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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Chris and Anthony are back this week with another if you like... episode. This week, we're looking at Stefan Feld's The Castles of Burgundy - one of the highest rated point salad games every made! 

Specifically, we're going to dive into six games you might like if you also like Castles of Burgundy, with two lighter games, two medium games, and two slightly heavier games. 

In addition, we have our question of the week, asking people what games they consider average that they are tired of others heaping praise on. 

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Chris and Anthony are back with another BGG Hotness review, giving you a rundown of the 15 hottest games on BGG right now, why they're there, and whether we're equally hyped about them. 

To kick this week's episode off, we announced a brand new contest. If you haven't yet, make sure to check out our Fix My Game! Contest, sponsored by Geeks 1st. You can win a gift certificate to Geeks 1st for modular game organizers of your choice. 

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On this week's episode, Chris and Anthony are looking at 10 games that have unique end-game conditions. Whoever gets their first! We're talking about games built around a race - to build something, reach a destination, or achieve something first. 

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This week, Chris and Anthony look at one of the most successful euros of the last 10 years - Uwe Rosenberg's Agricola - and discuss some games you might like if you also like this one. 

To kick things off, we asked listeners what games they had purchased because they were worried about future availability with our question of the week. 

Next up, we look at some of the upcoming games we're excited about, including two new Uwe Rosenberg titles, Nusfjord and Indian Summer, releasing at Essen (or shortly after) this year, and ZiPang Portable, now on Kickstarter. 

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Four years! We've been doing this for a while, so we took a few minutes this week to think back on what's happened over those four years, and specifically what we have enjoyed most about the last year. 

We kick things off with some news, including the winners of our recent contest, discussion of FFG's Force Friday release, and the upcoming Pax Unplugged. 

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This week, we're looking at the top 10 board game dice mechanics. These are not necessarily the top 10 dice games, but the strategy board games and card games that have the most innovative and interesting dice mechanics. 

In addition to our top ten list, we have our question of the week, asking the listeners what their most anticipated games announced or released at Gen Con are. 

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This week, we're looking at the top 10 board game dice mechanics. These are not necessarily the top 10 dice games, but the strategy board games and card games that have the most innovative and interesting dice mechanics. 

In addition to our top ten list, we have our question of the week, asking the listeners what their most anticipated games announced or released at Gen Con are. 

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Gen Con is over and we're recording live from the hotel room the morning after! We're talking about the games we saw, the (few) games we were able to play, and all the stuff that was hot for purchase at the show. 

We kick things off with a big announcement - you can check out our new website here, or enter our contest for a chance to win $50 directly here

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This week, Chris and Anthony sit down to discuss CMON's must buy games - the five titles you should check out from their catalog. 

In addition, we have the question of the week, this week asking what factors people consider when choosing a game for their collection. Our Acquisition Disorders include Isle of Skye: Journeyman and Professor Evil and the Citadel of Time, and at the table this week, Anthony reviews First Martians: Adventures on the Red Planet while Chris looks at two Dr. Who games: Dr. Who The Card Game & Dr. Who The Card Game Time Clash Starter Set. 

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On Episode 129 of BGA, Anthony and Chris dig into Five Tribes and share 6 games you might like if you also like this one - breaking them down by lighter, similar, and heavier weights. 

To start, we'll dig into our question of the week, asking you, the listeners what game mechanic you use to introduce people to board gaming. Next, we dive into our acquisition disorders, including Queendomino and Terraforming Mars: Hellas & Elysium. 

Then we dive into our recent plays with The Quest for El Dorado and In the Year of the Dragon: 10th Anniversary Edition. 

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