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 # 533 - Live Dice Tower Cruise 2 Show!December 12, 2017 7:35 AM

In this show, we are joined by Mandi, Suz, Sam, Zee, and Jason for our second annual Dice Tower Cruise Live Show! (and we got the sound quality right!) We spend time talking about recently played games that we each have enjoyed, and answer some really great questions from the crowd.

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TDT # 532 - Pumpkins, Pigs, and PiesNovember 28, 2017 4:07 PM

In this show, we talk about Pie Town, Montana, The Palace of Mad King Ludwig, Harvest Dice, Meeple Circus and Sunny Day.   We also go back and take a look at Roll Through the Ages and For Sale, talk about Jeju Island, and look at a few apps!

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TDT # 531 - Games that need SequelsNovember 21, 2017 7:04 AM

In this show, we are recording live from PAX Unplugged 2017.   We pull various people from the crowd to talk about their and our experiences, mention a few games that we've played, and hear Geoff talk about...losing?   Finally, we end the show being joined by Sam and Zee for our top ten games that need a sequel.

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TDT # 530 - Spiel on SpielNovember 14, 2017 7:17 AM

It's a review show spectacular!   In this show, we talk about Nusfjord, Claim, Merlin, Pulsar 2849, Otys, Battlefold, CV Pocket, and Altiplano.   We also end the show with a few questions from our listeners!

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TDT # 529 - Best of Essen 2017November 7, 2017 7:27 AM

In this show, we talk about Richard the Lionheart, Indian Summer, Space Freaks,  Wasteland Express Delivery Service, Meeple Circus, and Pyramid of the Sun.   We hear a tale of mystery, and end the show with our top ten experiences of the huge Spiel fair at Essen 2017.

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TDT # 528 - Live from Essen 2017November 2, 2017 6:51 AM

In this episode, we come to you live from Essen!   The four hosts are joined by Sam and Zee for some thoughts on the fair itself.   Our comedy team makes an appearance, and we end the show with our annual game show!

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TDT # 527 - Frazzle DazzleOctober 25, 2017 2:05 AM

In this show, we talk about Whistle Stop,  Matryoshka, Sundae Split, Taiwan Monster Brawl, Klondike Rush and Unearth.   We also take a look back at Saint Malo and Mexica, and answer some listener questions.

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DTT # 3 - Prepping for a ConventionOctober 25, 2017 1:55 AM

In this show, we talk about Charterstone and several other games.   We also take some live questions from the audience and talk about how we get ready for a convention! NOTE: this is recorded as a live Youtube broadcast.   Not everything translates over to audio, and the microphones aren't as good as our normal podcast quality.

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TDT # 526 - Essen 2017 Preview!October 17, 2017 7:38 AM

In this episode, it's all about the upcoming Spiel fair in Essen Germany!   We talk about the Dice Tower plans for the show, give some tips and ideas for attending the show, and then dive in, with all four of us giving our top ten games we are looking forward to at the show!

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TDT # 525 - One vs. All (with Russ Wakelin)October 10, 2017 7:00 AM

In this show, we talk about  7th Continent, One Night Ultimate Alien,  The Dragon and Flagon, NMBR 9, Bunny Kingdom, and Seafall.   We also hear a tale of horror, answer questions about if Kickstarters spam backers, and end the show talking about our favorite one vs. many games!   Russ Wakelin from the D6 Generation joins us!

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DTT # 2 - Technical StuffOctober 10, 2017 6:34 AM

In this show, we talk about Hotshots, Port Royal, Purlock Holmes, Kaiju Crush, and  Engineering Ants.   We also talk about the technical side of how we do our podcast, and take some questions from the audience! NOTE: this is recorded as a live Youtube broadcast.   Not everything translates over to audio, and the microphones aren't as good as our normal podcast quality.

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TDT # 524 - Crowds are Out, Kids are inOctober 3, 2017 7:32 AM

In this show, we talk about Tesla vs Edison: Duel, Azul, Samurai Gardner, Castles of Burgundy Dice Game, London, and Okey Dokey.   We also talk about a few new apps, and how people (you!) feel about digital app integration with physical games.

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DTT # 1 - Summer ConventionsOctober 2, 2017 11:40 AM

Welcome to the first episode of Dice Tower Tonight!   In this show, which is streamed live via video on the Dice Tower Youtube channel, Tom and Eric talk about several games, including Princess Jing, Strawberry Ninja, Azul, Resistor, and Where in the World is Carmen Sandiago.   We talk about summer conventions, and end the show answering questions live!   The video link is here:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CwFjZv6051I&t=25s

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TDT # 523 - Creative People (with Rebecca Thomason)September 27, 2017 12:20 AM

In this show, we are joined by Rebecca Thomason and talk about Wizards Wanted, Paper Tales, Bob Ross: the Game of Chill, Potion Explosion Fifth Ingredient, Orleans Trade & Intrigue, and Rialto.  We also hear a tale of hurricanes, how to learn games from Geoff, and answer a few questions, including how to house rule games.  Finally, we talk about our favorite games for creative people.

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TDT # 522 - Omens, Aliens and Sake?September 19, 2017 7:12 AM

In this episode, we talk about Lisboa, Word Slam, Apocrypha, and Flipships.  In "Take My Money", we cover Legend of Korra, and we go back to talk about Pastiche and Kahuna.  Finally, Mandi and Suzanne end the episode answering questions from our listeners!

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DT Special: Post HurricaneSeptember 12, 2017 1:30 PM

Just a quick update to let everyone know what's happened in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma.

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TDT # 521 - Tomes, Tiles, and Tariffs September 5, 2017 6:45 AM

In this show, we talk about Scott Pilgrim's Precious Little Card Game, Caverna: Cave vs. Cave, Four Seasons, Mini Park, Custom Heroes, and Word Domination.  We also discuss a few games on Kickstarter, a couple game apps, and talk about how price affects our decisions for buying board games.

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TDT # 520 - Ridiculous (with Marie Poole)August 29, 2017 6:55 AM

In this show, we are joined by Marie Poole from Lone Shark Entertainment.  We talk about Whitehall, Twilight Imperium 4,  The Expanse,  The Goonies Adventure Card Game,  Dice Forge, and Colony.  We hear a tale of treachery, answer questions and talk about internet negativity, hear a triple play from GameTech, and end the show with our top ten ridiculous components in games.

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TDT # 519 - Popsicle Sticks and Wizardly WorkersAugust 22, 2017 8:25 AM

In this episode, Mandi and Suzanne introduce themselves, talk about Argent the Consortium, Tokyo Highway, Skyward, Bohnanza the Duel, Vegas Wits and Wagers, Sentient, Ninjitsu, and Diesel Demolition Derby.  They also rave about Amerigo and Caylus, a bit about conventions, and more!

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TDT # 518 - Live from Gen Con 2017!August 20, 2017 12:36 AM

We recorded this show live at Gen Con 2017, where we didn't have control of the microphones, sadly, so there is a bit of clipping and other problems.  But hopefully, you can hear most of the show, in which we hear some announcements from publishers, a Secret Cabal Game Show, a song or two, and more!  

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