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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TDT # 506 - Escaping RoomsMay 23, 2017 6:35 AM

In this episode, we talk about the  Hexbug games (Bugs in the Kitchen, BuggaLoop), Cat Box, Amun Re, and then all the different Escape Room games:  Escape the Room, Exit: the Game, Deckscape, Unlock!  We discuss the pros and cons of escape room games.  Enjoy!

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TDT # 505 - Trick Taking Games (with Sara Erickson)May 16, 2017 7:16 AM

Sara from Renegade Games joins us as co-host when we discuss Problem Picnic Attack of the Ants, Flip City: Wilderness, Great Western Trail, and prototypes!  We also hear from Geoff, a tale of gaming, and answer questions about demoing games at conventions and musical gamers.  Finally, we end the show talking about our top ten trick-taking games!

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TDT # 504a - Fun with PunsMay 9, 2017 2:00 AM

Tom is out AGAIN.  Anyway, Eric talks about some games and then gives us some puns.  

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TDT # 504 - Eric and RichardMay 2, 2017 6:46 AM

In this show, Richard Ham takes Tom's place, and he and Eric talk about different games.  Including -  Lemonade Stand, Pack of Heroes, Broken Token’s Firefly Crate, Um Reifenbrite,  Jamsumo, Oh My Goods: Revolt in Longsdale, Magic Maze, and Unlock!

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TDT # 503 -Conflict Resolution (with Richard Ham)April 25, 2017 11:25 AM

In this show, Tom is missing, but Richard Ham (Rahdo) steps in, and he and Eric talk about  Math Fluxx, Disney World gaming (Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom, Agent P’s Secret Mission, A Pirate’s Adventure),  The Goonies Adventure Card Game, and Rhodes.  They also answer questions, hear another Tale of gaming, and end with their top ten conflict resolutions in games.

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TDT # 502 - Short and What?April 18, 2017 5:00 AM

Suzanne joins us for a quick episode, in which we talk about Avenue, Maze Racers, Escape Room The Game: Welcome to Funland,  Rocky Road a la Mode, Braintopia, Hounded,  Fugitive, Moons, and Nautilion.

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TDT # 501 - Deckbuilding Games (with Suzanne Sheldon)April 11, 2017 5:00 AM

Suzanne Sheldon joins as our first co-host to talk about  Ascension: Gift of the Elements, Go Go Gelato,  Orleans Invasion, Tokaido (app),  Onirim (app), and Exit The Game (Secret Lab).  Geoff shows up to talk about pie, we hear a tale of gaming, and end the show with our top ten deckbuilding/pool building games.  Welcome to the new format!

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TDT # 500 - 500!April 4, 2017 1:00 AM

Sam Healey and Joe Steadman join us for this retrospective look at the Dice Tower over the last 500 episodes!  Recorded live at GAMA 2017, the quartet talk about some games they saw at the trade show.  We also listen to plenty of Eric's puns, Tom's idiotic statements, segments sent in from all the contributors and several listeners, and catch up on what Sam and Joe are doing now!  Finally, we end the show with our top ten favorite moments of the Dice Tower. Oh, and maybe a song or two.

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TDT # 499 - Movin' Right AlongMarch 28, 2017 7:00 AM

In this episode, Tom and Eric recount their recent journeys to PAX East, The GAMA Trade Show, MeepleCon and ConnCon, including discussions of The Captain Is Dead, First Martians, Dozen’s Donuts, Toilet Trouble, The Colonists, Flamme Rouge, and SPY. Plus, Bringing Up the Meeples talks about Morals, Itai Perez discusses a French gaming influence, and Eric runs through his Top 10 new games he saw at GAMA.

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TDT # 498 - Play with Tom and EricMarch 21, 2017 7:03 AM

In this show, we talk about  Jeju Island, Oh My Goods, Naturally Disastrous, the  Kingsport Card Game, Cthulhu KoT, Coal Baron Card Game, and Mole Rats in Space.  We also hear a tale of Horror, answer questions, hear from a gaggle of contributors, and end the show talking about the games we'd like to play with each other.

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TDT # 497 - Space GamesMarch 14, 2017 3:33 AM

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!

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TDT # 496 - Not Enough!February 21, 2017 7:14 AM

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!

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TDT # 495 - Best Games from 20 Years Ago (1997)February 14, 2017 7:22 AM

In this show, we take a look at  Kashgar, Ave Roma, Arcadia Quest Pets, Arcadia Inferno,  Nerdy Inventions, 8-28, and Potion Explosion app.  Geoff talks about AI, we hear a remarkable tale of Amazement, and we end the show going back 20 years and talking about our favorite games from 1997.

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TDT # 494 - The Big ImpactFebruary 7, 2017 10:51 AM

In this show, we talk about  Tiny Epic Galaxies: Into the Black, Lotus, Me Want Cookies,  Assault of Giants, RoboRally, and Villages of Valeria.  We also hear a couple of tales, answer questions, have a pile of cool segments, and talk about the games that have had the biggest impact on us! Links to the new shows: Board Game Blitz - http://www.boardgameblitz.com/ The Family Gamers - http://www.thefamilygamers.com/ Our Turn Podcast - http://ourturnpodcast.com/  

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TDT # 493 - Best of 2002January 31, 2017 7:16 AM

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.

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TDT # 492 - 2017 ResolutionsJanuary 24, 2017 6:53 AM

In this show, we talk about  Hero Realms, Batman The Animated Series The Dice Game, When I Dream,  Revenge of the dictators,  Running with the Bulls,  and Jump Drive.  A host of contributors join us, talking about everything from randomness to Hare and Tortoise!  We have a tale of Horror and Amazement, and end the show talking about our 2017 gaming resolutions.  Again.

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TDT # 491 - Looking back at 2007January 17, 2017 7:18 AM

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-podcast  

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TDT # 490 - Looking forward to 2017January 10, 2017 7:44 AM

In this show, we take a look at  Aladdin and the Magic Lamp, Rubik’s Race, Lion Guard: Protect the Pridelands,  Flamme Rouge, Liar’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.

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TDT # 489 - Best of five years ago!January 3, 2017 6:20 AM

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!

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TDT # 488 - Looking back at 2016December 27, 2016 7:00 AM

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!

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