Dice & Dachshunds

A couple of humans and a couple of dachshunds discuss designer board games!

August 13th, 2017    

Ep 13 - At the Gates of Loyang, Feast for Odin & Village

Three farming games in one episode!  Oh, the excitement!  This time we discuss Feast for Odin (aka "Viking Feng Shui") and the recently republished classic At the Gates of Loyang, both by legendary designer Uwe Rosenberg. Then we move on to Inka & Markus Brand's Village (or "How to Strategically Hasten the Demise of Family Members for Fun & Profit!").

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June 1st, 2017    

Ep 12 - Mechs vs Minions, Great Western Trail & Roll Player

This episode we discuss two of 2016's best games: Mechs vs Minions, an amazing co-op programmable movement game; and Great Western Trail, a heavy rondel game with some deck building.  After that we move on to one of the most "thinky" dice games we've ever played, Roll Player.  Along the way we'll imagine chasing dairy cows across the United States, mention that female knights are cool, and wonder if League of Legends characters need sensitivity training.

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April 26th, 2017    

Ep 11 - Games to Play While Drinking

In response to a listener request, we discuss four different games that we think would be great options for playing while tipsy: Junk Art, Pitch Car, Push It, and Spyfall.  Also, we have a new youtube channel!  Go check out Never Enough Games!

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January 15th, 2017    

Ep 10 - Terraforming Mars & Caverna

This episode we discuss Uwe Rosenberg's "Caverna" - a massive worker placement game about dwarven homesteaders, packed to the gills with wooden pieces.

We also walk you through one of the most talked about games of late 2016 - "Terraforming Mars".  It's a competitive game where each player is a different corporation trying to out-compete their opponents to terraform the planet as efficiently as possible.  You'll learn why it's awesome, and why you want an aftermarket overlay.

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September 11th, 2016    

Ep 9 - Above & Below, Tzolk’in, Iki, Ice Cool, Junk Art

After a long break, we're back!  This episode we discuss Mayan worker placement game Tzolk'in, storytelling game Above & Below, Iki, a hard-to-find Japanese market game with a rondel mechanic, and two family-friendly dexterity games - Ice Cool & Junk Art!

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May 25th, 2016    

Ep 8 - Le Havre, Spirits of the Rice Paddy, Digital Games

We discuss board games Le Havre & Spirits of the Rice Paddy as well as digital games Hand of Fate and "Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes".

Also wooden slugs.  And freakish ox/duck hybrids (d'ox?).
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April 12th, 2016    

Ep 7 - Concordia & Orleans

We circle back around to discuss our post-play impressions of Elder Sign & Mysterium.  Then we talk about Orleans & Concordia, two excellent competitive Euro games you should be playing.

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March 21st, 2016    

Ep 6 - Favor of the Pharaoh & City of Iron 2nd Ed.

We discuss Favor of the Pharaoh, a low-theme, high-fun dice game and City of Iron, a game that's a little bit deck builder, and a lot of other things.  Also Diana teases Matthew about his birthday because she's a mean person (who isn't writing this description).

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March 5th, 2016    

Ep 5 - Safranito & Catacombs 3rd Ed

We discuss two dexterity games - Safranito, which involves tossing poker chips to buy & sell spices, and Catacombs, a dungeon crawler crossed with shuffleboard.  Fun fun!

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February 24th, 2016    

Ep 4 - Steampunk Rally & Robinson Crusoe

We discuss Steampunk Rally, a wild & wooly card drafting/dice placement racing game, and Robinson Crusoe, a highly thematic, co-operative worker placement survival game that will chew you up & spit you out (but in a good way).

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