$18.00
GeekGold Bonus for All Supporters: 100.4

6,360 Supporters

$15 min for supporter badge & GeekGold bonus
40.1% of Goal | left

Support:

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.

Archive for Doug Garrett

1 , 2 , 3 , 4 , 5  Next »  [23]

Recommend
5 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide

Garrett's Games 544 - Sola Fide, Hanamikoji, and Jolly & Roger

Doug Garrett
United States
Mountain View
California
flag msg tools
www.garrettsgames.com
badge
This week's podcast - Circus Flohcati, Pi Mal Pflaumen, and Pack O Games Set 2
mbmbmbmbmb
Shelley and I tackle three 2-player-only games this week, discussing

Sola Fide: The Reformation by Jason Matthews and Christian Leonhard from Stronghold Games and Spielworxx

Hanamikoji by Kota Nakayama from emperorS4

and

Jolly & Roger by Shaun Graham and Scott Huntington from Abacusspiele

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

Twitter Facebook
0 Comments
Mon Dec 5, 2016 3:39 pm
Post Rolls
  • [+] Dice rolls
Recommend
6 
 Thumb up
0.25
 tip
 Hide

Garrett's Games 543 - Kanagawa and Great Western Trail

Doug Garrett
United States
Mountain View
California
flag msg tools
www.garrettsgames.com
badge
This week's podcast - Circus Flohcati, Pi Mal Pflaumen, and Pack O Games Set 2
mbmbmbmbmb
Shelley and I get a chance to learn some Japanese painting techniques with the beautiful and fun Kanagawa, then try to make the most from our herds of cattle in Great Western Trail!

Kanagawa by Bruno Cathala and Charles Chevallier from Iello

and

Great Western Trail by Alexander Pfister from Stronghold Games and eggertspiele

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



Enjoy!
Twitter Facebook
1 Comment
Mon Nov 28, 2016 4:21 pm
Post Rolls
  • [+] Dice rolls
Recommend
5 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide

Garrett's Games 542 - Lorenzo il Magnifico and Kingdomino

Doug Garrett
United States
Mountain View
California
flag msg tools
www.garrettsgames.com
badge
This week's podcast - Circus Flohcati, Pi Mal Pflaumen, and Pack O Games Set 2
mbmbmbmbmb
Shelley and I go heavier, then lighter this week with

Lorenzo il Magnifico by Flaminia Brasini, Virginio Gigli, and Simone Luciani from Cranio Creations

and

Kingdomino by Bruno Cathala from Blue Orange

Enjoy!

Listen on www.garrettsgames.com, on Stitcher, on the link below, OR subscribe on iTunes.

http://traffic.libsyn.com/garrettsgames/GarrettsGames542.mp3...">http://traffic.libsyn.com/garrettsgames/GarrettsGames542.mp3...;player_title=GGG542">
Twitter Facebook
0 Comments
Mon Nov 21, 2016 4:00 pm
Post Rolls
  • [+] Dice rolls
Recommend
6 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide

Garrett's Games 541 - Cottage Garden and Jorvik

Doug Garrett
United States
Mountain View
California
flag msg tools
www.garrettsgames.com
badge
This week's podcast - Circus Flohcati, Pi Mal Pflaumen, and Pack O Games Set 2
mbmbmbmbmb
Shelley and I head out to the Tetris-style gardens of Cottage Garden by Uwe Rosenberg, then head north to get a taste of Viking culture with Jorvik by Stefan Feld.

Cottage Garden by Uwe Rosenberg from Edition Spielwiese

and

Jorvik by Stefan Feld from Stronghold Games

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

Twitter Facebook
0 Comments
Mon Nov 14, 2016 5:05 pm
Post Rolls
  • [+] Dice rolls
Recommend
9 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide

Garrett's Games 540 - Flamme Rouge, Dodelido, and Capital

Doug Garrett
United States
Mountain View
California
flag msg tools
www.garrettsgames.com
badge
This week's podcast - Circus Flohcati, Pi Mal Pflaumen, and Pack O Games Set 2
mbmbmbmbmb
Shelley and I spend some time playing three VERY different games at a Post-Essen Weekend.

Flamme Rouge by Asger Harding Granerud from Lautapelit

a quick and interesting card game

Dodelido by Jacques Zeimet from Drei Magier Spiele

a small-box card game that requires quick thinking and pattern recognition

and

Capital by Filip Milunski from Granna

A Cities/7Wonders mash up about the re-building of Warsaw

Listen at www.garrettsgames.com, on the link below, on Stitcher, OR Subscribe on iTunes!

