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This week's podcast - Circus Flohcati, Pi Mal Pflaumen, and Pack O Games Set 2
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