Episode 108: GenCon 2010

108: GenCon 2010

Release Date: August 16, 2010

Running Time: 129 min.

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The best four days in gaming. We give you a view from the trade show floor with a dozen interviews featuring publishers, designers and collectors.

Interviews: 

Crosscut Games
Nexus Games
Winning Moves
Playroom Entertainment
Fireside Games
Moosestache Games
Q-Workshop Dice
Geek Chic
Mayday Games
AEG Games
Dice Collector Kevin Cook
Gabob Games

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Episode 107: Cubism

107: Cubism

Release Date: Aug. 2, 2010

Running Time:  117 min.

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Forget Picasso. Bring on the dice! We roll through Asteroyds, winding toward three other titles, obscure and sublime, that feature 'dem bones.

News & Notes: Alien Frontiers, Fictionaire
The List: Asteroyds
Table Talk: 
Shanghaien

Truckloads of Goober:  Canoe
Back Shelf Spotlight: God Dice
Game Sommelier:  5 games whose components will help you survive

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Scribbler #7 - Big Deal

Scribbler #7 - Big Deal

Release Date: July 19, 2010

Match-Up Puzzle

Print, Play Along, Win a Prize!

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Dave the Klutz has done it again.

He has dropped one of his drawers full of card games.

Your job is to match each of the 40 cards with its correct title. Good luck!

Send your solution to stephen@thespiel.net.  PRIZE DEADLINE: July 28, 2010

Download the puzzle and the solution using the links above.

Episode 106: Origins 2010

106: Origins 2010

Release Date: July 5, 2010

Running Time: 181 min.

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Con-versations. We take you on an extended tour of the trade show floor with 19 interviews, featuring publishers and designers big and small.

Interviews: 

Out of the Box Games
Minion Games
Gabob
Asmodee Editions
Designer: Jason Matthews
Blue Panther
Cepia Games
Asmadi Games
Swan Panasia
Designer: Walter Hunt
Stratamax / Valley Games
Queen Games
Northstar Games
Eventide Games
Designer: Kevin G. Nunn
Jolly Roger Games
Wattsalpoag
Blood & Cardstock Games
Baksha Games
and more!

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Episode 105: Spiel des Schpiel 105 - Part 2

105: Spiel des Schpiel 2010 - Part 2

Release Date: June 21, 2010

Running Time: 136 min.

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There can be only one. We review A la Carte and Fresco, the final two nominees for the Spiel des Jahres (German Game of the Year) and predict the winner before the official selection.

News & Notes: Top 10 Selling Hobby Games Q1, Automobile, Merchants & Marauders
Nominee #4: A la Carte
Nominee #5: 
Fresco

Predictions:  We select our favorites and guess the jury's selection
Mail Bag: Sliders, Gravity Blocks, Game Day at Indy Senior Center

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Episode 104: Spiel des Schpiel 2010

104: Spiel des Schpiel 2010

Release Date: June 7, 2010

Running Time: 135 min.

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The Prize.  Movies have the Oscars. Games have the Spiel des Jahres (German Game of the Year). We play and review Dixit, Identik, and Roll Through the Ages - three of five nominees - in an effort to predict the winner later this month.

News & Notes: Spiel des Jahres & Kinderspiel des Jahres recommendation lists
Nominee #1: Dixit
Nominee #2:
 Identik

Nominee #3:  Roll Through the Ages
Mail Bag: Irondie, Spiel dinner: Origins

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Episode 103: Earth, Wind & Fire

103: Earth, Wind & Fire

Release Date: May 24, 2010

Running Time:  129 min.

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Smoke monsters need not apply. We assemble a team to hunt mystical treasures in Forbidden Island and flip medieval coins to construct castles and cathedrals in Builder's Duel.

News & Notes: boardgames.com sells for 450K, Tien Zi Que, Marrakech makeover
The List: Forbidden Island, Pillars of the Earth: Builders Duel
Kid's Table: 
Sleeping Queens

Truckloads of Goober:  Hookum
Game Sommelier:  5 games you can improvise from natural materials

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Episode 102: Y Not?

102: Y Not?

Release Date: May 10, 2010

Running Time:  135 min.

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All in favor, say Y. From the temples of Assyria to the pachyderms of Bombay, we review two titles from publisher Ystari Games.

News & Notes: Dungeonquest, Thru the Portal, Iron Die, Geekway to the West
The List: Assyria
Table Talk: 
B
ombay
Truckloads of Goober:  Cyclades
Game Sommelier:  5 area control games for players new to the genre
Back Shelf Spotlight: 
Yacht

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Episode 101: How You Like Them Apples?

101: How You Like Them Apples?

Release Date: Apr. 26, 2010

Running Time:  118 min.

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Like peas and carrots. We serve up your recommended daily allowance of games featuring fruits and veggies including: Fruit Fair, a la Carte, and a Hoosier classic.

News & Notes: Yahtzee Scratch-off, iPad board games, Invaders from Outer Space
The List: Fruit Fair
Table Talk: 
Bacchus' Banquet

A History of Games in 100 Objects:  A kernel of corn
Truckloads of Goober:  a la Carte
Game Sommelier:  5 games we have covered in the past with staying power
Kid's Table: 
Ringo Flamingo

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Episode 100: Roll, Turn, Flip

100: Roll, Turn, Flip

Release Date: Apr. 12, 2010

Running Time:  139 min.

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Dice. Tiles. Cards. We celebrate hitting triple digits with 3 reviews that fit our slogan, including an in-depth look at Macao.

News & Notes: New show segments, video series
The List: Macao
Table Talk: 
Chaos

Back Shelf Spotlight:  Carcassonne: Catapult
Game Sommelier:  5 great Spiel moments over the past 4 years
Notes from the OCD: 
Building a game closet

Scribbler #6:  Download (pdf) Spiel Super-Trivia!

Prize Deadline Extended: May 5th

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