March 18, 2019

Episode 24 - Eagle Bridge

On the eve of our 1st year anniversary the guys look into the depth of the news sea and hook only the tastiest bites for you. This week the world of Bridge is rocked by doping, Martin Wallace has a bone to pick with Eagle Gryphon games, Asmodee loses track of its Bears, franchise tie-ins galore and we finally get down to debating the merits, or not, of Monopoly. 

Headlines

Top Bridge Player faces doping ban

https://amp.theguardian.com/sport/2019/mar/01/world-no1-bridge-player-suspended-after-failing-a-drugs-test-geir-helgemo?__twitter_impression=true

Martin Wallace says Eagle Gryphon does not have the rights to publish Age of Steam

Kickstarter page: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/eaglegryphon/age-of-steam-deluxe-edition

Original accusation: https://boardgamegeek.com/article/31426723#31426723

Christian Petersen statement: https://www.boardgamegeek.com/article/3920163#3920163

Resolution that came about after recording: https://www.boardgamegeek.com/thread/2167942/resolution-aos-situation

Heidelbar leaves Asmodee Group

https://heidelbaer.de/en/heidelbar-games-becomes-independent-publisher/

News

IT gets the boardgame treatment

https://parameter.io/stephen-king-it-board-games/

Imaginable Guidelines

https://www.citylab.com/design/2019/02/urban-planner-card-game-turkey-imaginable-guidelines/583465/

Restoration Games announces Unmatched

https://restorationgames.com/unmatched/

Labyrinth RPG

https://www.geeknative.com/64770/game-designer-announces-official-jim-henson-labyrinth-rpg-adventure/

Brainstorm

https://monopoly.hasbro.com/en-gb

https://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/arts-culture/article/1596064/how-monopoly-came-dominate-board-games

And finally...Black Lotus breaks the bank

https://icv2.com/articles/news/view/42632/rare-m-tg-alpha-black-lotus-nearly-doubles-price-last-ebay-auction

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