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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: February, 2017
Feb 27, 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? Roll and Write Games

00:35 - Donny’s Pick: Dice Stars
08:04 - Travis’ Pick: Utopia Engine
14:00 - Cathy’s Pick: Roll Through the Ages: The Iron Age
15:55 - Ken’s Pick: 30 Rails
18:26 - Andy’s Pick: Rolling America
22:30 - Richard’s Pick: VivaJava: The Coffee Game: The Dice Game
25:37 - Ben’s Pick: Avenue
29:59 - Brandon’s Pick: Qwixx
34:25 - Patrick’s Pick: Scattergories
38:16 - Roll and Write Wednesdays

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Feb 19, 2017

In Episode 42, the Low Player Count crew answers a ton of mini-topics and questions that normally wouldn’t fill an entire episode. They also discuss the Golden Geek Awards, all while quoting their favorite Douglas Adams lines.

Times:
01:40 - The Expanse game
05:00 - LPC Shirts at Analog Gamer
07:00 - InkedGaming.com
11:40 - Indiana Jones
13:15 - 2 Year Anniversary Upcoming
16:20 - Golden Geek Awards
21:44 - A Brief Tribute to the One and Only Douglas Adams
24:30 - Get your new table at boardgametables.com
26:40 - #LPCMiniTopics
27:25 - Buy vs. Trade vs. New vs. Used
33:00 - Essential Gaming Component
38:00 - App-Enhancement?
43:45 - Print and Play Games
48:09 - Solitaire Wargaming - Beginner Edition
53:08 - Little Set-up and Break-Down Solo Games
56:30 - How Long Before A Game Clicks?
64:48 - House Ruling?
69:33 - End Bits

 

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Feb 14, 2017

In the episode of Travis Gets Heavy, Travis goes through his quarterly recap of GMT Games P500 list. What has he acquired? What has he added and removed? And what has really piqued his interest?

 

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Feb 5, 2017

In Episode 41, the Low Player Count crew sits down to discuss Lore in games, what draws them in, and what makes a good lore. They also banter about games they have recently acquired and games they want to get rid of.

Time:
01:24 - Game Acquisition Rundown
04:22 - 18 Card Game Design Challenge
05:55 - Donny’s Reunification
16:30 - Games We are Trying to Un-Acquire
22:20 - Revisit Austerity 2017
23:20 - Tubthumping
24:24 - boardgametables.com
24:55 - Lore in Games
25:38 - Distinction Between Theme and Lore
27:45 - Spice Wars!
31:10 - The Definition of Lore
32:37 - Lore within the Game vs. Lore Outside of the Game
37:35 - Worlds Created within Games We Love
50:30 - When Lore Gets in the Way
55:45 - What is it about Lore that Grabs You?
61:32 - Does Lore Help with Solo Gaming?
63:45 - Mini-Topics!
64:40 - End Bits

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