Garretts Games - Podcast

  • Garrett's Games 718: Bloom, Just One, and Welcome To... expansions

    Shelley and I take on an award-winning party game, along with two "write on your player board" titles: Bloom by Wouter van Strien from Gamewright involves rolling & writing Welcome To... and its expansions by Benoit Turpin from Blue Cocker Games involves drawing and drawing and  Just One by ...

  • Garrett's Games 717: Vadoran Gardens and Gizmos

    Shelley and I build some card tableaux this week as we try out a smaller card game with some card orientation to ponder in  Vadoran Gardens by Frank West from The City of Games and then play with marbles and use them to 'build' cards into our tableau in Gizmos by Phil Walker-Harding from CMON ...

  • Garrett's Games 716: Promenade and Atelier

    Shelley and I have a great time as art dealers working the market and displaying great paintings in Promenade by Ta-Te Wu from Sunrise Tornado Games Studio then attempt to paint masterpieces in the less-good Atelier: The Painter's Studio from AEG  

  • Garrett's Games 715: Caravan and Taverns of Tiefenthal

    Shelley and I spend some time discussing moving goods by camels while trying not to get precious objects stolen from you in Caravan by Joseph Huber from Rio Grande Games then have some fun running competing taverns, upgrading our places of business through deck building, puzzle piece flipping, and ...

  • Garrett's Games 714: Across The United States and HYAKKATEN

    Shelley and I get to Japanese building games this week as we delve into mall building in HYAKKATEN by Takeshi Okusora from NSG Kurieito then look into the Japanese rendition of building railroads here in the US in Across The United States by Hisashi Hayashi from OKAZU Brand

  • Garrett's Games 713: Bruxelles 1897 and Masters of Renaissance

    Shelley and I spend some time in late 19th Century Brussels, gaining influence with aristocrats, buying art, building buildings, and placing cards in an array in Bruxelles 1897 by Etienne Espreman from Geek Attitude Games and then head further back in time to a card-game version of Lorenzo il ...

  • Garrett's Games 712: Crystal Palace and Silver & Gold

    Shelley and I get another 'draw and draw' title to the table with Silver & Gold from Phil Walker-Harding and Pandasaurus Games then try something more meaty by heading to 19th Century England in time for the World's Fair in Crystal Palace by Carsten Lauber from Feuerland Spiele and Capstone Games

  • Garrett's Games 711: Carcassonne Maps and Orleans Stories

    Shelley and I get a classic game off the shelf with new maps and cool wrinkles that affect play with Carcassonne Maps by Klaus-Jurgen Wrede from Hans im Gluck Great Britain France Benelux Iberian Peninsula Germany and then delve into the BIG BOX new permutation of Orleans Orleans Stories by Reiner ...

  • Garrett's Games 710 - Qwixx on Board, Anubixx, Te oder Kaffee, Glisse Glace and other Djeco titles

    Shelley and I celebrate her birthday early with some smaller and shorter games, along with some discussion of games she's been playing with her students in class: Qwixx on Board by Steffen Benndorf & Reinhard Staupe from NSV Anubixx by Steffen Benndorf, Florian Ortlepp and Helmut Ortlepp from NSV ...

  • Garrett's Games 709: La Stanza, Pictures, and Artbox

    Shelley and I draw and recreate art this week with two art-focused games: Pictures by Christian and Daniela Stöhr from PD Verlag Artbox by Artem Lis from Jet Games Studio and Lavka Games and THEN spend time hiring artisans and other famously creative people in  La Stanza by Nuno Bizarro Sentieiro ...