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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: July, 2017
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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Sponsored by BoardGameTables.com & Game Surplus


Music:

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