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TDT - Episode # 303 - Expansion Boxes

2013-04-30 :: Tom Vasel & Eric Summerer

In this episode, we discuss the future of the Dice Tower, have another tale of horror, and listen to Geoff talk about noise.  A new segment from Jude, as well as a look at Krosmaster, Star Wars: the Card Game, and the expansion for Blood Bowl: Team Manager.  Finally, we end the show asking the question - what to do with expansion boxes?

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TDT - Episode # 34 - Backpack Games

2013-04-23 :: Tom Vasel & Eric Summerer

Another classic episode - a blast from the past as Tom Vasel and Joe Steadman take a look at Up Front and Mall of Horror, talk about games they are eager to play in 2006!, and discuss our favorite "backpack" games.

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TDT - Episode # 302 - Political Games

2013-04-16 :: Tom Vasel & Eric Summerer

In this episode, we take a look at Galaxy Trucker, Legends of Andor, Beer & Vikings, Wiz-War, and more!  We start a new contest, answer a pile of questions, and end the show talking about our top ten political board games.

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TDT - Episode # 301 - Throwing Games Away

2013-04-09 :: Tom Vasel & Eric Summerer

In this episode of the Dice Tower, we return to normalcy.  Well, mostly - Geoff joins us to talk about white noise, Brian returns with Cult of the Old, and we have a new contributor - Tish - who discusses gaming on a budget.  We discuss Al Rashid, Lord of the Rings Dice Building Game and more - and talk a bit about Tabletop Gaming Day.  News, a Tale of Horror, and Musings On all come before our question of the week - "Have you ever thrown a game away, and why?"…

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TDT - Episode # 300 - A New Beginning

2013-04-01 :: Tom Vasel & Eric Summerer

It's a new page for the Dice Tower in this mega-episode.  In this show, Eric is joined by a host of contributors, including some voices not heard from in a while.  He talks about several recent games, answers a pile of questions, and ends the show with the top ten worker placement games.  

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TDT - Episode # 299 - Live from GTS 2013

2013-03-26 :: Tom Vasel & Eric Summerer

In this show, recorded live at the Gama Trade Show in Las Vegas, Tom and Eric give more news than any one show should ever handle, and also give first impressions of Star Trek: Attack Wing and Fluxx: the Board Game.  We also have Brian talk about Dreamblade, Chief about Kickstarter, Geoff about Allen Calhamer, and Giles about - well, just listen.  And another contest!

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TDT #298 - Top Ten Science Fiction Games

2013-03-19 :: Tom Vasel & Eric Summerer

In this show we talk about some new games we've played, and end the show with our ten favorite science fiction games!

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TDT - Episode # 297 - No Time for Games!

2013-03-12 :: Tom Vasel & Eric Summerer

A jam packed episode!  Including:  Reviews of Alcatraz, Skagway, Hoplomachus, and Fantastiqa, Brian taking a look-back at Get Bit, talk about upcoming conventions, Barry talking about conquering your family, a tale of Horror, Geoff getting into rules lawyering, James discussing innovation, Tom rambling all over the place, a contest, and our question of the week - how long have we gone without playing games and how did we handle such a horror!?  Whew!

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TDT - Episode # 296 - Best Convention Games

2013-03-05 :: Tom Vasel & Eric Summerer

The second half of our show we recorded live at TotalCon 2013, Eric and I have another tale of Horror, and talk about some more recently played games.  We answer a few questions, but spend most of the show talking about the best games to play at conventions.

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TDT - Episode # 295 - Live from TotalCon 2013

2013-02-26 :: Tom Vasel & Eric Summerer

In the first of two episodes recorded live before an audience at TotalCon 2013, we talk with the hosts of Not Just Another Gaming Podcast, Cardboard Jungle, and the GameSalute Shows.  We talk about some great games, including Police Precinct and Wild Fun West, hear Chief talk about Kickstarter and Giles about Kickstopper, get scared by Eric, and listen to Brian talk about The Omega Virus.  We finish up the show with some questions from the audience!  …

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TDT - Episode # 294 - Best Games from 1998

2013-02-19 :: Tom Vasel & Eric Summerer

In this episode, Tom takes a look at Fantastiqa and Batman: Gotham City.  We answer quite a few questions, and then take a look back at 1998 - 15 years ago, and talk about the best games from that year!

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TDT - Episode # 293 - Displaying Games

2013-02-12 :: Tom Vasel & Eric Summerer

In this show, Eric talks about Catan Histories: Merchants of Europe, while Tom goes over 15 games in 15 minutes. The Chief checks in on Kickstarter, Brian goes to the Amazing Labyrinth, Barry joins us for a bit, and the Pirate Podcast talks about the alpha gamer.  Geoff talks about detecting cheating in Chess, we go over the news, Tom does an extra top ten list, and we talk about how stores should display games.  Whew!

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TDT - Episode # 292 - Best Games from 2003

2013-02-05 :: Tom Vasel & Eric Summerer

In this episode, we take a look at Space Cadets, RoboTroc, For the Crown, and the Sesame Street 35th Anniversary Game!  We also have another horrible tale, give credit to designers, mention the "Sideline Gamer", take a look back at Tobago, and mention surprises.  Finally, we go back ten years ago, to 2003, and talk about our favorite ten games from then.

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TDT - Episode # 291 - Expert Gamers

2013-01-29 :: Tom Vasel & Eric Summerer

In this show, Geoff talks about game security, and we hear why party games matter.  Mark explains that less is more, Matt talks about solo gaming, and Brian examines atypical randomization.  We give the latest news, listen to a truly horrible tale, and talk about Swordfish, Suburbia, Legendary, and Mutant Meeples.  We muse on the future of 2013 and gaming, and then talk about games that we are experts in.  Maybe.

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TDT - Episode #290 - Best Games from 2008

2013-01-22 :: Tom Vasel & Eric Summerer

Well, it's 2013, so as usual, we take a look back five years ago and talk about the best games - now that we have half a decade to muse on the subject.  We also talk about Lancaster, Man Bites Dog, and Power Grid: the First Sparks as well as other games.  Finally, we answer a plethora of questions, including Tom's thoughts on Duel of Ages 2, Space Alert, and more!

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TDT - Episode #289 - Heated Discussions

2013-01-15 :: Tom Vasel & Eric Summerer

Hooray, another episode!  In this show, we talk about the Dice Tower Kickstarter - and also get into our favorite topic - great games!  We review City of Remnants, Mice and Mystics, German Railways, and Fluxx.  Brian takes us back to Hey, That's My Fish!, while James talks about being the villain.  The Pirates come on and spread some sort of nonsense, while Geoff talks about cheating some more.  We do a three-way smackdown between Marvel Legendary, DC Deckbuilder, and Sentinels of the Multiverse - and end the show talking about what to do when there is a heated rules dispute.

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TDT - Episode # 288 - Best of 2012, part 2

2013-01-08 :: Tom Vasel & Eric Summerer

And part two of our best and worst of 2012 show!  In this episode, we talk about the best cooperative games, most innovative games, strangest games, best expansions, best reprints, biggest brain burners, favorite gaming events, and a host of other categories.  We end the show with our top ten games of 2012 - and what we are looking forward to in 2013.

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TDT - Episode # 287 - Best of 2012, Part 1

2013-01-01 :: Tom Vasel & Eric Summerer

Tom, Eric, and host of others all join forces (like Voltron!) to give you the best of 2012.  In this first half of the show, we give our thoughts on the 2012 as a whole, as well as the biggest news stories of the year.  We talk about our biggest surprise, and our biggest disappointment.  Everyone picks the game with the best components, the game with the best artwork, the worst game, the best card game, best party game, best kids game, and best family game.  Lots of fun, and a Happy New Years to everyone!

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TDT - Episode # 287 - Best of 2012, Part 1

2013-01-01 :: Tom Vasel & Eric Summerer

Tom, Eric, and host of others all join forces (like Voltron!) to give you the best of 2012.  In this first half of the show, we give our thoughts on the 2012 as a whole, as well as the biggest news stories of the year.  We talk about our biggest surprise, and our biggest disappointment.  Everyone picks the game with the best components, the game with the best artwork, the worst game, the best card game, best party game, best kids game, and best family game.  Lots of fun, and a Happy New Years to everyone!

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TDT - Episode # 286 - Lucky Games

2012-12-25 :: Tom Vasel & Eric Summerer

In this show, we talk about Zombicide, 2019: the Arctic, and Dungeon Command.  We also answer a pile of questions, including why we don't talk much about print and play games, Carcassonne expansions, a good baseball game, and superhero games.  We end the show talking about our top ten "lucky" games - games that have luck as a major mechanic.…

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TDT - Episode # 286 - Lucky Games

2012-12-25 :: Tom Vasel & Eric Summerer

In this show, we talk about Zombicide, 2019: the Arctic, and Dungeon Command.  We also answer a pile of questions, including why we don't talk much about print and play games, Carcassonne expansions, a good baseball game, and superhero games.  We end the show talking about our top ten "lucky" games - games that have luck as a major mechanic.…

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Special Alert! - Game On! with Cody and John!

2012-12-21 :: Tom Vasel & Eric Summerer

Here's an early Christmas Present for you - Game On! with Cody and John.  

John says...

In this special episode of Game On! with Cody and John, we come out of retirement to record a special episode in support of the Jack Vasel Memorial Fund. The winner of our JVMF auction was Trent Hamm ("trenttsd" here on BGG), and he's our programming director and benevolent dictator for this episode. So, listen as we expound on Gen Con for newbies, discuss how to start an RPG group from scratch, and bring you a full review of FFG's Android:Netrunner. For this episode only, Trent rules!!

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TDT - Episode # 285 - Thrift Store Treasures

2012-12-18 :: Tom Vasel & Eric Summerer

In this show, we take a look at Kemet, Pixel Tactics, King of Tokyo Power Up! and Noir.  Geoff talks about cheating, Tom talks about how and when you should buy games for others for Christmas, and Brian examines Kremlin.  Bart looks at some Kickstarter games, Matt does a game you can play Solo, and James about expanding the hobby.  We end the episode with our best gaming finds we've ever found at a thrift store.

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TDT - Episode # 285 - Thrift Store Treasures

2012-12-18 :: Tom Vasel & Eric Summerer

In this show, we take a look at Kemet, Pixel Tactics, King of Tokyo Power Up! and Noir.  Geoff talks about cheating, Tom talks about how and when you should buy games for others for Christmas, and Brian examines Kremlin.  Bart looks at some Kickstarter games, Matt does a game you can play Solo, and James about expanding the hobby.  We end the episode with our best gaming finds we've ever found at a thrift store.

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TDT - Episode # 284 - Games that Have Stood the Test of Time

2012-12-11 :: Tom Vasel & Eric Summerer

Whew!  Another long episode in which we talk about recent games, such as Manhattan Project, Treehouse, Edo, Guidhall, and Courtier.  We also answer quite a few user questions, where we talk about almost getting sued,  why we keep expansion boxes, which side of Merchants of Venus is better, and what to do if you want to publish a game.  Finally, we end the episode with our top ten "Games that Have Stood the Test of Time" - games that are just as relevant today as they were when they were published.

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TDT - Episode # 284 - Games that Have Stood the Test of Time

2012-12-11 :: Tom Vasel & Eric Summerer

Whew!  Another long episode in which we talk about recent games, such as Manhattan Project, Treehouse, Edo, Guidhall, and Courtier.  We also answer quite a few user questions, where we talk about almost getting sued,  why we keep expansion boxes, which side of Merchants of Venus is better, and what to do if you want to publish a game.  Finally, we end the episode with our top ten "Games that Have Stood the Test of Time" - games that are just as relevant today as they were when they were published.

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TDT - Episode # 283 - Games only we seem to hate

2012-12-04 :: Tom Vasel & Eric Summerer

A mega episode, jammed full of all sorts of stuff!  First, we talk about some recently played games, such as Copycat, Spellbound, Escape, and Robinson Crusoe.  The Chief talks about Kickstarter, Brian about Looping Louie, the Snakes and Latte guys about trivia, Mark about Ravinca, Greg about another gaming stores, and the Pirate Cast guys about expansions.  We have a tale of horror, a musings on GameSalute, some SUPER exciting news, and special report from BGG.con.  Finally, we end the show with games that only we seem to dislike - everyone else loves them!

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TDT - Episode # 283 - Games only we seem to hate

2012-12-04 :: Tom Vasel & Eric Summerer

A mega episode, jammed full of all sorts of stuff!  First, we talk about some recently played games, such as Copycat, Spellbound, Escape, and Robinson Crusoe.  The Chief talks about Kickstarter, Brian about Looping Louie, the Snakes and Latte guys about trivia, Mark about Ravinca, Greg about another gaming stores, and the Pirate Cast guys about expansions.  We have a tale of horror, a musings on GameSalute, some SUPER exciting news, and special report from BGG.con.  Finally, we end the show with games that only we seem to dislike - everyone else loves them!

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TDT - Episode # 33 - Best Games from the 80's

2012-11-27 :: Tom Vasel & Eric Summerer

Yes, you read the number correctly.  This is one of our "classic" episodes, redone and remastered for your listening pleasure, with commentary from Tom.  In this show, Tom and Joe are joined by a host of guests who all give their opinions on what 2006 holds for gaming.  Were they right, wrong?  Listen to the show to find out.  Tom and Joe also give their top ten board games from the 80's decade.

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TDT - Episode # 33 - Best Games from the 80's

2012-11-27 :: Tom Vasel & Eric Summerer

Yes, you read the number correctly.  This is one of our "classic" episodes, redone and remastered for your listening pleasure, with commentary from Tom.  In this show, Tom and Joe are joined by a host of guests who all give their opinions on what 2006 holds for gaming.  Were they right, wrong?  Listen to the show to find out.  Tom and Joe also give their top ten board games from the 80's decade.

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TDT - Episode # 282 - Live from BGG Con

2012-11-20 :: Tom Vasel & Eric Summerer

In our most interview-heavy show ever, we invite over thirty people to come on our show at a live broadcast from BGG.con!  The catch?  Each person has only two minutes to speak.  From designers to publishers to convention hosts to gaming enthusiasts, it's a fun time of laughter, talk about games, and more!

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TDT - Episode # 282 - Live from BGG Con

2012-11-20 :: Tom Vasel & Eric Summerer

In our most interview-heavy show ever, we invite over thirty people to come on our show at a live broadcast from BGG.con!  The catch?  Each person has only two minutes to speak.  From designers to publishers to convention hosts to gaming enthusiasts, it's a fun time of laughter, talk about games, and more!

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TDT - Episode # 281 - 2012 Holiday Gift Guide

2012-11-12 :: Tom Vasel & Eric Summerer

In the first of what will become an annual event, we, along with our contributors, give a Holiday Gift Guide for games that you can get for 2012!   We give advice for the best Children's Games, Family Games, Party Games, Stocking Stuffers, and Strategy Games.   Give it a listen or forward it to your favorite uncle so he knows what to get you!…

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TDT - Episode # 281 - 2012 Holiday Gift Guide

2012-11-12 :: Tom Vasel & Eric Summerer

In the first of what will become an annual event, we, along with our contributors, give a Holiday Gift Guide for games that you can get for 2012!   We give advice for the best Children's Games, Family Games, Party Games, Stocking Stuffers, and Strategy Games.   Give it a listen or forward it to your favorite uncle so he knows what to get you!…

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TDT - Episode # 280 - Worst Games

2012-11-06 :: Tom Vasel & Eric Summerer

In this episode, we take a look at 1969, Villagers and Villains, and a couple tales of Horror!  We answer questions about signs of a hardcore gamer, and what to do with people who are rules crazy.  We end the episode with a list of our ten worst games of all time!

