Episode 392 - Three Sisters

Release Date: Mar. 16, 2022

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Running Time:  95 min

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The days reach out. Birds chatter and sing. Gentle rains linger.

The Spring thaw has come.

And from the ground, tiny hopes awaken, three seeds, Three Sisters, wearing green.

Three Sisters is a roll and write dice game where you plan, plant, nurture, and harvest a small farm over a single growing season.

Using techniques practiced by indigenous peoples for centuries, you grow corn, beans, and pumpkins, each one supporting the other. Will you start an orchard? Or tend a hive of bees? Perhaps a glorious stand of wildflowers? Each die you choose will shape your garden and the goods you can bring to market.

Listen in to explore the game and learn why we think Three Sisters is a game with soul.

Three Sisters    25th Century Games  |  Motor City Gameworks | BGG

Designer: Ben Pinchback, Matt Riddle

Artists: Beth Sobel, Marlies Barends

Publisher: Motor City Gameworks, 25th Century Games

1-4 players  30-45 min.  ages 12+   MSRP $30

Time to teach/learn:  5-10 minutes

The Meal


Doug's Recipe: Three Sisters Chili

Doug's Game: Tzolkin

Stephen's Recipes: Elote off the cob

Chinese Garlic Green Beans

Roasted Squash

Stephen's Game: Bausack


Apropos of Nothing

Cavoli Riscaldati Honigkuchenpferd

Would-be Cat Rescuer needs Rescuing

High Tea Party


Music credits include:

Three Sisters  |  by Johnny Lipford  |  the song

Corn, Beans, and Squash  |  by Joan Shenandoah  |  the song

Sisters of Mercy  |  by  Lars Lillo-Stenberg  & The Salmon Smokersthe song