The State of Games, Ep. 170 – The One About the Best Things of 2019

stateofgameslogonewIt’s hard to believe that another year of gaming has passed, but here we are! It’s been a bit of a strange year for us here at Dice Hate Me – a bit less gaming, busier schedules – but we were still able to play so many of the thousands of amazing titles that came out, and a few great blasts from the past. In this podcast we’re presenting our usual Discoveries and Games of the Year, but we’re also spicing it up with some special one-choice categories for games and things that needed the spotlight. So sit back, relax, and enjoy the curated picks from the year that was.

gotyawardUnpub Network

Copenhagen: Roll & Write

Just One

Fantastic Factories

It’s a Wonderful World

Sherlock Holmes: Consulting Detective


Old West Empresario





 Favorite Publisher of the Year

Darrell – Keymaster Games

TC – Fantasy Flight Games

Chris – Capstone Games


Favorite Heavy Game of the Year

Darrell –WarCry

TC – Teotihuacan

Chris – Gentes


Biggest Surprise of the Year

Darrell – Horrified

TC – Taverns of Tiefentahl

Chris – Horrified


Best Reprint

Darrell – Irish Gauge

TC – Trajan

Chris – Egizia


Best Graphic Design/Illustration of the Year

Darrell – Parks

TC – Parks/Wingspan

Chris – Artemis Project


Our Discoveries of the Year


  1. Western Legends
  2. Warhammer: Age of Sigmar
  3. Irish Gauge


  1. Western Legends
  2. Godfather: A New Don


  1. Western Legends
  2. Gold West
  3. Quacks of Quedlinburg


Our Games of the Year


  1. Fleet: The Dice Game
  2. Wingspan
  3. Journeys in Middle Earth


  1. Fleet: The Dice Game
  2. Wingspan
  3. Carpe Diem


  1. Wingspan
  2. Fleet: The Dice Game
  3. Artemis Project


Game of the Decade

Darrell – Panamax

TC – Panamax

Chris – Alien Frontiers


Ethan Louder’s Family Game of the Year

  1. Hiyagi




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2 Responses to “The State of Games, Ep. 170 – The One About the Best Things of 2019”
  1. I just listened to this episode and you may have just landed a life long listener. I love the tone and you have a lot of fun. I am telling others and I can’t wait to see what you guys put out next!!

  2. dicehateme says:

    Thank you so much for the kind message! It’s so great to hear this, and thank you so much for listening. Please let us know if there’s anything you’d like for us to cover on the podcast, or anything we can do to make your experience better.

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