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Low Player Count

Low Player Count is a bi-weekly podcast devoted to thinking about, sometimes reviewing, but mostly discussing solo and two player boardgames and their place in the current board gaming culture. Instead of just doing reviews, we aim to dissect the larger boardgames industry through our discussions of one and two-player games, occasionally focusing on a specific game. We are three guys with a wide range of gaming interests and tastes, but all have an affinity for solo and two-player boardgames.
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Dec 28, 2016

If You Buy One Game is a minisode series where the individual Low Player Count crew and friends across the boardgames universe can individually discuss and review a game of their choice, based on theme, topic, or even time of year.

This episode? Our Best of 2016 Games (So Far)

0:43 - Kimberly’s Pick: Insider
2:47 - Derek’s Pick: Nautilion
6:57 - Cliff’s Pick: A Feast for Odin
13:12 - Richard’s Pick: 1846
15:54 - Brandon’s Pick: Vast: The Crystal Caverns
19:46 - Brian’s Pick: Salvation Road
22:18 - Patrick’s Pick: Terraforming Mars
27:19 - Donny’s Pick: The Colonists

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Dec 19, 2016

In Episode 38, the Low Player Count crew recaps some of their favorite games of 2016, top moments of the podcast, and envision what the future might hold. The crew also discusses chatting while playing solo games, their Slack Channel, and also have a solo wargaming giveaway!

Times:

02:00 - Do You Talk to Yourself When You Play Solo?
08:09 - 2016 People’s Choice Top 100 Solo Games
11:10 - Slack Channel
15:43 - Stonemaier Games Scythe Giveaway for Charity
19:11 - A Giveaway!
24:45 - BoardGameTables.com
26:08 - Most Played Games
31:45 - 11,000 “1” Rated Games
37:07 - Most Fun Game
41:00 - Biggest Surprise Hit
48:20 - The Biggest Letdown
54:00 - Games of the Year (So Far)
60:55 - Was 2016 a Bad Year for Games?
64:45 - Games We Are Looking Forward to…
68:05 - The State of the Podcast
77:05 - End Bits

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Dec 11, 2016

In this episode of Travis Gets Heavy, Travis sits down for two separate interviews with two fantastic upcoming publishers: Tom Russell from Hollandspiele and Clay Ross from Capstone Games. They discuss design intentions, trains, heavy economic games, the coal trilogy, magazine war-games, and Opium Wars, plus an announcement from Capstone in case you haven't heard about it already.


Times:
0:35 - Tom Russell from Hollandspiele
66:00 - Clay Ross from Capstone Games

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Dec 4, 2016

In Episode 37, the Low Player Count crew serves up a double portion of meat! They kick it off with a recap of BGGcon 2016, their favorite moments and most exciting games, and then onto a comparative discussion between Arkham Horror: The Card Game and The Lord of the Rings: The Card Game. They also discuss the Stonemaier Games Charity Auction Giveaway that ends December 6th!

Stonemaier Games Charity Auction Giveaway

Times:
1:45 - Stonemaier Charity Auction
12:04 - BoardGameTables.com
13:07 - BGGcon 2016 Recap
15:15 - Donny & Travis Lament the Colonists
19:00 - A Brief Discussion of the Lending Library
22:03 - “Games of the Con”
31:16 - Favorite Moments of the Con
42:03 - Arkham Horror LCG vs LOTR LCG
44:00 - Brief Overview of Both
45:07 - Deck Construction
58:00 - Solo Play
68:05 - Multiplayer Play
73:53 - Story Development
76:40 - Intellectual Property
89:10 - Longest Episode Ever!
89:20 - Gameplay
96:45 - Awkward Endings
97:10 - End Bits

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Nov 29, 2016

If You Buy One Game is a minisode series where the individual Low Player Count crew and friends across the boardgames universe can individually discuss and review a game of their choice, based on theme, topic, or even time of year.

This episode? Game We Are Thankful For!

Also, be sure to check out the Stonemaier Games Charity Giveaway beginning December 1. Low Player Count is honored to participate in it this year!

