Dice Tower Network Podcast: Board Gamers Anonymous

Board Gamers Anonymous is an audio podcast about the tabletop hobby, covering card games, board games, and miniature games and the insane fun we have at the table together. Every two weeks BGA's hosts cover which games are triggering their acquisition disorders, what's been hitting the table, and whether the biggest new release is a buy, a play, or a dodge. The BGA crew strives to talk not only about what makes a game good, but the experiences that these games can give us and why they keep us coming back. As always, we have a seat saved just for you, so join us!

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Board Gamers Anonymous Episodes

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We had a chance to speak with a ton of great publishers, designers, artists, and gamers at Gen Con and recorded some of those conversations. 

In this special bonus episode you can find all of our interviews in a one hour presentation, featuring conversations with:

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We're tackling one of the great games of skill and chance this week as we look at six modern board games you might like if you're a fan of Poker. Whether you're getting into modern hobby games or just looking for something new with poker mechanics in it, we have a few you might want to check out. 

To kick things off, we asked the listeners our question of the week - what game mechanics they'd like to see in legacy games moving forward. 

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We're tackling one of the great games of skill and chance this week as we look at six modern board games you might like if you're a fan of Poker. Whether you're getting into modern hobby games or just looking for something new with poker mechanics in it, we have a few you might want to check out. 

To kick things off, we asked the listeners our question of the week - what game mechanics they'd like to see in legacy games moving forward. 

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Gen Con! 

We're back from the big show and are excited to share with you everything we saw, played and experienced at the show this year. 

We start off by discussing the games we got a chance to demo or see that aren't yet out, but that we are excited to see more of in the weeks and months to come. Then we delve into the games we DID bring home and you can look forward to reviews of in the next few weeks. 

Finally, we share some of our favorite moments from the show, including the shark jumping releases, mergers and acquisitions, and more from the big show. 

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Ever want to wine and dine a potential client or get to know your new colleagues over board games? This week, we look at some games that offer the social interaction without potential gaffes or uncomfortable situations that work perfectly for low-key non-drinking ice-breakers. 

Before we dive in, we look at our question of the week - asking the listeners "What's the most ostentatious thing you've seen printed for or with a board game (besides CMON's jumbo Cthulhu)?"

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Only one week to Gen Con! That means it's time to run down some of the hottest games everyone's talking about, plus lots of reviews of our recent plays from Origins. 

To kick things off, we chat about the recently announced Spiel des Jahres winners - Azul, Die Quacksalber von Quedlinburg, and Dragon's Breath. 

Then we read listener answers to our question of the week, which asked, "What criteria do you use when/if culling your board game collection?" - a spot on question for convention season. 

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In the grand tradition of the (relatively new) cinematic universe, this week we're looking at our favorite board game universes. Join Chris and Anthony as they delve into several different universes that have expanded with shared rules, components, and characters. 

We start by asking the listeners about some of their favorites, then dive into Acquisition Disorders. Anthony talks about Rurik: Dawn of Kiev, currently on Kickstarter, and Chris looks at the newest from Next Move Games (Plan B): Azul: Stained Glass of Sintra. 

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This week, Anthony and Chris delve into the heaviest of the heavy, sharing the top 10 games they love when it's time to get crunchy. 

To kick things off, we ask the BGA listeners our question of the week, What 80's IP would you like to see next get a board game reimagining? And there are some great ideas we would absolutely pay money for. 

For our acquisition disorders, Anthony delves into the newest Stefan Feld game coming out this fall with Forum Trajanam, and Chris looks at the newest plastic-fest from CMON - Cthulhu: Death May Die. 

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With the recent release of Century: Eastern Wonders, new attention is being paid to the gateway series of games from Plan B Games and Emerson Matsuuchi. To celebrate, this week we're looking at six games you might like if you already like Spice Road, the first entry in the series. 

Before we dive into that, we talk about gaming guilty pleasures in our question of the week - some of the games we play and love regardless of BGG rating. 

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Another year down, and another Origins Game Fair attended. Join Anthony and Chris as they run through some of the numbers, the stuff we enjoyed the most, and the games that stood out during the 5 day con. 

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