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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: July, 2016
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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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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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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