The Dice Tower

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!

Direct download: TDT488-TheDiceTower-Episode488.mp3
Category:The Dice Tower -- posted at: 4:00am PDT

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

Direct download: TDT487-TheDiceTower-Episode487.mp3
Category:The Dice Tower -- posted at: 5:11am PDT

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:

Direct download: TDT486-TheDiceTower-Episode486.mp3
Category:The Dice Tower -- posted at: 6:33am PDT

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.

Direct download: TDT485-TheDiceTower-Episode485.mp3
Category:The Dice Tower -- posted at: 4:37am PDT

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.

Direct download: TDT484-TheDiceTower-Episode484.mp3
Category:The Dice Tower -- posted at: 5:57am PDT

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:


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.


Direct download: TDTSJV-TheDiceTower-Episode_Jack_Vasel.mp3
Category:The Dice Tower -- posted at: 6:54am PDT

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!

Direct download: TDT483-TheDiceTower-Episode483.mp3
Category:The Dice Tower -- posted at: 3:24am PDT

In this episode, we talk about Conan, Aeon’s End, Pandemic The Cure: Experimental Meds, DrachenTurm, and Scythe.  There is a Board Game Gumbo, Cult of the Old, and a Tale of Amazement.  Finally, we end the show with our favorite "Next Step" Games, games after the introductory games to the hobby.

Also, at the beginning of the show, we talk about the future of the Dice Tower!


Direct download: TDT482-TheDiceTower-Episode482.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:23am PDT

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!

Direct download: TDT481-TheDiceTower-Episode481.mp3
Category:The Dice Tower -- posted at: 5:17am PDT

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.

Direct download: TDT480-TheDiceTower-Episode480.mp3
Category:The Dice Tower -- posted at: 6:28am PDT