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 State of Games, Episode 74 – The One About Salt and Sea

Posted by on Nov 13, 2014 in Articles of Note, Game News, Interviews, podcast, Reviews | 1 comment

“Whenever I find myself growing grim about the mouth; whenever it is a damp, drizzly November in my soul; whenever I find myself involuntarily pausing before coffin warehouses, and bringing up the rear of every funeral I meet; and especially whenever my hypos get such an upper hand of me, that it requires a strong moral principle to prevent me from deliberately stepping into the street, and methodically knocking people’s hats off – then, I account it high time...

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The State of Games, Episode 72 – The One About Making Good Decisions

The State of Games, Episode 72 – The One About Making Good Decisions

Posted by on Oct 9, 2014 in Articles of Note, Featured Articles, Game News, State of Games | 3 comments

Making decisions can sometimes be hard, but when you make a really good decision, not much is more satisfying. In boardgames we all make decisions constantly – what to play, how to play, how to react when we get beat. But there are also a lot of decisions that are made outside of the game, during production, design, and publication. This podcast is about all of those decisions – good, bad, and downright ugly. Links to important things mentioned on the podcast:...

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The State of Games, Episode 71 – The One About GrandCon 2014

Posted by on Sep 25, 2014 in Articles of Note, Conventions, Game News, Interviews, State of Games | 0 comments

Con season is winding down, but there was one last little hurrah to make before the long, cold winter: GrandCon in Grand Rapids, Michigan. GR is a hotbed of boardgaming enthusiasts and designers, much like the Raleigh/Durham/Chapel Hill area – plus, they also have great beer, just like we do! So despite the 12 hour drive, it was pretty much a win/win situation with board games, beers, and some of the best darn people in the hobby. Links to important things mentioned...

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The State of Games, Episode 70 – The One About To Be Named Later

Posted by on Sep 11, 2014 in Articles of Note, Conventions, Game News, State of Games | 1 comment

Sometimes on the podcast we talk about so many different things that it’s nearly impossible to describe it all with one simple title. This is one of those times. This one was almost called The One About More Naked People and Naked Games but we figured no on would know what we were talking about. No matter the name, though, we have a great time discussing prototypes and strippers. This podcast is a bit like a box of chocolates on most days. Enjoy! Links to important...

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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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The State of Games, Episode 69 – The One About GenCon 2014

Posted by on Aug 21, 2014 in Articles of Note, Conventions, Game News, State of Games | 3 comments

It’s no secret – we at Dice Hate Me LOVE going to gaming conventions, and the biggest show of the year is GenCon in Indianapolis! Three of our four intrepid podcasters traveled to Indy for the big show, played lots of games, bought lots of games, and generally enjoyed our time seeing old friends and making new ones! It was an awesome show – a big show – and this podcast is equally big. Enjoy! Links to important things mentioned on the podcast:...

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The State of Games Episode 68 – The One About Themes

Posted by on Aug 1, 2014 in Articles of Note, Conventions, Game News, State of Games | 1 comment

Possibly one of the most hotly-contested topics in board gaming is theme, and with good reason – many gamers want to feel as though they are immersed in a game as they thwart their opponents and come up with a winning strategy. But is theme everything? Can you enjoy a game that has no apparent theme? And what, exactly, creates that immersive experience? It is these questions, and more, that lie within the heart of this podcast. Links to important things mentioned on...

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From Apocalypse to a New Dawn: An Interview with Ignacy Trzewiczek

Posted by on Jul 31, 2014 in Articles of Note, Interviews | 0 comments

From time to time here on Dice Hate Me, I see or play a game that has a story that intrigues me. This time around it’s Portal Games’ upcoming release Imperial Settlers, designed by Ignacy Trzewiczek. Imperial Settlers is an empire game that reimplements ideas and concepts first introduced in another of Ignacy’s titles, 51st State. I loved the game so much when I played that I just had to get to the bottom of things. Luckily, Ignacy was all too happy to...

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The State of Games, Ep. 67 – The One About Guilty Pleasures

Posted by on Jul 10, 2014 in Articles of Note, Game News, State of Games | 2 comments

There are certain times when being bad is really, really good. That applies to B-Movies, richly decadent desserts and certain TV shows of the mostly-reality variety. Depending on your gaming circles, and gaming culture in general, this can also apply to board games. There are some days when you want to tell your Mediterranean trading game-loving circle of friends that they’re just going to have to trudge through Twilight Imperium for 10 hours – and this is our...

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The State of Games, Episode 66 – The One About Origins 2014

Posted by on Jun 20, 2014 in Articles of Note, Conventions, Game News, State of Games | 0 comments

Tradition is important to the folks involved with Dice Hate Me, and one of our favorite traditions is attending Origins Game Fair in Columbus, Ohio! For the past three years, Dice Hate Me Games has had a booth at the show, and it has been an amazing experience seeing familiar faces and making new friends. Join us as we talk all about it! Links to important things mentioned on the podcast: The Unpub Network Marvel Dice Masters Belle of the Ball Angry Dice Glass Road Harbour...

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The State of Games, Episode 65 – The One About Staying Forever Young

Posted by on May 29, 2014 in Articles of Note, Conventions, Game News, State of Games | 5 comments

There is both nostalgia and the remembrance of our youth. There is a grey line between them both. But on this podcast we choose to embrace our youth and talk about the things in our present which remind us of our past. It’s those things that keep us forever young, and it’s one of the greatest assets of our geeky generation. Explore your youth and your future youth with us! Links to important things mentioned on the podcast: The Unpub Network The craziest thread...

