Wed, 9 July 2008
In this episode, originally aired September 28, 2005, we review Shear Panic and Liberty. We also discuss some more "gamer types", talk about our "Kangaroos": Linq and Colossal Arean, and talk about our top ten board game mechanics.
Direct download: TDT018-TheDiceTower-Episode18.mp3
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Sat, 21 June 2008
In this episode, Tom and Sam talk about their top ten most boring games, and Moritz discusses the five nominees for the Spiel des Jahres 2008. Geoff talks about Armageddon Empires, and we mention a few news items. Finally, we finish with twenty-eight short reviews!
Direct download: TDT123-TheDiceTower-Episode123.mp3
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Wed, 18 June 2008
This episode is a preview of Origins 2008 for board gamers. Tom talks about some of the best things from Origins 2007, what a new gamer should not miss, and tips for having a great Origins.
Direct download: DTM004-DiceTowerMusings-Episode4.mp3
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Thu, 12 June 2008
In this episode, Geoff discusses the differences between the Deck of Dice and rolling actual dice, and Mary explains about several flicking games. Mike and Mark show up with reviews, and Tom and Sam discuss some Evergreen games - Carcassonne and Fire and Axe. We discuss current gaming news, talk about some exciting stuff from Origins, and end the show with our top ten games in which you can make a comeback!
Direct download: TDT122-TheDiceTower-Episode122.mp3
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Wed, 11 June 2008
In this episode, we talk about our top ten board games for three players. We also discuss tow new player categories, our games of the month (Dungeon Twister and ASLO), and talk about the value of components to a board game. We review Warriors and Panzerzug, and answer a pile of questions from our listeners.
Direct download: TDT017-TheDiceTower-Episode17.mp3
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Wed, 28 May 2008
In this episode, we discuss feedback for the show, and announce the winners for our Warriors of God contest! Giles talks about recent games played; Moritz discusses loud games, Snoop talks about thrift store adventures, and Paul talks about visiting real battlefields. We discuss Risk: Black Ops, and talk about our top ten games that take between thirty minutes and an hour.
The Dice Tower Episode 121
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HOST: The celebrated masters of prestidigitation!!!
Moritz Eggert: Discussion on loud and silent gaming
Stephen Glenn (Snoop): Thrift store adventures!!!
CONTEST: (Tom and Sam discuss the survey results)
Warriors of God by Multi-Man Publishing
Giles Pritchard: The Shed
KANGAROOS AND TURKEYS:
Paul Glenn : Visiting real battlefields
Top 10 Games that play in an hour or less (30 to 60 minutes)
- Designer Michael Schacht's Website:
- Ticket to Ride come to Xbox Live Arcade
- Games for educators website:
- Times up! New editions
- Troll and Toad buys $150,000.00 in games
- Happy Birthday Warhammer!!!
Direct download: TDT121-TheDiceTower-Episode121.mp3
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Tue, 20 May 2008
In this episode, Tom discusses running a tournament at school, and some of the recent games he's played. Also, he interviews the guys from Days of Wonder, talking about their games, their philosophies, and more!
Direct download: DTM003-DiceTowerMusings-Episode3.mp3
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Sun, 4 May 2008
In this episode, Tom takes everyone through the planning and execution of running a large gaming children's event, as well as an interview with the head of the Mensa Game Awards.
Direct download: DTM002-DiceTowerMusings-Episode2.mp3
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Mon, 28 April 2008
In this show, Tom and Sam talk about upcoming Days of Wonder expansions and discuss the Origins Award Nominees. Geoff talks about Prospect theory, Mark teaches his kids with games, and Mary gives us some quick thoughts on new games. We talk about Dust, and start a new contest for the game Warriors of God. Finally, we talk about our top three-player games.
Direct download: TDT120-TheDiceTower-Episode120.mp3
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Wed, 23 April 2008
In this episode, originally aired September 16, 2005, we review Battlestations, Bitter Woods (4th edition), Frag, and the Settlers of Catan Card Game. We also discuss ways to introduce people to new games, introduce some new player categories, and answer more questions. Our top ten list this week is our top ten humorous board games - ones that have caused us the most laughter.
Direct download: TDT016-TheDiceTower-Episode16.mp3
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