Episode 41: Boo!

41: Boo!

Release Date: October 29, 2007

Running Time: 97 min.

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Everything's better with Zombies. From a shooting gallery with garlic grenades to our very own zombie baseball team, we shamble our way through Vampire and Zombie Fluxx, two games that include a festival of undeadly delights.

News & Notes: Gravediggers, Last Night on Earth, CHITAG
The List: Zombie Fluxx, Vampire
Name That Game: Win a copy of Archaeology from Adventureland Games
Backshelf Spotlight:
Anathema, Frog Juice
Truckloads of Goober:
All Wound Up
Game Sommelier:
Five games for a Dad to play with his kids at Halloween
Mail Bag:
Goober is profitable, Twilight Imperium responses

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Episode 40: Board Game at the End of the Universe

40: Board Game at the End of the Universe

Release Date: October 15, 2007

Running Time: 117 min.

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Don't Panic. But get comfortable. Grab a Pan-Galactic Gargle Blaster from the bar settle in for our take on Twilight Imperium, a game of galactic conquest whose play time could be measured in light years.

News & Notes: Star Craft Swag, Game Prices, Utopia, Adam Spielt Closes
The List: Twilight Imperium
Name That Game: Win a copy of Ricochet Robots from Time Well Spent
Backshelf Spotlight:
Master Labyrinth, Ricochet Robots
Truckloads of Goober:
Abbey of the Wandering Books
Game Sommelier:
Five game reprints to try or avoid
Mail Bag:
World's Greatest Dice Roll

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Episode 39: Changelings

39: Changelings

Release Date: October 1, 2007

Running Time: 102 min.

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Wonder Twin powers, activate! We play Blue Moon City, a board game based on a card game and Caylus Magna Carta, a card game based on a board game, plus we discuss the risks and rewards of changing classic games in reprints.

News & Notes: Key Harvest, Tzaar
The List:
Blue Moon City, Caylus: Magna Carta
Name That Game: win a copy of Caylus Magna Carta from Time Well Spent
Backshelf Spotlight:
Stratego, Fox & Geese
Truckloads of Goober:
Starcraft the board game
Game Sommelier:
Five games for a listener and his very picky wife
Mail Bag:
"Colorizing" classic games

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Episode 38: Valhalla or Bust!

38: Valhalla or Bust!

Release Date: September 17, 2007

Running Time: 91 min.

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Y is for Yggdrasil. We load our longboats and set sail in search of adventure on the stormy North seas, playing Fire & Axe and Vikings. Surely, an episode worthy of the sagas!

News & Notes: Essen impulse guide, Knizia video game deal, Franz Benno Delonge
The List:
Fire & Axe, Vikings
Name That Game: win a copy of Vikings from Time Well Spent
Backshelf Spotlight:
Odin's Ravens, Mamma Mia
Truckloads of Goober:
Pillage & Plunder
Game Sommelier:
Five games for a car trip you can play with the drive
Mail Bag:
Mars Sommelier responses, Kosmos Cage Match update, Buckeye Game Fest

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Episode 37: Off the Map

37: Off the Map

Release Date: September 3, 2007

Running Time: 101 min.

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Cue the Indiana Jones music.We build routes for a very lazy London Passenger in On the Underground and globe trot from Cypress to Taiwan in 10 Days in Asia.

News & Notes: Mike Doyle/Master Print Editions, Chinatown?, Cyberboard
The List:
On the Underground, 10 Days in Asia
Name That Game: win a copy of On the Underground from Time Well Spent
Backshelf Spotlight:
Dungeon Dice, Can't Stop
Truckloads of Goober:
The Inventors
Game Sommelier:
Five games for a trip to Mars and back
Mail Bag:
Walter Hunt Interview, FlatCon, Dune petition, Zun Tzu

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Episode 36: Gen Con 2007 Part 2

36: Gen Con 2007 Part 2

Release Date: August 27, 2007

Running Time: 75 minutes

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This time it's personal! You've heard the interviews (well most of them!), now hear from us. We give our report on our event, the Spiel-a-thon, panel discussions, Dealer's room hits and misses, and a game book that is not to be missed!

Interviews:
SlugFest Games (Tiki Island, Red Dragon Inn), Strategic Retreat Adventures (gamer cruises)

Reports: The Spiel-a-thon, Trade Day digital convergence panel, Podcaster Game Review panel, Games that caught our eyes, Game book reccomendation, overall impressions.

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Episode 35 - Gen Con 2007

35: Gen Con 2007

Release Date: August 21, 2007

Running Time: 99 min.

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Global geeks, global games. From Israeli brainteasers and Italian game publishers to carved dice from little Polish elves, part one of our convention coverage includes over a dozen interviews. Part Two will be released a week from today.

Interviews:
Black Industries (Talisman), TableStar Games, 3d6 Art (Dice Mosaics), Rubbing Hands (Fred: The Game), Southern Fox (Re-Fraze), Tenki Games (Chang Cheng), Looney Labs (Zombie Fluxx), Your Move Games (Battleground), Fat Dragon Games (EZ Dungeon), Gen Con Australia, Q-Workshop Dice, Simply Fun Games, Intimagik Rings, Think Outside The Box (Brain Teasers).

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Spiel-a-thon! Aug. 17 (sponsored by Rio Grande Games)

We are proud to announce the Spiel-a-thon!

sponsored by Rio Grande Games
When: Friday, August 17

Open gaming 10 AM - 7 PM

Spiel-a-thon: 7 PM - midnight

Where: Omni Hotel, Fischer B Room (map)

Come meet us, play Rio Grande Games, and win fabulous prizes! When we heard Rio Grande was not going to have a booth at Gen Con this year, we asked them if they wanted to team up so our listeners and the gaming public could still get a chance to play.

Episode 34: Bullet Barons

34: Bullet Barons

Release Date: August 6, 2007

Running Time: 97 min.

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Click, Click, Boom! Our nerves of steel are put to the test playing Russian Roulette in Kablamo! and bidding for a coal powered empire in Industria.

News & Notes: Walk the Plank, Gen Con plans (Spiel-a-thon!)
The List:
Kablamo, Industria

Back Shelf Spotlight: Roma, Babel
Truckloads of Goober: Arbos
Notes from the OCD: Collecting series, Storing games, Shuffling
Mail Bag: Dice article, Iron Sommelier, Parsec Award Nomination

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Episode 33: Origins 2007

33: Origins 2007

Release Date: July 9, 2007

Running Time: 114 min.

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Wood burning, Richard Borg, and dismembered robots. We take an inside look at Origins International Game Expo.

News & Notes: Spiel des Jahres wrap-up
Interviews:
Blood & Cardstock, Game Science, Knucklebones Magazine, Blue Panther, Richard Borg, Bent Castle, Shifting Skies, StrataMax, Robot Martini

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