Episode 52 – Get Your Phil(s)

The Little Metal Dog Show covers all bases this time around, looking at both mainstream and hobby games with the help of two gentlemen called Phil (well, Phil and Philip).

First up, to celebrate the new edition of Monopoly which will see the removal of an old school token to be replaced by a brand new one – something that’s not been done since the introduction of the Dog in the fifties – Phil Orbanes, the world’s leading Monopoly expert, comes on to talk about the bestselling game of all time. We discuss what’s happening with the game at the moment, talk about some curious happenings in World Championship matches and delve even deeper into Monopoly’s storied history.

Following that, Philip duBarry returns to the show to reveal what it’s like to design a game set in a world that’s not your own (his new game Courtier is the first to be set in AEG’s Tempest line) and he also unveils his latest venture: Family Vacation. Those long car journeys will never be the same again…

And now – this episode’s links! 

Direct Download for Episode 52: http://littlemetaldog.podbean.com/mf/web/2fj8js/LMD_Episode52.mp3

Sponsors for this episode are Team Hull Breach – check out their game on Kickstarter: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/hullbreach/hull-breach-corporate-wars

Hull Breach home: http://www.hullbreachgame.com/

Phil Orbanes runs Winning Moves: http://www.winning-moves.com/

Phil’s last book, The World’s Most Famous Game, can be found on Amazon here.

Philip duBarry’s new games company, Phantasio Games: http://www.phantasiogames.com/

Family Vacation on BGG: http://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/92976/family-vacation

Family Vacation on Kickstarter: Coming soon!

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