The Dice Tower Podcast
The Dice Tower is an Internet podcast about tabletop games. 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
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In this show, Eric and Tom take a look back at the GenCon 2014 fair held in Indianapolis. But we also spend a lot of time talking about games - including Black Fleet, Camel Up, Diamonds, Quilt Show, Castls of the Mad King Ludwig, King of New York, Kingsport: Festival, and Tragedy Looper. We end the show taking a pile of listener questions and giving hopefully decent answers to them!Listen now.
In this show, we are joined by guest host Zee Garcia in our live show at GenCon! An array of Dice Tower contributors join us, as well as folks from the Dice Tower network. We talk about great games we saw at GenCon, our thoughts on the fair itself, and even a song or two!Listen now.
This is part two of a two part preview of Gen Con 2014! Jamie, Chris, and Tony join us from the Secret Cabal Podcast, where you can find part 1! http://tinyurl.com/dtscgencon14 In this episode, we answer some questions about the covention, give some tips regarding Gen Con, and then each of us gives our top ten games we are looking forward to seeing at the convention!Listen now.
In this show, we talk about Pagoda, Justice League Strategy Game, Destination Neptune, Bruges, New Haven, and Dino Dice. A tale of horror is caused by us, and we give our top ten game from Eagle/Gryphon Games.Listen now.
In this show, we talk about Magnum Opus, Who Stole the Cookie?, Istanbul, Heroes Wanted, and Thunder Alley. We hear about Hoity Toity, 3D printing, bad game design, and more! We answer questions, and end the show talking about whether or not we get to play our favorite games enough.Listen now.
In this episode, we take a look at Heartland, Imperial Settlers, Destination Neptune, and Firefly: Pirates. We hear about a dangerous woman, discuss whether or not boardgaming has become less fun for us, and answer a pile of other questions. We end the show with our top ten games that teach or feature logic!Listen now.
In this episode, we take a look at Shadowrun Crossfire, Russian Railroads, Roads and Boats, Battle Sheep and more! We discuss the Dice Tower Convention 3, point out Tom's glaring error, and talk about the future of the show. Finally, we talk about what games to take with you to the South Pole!Listen now.
In this show, recorded live at Dice Tower Conventioni 2014, Tom and Eric are joined by a host of contributors to announce and present the best games of 2013 - the Dice Tower Award winners. We also talk a bit about the convention, and are joined by Sam and Zee to answer questions from the audience.Listen now.
Eric decides to post something anyway on our week "off", and talks more about his experiences at Origins 2014.Listen now.
In this show, Tom goes to the floor of Origins and talks to random people he meets about the show. Eric interviews his sons about their experiences, and we talk about the highlights of the Origins Game Fair 2014.Listen now.
In this show, we take a look at Kaosball, Lost Valley, Jupiter Rescue, Splendor, Starship Catan, and Zimbbos. We answer questions about lending out our games and playing competitvely, and end the show with our top ten games that "take a minute to learn and a lifetime to master".Listen now.
In this episode, we talk about X-Wing, Mai Star, Happy Birthday, Arkadia Quest, Xenoshyft, and Rivet Wars. Tom talks about the Dice Tower Origins 2014 plans, and also talks about his time at the Cool Mini or Not convention. Greg talks about the worst stores ever, we answer questions, contributors chime in, and we end the show with the biggest surprises we've ever encoutered in a game.Listen now.
Steven Banas joins us, as we talk about Hot Tin Roof, Eldritch Horror, City of Iron, Hegemonic, Airlines Europe, and Kayanak. A funny Tale of Horror is brought out, and we answer questions - such as how to deal with an angry gamer. Finally, we end the show with our top ten "Next Step" games - games to teach people after they've started the hobby.Listen now.
In this show, Mark takes the ten by ten challenge, Geoff examines a gaming lawsuit, Brian takes a look at Betrayal at House on the Hill, and Bill talks about running a convention. We review Hearthstone, Formula E, Marrying Mr. Darcy, Horse Show, Race Formula 90, and Dungeon Dice; and then take a look at the Spiel des Jahres nominees. A Tale of Horror, questions, and our answers to "Do you keep track of your games played and wins/losses?" round up the show.Listen now.
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.Listen now.
In this show, we are joined by Brad Talton from Level 99 Games, and proceed to talk about Polar Derby, There’s A Moose In The House, the X-wing Rebel Transport, Ruse, Boss Monster, Android Netrunner: Honor and Profit, and Splendor. We start a new game show, listen to a tale of Horror, learn how to win at rock-paper-scissors, hear about the Gathering of Friends, and answer a pile of questions! Whew! Finally, we end the show with ridiculous rules found in rulebooks.Listen now.
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.Listen now.
In this show, Tom and Eric take a look at Rogue Agent, Lewis and Clark, Celestial Rainbows, Quarriors: Light & Dark, Wooolf!, Capo dei Capi, Alien Hotshots, and Galactic Strike Force. Brian takes a look back at Upwards, Tom and Eric examine the Dice Tower Network's game of the month, Settlers of Catan, we have a Tale of Horror - and we end the show with our favorite old TV shows that we wish became board games!Listen now.
In this episode, we take a look at Lewis and Clark, Oneupmanship, Freedom: the Underground Railroad, Pairs, and Mice and Mystics: Heart of Glorm. We descend into yet another tale of horror, answer some questions, and finish up the show with our top ten exploration games!Listen now.
In this show, we review Clash of Cultures, Eight Minute Empire Legends, Common Ground, Damage Report, and Splendor - while Eric gets angry at a game. Geoff analyzes Werewolf, Mark talks about Adepticon, we talk about Origins and much, much more! We end the show talking about how to deal with those who make fun of our hobby.Listen now.