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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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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