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 looking at the current BGG hotness as we wrap up July and move into August. 

First up, though, is our question of the week: What games have the biggest gap between the promise of the cover and the mechanics in the box (e.g. any game with plants being as cutthroat as possible)?

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This week we’re discussing all the winners of the 2020 Dice Tower Awards, plus a couple of big reviews of recent releases. 

First up, though, is our question of the week: What board game sequel would you like to see announced next?

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This week we’re discussing the best types of board game expansions - what new modules, gameplay tweaks, and enhancements work best? We'll tell you!

First up, though, is our question of the week: What's a big board game announcement you would love to hear in 2021?

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This week we’re discussing the BGG Hotness for July - the top 15 games currently on Board Game Geek, why they are there, and why you should care. 

First up, though, is our question of the week: What's your prized "board gaming" possession? Something rare and out of print, the first game you bought, something you've painted or blinged out, or something else entirely?

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This week we’re discussing the 10 best games to play outside as the summer months warm-up and the parks and backyards become viable gaming spaces. 

Due to some technical issues, our episode is a bit shorter than normal as well, so we've included a special bonus from one of our retired Bonus episodes: Games from around the world. We hope you enjoy!

First up, though, is our question of the week: You're asked to mash two games together to build your "ultimate board game". What two games are they?

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This week, Anthony is out of town, so we're bringing you a very special episode, featuring the first episodes of both Chris's and Anthony's walkthrough of their collections, previously released as Patreon bonus exclusives for backers. 

Enjoy our rundown of the first 20 or so games in our collections each. 

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This week we’re the best games you can play to teach specific mechanics that are common in board games. Some are gateway games, some are not, but all are mechanically sound ways to teach someone how a certain type of game works. 

First up, though, is our question of the week: What's a video game mechanic or concept you'd like to say migrate to board games?

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This week we’re discussing a recent Polygon article discussing how Kickstarter is killing the traditional board game expansion. Read the full article here: https://www.polygon.com/22458363/crowdfunding-is-killing-board-game-expa...

First up, though, is our question of the week: What's a game for which you legitimately want a giant, $300 3D version of?

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This week we’re discussing the fifteen hottest games on Board Game Geek, what got them there and whether you should pay attention to them in the weeks to come. 

First up, though, is our question of the week: With news that Chip Theory Games is making an Elder Scrolls game, what's a publisher/designer + IP combination you'd like to see?

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This week we’re discussing the recently announced nominees for the 2021 Spiel des Jahres awards - all three categories and the recommendations. How good is this year's list? 

First up, though, is our question of the week: What's a game that, regardless of preferences or mechanics, every board gamer should play at least once in their life?

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