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 This podcast will most assuredly be a haven for unpublished games news, as well as the spot to hear about the coolest new games to hit the table, both in a refined published view and those that have yet...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 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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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 46 – The One About the Fate of the Galaxy

Posted by on Jun 2, 2013 in Articles of Note, State of Games | 4 comments

And now for something completely different. In a fit of momentary madness, myself and five other brave boardgamers – Dan Patriss of The Geek All-Stars, Paul Hetrick, Shawn Purtell, Michael Harrison and Daniel Solis – decided we wanted to settle once and for all who would rule the galaxy. And, so, we set out on a half-day mission to get a full six-player experience of Twilight Imperium on the Dice Hate Me table. This is our story. Pictures of the play-by-play: ....

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The State of Games, Episode 45 — The One About Hobo Pain

Posted by on May 20, 2013 in Articles of Note, State of Games | 2 comments

After the last beast of a podcast, I figured it was time to just take everything back to formula, give all of you dear listeners a little break, and just chat about some board games. And that’s just what we did. Of course, what was intended as a brief, 30-minute foray into some titles that Darrell, TC and I played during a recent visit soon stretched into an hour. Hey, give us a microphone and just try to stop us. Links to important things mentioned on the podcast:...

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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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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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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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The State of Games, Episode 38 – The One About a Little “Guy Time”

Posted by on Nov 19, 2012 in Articles of Note, Conventions, Interviews, State of Games | 2 comments

The phrase “Winter Is Coming” can mean many things to many people, but around Dice Hate Me HQ that most commonly means that Monkey238 is up to her eyeballs in ballet duties. During this special time, she is typically holed up in a ballet studio somewhere teaching the best and brightest on how to be the premiere snow queen or sugarplum fairy. For poor old Dice, however, that typically means “fend for yourself” when it comes to games. Luckily, I had a...

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Family Adventure Time! The Great Sweeping of Ammowan Guest Review

Posted by on Nov 4, 2012 in Articles of Note, Reviews | 0 comments

Today on Dice Hate Me, we are lucky to have another guest review from the multi-tasking master, Marc Specter.This time, Marc takes a look at a storytelling game, currently on Kickstarter, that is great for families and gamers alike. Enjoy! A few weeks ago Robert Burke put out the call offering the opportunity to give his newest game Gnomes: The Great Sweeping of Ammowan (on Kickstarter now:...

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The State of Games, Episode 37 – The One About the Ghost Fleet and the Haunted Dungeon

Posted by on Oct 25, 2012 in Articles of Note, Game News, Interviews, State of Games | 2 comments

We love this time of year – leaves falling, crazy-faced pumpkins appearing on every doorstep, and lots and lots of new games popping up in our local store, and on Kickstarter! For this episode, we wanted to capture a bit of that October game ghoulishness, as well as talk about the spooky spirit of Halloween. And what better way to do that than to run a little bit long on the podcast talking to four different people? So sit back, admire your finely-crafted...

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Make this Deal – A Little Devils Guest Review

Posted by on Oct 15, 2012 in Articles of Note, Reviews | 2 comments

Today on Dice Hate Me, we are lucky to have another guest review from the multi-tasking master, Marc Specter. On the last State of Games podcast, we talked to Stephen Buonocore from Stronghold Games about his plethora of fall releases, and Little Devils was mentioned. Since we love trick-taking card games, we were definitely interested in knowing more. Thankfully, Marc read our minds and now provides a sneak peek for all you little devils out there who love card games as...

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The Crowded Table: Fall 2012 Edition

Posted by on Oct 4, 2012 in Articles of Note, Blog, Reviews | 1 comment

Hello, dear readers, and welcome to another installment of The Crowded Table. Despite all the work that’s been piling up here at Dice Hate Me HQ, we’ve been able to squeeze in a surprising amount of gaming, including one weekend visit by Compounded designer Darrell Louder in which we fit in 23 different titles, all while working on some game design. We didn’t sleep much, but it was worth it. Below you’ll find four games that have graced our table in...

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The State of Games, Episode 36 – The One About the Stronghold

Posted by on Oct 2, 2012 in Articles of Note, Game News, Interviews, State of Games | 5 comments

From time to time on the podcast we like to just sit down and talk to some of our favorite people in the gaming industry. We’re lucky to have not only met one of our favorites, Stephen Buonocore, but we’ve also gamed, imbibed and worked side-by-side with him. As it turns, out we had a lot to talk about with him this time around, so we decided to break the episode down into a listed timeline of important talking points for your listening convenience. Enjoy!...

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