114 the DDP team’s best games of 2023

Happy New Year to our Listeners, Joel, Nick, Sam, and Claire the podcast booth with the best games they played in 2023, these can be they played for the first time in 2023.  Quick News WyrmSpan announced, from Stonemaier Games. Tapestry: Revised Civ Pack, from Stonemaier Games. Pokemon Splendor, a Pokemon reskinning of Splendor.   This is the list of all games talked bout in the team’s top 10s games of 2023, all mixed up. but the links are there for you find the games on BGG.  Sky Team, Comic Hunters, Celestia, World Wonders, Skull King,   The Castles of Burgundy: Special Edition,  Art Society, Clank! Legacy, Age of Steam,  Ark Nova, Forest Shuffle, EOS Island of Angels, Phantom Ink, Heat: Pedal to the Metal, Brass: Birmingham, The Fox Experiment, Namiji, Marvel Zombies, Gentes, Return to Dark Tower, GWT New Zealand, Mansions of Madness: 2nd Edition, Clank! Catacombs, Cabanga!, Sea Salt & Paper, Thunder Road: Vendetta, Planet Unknown, Zuuli, The Wolves, Beast, Peak Oil: Profiteer, Ways you can engage or contact the show

113 DDP The Christmas Stocking Special.

In the special Christmas episode, Joel, Sam, and Nick dive into the holiday spirit, blending the latest gaming news with festive cheer. Join the trio as they not only dish out the hottest updates from the gaming world but also reveal their wish list for games they’re craving this Christmas and more. also, get ready for a comprehensive review of their geek culture journey throughout the past year, spanning books, movies, and video games. Quick News Zev Shlasinger (the original founder of Z-Man Games Play to Z Games,  An expansion for Forest Shuffle has appeared on online game sites as being available to preorder Quacks of Quedlinburg: The Duel announced. Divinus Delivery Timeline Update A load of new Garphill Games forthcoming releases announced: The Anarchy (1-4-player game with a 3D castle-building mechanic) Skara Brae (resource-heavy game set in Neolithic Northern Scotland) Inventors of the South Tigris (set in mediaeval Baghdad: Invent, Build, Test, and Publish devices) BREAKING NEWS: University Challenge’s Xmas episode has a round about winners of the Spiel des Jahres!   Crowdfunding Live Now Videogame: Trash Goblin – “powerwash sim for the RPG crowd”! Coming Soon Storm Raiders – coming Jan 2024 from Shem Phillips / Arkus Games Played Games Joel Maracaibo on BGA Heat Championship on BGA Nick Maracaibo on BGA Sam Undergrove on BGA Nick’s Board Gaming Tale of Horror   Joel  Nick  Sam Small stocking game  Art Society (it’s the smallest game I

112 DDP, How could CLANK! be better!?!

Welcome to Episode 112 of the podcast, where Joel and Nick dive into a whirlwind of board gaming news, marathons, and upcoming events! From The Witcher of the Old World to crowdfunding and reimagining games, stay tuned for an action-packed session. Let’s roll the dice and explore the gaming world together! 24-hour board game mini-marathon, only about 17 tickets, 27th January 2024, 11 am – 11 pm, in Ilminster Board Game Weekender – Fri 2nd – Sun 4th / Mon 5th Feb in Torquay North Devon Board game weekend, Friday 23rd – 25th Feb: Currently 5 rooms + the “treehouse” still available. Day tickets are on sale through Meeples Corner (via that link): Friday £5, Saturday £8, all weekend £10  Joel Rants The Witcher: Old World (Nucleum moved on too) Quick News New in Alpha on BGA: Forever Home, Undergrove and Terraforming Mars HEAT expansion teaser details CGE’s Letter Jam gets an online implementation like Codenames D’Ceased crowdfunder wrapped at $2.5M. Crowdfunding Live Now Moonrollers (ends in 24 hrs) – a dice-version of IV Games’ hit game Moonrakers, plus new mini-expansion for Moonrakers #DrawnTogetherGame (46 days to go) – another classic Bez game, this one being “colour in, ruining your opponent’s picture and improving your own”. Star Realms: Deluxe Colonial Collection (4 days to go) – yet more Star Realms! Nemesis: Retaliation (3 days left) Coming Soon Cascadia: Rolling Hills & Rolling Rivers Horror on the Orient Express Played Games Joel Eos: Isla

