Dice Tower Network Podcast: The Long View

The Long View is a podcast designed to take a closer, more critical look at the games we play. Each episode will focus on a single game. The game will be one that the podcasters will have played many, many times. The purpose is to provide a forum for those who want to know what a game reveals after multiple plays. Discussion will focus on the game play itself. It will not be a description of the rules of the game. Rather, it will be an in depth exploration of the merits or flaws of the game that become apparent when it it played multiple times. Thanks for listening!

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The Long View Episodes

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Lovecraft aficionados Carissa and TC Reid share their love of the occult in The Arkham Horror Card Game. Joe is certain to go insane! And that's half the fun!
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David Taranto stars in this episode of the Long View about the beloved euro/battler hybrid by Stonemaier Games! Go out to the agrarian landscape and harvest crops alongside hulking mechs!
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Ryan of the Bridge City Boardgamers joins TC and Joe to discuss the classic family game, Alhambra, which is notable for having the most "big box editions" of any board game ever. Oh, and for that silly wall that new players accidentally finish before the game is over.
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Andy Denison joins TC and Joe as he talks about his extended forays into the 18xx genre. Wanting to take the next step into stock-driven route-building train-rusting economic smack-downs? Watch out for falling companies!
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Trent Hamm, friend of the Long View and formerly heard on the Android Netrunner episode, returns to talk about the new Living Card Game from Fantasy Flight. Well, it's 20 years old but keeps on coming back! How does this classic look in its newest iteration? Find out on this episode with TC and Joe!
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For the People is a classic wargame that pits players against each other as the Union and Confederacy during the Civil War. It uses a card driven system you may know of from Twilight Struggle, and its designer, Mark Herman, is credited with inventing that system. Hear about this wargaming classic from Jonathan, whose previous Long View appearance dealt with Hands in the Sea, a card-driven game set in the Punic Wars. Jonathan researches not only the game but the historical context to provide a robust analysis of classic wargames.
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Hailed as the ultimate partner trick taking game, Tichu has a somewhat obscure past if you read its rulebook. Out of that supposed obscurity, it has risen to be respected by gamers in all parts of the hobby. Mary Prasad, whom you may know as diceychic, tells all about one of her favorites in this installment of the Long View Podcast.
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Tiny houses are all the rage. Applying that concept to popular board games we end up with the topic of tonight's Long View: Agricola All Creatures Big and Small. Do you think meat is murder? Did you cry after your third begging card? Have you tried giving water to an Animeeple?Do you play primarily with 2 players in 30 minutes or less? Well I've got the perfect game for you!
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Get more than just your feet wet in this deep exploration of Hands in the Sea, a two player deck-building war game set in Roman times. Inspired by the asymmetrical A Few Acres of Snow, Hands in the Sea expands the system with dedicated sea combat among other features. Jump on the trireme with Joe and TC and let guest Jonathan take us through this episode of the Long View Podcast.
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Tiny houses are all the rage. Applying that concept to popular board games we end up with the topic of tonight's Long View: Agricola All Creatures Big and Small. Do you think meat is murder? Did you cry after your third begging card? Have you tried giving water to an Animeeple?Do you play primarily with 2 players in 30 minutes or less? Well I've got the perfect game for you!

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