Every Night is Game Night - Episode Guide
Jason Perez
United States
Meriden
Connecticut
flag msg tools
badge
Avatar
mbmbmbmbmb
Recommend
107 
 Thumb up
14.00
 tip
 Hide
Welcome to Every Night is Game Night! Formerly known as Table for One, Every Night is Game Night is a weekly podcast on the Dice Tower Network that covers strategy and thematic games, with a particular emphasis on solo and cooperative play.

We do weekly reviews of games - gotta feed the beast! Also, we always try to augment our reviews with special discussion topics. Our topics range far and wide; we have discussed difficult issues like slavery and colonialism in board games, and we've also talked about our favorite games for small children. Gotta keep everyone on their toes!

In addition, we have interviewed some of the most noteworthy names in the board gaming universe, such as Ignacy Trzewiczek, Matt Leacock, Isaac Childres, Scott Almes, Josh and Adam Carlson, Ryan Laukat, Ricky Royal, Morten Monrad Pederson, and many more!

In addition to all of that, we also have a separate line of episodes we call our Preview Series. This is where we highlight kickstarter and preorder projects. We hope that people can get to know the designers and their games so that they could make an informed purchasing decision. You can find that GeekList here: https://boardgamegeek.com/geeklist/228546/every-night-game-n...

Let us know what you think of the show! You can find us at:

Website: everynightisgamenight.com
Twitter: https://twitter.com/ENGN_podcast
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/215849212533088/
BGG: Right here!

Music Credit -
Your Tags: Add tags
Popular Tags: [View All]
  • [+] Dice rolls
1 , 2 , 3 , 4 , 5  Next »  [6] | 
1. Board Game: Terraforming Mars [Average Rating:8.40 Overall Rank:4]
Jason Perez
United States
Meriden
Connecticut
flag msg tools
badge
Avatar
mbmbmbmbmb
Episode 1: Terraforming Mars, Scythe, Eight Epics, and Castles of Burgundy Card Game

Website Link: http://boardgamersanonymous.com/table-for-one-episode-1-terr...

Direct Download: http://tableforone.libsyn.com/table-for-one-episode-1-terraf...

Games:

Terraforming Mars
Scythe
The Castles of Burgundy: The Card Game
Eight Epics

Description:

We ran a short solo segment in the BGA podcast for a while and got some good feedback, so guess what? It’s back! But this time as a standalone podcast, Table for One. This is episode 1 and thank you in advance for listening.

In this first episode I’m talking about my favorite game of the year thus far, Terraforming Mars, and how it plays solo. I also dig into a handful of other games I’ve been playing recently with solo variants including Scythe, The Castles of Burgundy: Card Game, and Eight Epics.

Join me for a run through of each of these games, full review of Terraforming Mars’ solo mode, and much more. Also, and this is a big one – if you like what you hear, stop by iTunes and leave a review. This is a brand new podcast, so every review helps grow the podcast and get it to a larger audience. I’m aiming to produce one of these 20-30 minute episodes every week. I’d love to keep doing it, but I’ll let the listener demand speak to that.

Thanks for listening and enjoy!

Date Aired: 9/4/16
3 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Loading... | Locked Hide Show Unlock Lock Comment     View Previous {{limitCount(numprevitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
{{error.message}}
{{comment.error.message}}
    View More Comments {{limitCount(numnextitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} / {{numnextitems_calculated}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
2. Board Game: The Goonies: Adventure Card Game [Average Rating:6.46 Overall Rank:5030]
Jason Perez
United States
Meriden
Connecticut
flag msg tools
badge
Avatar
mbmbmbmbmb
Episode 2: Playing Non-Solo Games Solo

Website Link: http://boardgamersanonymous.com/table-for-one-episode-2/

Direct Download: http://tableforone.libsyn.com/table-for-one-episode-2-playin...

Games:

The Goonies: Adventure Card Game
Shakespeare: Backstage
Zombicide: Black Plague

Description:

Welcome back! On this week’s episode of Table for One, I’m talking about three more games that have been getting a lot of time at my table this summer. First, I’m digging into some recent news in the solo-verse, including the newest Torbey game in the Oniverse coming soon from Z-Man Games and some of the other hot games in the pipeline from FFG and others.

At the table recently I’m discussing The Goonies Adventure Card Game, a recent light co-op that really works as a solo game due to the shared nature of the actions. I’m also looking at the Backstage expansion for Shakespeare – a high score-tracking solo game that I’ve enjoyed despite the lack of challenge due to the quick, accessible nature of the theme and the beautiful artwork. I’m also discussing Zombicide: Black Plague, which I’ve played far more than I expected for a game with zombies. It’s a good one!

Finally, we’re going to discuss how to play non-solo games solo, a question I’ve gotten several times and one that comes up a lot for any solo gamer who wants to play the new hotness but just can’t get it to the table. Learn the three situations in which I play a non-solo game solo, how to find variant rules, and some of the games I get to the table a lot that fit this bill.

