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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Kickstarter is ubiquitous with board gaming as a hobby, so we're taking a look this week at the two best and two worst campaigns we have each personally backed on Kickstarter thus far. Plus we ask the listeners about their own KS wins and fails. 

Don't miss your chance to enter our board game giveaway, exclusively for Producer-level Patreon backers (https://www.patreon.com/bga). 

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This week on BGA, Anthony and Chris are looking at 10 games that need expansions. Seriously, get on it. Make these!

First up, though, we have three new Patreon backers - thank you to William, Michael and Antoine. You guys rock! 

If you haven't yet, make sure to check out our Patreon page at https://patreon.com/bga. We're having a contest the end of this month only for Producer-level backers and higher. Get in on it now. 

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This week, Anthony and Chris are looking at six games you might like if you also like Azul, focusing on the pattern building and tableau aspect of the mega-hit game from Plan B. 

To kick things off, we're talking about our question of the week, Would you buy less expensive versions of big games with cardboard instead of minis?

Then we dive into our acquisition disorders for the week, Anthony focusing on Street Fighter: Miniatures Game and Chris looking at Good Dog, Bad Zombie, both on Kickstarter now. 

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It's that time of the month again - Anthony and Chris delve into the BGG Hotness for the end of March, including a quick discussion of the top 15 games in the hotness and why they are there. 

To kick things off, we discuss our question of the week, "With the launch of Asmodee Entertainment, which hobby board game property would you like to see as a movie or graphic novel?"

Next up, Anthony looks at Railroad Rivals and Chris delves into 7 Wonders: Armada for our acquisition disorders of the week. Next up, we offer reviews of Bunny Kingdom and Ora et Labora. 

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It's the last weekend of March and that means we've reached the end of our 2018 March Gamer Madness! Join Anthony and Chris as we reveal the winner of our month-long competition. Congratulations to Walker for winning our bracket challenge as well! 

For our question of the week, we asked the listeners what game suffers the most from a long setup or breakdown time? 

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It’s that time of year again – Chris and Anthony delve into our 2018 Board Game Bracket, pitting 64 games against each other in an epic, three part showdown to determine which has the best use of components.

This year, the theme is Components – and our regions are Cards, Cardboard, Wood and Plastic.

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It's that time of year again - Chris and Anthony delve into our 2018 Board Game Bracket, pitting 64 games against each other in an epic, three part showdown to determine which has the best use of components. 

This year, the theme is Components – and our regions are Cards, Cardboard, Wood and Plastic.

 

In this week's episode, we're going through all 64 games in Round 1, with 32 unique matchups. Join us next week for Rounds 2-3 and then on March 26th for the finale, where we'll announce the winner, and the winner of our bracket contest. 

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This week, Chris and Anthony are diving into the growing world of Fantasy Flight's LCGs and other similar customizable card games with our newest top 10. 

Make sure you enter our March Board Game Bracket challenge as well for a chance to win a free game:

http://boardgamersanonymous.com/2018-board-game-bracket-contest/

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Another month, another recap of the BGG Hotness. Find out why these games are atop the hot list for February. 

To kick things off this week, Anthony and Chris look at answers to our question of the week, "What game have you played the most...ever?" 

We also announce the newest version of our annual Board Game Bracket contest. You can learn more and enter directly here:

http://boardgamersanonymous.com/2018-board-game-bracket-contest/ 

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This week, we're looking at games you might like if you like video games (or more likely, if your stubborn video gaming friends are hesitant to try board games!)

First up, we ask our question of the week, "what one piece of advice would you give to someone brand new to gaming?"

For our acquisition disorders this week Anthony is looking at Xia: Embers of a Forsaken Star (and trolling himself in the process), while Chris looks at FINCA - a board game with...fruit!

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