Episode 17: I Coulda Been a Contenda!
17: I Coulda Been a Contenda!
Release Date: Nov. 20, 2006
Running Time: 80 min.
Listen Now: Enhanced Version
Game News & Notes
Carcassonne Big Box
Carcassonne plus all the expansions in one box with integrated rules and inserts to accomodate all the expansion sets.
Ragnarok is upon us! An epic battle to control mythical Norse kingdoms.
Buccaneer BGG entry
Fast paced game of stacking pirate crews and collecting booty.
Aqua Romana BGG Entry
Adequate but not extraordinary tile laying game with pasted on theme.
Can you see two connection between these games?
Email us with your guesses!
The answer will be part of next episode's Spotlight!
Congratulations to Robin in England, the winner for episode 16's connection contest! Robin wins a pair of custom Spiel dice for his correct connection between Hare & Tortoise and The Queen's Necklace. You can win, too. Send your guesses early and often!
Titan: The Arena BGG Entry
Bet on fantasy monster battles. Watch out for the referees and the fans!
Acquire BGG Entry
Sid Sackson classic of stock trades and mergers.
Truckloads of Goober
Sid Meier's Civilization: The Board Game BGG Entry
Board game inspired by the computer game inspired by the board game.
The Challenge: Stephen must find five games to convert an avid video gamer into an avid board gamer.
|Battle Ball||Thumbs Up|
|Sid Meier's Civilization||Thumbs Up|
|Pitch Car||Thumbs Up|
|Doom The Board Game||Thumbs Up|
Here are the branches for the different kinds of video gamers/genres I mentioned in the segment
Battle Ball - Blood Bowl - Pizza Box Football
Real Time Strategy Gamers
Civilization: The BoardGame - Memoir '44 - Puerto Rico
Blokus - Ricochet Robot - Gipf
Online Role Playing Gamers
Runebound - Bang! - Lord of the Rings
Twitch (FPS) Gamers
Pitch Car - Kineti-Go - Skittles
Doom: The Board Game - Space Hulk - Warhammer 40K
Next week's challenge:
Dave must find five games for listener Scotty's wine and cheese themed game night.
Here's the short list of non-game podcasts we listen to!
Disney Related (Dave): MouseTunes, WDW Today, Netcot
Technology (Stephen): TWIT (This Week in Tech), DLTV
Movies (Stephen): Filmspotting, IFS (my non-profit organization)
Wonderful Things: Boing Boing's Get Illuminated
Learn German with Puppets: My German Class
We also had some great small press role playing game suggestions:
Shab Al Hiri Roach from David in LA
Indie Press Revolutions from Yoki in Sweden
I don't know what I was on when I claimed that I played Titan The Arena as a kid! I must have been thinking of Titan! We're still young at heart but not that young!
I'm sure there are some goofs in there somewhere. Let us know if (when?) you find one!