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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: September, 2016
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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Music:

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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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Sponsored by BoardGameTables.com

 

Music:

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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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Music:

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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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Music:

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