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Tom Vasel lists his favorite games released by Catalyst Game Labs!

Direct download: DTV_Audio_1007_-_The_Best_of_Catalyst_Game_Labs.mp3
Category:Top Ten -- posted at: 12:34pm EST

Tom Vasel lists his favorite games published by IELLO!

Direct download: DTV_Audio_1006_-_The_Best_of_IELLO.mp3
Category:Top Ten -- posted at: 8:19pm EST

Yarrgh! Tom Vasel be list'n his Top 10 Pirate themed games!

Direct download: DTV_Audio_1005_-_Toms_Top_10_Pirate_Games.mp3
Category:Top Ten -- posted at: 8:18pm EST

Tom Vasel, Zee Garcia, and Sam Healey discuss the pitfalls and trappings of having a "Fear of Missing Out" (aka FOMO) in our hobby.

Direct download: DTV_Audio_1004_-_BackTalk_20_-_FOMO.mp3
Category:General -- posted at: 8:18pm EST

Tom and Melody take a look at Menu Masters from Calliope Games!

Direct download: DTV_Audio_1003_-_Double_Trouble_-_Menu_Masters.mp3
Category:Reviews -- posted at: 8:17pm EST

Tom and Melody take a look at Running with the Bulls from Calliope Games!

Direct download: DTV_Audio_1002_-_Double_Trouble_-_Running_with_the_Bulls.mp3
Category:Reviews -- posted at: 8:16pm EST

Tom Vasel takes a look back at reviews from 1, 5, and 10 years ago!

Buy great games at

Happy Pigs-

Steam Time-

Treasure Hunter-

Treasure Hunter: Goblin's Loot-

Spy Alley Junior-

Just Desserts-

Cat Tower-

Zombies vs. Cheerleaders-

Capitan Flint-

Mod X-

City Tycoon-


Application Crunch-


Camp Roskilde-

5ive Straight-

Poseidon's Kingdom-

Robin Hood-


Ticket to Ride India & Switzerland-


Direct download: DTV_Audio_1001_-_Dice_Tower_Reviews_Look_Back_-_January_25_2017.mp3
Category:Reviews -- posted at: 7:49pm EST

Tom Vasel lists his favorite games from Ryan Laukat and Red Raven Games!

Direct download: DTV_Audio_1000_-_The_Best_of_Red_Raven_Games.mp3
Category:Top Ten -- posted at: 7:48pm EST

It's our reviews this past week!

Jump Drive -
Topoum -
Termity -

Shipwrights of the North Sea -
SW:IA Jabba the Hut -
SW: Rebellion Storage (ZenBins) -
SW:IA Luke Skywalker Jedi Knight -
SW:IA Jabba's Realm -
My First Bohnanza -


Ulm -
Hologrid -
Phase -
Planet Surprise -
Rum & Bones Second Tide -
Dicemasters Iron Man -
Qwirkle -
13 Clues -
Rainbow Rage -

Direct download: DTV_Audio_999_-_Week_in_Review_-_January_23_2017.mp3
Category:Reviews -- posted at: 7:47pm EST

Tom answers your questions, live!

Direct download: DTV_Audio_998_-_Live_Q__A_with_Tom_Vasel_-_January_23_2017.mp3
Category:Live Q & A -- posted at: 7:46pm EST

It's our weekly all things board games show!

Back our show here!

Join Slack here!

0:20 - Intro
1:51 - Board Game News
6:06 - Crowdfunding Round-up with Suzanne
10:00 - Miniature World
11:52 - Dice Tower Productions
13:33 - Head in the Clouds with Chaz Marler
16:45 - Boardgaming with Colleagues
18:52 - Tom Thinks (Too Soon?)
27:47 - Playing the News
29:43 - What's on the Shelf?
31:41 - The Board Game Makeover
33:44 - The Best and the Worst
35:45 - Games with Dan and Cora
37:46 - Dead Last
39:26 - Snakes & Lattes
40:23 - Closing Thoughts

Direct download: DTV_Audio_997_-_Board_Game_Breakfast_-_Too_Soon.mp3
Category:News -- posted at: 7:44pm EST

Tom Vasel lists his Top 10 games from Renegade Games

Direct download: DTV_Audio_996_-_The_Best_of_Renegade_Game_Studios.mp3
Category:Top Ten -- posted at: 8:08pm EST

Tom Vasel lists his Top 10 games from Cryptozoic Entertainment!

