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Category: Leisure:Games

A podcast dedicated to solitaire board gaming.

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!

 

October 3, 2020

1P 175 - 1 Player Guild

In this episode Julius and I sorta talk about the 1 Player Guild and what it can offer the solo gamer these days.  This show is sorta about nothing. Learn what to guys can do when the show up un-prepared... not much.

September 26, 2020

1P 174 - Pandemic: Rapid Response

In this episode Julius and I discuss the game Team Pandemic.  Also known as Pandemic: Rapid Response.  This is a hectic timed game in which players are producing plastic cubes to deliver to cities around the world.  Each city has different needs as to what color cubes will solve their crisis so players are working at a hectic pace to produce the correct cubes while they fly around the world.

 

  • Pandemic: Rapid Response (BGG, Publisher)
  • Timer song to use with the game (BGG)
September 19, 2020

1P 173 - Villagers

In this episode Julius and I look what it takes to grow a village.  Turns out isn't that hard and can be done on your own.  The game Villagers is a fun drafting game from Sinister Fish games for 1-5 players.

 

September 12, 2020

1P 172 - Thousand Year Old Vampire

In this episode I talk about Thousand Year Old Vampire, the self published game by Tim Hutchings.  This very cool solo RPG won three Ennie awards this year!  In it you play vampire struggling with the passage of time and how we remember things.  It's an excellent game worth checking out, not just because of the unique gameplay, but also because of the excellent production quality.  I quite like it.

 

Thousand Year Old Vampire (RPG Geek, designer's page)

September 4, 2020

1P 171 - Dream-Eaters, Pt.2

In this spoiler-ific episode, Julius tells us all about the Dreamlands half of the Dream-Eaters campaign for Arkham Horror.  It sounds interesting, but not as much as the other half.

 

  • Arkham-Horror: The Dream-Eaters (FFG)
August 29, 2020

1P 170 - Deck of Wonders interview

Welcome to another episode! This time around, Albert interviews Dennis Furia, the designer of Deck of Wonders, which is on Kickstarter right now.

This game has a nice M:TG feel to it in that you are fighting a battle against an enemy by summoning minions to fight for you.  However, what is really cool here is that this game is designed for solo play and does a very good job of giving you an interesting game experience.

It's on KS right now and worth looking into.

August 22, 2020

1P 169 - Nubia: Egypt’s BlackHeirs

In the latest episode Albert & Julius discuss the White Dog Games title, Nubia: Egypt's Black Heirs.  This is a States of Siege style game designed by R Ben Madison and quite fun.

 

Nubia on BGG

Nubia at White Dog Games

August 15, 2020

1P 168 - Arkham Horror: Dream-Eaters

In this episode Julius talks about the latest completed Arkham Horror Cycle, the Dream-Eaters (whose name I have trouble getting straight).  This cool campaign takes players to Lovecraft's Dreamlands, though Julius and I will focus our discussion on the waking world, for now and visit the Dreamlands in an upcoming show.

August 8, 2020

1P 167 - The Challenge of Solo Gaming

a.k.a., how to play with distractions.  Distractions are annoying regardless the number of players.  It's only really a problem though with solo gaming.  What do you do when your kids or your cat show up?  You panic!

 

My Lord of the Rings box at YouTube.

August 2, 2020

1P 166 - Cartographers: A Roll Player Tale

In this episode we discuss the draw and write game Cartographers.  A Roll Player game without any rolling!  It does have some fun map-making though.

 

  • Cartographers: A Roll Player Tale (publisher, BGG)
July 25, 2020

1P 165 - Caverna: Cave vs. Cave

In this 2nd and final episode of the Summer of Uwe, we look at the 2 player game Caverna 2: Cave vs. Cave which includes solitaire rules.  In this cool little worker placement game, you get to build an empire for your clan of dwarves, all in about 30 minutes!

 

But wait, there's more!  We then talk about the expansion which let's you play for another quick 30 minutes!

July 18, 2020

1P 164 - Spring Meadow

In this latest episode, the 1st episode in the "Summer of Uwe", we discuss the Puzzle Trilogy game Spring Meadow. It's a light polyomino laying game in which you are trying to maximize your score while hiking in a meadow and defrosting the ground.