Garrett's Games and Geekiness

Shelley and I get the new Stefan Feld release and Ed Marriott's first design to the table, both published here in the US by Tasty Minstrel Games.

Aquasphere by Stefan Feld

Scoville by Ed Marriott

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One more solo show, and this time I talk a bit about the original board gaming podcast - Geekspeak/BoardgameSpeak - and two titles with tile laying as an important mechanism.

San Francisco

Downfall of Pompeii

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A solo show once again (what was I thinking? I'm OK on my own, but Shelley adds a perfect counter balance).  This time it's Schacht, Teuber, and Kramer.  BTW, I still have Web of Power and China on the shelf, as well as Anno 1503, but Hacienda went away a LONG time ago.

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Category:general -- posted at: 7:13 PM

Shelley joins me for the second time on the podcast for a discussion of some of our favorite (at the time) 2-player games.

Odin's Ravens

Balloon Cup

Vom Kap Bis Kairo

Die Fugger

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 7:09 PM

Shelley and I get three small-box imports to the table this week, and this episode should be titled "Games you should hunt down or twist the arm of a domestic publisher to get published"  The games (two from Japon Brand and one from Hobby World) are

Kaleido by Hinata Origuchi

Colors of Kasane by Hinata Origuchi


Moscow to Paris by Evgeny Nikitin



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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 5:00 PM

Shelley hadn't joined me on the mic full time at this point, so I go through some gaming history and discuss my then-current Top 10.

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Part 2 of Episode 4 (not sure why I did this) has Greg Parker join in once again for a discussion of teaching games and game groups.

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Greg Parker joins me for a discussion of his gaming history and some of our games played in this first part of Episode 4 from 9 years ago.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:11 PM

Shelley and I get to a few games that just didn't work for us.  They may be more to your likeing (and I'd love to hear your opinions on the Guild at BGG), but we found them problematic at best.

Jager and Spaher by Gerhard Hecht from KOSMOS

Orongo by Reiner Knizia from Ravensburger

Gold Ahoy! by Stephan Herminghaus from Mayfair/Lookout

Dragonscroll by Gordon and Fraser Lamont from Fragor Games

Direct download: GarrettsGames446.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 11:45 PM

After two solo efforts, I realized that having a partner on the microphones would work better, and the best partner on mic would be my partner in life.  Find out more about Shelley's gaming past.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 9:31 PM