Dice Tower Network Podcast: Four Corners

4 friends, 3 age demographics, 2 genders, 1 argument. Join the RPGer, number cruncher, neophyte, and the alpha gamer biweekly as we analyze one board game at a time.

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Four Corners Episodes

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In a slightly shorter episode we look at Roll Player. First we look at some games we've played :

Railroad Revolution

Letters from Whitechapel

Gold Raiders

Fox in the Forest

We then move on to Roll Player. We've got 2 RPGers in the group, so does the theme sway them? For the other 2 who are not roll players, is there enough in the game to keep them interested? Can an aspect of the game, which is not the games fault, affect the score? Sure it can, listen to find out!

 

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This week Dean and Graeme have a look at the upcoming Essen Game Fair. As reviewers, do we feel this is something we have to go to? Are we missing out?

We then count down our top 10 (yes 10 this time) most anticipated games that are coming out at Essen 2017.

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For our Halloween episode this year, we start off by doing a very quick recap of ProtoTO con that B and Graeme attended. Then we talk about some games we've played :

Roll Player

Beneath Nexus

Ragers : Champions of the Arena

Fate of the Elder Gods

Zombicide Black Plague

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In this episode Graeme and Dean have a look at the BoardGameGeek ranking system. Do we use it? Is it helpful for new comers? Do we ever buy (or not buy) based on a games rankings?

We end the discussion with our Top 5 games that we like (or love) but are ranked poorly on BoardGameGeek

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This episode Dean and Graeme look at transition games. We've been asked how to get people into the general board game hobby if they enjoy Magic, or RPG, or Miniature games. Is just picking a game close to their other hobby a good choice?

We then finish with our top 5 games that made us want to try different subgenres of the hobby (war games, 18xx, minis, RPGs, etc.)

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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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