Archive for February, 2006

22
Feb

The Vintage Gamer #6: Diplomacy (BG)

   Posted by: Jim   in Board games, Podcasts

This week, I cover Allan Calhamer’s (in)famous game Diplomacy, once published through Avalon Hill and currently published by Hasbro through its Avalon Hill line (not quite the same thing).
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14
Feb

No Show This Week

   Posted by: Jim   in General

Just a quick [formerly audio] note to say there’s no show this week — I should have something up next week, though, and it will be about Diplomacy.

For those who are curious about the sound quality on this one, I was trying out a new mic so I can take the show on the road. Needless to say, it won’t be with that one.

[Edited to remove enclosure - new listeners don't care, I'm sure, and it frees up a slot for a real show.]

This week, I go back to old card games, and cover Parker Brother’s Pit (currently published by Winning Moves), and its predecessor Gavitt’s Stock Exchange (currently published by Out of the Box).
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6
Feb

First Games 100 List

   Posted by: Jim   in General

Since I covered the Games 100 list in my introductory podcast, I thought I’d point people to this. Stephen Roney has posted a Geeklist on Boardgamegeek, consisting of entries from the original Games 100 list in 1980. The rating spread is quite broad: Monopoly and Parcheesi at the bottom, to Go and Acquire at the top.

This week, I cover Dark Castle, originally published for the Mac by Silicon Beach in 1986 and created by Mark Pierce and Jonathan Gay. Also discussed: Beyond Dark Castle (1987) and Return to Dark Castle (2006?).
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