Episode 163: Robots & Rondels

Release Date: Oct. 8, 2012

Running Time:  135 min.

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Going the distance. We review Milestones, a road building game that mixes abstract strategy with custom rondels, and dive into Smash Up, a genre bending card game chock full of pirates, ninjas, zombies and robots.

News & Notes:  Mr. Card Game, Aztlan, Spiel-a-thon
The List:  Milestones

Playbill: Smash Up
Truckloads of Goober: Medina

Game Sommelier:  5 games to Queen Elizabeth II celebrate her Diamond Jubilee
Mail Bag: No-tie dice, curling, Artemis

Complete Show Notes continue after the break.

News & Notes

Mr. Card Game   Kickstarter  |  Kingdom of Loathing

Card game based on the comical online RPG Kingdom of Loathing.

Sheepdogs of Pendleton Hill   Link

Pre-order and pick up at Essen!

Aztlan   BGG  |  ARES Games

Blitzkrieg 1940   BGG  |  Zvezda

Spiel-a-thon 2012   Link

The List

Milestones  BGG |  Stronghold Games |  Eggertspiele

Truckloads of Goober

Medina  BGG 


Smash Up  BGG | AEG

The Game Sommelier

The Challenge: 5 games to play to celebrate Queen Elizabeth II's Diamond Jubilee. 4 games to represent the four regions of the United Kingdom and 1 game to play with Her Majesty. (challenge from Jamie McMillan).

Stephen's Selections

England - Brass

Scotland - Hammer of the Scots

Wales - Mabinogion

Northern Ireland - Britannia

Her Majesty - Cribbage

Mail Bag

Support Robert Foose's Extra Life Efforts!

Go First Dice

True Dungeon Volunteering (thanks, Brian Symington)

Curling Monkeys (thanks, David McCarson)

Curling in Wasau (thanks, Greg Sweet)



Music credits include:

Many the Miles  by Sara Bareilles  |  the song

500 Miles   by The Hooters  |  the song

Six More Miles  by Hank Williams  |  the song

(I'm Gonna Be) 500 Miles  by The Proclaimers  |  the song

Going the Distance  by Cake  |  the song

Funky Cold Medina  by Ton Loc  |  the song

Going the Distance  by Bill Conti  |  the song


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

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