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TDT - Episode # 280 - Worst Games

2012-11-06 :: Tom Vasel & Eric Summerer

In this episode, we take a look at 1969, Villagers and Villains, and a couple tales of Horror!  We answer questions about signs of a hardcore gamer, and what to do with people who are rules crazy.  We end the episode with a list of our ten worst games of all time!

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TDTE - Episode # 279 - Crush players or not?

2012-11-02 :: Tom Vasel & Eric Summerer

In this episode, our contributors come out in full force!  Mark Zielinski talks about Dark Vengeance, Brian looks back at the Great Dalmuti, Steve Avery talks with Richard Launius, Greg heads to Las Vegas' gaming stores, James talks about a better BGG, and Matt Bush talks about playing board games on your own.  We also review the Casual Game Insider magazine, as well as Coup, Marvel Legendary, and We Didn't Playtest This: Legacies.  We also talk about BGG.con, Secret Santa, Top 100, and Nothing Personal.  A tale of horror shows up, and we finally end the show with the answer to the question - is it better to crush an opponent, or have a close score?  Whew!

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TDTE - Episode # 279 - Crush players or not?

2012-11-02 :: Tom Vasel & Eric Summerer

In this episode, our contributors come out in full force!  Mark Zielinski talks about Dark Vengeance, Brian looks back at the Great Dalmuti, Steve Avery talks with Richard Launius, Greg heads to Las Vegas' gaming stores, James talks about a better BGG, and Matt Bush talks about playing board games on your own.  We also review the Casual Game Insider magazine, as well as Coup, Marvel Legendary, and We Didn't Playtest This: Legacies.  We also talk about BGG.con, Secret Santa, Top 100, and Nothing Personal.  A tale of horror shows up, and we finally end the show with the answer to the question - is it better to crush an opponent, or have a close score?  Whew!

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TDT - Episode # 279 - To Crush Your Opponent...

2012-10-30 :: Tom Vasel & Eric Summerer

In this episode, our contributors come out in full force!  Mark Zielinski talks about Dark Vengeance, Brian looks back at the Great Dalmuti, Steve Avery talks with Richard Launius, Greg heads to Las Vegas' gaming stores, James talks about a better BGG, and Matt Bush talks about playing board games on your own.  We also review the Casual Game Insider magazine, as well as Coup, Marvel Legendary, and We Didn't Playtest This: Legacies.  We also talk about BGG.con, Secret Santa, Top 100, and Nothing Personal.  A tale of horror shows up, and we finally end the show with the answer to the question - is it better to crush an opponent, or have a close score?  Whew!

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TDT - Episode # 279 - To Crush Your Opponent...

2012-10-30 :: Tom Vasel & Eric Summerer

In this episode, our contributors come out in full force!  Mark Zielinski talks about Dark Vengeance, Brian looks back at the Great Dalmuti, Steve Avery talks with Richard Launius, Greg heads to Las Vegas' gaming stores, James talks about a better BGG, and Matt Bush talks about playing board games on your own.  We also review the Casual Game Insider magazine, as well as Coup, Marvel Legendary, and We Didn't Playtest This: Legacies.  We also talk about BGG.con, Secret Santa, Top 100, and Nothing Personal.  A tale of horror shows up, and we finally end the show with the answer to the question - is it better to crush an opponent, or have a close score?  Whew!

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TDT - Episode # 278 - Best Gangster Games

2012-10-23 :: Tom Vasel & Eric Summerer

In this show, we review Quest of the Qladiator, Hooyah, Briefcase, Voluspa, and Domnion Dark Ages.   Quest of the Qladiator, Hooyah, Briefcase, Voluspa. We answer questions about slavery in games, Eric's voice, and young children and card games. Finally, we end the show with our top ten Gangster games. Maybe.


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TDT - Episode # 278 - Best Gangster Games

2012-10-23 :: Tom Vasel & Eric Summerer

In this show, we review Quest of the Qladiator, Hooyah, Briefcase, Voluspa, and Domnion Dark Ages.   Quest of the Qladiator, Hooyah, Briefcase, Voluspa. We answer questions about slavery in games, Eric's voice, and young children and card games. Finally, we end the show with our top ten Gangster games. Maybe.


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TDT - Episode # 277 - Getting Rules Wrong

2012-10-16 :: Tom Vasel & Eric Summerer

In this show, Brian takes a look back at Atmosfear, Eric and I are scared by yet another horror story, and Geoff talks about negative vs. positive rewards.  We talk about what when we get a rules wrong, and review several new games, including Suburbia.  Tom debates with Doug Garrett about the importance of Essen, and we also introduce the Dice Tower Secret Santa 2012!!!

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TDT - Episode # 277 - Getting Rules Wrong

2012-10-16 :: Tom Vasel & Eric Summerer

In this show, Brian takes a look back at Atmosfear, Eric and I are scared by yet another horror story, and Geoff talks about negative vs. positive rewards.  We talk about what when we get a rules wrong, and review several new games, including Suburbia.  Tom debates with Doug Garrett about the importance of Essen, and we also introduce the Dice Tower Secret Santa 2012!!!

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TDT - Episode # 276 - Best Puzzle Games

2012-10-09 :: Tom Vasel & Eric Summerer

In this show, we talk about Gauntlet of Fools, Tooth and Nail, Sator Arepo Tenent Opera Rotas (whew!), Tempus, and dealing with a sore loser.  We are subjugated to another Tale of Horror and answer questions about body odor at conventions and designers working with multiple publishers.  Finally, we end the show with our top ten puzzle games!

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TDT - Episode # 276 - Best Puzzle Games

2012-10-09 :: Tom Vasel & Eric Summerer

In this show, we talk about Gauntlet of Fools, Tooth and Nail, Sator Arepo Tenent Opera Rotas (whew!), Tempus, and dealing with a sore loser.  We are subjugated to another Tale of Horror and answer questions about body odor at conventions and designers working with multiple publishers.  Finally, we end the show with our top ten puzzle games!

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TDT - Episode # 275 - Gaming Tastes A'Changing

2012-10-02 :: Tom Vasel & Eric Summerer

In this show, Steve Avery takes a look at Dungeon Fighter and Scurvy Pirates, while Brian examines Three Dragon Ante.  Tom continues his ranting, and we also review several games, such as Alien Frontiers: Factions, Level 7 Escape, and Kingdom Builder Nomads.  And what's up with Eric's gaming group?  Finally, we end the show with a look at how our gaming tastes have changed over the years.

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TDT - Episode # 275 - Gaming Tastes A'Changing

2012-10-02 :: Tom Vasel & Eric Summerer

In this show, Steve Avery takes a look at Dungeon Fighter and Scurvy Pirates, while Brian examines Three Dragon Ante.  Tom continues his ranting, and we also review several games, such as Alien Frontiers: Factions, Level 7 Escape, and Kingdom Builder Nomads.  And what's up with Eric's gaming group?  Finally, we end the show with a look at how our gaming tastes have changed over the years.

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TDT - Episode # 274 - Best Seven-player Games

2012-09-25 :: Tom Vasel & Eric Summerer

In this show, Brian takes a look back at Dice Tower Convention, we answer a few listener questions, and Eric learns some pronunciation.  We review a pile of game, including Sheepland, Sunrise City, Mageknight, and Seven Wonders: Cities, and end the show talking about our top ten games for seven players.

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TDT - Episode # 274 - Best Seven-player Games

2012-09-25 :: Tom Vasel & Eric Summerer

In this show, Brian takes a look back at Dice Tower Convention, we answer a few listener questions, and Eric learns some pronunciation.  We review a pile of game, including Sheepland, Sunrise City, Mageknight, and Seven Wonders: Cities, and end the show talking about our top ten games for seven players.

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TDT - Episode # 273 - Themes that Turn Us Off

2012-09-18 :: Tom Vasel & Eric Summerer

In this show, Ryan talks about a new project he's beginning, Brian examines Shadow Hunters, and Geoff talks about hindsight in games.  We take a look at Puzzle Strike, City of Horror, Banditos, Pirates of the Spanish Main Card Game, Lords of Waterdeep, Wilderness, and more!  Tom rants about game manufacturing, and we finish up the show with themes that turn us off from a game, despite how good the game plays.

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TDT - Episode # 273 - Themes that Turn Us Off

2012-09-18 :: Tom Vasel & Eric Summerer

In this show, Ryan talks about a new project he's beginning, Brian examines Shadow Hunters, and Geoff talks about hindsight in games.  We take a look at Puzzle Strike, City of Horror, Banditos, Pirates of the Spanish Main Card Game, Lords of Waterdeep, Wilderness, and more!  Tom rants about game manufacturing, and we finish up the show with themes that turn us off from a game, despite how good the game plays.

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TDT - Episode # 272 - Funny Games

2012-09-11 :: Tom Vasel & Eric Summerer

In this episode, we answer several listener questions, and talk about some recently played games, such as Synch Up, Thunderstone Advance: Caverns of Bane, and High Noon Saloon.  We also talk about our top ten funny games!

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TDT - Episode # 272 - Funny Games

2012-09-11 :: Tom Vasel & Eric Summerer

In this episode, we answer several listener questions, and talk about some recently played games, such as Synch Up, Thunderstone Advance: Caverns of Bane, and High Noon Saloon.  We also talk about our top ten funny games!

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TDT - Episode # 271 - Storing Games

2012-09-04 :: Tom Vasel & Eric Summerer

In this episode we talk about Let's Take a Hike and Dominion: Dark Ages, as well as give a preview of the upcoming Shadows over Camelot: the Card Game.  Mary talks about Gen Con, we have a truly terrible tale of horror, news, and even some listener questions!  We end the show with tips on how to store games.

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TDT - Episode # 271 - Storing Games

2012-09-04 :: Tom Vasel & Eric Summerer

In this episode we talk about Let's Take a Hike and Dominion: Dark Ages, as well as give a preview of the upcoming Shadows over Camelot: the Card Game.  Mary talks about Gen Con, we have a truly terrible tale of horror, news, and even some listener questions!  We end the show with tips on how to store games.

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TDT - Episode # 270 - Gen Con 2012

2012-08-28 :: Tom Vasel & Eric Summerer
Length: 2m 5s

In this extra long Dice Tower, Eric and I take a look at Gen Con.  We of course talk about some games we played, such as Dungeon Fighter and Space Cadets, but we also interview a plethora of game designers and publishers.  Interspersed amongst this we give our impressions of the convention, and end with a list of Eric's top ten games he played, and Tom's top ten events/things he saw at Gen Con 2012.


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TDT - Episode # 270 - Gen Con 2012

2012-08-28 :: Tom Vasel & Eric Summerer
Length: 2m 5s

In this extra long Dice Tower, Eric and I take a look at Gen Con.  We of course talk about some games we played, such as Dungeon Fighter and Space Cadets, but we also interview a plethora of game designers and publishers.  Interspersed amongst this we give our impressions of the convention, and end with a list of Eric's top ten games he played, and Tom's top ten events/things he saw at Gen Con 2012.


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TDT - Episode # 269 - Games that Got us into Gaming

2012-08-21 :: Tom Vasel & Eric Summerer

In this episode, Tom and Eric podcast live from GenCon 2012!

But don't worry, we don't talk all about the fair.  Instead, Eric gives us some first impressions of the new Merchant of Venus, and we review other games such as Smash Up and Flower Fall.  We have a host of contributors, and end the episode with our question of the week - what game got you into gaming?  But instead of just us answering the question - we have answers from designers, publishers, and more! 

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TDT - Episode # 269 - Games that Got us into Gaming

2012-08-21 :: Tom Vasel & Eric Summerer

In this episode, Tom and Eric podcast live from GenCon 2012!

But don't worry, we don't talk all about the fair.  Instead, Eric gives us some first impressions of the new Merchant of Venus, and we review other games such as Smash Up and Flower Fall.  We have a host of contributors, and end the episode with our question of the week - what game got you into gaming?  But instead of just us answering the question - we have answers from designers, publishers, and more! 

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TDT - Episode # 268 - GenCon 2012 Preview

2012-08-12 :: Tom Vasel & Eric Summerer

Once again, Cody Jones and John Richard join us.  Since they are experts on all things GenCon, they make the perfect guests for our big GenCon 2012 preview show!  We talk about games being shown and released at the fair, tips for convention attenders, and our top ten things we're looking forward to at the convention.  See you there!


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TDT - Episode # 268 - GenCon 2012 Preview

2012-08-12 :: Tom Vasel & Eric Summerer

Once again, Cody Jones and John Richard join us.  Since they are experts on all things GenCon, they make the perfect guests for our big GenCon 2012 preview show!  We talk about games being shown and released at the fair, tips for convention attenders, and our top ten things we're looking forward to at the convention.  See you there!


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TDT - Episode # 267 - Games We're Looking Forward to

2012-08-07 :: Tom Vasel & Eric Summerer

Yeah, I know we say that were going to talk about GenCon, and we do a very small amount, but most of that is in the next episode.  In this episode, we're joined by Cody Jones and John Richard, and we talk about a pile of recently played games, including Descent 2.0 and D-Day Dice.  We also answer several listener questions, and talk about what games we are looking forward to seeing!


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TDT - Episode # 267 - Games We're Looking Forward to

2012-08-07 :: Tom Vasel & Eric Summerer

Yeah, I know we say that were going to talk about GenCon, and we do a very small amount, but most of that is in the next episode.  In this episode, we're joined by Cody Jones and John Richard, and we talk about a pile of recently played games, including Descent 2.0 and D-Day Dice.  We also answer several listener questions, and talk about what games we are looking forward to seeing!


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TDT - Episode # 266 - Games we Hate to Lose

2012-07-31 :: Tom Vasel & Eric Summerer

In this show, we talk about several new games we've played, including the Maranda series of abstract strategy games.  We answer several questions, talking about iOS games, card games, dungeon games, games to tempt a role player, and more.  Finally, we end the show with our top ten games that we hate to lose!

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TDT - Episode # 266 - Games we Hate to Lose

2012-07-31 :: Tom Vasel & Eric Summerer

In this show, we talk about several new games we've played, including the Maranda series of abstract strategy games.  We answer several questions, talking about iOS games, card games, dungeon games, games to tempt a role player, and more.  Finally, we end the show with our top ten games that we hate to lose!

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TDT - Episode # 265 - Open or Closed Scoring

2012-07-24 :: Tom Vasel & Eric Summerer
Length: 1m 34s

Open or Closed Scoring is a classic argument that seems to be around forever, so we thought we talk about it once again!  We also are joined by quite a few contributors, including Geoff talking about game economies, Ryan playing long games and liking it, and a new segment on solo games.  We also review several new games, including Mage Wars, Infiltration, Dungeon Command, and Space Cadets live!  All that, news, Tom repeating himself, and more!

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TDT - Episode # 265 - Open or Closed Scoring

2012-07-24 :: Tom Vasel & Eric Summerer
Length: 1m 34s

Open or Closed Scoring is a classic argument that seems to be around forever, so we thought we talk about it once again!  We also are joined by quite a few contributors, including Geoff talking about game economies, Ryan playing long games and liking it, and a new segment on solo games.  We also review several new games, including Mage Wars, Infiltration, Dungeon Command, and Space Cadets live!  All that, news, Tom repeating himself, and more!

