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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 # 672 - OkanaganAugust 25, 2020 6:30 AM

Reviews: Orchard, Herd Mentality, Cleocatra, Sonora Apps: Axio and Cartographers Game Pie: Trick Taking Games

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TDT # 671 - QuestionpaloozaAugust 18, 2020 6:00 AM

In this episode, we review Pop-Tarts the game, Targi with its new expansion, Mia London and the Case of the 625 Scoundrels, Nidavallir, Pendulum, and Small World of Warcraft.   After Geoff gives us some common sense, we answer a pile of questions! - Games like Pillars of the Earth? - Tactile sensations in games we don't like? - Games we wish we designed? - Travel versions of big games? - Games too big? - Gaming with A-level players? - Premium pieces? - Moving with a game collection? - Narrating our turn? - Asked a tough question? and   - Ranking games based on playing the app.  

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TDT # 670 - Northern Mariana IslandsAugust 11, 2020 6:00 AM

Suzanne and Mandi review Smartphone Inc, Deep Vents, Viscounts of the West Kingdom, and Cat Sudoku. They chat about a couple of Shelf Staples. And the show wraps with a Game Pie about train games

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TDT # 669 - R is not for PiratesAugust 4, 2020 6:51 AM

In this episode, we review Scooby Doo: Betrayal at Mystery Mansion, Overpower, Pendulum, CTRL, The Zorro Dice Game, and Last Light.   Geoff talks about cockroaches, Tom interviews Scott Brady, and we answer live questions from a Youtube audience!   Finally, we end the show with our top ten games that start with the letter "R". Enter to win one of 4 copies of the new award winning party game Hues and Cues. The contest will run from August 4-19, limit 1 entry per email address. US and Canada entries only.” Visit https://woobox.com/agne3d to enter.

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TDT # 668 - BellevilleJuly 28, 2020 7:00 AM

Tom joins Suzanne and Mandi to discuss Tekhenu, Mini Express, My City, Fort, 5er Finden, and Aqua Mirabilis. A quick trip to the digital zone... and we wrap with a Game Pie all about games featuring dessert.

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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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