Date Aired: 9/13/16
3 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Loading... | Locked Hide Show Unlock Lock Comment     View Previous {{limitCount(numprevitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
{{error.message}}
{{comment.error.message}}
    View More Comments {{limitCount(numnextitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} / {{numnextitems_calculated}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
3. Board Game: XenoShyft: Dreadmire [Average Rating:7.42 Overall Rank:1585] [Average Rating:7.42 Unranked]
Jason Perez
United States
Meriden
Connecticut
flag msg tools
badge
Avatar
mbmbmbmbmb
Episode 3: Setup and Breakdown Time for Solo Games

Website Link: http://boardgamersanonymous.com/table-for-one-episode-3/

Direct Download: http://tableforone.libsyn.com/table-for-one-episode-3-xenosh...

Games:

XenoShyft: Dreadmire
Hostage Negotiator
The Castles of Burgundy: The Card Game

Description:

Another week, another batch of solo games hitting the table! This week, I’m digging into a question that has been posted a handful of times on Twitter and Facebook – how do you handle games with long setup or breakdown times?

Before diving into that, I offer some thoughts on the recent Games Workshop/FFG split and which games are worth tracking down that will be affected (as well as the ones that might come back in a new form). I also share one of the long awaited expansions that finally went back into print.

For recent plays, I dive into three games. The first is an interesting game as I reviewed it almost exactly a year ago but later found myself less and less impressed. That’s Xenoshyft Dreadmire, which you can read my full review of here as well.

Next up, I dive into Hostage Negotiator, which is still one of my all time favorites for dice chucking in a solo game, and has a prominent place on my quick solo games shelf. Finally, I dig a bit deeper into The Castles of Burgundy Card Game, which I first talked about waaaay back on episode 1. How does it hold up after 15-20 plays? Let’s take a closer look.

For this week’s discussion topic, I look at three situations in which setup and breakdown time really matters and how I personally handle those situations, with some recent examples of games I’ve had a heck of a time getting to the table effectively.

Date Aired: 9/22/16
1 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Loading... | Locked Hide Show Unlock Lock Comment     View Previous {{limitCount(numprevitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
{{error.message}}
{{comment.error.message}}
    View More Comments {{limitCount(numnextitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} / {{numnextitems_calculated}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
4. Board Game: Mansions of Madness: Second Edition [Average Rating:8.16 Overall Rank:26] [Average Rating:8.16 Unranked]
Jason Perez
United States
Meriden
Connecticut
flag msg tools
badge
Avatar
mbmbmbmbmb
Episode 4: Board Game Apps

Website Link: http://boardgamersanonymous.com/table-for-one-episode-4-boar...

Direct Download: http://tableforone.libsyn.com/table-for-one-episode-4-star-t...

Games:

Star Trek: Frontiers
The Manhattan Project: Chain Reaction
Mansions of Madness: Second Edition

Description:

Welcome back everyone! After a bit of a delay, Episode 4 of Table for One is here and I have three exciting games to talk about, plus some thoughts on board game apps as a whole.

First on tap is recent play throughs, including the long awaited Star Trek: Frontiers which has been sitting on my table for a while waiting for a play through. Is it worth tracking down if you already own or have thoroughly played Mage Knight? Next up I discuss Mansions of Madness Second Edition, almost certainly not for the first time, and finally I dig into a clever little card game in The Manhattan Project: Chain Reaction.

Last but not least, I take a look at some of my favorite board game apps, some recent plays, and some of the issues that can disappoint or ruin a solo experience in an app. Plus the situations in which board game apps make the most sense and the ones in which they really don’t. Find out which games I’ve been playing lately on my tablet and phone, and sound off in the comments about any games you’ve been interested in checking out or have on your own devices.

Date Aired: 10/7/16
1 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Loading... | Locked Hide Show Unlock Lock Comment     View Previous {{limitCount(numprevitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
{{error.message}}
{{comment.error.message}}
    View More Comments {{limitCount(numnextitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} / {{numnextitems_calculated}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
5. Board Game: Guilds of London [Average Rating:6.99 Overall Rank:1234]
Jason Perez
United States
Meriden
Connecticut
flag msg tools
badge
Avatar
mbmbmbmbmb
Episode 5: Solo Gaming Challenges

Website Link: http://boardgamersanonymous.com/table-for-one-episode-5/

Direct Download: http://tableforone.libsyn.com/table-for-one-episode-5-guilds...

Games:

Guilds of London
ICECOOL

Description:

It’s that time of the week again! Table for One is back with Episode 5. This week I’m talking about one of the games I’ve been getting to the table a lot lately – Guilds of London. I look at the game’s official solo variant rules and how it compares to the base game, as well as some of the specific things I like and dislike about this version compared to the multiplayer version.

In the second segment, I discuss some of the dexterity games I enjoy playing to unwind at the end of a long game, and how these simple yet challenging little games can offer a unique, and exciting experience that doesn’t require a lot of brain power after a long day of work.

