The Dice Tower

Suzanne joins us as we review Ohanami, Marvel United, Hierarchy, Micro City, Finished!, and Inhuman Conditions.  Geoff talks about Markov Chains, we talk about dessert and games, skirmish games, and other questions.  And finally, we end the show talking about games that defy "Vasel's Law" which states 'Every great game will eventually be reprinted'.

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We review Haunted Mansion: Call For Spirits, Seasons of Rice, Tellstones, Avignon, and Master Word. We cover a floral one and done. And we close the show with a Deduction Game Pie segment.

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In this episode, we review Poo: the Card Game, Escape from the Asylum part 1, Who Would Win?, Mystery House expansion, Harbour, and Big Monster. We answer questions about pledge managers, playing with a range of kids, silly rules, and more!  Finally, we end the show with our top ten games that start with the letter "S".

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Eric joins Suzanne and Mandi this episode. They discuss Karuba The Card Game, (Spoiler-free) Pandemic Legacy Season 0, Super Skill Pinball 4-cade, Truffle Shuffle, Space Battle Lunch Time, and Nokosu Dice. The team chats about some apps and wraps up with a Game Pie all about IP-based games.

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In this show, we talk about Last Defense, Endangered, The Curious Stairs of Mr. Hincks, Break in Alcatraz, Apollo, and Tiny Epic Galaxies: Blast Off!  Geoff talks about the Contact Hypothesis, we answer questions about Dice Tower hosts and more, and we end the show with our top ten Flora games.  Bring on the flowers!

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Reviews: Orchard, Herd Mentality, Cleocatra, Sonora

Apps: Axio and Cartographers

Game Pie: Trick Taking Games

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In this episode, we review Pop-Tarts the game, Targi with its new expansion, Mia London and the Case of the 625 Scoundrels, Nidavallir, Pendulum, and Small World of Warcraft.  After Geoff gives us some common sense, we answer a pile of questions!

- Games like Pillars of the Earth?

- Tactile sensations in games we don't like?

- Games we wish we designed?

- Travel versions of big games?

- Games too big?

- Gaming with A-level players?

- Premium pieces?

- Moving with a game collection?

- Narrating our turn?

- Asked a tough question? and 

- Ranking games based on playing the app.

 

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Suzanne and Mandi review Smartphone Inc, Deep Vents, Viscounts of the West Kingdom, and Cat Sudoku. They chat about a couple of Shelf Staples. And the show wraps with a Game Pie about train games

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In this episode, we review Scooby Doo: Betrayal at Mystery Mansion, Overpower, Pendulum, CTRL, The Zorro Dice Game, and Last Light.  Geoff talks about cockroaches, Tom interviews Scott Brady, and we answer live questions from a Youtube audience!  Finally, we end the show with our top ten games that start with the letter "R".

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Tom joins Suzanne and Mandi to discuss Tekhenu, Mini Express, My City, Fort, 5er Finden, and Aqua Mirabilis. A quick trip to the digital zone... and we wrap with a Game Pie all about games featuring dessert.

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In this episode, we talk about Back to the Future: Dice Through Time, Solarquest, Flash 8, Cloudspire, Voltron: Defender of the Universe, and Marvel United!  Geoff talks about Home Field Advantage, we talk about a Hall of Fame, Prospero Hall, sacrificing games for kids, and dislike games because of a first experience.

Finally, we talk about our favorite games about animals!

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In this show we talk about Unicorn Glitterluck Cloud Stacking, Brains, Egizia, Demeter, Porto, and Empyreal Spells & Steam and serve up a Game Pie all about polyomino games.


Editor's note - the Tetris piece names were acknowledged as a fun joke.

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In this episode, we talk about our favorite games that start with the letter "Q".  There's more than you think!  We also review Tekhenu, Cosmic Encounter Duel, Princes of Florence, Floor Plan, Clank! in! Space! and Spongebob Squarepants FLUXX.  Geoff talks about working memory, we discuss how much to teach in a game, and needlessly expensive kickstarter games.  Join us for fun talk about board games!

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In this episode we review The Search for Planet X, Woodlands, The Captain is Dead, and Trails of Tucana. We also give first impressions on The Whatnot Cabinet and Deep Vents. A quick trip to Tap That App with Griftlands and then a wrap with Victory Points discussion what board games can learn from video games.

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In this show, we talk about Scooby-Doo Escape From the Haunted Mansion, Roll Player: Fiends and Familiers, Pan Am, Res Arcana, Fantastic Factories, and The Legend of Zelda: Clockwork Kingdom (Ganon’s Tower).  Geoff talks about fairness, we try to guess the average amount of games a gamer owns, and how many rules we can keep in our memory.  Finally, we end the show talking about our favorite non-racing sports games!

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In this episode, Eric Summerer joins Suzanne and Mandi! They review Exchange, The Mind Extreme, Tang Garden, Knapp Daneben, and Roll For The Galaxy. The crew discusses the new Imperial Settlers Roll and Write app. And they wrap with a Game Pie about Games That Make Us Smile.

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In this show, we review The Alpha, High Rise, Back to the Future: Back in Time, Adventure Games: The Dungeon, Tiny Towns, and Action Castle IV.  Geoff talks about staggered endpoints, we answer a pile of questions, and we end the show talking about our top ten games that start with "P".

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In this episode Suzanne and Mandi review Forest Guardians, Formosa Tea, AuZtralia, OK Play, and Clinic. They also take a look at the upcoming Viticulture app. And they discuss SPACE GAMES in the Game Pie segment.

