Garrett's Games and Geekiness podcast

Garrett's Games and Geekiness

Douglas Garrett

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.

679 Episodes

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    Garrett's Games 804: Furnace and re-review of Egizia


    Shelley and I get our 19th Century industrialist hats on, building factories and funning them to the best of our ability in Furnace by Ivan Lashin from Arcane Wonders and Hobby World then we head to ancient Egypt to try our hands at building some of the world's wonders in Egizia by Acchittocca (Flaminia Brasini, Virginio Gigli, Stefano Luperto, and Antonio Tinto) originally from Rio Grande and Hans im Gluck, but re-released recently by Stronghold Games and Matagot
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    Garrett's Games 803: Llamaland and TEN


    Shelley and I build our lands out and UP as we herd llamas and try to claim points in  Llamaland by Phil Walker-Harding from Lookout Spiele then we get abstract and push our luck, drawing cards and bidding in TEN by Molly Johnson, Shawn Stankewich and Robert Melvin from AEG
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    Garrett's Games 802: Blatterrauschen and Witchstone


    Shelley and I roll and draw our way through the four seasons using arrays in  Blätterrauschen by Paolo Mori from KOSMOS then we plan our actions by building in our cauldrons to develop energy, move crystals, enlist our witch clan, and gather potions, etc. in Witchstone by Dr. Reiner Knizia and Martino Chiacchiera from R&R Games and HUCH!
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    Garrett's Games 801: Aquatica and Farmerama re-review


    Shelley and I head below the depths to buy and conquer land in Aquatica by Ivan Tuzavsky from Cosmodrome Games and Arcane Wonders then return to the farm for a re-review of a game from 2012, working hard on rival farms to raise our crops and animals (sound familiar?) in Farmerama by Uwe Rosenberg from Ravensburger
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    Garrett's Games 800: Clever Cubed & Explorers


    Shelley and I check out the third game in the Clever series of roll & writes: Clever Cubed or Clever Hoch Drei by Wolfgang Warsch from Stronghold Games and Schmidt Spiele and then we try out a new draw & draw exploration game  Explorers by Phil Walker-Harding from Ravensburger
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    Garrett's Games 799: Kohaku and Riverboat re-review


    Shelley and I have fun making beautiful koi ponds in Kohaku by Danny Devine from 25th Century Games and then we ply our trade on the grand Mississippi in Riverboat by Michael Kiesling from Mayfair Games and Lookout Games
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    Garrett's Games 798: Embarcadero and a re-review Qwirkle


    Shelley and I get a new title to the table that's set in post-Gold Rush San Francisco, Embarcadero by Adam Buckingham and Ed Marriott from Renegade Game Studios then get a classic out of the closet to make sure it remains as vital as it has been in the past Qwirkle by Susan McKinley Ross from Mindware and Schmidt Spiele  
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    Garrett's Games 797: Essen 2021 Preview Part 2


    Shelley and I spend this week going through the second half of my curated list of games arriving at Essen 2021 in less than 2 weeks. Here's a rundown of the games discussed (organized alphabetically by publisher): The Game Master King of the Valley Geek Attitude Games Magellan: Elcano Pessoa Giant Roc Origins: First Builders Tabannusi: Builders of Ur Grail Games Hibachi Granna Gutenberg GRRRE Games Nidavellir: Thingvellir Hall Games Bonfire: Trees & Creatures Helvetiq Save Patient Zero IGAMES Settlement Jolly Dutch Productions Polders: Flip & Write Kobold Spieleverlag Village Green Kolossal Games Almanac: The Crystal Peaks KOSMOS High Score Kingsbridge: Das Spiel La Boite de Jeu It's a Wonderful Kingdom Looping Games 1923 Cotton Club Journey to the Center of the Earth Ludonova Shinkansen: Zero Kei MEBO Games Lisbon Tram 28 Next Move Games Azul: Queen's Garden Oink Games Hey Yo Moon Adventure Plan B Games Equinox Portal Games Dune: House Secrets PSC Games Caesar! Seize Rome in 20 Minutes Rome & Roll: Gladiators PYTHAGORAS Café: Expresso Schmidt Spiele Clever hoch Drei: Challenge Sit Down! Dive Spielefaible Schichtwechsel: Die Förderung Spielworxx Squaring Circleville Studio Stratosphères Velonimo
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    Garrett's Games 796: Essen 2021 Preview Part 1


    This is Part 1 as Shelley and I go through BGG's Essen Preview after I spent some time curating the list. Here are this week's titles: The following are listed by Publisher, as that's the best way to find them if you are actually going to the fair. AEG Cascadia All or None Games Betwixt and Between AMIGO Tulpenfieber Aporta Games Bad Company Trails of Tucana: Ferry Expansion Arcane Wonders Furnace Picture Perfect BLAM! Caraventura: Oklahoma, Lhassa, & Vinland Blue Cocker Games Welcome to The Moon Blue Orange Games Neoville Board Game Circus Four Gardens Bombyx Garden Nation Nicodemus Bright Eye Games Termite Towers Waggle Dance BYR Games The Belgian Beers Race Capstone Games Glass Road Imperial Steam Catch Up Games Sobek: 2 Players Chilifox Games Riverside Cranio Creations Eriantys Golem Delicious Games Messina 1347 Demonic Games Goetia: Nine Kings of Solomon Devir Bitoku LUNA Capital Paris: Eiffel dlp Games Boonlake Dragon Dawn Productions Factory 42 dV Giochi Wonder Book eggertspiele Great Western Trail (Second Edition) Feuerland Spiele Ark Nova Funnyfox Almadi    
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    Garrett's Games 795: Trails and Re-Review of Coal Baron: The Great Card Game


    Shelley and I head out on the hiking paths in TRAILS by Henry Audubon from Keymaster Games then head back to the 19th century and a rather dirty industry in Coal Baron: The Great Card Game by Michael Kiesling and Wolfgang Kramer 

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