The Game Pit: Episode 55 - Picking Over the Bones

November 16th, 2015
Now back to our regular Picking Over the Bones format after the excitement of Essen, we have tweaked the way we do the reviews.
In this episode we did not provide a straight up rules explanation but instead looked to incorporate the rules into the general discussion.
Please let us have your feedback on our new way of doing things.

In this episode, Sean and Ronan take a look at The Big Book of Madness, The Voyages of Marco Polo, Porta Nigra and Res Publica: 2230 AD.

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The Game Pit: Episode 54 - Essen 2015 - The Good, The Bad and The Surprising

October 25th, 2015
After working their way through the Essen Spiel halls and the playing as many of the Essen 2015 releases as they could get their dirty mitts on, Ronan and Sean come to a decision on what the feel was the best and worst of this years Spiel.
In the episode each of the boys choose their Top 3, Biggest Disappointment and Biggest Surprise.
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The Game Pit: Episode 53 - Essen 2015 Field Report 2

October 9th, 2015

Ronan has flown into Essen and the two boys have worked their way round the Spiel halls on the Friday (supervised by Natalie) in order to play, demo and buy a host of games.

Listen as they discuss the merits of all played and lament the amount of games purchased by both despite plans made to avoid such an occurrence.

Ronan will be back at Spiel again on Saturday 10th Oct to man The Dice Tower booth (Hall 7 at 12:00) and bring you the third and final field report. 

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The Game Pit: Episode 52 - Essen 2015 Field Report 1

October 8th, 2015
This is the first in the series of quick Essen 2015 field reports.
Sean goes through what he had played and what has caught his eye in the Spiel fair today.
We also have a quick appearance from regular contributor Natalie.
Ronan will be back tomorrow and remember we can be found on Friday evening at the Bredenay Hotel if you fancy a game or a chat.
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The Game Pit: Episode 51 - Treasure Hunt Essen 2015 Part 3

October 6th, 2015
In this, the last of their Essen previews Sean and Ronan mull over and make predictions on another dozen games including Dilluvia Project, Rattle Battle Grab the Loot, Xenon Profiteer, Mistfall, Guns & Steel, Posthuman and more.

Only these two could get in a 'heated discussion' about a game they've never played and one game in particular sets off a barrage of squeaking and indignation.

Now the boys are off to Essen to hopefully play the games they have previewed an more!
If you would like to meet up with Ronan and Sean or just say hello, they will be at the Bredenay Hotel on Friday evening (09th Oct) and Ronan will be at the Dice Tower booth in Hall 7 at the Essen Spiel on Saturday (10th Oct) from 12:00 to 13:00/14:00.
Also look out for The Game Pit t-shirts as the lads will be wearing them at the Spiel.
Please do come and say hello.

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The Game Pit: Episode 50 - Treasure Hunt Essen 2015 Part 2

September 17th, 2015

Back again to preview another 12 Essen Spiel 2015 releases, the boys talk through a selection of games that have caught the eye for one reason or another.

Discussed are Prime Time, The Big Book of Madness, 504, Raptor, M.U.L.E, Xanadu and lots more. Which ones will the boys guess are treasures and which ones are traps.

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****This episode was recorded on a table microphone with both Ronan and Sean in the same room and may have a different sound to our usual episodes. Please feed back to us as we are trying to get our sound quality sorted for future episodes****

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The Game Pit: Episode 49 - Treasure Hunt Essen 2015 Part 1

September 10th, 2015

Unable to contain their excitement any longer Sean and Ronan lift the lid on twelve of the hottest upcoming releases at Spiel 2015 in Essen.

They have scoured the net high and low to garner as much information on the incoming games as they could and will let you know whether they think, prior to playtesting, the games are Treasure to be coveted or Traps to be avoided.
Running through their fingers this episode are Pandemic:Legacy, 7 Wonder Duel, Porta Nigra, Antarctica, Shakespeare, Dice City and half a dozen more.
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The Game Pit: Episode 48 - Picking Over the Bones

August 31st, 2015
The boys are back together for another Picking Over the Bones episode where they run the rule over Fallen, Sherlock Holmes: Consulting Detective, Galaxy of Trian and At The Gates of Loyang.
One of these games almost causes fisticuffs at dawn as they heartily disagree but which one?
Also in this episode, the winner of the Dice Tower, Gen Con competition is revealed.
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The Game Pit: Episode 47 - Solo Game Pit Fight

August 18th, 2015

As Sean is unwell, Ronan hauls himself out of the pit and takes to the solo podcasting seas with a Pit Fight episode on games that can be played solo.

Thrown against each other in the show are Friday, Sylvion and Lord of the Rings: The Card Game.

Which one will emerge victorious?


Also, Sean makes a brief appearance to tell us about a competition with The Dice Tower to win $50 to spend at Cool Stuff Inc.  Enter the competition by answering one of the two questions and then email us at - and marking the email 'Gen Con Competition' before the end of August.

The winner of our competition will be placed in a pot with winner from all over the Dice Tower Network and the person drawn from a hat will win $500 in Cool Stuff Inc vouchers.    Best of luck!!

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The Game Pit: Episode 46 - Council Chamber: Big Episode on Small Games

June 25th, 2015

This time Sean and Ronan are joined by several of their friends to discuss shorter games. Over thirty games are covered and we give you the best and the worst ways to fill the time between the big ones.

Your two hosts give you a dozen reviews of smaller games and joining them at various points are Adam, Bonnie Kate, Pouria, Natalie, Chris and Paul.

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