Episode 44: Finger Flicking Good
44: Finger Flicking Good
Release Date: December 10, 2007
Running Time: 90 min.
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Crack your knuckles and loosen up. We knock heads and little plastic men in our first Subbuteo Table Soccer match and then twist our fingers into pretzels balancing little foam balls playing Handy. Arthritis here we come!
News & Notes: Dicecapades, Robot Martini deal, Knucklebones Magazine for sale
The List: Subbuteo Table Soccer, Handy
Name That Game: Win Tumblin' Dice Jr. from Time Well Spent
Backshelf Spotlight: Twister, Crokinole
Truckloads of Goober: Battleground: Crossbows & Catapults
Game Sommelier: Five game expansions that improve/enhance the original
Mail Bag: Secret Santa, Poll results, Stephen's "research" skills
Complete Show Notes continue after the break.
Game News & Notes
Can you stack six dice on top of each other within 30 seconds? Who can be the first person to roll a triple? Can you name as many state capitals as your roll? Know what arachibutyrophobia is? Arachibutyrophobia??? DICEcapades isn’t just the luck of the dice - it’s the smarts of the roller!
Robot Martini Holiday Sale Robot Martini Site
The fine folks at Robot Martini are offering their entire selection of Sushi and Atomic Sushi games (11 in all) for $40. Great small gifts for the holidays!
Knucklebones Magazine For Sale Knucklebones Site
Jones Publishing is selling off Knucklebones Magazine. They started taking offers December 1. Also, I have an article on game related podcasts in the March issue (which could be the last).
Subbuteo Table Soccer BGG entry | (see other links below)
Sixty year old finger flick football simulation game popular around the world. Also covered in Truckloads of Goober in Episode 19: Cold Fusion .
Subbuteo Links from Adrian
Subbuteo 365 World Table Soccer
Federation International Sport Table Football
American Subbuteo Association World Retro League
Little Plastic Men
Table Soccer USA
Peter Upton's Subbuteo
Come one, come all to see the amazing Handy game! With your teammates, hold balls between your fingers while more and more balls are added to the "hand tree." Can you hold steady long enough to win? Don't drop the balls -- and win!
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! Post your guesses to the Forum . Find the connection and you could win a pair of coveted custom Spiel Dice!
Congratulations to Bruno Depascale our winner for episode 42!
Left foot on red! We also learn who Johnny Carson played Twister with live on the Tonight Show.
Invented by Canadian Mennonites in the late 1870s, Crokinole has all the great features of shuffleboard with extra obstacles, a smaller board, and collisions!
Truckloads of Goober
Flick little discs at your opponent using an amazing array of medieval armaments.
The Challenge: Find five game expansions that enhance or improve the original game AND find at least two game expansions to avoid.
|Lord of the Rings: Friends & Foes||Thumbs Up|
|Lord of the Rings: Sauron||Thumbs Up|
|Mare Nostrum - Mythology Expansion||Thumbs Up|
|Seafarers of Catan||Thumbs Up|
|Mississippi Queen: Black Rose||Thumbs Up|
|Expansions to Avoid|
|Haunting House: Second Story
|Dicemaster: Wilds of Doom
|Expansion to Wait for Omnibus Edition|
|Gipf Project Sets|
Next Challenge: Find five game to give as gifts that you guarantee will be re-gifted or returned.
Thanks to donors David "Dunwich Horror" Neumann and Scott "The Shogun" Loeffler!
Special thanks to Carlos "The Puzzler" Hernandez for the super cool secret santa gift: Piratenbilliard , one one o fthe d100 (sky's the limit price) games mentioned in the 2007 Holiday Gift Guide!
Michael Leibig and a legion of others corrected my mistake on describing when the point is turned ON or OFF in craps.
Tony at Surprised Stare games sent me a very amused note giving me the real story behind Coppertwaddle. So much for Stephen's vaunted research skills! Here's the disclaimer I missed!
I'm sure there are some other goofs in there somewhere. Let us know if (when?) you find one!