Episode 114: Wards and All

114: Wards and All

Release Date: Nov. 1, 2010

Running Time:  120 min.

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Who's the boss? We head to the polls, using slander and strongarm tactics to win elections in Tammany Hall.

News & Notes: Punch-Out Party, Spiel-a-thon
The List:  Tammany Hall
Back Shelf Spotlight:  New York,  A Gamut of Games
Essen Survey: a look at some new games released at the Spiel in Essen, Germany
Game Sommelier:  5 games with penalty points


Complete Show Notes continue after the break.

News & Notes

Punch-Out Party Link

We spent the past weekend preparing 64 game bundles for donation.

Spiel-a-thon 2010  Register Now

Friday, November 19  1:00 - 4:00 PM

BoardGameGeek Con Dallas, TX

Irving Lecture Hall DFW Westin

The 4th annual fundraiser for The Spiel Foundation is coming soon.

We're looking forward to a great event full of fun and games.

The List

Tammany Hall Official Site | BGG

Use your ward bosses and manipulate the different immigrant communities to win the Mayor's Office in New York City.

Back Shelf Spotlight

New York BGG


A game orginally published in Sid Sackson's classic book, A Gamut of Games.

A Gamut of Games - Sid Sackson Link | BGG

A must-read for any board game enthusiast. 38 original game designs.

Essen Survey

Mousquetaires du Roy Link

Dice driven co-op based on the novel.

King of Tokyo Link

Stomp on Tokyo before other monsters can.

Die Drei Magier Link

One of three "Most Beautiful" Spiel des Jahres winners being re-released by Schmidt Spiele.

Das Blaue Amulett Link

One of three "Most Beautiful" Spiel des Jahres winners being re-released by Schmidt Spiele.

Der Feuersalamander Link

One of three "Most Beautiful" Spiel des Jahres winners being re-released by Schmidt Spiele.

Earth Reborn Link

Post-apocalyptic strategy, adventure, rpg hybrid with truckloads of goober!

1655 Habemus Papum Link


Card game where players elect the next Pope.

The Great Fire of London 1666 Link

Organize your militias  to save the city.

The Climbers Link

Build a mountainscape and maneuver your climber to the highest point.

Loch Ness Link

Move your photographer to the best spot to snap a shot of Nessie.

Yggdrasil Link


Norse gods fight to prevent the end of the world.

Genesis Link

Angels help build all of Creation.

Asara Link

Build the best towers using great Architects. Designed by Kramer and Kiesling.

Antics Link

Ant colonists collect leaves and food to become the Queen.

Stich-Meister Link


Trick taking game where the rules shift each round.

Topology Link

Connect lines to score in this new abstract strategy game.

Campos Link

Lay tiles to match your secret score cards.

The Game Sommelier

The Challenge: 5 games that feature penalty points




Lost Cities


Mail Bag

Mo-vember Link

Listener Mark Rickards is participating in Mo-vember this month. It's a great cause, with stylin' 'staches!

Spiel Geocache Link

Listener Andrew "Collision Die" Butler has created a Spiel-themed geocache. I wonder which Spieler will be the first one to find it?


Music credits (courtesy of IODA promonet) include:

"New York, New York"  by Tony Evans & His Orchestra  -  buy the track

"Tammany Hall"  by Kill Henry Sugar  -  buy the track

"Theme From New York in the Fifties"  by Steve Allee  -  buy the track

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


Thanks for the love guys, on all three counts.

One day, BGGCon, one day!!

Cheers from Tasmania, Australia.

Maybe we need international correspondents like a news organization.

Live, from our Tasmanian Bureau...

Of course, you'd all need Meeple jackets, then. :)

Thanks for all the good ideas and contributions.

Wear those jackets?


Hmmmm - wonder what the Dice Tower is up to? ;)

I think once you try on a Meeple Jacket, you'll change your tune... and your heart! :)