Episode 93: Relic Wranglers
93: Relic Wranglers
Release Date: Dec. 21, 2009
Running Time: 151 min.
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Holy hand grenades. We play Colonia, a game about collecting dusty old bones and shiny baubles to push medieval merchants to fame and fortune.
News & Notes: New 10 Days in Beautiful Africa, Sonic, Cardcassone, Haunted House
The List: Colonia
Back Shelf Spotlight: The Gambler
Truckloads of Goober: Relic Raiders: Haunted Ruins
Game Sommelier: 5 games from the past decade that will stand the test of time
Mail Bag: Scopa addictions, Epäillyt, Railroad Dice, Fudge Dice, 2010 Resolutions
Complete Show Notes continue after the break.
News & Notes
10 Days in Beautiful Africa Link
A new version of the classic travel/geography game featuring the art of Lap Ngo.
Out of the Box Games in Sonic Kid's Meals Link
4 mini-versions of Out of the Box Games will be included in Sonic Drive-In's Wacky Pack kid's meals starting in January 2010.
A set collecting card game where players "build" the medieval city one card at a time.
Bongo Becomes Haunted House Online Link
Bruno Faidutti's dice/logic game Bongo has made the leap to the web with the help of designer Emmanuel Ornella. The game has been re-themed from Safari animals to classic horror monsters. You can play for free at the link above.
Your merchant family has six weeks to amass the most valuable collection of holy relics. Gather resources, order goods, and ship them off to foreign lands. Use the four types of money to visit the Church each Sunday and make your way to fortune and fame.
Back Shelf Spotlight
Classic roll and move game from the '70s with a super cool dice rolling paddle.
Truckloads of Goober
Pop-up game board with moving elements.
The Game Sommelier
The challenge: 5 games from the past decade that will stand the test of time.
2001: Traders of Genoa
2002: Puerto Rico
2004: Ticket to Ride
2005: Twilight Struggle
2006: Through the Ages
Thanks to the following donors/subscribers:
"Field Marshal" Allen Stucker
Paolo "The Phoenix" Robino
Chris "15 for 2 & a Pint" Watts
Martin "Narrow Gauge" Boiselle
Adrian "Señor Subbuteo" MacMillan
Thanks to Antti Koskinen for sending us a copy of Epäillyt, a deduction crime-solving game that looks like great fun!
Jeremy "The Bellmaker" Piets sent us a picture of the fudge dice and meeples he and his lovely bride served to their guests at their wedding reception. Nicely done!
The background images is a picture of the reliquary containing "The Holy Right" or the hand of St. Stephen.
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!