Episode #36: Summer Vacation Games

Episode #36: Summer Vacation Games

Episode #36: Summer Vacation Games

In this episode Sarah, Jessica, and Cathy talk about games to play during summer vacations; Frank tells us about Race for the Galaxy; and Cathy interviews the authors of a book encouraging girls to stay in STEM courses.

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Cathy Ford - Host & Producer




Jessica Wade

 Cathy Ford Sarah Reed Jessica Wade
Game Reviews: 

Cathy, Sarah, & Jessica share what they have been playing lately. See the list of Games Mentioned in This Episode below for links to the BGG, RPGG, or VGG listing and affiliate links to purchase these games and support the show.

 Reviewer  Game Title  Designer  Publisher  Year  OTP Rating
Sarah Dream Home Klemens Kalicki Asmodee 2016 4
Jessica Patchwork Uwe Rosenberg Mayfair Games 2014 4
Cathy Zooloretto Michael Schacht Rio Grande Games 2007 4
Sarah Infernal Contraptions Matt Wilson Privateer Press 2007 1
Jessica Skull King Brent Beck & April Stott Grandpa Beck’s Games 2013 5
Cathy Tides of Madness Kristian Curla Portal Games 2016 3

Rating scale of 1-5We have started referring to and rating games by a rating scale. Here is how we are using this scale:

5 = Buy this! Buy this now!
4 = A good solid game!
3 = Decent with some bugs.
2 = Has great potential as kindling!
1 = Give me back the time I spent playing it!

Hot Topic: Summer Vacation Games

Cathy, Sarah, and Jessica discuss the games they like to play during the summer months.

Summer Vacation

What are your favorite games to play by the pool, in the camp ground, or when staying inside away from the heat? Share with us in the Guild, on Twitter, or on Facebook.

The Interview: STEAM Team 5

STEAM Team 5: The Beginning

Cathy interviews Pam Metivier and Greg Helmsteder about their new book, now on Kickstarter, called STEAM Team 5: The Beginning. This book is written and designed to keep girls and young women interested and involved in Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math. Check out their book and the story behind it on Kickstarter. When you back this project, click here to let us know on Twitter.

Frank Vicari

Solo Gaming with Frank Vicari

Frank tells us about playing Race for the Galaxy. He talks about both the board game and the app versions of this popular game.

Games Mentioned in This Episode

The links below will take you to BoardGameGeek.comRPGGeek.com, or VideoGameGeek.com where you can learn more about the individual games. The Buy It! links will take you to DriveThruRPG.com OR Amazon.com where you can purchase the game. These are affiliate links and using them will help us pay for show expenses like hosting, buying games, and traveling to conventions and events.

 Game Name & Link to BGG/RPGG/VGG  Affiliate Link to Purchase
A Feast for Odin Buy It!
Battlestar Galactica Buy It!
Best Treehouse Ever  Buy It!
Can’t Stop!  Buy It!
Deep Sea Adventure Buy It!
Dream Home  Buy It!
Dresden Files Card Game Buy It!
Infernal Contraption Buy It!
Nuts About Mutts  Buy It!
Onitama Buy It!
Patchwork Buy It!
Port Royal Buy It!
Potion Explosion  Buy It!
Race for the Galaxy (App)  Android*/iOS*
Race for the Galaxy (Board Game) Buy It!
Skull King Buy It!
Terraforming Mars Buy It!
Tides of Madness Buy It!
Zooloretto Buy It!

*Not an affiliate link. Please let them know you heard about it on the Our Turn! Women on Gaming Podcast. 


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