Show #24: Redux of our Top Ten Games Lists

In Show 24.0, Mark and Jeff revisit the show topic of the Premier Episode of Gameopolis: our Top Ten Games lists. After 3-and-a-half years of podcasting, it was apparent that these lists needed to be revisited. Before going into our Top Ten lists, however, we satisfy tradition by opening up a Dusty Old Box. Mark presents Jeff with a Dusty Old Box from his past, and we discuss an overview of the rules, and the things Mark finds most memorable about the game.

After the Dusty Old Box segment, Mark and Jeff do a coin toss (specifically, a dubloon toss) to determine who kicks-off the Top Ten lists. For each game, we give a brief description and then chat about the elements of the game that landed it on the Top Ten List.

In our Sign-off, we briefly discuss the role IOS games have played in our recent gaming lives, and we extend the invite to our listeners to join us for some virtual gaming. You can find us on Game Center as "stinkytom" and "Funky-Bass-Jeff".

We'd love to hear from you, so if you get a second, please post a comment to this blog entry (at www.gameopolis.org or gameopolis.libsyn.com), or send us an email at info@gameopolis.org!

  • 00:00:00 Prelude
  • 00:05:08 Dusty Old Box
  • 00:18:44 The Dubloon Toss...
  • 00:19:35 Mark's #10: Warhammer 40K
  • 00:22:41 Jeff's #10: Commands & Colors Ancients
  • 00:26:54 Jeff's #9: Gamma World
  • 00:35:39 Mark's #9: Battletech
  • 00:41:09 Mark's #8: Blackbeard
  • 00:43:54 Jeff's #8: Pandemic
  • 00:47:42 Jeff's #7: Battlefront WW2
  • 00:55:02 Mark's #7: Stone Age
  • 00:59:43 Jeff's #6: Car Wars
  • 01:02:51 Mark's #6: DragonStar
  • 01:06:18 Mark's #5: Dungeons & Dragons
  • 01:10:35 Jeff's #5: Magic: the Gathering
  • 01:17:38 Mark's #4: Pandemic
  • 01:18:21 Jeff's #4: Axis & Allies
  • 01:23:45 Mark's #3: Awful Green Things
  • 01:26:51 Jeff's #3: War of the Ring
  • 01:31:42 Mark's #2: Arkham Horror
  • 01:33:45 Jeff's #2: Dungeons & Dragons
  • 01:34:33 Mark's #1: Merchant of Venus
  • 01:38:37 Jeff's #1: Battletech
  • 01:39:58 Summary, reflections on IOS Games, and Signoff

Stay tuned for Show 24.5 --our session report on one of our Top Ten games-- coming soon.

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Show #23.5 Session Report: Star Fluxx

In this Session Report show, we "Point-5" Looney Labs' Star Fluxx.  We talk about some of the pivotal turns and plays of a two-person example of gameplay, as well as some of our overall impressions of the play experience…things we really liked, and some things we weren't so fond of. We also reflect on how much the game reminds us of a cross between Star Trek and E.T. --no actually it's more like Dr. Who mixed with Firefly --or really more like an Ed Wood version of Predator. We hope you enjoy our attempt to synthesize this entertainingly random scifi game.

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Stay tuned for Show 24.0, coming at you faster than a Jedi-piloted Viper  ...or was that a wave-motion torpedo...?

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