Episode 217: There & Back Again
Release Date: Nov. 9 , 2015
Running Time: 164 min.
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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
Dirty Money Kickstarter
Schloss Drachenburg Link
Ruhr Escape Link
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:
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