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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!

The Dice Tower Tom Vasel and Eric Summerer

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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!

    TDT # 646 - Best Game from 2010 (a decade ago!)

    TDT # 646 - Best Game from 2010 (a decade ago!)

    In this episode, we take a look at Sabotage, Munchkin Ducktales, Fast Sloths, ArtSee, Euphoria, and Dominations.  Geoff talks about communication limits, we answer questions about culling games, excitement about expansions, and RPGGeek.  Finally, we end the show taking a look at our favorite games from a decade ago, in 2010!

    • 1 hr 38 min
    TDT # 645 - Dream Duo

    TDT # 645 - Dream Duo

    In this episode we review Railways of Nippon, Noch Mal So Gut, Rival Restaurants, and 1911 Amundsen vs Scott. Mandi talks about digital Carcassonne while Suzanne discusses the On Tour app. And we wrap with a Victory Points segment about designer/illustrator Dream Team.

    • 59 min
    TDT # 644 - Dice Tower Cruise 2020 Live

    TDT # 644 - Dice Tower Cruise 2020 Live

    In this show, recorded live on the Independence of the Sea, Tom and Eric are joined by Crystal Pisano, Zee Garcia, Paula Deming, and Joe Steadman to record a live show.  And then, the brothers Murph show up and take over the whole thing.  Questions, a game show, and more hijinks ensue!

    • 52 min
    TDT # 643 - Fox Fight

    TDT # 643 - Fox Fight

    In this episode, Suzanne and Mandi cover Chocolate Factory, Sierra West, Ecosystem, Slide Quest, Letter Jam, and Streaming. They have a argument discussion about a One and Done, and answer some of your questions in Q&A.

    • 1 hr 24 min
    TDT # 642 - "L" is for Laughter

    TDT # 642 - "L" is for Laughter

    In this show, we talk about Passtally, Rheinlander, a couple of Unlock games, Isle of Cats, Oceans, and the new Time Stories: the Hadal Project!  Geoff talks about choices, and we talk about Pokemon board games, rules of game nights, and box conditions.  Finally, we end the show with our top ten games that start with the letter "L"!

    • 1 hr 35 min
    TDT # 641 - Short and Sweet

    TDT # 641 - Short and Sweet

    In today's short show, we talk about Tribes Dawn of Humanity and Mandala. We cover two apps (6 Nimmt/6 Takes and Two Spies) and have a brief and personal chat about health and gaming.

    • 46 min

Customer Reviews

imoiiu ,

Great

Great podcast - I particularly like the top ten segments

Starkadder ,

Little column A, little column B.

Tom and Eric have excellent chemistry and are very easy to listen to.

I persevered for a year or so with the Mandi & Suzanne episodes (both of whom I enjoy individually/when they have been guests). Unfortunately I now tend to just listen every other week.

Some of the reasons for this decision:

In the M&S weeks the intro is a dreadful saccharine sped up version of the ‘regular’ intro. Please change it! It makes my ears bleed.

Another of the problems feels structural. Tom plays so many games (he is a full-timer); in contrast M,S and E just don’t play as many and seem less knowledgable.

This is almost certainly because they are also holding down day-jobs and don’t have time to play as many as Tom. However, the effect on the podcast is noticeable. With no Tom to anchor the episode, sometimes it all feels a bit thin.

Finally I find M and S just a bit too saccharine and happy. I am a grim northerner though, so that’s to be expected.

Geoff Engelstein is unfailingly very interesting!

All of this is clearly subjective. But then again, this is a review: what else did you expect?

Drunk Badger ,

Great relaxed podcast about board games

I love the dice tower, and this podcast is no exception.
Really fun and relaxed show, talking about news, games they have played, top tens and weird topics too!

Like board games? You should listen!

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