Episode 174: Blood, Sweat & Tears

Release Date: Apr. 15, 2013

Running Time:  155 min.

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Built to last. We celebrate the show's 7th anniversary with blocks of marble and tiki huts. We review of Palaces of Carrara and Hawaii, two games about building that offer challenge and strategy from a set of seemingly simple choices.

News & Notes: Spyrium, Relic Expedition, Canterbury, Origins Awards  
The List: Palaces of Carrara, Hawaii
Back Shelf Spotlight:  Master Builder
Truckloads of Goober:  Mord im Arosa
The Game Sommelier:  5 games paired with movies/lines of dialogue
Mail Bag: Good Fortune film, Scopa input from Italy

Complete Show Notes continue after the break.

News & Notes

Spyrium  Link

Relic Expedition  Link

Canterbury  BGG | Quixotic Games

Origins Awards 2013 Nominees  Link


The List

Palaces of Carrara  BGG | Z-Man Games | Hans im Gluck

Hawaii  BGG | Hans im Gluck

Truckloads of Goober

Mord im Arosa  BGG | Zoch Verlag

Back Shelf Spotlight

Master Builder  BGG | Valley Games

The Game Sommelier

On the hot seat: Stephen   Challenge from: Doug Richardson

The Challenge: 5 games paired with movies/lines of dialogue

Stephen's Selections

The Godfather - Alfredo's Food Fight

Chinatown - Dos Rios

Fargo - Kill Doctor Lucky

12 Angry Men - Who Would Win?

Network - TV Wars

Next Sommelier Challenge

Listener Albert Hernandez is on the hot seat next episode. His challenge is to find five games that do not have solitaire rules but should

Albert  is the host of the One Player Podcast. Check it out!  Link

Mail Bag

Check out filmmaker Ed Foose's film project Good Fortune! He's looking for funding to finish the short film and submit it to festivals.  Link

Thanks to Federico Latini for the Scopa input from an Italian player's point of view!


Music credits include:

Spinning Wheel   by Blood, Sweat & Tears   |  the song

Dear Hula Girl  by The Beach Band  |  the song

Lucretia MacEvil  by Blood Sweat & Tears  |  the song


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

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