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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Scheduling Note: For those wondering where Episode 40 is, we missed last week with Anthony out of town for Origins. Sorry for the delay in the episode, which will be up this week on Friday, along with today's special preview episode. Thanks and enjoy!

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This week, Anthony and Jason are taking a closer look at two games that came out about a year ago at Origins Game Fair, along with six games we're excited to see and learn more about this year at the convention. 

We'll dive into The Networks as well as Quests of Valeria and their solo modes, and then share three games each that we're eager to pick up or see more of at Origins next week. Anthony will be at Origins, so make sure to drop him a line or track him down (look for the BGA shirt!). 

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Part two of our epic two part solo game run through with Luke Hector from the Broken Meeple. In this episode, we run through each of our top 5 solo games of all time, along with some extra special bits at the end for you to get a sense of what everyone is into when it comes to solo games. 

Make sure to listen to part 1 if you haven't yet to hear all of the games on our top 10 lists!

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In part one of our epic two part special, Luke Hector joins us to discuss solo games. But not just any solo games, our top 10 solo games. Each of us shares our top 10 list, from the crunchiest euros to the goofiest variants. 

The episode ended up being nearly two and a half hours long, so we've split it into two. Today, you're getting #10-6 on the list, and on Friday we'll be dropping #5-1 plus some extra bonuses. Enjoy the episode and be sure to check out Luke's feed on the Broken Meeple. 

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Jason sits down with designer Keith Matejka to discuss Roll Player and the expansion, currently on Kickstarter: Monsters & Minions. 

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This week on Every Night is Game Night, Anthony and Jason sit down to discuss solo variants. We pick four games with different takes on adding solo play to a typically multiplayer-only game and discuss how they play in general, but also how that approach tends to work, while selecting our favorites from the bunch. 

The games covered include Five Tribes, 7 Wonders, 7 Wonders Duel, and Takenoko. We also dig a bit into Automa and how it can help to improve solo play through carefully mimicking the opposing player's turn. 

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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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