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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 501 - Antarctica and Shakespeare

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Shelley and I build competing theaters and send missions to the bottom of the world in

Shakespeare by Hervé Rigal from Ystari

and

Antarctica by Charles Chevallier from Argentum Verlag

Enjoy!

Listen on the link below, at www.garrettsgames.com, and Stitcher, or subscribe on iTunes.

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Garrett's Games 500 - We Made It! Top 10 Light/Heavy Games + Contest Resolution

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Shelley and I go through our Top 10 lighter and Top 10 heavier games, hear what many listeners posted as their favorites, resolve our Episode 500 Contest, and listen to a few GREAT audio recordings from listeners!

I will put up Geeklists for our Top Games, but our #1 for each of the lists were the same:

Light Games: Between Two Cities from Stonemaier Games

Heavier Games: Bretagne from Placentia Games

Listen on www.garrettsgames.com, on the link below, on Stitcher, or subscribe on iTunes!

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Garrett's Games 499 - Bretagne and Lanterns

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Shelley and I try two games that involve light...one that's lighter, the other that's rather heavy.

Bretagne by Marco Pozzi from Placentia Games

and

Lanterns by Christopher Chung from Foxtrot Games

both of which are solid, interesting games that we MAY be discussing next week during our Top 10 Games of 2015 on EPISODE 500!!!!

Listen on the link below, at www.garrettsgames.com, on Stitcher, or Subscribe on iTunes!

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Garrett's Games 498 - Dadaocheng and Burano

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Shelley and I check out two games from Taiwan this week, delving into

Dadocheng by Eason Kao and Tsai Huei-Chiang from Soso Games

and

Burano by Yu-Chen Tseng and Eros Lin from EmperorS4 Games

both members of the Taiwan Boardgame Design group.

Also, REMEMBER that we are currently having a Garrett's Games Geeklist Auction 2016

Listen on the link below, at www.garrettsgames.com, on Stitcher, or Subscribe on iTunes.

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Garrett's Games 497 - Three 2-player games: Trambahn, Hengist, and 7 Wonders Duel

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Shelley and I get the 2-player-only extravaganza to the table this week, trying out

Hengist by Uwe Rosenberg from Mayfair/Lookout

Trambahn by Helmut Ohley from Mayfair/Lookout

and

7 Wonders Duel by Antoine Bauza and Bruno Cathala from Repos/Asmodee

Listen at www.garrettsgames.com, on Stitcher, Subscribe on iTunes, or use the link below:

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Garrett's Games Episode 500 CONTEST - Celebrating 10 years of podcasting!

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As mentioned on recent episodes, we are holding a contest to celebrate getting to 500 episodes and TEN YEARS of podcasting.

Here are the requirements and prizes for Episode 500:
Enter the contest by sending the required info to garrettsgames@mac.com with Contest Entry in the Subject line.

For 1 entry:
•WRITE your TOP 3-5 GAMES OF 2015. These should be NEW games that came out Essen 2014 or more recently. MAKE SURE YOU PROVIDE A BIT OF COMMENTARY EXPLAINING YOUR CHOICES.

For 2 entries:
•Record an mp3 audio of your TOP 3-5 GAME OF 2015. Again, these should be NEW games that came out at Essen 2014 or more recently. MAKE SURE YOU PROVIDE A BIT OF COMMENTARY EXPLAINING YOUR CHOICES.

PRIZES:
•1 copy of Rome: City of Marble from R&R Games
•1 copy of Euphoria Build a Better Dystopia from Stonemaier Games
•1 copy of the Star Wars version of Qwirkle from Idea Duck and designer Susan McKinley Ross
•1 Bezier Games Bundle with Favor of the Pharaoh, Terra, Suburbia and its 2 expansions
AND, on Episode 504,
•1 copy of 504 from Stonghold Games
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Garrett's Games 496 - Spielworxx's Haithabu and Dilluvia Project

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Shelley and I finally get a chance to sit down and tackle some of the heavier titles that we picked up at Essen. This week it's the meaty designs of Spielworxx.

Haithabu by Wolfgang Heidenheim and Andreas Molter

and

Dilluvia Project by Alexandre Garcia

Listen below, on Stitcher, or at www.garrettsgames.com; OR subscribe on iTunes!

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Garrett's Games 495 - Automania and Ophiuchus

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Shelley and I build some cars and set up star charts in two games from newer publishers:

Automania by Kenneth Minde and Kristian Ostby from Aporta Games

and

Ophiuchus by Emilio Zampa from Apokalypse Inc.

Listen on www.garrettsgames.com, on Stitcher, the link below, and subscribe on iTunes!

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Garrett's Games 494 - Between Two Cities and 3 Sind Eine Zu Viel!

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Shelley and I enjoy 2 great games that would be fantastic for the entire family. The first is another great Amigo card game, while the second is a fun tile-drafting game from Stonemaier.

3 Sind Eine Zu Viel! by Christoph Behre and Reinhard Staupe from Amigo

and

Between Two Cities by Matthew O'Malley, Morten Monrad Pedersen, and Ben Rosset from Stonemaier and Morning Players

Listen at www.garrettsgames.com, on Stitcher, or on the link below...OR subscribe on iTunes!

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Garrett's Games 493 - R&R Games' Rome: City of Marble and Mombasa

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Shelley and I tackle a couple of heavier R&R Games' titles

Rome: City of Marble by Brett Myers

and

Mombasa by Alexander Pfister

Meaty goodness! It's great to see Frank DeLorenzo continuing his journey into publishing solid Euro titles!

Listen with the link below, on Stitcher, or at www.garrettsgames.com. Subscribe on iTunes!

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