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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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Jan 31, 2016

If You Buy One Game is a minisode series where individual Low Player Count crew can individually discuss and review a game of their choice, based on theme, topic, or even time of year. This episode? The KOSMOS Two Player Series!


Times:
0:34 - Bill’s pick: Lost Cities
5:45 - Shawn’s pick: Odin’s Ravens
10:49 - Richard’s pick: Babel
14:22 - Donny’s pick: Pillars of the Earth: Builder’s Duel
18:34 - Travis’ pick: Targi
21:26 - Andy’s pick: Kahuna

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Coconut Monkeyrocket - Shopping for Explosives

 

Jan 25, 2016

In Episode 20, the Low Player Count crew brings you a slightly longer episode as they discuss their top 5 favorite solo games. They also reveal the Listener’s Top 5, discuss the upcoming If You Buy One Game Kosmos series minisode, and announce our new sponsorship by BoardGameTables.com.

Times:
1:03 - Big News: BoardGameTables.com sponsorship
2:10 - If You Buy One Game… Kosmos
9:12 - What’s On The Docket…
10:20 - Honorable Mentions
17:00 - Number Five
23:13 - Number Four
30:50 - Number Three
41:04 - Number Two
50:00 - The Guessing Game for Number One
67:32 - The Listener’s Top 5 Rules
69:10 - Listener’s Honorable Mentions
70:25 - The Listener’s Top 5
78:50 - End Bits

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Jan 19, 2016

In Episode 19, Shawn and Travis spend some time with Shadi Torbey, designer of the Oniverse series of games: Onirim, Urbion, Sylvion, and Castellion. We chat about game design, the future of the Oniverse series, and more. The Low Player Count crew also discusses our 2016 gaming goals and more.

Times:
1:20 - Our 2016 Gaming Goals
11:05 - Donny Issues a Challenge
14:50 - The Next Two Full Length Episodes
16:40 - Shadi Torbey Interview
19:15 - The Beginnings of Game Design & the Oniverse
27:25 - Why 1 and 2 Player Game Design?
30:15 - The Deluxe Treatment of Onirim
35:00 - The Future of the Oniverse
37:45 - Castellion & Sylvion Design
48:10 - But What About Urbion Deluxe?
50:00 - Non-Oniverse Designing?
51:00 - The Levels of Oniverse Difficulty
57:00 - Favorite Games, Designers, Mechanics, and more…
59:57 - A Few Twitter Questions
64:30 - End Bits

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Jan 9, 2016

 

In this minisode of Travis Gets Heavy, Travis is joined by friend and local gaming buddy, Cliff Fischer, to discuss the beauty of Rosenberg's 2014 release, Fields of Arle. Cliff and Travis take on the discussion primarily from the solo play world and how the openness and weight of the game make it a great experience.

 

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Jan 3, 2016

In Episode 18 and after a week’s delay, Donny, Shawn, and Travis talk about the game mechanic Pick Up and Deliver and how that intersects in the world of solo and two-player games. Nemo’s War, Castellion, If You Buy One Game minisodes and more…

Times:
1:34 - If You Buy One Game… minisodes
6:36 - Nemo’s War
9:07 - Castellion giveaway
10:04 - Pick up & Deliver
12:15 - What is Pick Up & Deliver?
16:00 - What Makes Pick Up & Deliver fun?
22:18 - What is the Good & Bad of PU&D in LPC games?
27:00 - Donny Breaks Podcasting Laws
29:08 - The 2 Player side of PU&D
36:15 - Is PU&D Exciting Enough as a Sole Mechanic?
46:55 - Donny’s Adventures with Firefly
55:25 - End Bits

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