Episode 118: Bring Out Your Dead

Release Date: Dec. 27, 2010

Running Time:  134 min.

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Show us your buboes. We get Medieval and play Rattus, trying to save as many people as we can from the Black Plague.

News & Notes: Nightfall, Ubongo Expansion, Boardgame News
The List: 
Rattus
Table Talk:  Castle Panic
Truckloads of Goober:  Last Call
Game Sommelier:  5 games for new game designers
Mail Bag:  Jaipur in orbit, Dice Sprites

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Episode 117: In the Pink

Release Date: Dec. 13, 2010

Running Time:  111 min.

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Paint the town. We swap camels, diamonds, and other trade goods playing Jaipur, a modern card game with a classic feel.

News & Notes: Dominic Crapuchettes, FFG Event Center, marathon man
The List: 
Jaipur
Back Shelf Spotlight:  Events
Truckloads of Goober:  Sumo Ham Slam
Game Sommelier:  5 games to pair with movies for a game/movie night
Mail Bag:  Kackel Dackel story, Elemental Clash

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Episode 116: Holiday Gift Guide 2010

Release Date: Nov. 29, 2010

Running Time: 151 min.

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Here's our list. Check it twice. With over 50 game suggestions in 11 categories, you're sure to find a great game for someone this holiday season.

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Episode 115: The Stars, Our Dicetination

115: The Stars, Our Dicetination

Release Date: Nov. 15, 2010

Running Time:  117 min.

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Deep space is our dwelling place. We grok the new dice game Alien Frontiers, racing to set down roots on a strange new world.

News & Notes: Die Burgen von Burgund, The Games Bible, LED d20s
The List:  Alien Frontiers
Back Shelf Spotlight:  Net Runner
Game Sommelier:  5 games to play with a friend recovering from surgery

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Episode 114: Wards and All

114: Wards and All

Release Date: Nov. 1, 2010

Running Time:  120 min.

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Who's the boss? We head to the polls, using slander and strongarm tactics to win elections in Tammany Hall.

News & Notes: Punch-Out Party, Spiel-a-thon
The List:  Tammany Hall
Back Shelf Spotlight:  New York,  A Gamut of Games
Essen Survey: a look at some new games released at the Spiel in Essen, Germany
Game Sommelier:  5 games with penalty points

 

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Episode 113: Deciphered

113: Deciphered

Release Date: Oct. 18, 2010

Running Time:  125 min.

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An enigma, wrapped in a riddle. We dust of our deductive muscles and try to crack Code 777, a brain-burning game with roots in Indian Poker.

News & Notes: Wooden Catan, Hotel Samoa, Show Manager
The List: Code 777
Truckloads of Goober:  Dungeon of Doom
Players: Interview with Stephen Buonocore - Stronghold Games
Game Sommelier:  5 quick/cheap games to decide what game to play

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Episode 112: Grind Joints

112: Grind Joints

Release Date: Oct. 4, 2010

Running Time:  116 min.

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Luck, be a lady tonight. We put the sin in Sin City, rolling dice to build casinos along the original Strip in Lords of Vegas.

News & Notes: Resident Evil Deck Building, Dice Tower Secret Santa, Spiel-a-thon
The List: Lords of Vegas
Truckloads of Goober:  Deuce Backgammon Set
Back Shelf Spotlight: Odds'R
Game Sommelier:  5 books that should be games

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Episode 111: Hear Me Roar!

111: Hear Me Roar!

Release Date: Sept. 20, 2010

Running Time:  190 min.

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Winter is coming. In our first Book Club episode, we discuss A Game of Thrones by George R. R. Martin; then we play and review the board game and the card game based on the novel. Are they worthy of Westeros?

News & Notes: HBO TV series, web resources
Book Club: In-depth discussion of A Game of Thrones
The List:  A Game of Thrones: The Board Game 
The List:  A Game of Thrones: The Living Card Game

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Episode 110: A Bushel and a Deck

110: A Bushel and a Deck

Release Date: Sept. 6, 2010

Running Time:  140 min.

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And a barrel and a heap. We shuffle off to ancient Eygpt and Brittany to take a closer look at two small press card games: Armorica and Nile.

News & Notes: IGAs, Photography Contest, The King Commands, Iconica
The List: Armorica, Nile
Special Segment: 
Avalon Hill Retrospective

Game Sommelier:  5 games where disparate experience levels can ruin the game

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Episode 109: GenCon 2010 - Part 2

109: GenCon 2010 - Part 2

Release Date: August 23, 2010

Running Time: 138 min.

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Games are global. From France and Belgium to Korea and Mongolia and back... all at one convention. We conclude our GenCon coverage with a dozen interviews including a chat with the great designer, Tom Wham.

Interviews: 

Asmodee Editions
Korean Pavilion
Days of Wonder
Steve Jackson Games
Blue Kabuto Games
Conquest Gaming
Travesty Games
P & G Games
Designer Tom Wham
Artist Beth Trott
Crocodile Games
Hamster Press

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