The Dice Tower

In today's episode, we discuss Block Ness, Capital Lux 2 solo, and Cryo. We swing to the app side of things to wax romantic over Dorfromantik and we serve up a Storytelling Game Pie.

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In this episode, Tom and Eric discuss Escape Tales: Children of Wyrmwood, Haiclue, Marvel United Expansions, and The Initiative. Geoff tries to get us to stop, we have a new Tale of Horror, and we answer questions from the mailbag about silly voices, business decisions, and How to Host a Murder. We then finish off the show with our Top Ten games that start with Y.

Support for The Dice Tower comes from The Op at TheOp.games, and from GameNerdz.com

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Another mish mash of games in today's episode as Suzanne and Mandi discuss Oaxaca Crafts of a Culture, The Field of Cloth of Gold, Smash Up Marvel, Carnegie, Genotype, and Yakatabune. And the pie of the day is Drafting Game Pie.

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In this episode, Tom, Suzanne, and Eric discuss Three Sisters, Cascadia, Terraforming Mars: Ares Expedition, Lovelace and Babbage, For Science! and Danger Park. Geoff enters the world of NFTs, we answer questions from the mailbag, and we look back 15 years with a Top Ten Games from 2006.

Support for The Dice Tower comes from The Op, at TheOp.games.

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In today's episode we chat about Dive, Brew, Mariposas, Troyes Dice, Hallertau, and Sherlock Files Vol 3. And the pie of the day be Pirate Pie, arrrr.

 

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In this episode, Tom and Eric discuss Faiyum, Unlock: Mythic Adventures, Res Arcana (on BoardGameArena), Fantasy Realms, and Haunted Mansion: Call of the Spirits. Geoff concludes his series on solo games, and we celebrate a milestone episode with your questions and comments from the audio mailbag.

Support for The Dice Tower comes from The Op at TheOp.games

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Eric joins Suzanne and Mandi to talk about Pusheen The Purrfect Pick Card Game, 7 Wonders and 7 Wonders Duel (on BGA), Escape Tales Children of Wyrmwood, The Whatnot Cabinet, Cantaloop, and Cosmic Colonies. They'll also serve up a Game Pie full of Friedemann Friese games.

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In this episode, Tom and Eric discuss Unlock: Mythic Adventures, Cantaloop, Via Magica, Sleeping Gods, and Lucky Numbers. Geoff begins a series on Solo games, we have a new Tale of Boardgaming Horror, and we attempt to assemble a Top Ten Games that start with X.

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In this episode we chat about Judge Dredd Helter Skelter (a Wildlands Game), Wolle - Volle Weide - Honeymoon - Hamstern roll and writes, Maglev Metro, and 111 Ants. We also serve up a "non-dexterity games that build up" Game Pie.

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In this episode, Tom, Mandi, and Eric discuss Seastead, Hadrian's Wall, Forgotten Waters, After the Empire, Box One, and Canvas. Geoff gives us tips for lining up. We have a Tale of Boardgaming Horror, and we finish the show with a look back at the games from ten years ago, 2011.

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A new approach to episode titles!

And Suz and Mandi discuss Dune Imperium, Rome and Roll, Paladin of the West Kingdom: City of Crowns expansion, and Blatter Rauschen. They cover a couple of digital games and wrap up with some Q&A.

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In this episode, Tom and Eric review Mini Golf Designer, Decipher, Pulp Invasion, Super Skill Pinball, and Star Wars Unlock. Geoff bakes some cookies, we present a new Tale of Boardgaming Horror, and we answer questions from the mailbag. Then, we close the show with our Top Ten games that start with W.

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Tom joins Suzanne and Mandi on this episode! Tom takes a little graphic design rant detour - but the crew manages to cover Village Green, Burgle Bros 2, and Under Falling Skies before they wrap up with a Vegas Game Pie (Kringle.)

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in this episode, Tom and Eric review Hallertau, Taxi Derby, The Search for Planet X, and Icecool. Geoff discusses the South African Lottery, we answer questions from the mailbag, we preview the Dice Tower Kickstarter campaign, and we solicit submissions for Boardgaming Tales of Horror. Then, we finish off the show with a look back five years to our revised Top Ten Games from 2016.

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In this episode Suzanne and Mandi discuss Lost Ruins of Arnak, Marco Polo II, Honey Buzz, and Gods Love Dinosaurs. And then our intrepid podcasters serve up a Costco-sized Game Pie full of games we're looking forward to in 2021.

