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 865: Tiletum and Red Cathedral + Contractors

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Shelley and I get two more fantastic games to the table this week, beginning our discussion with how the Contractors Expansion affects the solid small-box game

Red Cathedral by Israel Centrero and Sheila Santos from Devir Games

then the box gets bigger, and the dice manipulation gets even more interesting in

Tiletum by Simone Luciani and Daniele Tascini from Board&Dice

Thanks again this week to our sponsor LEIRIACON - taking place March 23-26 in Portugal. Shelley and I look forward to seeing any listeners who make the trip!

https://www.spielportugal.org/leiriacon/leiriacon-2023



Remember you can also sponsor the podcast at www.patreon.com/garrettsgames or buy a couple of games from us, helping solid games find a new home (new games added all the time):

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Tue Jan 31, 2023 7:14 pm
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Garrett's Games 862: Applejack and Maui

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Shelley and I tackle a couple of smaller-box, medium weight games that we loved. First we create groves of apple trees in

Applejack by Uwe Rosenberg from The Game Builders

then we head to the beach in Hawaii and claim the best spots with our multi-colored towels in

Maui by Frank Crittin, Gregoire Largey, and Sebastien Pauchon from Next Move Games

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Thanks to our sponsor this week - LEIRIACON! Taking place form March 23 - 26, join us on the west coast of Portugal for four days of gaming goodness. Here's the link to the website for all of the information:
https://www.spielportugal.org/leiriacon/leiriacon-2023LeiriaCon

Also, you can support the podcast directly at www.patreon.com/garrettsgames

Finally, if you're looking for a game or two to check out, why not support the podcast by buying something from us? Here's the link to our Google Sheet with a list of games we have for sale. Make us an offer! https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/16ovRDNBqur0RiAzgFAfI...
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Garrett's Games 861: My Lil' Everdell and Dom Pierre

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Shelley and I tackle two ends of the complexity spectrum in this week's episode, loving every minute of both experiences. On the less complicated, family-friendly end of the spectrum, we try out Everdell's little sibling

My Lil' Everdell by James A. and Clarissa A. Wilson from Starling Games

then we get much more complex, but in wonderful ways, as we make champagne in

Dom Pierre by Rola and Costa from R&R Games and Pile Up Games

Remember that you can support the podcast by going to www.patreon.com/garrettsgames or checking out our games for sale on this document: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/16ovRDNBqur0RiAzgFAfI...

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Garrett's Games 860: Everdell and Dandelions re-Review

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Shelley and I check out the BEAUTIFUL worker placement/card builder

Everdell Collector's Edition by James A Wilson from Starling Games

in preparation for our review of the brand new My Lil Everdell next week.

But before that we fix our erroneous ways by doing a re-review of

Dandelions by Takashi Sakaue from BoardgameTables.com (which is now Allplay)

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Garrett's Games 859: Dog Park and Yosemite

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Shelley and I compete as rival dog walkers, trying to increase our reputation and walk the best breeds of dog in

Dog Park by Lottie and Jack Hazell from Birdwood Games

then we head up to the Sierras and into one of the most beautiful places on the planet to get great photos in

Yosemite by Tim Blank from WizKids

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Garrett's Games 858: Framework and HerStory

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Shelley and I research amazing women throughout history in

HerStory by Nick Bentley, Danielle Reynolds, and Emerson Matsuuchi from Underdog Games

and then get abstract as we fulfill tasks and race to get rid of our markers first in

Framework by Uwe Rosenberg from Edition Spielwiese and Pegasus Spiele

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Mon Dec 12, 2022 6:18 pm
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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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You can sponsor the podcast at www.patreon.com/garrettsgames or even help us by purchasing a game from us that no longer fits on the shelves. Here's the link to the list:

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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



Remember that you can help support the podcast by going onto Patreon and becoming a patron - www.patreon.com/garrettsgames

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

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Sun Nov 20, 2022 5:38 pm
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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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Remember you can support the podcast (especially with the holidays upon us) by buying a game we no longer have room for on our shelves. Here's the link:

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

Or help us out by becoming a Patron on Patreon:

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