Episode 175: In Praise of Folly
Release Date: Apr. 29, 2013
Running Time: 180 min.
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Roll over, Erasmus. We travel back to Elizabethan England for an in-depth look at Noblemen, a game about managing country estates and attending masquerade balls. The goal? Impress the Queen. We also report back from the Spring Gaming Hoopla with two great interviews: Bill Corey (event coordinator) and Lee Maile (keeper of the Gen Con game library).
News & Notes: You Suck, Mensa Awards
The List: Noblemen
Hoopla Interviews: Bill Corey, Lee Maile
The Game Sommelier: 5 games that need solitaire rules
Mail Bag: Origins awards info, Sausage dice snafu
Complete Show Notes continue after the break.
News & Notes
2013 Mensa Award Winners
Canterbury Launches on Kickstarter - May 1 Link
2013 Spring Gaming Hoopla
Interview: Bill Corey, Event Coordinator
Interview: Lee Maile, Keeper of GenCon Gaming Library
Also pictured: Amber Lyn Nyden-Halvorson
Garrick's Temple to Shakespeare
Paxton's Tower - Carmarthenshire, Wales
The Dunmore Pineapple
Mr. Happy Burger - Logansport, Indiana
The Game Sommelier
On the hot seat: Albert Hernandez Challenge from: Dave & Stephen
The Challenge: 5 games that don't have solitaire rules, but should.
Albert is the host of the One Player Podcast. Check it out! Link
Next Sommelier Challenge
Dave must find 5 games the could be the start of a game collection around a particular theme or concept.
JP DeCosse spotted Coup on Kickstarter from Indie Boards & Cards.
Thanks to Doug Faust for the additional info on the Origins Awards.
Sorry, Scotty Dickey, for the Sausage Dice "incident"... :)
Music credits include:
Hula Hoop - Teresa Brewer | the song
Hula Hoop - Danny Mann | the song
The Danserye Suite (Six Dances) - Tielman Susato | the song
Earliest known piece composed for the virginal - anon (1520) | the song
Dunscomb's Galliard - Elizabethan Consort | the song
The Carman's Whistle - William Byrd | the song
Hoops - The Chemical Brothers | the song
Folly - Spit Syndicate | the song
I'm sure there are some goofs in there somewhere. Let us know if (when?) you find one!
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