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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Mon Dec 5, 2022 6:47 pm
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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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Mon Nov 28, 2022 4:34 pm
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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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Garrett's Games 844: Dice Realms and Dandelions

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Shelley and I play a couple of very different but excellent dice games this week

Dice Realms by Tom Lehmann from Rio Grande Games

and

Dandelions by Takashi Sakaue from Boardgametables.com

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Remember that you can support the podcast by making a small donation at www.patreon.com/garrettsgames or by buying one (or some) of the games on our Games For Sale list. Pay the shipping and it can arrive on your doorstep.

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Garrett's Games 843: Two Japanese Polyomino Games - Alluvium and Yojohan Pepa Saikei

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After two years away, Shelley and I once again organized our annual Meeplefest Invitational and therefore got to play some interesting and unusual games over the course of 5 fun-filled days. The first two fall into the polyomino genre and may be harder to track down, but are well worth a quick discussion.

Alluvium by Yusuke Sawaguchi from Fudacoma Games

and

Yojohan Pepa Saikei by Shimamuranao from Hallelujah Rockboy

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Remember that you can sponsor the podcast at www.patreon.com/garrettsgames or buy a game from our Games for Sale list and just pay for shipping to have it arrive safe and sound on your doorstep:

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Garrett's Games 841: Gutenberg and Before The Guests Arrive

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The great sound quality returns this week as Shelley and I put our printers hats on and select our movable type in

Gutenberg by Katarzyna Cioch and Wojciech Wisniewski from Granna and Portal Games

then we hurriedly clean our house to make it look nice in

Before the Guests Arrive by Saashi from Saashi & Saashi

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You can help support the podcast by checking out our Games For Sale Google Doc. Pick out a few games that are priced to sell and then just pay shipping to have them arrive on your doorstep. You'll help keep our little podcast running and have new games ready to hit the table.

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

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Sun Aug 14, 2022 11:53 pm
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Garrett's Games 840: Yokohama Roll & Write and Kero

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This week Shelley and I get ANOTHER Roll & Write version of a title we already love to the table

Yokohama Roll & Write by Hisashi Hayashi from Okazu Brand

then check out a 2-player game from a few years back that had been sitting on the shelf for far too long - the Mad Max inspired

Kero by Prospero Hall from Hurrican

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You can help support the podcast by checking out our Games For Sale Google Doc. Pick out a few games that are priced to sell and then just pay shipping to have them arrive on your doorstep. You'll help keep our little podcast running and have new games ready to hit the table.

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

You can also support the podcast by going to www.patreon.com/garrettsgames

Sorry for the less than stellar quality if the sound on this (and last week's) podcasts. I forgot to plug the recorder into the miser properly, hence the echo-y sound quality. I hope the content is still worth your time.
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Garrett's Games 839: Expedition and Fire & Stone

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This week Shelley and I get an oldie but goodie to the table playing

Expedition or Expedition Famous Explorers (along with a couple of other names) by Wolfgang Kramer from Ravensburger, Queen Games and 8th Summit among others.

then we try out a brand new title from the designer best known for Carcassonne

Fire & Stone by Klaus-Jürgen Wrede from Pegasus Spiele

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You can help support the podcast by checking out our Games For Sale Google Doc. Pick out a few games that are priced to sell and then just pay shipping to have them arrive on your doorstep. You'll help keep our little podcast running and have new games ready to hit the table.

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

You can also support the podcast by going to www.patreon.com/garrettsgames

Sorry for the less than stellar quality if the sound on this (and next week's) podcasts. I forgot to plug the recorder into the miser properly, hence the echo-y sound quality. I hope the content is still worth your time.
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Garrett's Games 837: Momiji and Franchise

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Shelley and I check out a quick card game with beautiful artwork

Momiji by Dario Massarenti and Francesco Testini from Japanime Games and Deer Games

then we pull one that's been sitting on the shelf unplayed and realize we had been missing out on

Franchise by Christwart Conrad from Queen Games

Be sure to check out our list of games for sale - good deals and you just have to pay shipping - there are even some Freebies with purchase!

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

You can also sponsor the podcast at www.patreon.com/garrettsgames

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