0:40 - Stonemaier Games Giveaway Announcement

4:50 - Shawn’s Pick: Cry Havoc

8:56 - Cliff’s Pick: Ashes: Rise of the Phoenixborn

13:27 - Travis’ Pick: Ottoman Sunset

18:30 - Donny’s Pick: Guildhall

 

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Nov 13, 2016

In this episode, the Low Player Count crew is joined by friend, gamer, and Board With Life personality, Chris Bryan, to discuss our favorite convention: BGGcon 2016, what to do, events, games we’re excited about, and more!

Times:

1:20 - Chris Bryan and the Fanboys
4:30 - Pre-BGGcon Discussion
5:24 - The Listenership Survey
12:10 - Shawn loves BoardGameTables.com!
13:00 - Oh, a BGGcon Episode?
15:00 - Dallas Games Marathon Extended Gaming & Dallas Design Group
19:10 - Travis Stole Onirim
21:00 - The BGGcon Library
27:54 - What Other BGGcon Events Are There?
32:15 - Orphans & First Timers Meetup
33:20 - Designer, Publisher, Unpub…
35:40 - Tweet at LPC!
36:15 - What Games Are We Excited About?
39:08 - Donny’s Shame
59:20 - Events We’re Excited About
65:34 - Chris Has a Red Balloon
66:30 - Things Start Falling Apart
73:10 - Badge Ribbons, Business Cards, and more…
74:15 - Eerie Premonitions
75:15 - End Bits

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Nov 6, 2016

In this episode, Travis sits down with first time designer, Mark Swanson, from Odd Bird Games, the mind behind Feudum, coming out on Kickstarter November 10. They discuss design inspirations, crazy artwork, heavy euros, and solo play all within the context of the game. Enjoy!

Odd Bird Games
Kickstarter Preview Link
 
 

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Oct 30, 2016

If You Buy One Game is a minisode series where the individual Low Player Count crew and friends across the boardgames universe can individually discuss and review a game of their choice, based on theme, topic, or even time of year.

This episode? Spooky Games!

 

0:43 - Travis’ Pick: Arkham Horror: Card Game

3:26 - Andy’s Pick: Zombie Kids

7:21 - Cliff’s Pick: Mysterium

13:08 - Donny’s Pick: Mansions of Madness 2nd Edition

21:59 - Shawn’s Pick: Fury of Dracula

28:08 - Ken’s Pick: Betrayal at House on the Hill

 

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Oct 24, 2016

In Episode 35, the Low Player Count crew discusses hype in the boardgaming industry. Do you build into the hype or get caught up in it? Whose job is it to perpetuate the hype? They also talk about BGGcon, future episodes, all while Travis tries not to drool about his copy of A Feast For Odin.

Times:
3:05 - BGGcon is So Close!
5:39 - Shawn Needs a Gaming Buddy at BGGcon
7:50 - Planning Games at Cons
10:20 - Shawn is Inundated with School
11:00 - Shameless Plug
12:25 - Show Ideas?
14:00 - Nemo’s War Unboxing Video
14:45 - Odin
17:14 - The Awkwardness Ensues
19:37 - BoardGameTables.com!
20:18 - Hype in Boardgaming!!!
22:08 - Kickstarter Hype
32:00 - Social Media Hype Machine
34:15 - Stomping on Someone’s Hype
44:35 - Donny Getting Swept Up by the Hype
50:00 - Hype in Other Mediums
55:48 - Lotus & Marketing
58:25 - Content Creator Hype Machine
68:40 - Hype Letdown
75:15 - End Bits

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Oct 16, 2016

In this minisode of Big Fun in a Little Box, Shawn gives the rundown of a game that has entirely flown under the radar, Strife: Legacy of the Eternals, a highly-produced game of perfect information and back-and-forth struggles.

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Oct 9, 2016

In this short announcement episode, Travis reminds you that shirt preorders end October 16, that you should join the guild and grab a microbadge, and to say hello to them at BGGcon.

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Oct 2, 2016

In Episode 34, the Low Player Count crew discusses tableau building games. They also talk about the recently-revealed BGGcon news, etymology, and open up preorders for the new LPC shirts!

