Episode 37: Off the Map
37: Off the Map
Release Date: September 3, 2007
Running Time: 101 min.
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Cue the Indiana Jones music.We build routes for a very lazy London Passenger in On the Underground and globe trot from Cypress to Taiwan in 10 Days in Asia.
News & Notes: Mike Doyle/Master Print Editions, Chinatown?, Cyberboard
The List: On the Underground, 10 Days in Asia
Name That Game: win a copy of On the Underground from Time Well Spent
Backshelf Spotlight: Dungeon Dice, Can't Stop
Truckloads of Goober: The Inventors
Game Sommelier: Five games for a trip to Mars and back
Mail Bag: Walter Hunt Interview, FlatCon, Dune petition, Zun Tzu
Complete Show Notes continue after the break.
Game News & Notes
Mike Doyle: Deluxe Caylus/Master Print Editions
Cyberboard is a free downloadable system for playing board games with friends via email. You can design boards for your favorite game or use one of the many games made by other cyberboard
On the Underground BGG entry
Build lines to connect the London Underground for a very lazy passenger. Listener Walter "Merchant of Venus" Hunt stopped through Indianapolis for a visit and taught us how to play. Thanks, Walter!
10 Days in Asia BGG entry
Arrange your tiles to plan the best 10 day trip before the next traveller.
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 David Levin, our winner for episode 34!
Can't Stop Link
Classic push your luck dice game with stop sign game board.
Dungeon Dice Link
Roll dice, build your escape tunnel and get out before the guard spots you.
Truckloads of Goober
The Inventors BGG Entry
The Incredible Patent Picker Move Maker Machine is a dice tower with a plunger, a bell, and a doohickey that adds metal clips to game cards on the back.
The Challenge: (couresty of Beehive23 on the Forums!) Find five games to take on a trip to Mars (and back).
|Sucking Vaccuum|| Thumbs Up
|RPG (players' choice)|| Thumbs Up
Next Challenge: Dave must find five games to play on a car trip with the driver.
New donors to The Spiel!
Tyler "The Ill-Tempered Squirrel " Sigman
Dale "The Penguin " Larson
Quinn "The Quiddler " Munnerlyn
During his visit, we sat down and had a nice chat with science fiction author and Spiel listener, Walter Hunt. In addition to his great books, Walter is very involved with the UNity Games event in Massachusetts. Check out Walter's web site , his blog , and his books .
Ron Barnette wanted us to know about FlatCon in Bloomington, IL Oct 5-7 .
Robert Ramirez wanted to rally the Meeps who are fans of the classic board game Dune. Fantasy Flight Games announced they are going to do a new game based on the original mechanics but they do not have the license to use the Dune setting, characters or worlds. There is a petition posted at Board Game Geek asking Brain Herbert son of the late Frank Herbert to consider licensing Fantasy Flight to do the game in the original Dune universe. BGG Forum Petition
Scotty "Knucklebones" Dickey wanted us to know about Zun Tzu , a Windows only application for playing board games in real time with friends around the world.
Scotty has also posted several fun entries on the forums recently, including the petition to see Dave with dice glued to his head and a call for suggestions for naming the Spiel Nation . My vote is for Meeps!
Surya Van Lierde wanted us to know that "for El Capitan Doyle is also doing the interior, not just the box art. You mentioned he only does the boxes."
I'm sure there are some other goofs in there somewhere. Let us know if (when?) you find one!