In this show, we answer a pile of questions, including some behind-the-scenes information, and briefly discuss our trip to Essen. We also talk about Minecraft the board game, Aquatica, Terramara, Scythe, Project L, and the new Ticket to Ride maps! Finally, we end the show with our top ten games for new players!
Mandi, Sam, Zee, Suzanne, Eric, and Tom all come together on Eric's birthday to celebrate a live show at the Essen Spiel fair 2019! Recorded live in front of an audience, we talk about some interesting games at the fair, answer questions from the audience, and end the show with a game show sponsored by Pandasaurus games!
All four hosts are in this show, as we take a look at the list of Essen games (by Eric Martin on www.boardgamegeek.com) and talk about our opinions and hopes for them. We also discuss our plans at the show this year.
In this show, we are joined by Becca Scott from Geek & Sundry as we delve into a pile of questions and talk about recording game plays on video! We also review the new Choose Your Own Adventure: War with the Evil Power Master, Awkward Guests, and Ecos First Continent. Finally, we end the show with our top ten games that start with the letter "I". Huzzah!
In this show, we talk about Tapestry, Chocolate Factory, and Rail Pass! We answer questions, including a malicious genie, Monopoly today, the magic number of players, and when to restart a rules explanation! We then end the show talking about our top ten horror themed games.
(Side note: We think we've identified the problem with Tom's mike - should be fixed by next show!)
In this episode Suzanne and Mandi discuss Skulk Hollow, Ragusa, Empires of the North, Deadly Doodles, Ecos and Hats. They discuss a couple of One and Done games and wrap up with a Victory Points segment all about "cart campers" (the games that live in your shopping cart but never make it to purchase.)
On today's show, Tom and Eric recap the Dice Tower Retreat, with both old and new games played. We discuss Power Rangers, Die Hard, Star Wars Outer Rim, Detective: City of Angels, Le Havre, Caverna, Feast for Odin, Puerto Rico, Mamma Mia, Roll for the Galaxy, Beta Colony, and Everdell. Plus, Geoff shows us the next generation of game playing machines, we answer questions about tame library storage, making exclusive items not-so-exclusive, and the merits of switching hands in a card game. Then, we finish up with our Top Ten games that start with H.
In episode 623, Mandi and Suzanne review Space Base The Emergence of Shy Pluto, Time Chase, Trapper Keeper, Little Town, Tales of Glory, and Watergate. They also discuss a couple of apps and answer your questions with some Q&A.
In this show, we talk about Adventure Games: the Dungeon, Caravan, Brikks, Time Chase, Letter Jam, and the King's Dilemma. We also answer questions about retheming someone else's game, playing a game "to the death", fatherhood, and more! Finally, we end the show with our top ten games that start with the letter "G".
In this episode, we take a look at Era, Cat Cafe, Pipeline, Icarus, Undo, and Clip Cut Parks. We discuss a couple of One and Dones and finally, we end the show with a discussion about games that have the wrong player count on the box.
In this episode, we take a look at Pipeline, Mystery House, Clank Legacy, Aftermath, The Taverns of Tiefenthal, and Dragoon. We also answer questions about games that we knew would be perfect, the popularity of Battletech, the disorganization of the board game industry, the "alpha pack" syndrome, and telling others when they make mistakes. Finally, we end the show with our top ten seven player games!
In this episode, Mandi and Suzanne chat about some games that caught their eye at Gen Con and discuss recent games played including Abomination, Moon Base, Colors of Paris, Across The United States, Artsee, and Heul Doch Mau Mau.
In this episode, Crystal, Mandi, Suzanne, Zee, and the Brother Murph all join in for our annual live show at Gen Con 2019! We start by talking about some recent games that we've played, then invite several publishers on for some cool game announcements! Buonocore shows up for some mayhem, and the show ends with a contest of champions! Thanks to Stronghold Games for sponsoring our show.
In this episode, all four hosts join together for a supersized episode in which we talk about all the upcoming releases at Gen Con 2019!
We talk about where we'll be at the con (don't miss booth 2023!), and our opinions on various games.
Due to the upcoming convention, we decided to release this one a bit early.
Thanks to www.boardgamegeek.com and Eric Martin for putting together the list we used! See it here:https://www.boardgamegeek.com/geekpreview/13/gen-con-2019-preview
In this episode, we talk about Atelier, In Front of the Elevator, Nine Tiles Panic, Dark Domains, Power Rangers: Heroes of the Grid, and Undo. We look back on a couple of Shelf Staples and we end with a divisive One and Done.
