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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