Episode 148: Circle the Wagons
Release Date: Mar. 19, 2012
Running Time: 137 min.
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The whole pint. We settle a patch of land on the banks of Plum Creek, reviewing Walnut Grove - a fast, fun mash-up game that includes tile laying, worker placement and a rondel. Then, we offer up some dice to the War God on Corn Mountain to learn more about games of chance played by Native Americans.
News & Notes: Conductor, Escape
The List: Walnut Grove
Back Shelf Spotlight: Native American Dice Games
Truckloads of Goober: Buckaroo
Game Sommelier: Games that are kitten proof
Mail Bag: Swamp dice, Scopa in the classroom
Complete Show Notes continue after the break.
News & Notes
A game about the Underground Railroad and the Abolitionist movement in 19th century America. Designed by Brian Mayer, this game has been print & play but has recently found a publisher. Stay tuned for more info.
Going Cardboard Link
Try to balance your homestead by arranging land tiles, placing workers, and visiting the nearby town for supplies and hope to survive the long, cold winters.
Truckloads of Goober
Back Shelf Spotlight
Games of the North American Indians, Vol. 1 Link
The Game Sommelier
The Challenge: Five games that a kitten can't destroy by jumping on the table.
Thanks to Erik Ingram for telling us about Artisan Dice on Kickstarter!
Winning Moves Scopa cards, mentioned by Mark Taylor and several other Spielers. Great the are introducing new people to the game; too bad the cards are so hideous!
Music credits include
Selection from Rodeo (Hoe Down) by Aaron Copland | the song
Threshing Machines (from Of Mice & Men soundtrack) by Aaron Copland | the song
Selection from Rodeo (Buckaroo Holiday) by Aaron Copland | the song
Shady Grove by Doc Watson | the song
I Bought Me A Cat by Darby Gerking | the song
I'm sure there are some goofs in there somewhere. Let us know if (when?) you find one!