Episode 378: Shifting Stones

Release Date: June 28, 2021

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Running Time:  95 min.

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A mysterious grid of 9 ancient stones lies before you. Rearrange them to match your pattern cards and score points. The challenge is, these pattern cards may either be used to move/flip the stones or score points... but never both! 

Therein lies the maddening but simple genius of the game. Shifting Stones is a light game but not a slight game. Familiar, yet full of surprises, this is a game for players from all walks. Play with your kids; play on a lunch break, or at the pub at the end of a long day. Deep enough to offer a challenge, but approachable enough to allow space for fellowship as you play.

Tune in to discover why Shifting Stones is a modern classic.

Shifting Stones   Gamewright |  BGG

Designer: J. Evan Raitt

Art: Kwanchai Moriya

Publisher: Gamewright

1-5 players  20 min.  ages 8+   MSRP $15

Time to teach/learn:  2-3 minutes


Game Night Grab Bag

The Challenge: 3 Big (strategy games) with small games in them. 

The Contestants: John Knoerzer & Stephen  

John's Selections

Auf Der Walz  -  Titan  -  Offshore

Stephen's Selections

Khronos  -  Advanced Civilization  -  Robinson Crusoe


Apropos of Nothing

Pizza Hut & Kale (submitted by Sam Hozman) From Asparagus to Zucchini

Burritos are Performance Enhancing Drugs?

Cincy Red Stockings vs Antioch Nine (submitted by Sam Hozman)

Wander Franco (1st Major Leaguer born this century)



The Long Season


Music credits include:

Stone God  |  by Martin Denny  |  the song

Stone  |  by Faces  |  the song