Contributor: Tom Vasel

Host of the Dice Tower, Video Reviewer, Dice Tower Founder
Tom Vasel

Hi, my name is Tom Vasel, host of The Dice Tower.  I've played board games most of my life, having learned classics such as Uno!, Monopoly, Sorry!, and Careers as a child.  I quickly started looking through thrift stores to find more and more games, and was captivated by games that had variety and strategy, such as Cosmic Encounter and Scotland Yard.

In college, I played quite a few collectible card games, and dabbled with wargames and miniatures.  Over the past five years, however, I've become aware of a great amount of other board games.  Many of these games are known as "Eurogames", due to the prolific nature of the German and French game designers.  I've found them to be exciting and interesting, and a far cry from the "roll-and-move" games of my youth.  Of course, American games, such as those from Eagle Games and Fantasy Flight, also fascinate me.

Several years ago, I began to write reviews of board games, so that others could find out about these wonderful games.  I've also authored an "Interviews by an Optimist" series, a series of interviews with notables in the gaming world, and started a series of deeper board game discussions - Musings On...,which is now gone - but you never know if we might start it up again!

In May 2005, I started the podcast The Dice Tower with Joe Steadman - a podcast all about board games, and one that has gradually changed over its many episodes.  Joe has since left the show, but with a host of other contributors, the Dice Tower is still being produced biweekly, and is one of my favorite things to do.  In 2008, I started a video podcast with my daughters, which is amazingly fun!

Most importantly, I am married to the lovely Laura Vasel, and together we have six beautiful girls - Melody, Amy, Holly, Clara, Violet, and Ruby, and a son, Jimmy.  We also have a son, Jack, who was called to Heaven in early 2011.   Together we served as missionaries in South Korea, where I pastored Uijongbu Baptist Church.   I'm now in Homestead, Florida, where I run the Dice Tower full time, as well as serve at the First Baptist Church of Cutler Ridge.

You can find more about me at my personal webpage, www.tomvasel.com.

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May 7, 2019
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Tom opens some boxes and stuff!

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May 7, 2019
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BGG: https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/236905/castles-caleira

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May 7, 2019
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BGG: https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/256151/veracruz-1631

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May 7, 2019
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In this show, we talk about Lord of the Rings: Journeys in the Middle-Earth, Silver & Gold, New Frontiers, and Fire Tower.  We answer questions about modifying games, what to do when playing a game with a wrong player count, and more!  Geoff shows up, and Tom talks about going to a Magic the Gathering prerelease event.  Finally, we end the sho

May 6, 2019
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Here it is everyone! All of the Dice Tower history series in one convenient video. Make some popcorn, sit back and relax as Tom presents The History of the Dice Tower: Anthology.

Chapters:
0:13 Introduction
1:17 Chapter 1: The Very Beginning
14:39 Chapter 2: CCG’s, Miniatures, and Korea
28:16 Chapter 3: Starting the Podcast
45:02 Chapter 4: Building the Vision

May 6, 2019
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BGG: https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/255516/brave-little-belgium

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May 6, 2019
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Daily Game Unboxing – Witless Wizards

BGG: https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/246685/witless-wizards

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May 6, 2019
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Tom Vasel takes a look at things he found on the internet. Tom gushes about too much too quickly. Plus, many segments by a host of board gaming experts. Episode # 279

CONTEST
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Subject: Balk1

Segments:
0:23 Welcome
2:10 What You Missed on the Internet
4:20 Accessorize

May 5, 2019
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Tom Vasel takes a look at a social deduction game with the Game of Thrones theme!

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May 5, 2019
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Tom Vasel takes a look at the Expansions for Lords of Hellas!

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