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, we talk about Vikings Gone Wild, Dicemasters, Santorini, Jorvik, X Nimmt, and the Mysterium app. We answer several questions, hear a tale of sadness, and end the show with our favorite games from ten years ago - 2007! Join our fundraiser here! https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/dice-tower-season-13-podcastListen now.
In this show, we take a look at Aladdin and the Magic Lamp, Rubikâ€™s Race, Lion Guard: Protect the Pridelands, Flamme Rouge, Liarâ€™s Dice, and Phase. Tom reviews a pile of games in a few minutes, we hear from several contributors, and a great tale of Amazement! Finally, we end the show talking about the top ten games we are looking forward to in 2017.Listen now.
In this show, we introduce our 2017 Fundraiser! https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/dice-tower-season-13-podcast We also talk about Cosmic Eons, Days of Ire (Coop), Mino & Tauri, Motion Pictures, Trick of the Rails, and Munchkin CCG. We also hear a tale of Betrayal, and then we talk about what Tom considers to be the best year in gaming - 2012!Listen now.
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!Listen now.
Tom, Eric, and a host of contributors take a look at 2016 and talk about the best and worst games of the year! Show Notes: 1:14 - Intro 4:43 - Year as a whole 15:55 - Biggest Surprises 22:56 - Biggest Disappointments 28:25 - Best Components 32:40 - Best Art 38:05 - Worst Games 41:42 - Best Card Games 47:57 - Best Family Games 53:11 - Best Party Games 56:26 - Best Cooperative Games 1:03:07 - Best Children's Games 1:07:54 - Most Innovative Games 1:13:56 - Strangest Games 1:16:56 - Best Expansions 1:20:58 - Best Reprints 1:24:01 - Biggest Brainburners 1:27:10 - Favorite Game Events 1:33:47 - Top 10 2:02:26 - Other Categories 2:07:00 - Looking at 2017Listen now.
It's our live show from the Dice Tower Cruise 2016! Sam, Jason, and Zee join us as we talk about some of the games we played and enjoyed, the cruise itself, a Tale of Treachery, and questions from the audience! You can see the video version here: https://youtu.be/Ahk2bEX5vP8Listen now.
In this show, we take a look at Saloon Tycoon, Habitats, Morpheus, and Dale of Merchants 2. We hear a different type of Tale of Awkwardness, here from Board Game Gumbo, Bonus Action, GameTek, Cult of the Old, Board Game Biopsy, and Sweet Spot. We answer a pile of questions including breaking into a new game group, and end the show discussing how we can get others to play the games we want.Listen now.
In this show, we talk about Escape Room: the Game, Glux, Honshu, Arkham Horror: the Card Game, Escape from Colditz, and Hanamikoji. We talk about BGG.con, hear a very awkward Tale, and end the show with our top ten games that it seems everyone has forgotten but us.Listen now.
Folks, this is a special episode, one I didn't put together. It's from Nights at the Game Table, which can be found here: https://www.buzzsprout.com/65262 It's about the Jack Vasel Memorial Fund, and one person that we were able to help and their story. I hope you find it interesting.Listen now.
In this show, we talk about Mechs vs Minions, Not Alone, OctoDice, Ghostbusters: Protect the Barrier, 4 Gods, Seafall, Star Wars Destiny, and Blood Bowl. Geoff talks about the electoral college, we hear a tale of Horror and about worker placement, and end the show answering a pile of your questions!Listen now.
In this episode, we talk about Conan, Aeonâ€™s End, Pandemic The Cure: Experimental Meds, DrachenTurm, and Scythe. There is a Board Game Gumbo, Cult of the Old, and a Tale of Amazement. Finally, we end the show with our favorite "Next Step" Games, games after the introductory games to the hobby. Also, at the beginning of the show, we talk about the future of the Dice Tower!Listen now.
In this episode, we talk about Hamsterbande, JurassAttack, Animals on Board, Warquest, the Dominion Upgrades, and Grand Prix. We also hear from some contributors, answer a pile of questions, and end the show with our thoughts on sports vs. games!Listen now.
In this show, we talk about Great Western Trail, Adrenaline, Islebound, Power Grid: The Card Game, Chromosome, and Terraforming Mars. We also hear the history of Acquire, talk about our Essen 2016 experiences, and end with our top ten games to use to entice video gamers into the hobby. Again.Listen now.
Note: We recorded in a room with a lot of echo, thus you'll notice that in the recording. Not much we could do about it, sorry! Tom, Eric, Sam, Zee, and more join together to talk about some interesting games we saw at the Spiel Fair at Essen. We then do a rousing game of Stronghold vs. Iello Family Feud, then answer some questions live. Thanks to IELLO for sponsoring the room!Listen now.
In this show, we talk about Onarim, Biohazard Containment Unit, Empires: Galactic Rebellion, and the Castles of Burgundy card game. We also hear a tale of Treachery, about a VCR game, and answer a pile of questions. Then, AFTER THE END CREDITS, we have a detailed discussion of Pandemic Legacy, including spoilers. Don't worry, we'll give you heads up before we do!Listen now.
In this episode, we talk about Heroes of Kaskaria, the Castles of Burgundy Card Game, Marvel Legendary: Guardians of the Galaxy, and Harry Potter Hogwarts Battle. We hear from the Sweet Spot and Boardgame Biopsy, hear a sad tale of Horror, and finish the show with our top ten "real time" games!Listen now.
In this show, we record live from the Portal store in Manchester, Connecticut. We talk about A Feast for Odin, Stealing Mona Lisa, Arcane Academy, Automania, Mechs vs. Minions, and Take the A Train. We also answer some live questions, and finish up letting you listen to part of a live Wits and Wagers game!Listen now.
In this show, we talk about City of Spies, Bluffalo, Rock Paper Poker, Agricola Family, AssassinCon, and Mythe. We answer several questions - as well as ask the audience a question, and hear a sad tale of shame. Geoff and the Sweet Spot show up, and we end the show talking about the person most responsible for getting us into board gaming.Listen now.
In this episode, we talk about Masmorra, New Bedford, Let them Eat Cake, Flag Dash, Dungeon Busters, and Backyard Builders Treehouse. We hear from Board Game Gumbo and Mark Zielinski, and answer more from our pile of questions. Finally, we end the show with our top ten Push-Your-Luck Games!Listen now.
In this show, we talk about Agamemnon, Junk Art, Back to the Future, Terraforming Mars, Codex, and Great Dinosaur Rush. We answer questions about teaching kids to lie and more, hear a tale of betrayal, test out a new segment Biopsy of a Game, and hear about Geoff's Ghostbuster adventures. Finally, we end the show talking about games that would make a great game show!Listen now.