Episode 104: Spiel des Schpiel 2010
104: Spiel des Schpiel 2010
Release Date: June 7, 2010
Running Time: 135 min.
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The Prize. Movies have the Oscars. Games have the Spiel des Jahres (German Game of the Year). We play and review Dixit, Identik, and Roll Through the Ages - three of five nominees - in an effort to predict the winner later this month.
News & Notes: Spiel des Jahres & Kinderspiel des Jahres recommendation lists
Nominee #1: Dixit
Nominee #2: Identik
Nominee #3: Roll Through the Ages
Mail Bag: Irondie, Spiel dinner: Origins
Complete Show Notes continue after the break.
Spiel des Jahres 2010
The Storyteller creates a title for a lushly illustrated card. Others select a card that best fits this title. Will the players be able to discover which one belongs to the Storyteller?
The Describer has 90 seconds to relay every small detail of a bizarre illustration. The Artists must draw the picture as described. Problem is, neither Describer nor Artists know which details are important and will score points!
A dice driven civlization building game. You have three rolls each turn to generate food, workers, and trade goods to build monuments, purchase cultural developments, and feed your population.
In addition to the nominees, the Spiel des Jahres Jury also posts the short list of recommended titles. Think of these like semi-finalists for the award.
Kinderspiel des Jahres 2010 - Nominees
Kinderspiel des Jahres Recommended List
Gigantic thanks to David Averara for sending Dave a set of IRON DICE! Look for pictures and a rull review of the game in an upcoming episode.
The Spiel dinner at Origins is set! It will take place on Saturday, June 26 at 6:30 PM. We're eating at the Flatiron Bar & Diner. It is located at 29 E Nationwide Blvd. Columbus, OH.
We will be able to seat a group of 15, so if you'd like to attend, please send me an RSVP via email as soon as you can.
We'll be available for other outings for lunch and dinner throughout the weekend, so please track us down and let us know if you're interested in hanging out.
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!