Author Archives: Trent Swindells

The Dice Men Cometh – Episode 149

By | January 21, 2017

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 more »

Vital Lacerda – From Lisboa With Love

By | December 4, 2016

At the time of writing, the Kickstarter campaign for Lisboa, the latest game from Portugese game designer, Vital Lacerda, is in its final weeks and is considerably more than funded, with stretch goals and extras galore. Lisboa’s success is another triumph for Vital. In a very short amount of time he has built a huge more »

The Dice Men Cometh – Episode 142

By | November 19, 2016

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 more »

The Dice Men Cometh – Episode 138

By | October 14, 2016

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 more »

The Dice Men Cometh – Episode 136

By | October 2, 2016

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 more »

The game I’ve been waiting for my whole life

By | September 28, 2016

The Kickstarter campaign for Monte Cook Games’ Invisible Sun wrapped up in September 2016, declaring itself the most successful  crowd-funding campaign ever for a new RPG property. Monte Cook Games has form in this area, but they outdid themselves by raising more than US$660,000 from 1800 backers. If that math sounds weird, it’s because each more »

The Dice Men Cometh – Episode 135

By | September 22, 2016

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 more »

The Dice Men Cometh – Episode 134

By | September 20, 2016

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 more »

The Dice Men Cometh – Episode 133

By | September 11, 2016

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 more »

The Dice Men Cometh – Episode 132

By | September 5, 2016

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 more »