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Episode 99: The One Where Tony Signs Up

Well, it’s been a while, but yes – The Little Metal Dog Show podcast is still very much alive. Michael returns with an all new episode and an all new co-host! From here onwards, each episode will also have the splendid Tony Boydell on staff as well, and we figured that the best thing to do would bring him in for a quick catch up before we hit the next episode that will actually get the show to triple figures…

Each show will have a theme, and this one covers the wonderful world of Conventions. From UK Games Expo to BGG.con and every show in between, the people, the games and the experiences are what make the world of games so good. Michael and Tony discuss the 2016 season and what they’re looking forward to in the next year…

The podcast will be available through iTunes as always, but if you’d like to get it right now, you can grab it directly from this link here. And of course, subscribing to the channel is always a nice thing too!

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Back from Essen!

We’re back after a hardcore week of booth-running at Spiel 2016! Thank you to all the people who I spoke with at the show who had such nice things to say about the stuff we’re doing at the moment (especially with the YouTube channel) – I hope you all enjoy the soon-to-be relaunched podcast, more on which will be revealed shortly…

Of course, Essen is all about Getting Your Hands On All The New Hot Games, and even though there wasn’t much time to walk the halls, a good selection of stuff made its way back home. Check out the video to see what loot will be hitting the table soon at Little Metal Towers!

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Portal Games live at Essen 2016!

Just a quick post to let you know that the first of our interviews from the show floor at Essen Spiel is now live – and why not start it in style with one of the biggest names in gaming, Poland’s own Portal Games?

I sit down with Marcin to discuss their new releases at the show, including the European unveiling of Cry Havoc, the latest expansion for Imperial Settlers – Aztecs – and the beautiful second edition of Robinson Crusoe. Check out the video below!

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Essen 2016: Top Ten New Releases!

With Essen 2016 only a week away, I figured it would probably be a good idea to jump on the bandwagon and shout about some of the stuff that I’m excited about that’ll be released at this year’s event. As ever, because I seem to be evolving into some kind of gaming hipster, I wanted to focus (at least partially) on some of the smaller, more curious releases that will be available in Germany.

For those of you who fear videos, here’s the list in full. This is in publisher name order, not Official Michael Excitement Index order, by the way… I’m equally primed and ready for each one the same.

  • Power Grid: The Card Game (2F Spiele)
  • X nimmt (Amigo)
  • Adrenaline (Czech Games Edition)
  • Orleans: Handel und Intrige (dlp games)
  • Cottage Garden (Edition Spielwiese)
  • Mask of Anubis (GIFT10)
  • Oh My Goods! Longsdale in Aufruhr (Lookout / Mayfair)
  • Key to the City – London (R&D Games)
  • 7 Wonders Duel: Pantheon (Repos)
  • Jorvik (Stronghold)

Of course, I’ve not listed a LOT of stuff here – there are over 1000 new releases planned for this year’s show, so there’s no way I can hit everything. However, keep an eye on the site, on the YouTube channel and my Twitter for the latest news from Germany – you can be sure there’ll be a few weird and wonderful things that we’ll be reporting on!

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Monday Rundown launches!

Hey everyone – I’m trying a new segment for The Score over on the Little Metal Television YouTube channel where I’ll be running down some of the best (and occasionally the worst, if warranted) games that I’ve played over the last week. It’s called The Monday Rundown, and I’ll aim to always keep it bite size yet (reasonably) informative. Here’s the first episode – I’d love to hear your thoughts on it!

Thanks as ever for the support – hope you enjoy it!

 

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