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 time for another bracket!

This time around, Anthony and Chris are delving into the top 32 sci fi board games out there, whittling them down in our World Cup of Science Fiction Board Games. 

We've created eight pools of four games each. We selected two games from each pool (with the help of the dreaded die!) and then ran them through a single elimination tournament of sixteen games to find the winner. 

Listen to find out which game came out on top, and to hear which of our listeners came out on top with their picks in our World Cup contest. 

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Convention season has started! 

Anthony and Chris kick off the season of many cons with their rundown of the games they are most looking forward to seeing this summer. Is the list complete? Probably not, but we're excited for every game on it. 

Before we kick things off, make sure to enter our World Cup of Sci Fi Games contest, ending on June 9th. You can find more information here. 

2018 World Cup of Science Fiction Board Games Contest

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It's the end of May, and that means time to look back at the hotness for this month and why some games have jumped into the limelight (and others remain). 

First up this week, we're talking about our World Cup contest for Sci Fi games, coming up in 2 weeks. You can enter the contest here for a chance to win a free sci fi board game. 

2018 World Cup of Science Fiction Board Games Contest

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Don't miss out on our new contest for June! We're running a 2018 World Cup contest for best sci fi games and you can win a game! Check it out here:

http://boardgamersanonymous.com/2018-world-cup-science-fiction-board-gam...

This week on BGA, we're looking at the slew of award nominations that were announced the last two weeks, including Origins Games Awards, Dice Tower Awards, and Spiel des Jahres. 

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Thank you to Christian for joining us on Patreon! Welcome to the BGA-Team!

On this week's episode, Anthony and Chris are delving into the top 10 themes in board games - where do your favorites rank, and which didn't make the list at all (you know there are a couple). 

For our question of the week, we asked the listeners what their most anticipated game of the summer was - hear some of the big games coming out shortly, as well as a couple of our most anticipated. 

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If you like Orleans, try out these seven games we've looked over - many of them bag building or similar in style and weight to the modern classic. 

Before we get to the feature, Anthony and Chris delve into the question of the week, asking the listeners what game they think most needs a second edition relaunch, in light of the recent announcement about X-Wing Miniatures Game 2nd Edition. 

For our acquisition disorders, Anthony looks at My Little Scythe, and Chris digs into both Arcadia Quest Rider and Mr. Cabbagehead's Garden. 

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It's been a little while since the last versus episode we did, and what better time to bring it back than to compare the mega behemoth games from Eric Lang, Blood Rage and Rising Sun? 

To kick things off this episode, we share the answers from listeners for our question of the week, "What's a game you can win while ignoring key components of the game?"

For our acquisition disorders, Anthony looks at Treasure Island and Chris looks at the Alhambra Designer's Edition. 

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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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