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 or, or send us an email at!

  • 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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  • Major error! It is the "Thursday-night-once-every-every-other-year-gaming-night". Sorry!

    posted by: Susan Z. on 2013-02-08 00:19:27

  • p.s. Would Stone Age be do-able next time?

    posted by: Susan Z. on 2013-02-08 00:01:58

  • Hey guys! This is not really related to this particular podcast, but I just wanted to say how much I enjoyed the "Friday-night-once-every-other-year-gaming-night" last week! I appreciated the fix of Mystery of the Abbey and the two Zombie games we played. (Actually one zombie game with the "Friday-night-once-every-other-year-gaming-night" and one Zombie game with just Jeff. Sorry Mark...wish you were there:() Got a cool pix of my hoard of Barbie Dream House Pink brains too! I thought about showing it to some of my coworkers , but Really, they just wouldn't understand the joy. Hoping for another gaming night this year. Maybe we can make it a bi-yearly gaming night! Thinking July-Aug???? Save the date! Later guys!

    posted by: Susan Z. on 2013-02-07 23:59:06

  • My prediction for the 24.5 game is Merchant of Venus or Stone Age. What i'd love to hear is either Gamma World, Car Wars or Awful Green things, simply because i know less about them.

    posted by: Simon on 2013-02-04 19:40:28

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