Twitter Facebook
1 Comment
Mon Nov 7, 2016 4:07 pm
Post Rolls
  • [+] Dice rolls
Recommend
5 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide

Garrett's Games 539 - La Granja No Siesta! and Die Baumeister des Colosseum

Doug Garrett
United States
Mountain View
California
flag msg tools
www.garrettsgames.com
badge
This week's podcast - Circus Flohcati, Pi Mal Pflaumen, and Pack O Games Set 2
mbmbmbmbmb
Shelley and I have some fun with the brand new DICE VERSION of the fantastic La Granja - La Granja No Siesta! Then, after a quick wander around the game room at our weekend Post-Essen festivities, we build a 3-D rendering of the Colosseum in Die Baumeister des Colosseum.

La Granja No Siesta! by Andreas Odendahl from Stronghold Games

and

Die Baumeister des Colosseum by Klaus-Jürgen Wrede from Schmidt Spiele

Other games mentioned as I wandered the room:

Fabled Fruit

Great Western Trail

Dodelido

Terraforming Mars

Mi Tierra: New Era

Power Grid Card Game

Flamme Rouge

Key to the City: London

Cottage Garden

Oracle of Delphi

Chariot Race

Capital

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

Twitter Facebook
0 Comments
Mon Oct 31, 2016 9:52 pm
Post Rolls
  • [+] Dice rolls
Recommend
9 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide

Garrett's Games 538 - Fabled Fruit, then interviews with Aldie of BGG and Mark of Boardgames To Go

Doug Garrett
United States
Mountain View
California
flag msg tools
www.garrettsgames.com
badge
This week's podcast - Circus Flohcati, Pi Mal Pflaumen, and Pack O Games Set 2
mbmbmbmbmb
Shelley and I get a chance to review our first Essen 2016 release - Fabled Fruit from Friedemann Friese and Stronghold Games - then we have three 'At The Fair' recordings with Shelley and me, Scott 'Aldie' Alden of BGG, and Mark Johnson of Boardgames To Go!

Fabled Fruit by Friedemann Friese from Stronghold Games

Feast for Odin

Skibe

Schwupps

and others!

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

Twitter Facebook
0 Comments
Mon Oct 24, 2016 6:01 pm
Post Rolls
  • [+] Dice rolls
Recommend
5 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide

Garrett's Games 537 - Blood Rage and My Fair Princess

Doug Garrett
United States
Mountain View
California
flag msg tools
www.garrettsgames.com
badge
This week's podcast - Circus Flohcati, Pi Mal Pflaumen, and Pack O Games Set 2
mbmbmbmbmb
Shelley and i spent the last week at Spiel 2016, and we'll have PLENTY to report starting next week, but here's an episode we recorded beforehand about two games...fell flat for both us

Blood Rage by Eric Lang from Cool Mini or Not

and

My Fair Princess by Kuro from Manifest Destiny

Listen on the link below, at www.garrettsgames.com, on Stitcher, OR Subscribe on iTunes!

Twitter Facebook
0 Comments
Tue Oct 18, 2016 7:48 pm
Post Rolls
  • [+] Dice rolls
Recommend
3 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide

Garrett's Games 536 - Costa Rica and Dream Islands

Doug Garrett
United States
Mountain View
California
flag msg tools
www.garrettsgames.com
badge
This week's podcast - Circus Flohcati, Pi Mal Pflaumen, and Pack O Games Set 2
mbmbmbmbmb
Shelley and I get a chance to try out two possible entries in NEXT year's SdJ competition, and you'll be able to find them throughout Essen THIS WEEK!

Costa Rica by Matthew Dunstan and Brett J. Gilbert from Mayfair/Lookout

and

Dream Islands by Lorenz Kutschke from Schmidt Spiele

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



Enjoy!
Twitter Facebook
0 Comments
Mon Oct 10, 2016 7:30 pm
Post Rolls
  • [+] Dice rolls
Recommend
32 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide

Garrett's Games 535 - City of Spies and Essen Spiel 2016 Preview

Doug Garrett
United States
Mountain View
California
flag msg tools
www.garrettsgames.com
badge
This week's podcast - Circus Flohcati, Pi Mal Pflaumen, and Pack O Games Set 2
mbmbmbmbmb
Shelley and I get a chance to discuss one of the newer titles from Stronghold Games that will be available in Germany in less than 2 weeks, then we tackle the Essen Spiel 2016 Preview on BGG and I go through the ones I must track down!

