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The Dice Tower

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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TDT # 341 - Gamer's Remorse

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.

1hr 20mins

4 Feb 2014

Rank #1

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TDT - Episode # 310 - Deckbuilding Games

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!

1hr 34mins

18 Jun 2013

Rank #2

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TDT # 437 - Best of 2015, part 1

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.

2hr 29mins

22 Dec 2015

Rank #3

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TDT # 340 - Best Games from 2004

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.

1hr 31mins

28 Jan 2014

Rank #4

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TDT # 584 - Best Adventure Games

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?

1hr 22mins

11 Dec 2018

Rank #5

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TDT # 412 - Dice Tower Awards

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!

1hr 15mins

30 Jun 2015

Rank #6

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TDT # 454 - Retheming Games

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.

1hr 25mins

19 Apr 2016

Rank #7

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TDT # 413 - Racing Games

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!

1hr 25mins

7 Jul 2015

Rank #8

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TDT # 523 - Creative People (with Rebecca Thomason)

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.

1hr 52mins

27 Sep 2017

Rank #9

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TDT - Episode # 330 - Great Team Games

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.

1hr 32mins

19 Nov 2013

Rank #10

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TDT # 613 - Abstract Strategy Games

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.

1hr 44mins

2 Jul 2019

Rank #11

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

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.

1hr 29mins

21 Oct 2014

Rank #12

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TDT # 447 - Best Games for Six Players

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.

1hr 19mins

1 Mar 2016

Rank #13

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TDT # 615 - "F" is for Fun

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".

1hr 27mins

16 Jul 2019

Rank #14

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TDT # 488 - Looking back at 2016

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!

1hr 15mins

27 Dec 2016

Rank #15

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TDT - Episode # 309 - The Size of our Collections

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.

1hr 21mins

11 Jun 2013

Rank #16

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TDT # 568 - Best Real Time Games

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!

1hr 22mins

14 Aug 2018

Rank #17

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TDT #607 - D is for Dragons

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"!

1hr 24mins

21 May 2019

Rank #18

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TDT #603 - "C" is for Cookie

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".

1hr 41mins

23 Apr 2019

Rank #19

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TDT # 402 - Cooperative Games

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!

1hr 21mins

21 Apr 2015

Rank #20