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The Spiel #176 - Space Monkeys
A well-placed banana. From comrades in rockets to apes in bumper cars, we review Kosmonauts and Spin Monkeys - two programmed movement games that give us a fresh look at the genre.
The Spiel #175 - In Praise of Folly
Roll over, Erasmus. We travel back to Elizabethan England for an in-depth look at Noblemen, a game about managing country estates and attending masquerade balls. The goal? Impress the Queen.
The Spiel #174 - Blood, Sweat & Tears
Built to last. We celebrate the show's 7th anniversary with blocks of marble and tiki huts. We review of Palaces of Carrara and Hawaii, two games about building that offer challenge and strategy from a set of seemingly simple choices.
The Spiel #173 - Sim Chitty
Urban cardboard jungles. We review three games, each with their own take on urban planning: from the futuristic treehouses of Ginkgopolis to the crowded streets of Suburbia to the far flung shore of France and the walls of Saint Malo.
The Spiel #172 - Game, Set, Match
Rummy revisions. We review A Fool's Fortune and Morels two set collecting card games that breathe new life into this well known and time tested genre, plus the first in a series of interviews with Major Fun, Bernie DeKoven.
The Spiel #171 - If Charlemagne Was A Badger
A world built with 36 cards. We delve into the Decktet, an ingenious set of double suited cards, a Tarot deck from a parallel dimension, and a sandbox for innovative game design. From trick taking to resource management, we review four of Decktet games.
The Spiel #170 - All Access
Fun for all. From sausage dice to treasure on the high seas, we review four games you could teach/play/enjoy with almost any group of players: Wordaround, Wurfelwurst, Tokaido and Pirate Dice.
The Spiel #169 - Spielfest 2013
Northern Exposure. Join us for a live recording at Spielfest, a two-day gaming event hosted by Snakes & Lattes, a board game cafe in the heart of Toronto.
The Spiel #168 - O Brave New World
Welcome to Tempest. This fictional city-state is the setting for a series of games from publisher AEG. Conspire & connive; duel & deliver. Each game tells a story and gives players a new way to explore the world. We review the first four Tempest titles.
The Spiel - Scribbler #10 - Ten Little Words
Word Block Puzzle by David Coleson. Assmeble word blocks to find 10 game titles. Don't worry; there's a clue for each bit included. Solve the puzzle and you could win a prize!
The Spiel #167 - Soy Sauce Samurai
Honor, glory and geishas. Feudal Japan is our destination. We review Yedo, an auction based worker placement game where noble houses compete for the Shogun's favor by completing secret missions.
The Spiel #166 - 2012 Holiday Gift Guide
Give the gift of play. With over 40 game suggestions in 10 categories, you're sure to find a great game for someone this holiday season.
The Spiel #165 - Essen Sampler
Fill your plates. We serve up a nice slice of our interview coverage from the largest game fair in the world, the Essen International Spieltag.
The Spiel #164 - St. Bernardus #12
Games around the globe. We report back from our latest adventure in Europe, covering the International Spieltag in Essen, Germany and filming a travelogue in Belgium.
The Spiel #163 - Robots & Rondels
Going the distance. We review Milestones, a road building game that mixes abstract strategy with custom rondels, and dive into Smash Up, a genre bending card game chock full of pirates, ninjas, zombies and robots.
The Spiel #162 - Drawn & Quartered
Cube-a-licious. We review Seasons, a dice-driven card drafting duel between wizards, and take a closer look at Dungeon Fighter, a dice-bouncing dexterity game that is equal parts crazy, stupid, silly, and fun!
The Spiel #161 - GenCon 2012 - Part 3
Con-clusions. We finish our GenCon coverage with 15 interviews including chats with artists, board game cafe owners, publishers, and Ken St. Andre, designer of Tunnels & Trolls, the 2nd role playing game ever published.
The Spiel #160 - GenCon 2012 - Part 2
More gab about games. Our GenCon coverage continues with a collection of interviews including chats with a renowned dice collector, a balloon artist and the cast of characters from board games come to life PLUS conversations with noted industry publishers
The Spiel #159 - GenCon 2012 - Part 1
Unconventional conversations. We dive into GenCon with a dozen interviews with some industry giants (Richard Garfield, Bruno Cathala), some influential newcomers (TableTop, The Game Whisperer) and some great game publishers.
