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Dice Tower Now is your source for the biggest news from the tabletop gaming world. Each week, the DTNow team brings you breaking stories, special reports, interviews, Kickstarters, new releases, and more.

    Dice Tower Now 722: March 1, 2021

    Dice Tower Now 722: March 1, 2021

    This episode, Stardew Valley takes over the podcast, several big titles get new editions, Red Raven Games gets a documentary, and Hasbro allows Wizards of the Coast to share IPs.
     
    TOP STORIES:
    Dice Tower East 2021 cancels. "Secrets of the Order" expansion for "Arkham Horror 3E" detailed. "Ride the Rails: Australia & Canada" expansion coming from Capstone. Four new announcements from Funko. "Rat Queens" board game coming from Deep Water Games. Crafting Arzium documentary on Kickstarter. "Ragnarocks" coming from "Santorini" designer and Grey Fox Games. Hasbro restructures and "Magic the Gathering" getting licensed IPs. "Meeples and Monsters" coming from Ole Steiness and AEG. "Suburbia (Second Edition)" coming from Bezier. "Everdell" expansions "Newleaf" and "Mistwood" detailed. Gamefound announces "Robinson Crusoe Collectors Edition" and "Skyrim" board game. "Stardew Valley: The Board Game" announced.  
    KICKSTARTERS:
    Welcome to Sysifus Corp Kingdom Rush: Elemental Uprising Paladins of the West Kingdom: City of Crowns Terraforming Mars: Ares Expedition CAKES! Block and Key​ Tiny Epic Dungeons Root: The Marauder Expansion Aeon’s End: Legacy of Gravehold  
    THE HOTNESS:
    Stardew Valley: The Board Game Alien: Fate of the Nostromo Everdell Sleeping Gods City of the Big Shoulders Great Western Trail Tiny Epic Dungeons Root: Marauders Radlands  
    NEW & UPCOMING RELEASES:
    Stardew Valley: The Board Game Tak 2nd Edition X-Men Mutant Insurrection from Fantasy Flight Code 3 plus Expansions Crisis Deluxe Edition Royal Visit from IELLO  
    CONNECT:
    Follow our curated Twitter newsfeed @DiceTowerNow. Dig in with Corey at DiceTowerDish.com. Have a look-see at Barry’s wares at BrightBearLaser.com. Check out the Tabletop Game Talk podcast with Chris and Kitty.

    • 24 min
    Dice Tower Now 721: February 22, 2021

    Dice Tower Now 721: February 22, 2021

    This episode, "Great Western Trail" gets a Great Western Trilogy, the "Terraforming Mars" card game hits Kickstarter, dungeon crawlers become much more tiny and epic, and "On Mars" gets an expansion. Plus Barry Figrim gives business-based board game advice in The Board Room.
     
    TOP STORIES:
    IDW fires Pete Walsh and cancels "Metal Gear Solid." "Summoner Wars (2nd Edition)" dated by Plaid Hat Games. "Great Western Trail" Trilogy announced by Plan B. "Paper Dungeons: A Dungeon Scrawler" coming from Alley Cat Games. "A Noble War" announced by Guildhall Games. "Cape May" announced by Thunderworks Games. "The Game: Face to Face" coming to the US from Pandasaurus. "Uno Remix," a “legacy Uno” announced. "Paris" being reprinted with expansion in 2021 Kickstarter. Two new game announcements from Pinchback and Riddle. "Tiny Epic Dungeons" from Gamelyn Games heading to Kickstarter. First Expansion for Vital Lacerda’s "On Mars" detailed.  
    THE HOTNESS:
    Great Western Trail Tiny Epic Dungeons Stroganov Hansa Teutonica Red Rising Terraforming Mars: Ares Project  
    KICKSTARTERS:
    Core Words: Empires & Nemesis Moon Adventure, In a Grove and Dokojong Clinic: Deluxe Edition - 2nd & 3rd Extensions Doom Machine Cult of the Deep Shadow Tactics Terraforming Mars: Ares Expedition Zombicide: Undead or Alive  
    NEW & UPCOMING RELEASES:
    "Cubitos" from AEG "Overboss: A Boss Monster Adventure" from Brotherwise Games "Island Siege: Second Edition" from APE Games  
    SPECIAL REPORT:
    Barry describes getting a competitive advantage in The Board Room.  
    CONNECT:
    Follow our curated Twitter newsfeed @DiceTowerNow. Dig in with Corey at DiceTowerDish.com. Have a look-see at Barry’s wares at BrightBearLaser.com. Check out the Tabletop Game Talk podcast with Chris and Kitty.

