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Episode 22 - You Bet Your Asp!
22: You Bet Your Asp!
Release Date: Feb. 5, 2007
Running Time: 95 min.
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.
Game News & Notes
Roman impresarios stage events to attract largest audience.
Wits & Wagers BGG entry
The quick Hollywood pitch for this game might be Price Is Right meets Family Feud.
Cleopatra & The Society of Architects BGG Entry
Balance resources and corruption to build Cleo a new home. But beware, the most corrupt gets fed to the crocs!
Mystery Connection Contest
No connection, this week, just an open question to all listeners. Email us with your favorite CheapAss game and you could win a pair of laser cut custom Spiel dice!
Devil Bunny Needs a Ham BGG Entry
Sous chefs scale a building as fast as they can. Why? Devil Bunny needs a ham.
Ben Hurt BGG Entry
Any game with a Well-Aimed cat card has to be in your collection.
Kill Doctor Lucky BGG Entry
Clue in reverse. Off the old codger with a tight hat or a loud noise when noone is looking.
The Big Idea BGG Entry
Players create products like Erotic Pants or Mentholated Shampoo to attract investors.
Lord of the Fries BGG Entry
Zombies in a fast food restaurant compete to fill orders like Chick-a-Bunga-Gonga.
Dead Money BGG Entry
Cowboy zombies play poker and try to be the first to lose all their money
Renfield BGG Entry
Funky trick taking game with body parts as suits.
Deadwood BGG Entry
Play as an extra on the set of a movie studio making bad Westerns and compete for the best roles.
Starbase Jeff BGG Entry
Fun tile laying game with gambling mechanic.
Get Out! BGG Entry
Three track Monopoly-esque game where the winner is the first to get a job and move out of Mom's basement.
Truckloads of Goober
Doom: The Boardgame BGG Entry
Based on the PC game bloodfest. Tons of huge detailed plastic figs, modular board tiles, and counters galore.
The Challenge: find five games for under $10 that are meaty gamerly games.
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Next week's challenge:
Dave must find five games with for an intimate weekend, games withe a romantic tie-in or theme.
Joel in GA weighs in on Dave's Sommelier picks from Episode 21 and gives a list of his own.
Ankabut in Malaysia is having trouble storing all his BattleLore figs in the box.
Len in Canada gives some good advice for playing Phoenix with the broken card
I'm sure there are some goofs in there somewhere. Let us know if (when?) you find one!