Episode 50 Show Notes: The Staufer Dynasty and Rulebooks

(you can learn more about the topics and games we discuss, including links to where you can buy the games, by clicking on the relevant text below)

Peg Catch Up

1:25- Robb fills all the PegHeads in on what you can (and can not) gift us to celebrate our 50th episode.


2:21- Robb, Christina, and Jeremy talk about a game play day they all enjoyed including plays of Ladies & Gentlemen, 7 Wonders, and Fiasco.

Ladies Setup

10:35- Robb crows about his recent Terra Mystica victory.

15:31- Jeremy gives another glowing accounts of his game play experience with Twilight Struggle.

18:31- Robb and Christina talk about their cabin weekend and plays of Patchwork and Spite Malice.

20:35- Patrick celebrates finally getting to play and enjoy Tammany Hall.


26:01- The Pegs introduce a new segment, “Blue Peg, Pink Peg Get It Wrong” by clarifying the requirements for Greater Than Games dexterity design contest and correcting a Panamax error.

28:46- Patrick discuss the Spiel de Jahres nominees including a detailed discussion of The Game. (If you want to hear more about the Spiel de Jahres check out The League of Nonsensical Gamers and The Spiel.)


32:30- Patrick previews the upcoming deluxe edition of Carson City.


34:25- Patrick previews Martin Wallace’s newest title, Ships.


36:10- Jeremy explains why he will NOT be getting the upcoming expansion for Eldritch Horror, Strange Remnants.


Blue Peg, Pink Peg Review

bumper music- Rules of the Games by Brazilian Girls.

39:25- Patrick provides a rules summary for Z-Man Games’ The Staufer Dynasty.

bumper music- Beer Barrel Polka by Die Hard Polka Band

46:30- All of the Pegs review The Staufer Dynasty.

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Blue Peg, Pink Peg Re-Roll

bumper music- Make Me Better by the Decemberist

1:18:30- All of the Pegs re-roll Stonghold Game’s Core Worlds.


Blue Peg, Pink Peg Discussion

bumper music- Punk Rock Rulebook by 88 Finger Louie

1:24:15- All of the Pegs discuss how they digest rulebooks and what like and loath about rulebooks.

As mentioned during our discussion (and by PegHead Casey on our facebook page) The Esoteric Order of Gamers is a great resource for very well drafted player aides. Click here to check them out.