Episode 76: A Kind Word & A Gun
76: A Kind Word & A Gun
Release Date: April 13, 2009
Running Time: 117 min.
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An offer you can't refuse. We play by mob rule this week, packing heat and hijacking hooch with two gangster themed games: Chicago Poker and Family Business.
News & Notes: Spiel-a-thon 2009, Dominion Intrigue, Dicetown, Miss Poutine
The List: Chicago Poker, Family Business
Back Shelf Spotlight: Gangsters, The Chicago Caper
Truckloads of Goober: The Godfather Game
Game Sommelier: 5 games with whacked out themes to play with a mob of people
Mail Bag: Gamer Cruises, Where's Kevin?, Modul4r
Complete Show Notes continue after the break.
News & Notes
Spiel-a-thon 2009 at BGG Con Link
We are proud to announce the 3rd annual Spiel-a-thon will be held at BGG Con in Dallas this year! Building on the success of last year's event, we hope to raise more funds for our non-profit group The Spiel Foundation and have a ton of fun in the process. We'll be hosting a Wits & Wagers team tournament. Date, time, entry fee and prize lists will be coming in the next few months. Stay tuned!
A stand alone expansion for the multifaceted medieval card game
Spiel Game Journals
We're working on Spiel themed game Journal you can purchase as another way to help support the show. Below is a prototype of the journal. Final cover may vary in color and design. Price and ordering information will be available very soon.
Dice Town Link
Each player gets a cup with five poker dice and eight dollar. Each turn a player will put together a poker hand and depending on the roll, take control of various key places in Dice Town that will allow him to perform the corresponding action of the location.
Spiel Pledge Drive
We're setting a goal for the next 6 months: 100 donors and 25 subscribers to the show! For every 20 donors/subscribers we'll do a drawing for a Spiel-themed prize (dice? game journal? shirt?). Thanks to everyone helping The Spiel get on stable financial ground! Use the donate links in the left sidebar to help us reach our goal!
PReiner Knizia's answer to Sid Sackson's dice classic Can't Stop. Looks like a fun press your luck game with some interesting twists.
Players are cooks and waitresses at a diner. Cooks try to get rid of all their ingredients by making dishes. Waitresses try to fill as many orders as they can, including the Quebecois delicacy, poutine!
Stud poker shootouts determine which gangsters will control the streets of the Windy City.
TPut out hits on rival gangs and avoid eating lead to become the top mobster.
TUse your Vamps, Thugs and Racketeers to control gin joints and make the most scratch. The game comes with its own squirt gun used in shootouts.
The Chicago Caper BGG
A gangster themed Host-a-Murder-Mystery. A great way to spend an evening with friends.
Truckloads of Goober
The Godfather Game BGG
A gangster game that comes in its own violin case!
The Game Sommelier
The challenge: five games with wacky themes to play with a "mob" of people
Pow Wow - BGG
Coo Coo - BGG
New Challenge: 5 games for settlers of a utopian community that help them build their society.
Thanks to repeat donors Carlos "The Puzzler" Hernandez, Jason "The Provost" Lukac, Randy "World Conqueror" Wilburn, and welcome to new donor Tim "Where's Kevin? Huesken
Thanks to Darren and Hannah for reporting on their great Gamer Adventures cruises.
Thanks to Martin Boiselle for submitting his print & play puzzle game Modul4r to our Games by Spielers for Spielers forum. Check it out!
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!