Author Archives: Trent Swindells

The Dice Men Cometh – Episode 133

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

Original air date: 1/9/16 This week, the Dice Men roll to win from 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 »

The Dice Men Cometh – Episode 131

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 more »

The Dice Men Cometh – Episode 130

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 more »

The Dice Men Cometh – Episode 129

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, more »

The Dice Men Cometh – Episode 128

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 more »

The Dice Men Cometh – Episode 53

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 more »