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The Dice Men Cometh – Episode 182

Leon Cannan : September 19, 2017 3:50 pm : The Podcast

Let the Dice Men tell you a story, a story so magical you will need to hear it to believe! Tonight’s episode is all about story-telling in games so Mark and Garth discuss Legends of Andor before delving into all manner of games who use story to create an immersive gaming experience. And not just that, but we also draw the winners of our King or Queen for a day competition with thanks to Grail Games. All that as well as guaranteed humour from your friendly neighbourhood Dice Men! Tonight’s episode is proudly sponsored byArea 52

 

 

Original air date:14/09/2017

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The Dice Men Cometh – Episode 181

Leon Cannan : September 9, 2017 3:43 pm : The Podcast

This week, Dicemen: The Brave and the (b)Old sees Leon and Mark discuss some more Bordercon games, in Hit Z Road and Century: Spice Road. There are also many things you can purchase on Kickstarter, including the most important acquisition for Leon’s new man-cave. Finally, they let you know about your last opportunity to enter the Grail Games competition

 

Original air date:07/09/2017

 

 

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The Dice Men Cometh – Episode 180

Leon Cannan : September 7, 2017 3:37 pm : The Podcast

It’s the last day of winter and the Dice Men celebrate by having only half of them turn up! Leon and Garth run wild while our elderly colleagues sit at home with a warm cup of cocoa, so of course the boys talk about secretly being Hitler at a birthday party. Like so often in history our Hitler conversation takes us to party game as well as the latest iOS news. Don’t forget to enter our Grail Games competition where you can win some free games simply by answering one question! But you’ll have to listen to find out the question. Thanks to Polymorph Games and Hobbies for sponsoring this episode.

 

Original air date:31/08/2017

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The Dice Men Cometh – Episode 179

Leon Cannan : August 27, 2017 11:25 pm : The Podcast

The Dice Men cross to GenCon, catching up with Rule & Make to discuss their upcoming Kickstarter for Terminator T2029 and the finer points of hotel wifi. There’s more great sounding releases from GenCon, more chances for you to win Kings Road and Medici from Grail Games by crowning yourself King of a board game universe, and a WWBPL discussion of Fistmall – I mean Missed Falls – I mean Mistfail – I mean… I don’t know what I mean anymore.

 

Original air date:24/08/2017

 

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The Dice Men Cometh – Episode 178

Leon Cannan : August 20, 2017 9:57 pm : The Podcast

You’re invited to Mark’s holiday slide night, featuring ‘amusing’ anecdotes of visits to board game stores in Colorado. Luckily, there’s also talk about the return of Twilight Imperium for a fourth edition. And Garth recaps a massive 7 player game of Scythe which has forced a reconsideration of this gold-standard game. The Dice Men Cometh, thanks to polymorphgames.com.au.

 

Original air date:17/08/2017

 

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The Dice Men Cometh – Episode 177

Leon Cannan : August 13, 2017 5:03 pm : The Podcast

With the two older Dice Men absent presumably because it’s past their bedtime, the youth of the show Leon and Garth (yes he is a bit young) take the reins and discuss a double what we’ve been playing lately! Are the games any good? Well you will have to listen, won’t you? Leon then fills in what little time we have left by giving us the inside scoop on Gencon 50 which starts in only a few days time! This week’s show is proudly presented by Polymorph Games and Hobbies, so check out their website for all your gaming needs.

 

Original air date:10/08/2017

#bordercon2017 is full of fine folks, having fun with #boardgames – here’s a selection!
#tabletophotness #tabletop #boardgamecraziness #boardgames #boardgame #boardgameconvention #boardgamecon #friendlyfolks #ausboardgame #ausboardgamers #aussieidiots #albury #aussiegamers

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The Dice Men Cometh – Episode 176

Leon Cannan : August 7, 2017 7:26 pm : The Podcast

Eye spy with my little eye… something which is a lot more fun to play on a car trip. In fact, the Dice Men have discovered a whole new class of games: caRPGs! Plus, Bärenpark let’s you build a whole zoo-full of bears, so you can play bear-Tetris… which is weird. But it’s also the new game from Australian designer Phil Walker Harding. And Trent runs late for the studio, but has a good excuse and a better life lesson.

 

Original air date:03/08/2017

Congrats to #philwalkerharding for winning the Austrian board game design award. We had great fun meeting him and playing the award-winning #Barenpark at #Bordercon2017
#everythingisbetterwithbears #bears #bearpark #smarterthantheaveragebear #tabletop #tabletophotness #aussiebears #koalasarenotbears #ausboardgames #boardgames

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The Dice Men Cometh – Episode 175

Trent Swindells : July 30, 2017 4:24 pm : The Podcast

This episode is like a submarine – long and thin and full of Dice Men talking about Captain Sonar. Is it just Battleship 2.0? The Dice Men turn their periscope onto the hit party game to discuss. Plus, Friedemann Friese’s Friday, which fantastically is rated fifty five on BGG. The Dice Tower Awards was weeks ago, but we’ve only gotten round to realising now, and will Mark remember what he wanted to tell us about Great Western Trial? Oh God, the suspense.


Original air date: 27/6/2017

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The Dice Men Cometh – Episode 174

Leon Cannan : July 26, 2017 2:00 pm : The Podcast

In what is surely our best episode ever, the Dice Men talk to an actual SdJ Judge to discuss the recent awards! We then argue over which game won and why, especially as we just played Exit and our brains still hurt. Trent then has the nerve to interview another game designer who for some reason choses to live in northern Tasmania…you’ll have to listen to find out why. All that plus the winners of our Ludicity competition are announced live on air!!

 

Original air date: 20/7/2017

Exit: The Game is a #SdJ nominated series of #escaperoominabox games. We’ve discussed many of these style of games recently, with Leon our resident #escaperoom expert. We’ll feature this one in an upcoming #podcast about the #spieldesjahres
#kosmos #thepharaohstomb #egypt #tutankhamun #mummy #sarcophagus #spoiler #aussiesescaping #tabletophotness #tabletop #boardgame #boardgames #inkaandmarkusbrand #ausboardgame #ausboardgamers

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The Dice Men Cometh – Episode 173

Trent Swindells : July 16, 2017 11:18 pm : The Podcast
The Dice Men do Sydney, or Bankstown anyway, and regale you with tales of the LFG Expo, Great Western Trails, cassowaries and Rob Davieau’s new hotness. All thanks to Area 52 and damn fine people like you!

Original air date: 13/7/2017

 

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The Dice Men Cometh – Episode 172

Leon Cannan : July 8, 2017 9:48 pm : The Podcast

Captain America vs Predator ?

This episode it’s Mechs vs Minions, Leon vs Trent in a battle for Big Trouble in Little China, Mark vs the thesaurus, and everyone vs good pronounciation and better sense. It’s the Dice Men Cometh and their wacky, wacky banter back for another week.

Original air date:06/07/2017

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The Dice Men Cometh – Episode 171

Leon Cannan : July 1, 2017 8:50 pm : The Podcast

Leon hates Terraforming Mars. Why? Listen in to this week’s episode to hear the answer to that question, as well as to whether Yokohama from TMG is worth your attention. There’s also some Kickstarter goodness, and our latest competition.”

Original air date: 29/06/2017

 

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The Dice Men Cometh – Episode 170

Leon Cannan : June 28, 2017 9:04 pm : The Podcast

This week the Dice Men head across the dutch, bro. We talk to Shem Phillips of Garphill Games and play his Kennerspiel-nominated ‘Raiders of the North Sea’. And the Origins Awards have been announced, so you better scramble to buy all the games everyone else says are good. Who says board gamers don’t succumb to peer pressure?

Original air date: 22/06/2017

 

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The Dice Men Cometh – Episode 169

Leon Cannan : June 20, 2017 8:13 pm : The Podcast

Clank! That’s the sound of the Dice Men returning from BorderCon, AND the name of a bloody great game, as it happens. Kingdomino is also the name of a game. As is Burger Up, which 3 people win this week. Then the Dice Men got so lost they started voting who would be eaten first. None of it makes sense, but it’s all on the show this week, thanks to polymorphgames.com.au.

Original air date: 15/06/2017

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The Dice Men Cometh – Episode 168

Leon Cannan : June 4, 2017 7:43 pm : The Podcast

With Bordercon just around the corner, Garth, Mark and Leon look at some of games they hope to play there. Garth regales all with his travels and the apps he played while travelling, and Leon plays yet another Escape room in a box, this time it’s Unlock!

Original air date: 01/06/2017

 

 

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The Dice Men Cometh – Episode 167

Leon Cannan : May 29, 2017 4:00 pm : The Podcast

As the Kickstarter juggernaut that is Rule & Make’s Hand of Fate: Ordeals rolls on, the Dice Men discuss some of the finer points of this very worthy game. There’s a gaming news update from Trent. More sickness. More burgers. More colons. Thanks to Area 52, Hobart’s leading independent game store.

 

Original air date: 25/05/2017

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The Dice Men Cometh – Episode 166

Leon Cannan : May 22, 2017 8:44 pm : The Podcast

Trent and Leon hold the show together this week, as all else seems to crumble about them. But all is not yet lost. Omen: A Reign of War is a great little 2 player beat-em-up, and there’s plenty of gaming to be had on Kickstarter. Plus, YOU can win a copy of Burger Up from Rule & Make, and the lads are looking ahead to their annual pilgrimage to Albury for BorderCon.

 

Original air date: 18/05/2017

 

 

 

 

 

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The Dice Men Cometh – Episode 165

Leon Cannan : May 13, 2017 12:54 pm : The Podcast

Again with the aliens! This week the Dice Men are talking hidden space aliens in space boats in what they have been playing lately, followed by a great discussion with Allen and Alistair who are the brains behind Rule and Make Games. We get the inside scoop on Hand of Fate: Ordeals plus you could win some games just by eating burgers! Tonight’s show is proudly sponsored by Area 52

 

Original air date: 11/05/2017

 

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The Dice Men Cometh – Episode 164

Leon Cannan : May 9, 2017 9:53 pm : The Podcast

This week Trent, Leon and Jellybean Games‘s finest dice woman, Tania talk Alien Legendary, all the news, Tania’s non-stop talent parade and of course, since this show was recorded on May the 4th, the obligatory Star Wars mention.

So Join Darth, Luke and Fish Head for all your tabletop goodness.

 

Original air date: 04/05/2017

 

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The Dice Men Cometh – Episode 163

Leon Cannan : April 30, 2017 6:30 pm : The Podcast

With Trent and Garth away, the lunatics take over the asylum/studio. Leon brings in a friend to talk about Specter Ops, and Mark decides to grill him on just about everything. There’s also news about International Tabletop Day, and news that’s not.

