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Episode 69: Spicy!
Release Date: Dec. 22, 2008
Running Time: 100 min.
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Itadakimasu! With chopsticks in hand and sake cups full, we dig into Wasabi, a tile laying game between rival sushi chefs. Dave also reports from the Obsessive Collector's Desk on card and dice organization.
News & Notes: Tigris & Euphrates, Princes of Machu Pichu, Evil Vendetta Pie Fight, Qwirkle Cubes, BGG App for iPhone
The List: Wasabi!
Notes from the OCD: Card and dice storage tips
The Year in Review: a look back at our favorite moments of 2008
Complete Show Notes continue after the break.
Game News & Notes
The Brand new edition of this strategy classic includes a double sided board and 4 new civilization tiles.
When the Spaniards conquered the Incan Empire, only a few princes managed to flee into the mountains. Well-hidden high above the river Urabumba is a place the Spanish would never discover: The lost city of Machu Picchu. But beware! Is there a traitor among the princes, ready to reveal the location of the secret city to the Spaniards?
In EVPF, you're all evil magic-wielding nightmares from the human psyche and you hate each other's guts. Your union won't let you actually hurt each other, so the only way to settle this like, well not like men, is to have an…Evil Vendetta Pie Fight.
Ryan Christianson's follow up to the Score application is BGG, an app the hooks into Board Game Geek and allows you to access information about your board game collection, record plays, and much more.
Qwirkle Cubes BGG
The latest game from IdeaDuck and Mindware is a dice-based variation on the smash hit Qwirkle. In stead of drawing tiles from a bag, each player has a set of dice they can re-roll during the game in hopes of coming up with a better combination of symbols and colors.
Sushi chefs compete to display their talents by completing as many recipes as they can before the board fills up with ingredients. Those who finish recipes with style receive wooden wasabi bonus cubes.
Notes from the OCD (Obsessive Collector's Desk)
Dave gives a detailed account of his methods for organizing and storing his card games and his massive dice collection.
The Year in Review
We take a look back at 2008 and highlight some of our favorite moments, memorable games, and tease you with some plans for next year.
I'm sure there are some goofs in there somewhere. Let us know if (when?) you find one!
I said we had 14,000 unique visitors per month. I meant 1,400. What's a decimal place among friends?
Thanks to Denny Yori for correcting my bad spelling of the Japanese expression which means "Let's eat!" It's the first word in the episode description: Itadakimasu!