Episode 149: Settlers of Canada
Release Date: Apr. 2, 2012
Running Time: 165 min.
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Canoes and cannonballs. Join us for an in-depth review of A Few Acres of Snow, Martin Wallace's deck building board game. We row through the rivers and forests of the North to settle the fate of the French & Indian War and then wind the clock forward to look at another colonial-era dice and card based battle game: 1812 - The Invasion of Canada.
News & Notes: Dominare, Kingdom Builder: Nomads, Going Cardboard review
The List: A Few Acres of Snow
Back Shelf Spotlight: New England
Playbill: 1812 - The Invasion of Canada
Game Sommelier: Games as teaching tools
Mail Bag: Advanced Civ, Bombshell
Complete Show Notes continue after the break.
News & Notes
A new line of games from AEG using euro-style mechanics but tied together by a fictional world, the city-state of Tempest. Characters in the city will apear as game elements in different forms through out this trilogy of games. Dominare is due out in October.
Kingdom Builder: Nomads BGG
First big expansion to Donald X Vaccarino's tile laying gateway game from Queen.
Going Cardboard Link
Take command of British or French forces in the 18th century and try to assert your nation's dominance in North America. A deck-building board game that is far from your typical dusty old war game
A fast paced, dice and card battle game which allows five players to determine the outcome of The War of 1812.
Back Shelf Spotlight
An often overlooked auction-based, tile laying game that asks players to balance settling with the need for crops and livestock.
The Game Sommelier
The Challenge: Five games to use as teaching tools that won't get old after many plays.
Thanks to Brad Brooks for telling us about his Dad (Norv Brooks) who was the original programmer behind Avalon Hill's PC version of Advanced Civilization!
Thanks to Ken Sommerville for his impressions of Nuremburg's Toy and Game fair compared to the NY Toy Fair.
Thanks to Dave Girling for telling us about Bombshell. yikes!
Music credits include
The Lakes of Canada by The Innocence Mission | the song
Several selections from the album The War That Made America by Brian Keane
A Few Acres of Snow | the song
Young Washington's Theme | the song
French Tavern | the song
William Pitt's Deal | the song
I'm sure there are some goofs in there somewhere. Let us know if (when?) you find one!
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