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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Congratulations to this week's Patreon contest winner, William who will get a copy of Root. Enter by joining us on Patreon at https://patreon.com/bga

Double congratulations to Russ who won our March Gamer Madness contest, getting the closest of anyone to the final bracket results. He'll receive a copy of The Voyages of Marco Polo. 

To kick things off this week, we ask our question of the week, What's one game everyone should play at least once?

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This week on BGA, we're closing out our 2019 March Gamer Madness, winnowing it down to the final game in our historical era brackets. 

This week’s contest winner is Amy. Congratulations to Amy! And if you want to get in on the Patreon contest fun, check out patreon.com/bga.

To kick things off, we answer our question of the week, asking the listeners "What's your favorite game from your favorite designer?"

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Week 2 of our March Gamer Madness bracket features 32 games across four regions representing different historical eras. We have Ancient, Medieval, Early Modern, and Late Modern era games duking it out. 

This week's contest winner is Evan. Congratulations to Evan! And if you want to get in on the Patreon contest fun, check out patreon.com/bga. 

Round 2 Games Remaining

Ancient Era:

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It's that time of year again - BGA is back with our March Gamer Madness bracket. This time around, we're looking at the top board games by historical era, featuring Ancient, Medieval, Early Modern, and Late Modern. 

This is the first of three episodes and features us going through all the first round matchups - all 64 games in the bracket. Read the full list of games included below:

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So many contests! 

If you haven't yet, check out the BGA Patreon (patreon.com/bga). We've unlocked weekly game giveaways that you're automatically entered into as a backer of the show. 

We've also launched the annual Board Game Bracket contest, now live on our website (http://boardgamersanonymous.com/2019-board-game-bracket-contest/).

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Hey everyone, we're back with another look at the BGG Hotness, this time for February 2019. 

First up, we name the winner of this week's Patreon contest - congratulations Adrienne! If you haven't yet and want to be part of our weekly giveaways, signup at https://patreon.com/bga

For our question of the week, we asked the listeners, "What game in your collection is the biggest headache to teach to new players?"

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This week, we're revisiting a past topic through 2019 with the best female characterization in gaming. We're also excited to have launched our Patreon contests last week - congratulations to our first winner, Jon who took home Root, and this week's winner Jeremy. 

For our question of the week, we asked the listeners "What's your favorite video game that feels and plays like a board game (not a board game app)?"

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Happy Valentine's Day! 

This year we're looking at the top 10 games you can play with your partner on the day all about love - from low key themes to romantic experiences. 

For our question of the week, we ask a question from Niko: During a long game (1+ hour), how do you deal with a player who becomes uninterested, overwhelmed, unhappy, or otherwise unengaged with the game?

For acquisition disorders this week, Anthony looks at the newly announced Star Wars Game, Outer Rim and Chris looks at PARKS: the Board Game. 

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This week, Anthony and Chris take a closer look at Teotihuacan, the hottest euro game released in the last 6 months, and share some other games you might also like if you're a fan. 

First, though, they dive into the question of the week, asking listeners, "What's your go to digital board game when on a bus, in a line, or otherwise, whiling away time?"

For acquisition disorders, Anthony looks at the new version of Castles of Burgundy coming form Alea in 2019 and Chris looks at the Munchkin Dungeon Kickstarter, currently live from CMON. 

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It's that time of the month again - time to dig in and check out the hotness for January. But first off, we're psyched to announce that we've hit our goal on Patreon to launch our weekly contests! Back us at patreon.com/bga to join the party!

First up, we ask everyone the question of the week: With so many reprints and reimplementations lately, what do you still have on your grail game list?

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