Episode 90: All Aboard!
90: All Aboard!
Release Date: Nov. 9, 2009
Running Time: 166 min.
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The jingle, the rumble, and the roar. We ride the rails touring the world of train games from simple to sublime, including an in-depth review of the modern classic: Age of Steam.
News & Notes: 18EZ, Days of Steam, Cleopatra's Caboose
The List: Age of Steam
Table Talk: Chicago Express
Back Shelf Spotlight: TransAmerica: Vexation
Truckloads of Goober: Railways of the World
Game Sommelier: 5 non-train games with train game mechanics
Mail Bag: CHITAG, Hive iPhone app, Owz That dice
Complete Show Notes continue after the break.
News & Notes
An introductory board game teaching the 18xx system.
Lay tiles, build up steam, deliver goods! New Edition from Valley Games.
Cleopatra's Caboose BGG
Ancient Egyptian rail power! Who knew?
Spiel-a-thon 2009 Link
Saturday, Nov. 21 4:30 - 7:00 PM. Come join us for fun, games, and help support a great cause.
A modern classic. Balance shares, select actions, construct links to deliver goods and increase your income.
The B&O, C&O, Pennsylvania and New York Central railroads drive from the East Coast across the growing eastern US to Chicago. Savvy investors will profit the most as lines move ever-westward.
Back Shelf Spotlight
TransAmerica: Vexation BGG
A simple expansion for TransAmerica or TransEuropa, adding 3 color tracks per player.
Truckloads of Goober
The Game Sommelier
The challenge: 5 games that use train game mechanics without being train games.
Donors - Pledge Drive 2009
Thanks to the following donors/subscribers:
David “Mr. Megawatt” Corbin
Mike “The Overlord” Betzel
Toby “The Grail Seeker” Rickards & Will “The Mad Monk” Rickards
“Up Front” Dave McLachlan
Allyson “Acey-Deucy” Mitchell
Joonas “Cosmic Creditor” Sahramaa
Nancy “Year of Plenty” Martira
Don “Doom Track” Mills
Doug “Elder Sign” Fein
Brian “The Power Plant” Looker
Matt “The Scarecrow” Morris
Adam “The Conductor” Foster
Kevin “Boxcars” Masaryk
Dustin “Iron Horse” Gervais
Hive is now available on the iPhone
Owz That dice!
Music credits (courtesy of Ioda Promonet) include:
I'm sure there are some goofs in there somewhere. Let us know if (when?) you find one!