Episode 55: Just For The Halibut
55: Just For The Halibut
Release Date: May 26, 2008
Running Time: 93 min.
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Gone fishin'. The bait: wooden penguins and little rubber worms. We strike bargains with talking fish and dive under the ice looking for the big catch playing If Wishes Were Fishes and Hey! That's My Fish!
News & Notes: Bridge class with a Life Master (Spiel discount), Monty Python Fluxx
The List: If Wishes Were Fishes, Hey! That's My Fish
Name That Game: Win 2 Mosquito Expansion Tiles for Hive
Backshelf Spotlight: Corsari, Lindy
Truckloads of Goober: Chateau Roquefort
Game Sommelier: Seven games to match the continents
Mail Bag: Gridstones, Ta Yu still in print
Complete Show Notes continue after the break.
Game News & Notes
Bridge Class with Life Master David Hoffman at the JCC Link
The Jewish Community Center here in Indianapolis is offering a Bridge class for beginners and those who play “just a little.” Join David as he guides you through the basics of this excellent strategic card game. And the best part? Spiel listeners get a discount!
The class will meet for 8 sessions, June 16–August 4 from 7-9 PM. Ordinarily, the class is $90 ($11.25 per session), but if you mention that you are a Spiel Listener when you register, the cost of the class drops to $60 ($7.50 per session)!
To register, visit the JCC website at www.jccindy.org call 251-9467 or visit either membership desk at the JCC -6701 Hoover Rd. Indianapolis, IN 46260.
The JCC is also hosting a Texas Hold 'Em Tournament Thursday, August 21. The April tournament had 98 players, over $9,200 in payout, 8 money winners and the first place winner took home almost $3,900.
Monty Python Fluxx BGG
Ni! A new version of Fluxx drawing heavily from The Holy Grail but including as many Python references as designer Andy Looney can cram in!
In this game, the fishes really can grant wishes - but you have to throw them back.Players are fishermen, trying to catch the most valuable fish and sell them in the market for the best prices. With limited space for storing caught fish, players must use their wits to get the right fish to market at the right times. The game is based on the Russian folk tale "The Golden Fish."
At the pole your penguins are jumping from ice floe to ice floe hunting fish. They’re also trying to block other penguins and secure the best fishing grounds for themselves. The penguin colony that catches the most fish by the end of the game wins.
Mystery Connection Contest
Can you create a connection between these two games? Post your connections here and you could win a set of custom Spiel dice! Remember the more left of center your connection, the more likely you'll get our attention.
Congratulations to Depasb our winner for episode 54! Read his connnection here .
Players are pirate captains working hard to recruit the best crews for their ships. The players try to collect a complete crew of 11 pirates, but each must recruit from only two groups to keep fights on their ships to a minimum. Players also get credit for including prisoners in their crews. When the ships set sail, players lose points for pirates that do not belong. Arrrggggghhhh!
Lindy: The New Flying Game BGG
Created in 1927 to commemorate the first solo flight over the Atlantic, Lindy is a sequel to the popular car racing game, Touring, and a kissing cousin to the classic Mille Bornes.
Truckloads of Goober
Wonderfully creative castle board using the box, complete with pits to swallow you little mice as they search he mansion for cheese.
The Challenge: Seven games to match the seven continents
|Keythedral - North America
|Java - South America
|1960: Making of The President - Antarctica
|Queen's Gambit - Europe
|Unexploded Cow - Asia
|Diamant - Africa
|Reef Encounter - Australia
Next Challenge: Seven games that correspond to the seven deadly sins. Mark "The Nemesis" Wilder has added and extra challenge. For every thumbs up I receive from Mark, he's going to donate $5 to the Spiel Foundation, our new charity fund to donate games to children's hospitals and senior centers. Mark is also going to come up with his own list of 7 games. For every game we match, he will also donate $5. That's $70, potentially!
Thanks to donors John "The Bishop" Sturgill, Timb "Saga Spinner" Bennett, Jason “The Provost” Lukac, Justin “Tile Flipper” Moore
Kristof Tersago in Belgium wrote in to let us know that Ta Yu is still available from Goliath Games.
Congrats to Tim WK Brown on the newest member of his family, Payton. Tim also has a new game, Gridstones, that is being licensed and distributed by Danawares in Canada.
I'm sure there are some goofs in there somewhere. Let us know if (when?) you find one!