Episode 67: Party On!

67: Party On!

Release Date: Nov. 17, 2008

Running Time: 93 min.

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Schwing! With family gatherings just around the corner, we try out Good Question and Say Anything, two new party games with wild questions and hilarious answers.

News & Notes:  Dominion, Ferti & FRED, Fluxx 4.0, Loaded Questions: Political Party
The List: Good Question, Say Anything
Name That Game: Win Say Anything
Designer's Workbench:
Interview with North Star Games' Dominic Crapuchettes
Truckloads of Goober: Apples to Apples
Game Sommelier: 5 games guaranteed to make Dave refuse to play
Mail Bag:
1960 errata

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Episode 66: Hail to the Chief

66: Hail to the Chief

Release Date: Nov. 3, 2008

Running Time: 145 min.

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I am not a crook... or a jelly donut. But if I play my cards right, I could end up President of the United States! In this Democracy-sized special, we play 1960: Making of the President, a board game that simulates the contentious election campaign between Richard Nixon and John F. Kennedy.

News & Notes:  Paleo, Space Alert, Boardgaming Finland, Mow 'Em Down
The List: 1960: The Making of the President
Name That Game: Win Rage
Backshelf Spotlight:
Mr. President
Truckloads of Goober: Schrille Stille
Game Sommelier: 5 games guaranteed to make Stephen refuse to play
Mail Bag:
many faces of Atmosfear, Stephen at BGG Con.

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Episode 65: Touching Buffy

65: Touching Buffy

Release Date: Oct. 20, 2008

Running Time: 120 min.

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If the apocalypse comes, beep me. First we take a trip to Colonial America to battle classic horror movie villains in A Touch of Evil. Then we enroll at Sunnydale High and try to dust The Master playing Buffy The Vampire Slayer.

News & Notes:  Hexer von Salem, Ghost Stories, Witchcraft
The List: A Touch of Evil, Buffy The Vampire Slayer Board Game
Name That Game: Win Rage
Backshelf Spotlight:
The Keep, Wicked Witches Way
Truckloads of Goober: Atmosfear
Game Sommelier: 5 games to pair with movies for a Halloween party
Mail Bag:
NFL pool update, Haggis!

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Episode 64: Vox Populi, Vox Ludorum

64: Vox Populi, Vox Ludorum

Release Date: Oct. 6, 2008

Running Time: 112 min.

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The voice of the people is the voice of games. Populism rules the day. We pander to the Roman public for seats on the council in Municipium and follow up with Gridstones and Gubs, two titles by new and independent game designers.

News & Notes:  New World, IGA Winners, Turricula, Timber Tom
The List: Gridstones, Municipium, Gubs
Name That Game: Win Difference Between Women & Men
Backshelf Spotlight:
Battle Line, Mutant Chronicles
Truckloads of Goober: Animal on Animal
Game Sommelier: 30 games for senior citizen centers
Mail Bag:
music sellout, the goal die returns

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Episode 63: T For Two

63: T For Two

Release Date: Sept. 22, 2008

Running Time: 112 min.

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Volcanos and snake-haired gods. We build towers and temples on a fiery island in Taluva and guide ancient Etruscan oracles to a sacred altar in Tuchulcha, a wacky Parcheesi variant.

News & Notes:  Logan Stones, Northstar/Days of Wonder, daVinci/Alliance
The List: Taluva, Tuchulcha
Name That Game: Win Crocodile Pool Party
Backshelf Spotlight:
Quandary, Bosworth 
Truckloads of Goober: Meepile
Game Sommelier: 30 games for children's hospital play rooms.
Mail Bag:
NFL Pool update, Mr Jack and Airships corrections.

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Episode 62: Killer Blimps

62: Killer Blimps

Release Date: Sept. 8, 2008

Running Time: 112 min.

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Dirigibles by gaslight. We race to build the Hindenburg wiith dice playing Airships and take turns tracking down Jack the Ripper or plotting his escape in Mr. Jack.

News & Notes: Stained glass d20, Game on podcast, International Gamer Awards
The List: Airships, Mr. Jack
Name That Game: Win Rat Hot
Backshelf Spotlight:
Great Dalmuti, Upwords 
Truckloads of Goober: Akaba
Game Sommelier: 5 games you can play without needing to move the pieces yourself
Mail Bag:
Baby Jung, War of the Ring Corrections, Delicious Library 2

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Episode 61: GenCon 2008 - Part 2

61: GenCon 2008 - Part 2

Release Date: August 25, 2008

Running Time:   62 min.

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Please, sir, may I have some more? The second half of our convention coverage features nine interviews about new games from the blasphemous to the sublime. We wander from ancient Rome and Troy to the gritty tech-noir streets of Murder City.

Game Companies Interviewed:  Playroom Entertainment, Gale Force Nine, Kings of the Castle, Maxveld Games, Pinstripe Publishing, Roof on Fire Productions, Valley Games, Your Move Games, White Wolf Publishing

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Episode 60: GenCon 2008

60: GenCon 2008

Release Date: August 18, 2008

Running Time:   84 min.

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Spiel on! The greatest four days in gaming... right in our back yard. In addition to interviews and reports from the Spiel-a-thon, we invite three other Spielers to a round table discussion about the convention.

Game Companies Interviewed:  Ape Games, Asmodee Editions, Devir, Dwarven Sweatshop, Geek Chic, Gryphon Forge, Z-Man Games & THE Settler of Catan.

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Episode 59: There and Back Again

59: There and Back Again

Release Date: August 4, 2008

Running Time: 147 min.

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Mordor or bust! Each year we allow our listeners to program every segment of one show. This year's episode features an in-depth look at War of the Ring, a strategy board game pitting two players in a struggle to rewrite the history of Middle Earth.

News & Notes: Elementalis Expansions, Games by Spielers for Spielers
The List: War of the Ring
Name That Game: Win Knowbody Knows, courtesy of Uncle Rez Games
Backshelf Spotlight:
Ploy, Chinatown
Truckloads of Goober: Broadsides & Boarding Parties
Game Sommelier: Seven games to match the seven deadly sins
Mail Bag:
Subbuteo on the DS, School Library Journal Article, Galactic Emperor

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Episode 58 - Origins 2008

58: Origins 2008

Release Date: July 7, 2008

Running Time:  143 min.

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It's Convention season. That means we dive into the trade show booths to bring you the latest from game companies large and small. This year, we have 15 interviews covering no less than 30 games! Whether you're into party games, war games or somewhere in between, there's surely a title or two that will catch your attention.

Game Companies Interviewed:  Out of the Box, Bucephalus Games, R & R Games, Flying Frog Productions, Columbia Games, GMT, Osprey Publishing, Bandai, Paizo Publishing, Pair of Dice, Elfinwerks, Academy Games, Playroom Entertainment, Valley Games, North Star Games.

Complete Show Notes continue after the break.

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