Contributor: Tom Vasel

Host of the Dice Tower, Video Reviewer, Dice Tower Founder
Tom Vasel

Hi, my name is Tom Vasel, host of The Dice Tower.  I've played board games most of my life, having learned classics such as Uno!, Monopoly, Sorry!, and Careers as a child.  I quickly started looking through thrift stores to find more and more games, and was captivated by games that had variety and strategy, such as Cosmic Encounter and Scotland Yard.

In college, I played quite a few collectible card games, and dabbled with wargames and miniatures.  Over the past five years, however, I've become aware of a great amount of other board games.  Many of these games are known as "Eurogames", due to the prolific nature of the German and French game designers.  I've found them to be exciting and interesting, and a far cry from the "roll-and-move" games of my youth.  Of course, American games, such as those from Eagle Games and Fantasy Flight, also fascinate me.

Several years ago, I began to write reviews of board games, so that others could find out about these wonderful games.  I've also authored an "Interviews by an Optimist" series, a series of interviews with notables in the gaming world, and started a series of deeper board game discussions - Musings On...,which is now gone - but you never know if we might start it up again!

In May 2005, I started the podcast The Dice Tower with Joe Steadman - a podcast all about board games, and one that has gradually changed over its many episodes.  Joe has since left the show, but with a host of other contributors, the Dice Tower is still being produced biweekly, and is one of my favorite things to do.  In 2008, I started a video podcast with my daughters, which is amazingly fun!

Most importantly, I am married to the lovely Laura Vasel, and together we have six beautiful girls - Melody, Amy, Holly, Clara, Violet, and Ruby, and a son, Jimmy.  We also have a son, Jack, who was called to Heaven in early 2011.   Together we served as missionaries in South Korea, where I pastored Uijongbu Baptist Church.   I'm now in Homestead, Florida, where I run the Dice Tower full time, as well as serve at the First Baptist Church of Cutler Ridge.

You can find more about me at my personal webpage, www.tomvasel.com.

All Content With Tom Vasel

October 19, 2017
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Tom talks about a camp he's involved with next September!

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October 19, 2017
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Tom goes up against 7th Continent for one hour. What will happen?

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October 19, 2017
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Tearing into the top third of the 100 best games ever, Tom, Sam, and Zee discuss their picks!

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October 19, 2017
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Tom Vasel takes a look at Blurble, a word-linking party game!

BGG link: https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/121995/blurble

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October 19, 2017
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Tom Vasel takes a look at Muse, a party game from Quick Simple Fun Games!

BGG link: https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/234396/muse

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October 19, 2017
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Tom Vasel, Zee Garcia, and Sam Healey take a look at the new 4X card game from Portal Games, Alien Artifacts!

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October 18, 2017
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Tom and Eric go live! We talk about a pile of new games, including Charterstone, how we prepare for conventions, and then take your questions!

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October 18, 2017
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Tom Vasel takes a look at the Kickstarter news of the week, joined by other Kickstarter experts.

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October 18, 2017
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Tom Vasel looks back at reviews conducted 1, 5, and 10 years ago!

October 18, 2017
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Tom, Zee, and Sam give their **SPOILER-FREE** first impressions of Charterstone, the new legacy game from Stonemaier Games!!

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