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The Die Cast: The Monopoly Episode

8 Submitted by on Wed, 03 September 2014, 13:14
We’re board game enthusiasts here on the Die Cast…which means we’re snobs. We like our games rich, deep and complex. We like intellectually and creatively stimulating experiences. We like our games expensive and challenging and occasionally ridiculous. But this week, we’re playing Monopoly. God help us, we are playing Monopoly. Despite being the most well known game on the planet, Continue Reading...
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The Die Cast: The Art of Diplomacy

12 Submitted by on Wed, 27 August 2014, 15:01
Diplomacy is the half century old game of being excessively cruel to other people in your living room, and there was no way the Die Cast crew was going to pass up that experience. On this week’s show, Jacob, Daniel, Tyler and Paul recount one of the best days of gaming they’ve ever experienced, a full eight hours of threats, Continue Reading...
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The Die Cast: A Piece of the Resistance

5 Submitted by on Tue, 27 May 2014, 15:01
The Resistance is one of the best games of all time. Played in only 30 minutes, it’s a game of bluffing and lying and accusations. It’s a game of cold, hard deduction, where players work together to find the spies in their midst while those very spies attempt to hide themselves by any means possible. There is a great deal Continue Reading...
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The Die Cast: The Super Special Untitled Card Game Episode

4 Submitted by on Thu, 15 May 2014, 09:01
In the world of deck-building card games, there exists two camps: the collectible card games (CCGs) and the living card games (LCGs). Both require dedication and disposable income. Both demand more time and attention than your average board game. Both have plenty to offer gamers who want to really sink their teeth into a game that never stops evolving or Continue Reading...
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The Die Cast: Let’s Go To Space Jail

4 Submitted by on Tue, 15 April 2014, 11:01
What if Australia was founded…IN SPACE?! That’s the oddball set-up for Durance, a science fiction storytelling RPG that takes the age of colonialism and transports it into the distant future. Inspired by England wrangling control of the Australian continent through penal colonies, this inspired game from designer Jason Morningstar (of Fiasco fame) sees players working together to build a prison Continue Reading...
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