Episode 138 - Ripping Yarns

Release Date: Oct 10, 2011

Running Time:  136 min.

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Come fly the Zeppelin filled skies. We review Fortune & Glory a game of spine tingling pulp adventure and look at other games where story is king.

News & Notes: Power Grid: The Robots, Lost Temple, Essen!
The List: 
Fortune & Glory: The Cliffhanger Game

Back Shelf Spotlight:  Middle Earth Quest, Tales of the Arabian Nights
Game Sommelier:  5 games for Peyton Manning to play during rehab
Mail Bag:  Steampunk dice, Lingo

Complete Show Notes continue after the break.

News & Notes

Power Grid: The Robots 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.

Lost Temple   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

The List

Fortune & Glory Official Site | BGG  

Join the globe trotting race to collect occult artifacts before Mobsters and Nazis can bring them under their control.

Back Shelf Spotlight

Middle Earth Quest   Official Site | BGG

Tales of the Arabian Nights  BGG

The Game Sommelier

The Challenge: 5 games for Peyton Manning to play during his rehab from neck surgery

Dave's Picks: 

Tennessee Tuxedo - Strat-o-matic Football - Pass the Pigs - Blue Moon - 18 EZ

Pledge Drive 2011

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Mail Bag

Cool Steampunk dice on Etsy! (thanks, Michael Denman)

Jotto is also  a TV game show called Lingo.

Thanks to Matt Saunders for posting Mow Money to our forums!


Music credits include:

Music in this episode comes from the sountrack included in Fortune & Glory, composed and performed by Mary Beth Magallanes.

Rocky Top  by Realtime Quartet  |  buy the song


I'm sure there are some goofs in there somewhere. Let us know if (when?) you find one!

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