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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This week, Chris and Anthony sit down to discuss CMON's must buy games - the five titles you should check out from their catalog. 

In addition, we have the question of the week, this week asking what factors people consider when choosing a game for their collection. Our Acquisition Disorders include Isle of Skye: Journeyman and Professor Evil and the Citadel of Time, and at the table this week, Anthony reviews First Martians: Adventures on the Red Planet while Chris looks at two Dr. Who games: Dr. Who The Card Game & Dr. Who The Card Game Time Clash Starter Set. 

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On Episode 129 of BGA, Anthony and Chris dig into Five Tribes and share 6 games you might like if you also like this one - breaking them down by lighter, similar, and heavier weights. 

To start, we'll dig into our question of the week, asking you, the listeners what game mechanic you use to introduce people to board gaming. Next, we dive into our acquisition disorders, including Queendomino and Terraforming Mars: Hellas & Elysium. 

Then we dive into our recent plays with The Quest for El Dorado and In the Year of the Dragon: 10th Anniversary Edition. 

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In a special fifth episode this month, we're taking questions from the listeners! Thanks to everyone who shared their questions on Facebook and Twitter. 

In addition to listener questions, we are looking at some upcoming acquisition disorders, including the expansion for Harry Potter Hogwarts Battle, Mario Level Up!, and Bob Ross: Art of Chill. Then we dig into reviews of recent plays including The Godfather: Corleone's Empire and Lignum. 

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It's that time again - Anthony and Chris sit down to discuss the BGG Hotness, giving a rundown of the top 15 games currently on the Hotness list. In addition to the hotness review, we'll have early previews of Summit the Board Game and Scott Pilgrim's Precious Little Card Game. 

We also provide at the table impressions of Word Slam and automobile, and we ask the listeners this week about games and mechanics they avoid in our Question of the Week. 

Question of the Week: 1:34
Acquisition Disorders: 6:37
At the Table: 11:38
Feature: BGG Hotness Review 25:34

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This week, Anthony and Chris dig into the top 10 battle games - board games that are primarily built around combat. These are not wargames, but mid-heavy weight board games that utilize some of the core mechanisms we know and love from wargames and board games alike to create a unique, combat-oriented experience. Listen to our top 10 picks in this category. 

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This week, Anthony and Chris dig into euro-mega-designers Uwe Rosenberg and Stefan Feld to determine once and for all, who does it better. In this special designer edition of our VS. feature, we'll look at the games of both designer, as well as their impact on gaming and overall fun-factor for us to determine which comes out ahead. We also ask the listeners in our question of the week who they'd pick if they could only have one library of games. 

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This week, Anthony and Chris are looking at 6 games you might like if you also like Santorini, the new abstract game from Roxley Games that has rapidly risen up the Top 100 on BGG. 

We're also looking at acquisition disorders including Paramedics: CLEAR! and Founders of Gloomhaven. We also dig into recent plays of Unearth and Kanagawa. 

Be sure to connect with us on BoardGameGeek (guild 1735), as well as Twitter (@bgapodcast), Facebook (boardgamersanonymous), and on our website, www.boardgamersanonymous.com.

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In this week's episode, we look back at the games of Origins Game Fair 2017. We highlight 15 different games that were hot this year, including several that released at the game fair, and several more that will be releasing over the summer and at Gen Con in August. 

Additional, Anthony looks at his upcoming acquisition disorder with Ex Libris from Renegade Games, and Chris digs into Betrayal at Baldur's Gate. We also dig into reviews of Ethnos and Lisboa - two games we had a chance to pick up and play at Origins. 

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Chris and Anthony are back with BGA - this week looking at our top 10 two player games. These games are the perfect fit for those quiet game nights alone with a significant other, filler when you get left out of the large game group between big plays, or when on the road at a con. 

Plus, we're looking at Acquisition Disorders with The Godfather from CMON and The Thing: Infection at Outpost 31, one of which we spotted at Origins this past week. We also dig into recent plays of Gekido Battle Bots and Sushi Go Party! with At the Table reviews. 

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Will there one board game to rule them all or is the force strongest with planet hopping adventures? 

This week Anthony and Chris answer one of the great questions of nerddom - Lord of the Rings or Star Wars? Or at least, we try to answer it within the context of two games - War of the Ring and Star Wars Rebellion. 

We'll be digging into the nitty gritty of both of these behemoth asymmetrical 2-4 player pop culture simulators, with plenty of opinions on all of their aspects. 

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