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Dice Tower Deluxe

The Dice Tower is an Internet podcast (a radio show you can download) about boardgames. Your hosts for the show are Tom Vasel, noted game reviewer, and Eric Summerer. In the show, Tom and Eric talk about boardgames, card games, wargames, miniatures, and the people who play them. New to the Dice Tower? Then listen to: Episode 0: Introduction & Top 15 Games a New Gamer Should Buy Note: The Dice Tower episodes are provided as a service to the community and although they are entirely family friendly, CoolStuffInc.com is not responsible for their content.

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Episode #151: Top 10 Train Games

In this show, Ben Forgard joins Tom and they talk about some recent games, such as Timber Tom, Dominion, and Tales of Arabian Knights. Algo talks about Mechanicsburgo, Brad talks about Age of Steam, Steve talks about Monsters Ravage America, and Mark talks about playing games with children. We start a new contest, talk about gaming awards, and Geoff finishes up the show with his top ten train games.

1hr 13mins

21 Jul 2009

Rank #1

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DTD # 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

22 Apr 2015

Rank #2

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DTD # 432 - Top 10 Interactive Games

In this show, we talk for a long time about games, including  504, Fury of Dracula, Gallerist, Porta Nigra,  Ghostbusters, Gutsy, Renaissance Wars, and The Room 3.  We also answer questions, and then tell about our favorite ten interactive games (that aren't wargames).  Or something like that.

1hr 27mins

17 Nov 2015

Rank #3

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Episode #152: Best From Origins 2009

In this episode, Tom and Ben discuss several recently played games, including Funny Business, Triviathon, Cartagena 2, Dice Town, Twilight Struggle, Frontiers, and Bonobo Beach. We also talk about the best games and gaming experiences from Origins 2009.

1hr 13mins

31 Jul 2009

Rank #4

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DTD # 397 - Best Bang for your Buck

In this show, we talk about Pictomania, Dragon's Gold, The Worst Game Ever, Pandemic: State of Emergency, XCom: the Board Game, and the Witcher.  We also hear from Geoff on poker, answer a pile of questions, and tell you our favorite "bang for the buck" games

1hr 31mins

12 Mar 2015

Rank #5

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DTD # 429 - Turtling

In this show, we talk about Far Space Foundry, Raptor, Wurfel Kung Fu, the new expansions for both Race for the Galaxy and Roll for the Galaxy, Ticket to Ride Map Pack 5, Dice City, and Automobiles. We hear from Geoff, Brian, and Dan - and hear three tales, one of Horror, one of Awkwardness, and one of Shame! Finally, we talk about "turtling" and whether or not we like when it shows up in our games.

1hr 30mins

29 Oct 2015

Rank #6

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DTD # 424 - Best Games for Seven Players

In this episode, we talk about Ashes, New Salem, Lord of the Rings/w Sauron, a pile of Star Wars games, and Pandemic Legacy! We also answer questions about cooking, demoers, working with publishers, and more. We end the episode with our top ten games for seven players!

1hr 23mins

23 Sep 2015

Rank #7

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Episode #205: How to deal with annoying gamers

In this episode, we visit a game store and give you an opinion, Tom reviews a pile of games, and we discuss how to deal with annoying gamers.

1hr 3mins

26 Apr 2011

Rank #8

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DTD # 430 - Music and Games

In this show, we talk about Automania, Inhabit the Earth, Antarctica, Taverna,  Pandemic Legacy, TIME Stories, Say Cheese!and Ocean Raiders.  Eric rants, we answer a pile of questions, and then end the episode talking about our favorite games to have music in the background (and what music that should be).

1hr 34mins

5 Nov 2015

Rank #9

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DTD # 414 - Basic and Advanced Strategy

In this episode, we talk about  Bountytown, Flick 'em Up, Tiny Epic Galaxies, Rattle Battle, Battlelore expansions, and Parfum. We answer questions about the World Boardgaming Championships and more, we have a tale of Horror and one of Amazement, Geoff talks about the pronounn "they", and a bunch of other contributors stop by with great segments! Finally, we talk about whether or not we like to play the "basic" version of a game, or the "advanced" version.

