Episode 98: Lighter Fare
98: Lighter Fare
Release Date: Mar. 15, 2010
Running Time: 128 min.
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Bite size. Nine full reviews of games you can play in 5-40 minutes.
News & Notes: Right Ascension, Penguin Angel, Nuns on the Run
The List: Bezzerwizzer, Gracias, Triviathon, Sushi Roll, Word of the Street, Nanuk, 7 Ate 9, Super Circles
Back Shelf Spotlight: Chaos Marauders
Game Sommelier: 5 games for St Patrick's Day
Mail Bag: Game Journals, Errata, Indy Boardgamers gathering, Amazon.de
Complete Show Notes continue after the break.
News & Notes
We recently got a chance to ogle the giant sized over-the-top version of Fantasy Flight's great Middle Earth wargame. Really amazing quality!
Right Ascension BGG
An upcoming release from Valley Games by listener and friend of the show, Phil Sauer.
New version of the Knizia classic from Fred Distribution.
Penguin Angel Official Site
Protect dapperly dressed penguins from random objects falling from the sky!
Move silently exploring the abbey without attracting the attention of Abbess or the Prioress. Watch the video below for full instructions!
Trivia game with a fun confidence based mechanic. You get to decide which categories will help you move ahead on the board the fastest. Of course, you still have to get the question right!
Take 3 colored cards from the middle. Keep two and give one away. Don't be too quick to say "Gracias" when someone hands you a card, though. The more cards you have of a color, the more likely you won't score any points!
Trivia game where you know all the answers before you start the game! The trick is to find the question that matches the best answer on your turn. Very clever and accesible to players of all ages and experience levels. Designed by the Herbert Brothers (Doritos Super Bowl commercial winners 2009), located in Batesville, Indiana.
Roll dice with sushi symbols. Players then race to match cards from their hands and complete the order.
Teams come up with a word that matches a category. For each letter in the word (consonants only), you move tiles on the street closer to your side. 17 tug of wars going on at the same time. First team to pull 8 tiles to their side wins!
Liars dice taken to the next level! Your Inuit tribe is on the hunt. As a hunter, you must boast about how successful the hunt will be (4 deer in 5 days). The next player must increase the claim or DOOM the hunt! If you can avoid Nanuk the bear and track down the correct number of animals, the hunt will return successful. If not, the Doomsayers will say I told you so! Score points for sets or pairs of animals.
Speed game that develops basic math skills
Speed game that develops basic color and number skills.
Back Shelf Spotlight
The Games Workshop classic is back and better than ever! Rally three battle lines of arcs complete with a standard bearer and musician to route your opponent and score the most points. That is, IF you can avoid bad luck with the Cube of Devastation!
The Game Sommelier
The challenge: 5 games for St. Patrick's Day.
Next Challenge: 5 essential trick-taking games to teach a player new to the genre
Thanks to David Koch and the Indy Boardgamers group for hosting a great weekend game event. Dave and I had a fun time on Saturday.
Carlos Hernandez recommends using Amazon.de for import games (one flat rate for shipping!)
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!