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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Board Gamers Anonymous Episodes

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To kick things off this week we look at the listeners’ responses to the question of the week, asking what people are doing to cope and relax in this time of high stress and being stuck indoors. 

We don't have much in the way of new games to talk about this week, so we invited on good friend Jason Perez, the host of Every Night is Game Night to talk about gaming, working at home with small children, and Pandemic - his favorite game and a source of some controversy in the gaming community right now. 

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As March wraps up, we have one more segment in our annual March Gamer Madness. Check out the finals and learn which game takes home the title of Top Kickstarter Campaign of All Time!

Also joining us this week is Ryan from The Whole Card. We discuss Kickstarter Hype and let down, including some of the campaigns that didn't live up to the Hype and the impact of backing a game on our perceptions of that game. 

Check out Ryan on his Twitch Channel live every week: https://www.twitch.tv/thewholecard/videos

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The NCAA tournament may be canceled, but we're not! BGA is back with rounds 2 and 3 of March Gamer Madness - our epic rundown of the top 64 Kickstarter campaigns of all time. We're whittling 32 down to 8 this week - join us to learn if your favorite makes the cut. 

Special thanks go out to everyone who voted in our poll to help break ties. We’ll be in touch real soon for the winner! 

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Stuck inside? Working at home? BGA has your back! We're recording every week and have our biggest episode of the year for you right now - the first round of the 2020 March Gamer Madness. 

Join us as we run through the top 64 Kickstarter campaigns of all time, from Kingdom: Death Monster to Root, Brass to Zombicide. We've got them all and we'll be pitting them one-on-one until we there's just one left. This week, we're running through round 1 with 32 matchups. 

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To kick things off this week we look at the listeners’ responses to the question of the week around their responses to the Asmodee parts replacement policy change. 

In acquisition disorders this week, Anthony looks at Tumble Town, a new dice stacking game on Kickstarter now, and Chris looks at the Merlin Deluxe Big Box from Queen Games, the all-in-collection for Stefan Feld's Merlin. 

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To kick things off this week Chris continues to try and push Anthony off the cliff that is the Marvel United Kickstarter. 

In acquisition disorders this week, Anthony looks at The Ming Voyages and The March of Progress on Kickstarter right now, and Chris looks at Gladius, with some familiar mechanics from an oldie. 

At the table this week, Anthony played Pipeline for the first time, one of ten plays he has planned for 2020, and Chris (and Anthony) played Space Explorers, a recent release that evokes a lot of what made Splendor such a big hit. 

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To kick things off this week we look at the listeners’ responses to the question of the week: “What's a game you hated at first but later came to love?"

In acquisition disorders this week, Anthony looks at the third expansion for War of the Ring: Kings of Middle Earth, and Chris looks at Of Knights and Ninjas - Medieval Card Game, on Kickstarter now. 

At the table this week, Anthony played Root: The Underworld Expansion as well as the first three games of King's Dilemma, and Chris played Clinic, the newest rerelease from Alban Viard. 

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To kick things off this week we look at the listeners’ responses to the question of the week: “What's the best game for limited or no setup required?”

In acquisition disorders this week, Anthony looks at the expansion for PARKS, Nightfall, along with the memory game companion, and Chris looks at the newest miniatures-explosion on Kickstarter from CMON - Marvel United.

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To kick things off this week we look at the listeners’ responses to the question of the week: "What's your favorite "feeling" you get from a game - for me it's solving a particularly tough puzzle. Do you enjoy the feeling of a perfect die roll? A cascade of effects from a tableau you've built, the awe of a board covered in miniatures?"

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To kick things off this week we look at the listeners’ responses to the question of the week, asking about games that people feel don't get enough love. 

In acquisition disorders this week, Anthony looks at the long-awaited (but likely very expensive) reprint of Clash of Cultures and its expansions. Chris looks at Alma Mater, the followup from the design team behind Coimbra and Lorenzo il Magnifico. 

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