Garrett's Games and Geekiness

Shelley and I wind up Feld-ian July with a final 3 titles - all from 2013.

Bora Bora from alea and Ravensburger

Bruges from Hans im Glück

Rialto from Pegasus

We also discuss One Night Ultimate Vampire, the JUST ANNOUNCED new Bezier Games title due before the end of the year!

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Shelley and I tackle Week 3 of Stefan Feld's games.  this week we go back in time to play

Rum & Pirates

then forge ahead with numerous plays of

Castles of Burgundy

and the even heavier


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Shelley and I tackle the second wave of Stefan Feld games, about which we have minor or major qualms.

Pillars of the Earth: Builders Duel from Kosmos

Luna from Z-Man


Macao from alea/Ravensburger

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Ted Alspach of Bezier Games (hmm? Where have I heard of those guys before?) joins us on the microphones for a discussion of some of his early titles (Age of Steam/Steam maps, Ultimate Werewolf, etc.) and some thoughts on various games involving evolution and dinosaurs.

Trias by Ralf Lehmkuhl from Rio Grande

Evo by Philippe Keyaerts from Asmodee

Ursuppe/Primordial Soup by Dorus Matthaus and Frank Nestel from Z-Man

are discussed, along with others.

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Shelley and I spent some time up in Bear Valley (pre-Arnold place) enjoying the snow and playing some games 2-player.

Arkadia by Rudiger Dorn from Ravensburger

Caribbean by Michail Antonow and Jens-Peter Schliemann from Rio Grande

St. Petersburg by Bernd Brunnhofer from Rio Grande

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Shelley and I are enjoying our summer by turning to the shelves and pulling our Stefan Feld games out to re-review them.  We'd love to hear from YOU regarding these solid titles.  Up this week:

In The Year of the Dragon

Notre Dame

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Shelley and I check out Louis XIV by Rudiger Dorn from Alea/Rio Grande after discussing hosting a Game Night and teaching games.  Then we delve into voicemails from way back in 2007.

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Shelley and I discuss our plays of two new-ish card games that are very different, but quite enjoyable. Easy games to stick in the bag and bring with you as you go on your summer excursions.

Quanto/Sloop by Mike Fitzgerald from Amigo/US Games Systems


Dungeon of Mandom/Welcome to the Dungeon by Masato Uesugi from Oink Games/IELLO

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Friends Michelle, Earl, and Greg join in for a discussion with Shelley and me about games played at a Games Day we held at our place.  Games mentioned:



Null und Nichtig


Catan: Struggle for Rome


Lost Cities



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Shel and I pull The Village by Inka and Markus Brand off the shelf to play the 'vanilla' version as well as its latest expansion - The Port, then try out a new Ravensburger card game called Stichling by Ralf zur Linde.

The Village by Inka and Markus Brand from Pegasus/Tasty Minstrel/eggertspiele

The Village Port

Stichling by Ralf zur Linde from Ravensburger


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