Finally, in the feature segment, I talk about my recent discovery of solo challenges on Board Game Geek and Facebook. These challenges have introduced me a ton of new and exciting solo variants, as well as a vibrant community of gamers discussing and interacting about their most recent game plays, favorite solo games, and much more. It’s a lot of fun to share notes, compare high scores, and work your way through tough challenges together.

Date Aired: 10/13/16
1 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Loading... | Locked Hide Show Unlock Lock Comment     View Previous {{limitCount(numprevitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
{{error.message}}
{{comment.error.message}}
    View More Comments {{limitCount(numnextitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} / {{numnextitems_calculated}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
6. Board Game: Onirim (second edition) [Average Rating:7.15 Overall Rank:518]
Jason Perez
United States
Meriden
Connecticut
flag msg tools
badge
Avatar
mbmbmbmbmb
Episode 6: Oniverse Special

Website Link: http://boardgamersanonymous.com/table-for-one-episode-6-oniv...

Direct Download: http://tableforone.libsyn.com/table-for-one-episode-6-oniver...

Games:

Onirim (second edition)
Sylvion
Castellion

Description:

We're back with Table for One Episode 6. This week I have a very special guest, Jason Perez, joining me to talk about the Oniverse, the core of the solo-gamers go to collection for palate cleansers, light card games, and ethereal artwork.

The entire episode is all Oniverse, all the way through - we're talking about Onirim, Sylvion, and Castellion, as well as some pining for the newest entry in the 'verse, Nautilion, coming later this year.

Enjoy! and if you haven't yet, make sure to rate us on iTunes, connect on Facebook and Twitter (@BGAPodcast), and visit the website at www.boardgamersanonymous.com.

Date Aired: 10/20/16
2 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Loading... | Locked Hide Show Unlock Lock Comment     View Previous {{limitCount(numprevitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
{{error.message}}
{{comment.error.message}}
    View More Comments {{limitCount(numnextitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} / {{numnextitems_calculated}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
7. Board Game: A Feast for Odin [Average Rating:8.18 Overall Rank:28]
Jason Perez
United States
Meriden
Connecticut
flag msg tools
badge
Avatar
mbmbmbmbmb
Episode 7: A Feast for Odin

Website Link: http://boardgamersanonymous.com/table-for-one-episode-7/

Direct Download: http://tableforone.libsyn.com/table-for-one-episode-7-a-feas...

Games:

A Feast for Odin

Description:

One of my most anticipated games of the year has finally arrived and I’ve been playing it a lot. So this week’s episode of Table for One is going to look exclusively at A Feast for Odin. The newest from Uwe Rosenberg in his “so big it can crush a tin can” line of worker placement games, A Feast for Odin has one of the few solo variants that feels natural and exciting and offers the kind of high replayability that is rare in most euros with a solo mode.

Because of the size and depth of this game, this week’s episode is going to be exclusively about A Feast for Odin, along with some comparisons to other recent releases from Rosenberg, including Caverna and Fields of Arle – both of which have official solo variants. I’ll look at how the three compare and which is most likely to actually hit the table now that A Feast for Odin is out.

If you’re not a big euro gamer and want to know when you hear more about other types of solo games, it won’t be long! Check back next week when we’ll be talking about Daedalus Sentence and Mechs vs. Minions. I’ll also have a full written review of A Feast for Odin up soon for both solo and multiplayer play.

Date Aired: 10/28/16
1 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Loading... | Locked Hide Show Unlock Lock Comment     View Previous {{limitCount(numprevitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
{{error.message}}
{{comment.error.message}}
    View More Comments {{limitCount(numnextitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} / {{numnextitems_calculated}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
8. Board Game: Mechs vs. Minions [Average Rating:8.13 Overall Rank:31]
Jason Perez
United States
Meriden
Connecticut
flag msg tools
badge
Avatar
mbmbmbmbmb
Episode 8: When is it worth it?

Website Link: http://boardgamersanonymous.com/table-for-one-episode-8/

Direct Download: http://tableforone.libsyn.com/table-for-one-episode-8-the-da...

Games:

The Daedalus Sentence
Mechs vs. Minions

Description:

Table for One is back for another week and another round of games hitting Anthony’s table. Joined again this week by Jason, we’re digging into two BIG games that hit our table in the last week, along with a common question we all ask ourselves and the process we go through and in determining how to tackle this ongoing question.

First up we’ll be talking about The Daedalus Sentence, a big box game with a hefty price tag recently released after a successful Kickstarter earlier this year from Eagle-Gryphon Games. The game is a unique mix of programming, hand management and co-op escape mechanics that we have fairly strong feelings on, even if those feelings weren’t what we initially expected.

The second game on our tables lately is the biggest game of 2016 – Mechs vs. Minions. This massive game is hitting thousands of tables this month, and we both got a chance to play it solo. Learn whether this is a game worth having in your collection for solo play, as well as the inarguably fantastic components.

