Episode 92: Going Geek
92: Going Geek
Release Date: Dec. 7, 2009
Running Time: 162 min.
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Geeks in the heart of Texas. We report back from BGG Con in Dallas with an in-depth look at The Adventurers, full details on the Spiel-a-thon, and mini-reviews of 10 different titles.
News & Notes: Andre the Giant, Nanuk, Spiel-a-thon results
The List: The Adventurers
Table Talk: mini-reviews of 10 titles
Back Shelf Spotlight: Thunder Road, A Good Lie
Truckloads of Goober: Spinball, Wey Kick, A la Carte, Colonia
Game Sommelier: 5 desert island games for our significant others
Complete Show Notes continue after the break.
News & Notes
Andre The Giant Comes to Legends of Wrestling Link
New card featuring the not-so-gentle Giant is due out in January 2010 as part of the Legends Partners expansion.
A party game of bidding and bluffing from Steve Jackson Games. In Nanuk, each player bids for how long he can stay on the trail and how much he will bring home. Each boast must be greater than the one before, until one hunter refuses to raise the bid, saying "You're doomed!" Then the hunt begins. Will the hunt leader make good on his boast, or will the doomers be right? Every player decides secretly to help . . . or to let it fail..
Spiel-a-thon 2009 Link
We raised over $1,000 at the event! Thanks to everyone for their generosity and support. We are looking forward to assembling a ridiculous number of game bundles for donations in 2010.
The temple of Chac is crashing down around you. A giant boulder chases you down a passage from trap to trap. Can you press your luck using your dice to collect treasures and escape before the others?
Essen release where you help tell the treasure where it will be found.
Manage a fictional Basketball Franchise over the course of 6 seasons. Fun and broad enough to appeal to non-sports fans.
Play terrain tiles to claim routes to the center of the Golden City and score the most points.
Take on the role of a game publisher and game fanboy trying to sell and collect sets of euro style games.
Use Japanese phrases and gestures to get your partner to rearrange a sequence of symbol cards.
Use your best bluffing skills with your Poker dice. If all else fails challenge your opponent to a dice duel and roll the bones like marbles to knock 'em down.
Play Caesar and try to collect the most Prestige by placing your dice on five different buildings.
A call and response gesture game. Silly silly fun.
Three round game where you try to get your partners to guess titles using words, sounds and gestures.
Gather the most tourists around your hotel by manipulating the Night Watchman and The Mayor.
Back Shelf Spotlight
Thunder Road BGG
A post-apocalyptic race where only one vehicle will remain on the road.
A Good Lie BGG
Bluff your pals by claiming a good score on each hole.
Truckloads of Goober
Use the rubber paddle to apply backsping to the ball and make it land in the hole across the board.
Wey Kick BGG
Control magnetic soccer players from below.
a la Carte BGG
Collector's Edition comes with 240 Renaissance meeples instead of generic cubes.
The Game Sommelier
The challenge: 5 desert island games for our significant others
Donors - Pledge Drive 2009 - Success!
We made our goal! Thanks to the following donors/subscribers:
Matt “Master Slayer” & John “The Boulder” Cuneo
Scott “The Salvager” Arens
Remy “Imperium Apologist” Gibson
Peter “The Medic” Hopkins
Darren “Lord of the Ring” Hron
Philip “Battlebot” Hoffman
Doug “Button Man” Richardson
Dave “Dice Effect” Girling
Ian “Canal Maniac” Fleming
Music credits (courtesy of Ioda Promonet) include:
I'm sure there are some goofs in there somewhere. Let us know if (when?) you find one!