The Dukes of Dice
The Dukes of Dice… a podcast and community for board games, card games and role playing games. Join Alex and Sean as they embark on a journey discussing this exciting hobby of ours. For the time being, you can expect bi-weekly podcasts, blog posts, and and reviews. Welcome to the Duchy!
Who are the Dukes?
Sean and Alex first met in Albuquerque, NM playing on a kickball team together. Kickball didn’t last but the two have been playing board games around the Duke City ever since, dragging their girlfriends along the way. You can find them chucking dice and placing workers at Empire Board Game Library or the Duchy. They don’t agree on everything and it’s probably better that way.
Sean’s intro gaming came from purchasing his first pack of Magic: The Gathering cards in 1994. Soon after that he purchased an English first-edition of Settlers of Catan – board games would never be the same for him again. Sean spent a lot of time heavily invested in miniature gaming and found a great home at Imperial Outpost Games in Phoenix, Arizona. Before taking the full plunge into board gaming in 2012, Sean dabbled in games like Memoir ’44, Carcasonne and Descent. His preference lately has been for mid- to heavy Euro games, with the occasional Amerithrash epic game as a palette cleanser.
When he’s not being a rules lawyer, he’s being an actual lawyer at a mid-sized defense firm in the Duke City. He has an amazing girlfriend, Raquel, who loves Feld games. When not playing games, the two are raising their daughters Mariah (14) and Chewie (16 months).
Visit Sean’s Board Game Geek profile.
Alex is the Duke that carries the flag for the more casual (but still fiercely competitive) board gamer. He got into the hobby back in Lansing, MI when he was working as a reporter for an NBC affiliate there, first playing at Clem’s Comics and Games. Cooperative (Pandemic, Elder Sign) and shorter games (Puzzle Strike, Coup, The Resistance: Avalon) tend to be favorites, so if the game’s long, it better be good.
When he’s not at the table, you can find him on TV at nights on the CBS/Fox affiliate stations in town.