Welcome to the Dice Tower, a podcast about board and card games!

The Dice Tower is dedicated to getting folks to learn about the wide world of exciting new board games.  We do video reviews, and an audio show, and more.  Check out the links above!

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Board Game Breakfast: Episode 43 - On Wargamers and Munchkin

Tom Vasel takes a look at the news for the week, joined by a host of friends! See the Dice Towers here: http://e-raptor.pl/Dice_Towers Vote for the top 100 here! http://www.dicetower.com/top_100/peoples-choice-vote.html Buy great games at http://www.coolstuffinc.com Find more reviews and videos at http://www.dicetower.com

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Live Cosmic Encounter Game from CosmicCon

Live streaming from CosmicCon at the Fantasy Flight Event Center 0:12 - Five player game of Cosmic Encounter, 2 powers each 1:15:14 - Interview with Jack Reda, one of the designers of Cosmic Dominion 1:23:02 - Interview with Jefferson, one of the designers of Cosmic Dominion 1:27:40 - Final interview with Peter Olotka and Bill Eberle, designers of Cosmic Encounter See part 1 here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RDSweiIwD00 See part 2 here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pq9gU86xBVc

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Abyss Review - with Tom and Melody Vasel

Tom Vasel takes a look at Buy great games at http://www.coolstuffinc.com Find more reviews and videos at http://www.dicetower.com

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Athlas Review - with Tom Vasel

Tom Vasel takes a look at Athlas, Duel of Divinity Buy great games at http://www.coolstuffinc.com Find more reviews and videos at http://www.dicetower.com

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Manifest Review - with Tom Vasel

Tom Vasel takes a look at this pick-up-and-deliver game Buy great games at http://www.coolstuffinc.com Find more reviews and videos at http://www.dicetower.com

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Rolling Freight: India/Great Britain Map

Tom Vasel takes a look at the first map expansion for Rolling Freight Buy great games at http://www.coolstuffinc.com Find more reviews and videos at http://www.dicetower.com

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Gone Viking Review - with Tom Vasel

Tom Vasel takes a look at this trick-taking game Buy great games at http://www.coolstuffinc.com Find more reviews and videos at http://www.dicetower.com

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Livestream from CosmicCon, part 2

Livestream from Cosmic Con 7:19 - Interview with David Brin (bad audio quality) 44:13 - Interview with the designers and publishers of Cosmic Encounter: Dominion (low audio quality) 1:21:00 - Interview with Richard Garfield (bad audio quality) 1:37:45 - Live play of Cosmic Encounter - Five players, two powers 3:14:05 - Live play of Cosmic Encounter - Five players, two powers See Part 1 here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RDSweiIwD00 See Part 3 here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ytN-PaMlZHs

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CosmicCon Live Stream - Part 1

Live Stream from CosmicCon 1:58 - Tour of Fantasy Flight Event Center 5:20 - Interview with Peter Olotka and Bill Eberle, designers of Cosmic Encounter 53:35 - Live play of Cosmic Encounter, 4 Players 1:46:00 - See the new Demon alien 1:47:40 - Tom looks at some interesting games - and a quiz! 2:47:33 - Live play of Cosmic Encounter, 5 Players Part 2 is here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pq9gU86xBVc Part 3 is here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ytN-PaMlZHs

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Sheriff of Nottingham Review - with Tom Vasel

Tom Vasel takes a look at the first game in the Dice Tower Essentials Line Buy great games at http://www.coolstuffinc.com Find more reviews and videos at http://www.dicetower.com

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Septemeber 16, 2014 - Episode 372 is available! In this show, we look at the games Legendary Encounters, Level 7 Invasion, Diamonds, The Battle of Five Armies, Tragedy Looper, Battle Merchants, Star Realms IOS and Magnum Opus. Geoff talks about game flow, Bill talks about running a convention for profit, and Brian takes a look back at Frank's Zoo. We also talk about our favorie companion apps for board games. Finally, we end the episode with a spoiler-heavy look at Risk: Legacy. The first 51 minutes of the show are spoiler free.

Septemeber 09, 2014 - Episode 371 is available! In this show, we talk about Abyss, the Battle at Kemble's Cascade, Jerk, Bang: the Duce Game, Arcadia Quest, and Ten: The Game! We cringe at another tale of horror, and talk about our Essen plans, math trades, how to get a game published, and using timers during games. We end the show with our top ten Milton Bradley games!

Septemeber 02, 2014 - Episode 370 is available! In this episode, we return to our normal schedule. We look at several games, including City Hall, Dead of Winter, Pandemic: Contageon, Cosmic Dominion, Villainous Vikings, Worker Placement, Plucky Pilots, and Golem Arcana. Brian discusses Medici, Greg visits another store, Geoff talks about those who hate to think, we get more legal advice, hear another tale of horror, and discuss some hot news. Finally, we end the show asking what game released at GenCon are we most interested in, and why.

August 26, 2014 - Episode 369 is available! In this show, Eric and Tom take a look back at the GenCon 2014 fair held in Indianapolis. But we also spend a lot of time talking about games - including Black Fleet, Camel Up, Diamonds, Quilt Show, Castls of the Mad King Ludwig, King of New York, Kingsport: Festival, and Tragedy Looper. We end the show taking a pile of listener questions and giving hopefully decent answers to them!

August 19, 2014 - Episode 368 is available! In this show, we are joined by guest host Zee Garcia in our live show at GenCon! An array of Dice Tower contributors join us, as well as folks from the Dice Tower network. We talk about great games we saw at GenCon, our thoughts on the fair itself, and even a song or two!

August 11, 2014 - Episode 367 is available! This is part two of a two part preview of Gen Con 2014! Jamie, Chris, and Tony join us from the Secret Cabal Podcast, where you can find part 1! http://tinyurl.com/dtscgencon14 In this episode, we answer some questions about the covention, give some tips regarding Gen Con, and then each of us gives our top ten games we are looking forward to seeing at the convention!

August 05, 2014 - Episode 366 is available! In this show, we talk about Pagoda, Justice League Strategy Game, Destination Neptune, Bruges, New Haven, and Dino Dice. A tale of horror is caused by us, and we give our top ten game from Eagle/Gryphon Games.

July 29, 2014 - Episode 365 is available! In this show, we talk about Magnum Opus, Who Stole the Cookie?, Istanbul, Heroes Wanted, and Thunder Alley. We hear about Hoity Toity, 3D printing, bad game design, and more! We answer questions, and end the show talking about whether or not we get to play our favorite games enough.

July 22, 2014 - Episode 364 is available! In this episode, we take a look at Heartland, Imperial Settlers, Destination Neptune, and Firefly: Pirates. We hear about a dangerous woman, discuss whether or not boardgaming has become less fun for us, and answer a pile of other questions. We end the show with our top ten games that teach or feature logic!


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