Episode 205: Programs! Get Your Programs!
Release Date: Jan. 19, 2015
Running Time: min.
See sidebar for other subscription options
Code monkeys. We explore 3 games in the programmed movement genre. Robot Turtles teaches programming skills to toddlers. Colt Express pits a posse of bandits against each other on a cardboard train. And Empire Engine is a steampunk micro-game that uses cards as gears in a machine.
News & Notes: Asmodee release schedule, Ravenburger/Brio merge, Battleshops, new Sentinels games, Lanterns, Suburbia 5 Star, Giocomics, Pictomania, Spiel 2015 Schedule
Crowdfunding Round-Up: Conan, Scopa Oscura, Orleans, Kiqsuyapi
The List: Robot Turtles, Colt Express, Empire Engine
Truckloads of Goober: Roborama
Back Shelf Spotlight: Swashbuckler
Complete Show Notes continue after the break.
News & Notes
Asmodee Release Schedule January - April Link
Jan 28 - Werewolves: The Pact, Deus, Mythotopia, Onward to Venus, Act Too
February - Witness
April - Formula D: Austin/Nevada Ride
A gendered edition of Battleship, because, you know, all girls like to shop. Facepalm.
3 New Sentinels Titles from Greater Than Games Link
Villains of the Multiverse is a collection of 10 new bad guys played team-style as in the previous expansion Vengeance.
Sentinel Tactics: Broken City is a new standalone game using the scenario driven tactical squad base rules introduced in Sentinel Tactics: The Flame of Freedom
Sentinel Tactics: For Profit is an expansion useable with either set of Sentinel Tactics.
Ravensberger and Brio Merge Link
German game publisher buys Swedish toy train maker, both family owned and in business for 130+ years.
Lanterns: Harvest Festival Link
Suburbia: 5 Star Link
Spiel 2015 Schedule Link
Release dates for 15 episodes this year, plus 56 convention interviews.
Giocomics now in English Link
Pictomania Pre-Orders from Stronghold Games Link
Scopa Oscura Kickstarter
Truckloads of Goober
Back Shelf Spotlight
Music credits include:
Who Put The Turtle in Myrtle's Girdle? by Western Melody Makers | the song
Colt .45 by Doll Sisters | the song
Shift Gears by Tibby Edwards | the song
Flip Flop and Fly by Tibby Edwards | the song
I'm sure there are some goofs in there somewhere
Let us know if (when?) you find one:
Sponsored Link: Exodus: Edge of Extinction Link
Sponsored Link: Hoyuk: Anatolia Link
Sponsored Link: Yomi Link