Finally we dig into one of the most common questions solo gamers must ask themselves. When is a game “worth it”? Specifically, what factors do we look at when evaluating a potential purchase for a big box game and how do we cut ourselves off from backing or buying a game with a high price tag? We were both surprised at how strict our own standards have become, especially with some recent decisions that didn’t turn out as well as we might have liked.

Date Aired: 11/4/16
1 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Loading... | Locked Hide Show Unlock Lock Comment     View Previous {{limitCount(numprevitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
{{error.message}}
{{comment.error.message}}
    View More Comments {{limitCount(numnextitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} / {{numnextitems_calculated}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
9. Board Game: Tiny Epic Galaxies [Average Rating:7.40 Overall Rank:240]
Jason Perez
United States
Meriden
Connecticut
flag msg tools
badge
Avatar
mbmbmbmbmb
Episode 9: Tiny Epic Everything

Website Link: http://boardgamersanonymous.com/table-for-one-episode-9/

Direct Download: http://tableforone.libsyn.com/table-for-one-episode-9-tiny-e...

Games:

Tiny Epic Kingdoms
Tiny Epic Defenders
Tiny Epic Galaxies
Tiny Epic Western

Description:

This week Anthony and Jason sit down to talk about one of the biggest (little) game series in the industry the last few years - Tiny Epic. From Gamelyn Games and designer Scott Almes, the Tiny Epic series hit the market a few years back with Tiny Epic Kingdoms and has since launched Tiny Epic Defenders, Tiny Epic Galaxies, and Tiny Epic Western, with the newest, Tiny Epic Quest, on Kickstarter right now.

The common thread? Every one of these games has a solo mode. So we're going to sit down and discuss the games, what makes them work, and their solo modes, along with some of the issues that come up when discussing little (big) games.

Make sure to connect with us on Facebook as well as Twitter, BoardGameGeek, and our website, BoardGamersAnonymous.com.

Date Aired: 11/19/16
3 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Loading... | Locked Hide Show Unlock Lock Comment     View Previous {{limitCount(numprevitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
{{error.message}}
{{comment.error.message}}
    View More Comments {{limitCount(numnextitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} / {{numnextitems_calculated}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
10. Board Game: The Pursuit of Happiness [Average Rating:7.27 Overall Rank:674]
Jason Perez
United States
Meriden
Connecticut
flag msg tools
badge
Avatar
mbmbmbmbmb
Episode 10: Holiday Survival and Recent Reviews

Website Link: http://boardgamersanonymous.com/table-for-one-episode-10/

Direct Download: http://tableforone.libsyn.com/table-for-one-episode-10-the-p...

Games:

Vast: The Crystal Caverns
The Pursuit of Happiness

Description:

Happy Thanksgiving!

Jason takes the reins this week with Episode 10 of Table for One. He discusses two games he's played recently - The Pursuit of Happiness and Vast: The Crystal Caverns - two very popular multiplayer games released in 2016 with solo variants. He also talks about a topic very near and dear to a lot of solo gamers - how to handle being an introvert during the holidays when visiting family.

If you haven't yet, we'd love a quick review on iTunes or the Google Play store, and don't forget to check out all of the Table for One Episodes on BoardGamersAnonymous.com.

Date Aired: 11/25/16
1 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Loading... | Locked Hide Show Unlock Lock Comment     View Previous {{limitCount(numprevitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
{{error.message}}
{{comment.error.message}}
    View More Comments {{limitCount(numnextitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} / {{numnextitems_calculated}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
11. Board Game: Arkham Horror: The Card Game [Average Rating:8.23 Overall Rank:21]
Jason Perez
United States
Meriden
Connecticut
flag msg tools
badge
Avatar
mbmbmbmbmb
Episode 11: Arkham Horror LCG and Solo LCGs

Website Link: http://boardgamersanonymous.com/table-for-one-episode-11/

Direct Download: http://tableforone.libsyn.com/table-for-one-episode-11-arkha...

Games:

Arkham Horror: The Card Game
The Lord of the Rings: The Card Game

Description:

This week Anthony and Jason discuss the hottest new solo game of the year thus far, Arkham Horror: The Card Game. Recently released as the newest in FFG's Living Card Game line, Arkham Horror is a true solo card game with story progression, character development, and multiple play through options.

We'll discuss the game, what makes it unique, and whether it's worth playing, along with comparisons to Lord of the Rings: The Card Game and its approach to the LCG model, now five years in. We'll also discuss some of the big questions (and concerns) around LCG and subscription-style gaming for solo play and whether we think it's worth it.

Thanks for joining us this week on Table for One - please take a minute to leave a quick review in iTunes or Google Play, and don't forget to connect with us on Facebook, BoardGameGeek (Guild 1735) and BoardGamersAnonymous.com.

