Enjoy Stuff: A TechnoRetro Podcast

Head down to the closet under the stairs and reach for the bottom of the pile of board games for the classics! Since May is officially Star Wars season, we focus on some of the great, classic Star Wars games that we have loved to play over the years. Jay and Shua try to get the highest spin as they channel the Force on Enjoy Stuff!

 

After Jay’s review of Star Wars: Jedi Survivor, tune in for a history of board games and a look at some of the greatest classic Star Wars games. 

 

News

Dark Horse Comics and Mattel are releasing a very cool Masters of the Universe art book

Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves gets a digital release with bonus features

Beetlejuice 2 is officially announced

NASA found the juice to keep Voyager 2 going for 3 more years!

Kit Kat cereal is here! Gimme a break!

Have you checked out the Gran Turismo trailer?

David Tenant returns to Doctor Who for 60th Anniversary

Return of the Jedi hits #4 at the box office

 

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What we’re Enjoying

When Jay’s power goes out, he gets to dig into a book. The Big Goodbye: Chinatown and the Last Years of Hollywood by Sam Wasson tells some stories about one of the most classic eras of Hollywood and the drama around it. Shua is deep into season 2 of the Netflix series Shadow and Bone. He describes it as a ‘fantasy steam-punk’, which has a very unique feel.  

 

Enjoy Games!   

Board games have been around way longer than you realize. But are some of those historic games still being played? First we look back at some of the oldest games in human history that are still being played today. Dice has definitely been around the longest, dating all the way back to prehistoric times. But if you want something with an actual board, that would be the Royal Game of Ur, which has been played since 2650 BCE! Backgammon may no longer hold the title of oldest, but it sure has been around for a long time. There’s even an annual, world-wide game award from Germany, called the Spiel des Jahres. One game a year has been picked as the best since 1978. 

 

There’s some great games that we grew up with that may not make it on the Spiel des Jahres list, but they were fun nevertheless. Classic, mainstream games like Monopoly, Trivial Pursuit, Mousetrap, Yahtzee, and more start our board game discussion with some nostalgia. 

 

But it’s Star Wars month, so we pick some of the Star Wars favorites from the last 46 years. From the original Escape From Death Star game to the heyday of Revenge of the Sith products, these classic games give us so many varieties of game play. Listen in to see if your favorites made the list. 



Which board games do you Enjoy playing? What Star Wars games would you add to the list? First person that emails me with the subject line, “Fair and square” will get a special mention on the show.  Let us know. Come talk to us in the Discord channel or send us an email to EnjoyStuff@RetroZap.com

 

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