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Episode 194: This 'n Tat

Release Date: May 12, 2014

Running Time:  146  min.

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Period piece. We review Rococo, a board game where players take on the role of 18th century tailors, making elaborate dresses and coats for a Grand Ball. Manage your workshop and finance enough entertainment at the party and your talent will be the talk of the town when the fireworks above the palace begin.

News & Notes:  Horse Fever, Scharfe Shoten, Fast First, Happy Meeple 10K
Crowdfunding Round-Up: Yardmaster, Transylvania, AVGhost
The List: Rococo
Notes From the OCD: Searchable currency database
Truckloads of Goober: Axis & Allies: Guadalcanal
Back Shelf Spotlight: Ruse & Bruise
Game Sommelier:  5 games to you can teach your 12 year old kid that he or she will still want to play as an adult.

Complete Show Notes continue after the break.

News & Notes

Horse Fever BGG  | Cranio Creations

Scharfe Shoten   BGG  | Zoch Verlag |

Fast First  Pinnacle Game Labs

Happy Meeple Hits 10K  Happy Meeple

Crowdfunding Round-Up

Yardmaster  Kickstarter

Transylvania: Curses & Traitors  Kickstarter

AVGhost: Paranormal Investigation Kickstarter

The List

Rococo  BGG | Eggertspiele

Notes From The O.C.D.

A discussion about the need for a searchable currency database. Type in a game title and out comes the amount of money, denominations, and name of currency for the game. Very useful if you want to replace existing crappy paper money with nicer coins or poker chips.

Truckloads of Goober

Axis & Allies: Guadalcanal  BGG 

Back Shelf Spotlight

Ruse & Bruise  BGG 

The Game Sommelier

On the Hot Seat: Dave

The Challenge: Find 5 games you can teach/play with your 12-13 year old kid that he or she will still enjoy playing as an adult.

Dave's Selections (not 5, but 10!):


Formula De

Gang of Four

Roll Through the Ages

Coal Baron

Tokyo Train

Alea Iacta Est





Music credits include:

Minuetto   by Luigi Boccherini   |  the song

Sonata no. 2 in F Major  by Mozart  |  the song

Rococo Rondo   SpongeBob SquarePants Production Music  |  the song

Rococo  by Arcade Fire  |  the song

Day Tripper  by Trio Rococo  |  the song


I'm sure there are some goofs in there somewhere

I mention my grandparents both hail from Transylvania; somehow I lumped my Mother in with them as well. She was born in Gary, Indiana.

Let us know if (when?) you find one:

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