In this special episode of The Long View, I'm thrilled to be joined by both Joel Eddy and TC Petty III as we dive into and explore dice games! What makes them so popular in board game design nowadays? What was the inspiration behind the design of TC's VivaJava: The Coffee Game: The Dice Game? Why the sudden proliferation of dice game versions of board games? Tune in and find out!
As a production note, we have a slight echo from time to time in the first 20 minutes. We were eventually able to correct it, but some is still there. I did not want to delete those portions due to a slight echo, so I have left them in and ask for your patience. Thank You!
As a bonus, I review two new titles. First up is Xia: Legends of a Drift System. Is this the ultimate space game sandbox? What can you expect from this intriguing design? Does it deliver thematic punch? These questions and more are answered in this review of this intriguing title.
Finally, I review the surprising Paperback. Is this a word game even word game haters will love? Is it just a Dominin clone, or does it offer something new? Listen and find out if fun is in the acceptable word dictionary for Paperback!
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Thanks, as always, to YOU for listening!
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