Episode 131: Kennerspiel des Schpiel 2011
Release Date: June 20, 2011
Running Time: 211 min.
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Mind games. From pyramids and guild halls to the fields of Agincourt, we review nominees for the "expert" category of gaming's Oscars, the Kennerspiel des Jahres, and predict the winner.
The Nominees: 7 Wonders, Strasbourg, Lancaster
Recommended List: Die Burgen von Burgund, Luna
Predictions: Our favorite, our selection, who will win
Complete Show Notes continue after the break.
Recommended Games List
Build settlements, castles, trade and mine your small principality in this tile/dice game.
Four competing orders work to place one of their members in the mystical title: Luna, Priestess of the Moon. Use novices to gain influence build shrines, perform rites and agin the favor of local Priests.
Simple yet strategic card drafting game that asks players to construct one of the world's great monuments (and a civilization) over the course of 3 ages and 18 cards.
Families compete to fill the best positions in five different guilds that rule the council of Strasbourg. Draw cards and stack them to bid for actions, selling goods, and placing buildings.
Henry V needs your aid to restore unity to England and increase its influence and prestige in Europe. Place your knight blocks throughout the realm, in your castles and send them abroad to battle in France to gain the most prestige.
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Music credits include:
Mind Games by John Lennon | buy the track
Games People Play by Tesla | buy the track
Some Kind of Wonderful by Soul Brothers Six | buy the track
Games People Play by Mel Tormé | buy the track
Play the Game by Queen | buy the track
Strasbourg by The Rakes | buy the track
Juégale, Apuéstale by Aterciopelados | buy the track
Games without Frontiers by Peter Gabriel | buy the track
Non Nobis, Domine (Henry V soundtrack) | buy the track
Learning the Game by Buddy Holly | buy the track
Mind Games by Devo | buy the track
Complicated Game by Moonshine Willy | buy the track
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