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In this episode, Tom, Suzanne, and Eric review Dinner in Paris, Adventure Tactics: Domianne's Tower, Abandon All Artichokes, Turing Tumble, Capital Lux 2, and Dice Trip Switzerland. We then answer questions from the mailbag, and close out the show with our Top Ten Family Games from the year 2020.

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In this episode, recorded from the Winter Spectacular Live Video Stream, Eric, Mandi, Ella and Suzanne team up to run through their Top Ten Games of 2020.

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In this episode, Suzanne and Mandi discuss Kingdom Rush: Drift In Time, Rajas of The Ganges The Dice Charmers, Unmatched: Little Red Riding Hood vs Beowulf, Escape From The Dark Sector, Whistle Mountain, and Paris La Cite De La Lumiere. The Game Pie of the episode is "holiday games" (which you will hear was interpreted pretty loosely.)

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Tom and Eric discuss Dwellings of Eldervale, Gates of Mara, Spies and Lies, Mint Cooperative, and Marvel Codenames, and Eric gives an update on his game room project. Geoff looks for new wargame themes, we answer questions from the mailbag, and finish the show with our Top Ten games that start with V.

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Eric joins Suzanne and Mandi to talk about Atheneum, Santa Monica, BEEZ, Kringle Caper, Escape Tales Low Memory, Calico, Gulo Gulo, and Goblivion. Then they trio serves up a Dexterity filled Game Pie.

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In this show, Tom is joined by Jeremy Howard as Eric is away. We talk about Paris, Almanac, and Whistle Mountain. Geoff brings some insight that's for the birds and we dive into a slew of questions. Do we get Kickstarter regret? Are there any one-vs-many games that play well with two players? How do we deal with someone who is attached to their phone during a game day? And more! Finally, we end the show talking about our favorite hybrid games - games that combine two or more mechanics.

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In this episode we briefly chat about our My City experience, discuss Fairy Trails, Aqualin, Warp's Edge, Glasgow, and Too Many Bones plus a quick 3-game family game blitz. And we cap the episode off with a Reiner Knizia Game Pie!

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Mandi joins us as we review Unmatched Cobble and Fog, In a Flash Firefighters, Coatl, Strike, Cubitos, and Dune: Imperium.  We then answer a few questions, and finally end with our top ten games that start with the letter "U".

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Suzanne and Mandi discuss Undo: Forbidden Knowledge, Der Clou, Castles of Tuscany, Fish Farewell Forever, and Noir Deductive Mystery Game, and Red Cathedral.

They talk about the Europe map of Ticket To Ride the App and Krumit's Tale. And then wrap  with a Victory Points discussion recapping what folks' experiences were with virtual conventions.

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In this show, we talk about Boomerangs, Furnace, The Haunted Mansion: Call of the Spirits, and Escape the Room: The Cursed Dollhouse.  Geoff talks about auctions, and we answer a pile of questions.  What do we think of Boardgamearena?  What to do if you only play one Pandemic Legacy game?  What's a tableau?  What to do if a rule isn't clear?  And many more!  Finally, we end the show talking about our favorite one-hit wonders - designers who have only one hit on their hands.

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In today's show Mandi talks a couple games that could be used by educators, Monza and Timeline Canada, Suzanne covers Spire's End and Dreams of Tomorrow, and after a couple of apps... they wrap with a Party Game Game Pie.

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In this show, we review Gudetama, 5er Finden, Box of Rocks, Beyond the Sun, and Etherfields!  Geoff talks about flavors of cheating, and Tom and Eric answer questions on counterfeit games, going back in time, and teaching kids to teach!  Finally, we end the show going over our top ten games that start with the letter "T"!

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In today's quick episode, we discuss Papayoo, Welcome to Dino World, and Gudetama. We cover a couple of board game apps... and double down on digital in an Analog Inspired Game Pie.

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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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In this episode we review Trismegistus, Taverns of Tiefenthal, Atlantis Rising, Decktective, Air Land And Sea, and Remember Our Trip. We also chat about a couple of Shelf Staples and wrap up with a discussion about a few things we're hoping for in 2020.

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In this show, we take a look back at the year 2019.  We talk bout our favorite games in multiple categories, including best artwork, best expansion, and more!  We end the show with all four host telling our favorite ten games that were published in 2019.  Merry Christmas everyone!

