Episode 206: Old School
Release Date: Feb. 9, 2015
Running Time: 150 min.
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Back in the day... We review Murano and Royals, two new titles that call back to the first generation of "euros" that sparked the Renaissance in modern board games. Murano is a tile laying game about Italian glass makers that features a communal rondel of actions. Royals is a card driven area control game about rival families vying for titles across Europe. Both games are have an easy-to-learn elegance which allows players to discover greater depth and strategy without having to fight the rules. These games aren't retro. They've simply returned to their roots.
News & Notes: Holiday Game Sales Report, Mattel's CEO resigns, Marco Polo, DC Crisis #2, Asmodee buys Ystari and Pearl
Crowdfunding Round-Up: Pencil Dice, M-80, Trickerion
The List: Murano, Royals
Back Shelf Spotlight: Richelieu
The Game Sommelier: 5 old school games that don't get enough love
Complete Show Notes continue after the break.
News & Notes
Holiday Game Sales Up 9% for 2014 - April NPD
Mattel CEO Resigns ICv2
Voyages of Marco Polo BGG
DC Deck Building: Crisis Pack #2 Cryptozoic
Asmodee Buys Ystari and Pearl Games Gus and Co
Pencil Dice Kickstarter
Back Shelf Spotlight
The Game Sommelier
The Challenge: 5 "old school" games that don't get enough love or plays today.
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