111 DDP Joel and Nick at Gridcon 4, A weekend of Board Gaming Fun!

Joel and Nick of the Devon Dice team went to Gridcon 4 Hosted by Paul Grogan of Gaming Rules Media. and had a fab time playing lots of games and meeting friends. find out what they did, here, on the podcast. Enjoy! QuickNews Asmodee Jobs losses Crowdfunding Live Now Food Chain Magnate: Special Edition – how much?! Wildlife Dice  DCeased – A Zombicide Game compared to Marvel Zombies – A Zombicide Game Coming Soon New World Wonders expansion: World Wonders Mundo Mistborn deck builder Played Games Joel Friday The Castles of Burgundy: Special Edition The White Castle Bark Avenue Cabanga! The Glade Just One (while shoving food down)  WW2 Quartermaster General Blood on the Clocktower Saturday Planta Nubo EOS: Island of Angels Kabuto Sumo Art Society Perseverance Episode 3 Sunday Marvel Zombies: A Zombicide Game Djinn Ticket to Ride Legacy (home) Nick Friday:

110 DDP the Deluxe Edition.

Devon Dice Podcast Episode 110 – Board Game Weekend Extravaganza! Get ready for a thrilling ride as we share our adventures from a 24 hr board game mini marathon! Only about 20 tickets are available for this exclusive event on 27th January 2024, 11 AM – 11 PM. Also, mark your calendars for the North Devon Board game weekend, happening from Friday, 23rd to 25th Feb! There are limited rooms available, including the fabulous “treehouse.” Secure your tickets through Meeples Corner for a weekend of gaming fun! Day tickets In the News: Fleet: The Dice Game – app coming out 17th Nov (iOS & Android).  For discussion: Do we still need mobile apps when BGA does such a good job?… Asmodee will distribute Coffee Rush  Some new expansions announced: Dice Realms: Trade Expansion Gaia Project: Portals Tokyo Highway: Rainbow City Live Crowdfunding Projects: Discover  Undergrove, Elizabeth Hargrave’s mushroom-themed game, Perseverance Ep 3 & 4 ,  Cargo Empire,  Calimala ,  MagGo 3.0 – The Super-Fast Access Sling Bag with NO Zipper Upcoming Projects: TOKYO HIGHWAY Rainbow City and Tiny Epic Cthulhu  are on the horizon! Can you save the world from tiny Cthulhus? Played Games: Joel EOS: Islands of Angels  Shipyard 2nd Edition Ark Nova: Marine Worlds Nick Perseverance Ep 1 Poundland Monopoly (yes, Poundland. Yes, really. Yes we actually finished a game) Sam Ark Nova Star Wars: Outer Rim (complaint time) Lewis Expanding my horizons… Miniatures Gaming!… and 3D Printing Q7: Have

109 DDP All Things Great and Small, News, Crowdfunding, Boardgames

Exciting Updates on Devon Dice Podcast! ️ Join Joel, Nick and Sam for the latest episode 109, where they uncover thrilling news, crowdfunding gems, and a glimpse into our gaming adventures. Here’s a sneak peek at what’s in store: News Highlights: Tiny Epic Crimes’ publisher, Gamelyn Games, solves a real-life mystery! ️‍♂️ Nightshade: A tool that “poisons” digital images to disrupt AI diffusion. Tranquillity publisher, Board Game Hub, shuts down, leaving Tranquillity: The Ascentunfulfilled. Brexit strikes again with EOS Island of Angels. Live Crowdfunding Projects: The Old King’s Crown from Eerie Idol Games Keyforge: Grim Reminders – more Keyforge adventures! Exciting games like Through the Desert, A Message From the Stars, and Switchbacks. Ezra & Nehemiah from Garphil Games Molly House from Wherlegig Games, a game of queer joy and betrayal in 18th-century London ️‍ Dice Throne: X-Men: Marvel – Co-op Missions Timelancersfrom Waddling Panda, a sci-fi steampunk time-travel game ⏳ The Gilded Realms: Forge your empire in this euro-style kingdom builder Charms & Inflation: Japanese trick takers being republished Pax Illuminaten & Pax Maleficium ☯️ Tiny Library: Modern Fantasy – a deck of rules tweaks for RPGs The Witcher: Path of Destiny ️   ️ Played Games: Joel explores Clank Legacy, Ticket to Ride Legacy: Legends of the West, Evacuation, and Cabanga! Nick’s gaming adventures include Sky Team, General Orders WWII, Mille Fiori with Masterpieces expansion, and

