The Family is All Here!

The Family is All Here!

Posted by on Feb 26, 2015 in Blog, Featured Articles, Game News | 1 comment

St. Louis, MO – February 24, 2015. Greater Than Games and Dice Hate Me Games, two respected publishers in the tabletop gaming industry, are proud to announce that, as of Thursday, February 26, they will be coming together as one publishing entity. While the structure of the companies may be changing, the quality of their products and customer service will not be. Greater Than Games has already been warehousing and shipping for both, and coming together as...

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The State of Games, Ep. 76: The One About the Fireside

The State of Games, Ep. 76: The One About the Fireside

Posted by on Dec 11, 2014 in Articles of Note, Featured Articles, Game News, podcast, Random thoughts, Reviews | 1 comment

So, what to do – it’s the holiday season and we don’t want to be lost in the hubbub of every other podcast talking about games for the family gathered around the Christmas table. Then the bright idea struck – what about all those poor souls who lose power during a snowstorm for the holidays? Yeah, that’s the ticket! And, so, we put our stockinged heads together and came up with some of the best and brightest for when you don’t exactly...

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The 2014 Dice Hate Me Holiday Gift Guide

The 2014 Dice Hate Me Holiday Gift Guide

Posted by on Nov 26, 2014 in Articles of Note, Featured Articles, Media, Random thoughts, Reviews | 2 comments

It’s the day before Thanksgiving, and all through the house, my brain was a-stirring and so I took to my mouse! So my rhymes are not perfect but the season’s just right – these Dice Hate Me holiday gift picks will guide you alright! Ok, ok, enough with the cheesy rhymes; I don’t want all you Dear Readers to run off just yet, as there’s lots of fun in store in the 2014 edition of my favorite holiday tradition! Each year, I present this guide for...

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GenCon 2014 Pictorial Recap

Posted by on Aug 21, 2014 in Articles of Note, Blog, Conventions, Game News, Podcasts & Articles | 4 comments

GenCon is the biggest gaming convention of the year for North America, and that means lots and lots to see and do! As is the custom here on Dice Hate Me, I make sure to take lots of photos to share with all of you, dear readers, so that if you didn’t get a chance to go to the big show you’ll at least get a taste of what you missed – and can make plans to head there next year! Enjoy! As usual, GenCon was an amazing experience. I took so many more photos,...

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Origins 2014 Pictorial Recap

Posted by on Jun 20, 2014 in Articles of Note, Blog, Conventions | 2 comments

Greetings dear readers! It’s summertime once again, and we all know what that means – it’s convention season! One of our favorite conventions of the year is Origins Game Fair in Columbus, Ohio. For the past three years, Dice Hate Me Games has had a booth at the fair, and it has always been an amazing experience. Of course, working the booth is only part of the fun at the convention; eating, drinking, and gaming with good friends makes the trip even more...

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PrezCon 2014 Pictorial Wrap-up

Posted by on Mar 4, 2014 in Articles of Note, Blog, Conventions | 2 comments

Hello, dear readers! It’s that time of the year again – time to recap some adventures at one of my favorite “local” gaming conventions, PrezCon in Charlottesville, Virginia. The structure of the convention is similar to that of the World Boardgaming Championships, with week-long gaming competitions for everything from Ticket to Ride to Hammer of the Scots. I arrived at the convention a bit later than previous years but with still enough time to get...

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Dice Hate Me 54-Card Challenge Finalists!

Posted by on Jan 18, 2014 in Blog, Game News, Interviews, Uncategorized | 5 comments

The call for card games from Dice Hate Me was heeded – in a very big way! We received over 100 entries into the Dice Hate Me 54-Card Challenge, which was far above and beyond expectations. The massive amount of entries meant that the design community was energized and inspired to create something special, but it also meant that the competition was fierce, and judging took a very long time. Originally, the plan was to have six finalists to be judged at Unpub; since...

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Dice Hate Me Game of the Year Awards 2013

Posted by on Jan 10, 2014 in Articles of Note, Blog, Game News | 4 comments

Happy New Year, dear readers! 2014 is now upon us – and it’s almost hard to believe, as 2013 went by like a flash! It was a great year both for the board game community and Dice Hate Me Games, as we added four more titles to the library with successful Kickstarter campaigns for Compounded, VivaJava: The Coffee Game: The Dice Game, Belle of the Ball, and Brew Crafters. With Unpub 4 just around the corner, the Dice Hate Me 54 Card Challenge in full swing, and a few...

