Dice Tower Network Podcast: Four Corners

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After a slight delay because of Graeme being in GrandCon last week, we have another podcast. We did experience some technical difficulties with the computer that were not noticed until editing, but hopefully they will be unobtrusive.

We start out by looking at some games we've played :

Sherlock : Holmes and Mycroft
Of Dreams and Shadows
Noxford
Castles of Burgundy Dice Game
Ulm
Railroad Revolution

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This week Dean and Graeme look at Theme. What does theme mean for us? How important is it to buy and playing games? Are there themes we stay away from, or are instant buys?

We then give our top 5 Games from our favourite themes!

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In this episode Graeme and Dean look at winning. Does it alter how we feel about a game? Do we feel we have to win every game? Are there times when we hold back or put extra effort? What about winning at any cost and what happens when you play against somebody who wants to win at any cost?

We finish up the episode with the top 5 games we love, but generally lose at!

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We start of the podcast as normal with some games we've played :

Exit the Game
Deathbot Derby
Flatline
Honshu
Dice Forge
Age of Thieves
Rhein River Trader
Kingdomino
Deception Murder in Hong Kong (although in the banter on this game I got the number of cards wrong, we did play it correctly - 8 not 6 cards per person)

We then get into the main game of discussion - Lorenzo Il Magnifico. This is another game that has split the group, try and guess who likes it and who doesn't - it might surprise you!

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The inaugural episode of Across the Board.

Since the Four Corners of the Board has gone to every three weeks, I thought a "filler" podcast might tide you over till our next regular show.

I teamed up with Dean Ligget from the Board Game Buffet podcast, and we will be having a 30 minutes podcast every two weeks. We will take one topic and discuss, then finish the podcast off with a top 5 list.

This week is Con Fever, and our top 5 list is top 5 games we loved at a Con, but we didn't love as much when we got them home.

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Before we get the into the main show I can't believe we have done this 61 times why are you still listening you already know Mr Green will not be consistent now for the reviews of 2 small publisher games but first we have a look at some other games we have played recently :

Automobiles (Would be better named Cars but thanks to the mouse...)
Purrrlock
Einstein
Haspelknecht
Lobotomy (I would rahter have a bottle .... nevermind)
Nina and Pinta  (This game needs Ninja's and Pirates, just saying)

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Did you know flying to Orlando FL takes less time then driving to Columbus Ohio or Gand Rapids MI for us, or as Gray would prefer I say .....

We just flew back from Dice Tower Con 2017 and boy (7th episode in a row Gray used this term in the write up) do we all got some games to talk about!

We do a quick review of a large number of games this episode, then finish with our favourite part of the con.

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We've just got back from Origins and boy do we have some games to tell you about! We start off talking about a few games we played before we went.

Yokohama

Then we get into the car and drive six hours to Columbus Ohio for Origins. We tried to play a bit of everything - big publisher games, kickstarter games that will soon be going out to backers, and small publisher gamesm (Best of show).

Unfair

Heir to the Throne

Psychological Warfare

Affliction Salem 1692

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We play some games and mock Red as often as we can, sometiems we do it twice, or as Gray says ...

We review a light euro game called In the Name of Odin, but first we have a look at some games we've played over the last few weeks :

Noir

The Colonists

Canterbury

Perdition’s Mouth

Food Chain Magnate

Sea of Clouds

Mythos Tales

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We have a look at a heavy-ish euro this time called Solarius Mission and something else by the green guy, but first we talk about a few games we've played, and it turns into a mini look back.

7 Wonders

Trajan

Kreus

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