Dice Tower Network Podcast: Boards and Swords

Boards & Swords - A podcast about board games, card games, and other tabletop games. Every other week, Chris Renshaw sits down and talks about his experiences discovering new and cool games. Each episode, expect to hear great tales ranging from Magic: The Gathering to Dungeons & Dragons. Also, each episode Chris breaks down one board game so that everyone understands the basics of the game.

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Boards and Swords Episodes

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What is our crew planning on playing with their families during the upcoming holidays? Tune in to find out!

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Along with the news and a couple of reviews, Chris gives his first impression of the Batman Gotham City Chronicles, and the gang talks about a couple of ideas for the show going forward.

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We talk about conventions a lot on this show, but what if you have never been to a con before? We give some tips and suggestions on how to approach various types of board game conventions.

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We talk about conventions a lot on this show, but what if you have never been to a con before? We give some tips and suggestions on how to approach various types of board game conventions.

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We talk about conventions a lot on this show, but what if you have never been to a con before? We give some tips and suggestions on how to approach various types of board game conventions.

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This week, Chris gets mad at a few of the news items, then we launch into a series of reviews: Your Town from Van Rider Games, 5 Minute Marvel from Spinmaster Games, and then Pantone from Cryptozoic Games. Then Chris runs the crew through the classic The Rank is Right!

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Now that our multi-episode list is done, we get back to some news, some reviews, and Chris talking about some minis thing he went to.

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We finish up our list of games that you should try if you are tired of “gateway games” by looking at Roll & Writes and Dexterity Games. Plus a few other reviews thrown in at the top of the show!

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Ok so now it’s time for the recap episode for Gen Con. Hopefully you haven’t moved on to thinking about the next big thing, as Chris throws down some missed (?) news jokes, then he and Philip talk about what board games they saw.

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Yes I (Chris) realize that Gen Con was last week, but I suck at planning out when our episodes drop. So in this episode, hear about what we thought were going to be of interest to us at Gen Con, then in the next episode you can hear what actually was played and looked at. Also, a look at Gen7 from Plaid Hat Games

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