Tom Vasel

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Thomas J. Vasel is a podcaster, designer, and reviewer of board games. [1] [2] [3] Vasel has hosted the The Dice Tower podcast since 2003.



Board game reviewer

Vasel began publishing board game reviews in 2002 on BoardGameGeek, [4] followed by YouTube, [5] [6] and his Dice Tower website. [7] He has reviewed about 5,000 board games since 2002. [8] [9] [10] [11] As of January 2021, he has rated 6994 games and expansions. [12] His first board game review was for The Settlers of Canaan . [4] [13]

The Dice Tower podcast

Vasel has hosted the weekly The Dice Tower board game podcast since 2003. [14]

The Jack Vasel Memorial Fund

Following the loss of his infant son Jack Vasel at the beginning of 2011, Tom Vasel established the Jack Vasel Memorial Fund. [15] The fund is a not-for-profit with the goal of raising and distributing funds to help gamers in their hour of need. [16] [17] [18]

Selected publications

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