Dice Tower Network Podcast: Board Game Design Lab

The Board Game Design Lab is a weekly podcast that interviews the best designers, publishers, and insiders in the board game industry. Each episode covers a specific topic, and the discussion is geared toward helping listeners learn more about making great games people love. New episodes air on Wednesdays.

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Board Game Design Lab Episodes

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This week Anthony, Chris, Dan and Kim discuss Canterbury, the new game from Andrew Parks and Quixotic Games - just released for Kickstarter backers. We also talk about some of our personal picks for hot new games coming to Essen, as well as the newest Magic The Gathering set, Hordes: High Command, Revolution! and a revisit to Bruges after a few weeks. 

00:03 - The Hotness News

17:47 - Acquisition Disorder Corner

27:59 - At the Table: MTG Theros

31:45 - At the Table: Hordes: High Command

34:53 - At the Table: Revolution!

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This week Anthony, Chris, Dan and Kim discuss one of their favorite games and a frequent presence at the table: Suburbia. They also discuss some of the hot new games coming out soon they're excited about, review two of the biggest iOS app releases of the last month, and review Dungeon Roll, The Crazy Creatures of Dr. Gloom, and the ICONS Superpowered Roleplaying Game by Steve Kenson. 

00:23 - The Hotness News: Extra Life Donations

09:07 - Acquisition Disorder Corner 

14:47 - On the Tablet: Tanto Cuore iOS

17:01 - On the Tablet: Small World 2 iOS

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This week Anthony, Chris, Dan and Kim talk about the brand new game from Plaid Hat - Bioshock Infinite: Siege of Columbia. Chris shares his favorite play from the table this week - Dominare - and Kim and Dan review the newest expansion for Ascension, The Darkness Unleashed. Along with a long list of games to hit our carts (and wallets) we also have the first preliminary list of games being featured at Extra Life on November 2nd. 

01:05 - The Hotness News

13:36 - Acquisition Disorder Corner

17:02 - At the Table: Ascension - The Darkness Unleashed

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This week, Anthony, Chris, Dan and Kim discuss their top ten two player board games, along with some of the hot new miniature space combat games (you know what we're talking about) expansions they have their eyes on. The feature review covers Bruges, the hot new euro from Z-Man games, plus Dan has a personal message for all loyal BGA listeners.

01:11 - The Hotness News

07:52 - Acquisition Disorder Corner

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This week, Anthony, Chris, Dan and Kim discuss Spyrium, arguably (and we do emphasize "arguably") the best worker placement game to hit our table this year, along with Shadow Hunters, Werewolf Inquisition, Mage Wars, and San Juan. 

Additionally the crew talks about how to get video gamers to the table by matching games across mediums, especially in the wake of a $1Billion payday for Grand Theft Auto V. 

01:50 - The Hotness News

13:30 - Acquisition Disorder Corner

30:34 - At the Table: Shadow Hunters

42:12 - At The Table: Werewolf Inquisition

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This week on Board Gamers Anonymous, Anthony, Chris, Dan, and Kim review the brand new game from Steve Avery and Tom Vasel - Nothing Personal. We also discuss some of the hot new games hitting the shelves, including Wave 3 of X-Wing, Takenoko, Classic TV Batman Heroclix, and new licensed games from Cryptozoic.
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This week Anthony, Chris, Dan and Kim review the brand new deck builder from Privateer Press set in the Warmachine Universe - High Command. They also get a couple of recommendations from listeners - one great and one downright painful, and they talk about Cosmic Encounter, Parade, Spyrium, Valuspa, Mice and Mystics: The Heart of Glorm, and a bunch of other games triggering that pesky acquisition disorder. 

00:40 - The Hotness News

07:06 - Acquisition Disorder Corner

24:46 - At the Table: Cosmic Encounter

31:58 - At the Table: Hey, That's My Fish!

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This week on Board Gamers Anonymous, Anthony, Chris, Dan and Kim talk about Game of Thrones: The Card Game (LCG), Guilds of Cadwallon, Timeline, Castellan, and the divisiveness of Munchkin. Plus one of our hosts owes Myriad Games a nickel for his blatant chaotic neutraling and we're not quite sure when the bicycle was invented. Learn which games we'd like to burn and which are flat out addictive this week on Board Gamers Anonymous. 

0:39- The Hotness News

16:06 - Acquisition Disorder Corner

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This week on Board Gamers Anonymous, Anthony, Chris, Dan and Kim talk about Krosmaster Arena, Castellan, Pathfinder Card Game: Rise of the Runelords, Star Trek Attack Wing, and how Kickstarter can be both a good and bad thing for you hobby gaming budget. Plus certain hosts hit it big in a Myriad Games tournament and we discuss a game that looks great, but fizzles fast after the first round or two of play. Learn which games we'd like to burn and which are flat out addictive. 

5:39 - The Hotness News

15:14 - Acquisition Disorder Corner

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In the very first episode of Board Gamers Anonymous, Anthony, Chris, Dan, and Kim discuss some of their recent favorites, including Garden Dice, Puzzle Strike, Battlestar Galactica, Neuroshima Hex, Summoner Wars New Decks, Boss Monster, Legendary & Legendary: Dark City, The Resistance, and of course, the hot new expansion for Lords of Waterdeep, Scoundrels of Skullport. 

4:56 - Acquisition Disorder Corner

6:46 - At the Table - Recent Favorites

31:01 - Lords of Waterdeep: Scoundrels of Skullport Review

47:58 - Questions and Wrapup

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