Episode 32: Spiel des Schpiel
32: Spiel des Schpiel
Release Date: June 25, 2007
Running Time: 98 min.
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And the winner is... We play all five games nominated for the Spiel des Jahres (German Game of the Year) and then we try to predict the winner!
News & Notes: Origins plans, Spiel T-Shirts, Contest news
The Nominees: Arkadia, Zooloretto, Thief of Baghdad, Jenseits von Theben, Yspahan
Our Predictions: tune in to find out!
Complete Show Notes continue after the break.
Game News & Notes
Regular segments will return soon!
July 9 - Origins Episode, July 23 - no episode (Summer Break)
August 6 - regular episode, August 20 - GenCon Episode
Friday - Stephen & Dave arrive, fun ensues!
Saturday - Discussion Panel - 10 AM - Meet the Boardgame Broadcasters Location: TBA
Want to have dinner with us? Meet at 6:30 PM in front of the Dealer's room entrance. Be hungry for some German food!
Sunday - Dave departs early. Stephen & Francie will be around at least part of the day.
Three different designs: Meeple Stack, Cube Logo, and Spiel on! Check out the store.
BackShelf Spotlight Connection Contest
We'll let the guesses run for another two weeks. Login to the Forums and see if you can find the connection between Balderdash and Adel Verpflichtet
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2007 Spiel des Jahres Nominees
Arkadia BGG entry
Place buildings and builders, construct a castle and then decide when to score.
Zooloretto BGG entry
Collect animals and vending stalls for the enclosures in your zoo. Watch out, sometimes the animals get frisky and make babies!
Thief of Baghdad BGG entry
Manipulate guards and a legion of cutpurses to swipe more treasure chests than your opponents using a simple hand of colored cards.
Jenseits von Theben BGG entry
Early 20th century archaeologists compete to aquire artifacts, host exhibitions, and amass special knowledge in different areas of the world.
Yspahan BGG entry
Dice driven mechanic allows players to collect camels, place goods in shops and caravans, and construct buildings to gain victory points.
Time Well Spent Contest
This week, Time Well Spent is having a great sale in addition to their contest. From June 25 to July 2, here's the deal:
Spiel des Jahres recommended games are $1 off
Spiel des Jahres nominated games are $2 off.
The Spiel des Jahres winner is $3 off.
On to the contest! The prize this week is a copy of the Spiel des Jahres winning game!
You can start by visiting www.timewellspent.org
But you'll have to listen to the episode for all the details! (insert evil laugh here)
Next episode, we'll select a lucky winner from all the correct guesses.
PLEASE NOTE: International listeners are welcome to enter the contest, but you must be willing to pay the shipping costs should you win.
CONTEST CUTOFF DATE IS MIDNIGHT JULY 4.
Thanks to Martin Krause for putting me in contact with Stefan Ducksch, the Spiel des Jahres jury member.
I'm sure there are some other goofs in there somewhere. Let us know if (when?) you find one!