Episode 169: Spielfest 2013
Release Date: Feb. 4, 2013
Running Time: 215 min.
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Northern Exposure. Join us for a live recording at Spielfest, a two-day gaming event hosted by Snakes & Lattes, a board game cafe in the heart of Toronto. We talk to designers, publishers, and people in the gaming community. We also get to know the folks behind Snakes & Lattes and let them take over each segment of the show.
Guest Host: Jon-Paul DeCosse, Manager - Snakes & Lattes
Interviews: Pete Lipson (TABS), Tanya Thompson (Think Fun), Ben Castanie (Snakes & Lattes), Francois Valentine (designer), Tim W.K. Brown (designer)
Game Sommelier: Live challenges from Game Gurus and Spielers
Back Shelf Spotlight: St. Petersburg
Truckloads of Goober: Ugg-Tect
Contests: 30 second game title tests!
Complete Show Notes continue after the break.
Snakes & Lattes Link
We are so grateful to the entire crew at Snakes & Lattes for being such gracious and welcoming hosts. Here's a short list of the folks you'll hear on the episode in various segments:
Ben Castanie, Owner
Jon-Paul DeCosse, Manager
Jonathan Moriarty, Game Guru
Steve Tassie, Game Guru
Christen Traviss, Game Guru
Patrick McInally, Game Guru
Scott Emerson Moyle, Game Guru
Sean Jacquemain, Events Coordinator
TABS (Toronto Area Board Game Society) Link
Thanks to Pete Lipson for chatting about TABS and their regular meetups and conventions in the area. For more information on TABS, use the link above.
Think Fun - Tanya Thompson Link
Rush Hour Link
Word Around Link
Hello Sunshine Link
Swish Jr. Link
Math Dice: Powers Link
Laser Maze Link
Vote to save one pawn and vote a new pawn in.
Francois Valentine - Game Designer
Tim W.K. Brown - Game Designer Link
Order of Invention
Back Shelf Spotlight
St Petersburg BGG
Truckloads of Goober
The Game Sommelier
We had GREAT fun turning the tables on folks. In this show, we issue the challenges and our guests must find games to fit them! Our victims included many of the Game Gurus at Snakes & Lattes as well as several Spielers attending Spielfest. Below is a list of each challange and our guests' selections.
The Challenge: 5 games that would make great movies
On the Hot Seat: Jonathan Moriarty, Game Guru
The Challenge: 5 games that are somehow connected to Canada
On the Hot Seat: Steve Tassie, Game Guru
The Challenge: 5 race-themed games that don't involve cars or horses.
On the Hot Seat: Christen Traviss, Game Guru
The Challenge: 5 games that help you learn something about history
On the Hot Seat: Scott Emerson Moyle, Game Guru
The Challenge: 5 games that are easier to play standing up
On the Hot Seat: Jon-Paul Decosse, Snakes & Lattes
The Challenge: 5 classic games that every gamer shoul be required to try.
On the Hot Seat: Anthea & Stuart Bailie
Anthea & Stuart's Selections
The Challenge: 5 euro-style games you could play on an airplane tray table.
On the Hot Seat: Jefferson Ridpath
Music credits include:
Mambo Bacan by Golden Half 2 Album
I'm sure there are some goofs in there somewhere. Let us know if (when?) you find one!
We'll be starting the new nickname format for supporters after Spielfest!
Sponsored Link: Game Salute Link
The Princess Bride Board Game Link