Garrett's Games and Geekiness

Shelley and I discuss our plays of two new-ish card games that are very different, but quite enjoyable. Easy games to stick in the bag and bring with you as you go on your summer excursions.

Quanto/Sloop by Mike Fitzgerald from Amigo/US Games Systems


Dungeon of Mandom/Welcome to the Dungeon by Masato Uesugi from Oink Games/IELLO

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Friends Michelle, Earl, and Greg join in for a discussion with Shelley and me about games played at a Games Day we held at our place.  Games mentioned:



Null und Nichtig


Catan: Struggle for Rome


Lost Cities



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Shel and I pull The Village by Inka and Markus Brand off the shelf to play the 'vanilla' version as well as its latest expansion - The Port, then try out a new Ravensburger card game called Stichling by Ralf zur Linde.

The Village by Inka and Markus Brand from Pegasus/Tasty Minstrel/eggertspiele

The Village Port

Stichling by Ralf zur Linde from Ravensburger


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Shelley's birthday 8 years ago was also a recording day, so this is a SHORT solo episode during which I wander into the Game Room, talk about storing games, discuss hosting a Game Night at our house, and then talk about two games we had played the previous evening:

Ticket to Ride Märklin by Alan Moon from Days of Wonder


Capitol by Moon and Weissblum from Schmidt

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Shelley and I sit down to discuss a classic from Kramer and Ulrich, as well as a less important Reiner Knizia title.

El Grande from Rio Grande, designed by Kramer and Ulrich

Tal der Abenteuer from Parker, designed by Knizia

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Shelley and I tackle the second Queen title in as many weeks, then talk about two small-box card games from small publishers.

Games discussed:

Parfum by Marco Ruskowski and Marcel Susselbeck from Queen Games

Downtown by Florian Racky from Racky Spiele

Fidelitas by Jason Kotarski and Philip duBarry from Green Couch Games


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Listeners from way back in 2007 get a chance to comment and question us.

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I needed to spend a bit more time on Voyages of Marco Polo, so we talk about that for a few monutes more this episode, then delve into one of the new Queen releases, this time Queen's Architect by Volker Schachtele.

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Sebastian Bleasdale of On The Underground joins me for a discussion from England about game design and his gaming history.

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Shelley and I get a puzzle game - Xalapa - and a new worker placement - Voyages of Marco Polo - to the table.

Xalapa by Lauge Luchau


Voyages of Marco Polo by Simone Luciani and Daniele Tascini

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