Episode 9: Myth & Match

9: Myth & Match

Release Date: Aug. 7, 2006

Running Time: 71 min.

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Release the Kraken! We take an in-depth look at Mare Nostrum with the Mythology Expansion and go for a short cruise with Reiner Knizia's Loot.

News & Notes: Timbuktu, Cobras in the Cockpit
The List: Mare Nostrum, Loot
Backshelf Spotlight: Bohnanza, Guillotine
Truckloads of Goober: Twilight Imperium, 3rd Ed.
Game Sommelier: Five role playing games for non-role players

Complete Show Notes continue after the break.

Game News & Notes

Timbuktu BGG Entry

Little wooden camels. Need we say more?

Cobras in the Cockpit BGG Entry Official Site

Riding on the coattails of a certain movie starring Samuel L. Jackson...

The List

Loot BGG entry

A light pirate card game with great art. Designed by Reiner Knizia

Mare Nostrum with Mythology Expansion BGG entry

Civilization style game with great mythological mechanics.

Backshelf Spotlight:

Can you see two connection between these games?
Email us with your guesses!
Answer will be part of next episode's Spotlight!

Bohnanza BGG Entry

Bean farming? Really? Yes! And its bushels of fun.

Guillotine BGG Entry

Competing executioners trying to lop off the most valuable heads.

Truckloads of Goober

Twilight Imperium 3rd Ed. BGG Entry

A game that can give you a hernia just getting it to the table!

Game Sommelier

The Challenge:

Stephen must find five role playing games for a group of players who have never role played before, including the game master

Stephen's List

Stephen's Vote

Dungeons & Dragons Thumbs Up
Call of Cthulhu Thumbs Up
Deadlands Thumbs Up
GURPS Thumbs Up
Star Trek RPG Thumbs Up

Stephen keeps his title for another week!

Next week's challenge:

Dave must find five games for hard-core gamblers that will capture their attention enough to pry them away from the casino. The games cannot be obvious clones of casino style games, but they can certainly have a gambling mechanic to them.


Sorry for the table bumps and other random background noises. The perils of recording on location!

I'm sure there are more goofs in there somewhere. Let us know if (when?) you find one!