Episode 79: You Know, For Kids!
79: You Know, For Kids!
Release Date: May 24, 2009
Running Time: 105 min.
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Say goodbye, Candyland. No need to cringe on family game night. We review a slew of games aimed at kids that adults will enjoy, too, including Kayak Chaos and Duck! Duck! Go!
News & Notes: Spiel Foundation Logo, Magic Labyrinth, Ring-O-Flamingo
The List: Kayak Chaos, Duck! Duck! Go!
Back Shelf Spotlight: Super Farmer
Table Talk: Pictureka
Truckloads of Goober: Loopin' Louie
Game Sommelier: 5 games to play on a school bus
Mail Bag: Kris Burm writes in, Ninjas in MS, Restaurant Row Poll
Complete Show Notes continue after the break.
News & Notes
Spiel Foundation Logo and URL thespielfoundation.com
Thanks to listener Bran McMillin for his effort in bringing the Spiel Foundation logo to life!
A new memory game with magnets and hidden walls. Move your apprentice through the maze to try and collect treasures.
Dexterity game where you try to flip life preservers onto flamingos.
Your Move! Link
New sponsor, new dice, time for a new contest. Introducing Your Move! Head over to the forum to see the format for the new contest. Over time, we'll have several varieties of Your Move contests and cycle through them. The emphasis in Your Move is on participation. Name That Game may burn your brain, but this one shouldn't. We'll pick a winner at random from all the entries and the winner will receive a set of coveted Spiel dice!
Play cards to move your boat down the river. Problem is, you don't know which way the river will bend since the boards slide and flip as the race moves on.
Bathtub rubber duck racing at its finest. Great introduction to programmed movement style games with cute customizable rubber ducks.
Back Shelf Spotlight
Invented by Polish mathematician Karol Borsuk during the German occupation in WWII. Super Farmer is a dice game with custom 12-sided dice. You roll the dice to breed different types of farm animals, hoping to raise at least one of each type. There's also an American version (simplified) called Have You Herd.
Nine game boards with crazy artwork are placed on the table. You draw a challenge card and try to find elements on the board that match your cards in some way.
Truckloads of Goober
Loopin' Louie BGG
Louie's bi-plane is headed toward your barnyard full of chicken tokens. press your lever to keep him from knocking your feathered friends from their roost. A game so ridiculously fun it should be illegal.
The Game Sommelier
The challenge: 5 games to play on a school bus
Apples to Apples BGG
Settlers of Catan - Travel Version BGG
Backseat Drawing Junior BGG
New Challenge: 5 games to bring to a game convention
Donors - Pledge Drive 2009
Thanks to the following donors/subscribers:
Craig "Bread & Circuses" Kloosterman
Scott "The Shogun" Loeffler
Justin "The Toaster" Moore
"The Fury of" Matthew Fisk
Allen "The Praefect" Tabor
Pre-orders are under way for Spiel-themed Game Journals
Thanks to Kris Burm for listening and commenting on the Gipf extravaganza
Scotty "Knucklebones" Dickey has ninjas in his house thanks to us.
Greg Lam at Pair of Dice Games has a new title coming soon: Restaurant Row. He wants more feedback on issues related to pricing. Give him a hand!
If any European listeners want to help us acquire Spiel des Jahres nominees for our upcoming special episodes, let us know!
The background artwork in the Episode Title is a clip from The Hudsucker Proxy. A quote from Norville Barnes is the title of this episode. :)
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!