Episode 179: Kennerspiel des Schpiel 2013

Release Date: June 24, 2013

Running Time:  175 min.

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High stakes, higher strategy? The Kennerspiel des Jahres is given to the best advanced board game of the year. The nominees this year take us to Belgium, the marble pits of Italy, and a fantasy realm in need of heroes. We review Bruges, Palaces of Carrara, and Legends of Andor and try to predict this year's winner. In addition, we report back with our experiences from Origins 2013.

Kinderpiel des Jahres Nominees: Palaces of Carrara, Bruges, Legends of Andor
Recommended List:  Terra Mystica, Tzolk'in: The Mayan Calendar
Origins 2013: Convention report on over 20 different titles!

Complete Show Notes continue after the break.

Kennerspiel des Jahres Nominees

Palaces of Carrara   BGG | Z-Man Games | Hans im Gluck

Bruges  BGG | Hans im Gluck

Legends of Andor  BGG | KOSMOS | Fantasy Flight Games

Recommended Games List 

Terra Mystica   BGG  |  Feuerland

Tzolk'in: The Mayan Calendar  BGG  |  Czech Games Edition

Origins 2013

We had a tremendous time at Origins Game Fair in Columbus, Ohio this year. SPECIAL THANKS to Sam, Staci, and Tegan Williams for graciously putting us up for three nights during the convention. Thanks to all the publishers and designers who took time out of their days to talk about or demo their games with us.

Viva Java: The Dice Game   BGG  | Dice Hate Me

Great Heartland Hauling Co.   BGG  |  Dice Hate Me

Impulse   BGG  | Asmadi Games

Castle Dice   BGG  |

Flick Wars   BGG  |

Extractor, Meazy & More    Zano Games

The Lost Dutchman   BGG  |  Crash Games

Council of Verona   BGG  |  Kickstarter

Mystery of the Templars   BGG  |  Stratelibre

Dungeon Venture   BGG  |  Stratelibri

Square Shooters Contest/Community  Link

You Suck!  BGG  | Bezier Games

Ultimate Werewolf: Inquisition   BGG  |  Bezier Games

Quicksilver   BGG  | Split Second Games

Pirates vs. Dinosaurs   BGG  |  Jolly Roger Games

Kremlin   BGG  |  Kickstarter

Amerigo   BGG  | Queen Games

Via Appia   BGG  |  Queen Games

Star Trek: Attack Wing   BGG  | Wiz Kids

Innovation  BGG  |  Iello

Nada   BGG  | Blue Orange

Flash   BGG  |  Blue Orange

Neue Heimat   BGG  |  Chili Spiele

Adventures on the Table Top   Kickstarter


Music credits include

A Walk in the Black Forest     by Karl Swoboda  |  the song

Miss Porkington Would Like Cream Puffs   by Two Leslies  |  the song

Stardust  by Sticks and Tones  |  the song

Norwegian Wood   by Vic Caesar  |  the song

Going Places   by Vic Caesar  |  the song

Hu Dy Da   by Forgotten Fish Memory Orchestra  |  the song

He's Gazing at Daisy Roots Now   by unknown  |  the song


I'm sure there are some goofs in there somewhere. Let us know if (when?) you find one!

In the Bruges review: there are 5 canal spaces on each section, not 6.

In the Legends of Andor review: you decide how you want to split the reward for killing monsters - willpower/gold.

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Legends of Andor is the 2013 Kennerspiel des Jahres winner!

Congratulations to designer Michael Menzel and publisher KOSMOS.