Direct download: DTV_Audio_995_-_The_Best_of_Cryptozoic.mp3
Category:Top Ten -- posted at: 8:07pm EST

Tom Vasel and Sam Healey take a look at the new re-vamped Rum & Bones from CMON Limited, Second Tide!!!

Direct download: DTV_Audio_994_-_Miami_Dice_213_-_Rum__Bones_Second_Tide.mp3
Category:Reviews -- posted at: 8:06pm EST

Tom Vasel takes a look back at games reviewed 1,5, and 10 years ago!

Buy great games at

Sing It!:
Tumult Royale:
Food Fighters:
Grand Austria Hotel:
Star Wars Rebellion:

Greedy Greedy:
Rails of New England:
Flash Point Fire Rescue:

Find more reviews and videos at

Direct download: DTV_Audio_993_-_Dice_Tower_Reviews_Look_Back_-_January_18_2017.mp3
Category:General -- posted at: 12:14pm EST

Tom Vasel list his Top 10 games from Blue Orange Games!

Direct download: DTV_Audio_992_-_The_Best_of_Blue_Orange_Games.mp3
Category:Top Ten -- posted at: 12:13pm EST

Tom Vasel, Zee Garcia, and Sam Healey reminisce about the recent 30-hour live gaming marathon.

Direct download: DTV_Audio_991_-_BackTalk_19_-_Marathon_Gaming.mp3
Category:General -- posted at: 12:12pm EST

Tom answers your questions live!

Direct download: DTV_Audio_990_-_Live_Q__A_with_Tom_Vasel_-_January_16_2017.mp3
Category:Live Q & A -- posted at: 12:12pm EST

It's our weekly all things board games show!

Back our show here!

Join Slack here!
0:20 - Intro
2:05 - Board Game News
8:04 - Crowdfunding Round-up with Suzanne
11:25 - Miniature World
13:05 - Dice Tower Productions
14:36 - Head in the Clouds with Chaz Marler
17:45 - Boardgaming with Colleagues
20:19 - Tom Thinks (FOMO)
25:51 - Playing the News
28:23 - What's on the Shelf?
30:21 - The Board Game Makeover
33:27 - The Best and the Worst
35:25 - Games with Dan and Cora
37:13 - Board Game Apps with Suzanne
39:18 - Dead Last
41:24 - Closing Thoughts

Direct download: DTV_Audio_989_-_Board_Game_Breakfast_-_FOMO.mp3
Category:News -- posted at: 12:09pm EST

Tom and crew take a look at the review of the week!

Broom Service the Card Game -
Dream House -
Xalapa -
Anansi -

Meeple Talk
Islebound -

13 Days: the Cuban Missile Crisis -
TMNT Dicemasters: Heroes in a Half Shell -
Candy Time -
Santorini -
A Dog's Life -
The Eyez -
Vikings Gone Wild -

Food Chain Magnate -
Triple Threat -

Epic Haven Terrain -
Great War Tank Expansion -
Imperial Assault Playmats -

Tiny Epic Kingdoms Heroes' Call -

Direct download: DTV_Audio_988_-_Week_in_Review_-_January_16_2017.mp3
Category:Reviews -- posted at: 12:07pm EST

Tom Vasel lists his Top 10 games from the late Out of the Box Publishing!

Direct download: DTV_Audio_987_-_The_Best_of_Out_of_the_Box_Publishing.mp3
Category:Top Ten -- posted at: 12:06pm EST

Tom and Jason take a look at this historical area control game in 13 Days: The Cuban Missile Crisis - 1962!

Tom and Jason check out the latest addition to TMNT Dicemasters!

Tom Vasel lists his Top 10 games published by Minion Games!

Direct download: DTV_Audio_984_-_The_Best_of_Minion_Games.mp3
Category:Top Ten -- posted at: 12:04pm EST

Tom and Jason take a look at the abstract strategy game, Santorini!

Direct download: DTV_Audio_983_-_Every_Game_is_Awesome_-_Santorini.mp3
Category:Reviews -- posted at: 12:03pm EST

Tom and Melody explore what it means to be a dog in A Dog's Life!

Direct download: DTV_Audio_982_-_Double_Trouble_-_A_Dogs_Life.mp3
Category:Reviews -- posted at: 12:03pm EST

Tom, Sam, and Zee reminisce about their favorite gaming moments of the year!!

Direct download: DTV_Audio_981_-_Top_10_Gaming_Experiences_of_2016.mp3
Category:Top Ten -- posted at: 12:02pm EST

Tom answers your questions, live!

