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Episode 12: Going Postal


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 Show Notes: Sept. 11, 2006


Spiel Desktop Wallpaper
How about an avalanche of games right on your monitor!
Special thanks to DarkSys92 for sending us these fun files. Very cool!

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Game News & Notes

Asterix & Obelix   BGG Entry 

Based on the famous Asterix comic.

Sudoku: Battle of the Masters   BGG Entry

Knizia designed game cashing in on the puzzle craze

Simply Ingenious: Travel Edition   BGG Entry 

Tiny version of the great abstract classic

Iliade  BGG Entry   

Strategy card game based on Homer's epic.

The List

Big Top   BGG entry    

Circus themed variant of the classic card game Fan Tan.

Thurn & Taxis   BGG entry

2006 Spiel de Jahres winner.  Postal route building in Central Europe.

Backshelf Spotlight: 

Can you see two connection between these games?
Email us with your guesses!
Answer will be part of next episode's Spotlight!

Chainsaw Warrior  BGG Entry

Only you can save future New York from trans-dimensional Darkness!

Samurai   BGG Entry   

Plexiglass Buddhas. Need we say more?

Truckloads of Goober

World of Warcraft: The Boardgame   BGG Entry    

Hundreds of figures, counters, cards, and a giant board

Game Sommelier

The Challenge:

Dave must find five games for hard core gamblers that will pull them away from the slots or the craps table. The games cannot be obvious gambling game clones, but they can have gambling mechanics.

Stephen's List

Stephen's Vote

Royal Turf Thumbs Up
Odds'R Thumbs Up
Vegas Thumbs Up
Backgammon Thumbs Up
Mah Jongg Thumbs Up

Dave keeps his title for another week!

Next week's challenge:

Stephen must find five games that will fit into an airline carry-on that will be able to provide fun and variety for any size crowd (from 2 players to 8 or more) on a trip for two weeks.


The hourglass tiles in Ingenious are hexagons, not octagons as Dave states.

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





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