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The Dice Tower

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Rank #25 in Games category

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Tom Vasel and Eric Summerer take a look at board games, card games, and the people who design, publish, and play them.Top ten lists, Q&A, tales of horror, and more await you!

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Tom Vasel and Eric Summerer take a look at board games, card games, and the people who design, publish, and play them.Top ten lists, Q&A, tales of horror, and more await you!

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981 Ratings
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I love it

By dat biy - May 23 2020
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Me and my mom love love love it!!!!!!!!!!!!ūüėä

Awesome Podcast

By Nic. B - May 21 2020
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Love all the hosts and different insights. I love hearing about the new games they are playing mixed with discussion of some older games they still enjoy. Great to listen to on my way to work.

iTunes Ratings

981 Ratings
Average Ratings
802
114
21
22
22

I love it

By dat biy - May 23 2020
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Me and my mom love love love it!!!!!!!!!!!!ūüėä

Awesome Podcast

By Nic. B - May 21 2020
Read more
Love all the hosts and different insights. I love hearing about the new games they are playing mixed with discussion of some older games they still enjoy. Great to listen to on my way to work.
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The Dice Tower

Latest release on Jun 02, 2020

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Tom Vasel and Eric Summerer take a look at board games, card games, and the people who design, publish, and play them.Top ten lists, Q&A, tales of horror, and more await you!

Rank #1: TDT # 341 - Gamer's Remorse

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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.

Feb 04 2014

1hr 20mins

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Rank #2: TDT - Episode # 310 - Deckbuilding Games

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In this show, we talk about a pile of expansions, Wasabi, Bang, and Antike Duellum.  We answer a pile of questions - such as where the modern day boardgaming movement began, what we think about feeding people, and more!  Finally, we end the show with our top ten deckbuilding games!

Jun 18 2013

1hr 34mins

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Rank #3: TDT # 437 - Best of 2015, part 1

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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.

Dec 22 2015

2hr 29mins

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Rank #4: TDT # 340 - Best Games from 2004

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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.

Jan 28 2014

1hr 31mins

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Rank #5: TDT # 412 - Dice Tower Awards

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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!

Jun 30 2015

1hr 15mins

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Rank #6: TDT # 454 - Retheming Games

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In this show, we talk about Avalanche on Yeti Mountain, Mad Libs: The Game, Tigris and Euphrates, Conquest Stratego, Apotheca, Time Stories: Prophecy of Dragons, Thunder and Lightning.  We also hear from a variety of contributors, incluing Game Tech, History of Board Games, and more!  After a few tales, we finish up the show with thoughts on the retheming of games.

Apr 19 2016

1hr 25mins

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Rank #7: TDT # 413 - Racing Games

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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!

Jul 07 2015

1hr 25mins

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Rank #8: TDT # 523 - Creative People (with Rebecca Thomason)

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In this show, we are joined by Rebecca Thomason and talk about Wizards Wanted, Paper Tales, Bob Ross: the Game of Chill, Potion Explosion Fifth Ingredient, Orleans Trade & Intrigue, and Rialto.  We also hear a tale of hurricanes, how to learn games from Geoff, and answer a few questions, including how to house rule games.  Finally, we talk about our favorite games for creative people.

Sep 27 2017

1hr 52mins

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Rank #9: TDT - Episode # 330 - Great Team Games

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In this show, we take a look at a pile of games, including Glass Road, Ka-Boom, Trieste, Euphoria, Night Eternal, Castle Dice, Risk Legacy, and the Krosmaster Expansions. We also visit Gaming on a Budget, the Blue Peg/Pink Peg folks, and answer a pile of questions. Finally, we end the show talking about our favorite team games.

Nov 19 2013

1hr 32mins

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Rank #10: TDT # 613 - Abstract Strategy Games

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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.

Jul 02 2019

1hr 44mins

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Rank #11: TDT # 377 - What we Look for in a Kickstarter Game

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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.

Oct 21 2014

1hr 29mins

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Rank #12: TDT # 447 - Best Games for Six Players

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In this episode, we talk about Walled City, Through the Ages, Council of Four, Valley of the Kings: Afterlife, Bomb Squad Academy, and La Citta.  We answer questions about silly gamers, Dice Masters, Merchant of Venus, player colors, and more!  Finally, we end the show with our favorite ten games for six players.