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In this episode, we talk about Toy Story: Obstacles & Adventures, The Alpha, Echidna Shuffle, Coffee Roaster, Tasty Humans, and Adrenaline with Team Play.  Geoff returns to Magic Circles, and we answer questions about Tabletop day, finding a good kickstarter, and Pokemon.  Finally, we end the show talking about our top ten racing games.

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In this episode Mandi and Suzanne review Paladins of the West Kingdom, Four Senses, On The Underground, Piece of Pie, Vindication, and Qwixx The Card Game. We also review the Yellow and Yangtze app and serve up a Game Pie segment all about board games we prefer in digital form.

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In this episode, we review Marvel Infinity Gauntlet, Rise of Queensdale, Monumental, Legend of Zelda: Clockwork Realm, Pathfinder card game, and Traintopia.  Geoff looks at the science behind solving jigsaw puzzles, and Tom reviews 25 games as fast as he can.  We answer a few questions, and then we take a look at our ten favorite games that start with the letter "O".

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In today's show we talk about Traintopia, Space Explorers, Rival Networks, and Minecraft Card Game. One and Done AND a new app make an appearance. And we end on a brand new segment: Game Pie.

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In this show, Tom and Eric talk about  Rush MD, Clip Cut Parks, Forgotten Waters, Unlock: Timeless Adventures, King of Tokyo Dark Edition, The Curious Elevator of Mr. Hincks, and Monopoly Gamer: Mario Kart.  Geoff gives a tribute, we answer a pile of questions, and then we end the episode going back twenty years to see the best games of 2000!

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In this brief episode, we talk about BLOCK.BLOCK, Tranquility, and Gloomy Graves. We review the new Sagrada app. And we wrap with some Q&A.

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In this episode, Tom takes a look at games Eric has already played, and Eric delves a bit more into Escape Room games.  Geoff talks about exponents, and we end the show talking about our favorite games that start with the letter "N".  Finally, we have a very special interview with Jen, who talks about grief, Kickstarter shipments, and more!

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In this episode Suzanne and Mandi discuss Cooper Island, TIME Stories Hadal Project, Orchard Ocean, One Hundred Torii, the Charterstone app, and discuss gaming while socially distancing in Victory Points.

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In this episode, Tom and Eric take a look at games from 15 years ago - 2005!  We also answer a pile of questions about our gaming kryptonite, double wave shipping, and more!  Finally, we take a look at Offshore, Bumuntu, The Crew, The Isle of Cats, DomiNations, and a new way to play Magic the Gathering.

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In this episode Suzanne and Mandi talk about Stellar, Ripple Rush, Bosk, Cubitos, Dice Hospital, and Imhotep The Duel. They chat about Epic The Card game in digital form, and answer some questions from the mail box including one about forfeiting games.

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In this show, we review Remember our Trip, Adventure Games: the Dungeon, Funkoverse, Toy Story, Ratville, and Wonder Woman.  We also look back at Dice Tower West, answer questions about board game themes and card shuffling, and Geoff comes to visit!  Finally, we talk about favorite games that start with the letter "M".

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In this show, Tom & Eric are joined by Crystal, Suzanne, and Zee live at Dice Tower West 2020 for our top ten small joys and annoyances in games!  Eric also does an interview and more!

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In this episode we review Video Vortex, Robin of Locksley, Oceans, Space Battle Lunchtime, Praise, Cactus, and Caylus 1303. We chat about a couple of sentimental staples, and discuss collection management in Victory Points.

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In this episode, we take a look at Sabotage, Munchkin Ducktales, Fast Sloths, ArtSee, Euphoria, and Dominations.  Geoff talks about communication limits, we answer questions about culling games, excitement about expansions, and RPGGeek.  Finally, we end the show taking a look at our favorite games from a decade ago, in 2010!

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In this episode we review Railways of Nippon, Noch Mal So Gut, Rival Restaurants, and 1911 Amundsen vs Scott. Mandi talks about digital Carcassonne while Suzanne discusses the On Tour app. And we wrap with a Victory Points segment about designer/illustrator Dream Team.

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In this show, recorded live on the Independence of the Sea, Tom and Eric are joined by Crystal Pisano, Zee Garcia, Paula Deming, and Joe Steadman to record a live show.  And then, the brothers Murph show up and take over the whole thing.  Questions, a game show, and more hijinks ensue!

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In this episode, Suzanne and Mandi cover Chocolate Factory, Sierra West, Ecosystem, Slide Quest, Letter Jam, and Streaming. They have a argument discussion about a One and Done, and answer some of your questions in Q&A.

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In this show, we talk about Passtally, Rheinlander, a couple of Unlock games, Isle of Cats, Oceans, and the new Time Stories: the Hadal Project!  Geoff talks about choices, and we talk about Pokemon board games, rules of game nights, and box conditions.  Finally, we end the show with our top ten games that start with the letter "L"!

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In today's short show, we talk about Tribes Dawn of Humanity and Mandala. We cover two apps (6 Nimmt/6 Takes and Two Spies) and have a brief and personal chat about health and gaming.

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In this show, we take a look at UBoot, 50 Clues, Porto, Space Shipped, Taverns of Tiefenthal, and talk about which escape room games have the best hint system.

We explain trick taking games,  how to deal with the cult of the new, and other questions!  Tom talks about the Kickstarter!

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Finally, we end the show with our top ten games from five years ago - 2015!

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