If you have never heard of the Viking period game called Hneftafl, you are in for a treat. If you have heard of it, or even played it, you're in for one anyway, because this might get you back around the board, saving or dooming the king, drinking mead by the fire as the dogs worry a bone in the rushes at your feet.

City Builder: Platinum Edition, currently in Kickstarter, is an expanded and revamped version of the bestselling title from Skirmisher Publishing! I am very excited for the Platinum Edition for several reasons. 

As I discussed during our d-Infinity Live! epsiode on Random Encounters of the Third Kind, the understanding of aliens in common parlance has enough variety in there that they really serve well as a mystery, possibly THE MYSTERY, in many games.

When "Where does the Poop Go" first got proposed as the subject for a "d-Infinity Live!" episode, I was on holidays, with only sporadic wifi access. So when I was deciding what to talk about I initially made the assumption that we would literally be talking about where the poop goes in gaming – which, much like movies and novels, is often overlooked.

Below are my notes for the episode. On the show, I only got through about half of what I wrote.

These are the games that I came up with for the Games for Terrible Parties episode of D-Infinity Live. For the first couple I seemed to be channeling Terrible Games for Parties, so I tried to make up for that with the third one. But I think the fourth entry is actually s decent rehashtag of a classic kids game.

 

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