Date Aired: 12/2/16
3 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Loading... | Locked Hide Show Unlock Lock Comment     View Previous {{limitCount(numprevitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
{{error.message}}
{{comment.error.message}}
    View More Comments {{limitCount(numnextitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} / {{numnextitems_calculated}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
12. Video Game: Paperback [Average Rating:7.40 Overall Rank:4371] [Average Rating:7.40 Unranked]
Jason Perez
United States
Meriden
Connecticut
flag msg tools
badge
Avatar
mbmbmbmbmb
Episode 12: 2016 Solo Gaming Gift Guide

Website Link: http://boardgamersanonymous.com/table-for-one-episode-12/

Direct Download: http://tableforone.libsyn.com/table-for-one-episode-12-2016-...

Games:

10 Different Games I'm too lazy to link here - check out the episode!

Description:

Anthony and Jason are back with Episode 12 this week, featuring our 2016 solo gaming gift guide. As a companion to our big BGA gift guide, this week’s Table for One episode will focus on 10 games we feel are sufficiently under the radar, off the beaten path, or not necessarily dedicated solo games that you may not have heard of or realized fit the mold.

To start, we’ll introduce our Mt Rushmore of solo games – the five games you hear us talk about all the time and that we want to mention, but not clog up all of our lists with. Then we’ll dive into the ten games that Anthony and Jason have chosen that are a perfect fit for your gaming gifts. Whether you plan on buying a solo game for a friend and want to be sure they can play it with others or want to lure them into solo gaming with a multiplayer game that has a solo mode or variant, we have you covered – with a nice mix of heavy and light games to choose from.

Date Aired: 12/8/16
1 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Loading... | Locked Hide Show Unlock Lock Comment     View Previous {{limitCount(numprevitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
{{error.message}}
{{comment.error.message}}
    View More Comments {{limitCount(numnextitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} / {{numnextitems_calculated}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
13. Board Game: Castles of Mad King Ludwig [Average Rating:7.63 Overall Rank:92]
Jason Perez
United States
Meriden
Connecticut
flag msg tools
badge
Avatar
mbmbmbmbmb
Episode 13: Digital vs. Cardboard and Best Apps of 2016

Website Link: http://boardgamersanonymous.com/table-for-one-episode-13/

Direct Download: http://tableforone.libsyn.com/table-for-one-episode-13-digit...

Games:

Red7
The Game: Extreme
Pathfinder Adventure Card Game: Rise of the Runelords – Base Set
Castles of Mad King Ludwig

Description:

This week Jason and Anthony discuss the differences (and relative pros and cons) of digital board games vs. their analog counterparts. We kick things off with a rundown of our favorite digital board game apps of 2016 and then dive into the differences, the place these games hold in our collections and when we consider buying them (and don't).

Check out our full rundown of this year in apps in Table for One episode 13.

And don't forget to connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, BoardGameGeek, and BoardGamersAnonymous.com

Date Aired: 12/15/16
1 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Loading... | Locked Hide Show Unlock Lock Comment     View Previous {{limitCount(numprevitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
{{error.message}}
{{comment.error.message}}
    View More Comments {{limitCount(numnextitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} / {{numnextitems_calculated}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
14. Board Game: Pandemic [Average Rating:7.64 Overall Rank:75]
Jason Perez
United States
Meriden
Connecticut
flag msg tools
badge
Avatar
mbmbmbmbmb
Episode 14: Pan-Pandemic, part 1

Website Link: http://boardgamersanonymous.com/table-for-one-episode-14/

Direct Download: http://tableforone.libsyn.com/table-for-one-episode-14-pan-p...

Games:

Pandemic
Pandemic: Reign of Cthulhu
Pandemic: Iberia

Description:

This week we're talking all things Pandemic! From the base game and its humble-puzzle roots to the expansions and now standalone versions that are blanketing game store shelves, we dig into each iteration of this popular coop and solo friendly modern classic and discuss which you should check out and why.

Happy holidays to all our listeners out there and make sure to check out part two of our Pan Pandemic episode next week!

Date Aired: 12/22/16
2 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Loading... | Locked Hide Show Unlock Lock Comment     View Previous {{limitCount(numprevitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
{{error.message}}
{{comment.error.message}}
    View More Comments {{limitCount(numnextitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} / {{numnextitems_calculated}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
15. Board Game: Pandemic Legacy: Season 1 [Average Rating:8.64 Overall Rank:2]
Jason Perez
United States
Meriden
Connecticut
flag msg tools
badge
Avatar
mbmbmbmbmb
Episode 15: Pan-Pandemic, part 2

Website Link: http://boardgamersanonymous.com/table-for-one-episode-15/

Direct Download: http://tableforone.libsyn.com/table-for-one-episode-15-pan-p...

Games:

Pandemic Legacy: Season 1

Description:

In part two of our Pan Pandemic special, we're looking at the biggest game release of the last two years - Pandemic Legacy. From the controversy over the rapid ascent of Pandemic Legacy in the Board Game Geek rankings to the actual nature of the game and where is stands in the pantheon of great narratives, games, and other mediums, we look at this great game and what makes it so special.

We also talk at some length about how this game would play solo - both with the positive elements and possible pitfalls. If you've played Pandemic Legacy before, we'll also spoil a bit of it and discuss those big moments we each had and how our groups responded to them.