Original air date: 27/04/2017

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The Dice Men Cometh – Episode 162

Leon Cannan : April 23, 2017 12:33 pm : The Podcast
There’s a brand new feature on the show this week and it’s full of surprises, because Trent makes it up on the spot and doesn’t tell anyone, which is typically half-arsed. But it does give the Dice Men a chance to talk about Gloomhaven’s takeover of the geeksphere, along with WWBPL reports on Vast: The Crystal Caverns and the DC Crisis deck builder…or is that crises

Original air date: 20/04/2017

 

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The Dice Men Cometh – Episode 161

Leon Cannan : April 15, 2017 2:44 pm : The Podcast

It’s a special episode this week, as the Dice Men gush about their new love of escape rooms. But if the idea of being locked in a strange room freaks you out, there are plenty of escape-rooms-in-a-box you can play in your own rooms. So there’s no escape from the Dice Men this week!

Original air date: 06/04/2017

 

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The Dice Men Cometh – Episode 160

Leon Cannan : April 9, 2017 8:21 pm : The Podcast

This week, Leon talks about 5 Minute Dungeon. That takes 15 minutes. Then Mark talked for another 45 minutes. Luckily, it was about a whole bunch of Kickstarter stuff you might be interested in. Or not. Garth was there too, smiling and nodding. And that was episode 160.

Original air date: 06/04/2017

 

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The Dice Men Cometh – Episode 159

Leon Cannan : April 3, 2017 4:24 pm : The Podcast
Patchistory is a civilization building game with a twist… a very LONG twist as it turns out. But do the Dice Men’s civilizations stitch together like a beautiful quilt, or like a manky Fiji mermaid? Then catch up on a big dose of board gaming news on the likes of Charterstone, board games from Atari and how one publisher has turned to crowdfunding to… sell stock??? Bizarre but true. Which is as accurate a description of the Dice Men Cometh as you’ll ever hear.

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The Dice Men Cometh – Episode 158

Leon Cannan : March 25, 2017 9:07 pm : The Podcast

Imagine, trapped in a caravan with a four year old and only a copy of Trouble to keep you amused. Trent has faced this horror and emerged with new found wisdom on gaming with the monsters we call children. Plus, there’s all kinds of geeky goodness from the GAMA Trade Show in Las Vegas to look forward to… or is there? As usual, the Dice Men agree on very little.

 

Original air date: 23/03/2017

 

 

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The Dice Men Cometh – Episode 157

Leon Cannan : March 18, 2017 3:39 pm : The Podcast

Without Trent to steer the Dice Men, naturally everything is going to KHAAAAAARNAGE as Leon, Mark and Garth discuss this latest game of fantasy army smashy mayhem. We also go over the 2016 Golden Geek Awards: who shone on the red tabletop carpet (if you can in fact put carpet over a table) and who came out wearing a dress made out of meeple flesh (we are bad people).

 

Original air date: 16/03/2017

 

 

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The Dice Men Cometh – Episode 156

Leon Cannan : March 10, 2017 7:10 pm : The Podcast

This week we come in from the cold (war) with Covert, and then head off to bask in the Greek sunshine in Santorini. We also introduce our new sponsors, and Garth gets some culture of the Pop variety at AI Con.

 

Original air date: 09/03/2017

 

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The Dice Men Cometh – Episode 155

Leon Cannan : March 4, 2017 4:32 pm : The Podcast

No Dice Man is an island, unless they’re playing Islebound, which is WWBPL. Kickstarter is garn orf, but who can be bothered watching all those crappy promo videos when the Dice Men do it for you? And finally, there’s news about some upcoming changes in Dice Man land, so keep your ears peeled!

Original air date: 02/03/2017

 

 

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The Dice Men Cometh – Episode 154

Leon Cannan : February 26, 2017 1:30 am : The Podcast

Australia’s Rule & Make Games have made a big noise outta Brisbane, with Burger Up and more going around the world to GenCon, Essen and back. R&MG’s David Scott chats with Garth and Trent to explain how it’s done, their upcoming relaunch of Smiths of Winterforge on Kickstarter, and the Hand of Fate adaptation. Plus, if you have the audacity to name your game ASHES: RISE OF THE PHOENIXBORN you better be able to back it up. So why has this game divided the Dice Men so? It’s all on the latest episode from Edge Radio 99.3FM.

 

Original air date: 23/02/2017

 

 

 

 

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The Dice Men Cometh – Episode 153

Leon Cannan : February 17, 2017 9:00 pm : The Podcast
It’s all fun and games until someone spirals into an existentialist nightmare, as the Dice Men dabble and debate on solo games, online games, video games, solo online video games, and the nightmare labyrinth of Onirim. Trent, Mark and Garth suck all the fun out of everything in this week’s show.

Original air date: 16/02/2017

 

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The Dice Men Cometh – Episode 152

Leon Cannan : February 11, 2017 6:27 pm : The Podcast

Backstabbing is at its peak this week, with Leon, Garth and Mark talking about the new Aussie Kickstarter Kingdoms of Aer: Kingmaker and the classic act of self-sabotage Nothing Personal, plus all your other Kickstarter needs. Will they even make it out of the studio alive? Who knows? Tune in, as they used to say in the 20th Century.

 

Original air date: 09/02/2017

 

 

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The Dice Men Cometh – Episode 151

Leon Cannan : February 4, 2017 6:48 pm : The Podcast

Adults voting to lynch each other. Germans with green hair. Fake plastic fur. Mispronounciation of “seer”. And another board game that doesn’t feature Matt Damon. It must be another episode of the Dice Men Cometh, talking Power Grid the card game, massive Werewolf nights and gaming news.

 

Original air date: 02/02/2017

 

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The Dice Men Cometh – Episode 150

Leon Cannan : January 28, 2017 11:52 pm : The Podcast

It’s the Dice Men’s 150th episode! Can you believe it? No, neither can we but we did it, so take that mum. Join Mark, Trent and Garth to talk Euro gaming goodness from TMG, with Guilds of London. There’s some disagreement about tracking game plays. And lots of chat about the past, present and future of the show, with special words from some of our extended Dice Family. Thanks for listening!

 

Original air date: 26/01/2017

 

Another great title from Tasty Minstrel Games – Guilds of London.
Mark crushed Trent in his first game!
Listen to Episode 150 for our views, coming soon.
#tastyminstrelgames #tastyminstrel #guildsoflondon #aussiesplaying euros #eurogame #tabletophotness #tabletop #boardgames #boardgame #ausboardgames #aussieidiots

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The Dice Men Cometh – Episode 149

Trent Swindells : January 21, 2017 12:48 pm : The Podcast

Leon admits to owning Monopoly: Transformers! Mark refuses to reveal his real age! Trent thinks he has a drinking problem! Also, there is a lot of mixed talk about Cry Havoc and the phrase, “tentacles tighten around the testicles” during another edition of deet-deet-deetdeetdedeet Gaming News. THIS is The Dice Men Cometh Episode 149!

The Dice Men Cometh – Episode 149

Original air date: 19/01/2017

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The Dice Men Cometh – Episode 148

Leon Cannan : January 15, 2017 7:14 pm : The Podcast

Join Mark, Garth and Leon as they talk about the back stabbing funzies that is Thief’s Market. They ask if there is merit in really bad games, discuss new Kickstarter game The Refuge and let you know how to spend your cash on the current wasteland of Kickstarter.

Original air date: 12/01/2017

 

 

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The Dice Men Cometh – Episode 147

Leon Cannan : January 8, 2017 1:03 pm : The Podcast

It is a brand new year but the same crotchety old men and one jaded 30-something are back for all your board gaming goodness. This week the lads discuss the new hotness of the Arkham Horror LCG, all your gaming news and the drawing of our ‘Ain’t No Party Like a Dice Men Party Game Competition…Party’… or something like that. So join Leon, Trent and Mark in ushering in a new gaming year as only they can (very half assedly).

 

Original air date: 05/01/2017

 

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The Dice Men Cometh – Episode 146

Mark Rickards : December 27, 2016 12:37 am : The Podcast

Trent’s Game of the Year is the Dice Men’s WWBPL game this week, Mansions of Madness, and although it’s not without its issues – such as its ridiculous price – the praise is nearly universal. Not to be outdone, Mark takes his turn to list SEVEN of his favourite games of 2016, before Leon leads our shopping list for 2017, and we reveal the existentialist crisis at the heart of being a Dice Man.

Oh, and there’s the competition!

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The Dice Men Cometh – Episode 145

Leon Cannan : December 18, 2016 10:01 pm : The Podcast

Original air date: 15/12/16

2016 cannot end fast enough, but not before the Dice Men pick their Game of the Year (although Leon seems to struggle with the concept a little). Garth hits the Tokaido Rd from his toilet. And Trent talks Mystic Vale, the new “card crafting” deck builder from AEG. Is now a good time to get in on the ground floor before the expansions send this game into overdrive?

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The Dice Men Cometh – Episode 144

Leon Cannan : December 11, 2016 7:39 pm : The Podcast

Original air date: 08/12/2016

 

If you need Christmas gift tips for the gamer in your life, look no further than this episode of the Dice Men, as Trent, Mark and Garth get help from Area 52’s Nicole, talking retail. Plus, Terraforming Mars is the hottest game no one can get their hands on, including Trent who has to be content with listening to everyone else talk about how good it is. And there’s a new competition for you to win. God damn we’re good to you!

 

Trent, Mark and Garth in the Edge Radio studios with Nicole from Area 52. That sweater!!

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The Dice Men Cometh – Episode 143

Mark Rickards : November 29, 2016 7:37 pm : The Podcast

Original air date: 24/11/16

It’s all Vital Lacerda, all the time this week, as Garth and Mark talk about their experience of playing an “advanced prototype” of Lisboa at Pax Aus 2016, and Trent interviews the designer himself. We also touch on the Lisboa Kickstarter, and give you the heads up on our Instagram competition .

 

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The Dice Men Cometh – Episode 142

Trent Swindells : November 19, 2016 11:19 pm : The Podcast

Original air date: 17/11/16

Leon struggles to stay awake. Trent shares a tragic incident from his childhood. Mark attempts to rewrite history. Among all this, the Dice Men find time to talk about the Aussie theme park game, Unfair, gaming news, Tiny Epic Western, Catopoly, shopping for hardware, and another Aussie effort to promote the benefits of vaccination throughout the world.

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The Dice Men Cometh – Episode 141

Leon Cannan : November 13, 2016 2:06 pm : The Podcast

Original air date: 10/11/16

Back from Pax Mark, Leon and friend of the show Josh talk about Pax

What they did at Pax , how was Pax , what they played at Pax , the future of Pax and finally they talk about Pax.

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The Dice Men Cometh – Episode 140

Leon Cannan : October 30, 2016 5:35 pm : The Podcast

Original air date: 27/10/16

Mark , Garth and Leon are in the Halloween spirit this episode , as they are talking the new kickstarter game Crimson creek as well as all the horror games you will need to enjoy a theme appropriate all hallows eve.

