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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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Now displaying: March, 2016
Mar 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 space games!

0:35 - Travis’ pick: Talon
6:30 - Richard’s pick: Xia: Legends of a Drift System
8:40 - Derek’s’ pick: Tiny Epic Galaxies
11:13 - Bill’s pick: Eclipse
16:50 - Patrick’s pick: Merchant of Venus

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Sponsored by BoardGameTables.com

 

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Mar 20, 2016

In Episode 24, the Low Player Count crew minus Shawn discusses the popular mechanic of card drafting. They also go over some guild news, important discussion topics therein, a kickstarter, a giveaway, and more!

Times:
1:33 - A Contest!
3:55 - Sans Alliés Kickstarter
4:50 - Travis’ Austerity 2016 Update
6:40 - Let’s Talk VPG
10:30 - Bottom of the 9th League
12:50 - BGG Guild News
20:09 - Our One Year Anniversary & What You Can Do
22:58 - Popular Mechanics: Card Drafting
24:00 - Definitions, Top Games, and More
31:30 - Where’s the Fun?
32:00 - Blind, Hate, and Open Drafting
40:00 - Can Drafting Be a Primary Mechanic?
47:30 - Worker Placement vs. Card Drafting
55:45 - Opiegames.com Card Drafting Blog Post
56:00 - Other “Card” Drafting
60:00 - Final Thoughts
69:00 - End Bits

 

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Mar 13, 2016

In Episode 23, the Low Player Count crew discusses the ever nebulous and highly subjective topic of game weight. They also give their predictions and personal picks for the Golden Geek Awards.

Times:

2:00 - The Golden Geek Award Nominations
3:53 - Game of the Year Nominees
11:25 - Two-Player Game of the Year Nominees
18:45 - Solo Game of the Year Nominees
27:45 - Podcast Nominees
33:00 - Game Weight
33:55 - What is Game Weight?
38:00 - The BGG Weight Scale Definition
41:55 - Travis Steps on Wargamer Toes
44:50 - LPC Poll Discussion
60:30 - High or Low Level of Complexity vs Enjoyment
81:30 - End Bits

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Sponsored by BoardGameTables.com

Music:

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