SPOILER WARNING: If you haven't played or haven't finished yet, spoilers start at 25:40 (there will be a length audio warning as well

Enjoy the episode everyone and have a Happy New Year! Thank you for listening. We're excited for more great episodes next year!

Date Aired: 12/29/16
2 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Loading... | Locked Hide Show Unlock Lock Comment     View Previous {{limitCount(numprevitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
{{error.message}}
{{comment.error.message}}
    View More Comments {{limitCount(numnextitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} / {{numnextitems_calculated}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
16. Board Game: Rallyman [Average Rating:7.24 Overall Rank:804]
Jason Perez
United States
Meriden
Connecticut
flag msg tools
badge
Avatar
mbmbmbmbmb
Episode 16: Top 100 Solo Games Commentary, part 1

Website Link: http://boardgamersanonymous.com/table-for-one-episode-16/

Direct Download: http://tableforone.libsyn.com/table-for-one-episode-16-top-1...

Games:

https://boardgamegeek.com/geeklist/217988/2016-peoples-choic...

Description:

Every year for the last three years, Kevin Erskine has gathered votes from hundreds of solo gamers on Board Game Geek and created a gamer-voted Top 100 list of solo games. The 2016 edition of the list had nearly 400 voters and saw a bunch of interesting new games make the cut.

In part one of a special two part interview, Anthony and Jason welcome Kevin to Table for One to discuss the first 50 entries in the list, what goes into creating the list each year and some of the biggest surprises we spotted in this year's rankings.


Date Aired: 1/6/17
1 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Loading... | Locked Hide Show Unlock Lock Comment     View Previous {{limitCount(numprevitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
{{error.message}}
{{comment.error.message}}
    View More Comments {{limitCount(numnextitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} / {{numnextitems_calculated}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
17. Board Game: Mage Knight Board Game [Average Rating:8.11 Overall Rank:24]
Jason Perez
United States
Meriden
Connecticut
flag msg tools
badge
Avatar
mbmbmbmbmb
Episode 17: Top 100 Solo Games Commentary, part 2

Website Link: http://boardgamersanonymous.com/table-for-one-episode-17/

Direct Download: http://tableforone.libsyn.com/table-for-one-episode-17-top-1...

Games:

https://boardgamegeek.com/geeklist/217988/2016-peoples-choic...

Description:

Thank you everyone for joining us last week to discuss #100-51 on the 1 Player Guild People’s Choice Top 100 solo games. This week we’re back in Episode 17 for the rest of the list!

In part two of our special two part interview, Anthony and Jason welcome Kevin to Table for One to discuss the top 50 entries in the list, our own favorite solo games, and some of the recent trends in top rated solo games.

Date Aired: 1/13/17
1 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Loading... | Locked Hide Show Unlock Lock Comment     View Previous {{limitCount(numprevitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
{{error.message}}
{{comment.error.message}}
    View More Comments {{limitCount(numnextitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} / {{numnextitems_calculated}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
18. Board Game: Aeon's End [Average Rating:8.06 Overall Rank:97] [Average Rating:8.06 Unranked]
Jason Perez
United States
Meriden
Connecticut
flag msg tools
badge
Avatar
mbmbmbmbmb
Episode 18: Aeon's End and Solo Play In Deckbuilders

Website Link: http://boardgamersanonymous.com/table-for-one-episode-18/

Direct Download: http://tableforone.libsyn.com/table-for-one-episode-17-top-1...

Games:

Aeon's End
Sentinels of the Multiverse

Description:

Anthony and Jason dive in to discuss one of the hot new releases of the last month, Aeon’s End. Designed by Kevin Riley, Aeon’s End is published by Action Phase Games and recently launched after a successful Kickstarter campaign. The game has been called Sentinels 2.0, and while it has a lot of similarities, it is very much its own game.

So we dive into the intricacies of this deck builder which has been in production for a long time and promises many more releases, updates, and new expansions in the near future. From there, we discuss the similarities with Sentinels of the Multiverse, as well as some of the other big and popular deck building games with solo variants. Which of them do we like best and how do they stack up with Aeon’s End? Find out in our newest episode of Table for One.

Date Aired: 1/20/17
1 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Loading... | Locked Hide Show Unlock Lock Comment     View Previous {{limitCount(numprevitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
{{error.message}}
{{comment.error.message}}
    View More Comments {{limitCount(numnextitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} / {{numnextitems_calculated}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
19. Board Game: The Others [Average Rating:7.47 Overall Rank:630]
Jason Perez
United States
Meriden
Connecticut
flag msg tools
badge
Avatar
mbmbmbmbmb
Episode 19: Masmorra: Dungeons of Arcadia and The Others: Seven Sins

Website Link: http://boardgamersanonymous.com/table-for-one-episode-19/

Direct Download: http://tableforone.libsyn.com/table-for-one-episode-19-masmo...

