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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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? 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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Anthony and Jason are always showing off new games for folks and playing as much of the hottest stuff as possible. Practice makes perfect, as they say, so this episode is about sharing all the tips for good teaching that have been picked up along the way. We all know what bad teaching looks like, so let's help folks... uh, stop doing that!

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Last week, you heard about the best from 2018 in a wide variety of categories. For this episode, we get down to brass tacks and present the absolute best games of 2018. Once again, we thank all of the presenters who helped us out with this episode. Please go follow them on social media and check out their channels!

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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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Come join Moe as he explains to TC and Joe his experiences with Donning the Purple. Donning the Purple is a recently released one to three player game about the fight to be emperor in volatile pre collapse Rome. 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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Welcome to the Second Annual ENGN Solo Awards! If you do a thing twice, does it become an annual tradition? Regardless, we are back to bring you the absolute best of 2018, as decided by Anthony, Jason, and ENGN fans across Facebook and BGG.

We are happy to be joined once again by contributors from all over the board gaming universe - some familiar, some brand new. And this year, we also get to hear from the winners as well. Some folks went above and beyond with their clips, so please give a listen and check out their pages!

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Liz from Beyond Solitaire and Jeremy from Jambalaya Plays Games are back for more recently delivered Kickstarter fun! 

Liz and Jeremy start us off with a highly portable and quirky cult classic which is finally seeing the published light of day (5:38). Then Jason and Liz share about Direwild (12:35), the latest game to take a stab at marrying deckbuilding and dungeon crawling. Our discussion gets into some larger points about deckbuilders - what we enjoy, what we think makes them good, etc. 

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David of the Long View of Scythe returns to climb a mountain. With Trains! That's right, this episode of The Long View examines Snowdonia, a game of worker placement focused on the famous Snowdonia train. It's a pleasure train in Wales whose purpose is to give you a beautiful view from the top of a mountain.
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We do this once a season, for the reason of new kickstarter deliveries hitting our tables. Liz from Beyond Solitaire and Jeremy from Jambalaya Plays Games hop back on the show to do what we do whether the mics are on or not... talk about games! 

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Jason chats with Chris Cieslik and Julia Urquhart from Asmadi Games about one of his most anticipated games for 2019 - 1001 Odysseys! We've talked about it before during our PAX Unplugged recap episodes. For this Preview Series, we really blow it out and get under the hood with this cooperative story telling game.

If you liked Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, this is the game for you!

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