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Episode 3: Cry Havoc

 

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 Show Notes: May 3, 2006

 

Game News & Notes

Will Wright Article on Games in Wired Magazine
 
He's writing about video games, but we think it applies to games in general. Read the article and you decide!

Mitsubishi's Diamond Touch Table

The makers of the table are focused on its application in video games, but it could be a breakthrough for a whole new sub genre of board game!
See for yourself

Times Square

A new game in the Kosmos 2-player series designed by Reiner Knizia.

Board Game Geek entry    

The List

Havoc: The Hundred Years War

Early Renaissance war mixed with poker?  Yes, we're serious.

Board Game Geek entry     Official site

Clippers

Shipping lanes in the South Pacific with impossibly tiny pieces.

Board Game Geek Entry     

Backshelf Spotlight: Word Games

Quiddler

Board Game Geek Entry     Official site

Bethump'd with Words

Board Game Geek Entry     Official site

Truckloads of Goober

Starfarers of Catan
 
Board Game Geek Entry    

Game Sommelier

The Challenge: Find five games for a group of hardcore wargamers that they could play with one of their eight year kids.

Stephen's List

Dave's Vote

Heroscape Thumbs Up
Monsters Menace America Thumbs Up
Mission Command (Land, Sea, Air) Thumbs Up
Memoir '44 Thumbs Down
Formula De Thumbs Up
The Great Dalmuti Thumbs Up

Errata

Did we really make it through without a major screw up? Seems unlikely... 

I knew it was too good to be true!

Listener Tim found a MAJOR goof:

One screw-up in episode 3: The balls at the bottom of the ships in Starfarers aren’t used to determine player order. They are used to determine your ship speed for that turn and whether or not you will have an “encounter”.

Listener Josh gave us a great tip:

A game that does use colored balls to determine player order: Village of Fear. It's part of the Dark World series of games. And it has truckloads of goober as well. Thanks Josh!

Listener Rob points out not one but two mistakes:

There is, in fact, another game with an Easter Island theme, Die Oster Insel, designed by Leo Colvini (and Alex Randolph) , no less!

We mention that Starfarers of Catan was the first Settlers standalone expansion. But Rob recalls that Siedler von Nurnberg  was actually the first standalone expansion.

 Let us know if (when?) you find one!

 

 

 

 

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