Episode 45: Chicago Dogs & Duck Heads
45: Chicago Dogs & Duck Heads
Release Date: December 24, 2007
Running Time: 93 min.
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Holiday hodge-podge. Reports and interviews from CHITAG (Chicago Toy & Game Fair) plus a review of Piratenbillard, a game where players use duck headed mallets to pop cannon balls across a wooden grid.
News & Notes: 24 hour game marathon, CHITAG report
CHITAG Interviews: Quelf (Wiggity Bang), Knowbody Knows (Uncle Rez), Portrayal (Brain Cog), Big Sunday (Randolph Rose), Amuse Amaze (HL Games), Celebrity (G5)
The List: Piratenbillard
Name That Game: Win Archaeology from Adventureland Games
Game Sommelier: Five games guaranteed to be re-gifted
Mail Bag: Tipp-Kick, Agricola Animeeples, GITHOT
Complete Show Notes continue after the break.
Game News & Notes
Our first New Year's Resolution is to keep The List under 200. To that end, we're having a 24 hour game marathon early next month. We'll record our progress throughout the marathon in a special episode and do mini-session reports on the games we play
CHITAG Report CHITAG Site
Francie and I made the short trip to the 5th annual Chicago Toy & Game Fair in November. The weekend long event emphasizes games for families and parties and is a great opportunity for the general public to try many games from smaller presses and find some great deals, too. In addition to the convention, Rio Grande Games sponsored an Essen game night, making available dozens of new games recently released at the Essen game fair in Germany. For a detailed account of the event, read my forum post here . In addition to the interviews, here are the links to the other items of interest mentioned.
Game Wave Official Site
Pieceless Puzzles Official Site
Essen Night Games Played
Piratenbillard BGG entry
Avast, matey! Use your duck-headed mallet to pop colored cannon balls across a linen covered wooden grid. But beware,your balls can be captured with good aim (and a little luck).
The Challenge: Find five games that are guaranteed to be returned or re-gifted.
|Survivor: The Board Game||Thumbs Up|
|San Gimignano||Thumbs Up|
|Bean Trader||Thumbs Up|
Next Challenge: Five game-related New Year's resolutions
Thanks to donors Brian "Rail" McBarron and Greg "Primordial Soup" Gurganus
Listener Oxymoron wanted us to know about Tipp Kick, a dexterity based soccer game from Germany. Each player has a mechanical leg that kicks the ball when you press down on a button on its head.
Special thanks to the mystery donor who sent us our very own copy of Tipp Kick!
John Gravitt invites us to GITHOT: Games in the Heart of Texas , a gathering of gamers Jan 11-13 including two of our favorite pasttimes: disc golf and games!
Walter Hunt reminds us about the special animeeples included in the pre-order edition of Agricola.
Travis Bryant puts in a vote for playing Dreamblade off The List sometime soon.
I'm sure there are some goofs in there somewhere. Let us know if (when?) you find one!