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TDT - Episode # 32 - Best Game Designers

2012-07-17 :: Tom Vasel & Eric Summerer

In this classic episode, originally posted- January 6, 2006, Joe Steadman and I give a joint review of Railroad Tycoon, listen to an audio review by Walt O'Hara, and get schooled in German pronunciation.  We also talk about our top ten game designers.

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TDT - Episode # 32 - Best Game Designers

2012-07-17 :: Tom Vasel & Eric Summerer

In this classic episode, originally posted- January 6, 2006, Joe Steadman and I give a joint review of Railroad Tycoon, listen to an audio review by Walt O'Hara, and get schooled in German pronunciation.  We also talk about our top ten game designers.

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TDT - Episode # 2012A - Dice Tower Awards 2012!

2012-07-12 :: Tom Vasel & Eric Summerer

In this episode, we announce the Dice Tower Awards for 2012 - awarding the best games that came out in the year 2011.

Find the complete set of winners and nominees at http://www.dicetowerawards.com

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TDT - Episode # 2012A - Dice Tower Awards 2012!

2012-07-12 :: Tom Vasel & Eric Summerer

In this episode, we announce the Dice Tower Awards for 2012 - awarding the best games that came out in the year 2011.

Find the complete set of winners and nominees at http://www.dicetowerawards.com

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TDT - Episode # 264 - Top Game Designers

2012-07-10 :: Tom Vasel & Eric Summerer

In this episode, Tom gives a quick recap of Dice Tower Convention 2012, and we also talk about recently played games, including Shadowrift.  We answer listener questions, and end the show talking about our top ten favorite board game designers.

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TDT - Episode # 264 - Top Game Designers

2012-07-10 :: Tom Vasel & Eric Summerer

In this episode, Tom gives a quick recap of Dice Tower Convention 2012, and we also talk about recently played games, including Shadowrift.  We answer listener questions, and end the show talking about our top ten favorite board game designers.

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TDT - Episode # 263 - Multiple Gaming Tables

2012-07-03 :: Tom Vasel & Eric Summerer

In this show, we add two new contributors, one who takes a look at Clout: Fantasy.  We also talk about several new games including Pret a Porter and Behutunsburg.  Greg visits another store, and Mark reviews Rodeo Rummy.  Finally, we end the show with a question of what to do with multiple games going on at the same time in a gaming group.

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TDT - Episode # 263 - Multiple Gaming Tables

2012-07-03 :: Tom Vasel & Eric Summerer

In this show, we add two new contributors, one who takes a look at Clout: Fantasy.  We also talk about several new games including Pret a Porter and Behutunsburg.  Greg visits another store, and Mark reviews Rodeo Rummy.  Finally, we end the show with a question of what to do with multiple games going on at the same time in a gaming group.

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TDT - Episode # 262 - Lunchtimes games

2012-06-26 :: Tom Vasel & Eric Summerer

In this episode, we take a look at our top ten "lunchtime" games, games that can be played and set up during a lunch break at work.  We also talk about some recently played games, answer some questions, and then have a few guests show up with a surprise announcement!

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TDT - Episode # 262 - Lunchtimes games

2012-06-26 :: Tom Vasel & Eric Summerer

In this episode, we take a look at our top ten "lunchtime" games, games that can be played and set up during a lunch break at work.  We also talk about some recently played games, answer some questions, and then have a few guests show up with a surprise announcement!

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TDT - Episode 261 - Looking ahead in a game

2012-06-19 :: Tom Vasel & Eric Summerer

In this episode, Geoff talks about giant numbers, and Greg descends into Madness.  Mary talks about house rules, and Tom reviews Descent 2.0.  We stereotype gamers yet again, and then talk about how many moves ahead in a game we plan for.

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TDT - Episode 261 - Looking ahead in a game

2012-06-19 :: Tom Vasel & Eric Summerer

In this episode, Geoff talks about giant numbers, and Greg descends into Madness.  Mary talks about house rules, and Tom reviews Descent 2.0.  We stereotype gamers yet again, and then talk about how many moves ahead in a game we plan for.

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TDT - Episode 260 - Best Trading in the Mediterranean Games

2012-06-12 :: Tom Vasel & Eric Summerer
Length: 1m 26s

There seems to be some sort of invasion on this show, coming from Origins.  But once we ignore all that, you'll see that we answer quite a few questions, and then Tom and Eric take a look at the Top Ten "Trading in the Mediterranean" Games.  Or something.

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TDT - Episode 260 - Best Trading in the Mediterranean Games

2012-06-12 :: Tom Vasel & Eric Summerer
Length: 1m 26s

There seems to be some sort of invasion on this show, coming from Origins.  But once we ignore all that, you'll see that we answer quite a few questions, and then Tom and Eric take a look at the Top Ten "Trading in the Mediterranean" Games.  Or something.

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TDT - Episode 259 - Games and Real Life

2012-06-05 :: Tom Vasel & Eric Summerer
Length: 1m 6s

In this show, Brian Englestein starts a new segment, Geoff continues to tell us how to win at games, and Ryan talks about Urban Sprawl.  We have a fake top ten list, go over recent games - such as 1989 and Undermining - and talk about mechanisms from games that we wish we could port to real life.

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TDT - Episode 259 - Games and Real Life

2012-06-05 :: Tom Vasel & Eric Summerer
Length: 1m 6s

In this show, Brian Englestein starts a new segment, Geoff continues to tell us how to win at games, and Ryan talks about Urban Sprawl.  We have a fake top ten list, go over recent games - such as 1989 and Undermining - and talk about mechanisms from games that we wish we could port to real life.

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TDT - Episode 258 - Best Gateway Games

2012-05-29 :: Tom Vasel & Eric Summerer

Once again, we answer a pile of questions, as wel as review Divinaire and discuss the nominees for Spiel des Jahres.  We finish up the show with our top ten "Gateway" games - games used to introduce people to the gaming hobby.

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TDT - Episode 258 - Best Gateway Games

2012-05-29 :: Tom Vasel & Eric Summerer

Once again, we answer a pile of questions, as wel as review Divinaire and discuss the nominees for Spiel des Jahres.  We finish up the show with our top ten "Gateway" games - games used to introduce people to the gaming hobby.

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TDT - Episode 257 - Gaming Money

2012-05-22 :: Tom Vasel & Eric Summerer

Tom and Eric talk about several new games, including Empires of the Void and Hawaii.  We also talk about Nothing Personal and other board game news, and listen to Geoff talk about how our will breaks down.  We visit another gaming store, and end the episode with our favorite types of money in games.

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TDT - Episode 257 - Gaming Money

2012-05-22 :: Tom Vasel & Eric Summerer

Tom and Eric talk about several new games, including Empires of the Void and Hawaii.  We also talk about Nothing Personal and other board game news, and listen to Geoff talk about how our will breaks down.  We visit another gaming store, and end the episode with our favorite types of money in games.

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TDT - Episode 256 - Best Game Expansions

2012-05-15 :: Tom Vasel & Eric Summerer

In this show, Tom talks about pretty much everything involving gaming that enters his scatterbrained mind.  This includes some pretty big announcements, game news, and more.  We answer several game questions, announce a game show, and talk about our top ten board game expansions.

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TDT - Episode 256 - Best Game Expansions

2012-05-15 :: Tom Vasel & Eric Summerer

In this show, Tom talks about pretty much everything involving gaming that enters his scatterbrained mind.  This includes some pretty big announcements, game news, and more.  We answer several game questions, announce a game show, and talk about our top ten board game expansions.

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TDT - Episode 255 - Favorite Gaming Partner

2012-05-08 :: Tom Vasel & Eric Summerer
Length: 1m 16s

In this show, we review several games, including Shootout, Nefarious, and Catan Junior.  We take a look a the latest gaming news, travel the country looking for game stores, and announce a new, upcoming podcast.  Finally, we talk about our favorite gaming partners - who do we want to game against?

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TDT - Episode 255 - Favorite Gaming Partner

2012-05-08 :: Tom Vasel & Eric Summerer
Length: 1m 16s

In this show, we review several games, including Shootout, Nefarious, and Catan Junior.  We take a look a the latest gaming news, travel the country looking for game stores, and announce a new, upcoming podcast.  Finally, we talk about our favorite gaming partners - who do we want to game against?

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TDT - Episode 254 - Economic Games

2012-05-01 :: Tom Vasel & Eric Summerer

We once again jump into our mailbag and answer all sorts of questions, while Ryan talks about Caylus again.  Again.  Then we jump into the meat of our program, where we talk about our top ten economic games.  Go money, go!

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TDT - Episode 254 - Economic Games

2012-05-01 :: Tom Vasel & Eric Summerer

We once again jump into our mailbag and answer all sorts of questions, while Ryan talks about Caylus again.  Again.  Then we jump into the meat of our program, where we talk about our top ten economic games.  Go money, go!

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TDT - Episode 253 - Return of Dexter

2012-04-24 :: Tom Vasel & Eric Summerer

In this show, we find out what's happening with Dexter, Mark makes a huge mistake, and Geoff talks about game criticism.  We also talk about how much we play games - and is it enough?

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TDT - Episode 253 - Return of Dexter

2012-04-24 :: Tom Vasel & Eric Summerer

In this show, we find out what's happening with Dexter, Mark makes a huge mistake, and Geoff talks about game criticism.  We also talk about how much we play games - and is it enough?

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TDT - Episode 252 - Dice Games

2012-04-17 :: Tom Vasel & Eric Summerer

In this episode, Eric talks about Outpost, and then he and Tom answer questions for quite a bit of the show!  We then go over our top ten dice games. 

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TDT - Episode 252 - Dice Games

2012-04-17 :: Tom Vasel & Eric Summerer

In this episode, Eric talks about Outpost, and then he and Tom answer questions for quite a bit of the show!  We then go over our top ten dice games. 

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TDT - Episode 251 - Interaction

2012-04-10 :: Tom Vasel & Eric Summerer
Length: 1m 21s

In this episode, Tom muses about different types of games, and Chief comes to the grand finale of his gaming group. Geoff talks about crowdsourcing, Eric goes over a ton of new games he played at Conn Con, and we review several games, including Abaddon and Lords of Waterdeep.  We finish up the show talking about our favorite types of interaction.

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TDT - Episode 251 - Interaction

2012-04-10 :: Tom Vasel & Eric Summerer
Length: 1m 21s

In this episode, Tom muses about different types of games, and Chief comes to the grand finale of his gaming group. Geoff talks about crowdsourcing, Eric goes over a ton of new games he played at Conn Con, and we review several games, including Abaddon and Lords of Waterdeep.  We finish up the show talking about our favorite types of interaction.

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TDT - Episode 31 - Upcoming Games from 2006

2012-04-03 :: Tom Vasel & Eric Summerer
Length: 1m 23s

What?  No, we're not confused.  This is a classic episode of the Dice Tower in which we go back to the end of 2005 in which Tom and Joe review quite a few games, including World of Warcraft the Board Game and Havoc: the Hundred Years' War.  We also talk about our top ten upcoming games from 2006.  Were we right?  Listen and see.

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TDT - Episode 31 - Upcoming Games from 2006

2012-04-03 :: Tom Vasel & Eric Summerer
Length: 1m 23s

What?  No, we're not confused.  This is a classic episode of the Dice Tower in which we go back to the end of 2005 in which Tom and Joe review quite a few games, including World of Warcraft the Board Game and Havoc: the Hundred Years' War.  We also talk about our top ten upcoming games from 2006.  Were we right?  Listen and see.

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TDT - Episode 250 - Celebration!

2012-03-27 :: Tom Vasel & Eric Summerer
Length: 2m 15s

It's our big 250th episode!  We are joined by dozens of people, friends from past and present, to talk about the history of the show and just celebrate.  We also take a look at our top ten Dice Tower Episodes of all time.

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TDT - Episode 250 - Celebration!

2012-03-27 :: Tom Vasel & Eric Summerer
Length: 2m 15s

It's our big 250th episode!  We are joined by dozens of people, friends from past and present, to talk about the history of the show and just celebrate.  We also take a look at our top ten Dice Tower Episodes of all time.

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TDT - Episode 249 - Games Palapalooza

2012-03-20 :: Tom Vasel & Eric Summerer
Length: 1m 12s

In this episode, Tom and Eric answer quite a few of your questions, including faults in games they love. We also review a whole pile of games, including Wiz War, Rex, Pirates of Nassau, Rocket Jockey, King of Tokyo, and more!

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TDT - Episode 249 - Games Palapalooza

2012-03-20 :: Tom Vasel & Eric Summerer
Length: 1m 12s

In this episode, Tom and Eric answer quite a few of your questions, including faults in games they love. We also review a whole pile of games, including Wiz War, Rex, Pirates of Nassau, Rocket Jockey, King of Tokyo, and more!

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TDT - Episode 248 - Top Ten Underrated Games

2012-03-13 :: Tom Vasel & Eric Summerer

In this show, we continue our "live" show from TotalCon.  With us this time is special guest, Lorien Green - producer of Gone Cardboard, a documentary about board games.  She and we answer questions from the audience, and we talk about our top ten underrated games.

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TDT - Episode 248 - Top Ten Underrated Games

2012-03-13 :: Tom Vasel & Eric Summerer

In this show, we continue our "live" show from TotalCon.  With us this time is special guest, Lorien Green - producer of Gone Cardboard, a documentary about board games.  She and we answer questions from the audience, and we talk about our top ten underrated games.

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TDT - Episode 248 - Top Ten Underrated Games

2012-03-13 :: Tom Vasel & Eric Summerer

In this show, we continue our "live" show from TotalCon.  With us this time is special guest, Lorien Green - producer of Gone Cardboard, a documentary about board games.  She and we answer questions from the audience, and we talk about our top ten underrated games.

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TDT - Episode 247 - Total Con Live, part 1

2012-03-06 :: Tom Vasel & Eric Summerer
Length: 59s

In this episode, we take the show on the road!  From TotalCon 26, we are joined by the hosts of Not Just Another Gaming Podcast to talk about a pile of games that we played.  We also talk about what makes a convention great, and Eric interviews several people, including Larry Whalen.

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TDT - Episode 247 - Total Con Live, part 1

2012-03-06 :: Tom Vasel & Eric Summerer
Length: 59s

In this episode, we take the show on the road!  From TotalCon 26, we are joined by the hosts of Not Just Another Gaming Podcast to talk about a pile of games that we played.  We also talk about what makes a convention great, and Eric interviews several people, including Larry Whalen.

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TDT - Episode 247 - Total Con Live, part 1

2012-03-06 :: Tom Vasel & Eric Summerer
Length: 59s

In this episode, we take the show on the road!  From TotalCon 26, we are joined by the hosts of Not Just Another Gaming Podcast to talk about a pile of games that we played.  We also talk about what makes a convention great, and Eric interviews several people, including Larry Whalen.

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TDT - Episode 246 - Best of 1997 (15 Years Ago)

2012-02-29 :: Tom Vasel & Eric Summerer
Length: 1m 42s

In this episode, we are joined by Seth Jaffee, designer of Eminent Domain, and Steve Buonocore, head of Stronghold Games.  We have a showdown between Eminent Domain, Core Worlds, and Race for the Galaxy, and also answer a few listener questions.  We end the show with our top ten games from 1997 - a look back at fifteen years ago.

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TDT - Episode 246 - Best of 1997 (15 Years Ago)

2012-02-29 :: Tom Vasel & Eric Summerer
Length: 1m 42s

In this episode, we are joined by Seth Jaffee, designer of Eminent Domain, and Steve Buonocore, head of Stronghold Games.  We have a showdown between Eminent Domain, Core Worlds, and Race for the Galaxy, and also answer a few listener questions.  We end the show with our top ten games from 1997 - a look back at fifteen years ago.

