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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Happy New Year! This first episode of 2018 is all about Battlestar Galactica. We look at and compare Battlestar Galactica the Board Game as well as Dark Moon, or as it was originally called, BSG Express. In our Broader View, we talk about Intellectual Property in games. [00:00:00] - Introduction [00:00:56] - Battlestar Galactica (the show) [00:02:15] - Battlestar Galactica (the board game) [00:24:45] - Dark Moon [00:38:03] - Comparison [00:46:31] - Other Games [00:49:35] - Broader View
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Happy Holidays everyone! As we get ready to head home and spend some time with our families, we decided to talk about the family weight games Forbidden Island and Ticket to Ride. In our Broader View, we talk a bit more about playing games with our families over the holidays. [00:00:00] - Introduction [00:00:50] - Family Games [00:02:22] - Forbidden Island [00:16:05] - Ticket to Ride [00:32:06] - Comparison [00:35:20] - Other Family Games [00:39:15] - Broader View
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The category for this episode is Area Control and we talk about Kemet and Scythe. In our Broader View, we start out trying to define the terms Ameritrash and Eurogame, but we end up spending more time just talking about the terms in general. [00:00:00] - Introduction [00:02:20] - Area Control [00:03:55] - Kemet [00:24:27] - Scythe [00:39:38] - Comparison [00:46:59] - Other Area Control Games [00:50:52] - Broader View
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In this episode, we look at Worker Placement games and compare Agricola with Viticulture. In our Broader View, we give some advice about how to lose gracefully. [00:00:00] - Introduction [00:00:45] - Worker Placement [00:01:36] - Agricola [00:19:26] - Viticulture [00:38:22] - Comparison [00:47:17] - Other Worker Placement Games [00:51:29] - Broader View
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In our (slightly late) Halloween episode, we take a look at two cooperative games with a traitor mechanic and a horror theme: Dead of Winter and Betrayal at House on the Hill. In our Broader View, we try to figure out why we love games even though they are flawed. [00:00:00] - Introduction [00:01:44] - Horror Games [00:02:22] - Dead of Winter: A Crossroads Game [00:24:56] - Betrayal at House on the Hill [00:43:05] - Comparison [00:51:04] - Other Horror Games [00:53:29] - Broader View
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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
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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 Music by Delicious Pastries
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In this episode we talk about Hidden Movement games by comparing Fury of Dracula and Letters From Whitechapel. Then in our Broader View discussion we talk about teaching strategy. [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 Music by Delicious Pastries
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In this introductory episode we introduce ourselves and talk about our gaming history and our individual point of views about the board gaming hobby. We then have a broader view discussion about bringing people into the 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 Music by Delicious Pastries

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