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A podcast dedicated to solitaire board gaming.

January 16, 2021

1P 190 - Dungeon Alliance

This week Julius teaches us about the dungeon crawler, Dungeon Alliance.  It sounds like quite a fun puzzle of a game.. think Mage Knight but in half the time and in a dungeon!


  • Dungeon Alliance (BGG)
January 9, 2021

1P 189 - Warp’s Edge

In this episode, Julius and I discuss the solo bag-building game Warp's Edge from Renegade Game Studio and designed by Mr. Scott Almes.  This is an excellent game with some, um, interesting production choices.  Listen in and get the details.


January 2, 2021

1P 188 - Cerebria: The Inside World

Buckle up folks for this long mindtrip of a show.  Julius teaches about the game Cerebria.  It's a great looking game with some nice artwork.  Definitely worth looking into it.


December 26, 2020

1P 187 - Travis Hill

In this excellentest of holiday episodes Travis Hill joins us to talk about journaling RPGs, including a few of his design.  Come enjoy a chat with one of the hosts of the former Lower Player Count podcast.


December 19, 2020

1P 186 - Theme or Mechanic

In this episode, Julius and I discuss what matters more, theme or mechanic.  Come along and listen to our rambling thoughts.

December 12, 2020

1P 185 - Pocket Landships

A very light wargame set in an alternate timelean Pocket Landships is.  Sorry, Yodaspeak but this is a neat dice chucking game of fighting steam powered mecha with a big ol' diesel tank.  Fun it is so check out the review.


  • Pocket Landships (BGG)
  • Pocket Landships free trial version (BGG)
December 5, 2020

1P 184 - Aerion

This week we finally talk about Aerion, the sixth game so far in the Oniverse series.  Shady originally said the hope was to make seven games total so hopefully there is still one more to go. Then they can go back and re-publish Urbion/Equilibrion that hasn't yet been made in the larger box size.


Anyway, Aerion is a dice game similar but not at all like Yahtzee!


November 28, 2020

1P 183 - Suburbia

In this episode Julius and I get Suburbia back to the table.  This game was first covered by Julius way back in episode 95.  That was way back in January of 2016.. wow!  Well, I have now finally played the game though I've had a copy sitting around for a couple of years.  Find out what we think about the game and how it's held up for Julius over the years.

Before we do that though, I am going to super-quickly talk about another 18 card microgame, Scott Alme's Food Chain Island.

  • Food Chain Island (BGG)
  • Suburbia (BGG)
November 21, 2020

1P 182 - 18 Card Microgames

Julius and I spend some time taking a tour of the world of the 18 Card Microgame.  This neat little sub-genre is full of all sorts of neat little games.  These games are usually quick playing and often very creative.

I went looking for references to 18 card microgrames for solo play but didn't find anything specific.  Time to go make a geeklist...

Solo Playable 18 Card Microgames



November 14, 2020

1P 181 - Proving Grounds

Episode 181!  This time we talk about Proofing Grounds... the game of editorial combat.  I wish... that would be cool!  This is Proving Grounds.. the game of gladiatorial combat!  This is a game designed for exactly 1 player.  Julius give us a detailed run-down and the game sure sounds interesting!

November 7, 2020

1P 180 - Oh MyGoods!

We are finally talking about this game that has been.  It's been out for like 5 years waiting, just waiting for me to play and talk about it.  Julius finally pushed me to do it and I've had a great time with it.  Come here what we think about this game.  I'll give you a spoiler.. it's fun but hard.  Wait, did I just give it away?


Oh My Goods! (BGG, Lookout Games)

Oh My Goods! Longsdale in Revolt (BGG, Lookout Games)

Oh My Goods! Escape to Canyon Brook (BGG, Lookout Games)

Tybor the Builder (BGG, Lookout Games)

Expedition to Newdale (BGG, Lookout Games)

October 31, 2020

1P 179 - Lockup

Another Roll Player Tale game from Thunderworks Games.  Julius seems to be a big fan of the Roll Player universe so we talk about yet another game in the series.  I think we've got them all.  Unfortuantely, this means we may not hear my cool song again any time soon :)


Anyway, Lockup is an area control game with a cool mechanism in the multiplayer game.  Thunderworks found a way to make it work well solo too!


October 24, 2020

1P 178 - Eck

In today's episode, we ae joined by KarenSDR from the 1 Player Guild to discuss solo trick-taking games!  You'll be surprised just how many trick-taking games can be soloed.  Then we look at one specific trick-taking game, Eck, which is currently part of the 2020 Solitaire Print and Play design contest!


October 17, 2020

1P 177 - Between Two Cities

Julius and I are between a rock and a hard place on this one.  Between Two Cities is a Stonemaier Games game about building a city while working with your opponents or against two Automa.  It's a neat little tile laying game.


October 10, 2020

1P 176 - SET

Today Julius and I talk about the classic game of SET..  this one is from '88 so yeah, it's pretty much a classic.  It's a light family game that can be played with any number of folks that you can fit around a table, be it one or one thousand, though that's a big table and you'll probably need a really big edition.  It's a simple game of collecting sets of cards with patterns that match on all three cards or are different in all three cards - simple and fun!