Traders of Genoa

Tonight on GeekNights, we discuss the board game (Traders of) Genoa. Scott still has terrible luck at FTL, while Rym appears to be cheating. Monaco is coming to both the Xbox and the PC (you should buy the latter version), and you should recall that we had Andy Schatz, its creator, on GeekNights long ago! X-Com has answered all of Rym's prayers, but he still won't buy it. The New York Comic Con happened, but had no real gaming content and nothing of note to cover. (Or, possibly, we're just super jaded by a decade of conventions and some years of living in New York). Also, Hearts!

Don't forget Burning Con 2012 and this week's NerdNYC Board Game Night!

Takenoko

Tonight on GeekNights, we review Takenoko. But first, we talk a bit about all the games we've bought (but not played) in the Steam Summer Sale like Amnesia: The Dark Descent, Dragon Age Origins, Fallout 3: New Vegas, Oblivion, and Sim City 4. We also lament how everyone votes for Rym in the "vote who wins" game (and Carcassonne). Also, we'll be at PAX Prime and PAX Dev!

Cards Against Humanity and Real Money Auction Houses

Tonight on GeekNights, we review Cards Against Humanity (a worthy successor to Apples to Apples, and then consider the ramifications of the Real Money Auction House (RMAH) and related systems on the gaming world at large. Diablo III, after all, is just the beginning of this. We also note that Pokemon Conquest is pretty fun so far, and don't forget ConnectiCon 2012 is fast approaching!

Zendo

Tonight on GeekNights, we consider the delightful Zendo. (The most efficient way to purchase it is via multiple copies of Ice Dice). But first, we ramble about clipless pedals, JeepAthon2k, Nintendo's woes, the Portal 2 Testing Initiative, Valve hiring hardware people and considering a "steam box", and even the opening to Eretzvaju.

Also, this episode was recorded some time ago (as Rym is traveling to Istanbul), and at that time PAX Prime was not yet sold out. We must have been prescient.

PAX East 2012 and Mafia-likes

Tonight on GeekNights, we return at the turn of the tide, having recovered from PAX, hopefully in time for PAX! We bring you some initial coverage of PAX East 2012, and then consider Werewolf, or Mafia, or Beantown: whatever you call it, we present the Mafia-likes.

Trigger and Abobo's Big Adventure

Tonight on GeekNights, Daddy two reviews! Now that Scott's beaten it, we talk about Abobo's Big Adventure, but not before we review Trigger!, which is from the same people who brought us the wonderful Spot-It! (Spoilers: it's actually pretty mediocre, and definitely a disappointment next to Spot-It). In the news, Wil Wheaton's Tabletop is a thing, Game Gear games are coming to the 3DS, and Nintendo is trying to make multiplayer more intuitive despite their (sarcastically) glowing history of this.

Also, ConnectiCon 2012 Panel/Workshop submissions are open!

Eclipse Board Game

Tonight on GeekNights, we make our triumphant return from MAGFest X to bring you a review of Eclipse. In the news, PAX East 2012 is sold out (so you'd better have already bought tickets like we warned you), but you can still sign up to be an Enforcer. Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition is coming, and Vox is coming to take the game blogging world by storm.

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