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In this show, we talk about LUX Aeterna, Return to Dark Tower, Space Bowl, Stay Cool, Smoothies, and Trails of Toucana.  Geoff talks about New Voices in Gaming, and we answer questions about gaming chairs, game categories, and play a mini game about game rankings!  Finally, we end the show with our (and yours!) top ten games that start with the letter "K".

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In this episode we cover a range of games including On Origins of the Species, Megacity Oceana, Misty, Florenza The Dice Game, Dungeon Academy, and 18Lilliput. We also chat about a couple of apps and get a bit heavy in the Q&A. Plus Suzanne mentions her favorite Roll and Write markers again.

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In this show, we talk about a ton of games.  Not only Maracaibo, Bruxelles 1897, Blitzkrieg, Belratti, Roll Estate, and the Crew; but Tom talks about 18 games in rapid fire order!  We also hear about Euclid, answer a pile of questions, and then end the show talking about our top ten underrated games.

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Category:The Dice Tower -- posted at: 5:04am PDT

In this episode we review Pigasus, Team 3, 1987 Channel Tunnel, Aquicorn Cove, Electropolis, Fantastic Factories, and Miyabi. And then we discuss Exception Games in Victory Points.

Direct download: TDT634TheDiceTower-Episode634.mp3
Category:The Dice Tower -- posted at: 2:00am PDT

In this show, we discuss Yukon Airways, Marco Polo 2, Mint Condition, It's a Wonderful World, Conspiracy: Abyss Universe, and Sarah's Vision.  We also answer questions where we are put under a curse, giving kids game pieces, and more!  Finally, we end the show with our top ten games that start with "J"!

Direct download: TDT633-TheDiceTower-Episode633.mp3
Category:The Dice Tower -- posted at: 4:35am PDT

In this episode we discuss Expedition to New Dale, Blitzkreig!, Azul Summer Pavilion, Beasty Borders, Nova Luna, and a few escape room style games. Mandi wants some help with the Nintendo Switch and Suzanne chats about the 7 Wonders Duel app and we wrap with some one and done.

Direct download: TDT632TheDiceTower-Episode632.mp3
Category:The Dice Tower -- posted at: 12:43pm PDT

In this show, we answer a pile of questions, including some behind-the-scenes information, and briefly discuss our trip to Essen.  We also talk about Minecraft the board game, Aquatica, Terramara, Scythe, Project L, and the new Ticket to Ride maps!  Finally, we end the show with our top ten games for new players!

Direct download: TDT631-TheDiceTower-Episode631.mp3
Category:The Dice Tower -- posted at: 2:45pm PDT

Mandi, Sam, Zee, Suzanne, Eric, and Tom all come together on Eric's birthday to celebrate a live show at the Essen Spiel fair 2019!  Recorded live in front of an audience, we talk about some interesting games at the fair, answer questions from the audience, and end the show with a game show sponsored by Pandasaurus games!

Direct download: TDT630-TheDiceTowerEpisode630.mp3
Category:The Dice Tower -- posted at: 3:53am PDT

All four hosts are in this show, as we take a look at the list of Essen games (by Eric Martin on www.boardgamegeek.com) and talk about our opinions and hopes for them.  We also discuss our plans at the show this year.

Direct download: TDT629-TheDiceTower-Episode629.mp3
Category:The Dice Tower -- posted at: 4:21am PDT

In this show, we are joined by Becca Scott from Geek & Sundry as we delve into a pile of questions and talk about recording game plays on video!  We also review the new Choose Your Own Adventure: War with the Evil Power Master, Awkward Guests, and Ecos First Continent.  Finally, we end the show with our top ten games that start with the letter "I".   Huzzah!

Direct download: TDT628-TheDiceTower-Episode628.mp3
Category:The Dice Tower -- posted at: 4:27am PDT

In this episode, we review Cursed Court, Parks, Curios, 3 HABA titles, and Kindomino Duel. Suzanne shares a new app and we wrap with a few quick questions.

Direct download: TDT627TheDiceTower-Episode627.mp3
Category:The Dice Tower -- posted at: 2:00am PDT

In this show, we talk about Tapestry, Chocolate Factory, and Rail Pass!  We answer questions, including a malicious genie, Monopoly today, the magic number of players, and when to restart a rules explanation!  We then end the show talking about our top ten horror themed games.

