1. Jmac, Joe, and the Gameshelf Players explore games that rely on hidden roles, and second-guessing your fellow players' true motives.

    Games covered include the card game "Citadels", and the party game "Werewolf".

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  2. Hosts Jmac and Joe, along with the Gameshelf Players, look at two games about economics: Sid Sackson's seminal board game "Acquire", and Dan Bunten's equally groundbreaking computer game "M.U.L.E.".

    Features a special guest review by Scott Nicholson of "Board Games with Scott" fame! Also space pirates.

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  3. The Gameshelf Players tackle Diplomacy, the classic board game of international intrigue. And, optionally, cool hats.

    Will Germany and England maintain their fragile alliance? Will Italy convince France to turn on her allies? And what exactly is Austria wearing, anyway?

    This is episode 7 of The Gameshelf, a half-hour TV show about game history and culture.

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The Gameshelf

Jason McIntosh

A half-hour show about the history, the culture, and the playing of games. The Gameshelf studies games of all sorts: video games, board games, party games, and more.

More than a game review show, each episode of The Gameshelf studies games from across…


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A half-hour show about the history, the culture, and the playing of games. The Gameshelf studies games of all sorts: video games, board games, party games, and more.

More than a game review show, each episode of The Gameshelf studies games from across time and different media, examining how they are related, and what makes them work.

The Gameshelf's homepage, which includes subscriptions, show notes, and blog, and other stuff, is at http://gameshelf.jmac.org.

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