Episode 13: Expand-o-Matic

13: Expand-o-Matic

Release Date: Sept. 25, 2006

Running Time: 79 min.

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But wait, there's more! Our first all expansion edition. We play cards with green haired punk hobbits in Blue Moon and take on a weather changing beaver in Spirits of Niagara.

News & Notes: Battle Lore, Age of Steam - Disco Inferno/Soul Train

The List: Blue Moon Expansions, Spirits of Niagara Expansion

Backshelf Spotlight: Web of Power, Ticket to Ride

Truckloads of Goober: The World at War

Game Sommelier: Five games that fit in a carry on bag, games for a two week trip, games that will cover any situation (2 players, big group, light, heavy, etc.)

Complete Show Notes continue after the break.

Game News & Notes

Battle Lore Official Site

Highly anticipated medieval/fantasy battle game from Days of Wonder

Age of Steam: Disco Inferno & Soul Train BGG Entry

Funky and fun variants for the classic rail game

The List

Spirits of Niagara & Diamond Joe BGG entry BGG entry

Two add ons to Niagara include an elk, a trader, and a weather beaver!

Blue Moon Expansions Official Site

Non-collectible expansions to Knizia's epic sci-fi strategy card game.

Backshelf Spotlight:

Can you see two connection between these games?

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Answer will be part of next episode's Spotlight!

Web of Power BGG Entry

El Grande light. Great entry level Euro game!

Ticket to Ride BGG Entry

A rail game for non-rail game players. Excellent entry level game, too.

Ticket to Ride 1910 BGG Entry

Newest Expansion to the game, due out in October 2006.

Truckloads of Goober

The World at War BGG Entry

Best and most successful expansion to Axis & Allies.

Game Sommelier

The Challenge:

Stephen must find five games that will fit into a standard airline carry-on bag that you could take on a two week trip and have a game for any occasion: two players, party game, strategy, light, kids no kids, etc.

Stephen's List

Stephen's Vote

Cribbage Thumbs Up
Cloud Nine Thumbs Up
Carcassonne Thumbs Up
Palabra Thumbs Up
I'm the Boss Thumbs Up
Mafia Thumbs Up
Diplomacy Thumbs Up

Stephen keeps his title for another week!

Next week's challenge:

Dave must find five meta-games friends who don't like following rules and often grenade or simply quit because they lose interest.


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