Garrett's Games and Geekiness

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.

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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

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

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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


Neptun by Dirk Henn from Queen Games

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 2:26 AM

Shelley and I sit down with Eric and Mark of Days of Wonder to discuss the history of their company, as well as the (at that time) forthcoming Battlore game!

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 6:13 AM

Two Gregs and Shelley join me for a rapid-fire discussion of a bunch of older titles, many of which have found their way to other collections at this point.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 6:02 AM

Shelley and I get two much older games to the table - 

Auf Achse and Die Osterinsel

which I still actually have on my shelf and we bring out every once in awhile, and

Knights of Charlemagne

which never got another play...

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 5:54 AM

Shelley and I get another cute little Japanese game to the table, this one a quick tile-laying super-fillerwith some nice action choices.  Then, we try out a 7 Wonders-esque card-based tech-tree game with some interesting ideas, but not nearly as streamlined as the former.

King of Frontier by Shun from Studio GG

Progress: Evolution of Technology by Agnieszka Kopera and Andrei Novac from NSKN Games

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 8:33 PM

Mark Jackson and Mard Batty join me for an in-depth discusison of Ticket to Ride.  These Roundtables petered out as time constraints and tech issues made setting them up difficult, but I think the Meeplefest episodes reflect some of what these try to do.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 6:57 PM

Ric joins me for a discussion of games of the moment (in 2006), along with some talk about game stores past & present.

Blue Moon

Blue Moon City

Thurn und Taxis

Mission Red Planet

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 6:47 PM