Episode 137: Word Up!
Release Date: Sept 26, 2011
Running Time: 177 min.
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Dial "L" for Latin. Vulgar Latin, that is. We review De Vulgari Eloquentia, an eccelectic but compelling medieval game where players help create the Italian language.
News & Notes: Buckeye Game Fest, Star Trek Deck Building, Kickstart Update
The List: De Vulgari Eloquentia
Truckloads of Goober: Crozzle
Back Shelf Spotlight: Jotto
Game Sommelier: 5 overlooked games we consider staples
Mail Bag: Quebec rules, OwlCon donation, Qwirkle vs tractors
Complete Show Notes continue after the break.
News & Notes
Buckeye Game Fest Oct. 13-16 Link
A weekend of open games sponsored by CABS the Columbus (OH) Area Board Game Society. $25 advance registration. Over 1000 games in the library and tons of great players to meet.
Star Trek TNG Deck Building Game BGG
Bandai's second entry into this deck building arena, and this time they've brought the Bord with them!
Spiel-a-thon! November 18th, 1-4 PM Dallas BGG Con! Link
Kickstarter Project: Essen Video Coverage! Link
Guide your medieval merchant or friar through the ages and across the country to help create the Italian language.
Use cubes to create crazy words to match crazy questions.
Back Shelf Spotlight
A word game with a good dose of deductive reasoning to boot!
Truckloads of Goober
Fun crossword grids for each player to fill in and try to form the most words across and down.
The Game Sommelier
The Challenge: 5 overlooked games we consider staples everyone should try
Pledge Drive 2011
Show your financial support for The Spiel. Help us reach our goal of inspiring 25% of our audience to make a contribution. Click here to contribute.
Thanks to Christian Lemay for posting the rules to Quebec
A BIG thank you to Kevin Nunn and the fine folks at OwlCon for donating another $1000 to the Spiel Foundation. More games for seniors and kids in the Houston area. Awesome!
Music credits include:
Word Up by Cameo | buy the song
Word Up by Willis | buy the song
Word Up by The Boss Hoss | buy the album
In Other Words (Fly Me To The Moon) by Nick the Nightfly | buy the song
Four Italian Dances by Patricia Spero | buy the song
Istanpitta Ghaetta by Freiburg Spielleyt | buy the song
Ecco La Primavera by Cercamon | buy the song
I'm sure there are some goofs in there somewhere. Let us know if (when?) you find one!
I stated (incorrectly!) that English was a Romance language. It has many connections to Latin, but it is, in fact, a Germanic language.
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