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 best of the best Second Editions of board games. Which game's first major revision does the best job of updating and upgrading the experience? 

But first, we discuss our question of the week: What game do you actively enjoy teaching to new players?

In acquisition disorders this week, Anthony looks at a tile-laying puzzle game currently on Kickstarter - Cascadia. Chris looks at the upcoming expansion for Grand Austria Hotel: Let's Waltz! coming to Kickstarter soon. 

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It's a big week on Kickstarter so we're talking all about it - the biggest and best new games on crowdfunding for September. 

But first, we discuss our question of the week: Have you purchased or avoided purchasing a game solely because of the theme? Did you ever regret the decision?

And then in our feature, we look at 6 games on Kickstarter and other crowdfunding platforms that are blowing up right now. 

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We’re back this week with our picks for the best releases by Eagle-Gryphon games (with one very special exception for our newest Hall of Fame entry). 

But first, we discuss our question of the week: With the announcement that we're finally getting a Heroquest reboot, what's another old game that's yet to be rebooted that you'd like to see?

In Acquisition Disorders this week, Anthony looks at Deck of Wonders and At the Table, he got a chance to play the Shadowed Paths expansion for Lord of the Rings: Journeys in Middle Earth.

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We're back with another preview of all the hot games coming your way in 2020. Check out our initial preview list of September-October releases (you guessed it - Essen!) plus a review of Mariposas and a preview of Coatl. 

But first, we discuss our question of the week: If you had to choose one game to represent the state of hobby board gaming today, what would it be and why?

Don't miss BGA Live! launching this week on BoardGameArena.com and Twitch. You can catch us 8:30pm EDT on twitch.com/bgapodcast and on boardgamearena.com's homepage. 

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This week we have a brand new feature, in which we look at the various versions, expansions, and promos for some of the biggest games out there and tell you the unequivocal, best (seriously, we know our stuff!) version of that game. This week, Ticket to Ride.

But first, we discuss our question of the week: What makes your favorite game fun? Is it a unique mechanic? The feeling it gives you at the table? A special memory?

In acquisition disorders this week Anthony looks at Paladins of the West Kingdom: City of Crowns and Chris looks at Tapestry: Plans and Ploys.

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This week we're going down the rabbit hole, looking at 12 games that we've collected incessantly, why we've done it and whether those extras, expansions, and promos will ever actually get played. 

But first, we discuss our question of the week: What's the most replayable game you can recommend for less than $40?

In acquisition disorders this week Anthony looks at CloudAge - the newest game from Alexander Pfister coming later this year - and Chris looks at Hamburg and Amsterdam, the first two games in the Stefan Feld Collection, on Kickstarter now. 

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This week we’re celebrating as we mark the 7th year since we started the podcast! That means looking back at our favorite acquisition disorders, at the tables and features of the last 12 months. 

But first, we discuss our question of the week: What's your game of the year so far for 2020 (among those already released)?

In acquisition disorders this week Anthony looks at Dune Imperium, and Chris looks at both Lunar Base and Arcana Rising. 

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It's one of our favorite episodes of the year - our chance to answer your questions! 

Thanks to everyone out there who submitted questions for the episode. We had a blast reading through them and answering everything. It's always great to hear from our listeners and we appreciate you all for everything you do!

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This week Anthony is camping! So friend of the show, Chris Champ joins Chris to discuss some of our favorite game designers - the T's! Tascini and Turczi. 

But first, we discuss our question of the week: What games are you most excited about from Gen Con?

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This week we’re looking at our favorite light, medium, and heavy games from Queen Games in the first of our retrospective episodes on individual publishers. 

But first, we discuss our question of the week: What game would benefit most from a ground-up retheming?

In acquisition disorders this week Anthony looks at Renature, a new game of reclaiming the land with plants and animals from Capstone Games coming later this fall. 

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