Episode 110: A Bushel and a Deck
110: A Bushel and a Deck
Release Date: Sept. 6, 2010
Running Time: 140 min.
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And a barrel and a heap. We shuffle off to ancient Eygpt and Brittany to take a closer look at two small press card games: Armorica and Nile.
News & Notes: IGAs, Photography Contest, The King Commands, Iconica
The List: Armorica, Nile
Special Segment: Avalon Hill Retrospective
Game Sommelier: 5 games where disparate experience levels can ruin the game
Complete Show Notes continue after the break.
News & Notes
Finalists for the 2010 IGAs have been announced in two categories: 2-Player Strategy and Multi-Player Strategy.
International Board Game Photography Contest Official Site
Deadline for entries is Sept. 30. Full details at the link listed above!
Camelot has fallen! King Arthur is dead, Merlin is missing, and the treasury has been plundered. The remaining Knights of the Round Table have decided to duel over the remaining bags of gold found in the castle. To their aid they have King Arthur's crown, Merlin's crystal ball, and the magic sword, Excalibur.
New co-op 2 player card game which pits players against the worst Sauron and his forces of corruption can muster.
Innovative adventure style card game set in Rynaga, a fantasy world created by Eric Torres.
Manipulate your line of cards to attract the most diverse set of Romans and Gauls to settle the province of Armorica.
Plant Castor, Flax, Wheat, Papyrus, and Lettuce and pray for floods to allow a bountiful harvest.
To honor the passing of Charles S Roberts, founder of Avalon Hill, we look back at the grand history of his company. Its influence on the last half century of board games in America is immeasurable.
The Game Sommelier
5 games where uneven experience level can ruin the game
Next Challenge: 5 books that should have board game versions
Music credits (courtesy of Ioda Promonet) include:
A Bushel and a Peck by Doris Day buy the track
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