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's episode is a special contest featuring 32 games that represent alternate histories and tweaks and historical events. 

First, congratulations to Drew for winning our first weekly Patreon contest in the new format. And if you haven't yet, check out patreon.com/bga for three new contests going on this week. We'll have one every week, but this is catch up week!

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This week Anthony is on vacation, but the games don't stop, nor do the reviews. Jason Perez from Every Night is Game Night (@engn_podcast) joins Chris to fill in this week and discuss the dilemma of paid and sponsored reviews. 


To kick things off, we remind everyone about our revamped Patreon contest, which will be running every week from Thursday to Monday on Patreon.com/bga. 

Then we share answers to our question of the week, If you're traveling with minimal luggage, what's your go-to game for the airplane or hotel?

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We're back with another "if you like" feature this week, this time looking at Suburbia and six games you might be interested in if you're a big fan of the city building modern classic. 

To kick things off, we have some announcements on the Patreon contest front. Be sure to head over to Patreon.com/bga to learn more about the changes. 

For our question of the week, this week, we asked the listeners "How do you decide which games to queue up for the next game night? Hotness? Time since last play? Something else?"

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First up, we have the winner of this week’s Patreon contest – Elise will be getting a game of her choice from Game Surplus.

To kick things off this week, we ask the question of the week, looking at listener answers to "What's the worst title for a board game (whether the game is good or bad)?" There are some very bad ones out there!

For our acquisition disorders, Anthony looks at Star Wars: Dark Side Rising and Chris looks at the Knights of the Round Table expansion for Merlin. 

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Welcome back to another episode of Board Gamers Anonymous. This week we’re joined by Jason from Every Night is Game Night to look at the best of the best Game of Thrones board games.

First up, we have the winner of this week’s Patreon contest – Brian will be getting a game of his choice from Game Surplus.

To kick things off this week, we have a reminisce about the final season of Game of Thrones. Yeah, we have thoughts. 

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Welcome back to another episode of Board Gamers Anonymous. This week we’re looking at some of Anthony's favorite quick play roll and write games.

First up, we have the winner of this week’s Patreon contest – Rico will be getting a game of his choice from Game Surplus.

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Welcome back to another episode of Board Gamers Anonymous. This week we're looking at an all-time great game and some other games you might like if you're a fan. 

First up, we have the winner of this week's Patreon contest - Kyle will be getting a game of his choice from Game Surplus. 

To kick things off this week, we look at the recent Origin's Awards nominees. Which games are up for the first awards of the season this summer and what do we think about them? 

Next up, we review some of the games we've been getting to the table lately - Res Arcana and Noctiluca. 

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We're live! Kind of. Anthony is in Staten Island this week, so the guys recorded in person, a rarity, and a good excuse to pull together a special episode. 

First thing's first, thank you to our newest Patreon Producer, John S. who joins us this week. Congratulations as well to Jordan for winning our weekly Patreon contest. Jordan will receive a game of their choice from Game Surplus. 

Featured in the episode this week, Anthony looks at Bunny Kingdoms: In the Sky and Chris looks at Takenoko Giant Edition on Kickstarter. 

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Thank you so much to this week's new Patreon backer Erik for helping us bring this episode to you. 

And congratulations to this week's Patreon contest winner, Peter. 

This week on the show, we kick things off with our question of the week, What's your favorite game that is considered very light on BGG (sub-2.0 difficulty rating)?

Next up, for our acquisition disorders, we looked at Barenpark: The Bad News Bears and Anachrony: Fractures of Time Expansion and Infinity Box. 

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Thank you to all of our new Patreon backers this week! Windbag Miles, Michael, Anthony, and Jordan all join us at the Producer level. 

And congratulations to this week's Patreon contest winner, Jeremy C, who will be getting a copy of Root, courtesy of Game Surplus. 

To kick off this week's episode, we asked listeners our question of the week: What's a long out of print game (board or card) that you'd like to see make a comeback with updated, modern mechanics?

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