They then delve the deeps of IOS and Kickstarter to let you know how you are spending your money this week and get rather excited at the thought of inflicting mayhem on Melbourne, during their upcoming PAX trip.

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The Dice Men Cometh – Episode 139

Leon Cannan : October 23, 2016 2:01 pm : The Podcast

Original air date: 20/10/16

The inmates are running the asylum this week, as Mark and Garth thought it would be a good idea to leave Trent and Leon alone with no supervision. Oh dear.

But worry not, they have plenty to talk about as they delve into the monster gaming experience of Twilight Imperium 3. How does it still hold up after 10 years for the old and new gamers alike and what is the behemoth’s future in the hobby?

They are also joined by Neil from polymorphgames.com to chat about running an Australian board game store without that pesky brick-and-mortar being involved.

Plus the winners of our Grail Games Medici competition, and more.

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The Dice Men Cometh – Episode 138

Trent Swindells : October 14, 2016 8:32 am : The Podcast

Original air date: 13/10/16

Mark and Trent are joined by Dice Woman Tania to talk party games – specifically Dracula’s Feast. Tania’s the art director for this little Kickstarting gem that gives a friendly twist to hidden role games. There’s talk of cave farming in Caverna, the latest in board game news and your final chances to win in our Vini Vidi Vici Medici competition thanks to Grail Games.

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The Dice Men Cometh – Episode 137

Mark Rickards : October 10, 2016 10:36 pm : The Podcast

Original air date: 6/10/16

This episode hasn’t quite made it behind the paywall (we’re looking at you, Tabletop), so tune in for free to hear Garth, Leon and Mark discuss the peaks and troughs of gaming. One peak we’ll tell you all about is Broad Peak, the expansion to K2, by Rebel.PL, whilst Garth delves to the lows of online RPG tools. Leon also regales us with news of the grand Essen Game Fair, and we remind you all to take part in our Medici competition (hint: it’s easy to enter).

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The Dice Men Cometh – Episode 136

Trent Swindells : October 2, 2016 1:51 pm : The Podcast

Original air date: 29/9/16

There are TWO things you need to know about this episode: 1) We launch our latest competition thanks to Grail Games – to win a copy of the reprinted Medici, the game that lets you live out the fantasy of being an Italian who buys things with victory points – and 2) We launch the biggest board gaming website on the planet (or at least Tasmania) on dicemencometh.com. Then we send a monkey down a rabbit hole to find the most “interesting” facts about gaming as the “interesting-o-meter” goes off the chart!!!

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The Dice Men Cometh – Episode 135

Trent Swindells : September 22, 2016 9:27 pm : The Podcast

Original air date: 22/9/16

What is the one game you would take with you into the zombie apocalypse? Is it Dead of Winter? Or the updated Dead of Winter: The Long Night? The Dice Men love them both, but does the new expansion make it onto their list of the most essential expansions? And are there any new games worth funding on Kickstarter? Questions, questions, questions flooding the mind of concerned gamers around the country, as they listen to the latest episode of the Dice Men Cometh with Trent, Mark and Garth.

The Dice Men Cometh – Episode 135

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The Dice Men Cometh – Episode 134

Trent Swindells : September 20, 2016 10:38 pm : The Podcast

Original air date: 15/9/16

Mark, Garth and Leon are doin’ it for the kids of Australia this week. In fact, Garth has kids of his own so he talks about the games they’re enjoying, and the games he enjoys on his iPad when he’s hiding from his kids in the toilet. Then the Dice Men travel back in time to 2007 to consider the games of that year. And if there’s one thing that kids really love – it’s zombies! Especially when they come in the new Dead of Winter expansion that the Dice Men cannot wait to play.

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The Dice Men Cometh – Episode 133

Trent Swindells : September 11, 2016 6:31 pm : The Podcast

Original air date: 8/9/16

“Never judge a book by its cover,” they say. But what about a game? From deadly dull looking Euros to ghastly Ameritrash, there’s plenty of great-playing games that do themselves no justice at all in the cover department. Exhibit A is Agricola, that classic, classic, classic game of… well, it’s a game about farming and Trent has a problem with that. Leon’s been burning the candle at every available end and stuffing his pockets full of games, and wants to share his  party-in-a-pocket favourites. It’s another week of the Dice Men Cometh!

The Dice Men Cometh – Episode 133

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The Dice Men Cometh – Episode 132

Trent Swindells : September 5, 2016 9:14 pm : The Podcast

Original air date: 1/9/16

This week, the Dice Men roll to win from www.polymorphgames.com.au announce the winners from everyone who entered their CodeGames competition – THANKS TO EVERYONE WHO WROTE TO US AND LEFT US REVIEWS! YOU’RE BOOTIFUL. Next, pack up your camels to follow the Voyages of Marco Polo. Then there’s more conquest and expansion with the Imperial Settlers expansion, Why Can’t We Be Friends. And Trent completely fails to contain his excitement over Invisible Sun and the Kickstarter that’s changed his world.

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The Dice Men Cometh – Episode 131

Trent Swindells : August 27, 2016 12:05 pm : The Podcast

Original air date: 25/8/16

Australia’s board gaming community went into a rage-fueled internet frenzy this week, when one of the country’s most beloved annual conventions, Albury’s BorderCon, sold out in less than two hours. Trent talks to organiser Neil Thomson to learn more about what makes this event so successful, and how other events could learn from it. This includes those behind Hobart Winter Games Fest, which just wrapped up in the Dice Men’s hometown. Garth and Leon brought 2 Rooms & A Boom to this convention and give their verdict on this huge party game. And Trent waxes lyrical on his obsession over Monte Cook’s Kickstarter, Invisible Sun.

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The Dice Men Cometh – Episode 130

Trent Swindells : August 21, 2016 9:24 pm : The Podcast

Original air date: 18/8/16

It’s not often the Dice Men will admit what a good gamer Mark actually is, so he wanted to make sure it happened during an episode for posterity. Indeed, his skills were put to good use when the Dice Men tackled that “perfect bastard of a game”, The Grizzled and its expansion, At Your Orders. Mark takes a gander at Kickstarter’s Unfair, Glorantha, Sharknado and Trent’s more than a little excited about Monty Cooke’s new RPG, Invisible Sun, despite its exorbitant cost. And the lads hand over the final of three Code Games for you to win 2 x $50 vouchers from Polymorph Games and Hobbies. Name all three Code Games and send an email to dicemencometh@gmail.com by 31 August to be a winner!

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The Dice Men Cometh – Episode 129

Trent Swindells : August 12, 2016 11:09 pm : The Podcast

Original air date: 11/8/16

This week, Trent, Garth and Mark are fixated on Indianapolis and the wonders of GenCon, America’s biggest annual board gaming convention… which they have no hope of ever being able to afford to attend. But Trent does have a list of the games from GenCon he’s most interested in playing. Plus, Mark takes us through the latest hot Kickstarter to deliver to its backers – The Others: 7 Sins. Is it all it’s cracked up to be? Garth talks iOS games and there’s the second Code Game named in the lads’ Code Games competition, thanks to Polymorph Games and Hobbies.

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The Dice Men Cometh – Episode 128

Trent Swindells : August 12, 2016 10:57 pm : The Podcast

Original Air Date: 04/08/16

In this one, Mark, Trent and Leon launch their new Code Games competition, giving you a chance to win vouchers from Polymorph Games and Hobbies. They get stuck into Robinson Crusoe: Adventures On the Cursed Isle, still a cracker despite its exorbitant price. Leon learns the hard way there isn’t enough time in the podcast to list every game he’s currently think about buying. Asmodee continues swallowing game companies like some deranged French pac man… le pac homme. And Mark attempts a joke.

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The Dice Men Cometh – Episode 124

Scott Bragg : August 2, 2016 11:13 am : The Podcast

Original Air Date: 07/07/16

It’s here! It’s actually here! Thanks to the efforts of Dice Man Mark, Episode 124 has been retrieved from the depths of the Internet at long last. In this episode, the guys talk about what they were playing that week, discuss iOS gaming, and talk about Castles of Mad King Ludwig. Plus Trent caps off the episode with some discussion about being a gamer. Sadly Trent’s talk at the end of the episode ran over time so the end just cuts off rather than having the guys say their normal goodbyes.

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The Dice Men Cometh – Episode 127

Scott Bragg : August 1, 2016 12:55 pm : The Podcast

Original Air Date: 28/07/16

This week, the Dice Men party on as they discuss party games. They also interview Australian board game artist Ian O’Toole. Trent discusses his addiction to a certain boardgame/Netflix mashup, and a new competition is announced!

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The Dice Men Cometh – Episode 126

Scott Bragg : July 24, 2016 1:56 pm : The Podcast

Original Air Date: 21/07/16

This week, the guys rehash the “what we’ve been playing” from Episode 124, since it seems to have disappeared for good. On top of that they go over the recently announced winners of the Spiel des Jahres and Kennerspiel des Jahres winners, and give us an update on the latest in gaming Kickstarter news. And if all that isn’t enough, Trent does a thing about why he won’t teach the guys a certain game.

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The Dice Men Cometh – Episode 125

Scott Bragg : July 17, 2016 10:48 am : The Podcast

Original Air Date: 14/07/16

No, it’s not a typo – this is Episode 125. Episode 124 has at this stage been lost to the wonders* of technology. Efforts are underway to retrieve it, so if we do get a hold of the episode then it will show up!

All that said, this is Episode 125, and in this episode, the guys talk about one of the biggest new games to come out in 2016, Stonemaier Games‘ tale of 1920s alternate history strategy Scythe. They also discuss Spiel des Jahres nominee Karuba, the Gathering of Friends convention, and a little mobile game called Pokémon Go.

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The Dice Men Cometh – Episode 123

Scott Bragg : July 4, 2016 7:53 pm : The Podcast

Original Air Date: 30/06/16

In Episode 123, Mark and Garth are once again joined by founding Dice Man Trent. In this episode the trio discuss the latest in board gaming news; plus Garth and Trent regale us with tales from their travels. All that and more!

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The Dice Men Cometh – Episode 122

Scott Bragg : June 26, 2016 10:13 am : The Podcast

Original Air Date: 23/06/16

In this week’s episode, the guys discuss more about their recent Bordercon trip, touching on Burgle Brothers, Burger Up and Paperback. They visit some Kickstarter news, as well as discuss the Kinderspiel award.

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The Dice Men Cometh – Episode 121

Scott Bragg : June 20, 2016 7:44 pm : The Podcast

Original Air Date: 09/06/16

The boys are back from Bordercon in this week’s episode, as they talk all about one of the new games they played while they were away.  In addition to this, there’ll be some discussion about the Kennerspiel, followed by a general recap of Bordercon itself.

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The Dice Men Playeth – TIME Stories: The Marcy Case

Scott Bragg : June 13, 2016 12:29 am : The Podcast

Seeing as the guys are up at Bordercon and there’s no episode this week, please enjoy this recording of the Dice Men playing a new session of TIME Stories; this time, playing through The Marcy Case

Spoilers for this particular part of the story-driven game in this episode, obviously.

