Episode 86: Parimutuel Acquaintances
86: Parimutuel Acquaintances
Release Date: Sept. 14, 2009
Running Time: 146 min.
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A gaited community. From dice mayhem at the horse track to flower trading that would make day traders blush, we look at Long Shot and Tulipmania 1637.
News & Notes: International Gamer Awards, Space Hulk, Spiel-a-thon
The List: Long Shot, Tulipmania 1637
Table Talk: Bridge Troll
Back Shelf Spotlight: Les Passe Trappe
Truckloads of Goober: Ido
Game Sommelier: 5 games for a disaster preparation/recovery course
Mail Bag: Headless Hollow Reference Sheets, responses from Kevin Cook
Complete Show Notes continue after the break.
News & Notes
International Gamer Awards Finalists Link
Thanks to Greg Schloesser for sharing the list of nominees!
A One of the all-time Games Workshop classics is back for a limited time. Price is steep at $100, but the box comes with enough genestealers to start your own invasion.
Spiel-a-thon 2009 Link
Full details on this year's event taking place in Dallas Tx, the weekend of November 19-22 at BGG Con.
Buy, Bet and race your way to the winner's circle. A fast paced chaotic romp around the track with an interesting dice movement mechanic.
The Dutch tulip markets of the 17th century saw the first recorded bubble markets in history. Players are traders in this market, trying to push the values of certain bulbs to the highest point and sell them off before the bubble collapses.
Collect unsuspecting travellers as they cross your bridge and turn them in for their value as food or money. Even trolls have to make a living, right?
Back Shelf Spotlight
Wild, raucous dexterity game that feels older than its 2003 release. Flick wooden discs through a small opening to your opponent's side before he can empty his board.
Truckloads of Goober
An abstract strategy game that feels like playing a Mondrian painting
The Game Sommelier
The challenge: 5 games to help librarian and fellow podcaster Donald Dennis prepare a course on Hurricane disaster preparation and recovery.
Hurricane Themed Games
Disaster Preparation Concept Games
Donors - Pledge Drive 2009
Thanks to the following donors/subscribers:
Kevin "Dice Collector" Cook
Mark "Powderkeg" Rickards
Ralf "The Alchemist" Krause
Doug "Elektro" Faust
Michael "Home Stretch" Katz
Lewis Family "Envoys of the Estates"
Thanks to Erik Ingram for making us aware of Headless Hollow Game Reference Sheets
The background image for this episode is a photograph taken by Garry Knight.
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!