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A podcast dedicated to solitaire board gaming.

February 27, 2021

1P 196 - The Lost Ruins of Arnak

Today Julius and I talk about a pretty darned new game, The Lost Ruins of Arnak.  You are an archeologist exploring what you are pretty sure is the fabled island of Arnak.  At least, that's what you think the uncharted isle you found is.  You will explore the island and uncover ruins, still guarded by mythical beasts and study the resources you find to help you uncover hidden secrets and most especially... victory points!  Listen in and see what I think of this game.


  • Lost Ruins of Arnark (BGG, CGE)
February 20, 2021

1P 195 - Nations: The Dice Game (back to the table)

Julius and I revisit a classic!  We talk about Nations: The Dice Game again.  A game we first covered back in 2015 on episode 85.  This is a great dice game with lots of luck and strategy and a really good, really simple solo variant in the box.  Come see (hear) what we think about it.  Are we still playing it?  Some more than others.


February 13, 2021

1P 194 - Under Falling Skies

Today Julius and I spend some time talking about the pretty darned new solo game Under Falling Skies published by Czech Games Edition and designed by Tomáš Uhlíř.  In this game you are defending earth from a line of invading aliens as they drop closer and closer to your bases one row at a time.  My gosh... in the episode I compared it to Missle Command but's more of a Space Invaders isn't it?  Whoops.  Anyway, it's a neat game with a ton of options!

Oh wow!  I only just realized this was originally a 9 card PnP game!  How cool is that!?


  • Under Falling Skies (BGG)
February 6, 2021

1P 193 - One or More

This week Julius and I discuss solo gaming and controlling more than one player while playing solo.  This refers to playing multiple characters in a co-op, such as Pandemic but also playing opposing sides in a multiplayer game.  There is so much more we could have said but we kept it short at just 35-ish minutes!  We mentioned a bunch of games.  I'll have to be honest though.  I didn't think to write them down so I will list the ones I remembered.

  • Pandemic (BGG)
  • Pandemic: Iberia (BGG)
  • Pandemic: Reign of Cthulhu (BGG)
  • Pandemic: The Cure (BGG)
  • Pandemic: Rapid Response (BGG)

you seeing a thread here?

  • Flash Point: Fire Rescue (BGG)
  • Elder Sign (BGG)
  • Arkham Horror: The Card Game (BGG)
  • Proving Grounds (BGG)
  • Flatline (BGG)
  • Fuse (BGG)
  • Sentinels of the Multiverse (BGG)
  • Men of Iron (BGG)
  • Combat Commander (BGG)