Time Stories – The Marcy Case Run 1

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The Dice Men Cometh – Episode 120

Scott Bragg : June 7, 2016 9:28 am : The Podcast

Original Air Date: 02/06/16

In episode 120, Trent goes feral as the guys discuss a game they’ve been playing recently that’s a brain burner. Following that is some gaming news, app integration and the guys talk the upcoming Bordercon gaming convention.

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The Dice Men Cometh – Episode 119

Scott Bragg : June 1, 2016 9:50 am : The Podcast

Original Air Date: 26/06/16

Garth is back in the studio in this episode, as Trent and Mark discuss what they’ve been playing in his absence. Garth covers the recent nominees for the Spiel des Jahres awards, and Trent discusses possible Kickstarter fraud while Mark covers other Kickstarter news.

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The Dice Men Cometh – Episode 118

Scott Bragg : May 23, 2016 10:02 am : The Podcast

Original Air Date: 19/05/16

Tania joins Mark and Trent in this episode as both Garth and Leon are absent the Dice Men Cometh studio. Together, the trio talk Roll for the Galaxy among what they’ve been playing, the addiction that is miniatures gaming – both the playing and painting thereof – as well as a hot new Australian RPG.

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The Dice Men Cometh – Episode 117

Scott Bragg : May 16, 2016 12:03 pm : The Podcast

Original Air Date: 12/05/16

In this episode, Trent is back in the studio while Leon cavorts around the globe. The guys talk about a game they’ve revisited after initially panning it. They also recap their Call of Cthulhu and Imperial Assault games, and talk RPG games.

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The Dice Men Cometh – Episode 116

Scott Bragg : May 9, 2016 5:32 pm : The Podcast

Original Air Date: 05/05/16

In Leon’s final episode for a bit as he goes on holidays, the fellas sit down and have a chat about a…  non-physical game? Mark dishes on the details on that particular topic. Following that is some talk of the Dice Men’s last Saturday night shenanigans, whatever that might entail, and rounding out the episode is discussion of The Dice Tower’s most recent Dice Tower Award nominations.

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The Dice Men Cometh – Episode 115

Scott Bragg : May 2, 2016 9:27 am : The Podcast

Original Air Date: 28/05/16

In this episode, Mark and Garth are joined by Trent once again, as the boys pay tribute to Prince, talk about what they’ve been playing recently, and recap their latest session of Horror on the Orient Express. All that plus some Kickstarter news!

The Dice Men Cometh – Episode 115

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The Dice Men Cometh – Episode 114

Scott Bragg : April 28, 2016 10:38 pm : The Podcast

Original Air Date: 21/04/16

Firstly, apologies for the delay on this one. No computers to blame this time – just a busy week and a forgetful podcast editor. Also a note that although the guys at the start of the episode lament the loss of Episode 113 from the previous week, it actually did manage to find its way online last week, but the guys weren’t aware of that before the show.

Anyway, onto this episode, where the guys talk about Leon’s Birthday, plus a couple of different games they managed to play in the past week. And more, I’m sure.

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The Dice Men Cometh – Episode 113

Scott Bragg : April 21, 2016 10:01 pm : The Podcast

Original Air Date: 14/04/16

Due to a slight computing error, this episode is about a week late, so our apologies go out to everyone for the delay. However, it’s here now for your listening pleasure! In this episode, the guys regale your ears with an entire episode dedicated to what they’ve been playing lately, thanks to Leon’s birthday boardgaming extravaganza which took place over the weekend prior to this episode airing.

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The Dice Men Cometh – Episode 112

Scott Bragg : April 11, 2016 8:52 am : The Podcast

Original Air Date: 07/04/16

This week the Dice Men are joined by a “special” guest on the show. With this “special” guest they talk about what they’ve been playing lately, and recap another session of Horror on the Orient Express. Our guest then gives us some Game Master tips from his extensive experience in the role, plus some other stuff.

The Dice Men Cometh – Episode 112

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The Dice Men Cometh – Episode 111 with Spoilers

Scott Bragg : April 3, 2016 9:01 am : The Podcast

Original Air Date: 31/03/16

Complete episode 111 including Pandemic Legacy spoilers for April-June.

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The Dice Men Cometh – Episode 111

Scott Bragg : April 3, 2016 8:55 am : The Podcast

Original Air Date: 31/03/16

This week on the Dice Men Cometh, Garth talks iOS! Leon plays games with other people? And finally, finally, the guys gives us the details on their Pandemic Legacy games from April through to June. But don’t worry, as this file has been edited to remove the spoilers. A separate file will be posted including the spoilers for those who wish to listen to them.

The Dice Men Cometh – Episode 111

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The Dice Men Cometh – Episode 110

Scott Bragg : March 26, 2016 7:49 pm : The Podcast

Original Air Date: 24/03/16

It’s almost Easter time at the Dice Men Cometh in Episode 110, and this time around the guys discuss what they’ve been playing lately, bring everyone up to speed on gaming news and delve once again into the world of Kickstarter. And if that wasn’t enough, the winners of the Rule and Make Make a Rule Competition are announced!

Oh, and they run out of time to talk about Pandemic Legacy. Again!

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The Dice Men Playeth – Horror on the Orient Express

Scott Bragg : March 18, 2016 1:38 pm : The Podcast

The Dice Men are taking the week off this week, so instead we have another special episode of The Dice Men Playeth. This time around, the guys have recorded themselves playing Horror on the Orient Express – a Call of Cthulhu RPG.

Excerpt from “Horror on the Orient Express”

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The Dice Men Cometh – Episode 109

Scott Bragg : March 13, 2016 2:50 pm : The Podcast

Original Air Date: 10/03/16

This week, the Dice Men give us the end date for their competition, discuss the upcoming Geek Quiz Night, as well as a fairly extensive talk about what they’ve been playing lately.

Note: at the start of the show they say they’re going to talk about Pandemic Legacy, but fear not – the guys run out of time talking about other stuff, so that’ll be in a future episode. So you can listen to this one without fear of spoiling the storyline of that particular game for now.

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The Dice Men Cometh – Episode 108

Scott Bragg : March 6, 2016 12:15 pm : The Podcast

Original Air Date: 03/03/16

Summer is over, and the Dice Men recap the lost Episode 106 as they discuss what they’ve been playing this week (and a couple weeks ago), plus news about Bordercon. On top of that, the guys risk their sanity as they delve into the demented world of Call of Cthulhu, plus more info about the competition.

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The Dice Men Cometh – Episode 107

Scott Bragg : March 3, 2016 11:00 am : The Podcast

Original Air Date: 25/02/16

Sadly, the computer gremlins ate Episode 106. But as a consolation, even though it’s somewhat late, we do have Episode 107 for your listening pleasure. In this episode, Garth and Mark are joined by Tania Walker, as they discuss a bevy of Rule and Make games which they’ve all been playing recently, along with a brand new competition.

The Dice Men Cometh – Episode 107

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The Dice Men Cometh – Episode 93

Scott Bragg : February 27, 2016 10:55 am : The Podcast

Original Air Date: 19/11/15

Editor’s Note: This is an old episode which wasn’t previously posted because the ending is cut short. However, due to the fact that Episode 105 is lost forever due to a technical glitch, and we’re still waiting on Episode 106, we thought you might want to hear what we do have of the episode anyway.

In this episode, the guys talk Essen! Mark interviews Terry and Merran Furness, freshly back in Australia after their trip to the Essen Games Festival in Germany!

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The Dice Men Cometh – Mitch Dovey Interview

Scott Bragg : February 23, 2016 10:47 pm : The Podcast

Original Air Date: 18/02/16

 

Mark interviews Mitch Dovey from Joe Dodgy Games. This interview appeared on the live broadcast of The Dice Men Cometh on Thursday, 18/02/16.

Mitch-Dovey-JDG

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The Dice Men Cometh – Episode 105

Scott Bragg : February 17, 2016 12:15 pm : The Podcast

Original Air Date: 11/02/16

This week, the Dice Men are joined by Morgan from local gaming store Area 52, as she gives us all the news from CanCon – which she attended recently – as well as the recent Board Game Night the store held. On top of that, Leon introduces us to a new game called C.V. which he taught to Garth recently, and Mark regales us with his tales of retail therapy from a recent trip to Newcastle.

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The Dice Men Playeth – Time Stories

Scott Bragg : February 16, 2016 12:02 pm : The Podcast

In this special episode of The Dice Men Playeth, the boys sit down and play through the first scenario of story-based game Time Stories.

This episode contains spoilers for the first scenario of the game, called “The Asylum” so if you don’t want to know what happens in that scenario, I suggest giving this one a miss.

The Dice Men Playeth – Time Stories

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The Dice Men Cometh – Episode 104

Scott Bragg : February 7, 2016 9:25 pm : The Podcast

Original Air Date: 04/02/16

Leon’s away and so the Dice Men will play, as Trent makes yet another return visit to the studio. I think he’s starting to miss being on the air. Anyway, the boys take a look at what they’ve been playing lately, Trent catches everyone up on the latest in board gaming news, Garth regales us with news from the iOS aspect of the hobby, and the first part of a two-part series involving Trent and a certain Australian game store.

The Dice Men Cometh – Episode 104

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The Dice Men Playeth – Tales of the Arabian Nights

Scott Bragg : February 5, 2016 9:44 am : The Podcast

It’s another Dice Men Playeth, as Leon records yet another play session – this time of the story-telling game Tales of the Arabian Nights.

Now, once again I do have to mention there may be story spoilers in this episode, but it’s a lot different to the others as each story moment is randomly generated from the game’s mechanisms. So while you will hear stories being read from the massive tome that comes with the game, your own experiences with the game will most likely wildly differ from those you hear in this special episode.

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The Dice Men Cometh – Episode 103

Scott Bragg : January 30, 2016 10:49 am : The Podcast

Original Air Date: 28/01/16

This week, the Dice Men finally announce the winners of their 12 weeks of Christmas competition! Also Leon does a movie review, and of course they discuss what games they’ve been playing recently.

The Dice Men Cometh – Episode 103

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The Dice Men Cometh – Episode 102

Scott Bragg : January 25, 2016 1:48 pm : The Podcast

Original Air Date: 21/01/16

This week, the Dice Men do their usual recap of what they’ve been playing, and it’s a doozy this time around as they have taken an entire day off doing anything except playing games! As well as all that, they discuss Kickstarter news, iOS gaming, local competitions going on, and a challenge for the Dice Men.

The Dice Men Cometh – Episode 102

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The Dice Men Cometh – Episode 101

Scott Bragg : January 18, 2016 1:44 pm : The Podcast

Original Air Date: 14/01/16

This week the Dice Men are without Leon, but in his absence have brought in a special guest, the likes of which you’ve never heard before. Yep, definitely never heard this fella on the podcast before! The 3 fellas talk about what they’ve been playing lately, the special guest talks some news, and finally they discuss games that they absolutely love, but completely suck at.

