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This episode, we "Descend" into that dungeon once more, good friends, "Diplomacy" shapes political careers, and sheep are coming for your feet. Plus, Chris and Kitty discuss Kickstarters for "Veiled Fate" and "Project L: Finesse." TOP STORIES: Fantasy Flight gives us a peek at "Descent: Legends of the Dark." ForeignPolicy.com publishes a story abou…
 
This episode, Corey examines the job of rulebook editor, we catch up with various developments at CMON and GAMA, and Kitty and Chris showcase Kickstarters for "Windward: Treacherous Skies" and "Dungeon Fighter." TOP STORIES: CMON releases some of the findings from the investigation into their 2019 audit issues. Pokemon card sells for over $220,000 …
 
This episode, more board game properties make the leap to long-form fiction, Christmas comes early, we preview some titles still in the design stage, and Chris discusses Kickstarters for "High Rise: The UltraPlastic Edition" and "Cartographers Heroes." TOP STORIES: Aconyte to publish novels based on "Zombicide" and "Terraforming Mars." The gaming w…
 
This episode, Corey talks about not talking in games with communication limits. Chris and Kitty showcase Kickstarters for "Cascadia" and "Plunderous." TOP STORIES: Origins Awards announced. Amazon Prime Day, Target Deal Days, Walmart Big Save, and Newegg FastasTech: Round 2 all coming mid-October. Artovision to produce art pieces for Asmodee titles…
 
This episode, Corey hops into the host seat, and Kitty and Chris dive into the "Set a Watch: Swords of the Coin" and "7th Citadel" Kickstarters. TOP STORIES: "HeroQuest" returns and lights up Hasbro's crowdfunding site. "The Last of Us" creeps toward your tabletop. CMON to publish comics based on Asmodee properties "Twilight Imperium" and "Android.…
 
This episode, Corey wraps up his look at the role of board game graphic designers, and Chris and Kitty showcase Kickstarters for "Flourish" and "Type 7." TOP STORIES: "The Crew" wins the 2020 Deutscher Spielepreis. "Gloomhaven: Fallen Lion" comic book coming soon. On Steam, "Gloomhaven" adds online co-op mode. "Blood Rage: Digital Edition" adds "My…
 
This episode, Chris showcases the Kickstarter for "The Reckoners: Steelslayer," and Corey digs into the online drama surrounding a certain upcoming Eurogame. TOP STORIES: Avalon Hill management moving to Hasbro. Mysterious "HeroQuest" countdown appears. FryxGames announces "Angel Fury." AEG offering purple butterfly "Mariposas" promos for charity. …
 
This episode, we roll down the Ganges, strike Silver, and get our games delivered in 30 minutes or less. Chris and Kitty take a look at Kickstarters for Plantopia: The Card Game and Mercado de Lisboa. And Corey remembers the 80s. TOP STORIES: "Rajas of the Ganges" gets a roll-and-write. It's the "Year of Moloch" for "Neuroshima Hex!" Impress the Ph…
 
This episode, Corey takes a look into the world of board game graphic designers, and Bree talks to Poketto CEO Rachael Blaske about why and how to rebrand a game company. TOP STORIES: Eric Lang steps down as CMON's Head of Game Design. "Tasha's Cauldron of Everything" brings a host of new rules to D&D 5E. "Gloomhaven" in talks to become a comic boo…
 
This episode is all about new game announcements and updates. Chris discusses the Kickstarter for "Glen More II: Highland Games." And Corey talks about the unwritten rules of gaming. TOP STORIES: Take your dino park off the island with "Dinosaur World." "The Stefan Feld City Collection" Kickstarts its tour with "Hamburg" and "Amsterdam." "CloudAge"…
 
This episode, we take another look at the board game documentary GAMEMASTER, this time talking with the film's director about what you didn't see on screen. TOP STORIES: The bestselling hobby board game of this spring was "Pandemic," while "Codenames" was the number 1 selling hobby card and dice game. Teotihuacan's new expansion will be (fittingly)…
 
In this episode, Bree and Jesse discuss the phenomenon of Kickstarter backer outrage and what companies can do to avoid it. We also report on the legal battle between Wizards of the Coast and ACD Distribution, while Chris and Kitty run down Kickstarters for "The Umbrella Academy," "Quest," and "Massive Darkness 2." TOP STORIES: Wizards of the Coast…
 
