Dice Tower Network Podcast: Four Corners

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Happy New Year! In this episode we do our yearly tradition of looking back at all the 2016 games we've played in 2016 (well, atleast all the ones Graeme owns). Each is presorted into a ok, good, or great pile and then we have a very quick discussion on why (of course there are some disagreements, why wouldn't there be).

We then finish off the podcast with our game of the year and a runner up - these are the games that we feel are the ones to have in your collection from 2016.

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We review a big box of bling! Otherwise known as Mechs Vs Minions. But first we start off by looking at some games we've played recently :

Above and Below 02:00

Oceanos 09:22

Feast of Odin 15:36

Geek Out! 23:20

Inis 29:12

We then look back a year at Lords of Vegas and Vegas Showdown.

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We review Pandemic Legacy Season 1 this time, but don't worry, we will warn you before the review starts so you can avoid any spoilers! First we talk about some games we've played :

The Boss 01:00

Elder Sign 06:00

Pandemic : Reign of Cthulhu 12:00

We then do a look back at Powergrid (19:25)

And finally, the spoilers start at 22:00 but again, we will warn you before we start the section. Also, since you are listening to the spoilers, we are assuming you know how to play the game so there is no walkthrough in this episode during the review.

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This episode we look at a new deck building adventure game - we are calling these types of games Deck Builder Plus. But first we look at some games we've played over the last 2 weeks :

Rolling Freight 00:30

Costa Rica 14:15

Pandemic The Cure 18:35

We then have a look back at Zombicide (25:50)

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After a brief hiatus the Four Corners is back (unfortunately we are a corner down) with our second most requested review game - Mansions of Madness 2nd Edition!

First we talk about some games we have been able to play in the last few weeks:

Dice Town 01:35

Onitama 06:44

Blueprints 10:28

Tiny Epic Galaxies 18:04

We then have a look back at Canterbury 25:34 (Lella does eventually remember the game) - since B enjoys this game, why don't we play it more?

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We just got back from GrandCon in Grand Rapids, MI - so we give a quick review of the Con, but we spend most of the episode giving quick reviews of the games we played :

Tash Kalar 09:40

Night at Higsley Manor 14:12

Saloon Tycoon 23:19

Thunder Alley - Crew Chief expansion 31:27

Legends of the American Frontier 36:00

Cleopatra and the Society of Architects 51:00

Mad Science Foundation 57:30

Artemis Ship Simulator 1:01:00

Royals 1:10:00

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We just got back from GrandCon in Grand Rapids, MI - so we give a quick review of the Con, but we spend most of the episode giving quick reviews of the games we played :

Tash Kalar 09:40

Night at Higsley Manor 14:12

Saloon Tycoon 23:19

Thunder Alley - Crew Chief expansion 31:27

Legends of the American Frontier 36:00

Cleopatra and the Society of Architects 51:00

Mad Science Foundation 57:30

Artemis Ship Simulator 1:01:00

Royals 1:10:00

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We have a look at Flash Point Fire Rescue this week (one of the games requested during the contest). First though we have a look at a few games we've played in the last few weeks.

Railways of the World 01:40

Voyages of Marco Polo 06:24

Thurns and Taxis 13:05

Friday 20:43

We then have a look back (24:55) at a game we all really enjoyed (well, most of us anyway) - Dungeon Petz. We've all played it since right? Right? Why or why not?

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We have a look at Flash Point Fire Rescue this week (one of the games requested during the contest). First though we have a look at a few games we've played in the last few weeks.

Railways of the World 01:40

Voyages of Marco Polo 06:24

Thurns and Taxis 13:05

Friday 20:43

We then have a look back (24:55) at a game we all really enjoyed (well, most of us anyway) - Dungeon Petz. We've all played it since right? Right? Why or why not?

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We announce the winner of the our contest and they will be entered into the Dice Tower Mega Contest pool to be drawn next week!

For the rest of the show we talk about the Proto TO convention we attended - what does it mean to attend a Prototyping convention? Would we recommend it? What did we see and play? Was there anything there that we are especially eager to purchase when it is published? Does it make us want to design our own game(s)?

We talk about 3 games we played at the convetion :

Campfire Tales

Campaign Trail (working title)

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