Episode 177: Twist, Slide, and Climb
Release Date: May 27, 2013
Running Time: 125 min.
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Mind manipulators. We review 3 family friendly games that mess with your head in 3 different ways: Just In Time (twist your pieces to solve timed puzzles), Dotzee (a slide puzzle with dice), and Clubs (a mash up of Spades and ladder games like Tichu).
News & Notes: Spiel des Jahres nominees, Hexica, Boston Festival of Indie Games
The List: Dotzee, Clubs, Just In Time
The Game Sommelier: 5 games inspired by New Orleans
Mail Bag: Kosmonauts feedback, Mystique deck
Complete Show Notes continue after the break.
News & Notes
Spiel des Jahres Nominees
Kinderspiel des Jahres Nominees
Kennerspiel des Jahres Nomineees
Boston Festival of Indie Games Link
The Game Sommelier
On the hot seat: Stephen Challenge from: Dave
The Challenge: 5 games that reflect his experiences in New Orleans over the next week.
Mardi Gras: Mardi Gras
Food: Et Toque
Cocktail Culture: Pit
Voodoo: Mystic Skull
The River: Mark Twain's Memory Builder
History: Escape from Elba
Next Sommelier Challenge: Doug Richardson
Doug must find 5 games to play with famous playwrights: David Mamet, Tom Stoppard, August Wilson, Anton Chekov, August Strindberg
Thanks to Gil d'Orey for explaining his rationale behind placing the control panels on the board in Kosmonauts
Thanks to Remy Gibson for telling us about the Mystique deck from Nestorgames.
Music credits include:
Paradise for Ducks The Assembly Kora Band | the song
A Long Hard Climb Pizzicato One | the song
Twistin' the Night Away Sam Cooke | the song
Walk On Boy The Hokum High Rollers | the song
Track 15 The Assembly Kora Band | the song
Oh By Jingo The Hokum High Rollers | the song
I'm sure there are some goofs in there somewhere. Let us know if (when?) you find one!
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