Episode 147: The Yellow Cake Is A Lie
Release Date: Mar. 5, 2012
Running Time: 166 min.
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Gone fission. We review The Manhattan Project, a game where players race to build an atomic bomb, plus we look back at an influential classic: Advanced Civilization.
News & Notes: Lords of Waterdeep, 2011 industry sales
The List: The Manhattan Project
Back Shelf Spotlight: Advanced Civilization
Playbill: Santiago de Cuba
Game Sommelier: Games to play over Skype
Mail Bag: Sharks, Spiel song entry, Gregor the intern
Complete Show Notes continue after the break.
News & Notes
Hybrid adventure/euro game set in the Forgotten Realms.
ICv2's Game Industry Sales 2011 Link
Purple Pawn's Game Industry Survey Link
Train workers, refine Uranium and amass the funding needed to push your nation to the front of this nuclear arms race!
Drive through the streets of Santiago to find the right combinations of people and buildings so you can ship goods with each boat that leaves the port. A rondel/worker placement game.
Back Shelf Spotlight
Advanced Civilization BGG
Write the beginnings of human history all in the course of a day! In addition to being great fun, Civilization and its later expansion are very influential to the evolution of modern board game design.
The Game Sommelier
The Challenge: Five games that can be played over Skype. (challenge courtesy of Erik Ingram).
Thanks to Daniel Jensen for the emergency shark delivery.
1st grader Gregor "The Ancient One" Duffy wants to be The Spiel's first new employee. We'll keep a seat and microphone warm for you!
Thanks to Josh Laison for the final entry in the Spiel lyrics contest!
I have created a forum post with all the songs listed so Spielers can listen and vote on their favorite.
Music credits include:
Atom & Evil by Golden Gate Quartet | the song
A is for Atom (educational film) | the film
Fallout Shelter by Dore Alpert | the song
50 Megatons by Sonny Russel | the song
Atomic Baby by Amos Milburn | the song
Jesus Hits Like an Atomic Bomb by Lowell Blanchard | the song
Atom Bomb by Glenn Barber | the song
When They Drop the Atomic Bomb Jackie Doll | the song
Atomic Cocktail by Slim Galliard Quartet | the song
I'm sure there are some goofs in there somewhere. Let us know if (when?) you find one!
Fistful of Penguins Link
Sponsored Link: Board Game Guy Link
Caveman Curling Link