Show # 9: History of the World -and- Pizza Box Football

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It's a really big show....really...BIG. It's also our First Anniversary Show. And Mark and Jeff cover a lot of ground here -from introducing a new recurring segment --to closing-out the First Gameopolis Challenge --to addressing errata from previous shows --to 2 really fun games (one old and meaty; one new and light).

We start you off by opening up a Dusty Old Box...a Dusty, Deteriorating, Deciduous Box with an awesome game inside.

Then, we announce the five winners of our First Gameopolis Challenge. If you are one of the winners, be sure to email us at to give us your physical address so we can send you your fantastic Gameopolis Coffee Mug!

In the show's main segment, Mark covers the Avalon Hill game History of the World. Mark covers the nuts and bolts of the game as well as some basic strategic considerations.

After Mark's coverage of HOTW, Jeff talks about a relatively new release from the On The Line Game Company: Pizza Box Football. Jeff tries to give you a basic feel for the game, its mechanics and some of the main gameplay options.

  • 00:00:00 Prelude
  • 00:01:20 Dusty Old Box
  • 00:07:32 The Winners of the First Gameopolis Challenge
  • 00:15:36 Erratum: error in Forbidden Island session report
  • 00:23:10 As Far As Possible Game Goes Kaupankaynti
  • 00:31:38 Avalon Hill's History of the World
  • 00:52:16 On The Line's Pizza Box Football
  • 01:05:30 Sign-off

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Stay tuned for Show 9.5 -our session Report- coming real soon!

Direct download: Gameopolis_09.mp3
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  • Thanks for the shoutout, guys! And congratulations on your one year anniversary. Here\'s to year two!

    posted by: Tyler on 2010-08-22 10:34:00

  • Great show, loved the reminder of Awful Green Things!

    posted by: Bill on 2010-08-22 17:39:00

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