Welcome to the Dice Tower, a podcast about board and card games!

The Dice Tower is dedicated to getting folks to learn about the wide world of exciting new board games.  We do video reviews, and an audio show, and more.  Check out the links above!

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Recent YouTube Videos

Top Ten Fantasy Games

Tom Vasel, Sam Healey, and Zee Garcia take a look at their favorite fantasy themed board games. Buy great games at http://www.coolstuffinc.com Find more reviews and videos at http://www.dicetower.com

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Board Game Breakfast: Episode 34 - The "Big" Guy and Kickstarter

Tom Vasel takes a look at the news for the week, along with a host of friends! Buy great games at http://www.coolstuffinc.com Find more reviews and videos at http://www.dicetower.com

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Istanbul Review - with Tom Vasel

Tom Vasel takes a look at this award winning game from AEG Buy great games at http://www.coolstuffinc.com Find more reviews and videos at http://www.dicetower.com

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Spurs Review - with Tom Vasel

Tom Vasel takes a look at this Western game from Mr. B Games Buy great games at http://www.coolstuffinc.com Find more reviews and videos at http://www.dicetower.com

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Tom Vasel Q & A, July 18, 2014

Sorry about the quiet sound at the beginning, it gets better when I finally flipped a switched it at 14:45 Hey, question and answer time with Tom Vasel! Come on in and join me as I attempt to answer your questions.

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Valley of the Kings Review - with Tom Vasel

Tom Vasel takes a look at this deckbuilding game from AEG Buy great games at http://www.coolstuffinc.com Find more reviews and videos at http://www.dicetower.com

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Bedpans and Broomsticks Review - with Tom Vasel

Tom Vasel takes a look at this game in which one person attempts to keep old folks from escaping the nursing home! Buy great games at http://www.coolstuffinc.com Find more reviews and videos at http://www.dicetower.com

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Carmarace Review - with Tom Vasel

Tom Vasel takes a look at this car racing, "take that" game from Board to Death. Buy great games at http://www.coolstuffinc.com Find more reviews and videos at http://www.dicetower.com

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Praetor Review - with Tom Vasel

Tom Vasel takes a look at this worker placement game Buy great games at http://www.coolstuffinc.com Find more reviews and videos at http://www.dicetower.com

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Dodge Dice Review - with Tom and Melody Vasel

Tom and Melody take a look at this dice chuckin' game! Buy great games at http://www.coolstuffinc.com Find more reviews and videos at http://www.dicetower.com

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July 22, 2014 - Episode 364 is available! In this episode, we take a look at Heartland, Imperial Settlers, Destination Neptune, and Firefly: Pirates. We hear about a dangerous woman, discuss whether or not boardgaming has become less fun for us, and answer a pile of other questions. We end the show with our top ten games that teach or feature logic!

July 15, 2014 - Episode 363 is available! In this episode, we take a look at Shadowrun Crossfire, Russian Railroads, Roads and Boats, Battle Sheep and more! We discuss the Dice Tower Convention 3, point out Tom's glaring error, and talk about the future of the show. Finally, we talk about what games to take with you to the South Pole!

July 8, 2014 - Well, Rob got caught napping. Eric had posted an episode back on July 1 in which he talks more about his Origins experiences. Titled as Episode 361a, you can listen to it here. You can listen to this week's episode, 362, here. In episode 362, recorded live at Dice Tower Conventioni 2014, Tom and Eric are joined by a host of contributors to announce and present the best games of 2013 - the Dice Tower Award winners. We also talk a bit about the convention, and are joined by Sam and Zee to answer questions from the audience.

July 7, 2014 - The 2013 Dice Tower Award winners have been announced! Click here to find out the winners! A huge congratulations to ALL!!

June 24, 2014 - Episode 361 is available! In this show, Tom goes to the floor of Origins and talks to random people he meets about the show. Eric interviews his sons about their experiences, and we talk about the highlights of the Origins Game Fair 2014.

June 17, 2014 - Episode 360 is available! In this show, we take a look at Kaosball, Lost Valley, Jupiter Rescue, Splendor, Starship Catan, and Zimbbos. We answer questions about lending out our games and playing competitvely, and end the show with our top ten games that "take a minute to learn and a lifetime to master".

June 10, 2014 - Episode 359 is available! In this episode, we talk about X-Wing, Mai Star, Happy Birthday, Arkadia Quest, Xenoshyft, and Rivet Wars. Tom talks about the Dice Tower Origins 2014 plans, and also talks about his time at the Cool Mini or Not convention. Greg talks about the worst stores ever, we answer questions, contributors chime in, and we end the show with the biggest surprises we've ever encoutered in a game.

June 3, 2014 - Episode 358 is available! In this show, Steven Banas joins us as we talk about Hot Tin Roof, Eldritch Horror, City of Iron, Hegemonic, Airlines Europe, and Kayanak. A funny Tale of Horror is brought out, and we answer questions - such as how to deal with an angry gamer. Finally, we end the show with our top ten "Next Step" games - games to teach people after they've started the hobby.

May 27, 2014 - Episode 357 is available! In this show, Mark takes the ten by ten challenge, Geoff examines a gaming lawsuit, Brian takes a look at Betrayal at House on the Hill, and Bill talks about running a convention. We review Hearthstone, Formula E, Marrying Mr. Darcy, Horse Show, Race Formula 90, and Dungeon Dice; and then take a look at the Spiel des Jahres nominees. A Tale of Horror, questions, and our answers to "Do you keep track of your games played and wins/losses?" round up the show.

May 20, 2014 - Episode 356 is available! In this show, we talk about Dungeon Petz, Khet, C3K, Mission Red Planet, Ka-boom, and Toss Your Cookies! We also hear about a Tale of Jerkiness, why Eric hates Citadels, and several other questions and answers. Finally, we end the show with our top ten games with hidden objectives.


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