1hr 21mins

16 Jul 2015

Rank #10

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Episode #212: Top ten story-telling games

In this episode, Moritz enters the Mansions from Madness, and Ryan finds another game show he hates. We answer a pile of questions, and give our top ten story-telling games - whatever that means.

59mins

13 Jun 2011

Rank #11

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DTD # 356 - Hidden Objective Games

In this show, we talk about Dungeon Petz, Khet, C3K, Mission Red Planet, Ka-boom, and Toss Your Cookies!  We also hear about a Tale of Jerkiness, why Eric hates Citadels, and several other questions and answers.  Finally, we end the show with our top ten games with hidden objectives.

1hr 22mins

21 May 2014

Rank #12

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TDT # 380 - No one will play this game!

In this episode, we take a look at Dreaming Spires, Robin, The Endless River, Xia, Alchemists, and Argent.  We are joined by Brian on No Thanks, The Angry Gamer on non-responsiveness, Geoff, and Bill, and answer a pile of questions.  Finally, we talk about games that we can't get anyone to play with us!

1hr 27mins

13 Nov 2014

Rank #13

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DTD # 408 - Restaurant Games

In this show, we talk about Frontier Stations, Traders of Osaka, Dominion Adventures, Dark Seas, Ars Alchimea, and Forge War. We answer questions including  our opinions on "takebacks" and choosing roles. Finally, we end the episode with our top ten games to play at a restaurant.

1hr 18mins

4 Jun 2015

Rank #14

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DTD # 428 - Questionpalooza

In this show, Tom and Eric talk about our Essen Spiel trip, what we saw and did there. Then, for the rest of the show, we tackle our gigantic pile of questions from listeners! 

1hr 30mins

21 Oct 2015

Rank #15

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DTD # 422 - What Attracts us to a Game

In this show, we take a look at The Undercity, Bloody Inn, Star Trek: Five Year Mission, Rum and Bones, Smash Up Munchkin, and Apocalypse Chaos.  We also answer questions about locations of conventions, game nolstalgia, and more!  We end the show with the top ten things that attract us to a new game.

1hr 28mins

11 Sep 2015

Rank #16

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DTD # 409 - Food and Drink at the Table

In this show we talk about Witness, Burger Joint, Xia, Super Dungeon Explore Forgotten King, Chaosmos, and String Safari. Geoff gives a eulogy, we are joined by a couple other contributors, take a look back at Catan and Mystery of the Abbey, and hear both a tale of Horror and Amazement. Finally, we end the show talking about our rules concerning food and drink at the gaming table.

1hr 1min

11 Jun 2015

Rank #17

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DTD # 425 - Here to Stay!

In this episode, we are joined by special guest Rich Sommer! We talk about Cthulhu Realms, Portal, Tiny Epic Galaxies (Solo), Trambahn, Terra, Bomb Squad, Kryptos, Petite Pastiche, and Wink. We hear about treachery, amazement, and horror, solo games, forming a game group, and more! Finally, we end the show talking about games we will never get rid of.

1hr 30mins

1 Oct 2015

Rank #18

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DTD # 401 - Prototypes

Hey, we're back! In this show, we talk about Council of Verona, Firefly Blue Sun, Star Wars: The Queen’s Gambit, Viticulture + Tuscany, the Bruges expansion, Quilt Show, and Balderdash.  Eric ruins someone's convention, we talk about legal recourse against Kickstarter, and are joined by a host of contributors.  Finally, we end the show with our thoughts on playing people's game prototypes.

1hr 29mins

17 Apr 2015

Rank #19

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Episode #209: Games that are terribly misthemed

In this episode, we discuss new games: Magestorm, Barons, Dominion: Cornucopia, and Confusion. Ryan discuss decisions, Moritz talks about speed in games, and we go on the road with Greg once again. Geoff and Mark make appearances, Tom talks about "the collapse of the game industry", and we all discuss games that are terribly misthemed.

1hr 26mins

30 May 2011

Rank #20