December 26, 2016
The year is coming to a close with a final episode for 2016, of more moderate length. Julius and Albert dispute whether the Grizzled can be considered a wargame (which it cannot), in addition to chatting about some other games they've played. Plus, Julius steals a segment from Chris and review a print-and-play game, Haze Island.
- Favorite game of the year - 00:01
- Mini-review of Ascended: Become Chosen (BGG) - 00:06
- Print-and-Play Review: Haze Islands (BGG) - 00:16
- Review of the Grizzled - 00:30
- What's It Missing - 01:05
(Our apologies for Albert's recording quality.)
November 15, 2016
Julius returns, along with a great many guests and interviews. Albert interviews Morten Pederson about his upcoming projects, Julius interviews Stephen Buonocore about Stronghold games, and Albert comes back to interview the designers of the kickstarter game Luminous Age. Finally, Albert and Julius review Freedom: The Underground Railroad (but Albert nearly falls asleep before the podcast finishes).
- 00:01 - Interview with Morten Pederson
- 00:14 - Intro and general discussion
- 00:17 - Interview with Stephen Buonocore
- 00:53 - Kickstarter section:
- 00:54 - Peacekeepers
- 00:57 - Wordsy
- 01:02 - ExSpelled
- 01:05 - Interview about Luminous Age
- 01:34 - Review of Freedom: The Underground Railroad
September 26, 2016
Julius and Albert are working the space stations in this episode. Join us in the far reaches for an exploration of the game Far Space Foundry, along with our regular kickstarter and new games discussions. Albert also takes some time off for a poetry recital as he announces the winner of our most recent giveaway.
- Opening Chat
- Pandemic the cure expansion
- Pandemic Cthulhu
- Kickstarter (00:11)
- Ray Master
- Bethel Woods
- Review of Far Space Foundry (00:33)
- What’s It Missing (1:09)
- Contest results (1:16)
July 31, 2016
It's the Solitaire PnP Design contest time of the year. We have a long chat with Chris Hansen regarding the contest. First we look at the normal news and Kickstarter stuff. After we do the normal game review stuff. This time, we look at Samurai Spirit by Antoine Bauza. It's a neat little co-op game for the math lover & film buff in you.
0:00:35 - Welcome
0:02:11 - News
0:02:17 - VPG is moving (VPG
0:12:04 - Mansions of Madness 2nd edition (BGG
, FFG here
0:17:06 - 1 Player guild keeps growing! (BGG here
0:18:57 - Kickstarter report
0:19:02 - Hostage Negotiator: Crime Wave (BGG
0:25:46 - Fire of Eidolon (BGG
0:30:56 - Fate of the Elder Gods (BGG
0:37:54 - The Game of Energy (BGG
0:45:18 - PnP Patrol: Solitaire PnP Design Contest (BGG
, BGG 2016
1:29:14 - Samurai Spirit (BGG
2:01:31 - What's it Missing?
July 5, 2016
The shadow drifts over the podcast, as Albert and Julius review the Shadow over Westminster. We also chat some about the Barnes and Nobles sale, upcoming conventions, and games we've been playing.
Full show notes:
- Opening: (00:00)
- Barnes and Nobles sale
- Samurai Spirit
- Hero Realms (00:17)
- Wayward: Hunter’s Board Game (00:20)
- Review of The Shadow Over Westminster (00:24)
- What’s It Missing: The Great Debate (00:59)
May 30, 2016
In this latest long episode of the podcast, we cover a LOT of stuff! Our main game is Burgle Bros, a heist game similar in theme to the movie Oceans 11, but with the austerity of Austin Powers. In this game, players break into a museum and try to escape with loot. We also discuss the all important question, does every game need to support solitaire? The easy answer is well, off course, but we hash it out nonetheless. You can also get the latest (week old) scoop on the 1 Player Guild Challenge coin.
We have our usual Kickstarter report and What's it Missing
- 1 Player Guild challenge coin (KS
- 1 Player Guild Gaming Awards (BGG
- Best Solo Game: Hostage Negotiator (BGG
- Best Solo Variant: Redjack's Automated Imperial variant (BGG
for Imperial Assuault (BGG
- Best Multiplayer Game Played Solo: Runebound 3rd edition (BGG
- Best Print and Play Solo Game: Deep Space D6 (BGG
- Hall of Fame (Game): Arkham Horror (BGG
) and Sherlock Holmes Consulting Detective (BGG
00:21:02 - Hall of Fame (BGG User): Kevine Erskine & RyanMobile
- Hall of Fame (Designer): Joseph Fatula (BGG
) and Morten Monrad Pederson (BGG
00:24:48 - Kickstarter report
- 1 Deck Dungeon (BGG
- Tramways (BGG
- Anachrony (BGG
00:42:42 - Discussion topic
01:43:16 - What's it Missing?
