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A podcast dedicated to solitaire board gaming.

October 30, 2021

1P 228 - Storm Above the Reich

This week I talk about Storm Above the Reich, a GMT game designed by Mark Aasted & Jeremy White.  This is a WWII game in which you simulate the German air defense against American bombers.  You control a group of fighters that try to engage and bring down the American bombers.  The game is a stand-alone sequal to Skies Above the Reich and can be integrated with it to get a much longer campaign game.  I quite enjoyed the game and hope the podcast does a fair job of giving you a sense of what it's like.

Shame on me for also forgetting to mention that GMT currently has Skies Above Britain on their P500.  This is the British equivalent of the game.

Finally, I had my Covid booster yesterday and just feel worn out today.  If I did a poor job of editing this week, well, more poor than normal, then blame that.

  • Storm Above the Reich (BGG, GMT)

Not really discuss but also check these out.

  • Skies Above the Reich (BGG, GMT)
  • Skies Above Britain (BGG, GMT)
December 26, 2016

1P 116 - The Grizzled

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.

Show notes:

  • 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.)

December 1, 2016

1P 114 - Wargames

After a hearty Thanksgiving, Albert and Julius return with Travis (of Low Player Count) and Chris (of Print and Play Patrol) to talk about wargames, including a general discussion of solitaire war games and what defines a war games. After some general recommendations, everyone joins in to review Agricola: Master of Britain.

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May 20, 2016

1P 102- Conflict of Heroes

The year of wargaming continues, with our second game of the year. Granted, we're almost halfway through the year, but at least we got another one. Albert and Julius discuss Conflict of Heroes Awakening the Bear and its solo expansion this episode as well as talking about other games and topics.

Show notes:

  • Opening Chatter
    • Flash Point
    • AJ’s thread on the Guild
    • Update on the Challenge Coin (Live now!)
  • Kickstarter (17)
  • Dresden Files
    • Escape and Escape Zombie City big boxes
    • Virus
    • Dreamwars 
  • Conflict of Heroes review (32) 
  • The Great Debate (104): Money v Jellyfish
March 10, 2016

1P 098 - Thunderbolt Apache Leader

The leaders of the podcast are here. Julius and Albert are joined this episode by Kevin Erskine, organizer of the Top 100 Solo Games and a prominent member of the 1 Player Guild. Everyone chats about some current games and reviews Thunderbolt Apache Leader and the Leader series in general.

Plus, we're starting a new series: PnP Patrol with Chris Hansen. Chris will be presenting a different print-and-play game every episode. The series starts with a review of Invaders from Dimension X.
Oh, and Albert flubs it on the Great Debate (but maybe you'll vote for him anyway).
December 28, 2015

1P 093 - Airborne Commander

This latest episode of the show, we cover a cool new solo game called Airborne Commander.  It was designed by Aaron Lauster and published by Stratamax Games.  This deck-building game is not unlike Friday in style, size and color.  We also talk about the idea of story in solo games.

July 28, 2015

1P 084 - Frontline: D-Day

Albert is finally back from vacation but now Julius is missing.  This episode features the return of the guest host, Chris Hansen.  In this episode Chris and I look at Frontline: D-Day, designed and published by Dan Verssen.    This is a WW2 game in which you control individual soldiers fighting in the front line (hence the name).  Albert also does a quick interview with Karl Fenner regarding Police Precinct, which is still on Kickstarter for a few days more.

May 25, 2015

1P 081 - Reconquista

This is the briefest episode in quite a while as we had to cut the Kickstarter Report short.  However, check out the history segment on the Reconquista followed by a review of the game.  Also, the Elevenses for One contest is resolved.

March 31, 2015

1P 077 - PnP Roundtable and Maquis

In yet another long episode, we take the opportunity to interview Chris Hansen, Jake Staines, Ryan Mayes, and Todd Sanders about the Solitaire PnP Contest in our annual Roundtable. We also review another previous contest entrant, Maquis. We introduce some new music, Julius chats about more SGOYT, and we talk about the news and upcoming games.


February 17, 2015

1P 074 - The Hunters: German U-Boats at War

This episode I look at the game The Hunters: German U-Boats at War 1939-1943, if you want the full title.  This game is a simulation of being in charge of a u-boat during world war two.  The game is similar to the classic B-17 Queen of the Skies in that though the game play is very light and random it is full of historical flavor.

The 1 Player Podcast now has a new domain name: 1PlayerPodcast.com
September 29, 2014

1P 065 - Hooyah

Episode 65.  In this show I talk about the game Hooyah:  The Navy Seals Card Game.  This is a light co-op game for 1-4 players in which you are trying to complete a covert mission, Ticket to Ride style.  Hooyah is published by US Games.  I also look at the upcoming Essen releases.

August 3, 2014

1P 062 - Duel in the Dark

This "week" I look at the game Duel in the Dark.  This is a two player game with a solo variant build in.  It is set in WWII Europe.  British bombers are attacking your German cities and you need to defend them from the onslaught.  In this weird game, victory points are gained when other side moves into your space.

I also cover a few other topics including a bit more look at solo RPGing and also GenCon solo friendly games.
March 23, 2014

1P 055 - A Spoild Victory: Dunkirk 1940

Today's episode is all about Hermann Luttman.  First I have a great discussion with Hermann about some of his solitaire designs.  Then I look at his latest solo game, A Spoiled Victory: Dunkirk 1940. Enough said.. on with the show!

December 30, 2013

1P 050 - Navajo Wars

Welcome to episode 50!  It's amazing that I have gotten this far and there seems to be no shortage of games to talk about.  This time, I look at Navajo Wars by Joel Toppen.  I also talk to Joel about the game.  It's a very interesting discussion.


Navajo Wars on BGG
December 8, 2013

1P 049 - Dawn of the Zeds

Once again it's braiiins time here on the 1 Player podcast. This time, we look at Victory Point Games take on the theme with the States of Siege, Dawn of the Zeds, designed by Hermann Luttmann.  This is one of the biggest most complex States of Siege game so far.  You get tons of options and variety and decisions to make all with fantastic graphic design.


I also go over the typical news, a donation option on the webpage, the many winners of the 2013 Solitaire Print & Play design contest.  I also cover the November hot games, courtesy of SGoyT geeklist (Solitaire Games on your Table).