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Episode 17:
I Coulda Been a Contenda!


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 Show Notes:  Nov. 20, 2006 


Game News & Notes

Carcassonne Big Box  Link

Carcassonne plus all the expansions in one box with integrated rules and inserts to accomodate all the expansion sets. 

Attention Spiel listeners!  Email Jay Tummelson at Rio Grande Games if you already own Carcassonne and its expansions and you are interested in purchasing the empty big box and inserts to store your game. Be sure to mention The Spiel if you do.

Midgard  Link

Ragnarok is upon us! An epic battle to control mythical Norse kingdoms.

The List

Buccaneer   BGG entry

Fast paced game of stacking pirate crews and collecting booty.

Aqua Romana   BGG Entry

Adequate but not extraordinary tile laying game with pasted on theme.

Backshelf Spotlight: 

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

Congratulations to Robin in England, the winner for episode 16's connection contest! Robin wins a pair of custom Spiel dice for his correct connection between Hare & Tortoise and The Queen's Necklace. You can win, too. Send your guesses early and often!

Titan: The Arena  BGG Entry

Bet on fantasy monster battles. Watch out for the referees and the fans!

Acquire   BGG Entry   

Sid Sackson classic of stock trades and mergers.

Truckloads of Goober

Sid Meier's Civilization: The Board Game   BGG Entry    

Board game inspired by the computer game inspired by the board game.

Game Sommelier

The Challenge:

Stephen must find five games to convert an avid video gamer into an avid board gamer.

Stephen's List

Dave's Vote

Battle Ball Thumbs Up
Blokus Thumbs Up
Sid Meier's Civilization Thumbs Up
Runebound Thumbs Up
Pitch Car Thumbs Up
Doom The Board Game Thumbs Up

Here are the branches for the different kinds of video gamers/genres I mentioned in the segment

Sports/Arcade gamers
Battle Ball - Blood Bowl - Pizza Box Football

Real Time Strategy Gamers
Civilization: The BoardGame - Memoir '44 - Puerto Rico

Puzzle Gamers
Blokus - Ricochet Robot - Gipf

Online Role Playing Gamers
Runebound - Bang! - Lord of the Rings

Twitch (FPS) Gamers
Pitch Car - Kineti-Go - Skittles
Doom: The Board Game - Space Hulk - Warhammer 40K

Next week's challenge:

Dave must find five games for listener Scotty's wine and cheese themed game night.

Mail Bag

Here's the short list of non-game podcasts we listen to!

Disney Related (Dave): MouseTunes, WDW Today, Netcot

Technology (Stephen): TWIT (This Week in Tech), DLTV

Movies (Stephen): Filmspotting, IFS (my non-profit organization)

Wonderful Things: Boing Boing's Get Illuminated

Learn German with Puppets:  My German Class

We also had some great small press role playing game suggestions:

Shab Al Hiri Roach from David in LA

Indie Press Revolutions  from Yoki in Sweden


I don't know what I was on when I claimed that I played Titan The Arena as a kid! I must have been thinking of Titan! We're still young at heart but not that young!

The title of Boing Boing's new podcast is Get Illuminated, not Everything's Illuminated (which is the title of a movie starring Elijah Wood).

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





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