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Episode 9: The road to catan?

by | Mar 10, 2020 | Everyday Meeple, podcast

For episode 9 I get a bit excited and try and explain to Steve what I find fascinating about the world before Catan. I had something in my head about the game Acquire having been mentioned as the seed of modern Eurogames. Which really interested me. I started looking into and did not find too much at first then came across the book “Eurogames: The Design, Culture and Play of Modern European Board Games” by Stewart Woods and it is crammed full of history. Which I do a shaky job trying to relay to Steve. It’s a great book though if you are looking for a good book on some game history.

We also talk about our recent experience tackling Clank! Legacy, the most fun I have had with a Legacy game to date.

We Misspoke a few times

  1. On the first couple episodes Dave did say the name of the show while recording it, but more as an intro than as part of the show. It was a silly thing to say. Why do I say such silly things?
  2. One, I said “Social Game” when I meant to say “Society Game” from the German: “Gesellschaftpiele”
  3. Steve mentioned, “Leaving Earth” when he meant to say “Excavation Earth” when talking about Dávid Turczi games.

*If you notice anything else please let us know in the comments or send us an email.


Let us know what you think about it.

About The Author


Mitch is a graphic designer with what could be referred to as a compulsion to design and redesign things that may or may not need it. Truly a jack of all trades and master of none (well maybe the one) he will retrofit your kitchen table or redesign your player mats. He can’t help himself. Mitch sometimes jokes that he was "Raised according to Hoyle" His grandmother instilled a love of games in him early on that has continued to grow year over year.