Back to board games with this episode, where I do double-coverage by talking about both another paragraph-based game and another Eric Goldberg game. The game is Tales of the Arabian Nights, originally published by West End Games in 1985 and republished and revised by Edition Erlkonig in 1999. In this one, you and the other players take on roles from the Tales of Scheherazade and have adventures around Baghdad and the surrounding barbarian lands, only to return home with great stories, to meet your destiny, or even to become Sultan.

Show Notes:

  • Sorry about the delay, more sick
  • Website updates
  • Appearance on Escape Pod
  • Listen to The Geeklabel Podcast!
  • History of Tales of the Arabian Nights
  • Description of Standard game
  • Hey, look, it’s Reiner Knizia!
  • Description of Storytelling game
  • Description of Adventure game
  • Description of Solitaire game
  • Wrap-up on Tales of the Arabian Nights
  • Listen to Random Signal!
  • Fool’s Errand and leftover Sherlock Holmes feedback
  • Closing


Final thoughts:

I’ve switched to using Garageband to do my sound recording and editing simply because Audacity isn’t terribly stable on the Mac. I think it sounds pretty good, but let me know if you notice any quirks — I’m still getting used to it.

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4 comments so far

Mike Siggins

Excellent episode. One of my favourite games, but some relly interesting angles. Thanks a lot.

January 31st, 2007 at 4:45 pm

Another great episode! Thanks!

February 1st, 2007 at 5:36 am
Eduardo Alvarez

Jim, you mentioned two companies that do reprints, one for avalon hill and the canadian one that’s reprinting this game. I’m having trouble catching the names. Could you post a link to their sites, if they have them?

February 6th, 2007 at 10:12 am

[…] According to a Geeklist on, Z-Man games will be reprinting this classic game in 2008. If you recall, I discussed it back in Episode #28. […]

November 25th, 2007 at 8:11 am

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