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 857: Dinner in Paris and Akropolis

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This week Shelley and I become restauranteurs in Paris, competing for space for our tables on the square in

Dinner in Paris by The Trolls from Funnyfox (via Lautapelit.fl)

then we head to Greece to rebuild our own cities in

Akropolis by Jules Messaud from Gigamic

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Garrett's Games 856: Two San Francisco Games - Ticket to Ride SF & Knizia's San Francisco

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Shelley and I take a trip up the peninsula to "The City By The Bay" for two different San Francisco titles:

Ticket to Ride San Francisco by Alan Moon from Days of Wonder

as well as

San Francisco by Reiner Knizia from Rebel Studio

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Garrett's Games 855: Viticulture World and Showmanager

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Shelley and I check out the co-op expansion for Stonemaier Game's Viticulture and Tuscany - one of our favorite titles - called

Viticulture World by Mihir Shah and Francesco Testini, with original designers Jamey Stegmaier and Alan Stone

then we get into the wayback machine an enjoy getting

Showmanager by Dirk Henn from Queen Games

back to the table - the original which has been re-released as Atlantic Star and then again as Show Manager



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buy a game from our extensive 'these no longer fit on the shelf' list:

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Garrett's Games 854: Thera and A Walk in the Park

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Shelley and I return to "regular" episodes after the fun conversations of Meeplefest, getting some newer games to the table (I promise some Essen releases soon!):

First, we head to Australia and take

A Walk in the Park by David Harding from Grail Games

Then we head back in time to rebuild our cities in

Thera by Zach Hoekstra from Mr. B Games and L4 Studios

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https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/16ovRDNBqur0RiAzgFAfI...

Or help us out by becoming a Patron on Patreon:

www.patreon.com/garrettsgames
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Garrett's Games 853: Meeplefest Wraps Up with Tom & Joe discussion favorites and expansions

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Shelley and I wrap up our Meeplefest episodes and we drop right back in to our discussion of expansions and their effect on the games we play, then discuss some of those perennial favorites that Tom & Joe love getting back on the table.

Joining us are
Tom Lehmann - Race for the Galaxy, Roll for the Galaxy, Dice Realms, Res Arcana
and
Joe Huber - Caravan, Blue Skies, Ice Cream, Scream Machine, Burger Joint

Some of the other games mentioned throughout the podcast are
Princes of Florence
Carcassonne
Terraforming Mars
Tichu
Can't Stop
Advanced Civilization
Euphrat & Tigris (Tigris & Euphrates)
Yellow and Yangtze
Triumph and Tragedy
Conquest and Consequence
Mare Mediterraneum

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Just pay the reasonable cost and shipping, and you'll have new games for you arriving on your doorstep.
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Garrett's Games 852: Meeplefest Night 2, Part 2 with Tom & Joe

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Shelley and I continue our discussion of design, play-testing, and how expansions find their way into a designer's repertoire with Tom and Joe.

Joining us are

Tom Lehmann - Race for the Galaxy, Roll for the Galaxy, Dice Realms, Res Arcana

and

Joe Huber - Caravan, Blue Skies, Ice Cream, Scream Machine, Burger Joint

Also mentioned: Rio Grande Games and Splotter Spellen and Jeroen Doumen, one of their primary designers.

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Remember you can help fund the podcast by either sponsoring us on Patreon at www.patreon.com/garrettsgames

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BUY A GAME - here's the extensive list:
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Garrett's Games 851: Meeplefest 2022 Night 2, Part 1

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Shelley and I get the mics set up around the boardroom table once again, but this time it's a more intimate and deep discussion with just a couple other great people and designers:

Tom Lehmann: Dice Realms, Race for the Galaxy, Res Arcana, Fast Food Franchise, Throneworld

Joe Huber: Blue Skies, Caravan, Starship Merchants, Scream Machine, Ice Cream, Burger Joint

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If you would like to sponsor the podcast, go to www.patreon.com/garrettsgames. You can also get some great games at excellent prices by checking out our games for sale on this Google Sheet: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/16ovRDNBqur0RiAzgFAfI...

Let me know what you're interested in and we can figure out postage. Your presents will then wend their way to you!
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Garrett's Games 850: Meeplefest 2022 Night 1, Part 2

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Meeplefest is BACK, and that means we have some great conversationstaking place. Here's the second 1/2 of our first night's conversation.

