Episode 28 - Listener's Choice

28: Listener's Choice

Release Date: Apr. 30, 2007

Running Time: 100 min.

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Turn the tables! We let you call the shots. From The List to The Game Sommelier, every segment in the show comes from listener suggestions and submissions.

News & Notes: Mr. Jack, Walter Hunt's GoF blog, Name That Game
The List:
Die Macher, Railroad Tycoon
Backshelf Spotlight:
Skittles, Shove Ha'penny
Truckloads of Goober:
Fire & Axe
Game Sommelier:
Five games for a LOST party that reflect the characters
Mail Bag:
Tom Vasel's Sommelier response, storing games when traveling

Complete Show Notes continue after the break.

Episode 27: Diceversary!

27: Diceversary

Release Date: Apr. 16, 2007

Running Time: 101 min.

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The Spiel is one year old! To celebrate, we roll our way through two games with loads of dice: Battleground Fantasy Warfare and To Court the King.

News & Notes: I Don't Know, What Do You Want to Play, Robotic Mah Jongg Table
The List:
Battleground: Fantasy Warfare, To Court the King
Backshelf Spotlight:
The Magnificent Race, The Omega Virus
Truckloads of Goober:
Lifeboats
Game Sommelier:
Five games for blind and sighted players to play together
Mail Bag:
Listener's Choice Poll, Reboog, and Notes from the OCD

Complete Show Notes continue after the break.

Episode 26 - Machiavelli's Mullet

26: Machiavelli's Mullet

Release Date: April 2, 2007

Running Time: 102 min.

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Business in the front, party in the back. We plot and scheme to elect the Pope in The Prince, spaz out combining cornrows in Wig Out, and nibble our way from plankton to sharks in Chomp.

News & Notes: Stonehenge, Tannhauser
The List:
The Prince, Wig Out, Chomp!
Backshelf Spotlight:
Seasons, Mississippi Queen
Truckloads of Goober:
Ubongo
Game Sommelier:
guest challenge from Tom Vasel of The Dice Tower
Mail Bag:
Kosmos Cage Match, The Great Game Tree, Knizia Dice Games, OCD issues

Complete Show Notes continue after the break.

Episode 25 - You Look Marbleous!

25: You Look Marbleous!

Release Date: Mar. 19, 2007

Running Time: 94 min.

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Driven to abstraction. From archaeology to pachinko in less than two hours, we play Mykerinos and Marvin Marvel's Marvelous Marble Machine, two fast fun abstract strategy games.

News & Notes: Chupacabra, Sakkara, 1701, Notre Dame
The List:
Mykerinos, Marvin Marvel's Marvelous Marble Machine
Backshelf Spotlight:
Balloon Cup, Space Beans
Truckloads of Goober:
Through the Desert
Collector's Corner:
How to organize, inventory, and protect a new game
Mail Bag:
Nicknames! Romantic Game list, a pronunciation guide

Complete Show Notes continue after the break.

Episode 24 - Sic Transit Gloria

24: Sic Transit Gloria

Release Date: Mar. 5, 2007

Running Time: 88 min.

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I didn't know Gloria was sick. Ancient Rome is crumbling as the Goths swarm down from the north. We play Senators racing to escape the Eternal City in Gloria Mundi, the first collaborative effort from James Ernest and Rio Grande Games.

News & Notes: Taluva, Phill Rogers' survey, Spiel classes in Zionsville
The List:
Gloria Mundi
Backshelf Spotlight:
Zauber Cocktail, Caesar & Cleopatra
Truckloads of Goober:
Tide of Iron
Game Sommelier:
Five games for a Star Wars party
Mail Bag:
To Court the King, correction of a correction, game podcasts & wives

Complete Show Notes continue after the break.

Episode 23 - Tony Danza & Co.

23: Tony Danza & Co.

Release Date: Feb. 19, 2007

Running Time: 79 min.

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Cue the laugh track. We play Conquistadors in Pizarro & Co. and Capitalist pigs in I'm the Boss, two games that lead to big deals and big piles of cashola.

News & Notes: Rage Reprint, Perth Game Group, Make: Magazine, Receda Cube
The List:
Pizarro & Co., I'm the Boss
Backshelf Spotlight:
Pirateer, Pente
Truckloads of Goober:
Neolithibum
Game Sommelier:
Five games for a romantic getaway
Mail Bag:
Cleopatra corrections, Renfield print and play, Light Speed

Complete Show Notes continue after the break.

Episode 22 - You Bet Your Asp!

22: You Bet Your Asp!

Release Date: Feb. 5, 2007

Running Time: 95 min.

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Bet like an Egyptian. We get a good dose of corruption, cash, and deadly crocodile gods playing Wits & Wagers and Cleopatra & the Society of Architects.

News & Notes: Colosseum, Web Links
The List: Wits & Wagers, Cleopatra & Society of Architects
Backshelf Spotlight: CheapAss Essentials
Truckloads of Goober: Doom: The Boardgame
Game Sommelier: Five meaty gamerly games for under $10
Mail Bag: Joel's classroom games, little plastic baggies

Complete Show Notes continue after the break.

Episode 21 - Ewe Wouldn't Like Me When I'm Angry!

21: Ewe Wouldn't Like Me When I'm Angry!

Release Date: Jan. 22, 2007

Running Time: 86 min

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Lou Ferrigno, eat your heart out! It doesn't take gamma rays to make us see green, just two sets of horribly organized rules. We play Shear Panic and Marvel Heroes. One's a keeper, the other's a dud.

News & Notes: Talisman, To Court the King
The List: Shear Panic, Marvel Heroes
Backshelf Spotlight: Phoenix, Dragonmaster
Truckloads of Goober: Dread Pirate
Game Sommelier: Five games for a high school classroom that are educational without being "educational" (read:lame)
Mail Bag: BattleLore correction, game book suggestions

Complete Show Notes continue after the break.

Episode 20 - Lore & Ladders

Release Date: Jan. 8, 2007 Running Time: 98 min

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Chock full of Goobery goodness! We click with Lexio, a Korean tile game with Chinese roots, and charge head long into Battle Lore, waging table top fantasy battles with hundreds of miniatures.

News & Notes: Games Quarterly, War on Terror Game

The List: Lexio, Battle Lore

Backshelf Spotlight: Fearsome Floors, Canasta

Truckloads of Goober: Dark Tower

Game Sommelier: Five games for a Super Bowl party

Mail Bag: What game owes its name to the Hobby hawk?

Complete Show Notes continue after the break.

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