Games:

Masmorra: Dungeons of Arcadia
The Others

Description:

This week we’re diving into a pair of Cool Mini or Not releases from the last few months – starting with Masmorra: Dungeons of Arcadia, a dice driven dungeon crawl that just hit US shores for Kickstarter backers. It’s one of the few Cool Mini or Not games with a built-in solo variant, so how does it fare?

Next up we look at Eric Lang’s most recent CMON release – The Others: 7 Sins – which hit for Kickstarter backers in September and the public at large shortly after. How does the fan-made solo variant for this one stack up?

Finally, we dive into a discussion of Cool Mini or Not’s overall practices and where we think they stand after a few years. Does a company this size still need the surge of attention and built-in scarcity that a Kickstarter campaign provides?

Date Aired: 1/27/17
1 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Loading... | Locked Hide Show Unlock Lock Comment     View Previous {{limitCount(numprevitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
{{error.message}}
{{comment.error.message}}
    View More Comments {{limitCount(numnextitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} / {{numnextitems_calculated}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
20. Board Game: Villages of Valeria [Average Rating:7.10 Overall Rank:939]
Jason Perez
United States
Meriden
Connecticut
flag msg tools
badge
Avatar
mbmbmbmbmb
Episode 20: Valley of the Kings, One Deck Dungeon, and Villages of Valeria

Website Link: http://boardgamersanonymous.com/table-for-one-episode-20/

Direct Download: http://tableforone.libsyn.com/table-for-one-episode-20-valle...

Games:

Valley of the Kings
One Deck Dungeon
Villages of Valeria

Description:

In episode 20 of Table for One (the big 2-0!) we sit down to discuss three small deck card games and how they pull of their solo modes. Jason kicks things off with Valley of the Kings, followed by One Deck Dungeon with Anthony, and finally Villages of Valeria with Jason.

Check out what we think about all three of these games, how their solo modes work, what kind of scoring and game mode go into good solo variants and more.

Date Aired: 2/3/17
1 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Loading... | Locked Hide Show Unlock Lock Comment     View Previous {{limitCount(numprevitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
{{error.message}}
{{comment.error.message}}
    View More Comments {{limitCount(numnextitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} / {{numnextitems_calculated}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
21. Board Game Designer: Ignacy Trzewiczek
Jason Perez
United States
Meriden
Connecticut
flag msg tools
badge
Avatar
mbmbmbmbmb
Episode 21: First Martians Interview with Ignacy Trzewiczek

Website Link: http://boardgamersanonymous.com/table-for-one-episode-21/

Direct Download: http://tableforone.libsyn.com/table-for-one-episode-21-first...

Games:

First Martians: Adventures on the Red Planet
Robinson Crusoe: Adventures on the Cursed Island

Description:

This week we have a very special episode featuring the designer of one of the hottest anticipated games of the year, Ignacy Trzewiczek. He joins us to discuss his newest game, which will release in the summer, and everything that went into it. Specifically, we ask him about the process of pulling the game together, the solo considerations in the design, and the differences and similarities between it and Robinson Crusoe.

If you’ve been wondering about this game, how it will play, how much content comes in the box, and whether it’s worth picking up if you already own Robinson Crusoe, definitely check this interview out. And make sure to check back next week as well when we’ll have part two of the interview, discussing some of Ignacy’s other solo-playable games and the process of developing and implementing solo play in the game.

Be sure to connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, and BoardGameGeek to continue the conversation as well!

Date Aired: 2/10/17
1 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Loading... | Locked Hide Show Unlock Lock Comment     View Previous {{limitCount(numprevitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
{{error.message}}
{{comment.error.message}}
    View More Comments {{limitCount(numnextitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} / {{numnextitems_calculated}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
22. Board Game Designer: Ignacy Trzewiczek
Jason Perez
United States
Meriden
Connecticut
flag msg tools
badge
Avatar
mbmbmbmbmb
Episode 22: Ignacy Trzewiccek, part 2

Website Link: http://boardgamersanonymous.com/table-for-one-episode-22-par...

Direct Download: http://tableforone.libsyn.com/table-for-one-episode-22-part-...

Games:

Imperial Settlers

Description:

Last week we sat down with Ignacy Trzewiczek and discussed First Martians, the big new release coming soon from Portal Games. We managed to keep him around a little longer and asked about some of his other games and how the solo variants and modes for those games were created, what that development process looks like, and what it takes for a game fan to get involved in the process of creating these types of variants.

In part two of our interview, we discuss Imperial Settlers, Legacy, Robinson Crusoe a bit further, and some other exciting developments coming up for Portal, including Portal Digital, and a big announcement still pending for the GAMA Trade Show.

Date Aired: 2/17/17
1 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Loading... | Locked Hide Show Unlock Lock Comment     View Previous {{limitCount(numprevitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
{{error.message}}
{{comment.error.message}}
    View More Comments {{limitCount(numnextitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} / {{numnextitems_calculated}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
23. Board Game: One Deck Dungeon [Average Rating:7.22 Overall Rank:537] [Average Rating:7.22 Unranked]
Jason Perez
United States
Meriden
Connecticut
flag msg tools
badge
Avatar
mbmbmbmbmb
Episode 23: One Deck Dungeon with designer Chris Cieslik

Website Link: http://boardgamersanonymous.com/table-for-one-episode-23-one...

