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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 - Hall Plans for Essen that WE will be using!

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has done an amazing job compiling 'unofficial' Essen Spiel maps for the past few years, and we will be using them to navigate around the fair in two weeks. Here's the thread that has the links to the maps. Definitely worth checking out!
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Garrett's Games 534 - Scythe and The Pursuit of Happiness

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Shelley and I check out two great games we had a fantastic time playing for the past couple of weeks:

Scythe by Jamey Stegmaier from Stonemaier Games

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The Pursuit of Happiness by David Chircop and Adrian Abela from Stronghold Games.

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Garrett's Games 533 - Meeplefest Night 2 Roundtable

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The entire night's roundtable discussion with a bunch of gamers and designer Ted Alspach sitting around discussing the industry, games we love and loathe, and just having a great time talking games!

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

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Garrett's Games 531 - Rome: Rise to Power and Go Da Cheese!

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Shelley and I get Rome: Rise to Power with its trademarked 'Rise to Power' dice placement system, as well as the cute mice/cat/dog cheese-getting game that is Go Da Cheese.

Rome: Rise to Power by Elad Goldsteen from Golden Egg Games

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Go Da Cheese by Hisashi Hayashi from OKAZU Brand


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Enjoy!
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Garrett's Games 530 - Imhotep and Crimson Crush

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Shelley and I finally get a chance to play the 3rd nominee for the 2016 Spiel des Jahres, then try out a Michael Schacht card game with cool mechanisms but bad graphic design.

Imhotep by Phil Walker-Harding from Kosmos

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Crimson Crush by Michael Schacht from White Goblin

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Garrett's Games 529 - Meeplefest! 2016 Roundtable Discussion, Night 1, Part 1

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It's Meeplefest time once again!

Some of the best conversations about games that I have each year!

Ted Alspach, Scott Caputo, Joe Huber, Matt Leacock, and Susan McKinley Ross join the gamers around the table for a discussion of the SdJ and KdJ winners, then we delve into where the sparks and ideas for designs come from.



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Mon Aug 22, 2016 3:57 pm
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Garrett's Games 528 - Medici, TtR: First Journey, Machi Koro: Bright Lights, Big City

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Shelley and I spend time playing through the new version of Medici from Grail Games (which includes a great 2-player game), as well as two of the new Target-exclusive releases - Ticket to Ride: First Journey and Machi Koro: Bright Lights, Big City.

Medici by Reiner Knizia and from Grail Games

Ticket to Ride: First Journey by Alan Moon and from Days of Wonder

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Machi Koro: Bright Lights, Big City by Masao Suganuma from IDW and Pandasaurus

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Wed Aug 17, 2016 7:01 pm
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Garrett's Games 527 - Yokohama and Bear Valley

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Shelley and I tackle the BIG new game from Okazu (and forthcoming from TMG), then race through the woods while avoiding bears and hopefully heading in the right direction!

Yokohama by Hisashi Hayashi from Okazu Brand and Tasty Minstrel Games

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Bear Valley by Carl Chudyk from Stronghold Games

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Mon Aug 8, 2016 3:27 pm
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Garrett's Games 526 - Istanbul with Mocha and Mystic Vale!

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Shelley and I head back to the 2014 Kennerspiel des Jahres winner Istanbul to play its Mocha and Baksheesh expansion, then we try out the new and, yes innovative deck builder Mystic Vale and its 'card building' mechanism.

Istanbul: Mocha and Baksheesh by Rudiger Dorn from AEG and Pegasus

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Mystic Vale by John D. Clair, also from AEG

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Mon Aug 1, 2016 5:31 pm
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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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