This week’s podcast looks at exciting new games being developed and funded via Kickstarter.com, good games beyond Old Maid and Clue for your non-gamer friends, and our picks for the week. We also introduce Brain Flakes — news and other tidbits which made our brains explode. They could be short, they could be long, but they always stay crunchy in milk!
Don’t forget to leave your ideas for introductory games in the comments below!
- Mike sleeps a lot and has something weird on his elbow. Oh, and he got some new games at a store closing sale.
- Jason tells about the games he got at the sale. Vultures!
- Video games become board games. The big one coming soon is [amazon_link id=”1616611693″ target=”_blank” container=”” container_class=”” ]Gears of War Board Game[/amazon_link].
- Uganda’s government creates a board game to teach wildlife conservation to children in their schools, but they could sell the game worldwide. Check out more about Uganda Snapshot Safari.
- Scientist Lee Cronin at the University of Glasgow has created “living” cells from tungsten. They have properties of organic cells, including replication and a kind of permeable membrane that can selectively allow chemicals through and into the cell. Read more at New Scientist.
- Kickstarter.Com’s Board and Card Game section is filled with some great game projects looking for funding. In fact, many of the game proposals have well exceeded their goals
- Games that make good starters for people who aren’t gamer geeks
Picks of the Week
- Jason: [amazon_link id=”B00112CHCK” target=”_blank” container=”” container_class=”” ]Apples to Apples[/amazon_link]
- Mike: [amazon_link id=”1601252455″ target=”_blank” container=”” container_class=”” ]Kill Doctor Lucky[/amazon_link]