Garrett's Games and Geekiness

Shelley and I tackle the re-development of 51st State and another farming game from Uwe Rosenberg this week.

Imperial Settlers by Ignacy Trzewiczek and from Portal Games reimplements his previous title 51st State and requires players to manage unique, player-specific decks over 5 rounds of play.

Fields of Arle by Uwe Rosenberg and from Z-Man uses some similar Agricola/Caverna mechanisms in a game for only 1-2 players that lasts 9 rounds.  Choose your various actions wisely!


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Shelley joins me on the mics once again for a wrap up of Kublacon 2006.  We discuss the Settlers tournament, the Knizia-thon, and a couple older Asmodee games we got to play.

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Talking Kublacon and BGG all the way back in 2006

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I final solo show for awhile - #2 recording of episode 16 - with new equipment and a discussion of Kublacon.

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After a quick reflection on further playings of the two Essen-titled games, Shelley and I talk about a little card game, as well as a recent Kickstarted game, both of which were Essen releases.

Sonne und Mond or Sky Tango




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Quick talk about dexterity games - new stuff and classics that remain in the collection.

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Heading back to the time machine for a look back at BGG from 9 years ago.  Aldie joins us on the mics for a discussion of games and The Gathering.

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Join us for a look back at The Gathering 2006!

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Shelley and I trek around the US, then head to ancient China to unify the provinces.  I Kickstarted Trekking the National Parks, and I'm glad to have this on the shelf for the nephews and non-gamers.  ZhanGuo is a LOT heavier, but clear once you get your mind wrapped around it.

Trekking the National Parks by Charlie Bink (go to


ZhanGuo by Marco Canetta and Stefania Niccolini from What's Your Game

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Quick walk around of The Gathering 2006 back up on the feed.  This is probably my shortest episode ever, but it's nice to get the voices on the feed again.

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