Episode 22 - You Bet Your Asp!

22: You Bet Your Asp!

Release Date: Feb. 5, 2007

Running Time: 95 min.

Listen Now: Enhanced Version - MP3 Version

Bet like an Egyptian. We get a good dose of corruption, cash, and deadly crocodile gods playing Wits & Wagers and Cleopatra & the Society of Architects.

News & Notes: Colosseum, Web Links
The List: Wits & Wagers, Cleopatra & Society of Architects
Backshelf Spotlight: CheapAss Essentials
Truckloads of Goober: Doom: The Boardgame
Game Sommelier: Five meaty gamerly games for under $10
Mail Bag: Joel's classroom games, little plastic baggies

Complete Show Notes continue after the break.

Game News & Notes

Colosseum Link

Roman impresarios stage events to attract largest audience.

Four Cool Links

Subbuteo Table Soccer USB drive

Sid Radner Game Auction in Las Vegas

Oldest Board Game found in Iran?

Vassal Game Engine


The List


Wits & Wagers BGG entry

The quick Hollywood pitch for this game might be Price Is Right meets Family Feud.

Cleopatra & The Society of Architects BGG Entry

Balance resources and corruption to build Cleo a new home. But beware, the most corrupt gets fed to the crocs!

Backshelf Spotlight:

Mystery Connection Contest
No connection, this week, just an open question to all listeners. Email us with your favorite CheapAss game and you could win a pair of laser cut custom Spiel dice!

CheapAss Essentials

Devil Bunny Needs a Ham BGG Entry

Sous chefs scale a building as fast as they can. Why? Devil Bunny needs a ham.

Ben Hurt BGG Entry

Any game with a Well-Aimed cat card has to be in your collection.

Kill Doctor Lucky BGG Entry

Clue in reverse. Off the old codger with a tight hat or a loud noise when noone is looking.

The Big Idea BGG Entry

Players create products like Erotic Pants or Mentholated Shampoo to attract investors.

Lord of the Fries BGG Entry

Zombies in a fast food restaurant compete to fill orders like Chick-a-Bunga-Gonga.

Dead Money BGG Entry

Cowboy zombies play poker and try to be the first to lose all their money

Renfield BGG Entry

Funky trick taking game with body parts as suits.

Deadwood BGG Entry

Play as an extra on the set of a movie studio making bad Westerns and compete for the best roles.

Starbase Jeff BGG Entry

Fun tile laying game with gambling mechanic.

Get Out! BGG Entry

Three track Monopoly-esque game where the winner is the first to get a job and move out of Mom's basement.


Truckloads of Goober

Doom: The Boardgame BGG Entry

Based on the PC game bloodfest. Tons of huge detailed plastic figs, modular board tiles, and counters galore.


Game Sommelier

The Challenge: find five games for under $10 that are meaty gamerly games.

Stephen's List

Dave's Vote

Verrater Thumbs Up
Meuterer Thumbs Up
Xactika Thumbs Up
Mu & More Thumbs Up
Proteus Thumbs Up

Next week's challenge:

Dave must find five games with for an intimate weekend, games withe a romantic tie-in or theme.

Mail Bag

Joel in GA weighs in on Dave's Sommelier picks from Episode 21 and gives a list of his own.

Ankabut in Malaysia is having trouble storing all his BattleLore figs in the box.

Len in Canada gives some good advice for playing Phoenix with the broken card


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