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The 2013 Dice Hate Me Holiday Gift Guide

Posted by on Dec 6, 2013 in Articles of Note, Blog | 8 comments

It’s the most wonderful time of the year – and it’s time again for my favorite annual tradition, the Dice Hate Me Holiday Gift Guide! This guide comes to you a bit late in the season this time around, what with all the traveling to cons and wrapping up Kickstarter campaigns and whatnot. But there’s nothing I love more – and nothing that gets me more into the holiday spirit – than sharing some of my favorite easiest-to-recommend games to...

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Dice Hate Me Loves Card Games!

Posted by on Nov 19, 2013 in Blog, Game News | 9 comments

Dice Hate Me Games and Unpub want YOU… to design a game! The challenge? Create a fun, engaging game using only 54 cards and then put it in front of a bunch of strangers to see how you fared! Interested? Here are the details! All contest submissions are due by the end of day Jan. 2, 2014. Please submit rules in PDF to chris@dicehateme.com before the due date (I suggest by Dec. 24, 2013)  and request the DHMG HQ address to send physical prototypes. Prototypes can be in any...

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The Crowded Table – Shmoecon Edition!

Posted by on Sep 19, 2013 in Articles of Note, Blog, Conventions | 1 comment

Hello, dear Shmoes! Some of you that follow @dicehateme on Twitter or listen to The State of Games and The Geek All-Stars podcasts have heard mysterious mentions of Shmoes and Shmoecon over the past few weeks. What exactly is a Shmoe and what does it have to do with a con? Well, a Shmoe is just a regular gamer who wants to play games with other Shmoes – so if you love playing games, you’re already a Shmoe! More specific to our gaming group here in the...

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The Dice Hate Me GenCon 2013 Pictorial Wrap-Up

Posted by on Aug 20, 2013 in Articles of Note, Blog, Conventions, Game News | 4 comments

Hello dear readers! The summer’s biggest North American show just wrapped up in Indianapolis and it was, in many ways, better than the previous year. Many pundits were grumbling about the lack of “showcase” releases at the show, but I ended up nabbing three times as many games this year as last, and have – so far – been disappointed with none. Of course, there were a slew of titles only available for demo at the con – their releases are...

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Origins Game Fair 2013 – A Pictorial Recap

Posted by on Jun 19, 2013 in Articles of Note, Blog, Conventions, Game News | 3 comments

Hello, dear readers! It’s hard to believe that a year has passed since the last Origins Game Fair, but here we are with more fun experiences and lots of great happenings both at the con and in the time between. The Dice Hate Me Games booth grew from one game to four, and so did the Dice Hate Me Games family. Running a booth at a major con is hard work, but we also got a chance to have some fun and hang with great board game enthusiasts in the off hours. As is the...

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Help Decide The Fate of the Galaxy!

Posted by on May 21, 2013 in Articles of Note, Blog | 0 comments

Greetings dear readers – and prepare for something completely different! This weekend at Dice Hate Me HQ, six of us will gather in the wee hours of the morning to face off in an epic, full-day battle for galactic supremacy playing Twilight Imperium: Third Edition. Some of us are veteran TI:3 players, while others have only stared longingly at the limousine-sized box on the local game store shelf. This event promises to be so epic that we’ll be live-Tweeting the...

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The Crowded Table – Late Spring 2013 Edition

Posted by on Apr 30, 2013 in Articles of Note, Blog |

Hello, dear readers, and welcome to another installment of The Crowded Table. It’s been quite awhile since the last iteration of the Crowded Table, but still there have been plenty of interesting games to grace the gaming surfaces at Dice Hate Me HQ. Some of them have been mentioned a few times on The State of Games and The Geek All-Stars, but I felt the games below deserved a little more written attention. Some of them you may just see (or hear and see) more about in...

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Designer on Designer: An Interview with Jeremiah Lee by Jason Kotarski

Posted by on Mar 26, 2013 in Articles of Note, Blog, Game News, Interviews | 0 comments

From time to time on Dice Hate Me, someone will shoot me an email with a different sort of proposition. This time around, it was Jason Kotarski, designer of The Great Heartland Hauling Co., and he wanted Dice Hate Me to feature an interview he did with another designer, Jeremiah Lee. Designer on designer, and both with awesomely fun games? How could I resist. Jeremiah Lee is probably a werewolf. Or maybe a spy. Or a zombie. Or maybe he’s just a really nice guy. This...

