Episode 217: There & Back Again

Release Date: Nov. 9 , 2015

Running Time:   164 min.

Listen Now:

Enhanced Version 
MP3 Version

Subscribe via iTunes:
Enhanced - MP3

See sidebar for other subscription options

The road goes ever on and on. We talk about three trips in this episode.

One physical - a travelogue of our recent trip to Essen.

One fictional - a review of Lord of the Rings: Journey to Mordor.

And one psychological - a review of ...and then we held hands.

The travelogue features segments on the International Game Fair at Essen, driving up a mountain in a Tesla, and a jewelry heist via an escape room.

Lord of the Rings: Journey to Mordor is a light dice game aimed at families with some fun player interaction. Be the first to guide your hobbit and the ring to Mount Doom before the Nazgul. 

...and then we held hands is an innovative card driven board game about a couple trying to save their relationship. You play together using cards from both hands to navigate toward the center of the board, trying to stay emotionally balanced. And here's the twist - you cannot talk about the game at all while you play.  You dance with and around you partner trying to anticipate his or her next move, hoping to keep the game from locking up, thus bringing your relationship to an impasse.

News & Notes: Spiel-a-thon, Tokyo Game Market, Dresden Files 
Travelogue: An account of our 10 days in Essen
The List: Lord of the Rings: Journey to Mordor, ...and then we held hands

Complete Show Notes continue after the break.

News & Notes

Spiel-a-thon! Nov. 20, 1-4 PM Dallas, TX BGG Con   Link

Tokyo Game Market    Link  

Dresden Files Card Game    Evil Hat Productions

Crowdfunding Round-Up

Dirty Money    Kickstarter

Essen Travelogue

Pfefferkorn  Link

Drachenfels  Link

Schloss Drachenburg  Link

Tesla  Link

Ruhr Escape  Link

The List

Lord of the Rings: Journey to Mordor    KOSMOS  |  BGG

...and then we held hands    Ludicreations  |  BGG


Music credits include:

Say You Will Be There   by Ben L'Oncle Soul  |  the song

Down There By The Train  by Johnny Cash  |  the song

There You Go  by Johnny Cash  |  the song

Maybe You'll Be There  by June Christy  |  the song


I'm sure there are some goofs in there somewhere

Let us know if (when?) you find one:

Sponsored Link: Realm Adventure League  Link