Episode 139: Best & Wurst

Release Date: Oct 31, 2011

Running Time:  135 min.

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Prost! We return from Germany and provide an account of our experience at Ludo Fact and the International Spieltag in Essen.

Part 1: Ludo Fact
Part 2:
Essen Overview

Part 3: Essen Games
Part 4: Travelogue

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Episode 138 - Ripping Yarns

Release Date: Oct 10, 2011

Running Time:  136 min.

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Come fly the Zeppelin filled skies. We review Fortune & Glory a game of spine tingling pulp adventure and look at other games where story is king.

News & Notes: Power Grid: The Robots, Lost Temple, Essen!
The List: 
Fortune & Glory: The Cliffhanger Game

Back Shelf Spotlight:  Middle Earth Quest, Tales of the Arabian Nights
Game Sommelier:  5 games for Peyton Manning to play during rehab
Mail Bag:  Steampunk dice, Lingo

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Episode 137: Word Up!

Release Date: Sept 26, 2011

Running Time:  177 min.

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Dial "L" for Latin. Vulgar Latin, that is. We review De Vulgari Eloquentia, an eccelectic but compelling medieval game where players help create the Italian language.

News & Notes: Buckeye Game Fest, Star Trek Deck Building, Kickstart Update
The List: 
De Vulgari Eloquentia
Truckloads of Goober:  Crozzle
Playbill:  Fauxcabulary
Back Shelf Spotlight:  Jotto
Game Sommelier:  5 overlooked games we consider staples
Mail Bag:  Quebec rules, OwlCon donation, Qwirkle vs tractors

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Episode 136: Qye Qye, Quirdy

Release Date: Sept 12, 2011

Running Time:  137 min.

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Wake up! We review Uluru, a crafty customizable puzzle game about granting wishes to cosmic Dreambirds. Plus, we take a look at the new dice-building game Quarriors.

 

News & Notes: FallCon, Alba Longa, Columbia Games deal, Test of Fire
The List:  Uluru
Truckloads of Goober:  Shogun/Samurai Swords/Ikusa

Back Shelf Spotlight:  Boggle
Playbill:  Quarriors, Color Stix
Game Sommelier:  BGG Top 5
Mail Bag:  Spiel lyrics, Games & Grub, Freyas

 

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Kickstarter Project - Video Coverage of Essen & Ludo Fact

Hundreds and thousands of game players, publishers and designers gather every year at the world's largest game convention, the International Game Fair in Essen, Germany.

We plan to cover this amazing event through a series of video and audio interviews with as many game publishers and designers as we can over the four days of the event.

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