Episode 150: Deck of Many Things
Release Date: Apr. 16, 2012
Running Time: 132 min.
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Think inside the box. That's exactly what Adlung Spiele does. They publish games that redefine our notions of what card games can be. We celebrate the 6th anniversary of The Spiel with reviews of 8 titles: choosing roles as pirate and traitor, loading camels for market, flipping flying carpets, slapping bugs, posing like animals, and building theme parks on the table. So many kinds of fun... all from a simple deck of cards.
News & Notes: Elder Sign & Nightfall iOS apps, Tammany Hall returns
Adlung Spiele Game Reviews: Tuareg, Verrater, Flying Carpet, Meuterer, Magic Sword & Dragon Egg, Lady Bugs & Such, Adlungland, Cock-a-Doodle-Do!
Mail Bag: New England correction, Origins dinner,
Complete Show Notes continue after the break.
News & Notes
Elder Sign iOS App gets an upgrade FFG
A free update, plus an in-app purchase for a 2 stage campaign involving... Cthulhu!
Nightfall iOS App now available AEG
AEG's fast-paced, color chaining game of modern horror comes to iPad/Pod/Phones.
Tammany Hall Reprinting Soon! Pandasarus Games
APandasarus Games is reprinting Tammany Hall via Kickstarter. To learn more about the game, listen to Episode 114: Wards & All.
Adlung Spiele Game
Games mentioned in the intro:
Cheroli, Takt Voll, Blink, Lowendynastie, Schlauer Bauer, Take Off, Express, Maskenball Venezia, Bambuti, Dschungel, Gossip Kitchen, Titus, Ebb and Flow, Enchanted Forest, Canal Grande, Palace Whispers
Load your camels for market, hoping to collect points for the best sets of goods, but beware of thieves!
A role-selection battle game that inspired Bruno Faidutti's Citadels.
A dexterity game. Build a desert landscape with bazaars, advantures and palaces, then throw your carpets to collect scoring cards for points
A role selection battle game with an economic edge. The Captain and Mutineer fight for control of the ship and the ports of call at which it will dock. Gain points for being on the right side or by collecting and selling goods.
An adventure game. Fight monsters, gather artifacts and harness your magic to outbid or trade your opponents.
A logic based speed game. Flip over a bug card and be the first to slap it IF it matches the rules card in front of you. The twist: Each time you succeed, the rules change for you!
A tile laying game. Construct an amusement park by adding attractions to the table. But be prepared to pay the price if the risks you add to the park are too high.
A animal matching party game. Give clues base on a challenge card in hopes of finding the one player whose animal matches your own.
Samuel "The Civilizer" Williams is organizing a podcaster dinner at Origins this year. For more details, check out his forum post.
Music credits include
Marked Deck by The Fabulous Thunderbirds | the song
House of Cards by Radiohead | the song
Stacked Deck by Etta James | the song
Calling Card by Rory Gallagher | the song
House of Cards by Trevor Hall | the song
Turn of a Friendly Card by The Alan Parsons Project | the song
The Deck by Trick Deck | the song
I'm sure there are some goofs in there somewhere. Let us know if (when?) you find one!
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