Continuing our discussion of games and design that began last week, this time design is more of the focus as the wine continues to flow. Guests include

Matt Leacock - Pandemic, Pandemic Legacy, Daybreak, Era: Medieval Age, Forbidden Island, Roll Through The Ages, Thunderbirds

Joe Huber - Blue Skies, Caravan, Scream Machine, Starship Merchants, Burger Joint

Simon Hunt - Pick & Pack, Take Stock

Scott Caputo - Whistle Stop, Whistle Mountain, Sorcerer City, The One Hundred Torii, Kachina, Voluspa

Kris Hunt

Greg Zamira

and others

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Help support the podcast by becoming a Patron on Patreon:

www.patreon.com/garrettsgames

or help us out, get a cool game, and make space for new stuff for us to review by buying something off our for sale Google list:

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/16ovRDNBqur0RiAzgFAfI...

Thanks for your support!
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Garrett's Games 849: Meeplefest RETURNS! Night 1, Part 1

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Meeplefest is BACK! After two years away, Shelley and I once again convene the roundtable discussion. In part 1 we discuss the effects of COVID on our gaming and begin a discussion of game design and publishing as well. Joining us on this episode and next week's are

Matt Leacock - Pandemic, Pandemic Legacy, Daybreak, Era: Medieval Age, Forbidden Island, Roll Through The Ages, Thunderbirds

Joe Huber - Blue Skies, Caravan, Scream Machine, Starship Merchants, Burger Joint

Simon Hunt - Pick & Pack, Take Stock

Scott Caputo - Whistle Stop, Whistle Mountain, Sorcerer City, The One Hundred Torii, Kachina, Voluspa

Kris Hunt

Greg Zamira

and others

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Garrett's Games 848: Essen Want List Part 2 + The Gardens

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Shelley and I dip our toes once again into the Essen Wantlist this week, but start by looking at another recent Kickstarter arrival

The Gardens by Matthew Dunstan and Brett J. Gilbert from Grail Games

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Remember you can sponsor the podcast at www.patreon.com/garrettsgames

or you can purchase a game from our extensive list:

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/16ovRDNBqur0RiAzgFAfI...

Here's the list of Essen games discussed:

Evergreen (Horrible Guild)

The Great Split (Horrible Guild)

Make It Happen (Indie Boards & Cards)

Galenus (Ion Game Design)

Discordia (Irongames)

HITSTER (Jumbo)

Expedition (Korea Boardgames Co.)

Nirvana (Korea Boardgames Co.)

Targi: Die Bonus-Box (KOSMOS)

Nimalia (La Boite de Jeu)

Tribes of the Wind (La Boite de Jeu)

Atiwa (Lookout Games)

1998 ISS (Looping Games)

Fantasy Pub 2nd Ed (Looping Games)

Precognition (Ludonaute)

Air Mail (Ludonova)

Sabika (Ludonova)

Deities (Mandoo Games)

Evora (MEBO Games)

YIMBY (Mondainai)

Maui (Next Move Games)

Town 66 (Oink Games)

The Master Builders of Cologne (Ornament Games)

Village Rails (Osprey Games)

The Wolves (Pandasaurus Games)

80 Days (Piatnik)

Eleven: Football Manager Board Game (Portal Games)

Flowar (Ediciones Primigenio)

Moesteiro (Pythagoras)

Pessoa (Pythagoras)

Quinto Imperio II (Pythagoras)

Future Energy (Queen Games)

Helsinki (Queen Games)

Powerline (Queen Games)

Keydom's Dragons (R&D Games)

Dom Pierre (R&R Games)

Chronicles of Avel (Rebel Studio)

Meadow: Downstream Expansion (Rebel Studio)

San Francisco (Rebel Studio)

Take a Seat (Salt & Pepper Games)

Clever 4 Ever (Schmidt Spiele)

Virtu (Strohmann Games)

Dulce (Stronghold Games)

Amalfi: Renaissance (Sylex)

Clockworker (Sylex)

Colorado (Sylex)

Applejack (The Game Builders)

Yosemite (WizKids)

Awimbawe (Explor8)

Crossing Oceans (PD Verlag)

Pictures X-Mas (PD Verlag)

Santiago (Trefl)

Uptown (Trefl)
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