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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Tom and Eric once again pause breakfast to talk about BGG.con 2013, and their thoughts on the convention as a whole. They then go to the second of their show recorded live at BGG.con 2013, with dozens of publishers and designer guests.Listen now.
Tom and Eric pause breakfast to talk about some recently played games, as well as the first part of their show recorded live at BGG.con 2013. With dozens of publishers and designer guests, Tom and Eric are joined by Rich Sommer and comedian Alan Moon.Listen now.
In this show, we take a look at a pile of games, including Glass Road, Ka-Boom, Trieste, Euphoria, Night Eternal, Castle Dice, Risk Legacy, and the Krosmaster Expansions. We also visit Gaming on a Budget, the Blue Peg/Pink Peg folks, and answer a pile of questions. Finally, we end the show talking about our favorite team games.Listen now.
In this episode, updated for 2013, Tom and Eric introduce you to themselves and the Dice Tower! We talk about a couple of recent games, such as Guildhall: Job Faire and Caverna - and then are joined by a host of contributors to talk about our favorite game mechanisms. We discuss different gaming terms, and end the show with our top ten essential games that every gamer should own - or something like that. If you want to learn more about the Dice Tower - this is the episode for you!Listen now.
In this show, we talk about the Hobbit - an unexpected Journey, The Witches, Machi Koro, Discovery Garden, Tapple, Get Bit, and Risk Legacy. We also discuss the Jack Vasel Memorial Fund and answer several questions. Finally, Tom rants about kids games and then we each give ten great games for kids eight years old and younger.Listen now.
In this episode, we try to catch up on questions by answering a few of them, and also talk about Infection: Humanity’s Last Gasp, Unexpected Treasures, Nexus Ops, Patchistory!, Going Going Gone, and Space Sheep. Brian talks about Neuroshima Hex, and Bill examines how to make a good first impression at conventions. Finally, we answer the question - "What games have been replaced in our collection, but we kept them anyway?"Listen now.
In this show, we take a look at Suburbia, Inc., Dead Panic, Relic Runners, LOTR: The Two Towers Deckbuilding Game, Krosmaster Arena, Black Pirate Duel, as well as an extended look at Firefly! We also delve into our question bag once again, and finish the show with our top ten games for three players.Listen now.
In this jam-packed show, Eric talks about a couple of board games, and then Tom talks about 22 games in X minutes. We preview interesting games we're looking forward to from the Spiel fair at Essen. Also, we listen to Brian talk about Beyond Balderdash, Geoff about Power, Jude about sharing, James about awards, and a brand new convention segment! After all that, we talk about our favorite traditional card games, playable with a 52-card deck.Listen now.
In this episode, we take a look at Global Mogul, Devestation of Indines, Dungeon Twister: the Card Gane, Three Little Pigs, Las Vegas, and uKloo, as well as a two-player look at Lords of Waterdeep. We answer several more questions, as well as talk about our top ten relaxing games.Listen now.
In this show, Geoff tells us what "ludology" means, we talk about gaming burnout, and start a new contest! Giles goes nuts, Barry blunders, and Bryan goes to the old West. We also take a look at Francis Drake, Triassic Terror, Railways Express, Pathfinder card game, Titanium Wars, and Voluspa. Finally, we end the show with our favorite combat systems.Listen now.
In this show, we talk about 1776: Rebellion, Terra Mystica, Rialto, Croak, Time 'n Space, and the Two Tower Deck Builder. We also answer several more question, and end the show with out top ten epic games - games that leave us with an epic experience.Listen now.
Lots to talk about this time! Tom and Eric look at Phantom of the Opera, Safuasa, Dwarven Miner, Takenoko special edition, Escape, and Last Will! We also go to the vault and discuss San Juan and Star Wars: Queen's Gambit. Geoff talks about analogies, Brian takes a look at I'm the Boss, and we have three other special segments. Oh, and the contest winner! Finally, we end the show with games from our childhood we would like to see reprinted and re-developed.Listen now.
In this show, we talk about the Scoundrels of Skullport expansion for Lords of Waterdeep, Shafausa, Showdown, Trains, Forbidden Desert and more! We have one of the scariest tales of Horror ever, rank Carcassonne pieces, pick start players, and more. Finally, we end the show with our top ten games which have replaced other games.Listen now.
In this show, Tom talks with Stephen Buonocore of Stronghold Games, Geoff Englestein - designer of Space Cadets, Richard Launius - designer of Arkham Horror, Rob Daviau - designer of Risk Legacy, and ignacy Trzewiczek - publisher of Portal Games. Recorded before a live audience who asked questions - we look into what makes a successful designer.Listen now.
In this episode, Eric and I take a look at Gen Con 2013, talk about the convention as a whole, and then discuss our adventures in playing True Dungeon. We review the Pathfinder Adventure Card Game, Heart of Glorm for Mice and Mystics, Firefly, the new Pandemic Expansion, and more! Giles rallies the tribe, Jude examines gaming outreach, and a new contributor talks about Gem Rush. And don't forget our epic contest!Listen now.
In this show, recorded live at GenCon 2013, we are joined by Zee Garcia and several other Dice Tower contributors. Geoff gives the best GameTech segment ever, Steve Avery and Tom talk about Nothing Personal, we discuss several new games including Lost Legends, Kings of Artiface, Eldritch Horror, Dread Curse, and more! We take live questions from the audience, give some news, and generally have the time of our lives!Listen now.
In this show we once again tackle our huge pile of questions, as well as listen to another tale of horror. We talk about recently played games, such as Island Fortress, Hanabi, Railways Express, and Castle Dice. We also start a new, mega-contest, as well as discuss our favorite abstract strategy games.Listen now.
Part two, you say? Where's part 1? Well that, ladies and gentlemen - is because it is on the Secret Cabal Gaming Podcast. We got together and recorded two podcasts - the first is on their feed, the second here!
In this show, we go through listener questions about GenCon, talking about what people might expect when going to the convention. Then, Jamie, Chris, Tony, Eric, and Tom give our top ten games we are looking forward to trying out at the convention. One week!!!Listen now.
In this show, Eric and Tom talk about Forbidden Desert, Diplomacy, My Happy Farm, ROFL, The Hobbit, and more! Eric punks Tom, Greg returns with a flourish to talk about game cafes, and Geoff talks about the power of one. We talk about Kickstarters gone bad, Brian returns to Cult of the Old, and we have another tale of horror. Finally, we end the show talking about both good and bad boxes for games.Listen now.
In this episode, originally recorded January 2006, we review Marvin Marvel’s Marvelous Marble Machine, and listen to the "real" voice of Grodnads! We have board game news both from Rick Thornquist and Moritz Eggert. I talk about my top ten Fantasy board games, and Joe mentions his ten favorite solo wargames. Finally, we end the show with our wives answering questions that were posed to them!Listen now.