Dice Tower Network Podcast: The Long View

The Long View is a podcast designed to take a closer, more critical look at the games we play. Each episode will focus on a single game. The game will be one that the podcasters will have played many, many times. The purpose is to provide a forum for those who want to know what a game reveals after multiple plays. Discussion will focus on the game play itself. It will not be a description of the rules of the game. Rather, it will be an in depth exploration of the merits or flaws of the game that become apparent when it it played multiple times. Thanks for listening!

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The Long View Episodes

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In this episode of The Long View, I'm happy to be joined by Matt Clark as we discuss the fascinating games of Cole Wehrle. First, we discuss Pax Pamir along with the Pax Pamir: Khyber Knives expansion. We then review An Infamous Traffic and discuss what makes this new title so intriguing and different. Finally, we discuss the upcoming John Company.

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In this episode of The Long View, I'm pleased to be joined by co-host T.C. Reid and returning contributor Joe Sallen as we discuss a modern classic, Hansa Teutonica. What makes this game special? Is the theme a help or a hindrance? What do the expansions add to the base game? Tune in to hear our opinions about these questions and more in this episode.

The Long View is a proud member of The Dice Tower Network ! Go and check out all of the great resources available at www.dicetower.com.

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In this episode of The Long View, I'm pleased to be joined by co-host T.C. Reid and first time contributor Alex Singh as we discuss his favorite game, Archipelago. What makes this game so unique? How does it handle the theme of exploration and exploitation? Why is it so divisive among some gamers who alternately love or hate the end game scoring? Listen to hear our thoughts in this episode!

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In this episode of The Long View, I'm happy to be joined by Elhannan Lloyd Keller as we investigate two new titles from Stronghold Games, Great Western Trail and Sola Fide: The Reformation. Are these titles worthy of your attention and collection? What makes them unique? Listen to hear our opinions in this new episode!

Thanks to our sponsor, www.gamesurplus.com for their continued support of The Long View. If you are intrigued by any of these titles, please be sure to go to Gamesuplus to pick them up!

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In this episode of The Long View, T.C. Reid and I are pleased to be joined by returning contributor Stephen Miller as we discuss one of his favorite games, Glen More. What makes this game so unique? Can a tableau builder that encourages you to NOT build your tableau actually work? Where does the tension in the game come from? How does it compare to the new release Lunarchitects? What general strategy advice does Stephen have for you? Find out the answer to these questions and more in this episode!

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Tired of lists about the best of 2016? In overload? Want to think back with fond memories aaaalllllll the way back to 2015? Well look no further! In this episode of The Long View, I'm pleased to be joined by co-host T.C. Reid as we look back at 2015 in board games. Which ones caught our attention? Which ones were innovative? Which ones are still on our tables and why? Listen and hear our picks for the best of 2015!

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In this episode of Quick Looks from The Long View, Elhannan Lloyd Keller and I review two new titles. First up is The Oracle of Delphi by Stefan Feld and publisher Tasty Minstrel Games. Is this another Feldian point salad extravaganza or an entirely new style of game from this noted designer? Tune in to hear our thoughts! Finally, we review one of the newest titles from Spielworxx, North American Railways. Does this small box game pack the punch of a runaway locomotive, or does it have all of the intensity of Thomas the Tank Engine?

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In this episode of The Long View, I'm pleased to be joined by first time contributor Andrew Denison as we discuss one of his favorite games, Three Kingdoms Redux. What makes this three player only game so special? Can you balance an asymmetrical game with only three player without a kingmaker? How well does the game capture the theme? These questions and more are explored in this episode of The Long View. The Long View is a proud member of The Dice Tower Network of podcasts. Go and see all of the resources available at www.dicetower.com.

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In this episode of Quick Looks from The Long View, I'm pleased to be joined by my co-host Elhannan Lloyd Keller as we explore two new titles. First up is The Pursuit of Happiness from Stronghold Games. Is this just a CV retread? A The Game of Life wannabe, or is it just possible it's something special that actually makes you feel like you've lived a full and amazing life? Tune in to hear our thoughts. Next, we discuss the new title Flag Dash from designer Kirk Dennison. Is this a whimsical family game, or an overwrought programmed movement game, far too meaty for its fun theme.

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In this episode of The Long View, I'm pleased to be joined once again by returning contributor Joe Sallen from The Good, The Board, and The Ugly as we discuss the game The Voyages of Marco Polo. Is this game a masterpiece of dice allocation, individual player powers and variable setup or does it collapse under the weight of such demands? What makes the game shine? What flaws may become apparent after multiple plays? Tune in to hear our thoughts. Thanks, as always, to my sponsor www.gamesurplus.com for their continued support of The Long View.

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