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 853: Meeplefest Wraps Up with Tom & Joe discussion favorites and expansions

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This week's podcast - Circus Flohcati, Pi Mal Pflaumen, and Pack O Games Set 2
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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
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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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Remember you can support the podcast at www.patreon.com/garrettsgames
or check out the games we have for sale at
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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:

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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:

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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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Mon Oct 10, 2022 1:45 am
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Garrett's Games 692 - Meeplefest 2019 Night 2, Part 4 (last one!)

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The Meeplefest 2019 episodes finish up with conversations about inclusion of non-gamers, the use of VR and AR in games, as well a technology's role and possible problems going forward. Then we finish with some words about games we enjoyed and can see playing going forward.

Joining Shelley and me at the table are

Joe Huber (Caravan, Ice Cream, Scream Machine)

Ric Bretschneider of the Fanboy Planet Podcast

as well as Amanda, Anne, Denis, Jessica, John, and Shoana

Listen on the link below, on Stitcher or Spotify, to this and other episodes at www.garrettsgames.com, or subscribe on Apple Podcasts.

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Mon Oct 7, 2019 4:43 pm
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Garrett's Games 691 - Meeplefest 2019 Night 2, Part 3

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The youngest Meeplefesters join the conversation as we delve into why they enjoy gaming, and then continue long-standing conversations about teaching games, reading game rules, and using tech in board games.

On the mics are

Susan McKinley Ross (Qwirkle, Qwirkle Cubes, Color Stix, Hoot Owl Hoot!)

and

Joe Huber (Caravan, Ice Cream, Scream Machine)

along with Ric Bretschneider of the Fanboy Planet Podcast,

Amanda, Shoana, Anne, Denis, John, Jessica

and, of course, Shelley and me

Listen on the link below, on Spotify or Stitcher, to this and other episodes at www.garrettsgames.com, or subscribe on Apple Podcasts.

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Mon Sep 30, 2019 6:10 pm
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Garrett's Games 690 - Meeplefest 2019 Night 2, Part 2

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The roundtable for Night 2 continues with discussions of publishing and the tsunami of games AND gamers that have been building over the past few years. Joining Shelley and me on mics are

Matt Leacock (Pandemic, Pandemic Legacy, Era: Medieval Age, Forbidden Sky, Thunderbirds)

Susan McKinley Ross (Qwirkle, Color Stix, Qwirkle Cards, Cirplexed!, Skippity)

Joe Huber (Caravan, Ice Cream, Scream Machine)

Ric Bretschnieder of Fanboy Planet Podcast

Denis Begin

John Morrow

Anne Brosnahan

Shoana Hunt

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Sun Sep 22, 2019 9:13 pm
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Garrett's Games 689 - Meeplefest 2019 Night 2, Part 1

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Designers, podcasters and gamers get on the mics once again for Night 2 of the 2019 Meeplefest Roundtable.

Matt Leacock (Pandemic, Pandemic Legacy, Era: Medieval Age, Forbidden Island, Mole Rats in Space, Roll Through the Ages)

Susan McKinley Ross (Qwirkle, Color Stix, Qwirkle Cards)

Joe Huber (Caravan, Ice Cream, Scream Machine)

join Ric Bretschnieder of Fanboy Planet Podcast

as well as Shelley, Denis, Anne and me for a free-wheeling discussion of design and the board game marketplace.

Other games mentioned:

The Taverns of Tiefenthal

Heartland and Gunkimono

Mondrian The Dice Game

King's Breakfast

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Wed Sep 18, 2019 5:24 pm
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Garrett's Games 688 - Meeplefest 2019, Night 1, Part 3

Doug Garrett
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Night 1 of Meeplefest 2019 winds up with a great discussion about the Spiel des Jahres nominees, as well as the effect of both Kickstarter and the tsunami of games released has on the hobby. Joining Shelley and me once again are designers

Tom Lehmann (Race for the Galaxy, Res Arcana, Fast Food Franchise, The City and many others)

Scott Caputo (The One Hundred Torii, Whistle Stop, Volupsa, etc.)

and Joe Huber (Caravan, Scream Machine, Ice Cream)

as well as podcasters and gamers

Ric Bretschneider - Fanboy Planet Podcast

Doug Richardson - The Spiel Podcast

Denis Begin

Listen on the link below, at Stitcher or Spotify, to this and other episodes at www.garrettsgames.com, or subscribe on Apple Podcasts.

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