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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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Nov 20, 2017

In this minisode of Travis Gets Heavy, Travis sits down with wargamer Jerry White, designer of Enemy Coast Ahead: The Doolittle Raid & The Dambuster Raid.

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Nov 13, 2017

In this episode, the LPC Crew can hardly contain their excitement about BGG.CON. They discuss the hot games they want to play, the events they are excited about, and other ramblings about playmats, gear, boardgametables.com, and more.

 

Time:
00:36 - Welcome back!

03:13 - boardgametables.com

03:45 - BGG.con Stuff

06:15 - Top 10 Hot Games from BGG.con Rundown

52:35 - 4th Annual Craft Coffee Exchange

55:00 - Winsome Day

57:40 - AssassinCon

63:50 - GameSurplus.com LPC code

67:30 - BGG.Con Gathering

70:45 - End Bits

  

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Music:

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Nov 5, 2017

In this new minisode series, Cliff Fisher kicks off Cliff’s Corner, a segment devoted to discussing gaming strategies, statistics, probabilities, and all sorts of random stuff.

This time? Traveling with Games

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Oct 22, 2017

In this minisode, Donny and Travis sit down with R. Eric Reuss, designer of the 1-4 player settler-destruction strategy game, Spirit Island.

 

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Music:

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Oct 16, 2017

In this episode, the Low Player Count crew gets in the Halloween spirit by discussing their board game horrors. They also giveaway a copy of Sylvion, chat about LPC swag, and direct you to their DFW Auction.

Time:
01:05 - Banter
03:03 - Boardgametables.com
03:45 - Friday the 13th
04:30 - Boardgame Horror Stories
24:30 - Our Personal Horrors
34:29 - Game Surplus giveaway
36:05 - Anewsments
36:15 - Cave v Cave Giveaway results
40:25 - LPC Swag
43:25 - No Essen Sorry
45:15 - BGG Guild #2223
48:00 - Local DFW Auction
50:30 - End Bits 

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Music:

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Oct 8, 2017

In this minisode of Travis Gets Heavy, Travis sits down with Ryan & Sean Spangler of Elephant Laboratories to discuss their crazily thematic logistics game Sol: Last Days of A Star. Come along for the ride and watch out for that sun burning up!

Elephant Laboratories
Solo Leaderboard

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Music:

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Oct 2, 2017

In this episode, the Low Player Count crew is all back together again! They discuss what happens when the desire for gaming burns out, all the sweet, new swag they have, and some catch-up on life.

Times:
01:00 - Banter
01:24 - Shawn’s Announcement
08:13 - boardgametables.com
09:04 - Gaming Burn Out
09:40 - A Gaming Check-In
15:35 - What are obstacles that keep us from gaming?
25:40 - Is Solo Gaming easier to get back into?
30:51 - What do we in the hobby to keep us interested?
45:28 - Anewsments!
46:10 - Giveaway #mycavevsyourcave
48:13 - All of the stuff
48:42 - Possible BGGcon LPC Meetup
51:57 - LPC Merch on Threadless
54:00 - LPC Inked Playmats
57:30 - Game Surplus Podcast Picks
59:38 - End Bits

 

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Music:

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Sep 26, 2017

If You Buy One Game is a minisode series where the individual Low Player Count crew and friends across the boardgame universe can individually discuss and review a game of their choice, based on theme, topic, or even time of year.

In our final installment? Our Favorite 1 and/or 2 Player Games

00:30 - Travis’ Solo Pick: Nemo’s War
06:14 - Bill’s Pick: Fields of Arle
10:41 - Eric’s Solo Pick: Burgle Bros.
14:55 - Travis’ 2P Pick: Wir Sind Das Volk
19:59 - Aaron’s 1-2 Pick: Baseball Highlights 2045
24:46 - Donny’s Solo Pick: Mage Knight
26:16 - Donny’s 2P Pick: Magic the Gathering

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Music:

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Sep 18, 2017

In this new minisode series, Shawn digs into Solitaire Adventure games. This time? Runebound Third Edition! 

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Music:

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Sep 11, 2017

In this minisode of Big Fun in a Little Box, Donny and Travis co-opt the segment from Shawn to tag-team talk about the incredibly clever 2-player asymmetric game of Fugitive from Fowers Games.

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Music:

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Sep 7, 2017

In this episode, the Low Player Count crew shakes up the format ever so slightly while discussing different iterations and reimplementations of boardgames, contest giveaways, and all without Shawn. So sad!