Direct Download: http://tableforone.libsyn.com/table-for-one-episode-23-one-d...

Games:

One Deck Dungeon

Description:

One Deck Dungeon is one of the hottest games in the solosphere right now, so we wanted to sit down with its creator, Chris Cieslik and ask him about the process of putting the game together, some of the challenges he faced, and what we can expect in the near future for the brand.

Listen and learn what went into this quick, yet epic solo experience and when you should prepare for your wallets to be tugged on again for its inevitable followup in our full length interview and discussion with Chris.

New to the podcast? Make sure to follow us on BoardGamersAnonymous.com, Facebook, and Twitter. Subscribe and rate us on iTunes and the Google Play store as well. It helps more people find all this solo goodness.

Date Aired: 2/24/17
1 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Loading... | Locked Hide Show Unlock Lock Comment     View Previous {{limitCount(numprevitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
{{error.message}}
{{comment.error.message}}
    View More Comments {{limitCount(numnextitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} / {{numnextitems_calculated}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
24. Board Game: Gloomhaven [Average Rating:8.91 Overall Rank:1]
Jason Perez
United States
Meriden
Connecticut
flag msg tools
badge
Avatar
mbmbmbmbmb
Episode 24: Gloomhaven, Clank!, and Why We Play Solo

Website Link: http://boardgamersanonymous.com/table-for-one-episode-24/

Direct Download: http://tableforone.libsyn.com/table-for-one-episode-24-gloom...

Games:

Gloomhaven
Clank!: A Deck-Building Adventure

Description:

This week we’re looking at some of the games we’ve been playing lately, as Jason and Anthony dive into Gloomhaven and Clank! Learn about how Gloomhaven plays solo, what the experience of unboxing and sorting this beast is like, and whether it’s worth keeping on your radar until the end of the year when reprints are due out.

Next up, learn more about Clank! and its brand new solo app. Does this already very good multiplayer deck building adventure work as well solo and is it worth tracking down when it comes back into print later this spring? Jason will give a full rundown of his thoughts and recommendations.

Finally, we read some comments from you, the listeners. We asked the Solo gaming group on Facebook what they think about solo gaming, why they play, and how they answer the question when someone asks “why solo?” We have a wealth of different answers and stories and would love to hear yours as well!

Thanks for being so awesome as listeners, and once again, don’t forget to check us out on Facebook, Twitter, BoardGameGeek, and leave us a quick rating in iTunes. Until next week!

Date Aired: 3/3/17
1 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Loading... | Locked Hide Show Unlock Lock Comment     View Previous {{limitCount(numprevitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
{{error.message}}
{{comment.error.message}}
    View More Comments {{limitCount(numnextitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} / {{numnextitems_calculated}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
25. Board Game Publisher: Renegade Game Studios
Jason Perez
United States
Meriden
Connecticut
flag msg tools
badge
Avatar
mbmbmbmbmb
Episode 25: Interview with Scott Gaeta, Founder of Renegade Games

Website Link: http://boardgamersanonymous.com/table-for-one-episode-25/

Direct Download: http://tableforone.libsyn.com/table-for-one-episode-25-inter...

Games:

Clank!: A Deck-Building Adventure
Castles of Caladale

Description:

This week we’re sitting down with Scott Gaeta, the owner and founder of Renegade Games. Scott has a huge background in the tabletop gaming industry, from his roots as a hobby game store owner more than 20 years ago, through time at Decipher, Upper Deck, Cryptozoic, and now Renegade Games.

We sat down with Scott to talk about the state of Renegade Games and how solo games factor into their current and future lineup. From Clank! to Castles of Caladale to an as of yet unannounced solo only game coming out at the end of the year, there are a lot of interesting things happening for Renegade right now – it’s a great chat and a fun opportunity to hear a publisher’s insights on the hobby and the solo role in it.

Date Aired: 3/10/17
1 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Loading... | Locked Hide Show Unlock Lock Comment     View Previous {{limitCount(numprevitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
{{error.message}}
{{comment.error.message}}
    View More Comments {{limitCount(numnextitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} / {{numnextitems_calculated}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
1 , 2 , 3 , 4 , 5  Next »  [6] | 
Loading... | Locked Hide Show Unlock Lock Comment     View Previous {{limitCount(numprevitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
{{error.message}}
{{comment.error.message}}
    View More Comments {{limitCount(numnextitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} / {{numnextitems_calculated}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
1 , 2 , 3 , 4 , 5  Next »  [6] | 
Front Page | Welcome | Contact | Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Advertise | Support BGG | Feeds RSS
Geekdo, BoardGameGeek, the Geekdo logo, and the BoardGameGeek logo are trademarks of BoardGameGeek, LLC.