Tom Vasel and Eric Summerer take a look at board games, card games, and the people who design, publish, and play them.
Top ten lists, Q&A, tales of horror, and more await you!
June 27, 2017
In this episode, we talk about Viral, Stop Thief, Immortals, Completto, the Play Dirty Expansion for Steam Park, and Startups. Geoff talks about crystals, we hear a tale of horror, and answer questions about talking about jobs and an anti-Dice Tower faction. Finally, we end the show discussing our favorite puzzle games.
June 20, 2017
In this episode, we talk about Mechs vs. Minions, Balloon Pop, Quartz, Arena For the Gods!, Champions of Midgard Expansions, and LYNGK. Then, Eric and Tom talk about how to teach board games to others, mistakes to avoid, and more!
June 13, 2017
In this show, we talk about Near and Far, This War of Mine, Flatline, Mole Rats in Space, Don’t Mess With Cthulhu, and Ethnos. We also answer a pile of questions, talk about drinking games, and end the show with our top ten games that are best with three players. Rich Sommer is the guest third host.
June 6, 2017
In this show, we talk about Kerala, Alien Frontiers App, RISK: Star Wars Edition, Excape, Booo!, Ghostel, Ghostbusters 2, and Toilet Trouble. Finally, we discuss playing horror games with children.
May 30, 2017
In this episode, Tom and Eric are joined by Mandi Hutchinson to discuss Word Slam, Honshu, Wizards of the Wild, City of Zombies, The Lost Expedition, and Yokohama, and Geoff talks about the pros and cons of tiebreakers. We also present a karmic Tale of Gaming, answer some questions from the mailbag, and complete the set by presenting our Top Ten Set Collection Games.
May 23, 2017
In this episode, we talk about the Hexbug games (Bugs in the Kitchen, BuggaLoop), Cat Box, Amun Re, and then all the different Escape Room games: Escape the Room, Exit: the Game, Deckscape, Unlock! We discuss the pros and cons of escape room games. Enjoy!
May 16, 2017
Sara from Renegade Games joins us as co-host when we discuss Problem Picnic Attack of the Ants, Flip City: Wilderness, Great Western Trail, and prototypes! We also hear from Geoff, a tale of gaming, and answer questions about demoing games at conventions and musical gamers. Finally, we end the show talking about our top ten trick-taking games!
May 9, 2017
Tom is out AGAIN. Anyway, Eric talks about some games and then gives us some puns.
May 2, 2017
In this show, Richard Ham takes Tom's place, and he and Eric talk about different games. Including - Lemonade Stand, Pack of Heroes, Broken Token’s Firefly Crate, Um Reifenbrite, Jamsumo, Oh My Goods: Revolt in Longsdale, Magic Maze, and Unlock!
April 25, 2017
In this show, Tom is missing, but Richard Ham (Rahdo) steps in, and he and Eric talk about Math Fluxx, Disney World gaming (Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom, Agent P’s Secret Mission, A Pirate’s Adventure), The Goonies Adventure Card Game, and Rhodes. They also answer questions, hear another Tale of gaming, and end with their top ten conflict resolutions in games.
April 18, 2017
Suzanne joins us for a quick episode, in which we talk about Avenue, Maze Racers, Escape Room The Game: Welcome to Funland, Rocky Road a la Mode, Braintopia, Hounded, Fugitive, Moons, and Nautilion.
April 11, 2017
Suzanne Sheldon joins as our first co-host to talk about Ascension: Gift of the Elements, Go Go Gelato, Orleans Invasion, Tokaido (app), Onirim (app), and Exit The Game (Secret Lab). Geoff shows up to talk about pie, we hear a tale of gaming, and end the show with our top ten deckbuilding/pool building games. Welcome to the new format!
April 4, 2017
Sam Healey and Joe Steadman join us for this retrospective look at the Dice Tower over the last 500 episodes! Recorded live at GAMA 2017, the quartet talk about some games they saw at the trade show. We also listen to plenty of Eric's puns, Tom's idiotic statements, segments sent in from all the contributors and several listeners, and catch up on what Sam and Joe are doing now! Finally, we end the show with our top ten favorite moments of the Dice Tower. Oh, and maybe a song or two.
March 28, 2017
In this episode, Tom and Eric recount their recent journeys to PAX East, The GAMA Trade Show, MeepleCon and ConnCon, including discussions of The Captain Is Dead, First Martians, Dozen’s Donuts, Toilet Trouble, The Colonists, Flamme Rouge, and SPY. Plus, Bringing Up the Meeples talks about Morals, Itai Perez discusses a French gaming influence, and Eric runs through his Top 10 new games he saw at GAMA.
March 21, 2017
In this show, we talk about Jeju Island, Oh My Goods, Naturally Disastrous, the Kingsport Card Game, Cthulhu KoT, Coal Baron Card Game, and Mole Rats in Space. We also hear a tale of Horror, answer questions, hear from a gaggle of contributors, and end the show talking about the games we'd like to play with each other.
March 14, 2017
In this episode, we talk about Gloomhaven, Isle of Monsters, Wind the Film!, Mint Works, answer a few questions, and hear a tale of horror. We end the show with our top ten space games!
Feb. 21, 2017
In this show, we talk about Bear Valley, Tricky Track, Picassimo, Castles of Calandale, Lady Richmond, and a chess tournament! We hear a tale of horror, a tale of friendship, a biography of a boardgame, competing opinions on Dungeon, and answer questions! Finally, we end the show talking about when components to a game turn us off from playing it!
Feb. 14, 2017
In this show, we take a look at Kashgar, Ave Roma, Arcadia Quest Pets, Arcadia Inferno, Nerdy Inventions, 8-28, and Potion Explosion app. Geoff talks about AI, we hear a remarkable tale of Amazement, and we end the show going back 20 years and talking about our favorite games from 1997.
Feb. 7, 2017
In this show, we talk about Tiny Epic Galaxies: Into the Black, Lotus, Me Want Cookies, Assault of Giants, RoboRally, and Villages of Valeria. We also hear a couple of tales, answer questions, have a pile of cool segments, and talk about the games that have had the biggest impact on us! Links to the new shows: Board Game Blitz - http://www.boardgameblitz.com/ The Family Gamers - http://www.thefamilygamers.com/ Our Turn Podcast - http://ourturnpodcast.com/
Jan. 31, 2017
In this show, we talk about New York Slice, Papa Paolo, Second Tide, Ave Roma, Ghostel, and Ta Yu. We hear a Battlestar Galactica Tale of Betrayal (although not the way you think), talk about snacks and lack of dice in games, and end the show with a fifteen year look back at 2002, and our favorite games from that year.