Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Great Big Table podcast - Episode 001 - Good Games for Couples

It's a bit late, but we're back in the saddle with Episode 1 of the Great Big Table podcast!

In this episode, we learn that we have listeners and, not only that, but they have offered feedback and contributed our first audio segment.

Yeah, we're as shocked as you.

We also discuss what traits make up good, and bad, games for couples. Then we dive into our list of games that have worked for us, as a couple, and may work for you.

Some of the games mentioned in this episode include:

1960 Making of the President
Balloon Cup (out of print, so here's the Board Game Geek page for the game)
Battle Line
Carcassonne: The Castle
Haba Bear Dominos
Haba Bock-Springen (Jump-A-Sheep) (out of print, so here's the Board Game Geek page for the game)
Haba Catch Me Game
Lost Cities
Puerto Rico
Roll Through the Ages: The Bronze Age
San Juan
Small World
Sorry Sliders
Ticket to Ride

Adrienne also found that the Mazes and Monsters DVD is available from Amazon. Enjoy the horror, folks. Enjoy the horror.

Download the episode: GBT-EP001-Good-Games-for-Couples-final.mp3

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Thursday, May 10, 2012

Episode 1 Delayed

Our Games for Couples show will be delayed a week due to family illness.

No big deal. Now it will be a week better than before.

It should be recorded tonight, edited by Sunday and out by the end of Monday.

Plan on it.