Episode 129: Spiel des Schpiel 2011
Release Date: June 6, 2011
Running Time: 142 min.
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There can be only one. Winner, that is. We review the nominees for the most prestigious award in gaming, The Spiel des Jahres, and try to predict the winner.
The Nominees: Qwirkle, Forbidden Island, Asara
Recommended List: Geistesblitz, Blockers, Uluru, Mondo, Skull & Roses, Sun Sea & Sand, Freeze, Safranito
Predictions: Our favorite, our pick, who will win
Complete Show Notes continue after the break.
Recommended Games List
Flip cards and try to grab the right object pictured before the other players. The catch: most of the cards don't match the objects exacty!
Sudoku-like abstract tile laying game where players try to form the fewest number of groups on the board.
A simultaneous puzzle solving game where Australian dreambirds want to land at specific locations to fulfill specific conditions.
Build a world using tiles on your board in 7 minutes or less!
Biker-themed variant on the classic game Liar's Dice.
Manage a family owned resort to gain the most notoriety over the Summer.
Improv acting game where you must guess the importance of each person in the scene.
Dexterity/trading/economics game where players toss poker chips to determine the market each turn.
Play blocks to match color or shape, score points based on the lines you add to. Deceptively simple but strategic abstract game.
Co-op game that pits your team of adventurers against a rapidly sinking island, Try to recover 4 treasures and escape before drowning.
Build the most or the tallest towers in different colors by placing your worker cards in different areas of the city.
Pledge Drive 2011
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Music credits include:
Alright, OK, You Win by The Slush Puppies | Buy the track
You Can't Win by James Hunter | Buy the track
You Win Again by Hank Williams Sr. | Buy the track
How Can You Win by Parrish Hall | Buy the track
Here's to the Losers by James Darren | Buy the track
Win or Lose by Lew Lewis | Buy the track
Winning by Santana | Buy the track
You Got to Lose by George Thorogood & The Destroyers | Buy the track
Loser by Richard Cheese | Buy the track
I'm sure there are some goofs in there somewhere. Let us know if (when?) you find one!
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