1 Player podcast

A show about solitaire boardgames with reviews and discussions.

1P 095 - Suburbia

Posted by fractaloon on January 23rd, 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 (BGGGoogle Play)
  • Van Ryder Games (Van Ryder)
  • The Pursuit of Happiness (KS, BGG)
  • Dirigible Disaster (KSBGG)
  • Manhattan Project: Chain Reaction (KSBGG)
  • Venom Assault (KS, BGG)
  • Xenoshyft: Dreadmire (KSBGG)
  • Nova Aetas (KSBGG)
  • King's Forge: Glassworks (KSBGG) - which I was wrong about and doesn't seem to support solo play.

1P 094 - Hostage Negotiator & Dice City

Posted by fractaloon on January 12th, 2016

Welcome to 2016! Albert and Julius start off the year with a bang, talking about Hostage Negotiator, which involves minimal bombs and explosions. We then start building a city of dice with a chat about Dice City. Oh, and there's the normal news and mini reviews.


1P 093 - Airborne Commander

Posted by fractaloon on December 28th, 2015

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.


1P 092 - Nemo’s War (2nd Edition) and the Top 100 Games

Posted by fractaloon on December 16th, 2015

In this episode, Albert interviews Alan Emrich about Victory Point Games and his upcoming kickstarter release game, Nemo's War 2nd Edition. Albert and Julius then discuss the People's Choice Top 100 Solo Games, discussing straight from 100 through grand number 1.

- Nemo's War 2nd Edition (BGG)
- Top 100 Solo Games (BGG)

1P 091 - Mistfall

Posted by fractaloon on December 1st, 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.

1P 090 - Cards of Cthulhu

Posted by fractaloon on November 19th, 2015

We receive an unexpected phone call from an old friend this week. Join Albert and Julius as we discuss the theme of Cthulhu in gaming. We also review Cards of Cthulhu as an example of a Lovecraft-themed game,


1P 089 - Sylvion

Posted by fractaloon on November 2nd, 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.


1P 088 - Red November and puzzle games

Posted by fractaloon on October 19th, 2015

Albert's not well this week, so Julius and his brother Yitzchak as a guest host are here to chat. They talk about some news, excitement about Essen, and a few popular kickstarters. Since both of them have recently been playing Red November, an older coop game with drunken gnomes! Then, they discuss playing puzzles and some of their favorite puzzle games.


1P 087 - Imperial Settlers

Posted by fractaloon on September 28th, 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 :)

1P 086 - The 7th Continent and Lewis & Clark

Posted by fractaloon on September 11th, 2015

In this episode, Albert and Julius chat about a couple random things entirely unrelated to board games. And then they talk about board games! Julius chats about some games currently on Kickstarter, then interviews Bruno Sautter, a co-designer of 7th Content, soon to release to Kickstarter. Albert and Julius then review Lewis and Clark.