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The Dice Tower

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Rank #36 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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953 Ratings
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Alternating hosts keeps it fresh

By Marshie2014 - Jan 18 2020
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All four hosts are great! I love the banter and jokes between Tom and Eric. Mandy and Suzanne are great at describing games and making me excited for games I haven’t heard of before. I also enjoy their Shelf Staples segment and 2 truths and a lie are always fun.

A Classic for a Reason

By Viewtiful_Justin - Jan 15 2020
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Tom and Eric are fantastic hosts, and I love hearing their friendly banter. The addition of Mandi and Suzanne was the best choice they ever made. I love these two even more than I thought I could. They’re great! Super banter, great information with a unique perspective from each host, and amazing coverage! Give it a listen.

iTunes Ratings

953 Ratings
Average Ratings
781
112
21
19
20

Alternating hosts keeps it fresh

By Marshie2014 - Jan 18 2020
Read more
All four hosts are great! I love the banter and jokes between Tom and Eric. Mandy and Suzanne are great at describing games and making me excited for games I haven’t heard of before. I also enjoy their Shelf Staples segment and 2 truths and a lie are always fun.

A Classic for a Reason

By Viewtiful_Justin - Jan 15 2020
Read more
Tom and Eric are fantastic hosts, and I love hearing their friendly banter. The addition of Mandi and Suzanne was the best choice they ever made. I love these two even more than I thought I could. They’re great! Super banter, great information with a unique perspective from each host, and amazing coverage! Give it a listen.
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The Dice Tower

Latest release on Jan 21, 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 # 586 - Best of 2018

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In this show, we take a look back at the year 2018 for board gaming!  We discuss the year as a whole, talk about our favorite art in games, our favorite expansion, our favorite reprint, our favorite cooperative game, and more!  We end the show with our top ten games of the year!

Also, Merry Christmas!

Dec 25 2018

1hr 30mins

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Rank #2: 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 #3: 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 #4: TDT # 426 - Going to Essen Spiel 2015

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In this show, we talk about our Essen 2015 plans, as well as the top ten games we are looking forward to at the fair.  We take a look at Poseidon’s Kingdom, Retro Loonacy, Fluch der Mumie, Shakespeare, 7 Wonders: Duel, Star Trek: Five Year Mission, and answer a pile of questions from the listeners!

Oct 05 2015

1hr 32mins

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Rank #5: 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 #6: TDT # 423 - Dice Game Versions of Board Games

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In this episode, we take a look at As You Wish, A Battle of Wits, Miracle Pill, Homeland; Good Cop, Bad Cop Bombers; Dead Men Tell No Tales, and Samurai.  We have three tales - one of Awesome, one of Horror, and one of Awkwardness.  We have several segments from contributors, and end the show talking about board games converted into dice games!

Sep 15 2015

1hr 14mins

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Rank #7: TDT # 574 - Top 10 Relaxing Games

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Welcome to the Dice Tower!  In this show, we talk about New Found Land, Teotihuacan, Henhouse Havoc, Spirits of the Wild, and Scarabaya, Roll to the Top.  We also learn about mana from Geoff, answer questions about designing games and running events, and end the episode with our top ten relaxing games!

Sep 25 2018

1hr 28mins

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Rank #8: TDT551 - Favorite Roll and Writes!

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In this show, we talk a lot about "roll and write" games.  What are they?  Why do we like them?  And most importantly, what are our favorites?  We also talk about Hype and games, and Eric shows up with a question!

Apr 18 2018

1hr 46mins

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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 # 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 #11: TDT # 570 - Review Spectacular!

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In this show, we simply review a pile of games, including Yellow & Yangtzee, Spy Club, The Hearmees, Dinosaur Tea Party, The Edge: Downfall, Warhammer 40K Dice Masters, Jungli-La, Warhammer Champions, Cat Lady, Ivion, Burning Rome, Lowlands, Rise of Tribes, Symphony # 9, and more!  We also hear from Geoff on GameTek, and answer a few questions!

Aug 29 2018

1hr 27mins

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Rank #12: 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 #13: TDT # 470 - Games that Stress us Out!

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In this episode, we take a look at Seafall, Mansions of Madness, Pandemic: Reign of Cthulhu,  and Fantahzee.  We hear a tale of Horror, from several of our contributor, and then end the show with our top ten stressful games!

Aug 16 2016

1hr 41mins

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Rank #14: TDT # 354 - Asymetrical Games

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In this show, Tom talks about the gaming in LA, we discuss our Origins Game Fair plans, and we talk about The Agents,Cube Quest, Great Heartland Hauling Company, and Loot.  Once again we answer questions, we look at a slash fiction game, and we talk about our top ten asymetrical board games.

