Dice Tower Network Podcast: Our Turn!

Our Turn Podcast is made up of a group of women who are pulling out the chairs around the table and inviting everyone to sit down and join the game and the conversation. Gaming is a fun social hobby that invites conversation, interaction, and connection between people of diverse backgrounds and points of view. Sitting across the game table and engaging in an entertaining pastime can break down barriers and open up lines of communication. We plan to use this podcast to be a positive, inclusive, and active voice in the gaming industry and the gaming community-at-large.

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Our Turn! Episodes

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In this episode Cathy and Sarah talk about boardgame apps and friend of the show, Patrick Hillier, tells us about his experience at BGG Con 2016.

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In this episode Sarah and Cathy introduce a friend of the show, Mark gives us a beginner’s guide to the World of Warcraft, and Cathy interviews game designer Sina Hirsch! Hold on folks! It’s a big episode!

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In this episode Cathy interviews Game Publisher Stephen Buonocore of Stronghold GamesThey discuss the gaming industry; the history of Stronghold Games; advice for new game designers who want to pitch their ideas to game publishers; Women in Gaming; his rivalry with The Dice Tower's Tom Vasel; and new games coming out from Stronghold Games. 

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In this episode Cathy interviews Game Designer Kelly North Adams; Nicole tells us about a Brutal Legend; and Roger tells us about his experience at the Internationale Spieltage 2016.

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In this episode Cathy and Sarah discuss the PacifiCon Game Expo 2016; Mark tells us about the new World of Warcraft Expansion; Nicole tells us about “Life is Strange”, and Xanthe talks about getting through rulebooks.

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In this episode Cathy and Sarah talk about how women are portrayed in board games, role-playing games, and video games.

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In this episode Cathy reports on all the games that won awards so far this summer; and discusses her favorite board game app.

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The games that keep on giving! We’re talking about expansions, collectibles, toys-to-life, and other game add-ons. What we played this week: Anomia (Speaking of expansions, we played with multiple decks) Codenames (this is an AWESOME game) Bring Your Own Book Windup War, coming soon to Kickstarter. Review coming soon to The Family Gamers! Mall Madness Castellan Checkers Best Treehouse Ever

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In this episode Cathy and Sarah talk about gaming etiquette and we all welcome a new member to the OTP team.

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Playing board games solo is a great way to improve your skills, using strategy and critical thinking. There are unofficial solo variations available for nearly every game, mostly on BoardGameGeek.com, and there are even groups (ironically) dedicated to solo play, such as the 1-player guild. What we’ve been playing recently: Ticket to Ride World’s Fair 1893 – the retail copy!

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