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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 564 - Vignobles and Mystic Vale Expansion #1

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Shelley and I check out a game on wine making, then see how well the first Mystic Vale expansion works, especially given Shel's love of the original.

Vignobles by Fabrice Arcas and Guillaume Peccoz from Ludocom

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Mystic Vale: Vale of Magic by John D. Clair from AEG

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Garrett's Games 563 - Freaky and Da Yunhe

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Shelley and I try out two games that it turns out she didn't like at all, though I found some merit in both...

Freaky by Leo Colovini from Amigo

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Da Yunhe Der Grosse Kaisercanal by Björn Müller-Mätzig from Müller-Mätzig Spiele

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Garrett's Games 562 - Tony Boydell and 2016 Reflections

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Tony Boydell joins me for the third April in a row to discuss some of the games we've played since Essen, as well as reflecting on the publication of his latest, Guilds of London.

Games discussed:

Cousins' War

Round House from EmperorS4

Adrenaline from CGE

Scythe from Stonemaier

Terraforming Mars from Stronghold Games

Mondrian The Dice Game from Tranjis Games

Feast for Odin from Z-Man/Feuerland Spiele

Cottage Garden from Edition Spielewiese/Stronghold Games

First Class from Hans im Glück/Z-Man

New Bedford from Greater Than Games

Fabled Fruit from 2F-Spiele/Stronghold Games

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



Here's a link to last year's episode (Episode 511):

http://garrettsgames.com/garretts-games-511-tony-boydell-of-...

and the one from 2015 (Episode 458):

http://garrettsgames.com/garretts-games-458-tony-boydell-and... Guilds of London
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Garrett's Games 561 - Terraforming Mars and Visby

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Shelley and I tackle the fantastic BIG game from Stronghold, and then a mini game from OSTIA Spiele:

Terraforming Mars by Jacob Fryxelius from Stronghold Games

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Visby by Stefan Risthaus from OSTIA Spiele

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Garrett's Games 560 - Oracle of Delphi and Round House

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Shelley and I talk about the latest from Stefan Feld, then delve into another heavier Essen release from a Taiwanese publisher.

Oracle of Delphi from Pegasus and Tasty Minstrel by Stefan Feld

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Round House from EmperorS4 and designed by Eros Lin and Zong-Hua Yang

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Garrett's Games 559 - Ave Roma and Tallinn

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Shelley and I get another GREAT game from Essen 2016 to the table - addictively playing it MANY times in a row, then throw in a dessert micro game for good measure.

Ave Roma by Attila Szögyi from A-Games

and

Tallinn by Stefan Risthaus from Ostia Spiele

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Garrett's Games 558 - New York Slice and Railroad Revolution

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Shelley and I get a chance to talk about the new Bezier revamp of Jeff Allers called New York Slice, then have a great time playing What's Your Game's fantastic Essen 2016 release Railroad Revolution.

New York Slice by Jeff Allers from Bezier Games

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Railroad Revolution by Marco Canetta and Stefania Niccolini from What's Your Game

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Garrett's Games 557 - Rhodes and First Class

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Shelley and I check out a game that flew under a lot of people's radar at Essen, then get the card/game version of a fantastic title from a couple of years ago to the table:

Rhodes by Pieter Boots from The Game Master

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First Class: All Aboard the Orient Express by Helmut Ohley from Hans im Gluck

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Garrett's Games 556 - Herbaceous and Solarius Mission

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Shelley and I tackle something BIG as well as something lighter with

Solarius Mission from Spielworxx and designed by Michael Keller and Andreas "ode" Odendahl

EDIT - On the podcast we forgot to mention that Michael Keller also co-designed La Granja. These two are a great team!

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Herbaceous from Dr. Finn's and Pencil First Games, designed by Eduardo Baraf, Steve Finn, and Keith Matejka

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Garrett's Games 555 - Codenames Pictures and Feast for Odin

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Shelley and I discuss our plays of Codenames Pictures, the sequel to CGE's bestseller, then talk about the HUGE Z-Man/Feuerland release Feast for Odin.

Codenames Pictures by Vlaada Chvatil from CGE

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Feast for Odin by Uwe Rosenberg from Z-Man/Feuerland Spiele

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