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Doug Garrett and his wife Shelley discuss and review the strategy/designer board games they play on this weekly podcast. Interviews with notable names in the hobby, along with designers and publishers, are part of the show.

Doug Garrett and his wife Shelley discuss and review the strategy/designer board games they play on this weekly podcast. Interviews with notable names in the hobby, along with designers and publishers, are part of the show.
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Doug Garrett and his wife Shelley discuss and review the strategy/designer board games they play on this weekly podcast. Interviews with notable names in the hobby, along with designers and publishers, are part of the show.

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English


Episodes

Garrett's Games 693 - Essen Preview 2019: Publishers A-L, plus Sierra West

10/13/2019
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Shelley and I spend a few minutes previewing a game that will be readily available at Spiel 2019, then dive head first into the Essen Preview with a look at publishers A-L. Sierra West by Jonny Pac Cantin from Board&Dice Preview Titles in order of discussion: Category 1: Pre-Ordered The Magnificent Santa Maria: Exploration Deck Trails of Tucana Era of Tribes Montmartre Save The Meeples Cooper Island Masters of the Renaissance: Lorenzo Il Magnifico The Card Game Trimau: Grand...

Duration:00:49:37

Garrett's Games 692 - Meeplefest 2019 Night 2, Part 4 (last one!)

10/6/2019
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The Meeplefest 2019 episodes finish up with conversations about inclusion of non-gamers, the use of VR and AR in games, as well a technology's role and possible problems going forward. Then we finish with some words about games we enjoyed and can see playing going forward. Joining Shelley and me at the table are Joe Huber (Caravan, Ice Cream, Cream Machine) Ric Bretschneider of the Fanboy Planet Podcast as well as Amanda, Anne, Denis, Jessica, John, and Shoana

Duration:00:32:33

Garrett's Games 691 - Meeplefest Night 2, Part 3

9/29/2019
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The youngest Meeplefesters join the conversation as we delve into why they enjoy gaming, and then continue long-standing conversations about teaching games, reading game rules, and using tech in board games. On the mics are Susan McKinley Ross (Qwirkle, Qwirkle Cubes, Color Stix, Hoot Owl Hoot) and Joe Huber (Caravan, Ice Cream, Scream Machine) along with Ric Bretschneider of the Fanboy Planet Podcast, Amanda, Shoana, Anne, Denis, John, Jessica and, of course, Shelley and me

Duration:00:32:44

Garrett's Games 690 - Meeplefest 2019 Night 2, Part 2

9/22/2019
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The roundtable for Night 2 continues with discussions of publishing and the tsunami of games AND gamers that have been building over the past few years. Joining Shelley and me on mics are Matt Leacock (Pandemic, Pandemic Legacy, Era: Medieval Age, Forbidden Sky, Thunderbirds) Susan McKinley Ross (Qwirkle, Color Stix, Qwirkle Cards, Cirplexed!, Skippity) Joe Huber (Caravan, Ice Cream, Scream Machine) Ric Bretschnieder of Fanboy Planet Podcast Denis Begin John Morrow Anne...

Duration:00:29:52

Garrett's Games 689 - Meeplefest 2019 Night 2, Part 1

9/15/2019
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Designers, podcasters and gamers get on the mics once again for Night 2 of the 2019 Meeplefest Roundtable. Matt Leacock (Pandemic, Pandemic Legacy, Era: Medieval Age, Forbidden Island, Mole Rats in Space, Roll Through the Ages) Susan McKinley Ross (Qwirkle, Color Stix, Qwirkle Cards) Joe Huber (Caravan, Ice Cream, Scream Machine) join Ric Bretschnieder of Fanboy Planet Podcast as well as Shelley, Denis, Anne and me for a free-wheeling discussion of design and the board game...

Duration:00:30:14

Garrett's Games 688 - Meeplefest 2019 - Night 1, Part 3

9/8/2019
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Night 1 of Meeplefest winds up with a great discussion about the Spiel des Jahres nominees, as well as the effect of both Kickstarter and the tsunami of games released has on the hobby. Joining Shelley and me once again are designers Tom Lehmann (Race for the Galaxy, Res Arcana, Fast Food Franchise, The City and many others) Scott Caputo (The One Hundred Torii, Whistle Stop, Volupsa, etc.) and Joe Huber (Caravan, Scream Machine, Ice Cream) as well as podcasters and gamers Ric...

Duration:00:47:24

Garrett's Games 687 - Meeplefest 2019, Night 1, Part 2

9/1/2019
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Meeplefest Night 1 continues with Part 2 as the designers and gamers sit around talking more about games we have enjoyed or had some problems with, then turn specifically to the Kennerspiel des Jahres. Joining us on the microphones are Tom Lehmann (Race for the Galaxy, Res Arcana, 1846, Fast Food Franchise, New Frontiers, To Court the King) Joe Huber (Caravan, Ice Cream, Scream Machine, Starship Merchants) Scott Caputo (Kachina, The One Hundred Torii, Voluspa, Whistle Stop) Simon Hunt...

