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1 Player Podcast

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A podcast dedicated to solitaire board gaming.

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A podcast dedicated to solitaire board gaming.

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Good stuff

By pitac - May 27 2017
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I really enjoy this podcast.

Great way to love games when solo

By Starfuryzeta - Feb 22 2013
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Pretty much the only podcast dedicated to gamers who enjoy board games but can't play with a group.

iTunes Ratings

23 Ratings
Average Ratings
18
1
1
2
1

Good stuff

By pitac - May 27 2017
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I really enjoy this podcast.

Great way to love games when solo

By Starfuryzeta - Feb 22 2013
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Pretty much the only podcast dedicated to gamers who enjoy board games but can't play with a group.
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1 Player Podcast

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A podcast dedicated to solitaire board gaming.

Rank #1: 1P 132 - Arkham Horror: LCG

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This is a big episode folks!  This time around Julius and Albert invited anybody that wanted to participate to come on the show and chat.  We were joined by BGG user SSGMightyMouse.  We spent a lot of time talking about just about every aspect of new new-ish Arkham Horror LCG.  We also have some news and a discussion of LCG versus "regular" games, in terms of cost.

This is a big big show.

01:45 Escape Room style games

08:20 Publishing solo games for fun or profit

15:25 Founders of Gloomhaven (BGG, KS)

20:55 Star Realms: Frontiers (BGG, KS)

23:25 Quill: Shadow and Ink (RPGG, DriveThruRPG)

27:20 LCG versus traditional games

42:15 Arkham Horror LCG (BGG)

Jul 24 2017

1hr 57mins

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Rank #2: 1P 092 - Nemo's War (2nd Edition) and the Top 100 Games

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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)

Dec 16 2015

2hr 25mins

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Rank #3: 1P 061 - Rory's Story Cubes

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In this episode I very quickly look at using Rory's Story Cubes for solo RPG gaming.  I also spend some time talking with A.J. Porfirio about Hostage Negotiator which is just now on Kickstarter.

Jul 16 2014

1hr 2mins

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Rank #4: 1P 073 - Tiny Epic Galaxies

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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.

Jan 30 2015

54mins

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Rank #5: 1P 147 - Ex Libris

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Journey into the depths of the libraries of the 1 Player Podcast. Join us on the couch as we chat about some of our favorite books of late, including the "Traps Hidden Books" and "You Don't Want to Know."We also talk about Victory Point Games' recent kickstarter for their Graphic Novel Adventures, and about Gem Rush. We then review Ex Libris, a library building worker-placement game. We then return for an extended interview with Taran Kratz, the designer of Helionox (by listener request).So pull up a nice book, your favorite podcast feed, and listen in.

Graphic Novel Adventures (01:45)Gem Rush (10:07)Ex Libris review (14:15)Taran Kratz, designer of Helionox, interview (51:45)

Apr 25 2018

1hr 21mins

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Rank #6: 1P 135 - Nemo's War

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Having survived the great darkening of the sun, Albert and Julius return to delve into the deepest reaches of our oceans. In this episode, after a breif chat of our solar eclipse experiences, Albert and Julius review the solitaire game Nemo's War (second edition). Albert also interviews David Thompson, the designer of Pavlov's House and a number of other designs. Join us as we chat about puppies, boats, and suns.

Show notes:

  • Eclipse chat (00:30)
  • Okey Dokey (03:28)
  • Interview with David Thompson, designer of Pavlov’s House (08:30)
  • Nemo’s War (48:58)

Sep 08 2017

1hr 24mins

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Rank #7: 1P 069 - Pandemic: The Cure

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This episode is mercifully short and on only two things... The 1 Player Guild's People's Choice Top 100 Solo Games!!! and Pandemic: The Cure.. the latest disease fighting co-op game by Matt Leacock.  First I go over the top 20 solo games as the people voted.  You can find the remaining 80 on the BGG geeklist.   Then, I look at Pandemic: The Cure.  This is a fun co-op game on fighting disease dice spreading throughout the world.  It's a fun dice game that plays quickly.

Dec 07 2014

28mins

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Rank #8: 1P 096 - Agricola ACBS and Cthulhu ADBG

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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.

Feb 08 2016

2hr 2mins

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Rank #9: 1P 119 - The Manhattan Project: Energy Empire

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Albert and Julius ramble on and on about lots of nonsense, but we also talk about a few solo games like The Manhattan Project: Energy Empire wich Julius just lovs.  This episode includes an interview and a PnP Patrol segment!!

  • 0:00:30 - Intro & banter
  • 0:04:00   - Fauna
  • 0:05:50   - Cardline
  • 0:07:58   - Cardventures (BGG)
  • 0:13:23   - Yggdrasil (BGG)
  • 0:15:13   - Conquest of Paradise (BGG)
  • 0:15:53   - Elder Sign: Omens of Ice (BGG)
  • 0:16:50   - Arkam Horror: The Card Game (BGG)
  • 0:18:07 - Kickstarter Report
  • 0:18:07   - SUPERHOT Card Game (BGG, KS)
  • 0:23:22   - Dungeon Alliance Interview with Andrew Parks (BGG, website)
  • 0:50:50 - PnP Patrol
  •           - Rolling Thunder (BGG)
  •           - F-14 Tomcats (BGG)
  •           - Malta Convoy (BGG)
  • 1:15:42 - Manhattan Project: Energy Empire (BGG)
  • 1:47:54   - What's it missing?

