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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 # 285 - Thrift Store Treasures
December 18, 2012 9:18 AM

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.


Tom J Vasel
TDT - Episode # 284 - Games that Have Stood the Test of Time
December 11, 2012 8:22 AM

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.


Tom J Vasel
TDT - Episode # 283 - Games only we seem to hate
December 04, 2012 7:06 AM

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!


Tom J Vasel
TDT - Episode # 33 - Best Games from the 80's
November 27, 2012 8:11 AM

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.


Tom J Vasel
TDT - Episode # 282 - Live from BGG Con
November 20, 2012 8:28 AM

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!


Tom J Vasel
TDT - Episode # 281 - 2012 Holiday Gift Guide
November 12, 2012 10:43 PM
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!

Tom J Vasel
TDT - Episode # 280 - Worst Games
November 06, 2012 7:19 AM

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!


TDT - Episode # 280 - Worst Games, audio/mpeg, 46.4 MB
Tom J Vasel
TDTE - Episode # 279 - Crush players or not?
November 02, 2012 5:42 AM

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!


Tom J Vasel
TDT - Episode # 279 - To Crush Your Opponent...
October 30, 2012 3:17 PM

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!


Tom J Vasel
TDT - Episode # 278 - Best Gangster Games
October 23, 2012 9:24 AM

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.



Tom J Vasel
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