Episode 96: Going Once
96: Going Once...
Release Date: Feb. 15, 2010
Running Time: 116 min.
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Going twice, Sold! We push up the bid to play two unusual auction games from the pioneer prairies in Homesteaders to the blistering kitchens of Restaurant Row.
News & Notes: Spielbox redux, Mystery Express, Dominion Alchemy/Prosperity
The List: Homesteaders
Table Talk: Restaurant Row
Back Shelf Spotlight: Auf Achse
Truckloads of Goober: high tech and board games collide!
Game Sommelier: 5 games for fans of the Saints
Mail Bag: Haggis!
Complete Show Notes continue after the break.
News & Notes
ALatest offering from Days of Wonder returns to the whodunnit genre. Players must use logic and deduction to discover a murderer before the Orient Express arrives at its final destination.
Spielbox Magazine Confirms an English Edition!
Seven issues per year at around $76. We're eager to get our hands on the first edition.
Dominion: Stash Card Link
A new promo card that should be available in the US and overseas very soon.
Dominion: Prosperity BGG
Due to release later this year, this expansion was announced at the Nuremburg Toy and Game Fair.
The first smaller expansion to the base game. Did someone say lead into gold?
Bid on plots of land to develop a dusty settlement into a city by constructing buildings and generating resources. Do well, and they might even name the town after you!
It's a busy neighborhood full of up-and-coming eateries. You're in charge of one! Butt heads with your fellow chefs as you shop for ingredients, hire the best staff, or add a dance floor or patio seating. Find a way to satisfy the fickle tastes of the dining public and you're sure to be the last restaurant standing.
Back Shelf Spotlight
Auf Achse BGG
Pick up and deliver game with a fun auction element. 1987 Spiel des Jahres winner.
Truckloads of Goober
The Game Sommelier
The challenge: 5 games for fans of the winning Super Bowl team
Thanks to Saints fans Scotty & Nancilynn Dickey and Toby Otero for coming to my rescue! I was too distraught from the Colts' loss to put myself in the shoes of a true fan.
Scotty and Nancy's Selections
Next challenge: 5 games that use electricty that are actually good games and not just gimmicks.
Congratulations to Sean Ross on the publication of Haggis, a print and play game once featured here on The Spiel forums!
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!
Dave says every building tile has an automatic income source. This is not the case. Some building tiles do, but many do not.
Bill "The Time Lord" Hand is actually The Spiel's first 5 time donor (not 6x).