Dice Tower Network Podcast: The Portal Gaming Podcast

Portal Gaming Podcast is a podcast brought you by a store called the Portal located in Manchester, CT. The podcast is hosted by the brandt and Bryan and published on a biweekly basis. Every episode they recount recent games played, update on store events and new releases, and discuss hobby gaming from the perspective of a friendly local game store.

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The Portal Gaming Podcast Episodes

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In this episode, the brandt is joined by Curt Covert from Smirk and Dagger Games. First they discuss recent plays including a glowing review of Ark Nova coming soon from Capstone Games! They then discuss the 2021 convention season as well as current, upcoming, and future titles from Smirk and Dagger!

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In this episode, the brandt is joined by Ellen and Randy Kirby of We Game Together as they review Istanbul, wallet games from Buttonshy, Res Arcana, and Pocket Paragons. They then discuss gaming in Christmas present and Christmas past!

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In this episode, the brandt, Kathy and Bryan are joined by special guest Eric Summerer as they ride home and discuss everything about their weekend in Philadelphia at PAX Unplugged! So many games, so many stories, so much fun all in one car recorded episode.

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In this episode, the brandt is joined by BJ from Board Game Gumbo and they recount recent plays of Imperial Steam, Gutenberg, Bad Company and more. BJ then discusses the games he played and the experience he had at BGGCon!

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In this episode, the brandt is joined by Paula Deming! They recount recent plays of Master Word, Chronicles of Crime 2400, The Deadlies, and more. They then discuss theater and the joy of using acting in games. Enjoy and thank you for listening!

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In this episode, the brandt is joined by game designer, Carl Van Ostrand as they recount recent plays of Enchanters, Parks, Anno 1800 and more! They then discuss Carl's most recent game Bardwood Grove which is on Kickstarter now! Thanks for listening!

Bardwood Grove KS can be found here: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/512772051/bardwood-grove

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In this episode, the brandt recounts a trip to GenCon 2021 as well as his 40th birthday VannerCon! He also reviews a pile of games including Anno 1800, The Loop, Arch Ravels, Cascadia, Ten and more! Thank you for listening and be sure to check out our YouTube channel, Step Into The Portal!

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In this episode the brandt recounts recent plays of Descent: Legends in the Dark, Journeys in Middle Earth, Golden Ticket, and Summoner Wars: Second Edition. He then talks about a stack of old games that remain in his top 100 and continue to hold up after time. Thanks, as always, for listening!

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In this episode, the brandt reviews a HUGE stack of games including: Jinja, Greece Lightning, Meadow, Juicy Fruits, Subastral, Embarcadero, Merchant's Cove and so many more! 

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In episode 169 of the Portal Gaming Podcast the brandt goes it alone! He reviews a stack of games including Happy Little Dinosaurs, Faiyum, Destinies, Paris, and more! He then answers any questions from the audience and discusses cleaning up games!

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