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 State of Games, Episode 56 – The One About Surprises In My Pocket

Posted by on Dec 13, 2013 in Articles of Note, Game News, State of Games | 4 comments

Whether you’re about to head out on the open road or find yourself about to be crammed into a crowded airplane, many of us think not only about what to take to wear – we also want to know how many games we can fit in that backpack. And that’s what this podcast is all about, Charlie Brown. Links to important things mentioned on the podcast: The Unpub The Dice Hate Me 54-Card Challenge No Thanks! Hive Coup The Resistance Chronicle Fleet Citadels Angry Dice...

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The State of Games, Episode 55 – The One About BGGCon 2013

Posted by on Dec 4, 2013 in Articles of Note, Conventions, Game News, State of Games | 1 comment

We love gaming conventions, and thankfully con season wasn’t over quite yet as thousands of geeks gathered in the Big D for BGGCon 2013. Origins and GenCon are great, but you’ll never find a more concentrated collection of hardcore board game enthusiasts than here – and we attended! And now we’re going to tell you all about what you missed. You’re welcome. Links to important things mentioned on the podcast: The Unpub Brew Crafters Dreaming...

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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 State of Games, Episode 54 – The One About Your Right to Party

Posted by on Nov 6, 2013 in Articles of Note, Game News, State of Games | 5 comments

The holidays are upon us, and that means it’s time to gather friends and family for fun gaming festivities. And what better way to celebrate the diversity that comes with these gatherings than with a party game? Whether your group has a tradition of egg nog and Pictionary or getting down and dirty with Cards Against Humanity, the underrated party game is often the hero of the holidays. Links to important things mentioned on the podcast: 24-hour Boardgame Marathon at...

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The State of Games, Episode 53 – The One About The Germans

Posted by on Oct 17, 2013 in Articles of Note, Conventions, Game News, State of Games | 3 comments

Ah, October. The best time of the year. Fall leaves, decorative gourds as far as the eye can see, cool temperatures… oh, and board games. Lots and lots of board games. Especially if you happen to be in Germany. Essen, to be exact. You see, that’s where the world’s largest board game convention is held each year – and it is awesome. Links to important things mentioned on the podcast: W. Eric Martin’s Spiel 2013 Preview on BoardGameGeek 24-hour...

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The State of Games, Episode 52 – The One About Beer

Posted by on Sep 26, 2013 in Articles of Note, Conventions, Game News, Interviews, State of Games | 4 comments

Yep, beer. We has it. Come and gets it. Links to important things mentioned on the podcast:   Fordham/Old Dominion Brewing Alien Uprising Larceny Brew Crafters Belle of the Ball Firefly: The Board Game Lords of Waterdeep Agricola Agricola: All Creatures Big and Small Gravwell Nothing Personal Copycat Downfall of Pompeii Lords of Waterdeep and Scoundrels of Skullport Castle Dice Compounded Holiday Wars: Slugfest VivaJava Nefarious Hot Rod Creeps Last Will Trollstigen...

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The State of Games, Episode 51 – The BGG Top 20 and Future of Unpub

Posted by on Sep 6, 2013 in Articles of Note, Game News, Interviews, State of Games | 18 comments

Thanks to most of you, dear listeners, The State of Games has thrived for over 50 episodes. This episode marks the turning point for the state of The State of Games for the next year, for sure – not only in terms of participants, but also in terms of scope and vision. This podcast will most assuredly be a haven for unpublished games news, as well as the spot to hear about the coolest new games to hit the table, both in a refined published view and those that have yet...

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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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The State of Games, Episode 50 – The One About GenCon 2013

Posted by on Aug 20, 2013 in Articles of Note, Conventions, Interviews, State of Games | 3 comments

I’m sure most of you dear readers need no introduction to the marvel and spectacle of the greatest of North American gaming cons, GenCon in Indianapolis. For the second year in a row, the Dice Hate Me crew journeyed to the big show and had an absolute blast spending way too much money and getting in demos and long plays of some of the best and brightest of the boardgaming world. Links to important things mentioned on the podcast: Trains Spryium Hot Rod Creeps Gravwell...

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The State of Games, Episode 49 – The One About Good Friends and Good Games

Posted by on Jul 19, 2013 in Articles of Note, Game News, State of Games | 5 comments

Do you all remember in the opening to Duck Tales how Scrooge McDuck would open up this great vault, filled to the brim with thousand dollar bills and gold coins, then dive, headfirst into it and swim all around? That’s pretty much how all of us felt when we happened upon the $1 boardgame sale at a local store in Dover, Delaware. Feeding the cardboard addiction never felt so good. Links to important things mentioned on the podcast: VivaJava: The Coffee Game: The Dice...

