The Dice Tower

The Dice Tower
By Tom Vasel
About this podcast
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!

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In this show, we take a look at Unlock and Exit, You Betcha, Keyper, Azul, Hardback, and Ponzi Scheme.  We also hear a tale of horror (anger?), listen to Geoff's wise words, and finish the show with our top ten games from ten years ago - 2008!
Jan. 9, 2018
In this episode, we take a look at Magic Maze, Bali, Smile, Brides and Bribes, Deckscape, Harry Potter expansion, and more!  We also take a look at an escape room book, a few apps, and talk about what will be hot and cold (we think!) in 2018.
Jan. 2, 2018
In this show, we talk about Stuffed Fables, Gaia Project, Majesty for the Realm, Heroes of Land, Air, and Sea, Yokohama, and Grimm Forest!  Tom also introduces our 2018 Kickstarter, starting this Thursday, we listen to a GameTek and a tale of Amazement, and answer several questions.  Finally, we follow our annual tradition of going back five years and revisiting our favorite games from 2013!
Dec. 26, 2017
In this show, we talk about our numbers 11-20 of 2017!  What games were amazing, but just missed out on the top ten!  Our last show from 2017, see you next year!
Dec. 19, 2017
Joined by Suzanne, we delve into the year 2017!   First we spend some time talking about the different trends of the year, then we jump into our biggest surprise and disappointment, favorite art and components, most innovative game, strangest game, biggest brainburner, best family and party game, and more!  Finally, we end the show talking about the top ten games of 2017.
Dec. 12, 2017
In this show, we are joined by Mandi, Suz, Sam, Zee, and Jason for our second annual Dice Tower Cruise Live Show! (and we got the sound quality right!) We spend time talking about recently played games that we each have enjoyed, and answer some really great questions from the crowd.
Nov. 28, 2017
In this show, we talk about Pie Town, Montana, The Palace of Mad King Ludwig, Harvest Dice, Meeple Circus and Sunny Day.  We also go back and take a look at Roll Through the Ages and For Sale, talk about Jeju Island, and look at a few apps!
Nov. 21, 2017
In this show, we are recording live from PAX Unplugged 2017.  We pull various people from the crowd to talk about their and our experiences, mention a few games that we've played, and hear Geoff talk about...losing?  Finally, we end the show being joined by Sam and Zee for our top ten games that need a sequel.
Nov. 14, 2017
It's a review show spectacular!  In this show, we talk about Nusfjord, Claim, Merlin, Pulsar 2849, Otys, Battlefold, CV Pocket, and Altiplano.  We also end the show with a few questions from our listeners!
Nov. 7, 2017
In this show, we talk about Richard the Lionheart, Indian Summer, Space Freaks, Wasteland Express Delivery Service, Meeple Circus, and Pyramid of the Sun.  We hear a tale of mystery, and end the show with our top ten experiences of the huge Spiel fair at Essen 2017.