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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The Long View   For this episode of The Long View, I’m joined by Eric Brosius and Joe Huber as we discuss the 18xx family of games. What makes them so compelling? How should you approach these heavy-weight games? Find out all of this and more, in this episode of The Long View. Thanks, as always, to 2d6.org for hosting and supporting The Long View. Thank you for listening! In addition, here are two links that are mentioned in the episode for your reference. Why Groups of New Players Often Struggle With 18XX
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The Long View   In this episode of The Long View, I am joined by W. Eric Martin of BoardgameGeek News to discuss Carl Chudyk’s Innovation. In addition to exploring this fascinating game, Eric shares his thoughts about game fatigue, trends in the hobby, and “game snobbery”. Thanks, as always, to 2d6.org for hosting and supporting The Long View. Thank you for listening! ~ Geof Gambill      
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The Long View   This week in The Long View, special guest Jim Shaw and I hold our first smack-down episode! In the crucible are Quarriors and The King of Tokyo. Who comes out on top as the real king? You’ll have to listen to find out! Special thanks must of course go out to 2d6.org for their generous support and hosting of The Long View. ~ Geof Gambill      
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The Long View   In this episode of The Long View, we take a closer look at the game Brass with Justin Nordstrom and Jesse Dean. We try to answer what makes this game so different and unique from other economic games, and try to answer the question, “What makes a Wallace, a Wallace?” Thanks to 2d6.org for hosting, and thank you for listening! ~ Geof Gambill      
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The Long View   In this installment of The Long View, I am joined by Joel Eddy as we discuss Eminent Domain. In our discussion, we compare this game to other card driven, space themed games, and try to examine where this game shines, and what, if anything, it may need to become the “go to game” in this genre. Thanks to 2d6.org for hosting, and thank you for listening! ~ Geof Gambill      
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The Long View   This week in The Long View, Jim Shaw and I discuss one of the first Kickstarter darlings, Alien Frontiers. In this episode we explore what makes this game unique, and why it may be one of the best dice worker placement games. Thanks to 2d6.org for hosting, and thank you for listening! ~ Geof Gambill      
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The Long View   In this episode of The Long View, we take a look at A Few Acres of Snow by Martin Wallace. My guests for this episode are Justin Nordstrom and Tim Seitz, better known as out4blood on BoardGameGeek. As one of the people who discovered and refined the “Halifax Hammer” strategy, I was curious to hear what Tim would have to say about this fascinainug and somewhat controversial game. We explore both the faults and brilliance of this design in this episode.
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The Long View   In this episode of The Long View, we delve into Mage Knight the Board Game. Can this game possibly be as good as all of the hype? Will it stand the test of time? To try to answer these questions and more, I am joined by Jesse Dean and Paul Grogan. We examine the game in depth, and Paul shares news with us of an upcoming expansion for this fascinating, complex and thematic game. Thanks to 2d6.org for hosting, and thank you for listening! ~ Geof Gambill      
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The Long View For this episode of The Long View, we will examine the game Paths of Glory, and try to discover what it is about this complex, monster of a game that has made it a fixture in the overall Boardgamegeek rankings. My guest for this episode is Dr. Justin Nordstrom, who shares his insights with me about this fascinating and enduring wargame.
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The Long View   The Long View is a podcast that is designed to provide a critical and in depth look at a specific game each episode. The games we feature in our discussions will be more than just a few months old! Many will have been released in the past one to three years. New enough to not be old, but not old enough to have already been designated as classic or clunker. There are a myriad of fine podcasts and reviewers that do an admirable job of giving a first look ...

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