Dice Tower Network Podcast: Men on Board

Men on Board is a bi-weekly, hour long podcast where a group of friends focuses their discussion on a single topic, either by picking two games in a given category and discussing and comparing them or in a less structured Kiki format for more general conversations.

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Men on Board Episodes

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Today we’re looking at games that both have artwork created by the extremely talented Vincent Dutrait. First we take a look at Museum and then we discuss Treasure Island. Then, in our broader view, we have a short conversation about how artwork impacts gameplay for us. [00:00:00] - Introduction [00:01:55] - Vincent Dutrait [00:02:20] - Museum [00:23:39] - Treasure Island [00:38:26] - Comparison [00:46:32] - Other Games with Art by Vincent Dutrait [00:49:22] - Broader View
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Sorry for the short delay in getting this one out to you, but it will be worth the wait! We’re going back to theme today and discussing two games set in the Marvel Universe: Legendary: A Marvel Deck Building Game & Marvel Champions. We start off the episode a bit uncharacteristically by having a discussion about our favorite Marvel characters, but then the rest of the episode is the usual game discussion that we provide.
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Today we’re taking a look at two recently released games that use engine building in two different ways: Fantastic Factories and Ecos: First Continent. We then have a conversation about the cult of the new and the balance between playing new and old games. [00:00:00] - Introduction [00:01:16] - Engine Building [00:01:44] - Fantastic Factories [00:17:35] - Ecos: First Continent [00:37:44] - Comparison [00:45:24] - Other Engine Building Games [00:48:43] - Broader View
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We are going back to one of Aaron’s favorite categories: social deduction. We’re covering a large span of time between games as we’re talking about the classic Ultimate Werewolf and the soon to be released Blood on the Clocktower. Please note that we have not played the official release of Blood on the Clocktower and we’ve only played with a print and play version, so we will not be discussing any of the game components. Finally, in our Broader View, we talk about metagaming. [00:00:00] - Introduction [00:01:57] - Social Deduction [00:02:45] - Ultimate Werewolf
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Today we are talking about two games that both have players building a collection of cards in order to chain different effects in the game: Everdell and Wingspan. Both games also have the adorable overlap of involving animals, as well as being very popular. And speaking of popularity, in our Broader View, we have a conversation about the impact of hype on the hobby. [00:00:00] - Introduction [00:01:06] - Tableau Building [00:02:38] - Everdell [00:17:59] - Wingspan [00:34:55] - Comparison [00:44:02] - Other Tableau Building Games [00:47:00] - Broader View
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With the release of The Rise of Skywalker, we wanted to take the opportunity to geek out over Star Wars and talk about two games from within the Star Wars universe: Star Wars: Rebellion and Star Wars: Outer Rim. Then, in our Broader View, we have a conversation about narratives in games. [00:00:00] - Introduction [00:00:50] - Star Wars [00:02:44] - Star Wars: Rebellion [00:19:24] - Star Wars: Outer Rim [00:34:07] - Comparison [00:44:23] - Other Games either about Star Wars or like Star Wars [00:47:24] - Broader View
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We weren’t looking at the calendar very closely when we decided to do a Kiki for our last episode because we didn’t realize that we’d be doing back to back Kikis so we could talk about PAX Unplugged! But we had a lot of fun in Philadelphia this year so we wanted to talk about what we saw and the games that we played. We’ll be getting back to our regular format for the next episode. [00:00:00] - Introduction [00:01:04] - PAX Unplugged 2019 [00:08:26] - Oath [00:11:41] - The Shivers [00:15:03] - Divinity Original Sin: The Board Game [00:16:34] - Arkham Horror: Final Hour
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First off, we’d like to apologize for our unplanned, unannounced one week hiatus! Aaron was busy writing a murder mystery party that we did last weekend, so we’re just catching up on our other nerdy endeavors. And while we’re talking about scheduling, we believe that we’re going to have an episode releasing on December 2nd, but there is a chance that it won’t release until December 9th. We’re pretty sure that it’s going to be a Kiki about holiday gift ideas.
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We’re calling this episode Mystery + because both of the games that we’re talking about our mysteries with a little bit of a stretch, but the truth is that this episode could have been called a lot of things because these games have a lot in common. The games that we are talking about our Deception: Murder in Hong Kong and Obscurio.

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