Episode 190: Follow The Drinkin' Gourd
Release Date: Mar. 17, 2014
Running Time: 130 min.
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Left foot, peg foot, traveling on. We review Freedom: The Underground Railroad, a co-operative game where players take on the roles of brave Abolitionists tasked with the goal of ending slavery in the United States. You'll guide escaped slaves to safety in Canada and gather enough political and financial support for the Abolitionist movement to take hold as an influential force in American society.
News & Notes: Desperados of Dicetown, Age of War, Purple Pawn - Toy Fair
Crowdfunding Round-Up: St. Petersburg, Tuscany, Biblios, Monster Chef, Mutant Chronicles, The Borderlands, Eternity Wars, Kingdom Bots
The List: Freedom: The Underground Railroad
Back Shelf Spotlight: Enemy in Sight
Game Sommelier: 5 games that explore new aspects of history
Complete Show Notes continue after the break.
News & Notes
Purple Pawn's Toy Fair Coverage Link
St. Petersburg Reprint Link
Monster Chef Indiegogo
The Borderlands Kickstarter
Eternity Wars Kickstarter
Kingdom Bots Kickstarter
Back Shelf Spotlight
Enemy In Sight BGG
The Game Sommelier
On the Hot Seat: Dave
The Challenge: find 5 games that explore some aspect of history we haven't seen explored in board games (No Renaissance, Egypt, Pirates, Vikings, and NO war games!)
OK Dave totally cheated but I like his response anyway. He morphed the challenge into:
Find 5 historical subjects that would make great board games. Listen in to hear his list!
Music credits include:
Follow the Drinking Gourd by Eric Bibb | the song
Follow the Drinking Gourd by The Weavers | the song
West End Blues by Carolina Chocolate Drops | the song
Po' Black Sheep by Carolina Chocolate Drops | the song
Briggs' Cornshucking Jig by Carolina Chocolate Drops | the song
Boodle-De-Bum-Bum by Carolina Chocolate Drops | the song
I'm sure there are some goofs in there somewhere.
Let us know if (when?) you find on
I mistakenly call Fantasy Flight Game's new version of Reiner Knizia's Risk Express Art of War. The game title is actually Age of War.
Sponsored Link: The Flux Capacity Link
Gone Viking Link
Sponsored Link: MAGE Company Link
Sponsored Link: Game Salute Link
Tiger Stripes Link