Analog Gamer Shirt Preorder

Times:
1:00 - Donny’s Lovefest with Hamilton
2:37 - Essen Preview Episodes: Solo & Two-Player
8:28 - New LPC Shirts, Finally!
12:48 - Behind the Curtain of LPC
13:40 - The Great Microbadge Drama of September 2016
15:00 - BGGcon News
19:45 - Donny Loves Baked Potatoes
26:45 - A Bit of Spanish Grammar Lesson
27:20 - Druids on Kickstarter
28:40 - A Brief Etymological Discussion
29:50 - BoardGameTables.com
30:20 - Popular Mechanics: Tableau Building
32:06 - What Is a Tableau Building Game?
34:45 - Cards? What Cards?
38:10 - San Juan vs. Race for the Galaxy (again)
42:14 - Donny Uses Songs to Teach
43:50 - Do We Enjoy Tableau Building?
53:06 - LPC Stretches the Definition of Tableau Builders
61:00 - Can Tableau Building Stand on its Own?
69:45 - Personal Favorites
73:30 - Devolving into Etymological Madness
75:10 - End Bits

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Sep 28, 2016

In this second of two minisodes, Travis brings you a gigantic list of interesting two-player games being released at Essen Spiel 2016. Check it out to see what you should (or shouldn’t) buy.

Solo Games List here.

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Sep 24, 2016

In this first of two minisodes, Travis brings you a gigantic list of interesting solo-playable games being released at Essen Spiel 2016. Check it out to see what you should (or shouldn’t) buy.

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Sep 20, 2016

In Episode 33, the Low Player Count crew discusses games that are outside of their comfort zones and how playing them can be a good and bad thing. They also discuss the news about Fantasy Flight splitting with Games Workshop, a couple of games to preorder, and the idea behind an Essen preview list.

Times:
1:32 - Fantasy Flight Splitting Up with Games Workshop
16:45 - The Stars Align
19:00 - The FFG Ask
21:00 - Donny Understands English
21:38 - Sagrada Kickstarter is Funding Well
23:28 - Ibyron on Game Crafter in October
24:30 - The Essen Preview Minisode
26:20 - T-shirts News
28:28 - Man, why is Boardgametables.com so swanky?
29:20 - Comfort Zones!
32:00 - Our Wheelhouse Games and Mechanics
38:00 - We All Don’t Like Party Games
42:20 - Branching Out
57:00 - Transitioning
63:13 - Travis’ Confession
68:09 - End Bits

 

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Music:

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Sep 10, 2016

In this episode of Travis Gets Heavy, Travis goes over his anticipation list for the 3rd quarter of GMT Games’ P500 orders. He discusses what he is excited about, what he has dropped from his orders, and what he is waiting on.

 

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Sep 6, 2016

In Episode 32, the Low Player Count Crew discusses whether or not there’s a stigma with two player games at larger gatherings. They also talk shop about shirts, microbadges, and more, talk about some kickstarters out, and round it off with some games they’ve enjoyed playing recently.

Also, there’s a bit of a whine that pops in towards the end of the episode. We know. We’re sorry.

Times:
1:00 - Off the Rails Again
2:45 - Microbadges, please!
7:35 - Updated Shirts
11:20 - Tee Shirt Discussions
16:30 - Pentaquark, Sagrada, Vast: the Crystal Caverns
24:05 - BoardGameTables.com is Still the Greatest
24:45 - Two Player Games in a Larger Setting
57:35 - End Bits

 

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Aug 22, 2016

In Episode 31, the Low Player Count Crew releases a new look! They also talk about upcoming preview games they have received, and go in depth with Jamey Stegmaier of Stonemaier Games about design thought process, kickstarter tips, solo mode considerations, and the upcoming Charterstone Legacy game and Euphoria Expansion.

Times:
1:00 - Off the Rails Already
3:11 - A New Look for LPC!
5:27 - A New Microbadge?
6:48 - The Part That Donny Never Edits Out
7:06 - Area 51 Kickstarter
11:30 - Button Shy Games: PentaQuark
12:46 - Floodgate Games: Sagrada
20:02 - BoardGameTables.com are still the best!
21:10 - And it’s Jamey Stegmaier!
25:15 - Kickstarter Solo Stretch Goals
30:00 - The Morten Monrad Pederson Effect
36:38 - Making A Game Support Solo
38:35 - Charterstone!
42:00 - Legacy Issues
47:09 - Destructive vs. Additive Legacy Games
52:55 - Kickstarter, Distribution, Preorder?
54:45 - Our Experiences with Legacy Games
58:18 - Euphoria Expansion
65:25 - End Bits

 

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Aug 14, 2016

 

In this next installment of Big Fun in a Little Box, Shawn dives in to two offerings from Portal Games: Tides of Time and Tides of Madness.

