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 pleased to be joined by first time contributor Luke Denby as we discuss the fascinating game, Panamax. What makes the game stand out? Is it the unique theme? Is it the movement system? Is it the stock game within the game? Tune in to hear our thoughts about this underrated classic.

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In this special episode of The Long View, Joe Sallen and I discuss our experiences and impression of this year's Origins Game Fair from Columbus Ohio. In the episode we discuss the games we played, and our thoughts about the host city, as well as the services and features of Columbus. We discuss some of the new hot games released during the fair, and some older classics we got a chance to play together. Thanks for listening!

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In this episode of Quick Looks from The Long View, I'm pleased to be joined by Elhannan Lloyd Keller once again as we investigate two titles from Tasty Minstrel Games, Guilds of London and Guns and Steel. What makes this area majority game by Tony Boydell unique? Does the theme come through? How does game play change at different player counts? Listen to hear our thoughts. Finally, we examine the unique hand building civilization game from Jesse Li. Does this little game pack a big punch? How's the replayability? Tune in to hear our take!

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In this episode of The Long View, I pleased once again to be joined by co-host T.C. Reid and special, returning guest Joe Sallen as we discuss the game of Concordia from designer Mac Gerdts. Is this his best design? What, if anything, do the expansions add? What's the best player count? Do you need to add a little Salsa? Find out the answers to these questions and more in this episode of The Long View.

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In this episode of The Long View, I'm pleased to be joined once again by co-host T.C. Reid as we discuss his favorite game from designer Martin Wallace, A Study in Emerald. What makes this game so unique, and yet so divisive? Is it a mess of too many ingredients, or a perfect stew of gaming goodness? Tune in to hear our thoughts about this fascinating game.

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In this episode of The Long View, I'm happy to be joined by Adam Gemmer and co-host T.C. Reid as we discuss one of our favorite games, Tammany Hall. Is this game too mean to play? Is it best with four or five? Is it thematic? Will you keep your friends if you play? Find out the answers to these questions and more in this episode of The Long View.

The Long View is a proud member of The Dice Tower Network of podcasts. Go and check out all of the great sister podcasts in the Network at dicetower.com

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In this Episode of Quick Looks from The Long View, T.C. Reid and I check out three new titles for your consideration. First up is Okey Dokey from Hisashi Hayashi and Tasty Minstrel Games. Is this little filler worth your time, or should you let this one pass on by? Next up is Coal Baron: The Great Card Game from Stronghold Games. How does this compare to the board game? Is it best with two or four? Listen to hear our thoughts. Finally, we examine Evolution: Climate from North Star Games, LLC.

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In this episode of Quick Looks from The Long View, Elhannan Lloyd Keller and I investigate two new titles. First up is The Fog of War by Geoff Engelstein and published by Stronghold Games. Is this a truly new take on the wargame genre? Is the game more strategic or tactical? Will it be compelling for wargamers and eurogamers? Listen to hear our thoughts.

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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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