Show #5: Mystery of the Abbey and Domaine

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We start this show off with a rather atypical opening of a dusty old box. Mark has several different approaches that keep everyone --including himself-- on their toes. We prove that Gameopolis is a better buy than a trip to the movies, and we even supply a picture of an explosion in the show notes so Gameopolis is every bit as exciting! We may add more explosions to the Gameopolis Flickr account for added excitement.

After that, Mark covers Days of Wonder's Mystery of the Abbey, a cloistered Who-Done-It.  He covers all of the main game mechanics and strategies.

Then, we shift over to Jeff for his segment on Mayfair Games' Domaine --a game of Land, Wealth, Power, and Prestige. Jeff gives the basics of play, and some starter strategy and insights.

Time...Topic
0:00:00 Dusty Old Box-o-Somethin'
0:11:33 Listener Feedback
0:15:32 Mystery of the Abbey
0:39:41 Domaine
1:03:50 Closing comments

Related Links:
The Mystery of the Abbey page on Boardgame Geek
The Domaine page on Boardgame Geek

We hope you enjoy Show 5.0 of Gameopolis! We will be hopefully doing some gaming over the holidays, and so we'll be back shortly with Show 5.5, our Session Report of one of these excellent games. Please post comments on the gameopolis-dot-org blog, or email us your thoughts. Thanks for listening!

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Show #4.5 After-Action Report: Carnage 2009

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Mark and Jeff talk about the recent Carnage Gaming Convention in Fairlee, Vermont. Since Mark couldn't attend, we basically talk about all of the games that Jeff played and/or GMed. Each game is reviewed, and the high points of each play experience are discussed.

00:00:00 Prelude
00:01:25 Start of After-Action Report
00:04:00 Friday 1:00 PM slot: Last Night on Earth
00:21:20 Friday 7:00 PM slot: Battle of Gembloux Gap
00:27:05 Saturday 8:00 AM slot: Battle of Plum Point Bend
00:31:15 Saturday 1:00 PM slot: The Great Space Race
00:37:35 Saturday 7:00 PM slot: Autoduel in Akron
00:40:36 Digression: SWAG!!!
00:44:55 Sunday 10:00 AM slot: Romulan Revenge
00:50:10 Closing comments

Related links:
Last Night on Earth on Board Game Geek
Storm of Steel rules on freewargamesrules.co.uk
American Civil War Ironclads info on Wide Open West
The Great Space Race on Board Game Geek
The Official Car Wars site

Stay tuned for Show #5, coming just in time for the holidays!

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