Episode 119 - Classics Revisited
Release Date: Jan. 24, 2011
Running Time: 140 min.
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Everything old is new again. We review Rowboat, TZQ, Shokoba, and Booray: four card games that seek to adapt or reacquaint us with the classics Spades, Mah Jongg, Scopa, and Bourré.
News & Notes: Uno turns 40, Alvin & Dexter, 1955, Boardgameinfo.com
The List: Rowboat, Tien Zi Que
Back Shelf Spotlight: Shokoba, Booray
Game Sommelier: 5 games to connect Rattus and Last Call
Mail Bag: Plague movie, Spiel interview, tile bags, and a bet
Complete Show Notes continue after the break.
News & Notes
Happy 40th Anniversary, Uno
Uno-themed float from the Rose Bowl Parade Jan. 2011
1955: The War of Espionage Link
Upcoming title from new publisher Living World games, designed by Kevin Nunn.
Ticket to Ride: Alvin & Dexter Link
What was missing from Ticket to Ride? An alien and a dinosaur, right? Use these troublemakers to prevent new routes from being built in particular cities. Use cards to move them around the board.
Board Game Info.com Link
A new online community for board game enthusiasts.
Congrats to Dave for finishing his Half Marathon! more
Dave completed his run and raised $250 for The Spiel Foundation. Nicely done!
Read the Tide and make your bid for tricks. Be careful not to take on too many sandbags or you may sink! Classic game connections: Spades, Euchre
Create sets of 3 and runs of 3. Save 1 card from each set to create scoring combinations. Classic game connection: Mah Jongg, Rummy, Poker
Back Shelf Spotlight
BCapture cards from a central line to collect four different types of gems. Classic game connection: Scopa.
Trick taking witha fun betting angle. A Louisiana favorite, borrowed from Spain and France: Bourré
The Game Sommelier
The Challenge: 5 games to connect Rattus to Last Call
Next Challenge: 5 games to connect Uno to Mah Jongg
** This is the new format for the Your Move contest ** Enter here!
Interview of Go Forth & Game Link
Thanks to Tom Gurganus for posting an interview with us on his great gaming blog.
Draw String Tile Bags made by Spielers Link
Reversible tile bags made by Jackie and Lucio Rodriguez.
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!
We forgot to mention the maximum number of rat tokens in any region on the board is 3.