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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This week we’re taking a deep dive into remote gaming. How do you play with real components against your friends from afar in this age of social distancing? Let's take a closer look at three steps to get you there. 

But first, we discuss our question of the week: What's a game that gets better with one minor change?

In acquisition disorders this week Anthony looks at the new expansions for Tokyo Metro and Tokyo Tsukiji from Draper Games, while Chris digs into Catapult Kingdoms - both games on Kickstarter now. 

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This week we’re looking at some of the games in our collections that we stand by but that rank fairly low on BGG. Call them hidden gems. Call them bad games. Either way, we love 'em! 

But first, we discuss our question of the week: Is there a game you love but have never won?

In acquisition disorders this week Anthony Overlord: A Boss Monster Adventure and Chris looks at Roll Player Adventures - both sequels to very popular Kickstarter campaigns and live right now. 

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This week we’re looking at one of our all-time favorite designers ahead of a slew of new releases coming from him this fall - Stefan Feld.

But first, we discuss our question of the week: What's the current number 1 game on your wishlist?

In acquisition disorders this week Anthony looks at Imperial Struggle, the long (looooong) awaited sequel to Twilight Struggle from GMT Games, and Chris looks at Domination, the newest wargame from Phalanx now on Kickstarter. 

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This week we’re looking at the BGG list of upcoming releases for this summer. With conventions canceled or only-online, we're in for a strange release schedule. Let's see what it looks like through August. 

But first, we discuss our question of the week: What board game drew you into the hobby?

In acquisition disorders this week Anthony looks at...not an 18xx game! He's interested in Crash!, the new trick taking game on Kickstarter right now from Carl Chudyk. Chris digs into Freedom Five: A Sentinel Comics Board Game coming soon from Greater Than Games. 

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This week we’re looking at the other massive top 100 board games list on the Internet - courtesy of Reddit's users. We review and compare the list to the BGG list in its entirety. 

But first, we discuss our question of the week: Have you tried any print and play games or expansions in the last few weeks?

In acquisition disorders this week Anthony looks at yet ANOTHER 18xx game - this time with the impressive-looking 1822 from All Aboard Games. Chris looks at the upcoming Terraforming Mars Big Box, launching on Kickstarter next week. 

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This week we’re looking at some of the games players have indicated most wanting to see on BoardGameArena.com, including the top seven from a years old list on BGG and our own top four. 

But first, we discuss our question of the week: What's a game that you hated after the first play but eventually came to love?

In acquisition disorders this week Anthony looks at another 18xx game currently on Kickstarter, this time with Beer! 18DO - Dortmund. Chris looks at a brand new one from Prospero Hall - Back to the Future: Back in Time.

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This week we're looking at the peculiar clump of recent Kickstarters, award nominees, and good old favorites that are on the BGG Hotness at the end of May moving into June. 

But first, we discuss some recent news, including the cancelation of Gen Con, the slew of upcoming online conventions that have been announced, and our Question of the Week, asking: What Games are Good for Backyard Play?

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This week we have a special quarantine edition Top Ten list, looking at ten of the best euros with built-in solo modes. 

But first, we discuss some recent news, including the cancelation of Spiel (we recorded the day before Gen Con canceled, so some dated conversation on this one), and the recently announced Spiel des Jahres nominees for 2020. 

In acquisition disorders this week Anthony looks at Musica Chairs from Rio Grande games and Chris looks at the Small World of Warcraft mashup from Days of Wonder. 

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This week we have another special guest on – Tony Gullotti, from CGE Games. In our feature, we discuss his favorite game, Yashima Legend of the Kami Masters and the game that inspired him to co-design it.

But first, we discuss the question of the week: What's the best-written rulebook you've ever read? What's the worst?

In acquisition disorders this week Anthony looks at Mercado de Lisboa, a thinky filler codesigned by Vital Lacerda, and Chris looks at the newest from Vladimir Suchy and Delicious Games: Praga Caput Regni.

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This week we have another special guest on – Tony Gullotti, from CGE Games. In our feature, we discuss his favorite game, Yashima Legend of the Kami Masters and the game that inspired him to co-design it.

But first, we discuss the question of the week: What's the best-written rulebook you've ever read? What's the worst?

In acquisition disorders this week Anthony looks at Mercado de Lisboa, a thinky filler codesigned by Vital Lacerda, and Chris looks at the newest from Vladimir Suchy and Delicious Games: Praga Caput Regni.

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