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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Thebrandt from the Portal Gaming Podcast rejoins the show to help us with the last of our "Should I Buy It?" series of deep dive, thorough reviews. We get into Chronicles of Crime, the new app-integrated case solving game from Lucky Duck Games. Brandt loves Detective from Portal Games, so we get into a comparison between the two, looking at what each of them offers in terms of complexity and fun factor.

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You guys asked for Arkham? You're getting some Arkham! Every year, we get more and more content from the Cthulhu-verse, especially from Fantasy Flight. This year, we are getting a brand new edition of the grand-daddy of them all - Arkham Horror. How different is this new edition? Should folks who love and/ or own the second edition give this one a close look? I invited noted Arkham-ologist Luke Hector, the Broken Meeple, on to the show to help us figure that all out (4:06).

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After a brief paternity-induced hiatus, the Preview Series is back! We have a bit of an odd duck for you today. Jason wanted to cover the Nemo's War Kickstarter and generally catch up with Victory Point Games, so he reached out to see who would want to come on. After a while, all roads led to good friend of the show, Brenna Noonan with Game Salute.

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Happy Eve of the Holiday Season, everyone! 'Tis the season to get off the fence on some hot releases and buy some stuff. Over the next three episodes, we are going to give you some deep dive consumer guides on some of the hottest releases of the end of the year - Heroes of Terrinoth, Chronicles of Crime, and Arkham Horror 3rd Ed. All three of these games are, in their own ways, the latest iterations of larger genres or game systmes. So we're here to give you the facts and the context that you need.

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The work so far of designer Ryan Laukat, covered by OG Geof Gambill. 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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Every year, Jason and Anthony welcome Kevin Erskine for the biggest two-episodes of the year. This week, Kevin is back, along with Liz Davidson from Beyond Solitaire to discuss the second half of the 2018 People’s Choice Top 100 Solo Games from the 1 Player Guild on BGG.

Join the crew as they discuss the numbers and trends behind this year’s top 100, and run through games 50-1 on the list. If you’re interested in seeing what everyone is excited about in 2018, hide your wallet in a locked safe and join us for part one of our epic top 100 breakdown.

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It’s happening! 
 
Every year, Jason and Anthony welcome Kevin Erskine for the biggest two-episodes of the year. This year, Kevin is back, along with Liz Davidson from Beyond Solitaire to discuss the first half of the 2018 People’s Choice Top 100 Solo Games from the 1 Player Guild on BGG. 
 
Join the crew as they discuss the numbers and trends behind this year’s top 100, and run through games 51-100 on the list.
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The perennial resource trading classic with Joe Huber and Eric Brosius. 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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Jason is quasi-back from exile with a whole new, post-baby episode. It's only Jason this time because real life and scheduling both suck. Anthony will definitely be back next week. But we're going to make the most of this week with reviews of some great games, as well as Jason sharing a bit of about himself and the trials and tribulations of having a newborn around. Jason says it in the pod, but it bears repeating - thank God for solo gaming! A perfect blend with a newborn in the home. 

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Liz from Beyond Solitaire rejoins Anthony and Jason to talk about some games to while away your lunch hour at work. 

First, we chat about Hero Realms (3:26), a variant of Star Realms with a fantasy theme. We love the original, but is this one possibly better? Liz then breaks down Multiuniversum (12:43), a puzzly card game about scientists closing portals which has a neat solo mode (even if the rulebook doesn't advertise it as such). Finally, Jason chats about a game in the Duelist line from Level 99, Professor Treasure's Secret Sky Castle (19:11). 

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