Episode 107: Cubism
Release Date: Aug. 2, 2010
Running Time: 117 min.
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Forget Picasso. Bring on the dice! We roll through Asteroyds, winding toward three other titles, obscure and sublime, that feature 'dem bones.
News & Notes: Alien Frontiers, Fictionaire
The List: Asteroyds
Table Talk: Shanghaien
Truckloads of Goober: Canoe
Back Shelf Spotlight: God Dice
Game Sommelier: 5 games whose components will help you survive
Complete Show Notes continue after the break.
News & Notes
Use orbital stations and alien technology to build colony domes on a distant planet.
A reboot of the classic buffing game Dictionary from Days of Wonder. Game is available in four themed decks small enough to fit in your pocket.
Roll the dice, start the timer, and the race is on! Try to predict where the asteroyds will spin so you can navigate your ship to the gates first.
Back Shelf Spotlight
God Dice BGG
A fantasy battle royale! Choose your characters, roll a fistful of dice and try to create the best attack combination to knock your opponent into next week.
6 cards (sailors) in the tavern are up for grabs each turn. Roll dice to try and claim a card to add to your sets. Interesting scoring twist gives this game a great balance between luck and strategy.
Truckloads of Goober
A modern classic. Feels like backgammon on some level, but with greater strategy and control. Each wooden board is a hand-crafted piece of art.
The Game Sommelier
5 games whose components will help you survive if lost in on an island
Next Challenge: 5 games where uneven experience level can kill the game
Music credits (courtesy of Ioda Promonet) include:
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