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A board game podcast that tackles the industry from both inside and out! The State of Games is hosted by Chris Kirkman, the head of publishing house Dice Hate Me Studio and co-owner of Greater Than Games, and features regular co-hosts Darrell Louder, resident grump and designer of Compounded, Bottom of the 9th, and Fate of the Elder Gods, and TC Petty III, gaming hipster and designer of VivaJava and VivaJava Dice, Xenon Profiteer, and Spires. Presented by the website www.dicehateme.com - the board game blog with worse luck than you.

The State of Games Dice Hate Me

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A board game podcast that tackles the industry from both inside and out! The State of Games is hosted by Chris Kirkman, the head of publishing house Dice Hate Me Studio and co-owner of Greater Than Games, and features regular co-hosts Darrell Louder, resident grump and designer of Compounded, Bottom of the 9th, and Fate of the Elder Gods, and TC Petty III, gaming hipster and designer of VivaJava and VivaJava Dice, Xenon Profiteer, and Spires. Presented by the website www.dicehateme.com - the board game blog with worse luck than you.

    The One About a Return to Camp Launius

    The One About a Return to Camp Launius

    In this episode, Chris, Darrell, and TC share tales from another trip to South Carolina to hang with King Richard, talking game design, doing some top-secret game development, eating so much food, and playing lots of games. All this, plus voyages in the party bus, the perils of Vampire: Rivals, rubbing and racing (lots of it), betting on the ponies in Long Shot, civ building in Imperium, recreating the perfect buddy cop movie in Code 3, and much more! 

    • 2 hr 13 min
    The One About New Editions

    The One About New Editions

    In this episode, Chris, Darrell, and TC are joined by special guest Justin Jacobson, president of Restoration Games, to talk about new editions of older games, whether they are good for the hobby, some of their favorites, and a few on their wishlists. All this, plus a deeper dive into the inner workings of Restoration, a look at new Board Game Arena titles Beyond the Sun and Lost Ruins of Arnak, fireballs, gaming a quarter mile at a time, and much more!

    • 2 hr 1 min
    The One About the Main Event

    The One About the Main Event

    Chris, Darrell, and TC talk about longer, epic games that might require more time and commitment to get to the table - and why they are still awesome.

    • 1 hr 30 min
    The One About Boutique Publishing

    The One About Boutique Publishing

    Chris and TC are joined by designers and publishers Daniel Newman and Tony Miller to talk about punk rock publishing.

    • 1 hr 28 min
    The One About the Year That Wasn't

    The One About the Year That Wasn't

    Chris, Darrell, and TC take a look back on a very strange year and do their damndest to select the best games of 2020.

    • 1 hr 42 min
    The One About Heading Out West

    The One About Heading Out West

    In this episode, Chris, Darrell, and TC break out their six shooters and mount up to talk about western games, what makes that theme so awesome, and how it might possibly go horribly wrong on occasion. All this, plus Darrell’s move out west to St....

    • 2 hr 14 min

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5
33 Ratings

33 Ratings

bsmoley ,

A netverk of one!

Did is Ahnold. You should hef me beck on deh podcast. It was fahn!

Odd time ,

Uninformed political biases

I don't need political garbage sprinkled over a better than average podcast, especially when it’s completely misinformed.

TheEricBooth ,

A required listening

I consider this podcast a required listening if you have any interests in board gaming. Seriously.

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