Episode 202: Suitcase Six-Pack

Release Date: Nov. 17, 2014

Running Time:   min.

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Backpack booty. From pill bugs and puzzles to a dice rodeo, we review half a dozen games small enough to travel but big enough to provide hours of fun. Titles include: Samsara, Assel Schlamassel, El Gaucho, Romans Go Home, Col-Or-Form and Diamonds.

News & Notes: FFG LCGs, Munchkin store, India Supreme Court, Wars & Battles App
Crowdfunding Round-Up: Steampunk Rally, Zero Day, Oddball Aeronauts 2
The List: Samsara, Assel Schlamassel, El Gaucho, Romans Go Home, Col-Or-Form, Diamonds

Complete Show Notes continue after the break.

Essen 2014: Game Salute

Release Date: Oct. 31 2014

Running Time:  14 min.

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Dan Yarrington chats about the European release of three titles: Wok Star, Dreaming Spires and Alien Frontiers. We also discuss the importance of Essen for meetings to broker deals with new designers, publishers and international printing partners.

Essen 2014: WizKids

Release Date: Oct. 31 2014

Running Time:   min.

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Scott D'Agostino stops by with a giant Borg cube to chat about Star Trek: Attack Wing. We avoid assimilation long enough to get the latest on Marvel Dicemasters, including the release of Uncanny X-Men, and D&D Attack Wing with Tiamat and Bahamut swooping in for Organized Play events.

Essen 2014: Japon Brand

Release Date: Oct. 30 2014

Running Time:  23 min.

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Designer Hisashi Hayashi and translator Simon Lundstrom chat about two games: Rolling Japan and See Know Buzz. We also discuss gaming culture in Japan and the amazing number of self published games produced by Japanese game designers. 

Essen 2014: ZhanGuo

Release Date: Oct. 30 2014

Running Time:  15 min.

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Italian designers Marco Canetta and Stefania Niccolini discuss ZhanGuo. Players use cards to unify the Warring States in ancient China. Build the Great Wall, the Terracotta soldiers and keep the populace from revolt in order to gain the Emperor's favor.

Essen 2014: Speakeasy

Release Date: Oct. 30 2014

Running Time:   16 min.

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Didier Dincher from French publisher Capsicum Games chats about Speakeasy, a modern adaptation of the classic Chinese game Lu Zhan Qi. This abstract game of bluff, memory and deduction was the inspiration for the mass market classic Stratego.

Essen 2014: Versailles

Release Date: Oct. 29 2014

Running Time:   19 min.

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Agnieszka Kopera discusses the latest title from Romanian publisher NSKN: Versailles. Players take on the roles of architects and designers, working to build and decorate the gardens and palace of Versailles while competing for the favor of the King

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