Episode 186: 2013 Holiday Party - Muffin Cups

Release Date: Dec. 23, 2013

Running Time:   164 min.

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Seasons Spielings! Eight guests/inmates from around the world join us in the padded cell to celebrate the holidays. Round-table discussions, Sommelier challenges, Swedish rhymes, bad jokes, and a visit from Lyle Otterbein fill this virtual party with good cheer.  

Guests: Stephen Buonocore (Stronghold Games - New Jersey), JP Decosse (The Board Room Game Cafe - Halifax, Nova Scotia), Greggory Delman (Lima, OH), Ezra Denney, (Alameda, CA), Daniel Jensen (Linkoping, Sweden), John Knoerzer (Chicago, IL), Doug Richardson (Gresham, OR), Mark Smalley (Indianapolis, IN).

Complete Show Notes continue after the break.

Cast of Characters

Stephen Buonocore - Stronghold Games

Jon Paul DeCosse - The Board Room Cafe

Greggory Delman - Lima, OH

Ezra Denney - Alameda, CA

Daniel Jensen - Linkoping, Sweden

John Knoerzer - Chicago, IL

Doug Richardson - Gresham, OR

Mark Smalley - Indianapolis, IN

Lyle Otterbein - Gas City, IN

Favorite Games (of the moment) 

Lords of Vegas

War of the Ring

Star Wars: The Queen's Gambit


Last Will

One Night Ultimate Werewolf

Ebbes | Official Site

Games for Santa  

Twilight Imperium


Arkham Horror

Pick Up & Deliver Games

10 Days In...

The Resistance

Battlestar Galactica

Elf Curling

Beverages Link

Le Fin du Monde (beer)

Casa Noble Anejo (tequila)

Maker's Mark (bourbon)

Woodford Reserve Spiced Dark Cherry Bitters  

Brooklyn Brewery Dark Chocolate Stout

Leinenkugels Vanilla Porter

3% Milk

Water (boring!)

Games as Toys

Sticky Stickz

Wooden Wars

Cash & Guns

Click Clack Lumberjack

Master Thief

Bisikle  / Roadzsters


Warhammer 40K

Games That Feel Like The Holidays



Wits & Wagers


Ticket to Ride


Naked Twister (don't ask)

Nations  BGG | Asmodee

Games for Aldie Link

Spot It

A Good Lie

Foto-Electric Football


War of the Ring Collector's Edition

Francie's Jokes

What do snowmen eat for breakfast?

Where do snowmen keep their money?

What do you get if you eat a box of xmas decorations?

What did one snowman say to the other?

Best Books We Read/Listened To In 2013

The Moral Landscape - by Sam Harris  |  Link

Thunderstruck - by Erik Larson  |  Link

Don't Sleep, There Are Snakes - by Daniel Everett  |  Link

The Season - William Goldman  |  Link

It's Not About the Coffee - Howard Behar  |  Link

Brain Trust - Garth Sundem  |  Link

Ender's Game - Orson Scott Card  |  Link

Heart of the Order - Tony Ardizzone  |  Link

The Emperor's Soul - Brandon Sanderson  |  Link

Sailing to Sarantium - Guy Gavriel Kay  |  Link

The Grimnoir Chronicles - Larry Correia  |  Link

How to Speak Zombie - Steve Mockus  |  Link

Lyle Otterbein Link

Swedish Rhymes (Julklappsrim) Link

Games To Play in Public at a Cafe  

Toc Toc Woodman

Riff Raff



Cash & Guns

Super Rhino

Dragi Drache

Hula Hippos

Banana Matcho

Sumo Ham Slam



Game Related Gifts for Gamers

Muffin Cups

Sand Timers

Geek Chic Table

Chocolate Dice

Hellraiser Cube

Custom Meeples

Harbor Freight Tools



Music credits include:

Sleigh Ride  by Jaymz Bee & The Royal Jelly Orchestra  |  the album

The Little Drummer Boy  by Jaymz Bee & The Royal Jelly Orchestra  |  the album

Let It Snow!  by Jaymz Bee & The Royal Jelly Orchestra  |  the album


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

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