Episode 77: Paradise Lost
77: Paradise Lost
Release Date: April 27, 2009
Running Time: 114 min.
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Letter perfect. We build ancient monuments and wonders to impress the King in Utopia and spell our way Boggle-style through hedge rows in Amuse Amaze.
News & Notes: Small World, Scary Tales, Kingsburg: To Forge A Realm
The List: Utopia, Amuse Amaze
Back Shelf Spotlight: Earthquake, Probe
Truckloads of Goober: The Perfect Storm
Game Sommelier: 5 games for people planning their own utopian society
Mail Bag: Shanghaien, Fische Fluppen Frikadellen, Video tour of the padded cell
Complete Show Notes continue after the break.
News & Notes
Players vie for conquest and control of a world that is simply too small to accommodate them all. A fantasy follow up to an early title, Vinci.
Scary Tales BGG
A new series of 2-player games pitting common fairy tale characters against each other. Each character comes with it's own unique deck and a single unique-die that is used in combination with the common dice in the game. To win, a player needs to obtain seven relics, which give you special abilities. First decks are Little Red vs Pinocchio.
Five modular expansions you can mix and match to suit your tastes, including new buildings, 20 characters, 20 events, and new ways to obtain soldiers.
Welcome princes from Ancient civilizations. With their aid build monuments and wonders to impress the King and gain prestige.
INteresting synthesis of word and board game. Be the first to collect 2-4 trophy cards and escape the labyrinth by spelling words to move.
Back Shelf Spotlight
Play sets of cards and special cards to score points. Use the dreaded Earthquake to keep opponents from gaining when you do. First of several light party-style non-collectible card games from the makers of Magic: the Gathering.
Four way hangman with a fun bluffing element.
SPONSOR LINKS - Perplext/Gateplay
See-Quence iTunes App Store
Find the hidden pattern among the stones in 60 seconds!
Clockwize iTunes App Store
A Stop all the clocks to show the same time in a minute or less!
Truckloads of Goober
Perfect Storm BGG
Print and play goober! Rotate and flip four 9-sided tiles and take readings, trying to form the largest tornado-spewing storm you can.
The Game Sommelier
The challenge: five games for settlers of a utopian community that help them build their society.
Senet - BGG
New Challenge: 5 games to fit each of the 5 Star Trek Captains.
Donors - Pledge Drive 2009
Thanks to the following new donors:
Eric "Decker of Ents" Summerer
Riley "Ticket to Danger" Rodriguez
Scott "Storm of Steel" Udell
Eric "Z-Deck" Selander
Marcus "Grand Duke of Geshenkt" Brissman
Shelly "Not Dead Yet" Fowler
Gergory "Word Nerd" Chandler
Thanks also to repeat donors:
Simon "The Ziggurat" Wilcock
Stephen "Prince of Pitchcar" Donohue
Kristof "Funkenschlager" Tersago told us about Fische Fluppen Frikadellen another game that is played at several tables at the same time. He also mentioned a cool method for choosing a game - making a deck of custom cards with a card for every game in your collection.
David McCarson wrote in to remind Dave about Shanghaien a cool looking pirate game with dice!
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!