Episode 8: Whodunnit?

8: Whodunnit?

Release Date: July 28, 2006

Running Time: 83 min.

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Put on your Deerstalker and massage those grey cells, we dive into three mystery games: Inkognito, Mystery on the Nile, and 221 B Baker St.

News & Notes: Winner's Circle, Survy Musketeers of the Spanish Main
The List: Inkognito, Mystery on the Nile, 221 B Baker St.
Backshelf Spotlight: Dungeon Quest, Nuclear War
Truckloads of Goober: Carabande
Game Sommelier: Five games easily teachable to non-English speakers

Complete Show Notes continue after the break.

Game News & Notes

Winner's Circle BGG Entry

The long-awaited English version of Royal Turf!

Scurvy Musketeers of the Spanish Main BGG Entry

The newest B-movie card game from Z-Man Games.

The List

Inkognito BGG entry

Masked Venetian spies search for their partners and a safe combination.

Mystery on the Nile BGG entry

Agatha Christie inspired board game with a unique card matrix of clues.

221 B Baker St. BGG Entry

Solve classic Sherlock Holmes style mysteries by combing London for clues.

Backshelf Spotlight:

Can you see the connection between these games?
Email us with your guesses!
Answer will be part of next episode's Spotlight!

DungeonQuest BGG Entry

Nuclear War BGG Entry

Truckloads of Goober

Carabande BGG Entry

Here's a picture of the race track and wooden cars.

Game Sommelier

The Challenge:

Dave must find 5 games that he can easily teach to non-English speakers and that they could play well enough to win. The games cannot be team games and at least one of the games must be multiplayer.

Stephen's List

Stephen's Vote

Snorta Thumbs Up
Blokus Thumbs Up
LCR Thumb Tip (groan)
Othello Thumbs Up
Cartagena Thumbs Up

A grudging perfect score. Stephen's still steaming about LCR... :)

Next week's challenge:

Stephen must find five roleplaying games for a group of players who have never role played before, including the game master.


Listener Mikael corrected our information about Drakborgen, the game that later became DungeonQuest:

"BRIO that originally published Dungeon Quest under the name Drakborgen
is a Swedish company. Dan Glimne is a Swedish designer and Drakborgen
is a Swedish name.

However, the box says it is published by Alga, also a Swedish company
bough by BRIO in 1983."

Inkognito, the card game is actually published by Fantasy Flight, not Winning Moves/Milton Bradley

The other B-Movie games in Z-Man's series are:

Grave Robbers From Outer Space
Cannibal Pygmies in the Jungle of Doom
Kung Fu Samurai on Giant Robot Island
Grave Robbers II: Skippy's Revenge

Berserker Halflings from the Dungeon of Dragons

The Japanese word for rooster crow is kokekokko! (more)

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