Episode 12: Going Postal
12: Going Postal
Release Date: Sept. 11, 2006
Running Time: 76 min.
Strap on the mailbag and hitch up the wagon! We deliver our verdict on Thurn & Taxis, the 2006 Spiel de Jahres winner, and Big Top, a circus themed variant of a card game classic.
News & Notes: Asterix & Obelix, Sudoku: Battle of the Masters, Iliade
The List: Thurn & Taxis, Big Top
Backshelf Spotlight: Chainsaw Warrior, Samurai
Truckloads of Goober: World of Warcraft: The Board Game
Game Sommelier: Five games for hard cord gamblers that will pull them away from the slots or tables.
Complete Show Notes continue after the break.
Spiel Desktop Wallpaper
How about an avalanche of games right on your monitor!
Special thanks to DarkSys92 for sending us these fun files. Very cool!
Game News & Notes
Asterix & Obelix BGG Entry
Based on the famous Asterix comic.
Sudoku: Battle of the Masters BGG Entry
Knizia designed game cashing in on the puzzle craze
Simply Ingenious: Travel Edition BGG Entry
Tiny version of the great abstract classic
Iliade BGG Entry
Strategy card game based on Homer's epic.
Big Top BGG entry
Circus themed variant of the classic card game Fan Tan.
Thurn & Taxis BGG entry
2006 Spiel de Jahres winner. Postal route building in Central Europe.
Can you see two connection between these games?
Email us with your guesses!
Answer will be part of next episode's Spotlight!
Chainsaw Warrior BGG Entry
Only you can save future New York from trans-dimensional Darkness!
Samurai BGG Entry
Plexiglass Buddhas. Need we say more?
Truckloads of Goober
World of Warcraft: The Boardgame BGG Entry
Hundreds of figures, counters, cards, and a giant board
Dave must find five games for hard core gamblers that will pull them away from the slots or the craps table. The games cannot be obvious gambling game clones, but they can have gambling mechanics.
|Royal Turf||Thumbs Up|
|Mah Jongg||Thumbs Up|
Dave keeps his title for another week!
Next week's challenge:
Stephen must find five games that will fit into an airline carry-on that will be able to provide fun and variety for any size crowd (from 2 players to 8 or more) on a trip for two weeks.
The hourglass tiles in Ingenious are hexagons, not octagons as Dave states.
I'm sure there are more goofs in there somewhere. Let us know if (when?) you find one!