Dice Tower Network Podcast: Every Night is Game Night

Every Night is Game Night is a weekly, 30-45 minute podcast about strategy and thematic games, with a special emphasis on cooperative and solo play. Every week, Anthony and Jason talk about the games they love - Anthony covers heavy strategy and Euro games, while Jason brings his passion for games with lots of theme and narrative. We do regular game reviews and frequently discuss a variety of topics in the board gaming world, ranging from serious to silly. We also bring you Kickstarter previews, as well as long form interviews with many of the most noteworthy names in the industry, including Matt Leacock, Ryan Laukat, Ignacy Trzewiczek, Scott Almes, Isaac Childres, and more! 

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Every Night is Game Night Episodes

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We roll on with our Best in Class series with one of the most popular genres out there. Thanks so much to everyone who has given positive feedback on the "Best in Class" format so far - we like it, and we'd love to keep bringing it to you!

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Our Best in Class companion series to the Top 100 Solo Games People's Choice rolls on! Today, Jason is ecstatic to welcome back a friend of the show, Adam Smith from Rolling Solo. This man knows more about recent dungeon crawl games than any other content creator out there.

We get into what we like about dungeon crawl games, as well as what distinguishes them from other thematic adventure games (which we covered last week). After that, we get into Adam's Top Ten, which he has also presented as a video over on his Rolling Solo channel.

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Jason is happy to welcome a long-time listener, first-time caller Corey Mayo to the pod! He is very, very well known among solo gamers who frequent BGG or Facebook, as he always has something to say about the games of the day.

In this episode, we talk about Corey's favorite genre - thematic adventure games. We get into our working definition of thematic adventure and debate whether many people's number one solo game of all time, Mage Knight, falls into that definition. Corey then shows some love to some underrated games, with Jason in the peanut gallery sharing about a few more.

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Jason is happy to welcome a long-time listener, first-time caller Corey Mayo to the pod! He is very, very well known among solo gamers who frequent BGG or Facebook, as he always has something to say about the games of the day.

In this episode, we talk about Corey's favorite genre - thematic adventure games. We get into our working definition of thematic adventure and debate whether many people's number one solo game of all time, Mage Knight, falls into that definition. Corey then shows some love to some underrated games, with Jason in the peanut gallery sharing about a few more.

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Jason was lucky enough to visit PAX Unplugged earlier this month, and is eager to share about his experiences! Like the last few PAX recaps, not only does Jason give his own perspective (this time as a demoer for Starling Games teaching Everdell to 36 different groups), but we also hear from a few friends. All of these voices should be very familiar to regular ENGN listeners - Liz Davidon, Michael Kelley, Jeremy Howard, Brenna Noonan, Mike Dilisio, and more!

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For our last episode before the holiday season, we are happy to bring to you Jason's patented "headspace" reviews for some fun games, as well as a great idea for a last-minute stocking stuffer.

First up, Jason reviews Coraline: Beware the Other Mother, a quick and quirky solo/ coop card game with some neat integration of the Coraline movie IP (2:42). Second, Jason covers Nemo Rising (11:45), the cooperative adventure game in a steampunk universe (that happens to have nothing, nothing at all to do with Nemo's War!).

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Welcome to part two of our mini-series of episodes. Following up on the Top 200 Solo Games People's Choice list that is now live on BGG, we are taking a closer look at different genres represented within that list, and also enjoyed by gamers everywhere.

Anthony and Jason shift over to talk about one of their personal favorites - strategic card games. First, we get into some of the reason why folks love the genre so much. After that, Anthony gets into his Top Ten Strategic Card Games. If you are a regular listener, you know what landed at number one!

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Welcome to a new mini-series of episodes that we are starting here on ENGN. Following up on the Top 200 Solo Games People's Choice list that is now live on BGG, we are taking a closer look at different genres represented within that list, and also enjoyed by gamers everywhere.

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The second part of ENGN's biggest episode is here, the fourth annual! Kevin Erskine once again joins Jason and Liz for commentary on the Top 200 Solo Games list, currently unfolding on BGG. For this episode, we chat about the cluster of games that has truly emerged as the canon of solo gaming. Many of the games are the same, but there were also a few surprise debuts as well.

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ENGN's biggest episode is here, the fourth annual! Kevin Erskine joins Jason and Liz for commentary to break for the Top 200 Solo Games list, currently unfolding on BGG.

Which games rose and fell, what were big surprises and debuts, we get into all of that and more for the first 150 games on the big list. This list is the very best resource for solo gamers to find out which games are actually getting played and which games are great for our community, so we are happy to do cover it every year.

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