(Side note:  We think we've identified the problem with Tom's mike - should be fixed by next show!)

Direct download: TDT626-TheDiceTower-Episode626.mp3
Category:The Dice Tower -- posted at: 4:50am PDT

In this episode Suzanne and Mandi discuss Skulk Hollow, Ragusa, Empires of the North, Deadly Doodles, Ecos and Hats. They also cover a couple of One and Done games and wrap up with a Victory Points segment all about "cart campers" (the games that live in your shopping cart but never make it to purchase.)

Direct download: TDT625TheDiceTower-Episode625.mp3
Category:The Dice Tower -- posted at: 10:22am PDT

On today's show, Tom and Eric recap the Dice Tower Retreat, with both old and new games played. We discuss Power Rangers, Die Hard, Star Wars Outer Rim, Detective: City of Angels, Le Havre, Caverna, Feast for Odin, Puerto Rico, Mamma Mia, Roll for the Galaxy, Beta Colony, and Everdell. Plus, Geoff shows us the next generation of game playing machines, we answer questions about tame library storage, making exclusive items not-so-exclusive, and the merits of switching hands in a card game. Then, we finish up with our Top Ten games that start with H.

Direct download: TDT624-TheDiceTower-Episode624.mp3
Category:The Dice Tower -- posted at: 3:00am PDT

In episode 623, Mandi and Suzanne review Space Base The Emergence of Shy Pluto, Time Chase, Trapper Keeper, Little Town, Tales of Glory, and Watergate. They also discuss a couple of apps and answer your questions with some Q&A.

Direct download: TDT623TheDiceTower-Episode623.mp3
Category:The Dice Tower -- posted at: 12:14pm PDT

In this show, we talk about Adventure Games: the Dungeon, Caravan, Brikks, Time Chase, Letter Jam, and the King's Dilemma.  We also answer questions about retheming someone else's game, playing a game "to the death", fatherhood, and more!  Finally, we end the show with our top ten games that start with the letter "G". 

Direct download: TDT622-TheDiceTower-Episode622.mp3
Category:The Dice Tower -- posted at: 7:35am PDT

In this episode, we take a look at Era, Cat Cafe, Pipeline, Icarus, Undo, and Clip Cut Parks. We discuss a couple of One and Dones and finally, we end the show with a discussion about games that have the wrong player count on the box.

Direct download: TDT621-TheDiceTower-Episode621.mp3
Category:The Dice Tower -- posted at: 10:47am PDT

In this episode, we take a look at Pipeline, Mystery House, Clank Legacy, Aftermath, The Taverns of Tiefenthal, and Dragoon.  We also answer questions about games that we knew would be perfect, the popularity of Battletech, the disorganization of the board game industry, the "alpha pack" syndrome, and telling others when they make mistakes.  Finally, we end the show with our top ten seven player games!

Note:  This episode was recorded in front of a live Facebook audience.  If you want to join us for our next show, tune into the Dice Tower facebook group on Thursday, August 29th, at 8:30 PM EST.

Direct download: TDT620-TheDiceTower-Episode620.mp3
Category:The Dice Tower -- posted at: 5:14am PDT

In this episode, Mandi and Suzanne chat about some games that caught their eye at Gen Con and discuss recent games played including Abomination, Moon Base, Colors of Paris, Across The United States, Artsee, and Heul Doch Mau Mau.

Direct download: TDT619-TheDiceTower-Episode619.mp3
Category:The Dice Tower -- posted at: 9:34am PDT

In this episode, Crystal, Mandi, Suzanne, Zee, and the Brother Murph all join in for our annual live show at Gen Con 2019!  We start by talking about some recent games that we've played, then invite several publishers on for some cool game announcements!  Buonocore shows up for some mayhem, and the show ends with a contest of champions!  Thanks to Stronghold Games for sponsoring our show.

Direct download: TDT618-TheDiceTower-Episode618.mp3
Category:The Dice Tower -- posted at: 6:07am PDT

In this episode, all four hosts join together for a supersized episode in which we talk about all the upcoming releases at Gen Con 2019!

We talk about where we'll be at the con (don't miss booth 2023!), and our opinions on various games.    

Due to the upcoming convention, we decided to release this one a bit early.

