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 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.
In this episode, we talk about The Others, Hit Z Road, Energy Empire, The Pursuit of Happiness, The Kingâ€™s Men, and The Ravens of Thri Sahashri. We hear a board game biopsy, hit the sweet spot, answer a pile of questions, and end the show with our top ten games to get role players into the board gaming hobby.Listen now.
In this episode, we talk about The Networks, Play Me, (The Kingâ€™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.Listen now.
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!Listen now.
In this show, we are LIVE in Indianapolis, IN, in front of our largest convention audience yet, for Gen Con 2016. Tom, Eric, Sam, and Zee discuss their thoughts on the convention. We present a live Tale of Horror. Publishers announce new releases live on stage. Jason live tweets from the Fantasy Flight InFlight report. The Secret Cabal invades to run a game show. We take questions from the audience. And oh yes the singing. There is singing.Listen now.
In this show, we take a look at Cry Havoc, Arcane Academy, Bring Your Own Book, Oh my Goods, Tiny Epic Western, Mad Science Foundation, Escape from the Aliens in Outer Space, Hide the Kids, and Dino Race. We hear from Mark, have some gumbo, hit the sweet spot, and end the show with a pile of listener questions. It's Question Palapalooza # who knows what!Listen now.
In this episode, part two of our GenCon special, we invite Tony Topper and Jamie Keagy from the Secret Cabal and talk about the upcoming GenCon 2016 convention! We go over tips for the convention, and then go over our top ten most anticipated games!Listen now.
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!Listen now.
In this episode, we talk about Cry Havoc, Arcane Academy, Bring Your Own Book, Oh my Goods, Tiny Epic Western, Mad Science Foundation, Escape from the Aliens in Outer Space, Hide the Kids, and Dino Race! We hear from Mark at Origins, a tale of horror, and finally end the show with our top ten overrated games. Prepare the knives!Listen now.
We are joined by a host of contributors to present the best games of 2015! With fourteen awards, and recorded live at Dice Tower Con 2016, we congratulate the winners of most innovative game, best artwork, best family game, and more! We end the show taking questions from the audience to Eric, Tom, Sam, and Zee.Listen now.
NOTE: Due to some file transfer issues, this episode is a week late, AFTER Dice Tower Con. Sorry about that! In this show, we take a look at Guildhall Fantasy Trio, Burano, Ghost-Fightinâ€™ Treasure Hunters, Foolâ€™s Gold, Garbage Day, and Dead Last. A plethora of contributors join us, from law cases to DnD horror stories! We start a quick contest, answer a few quesions, and finally end the show with our top ten ancient era games!Listen now.
In this show, Sam Healey and Zee Garcia join as hosts and we talk about some of the games we saw at Origins, including Tyrants of the Underdark, Captain Sonar, and more! Chaz Marler gives his impressions, we play a live version of the Match Game, and we end the show answering questions including how we would die in an RPG.Listen now.
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.Listen now.