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The State of Games, Episode 48 – The One About the Brothers MacKenzie

Posted by on Jul 7, 2013 in Articles of Note, Conventions, Game News, Interviews, State of Games | 0 comments

We manage to pull off an amazing feat on this episode of The State of Games – we coaxed Fred and David MacKenzie out of hiding! Trust us, it’s sort of like snagging an interview with JD Salinger. Two of them! We had a lot of fun on this podcast, and we think you’ll all enjoy hearing about the amazing projects that Clever Mojo Games has coming in the next few months. Links to important things mentioned on the podcast: Origins Game Fair Princes of the Dragon...

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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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The State of Games, Episode 47 – The One About Origins 2013

Posted by on Jun 19, 2013 in Articles of Note, Conventions, Game News, Interviews, State of Games | 5 comments

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! That’s right – con season. And con season officially kicks off whenever Origins Game Fair rolls around in Columbus, Ohio. This year was even bigger and better than last year; the crowds were up, the games were plentiful, and the Dice Hate Me Games booth was totally rocking. Come on in and check out all the hip happenings at our summer home away from home. Links to important things mentioned on the podcast: Origins...

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The State of Games, Episode 44 – The One About Crossovers

Posted by on May 9, 2013 in Articles of Note, Conventions, Game News, State of Games | 3 comments

A little disclaimer: This podcast is insanely long, but you get two great podcasts, all for the price of one! This time around, Darrell, TC and I invite Dan Patriss and Tom Gurganus of The Geek All-Stars to come over to Dice Hate Me HQ for a little round-table discussion of all things superhero. What was originally planned as a nice, breezy bit of podcast crossover time turned out to be an epic and passionate discourse on one of our favorite topics. We had a blast – I...

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The State of Games, Episode 43 – The One About 20 Questions

Posted by on Apr 7, 2013 in Articles of Note, Conventions, Game News, Interviews, State of Games | 69 comments

This podcast is a little break from the recent norm, as I give usual co-hosts Darrell Louder and TC Petty III a tiny break (but they’ll be back!) and bring on some new knuckleheads in a fun and different Q&A format – turned on its quirky nogging. So sit back and enjoy some banter with two of the gaming industry’s nicest guys ever, Matt Riddle and Ben Pinchback.   Links to important people and things mentioned on the podcast: GrandCon Origins...

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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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The State of Games, Episode 42 – The One About Prezcon

Posted by on Feb 28, 2013 in Articles of Note, Conventions, Game News, Interviews, State of Games | 1 comment

The usual trio (me, Darrell Louder and TC Petty III) hit the road and pick up a fourth voice – that of game designer Benjamin Rosset. We manage to cram in a ton of gaming at a laid-back Virginia con that all of you should plan to attend next year, and the years beyond. Links to important people and things mentioned on the podcast: TC Petty III’s open beta test of VivaJava: The Coffee Game: The Dice Game (you can help playtest openly!) Triassic Terror Pitchcar...

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The State of Games, Episode 41 – The One About Being Super

Posted by on Feb 9, 2013 in Articles of Note, Game News, Interviews, State of Games | 4 comments

It’s a packed house on this episode as Darrell and TC continue their stellar jobs as co-hosts on the new State of Games and we’re joined by a truly super guest who never sleeps, makes his own weapons from steel and sweat, and bears an ever-so-striking resemblance to Joseph Gordon Levitt. Links to important people and things mentioned on the podcast: TC Petty III’s open beta test of VivaJava: The Coffee Game: The Dice Game (you can help playtest openly!)...

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The State of Games, Episode 40 – The One About Unpub 3

Posted by on Jan 27, 2013 in Articles of Note, Conventions, Game News, Interviews, State of Games | 2 comments

It’s still a solo gig here on the ol’ State of Games, but I continue to get a little help from my friends. This time it’s not just Darrell Louder and TC Petty III – I went all the Delaware to gather a whole slew of game designers, players and publishers for a massive podcast party at Unpub 3! Links to important people and things mentioned on the podcast: Unpub 3 Compounded Daniel Solis (Belle of the Ball) Paul Owen (East India Company) Ben Rosset...

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Unpublished Magic – A Guest Interview with John Moller of Cartrunk Ent.

Posted by on Jan 17, 2013 in Articles of Note, Conventions, Interviews | 1 comment

Dice Hate Me and Go Forth and Game have joined forces to bring you some of the best gaming interviews on the web! That’s right, from time to time here on Dice Hate Me, Tom Gurganus will contribute one of his comprehensive conversations. In this interview, Tom talks with John Moller, head of Cartrunk Entertainment and founder of Unpub – the Unpublished Games Festival! Enjoy the interview and be sure to let us know if there are other designers, artists or gaming...

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The State of Games, Episode 39 – The One About Auld Lang Syne

Posted by on Jan 6, 2013 in Articles of Note, Interviews, State of Games | 3 comments

There is a time and a season for all things – unfortunately, it’s the time on The State of Games for a season of change. This episode marks the first time in 38 episodes where Monkey238 was not seated faithfully in her co-host’s chair. As I announce on the podcast, she is moving onto ballet priorities and time is wickedly short for her. Although the show must go on, we raise our cups and sing a bit of the old refrain: “We two have run about...

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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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