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Tom Vasel and Eric Summerer take a look at board games, card games, and the people who design, publish, and play them. Top ten lists, Q&A, tales of horror, and more await you!

Tom Vasel and Eric Summerer take a look at board games, card games, and the people who design, publish, and play them. Top ten lists, Q&A, tales of horror, and more await you!
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Tom Vasel and Eric Summerer take a look at board games, card games, and the people who design, publish, and play them. Top ten lists, Q&A, tales of horror, and more await you!

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English


Episodes

TDT # 589 - Best of 10 Years Ago (2009)

1/15/2019
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In this episode, we talk about Wingspan, New Frontiers, Coin & Crown, Arraial, Nyctophobia, and Too Many Bones. Geoff gives us wisdom, Tom tells a tale of horror, and we answer several questions! Finally, we end the show talking about our top ten games from a decade ago, 2009!

Duration:01:37:25

TDT # 588 - Last Minute Packing

1/8/2019
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In this episode, we talk about some Kickstarters that we are looking at, as well as some upcoming events! We review Piepmatz, Scorpius Freighter, Mercado, Treasure Island, Indian Summer, and Stockpile. We also look at Way of the Panda and Moa in our "One and Done" segment, and finish up the show with a few questions from all of you!

Duration:01:34:10

TDT # 587 - Best from Five Years Ago (2014)

1/1/2019
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In this show, we talk about Outback, Subatomic, The Boldest, Crown of Emara, Fertility, and Stephenson’s Rocket. We also talk about reading rulebooks, socialization, and co-publishing, and then go back in time five years to revisit 2014 and see the best games from that year!

Duration:01:21:36

TDT # 586 - Best of 2018

12/25/2018
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In this show, we take a look back at the year 2018 for board gaming! We discuss the year as a whole, talk about our favorite art in games, our favorite expansion, our favorite reprint, our favorite cooperative game, and more! We end the show with our top ten games of the year! Also, Merry Christmas!

Duration:01:30:21

TDT # 585 - Pie-Less in Seattle

12/18/2018
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In this episode, we talk about a pile of games, as Mandi talks about her experiences at the Dice Tower Retreat. We also talk about cleaning up games. Who's responsible?

Duration:01:37:41

TDT # 584 - Best Adventure Games

12/11/2018
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In this episode, Tom and Eric take a look at The Pretender, Ya Blew It, Nemesis, The Reckoners, Ceylon, and Solenia. We also hear Geoff test out the Pop-O-Matic, and answer a pile of questions. Finally, we end the show talking about our favorite adventure games. Also, did I mention we were in the same room?

Duration:01:22:36

TDT # 583 - PAXU 2018

12/4/2018
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In this episode, we come to you live from Pax Unplugged 2018. Not only do Mandi and Suzanne talk about the convention itself, but Tom and Eric invade the show to join in some of the segments!

Duration:01:09:51

TDT # 582 - Games we Replaced, but Kept Anyway

11/27/2018
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In this show, we talk about Lords of Hellas, Underwater Cities, Subatomic, Fireball Island, Just One, and Terraforming Mars: Colonies. Geoff talks about knitting, and we answer questions about making our collections child-proof and Future Eric. Finally, we end the show talking about our top ten games that were replaced by other games, yet we kept them for some reason. Also, we explain the reasons.

Duration:01:31:27

TDT # 581 - It's Getting Dark in Here

11/20/2018
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In this show, we talk about Blackout: Hong Kong, Going around the City, Narcos the Board Game, Escape Tales: the Awakening, Duelosaur Island, and Layers. We also examine the Isle of Skye App, and end the show answering several of your questions!

Duration:01:25:19

TDT # 580 - Team vs. Team Games

11/14/2018
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In this show, we take a look at the new Azul, Lady and the Tiger, Forum Trajanum, Die Legende der Irrlichter, Majolica, and Billy Kerr. Geoff also talks about the mega lottery and its effects on gamers, we answer a pile of questions - including what to do with Kingmakers - and end the show with our top ten team vs. team games!

Duration:01:19:45

TDT # 579 - Messing Around Essen

11/5/2018
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In this show, Suzanne and Mandi talk about their recent trip to Essen. Second time in, how did we do? We also talk about games, like Bloxx!, Moveable Type, Holding On: The Troubled Life of Billy Kerr, Mesozooic, Wreck Raiders, Patchwork Doodle, and more!

Duration:01:17:38

TDT # 578 - Live from Essen Spiel 2018

10/31/2018
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In this episode, recorded live at Essen 2018 (so forgive the audio quality), we talk about some games at the fair, play our annual game show, and take some questions from the audience!

Duration:01:39:22

TDT # 577 - Essen Spiele 2018 Preview

10/16/2018
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In this episode, all four hosts show up and talk about one of the biggest gaming events of the year! First, we talk about last year's show, and where we are on our anticipated games from last year. We also talk about things we learned about the Spiele convention, and what we plan to do this year. Finally, we each present our top ten anticipated games of Essen 2018.

Duration:01:37:00

TDT # 576 - Our Best Convention Experiences

10/9/2018
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In this episode, we review Dice Settlers, Treasure Island, Echidna Shuffle, Camel Up, Get the MacGuffin, and Star Trek Fluxx. Geoff talks about Battle Royale, we answer questions about reviewing and designers vs developers, and then we end the show talking about our favorite convention experiences over the last 15 years.

Duration:01:42:20

TDT # 575 - The Quiet before the Storm

10/2/2018
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In this show, Mandi recaps some conventions she's been to, and we talk about Paleolithic, Roll Player, Gizmos, War Chest, Loot, Lost Cities, and 6 Nimmt. We also answer some questions, do our "One and Done" segment and of course, talk about two truths and a lie!

Duration:01:34:33

TDT # 574 - Top 10 Relaxing Games

9/25/2018
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Welcome to the Dice Tower! In this show, we talk about New Found Land, Teotihuacan, Henhouse Havoc, Spirits of the Wild, and Scarabaya, Roll to the Top. We also learn about mana from Geoff, answer questions about designing games and running events, and end the episode with our top ten relaxing games!

Duration:01:28:14

TDT # 573 - Live from Grand Con 2018

9/18/2018
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Recorded at Grand Con 2018, in Grand Rapids Michigan - Eric and Mandi join forces to bring you our latest podcast!

Duration:01:03:53

TDT # 572 - Epic Games

9/11/2018
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In this show, we look at the Cryptid, the Brady Bunch Party Game, the expansion to Meeple Circus, Spell Smashers, and Fast Forward: Forture. We also hear a tale of triumph, answer our last questions (we need more!) and finish up going over our top ten epic games!

Duration:01:37:52

TDT # 571 - Review Symphonies, Spies, and Strategies

9/4/2018
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In this show, we talk about Sailing Toward Osiris, Symphony # 9, Spy Club, Gunkimino, Newton, and Escape Extra! We also take a look at a couple of apps, and go into an extended discussion on victory points, and how they are used in games! Join us!

Duration:01:35:04

TDT # 570 - Review Spectacular!

8/29/2018
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In this show, we simply review a pile of games, including Yellow & Yangtzee, Spy Club, The Hearmees, Dinosaur Tea Party, The Edge: Downfall, Warhammer 40K Dice Masters, Jungli-La, Warhammer Champions, Cat Lady, Ivion, Burning Rome, Lowlands, Rise of Tribes, Symphony # 9, and more! We also hear from Geoff on GameTek, and answer a few questions!

Duration:01:27:50