Here is the link to my Geeklist of games I'm considering.

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



Review:
City of Spies by Gil d'Orey and Antonio Sousa Lara from Stronghold Games

The games discussed from the Preview:

Amigo/Small Card Games/2-Player Games (under E20)
Bohnanza Das Duel
Freaky
Naova
Schwupps
X Nimmt!
Capital Lux - drafting/own tableau or common…
Clown Standoff - trick taking with some push your luck
Zany Penguins - cute cards/interesting tactics & drafting
Legendary Inventors
Noxford
Grand Bazaar (Small card game that takes up to 7 players!)
Fruit Spy (cute artwork/rethemed Knizia)
Tallinn plays quickly, expansions available (Blindes Huhn & Visby last year)
What’s Up - cute card game/video
Hanamikoji (2-player, gorgeous cards!)
Jolly & Roger (2-player) - comment on blog that it’s been tested with couples a lot.
Rival Kings (2-player)
Agamemnon (2-player) Osprey Games

Interesting New/Newer Publishers
Ave Roma
Beer Empire (Board&Dice) does this do for beer what Vinhos/Viticulture did for wine?
Barcelona: The Rose of Fire - 19thC city building. Avoid unrest while gaining prestige (Devir)
Capital - Granna, and the building/re-building of Warsaw
Round House - Clans compete for prestige in rural China (EmperorS4)
Plus Ultra: The Court of Emperor Charles V (Meridiano) Medium Weight drafting
Sweet Nose - Candy Eating! (MO ZI Game)
Da Yunhe: Der Grosse Kaiserkanal (Müller Mätzig Spiele Verlag)

Heavier Probably or MUST HAVES
Lorenzo il Magnifico - Cranio/Designers of Grand Austria Hotel/Tzolkin
Rhodes - new one from The Game Master
Airlines - Golden Egg
First Class: Unterwegs im Orient Express (HiG/Z) designer of Russian RR, Trambahn
Ulm - R&R, Strong recommendation from Ted
Luther: Das Spiel (need to read up on it and see how language dependent)
Flamme Rouge - Cycling game from Lautapelit
The Colonists (Mayfair/Lookout) - Possibly as big as Caverna...it will make its way over here…
Oracle of Delphi - Stefan Feld
Papa Paolo - Quined Games & pizza making
Key to the City: London - Richard Breese
North American Railways - Spielworxx is always putting out great stuff!
Solarius Mission - Spielworxx & designed by the La Granja designers
Colony
Guilds of London
Railroad Revolution - What’s Your Game’s 2016 entry
Feast of Odin - another BIG game from Uwe, using the Tetris-style pieces

Stronghold Titles
La Granja No Siesta
Great Western Trail
Terraforming Mars
Sola Fide

Lighter Fare That Looks Interesting
Kingdomino
Cottage Garden (Uwe with tetris-esque pieces)
Touria - The Brands & R&R Games
Kanagawa - Card drafting and a game about painting.
Dokmus - Area Control & 20-30 minutes (Lautapelit)
Honshu - Trick Taking & map building! (Lautapelit)
Slide Blast - Waterslide building/tile laying
Sail Away (Mattel) Light resource collection with some ‘take that’ elements...Styx
Chariot Race (Matt Leacock, interactive, but uses some of the Roll Through The Ages ideas)
Coal Baron Card Game
Die Baumeister des Colosseum - Klaus Jurgen Wrede
Noch Mal! - Dice game from the Brands
Mondrian The Dice Game
Pandemic Iberia - LOVED getting this variant to the table

Odds & Ends/Expansions
Order of the Gilded Compass- New remake of Alea iacta Est
Knights/Chevaliers - Single-player and comic book form, intrigues
Rome: Rise to Power - Revolt! Expansion
Carcassonne Star Wars Expansion
Russian Railroads: American Railroads
Concordia Gallia/Corsica
Twitter Facebook
8 Comments
Mon Oct 3, 2016 3:29 pm
Post Rolls
  • [+] Dice rolls

1 , 2 , 3 , 4 , 5  Next »  [23]

Subscribe

Categories

Contributors

Front Page | Welcome | Contact | Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Advertise | Support BGG | Feeds RSS
Geekdo, BoardGameGeek, the Geekdo logo, and the BoardGameGeek logo are trademarks of BoardGameGeek, LLC.