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The Dice Men Cometh – Episode 349
Yes, the Dice Men Cometh aims to be educational and this episode is no different, so settle as as we teach you about the birds and….the beeeagles…well dogs at least, as we’re heading to the skies with Wingspan Asia before digging into all things Dog Park.
We start with the latest birdy instalment in the Wingspan saga, but this time it’s an expansion and a stand alone two player game. Yes, it’s got great art, yes it’s got another colour of eggs and yes, if you’re a twitcher looking for something to play with your significant other, it may just be the ticket. In any case, the boys all have their opinions locked and loaded.
We then feature a little segment on the newest Aussie-designed game hitting the crowd-funding market. It’s called SCRAP and we were lucky enough to get an early prototype to review. If you think this game sounds interesting, make sure to check it out on Gamefound and support the Aussie Tabletop industry!
We then fail to let sleeping dogs lie, as it’s all about taking them for walkies in Dog Park by Birdwood Games! Will you become a breed expert? Will you take all your doggos for their walk? Will all your sticks and balls be put to good use? Will Leon complain there are not cats in this game?!?!?!?!
So thanks for listening and thanks for your ongoing support! Of course we can’t do this without our wonderful sponsor LFG, as well as our gaming partners!
The Dice Men Cometh – Episode 348
It’s time to talk monsters! Have you ever wanted to be a big ol’ monster who gets to smash things, squish minions and destroy crystals? How about punching or stomping another big bad monster? Well if that sounds up your alley, then this episode may be for you! Yes, we’re talking the newest and biggest King of Monster Island box there is…complete with your own personal volcano! Is it any good? Does it compare to King of Tokyo? Do you need both? Leon is madly in love with King of Tokyo, so has he found a new love?
We then travel back in time to the ancient Mediterranean to build our own spectacular Grecian city in Akropolis the new abstracty, tile-layey game from Gigamic. Whose city will be full of houses? Who will have enough markets or temples to satisfy their population? Whose city will grow high enough to kiss the stars? We all know there is only one way to find out the answers to all the questions of the universe…listen in.
So thank you to our sponsor LFG, and also to VR Distribution for sending us King of Monster Island and Akropolis!
The Dice Men Cometh – Episode 347
Another year, another top list by the top 3 Dice Men in Australia!
Yes, we’re on the top list bandwagon but who else in this business would dare to do something so complex, something so time-consuming and something so mathematical as to create a TOP 15! Yes, not 10, not 20, but a top 15 like the madmen we are! So to make up for a missed list at the end of 2021 we’ve each created a top 15 list of games that were new to us in 2021 and 2022!
Which Dice Man got it right? Why did Mark get it wrong? and what games are glaring omissions from all of our lists? Make sure to listen then let us know just how terribly we all did, or if we hit the gaming nail on the gaming head!
Thanks as always to LFG and all of our wonderful sponsors! Happy 2022 to all our listeners, and let’s all try to make 2023 the gamingest year there ever was!
A Christmas gift!
Here is a special Christmas treat – everybody can listen to one of our latest Secret Patreon episodes!
Please be warned though, this episode is NOT family friendly. There is quite a bit of swearing and adult concepts – YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED!
We hope you all have a safe and happy Christmas, New Year and Holiday season, and we’ll be back soon with more Dicemen madness. Cheers!
The Dice Men Cometh – Episode 346
So what if we add a little bit of this….a little bit of that….and a bit of something something….what do we get?
Lots of bits actually, and all those bits come together in the form of Bitoku, a foresty fantasy game about taking your path towards transcendence and virtue points. This game is gorgeous, and big, and well, other things too but we want you to listen and not just read this description…so off you go…you can listen now!
Well, actually we also need you to know that we discuss a fantastic little party/ drinking/ RPG game called BARPIG that’s designed by an Aussie who is lucky enough to be living in the Nether regions, or the Netherlands…but either way you definitely want to hear our thoughts as there is even a special deal for listeners who want to grab a copy!
But that’s not all – we draw our 12 or 11 or 13 games of Christmas!! Will you be a winner and get to take home a game courtesy of the Dice Men and all our wonderful sponsors? Make sure to stay to the end and find out!
The Dice Men Cometh – Episode 345
Tonight the Dice Men are all working together to construct the best damn Green Cathedral this side of the Volga!
Yes, in episode 345, we’re all rival architects vying for the Tsar’s attention in Green Cathedral… Umm Actually, it’s not actually a green Cathedral, it’s actually a Red Cathedral and the game is actually called Red Cathedral!
Which takes us perfectly to our second game of the episode, a game called Umm Actually which is all about being the biggest smartypants this side of the mighty Murray!
But, these games are really just the tip of the gaming iceberg as we also continue our world famous gaming giveaway, the 12 Games of Christmas!!!!
So thanks to LFG and all our wonderful sponsors who help us run the show and giveaway so many games it’s almost criminal. Don’t forget to go and check out our Patreon too – for even more Dice Men goodness (and maybe some bonus competition entries too!)
Australian Board Gaming at its representiest
These three Tasmanians do a great job of informing us all about all things board and card gaming. A must listen every week.
An essential listen for board game content.
If you’re interested in tabletop gaming, I can think of no better podcast to listen to than Australia’s The Dice Men Cometh.
Mark, Garth, and Leon bring their enthusiasm and expertise to a range of board, card, dice, and role playing games.
Their unflinching dedication to finding the best games, and their no nonsense demeanour leave me well informed on the latest games as well as the occasional dive into an older classic.
Even when we disagree about a game, they provide enough detail in their reviews that I know whether I would like something they didn’t or vice versa.
Even better, they manage all this in under an hour every week.
Doing Tasmania Proud
Great podcast - better than most US podcasts. Not bad for a bunch of old men. ;-) entertaining & informative.