Episode 300: Anansi and Take The A Chord
Release Date: June 26, 2018
Running Time: 150 min.
The Coleson-Conway era of The Spiel comes to a close with a celebration of our shared passion and love of trick-taking card games.
We review Anansi and Take the A Chord and delve into the history of Jeux de Tarot.
Anansi is a role-selection trick taker where players gain the abilities of animals from West African myths. Score points based on the tricks you take and avoid becoming the Fool.
Take the A Chord is a jazz themed trick taker where the Key (and the game) can change with a single card. Watch out for improvisations and try to take just the right number of tricks to win.
Complete Show Notes continue after the break.
The Spiel by the Numbers
As the Coleson-Conway era of The Spiel comes to an end, it seems fitting to look at what we've accomplished over 12+ years.
556 Episodes (300 game review episodes, 226 convention episodes)
That's 25 days and 10.5 hours of audio programming.
The Spiel has over 2.8 million downloads since 2006.
Games reviewed: 518
Number of games played/considered for review: 3,500 - 4,000 (this is a very conservative estimate)
Back Shelf Spotlight: 124 segments - 217 games covered
The Game Sommelier: 138 segments - 874 games covered
Truckloads of Goober: 109 segments - 127 games covered
Designer: Ken Maher
Artist: Stephanie Johnson
Publisher: Level 99 Games
3-8 players 15 - 30 min ages 8+ MSRP $25
Artist: Takako Takari
Publisher: Saashi & Saashi
3-4 players 30 min ages 10+ MSRP $25
The Game Sommelier
The Challenge: Five games to pair with five of Dave's favorite memories from 12+ years on The Spiel.
Music credits include:
Anansi Song Story by Agya Koo Nimo | the song
Take the A Train by Nikki Yanofksy | the song
Changes by Moby Grape | the song