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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 # 267 - Games We're Looking Forward to
August 07, 2012 8:28 AM
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!



Tom J Vasel
TDT - Episode # 266 - Games we Hate to Lose
July 31, 2012 7:13 AM

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!


Tom J Vasel
TDT - Episode # 265 - Open or Closed Scoring
July 24, 2012 7:48 AM

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!


TDT - Episode # 265 - Open or Closed Scoring, MP3, 56.3 MB, length 94:50
Tom J Vasel
TDT - Episode # 32 - Best Game Designers
July 17, 2012 6:48 AM

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.


Tom J Vasel
TDT - Episode # 2012A - Dice Tower Awards 2012!
July 12, 2012 6:20 AM

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


Tom J Vasel
TDT - Episode # 264 - Top Game Designers
July 10, 2012 8:02 AM

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.


Tom J Vasel
TDT - Episode # 263 - Multiple Gaming Tables
July 03, 2012 7:08 AM
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.

Tom J Vasel
TDT - Episode # 262 - Lunchtimes games
June 26, 2012 4:10 PM

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!


Tom J Vasel
TDT - Episode 261 - Looking ahead in a game
June 19, 2012 5:28 AM

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.


Tom J Vasel
TDT - Episode 260 - Best Trading in the Mediterranean Games
June 12, 2012 6:25 AM
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.

Tom J Vasel
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