Episode 134: GenCon 2011

Release Date: Aug. 15, 2011

Running Time:  115 min.

Listen Now:

Enhanced Version 
MP3 Version

Subscribe via iTunes:
Enhanced - MP3

See sidebar for other subscription options


Geeks in the Heartland. We bring you over a dozen interviews with publishers, designers, manufacturers and entrepreneurs, each a different slice from the great gaming pie.


Wiz Kids
Node (Level Zero Games)
North Star Games
Ludo Fact
Stomple (Spinmaster Games)
Asmadi Games
Plaid Hat Games

Fireside Games
Snakes & Lattes
Tasty Minstrel

Dabong (Astute Games)

Zombie State Games
and much more!

Complete Show Notes continue after the break.

GenCon 2011 Interviews

Wiz Kids Link

Node (Level Zero Games) Link

North Star Games Link

Ludo Fact Link

Stomple (Spinmaster Games) Link

Asmodee Link

Snakes & Lattes Link

Asmadi Games Link

Plaid Hat Games Link

Fireside Games Link

Tasty Minstrel Link

Dabong (Astute Games) Link

Zombie State Games Link

Pledge Drive 2011

Show your financial support for The Spiel. Help us reach our goal of inspiring 25% of our audience to make a contribution.  Click here to contribute.


Music credits include:

Little Liza Jane  by Eddie Boh Paris & The Funky 7 Brass Band  |  buy the song

Cornbread & Butterbeans  by The Carolina Chocolate Drops  |  buy the song

Croquet Playing Girl  by The Two Man Gentleman Band  |  buy the song

El Marcianitozz Bzz Bzz  by Los Apson   |  buy the song

Kentucky Dance Medley  by Margot Leverett & The Klezmer Mountain Boys  | buy the song

Snowden's Jig  by The Carolina Chocolate Drops  |  buy the song


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

Sponsored Links: Starlit Citadel Link

Olympos  Buy It 

Sponsored Links: Board Game Guy

Dicetown Expansion  Buy It 

Sponsored Links: Fair Game   Link


7 down, 6 to go! I hope you enjoy our first foray into video coverage at conventions. I'll post the others as quickly as I can get them ready, plus some bonus segments which don't appear on the audio program.

Really enjoying it so far - and very impressed with the video stuff so far, nice to put visuals to your goodselves - and you are both doing a good job.  I await the blooper reel :p


PS Remind me to remember to stop the first video before playing a second - or await the Spiel mashup tape

- Off to find out where I put my copy of Junta

Glad you're enjoying the coverage so far! Most of the bloopers are a little too off-color for public consumption, but rest assured there are plenty.

We're learning as we go, which means there's plenty of room for improvement, but at least we're starting out with a good foundation.

We'll leave the mash-up tape for you to construct. I shudder to think what silliness can be foisted on us! :)