The Dice Tower is an Internet podcast about tabletop games. Your hosts for the show are Tom Vasel, noted game reviewer, and Eric Summerer. In the show, Tom and Eric talk about boardgames, card games, wargames, miniatures, and the people who play them.

New to the Dice Tower? Then listen to: Episode 0: Introduction & Top 15 Games a New Gamer Should Buy

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mrexciting
Oct 1
Rating:   10
Always informative and fun

Eric and Tom have been doing this for many years and their synergy is unmatched in podcast hosts. And I listen to a lot of podcasts. I’ve heard a lot of hate for the new format, but I like it. Tom and Eric clearly had some fatigue with the prior weekly format and hearing from them only every other week produces a much fresher and livelier show. Mandi and Suzanne had some growing pains to start, but have come into their own with a slight different feel to the classic Dice Tower format. I’m always looking forward to a new episode.

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Nick Hayes
Sep 25
Rating:   6
Great Podcast!

The Dice Tower is one of the main reasons that I got into board gaming. Each host brings a good perspective to the table, but I really dislike how it’s now Tom & Eric one week and Mandy & Suz the next. I think the show would be much better if it was all 4 in a round table discussion each episode. As it is, it’s jarring and you never feel settled in with the hosts.

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Ivan Warner
Aug 13
Rating:   10
Content, laughs, and depth

For people who want clean, good natured fun listening about games this is my favorite place to find it. However, I personally do not enjoy the podcasts that Mandi and Suzanne host for several reasons. My rating is for the past shows, live episodes, and for what Tom and Eric bring to my life through the content they have done for years in the past, and years to come.

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Bagookster
Jun 18
Rating:   10
Getting Better and Better!

I’ve been a longtime listener and wasn’t sure about the format changing when it was announced, but I LOVE the variety that we get now. Tom & Eric are great; such wonderful chemistry. And Mandi & Suzanne have really found themselves as well. Like both sets of hosts for various reasons. Always learning about new games!

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duskyleafmonkey
Jun 17
Rating:   10
Both casts are great

I thought Mandi and Suzanne helped revitalize the show, and I like their perspective as much as Tom n Eric’s

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Airhocky
May 31
Rating:   10
Great all around.

I love the chemistry between Mandy and Suz, and Tom and Eric. I don’t understand the dislike for Mandy and Suz. They do a great job and bring a different mindset and opinion. I love the app segments as well as shelf staples. As far as complaints about the podcast being to long, then listen to it in faster speed. I wish they were longer. I listen while working so longer the better.

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jb gamer27
May 7
Rating:   6
A good listen every other episode.

Tom and Eric are phenomenal however it’s unbearable when the ladies are on.

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Jmorse42
May 3
Rating:   6
Half of the podcast is worth listening to

I appreciate the reviews of games and the lists, but I find that each episode is far too long. It seems like it could be easily cut by 1/3 - 1/2 and not miss out on actual content.Additionally, the episodes with Mandy and Suzanne are unbearable. They are not funny or fun to listen to, despite seemingly trying to be either. I cannot stand the sound of them inhaling into the microphone, and the fact that they have multiple times recorded while nasally and sniffling is obnoxious (among many other things). They could easily cut this podcast into a 1 hour, every other week episode and we would not be missing out on anything.

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Jesseandjenny
May 3
Rating:   10
Bring back the old format please.

I hope the new format is bringing in new listeners. For me it does not work. I only give it 5 stars because Tom and Eric are amazing hosts and they deserve 5 stars. I hope the show switches to two separate shows sometimes soon.

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booknerd1986
Apr 6
Rating:   8
Tom and Eric

That’s what I like

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OG Feralparrot
Mar 29
Rating:   8
Now YOU have a friend in the gaming business

As a relatively new member of this growing hobby, I find this podcast a fabulous, informative, inspiring and entertaining resource. With almost 600 episodes to choose from, there is SO much to tap into. Great for a commute to get you ready for a weekend of gaming or game design.However, live shows and those with alternate hosts are less entertaining... even annoying at times. In jokes between the giggling guest hosts or pandering to the negative with a live audience are simply not what I’m after.Still ... it’s a podcast I listen to when there’s a new one.

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Lala22536546
Mar 26
Rating:   6
Reformatting needed

I’d rather listen to Tom and Eric on a biweekly podcast than have rotating hosts. Also, the A-Z Top 10s need to go. I never find myself looking for a great game that starts with the letter C. I’m fine with revisiting past lists if you’re running out of ideas.

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History on the Table
Feb 21
Rating:   10
The beginning.

Tom's series of podcasts and video reviews are in large part responsible for my interest in the boardgame hobby. Like others I'm sure, when I first got started it was the Dice Tower that I would listen to and watch to discover new games. Things have changes over the years, sometimes they miss but often times they hit.

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jeribeartx
Jan 15
Rating:   10
Love the look backs

Love time listener to the podcast and enjoying the new alternating format and Tom/Eric and Susan/Mandi. Just listened to the 5 and 10 year look back episodes and really enjoyed the trip back to the past.

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dluffguff
Dec 13 '18
Rating:   10
The one cast to rule them all

I have listened for a long time! I love the new format and am happy to hear what perspectives each brings. Thanks guys and gals. Keep up the good work!

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peter jankster
Nov 20 '18
Rating:   2
What happened?

Tom and Eric, but the other two hosts are unlistenable. I had be listen to the podcast since 2012 and can no longer do it. The only thing that has come out of this change was the discovery of new board game podcasts. Judging from some of the more recent reviews, you're losing loyal followers. I can no longer cringe at the words pie or random giggling at unfunny jokes. It honestly stresses me out and have to turn it off.

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reubenagain
Aug 22 '13
Rating:   10
The King!

There are many gaming podcasts but this is THE one to listen to! Excellent variety, great audio quality and hilarious banter between Tom and Eric - nice one guys!

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