Episode 2: King Me!

2: King Me!

Release Date: April 22, 2006

Running Time: 53 min.

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Crack open that bottle of Cabernet and pass the Camembert! We play and discuss Louis XIV, an influence based, tile-flipping game from Alea/Rio Grande Games. Truckloads of Goober makes its debut with a look at Britannia.

News & Notes: Rum & Pirates, Arkham Horror Expansions
The List: Louis XIV
Backshelf Spotlight: Mah Jongg, Mhing
Truckloads of Goober: Britannia

Complete Show Notes continue after the break.

Game News & Notes

Rum & Pirates or And a Bottle of Rum

Rio Grande's site lists a June release date now.

Board Game Geek Entry

Arkham Horror Curse of the Dark Pharaoh

Board Game Geek Entry Official site

Arkham Horror: The Dunwich Horror

Board Game Geek entry Official site

The List

Louis XIV

Board Game Geek Entry

Backshelf Spotlight

Mah Jongg

Board Game Geek Entry Mah Jongg.com Mah Jongg wiki


Board Game Geek Entry

Truckloads of Goober


Board Game Geek Entry Official site

Game Link

Board Game Geek.com


Mah Jongg may not be quite as old as Dave let on. There are myths that suggest the game was invented by Confucius in 500 BC, BUT tile sets similar to Mah Jongg have only been found as far back as 800 AD. The modern game we know and love was created sometime around 1850 and brought to the United States in the 1920s.

Listener Eric found a HUGE omission on our part:

"Besides Jambo and Goa, Rudiger Dorn also designed The Traders of Genoa, my favorite game of his and his second highest ranked game at The Geek."