Episode 24 – Eagle Bridge

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-fu7tn-ab13d5

On the eve of our 1st year anniversary the guys look into the depth of the news sea and hook only the tastiest bites for you. This week the world of Bridge is rocked by doping, Martin Wallace has a bone to pick with Eagle Gryphon games, Asmodee loses track of its Bears, franchise tie-ins galore and we finally get down to debating the merits, or not, of Monopoly.
Headlines
Top Bridge Player faces doping ban
https://amp.theguardian.com/sport/2019/mar/01/world-no1-bridge-player-suspended-after-failing-a-drugs-test-geir-helgemo?__twitter_impression=true
Martin Wallace says Eagle Gryphon does not have the rights to publish Age of Steam
Kickstarter page: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/eaglegryphon/age-of-steam-deluxe-edition
Original accusation: https://boardgamegeek.com/article/31426723#31426723
Christian Petersen statement: https://www.boardgamegeek.com/article/3920163#3920163
Resolution that came about after recording: https://www.boardgamegeek.com/thread/2167942/resolution-aos-situation
Heidelbar leaves Asmodee Group
https://heidelbaer.de/en/heidelbar-games-becomes-independent-publisher/
News
IT gets the boardgame treatment
https://parameter.io/stephen-king-it-board-games/
Imaginable Guidelines
https://www.citylab.com/design/2019/02/urban-planner-card-game-turkey-imaginable-guidelines/583465/
Restoration Games announces Unmatched
https://restorationgames.com/unmatched/
Labyrinth RPG
https://www.geeknative.com/64770/game-designer-announces-official-jim-henson-labyrinth-rpg-adventure/
Brainstorm
https://monopoly.hasbro.com/en-gb
https://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/arts-culture/article/1596064/how-monopoly-came-dominate-board-games
And finally…Black Lotus breaks the bank
https://icv2.com/articles/news/view/42632/rare-m-tg-alpha-black-lotus-nearly-doubles-price-last-ebay-auction
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