Dice Tower Network Podcast: Tabletop Game Talk

Tabletop Game Talk is a weekly podcast that not only talks about games but also covers the topics of the board game hobby in general.  Chris, Kitty, and Josh each bring a different view point to the conversation in a fun and easy to listen to format.  The top of every episode includes feedback from our listeners to encourage a strong and interactive community.

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Tabletop Game Talk Episodes

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This week we talk about the games that we used to love but just don't play anymore and why.  And how to avoid playing out a game if that's your goal.  Is playing game out really all that bad?  Probably not, but it was fun to talk about none-the-less. Join our discord!  Just click (or copy/paste) here: https://discord.gg/phjS78TKch Our BGA group can be found here: https://boardgamearena.com/group?id=5729425 Email feedback and contest entries to feedback [at] tabletopgametalk.com.
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This week Fletcher leaves Chris with Kitty, who wants to talk about tie breakers and how unfair they are when they make her lose.  Or something like that.  But really, this is a fun one.  Should tie breakers exist?  What makes a good, or bad, tie breaker?  And why do they always feel like an after thought?  (spoiler: because they are) Join our discord!  Just click (or copy/paste) here: https://discord.gg/phjS78TKch Our BGA group can be found here: https://boardgamearena.com/group?id=5729425
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This week Kitty leaves Chris and Fletcher alone and they decide to talk about work.  Kind of.  They discuss what it takes to write a digital version of a board game.  But don't worry, they don't go too technical, and when they do, they back up and explain what they are talking about.  Probably.  Oh, and, software development isn't easy - $.99 isn't too much to pay :)  Join our discord!  Just click (or copy/paste) here: https://discord.gg/phjS78TKch
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This week we talk about board game tournaments.  Probably because we're all participating in the first ever TGT Azul tournament (being run on boardgamearena.com).  What makes a good game for tournaments?  Why might you want to play in a tournament even if you're not that good?  And will Fletcher ever win a game?  (that last one will make more sense later.) Join our discord!  Just click (or copy/paste) here: https://discord.gg/phjS78TKch
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This week we take a deep dive into why we (as a collective whole in the board gaming hobby - yes we speak for all of you) tend to play a game once and move on.  Or maybe we don't.  Maybe we play the same game over and over and Chris just has a problem.  Could go either way on this one... Join our discord!  Just click (or copy/paste) here: https://discord.gg/phjS78TKch Our BGA group can be found here: https://boardgamearena.com/group?id=5729425
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This week we use a new found addition to roll and write games on board game arena as a reason to take about roll and write games (mostly on board game arena).  From Yahtzee to Hadrian's Wall we cover EVERY (no we don't) roll and write ever!! (no. we don't.  There are thousands, we talk about, like, 6). Join our discord!  Just click (or copy/paste) here: https://discord.gg/phjS78TKch Our BGA group can be found here: https://boardgamearena.com/group?id=5729425
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This week we have a replay episode from about 3 1/2 years ago where we talk about Euro Games.  We did plan to record a new episode, but due to sick kids we just weren't able to make it happen.  As long as everything goes as planned though, next week we will talk about Roll & Writes (probably, hopefully, just depends on how the dice come up). Join our discord!  Just click (or copy/paste) here: https://discord.gg/phjS78TKch
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This week we take a look at the different between making your own stuff up or playing published content and stories.  What's better?  Well we for sure definitively answer that question, honest. Join our discord!  Just click (or copy/paste) here: https://discord.gg/phjS78TKch Our BGA group can be found here: https://boardgamearena.com/group?id=5729425 Email feedback and contest entries to feedback [at] tabletopgametalk.com.
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This week Josh joins Chris on the Dice Tower Cruise and they talk about all the games they played with a eye towards the pros and cons of player experience differences in competitive games.  What types of games are more prone to causing frustration and what types are more player experience indifferent? Join our discord!  Just click (or copy/paste) here: https://discord.gg/phjS78TKch
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This week we talk about logic "games" - or puzzles as most people would call them.  It's not really a puzzles vs. games episode at all though, instead we talk about what makes logic puzzles so interesting and why we keep playing them in spite of the fact they kind of feel like homework. The puzzle book Kitty mentioned: https://www.amazon.com/Montague-Island-Mysteries-Other-Puzzles/dp/145491...

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