Episode 27: Diceversary!
Release Date: Apr. 16, 2007
Running Time: 101 min.
The Spiel is one year old! To celebrate, we roll our way through two games with loads of dice: Battleground Fantasy Warfare and To Court the King.
News & Notes: I Don't Know, What Do You Want to Play, Robotic Mah Jongg Table
The List: Battleground: Fantasy Warfare, To Court the King
Backshelf Spotlight: The Magnificent Race, The Omega Virus
Truckloads of Goober: Lifeboats
Game Sommelier: Five games for blind and sighted players to play together
Mail Bag: Listener's Choice Poll, Reboog, and Notes from the OCD
Complete Show Notes continue after the break.
Game News & Notes
I Don't Know, What Do You Want to Play? Link
A game made from the games in your collection. Play this card game when you can't decide what to play next!
Ca$h & Guns link
Asomdee is reprinting this great party game with foam guns.
Robotic Mah Jongg Table link
Push the tiles into the center and the table shuffles and stacks the tiles to form a new wall... all in 3 seconds! Has to been seen to be believed!
Rubik's Cube Made with Dice and Magnets
Make your own fully functional cube with these detailed instructions. Link
Kosmos Cage Match: Stephen 1 Dave 0
Stephen trounces Dave in Lost Cities (3 Game Point totals: 535, 241)
Battleground: Fantasy Warfare BGG entry
Surprisingly deep tabletop wargame that fits in your back pocket!
To Court the King BGG entry
Roll dice combos to collect medieval characters to aid your quest to gain the King's favor.
Mystery Connection Contest
Can you find a connection between these two games? We find a mystery connection each episode and challenge you, the listener, to hunt for it! Email us with your guess and you could win a pair of laser cut custom Spiel dice !
Congratulations to Richard Hunt in Columbus for finding our mystery connection in Episode 26!
The Magnificent Race BGG entry
Race around the world using different modes of transportation, but watch out for Dastardly Dan! Cool spinner bowl to determine winner for each leg of the race.
The Omega Virus BGG Entry
Find the virus before your space station is doomed. Trash talking Electronic computer guides you through the game turn.
Truckloads of Goober
Lifeboats BGG Entry
Bright wooden boats make this a goober gem!
The Challenge: find five games blind and sighted players could play together
Thanks to listener Matthew Eskridge for sending in the challenge!
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Next week's challenge: A double barreled challenge from Cameron Iwon in Douglas, Nebraska and Ian Mackey.
Find five games for a LOST (tv show) party where each game suits of evokes some aspect of one of the characters on the show.
New donors to The Spiel!
Scotty "Knucklebones" Dickey
Mark "Snake Eyes" Wilder
Listener's Choice Poll Winners! Die Macher and Railroad Tycoon
Ken Maher has a good name for Collector's Corner
Michael McCloud clearly has too much time on his hands. He calculates how many hours it would take for us to play every game on The List assuming we don't add any games to it. Assujing we play once a week for 3 hours, it will take us 2.58 years!
Todd in Aiken, SC gives us the backstory on why Alexander Berg is listed as the designer of The Prince.
David in Featherton, New Zealand suggests we try a Truckloads of Reboog segment, looking for games that should have good components, but don't.
Upcoming Game Convention schedule. We'll be at Origins and GenCon this summer.
Tom Vasel's response to the Sommelier challenge will appear in Episode 28. We received his audio response too late to include it in this one.
I'm sure there are some other goofs in there somewhere. Let us know if (when?) you find one!