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Episode 10: Gen Con Part 1

 

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 Show Notes: Aug 21, 2006

 

Cool Games from Gen Con 2006

Valley of the Pharaohs   Official Site

Cool metal figures, cloth board, nice wooden box. If only it weren't a roll & move game!

Dread Pirate    Official Site

Also from Front Porch Classics. Great components.

Pieces of Eight   Official Site

A pirate game you play with funky metal coins

Dead Man's Treasure    BGG Entry

New pirate game from Reiner Knizia.

Pecking Order   BGG Entry

Richard Garfield's strategy card game of bird battling fun.

Conquest of Pangea    BGG Entry

Mid to high level strategy game with cool moving continent boards

Voltage   BGG Entry

Lost Cities derivative. Noteworthy since it is one of Mattel's first forays into the euro-style game market.

Desert Bazaar    BGG Entry

Also Mattel. Another old company reacting to rise in euro-game popularity!

Kineti-Go   Official Site

Tabletop wooden magnetic shuffleboard game. Ultra cool!

Blue Moon City    Official Site

Board game set in the same world as the card game. Card combos are cool.

Great Wall of China   BGG Entry

Play card to sections of the wall to gain favor with the Emperor.

Warrior Knights    Official Site

Fantasy Flight remake of Games Workshop classic. Truckloads of Goober!

Tide of Iron Official Site

Squad level WW II strategy board game. Competitor for Memoir '44.

Marvel Heroes    Official Site

All the classic Marvel heroes against the super villain greats. Looks great!

Shear Panic   BGG Entry

Rearrange your field of big plastic sheep to win the game. Sounds like a kid's game but it isn't.

Weinhandler    BGG Entry

An auction game and a set collecting game? Funky little wine bottle pieces.

Mesopotamia   BGG Entry

Collect wood and stone to make offerings to the gods. Wacky octo-hexes.

Emira   BGG Entry

Princes compete to become the best suitor to the harem.

Hold-It   Official Site

Unique card holder for games. Great for games like Settlers of Catan.

Hobby Cube    Official Site

Modular wooden drawer units with wide variety of drawer widths.

Chessex Dice   Official Site

Amazingly cool custom laser cut dice for only $1 per die!

Utilikilts    Official Site

Free yourself from the tyranny of trousers!

Wee Wickeds   Official Site

Funky demented art from Mark Murphy.

Venus Needs Men    Official Site

Campy 50s sci-fi board game.

Parlay   Official Site

Hold 'em Poker combined with Scrabble. Cool!

Scavenger Hunt    Official Site

Scavenger Animals compete for the best carcasses.

Mimic   BGG Entry

Safari themed card matching/matrix game.

You've Been Sentenced    Official Site

Very inventive language building game.

The Spoils   Official Site

Collectable strategy card game. Interesting mechanics.

The Great Space Race    Official Site

Silly scifi spaceship race from Kenzer & Co.

Wargods of Aegyptus   Official Site

Amazingly cool fantasy egyptian miniatures war game

Cadwallon    BGG Entry

Very unique tactical fantasy miniatures game

Curse of the Mummies Tomb   BGG Entry

Classic Games Workshop. Dave got it at the auction. Don't ask the price!

Kings & Things    BGG Entry

Classic Games Workshop game. Dave got it at the auction!

Quest of the Magic Ring   BGG Entry

Lord of the Rings themed board game I hadn't seen since grade school. My auction find for the year!

Neolithibum    Official Site

Rock stacking game with a caveman theme.

Errata

I called Gang of Four a board game. It's a card game.

In Emira, you play a prince courting the harem, not vice versa.

The name of the Arabian themed Euro style game from Mattel is Desert Bazaar.

I'm sure there are more goofs in there somewhere. Let us know if (when?) you find one!

 

 

 

 

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