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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A belated Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, and Happy New Year to everyone out there! We're a day late in getting this week's episode up, but know you'll appreciate having some extra content to listen to mid-week with the holiday break upon us. 

Kicking things off this week, we asked you, the listeners, what games they had spent the most hours playing this year. 

Next up, we dive into our biggest acquisition disorders of the last couple weeks, including the hotly anticipated digital implementation of Lord of the Rings Card Game and Uwe Rosenberg's newest, Reykholt. 

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Another year, another batch of amazing board games. Chris and Anthony pored over a huge list of 2017 releases (hundreds, you guys!) and chose 25 games they liked above all the rest as the top releases of the last year - some big names and a handful of hidden gems. 

At the top of the list, each of us chose two games to be our best of the best for the year, with a couple of no brainers and some surprises. Check out the full list and our thoughts on each of these amazing games and why 2017 was a pretty good year for board games. 

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Chris and Anthony share their top ten 3 player games this week, diving into the board games that play best (or only) with three players. 

First up, though, we dive into the question of the week, asking everyone out there (including you!), with TI4 released and Eclipse 2E coming next year, what other massive game do you think is due for a major design refresh?

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Chris and Anthony are going old school this week with a rundown of 25 classic board games and their modern, gateway alternatives if you're trying to convert your friends to something newer. 

First up, we look at our question of the week, asking you the listeners what game you have equal fun losing as winning. 

Next up, we hit the acquisition disorders. Anthony talks about Mac Gerdts' Transatlantic, and Chris touches on Tripods & Triplanes, the new elseworlds take on Wings of Glory from Ares Games. 

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It's that time year again - gift giving! Chris and Anthony share their 24 games of the holiday season, with an epic list of board games you should check out for gift ideas. These games are all currently available in one form or another and came out or were first available in their current form in 2017.

Don't miss out holiday themed questions of the week as well. We ask about what everyone is thankful for, followed by a question about deep discounting on Cyber Monday.

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Chris and Anthony recorded from Pax Unplugged 2017, the very first board game only convention run by Pax, and they have a bunch to talk about. 

Join us for our question of the week asking about the most anticipated releases of next year, our acquisition disorders, including Chronicles of Crime and Meeple Circus, and our At the Table reviews of Nusfjord and Majesty: For the Realm. Finally we give our full overview of the very first Pax Unplugged convention

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This week on BGA, Chris and Anthony look at games you can introduce to your non-gamer friends if they've started to dip their toe in the water with games like Exploding Kittens. 

Before diving into our feature, we look at our question of the week. Listeners answered what they do with their old board games they no longer want or need in their collection. 

Next up, with our acquisition disorders, Anthony looks at the new legacy game from Inka and Marcus Brand, Queensdale, coming next year from Alea and Ravensburger. Chris delves into Pocket Mars. 

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It's that time of year again - sports are everywhere. From the recent conclusion of an all time great World Series to the midst of Football season and the onset of both Basketball and Hockey seasons (yes, I know, we're very American), it's time to talk sports with our top 10 sports games. 

First on the episode, we look at common mechanics or tropes in video games listeners want to see in board games in our question of the week. 

Next up, we dig into Root from Leder Games and Batman: The Board Game from Monolithic Games in our Acquisition Disorder Corner. 

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We're a little late this week due to some technical difficulties, but we have a bunch of new games to talk about, so the show must go on!

We may not have made it to Essen last week, but we sure watched the hot games as they hit the show. This week we have a rundown of which games were hottest and which ones we're most excited to have in hand in the future. 

First up is our question of the week, in which we asked you what games you want to see out of Fantasy Flight Interactive, the first video game studio from Asmodee NA. 

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This week we feature part two of our conversation about the BGG.com Top 100 games of all time and our quick take reviews on each of them. Find out which of these are plays and buys, and what one game made it to the dodge list (for one of us). 

Before that, dive into our question of the week. Anthony asks the listeners how they handle next play selection in their game groups. Some interesting answers about friendly dictatorships. 

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