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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 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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Mon May 23, 2016 5:12 pm
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Garrett's Games 515: Animals On Board and Legends

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A fun episode this week as Shelley and I get a chance to try two fun new games while appreciating a nice bottle of dry Muscat from Zind Humbrecht and some Kouign Amann from Manresa Bakery.

http://www.zindhumbrecht.fr/en/

https://www.manresabread.com/

Animals On Board by Ralf zur Linde and Wolfgang Sentker from Stronghold Games and eggertspiele

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Legends by Knut Happel and Christian Fiore from Ravensburger

Great stuff!!!

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Mon May 16, 2016 5:11 pm
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Garrett's Games 514 - Medieval Academy and Castles of Burgundy Card Game

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Shelley and I take some time and delve into Medieval Academy, a game some have been talking up as a possible SdJ nominee, then we check out the card game version of Stefan Feld's Castles of Burgundy.

Medieval Academy by Nicolas Poncin from Blue Cocker and Iello

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Castles of Burgundy the Card Game by Stefan Feld from alea and Ravensburger

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Mon May 9, 2016 5:00 pm
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Garrett's Games 513 - Minerva, Balloon Challenge, and Guns & Steel

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Shelley and I check out new games from Hisashi Hayashi (of Trains, String Railway, Sail to India, fame), as well as Kenichi Tanabe (of Kaigan and Lisbon/Lisboa fame) after we talk about Jesse Li's Guns & Steel.

Guns & Steel by Jesse Li from Grail Games and Moaideas

Minerva by Hisashi Hayashi from Japon/Okazu

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Balloon Challenge by Kenichi Tanabe from Colon Arc

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Mon May 2, 2016 4:32 pm
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Garrett's Games 512 - Concordia Salsa and Steam Time

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Shelley and I try out the second expansion to Mac Gerdts' great game Concordia, Concordia Salsa, then have some fun with time travel in the steampunk-based Steam Time!

Concordia Salsa by Mac Gerdts from PD-Verlag and Rio Grande

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Steam Time by Rudiger Dorn from KOSMOS

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Garrett's Games 511 - Tony Boydell of Surprised Stare Games!

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Tony Boydell of Snowdonia and the forthcoming Guilds of London joins me this week for a discussion of his forthcoming title, as well as a look back, now that we're 6 months removed, on the games of Essen 2015.

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Tue Apr 19, 2016 8:44 pm
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Garrett's Games 510: Haspelknecht and Bomarzo

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Shelley and I get a couple of limited-run Essen 2015 releases to the table that I obtained post-show.

Haspelknecht by Thomas Spitzer and produced by Quined Games has players digging for coal in the Ruhr area of Germany, using limited resources to obtain points over a 3-year period.

Bomarzo by Stefano Castelli and produced by Giochix.it has players tapping the powers of mythological gods to gain prestige and influence in various areas.

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Also, there's a separate thread on the guild where we've been discussing my comments/playing of Haspelknecht. Join in if you want.

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Garrett's Games 509 - Stephen Buonocore of Stronghold Games!

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Shelley and I get Stephen Buonocore of Stronghold Games back to the microphones for a discussion of recent releases like

504,
Porta Nigra,
La Granja,
and The Golden Ages,

as well as forthcoming titles like
Bear Valley,
Animals On Board,
City of Spies,
JORVIK
and Terraforming Mars.

We even delve into Stronghold's classic titles that remain solid sellers like
Survive
and Code 777.

Enjoy!

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Mon Apr 4, 2016 6:40 pm
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Garrett's Games 508 - The Grizzled and Barking Up The Wrong Tree

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Shelley and I check out two small-box card games this week, one that's excellent, and the other that's about dogs...

The Grizzled by Fabien Riffaud and Juan Rodriguez from Cool Mini or Not

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Barking Up The Wrong Tree by Gary Dicken, Steve Kendall and Phil Kendall from The Ragnar Brothers

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Garrett's Games 507 - Lisbon: Gate to the World and Grand Austria Hotel

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Shelley and I discuss a Japanese game that takes place in Portugal and a German/Italian/American game that takes place in Austria!

Lisbon, The Gate To The World by Kenichi Tanabe from Colon Arc

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Grand Austria Hotel by Virginio Gigli and Simone Luciani from Mayfair/Lookout

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