Episode 123: The Postman Always Brings Dice
Release Date: Mar. 21, 2011
Running Time: 126 min.
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What's the rumpus? We dive into the dark waters of international smuggling for a review of Cargo Noir plus three other brand new titles: Nightfall, Chronicle and Shake 'n Take.
News & Notes: Hike, Mirror Mirror, Winter Tales
The List: Cargo Noir
Table Talk: Chronicle
The Kid's Table: Shake 'n Take
Game Sommelier: 5 gamerly games improvised from classic games
Mail Bag: Lost die, Balloon Tardis, Dave turns 28
Complete Show Notes continue after the break.
News & Notes
New game from Moosestache Games, the makers of Rowboat. Designed by Kiril Tchangov. Tentative release date: May 2011.
Stratego with physics!. Maneuver your pieces with mirrors to find your opponent's prized letter.
Winter Tales Official Site
Narrative driven board game in development by Italian publisher Albe Pavo. Very intriguing!
Send your time agents through three ages of human history: Might, History, and Reason, to reshape the landscape and your kingdom.
Manipulate your cadre of fiends and monsters to rule the night. This deck drafting card game is fast and brutal and features a fun mechanic called chaining.
Fantasy themed trick taking game from Japan where each suited card played to a trick triggers its special ability. Victory conditions change each round.
The Kid's Table
Roll the shape die, circle aliens on your board as fast as you can, because your neighbor will be shaking the alien egg furiously the whole time. The minute the alien head comes up, your opponent will swipe your pen and start rolling and circling their own board.
The Game Sommelier
The Challenge: 5 hobby games that could be improvised from classic game parts
Next Challenge: 5 hobby games that could be improvised from classic game parts
Spieler Flip Florey needs our help. Vote for his balloon TARDIS here!
Music credits (courtesy of IODA promonet) include:
No IODA tracks this time
The Mooche by Duke Ellington | Buy It
How Fucking Nocturnal by RIAA | Album
Bidin' My Time by Enoch Light and The Light Brigade | Buy It
Autumn Leaves by The Three Suns | Buy It
Popcorno Revenge by Messer Chups | Buy It
Mister Ghost Goes to Town by John Buzon Trio | Buy It
I'm sure there are some goofs in there somewhere. Let us know if (when?) you find one!