Thanks to www.boardgamegeek.com and Eric Martin for putting together the list we used!  See it here:https://www.boardgamegeek.com/geekpreview/13/gen-con-2019-preview

Direct download: TDT617-TheDiceTower-Episode617.mp3
Category:The Dice Tower -- posted at: 4:26pm PDT

In this episode, we talk about Atelier, In Front of the Elevator, Nine Tiles Panic, Dark Domains, Power Rangers: Heroes of the Grid, and Undo. We look back on a couple of Shelf Staples and we end with a divisive One and Done.

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Category:The Dice Tower -- posted at: 3:00am PDT

In this episode, we talk about Medieval Age, Kenny G: Keepin’ it Saxy, Shobu, Lockup: A Roll Player Tale, Point Salad, and Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell.  We also answer questions about rules disputes and more!  Finally, we end the show with our top ten games that start with the letter "F".

Direct download: TDT615-TheDiceTower-Episode615.mp3
Category:The Dice Tower -- posted at: 6:12am PDT

In this show, we are joined by various contributors to the Dice Tower Network to introduce the Dice Tower Awards for best games of 2018.  Awards include best artwork, best components, best new designer, best game from a small publisher, best two player game, best strategy game, most innovative game, best party game, best family game, best expansion, best reprint, and game of the year!  Congratulations to all the winners!

Direct download: TDT614-TheDiceTower-Episode614.mp3
Category:The Dice Tower -- posted at: 3:40am PDT

In this show, Tom talks about his travels to Khan Kon in China, we review Circle the Wagons, Master of Respect, T.I.M.E. Stories, Pandemic: Rapid Response, Palaces of Carrara, and  Paris Paris.  We also answer a pile of questions and talk about our favorite top ten abstract strategy games.

Direct download: TDT613-TheDiceTower-Episode613.mp3
Category:The Dice Tower -- posted at: 5:35am PDT

Suzanne and Mandi discuss some solo play games including a new app and chat about what makes a good lunch time game and what some of their favorites are to play.

Direct download: 612_Final.mp3
Category:The Dice Tower -- posted at: 3:00am PDT

(Note:  Due to international internet randomness, the show is going up late.  Our apologies!)

In this show, Geoff shows up and we answer a pile of questions, including if we've ever cheated!  We review Cupcake Empire, Century 3, Tour Operator, Honga, Concordia Venus, and the Bravest Warriors Co-Operative Dice Game.  Finally, we talk about our favorite games that start with the letter "E".

Direct download: TDT611-TheDiceTower-Episode611.mp3
Category:The Dice Tower -- posted at: 3:59pm PDT

In today's show, Mandi and Suz discuss The Gallerist, Ticket to Ride New York, Futuropia, L.A.M.A., Clank In Space, and Pandemic Rapid Response. They also run through their Origins Game Fair Anticipation list.

Direct download: 610_ProcrastinatingPolka.mp3
Category:The Dice Tower -- posted at: 3:00am PDT

Tom is in the UK, so Mandi and Suzanne come on board to talk about our top 10 Roll and Write games!  We also review Wendake, Tiny, Hadara, and Eye my favorite things.  Questions get answered, Geoff goes blue, and more!

Direct download: TDT609-TheDiceTower-Episode609.mp3
Category:The Dice Tower -- posted at: 4:25am PDT

Mandi and Suzanne discuss Doppelt So Clever, Imperial Settlers The Roll and Write, Ohanami, Between Two Castles of Mad King Ludwig, Dice Throne, and Kodama 3D. They also revisit two older games in Shelf Staple, and get your input on conventions you want to attend in Victory Points.

Direct download: 608_mixdown.mp3
Category:The Dice Tower -- posted at: 7:08am PDT

In this show, we review My First Castle Panic, Duelosaur Island, Transformers TCG,Dice of Pirates, and Mice and Mystics: Downwood Tales.  Eric talks about going to Pip’s Island, and we answer a slew of questions, including our favorite foldable boards, optional Kickstarter buys, and more!  Finally, we end the show talking about our favorite games that start with the letter "D"!

Direct download: TDT607-TheDiceTower-Episode607.mp3
Category:The Dice Tower -- posted at: 4:28am PDT

In today’s show, we talk about a little revolution, Mandi teaches Suzanne a new song and we chat about the hot new deck building game app.

Direct download: TDT606-The_Dice_Tower-Episode606.mp3
Category:The Dice Tower -- posted at: 3:00am PDT

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