Episode 87: Rollin' Rollin' Rollin'
87: Rollin' Rollin' Rollin'
Release Date: Sept. 28, 2009
Running Time: 134 min.
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Tumble along with the tumblin' tumble-cubes. We dive into Dave's greatest passion in games: dice! We shake our way from the wild West to ancient Egypt, reviewing Dice Town and Ra: the Dice Game.
News & Notes: Chessex Europe, Arkham Horror Dice, Libraries Got Game
The List: Dice Town, Ra: The Dice Game
Table Talk: Letter Roll
Back Shelf Spotlight: Hoo Hey How
Truckloads of Goober: Tumblin' Dice
Game Sommelier: 5 games with randomizers that would be made better w/ dice.
Mail Bag: Avus Autorennin, Major Fun in Indy, Ancient game components & more
Complete Show Notes continue after the break.
News & Notes
Chessex Opens European Branches Link
Offices in Germany and Britain will ofer the full line of Chessex dice and game accessories.
New version includes a dice cup and non-wooden dice.
30 custom dice for dungeon crawling.
Intricately carved Cthulian dice complete with Elder Signs.
A book co-written by Spieler Brian Mayer and Christopher Harris.
Official blurb: A much-talked-about topic gets thorough consideration from two educator-librarians, who explain exactly how designer board games—which are worlds apart from games produced strictly for the educational market— can become curricular staples for students young and old.
Spiel-a-thon 2009 Link
We have a date and time! Saturday, Nov. 21 4:30 - 7:00 PM. Come join us for fun, games, and help support a great cause.
Build your best poker hand, dig in the mines, rob the bank, bribe the Sheriff or take a swig at the saloon. Collect the most nuggets, sawbucks, and property claims to become the Mayor of Dice Town
Roll dice Yahtzee style to build your score through three epochs of Egyptian history using Pharaohs, boats on the Nile, civilization and monuments.
Roll dice, use the letters to find as many words as you can before the timer runs out.
Back Shelf Spotlight
Hoo Hey How BGG
Asian gambling game using dice with Fish, Shrimp and Crabs. Variant of the British game Crown and Anchor.
Truckloads of Goober
Great dexterity dice game for all ages. Flick your dice down the board and try to knock your opponent's off. Addictively fun!
The Game Sommelier
The challenge: 5 games with randomizers (spinners, drawing lots, etc.) that would be made better by using dice instead.
Donors - Pledge Drive 2009
Thanks to the following donors/subscribers:
Stefan "Der Spaßvogel" Rothschuh
Anni "The Aristocrat" Foasberg
Scott "Sultan of Souk" Bolderson
Hannah "Cannonball" Bellwoar
Chris "Hey That's My (Fly) Fish!" Johnson
Travis "Tensider" Bryant
Howdy to Major Fun (aka Bernie DeKoven), our neighbor here in Indianapolis!
Thanks to David Siskin for the tip on Okko's custom 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!