The Dice Men Cometh – Episode 101

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The Dice Men Cometh – Episode 100 with Spoilers

Scott Bragg : January 11, 2016 5:46 pm : The Podcast

Original Air Date: 07/01/16

It’s a new year, a new season, and a 100th Episode! Listen in as the Dice Men not only discuss what they’ve been playing, but also revisit some of the older episodes from the show’s history. Rounding out the episode is some spoiler-filled discussion on Time Stories.

Please note: This episode is the UNCUT version, containing ALL spoilers as discussed on the show. If you don’t want to hear about these pertaining to Time Stories, then listen to our spoiler-free Episode 100 instead.

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The Dice Men Cometh – Episode 100

Scott Bragg : January 11, 2016 5:39 pm : The Podcast

Original Air Date: 07/01/16

It’s a new year, a new season, and a 100th Episode! Listen in as the Dice Men not only discuss what they’ve been playing, but also revisit some of the older episodes from the show’s history. Rounding out the episode is some spoiler-filled discussion on Time Stories. But fret not, we’ve cut out the spoilers from this file and posted the uncut version separately, just like we have been with Pandemic Legacy.

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The Dice Men Cometh – Episode 99

Scott Bragg : January 5, 2016 11:31 am : The Podcast

Original Air Date: 31/12/15

It’s the final episode of the year, on the final night of the year! 2016 is fast approaching as the Dice Men say goodbye to the current year by discussing what they’ve been playing lately. They then move on to looking forward to what’s coming up in the next year in gaming. Plus some Kickstarter news!

The Dice Men Cometh – Episode 99

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The Dice Men Cometh – Episode 98 with Spoilers

Scott Bragg : January 5, 2016 11:09 am : The Podcast

Original Air Date: 24/12/15

This is the full, unedited cut of Episode 98. In this episode, the guys discuss their third month of Pandemic Legacy. Again, this episode does contain spoilers for Pandemic Legacy Jan-March, so if you don’t want to hear them, check out the edited version of Episode 98 instead.

The Dice Men Cometh – Episode 98 With Spoilers

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The Dice Men Cometh – Episode 98

Scott Bragg : January 5, 2016 10:57 am : The Podcast

Original Air Date: 24/12/15

It’s Christmas Eve, and the Dice Men are still going strong on the night before the biggest holiday of the year. As well as the usual game discussion, Mark interviews Chris from the group behind this year’s cancelled Sydney Toy and Game Expo about some exciting new news. They also cover the latest news regarding Asmodee and their Days of Wonder and Fantasy Flight acquisitions, and finally cover their third month of Pandemic Legacy. NOTE: This episode has been edited to remove the Pandemic Legacy spoilers. A separate post will be made with the full, unedited episode for all your spoilery goodness.

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The Dice Men Cometh – Episode 97

Scott Bragg : January 5, 2016 10:22 am : The Podcast

Original Air Date: 17/12/15

It’s just a week until Christmas, and the Dice Men are in full holiday swing. As usual they discuss what games they’ve been playing recently. On top of that, as the end of the year approaches, the guys discuss their Top 5 games of 2015, before running out of time to discuss Pandemic Legacy.

The Dice Men Cometh – Episode 97

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The Dice Men Cometh – Sherlock Special Episode

Scott Bragg : December 28, 2015 3:27 pm : The Podcast

While technical difficulties continue to delay our regular weekly episodes getting into the hot little hands of our listeners, we do have a little something to listen to in order to tide the time until we can get those episodes online.

In this episode, Leon records a playthrough of the first case of Sherlock Holmes: Consulting Detective. Bear in mind before you listen to this episode, that Sherlock Holmes is a story driven game, and if you are interesting in playing through it yourself, then this episode will spoil the story elements.

The Dice Men Cometh – Sherlock Special

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The Dice Men Cometh – Episode 96

Scott Bragg : December 15, 2015 3:59 pm : The Podcast

Original Air Date: 10/12/15

This week, the Dice Men are joined by Andrew ‘The Schwartz’ Schwartz, owner of one of Hobart’s friendly game stores Area 52. On top of what they’ve been playing recently, the boys and their guest discuss what games are worth buying for Christmas – either for yourself, or friends and family. And to wrap up, some info on a competition being run.

The Dice Men Cometh – Episode 96

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The Dice Men Cometh – Descent Session Bonus Content

Scott Bragg : December 1, 2015 10:07 pm : The Podcast

Herein is contained an extended version of the recording from the Dice Men’s final Descent campaign session, in case you were interested in checking it out.

We must advise this recording comes with a Language Warning because these guys are real potty mouths.

Descent Week 4

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The Dice Men Cometh – Episode 94-S

Scott Bragg : December 1, 2015 10:00 am : The Podcast

Original Air Date: 26/11/2015

This is the full cut of Episode 94, in which the guys discuss the January section of Pandemic Legacy, in all of its spoilery splendour. Do not listen if you don’t want to hear what goes on in the game; just listen to the original Episode 94, which had the spoilers cut out.

Final warning: This episode contains SPOILERS for Pandemic Legacy January.

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The Dice Men Cometh – Episode 94

Scott Bragg : November 30, 2015 10:11 am : The Podcast

Original Air Date: 26/11/15

It’s a special time at the Dice Men Cometh, as Garth, Mark and Leon discuss the current hottest game, Pandemic Legacy! Spoilers for the January portion of the game will be present – but we’ve made a special cut of the episode for those who don’t wish to hear the spoilery bits. On top of Pandemic Legacy the guys recap their final Descent Campaign session.

The Dice Men Cometh – Episode 94 – This is the episode without spoilers, so anyone who doesn’t want to hear what happens in the January portion of Pandemic Legacy, this file’s for you!

 

The Dice Men Cometh – Episode 94-s – This is the episode with spoilers, for those who want to hear what goes on during the January portion of Pandemic Legacy.

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The Dice Men Cometh – Episode 92

Scott Bragg : November 17, 2015 11:23 am : The Podcast

Original Air Date: 12/11/15

This week, Garth’s back in town to join Mark in the booth, as the boys recap their last Descent campaign session – including a special treat for the listeners! Garth also marks his return with a rundown of what’s happening in the world of Kickstarter.

The Dice Men Cometh – Episode 92

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The Dice Men Cometh – Episode 91

Scott Bragg : November 11, 2015 9:06 pm : The Podcast

Original Air Date: 5/11/15

Apologies for the lateness of this week’s episode; we experienced some technical issues which delayed the ability for us to get things online before tonight.

This week, as Garth is once again away overseas, Mark is joined by Leon and special guest Tania Walker, who has arrived back in Tassie after her eventful trip up to Melbourne for PAX Australia. As usual they’ll cover what they’ve been playing, and Tania talks about her experiences at PAX Aus as both attendee and panelist. And then they forget to do Leon’s Kickstarter thing, but promise to get to it next time.

The Dice Men Cometh – Episode 91

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The Dice Men Cometh – Episode 90

Scott Bragg : October 26, 2015 10:59 am : The Podcast

Original Air Date: 22/10/15

Guess who’s back in the studio this week as Garth gallivants around the frozen north of the American continent? You’ll just need to listen to find out, as this week Mark is joined by a special guest to fill in the Garth-sized gap in the show. The fellas discuss what’s been going on lately as well as Epic Game Sundays, go into some more details on the Descent 2nd Edition campaign they’re caught up in, and dish some details about the recent Essen Spiel convention in Germany.

The Dice Men Cometh – Episode 90

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The Dice Men Cometh – Episode 89

Scott Bragg : October 20, 2015 9:27 am : The Podcast

Original Air Date: 15/10/15

In this week’s episode, we are treated to a recap of the Dice Men’s recent Descent 2nd Edition campaign session. On top of that, the guys discuss what’s new in iOS and Android boardgaming apps, after which the talk turns to the dreaded bad rulebook.

The Dice Men Cometh – Episode 89

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The Dice Men Cometh – Episode 88

Scott Bragg : October 10, 2015 2:49 pm : The Podcast

Original Air Date: 08/10/15

This week, we delve into the deep dark depths of Garth’s gaming history. Plus the guys talk some more about Board Game Arena, so Garth can get his own words in on the subject. Plus, Mark performs some gruesome mangling of the English language for the sake of a few puns.

The Dice Men Cometh – Episode 88

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The Dice Men Cometh – Episode 87

Scott Bragg : October 2, 2015 2:49 pm : The Podcast

Original Air Date: 01/10/15

This week, the Dice Men take on the world wide web as they talk about playing board games online. Mark interviews Jason Kotzur-Yang of End Game Games about his Kickstarter game Ragnaroll, and someone familiar to the show features in the boys’ new Descent campaign.

The Dice Men Cometh – Episode 87

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The Dice Men Cometh – Episode 86

Scott Bragg : September 28, 2015 7:01 pm : The Podcast

Original Air Date: 24/09/15

This week, Garth and Mark are joined by special guest Leon to talk about all the money he’s sunk into the seemingly never-ending flood of Kickstarter board games. Plus the boys talk about their favourite dice games.

The Dice Men Cometh – Episode 86

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The Dice Men Cometh – Episode 85

Scott Bragg : September 21, 2015 3:19 pm : The Podcast

Original Air Date: 17/09/15

This week, Mark and Garth talk about Epic Game Day, a day on which several friends of the show gather for a full day of playing some of the longer games in the collection. On top of that, they talk about one of the biggest years of Mark’s life – the year he joined Boardgamegeek.

The Dice Men Cometh – Episode 85

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The Dice Men Cometh – Episode 84

Scott Bragg : September 14, 2015 1:48 pm : The Podcast

Original Air Date: 10/09/15

This week, the guys delve in the deep dark depths of Mark’s gaming past, so prepare yourselves – it’s quite a long trip (cos he’s old, see). Coming back to the more recent past, they also cover all of the gaming hotness to come out from the recent GenCon game expo in the United States. Plus all the usual goodness of what the boys have been playing lately!

The Dice Men Cometh – Episode 84

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The Dice Men Cometh – Episode 83

Scott Bragg : September 7, 2015 11:59 am : The Podcast

Original Air Date: 03/09/15

This week, Mark forgets what day of the week it is, and regales us with some terrible puns. All is not lost however, as the guys bring in a special guest whose identity you’ll just have to find out by listening! Garth also updates us all on the latest iOS and other mobile gaming news.

The Dice Men Cometh – Episode 83

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The Dice Men Cometh – Episode 82

Scott Bragg : August 29, 2015 1:53 pm : The Podcast

Original Air Date: 27/08/15

It’s the first episode without Trent in the studio, and Mark and Garth get right into it with what games they’ve been playing, then continue with a Kickstarter update, plus a special guest joins the boys.

