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A podcast dedicated to solitaire board gaming.

September 4, 2021

1P 221 - Mazescapes

This week Julius and I talk more about games that aren't games.  I bought two new Mazescape mazes, published by Devir games.  These are fun little mazes that required folding and unfolding the page in different ways to be able to solve the maze.  Julius and I also briefly talk about two other games that are both very similar, Friedemann Friese's Folders mazes and Monument Valley.


Folders is basically the same idea as Mazescape but a bit simpler in that you are just trying to find the exist.  Monument Valley is a very successful video game with a similar idea of travelling through a shifting maze.

August 28, 2021

1P 220 - Relics of Rajavihara

This week Julius talks with Joe Slack, designer of Relics of Rajavihadra.  This is a puzzle game, think Think Fun's Rush Hour or River Crossing.  These are fun spatial puzzles include large pieces to play with, grab in your hand and move about.  I really enjoy these kinds of games, or puzzles, as you prefer.  This one sounds pretty cool!


August 21, 2021

1P 219 - Groves

This week I tell Julius about the bag building, worker placement game Groves.  It's an interesting little game with just fantastic art by an independent publisher, Letiman Games.  Check it out.  There's stuff to like and stuff not to like about this game.  Oh drat, I just realized this is out of print.

August 14, 2021

1P 218 - OctoDice

This week Julius and I talk about the dice game OctoDice.  This is a small roll-n-write set in the AquaSphere universe.  AquaSphere is a game by designer Stephan Feld, who is known for making point salad games.  Just about everything you do, you get points.  This game, by Christoph Toussaint is also a point salad game.  It's light and fun for me, but Julius finds it much less satisfying.  Find out why!


  • OctoDice (BGG)
  • AquaSphere (BGG)
August 7, 2021

1P 217 - Raxxon comes back to the table

This episode is a revisit to the zombie avoiding game Raxxon.  This game was originally published by Plaid Hat games and is now owned by the large corporate Asmodee.  In this prequal to Dead of Winter, a large corporation has been turning people into zombies.  Your goal is to get as many all healthy people out of the city as the zombie population grows.  Fortunately it's a small city with only 30 healthy people and 30 zombies.

This is an interesting game of manipulating cards on a tableau to remove the healthy characters.  The act of doing this means that over time you have more unhealthy cards in the tableau and that just makes the game harder and harder.  It's interesting and it's really hard (for me) but if played well (like Julius) you can actually win!

Anyway, check out this older game.  It's worth revisiting.

July 24, 2021

1P 216 - Gloomhavens

This episode Julius and I talk Gloomhaven.  Julius has the big giant original game and I have the baby brother Jaws of the Lion.  We talk about the two game and compare them a bit.  Check out what we think in this longer than normal esisode.  Then go listen to the latest episode of Meeple, Myself and I to hear what Jason, an unabashed Gloomhaven lover things about the two games.


  • Gloomhaven (BGG)
  • Gloomhaven: Jaws of the Lion (BGG)
  • Meeple, Myself and I (podcast)
July 18, 2021

1P 215 - Underwater Cities

This week Julius teaches us about Underwater Cities.  Listen carefully though.. this game is overflowing with ocean puns.  Actually, Julius tossed in more puns than I had realized until I started editing.  I can't fathom how he comes up with them, but regardless, the game itself is really interesting.

July 10, 2021

1P 214 - Blume

This week's episode gets us outside, figuratively, when Julius tells us about a Kickstarter game he received recently.  This is the very pretty looking Blume.

July 3, 2021

1P 213 - Noctiluca

This week Julius and I talk about Noctiluca.  It's a neat little-ish game about bio-luminescent single-celled organisms.  I argued they are plankton and Julius called them jellyfish.  I won the argument during the show but apparently in scientific circles the verdict is still out.  Anyway, we all know, Noctiluca are really dice!


Make sure to check out the video linked below.. it's quite amazing.

June 26, 2021

1P 212 - Scooby-Doo: Escape from the Haunted Mansion

This week Julius tells us about a Scooby-Doo themed escape room game. I tend to be uninterested in film & tv tie-ins, but this one sounds pretty cool!



  • Scooby-Doo: Escape from the Haunted Mansion (BGG)
June 19, 2021

1P 211 - Flashback: Fire Rescue - a look at expansions

Hot off the heels of the anniversary shows, Julius and I take a look at an older game. The game is Flash Point: Fire Rescue and it has a half dozen or so expansions.  Julius has played this a lot and I've dabbled in it every once in a while.  Listen in and see how we feel about these expansions.


  • Flash Point: Fire Rescue (BGG)

    • Fire Academy Challenge (BGG)
    • Urban Structures (BGG)
    • 2nd Story (BGG)
    • Veteran and Rescue Dog (BGG)
    • Extreme Danger (BGG)
    • Dangerous Waters (BGG)
    • Honor & Duty (BGG)
    • Tragic Events (BGG)



June 11, 2021

1P 210 - Happy Anniversary, take 3

Well, this is it.  This is the final episode in the solo podcasting series we've been doing.  This time around we have three more interesting and, again, very unique shows.  This episode runs a bit long but I'm sure you'll enjoy it.

The featured games

  • Bullet (BGG)
  • Paleo (pay-lee-oh) (BGG)
  • Machina Arcana (BGG)
  • Leaving Earth (BGG)
June 5, 2021

1P 209 - Happy Anniversary, take 2

The anniversary party continues!  This week Julius and I split up to talk to two more solo gaming podcasts.  I am personally enjoying these a lot and really just REALLY LOVE the variety each of the shows brings. They each have their own charm and are really worth checking out.

Games mentioned

May 29, 2021

1P 208 - Happy Anniversary!

This week is the 10th anniversary of the 1 Player Podcast!  Wow, huh!?  When the show started there wasn't much talk of solo gaming in the podcast world, with at least the notable exception of the EXCELLENT Print and Play podcast which was hosted by FNH1.  it wasn't specifically solitaire, but quite often featured solo games.  Well in 10 years things have changed and we are lucky to have quite a variety of solo gaming shows to enjoy.  We are bringing on as many of the solo gaming podcasts as we can to give you a taste of what's out there.  You will see as you listen to the discussions that they are all interesting and quite different.  There is a lot more than we can fit into a single episode so this discussion will go over the next few weeks!

Some of the mentioned games

  • Cartographers (BGG)
  • Helionox: The Last Sunset (BGG)
  • Ironsworn RPG (RPG Geek)
  • The Coin Tribes' Revolt (BGG)
  • Rollway Stations (BGG)
May 22, 2021

1P PSA - It’s Dark This Week

This very special announcement is here just to tell you there is no show this week. Tune back in next week!