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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 # 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

TDT # 569 - Kicking it with Samurais

8/21/2018
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Welcome to another show! In this show we look at some Kickstarters, look beyond the hotness, and delve into the mail bag for questions. We talk about post-GenCon, a few new games we've been trying out and more!

Duration:01:26:33

TDT # 568 - Best Real Time Games

8/14/2018
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First, we talk about Keyforge, Hail Hydra, Pantone, 8-Bit Box, Mint Delivery, and TransEuropa. Then we talk about our Gen Con 2018 experience, hear a tale of Horror, and answer questions about color, distribution, and basketball. Finally, we talk about our top ten real-time games - in real time!

Duration:01:22:30

TDT # 567 - Live from Gen Con 2018

8/7/2018
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It's our live show from Gen Con! Join us for a a little discussion on the show itself, a wealth of game announcements, the announcement of Dice Tower West, and some wacky game shows! Geoff does a live Game Tek, Alan Moon swings by, and we simply have a lot of fun!

Duration:01:47:00

TDT # 566 - Inserts: To Keep or not to Keep?

8/1/2018
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In this episode, we talk about Thunderstone Quest, Passtally, Harvest, Unfair and its new expansion, Century Spice: Eastern Wonders, and Villainous. We also discuss a couple board game apps and go over board game inserts. Are they worth it, which ones are best...

Duration:01:40:53

TDT # 565 - Gen Con 2018!

7/24/2018
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In this episode, Tom, Eric, and Mandi try to tell Suzanne just what Gen Con is like. We also answer a pile of Gen Con specific questions before jumping into the heart of our episode - our top ten most looked-forward-to games! We also talk about a little of our plans, and we hope to see you there!

Duration:01:30:40

TDT # 564 - Family Games

7/17/2018
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In this show, we talk about Root, Luxor, Ranking, and Quebec! Two old and two new! We also answer questions, talk about Dice Tower Con 2018, hear a tale of horror, and hear the solution to the basketball from Geoff. Finally, we end the show with our top ten games that we personally have enjoyed with our families!

Duration:01:33:40

TDT # 563 - Dice Tower Awards 2018

7/10/2018
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In this show, all of us show up live at Dice Tower Con 2018 for the annual Dice Tower Awards! Joined by a host of contributors to the show, we hand out the awards for the best games of 2017!

Duration:01:14:06

TDT # 562 - Oh, Look at the Time!

7/3/2018
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In this episode, we talk about some of the new games we picked up at Origins, and Suzanne tries to keep Mandi awake! We're also on our way to go to Dice Tower Con!

Duration:01:13:15

TDT # 561 - Best Train Games

6/26/2018
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In this episode, we're back! To normal, that is - and we run a very normal episode with a very normal advertisement at the very end. Wait, what? Anyway, we talk about Rise of Queensdale, the new Exit games, Thanos Rising, Megaland, and Gizmos. We also listen to Geoff talk about deduction vs induction, answer a pile of questions, and hear a tale of horror! Finally, we end the show talking about our favorite train games. Huzzah!!

Duration:01:33:38

TDT # 560 - Live from Origins 2018

6/19/2018
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So it's our annual live Origins show. (as a side note, we're stuck with their audio system, so that's why things are they way they are.) We talk about games we played at the convention, including Coimbra and Reef, talk about the convention as a whole, have a game show with Sam Healey and Zee Garcia, and end the show answering a bunch of weird and crazy questions!

Duration:01:25:01