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Episode 12: Going Postal


12: Going Postal

Release Date: Sept. 11, 2006

Running Time: 76 min.

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Strap on the mailbag and hitch up the wagon! We deliver our verdict on Thurn & Taxis, the 2006 Spiel de Jahres winner, and Big Top, a circus themed variant of a card game classic.

News & Notes: Asterix & Obelix, Sudoku: Battle of the Masters, Iliade
The List: Thurn & Taxis, Big Top
Backshelf Spotlight: Chainsaw Warrior, Samurai
Truckloads of Goober: World of Warcraft: The Board Game
Game Sommelier: Five games for hard cord gamblers that will pull them away from the slots or tables.

Complete Show Notes continue after the break.

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Game News & Notes

Asterix & Obelix BGG Entry

Based on the famous Asterix comic.

Sudoku: Battle of the Masters BGG Entry

Knizia designed game cashing in on the puzzle craze

Simply Ingenious: Travel Edition BGG Entry

Tiny version of the great abstract classic

Iliade BGG Entry

Strategy card game based on Homer's epic.

The List

Big Top BGG entry

Circus themed variant of the classic card game Fan Tan.

Thurn & Taxis BGG entry

2006 Spiel de Jahres winner. Postal route building in Central Europe.

Backshelf Spotlight:

Can you see two connection between these games?
Email us with your guesses!
Answer will be part of next episode's Spotlight!

Chainsaw Warrior BGG Entry

Only you can save future New York from trans-dimensional Darkness!

Samurai BGG Entry

Plexiglass Buddhas. Need we say more?

Truckloads of Goober

World of Warcraft: The Boardgame BGG Entry

Hundreds of figures, counters, cards, and a giant board

Game Sommelier

The Challenge:

Dave must find five games for hard core gamblers that will pull them away from the slots or the craps table. The games cannot be obvious gambling game clones, but they can have gambling mechanics.

Dave's List

Stephen's Vote

Royal Turf Thumbs Up
Odds'R Thumbs Up
Vegas Thumbs Up
Backgammon Thumbs Up
Mah Jongg Thumbs Up

Dave keeps his title for another week!

Next week's challenge:

Stephen must find five games that will fit into an airline carry-on that will be able to provide fun and variety for any size crowd (from 2 players to 8 or more) on a trip for two weeks.

Errata

The hourglass tiles in Ingenious are hexagons, not octagons as Dave states.

I'm sure there are more goofs in there somewhere. Let us know if (when?) you find one!

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