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


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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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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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Sponsored by BoardGameTables.com & Game Surplus


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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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Sponsored by BoardGameTables.com & Game Surplus

 

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