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The Dice Tower

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Games & Hobbies
Other Games
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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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Getting Better and Better!

By Bagookster - Jun 18 2019
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I’ve been a longtime listener and wasn’t sure about the format changing when it was announced, but I LOVE the variety that we get now. Tom & Eric are great; such wonderful chemistry. And Mandi & Suzanne have really found themselves as well. Like both sets of hosts for various reasons. Always learning about new games!

Evergreen

By Mgs72 - Oct 25 2018
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Tom and Eric have tremendous chemistry. Great asset to the board gaming hobby.

iTunes Ratings

920 Ratings
Average Ratings
760
106
19
16
19

Getting Better and Better!

By Bagookster - Jun 18 2019
Read more
I’ve been a longtime listener and wasn’t sure about the format changing when it was announced, but I LOVE the variety that we get now. Tom & Eric are great; such wonderful chemistry. And Mandi & Suzanne have really found themselves as well. Like both sets of hosts for various reasons. Always learning about new games!

Evergreen

By Mgs72 - Oct 25 2018
Read more
Tom and Eric have tremendous chemistry. Great asset to the board gaming hobby.
Cover image of The Dice Tower

The Dice Tower

Updated 9 days ago

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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 # 618 - Live from Gen Con 2019!

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In this episode, Crystal, Mandi, Suzanne, Zee, and the Brother Murph all join in for our annual live show at Gen Con 2019!  We start by talking about some recent games that we've played, then invite several publishers on for some cool game announcements!  Buonocore shows up for some mayhem, and the show ends with a contest of champions!  Thanks to Stronghold Games for sponsoring our show.

Aug 06 2019
1 hour 44 mins
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Rank #2: TDT # 617 - Gen Con 2019 Preview

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In this episode, all four hosts join together for a supersized episode in which we talk about all the upcoming releases at Gen Con 2019!

We talk about where we'll be at the con (don't miss booth 2023!), and our opinions on various games.    

Due to the upcoming convention, we decided to release this one a bit early.

Thanks to www.boardgamegeek.com and Eric Martin for putting together the list we used!  See it here:https://www.boardgamegeek.com/geekpreview/13/gen-con-2019-preview

Jul 29 2019
2 hours 12 mins
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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
1 hour 34 mins
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Rank #4: 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
1 hour 41 mins
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Rank #5: 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
1 hour 30 mins
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Rank #6: 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
1 hour 15 mins
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Rank #7: TDT # 462 - Best Medieval Games

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Huzzah!  In this pre-Origins 2016 episode, Eric and Tom talk about Guilds of London, Council of Four, IceCool, and Box of Rocks.  We hear from a TON of our contributors, from Takenoko to Um Reifenbreite to Imperial Settlers.  A harrowing tale of treachery is told, and we talk about our favorite ten medieval themed games.  But we don't end there, and finish with a question of the week IN THE SAME EPISODE.

Jun 14 2016
1 hour 33 mins
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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
1 hour 52 mins
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Rank #9: 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
1 hour 37 mins
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Rank #10: TDT # 497 - Space Games

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In this episode, we talk about Gloomhaven, Isle of Monsters, Wind the Film!, Mint Works, answer a few questions, and hear a tale of horror.  We end the show with our top ten space games!

Mar 14 2017
1 hour 27 mins
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Rank #11: TDT - Episode # 335 - The Best and Worst of 2013, part 1

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We kick off the first half of our mega show, in which we take a detailed look at the year 2013 - in regards to gaming.  Joined by a host of contributors, we talk about the year as a whole, the biggest news stories of the year, our biggest positive suprises, the biggest dissapointments, the games with the best components and those with the best artwork, the best card games, the best party games, the best kids games, and the best family games.  Whew - what a year!

Dec 24 2013
1 hour 57 mins
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Rank #12: TDT # 529 - Best of Essen 2017

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In this show, we talk about Richard the Lionheart, Indian Summer, Space Freaks, Wasteland Express Delivery Service, Meeple Circus, and Pyramid of the Sun.  We hear a tale of mystery, and end the show with our top ten experiences of the huge Spiel fair at Essen 2017.

Nov 07 2017
1 hour 26 mins
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Rank #13: TDT # 496 - Not Enough!

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In this show, we talk about Bear Valley, Tricky Track, Picassimo, Castles of Calandale, Lady Richmond, and a chess tournament!  We hear a tale of horror, a tale of friendship, a biography of a boardgame, competing opinions on Dungeon, and answer questions!  Finally, we end the show talking about when components to a game turn us off from playing it!

Feb 21 2017
1 hour 3 mins
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Rank #14: TDT # 493 - Best of 2002

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In this show, we talk about New York Slice, Papa Paolo, Second Tide, Ave Roma, Ghostel, and Ta Yu.  We hear a Battlestar Galactica Tale of Betrayal (although not the way you think), talk about snacks and lack of dice in games, and end the show with a fifteen year look back at 2002, and our favorite games from that year.

Jan 31 2017
1 hour 33 mins
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Rank #15: TDT # 471 - Go To Games

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In this episode, we talk about 

The Networks, Play Me, (The King’s Men), Exposed, Ticket to Ride: Rails and Sails, Klank,  and Tavurua.  Mr. Counter takes a look at Emerald, Eric tries to guess favorite games of college students, a tale of Treachery is spun, and we talk about press-your-luck games.  Finally, we end the show talking about what our go-to game is when traveling.

Aug 23 2016
1 hour 18 mins
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Rank #16: TDT # 553 - Stop, Drop, and Scrape

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In this show, we talk about Dr. Beaker, Die Horbies, Drop It, Monster Trap, Stop Thief, and Decrypto.  We also look at some classic games, like High Society and Indigo; and discuss the effect of hype on us as gaming consumers!

May 01 2018
1 hour 18 mins
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Rank #17: TDT # 443 - Best Games of 2001

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In this show, we talk about Dark Age Z, Mangrovia, Star Wars: Rebellion, Skyway Robbery, Healthy Heart Hospital, and the Splendor iOS.  We also answer a pile of questions, and finish the show taking a look back 15 years ago at the best games from 2001.

Feb 02 2016
1 hour 30 mins
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Rank #18: TDT # 459 - Amazing card art

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In this episode, we talk about Star Trek: Frontiers, Linkee, Happy Pigs, Legends of Draxia, Tichu, Escape from the Aliens in Outer Space, and Ladies and Gentlemen.  We are joined by special guest Jorge Garcia (Lost, Hawaii 5-0) and talk about his gaming past and treacheries.  We finally hear from Greg about the Gathering, listen to Geoff stir up a ruckuss, hear a tale of Amazement, and more!  Finally, we end this extra-long show with our top ten games with amazing card art.

May 24 2016
1 hour 51 mins
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Rank #19: TDT # 536 - Best of 2013 (Five Years Ago)

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In this show, we talk about Stuffed Fables, Gaia Project, Majesty for the Realm, Heroes of Land, Air, and Sea, Yokohama, and Grimm Forest!  Tom also introduces our 2018 Kickstarter, starting this Thursday, we listen to a GameTek and a tale of Amazement, and answer several questions.  Finally, we follow our annual tradition of going back five years and revisiting our favorite games from 2013!

Jan 03 2018
1 hour 34 mins
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Rank #20: Secret Cabal Express # 16 - Gen Con 2016 Preview, part 1

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Hey now, it's part one of our two part episode in which we preview GenCon 2016!  We answer questions about the convention, and go over a huge pile of games releasing at the fair!  

You aren't seeing things, we decided to put the Cabal's show on our feed for convenience!

Jul 26 2016
1 hour 15 mins
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