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Dice Tower Network Podcast: Four Corners
Four Corners Episodes
Dean and Graeme have a look at preconceptions in reviewing/looking at boardgames. Do we give some designers/publishers/etc. a free ride when looking at their game? Do we start at different point on the 1-10 scale depending on our preconceptions? Does it matter? Is it fair?
We then do our Top 5 Games that Bucked the Trend.
Since we are all in a holiday mood, Graeme and Dean didn't want to do a heavy episode, so we decided to talk about food.
We look at snacking at the table while gaming. Good idea? Are any foods off limits? Ever seen a food related disaster at the table?
We then finish off with our Top 5 Snacks we like to have at the table.
Dean and Graeme discuss bad games that we still have fun playing. "Bad" of course being completely subjective and arbitrary. We discuss what makes a game bad for us, how do we overcome that, what how can we still enjoy them.
We then finish with out Top 5 Bad Games we Still Find Fun!
Dean and Graeme talk about the differences between a legacy and campaign game. Pretty easy right? Surprisingly figuring out what we like in each family of games ends up more difficult than expected.
We end the episode with our Top 5 Legacy/Campaign games
We all know what card games are right? Well this week Dean and Graeme have a look and see if they agree on what makes a card game. Is there a difference between card games and board games?
We then finish up with our Top 5 Card Games.
Well, this is it. Our final episode. We start off things normally with some recent plays :
Clans of Caledonia
We then finish off the podcast with a wrap up of the Four Corners. We look at our 5 favourite games we've reviewed, we also recount some of our favourite memories of being the Four Corners. And there maybe some clips from a couple of our listeners.
It's that time of year again! Dean and Graeme look back at our picks from Essen 2017 to see how good we are at picking games.
We then do our top 10 list of anticipated games from Essen 2018! Will we do any better this year!
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Also slight name change, we are now called "Talking Across the Game Board"
We are recording this on the day after we returned from MAWGCon II - a week long gaming event!
We've got lots of games to talk about :
Rise of Queensdale
Since last episode was a bit of a negative one, we figured we'd do the opposite this time! What do we do with underwhelming games? How much sway do our family/friends/reviewers have on us going back to a game?
We then proceed to our Top 5 Games That Have Gotten Better (games we used to find underwhelming, but now like)
We are getting close to the end now, only a few more episodes!
We start this episode talking about some recent plays:
Choose your Own Adventure : House of Danger
We then get into the main topic of discussion : Dragonsgate College. The game revolves around a dice drafting mechanism, so what do we think of that mechanism? What about the theme and the rest of the game?