Episode 67: Party On!
67: Party On!
Release Date: Nov. 17, 2008
Running Time: 93 min.
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Schwing! With family gatherings just around the corner, we try out Good Question and Say Anything, two new party games with wild questions and hilarious answers.
News & Notes: Dominion, Ferti & FRED, Fluxx 4.0, Loaded Questions: Political Party
The List: Good Question, Say Anything
Name That Game: Win Say Anything
Designer's Workbench: Interview with North Star Games' Dominic Crapuchettes
Truckloads of Goober: Apples to Apples
Game Sommelier: 5 games guaranteed to make Dave refuse to play
Mail Bag: 1960 errata
Complete Show Notes continue after the break.
Game News & Notes
Innovative medieval-themed card drafting and deck building game. Has a collectible card game feel without being collectible.
A new version of the ultra-chaotic card game Fluxx is on its way. Released six years after the original,the new version wil feature color art, cards previously only available as promotions, and new rules including keepers that become creepers.
European company Ferti Games will has struck a deal with FRED Distribution to make their games available in the United States. Classics like PitchCar, En Garde, and Le Passe Trappe should see wider availability in North America.
New tiles for the tile-laying title that set the standard for all that followed. Cults compete with Cloisters for points and two blank tiles give you a chance to make your own custom pieces.
Who said politics can't be hilarious? This party game asks quasi-political questions like: Who Would be a terrible First Lady? or If the US made cloning legal, who would you clone first? A judge tries to match secret answers to each player.
A mini expansion to the great B-movie zombie horror board game. It is only available online and features 10 new cards and 1 new scenario.
Select a word from your card, try to phrase a question that will lead the other players to say that word. Here's the catch: The third answer, not the first, will score the most points! Make your question too easy, you won't score much. Make it too hard, and you won't score at all.
A light hearted game that shows what your friends REALLY think. Pick a question: "If I could have a BIG anything what would it be?" Players write down an answer and the judge selects his/her favorite. Players score by betting on which answer the judge will select.
Dominic Crapuchettes - North Star Games
We discuss the challenges facing a small game company trying to get its titles into the mass market. We also talk about North Star's committment to bringing more attention to game designers.
Truckloads of Goober
Buy the crate edition and you get over 1,000 cards!
The Challenge: 5 games Stephen likes that Dave will refuse to play. This challenge comes from Gregory in Seattle. His goal is to find out what games we really despise. As a form of restitution, Gregory has agreed to pay $2.50 to the Spiel Foundation for each thumbs down Stephen gets.
|Trick 'r Treat
|| Thumbs Down
|| Thumbs Down
|Xena: Warrior Princess Board Game
Next Challenge: Find five games for the historical figures Bill & Ted kidnap in their time traveling phone booth.
Thanks to John Richard and Jason Ober for correcting several small mistakes in out rules rundown of 1960: Making of the President.
I'm sure there are some goofs in there somewhere. Let us know if (when?) you find one!