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Dice Hate Me Games Brings You New Brews, Beer and Belles for 2013!

Posted by on Mar 13, 2013 in Blog, Game News | 2 comments

Dice Hate Me Games is pleased to announce the addition of three new games to its projected product line-up for 2013. VIVAJAVA: THE COFFEE GAME: THE DICE GAME VivaJava: The Coffee Game: The Dice Game, or, more simply, VivaJava Dice, is the successor to the well-received 2012 release of VivaJava: The Coffee Game. Just as in its predecessor, players of VivaJava Dice take on the roles of employees at the VivaJava CoffeeCo., scouring the globe for the best beans to keep the...

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Prezcon Pictorial Wrap-up

Posted by on Feb 27, 2013 in Articles of Note, Blog, Conventions | 3 comments

Hello, dear readers – it’s been awhile! But I’m back, and I intend to stay. Today, I’d like to share a few pictures from this past weekend’s venture to Charlottesville, Virginia to Prezcon, an annual gaming convention that features board and card game tournaments, much like at the World Boardgaming Championships in Lancaster in August. Prezcon is a little bit smaller than the WBC, but has the same relaxed and welcoming atmosphere, so it was the...

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Unpub 3 Pictorial Wrap-up

Posted by on Jan 23, 2013 in Articles of Note, Blog, Conventions | 6 comments

Hello, dear readers. As many of you may well know, I attended the third annual Unpublished Games Festival in Magnolia, Delaware (more commonly known as Unpub 3) this past weekend. There were over 40 designers present with more than 60 unpublished games in various states – from the nearly-production ready Compounded to the line-art and paper cutout Brewmasters. What follows is a brief pictorial wrap-up of what I got a chance to see and play over the two days of the...

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Dice Hate Me Game of the Year Awards 2012

Posted by on Jan 3, 2013 in Articles of Note, Blog, Game News | 9 comments

Welcome to 2013, dear readers! It seems as though December blew through faster than expected, and the Dice Hate Me halls have been rather quiet during the holidays. However, things are back in full swing here at the HQ and just in time to ring in the new year with a look back at the best and brightest of 2012! The past year was incredible for the boardgaming hobby… and for Dice Hate Me. We travelled to a ton of conventions, meeting so many wonderful and enthusiastic gamers...

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The 2012 Dice Hate Me Holiday Gift Guide

Posted by on Nov 21, 2012 in Articles of Note, Blog | 4 comments

There’s a certain chill in the air at Dice Hate Me HQ, and a bit more hustle to the bustle out in the big city. That’s right, the holidays are upon us and that means it’s time for our grand holiday tradition – the Dice Hate Me Holiday Gift Guide! We love board games and so do you, so what better way to say happy holidays to friends and family than through the gift of cardboard? Remember, all those games that you give will give right back to you...

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Gamers for Cures 24-hour Marathon Pictorial Recap

Posted by on Nov 15, 2012 in Articles of Note, Blog, Conventions | 0 comments

It’s been a busy November for gaming here at Dice Hate Me HQ, even though most of that gaming has occurred outside of the primary HQ. This past weekend while Monkey238 was hip-deep in ballet duties (it’s Nutcracker season, after all), I attended the 24-hour gaming marathon at The Gamer’s Armory in Cary, N.C. The 24-hour marathon is held each year to benefit Gamers for Cures, a charity organization dedicated to helping gamers give back to the community and...

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Games That Go Bump in the Night

Posted by on Oct 30, 2012 in Articles of Note, Blog | 1 comment

It’s no secret – we love spooky games at Dice Hate Me. There’s just something rich and engaging about a dark setting done well. We don’t play scary games as often as those with other themes, but when we do, we like to do it right – and we like to share our experiences. And, so, in the spirit of this most bewitched month, here’s a look back at some of those spooky games we’ve played and shared – and a fresh look at a new...

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From Conception to Convention Part 3: Extra Life 2012

Posted by on Oct 29, 2012 in Blog, Conventions, Game News | 0 comments

The next entry in Marc Specter’s continuing column chronicling his journey to organizing a new gaming convention in Michigan: I love listening to gaming podcasts (especially the one that is allowing me to use his blog).  I have about a dozen on my listening roster, and I was a fan of Cody & John before they retired their microphones. About a year ago, they mentioned participating in Extra Life. Extra Life (www.extra-life.org) is a national initiative of gamers,...

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