Episode 36 - Exploring Expansions

September 14, 2017

Ambie, Cassadi, and Crystal discuss some games they've played recently, including 18OE, World's Fair 1893, and the Ferengi and Cardassian expansions for Star Trek Ascendancy. We then talk about board game expansions. In this week's "Board Game Etymology" segment, Crystal discusses the origins of the word "expand."

Episode 35 - The Shakedown on Dice

August 31, 2017

Ambie, Cassadi, and Crystal discuss some games they've played recently, including EXIT: The Game, Ethnos, and Dice Forge. We then talk about dice in games and what we like or dislike about them. In this week's "Board Game Etymology" segment, Crystal discusses the origins of the word "roll."

Strategically Thematic: EXIT: The Game

August 31, 2017

Strategically Thematic is a segment featured on The Dice Tower's bi-weekly Throat Punch Lunch videos about games where the theme and mechanics go together really well.


Gen Con 2017 Recap

August 24, 2017

by Ambie Valdés
For the first time in forever, Toby and I went to Gen Con! This year was the 50th anniversary, and all the badges were sold out, so there were a lot of people there. We definitely did not go in expecting to play many games, but we still managed to play a few games throughout the convention! We also don't usually buy many new games, so we were mostly there just to experience everything as a once-in-a-lifetime event.

The convention was overwhelming. Before this, the biggest board game convention I went to was 3,000 people, so it was a huge jump to go to the 60,000 people at Gen Con! Also, most of the conventions I'd been to were more focused on open gaming and didn't have many vendors, but half the convention center was dedicated to exhibitors. We walked through the Exhibitor Hall multiple times each day, and every time we'd see booths we hadn't seen before. I'm pretty sure we still didn't see everything there.

Gen Con 2017 Vlog

August 24, 2017

Ambie went to Gen Con for the first time ever and made a vlog about her time there!


Episode 34 - GenConCant Preview

August 17, 2017

Ambie, Cassadi, and Crystal discuss some games they've played recently, including 1859, Rocky Road a la Mode, and T.I.M.E Stories: Lumen Fidei. We then talk about Gen Con and GenCant, including what we're excited about and some predictions we have. In this week's "Board Game Etymology" segment, Crystal discusses the origins of the word "hype."

Strategically Thematic: Vinhos

August 16, 2017

Strategically Thematic is a segment featured on The Dice Tower's bi-weekly Throat Punch Lunch videos about games where the theme and mechanics go together really well.


Episode 33 - The Digital Frontier

August 3, 2017

Ambie, Cassadi, and Crystal discuss some games they've played recently, including Vinhos, Unearth, and Future Tense. We then talk about digital apps in board games, both digital versions of games and companion apps. In this week's "Board Game Etymology" segment, Crystal discusses the origins of the word "play."

Episode 32 - Con Candor

July 20, 2017

Ambie, Cassadi, and Crystal just got back from a couple board game conventions, so we talk about our time at Origins (Cassadi) and Dice Tower Con (Ambie and Crystal)!

Dice Tower Con 2017 Vlog

July 18, 2017

Ambie and Crystal both went to Dice Tower Con this year and recorded their first ever vlog! It's in two parts. Part 1 is Tuesday through Thursday, and Part 2 is Friday through Sunday!


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