Episode 195: Pew! Pew! Pew!

Release Date: May 26, 2014

Running Time:  113  min.

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Set phasers to fun. We review Quantum and Star Realms, two epic space battle games that don't require an epic amount of time to play. You can blow up your friends (or the galaxy) and be home in time for dinner.

News & Notes:  Diamonds, Pandemic Legacy? To Court the King Reboot?
Crowdfunding Round-Up: Dungeon Dice Guilds, Electronic Cribbage, Thebes
The List: Quantum, Star Realms
Back Shelf Spotlight: Conquest of Planet Earth
Game Sommelier (Ezra Denney):  5 new board game award categories.

Complete Show Notes continue after the break.

News & Notes

Geekway to the West Link | Paul Marshal's Geekway Pics

Diamonds   BGG  | Press Release

Pandemic Legacy?  Link

To Court The King Reboot?  Link

Crowdfunding Round-Up

Dungeon Dice: Guilds  Kickstarter

Electronic Cribbage Board  Kickstarter

Thebes Kickstarter

The List

Quantum  BGG | Fun Forge

Star Realms  BGG | White Wizard Games

Back Shelf Spotlight

Conquest of Planet Earth  BGG | Flying Frog Productions

The Game Sommelier

On the Hot Seat: Ezra Denney

The Challenge: Create 5 new board game awards (The Ezras) and select a winner for each category.

Ezra's Selections:

Best Dice Game That's Not a Dice Game: Lords of Vegas

Best Game That Uses the Box as Part of the Game: Niagara

Best Game by Stefan Feld: The Speicherstadt

Best Tile Laying Game: Taluva

Best Co-op/Competitive Game: Archipelago


Music credits include:

Spaceship to Mars   by Gene Vincent   |  the song

Spaceship Superstar   by Prism  |  the song

Starship Trooper   by Yes  |  the song

Pick Up The Pieces  by Herbie Mann  |  the song


I'm sure there are some goofs in there somewhere

Let us know if (when?) you find one:

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