Garrett's Games and Geekiness

The group spends some time discussing SdJ and KdJ nominees and winners, then delve into a deeper discussion of design and publishing led by Ted's experiences in the field.



Direct download: GarrettsGames425.mp3
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Shelley returns to Agricola for a compare/contrast after her playing and discussion of Caverna from Episode 421, then we try out a city-building game from Mercury Games - The Capitals by Thiago Boaventura - and finally try out TAJ, the last of Chris Handy's forthcoming tiny-box games that is currently on Kickstarter.

Agricola by Uwe Rosenberg from Z-Man

The Capitals by Thiago Boaventura from Mercury Games

TAJ by Chris Handy from Perplext

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Direct download: GarrettsGames424.mp3
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Shelley and I finally get the BIG box game Nations to the table, building our civilizations as best we could, then try to throw punches to knock each other out in TKO

Nations by Rustan and Nina Hakansson, and Einar and Robert Rosen from Lautapelit.fl


TKO by Chris Handy from Perplext

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Direct download: GarrettsGames423.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 10:14 PM

Shelley and I began tackling the dregs of Essen 2013 with Pelican Bay and Packet Row, then enjoyed a quick forthcoming dexterity game called FLY.

Pelican Bay by Jacques Zeimet from Drei Hasen in der Abendsonne

Packet Row by Henrik and Ase Berg from White Goblin


FLY by Chris Handy from Perplext

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Direct download: GarrettsGames422.mp3
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Shelley and I finally do some heavy lifting this week, getting Uwe Rosenberg's monster Agricola sequel CAVERNA The Cave Farmers to the table for a couple of plays in a row.  Then we talk about another of these wonderful forthcoming 'gum packet-sized' games from Chris Handy.  This week GEM is on the docket.

Caverna The Cave Farmers by Use Rosenberg and published by Lookout Games.


GEM by Chris Handy and published by Perplext (soon to be on Kickstarter)


Direct download: GarrettsGames421.mp3
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This week Shelley and I look at another Essen 2013 (yep they're still out there!) that we borrowed from Ted & Toni, then discuss the first in a great batch of forthcoming games.

Citrus by Jeffrey Allers and published by dlp Games


HUE by Chris Handy and soon to be Kickstarted!

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Direct download: GarrettsGames420.mp3
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This week's episode features two reviews of older games, but includes the recent expansion for one.


Tokaido by Antoine Bauza + the Tokaido Crossroads expansion from Fun Forge


Royal Palace by Xavier Georges from Rio Grande/Filosofia/Hans im Gluck

Direct download: GarrettsGames419.mp3
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Pagoda from AEG and Vikings from Rio Grande get discussed this episode.

Direct download: GarrettsGames418.mp3
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Shelley and I check out Helios with a first play (more on this one next time too) and also pull another oldie (is it a goodie??) off the shelf after 5 years: Comuni.


Helios by Martin Kallenborn and Matthias Prinz from Hans im Gluck and Z-Man


Comuni by Accitttocca and Virginio Gigli from Elfinwerks, HUCH, and TenkiGames

Direct download: GarrettsGames417.mp3
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Direct download: GarrettsGames416.mp3
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