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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It's that time of year again - time for us to run wild with our acquisition disorders and list off 25+ games that we're excited to play in 2018. This year, the list was extra long so we had to do some pruning to make it manageable. 

Before we dive into our most anticipated, we asked the listeners what their most anticipated were and the answers were extremely varied. We then dove into our recent plays with reviews of Rajas of the Ganges and Azul. 

Finally, we shared the 30 games we're most excited to see in 2018. Check them out:

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2017 is finally over and before we look too far into the future for 2018, we wanted to take a moment and review the year that was. This week, Chris and Anthony dive into 2017 in review, including a look at our most anticipated games of last year and how they performed. 

First up, we asked the listeners which game they would like to see have a campaign-style expansion added to. 

Next up we dive into our acquisition disorders, including Gentes Deluxe and Scythe: Rise of Fenris. 

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Episode 150! It's a big one for us, so we wanted to do something extra special. Join Chris and Anthony as they revisit and rework the BGA Top 100 games of all time, in a brand new, very-euro heavy list. 

Listen to hear if your favorites made it, and where they fell. And if they didn't, let us know which games SHOULD have made it. 

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A belated Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, and Happy New Year to everyone out there! We're a day late in getting this week's episode up, but know you'll appreciate having some extra content to listen to mid-week with the holiday break upon us. 

Kicking things off this week, we asked you, the listeners, what games they had spent the most hours playing this year. 

Next up, we dive into our biggest acquisition disorders of the last couple weeks, including the hotly anticipated digital implementation of Lord of the Rings Card Game and Uwe Rosenberg's newest, Reykholt. 

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Another year, another batch of amazing board games. Chris and Anthony pored over a huge list of 2017 releases (hundreds, you guys!) and chose 25 games they liked above all the rest as the top releases of the last year - some big names and a handful of hidden gems. 

At the top of the list, each of us chose two games to be our best of the best for the year, with a couple of no brainers and some surprises. Check out the full list and our thoughts on each of these amazing games and why 2017 was a pretty good year for board games. 

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Chris and Anthony share their top ten 3 player games this week, diving into the board games that play best (or only) with three players. 

First up, though, we dive into the question of the week, asking everyone out there (including you!), with TI4 released and Eclipse 2E coming next year, what other massive game do you think is due for a major design refresh?

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Chris and Anthony are going old school this week with a rundown of 25 classic board games and their modern, gateway alternatives if you're trying to convert your friends to something newer. 

First up, we look at our question of the week, asking you the listeners what game you have equal fun losing as winning. 

Next up, we hit the acquisition disorders. Anthony talks about Mac Gerdts' Transatlantic, and Chris touches on Tripods & Triplanes, the new elseworlds take on Wings of Glory from Ares Games. 

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It's that time year again - gift giving! Chris and Anthony share their 24 games of the holiday season, with an epic list of board games you should check out for gift ideas. These games are all currently available in one form or another and came out or were first available in their current form in 2017.

Don't miss out holiday themed questions of the week as well. We ask about what everyone is thankful for, followed by a question about deep discounting on Cyber Monday.

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Chris and Anthony recorded from Pax Unplugged 2017, the very first board game only convention run by Pax, and they have a bunch to talk about. 

Join us for our question of the week asking about the most anticipated releases of next year, our acquisition disorders, including Chronicles of Crime and Meeple Circus, and our At the Table reviews of Nusfjord and Majesty: For the Realm. Finally we give our full overview of the very first Pax Unplugged convention

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This week on BGA, Chris and Anthony look at games you can introduce to your non-gamer friends if they've started to dip their toe in the water with games like Exploding Kittens. 

Before diving into our feature, we look at our question of the week. Listeners answered what they do with their old board games they no longer want or need in their collection. 

Next up, with our acquisition disorders, Anthony looks at the new legacy game from Inka and Marcus Brand, Queensdale, coming next year from Alea and Ravensburger. Chris delves into Pocket Mars. 

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