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

June 26, 2018
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Tom and Melody share their non-spoiler thoughts on the 2018 EXIT releases!

BGG Link: https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/226522/exit-game-dead-man-orient-exp...

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June 26, 2018
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Game: Samurai Starship

BGG Link: https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/245357/starship-samurai

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June 26, 2018
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In this episode, we're back!  To normal, that is - and we run a very normal episode with a very normal advertisement at the very end.  Wait, what?  Anyway, we talk about Rise of Queensdale, the new Exit games, Thanos Rising, Megaland, and Gizmos.  We also listen to Geoff talk about deduction vs induction, answer a pile of questions, and hear a tale of horror!  Final

June 25, 2018
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Tom Vasel talks about Dice Tower Con, telling you some of the events and things we are doing there!

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June 25, 2018
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Tom answers your questions, live!

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Find more reviews and videos at http://www.dicetower.com

June 25, 2018
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Welcome to episode 234 of Board Game Breakfast! In this Tom is joined by a host of board game experts to talk about games, and the people who play them.

0:20 - Intro
0:54 - Board Game News
2:31 - Kickstarter News
6:51 - We Game Together
8:50 - Dice Tower Productions
9:47 - Applied Mechanics
12:02 - Works of Art
13:57 - Solomode Gaming

June 25, 2018
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Tom, Sam, and Zee take a look at all the games we reviewed over the past week!

Big Trouble in Little China - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8QPIU7lPtIA
Blue Lagoon - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xr-hfStZvfs

June 24, 2018
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Tom Vasel takes a look at Dice Fishing: Roll and Catch!

BGG Link: https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/239826/dice-fishing-roll-and-catch

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June 24, 2018
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Tom Vasel takes a look at Senshi, a short set collection game from Arcane Wonders!

BGG Link: https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/247143/senshi

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June 24, 2018
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Game: 5 Minute Chase

BGG Link: https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/249039/5-minute-chase

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