The Dice Men Cometh – Episode 82

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The Dice Men Cometh – Episode 81

Scott Bragg : August 21, 2015 12:29 pm : The Podcast

Original Air Date: 20/08/15

It’s a bit of a sad week this week as the Dice Men say goodbye to founding Dice Man Trent. Before he leaves us however, he regales us with the latest in board gaming news. On top of that, the guys also talk about what it takes to produce and star in a weekly radio show/podcast.

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The Dice Men Cometh – Episode 80

Scott Bragg : August 5, 2015 7:08 am : The Podcast

Original Air Date: 30/07/15

Our apologies for the lateness in posting this week’s episode. Regular podcast poster Dave was replaced this week by some new guy called Slacker Dave, and for some reason he isn’t as good at his job. Who’d have known? Don’t worry though because regular Dave will be back next episode.

Also, a small announcement that there will be no Dice Men Cometh tomorrow (Thursday August 6th) and thus no podcast next week.

All that said, let’s get onto the podcast. This week, the Dice Men talk about bursting the boardgaming bubble, Winter Gamesfest happening the weekend of August 8/9th, and also some boardgaming news!

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The Dice Men Cometh – Episode 79

Scott Bragg : July 28, 2015 2:17 pm : The Podcast

Original Air Date: 23/07/15

We are so very very sorry for the lateness of this week’s podcast episode, but there was a problem with the Goggo-mobile… no, that’s not right. A problem with the computer. That sounds more feasible. Anyway, it’s all been sorted and here it is! The 79th episode of The Dice Men Cometh, featuring iOS chat with Garth, Mark’s biggest boardgaming fear, and Trent’s interview with Craig Judd, whose new RPG PowerFrame is available now via DriveThruRPG!

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The Dice Men Cometh – Episode 78

Scott Bragg : July 17, 2015 10:59 am : The Podcast

Original Air Date: 16/07/15

The computing gremlins have been put to rest, and The Dice Men are back with a new episode. This week the conversation is about scale – which games scale well for differing player numbers, and which ones don’t do so well? On top of that Mark takes a look at what’s happening on Kickstarter, and we enter week 3 of the current competition, brought to you by Area 52! (Or is it Aree 52, Mark?)

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The Dice Men Cometh – Episode 76

Scott Bragg : July 3, 2015 1:24 pm : The Podcast

Original Air Date: 2/07/15

This week, the Dice Men revisit their high school essay training as they contrast and compare Suburbia and The Castles of Mad King Ludwig. On top of that, Trent gives us the latest gaming news (and a bit of a book review), Mark covers the Dice Tower Awards, and Garth gives some details on a brand new competition!

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The Dice Men Cometh – Kim Brebach full-length interview

Scott Bragg : June 28, 2015 2:18 pm : The Podcast

This is a special, non-episode post of the full interview that Mark did with Kim Brebach of Secret Base Games about his new Kickstarter game Monstrous. A shorter version of the interview was featured in Episode 75 this past week.

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The Dice Men Cometh – Episode 75

Scott Bragg : June 26, 2015 9:56 am : The Podcast

Original Air Date: 25/06/15

This week, Mark interviews Kim Brebach from Secret Base Games about his new Kickstarter game MonstrousGarth talks iOS gaming, and the whole Dice Men team talks about Nerds Behaving Badly.

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The Dice Men Cometh – Episode 74

Scott Bragg : June 12, 2015 11:26 am : The Podcast

Original Air Date: 11/06/15

Freshly back from their week off the air, the Dice Men get right into the swing of things with a show full of recapping their adventures at BorderCon, held over the Queen’s Birthday long weekend in Albury-Wodonga.

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The Dice Men Cometh – Episode 73

Scott Bragg : May 29, 2015 9:37 am : The Podcast

Original Air Date: 28/05/15

This week, the Dice Men interview Phil Walker-Harding, designer of the massively popular game Sushi Go! and Spiel des Jahres recommended game Cacao. They also touch on their wishlist for games to play for Bordercon on the Queen’s Birthday long weekend, plus gaming news!

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The Dice Men Cometh – Episode 72

Scott Bragg : May 25, 2015 4:36 pm : The Podcast

Original Air Date: 21/05/15

This week the Dice Men talk the many game awards which are on at the moment, Garth talks about iOS gaming, and Charles Bishop from the Australian Toy and Game Expo is interviewed about the Australian Boardgame Championships.

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The Dice Men Cometh – Episode 71

Scott Bragg : May 17, 2015 12:06 pm : The Podcast

Original Air Date: 14/05/15

This week, the Dice Men talk GenCon, America’s largest board gaming convention. Plus games they absolutely hate with a white hot passion, and Kickstarter!

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The Dice Men Cometh – Episode 70

Scott Bragg : May 10, 2015 1:59 pm : The Podcast

Original Air Date: 07/05/15

This week, as the snow blanketed the foothills of Hobart, the Dice Men discuss Steve Jackson’s megahit game Munchkin, along with other gaming related news. On top of that they talk about Mice and Mystics, and what games have caught their eye because of their interesting names.

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The Dice Men Cometh – Episode 69

Scott Bragg : May 1, 2015 10:23 am : The Podcast

Original Air Date: 30/04/15

This week, the Dice Men interview Aeos James, discussing the The Gathering of Friends event in Niagara Falls. On top of that, Garth bring us some more iOS boardgame app news, and the winner of the Grail Games competition is revealed!

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The Dice Men Cometh – Episode 68

Scott Bragg : April 24, 2015 11:25 am : The Podcast

Original Air Date: 23/04/15

This week, the Dice Men have an exclusive interview with the new owner of local Hobart gaming store Area 52, Andrew Schwartz (aka The Schwartz), with whom they discuss the financial side of the gaming industry. Mark also rounds up some Kickstarter campaigns including Campaign Coins and The Road, and the Grail Games competition continues!

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The Dice Men Cometh – Episode 67

Scott Bragg : April 17, 2015 11:24 am : The Podcast

Original Air Date: 16/04/15

This week, the Dice Men talk International Tabletop Day, as well as bring us the latest gaming news. They also dream up the perfect game for Trent’s dad, as well as announce a new competition, thanks to Grail Games.

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The Dice Men Cometh – Episode 66

Scott Bragg : April 3, 2015 9:36 am : The Podcast

Original Air Date: 02/04/15

It’s been a wild ride the past 5 weeks, but it’s finally here – the drawing of the Five Weeks of Five Tribes competition! Listen in as Trent, Mark and Garth reveal who the lucky entry was. On top of that, Garth talks iOS and Android, and the Dice Men are joined by resident miniatures gaming expert Kyle to talk all things mini.

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The Dice Men Cometh – Episode 65

Scott Bragg : March 28, 2015 4:34 pm : The Podcast

Original Air Date: 26/03/15

This week, the Dice Men introduce each other! To familiarise some new listeners with the crew, Trent, Mark and Garth talk about each other’s gaming habits, among other things. There’s also a bunch of Kickstarter news, and the guys talk about what games they’d like to play, but haven’t yet had a chance to.

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The Dice Men Cometh – Episode 64

Scott Bragg : March 22, 2015 7:50 am : The Podcast

Original air date: 19/03/15

This week, Trent interview Al Caynes – designer of a card game currently being Kickstarted called “El Luchador Fantastico Grande” – about the highs and lows of crowdfunding. There’s also some boardgaming news, another week of the Five Weeks of Five Tribes competition, and the guys discuss the table etiquette required to be a good loser.

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The Dice Men Cometh – Episode 63

Scott Bragg : March 13, 2015 9:27 am : The Podcast

Original Air Date: 12/03/15

This week, the Dice Men interview game designer Jon Gilmour – best known for his work on Dead of Winter – about his new game Vault Wars. Also, with the Catan movie in the works, the guys discuss what games they’d like to see made into movies. Plus Garth delves into boardgames on Android devices.

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The Dice Men Cometh – Episode 62

Scott Bragg : March 9, 2015 7:38 pm : The Podcast

Original Air Date: 04/03/2015

First off, a note and an apology: due to some technical issues, the last few minutes of this week’s episode was cut short. We have attempted to recover them, but alas it was not to be. This is also the cause of the delay in getting the episode online at the usual time. Again, our apologies for any inconveniences caused.

This week the Dice Men cover Kickstarter, new gaming website Board Game Arena, and continue the discussion of first impressions – this time talking about games they fell in love with before giving them a go, especially when they turned out not to be all that amazing.

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The Dice Men Cometh – Episode 61

Scott Bragg : February 27, 2015 10:39 am : The Podcast

Original Air Date: 26/02/15

This week, the Dice Men talk about what games they’ve judged based on first appearances – either thinking that it would suck, and later finding out it’s good, or the complete opposite. They also revisit their Five Tribes competition where you can win a copy of Bruno Cathala’s latest hit game of your very own, plus a whole bunch of gaming related news.

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The Dice Men Cometh – Episode 60

Scott Bragg : February 20, 2015 10:10 am : The Podcast

Original Air Date: 19/02/15

This week, Mark interviews Australian game designer Allen Chang of Rule and Make Games about how to run a successful Kickstarter campaign. Garth takes on the iOSphere, and the Dice Men offer their fans a chance to win a copy of Bruno Cathala’s new game Five Tribes.

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The Dice Men Cometh – Episode 59

Scott Bragg : February 13, 2015 1:19 pm : The Podcast

Original Air Date: 12/02/15

This week, the Dice Men delve into the insane depths that make up the Call of Cthulhu RPG. They also talk about not being allowed to talk about yet still talking about the playtesting of Jon Gilmour’s (Dead of Winter) latest game Vault Wars, as well as some Kickstarter news.

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The Dice Men Cometh – Episode 58

Scott Bragg : February 6, 2015 9:16 am : The Podcast

Original Air Date: 05/02/15

It’s all Bruno this week on the show, as Trent interviews none other than game designer extraordinaire Bruno Cathala. The guys even forgo their usual waffling on about what they’ve been playing recently, because Bruno is that big of a deal.

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The Dice Men Cometh – Episode 57

Scott Bragg : January 31, 2015 8:56 pm : The Podcast

Original Air Date: 29/01/15

This week, the Dice Men talk about Mark and Garth’s latest obsession; the website BoardGameArena, where you can play board games online! There’s also a bout of half-arsed news, and Aeos James brings us all the action from the past weekend’s CanCon event. Oh, and Trent has a whinge about Imperial Assault, the big baby.

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The Dice Men Cometh – Episode 56

Scott Bragg : January 23, 2015 11:58 am : The Podcast

Original Air Date: 22/01/14

This week, Trent starts off by yelling at the Prime Minister, before moving onto more standard fare like discussing his Call of Cthulhu RPG campaign. Mark regales us with a tale of a game which went four times the recommended play length, and Garth talks iOS games.

