Episode 414 - Awkward Guests
Release Date: December 19, 2022
Running Time: 109 min
Mr Walton was killed in his study. And all the guests at Walton manor have good reasons to want him dead. Can you and your fellow detectives step in and find the murderer? Starting with a few leads, you must piece together the crime by asking questions and sharing information. Timing is everything. Gather enough evidence to support your theory and you'll solve the case before everyone else.
Awkward Guests uses an ingenious deck of cards to generate thousands of cases, each with a different outcome. With seven different difficulty levels and a companion app that allows co-op and solo play, this game is an open invitation to any fan of mysteries to channel their inner Sherlock Holmes, Miss Marple, or Jessica Fletcher for an evening of crime-solving fun.
Listen to explore the game and decide for yourself if we make a compelling case for the latest winner of our Spiel of Approval!
ALSO FEATURED IN THIS EPISODE...
A holiday-themed Meal segment! We offer up recipes for a snack and a game to give Santa a break on Christmas night.
Designer: Ron Gonzalo García
Artist: Samuel Gonzalo García, Laura Medina Solera
2-5 players 45 minutes ages 10+ MSRP $45
Time to teach/learn: 10 minutes
There's an added holiday challenge to the segment this time. Each contributor was asked to provide a recipe and a game that would entice Santa to take a break to eat/play on Christmas night.
Stephen | Recipe: 7 Layer Bars | Game: Horrified: American Monsters
Recipe: 7 Layer Bars
Prep Time: 15 mins | Cook Time: 25 mins | Servings: 1 pan (approximately 18-24 bars)
1/2 cup (4 ounces) butter
1 cup graham cracker crumbs, about 8 whole graham crackers
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
1 cup butterscotch chips
1 cup sweetened coconut flakes
1 cup walnuts, chopped
1 (15-ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
Heat the oven to 350 F. Lightly grease a 13 x 9-inch baking pan.
Melt the butter in a small saucepan. Combine it with the graham cracker crumbs in a bowl and mix well. Spread and evenly pat the crumb mixture in the bottom of the baking pan.
Sprinkle the semisweet chocolate chips evenly over the crumb mixture, followed by an even layer of the butterscotch chips, the flaked sweetened coconut, and finishing with the chopped walnuts.
Drizzle the sweetened condensed milk evenly over the bars, without stirring, so the layers remain intact.
Transfer to the oven and bake for 25 minutes.
Cool the pan on a rack and then cut into bars.
Serve and enjoy!
Doug | Recipe: Onion, Cranberry & Brie Tarts | Game: Tussie-Mussie
Onion, Cranberry & Brie Tarts
Prep Time: 10 mins | Cook Time: 30 mins | Servings: 12
1 sweet onion
3 tbsp butter
1 tsp brown sugar
2 sheets puff pastry (thawed)
3 tbsp cranberry sauce
6 oz brie cheese
Heat the oven to 375 F.
Melt 2 tbsp butter over medium heat. Chop onion into long strips and combine with butter.
Sprinkle in brown sugar and stir until coated.
Cook onions over medium low heat until they are a deep brown carmel color (approx. 15 minutes). Remove from heat and let cool.
Remove brie from rind and cut ito 12 cubes.
Unroll puff pastry and cut each sheet into 6 sections.
Lightly grease a muffin pan and place a section of puff pastry into each space in the tin., pressing down to form a cup.
Divide carmelized onions between the 12 puff pastry cups.
Nestle cube of brie on top of the onions.
Drop 2-3 dollops of cranberry sauce around each cube of brie.
Brush edges of pastry with remaining butter.
Sprinkle with thyme.
Bake tarts for 20-25 minutes or until the edges are golden brown and bottoms are crispy. Let cool for 5-10 minutes before serving.
Paco | Recipe 1: Huevos en Cocotte | Recipe 2: Turrón
Stephen | Game 1: Gudetama | Game: Deep Sea Adventure
Huevos en Cocotte
Prep Time: 10 mins | Cook Time: 20 mins | Servings: 12
1 large leek
1 dozen eggs
Heat the oven to 350 F.
Slice leeks into thin medallions (thickness of a coin)
Heat up butter and olive oil in a pan.
Add leeks to pan and cook slowly until translucent and soft.
Place a layer of leeks into the ramekins
pour 1 tbsp heavy cream onto the leeks in each ramekin
add a sprinkle of crumbled blue cheese on top
crack an egg on top of this mixture in each ramekin.
season with salt and pepper and your favorite herbs
Place ramekins in a tray or casserole dish filled with hot water.
Place tray or casserole dish into oven and bake for 20-30 minutes until egg whites are solid.
Turrón (Spanish Soft Nougat)
Prep Time: 5 mins | Cook Time: 10 mins | Servings: 16
3-4 tbsp honey
120 g sugar
1/2 tbsp cinnamon
zest from 1/2 a lemon
300 g roasted and peeled almonds
Place the sugar, honey, zest, and almonds into a blender/food processor.
IMPORTANT! Pulse the mixture to mix everything together, do not leave blender on for extended periods or the blades will get too hot and the mixture will get to oily. The mixture should be sandy when it is ready. A few lumps of almonds is totally fine.
press the mixture into a shallow mold or cookie sheet (1/2 inch thick layer).
weigh the mixture down and refrigerate overnight (or at least 4 hours)
Cut into pieces and you will be closer to heaven. ;)
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