Episode 113: Deciphered
Release Date: Oct. 18, 2010
Running Time: 125 min.
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An enigma, wrapped in a riddle. We dust of our deductive muscles and try to crack Code 777, a brain-burning game with roots in Indian Poker.
News & Notes: Wooden Catan, Hotel Samoa, Show Manager
The List: Code 777
Truckloads of Goober: Dungeon of Doom
Players: Interview with Stephen Buonocore - Stronghold Games
Game Sommelier: 5 quick/cheap games to decide what game to play
Complete Show Notes continue after the break.
News & Notes
Top 10 Selling Board Games 2010 (through July) Link
Courtesy of ICv2 newsletter here's the list:
1. Settlers of Catan
3. Ticket to Ride
6. Small World
7. Mystery Express
10. Horus Heresy
Catan 15th Anniversary Wooden Edition Link
Retailing for $150, releasing before Christmas.
Hotel Samoa Link
Try to attract the most tourists to your resorts
Show Manager Link
Hire actors and crew to put on the best show.
Spiel-a-thon 2010 Register Now
Friday, November 19 1:00 - 4:00 PM
BoardGameGeek Con Dallas, TX
Irving Lecture Hall DFW Westin
The 4th annual fundraiser for The Spiel Foundation is coming soon.
We're looking forward to a great event full of fun and games.
A classic game returns with a new publisher and a new look. Try to deduce your 3 digit code by listening to questions asked and answered by your opponents.
More information on influential game designer Alex Randolph. link
Stephen Buonocore - Stronghold Games Link
A new interview segment debuts this episode. Players will feature informal chats with designers, publishers and other luminaries in the game world.
Truckloads of Goober
Dungeon of Doom Link
Try to open the treasure chest at the top of the step pyramid,but beware the giant skull may spring to life if you use the wrong key! New edition is called Tomb of Doom.
The Game Sommelier
The Challenge (from Ed Crawford): 5 ultra-short games to play to decide which game to play
Component Hide & Seek
Brian Hamilton's suggestions
Pick a #, divide by the # of players. The remainder (counting clockwise) is the person who gets to choose.
Show a # of fingers; person with the lowest # of fingers without being duplicated, gets to pick the game.
Next Challenge: 5 games that feature penalty points
Fantasy Geekball on BGG Link
Andres Pabon wrote in to let people know the next round of "teams" are being formed now. Surf over to the competition (and vote for Andres!).
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!