Episode 90: All Aboard!

90: All Aboard!

Release Date: Nov. 9, 2009

Running Time:  166 min.

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The jingle, the rumble, and the roar. We ride the rails touring the world of train games from simple to sublime, including an in-depth review of the modern classic: Age of Steam.

News & Notes: 18EZ, Days of Steam, Cleopatra's Caboose
The List: Age of Steam
Table Talk: Chicago Express
Back Shelf Spotlight: 
TransAmerica: Vexation

Truckloads of Goober:  Railways of the World
Game Sommelier:  5 non-train games with train game mechanics
Mail Bag:
CHITAG, Hive iPhone app, Owz That dice

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Episode 89: Threatening Pinocchio

89: Threatening Pinocchio

Release Date: Oct. 26, 2009

Running Time:  138 min.

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No strings attached. The gloves come off when we fight as storybook characters in Scary Tales and weasel our way to power and influence in Revolution.

News & Notes: Opera, Metal Meeples, Dixit wins Juego del Año, Play - Modena, Italy
The List: Revolution, Scary Tales
Table Talk: Arctic Scavengers
Back Shelf Spotlight: 
The Warlock of Firetop Mountain

Truckloads of Goober:  Nelly Nilpferd and 4 others
Game Sommelier:  5 games to play while trapped in the restroom
Mail Bag: gaming therapy for autism

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Episode 88: Small Press Pow-Wow

88: Small Press Pow-Wow

Release Date: Oct. 12, 2009

Running Time: 138 min.

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Size doesn't matter. For us, it's all about fun. From games made at the kitchen table to up-and-coming entrepreneurs, we play Kachina and The Great Potlatch, two recent titles from publishers Small Box and Bucephalus Games.

News & Notes: Macao, Dungeon Lords, Jaipur, Tobago, Day & Night
The List: Kachina, The Great Potlatch
Table Talk: Quackery
Back Shelf Spotlight: 
Captain Treasure Boots

Truckloads of Goober:  Goober up your game
Game Sommelier:  5 games to play while holding a newborn.
Mail Bag: Kazaam Dice, Monopoly as escape device

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Episode 87: Rollin' Rollin' Rollin'

87: Rollin' Rollin' Rollin'

Release Date: Sept. 28, 2009

Running Time: 134 min.

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Tumble along with the tumblin' tumble-cubes. We dive into Dave's greatest passion in games: dice! We shake our way from the wild West to ancient Egypt, reviewing Dice Town and Ra: the Dice Game. 

News & Notes: Chessex Europe, Arkham Horror Dice, Libraries Got Game
The List: Dice Town, Ra: The Dice Game
Table Talk: Letter Roll
Back Shelf Spotlight: 
Hoo Hey How

Truckloads of Goober:  Tumblin' Dice
Game Sommelier:  5 games with randomizers that would be made better w/ dice.
Mail Bag: Avus Autorennin, Major Fun in Indy, Ancient game components & more

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Episode 86: Parimutuel Acquaintances

86: Parimutuel Acquaintances

Release Date: Sept. 14, 2009

Running Time: 146 min.

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A gaited community. From dice mayhem at the horse track to flower trading that would make day traders blush, we look at Long Shot and Tulipmania 1637.

News & Notes: International Gamer Awards, Space Hulk, Spiel-a-thon
The List: Long Shot, Tulipmania 1637
Table Talk: Bridge Troll
Back Shelf Spotlight: 
Les Passe Trappe

Truckloads of Goober:  Ido
Game Sommelier:  5 games for a disaster preparation/recovery course
Mail Bag: Headless Hollow Reference Sheets, responses from Kevin Cook

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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

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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

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