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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Secrets of the Lost Station is currently live on Kickstarter! In this episode, Jason sits down with the lead designer, Jim Samartino. They discuss, among other things, how it builds upon and improves Secrets of the Lost Tomb and how it weaves the theme into all aspects of gameplay.

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Jason welcomes back the owner and founder of Gamelyn Games, Michael Coe, and designer of Heroes of Land, Air and Sea, Scott Almes to talk about the big new game coming soon. 

The three talk about the game itself, the Kickstarter and controversy around its initial attempts to fund, and what they see for the future of both this game and other games in production by Gamelyn. 

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This week, Jason is joined by Michael Coe, CEO and Founder of Gamelyn Games, and Scott Almes, designer of the Tiny Epic series of games. They talk about the founding of Gamelyn, the background of the tiny epic series, and some pressing questions about the present and future of the game series. 

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An extended conversation between Jason and the men's roundtable from Episode 50 including Colin Dengan, Adam Smith, and Hansworth Gruberstein. 

The guys talk about life in Minnesota, parenthood, and lots of games. A more relaxed, off the cuff conversation, extra content from our Episode 50 spectacular. 

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Jason welcomes Walter Barber back to ENGN with the next episode in our preview series line up. This week, they dig into Champions of Hara, the newest Kickstarter game from Greenbrier Games, and Walter's creation. Find out more about this game, how it plays, and whether you should consider it for backing. 

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This week we're celebrating 50 episodes of Every Night is Game Night (and Table for One)! Anthony and Jason discuss what it means to hit 50 episodes and Jason sits down with two roundtables to discuss solo gaming and what it means to them. The roundtables include gamers from the solo board gaming groups both on Facebook and BoardGameGeek, as well as some other content creators:

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While Anthony was at Gen Con last week, Jason sat down with Byron Campbell, aka kittenhoarder! Writer for Miniature Market and entropymag.org from the BGG 1 Player Guild to discuss Sword & Sorcery, the new dungeon crawler from Ares Games that many are comparing to Descent. 

Listen to the two discuss the pros and cons of the new game vs. the tried and true dungeon crawling of a game like Descent. 

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Check out some more of our conversation with Brad Tolton from Level 99 games! If you listened Every Night is Game Night, episode 48, you heard that we had more to say than what we were able to fit on the main podcast. Rather than leave that stuff on the cutting room floor, we are delivering it to you as part of our After Hours random conversation series. 
 
Brad gives us the lowdown about his current big design project, Seventh Cross, due on kickstarter... whenever it's done!
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Anthony and Jason are joined this week by D. Brad Tolton, president and founder of Level 99 Games. Brad has a lot of experience with producing expansions for his core lineup of titles, so we pick his brain a bit about how expansions are planned and made. We also talk a bit about when expansions can become too much. 
 
We then talk about two big recent releases that enable solo mode for their base games.
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Anthony and Jason take a look at some of the newest puzzle-style polyomino games with solo modes, including NMBR9 and Cottage Garden. We then delve into discussing whether these games have a place on the tabletop or would be better suited to digital apps, plus a discussion of recent arguments over solo play. 

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