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June 2, 2021 @ 5:00 am

Episode 87: Let the Games Begin!

On this week's episode, we're discussing those models of decorum and tranquility: Games, and game-adjacent narratives! The tentpoles this week are the C-drama version of Hikaru no Go, the film Jumanji: Into the Jungle, and the fanfic you wait and you wonder who’ll take on your odds by paperclipbitch.

 

What We’re Into Lately

 

The Charm Offensive by Alison Cochrum

The Last House on Needless Street by Catriona Ward

The Wolf and the Woodsman by Ava Reid

All the Murmuring Bones by A.G. Slatter

Yellow Jessamine by Caitlin Starling

marigolds by colbub

The Shepherd’s Crown by Terry Pratchett 

 

Other Stuff We Mentioned

The Bachelor franchise

Uprooted by Naomi Novik

Spinning Silver by Naomi Novik

The Queen’s Gambit

Chess (musical)

The Lymond Chronicles by Dorothy Dunnett

Jumanji

Aladdin

E.T.

The Gauntlet by Karuna Riazi

Labyrinth

Through the Looking Glass by Lewis Carroll

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll

DIE by Kieron Gillen & Stephanie Hans

Casino Royale

Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s/Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling

Alex’s Fun Facts History of Games Corner

Kriegsspiel game

Discworld series by Terry Pratchett

Playing at the World: A History of Simulating Wars, People, and Fantastic Adventure from Chess to Role-Playing Games by Jon Peterson

Checkmate by Naadi

Yu-Gi-Oh

Battle Royale

The Hunger Games

League of Legends

Hercules

The Grandfather Clock by Anthony Hill

 

For Next Time

An Unkindness of Ghosts by Rivers Solomon

 

Content Warnings

None

 

Transcription

The transcript for this episode can be found here. Thanks to our most excellent scribes for their hard work!

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