    • 26 min
    Dice Tower Now 720: February 15, 2021

    Dice Tower Now 720: February 15, 2021

    This episode, Barry is back! Asmodee gets into the arcade business, Zombicide goes West, and Corey takes over the airwaves. Plus, the finale of a board game horror story.
     
    TOP STORIES:
    Asmodee purchases Board Game Arena. Designers Sorentino, Acquati, and Luciani purchase majority stake in Cranio Creations. The Witcher: Old World Announced. Zombicide: Undead or Alive coming to Kickstarter from CMoN. Gravwell second edition slinging to stores soon. 4th Villainous standalone sequel Despicable Plots announced. Renegade announces Aggretsuko: Work/Rage Balance.
    Three new Games Workshop games announced. Gale Force 9 and Wizards of the Coast Settle regarding Dungeons and Dragons. Hasbro reveals board games earnings report for 2020.  

    KICKSTARTERS:
    Cora Quest Zodiac War Jungle Tribe The Pratzen: Austerlitz, 1805 Posthuman Saga Defcon 1 Mob – Big Apple Human Punishment: The Beginning Kingdom Rush: Elemental Uprising  

    NEW & UPCOMING RELEASES:
    Waddle from Wizkids Renature from Capstone Games UNLOCK! Mythic Adventures from Space Cowboys Marvel Champions: TCG - Quicksilver Hero Pack from Fantasy Flight Treasure Island: Captain Silver Revenge Island Expansion from Matagot  

    SPECIAL REPORT:
    Corey presents the 4th and final chapter of a game designer’s true horror story.  

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    Follow our curated Twitter newsfeed @DiceTowerNow. Dig in with Corey at DiceTowerDish.com. Have a look-see at Barry’s wares at BrightBearLaser.com. Check out the Tabletop Game Talk podcast with Chris and Kitty.

    • 27 min
    Dice Tower Now 719: February 8, 2021

    Dice Tower Now 719: February 8, 2021

    This episode, we revisit the World's Fair, chill out on a frozen planet, get a psych evaluation, and familiarize ourselves with all available Exits. Plus, we've got part 3 of one game designer's all-too-true tale of terror.
     
    TOP STORIES:
    Secret Lair "Black is Magic" to benefit Black Girls Code. Publisher Bombyx partners with Luma Imports. Survive a frozen alien world in "Cryo." Barnes & Noble gets an exclusive edition of 2020 Spiel des Jahres winner "Pictures." "World's Fair 1893" gets a new more inclusive edition at Amazon. Five new "EXIT: The Game" titles heading to the US. Psychoanalyze your friends with "Rorschach." Hard-to-find titles from Oink Games now available on Kickstarter. Kid-friendly dungeon-crawler "CoraQuest" hits Kickstarter.  
    THE HOTNESS:
    Red Rising Sleeping Gods Outlive Res Arcana Root: The Marauder Expansion My City Terraforming Mars: Ares Expedition  
    KICKSTARTERS:
    Kingdoms of the Deep Radlands Threepia Reload Castles of Mad King Ludwig: Collector's Edition Embryo Machine  
    NEW & UPCOMING RELEASES:
    Hallertau Unmatched: Little Red Riding Hood vs. Beowulf Smash Up Marvel It's a Wonderful World: War or Peace  
    SPECIAL REPORT:
    Corey presents chapter 3 of a game designer's true horror story.  
    CONNECT:
    Follow our curated Twitter newsfeed @DiceTowerNow. Check out the Tabletop Game Talk podcast with Chris and Kitty. Dig in with Corey at DiceTowerDish.com.

