Episode 133: Deep Roots
Release Date: Aug. 1, 2011
Running Time: 165 min.
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Ginnungagap! Team up with your fellow Norse gods in Asgard to protect the nine realms hanging from the World Tree, Yggdrasil. Dig into our in-depth review of this cooperative game from Z-Man.
News & Notes: Int. Game Photo Contest, Rowboat Tournament, Walnut Grove
The List: Yggdrasil
Truckloads of Goober: Escape the Mad Mummy
Playbill: BITS, Hanabi
Mail Bag: Dice sculptures, Scopa in B&N, Music
Complete Show Notes continue after the break.
News & Notes
International Game Photo Contest Link
Submit your best 5 game photos and you could win a 500 Euro prize!
Rowboat Tournament- GenCon Link
32 person world championshipship being held at GenCon. Over $500 in prizes on the line!
Welcome to Walnut Grove BGG
New hybrid tile-laying/resource management game set in Laura Engalls Wilder country.
Reboot of the classic word game first featured in A Gamut of Games
Protect the World Tree by facing wave after wave of enemies bent on scaling the walls and halls of Asgard.
Follow-up to FITS, BITS features new puzzles and a new progressive way to score
A mash-up of Indian poker, Solitaire and deductive reasoning. Try to stack 5 different suits in order from 1-5 as a team. The catch: you can't see your own cards!
Truckloads of Goober
Escape the Mad Mummy BGG
A giant gyroscopic die. Need I say more?
Pledge Drive 2011
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Thanks to Tim Farley for spottin Scopa decks in Barnes & Noble!
Does the Spiel theme music need lyrics? I await your MP3s... firstname.lastname@example.org
Thanks to many Spielers who sent us links to the amazing dice sculptures of artist Kim Hyun.
Music credits include:
Ride of the Valkyries by Stan Kenton | listen to the song
Thor by Therion | buy the song
Yggdrasil by Fejd | buy the song
Tall Tall Trees by George Jones | buy the song
Ride of the Valkyries by the Ukelele Orchestra of Great Britain | YouTube
Spiel On! by Scotty Dickey | listen to the song
I'm sure there are some goofs in there somewhere. Let us know if (when?) you find one!
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