Episode 29: My Hacienda For A Vowel!
29: My Hacienda For A Vowel!
Release Date: May 14, 2007
Running Time: 80 min.
Fire up those branding irons! There's livestock to round up and words to bluff or spell when we play Hacienda and Letterhead.
News & Notes: Arkadia, Valley Games new releases, Visa sponsors LIFE
The List: Hacienda, Letterhead
Backshelf Spotlight: Quarto, Flinch
Truckloads of Goober: Ponte del Diavolo
Game Sommelier: Five games to play with co-workers at lunch
Mail Bag: Locke's board game, Hordes of the Things, Sayings with meeples in Dutch
Complete Show Notes continue after the break.
Game News & Notes
3-D castle building game with cool components.
Over the next year, Valley Games plans to bring six classic board games back into print: Hannibal: Rome vs Carthage, Titan,
Talisman Trailer online link
Neat little multimedia promo, plus a tour of the components at the end.
Visa + Life equals Barfola link
A new version of the classic game Life without cash, sponsored by Visa. Keep your corporate synergy out of my games!
Hacienda BGG entry
Buy land and animals, drive your critter to market, build a hacienda and watch the victory points pour in!
Letterhead BGG entry
A word building card game with a fun bluffing mechanic. Includes rules to 14 complete games!
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 custom Spiel dice !
Congratulations to David Siskin in Playa Del Rey, CA our winner for episode 28!
Deceptively deep abstract strategy game where you hane your opponent victory, literally!
Over 100 years old, a classic game of building card stacks from 1 to 15.
Truckloads of Goober
(submitted by David Siskin)
Ponte del Diavolo BGG Entry
A twist on Twixt and based on an actual bridge in Tuscany.
The Challenge: find five games to play with co-workers at lunch
Thanks to listener Andy Miner in Madison, WI for this challenge
|For Sale||Thumbs Up|
|Fairy Tale|| Thumb Sideways
|Tsuro|| Thumbs Up
Next Challenge: find five games for a Cub Scout Troop to play on a camping trip. Submitted by Brad Sanford
New donors to The Spiel!
Brandon "The Caballero" Pennington
Viktor Haag sent in a link to a pic of Locke playing the board game
Norman Johnston recommends Hordes of the Things, a fantasy variant to DBA. He also says this site is a great resource for learning the game.
BJ in The Netherlands has a great saying, "Een meeple maakt nog geen winnaar." "One meeple doesn't make a winner." Everyone needs a geeky slogan. Right on, BJ!
I'm sure there are some other goofs in there somewhere. Let us know if (when?) you find one!