Mar 01 2016

1hr 19mins

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Rank #13: TDT # 615 - "F" is for Fun

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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".

Jul 16 2019

1hr 27mins

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Rank #14: TDT # 488 - Looking back at 2016

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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!

Dec 27 2016

1hr 15mins

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Rank #15: TDT - Episode # 309 - The Size of our Collections

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In this show, we talk about our board and card game collections.  Are they too big?  And Tom talks about how he chooses which games to "cull."  Mary talks about gaming accessories, Tish about the Cult of the New, Brian about Crude, and Geoff about killing mice.  Eric finally plays Monopoly Tropical Tycoon and Tom reviews Viticulture, along with several other games.  We finish up with another tale of horror.

Jun 11 2013

1hr 21mins

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Rank #16: TDT # 568 - Best Real Time Games

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First, we talk about Keyforge, Hail Hydra, Pantone, 8-Bit Box, Mint Delivery, and TransEuropa.  Then we talk about our Gen Con 2018 experience, hear a tale of Horror, and answer questions about color, distribution, and basketball.  Finally, we talk about our top ten real-time games - in real time!

Aug 14 2018

1hr 22mins

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Rank #17: TDT #607 - D is for Dragons

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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"!

May 21 2019

1hr 24mins

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Rank #18: TDT # 638 - Best of 2019

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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!

Dec 24 2019

1hr 46mins

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Rank #19: TDT #603 - "C" is for Cookie

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In this episode, we have TWO Summerers!  Eric interviews his brother, and Geoff talks about teamwork.  We also review some Escape Room Games, Paladins of the West Kingdom, Getaway Driver,Codenames: Duet, Illimat, ...and then we died.   We also answer a few questions, and finally end the show talking about our top ten games that start with the letter "C".

Apr 23 2019

1hr 41mins

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Rank #20: TDT # 402 - Cooperative Games

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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!

Apr 21 2015

1hr 21mins

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TDT # 661 - P is for Pontificate

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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".

Jun 02 2020

1hr 44mins

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TDT # 660 - Marshall

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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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May 26 2020

1hr 11mins

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TDT # 659 - Race for the Prize

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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.

May 19 2020

1hr 27mins

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TDT # 658 - Jamaica

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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.

May 12 2020

1hr 25mins

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TDT # 657 - "O" My Goodness

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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".

May 05 2020

1hr 31mins

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TDT # 656 - El Paso

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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.

Apr 28 2020

1hr 10mins

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TDT # 655 - Best of 2000 (Twenty Years Ago)

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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!

Apr 21 2020

1hr 33mins

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TDT # 654 - Unassigned Numbering Plan

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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.

Apr 14 2020

52mins

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TDT # 653 - N is for No

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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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Apr 07 2020

1hr 35mins

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TDT # 652 - Isolation Schmisolation

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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.

Mar 31 2020

1hr 24mins

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TDT # 651 - Best of 2005

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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.

Mar 24 2020

1hr 19mins

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TDT # 650 - San Jose

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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.

Mar 17 2020

1hr 21mins

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TDT # 649 - M is for MmmBop

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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".

Mar 11 2020

1hr 26mins

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TDT # 648 - Top 10 Annoyances and Joys

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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!

Mar 03 2020

1hr 24mins

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TDT # 647 - Keep or Cull

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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.

Feb 25 2020

1hr 31mins

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TDT # 646 - Best Game from 2010 (a decade ago!)

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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!

Feb 18 2020

1hr 38mins

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TDT # 645 - Dream Duo

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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.

Feb 11 2020

59mins

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TDT # 644 - Dice Tower Cruise 2020 Live

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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!

Feb 04 2020

52mins

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TDT # 643 - Fox Fight

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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.

Jan 28 2020

1hr 24mins

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TDT # 642 - "L" is for Laughter

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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"!

Jan 21 2020

1hr 35mins

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iTunes Ratings

981 Ratings
Average Ratings
802
114
21
22
22

I love it

By dat biy - May 23 2020
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Me and my mom love love love it!!!!!!!!!!!!ūüėä

Awesome Podcast

By Nic. B - May 21 2020
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Love all the hosts and different insights. I love hearing about the new games they are playing mixed with discussion of some older games they still enjoy. Great to listen to on my way to work.