September 10th - Strategy and Saruman

by Chad, Adam, Ryan
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Adam, Ryan and Chad discuss the dichotomy of Strategy and Tactics within the hobby of board gaming, where certain games may fit on the strategy-tactic spectrum, and why players may prefer one over the other. War of the Ring is our featured game for this episode, Chad gushes over getting lost in The 7th Continent, Ryan gets tired biking uphill in Flamme Rouge, and Chad & Ryan reflect on Ryan’s near victory in Blood Rage.

Of Dice and Men is broadcasted live on 91.3 FM CJTR, Regina Community Radio - our next broadcast will be September 24th at 8 PM CST.

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I received my copy of 7th Continent this past Wednesday, a full 672 days after the 1.2 million euro kickstarter concluded. Since then, I’ve played the co-operative exploration game 4 times and it’s been the only game I’ve been able to think about in my collection. Needless to say I’m enjoying it.

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August 27th - Randomness and Remodels

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Chad, Adam, and Ryan discuss the pros and cons of randomness in board games - where it intersects with player choice, how dice are the ultimate simulation engine, and why drawing a card can be tense. Adam also celebrates his recent playing of games by setting a new record for saying Fascist the most on public radio, Ryan stomps on grapes in Italy, and Chad robs the train from Back to the Future 3.

Oh, also Dominion is our featured game. Forgot about that one.

Of Dice and Men is broadcasted live on 91.3 FM CJTR, Regina Community Radio - our next broadcast will be September 10th at 8 PM CST.

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Ryan and Adam take a stroll down memory lane, recounting their favourite board game stories and bathing in a large pool of nostalgia. Speaking of which, the two take on Dracula in Fury of Dracula, and Adam reflects on recent announcements to bring back Twilight Imperium and Necromunda.

Of Dice and Men is broadcasted live on 91.3 FM CJTR, Regina Community Radio - our next broadcast will be August 27th at 8 PM CST.

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July 30th - Complexity and Corridors

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Adam, Chad and Ryan peel back the layers of board game complexity in this episode, discussing component, strategic, rule, and social complexity in gaming. We then get lost in the randomness of Betrayal at House on Haunted Hill, Ryan gets into a fight in Yomi, and Chad plays some space checkers in Battle Beyond Space

Of Dice and Men is broadcasted live on 91.3 FM CJTR, Regina Community Radio - our next broadcast will be August 13th at 8 PM CST.

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July 16th - Licenses and Locusts

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Adam, Chad and Ryan highlight some of their favourite licensed games (games based on existing TV, Movie, Book, or Video Game franchises) and highlight the pros and cons of piggybacking on an existing IP. Speaking of which, we talk about Gears of War, Chad does his best to defend Xia: Legends of a Drift System from Ryan and loses, and then Chad hunts down Adam in Escape from the Aliens in Outer Space

Of Dice and Men is broadcasted live on 91.3 FM CJTR, Regina Community Radio - our next broadcast will be July 30th at 8 PM CST.

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July 2nd - Rulebooks and Ant Colonies

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What’s the best rulebook you’ve ever read? Chad, Adam, and Ryan discuss the best and worst examples of board game rulebooks in the industry, and then battle each other for control of the Great Meadow in their review of March of the Ants. Also mentioned: Canada’s Birthday (with our favourite games designed/illustrated by a Canadian), Ryan’s first experience with Dread RPG, Adam’s over-optimization of Boss Monster, and Chad’s unfair experience with, well, Unfair.

Of Dice and Men is broadcasted live on 91.3 FM CJTR, Regina Community Radio - our next broadcast will be July 16th at 8 PM CST.

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Hey there! Hopefully you found this page after playing a session of Unlock from one of the copies we shipped out! We’d love to hear how the game went for you, what your final times & ratings were, and if you’re able to share any pictures of your game group enjoying the game that’d be great! You can dump some of that info below in the comment section, or share it with us on twitter.

Above all else, once you’re done with the game please pass it on to another group who you think would enjoy playing - we want to share the experience with as many others as possible!

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June 18th - Kickstarters and Escape Plans

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Ryan, Chad and Adam discuss the pros and cons of Kickstarter and how it has shaped our boardgaming hobby in the last 5 years. We then lock Adam in a metaphorical room as Chad and Ryan discuss the recent Exit: The Game and Unlock! boardgames modeled after escape rooms and talk about our recent plays.

Of Dice and Men is broadcasted live on 91.3 FM CJTR, Regina Community Radio - our next broadcast will be July 2nd at 8 PM CST.

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Of Dice and Men

Adam, Chad and Ryan host Of Dice & Men, a talk radio show on board games. New episodes every 2nd Sunday from 8PM-9PM on 91.3 FM, CJTR, Regina Community Radio.


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Regina, SK