The host of The Long View podcast, Geof Gambill, welcomed me on his show to talk about a game I love, original Entdecker. Trouble is, the original was from designer Goldseiber, and never issued in an English edition. Then when Kosmos & Mayfair issued their remake, Entdecker: Exploring New Horizons, that kind of killed any chance of the original, superior version ever making it to a wider market.
If you've listened to my podcast for a long time, you've probably heard me talk about Entdecker before. For years I've claimed it's my favorite game, and it was the first I featured in an All About... episode. That was so long ago, however, that I figured it was ok to talk about this game again. It's still a favorite, and I get to describe how I usually play a mashup of the original game with a few of the remake's innovations that I really enjoy (and none of the ones I disliked). I love the way this game looks as it's played, and it's the cover image for my BGTG Facebook page, if you've seen that.
If you haven't listened to The Long View before, you should give it a try. Geof typically has guests and the two or three of them then talk about a game in considerable depth. Sometimes the first part of the show includes them talking about a series of games from a year in the past. It's kind of a warm-up for the main event.
Thanks, Geof, for having me on your podcast!
P.S. I'm editing a show of my own (BGTG), to be posted soon.
Mark Johnson's occasional and opinionated podcast, Boardgames To Go, now has its own blog on Boardgamegeek.
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