Times:

01:00 - Banter

04:18 - A Slight Format Change

04:53 - boardgametables.com! HEYOOOOOOOO

05:20 - Gaming Reimplementations / Iterations / Something Definitions

11:50 - The Different Player Count Discussion

15:00 - San Juan vs RFTG Forever

22:17 - Sticking with the Same

34:00 - Reaching Larger Audiences

38:00 - Favorite Reimplementations

44:15 - Gaming Reimplementations You Want

51:22 - Game Surplus Giveaway

52:28 - Anewsments!

52:50 - #LPCHolmes

 

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Music:

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Aug 28, 2017

If You Buy One Game is a minisode series where the individual Low Player Count crew and friends across the boardgame universe can individually discuss and review a game of their choice, based on theme, topic, or even time of year.

This episode? Worknight Games

00:30 - Eric’s Pick: Sagrada
04:09 - Donny’s Pick: Onitama & The Lost Expedition
11:25 - BJ’s Pick: Kanagawa
15:28 - Travis’ Pick: Hounded

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Music:

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Aug 20, 2017

In this episode, the Low Player Count crew begins a new series focusing on individual categories in the board gaming hobby, with this episode focusing on Exploration games. They also talk about the two giveaways going on and their GenCant plans.

Times:

01:31 - Two Giveaways!

03:25 - GenCant Plans

07:27 - boooooardgametables.com

08:10 - A New Series: Scattergories

09:53 - Exploration Games Definitions

15:10 - What excites us about Exploration themes?

28:50 - Why Exploration games with lower player counts?

35:15 - The Top Exploration games

56:20 - Other Topic Suggestions

57:25 - End Bits 

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Music:

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Aug 15, 2017

In this episode, the Low Player Count crew continues their popular mechanics discussion with not one, but two mechanics: Press Your Luck and Roll & Write games. They also discuss Travis’ Targi birthday poem giveaway, giveaway Holmes: Sherlock & Mycroft, and depression & gaming by Katie Aidley.

Times:

02:55 - 50 Fastest Ways to Lose Subscribers

03:00 - Targi Winner Giveaway Poetry Contest

09:30 - Punchboard Media Updates

13:40 - Depression & Boardgames by Katie Aidley

16:30 - GenCantSoloCon News

17:54 - Holmes: Sherlock & Mycroft Instagram Giveaway

20:00 - BOARDGAMETABLES.COM

20:30 - Two Mechanics? Crazy!

21:08 - Let’s define things

23:00 - What is it you enjoy?

32:05 - What do you not enjoy?

39:48 - Favorites Press Your Luck

47:45 - Favorite Roll & Writes

52:45 - Final Thoughts

53:10 - GenCant Roll & Write Contest

56:45 - End Bits

 

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Music:

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Aug 6, 2017

In this episode of Travis Gets Heavy, Travis sits down with Hollandspiele owner and game designer Tom Russell to discuss his game Supply Lines of the American Revolution: The Northern Theater, 1775-1777. They discuss designing logistics games, historical abstraction, the success of Hollandspiele, and the possible future of Supply Lines. Oh, and a contest!

 

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Music:

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Aug 1, 2017

If You Buy One Game is a minisode series where the individual Low Player Count crew and friends across the boardgame universe can individually discuss and review a game of their choice, based on theme, topic, or even time of year.

This episode? Travis’ Birthday

00:30 - Bill’s Pick: High Frontier 3rd Edition
05:42 - Patrick’s Pick: Cribbage
11:25 - Richard’s Pick: Sword of Rome
15:28 - Travis’ Pick: War of the Ring 2nd Edition Anniversary

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Music:

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Jul 23, 2017

In Episode 51, the Low Player Count crew discusses a multitude of boardgaming terms from solo vs solitaire to automa vs AI, why they matter, and why rulebooks should be well-written. They also chat about Raxxon from Plaid Hat Games, give away a copy of Targi, and tell you to support Watch It Played’s Season 7.

Times:
01:00 - In Alaska...
02:44 - Ducklings on Kickstarter
04:24 - The Plaid Hat Raxxon Giveaway!
11:30 - The Raxxon Winners
19:00 - A Ridiculous Targi Giveaway Contest
23:22 - Rodney Smith’s Watch It Played’s Indiegogo
25:44 - boooooooooooooardgametables.com
26:21 - A Way With Words
30:30 - Description vs. Gameplay Dissonance
35:30 - Specific v. Generic Terminology
39:44 - Jamie Maltman, Man of Words, Consistent Verbiage
45:50 - Rulebook Lingo
46:45 - Unspecific Term Usage in Game Teaching
48:50 - Porting Over Known Terms
50:30 - Known v. New Concept Terms
61:00 - “Controversial” Gaming Terms
95:50 - Gaming Genres Series
95:56 - End Bits

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Jul 16, 2017

In this episode of Travis Gets Heavy, Travis sits down with prolific wargame designer Brian Train, to discuss the upcoming 1-2p COIN game release of Colonial Twilight: The French-Algerian War, 1954-62.

