Episode 36: Gen Con 2007 Part 2

36: Gen Con 2007 Part 2

Release Date: August 27, 2007

Running Time: 75 minutes

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This time it's personal! You've heard the interviews (well most of them!), now hear from us. We give our report on our event, the Spiel-a-thon, panel discussions, Dealer's room hits and misses, and a game book that is not to be missed!

Interviews:
SlugFest Games (Tiki Island, Red Dragon Inn), Strategic Retreat Adventures (gamer cruises)

Reports: The Spiel-a-thon, Trade Day digital convergence panel, Podcaster Game Review panel, Games that caught our eyes, Game book reccomendation, overall impressions.

Complete Show Notes continue after the break.

Episode 35 - Gen Con 2007

35: Gen Con 2007

Release Date: August 21, 2007

Running Time: 99 min.

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Global geeks, global games. From Israeli brainteasers and Italian game publishers to carved dice from little Polish elves, part one of our convention coverage includes over a dozen interviews. Part Two will be released a week from today.

Interviews:
Black Industries (Talisman), TableStar Games, 3d6 Art (Dice Mosaics), Rubbing Hands (Fred: The Game), Southern Fox (Re-Fraze), Tenki Games (Chang Cheng), Looney Labs (Zombie Fluxx), Your Move Games (Battleground), Fat Dragon Games (EZ Dungeon), Gen Con Australia, Q-Workshop Dice, Simply Fun Games, Intimagik Rings, Think Outside The Box (Brain Teasers).

Complete Show Notes continue after the break.

Spiel-a-thon! Aug. 17 (sponsored by Rio Grande Games)

We are proud to announce the Spiel-a-thon!

sponsored by Rio Grande Games
When: Friday, August 17

Open gaming 10 AM - 7 PM

Spiel-a-thon: 7 PM - midnight

Where: Omni Hotel, Fischer B Room (map)

Come meet us, play Rio Grande Games, and win fabulous prizes! When we heard Rio Grande was not going to have a booth at Gen Con this year, we asked them if they wanted to team up so our listeners and the gaming public could still get a chance to play.

Episode 34: Bullet Barons

34: Bullet Barons

Release Date: August 6, 2007

Running Time: 97 min.

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Click, Click, Boom! Our nerves of steel are put to the test playing Russian Roulette in Kablamo! and bidding for a coal powered empire in Industria.

News & Notes: Walk the Plank, Gen Con plans (Spiel-a-thon!)
The List:
Kablamo, Industria

Back Shelf Spotlight: Roma, Babel
Truckloads of Goober: Arbos
Notes from the OCD: Collecting series, Storing games, Shuffling
Mail Bag: Dice article, Iron Sommelier, Parsec Award Nomination

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Episode 33: Origins 2007

33: Origins 2007

Release Date: July 9, 2007

Running Time: 114 min.

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Wood burning, Richard Borg, and dismembered robots. We take an inside look at Origins International Game Expo.

News & Notes: Spiel des Jahres wrap-up
Interviews:
Blood & Cardstock, Game Science, Knucklebones Magazine, Blue Panther, Richard Borg, Bent Castle, Shifting Skies, StrataMax, Robot Martini

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Episode 32: Spiel des Schpiel

32: Spiel des Schpiel

Release Date: June 25, 2007

Running Time: 98 min.

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And the winner is... We play all five games nominated for the Spiel des Jahres (German Game of the Year) and then we try to predict the winner!

News & Notes: Origins plans, Spiel T-Shirts, Contest news
The Nominees:
Arkadia, Zooloretto, Thief of Baghdad, Jenseits von Theben, Yspahan

Our Predictions: tune in to find out!

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Episode 31: Samurai Slum Lords

31: Samurai Slum Lords

Release Date: June 11, 2007

Running Time: 98 min.

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Sayonara, squatters. We play Shogun and Landlord, proving that the best evictions often come at the end of a katana (or a tower full of little wooden cubes).

News & Notes: Wings of War Minis, Leaping Lemmings, Sponsors!
The List:
Shogun, Landlord
Time Well Spent Contest: win Notre Dame, Colosseum, and Factory Fun!
Backshelf Spotlight:
Adel Verpflichtet, Balderdash
Truckloads of Goober:
Battle Masters
Game Sommelier:
Five games you can quit/join mid-game without ruining the game
Mail Bag:
Game of the Day, Nerdy to Cool, Goal Die mystery solved, GenCon auction

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Episode 30: The Golden Hippo

30: The Golden Hippo

Release Date: May 28, 2007

Running Time: 87 min.

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Skullduggery! Sometimes sneaky is better than strong. We fight over carcasses in Scavenger Hunt and pilfer treasure from lost tombs in Incan Gold.

News & Notes: Cartagena 2, Gipf Set 3, Spiel des Jahres Nominees, Blackbeard
The List:
Scavenger Hunt, Incan Gold
Backshelf Spotlight:
Filthy Rich, Liar's Dice
Truckloads of Goober:
Duel in the Dark
Game Sommelier:
Five games for a Cub Scout campout with 20+ people
Mail Bag:
Dice video, Homebrew dice towers, Hearts strategies, Sheepshead

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Episode 29: My Hacienda For A Vowel!

29: My Hacienda For A Vowel!

Release Date: May 14, 2007

Running Time: 80 min.

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Fire up those branding irons! There's livestock to round up and words to bluff or spell when we play Hacienda and Letterhead.

News & Notes: Arkadia, Valley Games new releases, Visa sponsors LIFE
The List:
Hacienda, Letterhead
Backshelf Spotlight:
Quarto, Flinch
Truckloads of Goober:
Ponte del Diavolo
Game Sommelier:
Five games to play with co-workers at lunch
Mail Bag:
Locke's board game, Hordes of the Things, Sayings with meeples in Dutch

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Episode 28 - Listener's Choice

28: Listener's Choice

Release Date: Apr. 30, 2007

Running Time: 100 min.

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Turn the tables! We let you call the shots. From The List to The Game Sommelier, every segment in the show comes from listener suggestions and submissions.

News & Notes: Mr. Jack, Walter Hunt's GoF blog, Name That Game
The List:
Die Macher, Railroad Tycoon
Backshelf Spotlight:
Skittles, Shove Ha'penny
Truckloads of Goober:
Fire & Axe
Game Sommelier:
Five games for a LOST party that reflect the characters
Mail Bag:
Tom Vasel's Sommelier response, storing games when traveling

Complete Show Notes continue after the break.

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