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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In this episode of The Long View, I'm pleased to be joined by special guest Chris Whitpan of the Game All Nite podcast as we discuss the hidden euro classic Palaces of Carrara. Why hasn't this game gotten a wider release? Is it worth the trouble to track down a copy? Tune in and find out in this episode!
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In this episode of The Long View, I'm pleased to be joined by first time contributor Mark Fredrickson as we discuss the hidden gem Bruxelles 1893. Thanks for listening!
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In this episode of The Long View, I'm pleased to be joined by Luke Heidebrect as we discuss the Martin Wallace Classic, Automobile. Is this game more than the sum of your twelve decisions? Does it offer different and unique strategies over time? Does it deserve to be ranked higher than it is in our opinion? Listen and find out! Thanks for listening!
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Join me and Historian Justin Nordstrom as we explore the backstory of Fort Sumter, by Mark Herman. We examine the history behind the game and debate how well the setting informs the game design, and what connections can be found between the actual history surrounding this time period and the gameplay. We hope you enjoy this discussion of Fort Sumter - The Secession Crisis 1860 - 1861.
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Dylan the Boardgame Trucker debuts on the Long View to teach TC and Joe about Mottainai, a brainmelting card game from Carl Chudyk, famed designer of Glory to Rome and Innovation!
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Geof Gambill is back in the saddle to provide some context to enhance your enjoyment of Great Western Trail! Thanks to our sponsor www.gamesurplus.com for their continued support of the show. Go and check out how Elaine and Carmen are bringing the world of board games to you! Thanks as well to Punchboard Media! Check out a wealth of excellent board game media at www.punchboardmedia.com!
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In this episode of Board Game Backstory, I’m happy to be joined by historian Justin Nordstrom as we examine the historical context of 1960 the Making of the President.
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Alex of Bottom Shelf Board Games joins TC and Joe talks about the great The Great Zimbabwe! Splotter Spellen released The Great Zimbabwe in 2012. Grab a handful of cows and build monuments to the gods in this modern classic!
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Aaron of Boards Alive joins TC and Joe for an in-depth look at the asymmetrical faction pseudo-civ game, Imperial Settlers. Can you find the hidden ninja?
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From the Desk of Geof Gambill... In the first episode of Board Game Backstory, we examine the game Bora Bora by Stefan Feld. In this, and every episode of Board Game Backstory, I will examine a game, how it plays, and the time and place where the game is set. This historical backdrop will, hopefully, increase your enjoyment of the games we love to play.

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