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Music:

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Aug 7, 2016

In Episode 30, the Low Player Count Crew discusses the process they go through in finding the games they want to buy and what happens before and after the purchase. They also talk about GenCantSoloCon 2016, Gen Con from the past, the WHQACG winner, and solo Kickstarter.

Times:

1:03 - LPC from the Past
2:12 - Hostage Negotiator: Crime Wave
6:00 - The WHQACG Winner
11:26 - BoardGameTables.com are the best!
12:10 - How Do We Investigate Games We Want?
20:00 - How to Find the New Games Guide for New Players
23:25 - What Pushes You Over the Edge on Kickstarter?
29:40 - Researching Games!
39:36 - How Have Our Tastes Changed?
43:44 - First Shot at the Game
47:45 - Mastering the Game
53:25 - Keep It and Inserts
61:30 - Getting Rid of It
68:18 - Foreign Markets
72:22 - End Bits

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Music:

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Jul 23, 2016

The Setting the Table minisodes are designed to discuss the deeper implications of theme in boardgaming. Donny interviews board game media, designer, and personalities, speaking deeper into why specific themes matter in our favorite games.

This week? Star Wars with Chris Witt of d20 Radio.

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Music:

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Jul 17, 2016

In Episode 29, the Low Player Count Crew discusses some of their favorite Next Step games. They also talk about GenCantSoloCon 2016, the Watch It Played IndieGoGo, Pokemon, and Travis’ failure in Austerity 2016. Also included: some additional small audio feedback issues, creaky chairs, and extraneous noises.

Times:
1:20 - The Warhammer Quest Adventure Card Game Giveaway Reminder
3:40 - GenCantSoloCon 2016
4:50 - PokemonGo
10:00 - Dallas Recap
10:27 - Watch It Played IndieGoGo
12:08 - Travis’ Austerity Failure 2016
20:30 - boardgametables.com
21:17 - Next Step Games
24:05 - First Step 1-2p Games
26:22 - Dungeon Crawlers
31:27 - Miniatures Games
38:20 - Euros (Oh, So Many)
42:55 - More Planning Next Time
43:54 - Co-op Games
50:38 - Wargames
56:25 - Economic Games
62:25 - Party Games
63:50 - Miscellany Games
69:25 - End Bits

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Music:

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Jul 11, 2016

Welcome to the second annual GenCantSoloCon!

Travis is joined by Julius from the 1 Player Podcast to introduce GCSC16 and lay out some of the basic details for the events. More details are going to be published as we draw closer to the date, but circle your calendars for the biggest solo convention of the year: August4-7. See you there!

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Jul 4, 2016

In Episode 28, the Low Player Count Crew discusses Tile Laying in games. They also talk about Origins, GenCantSoloCon 2016, and make plenty of terrible puns.

Times:
2:22 - The Warhammer Quest Adventure Card Game Giveaway
5:25 - GenCantSoloCon 2016
8:09 - Continental Differentiation
8:53 - Donny’s Origins Recap
12:22 - Dual Thematic Design Inquiry
16:35 - Kickstarter Duchess
19:30 - Donny Misedited
20:17 - boardgametables.com
20:56 - Tile Laying Games
21:19 - What Is It?
22:35 - Our Experience with Them
25:45 - Why Do You/Do You Not Enjoy It?
31:30 - What Makes Tile Laying So Different?
39:32 - Empty Threats
39:48 - What are Some Better Tile Laying Games?
46:45 - Solo Options for Tile Laying
50:21 - Tile Laying in a 1 vs. 2 Player Situation
55:30 - Personal Favorites
58:40 - End Bits

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Music:

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Jun 28, 2016

If You Buy One Game is a minisode series where the individual Low Player Count crew and friends across the boardgames universe can individually discuss and review a game of their choice, based on theme, topic, or even time of year.

This episode? Our favorite games of 2011!

0:35 - Richard’s Pick: Sentinels of the Multiverse
7:13 - Andy’s Pick: Quarriors
10:37 - Cliff’s Pick: Mage Knight
15:30 - Travis’ Pick: Ora et Labora
20:43 - Shawn’s Pick: Trajan
25:37 - Jessica’s Pick: Belfort
31:17 - Donny’s Pick: Rhino Hero

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Music:

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