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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: October, 2016
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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