Garrett's Games and Geekiness

Shelley and I try our hands at a Ticket to Ride expansion (Switzerland), as well as a couple games that you've never heard of again, a kids' game, and some latin-sounding title...Agri..?

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 6:52pm EST

Shelley and I have fun with two new Essen-released games from G3

Take a Train by Violetta Kijowska and Marcin Ropka


Stinky Business by Piotr Jesionek

Fun, card-based games that work well with multiple players.

Direct download: GarrettsGames492.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 8:41pm EST

Shelley and I tackle two meaty middle-weight games that are either just out or on their way from Stronghold Games!

Porta Nigra by Wolfgang Kramer and Michael Kiesling (just out and #1 in the Great Designer Series)


My Village by Inka and Markus Brand (just announced that the entire Village series will be coming from Stronghold soon)

Direct download: GarrettsGames491.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 9:57pm EST

Filip Murmak was kind enough to join me on the mic over the Skype airwaves post-Essen 2007 for a discussion of CGE's latest releases and what we could expect from them in the future.

Direct download: GarrettsGames89Revised.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 4:23pm EST

Shelley and I get to the mics after some initial plays of Essen 2007 games, reflecting on what we're enjoying and putting on the 'get rid of' pile back in 2007.

Direct download: GarrettsGames88Revised.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 5:35pm EST

Shelley and I get two new Essen releases to the table, enjoying the meaty goodness of 

Nippon by Paulo Soledade and Nuno Bizarro Sentieiro from What's Your Game


Royal Goods (or Oh My Goods!) by Alexander Pfsiter from Osterreichisches Spiele Museum (and soon from Lookout Games)

Two fantastic games that BGG.con attendees should make sure they play!

Direct download: GarrettsGames490.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 4:20pm EST

Erik Oliver my shepherd of games for a few years (and fellow gamer) joins us on the mics for a discussion of what attending Essen 2007 was like.  Many games are discussed (some of which you might recognize still)!

Direct download: GarrettsGames87Revised.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 8:32pm EST

Shelley and I continue our discussion of games released at Essen 2006 from our perspective (at the time) of one year later.

Direct download: GarrettsGames86Revised.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 8:30pm EST

Looking for interesting filler between the meaty Essen releases?  Well, here are 4 brand new card games that might be worth checking out!

Game of Trains by Alexey Konnov, Alexey Paltsev and Anatoliy Shklyarov from Brain Games

8-28 by Michael Hirtle, David Hoyt, and Colin Morgan from Zoch Verlag

Taste of Poland by Violetta Kijowska and Marcin Senior Ropka from Bomba Games

Witkacy by Maciej Poleszak and Michal Szewczyk from Bomba Games

Direct download: GarrettsGames489.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 10:00pm EST

Shelley and I re-enact the 1960 election (I played Nixon) and then discuss the previous year's Essen releases (2006) and how they had held up over the year.

Direct download: GarrettsGames85Revised.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 11:57am EST