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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 # 277 - Getting Rules Wrong
October 16, 2012 10:02 AM

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!!!


Tom J Vasel
TDT - Episode # 276 - Best Puzzle Games
October 09, 2012 7:03 AM

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!


Tom J Vasel
TDT - Episode # 275 - Gaming Tastes A'Changing
October 02, 2012 7:50 AM

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.


Tom J Vasel
TDT - Episode # 274 - Best Seven-player Games
September 25, 2012 6:28 AM

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.


Tom J Vasel
TDT - Episode # 273 - Themes that Turn Us Off
September 18, 2012 7:34 AM

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.


Tom J Vasel
TDT - Episode # 272 - Funny Games
September 11, 2012 6:44 AM

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!


TDT - Episode # 272 - Funny Games, audio/mpeg, 35.1 MB
Tom J Vasel
TDT - Episode # 271 - Storing Games
September 04, 2012 7:49 AM

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.


Tom J Vasel
TDT - Episode # 270 - Gen Con 2012
August 28, 2012 7:31 AM
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.



TDT - Episode # 270 - Gen Con 2012, audio/mpeg, 60.4 MB, length 125:53
Tom J Vasel
TDT - Episode # 269 - Games that Got us into Gaming
August 21, 2012 8:07 AM

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! 


Tom J Vasel
TDT - Episode # 268 - GenCon 2012 Preview
August 12, 2012 9:38 PM
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!



Tom J Vasel
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