Episode 89: Threatening Pinocchio
89: Threatening Pinocchio
Release Date: Oct. 26, 2009
Running Time: 138 min.
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No strings attached. The gloves come off when we fight as storybook characters in Scary Tales and weasel our way to power and influence in Revolution.
News & Notes: Opera, Metal Meeples, Dixit wins Juego del Año, Play - Modena, Italy
The List: Revolution, Scary Tales
Table Talk: Arctic Scavengers
Back Shelf Spotlight: The Warlock of Firetop Mountain
Truckloads of Goober: Nelly Nilpferd and 4 others
Game Sommelier: 5 games to play while trapped in the restroom
Mail Bag: gaming therapy for autism
Complete Show Notes continue after the break.
News & Notes
Metal Meeples from Jofasa Games Link
Available in aluminum and other colors.
Help the new form of musical entertainment called opera spread across the continent.
Party game asks players to choose a word or phrase to fit lush stylized artwork on cards.
Play - Modena, Italy - March 13, 14 2010 Link
If you didn't make it to Essen, you should check out Play coming in March next year! Play is a regional game convention featuring tournaments, an exhibit hall, and open gaming events for every variety of game imaginable.
Spiel-a-thon 2009 Link
Saturday, Nov. 21 4:30 - 7:00 PM. Come join us for fun, games, and help support a great cause.
Choose the right form of persuasion to gain the support of townsfolk before the Revolution comes!
Scary Tales BGG
Storybook characters battle to the last fairy standing using a combination of cards and dice.
An open ended deck-building game where each player leads a rag-tag future tribe struggling to find enough equipment and support to survive.
Back Shelf Spotlight
The Warlock of Firetop Mountain BGG
A dungeon crawl par excellance with a fun deductive element
Truckloads of Goober
Alcazar - castle blocks
Antarctica 2090 - ceramic penguins
Nelli Nilpferd - wooden hippo butt
Savannah Tails - wooden ostriches
Ubongo 3-D - puzzle blocks
The Game Sommelier
The challenge: 5 games to play whilst trapped in the bathroom (challenge courtesy of Simon Wilcock)
Donors - Pledge Drive 2009
Thanks to the following donors/subscribers:
Andy "The Stickler" Rustleund
Thanks to Karen and Randy Welker for sharing their wonderful story with us!
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!
The correct title of the game in the Back Shelf Spotlight is The Warlock *of* Firetop Mountain.