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TDT - Episode 246 - Best of 1997 (15 Years Ago)

2012-02-29 :: Tom Vasel & Eric Summerer
Length: 1m 42s

In this episode, we are joined by Seth Jaffee, designer of Eminent Domain, and Steve Buonocore, head of Stronghold Games.  We have a showdown between Eminent Domain, Core Worlds, and Race for the Galaxy, and also answer a few listener questions.  We end the show with our top ten games from 1997 - a look back at fifteen years ago.

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TDT - Episode 245 - Reprints we want to see

2012-02-21 :: Tom Vasel & Eric Summerer
Length: 1m 16s

In this episode of the Dice Tower, Tom and Eric talk about a bunch of games that start with the letter "D", while Greg examines Kickstarter.  Chief continues his quest to build a gaming group, Geoff talks about copyright issues, and Ryan rants about hidden information.  Finally, we end the show talking about games we want to see reprinted.

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TDT - Episode 245 - Reprints we want to see

2012-02-21 :: Tom Vasel & Eric Summerer
Length: 1m 16s

In this episode of the Dice Tower, Tom and Eric talk about a bunch of games that start with the letter "D", while Greg examines Kickstarter.  Chief continues his quest to build a gaming group, Geoff talks about copyright issues, and Ryan rants about hidden information.  Finally, we end the show talking about games we want to see reprinted.

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TDT - Episode 245 - Reprints we want to see

2012-02-21 :: Tom Vasel & Eric Summerer
Length: 1m 16s

In this episode of the Dice Tower, Tom and Eric talk about a bunch of games that start with the letter "D", while Greg examines Kickstarter.  Chief continues his quest to build a gaming group, Geoff talks about copyright issues, and Ryan rants about hidden information.  Finally, we end the show talking about games we want to see reprinted.

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TDT - Episode 244 - Best of 2002 (ten years ago)

2012-02-14 :: Tom Vasel & Eric Summerer
Length: 1m 9s

In this episode, Eric and I talk about Risk Legacy again, as well as a few other games - and then spend a good bit of the episode looking ten years back at 2002 - talking about gaming trends then, as well as our top ten games from that year.

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TDT - Episode 244 - Best of 2002 (ten years ago)

2012-02-14 :: Tom Vasel & Eric Summerer
Length: 1m 9s

In this episode, Eric and I talk about Risk Legacy again, as well as a few other games - and then spend a good bit of the episode looking ten years back at 2002 - talking about gaming trends then, as well as our top ten games from that year.

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TDT - Episode 244 - Best of 2002 (ten years ago)

2012-02-14 :: Tom Vasel & Eric Summerer
Length: 1m 9s

In this episode, Eric and I talk about Risk Legacy again, as well as a few other games - and then spend a good bit of the episode looking ten years back at 2002 - talking about gaming trends then, as well as our top ten games from that year.

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TDT - Episode 243 - The Longest Game

2012-02-07 :: Tom Vasel & Eric Summerer
Length: 1m 13s

In this show, Chief talks once again about building a game group, Geoff discusses 3D printing, and Ryan complains about "hobbit" cards.  We talk about several different games, a bit of news, and end the show with our longest games we've ever played.  Plus, a great new contest!

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TDT - Episode 243 - The Longest Game

2012-02-07 :: Tom Vasel & Eric Summerer
Length: 1m 13s

In this show, Chief talks once again about building a game group, Geoff discusses 3D printing, and Ryan complains about "hobbit" cards.  We talk about several different games, a bit of news, and end the show with our longest games we've ever played.  Plus, a great new contest!

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TDT - Episode 243 - The Longest Game

2012-02-07 :: Tom Vasel & Eric Summerer
Length: 1m 13s

In this show, Chief talks once again about building a game group, Geoff discusses 3D printing, and Ryan complains about "hobbit" cards.  We talk about several different games, a bit of news, and end the show with our longest games we've ever played.  Plus, a great new contest!

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TDT - Episode 242 - Best of 2007 (Five Years ago)

2012-01-31 :: Tom Vasel & Eric Summerer
Length: 1m 25s

In this show, Ryan takes a look at complexity and games, while we review Evo, Poseidon's Kingdom, and Flash Point.  We answer a ton of listener questions, and end the show with our top ten games from five years ago - 2007.

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TDT - Episode 242 - Best of 2007 (Five Years ago)

2012-01-31 :: Tom Vasel & Eric Summerer
Length: 1m 25s

In this show, Ryan takes a look at complexity and games, while we review Evo, Poseidon's Kingdom, and Flash Point.  We answer a ton of listener questions, and end the show with our top ten games from five years ago - 2007.

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TDT - Episode 242 - Best of 2007 (Five Years ago)

2012-01-31 :: Tom Vasel & Eric Summerer
Length: 1m 25s

In this show, Ryan takes a look at complexity and games, while we review Evo, Poseidon's Kingdom, and Flash Point.  We answer a ton of listener questions, and end the show with our top ten games from five years ago - 2007.

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TDT - Episode 241 - Nolstagia and Games

2012-01-24 :: Tom Vasel & Eric Summerer
Length: 1m 15s

In this show, we kick off our annual fund raiser, with our cool new Dice Towers, and Geoff talks about pain and games.  The Chief delves into Kickstarter, Andrew talks about a Few Acres of Snow, and Tom and Eric talk about 21 games in 21 minutes.  We give the latest news, and talk about nolstagic games that weren't quite as good as we remembered.

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TDT - Episode 241 - Nolstagia and Games

2012-01-24 :: Tom Vasel & Eric Summerer
Length: 1m 15s

In this show, we kick off our annual fund raiser, with our cool new Dice Towers, and Geoff talks about pain and games.  The Chief delves into Kickstarter, Andrew talks about a Few Acres of Snow, and Tom and Eric talk about 21 games in 21 minutes.  We give the latest news, and talk about nolstagic games that weren't quite as good as we remembered.

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TDT - Episode 241 - Nolstagia and Games

2012-01-24 :: Tom Vasel & Eric Summerer
Length: 1m 15s

In this show, we kick off our annual fund raiser, with our cool new Dice Towers, and Geoff talks about pain and games.  The Chief delves into Kickstarter, Andrew talks about a Few Acres of Snow, and Tom and Eric talk about 21 games in 21 minutes.  We give the latest news, and talk about nolstagic games that weren't quite as good as we remembered.

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Episode # 240 - Best of 2011, part 2

2012-01-17 :: Tom Vasel & Eric Summerer
Length: 1m 37s

We continue our best of 2011 show, still joined by an army of contributors!  In this half, we talk about our favorite expansions of 2011, as well as the best reprint, most innovative game, best family game, strangest game, biggest brainburner, and more!  Finally, though, we come to the BEST games of the year - including our top ten games of 2011.

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Episode # 240 - Best of 2011, part 2

2012-01-17 :: Tom Vasel & Eric Summerer
Length: 1m 37s

We continue our best of 2011 show, still joined by an army of contributors!  In this half, we talk about our favorite expansions of 2011, as well as the best reprint, most innovative game, best family game, strangest game, biggest brainburner, and more!  Finally, though, we come to the BEST games of the year - including our top ten games of 2011.

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Episode # 240 - Best of 2011, part 2

2012-01-17 :: Tom Vasel & Eric Summerer
Length: 1m 37s

We continue our best of 2011 show, still joined by an army of contributors!  In this half, we talk about our favorite expansions of 2011, as well as the best reprint, most innovative game, best family game, strangest game, biggest brainburner, and more!  Finally, though, we come to the BEST games of the year - including our top ten games of 2011.

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Episode # 239 - Best of 2011, part 1

2012-01-10 :: Tom Vasel & Eric Summerer
Length: 1m 55s

In this episode, we are joined by a ton of contributors as we take a look back over the year of 2011.  In this first half, we talk about the best card, war, and party game.  We discuss our most surprising game, as well as the most dissappointing.  We talk about he best components and artwork, as well as the worst games of the year.  And we talk about the year as a whole, including the top ten news stories of 2011.

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Episode # 239 - Best of 2011, part 1

2012-01-10 :: Tom Vasel & Eric Summerer
Length: 1m 55s

In this episode, we are joined by a ton of contributors as we take a look back over the year of 2011.  In this first half, we talk about the best card, war, and party game.  We discuss our most surprising game, as well as the most dissappointing.  We talk about he best components and artwork, as well as the worst games of the year.  And we talk about the year as a whole, including the top ten news stories of 2011.

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Episode # 239 - Best of 2011, part 1

2012-01-10 :: Tom Vasel & Eric Summerer
Length: 1m 55s

In this episode, we are joined by a ton of contributors as we take a look back over the year of 2011.  In this first half, we talk about the best card, war, and party game.  We discuss our most surprising game, as well as the most dissappointing.  We talk about he best components and artwork, as well as the worst games of the year.  And we talk about the year as a whole, including the top ten news stories of 2011.

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Episode # 238 - Games out of our Comfort Zone

2011-12-20 :: Tom Vasel & Eric Summerer
Length: 1m 21s

In this show, Ryan muses about artists and games, and Tom groans about times he says "Oops".  We talk about recently played games, and interview Christof Tisch  about German culture and games.  Finally, we talk about our top ten games that are out of our personal comfort zones.  Oh, and listen to the very end, after the outro.

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Episode # 238 - Games out of our Comfort Zone

2011-12-20 :: Tom Vasel & Eric Summerer
Length: 1m 21s

In this show, Ryan muses about artists and games, and Tom groans about times he says "Oops".  We talk about recently played games, and interview Christof Tisch  about German culture and games.  Finally, we talk about our top ten games that are out of our personal comfort zones.  Oh, and listen to the very end, after the outro.

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Episode # 238 - Games out of our Comfort Zone

2011-12-20 :: Tom Vasel & Eric Summerer
Length: 1m 21s

In this show, Ryan muses about artists and games, and Tom groans about times he says "Oops".  We talk about recently played games, and interview Christof Tisch  about German culture and games.  Finally, we talk about our top ten games that are out of our personal comfort zones.  Oh, and listen to the very end, after the outro.

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Episode # 237 - Addicting Games

2011-12-13 :: Tom Vasel & Eric Summerer
Length: 1m 16s

In this episode, Geoff talks about Power Creep, while Moritz reviews Shadow Era.  We talk about some Turkeys and Kangaroos (games that have changed in our rankings) and player stereotypes.  We discuss Souvlaki wars, Coercio, Flash Duel, Kill Shot, On the Underground, and Canal Mania.  Finally, we end the show with a discussion on addictive games and how we broke (or didn't!) the addiction.

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Episode # 237 - Addicting Games

2011-12-13 :: Tom Vasel & Eric Summerer
Length: 1m 16s

In this episode, Geoff talks about Power Creep, while Moritz reviews Shadow Era.  We talk about some Turkeys and Kangaroos (games that have changed in our rankings) and player stereotypes.  We discuss Souvlaki wars, Coercio, Flash Duel, Kill Shot, On the Underground, and Canal Mania.  Finally, we end the show with a discussion on addictive games and how we broke (or didn't!) the addiction.

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Episode # 237 - Addicting Games

2011-12-13 :: Tom Vasel & Eric Summerer
Length: 1m 16s

In this episode, Geoff talks about Power Creep, while Moritz reviews Shadow Era.  We talk about some Turkeys and Kangaroos (games that have changed in our rankings) and player stereotypes.  We discuss Souvlaki wars, Coercio, Flash Duel, Kill Shot, On the Underground, and Canal Mania.  Finally, we end the show with a discussion on addictive games and how we broke (or didn't!) the addiction.

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Episode # 236 - Top Ten Fantasy Games

2011-12-06 :: Tom Vasel & Eric Summerer
Length: 1m 36s

In this episode, we are joined by Russ Wakelin from the D6 Generation podcast.  We answer a few questions, talk about the complexity of modern games, and then delve into our top ten fantasy games.

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Episode # 236 - Top Ten Fantasy Games

2011-12-06 :: Tom Vasel & Eric Summerer
Length: 1m 36s

In this episode, we are joined by Russ Wakelin from the D6 Generation podcast.  We answer a few questions, talk about the complexity of modern games, and then delve into our top ten fantasy games.

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Episode # 236 - Top Ten Fantasy Games

2011-12-06 :: Tom Vasel & Eric Summerer
Length: 1m 36s

In this episode, we are joined by Russ Wakelin from the D6 Generation podcast.  We answer a few questions, talk about the complexity of modern games, and then delve into our top ten fantasy games.

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Episode # 235 - Paper and Pencil Games

2011-11-29 :: Tom Vasel & Eric Summerer
Length: 1m 1s

In this episode, the Chief talks about some new Kickstarter projects, while Andrew Miller asks if playing World War 2 games is immoral.  Geoff and Greg pop in with segments, Steve reviews Sentinels of the Multiverse, and we talk about our favorite paper and pencil games.

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Episode # 235 - Paper and Pencil Games

2011-11-29 :: Tom Vasel & Eric Summerer
Length: 1m 1s

In this episode, the Chief talks about some new Kickstarter projects, while Andrew Miller asks if playing World War 2 games is immoral.  Geoff and Greg pop in with segments, Steve reviews Sentinels of the Multiverse, and we talk about our favorite paper and pencil games.

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Episode # 235 - Paper and Pencil Games

2011-11-29 :: Tom Vasel & Eric Summerer
Length: 1m 1s

In this episode, the Chief talks about some new Kickstarter projects, while Andrew Miller asks if playing World War 2 games is immoral.  Geoff and Greg pop in with segments, Steve reviews Sentinels of the Multiverse, and we talk about our favorite paper and pencil games.

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Episode # 234 - Our Top Ten Dexterity Games

2011-11-22 :: Tom Vasel & Eric Summerer
Length: 1m 33s

Episode 234 is uploaded for your listening pleasure!


In this show, we talk about some new games - with Steve and Richard
discussing King of Tokyo.  We finish off our large list of user
questions, and then go into our favorite dexterity games.  Plus, a
rant!

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Episode # 234 - Our Top Ten Dexterity Games

2011-11-22 :: Tom Vasel & Eric Summerer
Length: 1m 33s

Episode 234 is uploaded for your listening pleasure!


In this show, we talk about some new games - with Steve and Richard
discussing King of Tokyo.  We finish off our large list of user
questions, and then go into our favorite dexterity games.  Plus, a
rant!

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Episode # 234 - Our Top Ten Dexterity Games

2011-11-22 :: Tom Vasel & Eric Summerer
Length: 1m 33s

Episode 234 is uploaded for your listening pleasure!


In this show, we talk about some new games - with Steve and Richard
discussing King of Tokyo.  We finish off our large list of user
questions, and then go into our favorite dexterity games.  Plus, a
rant!

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Episode #233: A Deck of Cards

2011-11-17 :: Tom Vasel & Eric Summerer
Length: 1m 5s

In this episode, Moritz talks about the iPad, and Tom rants about know it alls. We talk about Star Trek Fleet Captains, Legend of Drizzt, and other new games. We end the show talking about our favorite games to play with a deck of cards.

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Episode #233: A Deck of Cards

2011-11-17 :: Tom Vasel & Eric Summerer
Length: 1m 5s

In this episode, Moritz talks about the iPad, and Tom rants about know it alls. We talk about Star Trek Fleet Captains, Legend of Drizzt, and other new games. We end the show talking about our favorite games to play with a deck of cards.

