Episode 28 - Listener's Choice
28: Listener's Choice
Release Date: Apr. 30, 2007
Running Time: 100 min.
Turn the tables! We let you call the shots. From The List to The Game Sommelier, every segment in the show comes from listener suggestions and submissions.
News & Notes: Mr. Jack, Walter Hunt's GoF blog, Name That Game
The List: Die Macher, Railroad Tycoon
Backshelf Spotlight: Skittles, Shove Ha'penny
Truckloads of Goober: Fire & Axe
Game Sommelier: Five games for a LOST party that reflect the characters
Mail Bag: Tom Vasel's Sommelier response, storing games when traveling
Complete Show Notes continue after the break.
Game News & Notes
Mr. Jack Link
(submitted by Scotty "Knucklebones" Dickey)
One player tries to find "The Ripper," the other tries to keep him from getting caught.
Walter Hunt's Gathering of Friends Blog Report link
(submitted by Walter Hunt)
The Gathering of Friends is an annual invite-only event in Ohio. Walter had the good fortune to attend and gives a great review and report on the games he played. He's also a science fiction author . Good stuff!
Dragon, Dungeon, and Games Quarterly ceasing publication
Games Quarterly is gone for good, but Wizard of the Coast plans to offer online content in place of Dragon and Dungeon magazines. I remain unconvinced this will fill the clear need for a good monthly role playing publication. Here's Paizo's press release on the end of both mags.
Back Shelf Forums
Instead of sending your guesses for the Spotlight connection, post them to the forums from now on! That way, everyone can see the great guesses and maybe it will give you a hint or two. :)
Name That Game
The newest contest on The Spiel! Each episode will feature a clue. The clue will appear at a random point in the show and will be identifiable by a musical introduction. The answer to the clue will always be the name of a game. Send your guesses in via email with the subject: Name That Game. The first person to name the game will win a free game. The first prize for the contest will be Rage , by Fundex Games , a reprint of the classic German card game. We'll post the winners on the site as soon as we have one. Good luck!
Die Macher BGG entry (#1 Listener's Choice Poll)
Seven elections determine the fate of Germany... with little wooden cubes!
Railroad Tycoon BGG entry (#2 Listener's Choice Poll)
Sell stock, build tracks, deliver goods and try to stay out of debt.
Backshelf Spotlight: Pub Games
(submitted by Pete Marlowe)
Mystery Connection Contest
Can you find a connection between these two games? We find a mystery connection each episode and challenge you, the listener, to hunt for it! Post your guesses to the Forum. Find the connection and you could win a pair of laser cut custom Spiel dice !
Congratulations to Tim Rogers in Greenville, SC for finding our mystery connection in Episode 27!
The forerunner to 10 pin bowling
Shove Ha'penny Link
Scoot your coins along the board and rest them between the bed lines.
Truckloads of Goober
(submitted by David Siskin)
Fire & Axe BGG Entry
Who knew viking warriors dressed in such happy colors!
The Challenge: find five games for a LOST (tv show) party that also evoke some aspect of the characters.
Thanks to listeners Cameron Iwon in Douglas, Nebraska and Ian Mackey. Matthew Eskridge for the double barreled mega-challenge!
|King's Breakfast (Hurley)||Thumbs Up|
|Royal Turf (Kate)||Thumbs Up|
|Dragon's Gold (Sawyer)||Thumbs Up|
|San Gimignano (Sayid)||Thumbs Down|
|Carcassonne: Hunters & Gatherers (Locke)||Thumbs Up|
|Kill Doctor Lucky (Jack)||Thumbs Up
Next Challenge: find five games to play with co-workers during your luinchbreak. Submitted by Andy Miner from Madison, WI.
New donors to The Spiel!
"The Dread Pirate" Mark Weaver in Howard, PA
Patrik "Skallywag" Stenstrom in Stockholm, Sweden
John "Man O' War" Edwards in Riva, Maryland
Listener's Choice Poll: What's your favorite game historical period/genre? #1 Medieval Europe, #2 Ancient Greece/Rome
Tom Vasel send in an audio response to his Sommelier Challenge from Episode 26.
Jake Di Toro has questions about storing games for travel.
I'm sure there are some other goofs in there somewhere. Let us know if (when?) you find one!