Episode 128: Crispy Mister
Release Date: May 30, 2011
Running Time: 140 min.
See sidebar for other subscription options
The secret is butter. We whet our appetites with an in-depth review of The Secret of Monte Cristo, followed by a look at two games first published in magazines.
News & Notes: Walking Dead x2, Dragon Rampage, Kittens in a Blender
The List: The Secret of Monte Cristo
Back Shelf Spotlight: Awful Green Things From Outer Space
Truckloads of Goober: Farkle Frenzy
Playbill: Great Western
Game Sommelier: 5 games based on UNESCO World Heritage sites
Mail Bag: Pastiche feedback, alternat tv series, Nedderman dice
Complete Show Notes continue after the break.
News & Notes
Coming soon from Z-Man Games.
Coming soon from Cryptozoic Entertainment.
Kittens in a Blender Official Site
We few, we happy few, we band of brothers. Help Henry V unify England and conquer France.
Dragon Rampage Official Site | BGG
Latest fantasy adventure game from distinguished designer Richard Launius.
Recover the remaining treasure left behind by Edmund Dantes by maneuvering your marbles on the action slide to position your men and your cards.
Great Western BGG
Free rail game by Martin Wallace published in Spielbox Magazine. Definitely NOT a 2-player game, but shows great potential for 3 or 4.
Back Shelf Spotlight
The classic gaem revamped with quality components and counters. Also includes former home-brew rules as "official" variants.
Truckloads of Goober Official Site
Who doesn't need a dice bubble hub tower?
The Game Sommelier
The Challenge: (from listener Erike Bussé from Belgium) 5 games based on UNESCO World Hertiage sites that have not previously been made into games.
Pledge Drive 2011
Show your financial support for The Spiel. Help us reach our goal of inspiring 25% of our audience to make a contribution. Click here to contribute.
Great feedback on Pastiche from Adam Nielson, Remy Gibson, and Andres Pabon.
Thanks to Jesse Hickle for taking the reality TV series Sommelier challenge.
Stay tuned for cool custom dice prizes from Abraham Nedderman.
Check out Not Just Another Gaming Podcast, hosted by Jim Reed, Jeff Scott, and Matt McHale.
Music credits include:
Sandwich by Parry Gripp | buy the song
Mademoiselle Croque Monsieur by Thomas Ezekiel | buy the song
The Count of Monte Cristo by Three Day Threshold | buy the song
Champagne and Grilled Cheese by Mikie Lee Prasad | buy the song
Grilled Cheese by Elmer Fudd | buy the song
Sandwiches Are Beautiful by Fred Penner | buy the song
I'm sure there are some goofs in there somewhere. Let us know if (when?) you find one!
Sponsored Links: Starlit Citadel
Airlines Europe Buy It
Scrumbrawl Buy It
Sponsored Links: Board Game Guy
7 Wonders: Leaders Buy It
Nobody But Us Chickens Buy It
Sponsored Links: Fair Game Link