Episode 209: Point Salad
Release Date: Apr. 13, 2015
Running Time: 175 min.
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Hold the croutons.
Point Salad is a term most often applied to the games of Stefan Feld. To do well at Feld's games, you cannot pursue a single path to victory. His games push you to score in a variety of ways. Whether geared for kids or the high strategy crowd, each Feld game is a "point salad" and the fun and challenge comes from creating the best mix.
We celebrate 9 years of The Spiel with an episode showcasing the work Stefan Feld. We explore his 10 year career and then review his two latest games: La Isla and Aquasphere.
La Isla is a card driven board game where explorers search for extinct species. Aquasphere is an intricate worker placement game where players conduct research in an underwater lab programming robots and fending off the dreaded octopods.
News & Notes: One More Roll, GTG & Dice Hate Me, GenCon does the right thing
Crowdfunding Round-Up: Knot Dice, Dice boxes, Dice poppers, Titan series
Back Shelf Spotlight: Feld Ludography
The List: La Isla, Aquasphere
Game Sommelier: 5 co-designers for Stefan Feld
Complete Show Notes continue after the break.
News & Notes
Spiel-a-thon at the Gaming Hoopla! Register at Gaminghoopla.com
Greater Than Games & Dice Hate Me Team Up Press Release
Knot Dice Kickstarter
Dice Display Box & Rolling Tray Kickstarter
RPG Dice Board Kickstarter
The Titan Series Kickstarter
Back Shef Spotlight: Stefan Feld Ludography Feld Web Site
The Game Sommelier
The Challenge: find 5 co-designers for Stefan Feld
Music credits include:
Solid Potato Salad by The Ross Sisters | the song
Polk Salad Annie by Tony Joe White | the song
Alien Salad Abduction by Chris Conway | the song
Fruit Salad by Steve Lane & the Autocrats | the song
I'm sure there are some goofs in there somewhere
Let us know if (when?) you find one:
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