Dice Tower Network Podcast: The Innkeeper's Table

The Innkeeper's Table is series of bite-sized episodes intended to bridge the gap between experienced gamers and newcomers to the hobby. We focus on a single topic each episode, for 20 minutes or less, in order to make board games more approachable to new gamers and spark discussions that gamers of all experience levels can join in on.

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The Innkeeper's Table Episodes

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This is arguably the game that led Bill and Dylan into their long journey on the path of board games. Bang! is a long-time favorite, and its follow-up, Bang!: The Dice Game took many of the best parts of the original game and streamlined them. So what do the hosts have to say about these games over a decade after they originally found it?
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It's a chase through London! One player flees while the rest of the group tries to find and catch the fugitive! In this episode, the hosts talk about the 1983 Spiel des Jahres winner, Scotland Yard!

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Have you played Scotland Yard before? What did you think? Do you have other hidden movement games you enjoy? Let us know at innkeeperstablepodcast@gmail.com.

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It's all fun and games until someone starts taking the competition a little too seriously. Bill and Dylan talk about how to handle things when someone (whether a child or a grown-up) starts getting a bit too competitive.

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What are some of your tips for handling things when a game gets too heated? Let us know at innkeeperstablepodcast@gmail.com.

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Bill and Dylan discuss the brand new, co-operative logic-deduction game from Floodgate Games, Decorum.

Have you played Decorum yet? Email us to let us know what you thought of it at innkeeperstablepodcast@gmail.com!

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Dylan and Bill answer a question from a listener who is looking for good science fiction and fantasy games to play with their 6-year-old niece who loves Harry Potter and Skyward.

Did we miss any? Write in and tell us what you would suggest at innkeeperstablepodcast@gmail.com!

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100 episodes! That's quite a milestone, and we couldn't have made it here without our listeners! To celebrate, the hosts have a special long episode prepared, where we discuss, not just our Top 3, but our Top 10 games, period!

We couldn't fit this whole discussion into our normal 15–20 minutes, so we've extended this special episode to over an hour to cover everything! We hope you'll enjoy it.

What are your favorite games? Write in and let us know at innkeeperstablepodcast@gmail.com!

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So this one's a little different. The game's actually not out yet, but the crowdfunding campaign will be starting soon.

While we were at Dice Tower West 2022, Dylan had the opportunity to play Roy Cannaday's upcoming lightspeed 4X game, Last Light. In this episode, he pitches the game to Bill as one to play.

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