Episode 4: Cheese Cannister

4: Cheese Cannister

Release Date: May 13, 2006

Running Time: 100 min.

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We circle the wagons to play Go West and then head for Sid Sackson's Bazaar. The title, you ask? Dave has a Lactaid moment discussing dice games.

News & Notes: Gloria Mundi, Easter Island
The List: Go West, Bazaar
Backshelf Spotlight: Cosmic Wimpout, Peg Poker
Truckloads of Goober: Star Wars: Queen's Gambit
Game Sommelier: Five games to play with your hyper competitive in-laws

Complete Show Notes continue after the break.

Game News & Notes

Gloria Mundi BGG Entry

A non-CheapAss game from James Ernest and Rio Grande

Easter Island BGG Entry Official Site

Giant stone heads were really laser cannons? WTF?

The List

Go West BGG entry Official site

Hitch up your wagons and head for the Pacific!

Bazaar BGG Entry

A classic 3M abstract strategy game from Sid Sackson

Backshelf Spotlight: Dice Games

Cosmic Wimpout BGG Entry Official site

Peg Poker BGG Entry

Truckloads of Goober

Star Wars: The Queen's Gambit BGG Entry

As promised, here are some pics of the truckloads of goober that come with this game. You can easily see why half the fun is setting it up! All the pictures shown come from the Board Game Geek entry.

Game Sommelier

The Challenge: Find five games for you, your wife, and your hyper-competitive in-laws. Games that will be fun for everyone and no one ends up on the couch

Dave's List

Stephen's Vote

Cosmic Wimpout Thumbs Down
Lucky Loop Thumbs Up
The Oilman Game Thumbs Up
Adel Verpflichtet (Hoity Toity) Thumbs Up
Arkham Horror Thumbs Up
Shadows Over Camelot Thumbs Up


The infamous Cheese Canister game mentioned by Dave is Farkel, which does, in fact, have a Cheesehead Edition that comes in a FILM canister. I'm sure there are more goofs in there somewhere.

Listener Todd points out:

"Bazaar has been reprinted several times and the components on the Discovery edition below are pretty nice (though not "Goober" nice)" Let us know if (when?) you find one!