Garrett's Games and Geekiness

Two newer games to the table once again this week, as Shelley and I sit down to discuss the Essen-released

Deus by Sebastien DuJardin from Pearl Games

and

Historia by Marco Pranzo from Giochix.it

an Essen and Kickstarted game.

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Stephen Glenn of the SdJ-nominated Balloon Cup joins Shelley and me on the podcast for a discussion of game design and Essen (2006) anticipation.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 9:28 PM

Shelley joins me on the microphones for a quick discussion of

San Marco, by Moon and Weissblum 

as a 2-player game, as well as some reflection on the THEN upcoming Essen 2006

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 9:16 PM

Waggle Dance by Mike Nudd from Grublin Games Publishing

and

Spike by Stphen Glenn from R&R Games 

are on the docket today for discussion with Shelley.

Direct download: GarrettsGames459.mp3
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On this Board Game Roundtable from 2006, Aldie and Mark join in for a discussion of various game stuff, along with BGG's Golden Geeks

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Rather than the typical "Best Games of 2014" episode where we're limited to titles that debuted last year, Tony, Shelley and I choose our favorite games and gaming experiences from the past year.

TONY'S LIST:

Libertalia

Keyflower

Deus

Historia

Red7

Cubist

Dragster

Patchwork

Colors of Kasane

Shephy

 

DOUG'S LIST:

One Night Ultimate Werewolf

Concordia (w/new expansion)

Colors of Kasane

Nehemiah

La Granja

Kaleido

KanBan

Machi Koro + expansions

Moscow to Paris

Panamax

HONORABLE MENTIONS:

Freedom: The Underground Railroad

Puck Sucht Lady

Staufer Dynasty

El Gaucho

Colt Express

 

SHELLEY'S LIST

Rococo

Moscow to Paris

Happy Pigs

Castles of Mad King Ludwig

Splendor

Russian Railroads

HUE & GEM

Nehemiah

Tzolk'in The Mayan Calendar

Freedom: The Underground Railroad

Direct download: GarrettsGames458.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 10:39 PM

Tony Boydell joins Shelley and me for a discussion of the history of Surprised Stare Games, and the many titles he and his partner in the business have created, including Tony's own Scandaroon, Totemo, Fzzzt!, and Snowdonia.

Direct download: GarrettsGames457.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 9:18 PM

Three on the mics this time, as Greg Parker joins Shelley and me for a conversation about 4 titles we got to the table over a weekend:

Take Stock

Silk Road

Canal Mania

Konig Salomons Schatzkammer

Direct download: GarrettsGames35Revised.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 4:08 AM

Canal Mania, Metromania, and Great Wall of China make the table for this revisit to 2006.

Direct download: GarrettsGames34Revised.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:59 AM

Shelley and I talk through Nations The Dice Game, the much shorter dice-based version of Nations, as well and the new Queen/Dirk Henn game Neptun.

Nations The Dice Game by Rustan Hakansson from Lautapelit.fi

and

Neptun by Dirk Henn from Queen Games

Direct download: GarrettsGames456.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 2:26 AM