    • 27 min
    Dice Tower Now 718: February 1, 2021

    Dice Tower Now 718: February 1, 2021

    This episode, Carcassonne gets spiffy, Caverna gets frantic, Sentinels get stylized, Krynn gets revisited after all, and we get rerouted to Llamaland. Plus, we showcase Kickstarters for the Button Shy Wallet Games reprint and "Human Punishment: The Beginning."
     
    TOP STORIES:
    Visitors of "Barenpark" and "Gingerbread House" can now head to "Llamaland." Spiel is a go for 2021. Get elemental with Uwe Rosenberg's "Sagani." "Caverna: Cave vs. Cave" gets the big box treatment. Orcs invade "Caverna: Frantic Fiends." "Agricola: Consul Dirigens Deck" completes previously released expansion decks. Isaac Vega and Lindsey Rode announce Rose Gauntlet Entertainment. New trilogy of Classic Dragonlance novels are back on. "Sentinels of the Multiverse: Definitive Edition" heading to Kickstarter. "Carcassonne" gets a 20th anniversary edition. Emma Larkins says goodbye to Ludology podcast. "Ticket to Ride: Europe" celebrates 15 years with new edition. "Monster Hunter World" makes the hop to tabletop. "Magic the Gathering" Black Lotus card breaks the record for single TCG card sale. "UNLOCK! Legendary Adventures" features Robin Hood and Sherlock Holmes.  
    KICKSTARTER:
    Button Shy Wallet Games Reprint Campaign 2021 Human Punishment: The Beginning  
    NEW RELEASES:
    Tidal Blades: Heroes of the Reef Funfair Almanac: The Dragon Road For Glory Vintage Catanimals  
    CONNECT:
    Follow our curated Twitter newsfeed @DiceTowerNow. Dig in with Corey at DiceTowerDish.com. Check out the Tabletop Game Talk podcast with Chris and Kitty.

    • 20 min
    Dice Tower Now 717: January 25, 2021

    Dice Tower Now 717: January 25, 2021

    This episode, we take a look back at a week of reckoning for the hobby games industry and present chapter 2 of a game designer's real life horror story. Plus, we'll check out Kickstarters for "Epic Seven Arise: The Board Game" and "Bunny Party at Maple Valley."
     
    TOP STORIES:
    The hobby games community deals with the fallout after a week of controversy. Publisher dv Giochi acquires Ghenos Games. Reiner Knizia's "Equinox" joins Plan B's Century line. PortalCon 13 reveals a slew of new titles. "Castles of Mad King Ludwig" gets a collector's edition, now on Kickstarter. "Russian Railroads" gets a big box edition in "Ultimate Railroads." Find tiny people doing big bad in "MicroMacro: Crime City." Stop and smell the flowers in "Floriferous." Build bridges from island to island in "Hashi." "Summoner Wars" and "Magic the Gathering" launch new comics. Rare mint "Magic the Gathering" Black Lotus card set to break records.  
    THE HOTNESS:
    Carnegie Primal: The Awakening Carpe Diem Tainted Grail: The Fall of Avalon Darwin's Journey Bloodborne: The Board Game  
    SPECIAL REPORT:
    Corey presents part 2 of the all-too-true horror story behind one designer's experience making their first game.  
    KICKSTARTER:
    Epic Seven Arise: The Board Game Bunny Party at Maple Valley  
    CONNECT:
    Follow our curated Twitter newsfeed @DiceTowerNow. Check out the Tabletop Game Talk podcast with Chris and Kitty. Dig in with Corey at DiceTowerDish.com.

    • 28 min

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