Episode 209: Point Salad

Release Date: Apr. 13, 2015

Running Time:   175 min.

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Hold the croutons. 

Point Salad is a term most often applied to the games of Stefan Feld. To do well at Feld's games, you cannot pursue a single path to victory. His games push you to score in a variety of ways. Whether geared for kids or the high strategy crowd, each Feld game is a "point salad" and the fun and challenge comes from creating the best mix.

We celebrate 9 years of The Spiel with an episode showcasing the work Stefan Feld. We explore his 10 year career and then review his two latest games: La Isla and Aquasphere.

La Isla is a card driven board game where explorers search for extinct species. Aquasphere is an intricate worker placement game where players conduct research in an underwater lab programming robots and fending off the dreaded octopods.

News & Notes: One More Roll, GTG & Dice Hate Me, GenCon does the right thing
Crowdfunding Round-Up: Knot Dice, Dice boxes, Dice poppers, Titan series
Back Shelf Spotlight: Feld Ludography
The List: La Isla, Aquasphere
Game Sommelier: 5 co-designers for Stefan Feld

Complete Show Notes continue after the break.

News & Notes

Spiel-a-thon at the Gaming Hoopla!   Register at Gaminghoopla.com

One More Roll App    The app  |  Fun Office Pools

Greater Than Games & Dice Hate Me Team Up  Press Release

Crowdfunding Round-Up

Knot Dice   Kickstarter

Dice Display Box & Rolling Tray   Kickstarter

RPG Dice Board   Kickstarter

The Titan Series  Kickstarter

Back Shef Spotlight: Stefan Feld Ludography  Feld Web Site

The List

La Isla   Ravensburger/alea  |  BGG

Aquasphere     Hall Games |  BGG

The Game Sommelier

The Challenge: find 5 co-designers for Stefan Feld

Stephen's Selections

Vital Lacerda

Martin Wallace

Antoine Bauza

Christopher Badell

Seiji Kanai


Music credits include:

Solid Potato Salad  by The Ross Sisters  |  the song

Polk Salad Annie  by Tony Joe White  |  the song

Alien Salad Abduction  by Chris Conway  |  the song

Fruit Salad  by Steve Lane & the Autocrats  |  the song


I'm sure there are some goofs in there somewhere

Let us know if (when?) you find one:

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