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The State of Games, Episode 64 – The One About Raising a Ruckus

Posted by on May 15, 2014 in Articles of Note, Game News, Interviews, State of Games | 0 comments

Sometimes you just want to sit back and relax with the usual suspects on the podcast – and sometimes you just want to have a big ol’ party. This podcast is much more the latter with no fewer than six people all talking about games that just make you go “oh crap!” a time or three. And, amazingly, nobody talks over anyone else! Plus, what would a good party be without the law somehow getting involved? We do not disappoint in that regard. Links to...

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The State of Games, Episode 63 – The One About PAX East 2014

Posted by on Apr 21, 2014 in Articles of Note, Conventions, Interviews, State of Games | 2 comments

There’s just something special about Boston, and PAX East just makes it that much more special. The grand spectacle that is GenCon really pales in comparison to the crazy amount of technology and money that is pumped into the Penny Arcade Expo. However, next to all that technological excess lies the tabletop hall and a small booth dedicated to handmade prototypes – quite the contrast. We call that booth home, and in this podcast we share our adventures there and...

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The State of Games, Episode 62 – The One About Emergent Gameplay

Posted by on Apr 4, 2014 in Articles of Note, Conventions, Game News, State of Games | 1 comment

In the last State of Games, we three podcasters talked about all sorts of things from one end of boardgaming to another. During that intelligent melee TC brought up some points on emergent gameplay, while Darrell and I were left scratching our heads wondering what the heck he was talking about. Since that part fostered generous discussion amongst you, dear listeners, we decided to dig a little deeper. And, so, here we are. Enjoy! Links to important things mentioned on the...

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The State of Games, Episode 61 – The One About Whatever

Posted by on Mar 21, 2014 in Articles of Note, Game News, State of Games | 6 comments

Sometimes we have moments of brilliance on The State of Games. We come up with timely, intelligent points of debate and spend precious moments wringing every bit of knowledge we can muster in an effort to bring something new to the hobby and to our listeners. I’m here to tell you, this podcast isn’t one of those moments. But if you like three guys being random and silly, have we got a show for you. Links to important things mentioned on the podcast: The Rabbit...

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Multiplying Rabbits: Interviews With 54-Card Game Designers, Part 2

Posted by on Mar 7, 2014 in Articles of Note, Game News, Interviews | 4 comments

This Spring, Dice Hate Me Games will be launching a Kickstarter featuring six 54-card games as part of the Rabbit line of titles. Of these six games, four were chosen as winners of the Dice Hate Me 54-Card Challenge that was put forth in November. Today on Dice Hate Me, we’re taking a closer look at the design inspirations behind the games in the second three-pack of “Globetrotters”: Graham Russell’s The Fittest, J. Alex Kevern’s Easy Breezy Travel Agency, and...

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The State of Games, Episode 60 – The One About Women and Games

Posted by on Feb 21, 2014 in Articles of Note, Interviews, State of Games | 9 comments

It was time. The female voice had been missing for far too long on this podcast. And, so, I set forth a challenge to three intrepid women gamers: Come on this podcast and get silly. And they did. And it was awesome. Links to important things mentioned on the podcast: The Unpub Network The Dice Hate Me 54-Card Challenge The Dice Hate Me 54-Card Challenge Finalists Ad Magic Brew Crafters New Bedford Compounded Mall Madness Agricola Oakleaf Games Blog   ALSO, OUR KICKSTARTER...

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Multiplying Rabbits: Interviews with 54-Card Game Designers

Posted by on Feb 20, 2014 in Articles of Note, Game News, Interviews | 3 comments

This Spring, Dice Hate Me Games will be launching a Kickstarter featuring six 54-card games as part of the Rabbit line of titles. Of these six games, four were chosen as winners of the Dice Hate Me 54-Card Challenge that was put forth in November. Today on Dice Hate Me, we’re taking a closer look at the design inspirations behind the games in the first three-pack of “Dinner, Drinks & Dessert”: Matthew O’Malley’s Diner (the 54-Card Challenge Grand Prize winner), Ben...

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The State of Games, Episode 59 – The One About The Hot Games of 2014

Posted by on Feb 7, 2014 in Articles of Note, Game News, Interviews, State of Games | 0 comments

We love reserved hyperbole (is that really a thing?) here at Dice Hate Me, so let me just say that, like all the years before, this coming year may just be the Greatest Year For Games Ever. With big titles sporting unique mechanics like Dead of Winter and SeaFall coming from Plaid Hat Games, a whole slew of indie upstarts shaking the establishment, and no fewer than 10 Dice Hate Me Games titles hitting the market, you can see that my hyperbole is warranted. Links to...

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The State of Games, Episode 58 – The One About Unpub 4

Posted by on Jan 24, 2014 in Articles of Note, Conventions, Game News, State of Games | 1 comment

It seems like just yesterday that I was heading up to Delaware for the second annual Unpublished Games Festival. That was way back when VivaJava was launching on Kickstarter, I didn’t even know that The Great Heartland Hauling Co. or Jason Kotarski existed just yet, and Compounded was still unofficially signed – but still kicking total butt in play testing. Dice Hate Me Games and Unpub has come a long way in these last couple of years. But as Darrell, TC and I...

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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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The State of Games, Episode 57 – The One About the Games of 2013

Posted by on Jan 10, 2014 in Articles of Note, Game News, State of Games | 2 comments

It’s that time again – a time for looking back on the best memories of the year that was while we prepare for the year that will be! And what a fantastic year of gaming 2013 turned out to be. Whether you’re a casual gamer or a hardcore grognard, this year’s titles had something awesome for everyone, and with three of us on the podcast, you get to hear about a LOT of them! Yes, dear listeners, this is another long one, but hey – we managed to...

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