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A podcast about party games, and games you take to parties.

Jul 4, 2019

In this, our 86th episode, the Party Gamecast featuring the Party Game Cast examined the remaining two Spiel des Jahres nominees for party game of the year for 2019: LAMA and Werewords. We took a look at a possible predecessor of Werewords called Insider as well. We also ate some chips and chocolate and did a faithful reenactment of that one episode of Night Court where the defendant was dead and the actors were all members of a community theater improv group. I swear I remember that episode. It might have been the cough syrup.


On What the Food, we ate some delightful tortilla chips and less-than-delightful Turkish delight, and also a protein bar made of peanut-flavored dessicant.


We reviewed these hidden-traitor word guessing games (?!), comparing them and lamenting the fact that there aren't enough waterfowl-based vehicles in the world.


We talked about a game from an up-and-coming German designer named... Knish? Contessa? Something like that. This guy is going places. (By the way, according to its description by the Spiel des Jahres folks, LAMA stands for "the German acronym 'Lege alle Minuspunkte ab' (something like 'Leave All your Minus points Aside.')") (


This is party gameclash on pirate satellite. Actually it's on the Internet, but that's pretty close. In this episode, we played (?) Ghost Court, a game (?) where Rocki did not have to meow like a kitty cat but did get to explore her love of improv.

I'd like to thank again those of you who have donated to us on Patreon (at and shamelessly panhandle to those of you who haven't. Also don't forget that you can contact us by calling us at 30-PARTYGAM (and leave off that last 'E' for savings), Facebook, Twitter (@partygamecast), and E-mail ( You could also try smoke signals, semaphore, and astral projection but we make no guarantees about those.


Also, stay tuned after the episode for a "shawarma scene."