Episode 437: The Finest Fish

Release Date: Feb. 28, 2024

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Running Time:   77 min

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There are dog shows and cat shows, but have you ever heard of a fish show? Goldfish fans from across the land compete each year to display the most sensational swimmer. It takes talent and planning to create the most pleasing arrangement of colorful scales. Can you win Best in Show with your finest fish?



Lucio Rodriguez, The Spiel's resident biologist, stops by to deliver fun facts and debunk several myths related to goldfish (and sing us a fishy-funeral song).

Erwin Susara helps us launch a brand new segment: My Favorite Game! He tells us about one of his favorite games. We hope you'll join us this season and tell us about a game you love.. and why!

The Finest Fish

Designer:  Nate & Jake Jenne

Artist:  Jake Jenne

Publisher: Last Night Games | BGG Entry

2-4 players  30-45 minutes  ages 8+   MSRP $49.95

Time to teach/learn:  3-5 minutes

Goldfish Myths & Facts - Lucio Rodriguez

Distance estimation in goldfish

Goldfish spatial navigation

Meet Carrot, the largest goldfish on record

Meet Tish, the oldest goldfish on record (43 years)

Ranchu goldfish (most expensive)

Meteor goldfish (most rare)

My Favorite Game - Erwin Susara - Flamme Rouge

Designer:  Asger Harding Granerud

Artist:  Ossi Hiekkala, Jere Kasanen

Publisher: Lautapelit.fi, Stronghold Games | BGG Entry

Major Fun Review: Episode 305

Meet Erwin Susara!

Erwin is an inventor and entrepreneur. Check out Snake Sandbags! He is also a dear friend and part of the Spiel Foundation team! He participates in our weekly game evaluation sessions, helps prep and pack games for the bundle program and assists with events and conventions.


Interstitial music credits include:

Fish Heads  | Barnes & Barnes | the song

Any Little Fish | Bobby Short | the song

Little Fish in a Big Pond |Eddie Albert & Mary McCarty | the song

Bicycle Race | cover by Holmes feat. Roy Shakked | the song

Goldfish Bowl | Van Morrison | the song