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The Dice Tower Podcast

Tom Vasel and Eric Summerer take a look at board games, card games, and the people who design, publish, and play them. Top ten lists, Q&A, tales of horror, and more await you!

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TDT # 667 - Fearsome FaunaJuly 21, 2020 4:00 AM

In this episode, we talk about Back to the Future: Dice Through Time, Solarquest, Flash 8, Cloudspire, Voltron: Defender of the Universe, and Marvel United!   Geoff talks about Home Field Advantage, we talk about a Hall of Fame, Prospero Hall, sacrificing games for kids, and dislike games because of a first experience. Finally, we talk about our favorite games about animals!

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TDT # 666 - Easily Recognizable CodeJuly 14, 2020 6:30 AM

In this show we talk about Unicorn Glitterluck Cloud Stacking, Brains, Egizia, Demeter, Porto, and Empyreal Spells & Steam and serve up a Game Pie all about polyomino games. Editor's note - the Tetris piece names were acknowledged as a fun joke.

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TDT # 665 - Q is for Qroll and WriteJune 30, 2020 5:30 AM

In this episode, we talk about our favorite games that start with the letter "Q".   There's more than you think!   We also review Tekhenu, Cosmic Encounter Duel, Princes of Florence, Floor Plan, Clank! in! Space! and Spongebob Squarepants FLUXX.   Geoff talks about working memory, we discuss how much to teach in a game, and needlessly expensive kickstarter games.   Join us for fun talk about board games!

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TDT # 664 - MontserratJune 23, 2020 6:00 AM

In this episode we review The Search for Planet X, Woodlands, The Captain is Dead, and Trails of Tucana. We also give first impressions on The Whatnot Cabinet and Deep Vents. A quick trip to Tap That App with Griftlands and then a wrap with Victory Points discussion what board games can learn from video games.

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TDT # 663 - Sports TimeJune 16, 2020 6:47 AM

In this show, we talk about Scooby-Doo Escape From the Haunted Mansion, Roll Player: Fiends and Familiers, Pan Am, Res Arcana, Fantastic Factories, and The Legend of Zelda: Clockwork Kingdom (Ganon’s Tower).   Geoff talks about fairness, we try to guess the average amount of games a gamer owns, and how many rules we can keep in our memory.   Finally, we end the show talking about our favorite non-racing sports games!

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TDT # 662 - RulevilleJune 9, 2020 10:39 AM

In this episode, Eric Summerer joins Suzanne and Mandi! They review Exchange, The Mind Extreme, Tang Garden, Knapp Daneben, and Roll For The Galaxy. The crew discusses the new Imperial Settlers Roll and Write app. And they wrap with a Game Pie about Games That Make Us Smile.

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TDT # 661 - P is for PontificateJune 2, 2020 9:12 AM

In this show, we review The Alpha, High Rise, Back to the Future: Back in Time, Adventure Games: The Dungeon, Tiny Towns, and Action Castle IV.   Geoff talks about staggered endpoints, we answer a pile of questions, and we end the show talking about our top ten games that start with "P".

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TDT # 660 - MarshallMay 26, 2020 11:12 AM

In this episode Suzanne and Mandi review Forest Guardians, Formosa Tea, AuZtralia, OK Play, and Clinic. They also take a look at the upcoming Viticulture app. And they discuss SPACE GAMES in the Game Pie segment. Please fill out the podcast survey! https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/79J6ZFF

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TDT # 659 - Race for the PrizeMay 19, 2020 7:12 AM

Survey for contest is here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/79J6ZFF In this episode, we talk about Toy Story: Obstacles & Adventures, The Alpha, Echidna Shuffle, Coffee Roaster, Tasty Humans, and Adrenaline with Team Play.   Geoff returns to Magic Circles, and we answer questions about Tabletop day, finding a good kickstarter, and Pokemon.   Finally, we end the show talking about our top ten racing games.

