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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Here are the games we will cover in this episode with time stamps. Please reference this list in cases where we don't explicitly say the name of the game in the audio. Hope you enjoy!

0:28 - #90 - Thunderbirds
4:55 - #89 - V-Commandos
7:23 - #88 - This War of Mine
10:05 - #87 - Warhammer Quest
11:44 - #86 - Too Many Bones
14:46 - #85 - Dead Men Tell No Tales
18:28 - #84 - Tiny Epic Defenders
23:14 - #83 - Dresden Files Cooperative Card Game
26:59 - #82 - Fury of Dracula
31:02 - #81 - The Dwarves

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We hope you enjoyed last week's two part episode on designing solo variants! Because of that, this week will not be a regular episode. Instead, we are going to give you audio versions of Top 100 Cooperative Games, a video series that Jason made with Luke Hector, the Broken Meeple: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmjyHBcqxxQjrg0KUN944dQ.

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As much as we love bringing you content about all sorts of Kickstarter projects, it gives us a special warm feeling in our hearts when we can promote a project from a first time designer. We welcome Joseph Chen to the show to talk about Fantastic Factories.

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Before we get on to the episode, we want to remind every one about the contest we are running for our community. As of this podcast's airdate (6/15), you only have a few days left!

We are now offering more prizes. One winner will get a prize pack which includes Herbaceous and Sunset Over Water from Pencil First Games! Another will receive their choice between Hoplomachus: Origins and Comancheria. If we reach 75 likes on our Geeklist, we will give away a copy of Legacy of Dragonholt.

All you have to do to enter the contest is:

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Welcome to Part Two of our roundtable conversation about solo variant design. If you missed Part One, please go back in the feed and check it out. We've released both episodes simultaneously because... well, we want you to have it!

In this half of our discussion with Keith, Mike, and Ricky, we get into their process as designers, as well as their greatest difficulties and how they overcame them. They also get into solo variants within the board game publishing world, both within the traditional routes and in Kickstarter projects.

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Before we get on to the episode, we are happy to announce our first contest here at ENGN! We are looking to build some online community centers where people could reliably interact with us.

The first prize is a prize pack which includes Herbaceous and Sunset Over Water from Pencil First Games! Please visit their current Kickstarter page if you want the third game in the series, Herbaceous Sprouts - https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/ebaraf/herbaceous-sprou....

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This week, we preview one of the most distinct games you will hear about this year. The co-designers from Hub Games - Michael Fox and Rory O'Connor, join us this week to talk about Holding On: The Troubled Life of Billy Kerr. This is a cooperative worker placement game with an extremely unique theme - you are a nurse providing palliative care to a dying man, and your job is to keep him alive while helping him restore his memories.

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We welcome Liz from Beyond Solitaire and Jeremy from Jambalaya Plays Games back to the show! As we like to do when we have guests, we share about some games we completely adore, but which aren't getting the publicity they deserve.

First, Jeremy tells us about Coldwater Crown (2:58), a worker placement style game with a fishing theme. The expansion for this game, The Sea Expansion, is currently live on Kickstarter.

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We welcome Liz from Beyond Solitaire and Jeremy from Jambalaya Plays Games back to the show! As we like to do when we have guests, we share about some games we completely adore, but which aren't getting the publicity they deserve.

First, Jeremy tells us about Coldwater Crown (2:58), a worker placement style game with a fishing theme. The expansion for this game, The Sea Expansion, is currently live on Kickstarter.

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Today, we're featuring an asymmertrical, two player, family friendly deduction game with a Peter Pan/ Neverland theme (you guys know how much I love my thematic games). Dan Letzring of Leitman Games hops on the show to talk about this design from Scott Almes, including some bits about its original theme (Boston Tea Party???), how it works across different skill levels and age groups, and some other tidbits.

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