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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This week we're joined by good friend of the show, Andrew Parks, designer of the upcoming Core Worlds: Empires, hitting Kickstarter next week. We talk about his games, some recent plays and go into the BGG hotness for January. 

First up, though, is our question of the week: What's your limit for number of hours playing a single game?

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This week we’re looking at the Top 10 “The Card Game”s from board gaming – games that take the core ideas and mechanics from larger board games…and make a card game out of it!

First up, though, is our question of the week: Is there a game you play with ALL of the expansions?

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This week we’re looking at the top 10 "The Dice Game"s from board gaming - games that take the core ideas and mechanics form larger board games...and add dice! 

First up, though, is our question of the week: Are you participating in any board game challenges this year? If so, what's on tap?

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It's a new year! And that means a whole bunch of new games on the horizon to look forward to. This week, we're diving into more than 50 upcoming releases that we're excited to see in 2021. Join us for a rundown of everything we already know is coming out this year (and there will be more!)

First up, though, is our question of the week: What game releases are you most looking forward to in 2021?

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Whelp, it's over! 

In many ways, that's the nicest thing we can say about 2020. But let's not be too hasty. 

While board gamers have weathered a year without conventions, game groups, and many delays in new releases, there were quite a few really solid releases. We ran through the 32 best of those in last week's awards episode, and this week, we look back at what we had been most anticipating. 

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2020 has been a year unlike any other! For most things, that's not a ringing endorsement, but for board games, it's been a pretty solid year! Listen as we rundown our Games of the Year in eight categories, with nominees including:

Best Online Implementation:
Santorini, Teotihuacan, 7 Wonders Duel, Potion Explosion

Best App:
Root, Spirit Island, Wingspan, Roll for the Galaxy

Family Game:
Mariposas, Trekking the World, Mysterium Park, Fort

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This week we're looking at eight games you might like if you also like Among Us, the pop culture phenomenon video game experience that swept Twitch in 2020. 

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This week we’re running down the 10 best board game box covers and why you should definitely judge these games by their covers.

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This week we’re running down 20 games in 8 categories in our annual holiday gift guide. Learn which games we recommend for gift giving (and receiving!) Check the list below for every game covered, and the episodes on which they were reviewed. 

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This week we’re running down your top 20 games of all time! Thank you to all 240+ of you who completed our survey to help build this list and congratulations to Damian for winning a game in the contest!

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