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Five games for Doomsday is a show in which people are thrust into a cabin in the woods but can only take five of their games with them. Which will they choose?

Five Games for Doomsday Ben Maddox

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Five games for Doomsday is a show in which people are thrust into a cabin in the woods but can only take five of their games with them. Which will they choose?

    A History of Surprises-Part 2

    A History of Surprises-Part 2

    Here is the second part of the history of Surprised Stare Games recorded at Spiel Digital 2020.

    • 2 hrs 2 min
    Frank West

    Frank West

    This week's guest is the owner of City of Games and the designer of Isle of Cats, Frank West. We talk about obsession, computer science and how to run a publisher...but which games did he choose?
     
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    Magic the Gathering: https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/463/magic-gathering

    Werewolf: https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/925/werewolf

    Pingo-Pingo:https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/171136/pingo-pingo

    Blackout Hong Kong: https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/262215/blackout-hong-kong

    Eclipse: https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/72125/eclipse

    • 1 hr 19 min
    The Guild w Isaac Shalev-The things we miss.

    The Guild w Isaac Shalev-The things we miss.

    Isaac joins Ben in a bar of ill repute to discuss what the pandemic has done to us as gamers.

    • 39 min
    A History of Surprises-Part One

    A History of Surprises-Part One

    In this special live show recorded at Spiel Digital, the founders of Surprised Stare Games chart their history as a company.

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Grant Rodiek

    Grant Rodiek

    This week's guest is mover and shaker in both digital and analogue games, Grant Rodiek. We talk about growing up in Texas, the huge world of The Sims and the discipline of designing for the tabletop...but which games did he choose?
     

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    Carcasonne: https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/822/carcassonne

    Call of Duty: https://www.callofduty.com/modernwarfare

    Combat Commander: https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/21050/combat-commander-europe

    Pax Pamir 2nd Ed.: https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/256960/pax-pamir-second-edition

    Star Realms: https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/147020/star-realms

    • 1 hr 24 min
    Ruel Gaviola

    Ruel Gaviola

    This week's guest is writer, mentor and host Ruel Gaviola. We talk about growing up in Southern California, poker and the state of board game media...but which games did he choose?
     
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    A Deck of Cards
    Twilight Imperium
    Viticulture
    Paperback
    Crokinole

    • 1 hr 24 min

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