Episode 16: In the Cards
16: In the Cards
Release Date: Nov. 6, 2006
Running Time: 84 min.
Shuffle up, and deal! We look back 400 years to play Scopa, a classic card game that feels modern and then play Parlay, the secret love-child of Scrabble and Poker.
News & Notes: Tanga, Occasional Gamer
The List: Scopa, Parlay
Backshelf Spotlight: Queen's Necklace, Hare & Tortoise
Truckloads of Goober: Krieg & Frieden
Game Sommelier: Five games for the perfect gamer geek bachelor party
Mail Bag: finding new game groups, Dave's thoughts on lamination
Complete Show Notes continue after the break.
Different discount deal every day (including board games), plus a cool puzzle of the day feature which allows you to accrue tanga points.
Occasional Gamer Link
Play a free online version of the fantasy board game classic Talisman!
Scopa BGG entry
A 400 year old card game classic that feels very modern.
Parlay BGG Entry
If Scrabble and Texas Hold'Em had a kid it would be this game.
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 Seth in New York, our winner for Episode 15's connection contest! Last week's two games with an odd connection were Java and Jambo. Listen to the episode to find out what the connection was!
The Queen's Necklace BGG Entry
Compete to sell the best gems to the king. Necklace included!
Shameless plug: Francie, Stephen's partner in crime and fellow spieler, is a jewelry designer. Check out her site!
Hare & Tortoise BGG Entry
Board game with roots in the 19th century, winner of 1st Spiel des Jahres.
Truckloads of Goober
Krieg & Frieden BGG Entry
Medieval builders compete to complete a massive wooden Cathedral
Dave must find five games for the perfect gamer geek bachelor party.
|Taj Mahal||Thumbs Up|
|Princes of Florence||Thumbs Up|
|Puerto Rico||Thumbs Up|
Dave earns an extra thumb for his cool poker run theme to tie all the games together. Nice job, Dave.
Next week's challenge:
Stephen must find five games to convert a video gamer to board games.
Highlights include: how to find game groups in a new town, Dave's thoughts on laminating game components, and some suggestions for a cowboy and pirate game party
A "scopa" is capturing all the face-up cards from the middle of the table, not all the face cards as Stephen says, initially.
Dave says antithesis when he means epitome.
I'm sure there are some goofs in there somewhere. Let us know if (when?) you find one!