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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Jason sits down to discuss the new campaign on Kickstarter for Outer Limit Games with developer, Joseph Pilkus. Titled Tradewars - Homeworld: Exterra Edition, the game promises a unique take on deck building and sci-fi exploration with solo support. 

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We were super excited this week to have a bit of time to talk with Josh and Adam Carlson, the founders of Chip Theory Games and designers of Too Many Bones, one of the hottest solo games out there right now. 

They sat down with us to chat about the game, their approach to components in design, some of the criticisms the game has received and what we can expect in the future from both Too Many Bones and Chip Theory. 

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This week Anthony Shares three games he's been playing lately that are sometimes hard to find with Leaving Earth, Helionox (and the upcoming Deluxe edition), and Dungeon Time. Jason has some tips and thoughts on how to make sure you have a chance of finding those hard to find games, and the guys talk about some of the games these ones resemble if you're not able to track down a copy. 

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This week, Anthony and Jason sat down to discuss the top apps released thus far in 2017, and who better to join them than one of the gurus of board game apps right now - Suzanne Sheldon. 

Suzanne sits in and helps to run through five of the biggest app releases thus far in 2017, including Race for the Galaxy, Tokaido, Terra Mystica, Onirim, and Mysterium. We also discuss the impact of the Asmodee mergers on the board game app market, and find out the answer to the most important question of all: pie, cake, or cookies. 

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Hey everybody! On Episode 32 of Every Night is Game Night, we have three hot solo dice games hitting our tables of late and we're going to let you know which ones are worth buying, which to avoid, and which are rehashes of the same old stuff. 

Anthony dives into recent plays of Deep Space D-6 and Dice Stars while Jason digs into the latest Oniverse game, Nautlion, and Roll Player, the RPG character creation dice game (yes, really!) 

Enjoy the reviews and the thoughts on this week's four dice games as we delve into chapter two of the podcast's life with the new name!

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Jason has a late night chat with Shawn Patterson (Bristol), the admin of the Facebook Solo Boardgamers Group about the group, how it was founded, its recent explosive growth, and the number of ways you can get involved in the group and help out. A great conversation with the guy running one of the better gaming resources for solo players out there. 

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(Note: This is the first episode of Every Night is Game Night, the name change being effective as of April 23rd. Stay tuned for all new images!)

In the third entry in the Every Night is Game Night Preview Series, Jason sits down with Konstantinos Manos (a.k.a. Kevorque) to discuss Centauri Saga season 1, currently on Kickstarter. The two discuss the current Kickstarter and the expansions it is bringing to the game, the feedback received on the first iteration of the game and future plans for the company, Vesuvius Media. 

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This week, we have Christopher Badell on the show to discuss all things Greater than Games, starting with Jason's favorite, Sentinels of the Multiverse. We'll talk about the state of the game, how it came to be, the future of the IP (and the game system), and a few recent releases around them. 

We also dive into some of the other games coming soon from Greater Than Games, including Fate of the Elder Gods and Spirit Island, as well as the state of Sentinel Tactics and recent favorites like New Bedford. 

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For episode 30 of Table for One, Anthony and Jason sit down with Matt Leacock to discuss...our favorite children's games! With Matt's newest game, Mole Rats in Space, hitting stores, we wanted to discuss how he approached a game so different from his blockbuster titles, and what that process looks like. 

In addition, we take a few minutes to each share our three favorite children's games and what they mean to us and our families. 

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Anthony is taking over this week with three big, heavy games! In an all-brain-burning, all-puzzle-euro special, Anthony takes a look at three big games he's been playing lately, including the behemoths of Vinhos Deluxe and The Gallerist from Vital Lacerda and Eagle Gryphon Games, and the smaller, yet wonderfully innovative Tramways from Alban Viard. 

Anthony will walk through what he likes and doesn't like about each of the three games and their solo variants, while Jason asks questions and wonders at theming, questionable components, and play time. 

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