Garrett's Games and Geekiness

This is the blog for the Garrett's Games and Geekiness weekly podcast. Started at the end of January 2006, Garrett's Games and Geekiness is my (Doug Garrett's) weekly podcast. Shelley, my wife, and I are joined occasionally by friends Ric Bretschneider, Greg Parker, Mark Jackson, Scott Alden, and game designers.

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Garrett's Games 525 - America and Double Mission: Beyond the Object

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Shelley and I finally got our hands on a pre-release copy of America and talk about it more extensively, then we try out another Deinko game with quasi-cooperation as thieves.

America by Ted Alspach and Friedemann Friese from Bezier Games

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Double Mission: Beyond the Objectby Evan Song from Deinko Games

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Garrett's Games 524 - Carcassonne Star Wars and Golden Ages with Cults and Culture Expansion

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Shelley and I try out the new Star Wars version of Carcassonne, then add the expansion to The Golden Ages, called Cults and Culture.

Carcassonne Star Wars by Klaus-Jurgen Wrede from Hans im Gluck

The Golden Ages by Luigi Ferrini

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The Golden Ages: Cults and Culture Expansion by Luigi Ferrini, both from Stronghold Games

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Garrett's Games 523 - Chronicler, Alan's Adventureland, and Karuba with 4

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Shelley and I get in a few plays of Chronicler, where we spent time quickly building civilizations, then tried our hands at amusement park building with Alan's Adventureland, before breaking out a 4-player game of Karuba.

Chronicler by GB Kim and Kim sung hun from Deinko

Alan's Adventureland by Alan Ernstein from Rio Grande

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Karuba by Rudiger Dorn from HABA

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Garrett's Games 522 - Sushi Go Party, Prime Time, and (Moby) Dick

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Shelley and I continue to enjoy summer by getting together with some friends and trying out the new version of Sushi Go, as well as a rip off of Cards Against Humanity, and also try out some TV programming.

Sushi Go Party by Phil Walker-Harding from Gamewright

Prime Time by Elad Goldsteen from Golden Egg Games

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Dick: A Card Game Based on the Novel by Herman Melville from Why so Ever
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Garrett's Games 521 - Alienation, The Foreign King, and a bit of Blood Rage

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Shelley and I aborted our first playing of Blood Rage (and talk about it a bit), then delve more deeply into

Alienation by Chris and Coryn Lombardi

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The Foreign King by Javier Garcia from Giochix

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Garrett's Games 520 - Bohemian Villages and World's Fair 1893

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Shelley and I spent some time in Tahoe hiking, then playing some games once we got home. These two were not well liked by Shelley, though I liked one of them.

Bohemian Villages by Reiner Stockhausen and from dlp Games

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World's Fair 1893 by J. Alex Kevern and from Foxtrot and Renegade

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Garrett's Games 519 - Ghost Fightin' Treasure Hunters and Karuba

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Shelley and I had a GREAT time finally getting a chance to play the 2014 Kinderspiel des Jahres winner that's due in the US within a month, and one of the three SdJ nominees for this year!

Ghost Fightin' Treasure Hunters by Brian Yu from Mattel

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Karuba by Rudiger Dorn from HABA

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Garrett's Games 518 - Dice City

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Shelley and I have a BUSY week, so it's time for a short, one-game episode this time. This week we get in a couple of plays for a discussion of

Dice City by Vangelis Bagiartakis from AEG and Artipia Games

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Garrett's Games 517 - Dynasties: Heirate and Herrsche AND Blindes Huhn

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Shelley joined the weekly gaming group with the guys for a playing of the new Hans im Glück release from Matthias Cramer, then I snag yet another 'not-yet-reviewed-from Essen' release off the pile for some 4-player auctioning of chickens!

Dynasties: Heirate & Herrsche by Matthias Cramer from Hans im Glück

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Blindes Huhn (or Blind Hen) by Heike Risthaus from Ostia Spiele

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Garrett's Games 516 - Quadropolis and SdJ/KdJ predictions (pre-announcement)

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Shelley and I get Quadropolis to the table this week for discussion (2 'Classic' game plays, 1 'Expert' game play), finding it quite enjoyable, then spend some time talking about some of the games on the Opinionated Gamers' lists for Spiel des Jahres and Kennerspiel des Jahres (Nominations & Recommendations out tomorrow/Monday, May 23).

Game Discussed: Quadropolis by Francois Gandon from Days of Wonder

Awards Picks:

SdJ Winner: Codenames

Other Nominees: Animals On Board, then Lanterns/Medieval Academy/Karuba

KdJ Winner: Pandemic Legacy



Other Nominees: Quadropolis, then Isle of Skye/Porta Nigra/Steam Time/Grand Austria Hotel

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