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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 470 - Quanto (Sloop) and Dungeon of Mandom (Welcome to the Dungeon)

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Shelley and I discuss our plays of two new-ish card games that are very different, but quite enjoyable. Easy games to stick in the bag and bring with you as you go on your summer excursions.

Quanto/Sloop by Mike Fitzgerald from Amigo/US Games Systems

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Dungeon of Mandom/Welcome to the Dungeon by Masato Uesugi from Oink Games/IELLO

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Garrett's Games 469 - The Village + Port Expansion and Stichling

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Shel and I pull The Village by Inka and Markus Brand off the shelf to play the 'vanilla' version as well as its latest expansion - The Port, then try out a new Ravensburger card game called Stichling by Ralf zur Linde.

The Village by Inka and Markus Brand from Pegasus/Tasty Minstrel/eggertspiele

The Village Port

Stichling by Ralf zur Lindefrom Ravensburger

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Garrett's Games 467 - Queen's Architect and more Voyages of Marco Polo

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I needed to spend a bit more time on Voyages of Marco Polo, so we talk about that for a few monutes more this episode, then delve into one of the new Queen releases, this time Queen's Architect by Volker Schachtele.

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Stronghold releasing The Golden Ages in US

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Stronghold has just announced that they will release The Golden Ages, which we talked about on Episode 463, in October. Here's the link to the episode discussion:

http://garrettsgames.com/garretts-games-463-cubo-trakkx-and-...
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Garrett's Games 466 - Voyages of Marco Polo and Xalapa

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Shelley and I get a puzzle game - Xalapa - and a new worker placement - Voyages of Marco Polo - to the table.

Xalapa by Lauge Luchau from Huch and Eagle/Gryphon

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Voyages of Marco Polo by Simone Luciani and Daniele Tascini from Z-Man and Hans im Gluck

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Garrett's Games 465 - SdJ and KdJ Nominees + Massilia

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Shelley and I talk Spiel des Jahres, Kennerspiel des Jahres, and Quined Games' Essen release Massilia by Alain Epron.

SdJ Nominees:
Colt Express
Machi Koro
The Game

KdJ Nominees:
Broom Service
Elysium
Orleans

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Garrett's Games 464 - Penny Press and Games with Students 2015

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Shelley and I talk about my playing of

Penny Press by Robert Dijkman Dulkes and Matt Golec from Asmadi Games

and discuss playing games as a unit in a classroom with students.

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Garrett's Games Discusses the SdJ Nominees!

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Shel and I have talked about all three SdJ nominees. Here are the links to listen. KdJ nominee discussions will be connected this way shortly.

Spiel des Jahres Nominees:
Colt Express - Covered on Episode 439 -
http://garrettsgames.com/garretts-games-439-happy-pigs-and-c...
Machi Koro - Covered on Episode 386 -
http://garrettsgames.com/garretts-games-386-japon-brand-winn...
The Game - Covered on Episode 461 -
http://garrettsgames.com/garretts-games-461-the-game-and-arb...
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Garrett's Games 463 - Cubo, Trakkx, and The Golden Ages

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Shelley and I get three newer games to the table this week, finding one less than enjoyable, one that I may be able to win Shelley over on, and one that both of us liked immediately.

Cubo by Johannes Berger and Julien Gupta from Queen Games

Trakkx by Thade Precht from Schmidt Spiele

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The Golden Ages by Luigi Ferrini from Quined Games

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Garrett's Games 462 - Roll for the Galaxy and Cacao

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Shelley and I sit down and tackle the dice version of Race for the Galaxy and a new Carcassonne-esque tile-laying title.

Roll For The Galaxy by Wei-Hwa Huang and Tom Lehmann from Rio Grande Games

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Cacao by Phil Walker-Harding from AbacusSpiele

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