Episode 105: Spiel des Schpiel 105 - Part 2
105: Spiel des Schpiel 2010 - Part 2
Release Date: June 21, 2010
Running Time: 136 min.
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There can be only one. We review A la Carte and Fresco, the final two nominees for the Spiel des Jahres (German Game of the Year) and predict the winner before the official selection.
News & Notes: Top 10 Selling Hobby Games Q1, Automobile, Merchants & Marauders
Nominee #4: A la Carte
Nominee #5: Fresco
Predictions: We select our favorites and guess the jury's selection
Mail Bag: Sliders, Gravity Blocks, Game Day at Indy Senior Center
Complete Show Notes continue after the break.
News & Notes
Top 10 Selling Hobby Games Q1 Link
3 Ticket to Ride
6 Mystery Express
7 Small World
Automobile arrives in US from Mayfair Games Q3 Link
Martin Wallace's 2009 assembly line economics game saw a limited UK print run. It will be available in the US from Mayfair Games in the 3rd Quarter.
Merchants and Marauders BGG
Book Club: A Game of Thrones - September
Your Summer reading schedule should include George R.R. Martin's epic fantasy series. We'll be discussing the book and reviewing two games based on the books in September.
Spiel des Jahres 2010
Place a recipe in your pan, use shakers to place the right seasonings and roll the die to adjust your stove's temperature. Complete enough dishes and your cuisine will reign supreme!
Compete with your fellow artists to restore to most sections of a fresco in the great cathedral. The most important decision you'llmake will be what time to get up!
Thanks to Scott Udell for sending me a set of Sliders (no, not a sack of White Castles). These are plastic curling stones with ball bearing rollers. Cool!
Christopher de Frisco wanted us to know about Gravity Blocks
The Spiel Foundation is sponsoring a monthly game day at the Indianapolis Senior Center. Game days will begin in August. They will be held the first Tuesday each month from 1 - 4 PM. Stay tuned for more details!
Music credits (courtesy of Ioda Promonet) include:
"All the Friends You Can Eat" by the Octopus Project + The Black Moth Super Rainbow - buy the track
I'm sure there are some goofs in there somewhere. Let us know if (when?) you find one!
Mark Taylor wrote in with a correction concerning A la Carte:
Seasoning crystals that pop out of your pan actually count and are placed in your pan.
Absolutely correct, Mark! We goofed. There is actually a reason for the goof, though! We adopted a house rule they didn't count and forgot to mention this. We think it makes more sense that seasoning which hit the floor aren't going into the dish. :)