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Episode 26 - Machiavelli's Mullet


26: Machiavelli's Mullet

Release Date: April 2, 2007

Running Time: 102 min.

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ep 26

Business in the front, party in the back. We plot and scheme to elect the Pope in The Prince, spaz out combining cornrows in Wig Out, and nibble our way from plankton to sharks in Chomp.

News & Notes: Stonehenge, Tannhauser
The List:
The Prince, Wig Out, Chomp!
Backshelf Spotlight:
Seasons, Mississippi Queen
Truckloads of Goober:
Ubongo
Game Sommelier:
guest challenge from Tom Vasel of The Dice Tower
Mail Bag:
Kosmos Cage Match, The Great Game Tree, Knizia Dice Games, OCD issues

Complete Show Notes continue after the break.

 

Game News & Notes

Stonehenge link

Five games in one box, each with a different designer: Richard Garfield, Richard Borg, James Enrest, Bruno Faidutti, Mike Selinker. Here's the link to Mike Selinker's game design diary.

Tannhauser link

Alternate history World War II squad level adventure board game where Germany tries to enlist occult forces to win the war.

The List

The Prince link

Warring Renaissance families wheel and deal to weild the most influence over the military, art and religion, including a vote for Pope at the end of each round.

Wig Out link

Simple matching game for kids with great hairstyle themed art.

Chomp! link

A speedy ocean themed food chain game. Think underwater war with a twist.

Backshelf Spotlight

Mystery Connection Contest
Can you find a connection between these two games? We find a mystery connection each episode and challenge you, the listener, to hunt for it! Email us with your guess and you could win a pair of laser cut custom Spiel dice !

Congratulations to Dustin in NY for winning the connection contest for Balloon Cup and Space Beans from Episode 25!

Seasons - The Calendar Rummy Game BGG entry

Clever rummy variant with bonuses for season themed melds.

Mississippi Queen BGG Entry

Mark Twain! Steamboat river racing down the Mighty Mississippi!

Truckloads of Goober

Ubongo BGG Entry
72 gems, 36 double sided puzzle boards, and cool player pawns!

ubongo

Game Sommelier
The Challenge (courtesy of Tom Vasel from The Dice Tower ): Find five Renaissance themed trading games that are fun because of the theme.

Dave's Picks

The Prince link

Traders of Genoa link

Serenissima link

Machiavelli link

Age of Renaissance link

 

Mail Bag

Poll: Results from last poll New Poll: What games should we play for the Listener's Choice Episode (#28)?

Jim Grosch suggests a Kosmos two player cage match to see who is the best gamer: Dave or Stephen.

Many listeners wrote in with suggestions of games to play from our List, including A Game of Thrones, Die Macher, Hacienda, and Yspahan.

Adrian in Perth gives a great report on their first Euro Games Fest event.

Scotty in MS plays a variant of Balloon Cup that is closer to the original intentions of the designer.

Michael Leibig has a interesting concept, the orthagonal game list, which leads me to expound on my own Great Game Tree

Dave in Milwaukee wants our Dave tested for OCD, plus some GenCon questions.

Our friend Jason in Indy scolds me for not sharing Dave's infamous Balloon Cup d4 story.

Several messages from new listeners. Welcome aboard one and all!

Brad in MO pointed Dave to Reiner Knizia's web site for some free dice games!

Brandon in MO confesses he's a goober disciple. He wants to buy games just so he can organize them.


Errata

I'm sure there are some other goofs in there somewhere. Let us know if (when?) you find one!

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