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Category: Leisure:Games

A podcast dedicated to solitaire board gaming.

November 28, 2020

1P 183 - Suburbia

In this episode Julius and I get Suburbia back to the table.  This game was first covered by Julius way back in episode 95.  That was way back in January of 2016.. wow!  Well, I have now finally played the game though I've had a copy sitting around for a couple of years.  Find out what we think about the game and how it's held up for Julius over the years.

Before we do that though, I am going to super-quickly talk about another 18 card microgame, Scott Alme's Food Chain Island.

  • Food Chain Island (BGG)
  • Suburbia (BGG)
November 21, 2020

1P 182 - 18 Card Microgames

Julius and I spend some time taking a tour of the world of the 18 Card Microgame.  This neat little sub-genre is full of all sorts of neat little games.  These games are usually quick playing and often very creative.

I went looking for references to 18 card microgrames for solo play but didn't find anything specific.  Time to go make a geeklist...

Solo Playable 18 Card Microgames

 

 

November 14, 2020

1P 181 - Proving Grounds

Episode 181!  This time we talk about Proofing Grounds... the game of editorial combat.  I wish... that would be cool!  This is Proving Grounds.. the game of gladiatorial combat!  This is a game designed for exactly 1 player.  Julius give us a detailed run-down and the game sure sounds interesting!

November 7, 2020

1P 180 - Oh MyGoods!

We are finally talking about this game that has been.  It's been out for like 5 years waiting, just waiting for me to play and talk about it.  Julius finally pushed me to do it and I've had a great time with it.  Come here what we think about this game.  I'll give you a spoiler.. it's fun but hard.  Wait, did I just give it away?

 

Oh My Goods! (BGG, Lookout Games)

Oh My Goods! Longsdale in Revolt (BGG, Lookout Games)

Oh My Goods! Escape to Canyon Brook (BGG, Lookout Games)

Tybor the Builder (BGG, Lookout Games)

Expedition to Newdale (BGG, Lookout Games)

October 31, 2020

1P 179 - Lockup

Another Roll Player Tale game from Thunderworks Games.  Julius seems to be a big fan of the Roll Player universe so we talk about yet another game in the series.  I think we've got them all.  Unfortuantely, this means we may not hear my cool song again any time soon :)

 

Anyway, Lockup is an area control game with a cool mechanism in the multiplayer game.  Thunderworks found a way to make it work well solo too!

 

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