Episode 74: Can't We All Just Get Along?
74: Can't We All Just Get Along?
Release Date: Mar. 16, 2009
Running Time: 129 min.
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Board games are team sports, too. There are plagues to fight and a village to defend! We dive into Pandemic and Ghost Stories, two in the latest wave of co-op "us vs. the world" games.
News & Notes: Formula D Sebring/Chicago, League Leader, Alea Iacta Est
The List: Pandemic, Ghost Stories
Back Shelf Spotlight: Scotland Yard, Escape from Colditz
Truckloads of Goober: Zip Code
Game Sommelier: 5 games with co-op elements that are not co-op games
Mail Bag: Black Vienna online, Toruro correction, gaudy etymology
Complete Show Notes continue after the break.
News & Notes
2 Double sided boards equals twice the racing fun. Chicago
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League Leader Gaelic Sports Games Link
Board games offered by League Leader include Soccer, Rugby, Gaelic Football, and Hurling.
Alea Iacta Est BGG
Latin for "the die is cast," Alea Iacta Est is #5 in the Alea Medium Box series. Players take on the role of Caesar and compete for the most prestige points. This happens by clever placement of his/her eight dice, which are placed on five different buildings.
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Four players must work together to stop four deadly plagues from overwhelming the globe.
Demon lord Wu-Feng assaults a small village in China. You and your fellow players are Taoists sent to protect the town from wave after wave of ghosts, hoping to survive long enough to face Wu-Feng himself.
Back Shelf Spotlight
The race is on to find Mr. X. A team of players must fan out across London to track down the notorious crook.
Allied players join forces to gather equipment and escape from German prison camp.
Truckloads of Goober
Zip Code BGG
Miniature letter sorters for each player!
The Game Sommelier
The challenge: five games with co-op elements that are *NOT* co-op games.
Games withTeamwork, but Only Up To A Point
In Pursuit - BGG
Games with Negotiation
Dragon's Gold - BGG
Lifeboats - BGG
Games with Trading
Santiago - BGG
Pit - BGG
New Challenge: five games to play with Daleks (games that feature extermination!)
Thanks to repeat donor "Galactic Emperor" Bay-Wei Chang
Thanks to Janna Nelson for introducing us to Black Vienna online.
James Englehardt points us to some other sources on the etymology of the word gaudy.
Music credits (courtesy of Ioda Promonet) include:
I'm sure there are some goofs in there somewhere. Let us know if (when?) you find one!