Episode 157: Bridging the Gap

Release Date: Jul. 23, 2012

Running Time:  112 min.

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That first step is a doozy! We review Rio d'Oro, a dice game that pits adventurers in a race to collect gold across a rickety 3-D bridge.

News & Notes:  Made for Play, D&D dice, Sheepdogs of Pendleton Hill
The List:  Die Brucke am Rio d'Oro
Back Shelf Spotlight: Flip book games
Truckloads of Goober: Don't Cut the Cheese!

Game Sommelier:  Travel/game pairings
Mail Bag: Eskimo languages, Let's Play with Lyle Otterbein

Complete Show Notes continue after the break.

News & Notes

Made for Play: Board Games & Modern Industry

Our documentary is now available for your viewing pleasure.

D&D Experience at GenCon   Link

Traverse the convention halls to collect different custom polyhedral dice!

Sheepdogs of Pendleton Hill Kickstarter

Max Michael and the folks at StrataMax Games have a new title up on Kickstarter. It features a LOT of fun decisions and strategy while remaining accessible to a wide audience. Check it out!

Ouya Gaming Console    Kickstarter

A new Android based game console using the app model for new software.

Coming Soon The Spiel: Season 7 on Kickstarter 

We'll be launching our fund drive for the next season of programming within the week!

The List

Die Brucke am Rio d'Oro  BGG |  Amigo

Truckloads of Goober

Don't Cut the Cheese!  BGG 

Back Shelf Spotlight

Ace of Aces  Kickstarter | Flying Buffalo

Lost Worlds  Link

Rick Scoleri's Ace of Aces Collectors Page  

Demian's Game Book Page

The Game Sommelier

The Challenge: 5 games/locations you want to travel to so you can play the games at the location.

Dave's Selections

Machu Picchu - Princes of Machu Picchu

Forbidden City - Tichu

Taj Mahal - Taj Mahal

Easter Island - Giants

Great Pyramid of Giza - Amun Re

Mail Bag

Let's Play with Lyle Otterbein makes its debut on The Spiel's YouTube Channel. Thanks to Doug Richardson for keeping in touch with Lyle and forwarding his videos to us!


Music credits include

Bridge Over the River Kwai  by Mitch Miller  |  the song

Floating Bridge  by Eric Clapton  |  the song

Erie Canal  by Bruce Springstein  |  the song

Under the Bridge  by Scala  |  the song

Mind the Gap  by Tunday Akintan  |  the song


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


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