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Episode #233: A Deck of Cards

2011-11-17 :: Tom Vasel & Eric Summerer
Length: 1m 5s

In this episode, Moritz talks about the iPad, and Tom rants about know it alls. We talk about Star Trek Fleet Captains, Legend of Drizzt, and other new games. We end the show talking about our favorite games to play with a deck of cards.

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Episode #232: Top 10 Historical Games

2011-11-14 :: Tom Vasel & Eric Summerer
Length: 1m 35s

In this episode, we are joined by Rich Sommer from the AMC show Mad Men. He talks about his new board game TV gig, and helps us answer our many questions. We get a report from Essen, and close the show with our top ten historical games.

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Episode #232: Top 10 Historical Games

2011-11-14 :: Tom Vasel & Eric Summerer
Length: 1m 35s

In this episode, we are joined by Rich Sommer from the AMC show Mad Men. He talks about his new board game TV gig, and helps us answer our many questions. We get a report from Essen, and close the show with our top ten historical games.

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Episode #232: Top 10 Historical Games

2011-11-14 :: Tom Vasel & Eric Summerer
Length: 1m 35s

In this episode, we are joined by Rich Sommer from the AMC show Mad Men. He talks about his new board game TV gig, and helps us answer our many questions. We get a report from Essen, and close the show with our top ten historical games.

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Episode #30: Top 10 Games from 2005

2011-11-13 :: Tom Vasel & Eric Summerer
Length: 1m 22s

In this episode, originally posted December 21, 2005, we take a break from our normal routine. Instead of our normal lineup, we simply discuss our top ten games from 2005. Rick Thornquist, Ted Cheatham, Gary Christiansen, Greg Schloesser, Walt O’Hara, and David Seddon are all contributors - telling us their top ten games from 2005 also.

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Episode #30: Top 10 Games from 2005

2011-11-13 :: Tom Vasel & Eric Summerer
Length: 1m 22s

In this episode, originally posted December 21, 2005, we take a break from our normal routine. Instead of our normal lineup, we simply discuss our top ten games from 2005. Rick Thornquist, Ted Cheatham, Gary Christiansen, Greg Schloesser, Walt O’Hara, and David Seddon are all contributors - telling us their top ten games from 2005 also.

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Regular (mp3): Episode 30 (mp3 - audio only)

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Episode #30: Top 10 Games from 2005

2011-11-13 :: Tom Vasel & Eric Summerer
Length: 1m 22s

In this episode, originally posted December 21, 2005, we take a break from our normal routine. Instead of our normal lineup, we simply discuss our top ten games from 2005. Rick Thornquist, Ted Cheatham, Gary Christiansen, Greg Schloesser, Walt O’Hara, and David Seddon are all contributors - telling us their top ten games from 2005 also.

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Regular (mp3): Episode 30 (mp3 - audio only)

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Episode #231: Favorite Gaming Websites

2011-11-04 :: Tom Vasel & Eric Summerer
Length: 1m 47s

In this show, we hear information from all of our contributors from all over the world, including the return of Dexter! We take a look at several games, including an indepth review of Risk: Legacy. Eric recounts his experiences at Extra Life, and we conclude the show with our favorite gaming websites.

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Regular (mp3): Episode 231 (mp3 - audio only)
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Episode #231: Favorite Gaming Websites

2011-11-04 :: Tom Vasel & Eric Summerer
Length: 1m 47s

In this show, we hear information from all of our contributors from all over the world, including the return of Dexter! We take a look at several games, including an indepth review of Risk: Legacy. Eric recounts his experiences at Extra Life, and we conclude the show with our favorite gaming websites.

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Regular (mp3): Episode 231 (mp3 - audio only)
Enhanced (m4a): Episode 231 (m4a - audio with pictures)

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Episode #231: Favorite Gaming Websites

2011-11-04 :: Tom Vasel & Eric Summerer
Length: 1m 47s

In this show, we hear information from all of our contributors from all over the world, including the return of Dexter! We take a look at several games, including an indepth review of Risk: Legacy. Eric recounts his experiences at Extra Life, and we conclude the show with our favorite gaming websites.

This week's show is available in two formats:
Regular (mp3): Episode 231 (mp3 - audio only)
Enhanced (m4a): Episode 231 (m4a - audio with pictures)

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Episode #230: Top 10 Horror Themed Games

2011-10-24 :: Tom Vasel & Eric Summerer
Length: 1m 31s

In this episode, Tom and Eric are joined by Quinton and Paul from the Shut up & Sit Down video show. We answer quite a few questions, and then delve into our top ten horror themed games. Mwa ha ha ha!

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Episode #230: Top 10 Horror Themed Games

2011-10-24 :: Tom Vasel & Eric Summerer
Length: 1m 31s

In this episode, Tom and Eric are joined by Quinton and Paul from the Shut up & Sit Down video show. We answer quite a few questions, and then delve into our top ten horror themed games. Mwa ha ha ha!

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Episode #230: Top 10 Horror Themed Games

2011-10-24 :: Tom Vasel & Eric Summerer
Length: 1m 31s

In this episode, Tom and Eric are joined by Quinton and Paul from the Shut up & Sit Down video show. We answer quite a few questions, and then delve into our top ten horror themed games. Mwa ha ha ha!

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Episode #29A: Stronghold Games Announcement

2011-10-20 :: Tom Vasel & Eric Summerer
Length: 11s

A special announcement from Stronghold Games.

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Episode #29A: Stronghold Games Announcement

2011-10-20 :: Tom Vasel & Eric Summerer
Length: 11s

A special announcement from Stronghold Games.

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Stronghold Games Announcement (mp3 - audio only)

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Episode #29A: Stronghold Games Announcement

2011-10-20 :: Tom Vasel & Eric Summerer
Length: 11s

A special announcement from Stronghold Games.

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Stronghold Games Announcement (mp3 - audio only)

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Episode #229: Recent Games and Kickstarter

2011-10-18 :: Tom Vasel & Eric Summerer
Length: 1m 7s

In this episode, we ask the question - what is the true gaming capitol of the world. We mention some recent games, including Discworld, and Geoff takes us on a Wild West showdown. Andrew wonders about detective games, and the Chief talks more about Kickstarter.

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Regular (mp3): Episode 229 (mp3 - audio only)
Enhanced (m4a): Episode 229(m4a - audio with pictures)

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Episode #29: Top 10 Double Date Games

2011-10-18 :: Tom Vasel & Eric Summerer
Length: 1m 16s

This episode, originally posted November 2005, contains our hot game of the month - Deflexion (now Khet). We review Axis and Allies Pacific, and talk about our top ten "double date" games.

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Episode #29: Top 10 Double Date Games

2011-10-18 :: Tom Vasel & Eric Summerer
Length: 1m 16s

This episode, originally posted November 2005, contains our hot game of the month - Deflexion (now Khet). We review Axis and Allies Pacific, and talk about our top ten "double date" games.

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Regular (mp3): Episode 29 (mp3 - audio only)

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Episode #29: Top 10 Double Date Games

2011-10-18 :: Tom Vasel & Eric Summerer
Length: 1m 16s

This episode, originally posted November 2005, contains our hot game of the month - Deflexion (now Khet). We review Axis and Allies Pacific, and talk about our top ten "double date" games.

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Regular (mp3): Episode 29 (mp3 - audio only)

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Episode #229: Recent Games and Kickstarter

2011-10-18 :: Tom Vasel & Eric Summerer
Length: 1m 7s

In this episode, we ask the question - what is the true gaming capitol of the world. We mention some recent games, including Discworld, and Geoff takes us on a Wild West showdown. Andrew wonders about detective games, and the Chief talks more about Kickstarter.

This week's show is available in two formats:
Regular (mp3): Episode 229 (mp3 - audio only)
Enhanced (m4a): Episode 229(m4a - audio with pictures)

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Episode #229: Recent Games and Kickstarter

2011-10-18 :: Tom Vasel & Eric Summerer
Length: 1m 7s

In this episode, we ask the question - what is the true gaming capitol of the world. We mention some recent games, including Discworld, and Geoff takes us on a Wild West showdown. Andrew wonders about detective games, and the Chief talks more about Kickstarter.

This week's show is available in two formats:
Regular (mp3): Episode 229 (mp3 - audio only)
Enhanced (m4a): Episode 229(m4a - audio with pictures)

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Episode #228: Top 10 Collectible Games

2011-10-11 :: Tom Vasel & Eric Summerer
Length: 1m 31s

In this episode, Moritz takes a vacation in Greece, and we talk about several new games, including Killer Bunnies and Hibernia. We answer a ton of listener questions, and conclude with our top ten collectible games.

This week's show is available in two formats:
Regular (mp3): Episode 228 (mp3 - audio only)
Enhanced (m4a): Episode 228(m4a - audio with pictures)

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Episode #228: Top 10 Collectible Games

2011-10-11 :: Tom Vasel & Eric Summerer
Length: 1m 31s

In this episode, Moritz takes a vacation in Greece, and we talk about several new games, including Killer Bunnies and Hibernia. We answer a ton of listener questions, and conclude with our top ten collectible games.

This week's show is available in two formats:
Regular (mp3): Episode 228 (mp3 - audio only)
Enhanced (m4a): Episode 228(m4a - audio with pictures)

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Episode #228: Top 10 Collectible Games

2011-10-11 :: Tom Vasel & Eric Summerer
Length: 1m 31s

In this episode, Moritz takes a vacation in Greece, and we talk about several new games, including Killer Bunnies and Hibernia. We answer a ton of listener questions, and conclude with our top ten collectible games.

This week's show is available in two formats:
Regular (mp3): Episode 228 (mp3 - audio only)
Enhanced (m4a): Episode 228(m4a - audio with pictures)

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Episode #227: Themes that can make or break a game

2011-10-04 :: Tom Vasel & Eric Summerer
Length: 1m 10s

In this show, we talk about Belfort, King of Tokyo, Clippers, and Eaten by Zombies. Mark talks about taking kids to conventions, and Geoff discusses gamers helping real world problems. We go over news, and talk about themes that can make or break a game for us.

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Regular (mp3): Episode 227 (mp3 - audio only)
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Episode #28: Top 10 Surprise Attack Games

2011-10-04 :: Tom Vasel & Eric Summerer
Length: 1m 14s

Originally posted December 2005, this show features Joe and Tom talking about their top Pacific Theater games, and their top ten Surprise Attack Games.

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Regular (mp3): Episode 28 (mp3 - audio only)

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Episode #227: Themes that can make or break a game

2011-10-04 :: Tom Vasel & Eric Summerer
Length: 1m 10s

In this show, we talk about Belfort, King of Tokyo, Clippers, and Eaten by Zombies. Mark talks about taking kids to conventions, and Geoff discusses gamers helping real world problems. We go over news, and talk about themes that can make or break a game for us.

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Regular (mp3): Episode 227 (mp3 - audio only)
Enhanced (m4a): Episode 227 (m4a - audio with pictures)

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Episode #28: Top 10 Surprise Attack Games

2011-10-04 :: Tom Vasel & Eric Summerer
Length: 1m 14s

Originally posted December 2005, this show features Joe and Tom talking about their top Pacific Theater games, and their top ten Surprise Attack Games.

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Regular (mp3): Episode 28 (mp3 - audio only)

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Episode #28: Top 10 Surprise Attack Games

2011-10-04 :: Tom Vasel & Eric Summerer
Length: 1m 14s

Originally posted December 2005, this show features Joe and Tom talking about their top Pacific Theater games, and their top ten Surprise Attack Games.

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Regular (mp3): Episode 28 (mp3 - audio only)

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Episode #227: Themes that can make or break a game

2011-10-04 :: Tom Vasel & Eric Summerer
Length: 1m 10s

In this show, we talk about Belfort, King of Tokyo, Clippers, and Eaten by Zombies. Mark talks about taking kids to conventions, and Geoff discusses gamers helping real world problems. We go over news, and talk about themes that can make or break a game for us.

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Episode #226: Top 10 Games from Rob Daviau and Craig Van Ness

2011-09-29 :: Tom Vasel & Eric Summerer
Length: 1m 20s

In this show, Tom and Eric answer a pile of user questions and talk about some recent games such as Space Maze and Back to the Future, the card game. Father Geek talks about memorization, Greg about the Great Escape, and we all give our top ten games from Rob Daviau and Craig Van Ness.

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Episode #27: Best Games of 2001

2011-09-29 :: Tom Vasel & Eric Summerer
Length: 1m 19s

In this show, originally posted November 2005, Joe and Tom review Hive and Apples to Apples, as well as look at the best games from 2001.

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Episode #226: Top 10 Games from Rob Daviau and Craig Van Ness

2011-09-29 :: Tom Vasel & Eric Summerer
Length: 1m 20s

In this show, Tom and Eric answer a pile of user questions and talk about some recent games such as Space Maze and Back to the Future, the card game. Father Geek talks about memorization, Greg about the Great Escape, and we all give our top ten games from Rob Daviau and Craig Van Ness.

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Episode #27: Best Games of 2001

2011-09-29 :: Tom Vasel & Eric Summerer
Length: 1m 19s

In this show, originally posted November 2005, Joe and Tom review Hive and Apples to Apples, as well as look at the best games from 2001.

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Episode #226: Top 10 Games from Rob Daviau and Craig Van Ness

2011-09-29 :: Tom Vasel & Eric Summerer
Length: 1m 20s

In this show, Tom and Eric answer a pile of user questions and talk about some recent games such as Space Maze and Back to the Future, the card game. Father Geek talks about memorization, Greg about the Great Escape, and we all give our top ten games from Rob Daviau and Craig Van Ness.

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Episode #27: Best Games of 2001

2011-09-29 :: Tom Vasel & Eric Summerer
Length: 1m 19s

In this show, originally posted November 2005, Joe and Tom review Hive and Apples to Apples, as well as look at the best games from 2001.

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Episode #225: Profound Influences

2011-09-20 :: Tom Vasel & Eric Summerer
Length: 1m 9s

In this show, we talk about games that have had a profound influence on us, while Geoff takes a look at chaos theory. We talk about some recently played games, including Werewolf, Martian Dice, Tic Tac Boom, and Node; and review the Kobold Guide to Board Game Design. Andrew Miller questions why we game, and we take a look at some of the latest board game news.

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Episode #225: Profound Influences

2011-09-20 :: Tom Vasel & Eric Summerer
Length: 1m 9s

In this show, we talk about games that have had a profound influence on us, while Geoff takes a look at chaos theory. We talk about some recently played games, including Werewolf, Martian Dice, Tic Tac Boom, and Node; and review the Kobold Guide to Board Game Design. Andrew Miller questions why we game, and we take a look at some of the latest board game news.

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Episode #225: Profound Influences

2011-09-20 :: Tom Vasel & Eric Summerer
Length: 1m 9s

In this show, we talk about games that have had a profound influence on us, while Geoff takes a look at chaos theory. We talk about some recently played games, including Werewolf, Martian Dice, Tic Tac Boom, and Node; and review the Kobold Guide to Board Game Design. Andrew Miller questions why we game, and we take a look at some of the latest board game news.

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Episode #224: Top 10 Games for Six Players

2011-09-14 :: Tom Vasel & Eric Summerer
Length: 58s

In this episode we take a look at Elder Signs, Coyote, Castle Dash, and Adventurers: Pyramid of Horus. We learn some more about geek skills, game conventions, and answers to questions. Finally, we end the show with our top ten games for six players.

