Scribbler #4 - Dem Bones

Scribbler #4 - Dem Bones

Release Date: July 20, 2009

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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!

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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

Complete Show Notes continue after the break.

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

Complete Show Notes continue after the break.

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

Complete Show Notes continue after the break.

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

Complete Show Notes continue after the break.

Episode 78: Driven to Abstraction

78: Driven to Abstraction

Release Date: May 11, 2009

Running Time: 142 min.

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These games have potential, literally. If there's a modern rival to chess, it's the Gipf Project. In this mega-episode, we play Ultimate Gipf and the final game in the series, Tzaar.

News & Notes: Game Journals, Fits, Mensa Winners, Qwirkle Cib
The List: Ultimate Gipf, Tzaar
Back Shelf Spotlight: 
Breakthru

Table Talk:  Miracle Five
Truckloads of Goober:  Yali
Game Sommelier:  5 games for the 5 Star Trek Captains
Mail Bag: Poisoned Poll, Spiel Index, Swedish "Millionaire"

Complete Show Notes continue after the break.

Episode 77: Paradise Lost

77: Paradise Lost

Release Date: April 27, 2009

Running Time: 114 min.

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Letter perfect. We build ancient monuments and wonders to impress the King in Utopia and spell our way Boggle-style through hedge rows in Amuse Amaze.

News & Notes: Small World, Scary Tales, Kingsburg: To Forge A Realm
The List: Utopia, Amuse Amaze
Back Shelf Spotlight: 
Earthquake, Probe

Truckloads of Goober:  The Perfect Storm
Game Sommelier:  5 games for people planning their own utopian society
Mail Bag: Shanghaien, Fische Fluppen Frikadellen, Video tour of the padded cell

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Episode 76: A Kind Word & A Gun

76: A Kind Word & A Gun

Release Date: April 13, 2009

Running Time: 117 min.

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An offer you can't refuse. We play by mob rule this week, packing heat and hijacking hooch with two gangster themed games: Chicago Poker and Family Business.

News & Notes: Spiel-a-thon 2009, Dominion Intrigue, Dicetown, Miss Poutine
The List: Chicago Poker, Family Business
Back Shelf Spotlight: 
Gangsters, The Chicago Caper

Truckloads of Goober:  The Godfather Game
Game Sommelier:  5 games with whacked out themes to play with a mob of people
Mail Bag: Gamer Cruises, Where's Kevin?, Modul4r

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