This week Julius introduces us to a game called Yukon Airways by Al Leduc. In this game, you play a pilot flying around the Yukon Territories and carrying passengers to various locations in a large and sparse region of Canada. I believe the game is set in the mid-1900s but I'm not entirely sure about that. Spin it!
I'm starting to feel like I'm trapped in a time vortex as this week Julius tells me about yet another time traveling game. This time, our crack team of time agents must stop the dastardly Professor Evil from stealing famous works of art from throughout time, lest he locks them in his own private vault for all time.
This is a relatively simple to play co-op game in the general style of Pandemic. That is, a player does stuff and then bad stuff happens. This game handles that bad stuff with dice rolls and it seems to work well enough. Check it out!
This week I teach Julius about the game Coldwater Crown. This is a game in which you are competing in a fishing tournament to get the most trophy points. Like a modern dance competition, there are trophies available for just about anything you do. Come hear what someone that doesn't like fishing think about this game.
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.
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.
It's back to the table with Friday! I hadn't played this game in six years. Julius and I took the time to re-visit this solo classic.
This week and maybe for the first time, we talk about an expansion to a game. That's right... can you believe it? We've already talked about Nations: the Dice Game twice before, not to mention Nations and an interview with Rustan Hakansson, so you know we like it. Well, here's what we think about the expansion.
In this latest episode, the 1st episode in the "Summer of Uwe", we discuss the Puzzle Trilogy game Spring Meadow. It's a light polyomino laying game in which you are trying to maximize your score while hiking in a meadow and defrosting the ground.
Rwarrrrr! In this episode we talk about dinosaur parks in South America. More specifically, we talk about the game Dinogenics were you can run your own park!
In this episode, Albert & Julius discuss the lovely little legacy game, Charterstone. Pretty much that's it.
NOTE: THIS EPISODE IS FULL OF SPOILERS!!
Wow another episode in the same year! We are on a role. This time around, Albert interviews Lee Broderick, designer of Dwarf, now on Kickstarter. We have a fun chat about Uwe Rosenberg games and get into a lot of the details about dwarfs (or dwarves). We get into dwarven details. :)
In this 150th episode Albert & Julius discuss Nusfjord.
- 01:26 Unlock (Asmodee, BGG)
- 05:22 Heroes of Terinoth (FFG, BGG)
- 09:36 The Deep Gate: Arkham Horror novel (FFG)
- 11:56 Dragonfire (BGG)
- 13:10 Asmodee
- 16:46 Nusfjord (BGG)
Welcome to episode #148 of the 1 Player Podcast. This month, Albert and Julius talk about the game, Terraforming Mars. See what we like and what we don't like about this game from Stronghold Games.
Journey into the depths of the libraries of the 1 Player Podcast. Join us on the couch as we chat about some of our favorite books of late, including the "Traps Hidden Books" and "You Don't Want to Know."
We also talk about Victory Point Games' recent kickstarter for their Graphic Novel Adventures, and about Gem Rush. We then review Ex Libris, a library building worker-placement game. We then return for an extended interview with Taran Kratz, the designer of Helionox (by listener request).
So pull up a nice book, your favorite podcast feed, and listen in.
Graphic Novel Adventures (01:45)
Gem Rush (10:07)
Ex Libris review (14:15)
Taran Kratz, designer of Helionox, interview (51:45)
After chatting about some recent games they've played, Albert and Julius review two Pandemic games today, Pandemic Reign of Cthulhu and Pandmic Iberia. Afterwards, Julius talks with the designer of Unbroken, currently on Kickstarter.
- General Discussion:
- Stuffed Fables and the Every Night is Game Night Podcast (01:55)
- CoOp Cast (05:55)
- Ex Libris, Architects of the West Kingdom, by Renegade Games (6:40)
- Pandemic: Reign of Cthulhu (10:38)
- Pandemic Iberia (24:38)
- Unbroken interview (35:20)