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


Some games have a reputation of "ending friendships." So are there games that you should avoid playing with people you care about at all costs?

If you've got a question you'd like the hosts to discuss in an episode, send it to innkeeperstablepodcast@gmail.com! We'd love to hear from you!


Yum! Bill and Dylan discuss their favorite games that are about food.

What Top 3 list would you like us to do next? Let us know at innkeeperstablepodcast@gmail.com.


Co-op. Logic deduction. Shrubbery and flowers.

Dylan and Bill discuss the new Alice in Wonderland-themed game, Paint the Roses.

Is there a game you'd like to hear our thoughts on? Send us an email at innkeeperstablepodcast@gmail.com


Dylan and Bill discuss the 1984 Spiel des Jahres winner: Railway Rivals.

Have you ever played Railway Rivals? What did you think? Write to us at innkeeperstablepodcast@gmail.com to share your thoughts!


Bill talks about where his plan to open a board game cafe stands, then both hosts talk about features they would have in their ideal board game cafes.


Have you ever been to a board game cafe that you loved? What was it you loved about it? Let us know at innkeeperstablepodcast@gmail.com!


The Innkeepers talk about their top games for 5 or more players.

So what did we miss? Write to us and let us know your Top 3 games for larger groups at innkeeperstablepodcast@gmail.com!

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?
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!


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.


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.


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