Dice Tower Network Podcast: Board Gamers Anonymous

Board Gamers Anonymous is an audio podcast about the tabletop hobby, covering card games, board games, and miniature games and the insane fun we have at the table together. Every two weeks BGA's hosts cover which games are triggering their acquisition disorders, what's been hitting the table, and whether the biggest new release is a buy, a play, or a dodge. The BGA crew strives to talk not only about what makes a game good, but the experiences that these games can give us and why they keep us coming back. As always, we have a seat saved just for you, so join us!

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This week's episode is a fun one, if only because you can tell we are jazzed for next week and our big milestone at 200. In advance of that, we're going back to a classic with our "if you like" series. This time around, focused on Talisman - the classic fantasy themed roll and move. 

To kick things off, we asked the listeners our question of the week: "We're in the home stretch for 2018 - what are some of your favorite games of the year?"

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Alright, Pax is over and we had a blast. One of the best cons of the year for us (not just because it's local) and full of tons of games being played. 

As is our tradition, we're recapping this week how the con went, what we loved, and what games we both saw and got a chance to play. Because this is Pax, there were a lot! 

Previews and discussions of: Keyforge, Quacks of Quedlinburg, Azul Stained Glass, Victorian Masterminds, Architects of the West Kingdom, Teotihuacan, Terraforming Mars Colonies, Chronicles of Crime, Reykholt, Tokyo Metro, Battlestar Galactica, and Root

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We're getting ready for Pax this week and wanted to do something a little longer than the typical weekly episode, so we've revisited one of our more popular episodes from last year, reviewing the BGG Top 100. 

To kick things off, we share our Question of the Week, courtesy of listener, Chris Jarvis, Would you rather see more licensed boardgames of big IPs from other media, such as film or video games, or do you prefer the hobby to build its own worlds and characters, like Near and Far, Forbidden Desert/Sky etc?

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It's that time of year again - shopping! 

To help everyone looking for gifts for the gamers and families in their lives, we've pulled together our 2018 holiday shopping guide, complete with more than 35 games released in 2018 that will be a good fit for your next game night or family get together. 

First, we shared some of the recent games we've been playing. Anthony reviews the new Arthur expansion for Merlin and then shares at length about his newfound love for Keyforge. Chris reviews both Too Many Bones and its standalone sequel, Undertow. 

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This week, we're trying things a little differently. We're looking at the top 10 countries based on games that use them in their theme. Check out which country-themes we like best. 

Before that, though, we share the answers to the question of the week, "What's a game you love that has a mechanic you normally hate?"

For our acquisition disorders, we look at Archmage Ascension and Patchwork Doodle, both games coming (hopefully) very soon. 

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This week, Anthony and Chris look at six games you might like if you also like Coimbra. 

Before kicking things off, though, we read answers to the question of the week from the listeners: What games do you pull out for big family gatherings like Thanksgiving?

For our acquisition disorders, Anthony looks at Reavers of Midgard, the sequel to Champions of Midgard from Greyfox Games, and Chris looks at Glory: A Game of Knights, a recently highlighted game at Essen. 

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This week, Anthony and Chris look at the hottest games from the Essen Spiel Geekbuzz list - discussing why they were hot, when and if we'll get a chance to play them, and what we're most excited to try. 

Before we dive in, we look out our question of the week, discussing the answers our listeners gave to our question, "What's your favorite game that's at least 20 years old?"

After this, for our acquisition disorders Anthony looks at Skulk Hollow from Pencil First Games, now on Kickstarter, and Chris looks at a recent Essen Spiel game, Kingdom Defenders.

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This week we're looking at games we love for the end of a long, arduous day, when there's no energy left to think or fight. 

Before that, though, we remind everyone about our current ongoing contest. Click the link below and share your top games to enter a chance to win one of them from the final list. Contest ends on October 31!

https://gleam.io/jwEDM/your-top-20-board-games-of-all-time

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It's that time of year again - time to look at the hottest games on BGG and try to figure out why they are there. Join us for a run down of the top 15 games on the Hotness list, what puts them there, and what you should be looking forward to. 

Before that, though, we remind everyone about our current ongoing contest. Click the link below and share your top games to enter a chance to win one of them from the final list. 

https://gleam.io/jwEDM/your-top-20-board-games-of-all-time

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Welcome to spooktacular October episodes! This week, we're delving deep into the very best of the best in mystery games, featuring our Top 10. 

Before we dive in, though, make sure you take the time to enter our October contest - tell us your top 20 games and be entered for a chance to win one of the games on the final top 20 listener games list. 

https://gleam.io/jwEDM/your-top-20-board-games-of-all-time

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