12 times 12 plus 12! It’s going to be another great episode. This is our second episode of Gen Con interviews recorded by Nick Martinelli.
What We’ve Been Playing
Trogdor!! The Board Game – Anitra was not as impressed as Andrew had been.
Trapper Keeper Game – Another game with a silly theme. Set collection with a few interesting twists and a huge nostalgia factor.
Die Hard: The Nakatomi Heist – we’ve already talked about
this, but we knew as soon as we saw it that we needed a copy. Played Act 1 with our son, but played the whole game with friends, and it came down to the wire at the very end. A lucky card draw swayed the day in favor of the thieves.
Go Cuckoo! – SNAP review coming Friday, this is a fun and fairly simple dexterity game from HABA.
Panic Island from Blue Orange – this is a speed memory game we first saw at Origins
; our kid who loves speed games liked it, our kid who loves memory games liked it, and so did everyone else. Very well done and we can’t wait to tell you more!
A nice note from Mike, who ran a huge minis game at TotalCon.
We also got a very nice piece of “real mail” from long-time fan Gordon.
Kids! Ask your parents to help email us (see below) and we’ll have our kids read it! What kind of games do you like to play (with parents, aunts and uncles, friends, siblings)?
Let’s hop right in! We’ve got about 50 minutes of interviews in this show. Timestamps included for your convenience.
(0:12:00) Mattel with Emmorie Jossie
Silicon Valley Startups
adaptions of UNO and Lowdown – a new dice game
Maury Povich “Not the Father” game
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(0:16:05) Good Games with Jamie Lawrence
– You are a goblin, going out into the forest and shaking down fairies to collect their fairy dust. Lots of tricks and traps, setting it apart from other trick taking games.
– collect butterflies and make sets.
– build a theme park tableau. As many themed decks as there are players. The new expansion is titled Unfair Expansion: Alien B-movie Dinosaur Western
introducing cards for those respective themes… more will be coming until they have one for each letter of the alphabet.
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