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A podcast dedicated to solitaire board gaming.

August 3, 2014

1P 062 - Duel in the Dark

This "week" I look at the game Duel in the Dark.  This is a two player game with a solo variant build in.  It is set in WWII Europe.  British bombers are attacking your German cities and you need to defend them from the onslaught.  In this weird game, victory points are gained when other side moves into your space.

I also cover a few other topics including a bit more look at solo RPGing and also GenCon solo friendly games.
March 23, 2014

1P 055 - A Spoild Victory: Dunkirk 1940

Today's episode is all about Hermann Luttman.  First I have a great discussion with Hermann about some of his solitaire designs.  Then I look at his latest solo game, A Spoiled Victory: Dunkirk 1940. Enough said.. on with the show!

December 30, 2013

1P 050 - Navajo Wars

Welcome to episode 50!  It's amazing that I have gotten this far and there seems to be no shortage of games to talk about.  This time, I look at Navajo Wars by Joel Toppen.  I also talk to Joel about the game.  It's a very interesting discussion.

Navajo Wars on BGG
December 8, 2013

1P 049 - Dawn of the Zeds

Once again it's braiiins time here on the 1 Player podcast. This time, we look at Victory Point Games take on the theme with the States of Siege, Dawn of the Zeds, designed by Hermann Luttmann.  This is one of the biggest most complex States of Siege game so far.  You get tons of options and variety and decisions to make all with fantastic graphic design.

I also go over the typical news, a donation option on the webpage, the many winners of the 2013 Solitaire Print & Play design contest.  I also cover the November hot games, courtesy of SGoyT geeklist (Solitaire Games on your Table).

October 14, 2013

1P 047 - Cuba Libre

This month's game is Cuba Libre.  This is a game I've been really excited about playing for a long time.  If finally came out about a month ago and I've been learning,playing and enjoying it the last few weeks.  This is the 2nd or 3rd game in GMT's COIN series and is co-designed by Volko Ruhnke & Jeff Grossman.  The game is about the Cuban Revolution of the 1950's.

This episode I also do some armchair travelling and visit Essen, Germany for Spiel 2013.  Since I am a bit early, this is just a quick quick glimpse of some of the solo friendly games coming out this year.

September 7, 2013

1P 045 - In Magnificent Style

I've been busy busy busy lately so in this episode I find time to talk about games I may talk about some day.  Then, I look closely at In Magnificent Style by Hermann Luttmann and published by Victory Point Games.  This is a neat little game about the Pickett's Charge during the Battle of Gettysburg in the American Civil War.  The game recreates this hopeless charge in a very entertaining way.

Be sure to check out the on gong Solitair Print and Play design contest on BGG.  See the link below.
Games on my shortlist for the podcast
March 3, 2013

1P 034 - D-Day Dice

Episode 34 is about D-Day Dice.. which was covered in episode 11 and even in an unboxing on episode 22.  This now is officially the game I've most talked about.  I also give a quick look at bunch of 5 minute games.

January 5, 2013

1P 030 - Mosby’s Raiders

Welcome to the 1st episode of 2013. This show I look at the game Mosby's Raiders published by Victory Games. The game is about John Mosby and his Partisan Raiders. They waged guerrilla warfare against the North during the American Civil War. This episode I also look at my "ideal solitaire game" by picking the various attributes I think I like in a game. The episode is a bit short. It might have been longer if it wasn't for the power going out while recording. I finished in the dark.

November 10, 2012

1P 027 - Ambush!

Today's episode is on the classic solitaire wargame, Ambush! This is a paragraph driven wargame. As you play, you look up in a book to determine what is going on. In otherwords, this game has A LOT of information that is unknown to the player until he encounters it. I also briefly talk about preparing to play a big solo game.

Ambush! on BGG.

September 8, 2012

1P 024 - Levée en Masse

This episode I talk about the Victory Point Game's State of Siege game called Levée en Masse. The game is on the French Revolution and designed for exactly one player. I also mention a contest.

Levéee Masse on BGG. Solitaire PnP Design contest winners. Lonely Meeple blog. Fragor Brothers' Spellbound on BGG. Don Quijote Android app beta on BGG.