1 Player podcast

A show about solitaire boardgames with reviews and discussions.

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,

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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.

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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.

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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 :)
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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.

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1P 085 - Nations The Dice Game

Posted by fractaloon on August 18th, 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.
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GenCantSoloCon Recap and Prizes

Posted by fractaloon on August 5th, 2015

Julius meets up with Travis of the Low Player Count podcast to discuss our thoughts on the recent #GenCantSoloCon. We talk about what was played and how great the turn-out was. Thank you to all who attended.

Oh, and we announce the prizes, too!
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1P 084 - Frontline: D-Day

Posted by fractaloon on July 28th, 2015

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.

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Introducing the 2015 GenCan’t Solo Con

Posted by fractaloon on July 19th, 2015

In this announcement, Julius Besser and Travis Hill (of the Low Player Count podcast) announce the 2015 GenCan't Solo Con. All of our listeners are invited to take part in a special stay-at-home convention. Participate with the rest of our guild, reach out to other solo gamers on BGG, twitter, and social media. And, most importantly, win some excellent games and prizes. More details are available on our guild and in the episode.

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1P 083 - The PnP Empressario and Dead Men Tell No Tales

Posted by fractaloon on July 3rd, 2015

Albert's on vacation, but Julius is joined by a special co-host, Chris Hansen, the Empressario of Print and Play. We talk about some new games and kickstarter projects, chat with the designer of Dark Dealings (currently on kickstarter), and review Quest Awakening of Melior. Then, we review Dead Men Tell No Tales, a coop pirate game, and talk about what is the most important part of a successful print-and-play game.

This episode was delayed, with Albert away and Julius very busy until the end of the month. We will return to our normal bi-weekly schedule soon.
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