Feb 05 2017

1hr 53mins

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Rank #10: 1p 121 - Odin Games (A Feast For Odin)

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Julius and Albert return from adventures in Norse mythology to talk about a highly thematic game. Well, they talk about A Feast For Odin, at least, and spend some time talking with Chris about Odin Quest. The mere mention of highly thematic games leads Albert down the dungeon hole of Card Rogue. And Albert and Julius talk about starting an audience participation survey (with more information on this topic to return next time).

Show notes:

  • Banter (00:00)
    • Mythologies (00:01)
    • Card Rogue (00:05)
    • Audience participation (00:07)
    • Pillars of Eternity: Lords of the Eastern Reach (00:15)
  • PnP Patrol: Odin Quest (00:17)
  • A Feast For Odin (00:49)
  • What's it Missing (01:38)

(Apologies for some of the skipping. Julius's computer did not process the recording correctly, which caused some skipping while recording.)

Feb 21 2017

1hr 44mins

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Rank #11: 1P 031 - Shadows Over Camelot the Card Game

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This latest episode looks at the new game by Serge Lagat & Bruno Cathala.  This is a small memory math card game. Also, I briefly look at Tunnels & Trolls which is currently on Kickstater.

Jan 19 2013

16mins

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Rank #12: 1P 097 - Bottom of the 9th & Baseball Highlights 2045

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Another long episode.  This one features singing, comedy routines and baseball!  It's late so let's just list the links.

Feb 23 2016

1hr 55mins

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Rank #13: 1P 091 - Mistfall

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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.

Dec 01 2015

2hr 1min

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Rank #14: 1P 150 - Nusfjord

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In this 150th episode Albert & Julius discuss Nusfjord.

  • 01:26  Unlock (Asmodee, BGG)
  • 05:22  Heroes of Terinoth (FFG, BGG)
  • 09:36  The Deep Gate: Arkham Horror novel (FFG)
  • 11:56  Dragonfire (BGG)
  • 13:10  Asmodee
  • 16:46  Nusfjord (BGG)

Jun 13 2018

41mins

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Rank #15: 1P 148 - Terraforming Mars

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Welcome to episode #148 of the 1 Player Podcast.  This month, Albert and Julius talk about the game, Terraforming Mars.  See what we like and what we don't like about this game from Stronghold Games.

May 07 2018

49mins

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Rank #16: 1P 072 - Race for the Galaxy: The Gathering Storm

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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.

Jan 19 2015

30mins

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Rank #17: 1P 123 - Aeon's End

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Welcome to the 1 Player Podcast version 2.0. Albert drives through the BGG awards for best games of 2016, focusing on the games that are solitaire friendly (including co-ops, wargames, and print and plays). Let us know if the BGG awards are something you feel make a strong influence (like Albert) or are more of an overrated popularity contest (like Julius) or somewhere in between.Then, Julius takes a more thorough look at the results of our Audience Participation Poll and announce a number of changes we are making to the format of the show in response to the survey results (including fixing the show at 60 minutes, segmenting our reviews, removing Whats It Missing, and many other changes). If you think we've gone too far or can make other changes, please let us know, especially if there are any topics or segments you would recommend we cover in the future.We also announce our brand new Patreon! More details in the show, but we are opening up a Patreon to help us increase the depth of coverage on the show and other benefits.After all that, Julius and Albert review Aeon's End, a deckbuilding game set in a magic using dystopian realm. We employ our new methods of game review, including our overall likes and dislikes.

Support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/1PlayerPodcast

BGG Awards (00:01)Audience Participation Poll (00:09)Aeon's End review (00:32)Contest Winner (01:04)

Mar 20 2017

1hr 6mins

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Rank #18: 1P 099 - Project Dreamscape

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Welcome to the 99th episode of the 1 Player podcast.  Yup, we are nearly at 100; but, for now let's focus on 99.  This episode is one of the biggest yet at almost 144 minutes!!  It's got a lot.  There is the normal KS news, and a discussion on games whose solo experience killed the multiplayer game and games whose multiplayer experience killed the solo game.  Then, Chris has his solo report on Mr. CabbageHead's Garden Game by Todd Sanders.  Then Julius talks about Project Dreamscape by Will & Sara Reed.  We have a Great Debate and finally Julius finishes up with an interview with Sara Reed.
Whew!!
  • Project Dreamscape (BGG, Undine Studious)
  • Mr Cabbagehead's Garden (BGG)
  • The Goonies: Adventure Card Game (BGG)
  • Lock and Load: Normandy solitaire (Lock n Load)
  • Solitaire Games on Your Table Aggragator (link)
  • Dungeon Delvers (KS)
  • Taue Ceti (KS)

Mar 22 2016

2hr 23mins

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Rank #19: 1P 152 - Four Against Darkness

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Another episode another game!  This time we talk some brief news including Albert's new fountain pen podcast and the new Snowdownia Kickstarter.  Then we take a deep look at Four Against Darkness, the solo RPG dungeon crawl in which you take for intrepid adventures in a quest for fame and fortune.

Jul 09 2018

38mins

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Rank #20: 1P 114 - Wargames

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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.

1 Player Podcast is supporting the Stonemeier Games charity auction. Participate and donate to charity, or share some thumbs and show your love for the podcast. More information here: https://boardgamegeek.com/geeklist/216953/scythe-art-connoisseur-collectors-edition-charity

Dec 01 2016

1hr 50mins

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