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Episode # 169 of the Dice Tower is up!
http://audio.funagain.com/thedicetower/TDT169-TheDiceTower-E...

In this episode, Eric reviews a pile of games, Moritz discusses Mozart and games, and Geoff defends High Society. Dexter and the Chief go over Long Shot, Tom rants against publishers' lack of respect for dads, and Adam gives us some Dominon variants. Ryan gives more instructions on how to properly teach a game, and Eric talks about Ra: the Dice Game. Finally, we give our top ten stress-inducing board games, along with guest Charley Eastman.

Top Ten list is here:

http://www.thedicetower.com/thedicetower/index.php/top_ten_l...

And the show notes are here:

http://www.boardgamegeek.com/thread/513436/episode-169

Enjoy!

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I think this list is missing some of the all time most stressful games. Ra, Taj Mahal, and Pandemic come to mind. Even For Sale or Can't Stop. Perhaps not all of them belong there, but surely one of them? Not sure I would have considered RFTG a stressful game, as it tends to play on autopilot after a while (IMO). But thanks for the list. It was a nice quick read.
 
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It's reassuring to see that I'm not the only one who has always maintained that Ticket to Ride is, indeed, a "stressful" game. For the reason, I don't like it. Actually, the only stressful game I own on the list is Ultimate Werewolf; but then again, I'm usually moderating, which I quite enjoy.
 
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Twilight Struggle tops my personal list of stress-inducers.
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I think the most "stressful" games are those where your actions are timed, e.g., Ricochet Robots or Ubongo.
 
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Zaphod wrote:
I think the most "stressful" games are those where your actions are timed, e.g., Ricochet Robots or Ubongo.


I'd agree with that. I feel the most stress when playing real-time games, like Boggle or Space Alert.

That, and games with loud/annoying noises, like Operation or Rocket Hockey.
 
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