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TDT # 658 - JamaicaMay 12, 2020 4:27 PM

In this episode Mandi and Suzanne review Paladins of the West Kingdom, Four Senses, On The Underground, Piece of Pie, Vindication, and Qwixx The Card Game. We also review the Yellow and Yangtze app and serve up a Game Pie segment all about board games we prefer in digital form.

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TDT # 657 - "O" My GoodnessMay 5, 2020 10:32 AM

Survey for contest is here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/79J6ZFF In this episode, we review Marvel Infinity Gauntlet, Rise of Queensdale, Monumental, Legend of Zelda: Clockwork Realm, Pathfinder card game, and Traintopia.   Geoff looks at the science behind solving jigsaw puzzles, and Tom reviews 25 games as fast as he can.   We answer a few questions, and then we take a look at our ten favorite games that start with the letter "O".

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TDT # 656 - El PasoApril 28, 2020 3:55 AM

In today's show we talk about Traintopia, Space Explorers, Rival Networks, and Minecraft Card Game. One and Done AND a new app make an appearance. And we end on a brand new segment: Game Pie.

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TDT # 655 - Best of 2000 (Twenty Years Ago)April 21, 2020 7:14 AM

In this show, Tom and Eric talk about  Rush MD, Clip Cut Parks, Forgotten Waters,  Unlock: Timeless Adventures, King of Tokyo Dark Edition, The Curious Elevator of Mr. Hincks, and Monopoly Gamer: Mario Kart.   Geoff gives a tribute, we answer a pile of questions, and then we end the episode going back twenty years to see the best games of 2000!

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TDT # 654 - Unassigned Numbering PlanApril 14, 2020 6:00 AM

In this brief episode, we talk about BLOCK.BLOCK, Tranquility, and Gloomy Graves. We review the new Sagrada app. And we wrap with some Q&A.

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TDT # 653 - N is for NoApril 7, 2020 7:47 AM

In this episode, Tom takes a look at games Eric has already played, and Eric delves a bit more into Escape Room games.   Geoff talks about exponents, and we end the show talking about our favorite games that start with the letter "N".   Finally, we have a very special interview with Jen, who talks about grief, Kickstarter shipments, and more! Find more about Jen at https://jencb.com/

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TDT # 652 - Isolation SchmisolationMarch 31, 2020 7:00 AM

In this episode Suzanne and Mandi discuss Cooper Island, TIME Stories Hadal Project, Orchard Ocean, One Hundred Torii, the Charterstone app, and discuss gaming while socially distancing in Victory Points.

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TDT # 651 - Best of 2005March 24, 2020 8:10 AM

In this episode, Tom and Eric take a look at games from 15 years ago - 2005!   We also answer a pile of questions about our gaming kryptonite, double wave shipping, and more!   Finally, we take a look at Offshore, Bumuntu, The Crew, The Isle of Cats, DomiNations, and a new way to play Magic the Gathering.

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TDT # 650 - San JoseMarch 17, 2020 12:37 PM

In this episode Suzanne and Mandi talk about Stellar, Ripple Rush, Bosk, Cubitos, Dice Hospital, and Imhotep The Duel. They chat about Epic The Card game in digital form, and answer some questions from the mail box including one about forfeiting games.

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TDT # 649 - M is for MmmBopMarch 11, 2020 6:56 AM

In this show, we review Remember our Trip, Adventure Games: the Dungeon, Funkoverse, Toy Story, Ratville, and Wonder Woman.   We also look back at Dice Tower West, answer questions about board game themes and card shuffling, and Geoff comes to visit!   Finally, we talk about favorite games that start with the letter "M".

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TDT # 648 - Top 10 Annoyances and JoysMarch 3, 2020 9:07 AM

In this show, Tom & Eric are joined by Crystal, Suzanne, and Zee live at Dice Tower West 2020 for our top ten small joys and annoyances in games!   Eric also does an interview and more!

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