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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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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Contest Alert! Enter our Top 20 Listener Games contest to win a game from the final list: https://gleam.io/jwEDM/your-top-20-board-games-of-all-time

This week, Anthony and Chris are looking at games you might like if you're a fan of Root and its blend of cute animals vying for woodland domination in the most unique wargame we've seen in a while. 

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If you're a long time role player or if you have a friend who would rather spend their evening playing D&D than a new board game you bring over, we have six games this week that might bridge that gap. 

Before diving into the feature, we kick things off with our question of the week, asking you, the listeners, "What's the weirdest way and least expected strategy with which you've ever won a game?"

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This week Chris and Anthony are discussing the hottest games currently on BGG to provide some insight on why they're there and what's upcoming. 

First up, though, we have our question of the week, asking the listeners: "Between Two Cities of Mad King Ludwig was a pleasant surprise. What other games or game franchises would you like to see mashed together?"

Next up, for acquisition disorders, Anthony looks at A Feast for Odin: Norwegians and Chris looks at Pearlbrook, the first expansion for Everdell, currently on Kickstarter. 

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Chris is flying solo this week with Anthony out of town at a (non board game?!) conference. But the show must go on and Chris brings the good with reviews of four games, including three hot recent releases, a new top 10 list, and double duty on acquisition disorders. 

To kick things off, Chris looks at answers to the question of the week, What's your favorite medium/heavy euro at a two player count? A question that quickly segues into the full feature. 

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Chris is flying solo this week with Anthony out of town at a (non board game?!) conference. But the show must go on and Chris brings the good with reviews of four games, including three hot recent releases, a new top 10 list, and double duty on acquisition disorders. 

To kick things off, Chris looks at answers to the question of the week, What's your favorite medium/heavy euro at a two player count? A question that quickly segues into the full feature. 

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It's easy to get caught up in the cult of the new. So easy in fact, that we got caught up in the rerelease of an older game! Thank goodness, though, because Brass (a game Chris and Anthony both missed out on), is amazing. Which is why this week's episode is full of all things Brass. 

To kick things of, we ask our question of the week: Are there any board game franchises for which you will buy just about anything released? Even if you don't play it very often?

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Wait, what? Five years already? Dang, time flies. 

That's what this episode is all about as we take a look back at the last year of the podcast with our favorites from 2017-18, but also at the last five years and what we've been able to accomplish in that time. Join us for four new reviews, a bevy of good games we're excited to play soon, and some of our favorite stuff from recent episodes. 

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This time of year is full of gaming with the kids. School hasn't quite started but the summer has slowed down, plus lots of new games from cons to get to the table. So this week we're looking at the top ten children's games we get to our tables. 

First up, though, we ask the listeners what gamer they love to play, but the more they play it, the worse they do. 

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We had a chance to speak with a ton of great publishers, designers, artists, and gamers at Gen Con and recorded some of those conversations. 

In this special bonus episode you can find all of our interviews in a one hour presentation, featuring conversations with:

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