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Episode #224: Top 10 Games for Six Players

2011-09-14 :: Tom Vasel & Eric Summerer
Length: 58s

In this episode we take a look at Elder Signs, Coyote, Castle Dash, and Adventurers: Pyramid of Horus. We learn some more about geek skills, game conventions, and answers to questions. Finally, we end the show with our top ten games for six players.

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Episode #224: Top 10 Games for Six Players

2011-09-14 :: Tom Vasel & Eric Summerer
Length: 58s

In this episode we take a look at Elder Signs, Coyote, Castle Dash, and Adventurers: Pyramid of Horus. We learn some more about geek skills, game conventions, and answers to questions. Finally, we end the show with our top ten games for six players.

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Episode #223: Kids at Conventions

2011-09-06 :: Tom Vasel & Eric Summerer
Length: 1m 37s

In this episode, Tom interviews Wizkids, the Chief talks about Kickstarter, and Ryan hates on El Grande. Tom gives a full review of Star Trek: Fleet Captains, he and Eric talk about recently played games, and we talk about what age children should be at conventions.

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Episode #223: Kids at Conventions

2011-09-06 :: Tom Vasel & Eric Summerer
Length: 1m 37s

In this episode, Tom interviews Wizkids, the Chief talks about Kickstarter, and Ryan hates on El Grande. Tom gives a full review of Star Trek: Fleet Captains, he and Eric talk about recently played games, and we talk about what age children should be at conventions.

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Episode #223: Kids at Conventions

2011-09-06 :: Tom Vasel & Eric Summerer
Length: 1m 37s

In this episode, Tom interviews Wizkids, the Chief talks about Kickstarter, and Ryan hates on El Grande. Tom gives a full review of Star Trek: Fleet Captains, he and Eric talk about recently played games, and we talk about what age children should be at conventions.

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Episode #222: Martin Wallace Games

2011-09-01 :: Tom Vasel & Eric Summerer
Length: 1m 44s

In this episode, we visit yet another gaming store and answer a ton of user questions. We go over several new games, including Rune Age, and end the show with our favorite (and worst!) Martin Wallace games.

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Episode #222: Martin Wallace Games

2011-09-01 :: Tom Vasel & Eric Summerer
Length: 1m 44s

In this episode, we visit yet another gaming store and answer a ton of user questions. We go over several new games, including Rune Age, and end the show with our favorite (and worst!) Martin Wallace games.

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Episode #222: Martin Wallace Games

2011-09-01 :: Tom Vasel & Eric Summerer
Length: 1m 44s

In this episode, we visit yet another gaming store and answer a ton of user questions. We go over several new games, including Rune Age, and end the show with our favorite (and worst!) Martin Wallace games.

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Episode #221: Wishing for Expansions

2011-08-23 :: Tom Vasel & Eric Summerer
Length: 1m 9s

In this episode, Chief continues looking at how to start up a game group, and Jim looks at Core Worlds. Moritz talks about games with Paranoia, and Geoff talks about the importance of choice. Greg discusses the IGA awards, Tom and Eric take a look at several new board games, and we all wish for expansions.

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Episode #221: Wishing for Expansions

2011-08-23 :: Tom Vasel & Eric Summerer
Length: 1m 9s

In this episode, Chief continues looking at how to start up a game group, and Jim looks at Core Worlds. Moritz talks about games with Paranoia, and Geoff talks about the importance of choice. Greg discusses the IGA awards, Tom and Eric take a look at several new board games, and we all wish for expansions.

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Episode #221: Wishing for Expansions

2011-08-23 :: Tom Vasel & Eric Summerer
Length: 1m 9s

In this episode, Chief continues looking at how to start up a game group, and Jim looks at Core Worlds. Moritz talks about games with Paranoia, and Geoff talks about the importance of choice. Greg discusses the IGA awards, Tom and Eric take a look at several new board games, and we all wish for expansions.

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Episode #220: GenCon 2011

2011-08-16 :: Tom Vasel & Eric Summerer
Length: 1m 34s

In this episode, we take a look at GenCon, the largest gaming convention in America, for 2011. Tom mentions 30 games that listeners should check out, Geoff and Ryan weigh in, and Eric talks about his top ten experiences of the convention.

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Episode #220: GenCon 2011

2011-08-16 :: Tom Vasel & Eric Summerer
Length: 1m 34s

In this episode, we take a look at GenCon, the largest gaming convention in America, for 2011. Tom mentions 30 games that listeners should check out, Geoff and Ryan weigh in, and Eric talks about his top ten experiences of the convention.

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Episode #220: GenCon 2011

2011-08-16 :: Tom Vasel & Eric Summerer
Length: 1m 34s

In this episode, we take a look at GenCon, the largest gaming convention in America, for 2011. Tom mentions 30 games that listeners should check out, Geoff and Ryan weigh in, and Eric talks about his top ten experiences of the convention.

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Episode #219: 2010 Dice Tower Awards

2011-08-10 :: Tom Vasel & Eric Summerer
Length: 1m 25s

In this episode, Tom and Eric are joined by a plethora of others to announce the Dice Tower Awards, talking about the best games of 2010.

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Episode #219: 2010 Dice Tower Awards

2011-08-10 :: Tom Vasel & Eric Summerer
Length: 1m 25s

In this episode, Tom and Eric are joined by a plethora of others to announce the Dice Tower Awards, talking about the best games of 2010.

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Episode #219: 2010 Dice Tower Awards

2011-08-10 :: Tom Vasel & Eric Summerer
Length: 1m 25s

In this episode, Tom and Eric are joined by a plethora of others to announce the Dice Tower Awards, talking about the best games of 2010.

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Episode #218: The Perfect Game Room

2011-08-01 :: Tom Vasel & Eric Summerer
Length: 1m 7s

In this episode, we answer a pile of questions from listeners, and talk about our ideas for the perfect game room.

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Episode #218: The Perfect Game Room

2011-08-01 :: Tom Vasel & Eric Summerer
Length: 1m 7s

In this episode, we answer a pile of questions from listeners, and talk about our ideas for the perfect game room.

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Episode #218: The Perfect Game Room

2011-08-01 :: Tom Vasel & Eric Summerer
Length: 1m 7s

In this episode, we answer a pile of questions from listeners, and talk about our ideas for the perfect game room.

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Episode #217: The Perfect Location for a Game Store

2011-07-25 :: Tom Vasel & Eric Summerer
Length: 1m 15s

In this episode, we continue our current contest, Geoff takes a look at polyhedral dice, and Moritz gets LOUD about games! We discuss 17 new games in 20 minutes, or so. We also talk about our games we are interested at seeing at GenCon, and talk about the perfect location for a game store.

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Episode #217: The Perfect Location for a Game Store

2011-07-25 :: Tom Vasel & Eric Summerer
Length: 1m 15s

In this episode, we continue our current contest, Geoff takes a look at polyhedral dice, and Moritz gets LOUD about games! We discuss 17 new games in 20 minutes, or so. We also talk about our games we are interested at seeing at GenCon, and talk about the perfect location for a game store.

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Episode #217: The Perfect Location for a Game Store

2011-07-25 :: Tom Vasel & Eric Summerer
Length: 1m 15s

In this episode, we continue our current contest, Geoff takes a look at polyhedral dice, and Moritz gets LOUD about games! We discuss 17 new games in 20 minutes, or so. We also talk about our games we are interested at seeing at GenCon, and talk about the perfect location for a game store.

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Episode #216: Top 10 Games from Asmodee Editions

2011-07-18 :: Tom Vasel & Eric Summerer
Length: 1m 7s

In this episode, we answer a ton of user questions, continue our contest, and learn about silent games from Moritz. We end the episode with our top ten games from Asmodee Editions.

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Episode #216: Top 10 Games from Asmodee Editions

2011-07-18 :: Tom Vasel & Eric Summerer
Length: 1m 7s

In this episode, we answer a ton of user questions, continue our contest, and learn about silent games from Moritz. We end the episode with our top ten games from Asmodee Editions.

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Episode #216: Top 10 Games from Asmodee Editions

2011-07-18 :: Tom Vasel & Eric Summerer
Length: 1m 7s

In this episode, we answer a ton of user questions, continue our contest, and learn about silent games from Moritz. We end the episode with our top ten games from Asmodee Editions.

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Episode #215: Should you force your kids to game?

2011-07-13 :: Tom Vasel & Eric Summerer
Length: 1m 41s

In this episode, Geoff talks about fuzzy logic, and Eric talks once more about dice. We spend time going over Origins, talking about the events and the future of the convention. Finally, we discuss the question - should you force your kids to game?

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Episode #215: Should you force your kids to game?

2011-07-13 :: Tom Vasel & Eric Summerer
Length: 1m 41s

In this episode, Geoff talks about fuzzy logic, and Eric talks once more about dice. We spend time going over Origins, talking about the events and the future of the convention. Finally, we discuss the question - should you force your kids to game?

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Episode #215: Should you force your kids to game?

2011-07-13 :: Tom Vasel & Eric Summerer
Length: 1m 41s

In this episode, Geoff talks about fuzzy logic, and Eric talks once more about dice. We spend time going over Origins, talking about the events and the future of the convention. Finally, we discuss the question - should you force your kids to game?

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Episode #214: Top 10 Bruno Faidutti Games

2011-07-07 :: Tom Vasel & Eric Summerer
Length: 1m 5s

In this show, we answer a pile of questions and talk about our top ten Bruno Faidutti Games.

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Episode #214: Top 10 Bruno Faidutti Games

2011-07-07 :: Tom Vasel & Eric Summerer
Length: 1m 5s

In this show, we answer a pile of questions and talk about our top ten Bruno Faidutti Games.

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Episode #214: Top 10 Bruno Faidutti Games

2011-07-07 :: Tom Vasel & Eric Summerer
Length: 1m 5s

In this show, we answer a pile of questions and talk about our top ten Bruno Faidutti Games.

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Episode #213: Getting ready for Origins 2011

2011-06-14 :: Tom Vasel & Eric Summerer
Length: 1m 15s

In this episode, we talk about Origins 2011, and tell you things to look forward to! We talk about folks going for the first time - things to see, things to avoid, and tips everyone should take note of.

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Episode #213: Getting ready for Origins 2011

2011-06-14 :: Tom Vasel & Eric Summerer
Length: 1m 15s

In this episode, we talk about Origins 2011, and tell you things to look forward to! We talk about folks going for the first time - things to see, things to avoid, and tips everyone should take note of.

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Episode #213: Getting ready for Origins 2011

2011-06-14 :: Tom Vasel & Eric Summerer
Length: 1m 15s

In this episode, we talk about Origins 2011, and tell you things to look forward to! We talk about folks going for the first time - things to see, things to avoid, and tips everyone should take note of.

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Episode #212: Top ten story-telling games

2011-06-07 :: Tom Vasel & Eric Summerer
Length: 59s

In this episode, Moritz enters the Mansions from Madness, and Ryan finds another game show he hates. We answer a pile of questions, and give our top ten story-telling games - whatever that means.

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Episode #212: Top ten story-telling games

2011-06-07 :: Tom Vasel & Eric Summerer
Length: 59s

In this episode, Moritz enters the Mansions from Madness, and Ryan finds another game show he hates. We answer a pile of questions, and give our top ten story-telling games - whatever that means.

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Episode #212: Top ten story-telling games

2011-06-07 :: Tom Vasel & Eric Summerer
Length: 59s

In this episode, Moritz enters the Mansions from Madness, and Ryan finds another game show he hates. We answer a pile of questions, and give our top ten story-telling games - whatever that means.

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Episode #211: Ideal Qualities in a Gaming Opponent

2011-05-30 :: Tom Vasel & Eric Summerer
Length: 1m 3s

In this episode, Steve makes himself a target, the Chief talks about starting a game group, and Geoff and Ryan interview the designer of Code 777 and Confusion. We react to the German game of the year nominations, we pit a pair of cooperative games against each other, and we talk about our ideal qualities in a gaming opponent.

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Episode #211: Ideal Qualities in a Gaming Opponent

2011-05-30 :: Tom Vasel & Eric Summerer
Length: 1m 3s

In this episode, Steve makes himself a target, the Chief talks about starting a game group, and Geoff and Ryan interview the designer of Code 777 and Confusion. We react to the German game of the year nominations, we pit a pair of cooperative games against each other, and we talk about our ideal qualities in a gaming opponent.

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Episode #211: Ideal Qualities in a Gaming Opponent

2011-05-30 :: Tom Vasel & Eric Summerer
Length: 1m 3s

In this episode, Steve makes himself a target, the Chief talks about starting a game group, and Geoff and Ryan interview the designer of Code 777 and Confusion. We react to the German game of the year nominations, we pit a pair of cooperative games against each other, and we talk about our ideal qualities in a gaming opponent.

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Episode #210: Top 10 Requirements for a Friendly Local Game Store

2011-05-23 :: Tom Vasel & Eric Summerer
Length: 1m 22s

In this episode, we have Ryan Sturm and Geoff Englestein from the Ludology podcast and answer several questions. Tom talks about his local game store, and we give our top ten list of things necessary for a friendly local gaming store.

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Episode #210: Top 10 Requirements for a Friendly Local Game Store

2011-05-23 :: Tom Vasel & Eric Summerer
Length: 1m 22s

In this episode, we have Ryan Sturm and Geoff Englestein from the Ludology podcast and answer several questions. Tom talks about his local game store, and we give our top ten list of things necessary for a friendly local gaming store.

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Episode #210: Top 10 Requirements for a Friendly Local Game Store

2011-05-23 :: Tom Vasel & Eric Summerer
Length: 1m 22s

In this episode, we have Ryan Sturm and Geoff Englestein from the Ludology podcast and answer several questions. Tom talks about his local game store, and we give our top ten list of things necessary for a friendly local gaming store.

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Episode #209: Games that are terribly misthemed

2011-05-17 :: Tom Vasel & Eric Summerer
Length: 1m 25s

In this episode, we discuss new games: Magestorm, Barons, Dominion: Cornucopia, and Confusion. Ryan discuss decisions, Moritz talks about speed in games, and we go on the road with Greg once again. Geoff and Mark make appearances, Tom talks about "the collapse of the game industry", and we all discuss games that are terribly misthemed.

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Episode #209: Games that are terribly misthemed

2011-05-17 :: Tom Vasel & Eric Summerer
Length: 1m 25s

In this episode, we discuss new games: Magestorm, Barons, Dominion: Cornucopia, and Confusion. Ryan discuss decisions, Moritz talks about speed in games, and we go on the road with Greg once again. Geoff and Mark make appearances, Tom talks about "the collapse of the game industry", and we all discuss games that are terribly misthemed.

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Episode #209: Games that are terribly misthemed

2011-05-17 :: Tom Vasel & Eric Summerer
Length: 1m 25s

In this episode, we discuss new games: Magestorm, Barons, Dominion: Cornucopia, and Confusion. Ryan discuss decisions, Moritz talks about speed in games, and we go on the road with Greg once again. Geoff and Mark make appearances, Tom talks about "the collapse of the game industry", and we all discuss games that are terribly misthemed.

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Episode #208: Top 10 Reprints of All-Time

2011-05-09 :: Tom Vasel & Eric Summerer
Length: 1m 13s

In this show, we have Mike from the Little Metal Dog Podcast on our show. We talk about his show, answer a pile of questions, and finish up with our top ten reprints of all time.

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Episode #208: Top 10 Reprints of All-Time

2011-05-09 :: Tom Vasel & Eric Summerer
Length: 1m 13s

In this show, we have Mike from the Little Metal Dog Podcast on our show. We talk about his show, answer a pile of questions, and finish up with our top ten reprints of all time.