The Spiel #158 - Iftah Ya Simsim!
Magic words. We review Sidibaba, a game that pits a team of players against the Leader of the Thieves in a timed race to find treasure and escape. We also look at an innovative dice driven train game, Rolling Freight.
The Spiel #157 - Bridging the Gap
That first step is a doozy! We review Rio d'Oro, a dice game that pits adventurers in a race to collect gold across a rickety 3-D bridge.
The Spiel #156 - Kennerspiel des Schpiel 2012
Use your grey cells. The Kennerspiel des Jahres recognizes the best strategy game of the year. From a deadly mountain peak to the bandit filled desert to the workshops of a medieval town, we review the 3 nominated games and try to predict the winner.
The Spiel #155 - Spiel des Schpiel 2012 - Part 2
The big red pawn. From high stakes dice to story telling donkeys, our award season coverage continues with in-depth reviews of Vegas and Eselsbrcke, the final two nominees for the Spiel des Jahres, the most prestigious trophy in the game playing world.
The Spiel #154 - Kinderspiel des Schpiel 2012
Kids at heart. From dragonknights and toad slime to cheese stealing ghosts, we review the 3 nominees for the Kinderspiel des Jahres, Germany's Children's Game of the Year, and try to predict the winner.
The Spiel #153 - Spiel des Schpiel 2012 - Part 1
Win-win-win. The Spiel des Jahres is more than Germany's Game of the Year. It's an institution. And home to the 3 most prestigious awards in the industry. We begin our award coverage with a review of Kingdom Builder, 1 of 3 Spiel des Jahres nominees.
The Spiel #152 - From Russia With Love
Fun from the frozen north. We review 3 titles from Russian publisher Right Games: Evolution, Potion Making Practice and The Enigma of Leonardo.
The Spiel #151 - Hot Stuff
Find 'em hot and leave 'em wet. Firefighter Captain Brian Strange visits the padded cell to give us an expert's perspective on Flash Point - a board game of teamwork, burning buildings and daring rescues.
The Spiel #150 - Deck of Many Things
Think inside the box. That's exactly what Adlung Spiele does. Their card games redefine the notion of what card games can be. We review 8 titles: choosing roles, flipping carpets & slapping bugs. So many kinds of fun, all from a simple deck of cards.
The Spiel #149 - Settlers of Canada
Canoes and cannonballs. Join us for an in-depth review of A Few Acres of Snow, Martin Wallace's deck building board game. We row through the rivers and forests of the North to settle the fate of the French & Indian War.
The Spiel #148 - Circle the Wagons
The whole pint. We settle a patch of land on the banks of Plum Creek, reviewing Walnut Grove - a fast, fun mash-up game that includes tile laying, worker placement and a rondel.
The Spiel #147 - The Yellow Cake Is A Lie
Gone fission. We review The Manhattan Project, a game where players race to build an atomic bomb, plus we look back at an influential classic: Advanced Civilization.
The Spiel #146 - Bear Spray and The Big Apple
So nice, they named it twice. Dave reports back from Toy Fair 2012 with 10 interviews, plus a review of a new family card game, Let's Take A Hike.
The Spiel #145 - Middle Weights
What's next? We review Airlines: Europe and Fortuna, two middle weight games that can draw new players deeper into the hobby - games that strike a great balance between strategy and fun in under 90 minutes.
The Spiel #144 - For Honor and Empire
Deck building: the next generation. From galactic conquest to warring gods, we review Core Worlds and Ascension: Storm of Souls, two of the newest titles in the genre.
The Spiel #143 - Come On Down!
You're the next contestant. We review two more Easy Play titles: Drachen Wurf and Big Points. Then, join us for the virtual Spiel-a-thon, an audio game show with fabulous prizes.
The Spiel at Essen 2011 - Ravensburger
Board games meet technology. Michaela Magin introduces 3 new titles with electronic elements.
The Spiel at Essen 2011 - Gen-X Games
Vintage airplanes, new battles, and a daring escape! Guillermo Soria gives a tour of Air Show, a 2 de Mayo Expansion, and Stalag 17.
The Spiel at Essen 2011 - Adlung Spiele
So many possibilities with a simple deck of cards. Bernhard Naegele gives a tour of four new titles: Flying Carpet, Cock-a-Doodle-Doo- Bah!, Taureg, and Ladybug and So.
