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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There's a little show you may have heard of: Squid Game. This week we're looking at games you might like try if you're a fan of the show, or if you want to have a good fight with your friends, without the mortal fear part. 

First up, though, is our question of the week: Who is your board game rival/archnemesis?

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It's time to talk Essen Spiel! The big one with all the new games is here, so what games are hot on BGG's preview list, which games are we eager to see and hear more about, and how do we get them! This week we take a look. 

First up, though, is our question of the week: What's your go-to travel board game (for flying, trains, hotel rooms, etc.)?

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Have you noticed Kickstarter is a little crazy of late? It's true! These things are absolutely ridiculous. We talk about it. 

First up, though, is our question of the week: Are kickstarters too expensive?

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You notice how Kickstarter is kind of out of control lately? So do we. This week, Anthony does his best to talk Chris out of backing the Masters of the Universe kickstarter campaign. 

First up, though, is our question of the week: What's a game that you came out of nowhere and you played way more than you expected?

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Gen Con has come and gone, but what games were the hottest? We talk about the convention (that we didn't make it to), and the games worth playing out of it. 

First up, though, is our question of the week: What's a game you've never played without the expansion(s)? Are there any that you'd never go back on?

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Gen Con is this week and while we're not attending for the first time in 7 years, we're keeping a close eye on goings on, including our reactions to the Fantasy Flight In-Flight Report. 

First up, though, is our question of the week: What's the best game by your favorite designer and why?

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Our trip through the board gaming metaverse continues as we discuss...board gaming! Our thoughts on the hobby, our background in it, and our goals for the future. 

First up, though, is our question of the week: What's the best game you can set up and teach in less than 15 minutes?

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This week's episode of BGA is a special one in which we get a little bit meta, a little bit reflective, and a whole lot transparent about the show, how it came about, and what we think of our current format and the goal of each segment of the show. 

Join us for the conversation as we consider what comes next for BGA - We want your feedback! So be sure to post your comments on Facebook, Twitter, and the website. 

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This week we’re looking at the current BGG hotness as we wrap up August and move into September.

First up, though, is our question of the week: What's your biggest disappointment (in terms of game releases) of 2021 thus far?

We also look at the Zenobia Award Finalists, recently announced as part of a year-long competition to find the next great historical game designer. Check out the site and the finalists here: https://zenobiaaward.org/finalists/

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Eight years! How did time pass so quickly? It's once again time for our annual anniversary special in which we look at the last year, including our favorite segments of the last ~50+ shows. 

First up, though, is our question of the week: As we get into the latter part of the summer, what is your favorite game release of 2021 thus far?

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