To Back or not to Back: Crowdfunding Recap 3

It’s another wrap-up of the variety of crowdfunding projects we’ve found from around the web this week! New Projects Theme Park Mania An amusement-park-building game for 2-4 players.  Connect your rides and facilities, but when the park opens is when the competition actually starts. It looks cute, and very reminiscent of the old Theme Park… Read more »

DDP special Top 10 Anticipated Game of Essen 2023

Welcome to a special edition of the Devon Dice Podcast! In this episode, Joel, Sam, and Nick share their Top 10 Most Anticipated Games of Essen 2023. While they may not be attending the Essen Spiel trade fair in person, their excitement for these upcoming board games is through the roof! Tune in as they discuss the games that have captured their attention, from innovative mechanics to captivating themes. Whether you’re planning to attend Essen Spiel or not, this episode is your guide to the hottest games coming to the tabletop scene. Get ready to update your board game wish list as the hosts share their insights and enthusiasm for these upcoming Essen releases. It’s a virtual tour of the most exciting titles in the board gaming world, and you won’t want to miss it! #DevonDicePodcast #BoardGames #EssenSpiel2023 #AnticipatedGames Ways you can engage or contact the show Here is the link to our discord channel Devon Dice https://discord.gg/ma7Z4Jvv2z Find us on Twitter @DevonDiceUK, Facebook page, BGG Guild Find us on @DepressedMonk3y @The_BreweryTour @meeplescorner @njshaw2   Our web page www.devondice.co.uk Youtube – DevonDiceUK please like subscribe to our channel https://youtube.com/@DevonDice devondice2015@gmail.com  

107 DDP it’s Crowded Crowdfunding silly season. Kavango, Creature Caravan

Welcome to Episode 107 of the Devon Dice Podcast, where things are heating up in the world of board games! First up in the news section, the hosts delve into the latest hot topic of debate – the use of [Generative] AI art in board games. This thought-provoking discussion raises questions about the quality and soul of AI-generated art, the legality of training sets, and the impact on traditional artists and illustrators. Lucky Duck Games adds excitement to the mix with the announcement of a one-off reprint of Food Chain Magnate, complete with a visual upgrade. Crowdfunding takes center stage with an array of projects: Live Now: Everdell Cozy Critters, Plushies & Blankets from Starling Games Creature Caravan from Red Raven Games Battle Card, a PnP RnR micro solitaire war game, from Postmark Games Final Girl: Series 3 from Van Ryder Games Kavango, where you build a thriving Nature Reserve, from Mazaza Games Canopy: Evergreen from Weird City Games Bone Wars from The Game Brewer Theme Park Mania from Meeple Master, where you build a theme park together Vagrantsong Encore and Off the Rails expansions Coming Soon: Undergrove by Elizabeth Hargrave from AEG Takenoko Oyako, a giant Takenoko reprint, from Matagot In the Played Games segment: Joel explores the Great Western Trail: New Zealand expansion. Nick continues to enjoy Forest Shuffle on BGA. Sam embarks on a Clank adventure and experiences HEAT on BGA. And, in the “Non-Gaming Things We’re Currently Into” section: Joel and Sam are captivated by “Starfield.” Nick is enthralled by “Star Trek: Discovery” (mycelial networks again, yay!) Get ready for the next episode, where the hosts will provide an Essen Spiel Preview, giving you a sneak peek into the exciting world of board games coming your way! Tune in to Devon Dice Podcast Episode 107 for a lively discussion on AI art, crowdfunding gems, and gaming adventures that will leave you eagerly awaiting your next tabletop experience!