Dice Tower Network Podcast: Cardboard & Wine

Cardboard and Wine is a bi-weekly podcast hosted by wife and husband duo, Mamie and Josh. They are currently juggling being parents, having careers, and (trying to) live life to the fullest. For them, a big part of that includes playing a wide variety of board games with friends, family, and especially each other. On the show, they discuss life and the games they enjoy playing. Grab a glass, pull up a chair, and let’s talk about some games!

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Cardboard & Wine Episodes

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If we look back over our gaming stats, most of our board gaming happens during the week. However, after a long day of work, dinner, and kid bedtimes, your brain and energy tank might be running on fumes. That doesn’t mean there’s nothing left for gaming though! In this episode, we explore some the best … Continue reading 26 | Favorite Weeknight Games (Most Days are Weekdays!)
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There are few game mechanics more satisfying than trading sets of cubes for more better cubes. Even more fantastic is trading them for victory points! On a previous episode, we discussed our enjoyment of the cube-trading, perfect-for-a-weeknight, card game, Century Spice Road. Based on this, we couldn’t wait to get our hands on the Spice … Continue reading 25 | Century Eastern Wonders (Different, Yet Similar, Cube Trading)
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The thing about Arboretum is that everyone seems to like it. We have friends who would rather walk across hot coals than play a Splotter game who rave about it. We’ve also received recommendations for Arboretum from some of our heaviest gaming partners. On top of this, the fact that it’s a small box card … Continue reading 24 | Arboretum (A Soothing Path of Tension)
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We love birds. We also appreciate games that are beautifully and thoughtfully produced. So when Wingspan by Stonemaier Games was announced, we were all over it (meaning we broke our pact to not buy new games in 2019). This game has engine building, it’s a nature documentary, it has a giant dice tower shaped like a bird feeder (seriously). … Continue reading 23 | Wingspan (Bird Facts and Candy Eggs)
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We’re still basking in the glow of four days of gaming at the Whose Turn Con in Durham, NC – and what a great time it was! In this episode, we discuss many of the great games we played there including: Dominant Species Concordia Space Base Trellis Sidereal Confluence Wingspan Keyforge Welcome To… Root Teotihuacan … Continue reading 22 | Whose Turn 2019 (A gaming con in our own backyard)
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We played a LOT of games in 2018, which is great in so many ways. The only downside is that it makes choosing the top 5 REALLY HARD! This week on the show, we share our five favorite “new to us” board games of 2018… and there were a lot to choose from… so these … Continue reading 21 | Top 5 Games Played in 2018 (Simply the Best)
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In our last episode of 2018, we try something new – the collectable card game, Keyforge! Neither of us have the time to track down the best cards and combos for traditional deck building games, but Keyforge suggests the promise of just purchasing a deck, opening it, and playing. Does it live up to the … Continue reading 20 | Keyforge (A Procedurally Generated Episode)
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It’s the holiday season! We know the best (and most stressful) aspect of this time of year are showering the people you love with just the right gifts. And what better gift than sharing something YOU love – board games! With so many games out there, finding just the perfect one for the person in … Continue reading 19 | Cardboard and Wine Holiday Gift Guide 2018
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If you’ve been within 10 miles of any board game media over the past several months, you have undoubtedly heard of Root, a game of war and direct conflict disguised by the most adorable meeples you’ve ever seen. Seriously – we never thought, in 2018, we could be wow’d by meeples, but these somehow are the … Continue reading 18 | Root First Impressions (Toast Warriors)
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With Halloween fast approaching here in the United States, here’s a scary scenario for you: Take a look at your board game collection. So many great games and memories shared playing them. Now imagine you could only keep FIVE of them! That’s what we discuss on today’s episode. These are the five games we would … Continue reading 17 | What if You Could Only Keep Five Games? (A Frightening List!)

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