Garrett's Games and Geekiness

Many voices - new and familiar - around the table for this second evening from this year's Meeplefest.  Kris & Lisa of Celesticon (check out their convention NEXT WEEK if you're in the Bay Area), Doug R, Erik, Kevin, Bob, Ric, Shelley, and designers Susan McKinley Ross, Candy Weber, Tom Lehmann, and Joe Huber join in for a discussion of good games played, as well as the start of a conversation about designing the games we love.

Direct download: GarrettsGames479.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 9:30 PM

Ric joins me on the microphones for a discussion of a couple 2-player outings we tried, along with a quick discussion of the at-that-time-just announced SdJ nominees for 2007.

Pillar of the Earth

Thurn und Taxis + Power & Glory Expansion

Direct download: GarrettsGames68Revised_2.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 9:21 PM

Shelley and I take the Mothers' Day holiday in the US as a chance to talk about games played with our mothers, or ones you might try with them, back in 2007.


Direct download: GarrettsGames67Revised.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 9:05 PM

Shelley and I take a quick, 1-week break from Meeplefest episodes for a discussion of two fo the games that we played over that extended weekend:

Kraftwagen by Matthias Cramer

Codenames by Vlaada Chvatil


Direct download: GarrettsGames478.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 12:03 AM

Listeners get to chime in once again this week, along with our discussion of Kublacon 2007, which was right around the corner.

Direct download: GarrettsGames66Revised.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 11:49 PM

Many different games discussed, including Guatemala Cafe, Yukon Co., Fire & Axe, and Gulo Gulo.

Direct download: GarrettsGames65Revised.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 11:40 PM

Doug, Ric, Simon, Greg, Joe, Sam, Bob Debbie, Shari, Kevin, Kris, and Shelley (with a few others possibly chiming in) join the team for a discussion of evangelizing the gaming hobby, Monopoly's goodness and/or badness, as well as some of our favorite games played over the weekend to that point.

Games Discussed:



Thunder Alley

La Granja



Castles of Mad King Ludwig

Pathfinder Adventure Card Game



Direct download: GarrettsGames477.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 7:51 PM

Shelley and I finish our Gathering reflections with an episode recorded thousands of feet above the ground as we flew back to California from Ohio.

Direct download: GarrettsGames64Revised.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:59 AM

Shelley and I sit down to discuss games played and enjoyed at The Gathering 2007 with Michelle and Earl - good friends and a great couple.

Direct download: GarrettsGames63Revised.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:58 AM

The microphones fill up after first introductions and Greg, Ric, Sam, Doug, Simon, Joe, and others chime in on a discussion of some of the latest Japanese titles, as well as 'borrowed' mechanisms and Love Letter vs. Monopoly.

Direct download: GarrettsGames476.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 10:57 PM