Episode 7: Power to the Meeples

7: Power to the Meeples

Release Date: July 4, 2006

Running Time: 71 min.

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Serfs up! Get ready for guild power struggles and try to keep your farmers our of prison. We take on Flandern 1302 and Carcassonne: The Tower, two medieval themed games where the peasants, the meeples, take center stage.

News & Notes: Niagara: Diamond Joe, Immortal Eyes Games

The List: Flandern 1302, Carcassonne: The Tower

Backshelf Spotlight: Renfield, Go

Truckloads of Goober: El Grande

Game Sommelier: Five non-classic games we could play when we're 80 years old.

Complete Show Notes continue after the break.

Game News & Notes

Niagara: Diamond Joe BGG Entry

A FREE expansion to Niagara only available at game conventions.

Immortal Eyes Games BGG Entry

A new brand of euro-style games (owned by Winning Moves).

The List

Flandern 1302 BGG entry

Battle your fellow guild masters for control of medieval towns.

Carcassonne: The Tower BGG Entry

Possible the best (and most brutal) expansion to this great tile laying game.

Backshelf Spotlight:

Can you see 2 connections between these games?

Email us with your guesses!

Answer will be part of next epsiode's Spotlight.

Renfield BGG Entry

Go BGG Entry Wiki American Go Association

Truckloads of Goober

El Grande BGG Entry

Here's a picture of the Castillo.

Game Sommelier

The Challenge:

Stephen must find five non-classic games that we would enjoy and be able to play when we are 80 years old.

Stephen's List

Dave's Vote

Lost Cities Thumbs Up
Gipf Thumbs Up
Battle Line Thumbs Up
Blood Bowl Thumbs Up
Duell Thumbs Up

A perfect score! Stephen keeps his title for another week.

Next week's challenge:

Dave must find five non-classic games that he can teach to non-English speakers. They must be able to learn the game and play well. No team games allowed and at least one game must be multi-player.


The other games in the Gipf series are Tamsk, and Dvonn. I'm sure there are more goofs in there somewhere. Let us know if (when?) you find one!