183 episodes

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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    • 4.2 • 34 Ratings

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 Works in Progress

    The One About Works in Progress

    In this episode, Chris, Darrell, TC, and special guest Daniel Newman talk about upcoming projects – and some of the various adaptations and revisions that have been made, all for the sake of progress. All this, plus the works in progress at The Unpublished Games Festival, a rebuttal to our discussion on escape rooms in episode 181, how Time’s Up: Title Recall is the best party game of all time, and how Compounded has been improved on Kickstarter!

    • 2 hr 22 min
    The One About Getting the Brand Back Together

    The One About Getting the Brand Back Together

    In this very special episode, Chris, Darrell, and TC share news of the business separation between Dice Hate Me and Greater Than Games, why it happened, and what’s in store for the future of Dice Hate Me Games as a wholly-independent publishing house, again. All this, plus Compounded news,  horse and moped racing, subway construction, Golem, the upcoming Unpublished Games Festival, gaming with the kids, French Toast, and more! 

    • 1 hr 51 min
    The One About The Great Escape

    The One About The Great Escape

    In this episode, Chris, Darrell, and TC take a deep dive into escape rooms and board games that adapt the escape room concept, including pros and cons of some of the most popular escape room board games released since 2016. All this, plus the roll-and-writes Three Sisters and Motor City, a proper Spring Break in Surf City, rekindling love for word games like Bananagrams and Scrabble, eternal love for Pan Am, the hotness of Elden Ring, and more!

    • 1 hr 36 min
    The One About Looking Back at 2021

    The One About Looking Back at 2021

    In this episode, Chris, Darrell, TC, and special guest Keith Ferguson look back on the year that was, talking about their favorite games, those they wished they’d played, how they spent the holidays, and why Santa’s Workshop is getting a second chance at life. All this, plus why Wordle is a thing, the mouthful that is MicroMacro: Crime City: Full House, the joys of bone-in prime rib, water cryptids, Fantasy Realms, a Power-Grid party, and more!

    • 2 hr 49 min
    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

Customer Reviews

4.2 out of 5
34 Ratings

34 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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