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A podcast dedicated to solitaire board gaming.

December 26, 2016

1P 116 - The Grizzled

The year is coming to a close with a final episode for 2016, of more moderate length. Julius and Albert dispute whether the Grizzled can be considered a wargame (which it cannot), in addition to chatting about some other games they've played. Plus, Julius steals a segment from Chris and review a print-and-play game, Haze Island.

Show notes:

  • Favorite game of the year - 00:01
  • Mini-review of Ascended: Become Chosen (BGG) - 00:06
  • Print-and-Play Review: Haze Islands (BGG) - 00:16
  • Review of the Grizzled - 00:30
  • What's It Missing - 01:05

(Our apologies for Albert's recording quality.)

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November 15, 2016

1P 113 - Freedom: The Underground Railroad

Julius returns, along with a great many guests and interviews. Albert interviews Morten Pederson about his upcoming projects, Julius interviews Stephen Buonocore about Stronghold games, and Albert comes back to interview the designers of the kickstarter game Luminous Age. Finally, Albert and Julius review Freedom: The Underground Railroad (but Albert nearly falls asleep before the podcast finishes).

 

Show notes:

  • 00:01 - Interview with Morten Pederson
  • 00:14 - Intro and general discussion
  • 00:17 - Interview with Stephen Buonocore
  • 00:53 - Kickstarter section:
    • 00:54 - Peacekeepers
    • 00:57 - Wordsy
    • 01:02 - ExSpelled
    • 01:05 - Interview about Luminous Age
  • 01:34 - Review of Freedom: The Underground Railroad
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September 26, 2016

1P 110 - Far Space Foundry

Julius and Albert are working the space stations in this episode. Join us in the far reaches for an exploration of the game Far Space Foundry, along with our regular kickstarter and new games discussions. Albert also takes some time off for a poetry recital as he announces the winner of our most recent giveaway.

 

  • Opening Chat

    •  Octodice
    • Pandemic the cure expansion
    •  Pandemic Cthulhu
    •  WHQACG
  • Kickstarter (00:11)
    • Ray Master
    • Adventuria
    • Sagrada
    • Bethel Woods
  • Review of Far Space Foundry (00:33)
  • What’s It Missing (1:09)
  • Contest results (1:16)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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July 31, 2016

1P 107 - Samurai Spirit

It's the Solitaire PnP Design contest time of the year.  We have a long chat with Chris Hansen regarding the contest.  First we look at the normal news and Kickstarter stuff.  After we do the normal game review stuff.  This time, we look at Samurai Spirit by Antoine Bauza.  It's a neat little co-op game for the math lover & film buff in you.

0:00:35 - Welcome
0:02:11 - News
0:02:17  -  VPG is moving (VPG)
0:12:04  -  Mansions of Madness 2nd edition (BGG, FFG here and here)
0:17:06  -  1 Player guild keeps growing! (BGG here and here)
0:18:57 - Kickstarter report
0:19:02  -  Hostage Negotiator: Crime Wave (BGGKS)
0:25:46  -  Fire of Eidolon (BGGKS)
0:30:56  -  Fate of the Elder Gods (BGGKS)
0:37:54  -  The Game of Energy (BGGKS)
0:45:18 - PnP Patrol: Solitaire PnP Design Contest (BGGBGG 2016)
1:29:14 - Samurai Spirit (BGG)
2:01:31 - What's it Missing?
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July 5, 2016

1P 105 - The Shadow Over Westminster

The shadow drifts over the podcast, as Albert and Julius review the Shadow over Westminster. We also chat some about the Barnes and Nobles sale, upcoming conventions, and games we've been playing.

 
Full show notes:
  • Opening: (00:00)

    • Barnes and Nobles sale
    • Samurai Spirit
  • Kickstarter
    • Hero Realms (00:17)
    • Wayward: Hunter’s Board Game (00:20)
  • Review of The Shadow Over Westminster (00:24)
  • What’s It Missing: The Great Debate (00:59)
 
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May 30, 2016

1P 103 - Burgle Bros.

In this latest long episode of the podcast, we cover a LOT of stuff!  Our main game is Burgle Bros, a heist game similar in theme to the movie Oceans 11, but with the austerity of Austin Powers.  In this game, players break into a museum and try to escape with loot. We also discuss the all important question, does every game need to support solitaire? The easy answer is well, off course, but we hash it out nonetheless.  You can also get the latest (week old) scoop on the 1 Player Guild Challenge coin.

