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Category: Leisure:Games

A podcast dedicated to solitaire board gaming.

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.