Episode 199: Kennerspiel des Schpiel 2014 - Part 2

Release Date: July 7, 2014

Running Time:  108  min.

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Decision time. We review Istanbul and Rococo, the final nominees for the Kennerspiel des Jahres, and try to predict the winner.

Kennerspiel des Jahres Nominees: Concordia, Istanbul, Rococo 

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Episode 198: Kennerspiel des Schpiel 2014 - Part 1

Release Date: June 30, 2014

Running Time:  125  min.

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Strategy or catchall? We begin our coverage of the Kennerspiel des Jahres with a look at the recommended games list, a review of nominee Concordia and finish with a rousing debate about the identity crisis the award faces.

Kennerspiel des Jahres Nominees: Concordia, Istanbul, Rococo 

Recommended Games: Amerigo, Guildhall, Russian Railroads, Blood Bound 

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Episode 197: Spiel des Schpiel 2014

Release Date: June 23, 2014

Running Time:  125  min.

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The Big Red Pawn. Which game is worthy this year to be called Game of the Year (Spiel des Jahres)? We review Camel Up, Splendor and Concept and try to predict the winner.

Spiel des Jahres Nominees: Camel Up, Splendor, Concept 

Recommended Games: SOS Titanic, Potato Man, Love Letter, Sanssouci, Battle Sheep

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Episode 196: Kinderspiel des Schpiel 2014

Release Date: June 9, 2014

Running Time:  125  min.

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You know? For kids! We play and review the three nominees for the best Kids Game of the Year (the Kinderspiel des Jahres) and then try to predict the winner. This year's nominees include cats chasing slot cars, kids collecting gems from a haunted house, and squires wandering the countryside in search of adventure.

Kinderspiel des Jahres Nominees:  Flizz & Meiz, Geister, Geister, Schatzsuchmeister, Richard Ritterschlag

Recommended Games: Oh No, My Bacon Is Flying Away, Fire Dragon, Speed Cups, Game Over, Terror at the Witching Hour, What Animal Am I?, Get Lost, Flynn!

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Episode 195: Pew! Pew! Pew!

Release Date: May 26, 2014

Running Time:  113  min.

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Set phasers to fun. We review Quantum and Star Realms, two epic space battle games that don't require an epic amount of time to play. You can blow up your friends (or the galaxy) and be home in time for dinner.

News & Notes:  Diamonds, Pandemic Legacy? To Court the King Reboot?
Crowdfunding Round-Up: Dungeon Dice Guilds, Electronic Cribbage, Thebes
The List: Quantum, Star Realms
Back Shelf Spotlight: Conquest of Planet Earth
Game Sommelier (Ezra Denney):  5 new board game award categories.

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Episode 194: This 'n Tat

Release Date: May 12, 2014

Running Time:  146  min.

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Period piece. We review Rococo, a board game where players take on the role of 18th century tailors, making elaborate dresses and coats for a Grand Ball. Manage your workshop and finance enough entertainment at the party and your talent will be the talk of the town when the fireworks above the palace begin.

News & Notes:  Horse Fever, Scharfe Shoten, Fast First, Happy Meeple 10K
Crowdfunding Round-Up: Yardmaster, Transylvania, AVGhost
The List: Rococo
Notes From the OCD: Rococo
Truckloads of Goober: Axis & Allies: Guadalcanal
Back Shelf Spotlight: Ruse & Bruise
Game Sommelier:  5 games to you can teach your 12 year old kid that he or she will still want to play as an adult.

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Episode 193: Lunch Break

Release Date: Apr. 28, 2014

Running Time:  109  min.

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PB & play! We review Splendor and Buccaneer Bones, two games that pack a lot of fun into a few minutes. Whether you're mining gems or finding buried treasure, there's plenty of time to enjoy these games while you snarf down a midday meal.

News & Notes:  LED Cribbage, Rattlebones, Pocket Basketball & Rugby
Crowdfunding Round-Up: Flick Wars, Dragon Slayer, Stratagem, Industrial Wave Cribbage
The List: Splendor, Buccaneer Bones
Game Sommelier:  5 games to help fill out a library's collection

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Episode 192: The Game of Life

Release Date: Apr. 14, 2014

Running Time:  146  min.

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Puppet masters. We review Legacy and CV. Each game allows a player to shape the course of a modern life or a 17th century family through meaningful, sometimes gut-wrenching, decisions.

News & Notes:  Xalapa, Istanbul, Marvel Dice Masters
Crowdfunding Round-Up: Chopstick Dexterity Mega-Challenge 3000, Typo 2D, 1st & Goal Digital
The List: Legacy, CV
Game Sommelier:  5 games to use for leagues/events at a game store

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