The Spiel at Essen 2011 - Kosmos
3 new games from 3 great designers. Carol Rapp introduces Rapa Nui (Klaus-Jurgen Wrede) , Helvetia (Matthias Cramer) and Ankh Morpork (Martin Wallace).
The Spiel at Essen 2011 - Minion Games
Adventure, arks, and nuclear bombs. James Mathe discusses Venture Forth and Kingdom of Solomon and previews The Manhattan Project.
The Spiel at Essen 2011 - Hans im Gluck
Gods, gold, and sandy beaches. Mortiz Brunnhofer introduces three titles: Pantheon, Stone Age: Style is the Goal, and Hawaii.
The Spiel at Essen 2011 - On the Cards
Designer Sebastian Bleasdale discusses On the Cards, a game which allows players to mix and match rules from a variety of classic card games.
The Spiel at Essen 2011 - Eagle/Gryphon Games
Keith Blume introduces a full lineup of games from Eagle including 1812: The Invasion of Canada, Dragon Rampage, Mirror Mirror and new editions of Can't Stop and Montage.
The Spiel #142 - Easy Peasy
Lemon squeezy. Two surveys of games everyone can play. First, the Easy Play game series from Schmidt Spiele with reviews of Burgen Land and Finito. Second, we trace the ancestry of Finnish Lawn Bowling.
The Spiel at Essen 2011 - Martin Wallace
From Discworld to the French & Indian War to orangutan filled forests, Martin discusses the development of his most recent designs: Ankh Morpork, A Few Acres of Snow, and Old Men of the Forest.
The Spiel at Essen 2011 - Portal Publishing
Rafal introduces Pret-a-Porter, a game about the competitive world of high fashion and New Era, the latest game set in the world of Neuroshima Hex.
The Spiel at Essen 2011 - Amigo
Bernd Keller gives a tour of four new games from Amigo: The City, Friesematenten: Die Schattenmanner, Rio d'Oro, and Carre.
The Spiel at Essen 2011 - Zoch Verlag
From Rhino poop to the streets of ancient Rome, Alfredo Berni gives us a tour of eight games from Zoch including: Das Is Der Wurm Drin, Fuchs und Fertig, Kalimambo, Schnapp's, Wollmilchsau, Tante Trudel'ss Trodel, Avanti, and Aquileia
The Spiel at Essen 2011 - Noris Games
Janko Franke shows us Noris' first board game using the ToyStick pen to enhance gameplay.
The Spiel at Essen 2011 - Philippe des Pallires
Designer and publisher Philippe des Pallires talks about the anniversary edition off Werewolf, and a new edition of the bluffing game Skull & Roses.
The Spiel at Essen 2011 - Mammut
Norwegian designer Kristian Ostby talks about Mammut, a stone age game where players must decide how best to divide up the spoils of a great hunt.
The Spiel at Essen 2011 - Let's Take A Hike
Bears, blisters, and heavy backpacks. The trail can be a dangerous place! Max Michael from Stratamax games introduces their newest family card game.
The Spiel at Essen 2011 - Abacusspiele
Mattias Wagner talks about new editions of the classic dice game Spiel and gives an overview of Airlines Europe.
The Spiel #141 - 2011 Holiday Gift Guide
Games for the naughty and the nice. With over 40 game suggestions in 10 categories, you're sure to find a great one for someone this holiday season.
The Spiel at Essen 2011 - Antoine Bauza & Piero
Designer Antoine Bauza and artist Piero talk about collaborating on Ghost Stories, plus some news about an upcoming expansion to 7 Wonders.
The Spiel at Essen 2011 - Wiraqocha
Didier Delhez of Sit Down! Games gives a tour of Wiraqocha, a steampunk dice game set in the jungles of South America.
The Spiel #140 - Tentacular
Just lose, baby. We review Elder Sign, a Cthulhu-themed dice game and examine other games where winning isn't the main source of fun.
The Spiel at Essen 2011 - Artipia Games
Konstantinos Kokkinis introduces Drum Roll. Each player steps into the ring to manage a traveling circus.
The Spiel at Essen 2011 - Heidelberger Spieleverlag
Christoph Lipsky talks about three new titles: The Last Banquet, Gully Pirates, and Dungeon Fighter. These games range from sneaky to whimsical to downright silly!