Inside GMT Article

Players' Aid Article

 

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Jul 11, 2017

An urgent message for those willing to save the world.  

 

https://goo.gl/9vP8TB

 

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Jul 9, 2017

The Setting the Table minisodes are designed to discuss the deeper implications of theme in boardgaming. Donny interviews board game media, designer, fans, and personalities, speaking deeper into why specific themes matter in our favorite games.

This week? Star Trek with Patrick Hillier and Jake Bock.

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Jul 2, 2017

In Episode 50, the Low Player Count crew discusses the BGG Top 50 games: what they have played, what they enjoy, and if any of these things matter. They discuss their recent partnership with Game Surplus and briefly recap Origins 2017.

Times:
00:50 - “Self-Deprecation wins every time.”
01:45 - The LPC bylaws
03:48 - A Game Surplus Sponsorship!
07:25 - Origins 2017 by Travis
14:42 - boooooooooooooardgametables.com
15:30 - The BGG List
16:50 - Number of Games We Have Played
17:22 - Number of Games Have/Currently Owned
18:50 - Most Played Games in the Top 50
21:44 - boardgamegeek.com/browse/boardgame FYI
22:35 - Why do rankings matter?
27:15 - Does the Top 50/100 influence you?
30:10 - Problems in a ranking system
43:30 - Games that should not be in the Top 50
51:15 - Games that should be in the Top 50
65:00 - Personal Top 3 Picks
71:00 - Do rankings matter?
78:00 - Silence
79:00 - Games we recently obtained
81:50 - End Bits 

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Music:

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Jun 25, 2017

If You Buy One Game is a minisode series where the individual Low Player Count crew and friends across the boardgame universe can individually discuss and review a game of their choice, based on theme, topic, or even time of year.

This episode? Essential Gaming Accessories

00:30 - Brandon’s Pick: Plastic Baggies
04:08 - Travis’ Pick: Poker Chips
09:12 - Cathy’s Pick: Box Inserts
12:53 - Bill’s Pick: Muffin Cups
18:32 - Donny’s Pick: Playmat

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Music:

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Jun 20, 2017

In Episode 49, the Low Player Count crew discusses a slew of micro-topics from our listeners, the future of LPC swag, and we reminisce about the 90s.

Times:
00:50 - Texas Summers are Here
02:10 - Analog Gamer is Shutting Down
06:30 - Donny’s a New Father
10:10 - The New Website
11:58 - 1995
16:04 - boardgametables.com
16:46 - Micro-Topics Galore!
18:20 - What Theme Would You Want?
41:10 - Dealing Cards
45:35 - Our Love/Hate Relationships with Certain Games
51:15 - A Birthday Revelation
54:40 - Shawn’s June Resolution
55:35 - PONG’s Top of the Stack
56:40 - PnP Basics
63:25 - The 5 Games We All Agree On
73:20 - Lower Play Count / Low Play Counter
74:27 - HABA’s Game Design Competition
74:57 - End Bits

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Music:

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Jun 8, 2017

In this minisode of Travis Gets Heavy, Travis recaps HeavyCon 2017 from Denver Colorado. He talks about the games he played, the people he played with, and sets and achieves a goal. Thanks to Heavy Cardboard for the awesome convention!

 

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Music:

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Jun 5, 2017

In Episode 48, the Low Player Count crew discusses a ridiculous amount of short games. They also launch the new website, talk about bad TV from the early 90s, our allying with Punchboard Media, and they remind you that LPC will be at Origins.

Times:
01:05 - 80s-90s Scary TV Shows
03:18 - Donny reminisces about dubious shows
06:25 - There’s a New lowplayercount.com!
08:55 - A PayPal Donation Link?
10:25 - Travis Goes to Origins
12:27 - “Glad-Handing”
12:53 - Punchboard Media
20:00 - boardgametables.com
20:50 - Short Games!
22:40 - Let’s Define Short Games
27:30 - What’s the Appeal of Short Games?
42:00 - Travis Scored OOP Urbion
49:10 - Deep Space D-6: Armada Kickstarter
52:20 - Shahrazad from Osprey Games
54:00 - Filling in the Gaps
65:38 - End Bits

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Music:

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