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Episode 2: King Me!
2: King Me!
Release Date: April 22, 2006
Running Time: 53 min.
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Crack open that bottle of Cabernet and pass the Camembert! We play and discuss Louis XIV, an influence based, tile-flipping game from Alea/Rio Grande Games. Truckloads of Goober makes its debut with a look at Britannia.
News & Notes: Rum & Pirates, Arkham Horror Expansions
The List: Louis XIV
Backshelf Spotlight: Mah Jongg, Mhing
Truckloads of Goober: Britannia
Complete Show Notes continue after the break.
Game News & Notes
Board Game Geek Entry
Truckloads of Goober
Mah Jongg may not be quite as old as Dave let on. There are myths that suggest the game was invented by Confucius in 500 BC, BUT tile sets similar to Mah Jongg have only been found as far back as 800 AD. The modern game we know and love was created sometime around 1850 and brought to the United States in the 1920s.
Listener Eric found a HUGE omission on our part:
"Besides Jambo and Goa, Rudiger Dorn also designed The Traders of Genoa, my favorite game of his and his second highest ranked game at The Geek."