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A podcast dedicated to solitaire board gaming.

August 13, 2018

1P 153 - New Bedford

In this episode we look at the game New Bedford, published by Greater Than Games.

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June 27, 2018

1P 151 - Anachrony

Julius and Albert travel through time to review Anachrony, from Mindclash games. Let's admit,Julius spends a lot of time talking about the solo mode for this one, so tune in and travel.

 

Extended show notes:

  • Banter and geenral discussion
  • Review of Anachrony (06:04)
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February 14, 2018

1P 144 - Flee and AJ Porfirio

Albert and Julius have a packed episode today. Not only do we announce the winners of the Lords of the Rings contest, but we also have an extended interview with AJ Porfirio about upcoming Van Ryder Games titles, including the Big Score, graphic novel adventures, and the Hostage Negotiator campaign. Then we review and discuss Flee, the innovated rules-less small box game from Friedemann Friese.

 

Extended show notes:

  • Contest winners (01:54)
  • Interview with AJ Porfirio (04:21)
  • Review of Flee (60:15)
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January 24, 2018

1P 142 - Chip Theory Games

After a winter break, the 1 Player Podcast is back to review a big game, Too Many Bones, and a little game, Triplock. Both are published by Chip Theory Games, so the episode is dedicated to discussions of chips (for at least a minute, but we never do decide on a favorite chip). As usual, we chat about a bunch of other games and a bit about general life happenings before getting into the game discussions.

Full show notes:

  • Miscellaneous chat:

    • Escape and Flatline (01:54)
    • AD30 (03:52)
    • Charterstone (04:40)
    • Lord of the Rings Giveaway (07:14)
    • Mice and Mystics (10:04)
    • Van Ryder Games release (13:10)
      • The Big Score
      • Gamebooks (14:40)
    • Dresden Files app version (17:05)
  • Too Many Bones review (18:32)
  • Triplock (52:39)
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December 26, 2017

1P 141 - Agents of SMERSH

In this last episode of 2017 we look look back (though don't we always?)  But first we also breifly look forward with the news!  Our main review is a look way back to the 1960s and world wide espionage with Agents of SMERSH by Jason Maxwell and published by 8th Summit Games.

 

  • 02:59 Nations: Dice Game - Unrest (BGG)
  • 06:45 Viceroy (BGG)
  • 09:43 Imperial Assault companion app (FFG)
  • 14:48 Lord of the Rings: LCG (FFG)
  • 19:01 1 Player Guild People's Choice Top 100 (BGG)
  • 35:07 Agents of S.M.E.R.S.H. (BGG)
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December 13, 2017

1P 140 - Same But Different Games

Albert and Julius return, after a slight delay due to holidays and technical difficulty. But we're back, and talking about some new news and some old news! And about games! And about pop culture! Could you ask for more?
Join us for a discussion of some kickstarter projects and gaming trends. Then we review two games from our new "Same but different" category: Limes and NMBR 9.

We Must Tell The Emperor (02:18)
Solitaire RPG suggestions (05:04)
D-Day Dice (08:44)
NMBR 9 (18:55)
Limes (37:44)
Similar game recommendations (52:20)

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November 13, 2017

1P 139 - Hotshots

This slightly longer than "normal" episode has a bit of news followed by a long discussion on Hotshots by Fireside Games. We also get into a small discussion on probabilities.

 

  • 02:17 Shopping Geeklist (1 Player Guild Collective Aquisition Disorder) (BGG)
  • 04:27 English Eerie (RPG Geek, DriveThruRPG)
  • 07:34 Tom Vassel loves Solo
  • 12:12 Untold: Adventures Await (BGG)
  • 18:32 Dawn of Peacemakers (KS, BGG)
  • 31:33 Hotshots (BGG)
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November 1, 2017

1P 138 - B-17 Flying Fortress Leader

Have you considered a career in sound effects creation? Neither did Albert until he played B-17, and now he is fascinated with creating the sound air-based combat simulation sound effects! Amazing!

In this episode, Albert and Julius talk about a bunch of games they've been playing and are highly anticipating playing. Expect to hear more about all of these. Then, Albert presents B-17 Flying Fortress Leader, a strategic bombing game where you control a bomber group.

 

Extended note:

  • Recent plays and anticipated games

    • Too Many Bones (02:15)
    • Arkham Horror: The Card Game - Labyrinth of Lunacy (06:50)
    • Nemo's War (09:24)
    • Pandemic Legacy: Season 2 and Charterstone (14:58)
    • Other anticipated games: Sentinels of the Multiverse and Heroes Wanted (16:28)
    • Correction on automa for Patchwork (18:00)
    • 1 Player Guild Top 100 games (18:50)
    • One Deck Dungeon the app (22:20)
  • Thanks to our Patreons! (24:54)
  • B-17 Flying Fortress Leader (27:13)
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September 25, 2017

1P 136 - La Granja

A game about farming in the Mediterranean!  This episode has Julius taking a close look at La Granja for solo play.  Then we both play a game of Ancient Empires, currently on Kickstarters.

 

Kickstarter

  • 05:50 - The Networks: Executives (BGG, KS)
  • 09:35 - Wander: The Cult of Barnacle Bay (BGG, KS)
  • 13:55 - Ancient Artifacts (BGG, KS)

Feature

  • 15:20 - La Granja (BGG)

Playthrough

  • 50:10 - Ancient Artifacts play through

The end

  • 68:45 - Thanks for listenning!
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September 8, 2017

1P 135 - Nemo’s War

Having survived the great darkening of the sun, Albert and Julius return to delve into the deepest reaches of our oceans. In this episode, after a breif chat of our solar eclipse experiences, Albert and Julius review the solitaire game Nemo's War (second edition). Albert also interviews David Thompson, the designer of Pavlov's House and a number of other designs. Join us as we chat about puppies, boats, and suns.

 

Show notes:

  • Eclipse chat (00:30)
  • Okey Dokey (03:28)
  • Interview with David Thompson, designer of Pavlov’s House (08:30)
  • Nemo’s War (48:58)
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