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


City Building is the theme of choice in this episode and we explore it by discussing the games Quadropolis and Suburbia.  In our Broader View, we talk about selecting the right complexity level for your gaming group.

[00:00:00] - Introduction
[00:00:44] - City Building
[00:02:45] - Quadropolis
[00:20:19] - Suburbia
[00:35:23] - Bonus Content: Suburbia vs. Castles of Mad King Ludwig
[00:39:10] - Comparison
[00:43:07] - Other City Building Games
[00:45:34] - Broader View


This episode is all about designer Bruno Cathala's games Five Tribes and Yamatai. In our Broader View, we talk a little bit about Analysis Paralysis.

[00:00:00] - Introduction
[00:01:51] - Yamatai
[00:21:36] - An Apology to Bruno Cathala
[00:22:07] - Five Tribes
[00:39:30] - Comparison
[00:46:30] - Other Games by Bruno Cathala
[00:49:03] - Broader View


In our first episode we talk about Hidden Movement by comparing Fury of Dracula and Letters From Whitechapel. In our Broader View, we attempt to give some advice about teaching strategy when you are teaching a game.

[00:00:00] - Introduction
[00:00:42] - What is Hidden Movement?
[00:01:47] - Fury of Dracula
[00:21:20] - Letters From Whitechapel
[00:35:26] - Comparison
[00:43:08] - Other Hidden Movement Games
[00:47:28] - Broader View


In this introductory episode we talk a little bit about our gaming histories, our current gaming habits, and our points of view into the board game hobby. We then go into a Broader View discussion about how we bring people into the board gaming hobby.

[00:00:00] - Introduction
[00:02:00] - Aaron
[00:06:14] - Josh
[00:08:44] - Jameson
[00:11:54] - Mat
[00:15:42] - General Gaming Discussion
[00:29:18] - Broader View