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The Dice Men Cometh – Episode 55

Scott Bragg : January 16, 2015 11:23 am : The Podcast

Original Air Date: 15/01/15

The house is full again as all three Dice Men manage to congregate at the same time! This week, the boys discuss Mark’s recent visit to Melbourne, Trent interviews Terry and Merran from Cancon, there’s some Kickstarter news, and Mark responds to the question “who’s the worst behaved Dice Man at the gaming table?”

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The Dice Men Cometh – Episode 54

Scott Bragg : January 9, 2015 6:08 pm : The Podcast

Original Air Date: 08/01/15

Trent’s back in the driver’s seat, but where’s Mark? Galavanting around the big island for some sporting event, apparently. But the remaining Dice Men have plenty to talk about, including Trent telling us all about his gaming stats of 2014, as well as what he and Garth have been playing lately. We’re also serenaded with some gaming news, and discuss who’s the worst behaved Dice Man at the gaming table.

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The Dice Men Cometh – Episode 53

Trent Swindells : January 6, 2015 9:56 am : The Podcast

Original Air Date: 1/1/15

Trent’s away, so Mark and Garth play like they know what they’re doing. Is Machi Koro the new Catan killer? What to do with your unwanted board games? Is playing iOS board games awesome, or for people who are stuck alone at home pretending they’re wizards? It’s all in this week’s episode!

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The Dice Men Cometh – Episode 52

Scott Bragg : December 20, 2014 4:46 pm : The Podcast

Original Air Date: 18/12/14

In this – the final episode of 2014 – Mark talks to the King of Boardgaming Podcasts, Tom Vasel of The Dice Tower fame. And if that isn’t good enough for you, the guys also talk about some upcoming game news, and what they want for Christmas.

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The Dice Men Cometh – Episode 51

Scott Bragg : December 13, 2014 8:00 am : The Podcast

Original Air Date: 11/12/14

It’s almost Christmas, so the Dice Men have sought an expert opinion on what one should get for their loved ones – gaming wise – for the year’s biggest holiday, as Caroline from Area 52 joins Trent, Mark and Garth to talk gaming gifts. Mark also gives us the latest on boardgaming-related Kickstarters.

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The Dice Men Cometh – Episode 50

Scott Bragg : December 5, 2014 11:04 am : The Podcast

Original Air Date: 04/12/14

It’s the vaunted half-century, the quadruple dozen (plus two), the premiere of Season 3 of The Dice Men Cometh and 50th episode! In this week’s show, Trent and Mark are joined in their new live timeslot on Thursday evenings by new Dice Man Garth, as the trio reveal to us their Top 5 Games. In addition, Trent talks to Matt Utting from Meeplecon starting Saturday, Dec 6th in Melbourne.

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The Dice Men Cometh – Episode 49

Scott Bragg : November 28, 2014 7:50 am : The Podcast

Original Air Date: 27/11/14

In this week’s episode, Trent talks to Paul Dean, designer of the most recent reboot of the Paranoia RPG and more famously known as one half of boardgaming site Shut Up and Sit Down. Mark reviews Grail Games’ new Kickstarter Too Many Cinderellas, and the boys discuss the latest board gaming news.

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The Dice Men Cometh – Episode 48

Scott Bragg : November 26, 2014 11:28 am : The Podcast

Original Air Date: 19/11/14

First off, I would like to apologise for how late this post was to be put online. I’ve been quite sick with a bout of man-flu and haven’t been able to get around to editing the audio and getting it online. Now, onto the post!

In this episode, Mark interviews Jonathan Gilmour, one of the designers on the Dice Men’s favourite new game Dead of Winter. Mark also rounds up some Kickstarter news. Please note that for some reason, the recording of the episode was cut short by about 3 minutes at the end, so the very end of the episode is cut off just before the end of Mark’s Kickstarter round up.

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The Dice Men Cometh – Episode 47

Scott Bragg : November 17, 2014 9:31 am : The Podcast

Original Air Date: 12/11/14

This week, Trent has a minor fanboy breakdown as the Dice Men interview Andrew Hackard from Steve Jackson Games. The guys also broach the topic of GamerGate, and give us some of the recent gaming news.

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The Dice Men Cometh – Episode 46

Scott Bragg : November 6, 2014 11:58 am : The Podcast

Original Air Date: 05/11/14

It’s all about the PAX, baby! This week Trent and Mark return from PAX Australia in Melbourne, bringing with them all kinds of tales of gaming greatness, and occasional woe (just don’t ask Trent about 7 Wonders).

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The Dice Men Cometh – Episode 45

Scott Bragg : October 30, 2014 8:45 pm : The Podcast

Original Air Date: 29/10/14

This week, the Dice Men interview Melissa Rogerson, Tabletop Manager for PAX Aus. The boys also discuss their own PAX Aus appearance on their very own panel, and Mark looks over some Kickstarter news.

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The Dice Men Cometh – Episode 44

Scott Bragg : October 27, 2014 8:28 pm : The Podcast

Original Air Date: 22/10/14

This week, Trent and Mark interview Julian from Unhalfbricking Games, and recap the recent Essen Spiel fair.

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The Dice Men Cometh – Episode 43

Scott Bragg : October 16, 2014 4:17 pm : The Podcast

Original Air Date: 15/10/14

First, our apologies for some technical difficulties last night which meant some choppy experiences with listeners on both radio and online stream. Rest assured however that the whole episode was recorded and is now available below!

Mark is back in the booth as the Dice Men talk about the upcoming Essen Spiel convention which is on this weekend. They also talk RPGs – in particular the new Star Wars RPG by Fantasy Flight Games, and Trent shares what it was like to enter an Android: Netrunner tournament recently.

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The Dice Men Cometh – Episode 42

Scott Bragg : October 9, 2014 10:17 am : The Podcast

Original Air Date: 8/10/14

While Mark is away, the Dice Men will play. Special co-host Garth joins Trent this week as Mark is gallivanting his way around… somewhere, we’re not entirely sure. In this week’s episode, the guys talk about Trent’s experience with Warhammer, and touch on boardgames on mobile devices, as well as some gaming news.

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The Dice Men Cometh – Episode 41

Scott Bragg : October 2, 2014 12:14 pm : The Podcast

Original Air Date: 1/10/14

This week, the Dice Men interview Ben Nelson (graphic designer on Merchants and Marauders) regarding Adelaide’s Concentric Games, plus discuss miniatures gaming and the Deutscher Spiele Preis

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The Dice Men Cometh – Episode 40

Scott Bragg : September 18, 2014 4:12 pm : The Podcast

Original Air Date: 17/09/14

This week the Dice Men interview Concentric organiser Ben Nelson, discuss the surge of success that boardgames have enjoyed on Kickstarter, and definitely not least – Dice Men Comething Live at PAX!

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The Dice Men Cometh – Episode 39

Scott Bragg : September 15, 2014 8:23 pm : The Podcast

Original Air Date: 10/09/14

This week, Dice Men Trent and Mark interview Aussie-living-in-the-UK game designer Matt Dunstan, have a chat about the Edge Radio Radiothon and give lip service to a game which has hit the “hotness” list on BoardGameGeek – Lap Dance.

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The Dice Men Cometh – Episode 38

Scott Bragg : September 8, 2014 1:00 am : The Podcast

Original Air Date: 03/08/14

This week, the boys revisit a part of the Peter Hawes interview from last week regarding the Spiel des Jahres, as well as talk about the Edge Radio Radiothon, and they give us their ideas on what a game about being a “Brain in a Jar” would entail.

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The Dice Men Cometh – Episode 37

Scott Bragg : August 31, 2014 11:17 pm : The Podcast

Original Air Date: 27/08/14

In this week’s episode, Trent interviews Peter Hawes – Brisbane-based GP, champion runner and most importantly (to us boardgamers at least) designer of new Dice Men favourite Francis Drake.  Turns out Peter has a bit to say, especially when it comes to the Speil des Jahres gaming awards.  There’s also some other stuff in here as well, including the Edge Radio Radiothon and some Dice Men Quotes from Twitter.

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The Dice Men Cometh – Episode 36

Scott Bragg : August 21, 2014 11:57 am : The Podcast

Original Air Date: 20/08/14

This week, the Dice Men interview David Harding from Grail Games on his recent Kickstarter success with the binary card game One Zero One.  Trent also half-arses some GenCon news, and Mark gives us some more Kickstarters – including a possible glimpse into our future…

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The Dice Men Cometh – Episode 35

Scott Bragg : August 15, 2014 11:15 am : The Podcast

Original Air Date: 13/08/14

In this week’s episode, the Dice Men talk about the recent Devil Island Con and Hobart Winter Gamesfest 4 and the various awesome games that were played, and discuss the world’s largest boardgaming convention – GenCon.

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The Dice Men Cometh – Episode 34

Scott Bragg : August 12, 2014 11:07 am : The Podcast

Original air date: 06/07/14

This week, the Dice Men preview the first annual Devil Island Con (DICon) with special guest Morgan from Area 52, as well as the 4th annual Hobart Winter Gamesfest.  Mark also gives some updates on gaming-related Kickstarters.

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The Dice Men Cometh – Episode 33

Scott Bragg : August 11, 2014 11:33 am : The Podcast

Original Air Date: 30/07/2014

Disclaimer: Due to technical difficulties, we were unable to obtain the full audio for this episode until this morning, hence the lateness of the post.  Our apologies for any inconvenience caused.

This week, the Dice Men talk about the sorts of games you can play in the pub, interview Wade Dyer from Melbourne, who has created a brand new RPG “Fragged Empire”.  They also discuss some game awards, including the Dice Tower Awards.

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The Dice Men Cometh – Episode 32

Scott Bragg : July 23, 2014 12:09 am : The Podcast

Original Air Date: 16/07/14

This week, the Dice Men really finally discuss these Game of Thrones games that they’ve been promising for a month now!  To back this up, they interview Brandon Freels, an American game designer who has made a Game of Thrones dice game.  The boys also cover half-arsed news and Kickstarter updates, and pour over into the Edge of Reason timeslot to play Psycho Dice with Jinks and Monty

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The Dice Men Cometh – Episode 31

Scott Bragg : July 14, 2014 12:34 pm : The Podcast

Original Air Date: 09/07/14

This week, the Dice Men talk about Czech game designer Vlaada Chvatil and the many games he’s put out, they’ll finally get around to those Game of Thrones themed games they’ve been talking about for weeks, and they’ll preview Dungeons & Dragons “Next”.

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The Dice Men Cometh – Episode 30

Scott Bragg : July 7, 2014 12:12 am : The Podcast

Original Air Date: 02/07/14

In their 30th episode, the Dice Men interview Charles Bishop – one of the organisers of the Australian Toy and Game Expo, talk about what you’d like to see in a Game of Thrones game, and once again take a crack at half-arsed gaming news.

