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Episode 19: Cold Fusion


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 Show Notes:  Dec. 18, 2006 


Game News & Notes

Justinian  Link

Political wheeling and dealing in the ancient emperor's court.

Fletcher Capstan Expanding Tables  Link

How about a game table that can seat 6 or 16? Amazing tables expand radially, increasing in size by 73%! Watch the video below!


The List

Forbidden   BGG entry

Light Mah Jongg card game with some inventive twists.

Power Grid   BGG Entry

Invest in different energy sources to power the most cities on the map.

Backshelf Spotlight: 

Can you see two connection between these games?
Email us with your guesses! One correct guesser will win a pair of laser cut custom Spiel dice!
The answer will be part of next episode's Spotlight.

No winners for Episode 17's connection! Try again with this one. Send your guesses early and often!

Dino Hunt  BGG Entry

Time travellers collect dinosaurs for points. Cards are filled with great information without being "educational."

De Bellis Antiquitatis (DBA)   BGG Entry   

Fast paced, tactical, and elegantly simple pre-gunpowder historical miniatures wargame.

Truckloads of Goober

Subbuteo Table Soccer   BGG Entry    

A Finger flicking fun game with a nearly 90 year history. Flick your players into the ball and drive it down the field! Hundreds of painted national and club teams, accessories, stadiums (with spectators), even lights are available.

Thanks to Adrian in Australia for bringing Subbuteo to our attention and sending us our very own Subbuteo set! Amazingly cool, Adrian. 

Subbuteo Videos

Subbuteo TV Ad from 1960s
Modern Subbuteo TV ad
Subbuteo Collector/History on Gloria Hunniford Show
St. Louis Subbuteo League 2006 Midwest Major Highlights

Subbuteo Links from Adrian

Subbuteo 365
World Table Soccer
Subbuteo World
Federation International Sport Table Football
American Subbuteo Association

World Retro League
Little Plastic Men
Table Soccer USA
Subbuteo Start4All

Subbuteo Forum
Vintage Subbuteo
Peter Upton's Subbuteo

Game Sommelier

The Challenge:

Dave must find five games for Scotty's wine and cheese party.

Dave's List

Stephen's Vote

The Big Cheese Bottle of Sherry
Gouda Gouda A nice Riesling
Weinhandler Block of Emmentaller
Vino Hunk of Gorgonzola
Guillotine Baguette
Paris Paris Maurice Chevallier

Next week's challenge:

Stephen must find five games for the a Super Bowl game party.

Mail Bag

Patrik in Sweden wants us to know: Gulo Gulo is latin for wolverine. In German the animal is called Vielfrass, which translates roughly to Bigeater.

My suggestions for wargame gifts: Hammer of the Scots, Twilight Struggle, A House Divided.

Craig suggested Ca$h and Gun$ for a Sky's the Limit Beer & Pretzels game. How can you go wrong with a game with foam guns! 


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





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