Episode 177: Twist, Slide, and Climb

Release Date: May 27, 2013

Running Time:  125 min.

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Mind manipulators. We review 3 family friendly games that mess with your head in 3 different ways: Just In Time (twist your pieces to solve timed puzzles), Dotzee (a slide puzzle with dice), and Clubs (a mash up of Spades and ladder games like Tichu).

News & Notes: Spiel des Jahres nominees, Hexica, Boston Festival of Indie Games
The List: Dotzee, Clubs, Just In Time
The Game Sommelier:  5 games inspired by New Orleans
Mail Bag: Kosmonauts feedback, Mystique deck

Complete Show Notes continue after the break.

News & Notes

Spiel des Jahres Nominees




Kinderspiel des Jahres Nominees

The Enchanted Tower

Orinoco Gold

Mucca Pazza

Kennerspiel des Jahres Nomineees

The Palaces of Carrara

The Legends of Andor


Hexica  Kickstarter  |  BGG

Snowdonia  Kickstarter |  BGG

Euphoria  Kickstarter  |  BGG

Boston Festival of Indie Games Link 

The List

Dotzee  Maranda Enterprises | BGG

Clubs  North Star Games | BGG

Just In Time  Ravensburger | BGG

The Game Sommelier

On the hot seat: Stephen  Challenge from: Dave

The Challenge: 5 games that reflect his experiences in New Orleans over the next week.

Stephen's Selections

Mardi Gras: Mardi Gras

Music: Dominoes

Food: Et Toque

Cocktail Culture: Pit

Voodoo: Mystic Skull

The River: Mark Twain's Memory Builder

History: Escape from Elba

Cemeteries: Cathedral

Next Sommelier Challenge: Doug Richardson

Doug must find 5 games to play with famous playwrights: David Mamet, Tom Stoppard, August Wilson, Anton Chekov, August Strindberg 

Mail Bag

Thanks to Gil d'Orey for explaining his rationale behind placing the control panels on the board in Kosmonauts

Thanks to Remy Gibson for telling us about the Mystique deck from Nestorgames.


Music credits include:

Paradise for Ducks  The Assembly Kora Band  |  the song

A Long Hard Climb   Pizzicato One    |  the song

Twistin' the Night Away   Sam Cooke  |  the song

Walk On Boy  The Hokum High Rollers  |  the song

Track 15  The Assembly Kora Band  |  the song

Oh By Jingo  The Hokum High Rollers  |  the song


I'm sure there are some goofs in there somewhere. Let us know if (when?) you find one!

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