May 06 2014

1hr 23mins

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Rank #15: TDT # 420 - Tournament Style Games

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In this episode, Tom and Eric talk about Little Red Riding Hood, BUS, HUE, Ashes, Warband, and CVlizations.  We also answer questions regarding the future of the Dice Tower, apps and games, and more!  We end the show with our top ten games that would work well in a tournament setting.  Oh, and a contest!

Aug 25 2015

1hr 22mins

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Rank #16: TDT # 554 - Games that teach History

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In this show, we talk about Mistborn, Queensdale, Incorporated, Space Base, Pass the Pandas, and Felicity: The Cat in the Sack.  Travis Chance from Kolossal Games comes on and talks about what it's like to start a company from scratch, and we hear another tale of Horror.  Finally, we end the show with our top ten games to teach History!

May 08 2018

1hr 37mins

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Rank #17: TDT # 584 - Best Adventure Games

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In this episode, Tom and Eric take a look at The Pretender, Ya Blew It, Nemesis, The Reckoners, Ceylon, and Solenia.   We also hear Geoff test out the Pop-O-Matic, and answer a pile of questions.  Finally, we end the show talking about our favorite adventure games.  Also, did I mention we were in the same room?

Dec 11 2018

1hr 22mins

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Rank #18: TDT # 564 - Family Games

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In this show, we talk about Root, Luxor, Ranking, and Quebec!  Two old and two new!  We also answer questions, talk about Dice Tower Con 2018, hear a tale of horror, and hear the solution to the basketball from Geoff.  Finally, we end the show with our top ten games that we personally have enjoyed with our families!

Jul 17 2018

1hr 33mins

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Rank #19: TDT # 534 - Best of 2017

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Joined by Suzanne, we delve into the year 2017!   First we spend some time talking about the different trends of the year, then we jump into our biggest surprise and disappointment, favorite art and components, most innovative game, strangest game, biggest brainburner, best family and party game, and more!  Finally, we end the show talking about the top ten games of 2017.

Dec 19 2017

1hr 45mins

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Rank #20: 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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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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TDT # 641 - Short and Sweet

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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.

Jan 14 2020

46mins

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TDT # 640 - Best of 2015 (Five Years Ago)

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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!

Kickstarter will be live at http://www.dicetowerkickstarter.com

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

Jan 06 2020

1hr 37mins

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TDT # 639 - Looking Forward to 2020

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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.

Dec 31 2019

1hr 35mins

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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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TDT # 637 - K is for Krazy

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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".

Dec 17 2019

1hr 28mins

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TDT # 636 - Old Timey Pie

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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.

Dec 10 2019

1hr 32mins

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TDT # 635 - Underrated Games

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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.

Dec 03 2019

1hr 52mins

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TDT # 634 - Exception Games

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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.

Nov 26 2019

1hr 25mins

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TDT # 633 - J is for Jammin'

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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"!

Nov 19 2019

1hr 29mins

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TDT # 632 - So. Many. Games.

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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.

Nov 17 2019

1hr 41mins

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TDT # 631 - Introductory Games

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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!

Nov 07 2019

1hr 31mins

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The Dice Tower Episode 630 - Live from Essen Spiel 2019

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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!

Oct 30 2019

1hr 21mins

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The Dice Tower Episode 629 - Essen 2019 Preview

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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.

Oct 21 2019

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The Dice Tower Episode 628 - I is for Ice Cream

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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!

Oct 15 2019

1hr 36mins

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The Dice Tower Episode 627 - Double Parked

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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.

Oct 08 2019

1hr 10mins

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The Dice Tower Episode 626 - Horror Games

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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!)

Oct 01 2019

1hr 27mins

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TDT # 625 - Cart Campers

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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.)

Sep 24 2019

1hr 33mins

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The Dice Tower Episode 624 - H is for Hype

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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.

Sep 17 2019

1hr 20mins

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TDT # 623 - If I Could Turn Back Time

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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.

Sep 10 2019

1hr 31mins

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iTunes Ratings

953 Ratings
Average Ratings
781
112
21
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20

Alternating hosts keeps it fresh

By Marshie2014 - Jan 18 2020
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All four hosts are great! I love the banter and jokes between Tom and Eric. Mandy and Suzanne are great at describing games and making me excited for games I haven’t heard of before. I also enjoy their Shelf Staples segment and 2 truths and a lie are always fun.

A Classic for a Reason

By Viewtiful_Justin - Jan 15 2020
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Tom and Eric are fantastic hosts, and I love hearing their friendly banter. The addition of Mandi and Suzanne was the best choice they ever made. I love these two even more than I thought I could. They’re great! Super banter, great information with a unique perspective from each host, and amazing coverage! Give it a listen.