In this episode, we talk about Medieval Age, Kenny G: Keepin’ it Saxy, Shobu, Lockup: A Roll Player Tale, Point Salad, and Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell. We also answer questions about rules disputes and more! Finally, we end the show with our top ten games that start with the letter "F".
In this show, we are joined by various contributors to the Dice Tower Network to introduce the Dice Tower Awards for best games of 2018. Awards include best artwork, best components, best new designer, best game from a small publisher, best two player game, best strategy game, most innovative game, best party game, best family game, best expansion, best reprint, and game of the year! Congratulations to all the winners!
In this show, Tom talks about his travels to Khan Kon in China, we review Circle the Wagons, Master of Respect, T.I.M.E. Stories, Pandemic: Rapid Response, Palaces of Carrara, and Paris Paris. We also answer a pile of questions and talk about our favorite top ten abstract strategy games.
(Note: Due to international internet randomness, the show is going up late. Our apologies!)
In this show, Geoff shows up and we answer a pile of questions, including if we've ever cheated! We review Cupcake Empire, Century 3, Tour Operator, Honga, Concordia Venus, and the Bravest Warriors Co-Operative Dice Game. Finally, we talk about our favorite games that start with the letter "E".
Tom is in the UK, so Mandi and Suzanne come on board to talk about our top 10 Roll and Write games! We also review Wendake, Tiny, Hadara, and Eye my favorite things. Questions get answered, Geoff goes blue, and more!
Mandi and Suzanne discuss Doppelt So Clever, Imperial Settlers The Roll and Write, Ohanami, Between Two Castles of Mad King Ludwig, Dice Throne, and Kodama 3D. They also revisit two older games in Shelf Staple, and get your input on conventions you want to attend in Victory Points.
In this show, we review My First Castle Panic, Duelosaur Island, Transformers TCG,Dice of Pirates, and Mice and Mystics: Downwood Tales. Eric talks about going to Pip’s Island, and we answer a slew of questions, including our favorite foldable boards, optional Kickstarter buys, and more! Finally, we end the show talking about our favorite games that start with the letter "D"!
In this show, we talk about Lord of the Rings: Journeys in the Middle-Earth, Silver & Gold, New Frontiers, and Fire Tower. We answer questions about modifying games, what to do when playing a game with a wrong player count, and more! Geoff shows up, and Tom talks about going to a Magic the Gathering prerelease event. Finally, we end the show talking about games that got us interested in exploring a topic further.
In this show, we get a Thunderstone Quest update from Mandi, roll out with the Transformers TCG and talk about the latest and greatest in movies and television, all in a non-spoiler way. And in Victory Points, we asked you what you thought of abstract games. We'll discuss the question and your answers!
In this episode, we have TWO Summerers! Eric interviews his brother, and Geoff talks about teamwork. We also review some Escape Room Games, Paladins of the West Kingdom, Getaway Driver,Codenames: Duet, Illimat, ...and then we died. We also answer a few questions, and finally end the show talking about our top ten games that start with the letter "C".
NOTE: We had some mike problems with Tom's mike - our apologies!
In this episode, we are joined by noted gamer Gary Pope! We talk about Zoo Break, Game of Thrones: Oathbreaker, Tricky Dungeon, Aeon’s End, and Heroes of Land, Air and Sea. We also answer a pile of questions, and then delve into the top ten games that make us laugh!
Hey, it's # 600! In this show, we talk about Thunderstone Quest, Cartographers: A Roll Player Tale, Camel Up, A Pleasant Journey to Neko, Airship City, Rolling Ranch, Pret a Porter, and Factory Fun and Funner. We also talk about top ten lists, and what makes them appealing. Thanks for sticking with us over the years!
In this show, we talk about
Blossoms, Bloxx, First Contact, Underwater Cities, Fleet the Dice Game, and Wildlands (with expansions). We also answer a pile of questions about what makes a good game review, logging games with children, and what makes a bad year of gaming. Geoff scares us all with losing levels, and we end the show with our top ten games that start with the letter "B".
In this show, Mandi and Suzanne talk about Dice Tower West with their opinions on that. They also review Ocean Crisis and Catastrophe expansion, Glenmore 2 Chronicles, Tiny Towns, Cytosis and Krass Kariert. They also talk about a few apps, and take a closer look at Raccoon Tyccoon.
Also, our Backer Kit is closing soon!