Direct download: DTV_Audio_980_-_Live_Q__A_with_Tom_Vasel_-_January_9_2017.mp3
Category:Live Q & A -- posted at: 8:35pm EST

It's our weekly all things board games show!

0:20 - Intro
4:07 - Board Game News
7:41 - Crowdfunding Round-up with Suzanne
12:51 - Miniature World
14:46 - Dice Tower Productions
15:50 - Head in the Clouds with Chaz Marler
18:54 - Tom Thinks (Free Lunch?)
24:57 - Playing the News
27:01 - What's on the Shelf?
28:59 - The Board Game Makeover
31:18 - Q & A with Tom and Jason
34:19 - The Best and the Worst
36:19 - Dead Last
38:28 - Dice Dice Baby
40:31 - Snakes and Lattes
42:57 - Closing Thoughts

Direct download: DTV_Audio_979_-_Board_Game_Breakfast_-_Free_Lunch.mp3
Category:News -- posted at: 8:33pm EST

Here are the Dice Tower Reviews from the past week!

0:31 "Hey, hey everybody"
0:34 Best of the Month -
0:37 Board Game Blender -
0:49 Betrayal at House on the Hill: Widow's Walk -
1:17 Neuroshima Hex! Death Breath -
1:47 7 Wonders Duel: Pantheon -

2:32 Brethren of the Coast -
3:00 Hold the Line: the French & indian War Expansion -
3:38 Pecunia Non Olet -
4:27 Top 5 Anticipated Expansions 2017
4:32 "See you on the flip side"

Bryan Drake
4:56 Mechs vs Minions

4:38 Stack Attack -
4:57 Robo Race -
6:03 Suspicion -
6:16 Bubblee Pop -
6:32 Sultans of Wind -
6:50 Legendary Deadpool -
7:08 Glimpse -
7:30 Armageddon -
7:52 Yesss! -
8:14 Take it Easy -
8:40 Cosmic Encounter: Cosmic Eons -
9:01 David & Goliath -
9:21 Robinson Crusoe Comparison -
9:40 Top 10 Anticipated Games of 2017

Direct download: DTV_Audio_978_-_Week_in_Review_-_January_9_2017.mp3
Category:Reviews -- posted at: 8:30pm EST

Join Sam Healey and his host of contributors for episode 14 of Throat Punch Lunch!! We've got segments for Eurogamers, Solo Gamers, and MORE!

0:20 - Intro
2:14 - Face-Up Center of the Table - Marty Connell
6:06 - Strategically Thematic - Ambie Valdes
9:08 - The Miniature Breakdown - Tim Jennette
13:08 - Counter Charge - Mark Zielinski
18:20 - Share the Love - Lara Williams
20:48 - Roll with the Punches - Roy Cannaday
24:19 - Just Missed It - Sam Healey
28:19 - 3 Reasons - Forrest Bower
32:33 - Solo-Thrash - Liz Davidson
36:34 - The Latest Retro - Bryan Drake
41:17 - Hello? Is it Theme You're Looking for? - Jeremiah Acevado
46:24 - Kickstarter Thrash-Up - Rob Oren
48:02 - Outro

Direct download: DTV_Audio_977_-_Throat_Punch_Lunch_Episode_14_-_Merry_New_Year.mp3
Category:General -- posted at: 8:05pm EST

Tom Vasel, Sam Healey, and Zee Garcia take a look at this new deck-building game with player interaction from Lucky Duck Games!

Direct download: DTV_Audio_976_-_Miami_Dice_212_-_Vikings_Gone_Wild.mp3
Category:Reviews -- posted at: 8:03pm EST

Tom Vasel lists his Top 10 games published by Days Of Wonder!

Direct download: DTV_Audio_975_-_The_Best_of_Days_Of_Wonder.mp3
Category:Top Ten -- posted at: 7:45pm EST

Tom and Jason discuss the Dicemasters and Star Wars Destiny!

Tom and Jason take a look at the collectable dice game, Star Wars Destiny!

Direct download: DTV_Audio_973_-_Every_Game_is_Awesome_-_Star_Wars_Destiny.mp3
Category:Reviews -- posted at: 7:43pm EST

Tom Vasel, Zee Garcia, and Sam Healey think back on various movies and TV Shows from 2016!!

Direct download: DTV_Audio_972_-_BackTalk_18_-_Pop_Culture_2016.mp3
Category:General -- posted at: 7:39pm EST

Tom Vasel, Zee Garcia, and Sam Healey list their Top 10 games that they are most looking forward to in the upcoming year!!

