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The Dice Tower is an Internet podcast (a radio show you can download) about boardgames. Your hosts for the show are Tom Vasel, noted game reviewer, and Eric Summerer. In the show, Tom and Eric talk about boardgames, card games, wargames, miniatures, and much more.

New to the Dice Tower? Then listen to:
Episode 0: Introduction & Top 15 Games a New Gamer Should Buy

Note: The Dice Tower episodes are provided as a service to the community and although they are entirely family friendly, Funagain Games is not responsible for their content.

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TDT - Episode # 294 - Best Games from 1998
February 19, 2013 6:34 AM

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!

Tom J Vasel
TDT - Episode # 293 - Displaying Games
February 12, 2013 6:44 AM

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!

Tom J Vasel
TDT - Episode # 292 - Best Games from 2003
February 05, 2013 7:06 AM

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.

Tom J Vasel
TDT - Episode # 291 - Expert Gamers
January 29, 2013 9:29 AM

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.

Tom J Vasel
TDT - Episode #290 - Best Games from 2008
January 22, 2013 9:26 AM

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!

Tom J Vasel
TDT - Episode #289 - Heated Discussions
January 15, 2013 9:49 AM

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.

Tom J Vasel
TDT - Episode # 288 - Best of 2012, part 2
January 08, 2013 9:54 AM

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.

Tom J Vasel
TDT - Episode # 287 - Best of 2012, Part 1
January 01, 2013 8:20 AM

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!

Tom J Vasel
TDT - Episode # 286 - Lucky Games
December 25, 2012 8:04 PM
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.

TDT - Episode # 286 - Lucky Games, audio/mpeg, 55.5 MB
Tom J Vasel
Special Alert! - Game On! with Cody and John!
December 21, 2012 7:54 AM

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!!

Tom J Vasel
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