We have our usual Kickstarter report and What's it Missing 
00:00:56 - 1 Player Guild challenge coin (KS)

00:06:42 - 1 Player Guild Gaming Awards (BGG)
00:08:08   - Best Solo Game:  Hostage Negotiator (BGG)
00:10:23   - Best Solo Variant:  Redjack's Automated Imperial variant (BGG)
                       for Imperial Assuault (BGG)
00:12:14   - Best Multiplayer Game Played Solo:  Runebound 3rd edition (BGG)
00:13:20   - Best Print and Play Solo Game:  Deep Space D6 (BGG)
00:19:12   - Hall of Fame (Game):  Arkham Horror (BGG) and Sherlock Holmes Consulting Detective (BGG)
00:21:02   - Hall of Fame (BGG User):  Kevine Erskine & RyanMobile
00:22:58   - Hall of Fame (Designer):  Joseph Fatula (BGG) and Morten Monrad Pederson (BGG)

00:24:48 - Kickstarter report
00:26:19   - 1 Deck Dungeon (BGGKS)
00:30:43   - Tramways (BGGKS)
00:34:33   - Anachrony (BGGKS)

00:42:42 - Discussion topic

01:09:30 - Burgle Bros. (BGGPublisher)
01:43:16 - What's it Missing?

01:52:34 - Closing

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May 3, 2016

1P 101 - Castellion

In this latest issue of our Podcast Julius has gone missing.  Albert & Chris talk about PnP & return to the Oniverse to defend their Castellions.

0:00:41 - Introduction
0:01:27 - Kickstarter Report
Aether Captains (BGGKS)
0:05:53 - Print and Play
  Nine Card PnP contest
  -  Dynamice (BGG)
  -  Nano Cyber Rogue (BGG)
  -  Zombies in Our Neighborhood (BGG)
  -  Yeomen (BGG)
  -  Mini-Rogue (BGG)
  -  The Harrvest Feast (BGG)
  Wargame PnP contest
  -  Constantinople (BGG)
  -  Castle Itter (BGG)
  Solitaire PnP contest
0:36:41 - Castellion
1:23:01 - The Great Debate

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April 21, 2016

1P 100 - Centennial and Pax

Albert and Julius celebrate episode 100 with a review of an older game, Pax. We also interview Ian Zang about the Expedition RPG and listen to Chris talk about Austerity. Plus, there's a contest!


Show notes (with timestamps):
  • News and Banter
    • Frost Bite
    • 1 Player Awards
    • Dresden Files
  • Kickstarter (29)
    • Zephyr
    • Expedition
    • Descent app
    • Aeon’s End
  • Interview with Ian Zang, developer of Expedition (47)
  • PnP Patrol: (1:24)
  • Pax (1:33)
  • Great Debate (2:17)
  • Contest (2:24)

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February 8, 2016

1P 096 - Agricola ACBS and Cthulhu ADBG

Albert and Julius quench their thirsts for an animal adventure with a review of Agricola All Creatures Big and Small. But before that, they talk about some news, and some kickstarter releases. Plus, Julius interviews the creators of Cthulu: A Deck Building Game and talks about his experiences with the demo.

And then Julius and Albert unveil the newest segment: "The Great Debate: What's It Missing?" We are going to be adding this segment at the end of our reviews in the future and we hope to get your feedback on it.
You can vote for the winner on the 1 Player Guild at this thread. Submit your words for future segments on this poll.

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January 23, 2016

1P 095 - Suburbia

Episode 95 is here!  In this episode Albert and Julius decide to talk a bit about solo games.  This time, they cover some news Kickstarter games and a game feature!  The game is none other than Suburbia by Ted Alspach and published by his own label, Bezier Games.  This is a neat game about building your own city and came out just a few years ago.

  • Suburbia (BGG)
  • Baseball Highlights 2045 Android app (BGGGoogle Play)
  • Van Ryder Games (Van Ryder)
  • The Pursuit of Happiness (KS, BGG)
  • Dirigible Disaster (KSBGG)
  • Manhattan Project: Chain Reaction (KSBGG)
  • Venom Assault (KS, BGG)
  • Xenoshyft: Dreadmire (KSBGG)
  • Nova Aetas (KSBGG)
  • King's Forge: Glassworks (KSBGG) - which I was wrong about and doesn't seem to support solo play.
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