Episode 151: Hot Stuff

Release Date: Apr. 30, 2012

Running Time:  178 min.

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Find 'em hot and leave 'em wet. Firefighter Major Brian Strange visits the padded cell to give us an expert's perspective on Flash Point - a board game of teamwork, burning buildings and daring rescues.

News & Notes:  Ace of Spies, Off Your Rocker, Sentinels of the Multiverse, Keltis Dice, King of Tokyo
The List:  Flash Point
Back Shelf Spotlight: Emergency!
Truckloads of Goober: Fire

Game Sommelier:  Games Dave craves
Mail Bag: Adlung advice, Evansville connection, APE Games generosity

Complete Show Notes continue after the break.

News & Notes

Made for Play: Board Games & Modern Industry

Ace of Spies    Kickstarter

A card game of set collecting and sneakiness from designers Michael Fox and Mark Rivera. 

Off Your Rocker Kickstarter

A party game that turns the tables on a hapless "psychiatrist." The group collectively chooses a quirk and through interacting with the group, the psychiatrist must identify what is wrong with them.

Sentinels of the Multiverse: Infernal Relics  Kickstarter

The second printing of Sentinels will feature an ehanced version of the original game (better cards, bigger box and more) plus a new expansion with new heroes and villains and environments to add to the world of the game.

Keltis: The Dice Game    BGG

A cube-y twist to the Reiner Knizia classic - Lost Cities.

King Of Tokyo, 2nd Ed.  BGG

Monster mayhem from Richard Garfield. New edition of the game features etched dice instead of screen printed ones.

The List

Flash Point: Fire Rescue  BGG |  Indie Boards & Cards

Try to rescue 7 victims from a burning building before it collapses. Requires teamwork and tough decisions. 

Truckloads of Goober

Fire  BGG | Theta 

A super stylish dexterity game great for kids or cocktail parties.

Back Shelf Spotlight

Emergency!  BGG | TV show

Sure, the game is a typical TV tie-in, but games can be vehicles for great memories as well as social interaction.

The Game Sommelier

The Challenge: 5 games Dave gets cravings to play

Dave's Selections

Filthy Rich

Witch's Brew


Caesar & Cleopatra

San Marco

Mail Bag

Thanks to APE Games for donating 36 copies of their Duck Duck games to The Spiel Foundation for our children's hospital bundles!!


Music credits include

Fire  The Pointer Sisters  |  the song

Fight Fire  Credence Clearwater Revival  | the song

This Fire   Franz Ferdinand  |  the song

Fire  The Crazy World of Arthur Brown  |  the song

Disco Inferno  The Trammps  |  the song

Light My Fire  (Bluegrass Tribute - Pickin' On Series)  | the song

I'm On Fire  (Bruce Springsteen Tribute - Lullaby Players)  |  the song

The Roof Is On Fire  Westbam (Ultimate Mix)  |  the song


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

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Emergency! is one of those games for me as well.   I never saw the show in its original run, but it got a new life in the late 90s - early 00s on TV Land, right at the time that my sister became a paramedic.  She even renamed their actual ambulance unit Rampart so she could quote the show when she went on runs.


And Dave, anytime you need a Filthy Rich opponent, I'm your man.  I love that game, and crave it from time to time as well.

If I had to pick an acting pseudonym, I'd be Randolph Mantooth the third. :)

I didn't know Emergency was on TV Land. Do they still show it? I'll have to set my DVR if so!

That's great your sister named their ambulance the Rampart. I spent a good deal of my youth thinking being a paramedic would be the coolest job ever.

Sign me up for Filthy Rich, too.