look at several games, including City Hall, Dead of Winter, Pandemic: Contageon, Cosmic Dominion, Villainous Vikings, Worker Placement, Plucky Pilots, and Golem Arcana.  Brian discusses Medici, Greg visits another store, Geoff talks about those who hate to think, we get more legal advice, hear another tale of horror, and discuss some hot news.  Finally, we end the show asking what game released at GenCon are we most interested in, and why.

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Category:general -- posted at: 8:52am EDT

In this show, Eric and Tom take a look back at the GenCon 2014 fair held in Indianapolis.  But we also spend a lot of time talking about games - including Black Fleet, Camel Up, Diamonds, Quilt Show, Castls of the Mad King Ludwig, King of New York, Kingsport: Festival, and Tragedy Looper.  We end the show taking a pile of listener questions and giving hopefully decent answers to them!

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Category:general -- posted at: 6:48am EDT

In this show, we are joined by guest host Zee Garcia in our live show at GenCon!  An array of Dice Tower contributors join us, as well as folks from the Dice Tower network.  We talk about great games we saw at GenCon, our thoughts on the fair itself, and even a song or two! 

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Category:general -- posted at: 10:36am EDT

This is part two of a two part preview of Gen Con 2014!  Jamie, Chris, and Tony join us from the Secret Cabal Podcast, where you can find part 1!

http://tinyurl.com/dtscgencon14

In this episode, we answer some questions about the covention, give some tips regarding Gen Con, and then each of us gives our top ten games we are looking forward to seeing at the convention!

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Category:general -- posted at: 11:15pm EDT

In this show, we talk about  Pagoda, Justice League Strategy Game, Destination Neptune, Bruges, New Haven, and Dino Dice.  A tale of horror is caused by us, and we give our top ten game from Eagle/Gryphon Games.

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Category:general -- posted at: 5:11pm EDT

In this show, we talk about Magnum Opus, Who Stole the Cookie?, Istanbul, Heroes Wanted, and Thunder Alley.  We hear about Hoity Toity, 3D printing, bad game design, and more!  We answer questions, and end the show talking about whether or not we get to play our favorite games enough.

 

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Category:general -- posted at: 6:57am EDT

In this episode, we take a look at Heartland, Imperial Settlers, Destination Neptune, and Firefly: Pirates.  We hear about a dangerous woman, discuss whether or not boardgaming has become less fun for us, and answer a pile of other questions.  We end the show with our top ten games that teach or feature logic!

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Category:general -- posted at: 9:33am EDT

In this episode, we take a look at Shadowrun Crossfire, Russian Railroads, Roads and Boats, Battle Sheep and more!  We discuss the Dice Tower Convention 3, point out Tom's glaring error, and talk about the future of the show.  Finally, we talk about what games to take with you to the South Pole!

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Category:general -- posted at: 7:50am EDT

In this show, recorded live at Dice Tower Conventioni 2014, Tom and Eric are joined by a host of contributors to announce and present the best games of 2013 - the Dice Tower Award winners.  We also talk a bit about the convention, and are joined by Sam and Zee to answer questions from the audience.

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Category:general -- posted at: 7:34am EDT

In this show, Tom goes to the floor of Origins and talks to random people he meets about the show.  Eric interviews his sons about their experiences, and we talk about the highlights of the Origins Game Fair 2014.

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Category:general -- posted at: 7:27am EDT

In this show, we take a look at Kaosball, Lost Valley, Jupiter Rescue, Splendor, Starship Catan, and Zimbbos.  We answer questions about lending out our games and playing competitvely, and end the show with our top ten games that "take a minute to learn and a lifetime to master".

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Category:general -- posted at: 9:52am EDT

In this episode, we talk about X-Wing, Mai Star, Happy Birthday, Arkadia Quest, Xenoshyft, and Rivet Wars.  Tom talks about the Dice Tower Origins 2014 plans, and also talks about his time at the Cool Mini or Not convention.  Greg talks about the worst stores ever, we answer questions, contributors chime in, and we end the show with the biggest surprises we've ever encoutered in a game.

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Category:general -- posted at: 7:13am EDT

Steven Banas joins us, as we talk about Hot Tin Roof, Eldritch Horror, City of Iron, Hegemonic, Airlines Europe, and Kayanak.  A funny Tale of Horror is brought out, and we answer questions - such as how to deal with an angry gamer.  Finally, we end the show with our top ten "Next Step" games - games to teach people after they've started the hobby.

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Category:general -- posted at: 5:54am EDT

In this show, Mark takes the ten by ten challenge, Geoff examines a gaming lawsuit, Brian takes a look at Betrayal at House on the Hill, and Bill talks about running a convention.  We review Hearthstone, Formula E, Marrying Mr. Darcy, Horse Show,  Race Formula 90, and Dungeon Dice; and then take a look at the Spiel des Jahres nominees.  A Tale of Horror, questions, and our answers to "Do you keep track of your games played and wins/losses?" round up the show.

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Category:general -- posted at: 11:40am EDT

In this show, we talk about Dungeon Petz, Khet, C3K, Mission Red Planet, Ka-boom, and Toss Your Cookies!  We also hear about a Tale of Jerkiness, why Eric hates Citadels, and several other questions and answers.  Finally, we end the show with our top ten games with hidden objectives.

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Category:general -- posted at: 7:14am EDT

In this show, we are joined by Brad Talton from Level 99 Games, and proceed to talk about Polar Derby, There’s A Moose In The House, the X-wing Rebel Transport, Ruse, Boss Monster, Android Netrunner: Honor and Profit, and Splendor.  We start a new game show, listen to a tale of Horror, learn how to win at rock-paper-scissors, hear about the Gathering of Friends, and answer a pile of questions!  Whew!  Finally, we end the show with ridiculous rules found in rulebooks.

