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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Today we’re talking about what it takes to publish a game. What goes into design and development? What is the size of a typical print run? How much do publishers really make? And we’ll finally answer the question – What should Kickstarter’s role really be? Edit: Ok, honestly, we don’t really don’t talk about those … Continue reading TGT 137 On Topic: How The Industry Works
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Today we’re talking about the industry disruptors including Kickstarter, Amazon, eBay and YouTube. How are these things good or bad for the industry as a whole and how do they affect our local game stores? Oh, and Kitty and Chris have vastly different ideas on Kickstarter which had the effect of extending the episode as … Continue reading TGT 136 On Topic: Industry Disruptors
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Today we’re getting your feedback on Our favorite Games, Gaming Obsessions, Games vs Activities, Theme and weddings.  All that and some exciting announcements, about upcoming changes to the show. Email us at feedback@TabletopGameTalk.com – for questions and feedback.
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Today we’re talking about theming in games. How much does theme matter? Is a “pasted on theme” really all that bad a thing? When is theme for theme’s sake a bad thing and how much should designers try and incorporate their theme with the mechanisms of the game? Email us at feedback@TabletopGameTalk.com – for questions … Continue reading TGT 134 On Topic: Theme
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Today we’re talking about what makes something a game, or a puzzle, or an activity. Yeah, this could turn into us arguing semantics, but hopefully not. Really what we’ll try to do is identify the traits of each of these things and see how that affects our choices of games we like. Email us at … Continue reading TGT 133 On Topic: Games vs. Puzzles vs. Activities
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Today we’re talking about gaming obsessions. Whether it’s needing to collect everything for a particular board or card game, owning every book published for your favorite role playing game, or just wanting to play the same game over and over and over, what causes us to get to this level of obsessiveness and when should … Continue reading TGT 132 On Topic: Gaming Obsessions
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A special cross promotion episode of Dice Tower News. In this episode Chris and Kitty cover the following… Headlines: The Orville is coming to HeroClix Disney Villainous Wicked to the Core wins the Toy of the Year at the New York Toy Fair Wizards of the Coast releases a Stranger Things D&D starter set Evolution … Continue reading DTN 621: Feb 22nd, 2019
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We’ve all been there, someone finds out you like board games and the next question (after, they ask “like Monopoly?”) is What’s your favorite game? But there are many reasons that the answer to that question may not be as straightforward as it seems. We’ll look at those reasons, and we will discuss our favorite … Continue reading TGT 131 On Topic: Favorite Games
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A special cross promotion episode of Dice Tower News. In this episode Chris and Kitty cover the following… Headlines: Researchers at Baylor University study the effects of board games on couples Fantasy Flight has announced the next expansion to KeyForge Fantasy Flight announces Star Wars: Outer Rim North Star Games releases Evolution on mobile and … Continue reading DTN 620: Feb 15th, 2019
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This week we’re discussing your feedback on solo games, casual gamers, heirloom games, and why games go unplayed. As well as a few other emails we’ve received that don’t really fall under any of those topics. Oh, and of course we have a feedback winner too. Email us at feedback@TabletopGameTalk.com – for questions and feedback. … Continue reading TGT 130 On Topic: Solo Casual Unplayed Heirloom Feedback

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