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As a relatively new gamer and someone who spends a few hours a week driving I have become an avid game podcast listener. I have listened to many of the podcasts available at least once but the ones I listen to (watch) regularly are:

The Dice Tower___________http://www.thedicetower.com/thedicetower/index.php?page=home
The Spiel________________http://www.thespiel.net/
Board Games with Scott____http://www.boardgameswithscott.com/

Through these podcasts I've purchased quite a few games that I never would have picked up just by visiting my local game store. So here's my list of games that I've learned about from podcasts, purchased, and for the most part have played.

I wonder if others have also found podcasts helpful in searching out new fun games.
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1. Board Game: Lost Cities [Average Rating:7.15 Overall Rank:294]
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I'm sure I would have stumbled on this one eventually, but a great two player game. Almost every podcast mentions this one. I think this has been featured as a "play with wife" game, but I think it has universal appeal.

The Dice Tower #2, #11, #105, but has been mentioned in quite a few
BGWS #007
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2. Board Game: BANG! The Bullet! [Average Rating:6.96 Unranked] [Average Rating:6.96 Unranked]
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Fun, lighter card game. I ended up buying the bullet. Haven't had a chance to try all the expansions but the base game has been a hit.

The Dice Tower #2, #16, #34, #48, #105
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3. Board Game: Hey, That's My Fish! [Average Rating:6.75 Overall Rank:672]
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Although I've tried this with adults it's been a hit with the kids. Simple to teach, and once it's set-up a lot of fun to play. The Spiel did a great episode on this and a couple other "fish games".

The Spiel #55
The Dice Tower #0
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4. Board Game: Uglydoll Card Game [Average Rating:6.00 Overall Rank:7534]
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Here's the first of a couple of great childrens games that my family and I have had fun with. This and Gopher It! both came from The Dice Tower #83.
Uglydoll is one I would probably pass by without some help. My favorite Uglydoll memory is playing on a ferry ride to Vancouver Island and watching people peek over to see what we were doing.

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5. Board Game: Gopher It! [Average Rating:6.05 Overall Rank:7621]
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Another fun childrens game highlighed in episode #83 of the Dice Tower. Kids have fun pushing their luck as they Gopher It! I've recommended to a few other parents with success.

The Dice Tower #83
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6. Board Game: Memoir '44 [Average Rating:7.54 Overall Rank:117] [Average Rating:7.54 Unranked]
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In the spirt of the Spiel's "list" the next few are on my list to be played. I've set this up and gone through the first senario and can't wait to give it a try.


The Dice Tower #0
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7. Board Game: Shadows over Camelot [Average Rating:7.15 Overall Rank:318]
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Haven't had a chance to play yet, but I think almost every podcast rates this game highly.

The Dice Tower #36 #73 #90 #117
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8. Board Game: Battle Line [Average Rating:7.42 Overall Rank:178]
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Haven't had a chance to play but have set it up and it looks interesting.

The Dice Tower #0, #2, #34, #105
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9. Board Game: David & Goliath [Average Rating:6.46 Overall Rank:1898]
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Heard about this one quite a bit on the Dice Tower. Seems like an intersting trick tacking game that I'm looking forward to trying.

The Dice Tower #0, #11, #34, #105
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10. Board Game: Lifeboats [Average Rating:6.60 Overall Rank:1232]
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I first saw this on one of the very first BGWS I watched. As soon as I saw it I knew it was a game that my group I was starting would love. We bring it out just about every time someone new comes to the table. Great recommendation.
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11. Board Game: Ticket to Ride [Average Rating:7.46 Overall Rank:124] [Average Rating:7.46 Unranked]
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How could I not buy the ultimate gateway game according to the podcasts. It ended up being a huge hit that gets play all the time. Thanks Dice Tower!
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12. Board Game: The Napoleonic Wars (Second Edition) [Average Rating:7.46 Overall Rank:1261]
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I'm confident that just about every listener of Point2Point ordered this. At least those who didn't already have it.
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13. Board Game: City of Chaos [Average Rating:6.71 Overall Rank:4499]
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Moritz' review on The Dice Tower made this sound intriguing in several ways.

I managed to get a copy from eBay, and found his review did it justice.

It's a quirky, original game providing a satisfying RPG-lite experience.
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14. Board Game: BattleLore [Average Rating:7.39 Overall Rank:253]
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15. Board Game: Runebound (First Edition) [Average Rating:6.19 Overall Rank:2941]
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16. Board Game: Return of the Heroes [Average Rating:6.50 Overall Rank:1675] [Average Rating:6.50 Unranked]
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17. Board Game: Duel of Ages Set 1: Worldspanner [Average Rating:6.57 Overall Rank:1736]
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18. Board Game: Tannhäuser [Average Rating:6.48 Overall Rank:1638]
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19. Board Game: Ticket to Ride: Europe [Average Rating:7.58 Overall Rank:91] [Average Rating:7.58 Unranked]
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20. Board Game: Archaeology: The Card Game [Average Rating:6.70 Overall Rank:1110]
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Tom Vasel's raves about this game on the Dice Tower meant that I had to have it on my want list. Last week I finally scored a copy on a math trade. You know what? Tom was exactly right. It's a brilliant liitle set collection game that the whole family really enjoys.
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21. Board Game: Oregon [Average Rating:6.78 Overall Rank:987]
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Just ordered this because it was talked up on the Dice Tower. Can't wait to try it.
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22. Board Game: Descent: The Road to Legend [Average Rating:8.02 Unranked] [Average Rating:8.02 Unranked]
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Tom and Sam on the Dice Tower are in love with this expansion. I am sorely tempted to pick it up, but I just have my doubts that there is enough time in my busy life to really play it.

Oh, what the heck. I'm buying it.
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23. Board Game: Trans Europa [Average Rating:6.65 Overall Rank:1171]
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Scott Nicholson (BoardGamesWithScott.com) sold me on this one with his review. Also picked up the expansion (Vexation) per Scott's recommendation. Nice game.
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24. Board Game: Fire & Axe: A Viking Saga [Average Rating:7.02 Overall Rank:759]
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Sam Healey's (The Dice Tower) enthusiasm for this game got me looking at Fire and Axe at the store and I eventually bought it. Looks fun, great components, but I haven't gotten it played yet.
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25. Board Game: Shear Panic [Average Rating:6.39 Overall Rank:1583]
 
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I bought this one after hearing about it for the first time on a classic BGWS episode. He even interviewed the game designers.
No regrets, I love the game!
 
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