In this episode, we talk about some recent stuff that's shown up in the mail. Geoff interviews a few people, we talk about Counterfeiters, Gnomopolis, Caverna Expansion, Frogriders, Dice Settlers, and Azul. Finally, we talk about the games that we've played most in our lives.
In this episode, we talk about Kickstarters we are taking a look at, Scorpius Freighter, Crisis, HexRoller, Passing Through Petra, Cosmic Run Regneration, Vadora Gardens, Skyjo, and a Wrinkle in Time: A Daring Adventure Game. We also take a look at the classic games Keyflower and Sleuth and more!
In this episode, we hear a bittersweet tale of Amazement, listen to Geoff talk about rituals, discuss Dinogenics, Wingspan, Big Money, the Brigade, Showtime, and Monster Crunch, and answer a pile of questions. We end the episode talking about our favorite games that start with the letter "A".
In this episode, we talk about new games coming in, a recent convention for Suzanne, our new video show, and more! Games include Slap It, Fertility, Expancity, Fleet the Dice Game, Azul: Stained Glass of Sintra, and ShipShape. We also talk about a board game app, and then discuss how we organize our games on the shelf!
In this episode, we talk about the Merlin expansion, Once upon a Castle, Master of the Galaxy, Comanauts, Franchise, and VOLT. We also hear a fantastic tale, Geoff talk about rent, and answer a pile of questions. Finally, we end the show by taking a look back at 15 years ago - 2004!
Tom, Zee, Suzanne, Mandi, Eric, Sam, and Jason all come together in a show - recorded live on Dice Tower Cruise 2019. We talk about a few games we've been playing, go through a bunch of gaming and non-gaming topics, and answer a few questions from the audience. Also, the Riddler attacks!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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?
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.
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!
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!
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!
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.
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.
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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...
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!
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!
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!!
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!
In this episode, we talk about Magic Maze Kids, Boomerang, Kashgar, Pursuit of Happiness: Community, Way of the Panda, and My Little Scythe. We also talk about the upcoming show Origins 2018! Mandi and Suzanne go over ten different games they are interested in checking out, and Tom talks about some tips for first timers!
In this show, Mandi and Eric talk about Council of 4, Junk Orbit, Drop It, Now Boarding, Oh My Goods: Longsdale in Revolt, and Criss Cross. Geoff talks about calculus, we answer questions, hear a tale of amazement, and then go over our top ten cooperative games!
In this episode, we go back to our normal programming! We review The Last Garden, Long Live the Queen, Memoaar, Powerships, Tea Dragon Society, and Prowler's Passage. We also take a look at the classic games Master's Gallery and Felix/Felicity Cat in the Sack. There's also app discussion, Kickstarter and a few questions!
In this show, Eric survives a lot to show up and record with Suzanne! We talk about MetroX, Renegade, Reworld, Pyramids of the Jaguar, Sunset Over Water, and Keyper. Geoff talks about the limits of AI, and we talk about the Spiel des Jahres nominations! Finally, we end the show with the top ten games to teach Science!
In this show, we talk about different games played at the CMON expo, including Council of 4, 13 Clues, Modern Art, and Dragon Castle. We also discuss overproduced games, game we're going to try to play, and some roll-and-write games!
In this show, we talk about Mistborn, Queensdale, Incorporated, Space Base, Pass the Pandas, and Felicity: The Cat in the Sack. Travis Chance from Kolossal Games comes on and talks about what it's like to start a company from scratch, and we hear another tale of Horror. Finally, we end the show with our top ten games to teach History!
In this show, we talk about Dr. Beaker, Die Horbies, Drop It, Monster Trap, Stop Thief, and Decrypto. We also look at some classic games, like High Society and Indigo; and discuss the effect of hype on us as gaming consumers!
Tom and Mandi record live from a small convention the Gathering of Friends. We talk about analysis paralysis, Choose Your Own Adventure Games, Pie Town, The Mind, Keyflow, Sunset over Water, Thanos Rising, and more! Stephen Buonocore crashes the show to help us answer questions, and we finish up with our top ten games to help teach English!
In this show, we talk a lot about "roll and write" games. What are they? Why do we like them? And most importantly, what are our favorites? We also talk about Hype and games, and Eric shows up with a question!
In this episode, we review Oh My Goods, Steamrollers, Dungeon Rush, and Seikatsu. We dare to disagree with Geoff, interview the always talkative Stephen Buonocore from Stronghold Games, and hear a chilling tale of horror. Finally, we talk about ten great games to teach math!