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The Dice Men Cometh – Episode 29

Scott Bragg : June 27, 2014 9:23 pm : The Podcast

Original Air Date: 25/06/14

This week, Trent recaps his Bordercon experience, while Mark does another Kickstarter roundup.  Also featured this episode are an interview with Julian from Unhalfbricking Games, the fellas talking about gaming etiquette, and discussing Game of Thrones-themed games.

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The Dice Men Cometh – Episode 28

Scott Bragg : June 22, 2014 9:59 pm : The Podcast

Original Air Date – 18/06/2014

The Dice Men Return from Bordercon this week, and after Trent’s rather hyperbolous introduction, the guys discuss all things Bordercon and give us the “world’s greatest boardgame related love story”.

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The Dice Men Cometh – Episode 27

Scott Bragg : June 5, 2014 4:00 pm : The Podcast

Original Air Date: 04/06/14

This week the Dice Men talk all about Flames of War, the World War II tactical miniatures war game, with special guest Richard from the BAK Bunker Rats.  They’re also continuing their half-arsed news, and finally discuss some party games!

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The Dice Men Cometh – Episode 26

Scott Bragg : June 1, 2014 1:47 pm : The Podcast

Original air date: 28/05/14

This week, the boys discuss Kickstarter, review Alien Frontiers, interview Universal Head and also talk about party games (or do they?).

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The Dice Men Cometh – Episode 25

Scott Bragg : May 27, 2014 9:41 pm : The Podcast

Original air date: 21/05/14

This week, the Dice Men continue their half-arsed news segment and talk about the Academy Awards of the board gaming world, the Spiel des Jahres. Also, Trent confesses about a new obsession that he’s discovered recently and begs Mark to play with him…

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The Dice Men Cometh – Episode 24

Scott Bragg : May 16, 2014 11:38 am : The Podcast

Original Air Date: 14/05/14

This week, the Dice Men are joined by special guest and President of the Hobart Games Society, Carl.  Together the trio celebrate Trent’s birthday as well as the announcement of Season 2 of The Dice Men Cometh! Trent interviews Neil Thompson, one of the organisers of Bordercon in Albury, and the boys discuss some of the upcoming gaming-related Kickstarters and some gaming news.

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The Dice Men Cometh – Episode 23

Scott Bragg : May 9, 2014 10:21 pm : The Podcast

Original Air Date: 07/04/2014

This week the Dice Men deal with a world without technology as their computer equipment fails to appear for the show.  They also occasionally talk about games, with special guest Mike from the Van Diemen’s Wargaming club.  They also interview Neil Thompson from Bordercon in Albury and discuss gaming in the 1980s.

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The Dice Men Cometh – Episode 22

Scott Bragg : May 1, 2014 12:53 pm : The Podcast

Original Air Date: 30/04/2014

This week, the Dice Men discuss some upcoming gaming conventions and talk about games they just don’t get to play nearly enough.  Also joining the boys this week is their youngest guest star yet – Trent’s daughter Pearl!

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The Dice Men Cometh – Episode 21

Scott Bragg : April 27, 2014 4:50 pm : The Podcast

Original Air Date: 16/04/2014

This week, Trent plays a brand new game – Where In The World is Mark?  Yep, Mark is missing for pretty much half the episode!  But he shows up eventually, and all is right in the world.  They discuss leveling up from entry-level or “gateway” games into more substantial fare, Trent interviews Sean and Anthony from 93 Made Game on their Kickstarter game “Monster Town”, and they talk about one of the major designers and publishers of geeky cardboard things – Steve Jackson Games.

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The Dice Men Cometh – Episode 20

Scott Bragg : April 27, 2014 4:42 pm : The Podcast

Original Air Date: 09/04/2014

This week, the Dice Men recap their International Tabletop Day gaming event, and Mark interviews comedian Ben McKenzie, direct from the Melbourne International Comedy Festival.  They also talk about what is the worst possible thing that can happen at a gaming table.  Also, Trent “woo”s a lot…

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The Dice Men Cometh – Episode 19

Scott Bragg : April 27, 2014 4:38 pm : The Podcast

Original Air Date: 02/04/2014

Pimpin’ ain’t easy, but it sure can be fun – in regards to pimpin’ your board games, that is.  In this episode, the Dice Men talk about purchasing those little extras which don’t really add anything meaningful to your games, but do make them a whole lot cooler. They also discuss International Tabletop Day and all the excitement that brings to the fellas, and the sort of food that is and isn’t appropriate for bringing along to a gaming event.

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The Dice Men Cometh – Episode 18

Scott Bragg : April 27, 2014 4:35 pm : The Podcast

Original Air Date: 26/03/2014

In this episode, the Dice Men run out of time to talk about what they were supposed to, but they do talk about some upcoming gaming events. They also talk about what upcoming games they’re looking forward to in the near future.  But fear not, because the topic of pimping out your games will be back in the next episode.

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The Dice Men Cometh – Episode 17

Scott Bragg : April 14, 2014 10:09 am : The Podcast

Original Air Date: 19/03/2014

This week, the Dice Men review the popular space-themed negotiation/back-stabby game Cosmic Encounter.  They also talk about The Great Nerd Purge, and the very real problem of how easily one can get addicted to buying and playing board games.

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The Dice Men Cometh – Episode 16

Scott Bragg : April 7, 2014 11:07 am : The Podcast

Original Air Date – 12/03/2014

In this week’s Dice Men Cometh, Trent and Mark are joined by special guest David (that’s me!) to talk about gaming with family and kids.  We also touch on the state of various card games and discuss upcoming gaming events around the country.

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The Dice Men Cometh – Episode 15

Scott Bragg : April 4, 2014 11:29 am : The Podcast

Original air date: 05/03/2014

This week the Dice Men celebrate as they finally get their grubby mitts on the 2013 hit game “Suburbia”.  They also talk with some folks about a new Kickstarter out of New Zealand called “Shipwrights of the North Sea”, discuss what games are good to get people into the hobby, and talk about some upcoming events.

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The Dice Men Cometh – Episode 13

Scott Bragg : February 20, 2014 11:42 am : The Podcast

In this week’s episode, the Dice Men discuss the official launch of the podcast, both via this site and also on iTunes, along with a review of “D&D-in-a-box” aka Descent: Journeys in the Dark – Second Edition.  The boys also discuss some local gaming competitions and have a chat about what games give you an emotional response, be it anger, frustration, excitement or joy.

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The Dice Men Cometh – Episode 11

Scott Bragg : February 19, 2014 3:37 pm : The Podcast

Put on your robe and wizard hat as the Dice Men bring in special guest Richard from Area 52 (Hobart’s main gaming mecca) to discuss the grandaddy of all role-play games – Dungeons and Dragons, on this 40th D&D Anniversary episode.

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The Dice Men Cometh – Episode 10

Scott Bragg : February 9, 2014 12:22 am : The Podcast

A Dice Man is never late, fellow gamers. Nor is he early. He arrives precisely when he means to.  At least that’s what Trent and Mark would have us believe in this episode, with special guest “Gandalf” aka Jon.  The fellowship journey through the misty history of gaming and into the recent present as they discuss not only how Jon discovered a joy of board games and the secret of fire simultaneously, but also the recent CanCon convention in our nation’s capital.  They do battle upon a mountain top with some retail therapy as well, and throw their One Rings into a volcanic pit as they discuss theme in games.

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The Dice Men Cometh – Episode 9

Scott Bragg : January 23, 2014 11:54 am : The Podcast

On the week that Geek & Sundry announced this year’s Tabletop Game Day (April 5th), the Dice Men bring us the whole Terry Furness interview (yay!) and discuss our local gaming conventions coming later in the year.  We discuss the podcast and what the future holds for The Dice Men Cometh (please, more ukelele), tracking games on BoardGameGeek, and Role Playing Games.

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The Dice Men Cometh – Episode 8

Scott Bragg : January 20, 2014 5:07 pm : The Podcast

This week on the Dice Men Cometh we ask the most important question a board gamer should think about: “Your house is on fire, you only have time to grab one thing – what do you grab?” (give us your answer in the comments!)  The Dice Men also discuss dexterity games, and interview Terry Furness from the Canberra Games Society as we talk about CanCon and the emergence of board game conventions in Australia.

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The Dice Men Cometh – Episode 7

Scott Bragg : January 20, 2014 4:52 pm : The Podcast

This week the Dice Men welcome special guest Niall Smith before he departs our shores for the nation’s capital.  We review Space Cadets: Dice Duel (the world’s shoutiest game?), playing games with kids and the world’s ugliest and most confusing non-government website: BoardGameGeek.

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The Dice Men Cometh – Episode 6

Scott Bragg : January 20, 2014 4:41 pm : The Podcast

Happy New Year from the Dice Men Cometh in our first episode of 2014.  In this week’s episode, Trent struggles with “Falls Throat” as we discuss CanCon, the Boxing Day Twilight Imperium 3 marathon game and Living Card Games like Android: Netrunner and A Game of Thrones.  We’ll also look back at the Top 5 games of 2013, and look forward into the future at what’s coming up this year in the world of board gaming.

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The Dice Men Cometh – Episode 5

Scott Bragg : January 20, 2014 4:21 pm : The Podcast

It’s Christmas Day on the Dice Men Cometh, as the guys duck their familial responsibilities along with special guest Christine Chiavassa.  The trio discuss Christmas Gaming Wish Lists, “Shite Santa” gifts and talk about the Longest.  Game.  Ever: Twilight Imperium 3.

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The Dice Men Cometh – Episode 4

Scott Bragg : January 20, 2014 3:41 pm : The Podcast

On this week’s episode, Trent and Mark ask the question: “Are board games racist?” along with “are French farmers lazy?” and “should we be nicer to Cthulhu cultists?” They also review Mark’s favourite cube-pushing, trading-in-the-Mediterranean-or-whatever Euro game Puerto Rico, discuss large-group games, and talk to Ben Hughes about his upcoming Kickstarter campaign Spiders.

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The Dice Men Cometh – Episode 3

Scott Bragg : December 17, 2013 2:12 pm : The Podcast

This week, the Dice Men talk to Adam Walker, whose Viking Horde: Papercraft Kickstarter has caned its financial goal and looks set to export origami viking warships to the world, from right here in Tasmania. We’ll look in depth at Race for the Galaxy and why it’s the best game ever to be ruined by too many expansions. And Trent finally reveals his big idea for a James Bond boardgame… if someone wants to buy him the rights.

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The Dice Men Cometh – Episode 2

Scott Bragg : December 17, 2013 2:10 pm : The Podcast

This week the guys review Nothing Personal, the most backstabbingy-mafia-negotiation game ever invented? They’ll reel off their Christmas wishlist for gamers. Trent reveals his big idea for a James Bond board game (copyright pending). And the guys finally, maybe, catch up with comedian and Blood Bowl champion Tommy Dean to talk about his love of board gaming.

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The Dice Men Cometh – Episode 1

Scott Bragg : December 17, 2013 12:12 pm : The Podcast

Our new radio show has been turned into a podcast. If you missed the show, catch it here.

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