Direct download: DTV_Audio_971_-_Top_10_Anticipated_Games_of_2017.mp3
Category:Top Ten -- posted at: 7:36pm EST

Tom Vasel lists his Top 10 games made by Portal Games!

Direct download: DTV_Audio_970_-_The_Best_of_Portal_Games.mp3
Category:Top Ten -- posted at: 9:11am EST

Tom and Melody take a look at Yesss! from Blue Cocker Games!

Direct download: DTV_Audio_969_-_Double_Trouble_-_Yesss.mp3
Category:Reviews -- posted at: 9:09am EST

Tom and Melody pull a jewel heist in Suspicion!

Direct download: DTV_Audio_968_-_Double_Trouble_-_Suspicion.mp3
Category:Reviews -- posted at: 9:07am EST

Tom Vasel lists his Top 10 Games made by Lookout Games!

Direct download: DTV_Audio_967_-_The_Best_of_Lookout_Games.mp3
Category:Top Ten -- posted at: 11:44am EST

Tom & Melody take a look at Bubblee Pop, a match 3 style game!

Direct download: DTV_Audio_966_-_Double_Trouble_-_Bubblee_Pop.mp3
Category:Reviews -- posted at: 11:43am EST

Tom Vasel shares the Alien Powers he removed from Cosmic Encounter in order to have it all fit in one box!

Direct download: DTV_Audio_965_-_Cosmic_Encounter_Aliens_That_Didnt_Make_the_Cut.mp3
Category:General -- posted at: 11:43am EST

Join Zee Garcia and a varied cast of contributors and guests for episode 47 of Board Game Blender!

Fundraiser Link:

Show Notes:

0:00 - Intro
1:44 - Retro Board Game Corner
6:12 - How to Fun
10:03 - The Quirky Game
14:45 - Tales From Behind the Board
15:50 - R vs. H - 2 Player Showdown
21:32 - The Happy Luza
24:39 - Boards & Crafts
27:10 - Board Game Diagnosis - with Anna
29:49 - Who Am I?
32:24 - Under the Radar
36:56 - Gameosity
40:03 - Real Talk with Sam

Direct download: DTV_Audio_964_-_Board_Game_Blender_-_All_A-Board.mp3
Category:General -- posted at: 11:41am EST

Tom Vasel lists his Top 10 games that came from Mayfair Games!

Direct download: DTV_Audio_963_-_The_Best_of_Mayfair_Games.mp3
Category:Top Ten -- posted at: 11:39am EST

Tom Vasel introduces a video series of Top 10 lists focusing on different board game publishers!

Direct download: DTV_Audio_962_-_Best_of_Publishers_-_Intro.mp3
Category:Top Ten -- posted at: 11:38am EST

Tom Vasel looks back reviews he conducted 1, 5, and 10 years past!

Raiders of the North Sea:


King Chocolate:

Tangram Fury:

Bug Out:

Mage Knight:


Bon Bons:

Direct download: DTV_Audio_961_-_Dice_Tower_Reviews_Look_Back_-_January_4_2017.mp3
Category:Reviews -- posted at: 10:09am EST

Tom Vasel lists his Top 10 games for kids released in 2016!

Direct download: DTV_Audio_960_-_Toms_Top_10_Kids_Games_of_2016.mp3
Category:Top Ten -- posted at: 10:07am EST

Tom Vasel takes a look at the 2016 expansion for Cosmic Encounter!

Direct download: DTV_Audio_959_-_Cosmic_Eons_Review_-_with_Tom_Vasel.mp3
Category:Reviews -- posted at: 10:07am EST

Sam Healey lists his Top 5 anticipated game expansions for the upcoming year!

Tom, Sam, and Zee answer your questions, leading up to the launch of our Fundraiser!

Direct download: DTV_Audio_957_-_Live_Q__A_with_Tom_Sam_and_Zee_-_January_2_2017.mp3
Category:Live Q & A -- posted at: 10:24am EST


Hey, it's the news of the week, Tom gives his board game predictions, we start our annual Fundraiser, and more in episode # 159!

