Episode 23 - Tony Danza & Co.
23: Tony Danza & Co.
Release Date: Feb. 19, 2007
Running Time: 79 min.
Cue the laugh track. We play Conquistadors in Pizarro & Co. and Capitalist pigs in I'm the Boss, two games that lead to big deals and big piles of cashola.
News & Notes: Rage Reprint, Perth Game Group, Make: Magazine, Receda Cube
The List: Pizarro & Co., I'm the Boss
Backshelf Spotlight: Pirateer, Pente
Truckloads of Goober: Neolithibum
Game Sommelier: Five games for a romantic getaway
Mail Bag: Cleopatra corrections, Renfield print and play, Light Speed
Complete Show Notes continue after the break.
Game News & Notes
Great beer & pretzels trump game reprinted by Fundex.
Items of Note
New Game Group forming in Perth, Australia: Euro Games Fest
James Ernest article on Game design in Make: Magazine Issue #8
Receda Cube found! Season 1 of PerplexCity ends, Season 2 coming soon!
New site is up and running! Thanks to Ben in CA for our first donation!
Pizarro & Co. BGG entry
Bid for the services of famous European explorers in this inventive modular auction game.
I'm the Boss BGG Entry
16 deals, 6 investors and only one Boss per deal. A recipe for mayhem and fun!
Mystery Connection Contest
Can you find a connection between these two games? We find a mystery connection each episode and challenge you, the listener, to hunt for it! Email us with your guess and you could win a pair of laser cut custom Spiel dice!
Congratulations to Herb in NC for winning the favorite CheapAss Game contest from Episode 22!
Pirateer BGG entry
Maneuver your ship to the center island and return to home port with the treasure in this modern cousin to Backgammon.
Pente BGG Entry
Go-lite. Place your glass stones on a 19 by 19 grid and try to get five in a row or capture five pairs from your opponent.
Truckloads of Goober
Neolithibum BGG Entry
Cavemen compete to stack rocks on a tree stump altar to find pieces of a Bear skull. I am not making this up!
The Challenge: find five games for you and your partner for a romantic getaway.
Challenge submitted by Tim Koffley in Seattle. Thanks, Tim!
|Dirty Minds||Thumbs Up|
|Hearts|| Thumbs Down
|Relationship Tightrope||Thumbs Down|
Next week's challenge:
Stephen must find five games for a Star Wars party.
Tim in OH and John Tessier caught some rules goofs in our rundown of Cleopatra & the Society of Architects in Episode 22.
Dani in NC reminds us that Renfield is now a free play and print game
John in OK reccommends Light Speed hip-pocket game from CheapAss.
In the Pizarro & Co. rundown, we failed to mention that the money bidding cards are worth different amounts of victory points at the end of the game. The larger the bid card the less victory points they are worth at game's end.
Although our roving reporter Mike didn't find the new Talisman at Toy Fair, the fine folks at boardgamenews.com did. Here's a picture of a prototype of the new game!
The new Talisman will be released on October 7th and retail for $50. The game will be available in the U.S. only through Alliance Game Distributors.
I'm sure there are some other goofs in there somewhere. Let us know if (when?) you find one!