Mark Johnson's occasional & opinionated podcast about family strategy boardgames

Sunday, August 07, 2005

BGTG 28 - SR: Way Out West, TransEuropa

Sorry for the nearly 2-week break between podcasts. That wasn't my plan, but life sometimes gets busy. Fortunately, half of that was for a fun weekend spent winetasting with Candy when the kids stayed with my folks. We went to the Santa Ynez valley area made more famous recently by the movie Sideways.

But this show isn't about that--it's about catching up on some older feedback (including another audio comment), sharing some news, and talking about the games I played at the recent Santa Clarita Boardgamer session.


P.S. Forgot to mention that our Way Out West game completely stalled when faced with the almost inevitable question of what happens when all cowboys die in a simultaneous shootout. Unbelievably, the rules don't say!! It was a serious turning point, one we didn't want to just "wing it and move on." We finally had to pause the game, go online to BGG, and find the answer to the question according to the designer. I'm glad we found out the right answer, but that was a pain.

Geek Fu Action Grip podcast
I'm not the only one who struggles to explain rules
Have Games, Will Travel podcast
Roll 2d6 podcast
Le Valet d'Couer game store
Recent acquisitions: Droles des Zebres, Aloha, Castle, San Juan, TransEuropa
Games played: Way Out West, TransEuropa


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Listening to your SR on Way Out West really brought to mind the newer game Lawless, by Bruno Faidutti and Bruno Cathala. Have you played that? If so, can you compare/contrast?

9:45 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mark, thanks for the shows, as always they are interesting. Also appreciated the link to the Le Valet web site -- I was surprised to find that they charge a flat $5 shipping to the US -- and that's Canadian $5 which makes it even more of a bargain. Picked up a couple of games from their special list so with the low shipping it worked out very well. Thanks!

1:34 PM  

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