Episode 157: Bridging the Gap
Release Date: Jul. 23, 2012
Running Time: 112 min.
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That first step is a doozy! We review Rio d'Oro, a dice game that pits adventurers in a race to collect gold across a rickety 3-D bridge.
News & Notes: Made for Play, D&D dice, Sheepdogs of Pendleton Hill
The List: Die Brucke am Rio d'Oro
Back Shelf Spotlight: Flip book games
Truckloads of Goober: Don't Cut the Cheese!
Game Sommelier: Travel/game pairings
Mail Bag: Eskimo languages, Let's Play with Lyle Otterbein
Complete Show Notes continue after the break.
News & Notes
Made for Play: Board Games & Modern Industry
Our documentary is now available for your viewing pleasure.
D&D Experience at GenCon Link
Traverse the convention halls to collect different custom polyhedral dice!
Sheepdogs of Pendleton Hill Kickstarter
Max Michael and the folks at StrataMax Games have a new title up on Kickstarter. It features a LOT of fun decisions and strategy while remaining accessible to a wide audience. Check it out!
Ouya Gaming Console Kickstarter
A new Android based game console using the app model for new software.
Coming Soon The Spiel: Season 7 on Kickstarter
We'll be launching our fund drive for the next season of programming within the week!
Truckloads of Goober
Don't Cut the Cheese! BGG
Back Shelf Spotlight
Lost Worlds Link
The Game Sommelier
The Challenge: 5 games/locations you want to travel to so you can play the games at the location.
Machu Picchu - Princes of Machu Picchu
Forbidden City - Tichu
Taj Mahal - Taj Mahal
Easter Island - Giants
Great Pyramid of Giza - Amun Re
Let's Play with Lyle Otterbein makes its debut on The Spiel's YouTube Channel. Thanks to Doug Richardson for keeping in touch with Lyle and forwarding his videos to us!
Music credits include
Bridge Over the River Kwai by Mitch Miller | the song
Floating Bridge by Eric Clapton | the song
Erie Canal by Bruce Springstein | the song
Under the Bridge by Scala | the song
Mind the Gap by Tunday Akintan | the song
I'm sure there are some goofs in there somewhere. Let us know if (when?) you find one!
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