Episode 5: Renaissance Rockets
5: Renaissance Rockets
Release Date: May 22, 2006
Running Time: 82 min.
We play our way from the past to the future, covering Klaus Teuber's Anno 1503 and Richard Garfield's Rocketville. Two great designers, but alas, only one great game.
News & Notes: LOTR: Battlefields, Kuncklebones Magazine
The List: Anno 1503, Rocketville
Backshelf Spotlight: Duell, Scopa
Truckloads of Goober: Andromeda
Game Sommelier: Five games for eight players that are not team games
Complete Show Notes continue after the break.
Game News & Notes
Lord of the Rings: Battlefields BGG Entry
An new expansion to the great co-op game from Reiner Knizia.
Knucklebones Magazine BGG Entry
A fun new bi-monthly publication dedicated to board and card games.
Klaus Teuber slaps his Catan mechanic on this computer game remake.
Wheel and deal to become Mayor of the Moon in Richard Garfield's latest
Backshelf Spotlight: Games with Swords
Duell BGG Entry
Truckloads of Goober
Andromeda BGG Entry
As promised, here's a picture of the "Cosmic Ashtray"
The Challenge: Find five games for eight players that are not team games. The games must have individual winners AND the group must be able to play multiple times in one evening.
|Apples to Apples||Thumbs Up|
|Kill Doctor Lucky||Thumbs Up|
|Lord of the Fries||Thumbs Up|
|Scum: The Food Chain Game||Thumbs Up|
A perfect score! Woo hoo!
Jason did, in fact, win only one of the two games (Rocketville) we played before this episode. Dave tried his best to sneak in that second victory, sorry Jason. I'm sure there are more goofs in there somewhere. Let us know if (when?) you find one!