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 we feature part two of our conversation about the BGG.com Top 100 games of all time and our quick take reviews on each of them. Find out which of these are plays and buys, and what one game made it to the dodge list (for one of us). 

Before that, dive into our question of the week. Anthony asks the listeners how they handle next play selection in their game groups. Some interesting answers about friendly dictatorships. 

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Chris and Anthony are back this week to discuss the BGG.com top 100 board games. We get asked a lot which of these we've played and which we haven't, and whether we'd recommend one particular hot game or another. So, we figured, why not do them all!

To kick things off, we ask everyone our question of the week, "What game has been sitting on your shelf unplayed the longest?" We got dozens of responses - apparently a lot of games are going unplayed out there!

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Chris and Anthony are talking about word games this week! Check out our top 10 games all about words and wordplay, plus reviews of recent plays and our question of the week. 

We kick things off by asking the listeners how many times they play a game before they feel comfortable remembering the rules in our question of the week. 

For acquisition disorders this week, Anthony digs into the new game from Horrible Games - Dragon Castle - a beautiful, modern take on majhong. Chris then looks at the 7 Wonders Anniversary Packs for both Cities and Leaders. 

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Chris and Anthony are back this week with another if you like... episode. This week, we're looking at Stefan Feld's The Castles of Burgundy - one of the highest rated point salad games every made! 

Specifically, we're going to dive into six games you might like if you also like Castles of Burgundy, with two lighter games, two medium games, and two slightly heavier games. 

In addition, we have our question of the week, asking people what games they consider average that they are tired of others heaping praise on. 

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Chris and Anthony are back with another BGG Hotness review, giving you a rundown of the 15 hottest games on BGG right now, why they're there, and whether we're equally hyped about them. 

To kick this week's episode off, we announced a brand new contest. If you haven't yet, make sure to check out our Fix My Game! Contest, sponsored by Geeks 1st. You can win a gift certificate to Geeks 1st for modular game organizers of your choice. 

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On this week's episode, Chris and Anthony are looking at 10 games that have unique end-game conditions. Whoever gets their first! We're talking about games built around a race - to build something, reach a destination, or achieve something first. 

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This week, Chris and Anthony look at one of the most successful euros of the last 10 years - Uwe Rosenberg's Agricola - and discuss some games you might like if you also like this one. 

To kick things off, we asked listeners what games they had purchased because they were worried about future availability with our question of the week. 

Next up, we look at some of the upcoming games we're excited about, including two new Uwe Rosenberg titles, Nusfjord and Indian Summer, releasing at Essen (or shortly after) this year, and ZiPang Portable, now on Kickstarter. 

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Four years! We've been doing this for a while, so we took a few minutes this week to think back on what's happened over those four years, and specifically what we have enjoyed most about the last year. 

We kick things off with some news, including the winners of our recent contest, discussion of FFG's Force Friday release, and the upcoming Pax Unplugged. 

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This week, we're looking at the top 10 board game dice mechanics. These are not necessarily the top 10 dice games, but the strategy board games and card games that have the most innovative and interesting dice mechanics. 

In addition to our top ten list, we have our question of the week, asking the listeners what their most anticipated games announced or released at Gen Con are. 

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This week, we're looking at the top 10 board game dice mechanics. These are not necessarily the top 10 dice games, but the strategy board games and card games that have the most innovative and interesting dice mechanics. 

In addition to our top ten list, we have our question of the week, asking the listeners what their most anticipated games announced or released at Gen Con are. 

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