This episode, Corey wraps up his exploration into the role of board game developers, we take a look at some of the big announcements out of Gen Con Online, and Kitty and Chris discuss the Kickstarter campaigns for "The Fuzzies," "Petrichor: Collector's Edition" (and "Cows" expansion), and "Clash of the Cryptids." TOP STORIES: Build the Big Apple in…
 
This episode, Bree talks to designer Erica Bouyouris about switching to Plan B in the time of COVID, and Kitty gets spooky with "The Night Cage" and "The Shivers" Kickstarters. TOP STORIES: "Pictures" takes home the 2020 Spiel des Jahres, and "The Crew: The Quest for Planet Nine" wins the Kennerspiel des Jahres. Giant "Catan" field opens in Germany…
 
In this episode, Corey takes a look at the trials and tribulations of being (or working with) a board game developer. Plus, Chris discusses the “Ascension Tactics: Miniatures Deckbuilding Game” and “Roar and Write!” Kickstarters. TOP STORIES: "Pandemic Legacy: Season 0" features doctors, spies, and Cold War bio-weapons. Asmodee acquires Libellud. G…
 
In this episode, we talk to the producers of the new tabletop games documentary, GAMEMASTER, about how the film came to be. TOP STORIES: Tabletop games Kickstarter business up in 2020 despite fewer projects. BGG.CON 2020 replaced by a second Virtual Gaming Con. CMON investigating the audit issues surrounding its annual report. "Magic: The Gathering…
 
This week, an ambassador for the hobby hangs up his hat, Corey takes us on a journey to learn what exactly a board game developer does, and Kitty and Chris discuss the Kickstarter campaigns for "Eila and Something Shiny" and "Hybris: Disordered Cosmos." HEADLINES: "Wingspan" takes home the Dice Tower Award for Best Game of the Year, with "Maracaibo…
 
Welcome to our first episode as Dice Tower Now! Meet the team, and hear what we have in store for the future! HEADLINES: Reiner Knizia's "My City" gets an English-language release. Queen Games teases "Stefan Feld City Collection." Cards Against Humanity and Wizards of the Coast clean house. Live murder mystery musical based on "Clue" heading to Twi…
 
Beginning next week, this podcast will be renamed Dice Tower Now. We've got a lot of great new stuff in store. Subscribers should automatically be updated to the new podcast, but if for some reason that doesn't happen, come find us! HEADLINES: "Hedgehog Roll" wins the 2020 Kinderspiel des Jahres. Unlock some adventure with "Star Wars Escape Game." …
 
HEADLINES: Origins Game Fair cancels after backup plans fail. Origins Online cancels following numerous drop outs. The Op joins with Asmodee to create licensed versions of "Drop It!" (AKA, "Dobble"). Race dice with AEG's "Cubitos" from John D. Clair. Wizards of the Coast bans seven Magic: The Gathering cards it deems racist or culturally offensive.…
 
HEADLINES: The gaming community speaks out in support of diversity and Black Lives Matter. "Pandemic: Hot Zone - North America" to be the first in new series. Funko cuts 25% of its workforce. "Kemet: Blood and Sand" Cthulhu expansion sparks fury amongst backers. THE HOTNESS: Terraforming Mars: Big Box Terraforming Mars Merchants of the Dark Road Ba…
 
HEADLINES: You'll have the power with CMON's "Masters of the Universe: The Board Game." Solve groovy mysteries with CMON's "Scooby-Doo: The Board Game." Run, Danny! From the Op's "The Shining: Escape from the Overlook Hotel" Frosthaven's charitable acts ruffle feathers. "Warhammer 40,000" gets a 9th Edition. Board Game Expo sets its sights on 2021.…
 
HEADLINES: Nominees for the 2020 Spiel des Jahres announced. Spiel and Gen Con canceled. The Dice Tower and BGG team up for Virtual Gaming Con. Search for pearls in Reiner Knizia's "Whale Riders." Funko Games adapting everything you love. "Gudetama: The Tricky Egg Card Game" slides this way. We look at Kickstarter fails from a new point of view. TH…
 
HEADLINES: "Disney Jungle Cruise Adventure Games" travels to Amazon's exclusive waters. Asmodee USA Distribution to release 40 new titles in June. CMON makes progress with its audit issues. Baby Yoda waddles to a table near you. "Spartacus: A Game of Blood and Treachery" to get a second edition. THE HOTNESS: Small World of Warcraft Maharaja Tiny Ep…
 
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