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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 get a chance to discuss one of the newer titles from Stronghold Games that will be available in Germany in less than 2 weeks, then we tackle the Essen Spiel 2016 Preview on BGG and I go through the ones I must track down!

Here is the link to my Geeklist of games I'm considering.

Listen at www.garrettsgames.com, on the link below, or on Stitcher, or subscribe on iTunes.



Review:
City of Spies by Gil d'Orey and Antonio Sousa Lara from Stronghold Games

The games discussed from the Preview:

Amigo/Small Card Games/2-Player Games (under E20)
Bohnanza Das Duel
Freaky
Naova
Schwupps
X Nimmt!
Capital Lux - drafting/own tableau or common…
Clown Standoff - trick taking with some push your luck
Zany Penguins - cute cards/interesting tactics & drafting
Legendary Inventors
Noxford
Grand Bazaar (Small card game that takes up to 7 players!)
Fruit Spy (cute artwork/rethemed Knizia)
Tallinn plays quickly, expansions available (Blindes Huhn & Visby last year)
What’s Up - cute card game/video
Hanamikoji (2-player, gorgeous cards!)
Jolly & Roger (2-player) - comment on blog that it’s been tested with couples a lot.
Rival Kings (2-player)
Agamemnon (2-player) Osprey Games

Interesting New/Newer Publishers
Ave Roma
Beer Empire (Board&Dice) does this do for beer what Vinhos/Viticulture did for wine?
Barcelona: The Rose of Fire - 19thC city building. Avoid unrest while gaining prestige (Devir)
Capital - Granna, and the building/re-building of Warsaw
Round House - Clans compete for prestige in rural China (EmperorS4)
Plus Ultra: The Court of Emperor Charles V (Meridiano) Medium Weight drafting
Sweet Nose - Candy Eating! (MO ZI Game)
Da Yunhe: Der Grosse Kaiserkanal (Müller Mätzig Spiele Verlag)

Heavier Probably or MUST HAVES
Lorenzo il Magnifico - Cranio/Designers of Grand Austria Hotel/Tzolkin
Rhodes - new one from The Game Master
Airlines - Golden Egg
First Class: Unterwegs im Orient Express (HiG/Z) designer of Russian RR, Trambahn
Ulm - R&R, Strong recommendation from Ted
Luther: Das Spiel (need to read up on it and see how language dependent)
Flamme Rouge - Cycling game from Lautapelit
The Colonists (Mayfair/Lookout) - Possibly as big as Caverna...it will make its way over here…
Oracle of Delphi - Stefan Feld
Papa Paolo - Quined Games & pizza making
Key to the City: London - Richard Breese
North American Railways - Spielworxx is always putting out great stuff!
Solarius Mission - Spielworxx & designed by the La Granja designers
Colony
Guilds of London
Railroad Revolution - What’s Your Game’s 2016 entry
Feast of Odin - another BIG game from Uwe, using the Tetris-style pieces

Stronghold Titles
La Granja No Siesta
Great Western Trail
Terraforming Mars
Sola Fide

Lighter Fare That Looks Interesting
Kingdomino
Cottage Garden (Uwe with tetris-esque pieces)
Touria - The Brands & R&R Games
Kanagawa - Card drafting and a game about painting.
Dokmus - Area Control & 20-30 minutes (Lautapelit)
Honshu - Trick Taking & map building! (Lautapelit)
Slide Blast - Waterslide building/tile laying
Sail Away (Mattel) Light resource collection with some ‘take that’ elements...Styx
Chariot Race (Matt Leacock, interactive, but uses some of the Roll Through The Ages ideas)
Coal Baron Card Game
Die Baumeister des Colosseum - Klaus Jurgen Wrede
Noch Mal! - Dice game from the Brands
Mondrian The Dice Game
Pandemic Iberia - LOVED getting this variant to the table

Odds & Ends/Expansions
Order of the Gilded Compass- New remake of Alea iacta Est
Knights/Chevaliers - Single-player and comic book form, intrigues
Rome: Rise to Power - Revolt! Expansion
Carcassonne Star Wars Expansion
Russian Railroads: American Railroads
Concordia Gallia/Corsica
 
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