Episode 85: Gen Con 2009, Part 2

85: Gen Con 2009, Part 2

Release Date: Aug. 31, 2009

Running Time: 131 min.

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This is how we roll. We conclude our con coverage with 9 interviews, including two amazing dice men: Col. Louis Zocchi and Kevin Cook, owner of the world's largest dice collection.

Interviews: Steve Jackson Games, Filsinger Games, CHITAG, GameScience Dice, Kevin Cook, HL Games, Smirk & Dagger, P9 Gaming, Duncan Toys

Complete Show Notes continue after the break.

Episode 84: Gen Con 2009

84: Gen Con 2009

Release Date: Aug. 17, 2009

Running Time: 101 min.

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House call. As the Gods of Geekery descend on Indianapolis for Gen Con, we score interviews with game publishers large and small, including a chat with one of the world's most prolific and respected game designers, Dr. Reiner Knizia.

Interviews: MayDay Games, The Game Crafter, Mattel, Days of Wonder, Reiner Knizia, Caledea, Small Box Games, Bucephalus, Paul "Prof" Herbert

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Episode 83: On Your Mark...

83: On Your Mark...

Release Date: Aug. 3, 2009

Running Time: 120 min.

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Get set... Go! We tackle two race games with interesting twists: hiking for lost gold on a 3-D board in Timber Tom and a mad grab for fuel tanks in Hurry 'Cup!

News & Notes: GenCon iPhone App, Ninja vs Pirates, Pony Express & more
The List: Timber Tom, Hurry 'Cup!
Back Shelf Spotlight: 
Barbarossa, Briscola

Truckloads of Goober:  Labyrintus
Game Sommelier:  5 games for a disaster preparation/recovery course
Mail Bag: Dungeonquest correction, Dominion for the young, Pandemic x2

Complete Show Notes continue after the break.

Scribbler #4 - Dem Bones

Scribbler #4 - Dem Bones

Release Date: July 20, 2009

Match-Up Puzzle

Print, Play Along, Win a Prize!

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Dave needs your help. He keeps his dice in trays, separate from his games.
The problem is, he can’t remember which games go with these dice.
Your challenge is to match the dice to the correct game title for each number listed. As added incentive, players with the most correct responses will be placed into a drawing for one of two FREE GAMES: Race for the Galaxy and Airships, courtesy of The Game Preserve.

Send your solutions to stephen@thespiel.net.  Good Luck!

Download the puzzle and the solution using the links above.

Episode 82: Origins 2009

82: Origins 2009

Release Date: July 6, 2009

Running Time: 142 min.

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Get your lanyard and badge ready. We're off to Columbus Ohio for Origins Game Fair. Our tour of the exhibit hall leads us to fourteen interviews with game publishers large and small.

News & Notes: Spiel des Jahres Winner Announced, Scribbler #4 coming soon
Interviews: Z-Man, Wattsalpoag, Uber Goober, Tangent, Jolly Roger, Jeezle Pete's, Out of the Box, Slugfest, Geek Chic, Gorilla Games, Billiboards Carrom, Cheerful Entertainment, Funmaker, Ape Games

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Episode 81: Spiel des Schpiel 2009, Part 2

81: Spiel des Schpiel 2009, Part 2

Release Date: June 22, 2009

Running Time: 128 min.

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Decision time. Five nominees, four weeks, one chance to predict the winner. We review and discuss Fauna and Finca, the final two games in contention for the prestigious Spiel des Jahres award.

News & Notes: Battlestar Galactica: Pegasus, Foundation bundle donations
Nominee #4: Fauna
Nominee #5:
Finca

Predictions:  Favorite Game, What Should Win, What Will Win
Mail Bag: Duck Duck Go Variant rules, monster dice, and more

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Episode 80: Spiel des Schpiel 2009

80: Spiel des Schpiel 2009

Release Date: June 8, 2009

Running Time: 150 min.

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Jury's out. Five nominees, four weeks, one chance to predict the winner. We review and discuss Dominion, FITS and Pandemic, three games in contention for the prestigious Spiel des Jahres award.

News & Notes: Spiel des Jahres & Kinderspiel des Jahres recommendation lists
Nominee #1: Dominion
Nominee #2:
FITS

Nominee #3:  Pandemic
Mail Bag: Dice-o-matic, Eeny Meeny, Origins meet-up

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Episode 79: You Know, For Kids!

79: You Know, For Kids!

Release Date: May 24, 2009

Running Time: 105 min.

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Say goodbye, Candyland. No need to cringe on family game night. We review a slew of games aimed at kids that adults will enjoy, too, including Kayak Chaos and Duck! Duck! Go!

News & Notes: Spiel Foundation Logo, Magic Labyrinth, Ring-O-Flamingo
The List: Kayak Chaos, Duck! Duck! Go!
Back Shelf Spotlight: 
Super Farmer

Table Talk:  Pictureka
Truckloads of Goober:  Loopin' Louie
Game Sommelier:  5 games to play on a school bus
Mail Bag: Kris Burm writes in, Ninjas in MS, Restaurant Row Poll

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