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Episode 148: Circle the Wagons


Release Date: Mar. 19, 2012

Running Time:  137 min.

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The whole pint. We settle a patch of land on the banks of Plum Creek, reviewing Walnut Grove - a fast, fun mash-up game that includes tile laying, worker placement and a rondel. Then, we offer up some dice to the War God on Corn Mountain to learn more about games of chance played by Native Americans.

News & Notes:  Conductor, Escape
The List:  Walnut Grove
Back Shelf Spotlight: Native American Dice Games
Truckloads of Goober: Buckaroo
Game Sommelier:  Games that are kitten-proof
Mail Bag: Swamp dice, Scopa in the classroom

Complete Show Notes continue after the break.

News & Notes

Conductor BGG  

 

A game about the Underground Railroad and the Abolitionist movement in 19th century America. Designed by Brian Mayer, this game has been print & play but has recently found a publisher. Stay tuned for more info.

Escape - Kickstarter  Kickstarter | BGG

Going Cardboard  Link

The List

Walnut Grove  BGG  |  Lookout Games 

 

Try to balance your homestead by arranging land tiles, placing workers, and visiting the nearby town for supplies and hope to survive the long, cold winters.

Truckloads of Goober

Buckaroo!  BGG 

 

Place items on the mule and hope it doesn't kick on your turn and send everything flying!

Back Shelf Spotlight

Games of the North American Indians, Vol. 1  Link

 

First published in 1907, this anthropological study chronicles the gaming artifacts of 130 tribes across North America, specifically games of chance in this volume.

The Game Sommelier

The Challenge: Five games that a kitten can't destroy by jumping on the table.

Dave's Selections

Gemblo

Cribbage

7 Wonders

Telestrations

Roll Through the Ages

Mail Bag

Thanks to Erik Ingram for telling us about Artisan Dice on Kickstarter!

Winning Moves Scopa cards, mentioned by Mark Taylor and several other Spielers. Great the are introducing new people to the game; too bad the cards are so hideous!

Music

Music credits include

Selection from Rodeo (Hoe Down)  by Aaron Copland | the song

Threshing Machines (from Of Mice & Men soundtrack)  by Aaron Copland | the song

Selection from Rodeo (Buckaroo Holiday)  by Aaron Copland | the song

Shady Grove  by Doc Watson | the song

I Bought Me A Cat  by Darby Gerking | the song

Errata

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

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