01:52:34 - Closing
May 3, 2016
In this latest issue of our Podcast Julius has gone missing. Albert & Chris talk about PnP & return to the Oniverse to defend their Castellions.
0:00:41 - Introduction
0:01:27 - Kickstarter Report
Aether Captains (BGG
0:05:53 - Print and Play
Nine Card PnP contest
- Zombies in Our Neighborhood (BGG
- The Harrvest Feast (BGG
Wargame PnP contest
Solitaire PnP contest
1:23:01 - The Great Debate
April 21, 2016
Albert and Julius celebrate episode 100 with a review of an older game, Pax. We also interview Ian Zang about the Expedition RPG and listen to Chris talk about Austerity. Plus, there's a contest!
Show notes (with timestamps):
- News and Banter
- Frost Bite
- 1 Player Awards
- Dresden Files
- Kickstarter (29)
- Descent app
- Aeon’s End
- Interview with Ian Zang, developer of Expedition (47)
- PnP Patrol: (1:24)
- Pax (1:33)
- Great Debate (2:17)
- Contest (2:24)
February 8, 2016
Albert and Julius quench their thirsts for an animal adventure with a review of Agricola All Creatures Big and Small. But before that, they talk about some news, and some kickstarter releases. Plus, Julius interviews the creators of Cthulu: A Deck Building Game and talks about his experiences with the demo.
And then Julius and Albert unveil the newest segment: "The Great Debate: What's It Missing?" We are going to be adding this segment at the end of our reviews in the future and we hope to get your feedback on it.
You can vote for the winner on the 1 Player Guild at this thread. Submit your words for future segments on this poll.
January 23, 2016
Episode 95 is here! In this episode Albert and Julius decide to talk a bit about solo games. This time, they cover some news Kickstarter games and a game feature! The game is none other than Suburbia by Ted Alspach and published by his own label, Bezier Games. This is a neat game about building your own city and came out just a few years ago.
- Suburbia (BGG)
- Baseball Highlights 2045 Android app (BGG, Google Play)
- Van Ryder Games (Van Ryder)
- The Pursuit of Happiness (KS, BGG)
- Dirigible Disaster (KS, BGG)
- Manhattan Project: Chain Reaction (KS, BGG)
- Venom Assault (KS, BGG)
- Xenoshyft: Dreadmire (KS, BGG)
- Nova Aetas (KS, BGG)
- King's Forge: Glassworks (KS, BGG) - which I was wrong about and doesn't seem to support solo play.
December 1, 2015
In this very late at night episode, Julius and Albert talk about Kickstarter & Mistfall and a bit more.
I have probably forgotten some links. Maybe I'll add them later after I listen to this episode and remember what they are.
November 2, 2015
In this latest episode we look at the game, Sylvion, by Shadi Torbey. This is the 2nd or 3rd or possibly even 4th game in the Oniverse series. We also look at a bit of news, Kickstarter games and talk about demoing games.
Jump to 55:24 to skip the spoiler starting at 45:00.
September 28, 2015
Julius & Albert are back with yet another big show. This episode has a bit of news and kickstarter stuff as usual. Then, Albert talks to Ignaczy Trzewiczek about Imperial Settlers, Robinson Crusoe, Legacy: The Testament of Duke de Crecy and solitaire games. Finally, Julius and Albert take an in depth look at Imperial Settlers.
Note: I incorrectly mentioned that Imperial Settlers won the 1 Player guild's game of the year last year. In fact, it won the Golden Geek award for solo games and the 1 Player guild's Best Solo Variant for the campaign cards. Oops :)
September 11, 2015
In this episode, Albert and Julius chat about a couplerandom things entirely unrelated to board games. And then they talk about boardgames! Julius chats about some games currently on Kickstarter, then interviews Bruno Sautter, aco-designer of 7th Content, soon to release to Kickstarter. Albertand Julius then review Lewis and Clark.
August 18, 2015
Finally summer break is over and things return to normal. Well, at least we make a poor attempt at normal. In this show we have a small news segment and a small Kickstarter report, followed by two game reviews. That's right... two!
First we look at the independently published game, Hero's Journey Home by Graham Cranfield. This small card game features unique art by the designer himself. Then we look at Nations: The Dice Game by Rustan Håkansson. This is definately the little brother of Nations which was covered on the show a year and a half ago.