1 Player podcast

A show about solitaire boardgames with reviews and discussions.

1P 081 - Reconquista

Posted by fractaloon on May 25th, 2015

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.

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1P 080 - Elevenses for One & X-Hour Xenostrike

Posted by fractaloon on May 13th, 2015

This episode, we have very little news, but still talk about some cool upcoming releases. We review two great little print and play games: Elevenses for One and X-Hour Xenostrike. We also talk with Morten Pederson, game and solo variant designer, about game design and solo gaming. 

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1P 079 - Star Realms and beyond….

Posted by fractaloon on April 27th, 2015

In this latest episode our two hosts travel to the far reaches of the universe exploring strange new KS news, discover mysterious interviews and talk about Star Realms, the deck-building card game in a small box.

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1P 078 - Mice & Mystics

Posted by fractaloon on April 15th, 2015

In this episode, we interview Jerry Hawthorne about solo gaming, solo playtesting, and his game Mice & Mystics. Albert and Julius review Mice & Mystics, talk about another new podcast, upcoming games, and the 2015 Solitaire Gaming Awards.

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1P 077 - PnP Roundtable and Maquis

Posted by fractaloon on March 31st, 2015

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.


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1P 076 - Mage Knight Board Game

Posted by fractaloon on March 16th, 2015

This episode, which came out very long, we discuss the very popular Mage Knight Board Game. We also discuss all of these Kickstarter projects coming out, even interviewing the designer of Mistfall. After the news and the board game review, Albert interviews Julius and we can delve a little bit deeper into his gamer history.

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1P 075 - Forbidden Island & Forbidden Desert (corrected)

Posted by fractaloon on March 2nd, 2015

This episode is just full of exciting stuff.  First off, we meet the new co-host, Julius.  Then, Julius does an interview with Matt Leacock.  Mr Leacock has published a number of co-op games that are very solo friendly and now has a kickstarter going on for Thunderbirds, a co-op game based on the classic animated show.  We cover two games this time, Forbidden Island and Forbidden Desert!  That's something that has only happened once before in this podcast when I covered Lord of the Rings.  Finally, Julius introduces a new segment and I have a giveaway!

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

Posted by fractaloon on February 17th, 2015

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.

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1P 073 - Tiny Epic Galaxies

Posted by fractaloon on January 30th, 2015

By request, this episode features Tiny Epic Galaxies as well as an interview with Michael Coe of Gamelyn Games and Scott Almes, Designer of the Tiny Epic Games (Tiny Epic Kingdoms, Tiny Epic Defenders, Tiny Epic Galaxies).  Tiny Epic Galaxies is currently on Kickstarter.  The campaign will end Saturday Feb. 7.

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1P 072 - Race for the Galaxy: The Gathering Storm

Posted by fractaloon on January 18th, 2015

In this latest episode, I cover Race for the Galaxy and it's expansion The Gathering Storm which added solo play to the game via a robot.  I had the opportunity to play this thanks to a "Solitaire Games Around the World" event in which a copy of this game is being sent... around the world!  I also look back at my favorite games this year and then look forward to the upcoming year.

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