Duration:00:37:26

Garrett's Games 686 - Meeplefest 2019 Night 1, Part 1

8/25/2019
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Night 1 of Meeplefest's podcasting roundtable extravaganza begins with awesome designers and podcasters hanging out around the table discussing design and development. On the mics for this part: Tom Lehmann: (Race for the Galaxy, 1846, The City, Pandemic, and Res Arcana) Joe Huber: (Caravan, Burger Joint, Ice Cream, Scream Machine) Scott Caputo: (Kachina, Whistle Stop, The One Hundred Torii) Ric Bretschneider: The Fanboy Planet Podcast Doug Richardson: The Spiel Denis Begin

Duration:00:33:52

Garrett's Games 685 - Karate Tomate and Shobai All Right

8/18/2019
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Shelley and I get a bunch of players together to challenge everyone's karate skills (or at least ability to collect and play cards) in Karate Tomate by Reiner Knizia from Amigo then enlist numerous anthropomorphic animals to gain status in Shobai All Right by Hisashi Hayashi from Okazu Brand

Duration:00:26:34

Garrett's Games 684 - East Indiaman and Horticulture Master

8/11/2019
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Shelley and I work as rival shipping conglomerates in South Asia in East Indiaman by David Wang from David Wang Studio then get more contemplative with the beautiful garden-building game Horticulture Master by Lin Yen-Kuang from MOZI Game

Duration:00:27:44

Garrett's Games 683 - Amun-Re The Card Game and Manitoba

8/4/2019
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Shelley and I bid and build provinces in ancient Egypt in Amun-Re: The Card Game by Reiner Knizia from SuperMeeple and then play native Canadian tribes, gathering resources and journeying on spiritual paths in Manitoba by Remo Conzadori and Marco Pranzo from dlp Games

Duration:00:40:34

Garrett's Games 682 - Cosmic Run: Regeneration and Architects of the West Kingdom

7/28/2019
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Shelley and I send our ships out into the void to find new planets to settle before they are wiped out by meteors in Cosmic Run: Regeneration by Steve Finn from Dr. Finn's Games and then work to collect resources, capture other players' people, and build structures or the cathedral in Architects of the West Kingdom by Shem Philips and SJ Macdonald from Renegade Game Studios

Duration:00:37:46

Garrett's Games 681 - Realm of Sand and Yinzi: The Shining Ming Dynasty

7/21/2019
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Shelley and I play in our respective sandboxes, using tetris-style pieces to create tile patterns in Realm of Sand by Ji Hua Wei from EmperorS4 and then grow crops, sell them at the market, create products, then ship them abroad in Yinzi by Rôla and Costa from Spielworxx

Duration:00:45:03

Garrett's Games 680 - Discovery: The Era of Voyage and Orleans: Trade and Intrigue

7/17/2019
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Shelley and I delve more deeply into Orleans by Reiner Stockhausen and dlp games as we try out a number of Trade and Intrigue expansion options, then we tackle another small-box title from Emperor S4 Discovery: The Era of Voyage

Duration:00:21:49

Garrett's Games 679 - Great Western Trail + Expansion and Lighthouse Run

7/7/2019
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Shelley and I race our boats along a river by the light of the beacons ahead of a storm in Lighthouse Run by Jim Harmon and from Amigo then we expand our cattle delivery possibilities by adding the Rails to the North expansion (Plan B/eggertspiele) to Great Western Trail by Alexander Pfister from Stronghold Games

Duration:00:31:09

Garrett's Games 678 - NEOM and Russian Railroads: American Railroads expansion

7/1/2019
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Shelley and I draft tiles and build futuristic cities in NEOM by Paul Sottosanti from Lookout Games and then build rails and run train companies in the US at the time of the Transcontinental Railroad in Russian Railroads: American Railroads expansion by Helmut Ohley and Leonard "Lonny" Orgler from Hans im Glück

Duration:00:26:30

Garrett's Games 677 - Altiplano +Traveler and Santa Maria + American Kingdoms Expansions

6/23/2019
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Shelley and I get a couple of indispensable expansions to the table for two games we've enjoyed in the past: Altiplano + the Traveler Expansion by Reiner Stockhausen along with Stefan and Louis Malz from dlp Games and Santa Maria + the American Kingdoms expansion by Eilif Svensson and Kristian Amundsen Ostby from Aporta Games

Duration:00:39:05

Garrett's Games 676 - Concordia Venus and Orleans with Bling

6/16/2019
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Shelley and I do some post-Tahoe hiking gaming, looking at a new expansion Concordia Venus by Mac Gerts from PD Verlag and then have a great time with our blinged out and expanded Orleans by Reiner Stockhausen from TMG and dlp Games

Duration:00:30:50

Garrett's Games 675 - 3x8 Card Game and Copenhagen

6/9/2019
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Shelley and I spend some time with two games we turned out not to like very much: 3x8 by Christian Fiore and Knut Happel from Amigo which is a card game with a race element and Copenhagen (Deluxe Edition) by Asger Harding Granerud and Daniel Skjold Pedersen from Queen Games in which players collect card sets to build the frontages of buildings with Tetris-style pieces.

Duration:00:21:31

Garrett's Games 674 - Sushi Roll and Tiny Towns

6/2/2019
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Shelley and I have a great time with the new dice-filled version of Sushi Roll by Phil Walker-Harding from Gamewright and then work hard to get the proper raw materials to build our Tiny Towns by Peter McPherson from AEG

Duration:00:32:47