Episode 176: Space Monkeys
Release Date: May 13, 2013
Running Time: 159 min.
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A well-placed banana. From comrades in rockets to apes in bumper cars, we review Kosmonauts and Spin Monkeys - two programmed movement games that give us a fresh look at the genre. We also continue our interview with Bernie DeKoven (Major Fun) and learn about the Games Preserve, a commune he founded in the 1970s with a giant barn full of games.
News & Notes: Space Cadets: Dice Duel, Really?, Apocalypze, Upon a Fable
The List: Kosmonauts, Spin Monkeys
Interview: Major Fun (Bernie DeKoven) - Part 2
The Game Sommelier: 5 games that could start a collection
Truckloads of Goober: Bend-It, Vikings: Brainstorm
Mail Bag: Flip the Spiel Foundation, Space Cowboys
Complete Show Notes continue after the break.
News & Notes
Lap Dance BGG
Archon: Glory & Machination Kickstarter
A Study in Emerald Kickstarter
Upon a Fable Kickstarter
Truckloads of Goober
The Game Sommelier
On the hot seat: Dave Challenge from: Stephen
The Challenge: 5 games the could be the start of a game collection around a particular theme or concept.
Next Sommelier Challenge
Stephen must find 5 games that reflect his experiences in New Orleans over the next week.
Thanks to Flip Florey for raising money and donating bundles in the Maine area for The Spiel Foundation!
Thanks to Philippe Mouret, for letting us know about Space Cowboys, a new game publisher in France.
Music credits include:
Space Cowboy - Jonzun Crew | the song
Space Monkey - John Prine | the song
Space Oddity - William Shatner (Ritchie Blackmore & Candace Night | the song
I'm sure there are some goofs in there somewhere. Let us know if (when?) you find one!
Pinata is the original theme for Balloon Cup. So, the new edition returns the game to the designer's original idea.
In Kosmonauts, the Mission Cards are divided into two stacks (1&2). The #2 stack is then divided again into Alpha and Beta Cards. Each player receives one #1 and one #2 alpha and one #2 beta (I mistakenly said the #1 cards were the Alpha cards and #2 cards were Betas).
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