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Episode #208: Top 10 Reprints of All-Time

2011-05-09 :: Tom Vasel & Eric Summerer
Length: 1m 13s

In this show, we have Mike from the Little Metal Dog Podcast on our show. We talk about his show, answer a pile of questions, and finish up with our top ten reprints of all time.

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Episode #207: Best Games for 2010

2011-05-02 :: Tom Vasel & Eric Summerer
Length: 1m 15s

In this episode, Ryan, Tom, and Eric agree on something; and Geoff talks about choices. We all discuss how to get a game played no one else in your group seems to like, and introduce the Dice Tower Gaming Awards Hall of Fame, as well as our nominations for best games for 2010.

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Episode #207: Best Games for 2010

2011-05-02 :: Tom Vasel & Eric Summerer
Length: 1m 15s

In this episode, Ryan, Tom, and Eric agree on something; and Geoff talks about choices. We all discuss how to get a game played no one else in your group seems to like, and introduce the Dice Tower Gaming Awards Hall of Fame, as well as our nominations for best games for 2010.

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Episode #207: Best Games for 2010

2011-05-02 :: Tom Vasel & Eric Summerer
Length: 1m 15s

In this episode, Ryan, Tom, and Eric agree on something; and Geoff talks about choices. We all discuss how to get a game played no one else in your group seems to like, and introduce the Dice Tower Gaming Awards Hall of Fame, as well as our nominations for best games for 2010.

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Episode #206: Top 10 Card Games of All-Time

2011-04-26 :: Tom Vasel & Eric Summerer
Length: 47s

In this episode, Tom and Eric answer a bunch of questions, Geoff and Father Geek educate us on board games, and we talk about our top ten card games of all time.

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Episode #206: Top 10 Card Games of All-Time

2011-04-26 :: Tom Vasel & Eric Summerer
Length: 47s

In this episode, Tom and Eric answer a bunch of questions, Geoff and Father Geek educate us on board games, and we talk about our top ten card games of all time.

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Episode #206: Top 10 Card Games of All-Time

2011-04-26 :: Tom Vasel & Eric Summerer
Length: 47s

In this episode, Tom and Eric answer a bunch of questions, Geoff and Father Geek educate us on board games, and we talk about our top ten card games of all time.

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Episode #205: How to deal with annoying gamers

2011-04-18 :: Tom Vasel & Eric Summerer
Length: 1m 0s

In this episode, we visit a game store and give you an opinion, Tom reviews a pile of games, and we discuss how to deal with annoying gamers.

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Episode #205: How to deal with annoying gamers

2011-04-18 :: Tom Vasel & Eric Summerer
Length: 1m 0s

In this episode, we visit a game store and give you an opinion, Tom reviews a pile of games, and we discuss how to deal with annoying gamers.

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Episode #205: How to deal with annoying gamers

2011-04-18 :: Tom Vasel & Eric Summerer
Length: 1m 0s

In this episode, we visit a game store and give you an opinion, Tom reviews a pile of games, and we discuss how to deal with annoying gamers.

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Episode #204: Memory Lane: Best Games of 1996

2011-04-11 :: Tom Vasel & Eric Summerer
Length: 1m 29s

In this show, we are joined by Mark Jackson, who takes us on a trip down memory lane as we go back 15 years ago to discuss the best games of 1996. We also answer a pile of questions from our listeners.

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Episode #204: Memory Lane: Best Games of 1996

2011-04-11 :: Tom Vasel & Eric Summerer
Length: 1m 29s

In this show, we are joined by Mark Jackson, who takes us on a trip down memory lane as we go back 15 years ago to discuss the best games of 1996. We also answer a pile of questions from our listeners.

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Episode #204: Memory Lane: Best Games of 1996

2011-04-11 :: Tom Vasel & Eric Summerer
Length: 1m 29s

In this show, we are joined by Mark Jackson, who takes us on a trip down memory lane as we go back 15 years ago to discuss the best games of 1996. We also answer a pile of questions from our listeners.

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Episode #203: Favorite Real-Time Games

2011-04-01 :: Tom Vasel & Eric Summerer
Length: 1m 14s

In this episode, Steve Avery and Eric give us a run down of Conn Con. Eric concludes with a brief rundown of several mini game reviews, and we both talk about some recently played games. Tom muses on collectible card games, Geoff invents a new concept, and we discuss some new gaming news. Finally, we discuss our favorite real-time games.

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Episode #203: Favorite Real-Time Games

2011-04-01 :: Tom Vasel & Eric Summerer
Length: 1m 14s

In this episode, Steve Avery and Eric give us a run down of Conn Con. Eric concludes with a brief rundown of several mini game reviews, and we both talk about some recently played games. Tom muses on collectible card games, Geoff invents a new concept, and we discuss some new gaming news. Finally, we discuss our favorite real-time games.

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Episode #203: Favorite Real-Time Games

2011-04-01 :: Tom Vasel & Eric Summerer
Length: 1m 14s

In this episode, Steve Avery and Eric give us a run down of Conn Con. Eric concludes with a brief rundown of several mini game reviews, and we both talk about some recently played games. Tom muses on collectible card games, Geoff invents a new concept, and we discuss some new gaming news. Finally, we discuss our favorite real-time games.

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Episode #202: Top 10 Games from 2001 (ten years ago)

2011-03-24 :: Tom Vasel & Eric Summerer
Length: 1m 28s

In this episode, Dexter and the Chief give a review, and once again we tear through a pile of questions. The big part of the episode, we spend looking at our top ten games from 2001 - ten years ago. We are joined by Stephen and Dave from the Spiel podcast!

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Episode #202: Top 10 Games from 2001 (ten years ago)

2011-03-24 :: Tom Vasel & Eric Summerer
Length: 1m 28s

In this episode, Dexter and the Chief give a review, and once again we tear through a pile of questions. The big part of the episode, we spend looking at our top ten games from 2001 - ten years ago. We are joined by Stephen and Dave from the Spiel podcast!

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Episode #202: Top 10 Games from 2001 (ten years ago)

2011-03-24 :: Tom Vasel & Eric Summerer
Length: 1m 28s

In this episode, Dexter and the Chief give a review, and once again we tear through a pile of questions. The big part of the episode, we spend looking at our top ten games from 2001 - ten years ago. We are joined by Stephen and Dave from the Spiel podcast!

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Episode #201: Catch-up with former hosts and rules we've gotten wrong

2011-03-15 :: Tom Vasel & Eric Summerer
Length: 1m 42s

In this show, former co-hosts Joe Steadman and Sam Healey join us for a short update on what they are doing. Brad and Eric do a review of Rolling Freight, and Ryan trashes Power Grid. We talk about some recent headlines, and all come clean about rules that we've gotten wrong.

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Episode #201: Catch-up with former hosts and rules we've gotten wrong

2011-03-15 :: Tom Vasel & Eric Summerer
Length: 1m 42s

In this show, former co-hosts Joe Steadman and Sam Healey join us for a short update on what they are doing. Brad and Eric do a review of Rolling Freight, and Ryan trashes Power Grid. We talk about some recent headlines, and all come clean about rules that we've gotten wrong.

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Episode #201: Catch-up with former hosts and rules we've gotten wrong

2011-03-15 :: Tom Vasel & Eric Summerer
Length: 1m 42s

In this show, former co-hosts Joe Steadman and Sam Healey join us for a short update on what they are doing. Brad and Eric do a review of Rolling Freight, and Ryan trashes Power Grid. We talk about some recent headlines, and all come clean about rules that we've gotten wrong.

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Episode #200: TotalCon and Favorite Games

2011-03-07 :: Tom Vasel & Eric Summerer
Length: 1m 10s

In this episode - we talk about TotalCon, a board game convention in Mansfield, Massachusetts. Tom and Eric play some of each other's favorite games, and try out several new games - as well as play in and run tournaments. Come listen to our experiences!

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Episode #200: TotalCon and Favorite Games

2011-03-07 :: Tom Vasel & Eric Summerer
Length: 1m 10s

In this episode - we talk about TotalCon, a board game convention in Mansfield, Massachusetts. Tom and Eric play some of each other's favorite games, and try out several new games - as well as play in and run tournaments. Come listen to our experiences!

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Episode #200: TotalCon and Favorite Games

2011-03-07 :: Tom Vasel & Eric Summerer
Length: 1m 10s

In this episode - we talk about TotalCon, a board game convention in Mansfield, Massachusetts. Tom and Eric play some of each other's favorite games, and try out several new games - as well as play in and run tournaments. Come listen to our experiences!

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Episode #199: Top 10 Games from Five Years Ago

2011-02-22 :: Tom Vasel & Eric Summerer
Length: 1m 17s

In this episode we answer a pile of questions, and Ryan talks about his feelings for Pillars of the Earth. The main part of our show is our top ten games from five years ago - 2006. For this episode, we are joined by special guests Cody Jones and John Richard from the podcast Game On with Cody and John! Chaos ensues.

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Episode #199: Top 10 Games from Five Years Ago

2011-02-22 :: Tom Vasel & Eric Summerer
Length: 1m 17s

In this episode we answer a pile of questions, and Ryan talks about his feelings for Pillars of the Earth. The main part of our show is our top ten games from five years ago - 2006. For this episode, we are joined by special guests Cody Jones and John Richard from the podcast Game On with Cody and John! Chaos ensues.

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Episode #199: Top 10 Games from Five Years Ago

2011-02-22 :: Tom Vasel & Eric Summerer
Length: 1m 17s

In this episode we answer a pile of questions, and Ryan talks about his feelings for Pillars of the Earth. The main part of our show is our top ten games from five years ago - 2006. For this episode, we are joined by special guests Cody Jones and John Richard from the podcast Game On with Cody and John! Chaos ensues.

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Episode #198: Most looked forward to game of 2011

2011-02-15 :: Tom Vasel & Eric Summerer
Length: 1m 16s

In this episode, GameTek talks about Shogi, Dexter and the Chief take a look at Yomi, and we introduce the Voice of Ameritrash 2.0! Mary helps us with the news, Moritz discusses Grey Giant Games, and Fathergeek wonders if you should let you child win games. We take a look at some new games, including Thunderstone: Dragonspire and Cargo Noir, and talk about our most looked forward to game of 2011.

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Episode #198: Most looked forward to game of 2011

2011-02-15 :: Tom Vasel & Eric Summerer
Length: 1m 16s

In this episode, GameTek talks about Shogi, Dexter and the Chief take a look at Yomi, and we introduce the Voice of Ameritrash 2.0! Mary helps us with the news, Moritz discusses Grey Giant Games, and Fathergeek wonders if you should let you child win games. We take a look at some new games, including Thunderstone: Dragonspire and Cargo Noir, and talk about our most looked forward to game of 2011.

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Episode #198: Most looked forward to game of 2011

2011-02-15 :: Tom Vasel & Eric Summerer
Length: 1m 16s

In this episode, GameTek talks about Shogi, Dexter and the Chief take a look at Yomi, and we introduce the Voice of Ameritrash 2.0! Mary helps us with the news, Moritz discusses Grey Giant Games, and Fathergeek wonders if you should let you child win games. We take a look at some new games, including Thunderstone: Dragonspire and Cargo Noir, and talk about our most looked forward to game of 2011.

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Episode #197: Top 10 LONG Games

2011-02-06 :: Tom Vasel & Eric Summerer
Length: 1m 23s

Welcome to the Geoff Englestein version of the Dice Tower! We have Gametech, we have a top ten from Geoff, and we have a blurb from Ryan and Geoff on game evolution. We answer user questions, talk about some recent games, and talk about our top ten LONG games.

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Episode #197: Top 10 LONG Games

2011-02-06 :: Tom Vasel & Eric Summerer
Length: 1m 23s

Welcome to the Geoff Englestein version of the Dice Tower! We have Gametech, we have a top ten from Geoff, and we have a blurb from Ryan and Geoff on game evolution. We answer user questions, talk about some recent games, and talk about our top ten LONG games.

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Episode #197: Top 10 LONG Games

2011-02-06 :: Tom Vasel & Eric Summerer
Length: 1m 23s

Welcome to the Geoff Englestein version of the Dice Tower! We have Gametech, we have a top ten from Geoff, and we have a blurb from Ryan and Geoff on game evolution. We answer user questions, talk about some recent games, and talk about our top ten LONG games.

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Episode #196: New games, iPod games, and more!

2011-01-24 :: Tom Vasel & Eric Summerer
Length: 1m 11s

In this episode, we talk about the upcoming year 2011, start a new contest for Yomi and Puzzle Strike, and discuss several new games. Dexter and the Chief talk about SWAT, Eric Herman goes over some iPod Games, Eric reviews Pirate Fluxx, and Tom reviews Merchants and Marauders. Also included in the episode: Character types, gaming news, a discussion about local game stores, Summary Judgement, and Fathergeek. Check out this action packed episode!!

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Episode #196: New games, iPod games, and more!

2011-01-24 :: Tom Vasel & Eric Summerer
Length: 1m 11s

In this episode, we talk about the upcoming year 2011, start a new contest for Yomi and Puzzle Strike, and discuss several new games. Dexter and the Chief talk about SWAT, Eric Herman goes over some iPod Games, Eric reviews Pirate Fluxx, and Tom reviews Merchants and Marauders. Also included in the episode: Character types, gaming news, a discussion about local game stores, Summary Judgement, and Fathergeek. Check out this action packed episode!!

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Episode #196: New games, iPod games, and more!

2011-01-24 :: Tom Vasel & Eric Summerer
Length: 1m 11s

In this episode, we talk about the upcoming year 2011, start a new contest for Yomi and Puzzle Strike, and discuss several new games. Dexter and the Chief talk about SWAT, Eric Herman goes over some iPod Games, Eric reviews Pirate Fluxx, and Tom reviews Merchants and Marauders. Also included in the episode: Character types, gaming news, a discussion about local game stores, Summary Judgement, and Fathergeek. Check out this action packed episode!!

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Episode #195: 2010 In Review, part 2

2011-01-14 :: Tom Vasel & Eric Summerer
Length: 57s

In this show, the second half of our look back at 2010, we talk about games that may have been missed by other players. We also talk about the worst game of the year, and then give our list of the top ten games published in 2010!

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Episode #195: 2010 In Review, part 2

2011-01-14 :: Tom Vasel & Eric Summerer
Length: 57s

In this show, the second half of our look back at 2010, we talk about games that may have been missed by other players. We also talk about the worst game of the year, and then give our list of the top ten games published in 2010!

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Episode #195: 2010 In Review, part 2

2011-01-14 :: Tom Vasel & Eric Summerer
Length: 57s

In this show, the second half of our look back at 2010, we talk about games that may have been missed by other players. We also talk about the worst game of the year, and then give our list of the top ten games published in 2010!

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Episode #194: 2010 In Review, part 1

2011-01-07 :: Tom Vasel & Eric Summerer
Length: 1m 44s

In this episode, part 1 of our review of 2010, all of us weigh in with our thoughts on the year 2010 and the gaming scene. We also talk about our biggest surprise of the year and our biggest disappointment. We announce the games with best components and best artwork, as well as the strangest and most innovative game. We also mention our best family, children's, party, and war game of 2010.

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Episode #194: 2010 In Review, part 1

2011-01-07 :: Tom Vasel & Eric Summerer
Length: 1m 44s

In this episode, part 1 of our review of 2010, all of us weigh in with our thoughts on the year 2010 and the gaming scene. We also talk about our biggest surprise of the year and our biggest disappointment. We announce the games with best components and best artwork, as well as the strangest and most innovative game. We also mention our best family, children's, party, and war game of 2010.

