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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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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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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We move on with our thirteen easy steps to teach a board game. Please check out the show notes for the Episode 126 to check out the first five steps to teach a board game. Most of those were about prep and proper introduction.

Now we're starting to get into it. Steps Five, Six, and Seven all have to do with laying a proper foundation for players so that everything else about the game makes sense. They are:

5) "In this game, you are a _____ trying to do ____" (covered last episode)
6) Demonstrate general game flow
7) Describe the basic victory conditions.

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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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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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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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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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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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