Episode 218: Dead In A Ditch

Release Date: Nov. 30 , 2015

Running Time:   142 min.

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You just have to tray. This grab-bag episode features a game review, two live segments recorded with Spielers and our 2015 holiday game gift guide.

The Review: The Bloody Inn, a card game with a deliciously dark and twisted theme. Players own an inn in rural 19th century France. Your get rich quick scheme is to kill and rob your guests without getting caught by the police.

The Recordings: We sat down with Francie Broadie, Doug Richardson, Ezra Denney, Paul Imboden and John Knoerzer during our recent trip to BGG Con in Dallas. We taped two classic Spiel segments - Back Shelf Spotlight and Truckloads of Goober - using the amazing BGG game library as the basis for games we selected for each segment. We also learn what happens when someone confuses a ditch with a tray...

The Gift Guide: We provide a rapid fire game buying gift guide with 20+ titles spanning a wide range of interests and experience levels.

News & Notes: Games Magazine Awards, Stronghold nabs Village, Life Is Card
Crowdfunding Round-Up: Fantasy Fantasy Baseball
The List: The Bloody Inn
Back Shelf Spotlight: live recording with Spielers at BGG Con
Truckloads of Goober: live recording with Spielers at BGG Con
Holiday Gift Guide: Over 20 great game gift selections

Complete Show Notes continue after the break.

News & Notes

Games Magazine Awards  Link

Stronghold Games Acquires Rights to Village Games  Link

Life Is Card  Link

Crowdfunding Round-Up

Fantasy Fantasy Baseball    Kickstarter

The List

The Bloody Inn    Pearl Games  |  BGG

Back Shelf Spotlight

Santy Anno      BGG

Hab & Gut      BGG

Witch of Salem      BGG

Objets Trouves     BGG

Basket Boss     BGG

Boss Kito      BGG

Sutakku      BGG

Truckloads of Goober

Norenberc     BGG

Master Thieves     BGG

Flying Cheese      BGG

Big Boss     BGG

Container     BGG

Tennis Masters      BGG

Maze Racers      BGG

Gift Guide

Dave's Selections

Board Game Advent Calendar     Frosted  |  BGG  

7 Wonders: Duel    Asmodee  |  Repos  |  BGG  | Buy

Codenames    Czech Games Edition  |  BGG  |  Buy

Flick 'Em Up    Pretzel Games  |  BGG  |  Buy

Orleans    dlp  |   BGG  |  Buy

La Granja    Stronghold Games  |  BGG  |  Buy

Stephen's Selections

2 Player Games

7 Wonders: Duel    Asmodee  |  Repos  |  BGG  |  Buy

Lost Cities   THAMES & KOSMOS  |  BGG  |  Buy

Dark Gothic: Colonial Horror    Flying Frog  |  BGG  |  Buy

For Kids

Spinderella    Zoch  |  BGG  |  Buy

Dr. Eureka    Blue Orange  |  BGG  |  Buy

Pie Face    Hasbro  |  BGG  |  Buy

Family Games 

Timeline: Challenge    Asmodee  |  BGG  |  Buy

Dice City    Artipia Games  |  AEG  |  BGG  |  Buy

New York 1901    Blue Orange  |  BGG  |  Buy

Colt Express    Ludonaute  |  BGG  |  Buy

Party Games    

Terra    Bezier Games  |  BGG  |  Buy

Codenames    Czech Games Edition  |  BGG |  Buy

Lift It    USAopoly  |  BGG  |  Buy

Gamer's Games   

504    2F Spiele  |  Stronghold Games  |  BGG  |  Buy

Spirits of the Rice Paddy    APE Games  |  BGG  |  Buy

Nippon   What's Your Game?  |  BGG  |  Buy

Mega Civilization    999 Games  |  BGG  |  Buy 

Co-Op Games   

Pandemic Legacy    Z-Man Games |  BGG  |  Buy

Apollo XIII    Pendragon  | Passport  |  BGG  |  Buy

The Grizzled    Cool Mini Or Not  |  Sweet November  |  BGG  |  Buy



Music credits include:

Hocus Pocus   by Thelonius Moog  |  the song

Oway Oway  by Hans Reichel  |  the song

Death Procession  by Hans Reichel  |  the song

Take 5  by Thelonius Moog  |  the song


I'm sure there are some goofs in there somewhere

Let us know if (when?) you find one:

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