Dice Tower Network Podcast: The Family Gamers

How do gamers raise the next generation of geeks? How do you play games with your children without drowning in the monotony of CandyLand? How do you introduce your children to video games responsibly? Join Andrew and Anitra as they discuss gaming as a family with their three children. Listen to stories of their past, their successes and failures, and learn from their experiences. Mix this in with some giveaways, commentary about new stuff on the market, and a couple of interviews and you have The Family Gamers Podcast! If you're enjoying the show, please don't forget to leave a review, share with yoru friends, and subscribe!

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We played a few games this week, and we discuss a billboard we saw… for Minecraft. Wait, what? This week: POLLEN The Order 1886 Ratchet and Clank Letter Tycoon with gaming adjustments; can be made surprisingly fair for adults vs. children. The Princess and the Goblin We saw a billboard that said: “Play MINECRAFT on the big screen”, and we

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This week, we talk about two new board games, announce the giveaway winner, and delve into Star Wars for a while. First, we play games! Mario Kart 8 WarioWare Smooth Moves Best Treehouse Ever Letter Tycoon Boomtown Bandits Andrew is a curator for Boston FIG 2016. If you are in New England, you should come out and see it. We

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What we played this week: Ascension Bring Your Own Book Pie Rats of the Carob Bean Farm Kickstarters we’re excited about: Pie Rats is fully funded and in production! Campaign Trail Tesla vs. Edison expansion SeaFall, which is not a Kickstarter, but available for preorder (get fancy coins) (or pre-order it cheaper here) Video games this week: Rocket League Ratchet

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This month, the BGA team starts the second hundred episodes with a fan favorite - If you like, try...featuring Terra Mystica. 

We'll take a look at four different mechanisms, themes, or components of the modern classic and share 12 games we think you should check out if you also like this one. In addition, we'll talk about the games we've gotten to the table lately, some recent acquisition disorders, and upcoming awards as the summer convention season gets underway. 

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Wow, Andrew saw a lot of games at PAX East! And our first thoughts on a few games we received recently, plus a giveaway.Games we played this week: The Best Treehouse Ever JurassAttack! Pie Rats of the Carob Bean Farm – Kickstarter ends Monday, May 2. Go back it now! Speaking of mice and rats… Mouse Guard RPG, based on the Mouse

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We’re baaaaack! We’re finally back from our longer-than-desired hiatus and we’re super excited. We talk about what we’ve been up to and what we’re looking forward to at PAX East and in 2016! A few games we played in the hiatus: Pandemic: Legacy (Season 1) Campaign Trail , which will relaunch on May 3 on Kickstarter. Find us at PAX

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It's been nearly three years. Three years of Board Gamers Anonymous. As we reach Episode 100, all four of us come together and celebrate with the biggest list we've ever put together. 

It's time for our Top 100 games of all time. In this month's episode, all four guys get together, combining their top 50 lists into a single, massive list of the 100 games we enjoy more than anything else we've ever played. 


Tabletop Madness is back and this year we're doing things a bit different. We've taken 64 of the top rated games of 2015 and put them into regions of our bracket based on theme. We then voted them down one at a time (sometimes with the help of our infamous blue die) to choose the game that best embodied its theme as a game. 

Listen to hear which games we considered the most thematic and best fit what they were trying to do in their execution in this year's Tabletop Madness! 


Check out our full rundown of predictions and scoring for 2015 as well as 16 new predictions for 2016 from Anthony, Chris, Daniel, and Drew on Episode 98. 

  • Scoring our 2015 Predictions
  • Top 16 Predictions for 2016
  • Final Round: New Year Board Gamer Resolutions!


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We talk with Len Peralta this week, artist behind “Geekimals” and Geek a Week. But first! The games we played: Patchwork Tesla vs. Edison Hanabi Guillotine giant Nintendo at the Strong Museum of Play See Len’s art here: lenperalta.com and lenperaltastore.com Len mentioned the games Spaceteam, Flick ’em up, Codenames, Mysterium, and Camel Up. Andrew recommended Jungle Speed. Len will