Episode 178: Kinderspiel des Schpiel 2013

Release Date: June 10, 2013

Running Time:  139 min.

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Child's play. From treasure hunters to mechanical towers and crazy cosmic cows, we review three games nominated for the Kinderspiel des Jahres (German Children's Game of the Year) and try to predict the winner.

Kinderpiel des Jahres Nominees: Orinoco Gold, The Enchanted Tower, Mucca Pazza
Recommended List:  Bim Bam, Baobab, Kakerlakak, Kuddelmuddel, Catan Junior: Madagascar, Linus the Little Magician, Mix Fix, Move & Twist, Star Wars: Battle of Hoth,  Pingi Pongo

Complete Show Notes continue after the break.

Kinderspiel des Jahres Nominees

Orinoco Gold   BGG  |  HABA  | Amazon

The Enchanted Tower  BGG  |  Drei Magier Spiele  | Amazon

Mucca Pazza  BGG  |  Zoch  |  Amazon


Recommended Games List 

Bim Bamm!   BGG  |  Drei Hasen in der Abendsonne  |  Amazon

Baobab  BGG  |  Piatnik  |  Amazon

Kakerlakak  BGG  | Ravensburger  |  Amazon

Kuddelmuddel   BGG  |  Amigo  |  Amazon

Catan Junior: Madagascar  BGG  |  Kosmos  |  Amazon

Linus, the Little Magician  BGG  |  Drei Magier Spiele  |  Amazon

Move & Twist     Beleduc  |  Amazon

Mix Fix  BGG  |  Piatnik  |  Amazon

Star Wars: Battle of Hoth  BGG  |  LEGO  |  Amazon

Pingi Pongo  BGG  |  Noris  |  Amazon

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Music credits include

Together in Spirit  by the Hindu Kush Mountain Boys  | the song

Entropy Begins at the Office  by the Boston Typewriter Orchestra  | the song

Pyramid Scheme  by the Boston Typewriter Orchestra  | the song

The Spotlight Kid  by Captain Beefheart  | the song

Space Kitty  by Electric Junkyard Gamelan  |  the song

Jimmie "The Kid"  by Jimmy Rodgers  |  the song

Kid A  by Radiohead  |  the song


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

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Hi guys - I noticed this episode isn't showing up in the iTunes store.  No biggie - I can get it from here. :)  Just thought I'd mention it in case you weren't aware.  Love your Spiel des Jahres episodes!


Hi Nikkie!

Thanks for catching my mistake! Somehow I saved over the Kinderspiel episode listing when I updated the feed last time. Whoops!

The iTunes feed has been updated and should have the Kinderspiel episode listed in its proper place.

Glad to know people are watching out for my goofs... and that was a BIG one!