If you’re a gamer and a geek, then undoubtedly you’ve amassed a grand collection of wondrous treasures, from boxes and books to cartridges and discs. While some of these items may be considered mundane or even relics of geek ages long past, we all know that it goes against our very nature to part with such great gifts of enjoyment, even if we’ve never taken the shrink wrap off yet! Join us this week as we delve into our geek closets and discuss games of all types – purchased, played, and otherwise. Clear off the table, charge up those controllers, and for God’s sake read some damn instructions as you prepare for a brand new episode of Monkey in the Cage!
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(01:47) – Matt finishes Snow Crash (Robert’s favorite book) with some mixed feelings, we have a One Direction tangent, and the group talks about SyFy’s newest show, Defiance.
(14:34) – Ramses talks horse punchin’ hooligans, saggy boob news, and zombie-fueled carjackings! Plus, robot sexy time!
(21:45) – Damn you Florida and your giant snails!
(23:07) – Karen brings us some awesome Nintendo news, we discuss remakes on the horizon, and Michael Rooker gets a new job! Link to the Past, The Crow, Weird Science, and Guardians of the Galaxy
(29:50) – Robert gets Legit and possibly regrets it, talks nipple tattoos, and we discuss the epicness of the Patton Oswalt Filibuster.
(38:25) – It’s topic time! Ramses leads off the discussion with mainstream boardgames. – Cranium, Scrabble, Loaded Questions, 5 Second Rule, Jenga, and Tok Tok Woodman
(42:52) – Once a cultist, always a cultist… but only if you play! – Arkham Horror, Elder Sign, Betrayal at House on the Hill, Mansions of Madness, and Cthulhu Fluxx
(46:08) – Karen segues us into the world of Munchkin, we discuss the D&D board games. – Wrath of Ashardalon, Castle Ravenloft, Legend of Drizzt, and Lords of Waterdeep
(48:13) – Robert talks about some of his favorite board games. – 7 Wonders, UNO, Tsuro, Tsuro of the Seas, Penny Arcade, and Flashpoint: Fire Rescue. Plus, more zombies! – Zombicide, The Walking Dead, and The Last Night on Earth
(50:50) – Everyone pulls a Matt, especially Matt, with L.A. Noire and we talk about Ticket to Ride and Ascension.
(52:45) – Small World and Small World Underground need to make a comeback, the horror that is original RISK, and the hope of RISK Legacy. Plus, Battleship Galaxies.
(56:01) – We discuss all manner of card games like Killer Bunnies, the failure of Locke and Key, Poo, Nuts, and Kittens in a Blender. Also, the great Cards Against Humanity.
(58:18) – We close it out with Dungeon Fighter, Catacombs, and Knock Your Blocks Off. Plus Crossbows and Catapults and all the RPG books… ALL OF THEM!
Closing Song – What Makes You Beautiful – performed by One Direction
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