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Episode #194: 2010 In Review, part 1

2011-01-07 :: Tom Vasel & Eric Summerer
Length: 1m 44s

In this episode, part 1 of our review of 2010, all of us weigh in with our thoughts on the year 2010 and the gaming scene. We also talk about our biggest surprise of the year and our biggest disappointment. We announce the games with best components and best artwork, as well as the strangest and most innovative game. We also mention our best family, children's, party, and war game of 2010.

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Episode #193: Top 10 sports games of all time

2010-12-27 :: Tom Vasel & Eric Summerer
Length: 1m 15s

In this show, we answer several user questions, and Geoff and Ryan both show up with their regular segments. Summary Judgement takes a look at Zombie Survival, and we talk about out top ten sports games of all time

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Episode #193: Top 10 sports games of all time

2010-12-27 :: Tom Vasel & Eric Summerer
Length: 1m 15s

In this show, we answer several user questions, and Geoff and Ryan both show up with their regular segments. Summary Judgement takes a look at Zombie Survival, and we talk about out top ten sports games of all time

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Episode #193: Top 10 sports games of all time

2010-12-27 :: Tom Vasel & Eric Summerer
Length: 1m 15s

In this show, we answer several user questions, and Geoff and Ryan both show up with their regular segments. Summary Judgement takes a look at Zombie Survival, and we talk about out top ten sports games of all time

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Episode #192: Good games for people with disability

2010-12-20 :: Tom Vasel & Eric Summerer
Length: 1m 17s

In this show, Moritz concludes his series on game companies, and Giles makes his return. Fathergeek talksabout taking turns, Dexter and the Chief discuss the 10 Days series, and Tom reviews Yomi. We talk about a pile of recently played games, and discuss games good for those with disabilities.

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Episode #192: Good games for people with disability

2010-12-20 :: Tom Vasel & Eric Summerer
Length: 1m 17s

In this show, Moritz concludes his series on game companies, and Giles makes his return. Fathergeek talksabout taking turns, Dexter and the Chief discuss the 10 Days series, and Tom reviews Yomi. We talk about a pile of recently played games, and discuss games good for those with disabilities.

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Episode #192: Good games for people with disability

2010-12-20 :: Tom Vasel & Eric Summerer
Length: 1m 17s

In this show, Moritz concludes his series on game companies, and Giles makes his return. Fathergeek talksabout taking turns, Dexter and the Chief discuss the 10 Days series, and Tom reviews Yomi. We talk about a pile of recently played games, and discuss games good for those with disabilities.

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Episode #191: Top 10 games with exciting endings

2010-12-14 :: Tom Vasel & Eric Summerer
Length: 1m 10s

We discuss several new games this episode, including Escape from Aliens in Outer Space, S. Jorge Trophy, Totemo, Pirate vs. Pirate, Rattus, Glide Tabletop Shuffleboard, Dive Diver Die!, and Princes of Machu Picchu. We also introduce a new segment, answer user questions, and talk about top ten games with exciting endings.

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Episode #191: Top 10 games with exciting endings

2010-12-14 :: Tom Vasel & Eric Summerer
Length: 1m 10s

We discuss several new games this episode, including Escape from Aliens in Outer Space, S. Jorge Trophy, Totemo, Pirate vs. Pirate, Rattus, Glide Tabletop Shuffleboard, Dive Diver Die!, and Princes of Machu Picchu. We also introduce a new segment, answer user questions, and talk about top ten games with exciting endings.

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Episode #191: Top 10 games with exciting endings

2010-12-14 :: Tom Vasel & Eric Summerer
Length: 1m 10s

We discuss several new games this episode, including Escape from Aliens in Outer Space, S. Jorge Trophy, Totemo, Pirate vs. Pirate, Rattus, Glide Tabletop Shuffleboard, Dive Diver Die!, and Princes of Machu Picchu. We also introduce a new segment, answer user questions, and talk about top ten games with exciting endings.

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Episode #190: Great games with poor packaging

2010-12-04 :: Tom Vasel & Eric Summerer
Length: 1m 3s

In this show, we talk about great games with poor packaging. We discuss several new games, including 51st State. We cover some game news, Geoff shows us real world skills, and we introduce a brand new segment!

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Episode #190: Great games with poor packaging

2010-12-04 :: Tom Vasel & Eric Summerer
Length: 1m 3s

In this show, we talk about great games with poor packaging. We discuss several new games, including 51st State. We cover some game news, Geoff shows us real world skills, and we introduce a brand new segment!

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Episode #190: Great games with poor packaging

2010-12-04 :: Tom Vasel & Eric Summerer
Length: 1m 3s

In this show, we talk about great games with poor packaging. We discuss several new games, including 51st State. We cover some game news, Geoff shows us real world skills, and we introduce a brand new segment!

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Episode #26 Remix: Collectible and Miniature Games

2010-11-26 :: Tom Vasel & Eric Summerer
Length: 1m 18s

In this episode, originally aired Nov. 16, 2005. Tom and Joe give two different top ten lists - one for collectible card games, and one for miniature games.

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Episode #26 Remix: Collectible and Miniature Games

2010-11-26 :: Tom Vasel & Eric Summerer
Length: 1m 18s

In this episode, originally aired Nov. 16, 2005. Tom and Joe give two different top ten lists - one for collectible card games, and one for miniature games.

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Episode #26 Remix: Collectible and Miniature Games

2010-11-26 :: Tom Vasel & Eric Summerer
Length: 1m 18s

In this episode, originally aired Nov. 16, 2005. Tom and Joe give two different top ten lists - one for collectible card games, and one for miniature games.

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Episode #25 Remix: Definitive list of 33 board game categories

2010-11-22 :: Tom Vasel & Eric Summerer
Length: 1m 21s

In this episode, originally posted November 9th, 2005, Joe and Tom give their definitive list of 33 board game categories. We also argue some more about Memoir '44.

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Episode #25 Remix: Definitive list of 33 board game categories

2010-11-22 :: Tom Vasel & Eric Summerer
Length: 1m 21s

In this episode, originally posted November 9th, 2005, Joe and Tom give their definitive list of 33 board game categories. We also argue some more about Memoir '44.

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Episode #25 Remix: Definitive list of 33 board game categories

2010-11-22 :: Tom Vasel & Eric Summerer
Length: 1m 21s

In this episode, originally posted November 9th, 2005, Joe and Tom give their definitive list of 33 board game categories. We also argue some more about Memoir '44.

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Episode #189: Top 10 board games we play with our wives

2010-11-14 :: Tom Vasel & Eric Summerer
Length: 1m 7s

In this episode, we meet Chief's wife, and go over our top ten board games that we play with our wives. Tom previews several new games, and we answer a few interesting questions.

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Episode #189: Top 10 board games we play with our wives

2010-11-14 :: Tom Vasel & Eric Summerer
Length: 1m 7s

In this episode, we meet Chief's wife, and go over our top ten board games that we play with our wives. Tom previews several new games, and we answer a few interesting questions.

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Episode #189: Top 10 board games we play with our wives

2010-11-14 :: Tom Vasel & Eric Summerer
Length: 1m 7s

In this episode, we meet Chief's wife, and go over our top ten board games that we play with our wives. Tom previews several new games, and we answer a few interesting questions.

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Episode #188: Board Games Ported to Electronic Gizmos

2010-11-09 :: Tom Vasel & Eric Summerer
Length: 1m 0s

In this episode, Tom and Eric review 10 games in 8 minutes, talk about the Secret Santa, and talk about the elections - in a fashion. Moritz gives the history of Games Workshop, Ryan talks about a horrible mistake, and Geoff covers intransitive dice. Finally, we give our opinions of board games ported to electronic gizmos.

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Episode #188: Board Games Ported to Electronic Gizmos

2010-11-09 :: Tom Vasel & Eric Summerer
Length: 1m 0s

In this episode, Tom and Eric review 10 games in 8 minutes, talk about the Secret Santa, and talk about the elections - in a fashion. Moritz gives the history of Games Workshop, Ryan talks about a horrible mistake, and Geoff covers intransitive dice. Finally, we give our opinions of board games ported to electronic gizmos.

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Episode #188: Board Games Ported to Electronic Gizmos

2010-11-09 :: Tom Vasel & Eric Summerer
Length: 1m 0s

In this episode, Tom and Eric review 10 games in 8 minutes, talk about the Secret Santa, and talk about the elections - in a fashion. Moritz gives the history of Games Workshop, Ryan talks about a horrible mistake, and Geoff covers intransitive dice. Finally, we give our opinions of board games ported to electronic gizmos.

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Episode #187: Top 10 Two-Player Games

2010-11-02 :: Tom Vasel & Eric Summerer
Length: 1m 9s

In this episode, we talk about several new games that we've been playing, and Ryan tells us something else he's been learning from gaming. We answer a pile of questions, go back to the vault to look at Web of Power, and discuss our top ten two-player games.

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Episode #187: Top 10 Two-Player Games

2010-11-02 :: Tom Vasel & Eric Summerer
Length: 1m 9s

In this episode, we talk about several new games that we've been playing, and Ryan tells us something else he's been learning from gaming. We answer a pile of questions, go back to the vault to look at Web of Power, and discuss our top ten two-player games.

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Episode #187: Top 10 Two-Player Games

2010-11-02 :: Tom Vasel & Eric Summerer
Length: 1m 9s

In this episode, we talk about several new games that we've been playing, and Ryan tells us something else he's been learning from gaming. We answer a pile of questions, go back to the vault to look at Web of Power, and discuss our top ten two-player games.

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Episode #186: Wishlist for Essen 2010

2010-10-24 :: Tom Vasel & Eric Summerer
Length: 1m 11s

In this episode, Moritz asks if you've heard of Yaquinto games, Brad offers a solution to three player Age of Steam games, and Geoff discusses the design of word games in a new interview. We also compare Uruk and Innovation, review Toscana, and discuss our wishlist of games from Essen '10

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Episode #186: Wishlist for Essen 2010

2010-10-24 :: Tom Vasel & Eric Summerer
Length: 1m 11s

In this episode, Moritz asks if you've heard of Yaquinto games, Brad offers a solution to three player Age of Steam games, and Geoff discusses the design of word games in a new interview. We also compare Uruk and Innovation, review Toscana, and discuss our wishlist of games from Essen '10

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Episode #186: Wishlist for Essen 2010

2010-10-24 :: Tom Vasel & Eric Summerer
Length: 1m 11s

In this episode, Moritz asks if you've heard of Yaquinto games, Brad offers a solution to three player Age of Steam games, and Geoff discusses the design of word games in a new interview. We also compare Uruk and Innovation, review Toscana, and discuss our wishlist of games from Essen '10

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Episode #23: Top 10 Abstract Games

2010-10-19 :: Tom Vasel & Eric Summerer
Length: 1m 21s

In this episode, originally recorded November 9th, 2005, Tom and Joe Steadman compare and contrast Lowenhertz and Domaine. They also discuss using games in classrooms and what determines a simulation. Finally, they end the show with their top ten abstract games.

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Episode #23: Top 10 Abstract Games

2010-10-19 :: Tom Vasel & Eric Summerer
Length: 1m 21s

In this episode, originally recorded November 9th, 2005, Tom and Joe Steadman compare and contrast Lowenhertz and Domaine. They also discuss using games in classrooms and what determines a simulation. Finally, they end the show with their top ten abstract games.

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Episode #23: Top 10 Abstract Games

2010-10-19 :: Tom Vasel & Eric Summerer
Length: 1m 21s

In this episode, originally recorded November 9th, 2005, Tom and Joe Steadman compare and contrast Lowenhertz and Domaine. They also discuss using games in classrooms and what determines a simulation. Finally, they end the show with their top ten abstract games.

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Episode #185: Top 10 games that can be taught and played simultaneously

2010-10-11 :: Tom Vasel & Eric Summerer
Length: 1m 6s

In this episode, Tom and Eric talk about recently played games - including Dominant Species. We answer a pile of questions, and talk about our "turkeys" and "kangaroo games" - games that have changed in the rating. Finally, we end with out top ten games that can be taught to others while playing them.

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Episode #185: Top 10 games that can be taught and played simultaneously

2010-10-11 :: Tom Vasel & Eric Summerer
Length: 1m 6s

In this episode, Tom and Eric talk about recently played games - including Dominant Species. We answer a pile of questions, and talk about our "turkeys" and "kangaroo games" - games that have changed in the rating. Finally, we end with out top ten games that can be taught to others while playing them.

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Episode #185: Top 10 games that can be taught and played simultaneously

2010-10-11 :: Tom Vasel & Eric Summerer
Length: 1m 6s

In this episode, Tom and Eric talk about recently played games - including Dominant Species. We answer a pile of questions, and talk about our "turkeys" and "kangaroo games" - games that have changed in the rating. Finally, we end with out top ten games that can be taught to others while playing them.

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Episode #184: Dice Tower Secret Santa 2010

2010-10-02 :: Tom Vasel & Eric Summerer
Length: 1m 14s

In this show, Tom and Eric introduce the Dice Tower Secret Santa 2010! Geoff makes Tic Tac Toe interesting, Moritz talks about TimJim games, and Ryan and Tom go head to head. Finally, we talk about how to deal with slow players.

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Episode #184: Dice Tower Secret Santa 2010

2010-10-02 :: Tom Vasel & Eric Summerer
Length: 1m 14s

In this show, Tom and Eric introduce the Dice Tower Secret Santa 2010! Geoff makes Tic Tac Toe interesting, Moritz talks about TimJim games, and Ryan and Tom go head to head. Finally, we talk about how to deal with slow players.

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Episode #184: Dice Tower Secret Santa 2010

2010-10-02 :: Tom Vasel & Eric Summerer
Length: 1m 14s

In this show, Tom and Eric introduce the Dice Tower Secret Santa 2010! Geoff makes Tic Tac Toe interesting, Moritz talks about TimJim games, and Ryan and Tom go head to head. Finally, we talk about how to deal with slow players.

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Episode #183: Top 10 Z-Man Games

2010-09-25 :: Tom Vasel & Eric Summerer
Length: 55s

In this show, Chief and Dexter take a look at the game Saboteur. Tom and Eric discuss some gaming news, we continue our contest, and we answer a few listener questions. Finally, we talk about our top ten Z-man Games.

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Episode #183: Top 10 Z-Man Games

2010-09-25 :: Tom Vasel & Eric Summerer
Length: 55s

In this show, Chief and Dexter take a look at the game Saboteur. Tom and Eric discuss some gaming news, we continue our contest, and we answer a few listener questions. Finally, we talk about our top ten Z-man Games.

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Episode #183: Top 10 Z-Man Games

2010-09-25 :: Tom Vasel & Eric Summerer
Length: 55s

In this show, Chief and Dexter take a look at the game Saboteur. Tom and Eric discuss some gaming news, we continue our contest, and we answer a few listener questions. Finally, we talk about our top ten Z-man Games.

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Episode #182: What game do you most regret buying?

2010-09-16 :: Tom Vasel & Eric Summerer
Length: 1m 11s

In this episode, we hear about D-Day Dice and go back in time to look at Thurn and Taxis. We answer the question "What game do you most regret buying?", and Trevor talks about family games. Ryan gives us some good values we get from gaming, and Geoff discusses entanglement. We also compare and contrast Heroes of Graxia and Thunderstone.

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