Episode 75: Plan 9
75: Plan 9
Release Date: Mar. 30, 2009
Running Time: 116 min.
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Ground Control to Major Tom. We take to the stars to haul freight for The Man in Galaxy Trucker and then battle through a collapsing star to become the Galactic Emperor.
News & Notes: Yes Button, Catan Geographies, Lexio online, Age of Conan, Kingsburg Deluxe Token
The List: Galactic Emperor, Galaxy Trucker
Table Talk: Roll Through the Ages, Ninja vs Ninja
Truckloads of Goober: Planet of the Apes
Game Sommelier: 5 games to play with Daleks
Mail Bag: Bongo surprise, Cheese Chasers, Spiel calms babies?
Complete Show Notes continue after the break.
News & Notes
The Yes Button Link
A new iPhone game from Aaron Weissblum
The latest game from the Catan juggernaut is set in Germany with a fixed map.
Lexio Online Link
Matthew Marquand has deisgned an online version of the ladder game Lexio
In Age of Conan, you control one of the major kingdoms of the Hyborian Age – Aquilonia, Turan, Hyperborea and Stygia. You will build up and use your armies and emissaries, you will enhance your actions with your kingdom cards, and you will try to take advantage of the adventures of Conan to increase the power and wealth of your kingdom.
Kingsburg Deluxe Tokens from MayDay Games Link
Painted tokens shaped like gold bars, wooden logs and blocks of stone
Rulers of rival planets struggle to claim the Galactic Throne. Players select from 7 different roles each turn to gather resources, explore space, build fleets, spread influence and battle
The swiss army knife of the game world. Build your ship using tiles. Send the ship on a cargo run and hope you survive to sell your wares.
Two teams of ninjas try to sneak into each other's dojo to score points
A Yahtzee-style civilization building game.
Chris Handy, owner of Gateplay.com (or sponsor), has designed two games for the iPhone.
Each game takes 60 seconds to play.
EnterState - touch all 50 states as their names appear on the screen.
Kount - touch all 40 numbers in a grid before time runs out.
Truckloads of Goober
Planet of the Apes BGG
A nice big lever-action cage to trap all the dirty humans.
The Game Sommelier
The challenge: five games to play with Daleks
Liar's Dice - BGG
New Challenge: five games with a whacked-out theme for a "mob" of people (groups of 6+)
Name That Game
An audio visual puzzle this time! Go to the Forum post to listen and see the clues.
Thanks to repeat donors Mark "Back to Sorry" Weaver and Bill "The Time Lord" Hand
Thanks to Bran McMillin for submitting his print & play puzzle game Cheese Chasers to our Games by Spielers for Spielers forum. Check it out!
Andres Pabon let us know that Tomas, his infant son, can be put to sleep by listening to the show!
Thanks to Mark Taylor for scaring up a copy of Bongo for Dave!
Music credits (courtesy of Ioda Promonet) include:
I'm sure there are some goofs in there somewhere. Let us know if (when?) you find one!