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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Recent YouTube Videos

1944 Race to the Rhine Review - with the Chief

Bart Brunscheen takes a look at this war game Buy great games at http://www.coolstuffinc.com Find more reviews and videos at http://www.dicetower.com

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Paperback Review - with the Game Boy Geek

Dan King takes a look at this deckbuilding game Buy great games at http://www.coolstuffinc.com Find more reviews and videos at http://www.dicetower.com

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Bedpans and Broomsticks Review - with the Game Boy Geek

Dan King examines this team game about folks escaping from a nursing home. Buy great games at http://www.coolstuffinc.com Find more reviews and videos at http://www.dicetower.com

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Tell Tale Review - with Iain James

Iain examines this story-telling game Buy great games at http://www.coolstuffinc.com Find more reviews and videos at http://www.dicetower.com

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Heroica Review - with Iain James

Iain takes a look at this game using the Lego brand. Buy great games at http://www.coolstuffinc.com Find more reviews and videos at http://www.dicetower.com

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Board Game Breakfast: Episode 35 - Be an Encourager

Tom Vasel takes a look at the news for the week, joined by a host of friends! Buy great games at http://www.coolstuffinc.com Find more reviews and videos at http://www.dicetower.com

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Over/Under Review - with Tom Vasel

Tom Vasel takes a look at this party game from Gamewright Games Buy great games at http://www.coolstuffinc.com Find more reviews and videos at http://www.dicetower.com

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Thunder Alley Review - with Tom Vasel

Tom Vasel takes a look at this racing game from GMT Games Buy great games at http://www.coolstuffinc.com Find more reviews and videos at http://www.dicetower.com

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Island Siege Review - with Tom Vasel

Tom Vasel takes a look at two player game from APE Games Buy great games at http://www.coolstuffinc.com Find more reviews and videos at http://www.dicetower.com

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Pandánte Review - with Tom Vasel

Tom Vasel takes a look at this poker variant from Sirlin Games Buy great games at http://www.coolstuffinc.com Find more reviews and videos at http://www.dicetower.com

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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!

July 15, 2014 - Episode 363 is available! In this episode, we take a look at Shadowrun Crossfire, Russian Railroads, Roads and Boats, Battle Sheep and more! We discuss the Dice Tower Convention 3, point out Tom's glaring error, and talk about the future of the show. Finally, we talk about what games to take with you to the South Pole!

July 8, 2014 - Well, Rob got caught napping. Eric had posted an episode back on July 1 in which he talks more about his Origins experiences. Titled as Episode 361a, you can listen to it here. You can listen to this week's episode, 362, here. In episode 362, recorded live at Dice Tower Conventioni 2014, Tom and Eric are joined by a host of contributors to announce and present the best games of 2013 - the Dice Tower Award winners. We also talk a bit about the convention, and are joined by Sam and Zee to answer questions from the audience.

July 7, 2014 - The 2013 Dice Tower Award winners have been announced! Click here to find out the winners! A huge congratulations to ALL!!

June 24, 2014 - Episode 361 is available! In this show, Tom goes to the floor of Origins and talks to random people he meets about the show. Eric interviews his sons about their experiences, and we talk about the highlights of the Origins Game Fair 2014.

June 17, 2014 - Episode 360 is available! In this show, we take a look at Kaosball, Lost Valley, Jupiter Rescue, Splendor, Starship Catan, and Zimbbos. We answer questions about lending out our games and playing competitvely, and end the show with our top ten games that "take a minute to learn and a lifetime to master".

June 10, 2014 - Episode 359 is available! In this episode, we talk about X-Wing, Mai Star, Happy Birthday, Arkadia Quest, Xenoshyft, and Rivet Wars. Tom talks about the Dice Tower Origins 2014 plans, and also talks about his time at the Cool Mini or Not convention. Greg talks about the worst stores ever, we answer questions, contributors chime in, and we end the show with the biggest surprises we've ever encoutered in a game.

June 3, 2014 - Episode 358 is available! In this show, Steven Banas joins us as we talk about Hot Tin Roof, Eldritch Horror, City of Iron, Hegemonic, Airlines Europe, and Kayanak. A funny Tale of Horror is brought out, and we answer questions - such as how to deal with an angry gamer. Finally, we end the show with our top ten "Next Step" games - games to teach people after they've started the hobby.


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