Episode 31: Samurai Slum Lords
31: Samurai Slum Lords
Release Date: June 11, 2007
Running Time: 98 min.
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Sayonara, squatters. We play Shogun and Landlord, proving that the best evictions often come at the end of a katana (or a tower full of little wooden cubes).
News & Notes: Wings of War Minis, Leaping Lemmings, Sponsors!
The List: Shogun, Landlord
Time Well Spent Contest: win Notre Dame, Colosseum, and Factory Fun!
Backshelf Spotlight: Adel Verpflichtet, Balderdash
Truckloads of Goober: Battle Masters
Game Sommelier: Five games you can quit/join mid-game without ruining the game
Mail Bag: Game of the Day, Nerdy to Cool, Goal Die mystery solved, GenCon auction
Complete Show Notes continue after the break.
Game News & Notes
Wings of War Miniatures Link
I want my Sopwith Camel!
Cool but curious mix of old school wargame and funky euro-style theme.
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An ultra cool Battle Tower filled with cubes will determine tha fate of Japan.
Landlord BGG entry
Build apartments to attract tenants but beware of squatters and your opponent's bombs!
Time Well Spent Contest
To kick off their sponsorship of The Spiel, Time Well Spent is holding a great contest. The lucky winner will walk away with THREE GAMES: Notre Dame, Colosseum, and Factory Fun.
You can start by visiting www.timewellspent.org
But you'll have to listen to the episode for all the details! (insert evil laugh here)
Next episode, we'll select a lucky winner from all the correct guesses.
PLEASE NOTE: due to shipping costs, Time Well Spent can only ship the prize to addresses in the United States.
Mystery Connection Contest
Can you find a connection between these two games? We find a mystery connection each episode and challenge you, the listener, to hunt for it! Post your guesses to the Forum . Find the connection and you could win a pair of custom Spiel dice !
Congratulations to Edmund Hack (echack) is our winner for episode 30!
Adel Verpflichtet Link
Quirky collectors race to find the best seat at the dinner table by showing off their best collection of antiques
The classic Dictionary game redone with a board and box of cards with crazy words.
Truckloads of Goober
Battle Masters BGG Entry
Gold standard goober in this one. So much stuff you almost always have to play on the floor because most standard tables won't hold it!
The Challenge: find five games you can quit or join mid-game without ruining the game
|Shadows Over Camelot|| Thumbs Up
|Pitch Car||Thumbs Up|
Next Challenge: Sommelier takes a break. Collector's Corner (now Notes From the OCD) returns in Episode 32.
New donors to The Spiel!
Noah "The Ninja" Kolman
Steerpike in UK sits to the left of the poodle (see poll comments )
Larry Kruger solves the mystery of the Goal die! (Word Nerd! )
Leslie Hammerschmidt, who works at the GenCon auction, lets us know about some online features for sellers this year. Check out weekendwarrior.com for the full scoop.
Dani in NC tells a great story about how we went from nerdy to cool in the eyes of her daughter. Check out Better Late Than Never , Dani's podcast.
David Gullet weighs in with some thoughts on our Cub Scout camp out Sommelier challenge. And puts our feet to the fire, making me pronounce a German Liar's Dice alternative: Eichhornchenbande!
Mark in Chicago is the listener who posted the pics of the Wings of War minis in the Episode 30 show notes .
Neal Rosen suggested we mention useful files from Board Game Geek
Many listeners suggested mentioning the online versions of games we cover.
David in Featherston, NZ (username: windywino) said he played Pitch Car as a pub game as part of our PUb Game Back Shelf Spotlight in Episode 28.
Friedman Friese has GREEN hair not blue.
Shogun is not playable at SpielbyWeb, Wallenstein is (thanks Steerpike and Kevin Rutherford for catching this goof)
I'm sure there are some other goofs in there somewhere. Let us know if (when?) you find one!