Episode 120: Sun, Whisky, and Sea Monsters
Release Date: Feb. 7, 2011
Running Time: 103 min.
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Island hoppers. We travel to Samoa, Atlantis and Scotland to review Hotel Samoa, Survive: Escape from Atlantis and Glen More.
News & Notes: Qwarriors, King of Tokyo, Geekway to the West
The List: Hotel Samoa
Table Talk: Glen More
Back Shelf Spotlight: Survive: Escape from Atlantis
Game Sommelier: 5 games to connect Uno and Mah Jongg
Mail Bag: Gong cases for Crokinole, Toruro-Booray connection
Complete Show Notes continue after the break.
News & Notes
Geekway to the West Link
$25 for 4 great days of fun and games in St. Louis. Register using the link above
Upcoming dice building game from Wiz Kids with 130 custom dice.
King of Tokyo Hits Store Shelves in March Link
New Monster smashing dice game from designer Richard Garfield and French publisher Iello.
Tourists arrive by plane every turn from a different country and with different needs. Use a single bid card to improve your hotel and attract the best bunch of vistors to your resort in this family friendly blind bidding game.
Back Shelf Spotlight
The island of Atlantis is sinking and it's your job to guide as many of your people to safety as you can while avoiding perilous dangers that lurk in the water: sea monsters, sharks, whales, and giant squid! Reprint of the great Parker Brothers Classic.
Strategic tile laying game with Scottish clans competing for chieftans, landmarks, and whisky.
The Game Sommelier
The Challenge: 5 games to connect Rattus to Last Call
Next Challenge: 5 potentially offensive/controversial games
Gong Cases for Crokinole Boards Link
Thanks to Paul Marshall for this ingenious solution to travelling with your Crokinole board. Gongs Unlimited sells 80 CM gong bags perfectly sized for Crokinole boards.
Toruro and Booray
Thanks to Andrés Pabon for pointing out the (now) obvious connections between Toruro and Booray.
Music credits (courtesy of IODA promonet) include:
No IODA tracks this time
Pua'a Choux from All-Time Tahitian Favorites | buy the album
Potii Moorea from All-Time Tahitian Favorites | buy the album
I'm sure there are some goofs in there somewhere. Let us know if (when?) you find one!