Episode 170: All Access

Release Date: Feb. 18, 2013

Running Time:  144 min.

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Fun for all. From sausage dice to treasure on the high seas, we review four games you could teach/play/enjoy with almost any group of players: Wordaround, Wurfelwurst, Tokaido and Pirate Dice.

News & Notes:  Influence, Stefan Feld, Hasbro cuts 10% of workforce
Game Reviews:  Wordaround, Wurfel Wurst, Tokaido, Pirate Dice
Truckloads of Goober:  Diavolo
Back Shelf Spotlight: Circus Maximus
Favorites:  Roma, Blackjack 
The Game Sommelier:  Games to pair with 5 Belgian cities
Mail Bag: More listener Sommeliers, Cafe Taktik in Sweden

Complete Show Notes continue after the break.

News & Notes

Influence   Kickstarter

Stefan Feld   BGG

Monopoly's Cat   Link

Hasbro To Cut 10% of Workforce by 2015   Link 

Acessible Games

Wordaround  BGG | Think Fun 

Wurfelwurst  BGG | KOSMOS | Amazon.de

Tokaido  BGG | FunForge 

Pirate Dice  BGG | Gryphon |  RoboDerby: Express

Truckloads of Goober

Diavolo  BGG | Asmodee | Amazon.de

Back Shelf Spotlight

Circus Maximus  BGG 


A new segment starts this episode! We introduce the rules for the segment and then take a crack it ourselves. After this, every Favorites segment will be programmed by YOU the listeners! 

Dave - Roma  BGG 

Stephen - Blackjack  Pagat 

The Game Sommelier

The Challenge: 5 games to pair with 5 Belgian cities we visited on our recent filming expedition. (challenge from Erik Busse).

Dave's Selections

Antwerp - Hand & Foot

Brussels - Guildhall

Brugges - Lord of the Fries

Hasselt - Dune

Louvain le Nouve - Automobile

Mail Bag

Cafe Taktik in Gothenburg Sweden


Music credits include:

Fair Game  by Decktonic  the song

Frog Legs & Sausage  by Pierre Omer  the song

Heavy Metal Concert  by Gamelan Galak Tika & Esemble Robot  the concert

Play the Game  by Pocketmaster  the song


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

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