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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 520 - Bohemian Villages and World's Fair 1893

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Shelley and I spent some time in Tahoe hiking, then playing some games once we got home. These two were not well liked by Shelley, though I liked one of them.

Bohemian Villages by Reiner Stockhausen and from dlp Games

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World's Fair 1893 by J. Alex Kevern and from Foxtrot and Renegade

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Mon Jun 20, 2016 5:52 pm
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Garrett's Games 519 - Ghost Fightin' Treasure Hunters and Karuba

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Shelley and I had a GREAT time finally getting a chance to play the 2014 Kinderspiel des Jahres winner that's due in the US within a month, and one of the three SdJ nominees for this year!

Ghost Fightin' Treasure Hunters by Brian Yu from Mattel

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Karuba by Rudiger Dorn from HABA

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Garrett's Games 518 - Dice City

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Shelley and I have a BUSY week, so it's time for a short, one-game episode this time. This week we get in a couple of plays for a discussion of

Dice City by Vangelis Bagiartakis from AEG and Artipia Games

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Garrett's Games 517 - Dynasties: Heirate and Herrsche AND Blindes Huhn

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Shelley joined the weekly gaming group with the guys for a playing of the new Hans im Glück release from Matthias Cramer, then I snag yet another 'not-yet-reviewed-from Essen' release off the pile for some 4-player auctioning of chickens!

Dynasties: Heirate & Herrsche by Matthias Cramer from Hans im Glück

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Blindes Huhn (or Blind Hen) by Heike Risthaus from Ostia Spiele

FUHN Stuhff!

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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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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.

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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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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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