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Category:general -- posted at: 10:39am EDT

In this show, Tom talks about the gaming in LA, we discuss our Origins Game Fair plans, and we talk about The Agents,Cube Quest, Great Heartland Hauling Company, and Loot.  Once again we answer questions, we look at a slash fiction game, and we talk about our top ten asymetrical board games.

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Category:general -- posted at: 6:59am EDT

In this show, Tom and Eric take a look at Rogue Agent, Lewis and Clark, Celestial Rainbows, Quarriors: Light & Dark, Wooolf!, Capo dei Capi, Alien Hotshots, and Galactic Strike Force.  Brian takes a look back at Upwards, Tom and Eric examine the Dice Tower Network's game of the month, Settlers of Catan, we have a Tale of Horror - and we end the show with our favorite old TV shows that we wish became board games!

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Category:general -- posted at: 10:36pm EDT

In this episode, we take a look at Lewis and Clark, Oneupmanship, Freedom: the Underground Railroad, Pairs, and Mice and Mystics: Heart of Glorm. We descend into yet another tale of horror, answer some questions, and finish up the show with our top ten exploration games!

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Category:general -- posted at: 7:36am EDT

In this show, we review Clash of Cultures, Eight Minute Empire Legends, Common Ground, Damage Report, and Splendor - while Eric gets angry at a game.  Geoff analyzes Werewolf, Mark talks about Adepticon, we talk about Origins and much, much more!  We end the show talking about how to deal with those who make fun of our hobby.

Direct download: DTD351-TheDiceTower-Episode351.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 7:08am EDT

In this show, Tom and Eric take a look at Give it to the King, Get Lucky, Prosperity, Corto, Menu Mash-Up, Assassin's Creed: Arena, and more!  We then take a trip down memory lane as we examine our childhood and the games that we played throughout it.

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Category:general -- posted at: 8:43am EDT

In this show, Tom and Eric take a look at Concept, Nations, Blueprints, Krosmaster: Frigost, VOLT, Koryo, Smashup: Science Fiction Double Feature, and Sentinels of the Multiverse: Vengeance.  Geoff talks about antidosis, Tom about baseball cards, Bill about conventions, Tom and Eric about theme, Eric about marriage, Brian about Glory to Rome, and Barry about - well....   Several contributors talk about their favorite games from childhood, and another Tale of Horror descends on us.

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Category:general -- posted at: 11:34am EDT

With Eric away at the GAMA trade show in Las Vegas, Sam Healey and Zee Garcia join Tom to talk about Compounded, Firezne, Eruption, Battle for Souls, Last Will, and Colosseum.  They also answer a bunch of questions, before Dan King and Eric Summerer enter, live from Las Vegas, to give some news highlights and upcoming game information.

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Category:general -- posted at: 8:04am EDT

In this show, Eric and Tom show up, but apparently not Tom's memory.  We talk about Warlock, the Great Zimbabwe, Machi Koro, Bugs in the Kitchen, and Steam Park.  Eric finishes a contest, we answer a pile of questions, and then we talk about our top ten funniest board games.  Again.

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Category:general -- posted at: 9:18am EDT

In this show, we have another tale of Horror, and talk about Adventure Time Card Game, Hawken, Knockout, Concordia, Russian Railroads, and Coconuts.  Tom discusses his new book shelves, Brian talks about the Bottle Imp, we have another Unpub minute, Greg goes to another store, and much, much more!

Direct download: DTD346-TheDiceTower-Episode346.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 8:03am EDT

Still almost no Tom in this show - but the Cardboard Jungle guys show up to help host the show.  Our contest continues, questions are answered, and we end with a big game show!  With fabulous prizes!

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Category:general -- posted at: 10:34am EDT

Almost no Tom in this episode, as the Flip the Table guys help Eric host part 1 of the TotalCon 2014 experience.  They talk about new games they've played at the show, have a multi-voice Tale of Horror, start a contest, and talk about giant and miniscule board games.

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Category:general -- posted at: 6:41am EDT

In this show, we talk about several games, giving a detailed look at the upcoming Marvel: Dice Masters game.  We hear from several contributors, and end the show with our top ten auction games!

Direct download: DTD343-TheDiceTower-Episode343.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 8:24pm EDT

In this show, we take a look at Theseus, Scallywags, Dungeon Guild, Pandemic: The Cure, Crossways, and 1775 Rebellion. We also answer a pile of questions, and then end the show with our favorite games from 1999 - fifteen years ago!

Direct download: DTD342-TheDiceTower-Episode342.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 11:57am EDT

In this show, we look at the games Mush Mush, Robinson Crusoe, Scoville, K2, Loka, Professor Pugnacious' Portfolio of Perils, Pugilism, and Perfidy: The Card Game of Victorian Combat, and Myth. Brian talks about Show Manager, Greg goes to another store, we hear a truly terrifying tale - and finally, we end the show talking about moments of Gamer's Remorse.

Direct download: DTD341-TheDiceTower-Episode341.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 11:05am EDT

In this show, we talk about Attack the Darkness, Relic Expedition, Small World six player map, Star Trek TNG Deckbuilding Game, Monopoly Hotels, and Chikken. We answer a pile of questions, and then donate much of the show to look at the greatest year in board game history - a decade ago - 2004.

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Category:general -- posted at: 8:04am EDT