In this show, we talk about Way of the Panda, Shards of Infinity, Wendake, and Sakura. We also interview Dawn Studebaker about her experiences working with GAMA and running a local game store. We continue our discussion (with your input!) about "too many games?" and end the show with our top ten "comeback" games, where you don't know the game's over until the end!
In this show, we just review game after game! We talk about Untold: Adventures Await, Caper, Space Freaks, Prowler's Passage, Clank! the Mummy's Curse, Nimble, Haven, Otys, Nyctophobia, Container, End of the Rail, Songbirds, Suamurai Jack Back to the Past, Keyper, Drop It, The Mind, and Professor Evil and the Citadel of Time. Whew!
In this show Eric talks about Doctor Who: Time of the Daleks, Fantastiqa: Rival Realms, and The Willow Game (1988, Tor Books). We also discuss are there TOO MANY GAMES? Food when playing games is brought up, questions are answered, and finally we talk about our top ten "cute" games!
In this show, we talk about Get Off My Land!, Star Wars Clue, Awkward Guests, Noria, Tiki Island, and Vampires of the Night. We answer questions like why our voices are so slow, games as luxury items, and obnoxious players. We hear a tale of horror, and then end the show talking about our favorite food-themed games.
Welcome to the Dice Tower! In this show we talk about Ancestree, 1846 Race for the Midwest, Castell, Ladder 29, Roar: King of the Pride, and Gentes. Eric shows up to cause trouble, and we take a look at some classic games like Biblios and Manhattan. Finally, we end the show talking answering a few questions from listeners, such as board game apps and the "Jones" rule.
In this episode, we talk about Zombie Tower 3D, Rising Sun!, Vampires & Unicorns, Clank in Space, and Biotix. Eric talks about games to take to a church game day, Geoff talks about counterfeiting, and we invited Jeff Tidball from Atlas Games to talk about the current state of the hobby! Finally, we end the show talking about our favorite games with monsters in them!
In this episode, we talk about Empires of the Void II, Chronicles of Crime, Kerala, Santa Maria, Dinosaur Island, and Indian Summer. Eric also jumps in for some reason, we talk about Herbalism on Kickstarter, go over a few apps, and finally end the show with a discussion on player counts in board games.
In this episode, we talk about Lords of Hellas, The Sanctuary, Shaky Manor, FEAR, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and Catan VR! Geoff joins us for some GameTek, Tom gives our convention schedule for 2018, and we answer some questions! Finally, we end the show with our favorite games from fifteen years ago - 2003!
In this episode, we talk about Legacy of Dragonholt, Dream On!, Heaven and Ale, Blend Coffee Lab, Tybor de Baumeister, and Bunny Kingdom. We also answer a few questions, take a look at some older games, and more!
In this show, we take a look at Unlock and Exit, You Betcha, Keyper, Azul, Hardback, and Ponzi Scheme. We also hear a tale of horror (anger?), listen to Geoff's wise words, and finish the show with our top ten games from ten years ago - 2008!
In this episode, we take a look at Magic Maze, Bali, Smile, Brides and Bribes, Deckscape, Harry Potter expansion, and more! We also take a look at an escape room book, a few apps, and talk about what will be hot and cold (we think!) in 2018.
In this show, we talk about Stuffed Fables, Gaia Project, Majesty for the Realm, Heroes of Land, Air, and Sea, Yokohama, and Grimm Forest! Tom also introduces our 2018 Kickstarter, starting this Thursday, we listen to a GameTek and a tale of Amazement, and answer several questions. Finally, we follow our annual tradition of going back five years and revisiting our favorite games from 2013!
Joined by Suzanne, we delve into the year 2017! First we spend some time talking about the different trends of the year, then we jump into our biggest surprise and disappointment, favorite art and components, most innovative game, strangest game, biggest brainburner, best family and party game, and more! Finally, we end the show talking about the top ten games of 2017.
In this show, we are joined by Mandi, Suz, Sam, Zee, and Jason for our second annual Dice Tower Cruise Live Show! (and we got the sound quality right!)
We spend time talking about recently played games that we each have enjoyed, and answer some really great questions from the crowd.
In this show, we talk about Pie Town, Montana, The Palace of Mad King Ludwig, Harvest Dice, Meeple Circus and Sunny Day. We also go back and take a look at Roll Through the Ages and For Sale, talk about Jeju Island, and look at a few apps!