0:19 - Intro
5:10 - Game News
8:16 - Crowdfunding Roundup with Suzanne
12:40 - Miniature World
14:34 - Dice Tower Productions
15:35 - Head in the Clouds with Chaz Marler
18:33 - Tom Thinks: 2017 Predictions
25:16 - Board Gaming with Colleagues
27:13 - What's on the Shelf?
29:24 - Board Game Makeover
32:12 - Games with Dan and Cora
34:01 - Q & A with Tom and Jason
37:49 - Dead Last
39:50 - Closing Thoughts

Direct download: DTV_Audio_956_-_Board_Game_Breakfast_-_2017_Predictions.mp3
Category:News -- posted at: 10:21am EST


Microworld -
Peter and the Grown Ups -
Watson & Holmes -
Karmaka -

Arkham Horror: the Card Game - Curse of the Rougarou -
Lord of the Rings: Journey to Mordor -

Flamme Rouge -
Mino & Tauri -
Dale of Merchants 2 -
Burke's Gambit -
Rock, Paper, Wizard -
Pipework Duo -
Dice City: Crossroads -
Liar's Dice -
Clonk! -
Undercover -
Sold Out! -
Kilt Castle -
Emojito -
Gooseberry -

V-Commandoes -

Direct download: DTV_Audio_955_-_Week_in_Review_-_January_2_2017.mp3
Category:Reviews -- posted at: 10:19am EST

Tom Vasel takes a look at reviews he did last year, and five years ago.

Spirts of the Rice Paddy -
Dojo Kun -
Fuse -
Oath of the Brotherhood -
Fox's Party -
Vaca Loca -
Mess Machine -
Mafia Casino -
Dale of Merchants -
Flip the Bird -
Twilight Imperium 3 -
Tschak! -
Frankendie -
Nitro Dice -
Singapore -
Trophy Buck -

Direct download: DTV_Audio_954_-_Dice_Tower_Reviews_Look_Back_-_December_28_2016.mp3
Category:Reviews -- posted at: 10:18am EST

Tom & Melody Vasel take a look at this D&D themed variant on Rock, Paper, Scissors from WizKids!

Direct download: DTV_Audio_953_-_Double_Trouble_-_Dungeons__Dragons_Rock_Paper_Wizard.mp3
Category:Reviews -- posted at: 10:17am EST

Tom and Jason take a look at the new TMNT game by Kevin Wilson!

Direct download: DTV_Audio_952_-_Every_Game_is_Awesome_-_TMNT_Shadows_of_the_Past.mp3
Category:Reviews -- posted at: 10:17am EST

In this double feature Top 10 list, Tom Vasel presents the best selling games of 2016! First by units sold, then by dollar amount.

Direct download: DTV_Audio_951_-_Top_10_Best_Sellers_of_2016.mp3
Category:Top Ten -- posted at: 10:16am EST

Tom Vasel lists his Top 10 games with distinctive themes from 2016!

Direct download: DTV_Audio_950_-_Toms_Top_10_Distinctive_Themes_from_2016.mp3
Category:Top Ten -- posted at: 2:57pm EST

Sam Healey lists ten things that he's looking forward to in the year 2017!!

Direct download: DTV_Audio_949_-_Top_10_Hopes_for_2017_-_with_Sam_Healey.mp3
Category:Top Ten -- posted at: 2:57pm EST

Adam and Stephanie from Meeple Talk list their Top 5 Games they reviewed last year!

Direct download: DTV_Audio_948_-_Meeple_Talks_Top_5_Games_Reviewed_in_2016.mp3
Category:Top Ten -- posted at: 2:56pm EST

Sam Healey lists his Top 5 conventions from the year 2016!

Direct download: DTV_Audio_947_-_Sam_Healeys_Top_5_Conventions_of_2016.mp3
Category:Top Ten -- posted at: 10:05am EST

Join Sam Healey and his host of contributors for Episode 13 of Throat Punch Lunch!

Direct download: DTV_Audio_946_-_Throat_Punch_Lunch_Episode_13_-_Happy_Holidays.mp3
Category:General -- posted at: 10:04am EST

Tim Jennette lists the Top 10 Games from 2016 whose names would make great Band Names!

Mark Streed, Ann Pohl, and Randy White from Boardgame Corner list their Top 16 Games from 2016!!

Direct download: DTV_Audio_944_-_Boardgame_Corners_Top_16_Corners_of_2016.mp3
Category:Top Ten -- posted at: 10:00am EST

Tim Jennette, Matt Robear, Jeremy Hodges, and Eric Ledford list their Top 10 Games of All Time (revised from last year).

Tom Vasel lists his Top 10 Small Games of 2016!

Direct download: DTV_Audio_942_-_Toms_Top_10_Small_Games_from_2016.mp3
Category:Top Ten -- posted at: 9:51am EST