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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: December, 2016
Dec 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 Best of 2016 Games (So Far)

0:43 - Kimberly’s Pick: Insider
2:47 - Derek’s Pick: Nautilion
6:57 - Cliff’s Pick: A Feast for Odin
13:12 - Richard’s Pick: 1846
15:54 - Brandon’s Pick: Vast: The Crystal Caverns
19:46 - Brian’s Pick: Salvation Road
22:18 - Patrick’s Pick: Terraforming Mars
27:19 - Donny’s Pick: The Colonists

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Dec 19, 2016

In Episode 38, the Low Player Count crew recaps some of their favorite games of 2016, top moments of the podcast, and envision what the future might hold. The crew also discusses chatting while playing solo games, their Slack Channel, and also have a solo wargaming giveaway!

Times:

02:00 - Do You Talk to Yourself When You Play Solo?
08:09 - 2016 People’s Choice Top 100 Solo Games
11:10 - Slack Channel
15:43 - Stonemaier Games Scythe Giveaway for Charity
19:11 - A Giveaway!
24:45 - BoardGameTables.com
26:08 - Most Played Games
31:45 - 11,000 “1” Rated Games
37:07 - Most Fun Game
41:00 - Biggest Surprise Hit
48:20 - The Biggest Letdown
54:00 - Games of the Year (So Far)
60:55 - Was 2016 a Bad Year for Games?
64:45 - Games We Are Looking Forward to…
68:05 - The State of the Podcast
77:05 - End Bits

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Sponsored by BoardGameTables.com

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Dec 11, 2016

In this episode of Travis Gets Heavy, Travis sits down for two separate interviews with two fantastic upcoming publishers: Tom Russell from Hollandspiele and Clay Ross from Capstone Games. They discuss design intentions, trains, heavy economic games, the coal trilogy, magazine war-games, and Opium Wars, plus an announcement from Capstone in case you haven't heard about it already.


Times:
0:35 - Tom Russell from Hollandspiele
66:00 - Clay Ross from Capstone Games

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Sponsored by BoardGameTables.com

 

Music:

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Dec 4, 2016

In Episode 37, the Low Player Count crew serves up a double portion of meat! They kick it off with a recap of BGGcon 2016, their favorite moments and most exciting games, and then onto a comparative discussion between Arkham Horror: The Card Game and The Lord of the Rings: The Card Game. They also discuss the Stonemaier Games Charity Auction Giveaway that ends December 6th!

Stonemaier Games Charity Auction Giveaway

Times:
1:45 - Stonemaier Charity Auction
12:04 - BoardGameTables.com
13:07 - BGGcon 2016 Recap
15:15 - Donny & Travis Lament the Colonists
19:00 - A Brief Discussion of the Lending Library
22:03 - “Games of the Con”
31:16 - Favorite Moments of the Con
42:03 - Arkham Horror LCG vs LOTR LCG
44:00 - Brief Overview of Both
45:07 - Deck Construction
58:00 - Solo Play
68:05 - Multiplayer Play
73:53 - Story Development
76:40 - Intellectual Property
89:10 - Longest Episode Ever!
89:20 - Gameplay
96:45 - Awkward Endings
97:10 - End Bits

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Sponsored by BoardGameTables.com


Music:
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