Our Turn Podcast - Frank's Solo Review List
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I started as a contributor to the Our Turn Podcast in January 2017. Honestly, I didn't expect there to be much interest in another solo game reviewer as there are a bunch of fantastic ones already.

Yet almost a year in, I haven't been asked to stop and I even have a fan or two!

So, I've decided to start a GeekList of all the games I've reviewed along with their OTP Rating as well as open up the list to comments and suggestions.

I look forward to your comments and ideas on how to improve my segment going forward...

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1. Board Game: Terraforming Mars [Average Rating:8.38 Overall Rank:5]
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Back in January 2017, this was THE hotness and there was no debate as to how to start off my reviewing career.

http://ourturnpodcast.com/2017/01/26/episode-18-gaming-podca...
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2. Board Game: B-17: Queen of the Skies [Average Rating:6.99 Overall Rank:1237]
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For my next review, I dug deep into the gaming archives and pulled out one of my all-time favorite war games. I also mention the upcoming release of Target for Today.

http://ourturnpodcast.com/2017/02/07/episode19/
 
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3. Board Game: Mega Civilization [Average Rating:8.27 Overall Rank:831]
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Cathy and I were invited to a game day at our friend Dave Mitchell's house (Hi, Dave!) and we play a thirteen player game of Mega-Civ. I also relate my experiences playing Avalon Hill's Advanced Civilization.

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4. Board Game: Friday [Average Rating:7.22 Overall Rank:302]
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Over two episodes, I contrast and compare two island theme games - Friday and Robinson Crusoe.

Friday is a great solo game and easily in my Top 10 Solo games of all time.
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5. Board Game: Robinson Crusoe: Adventures on the Cursed Island [Average Rating:7.96 Overall Rank:35]
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The other in my Island Games comparison, Robinson Crusoe is an extremely difficult adventure game with multiple scenarios from Swiss Family Robinson to Skull Island (and King Kong).

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6. Board Game: The Colonists [Average Rating:7.83 Overall Rank:329]
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In Episode #28, I cover The Colonists - a fantastic (and very long) game that is about building a new colony.


http://ourturnpodcast.com/2017/05/11/episode-28-role-playing...
 
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7. Board Game: One Deck Dungeon [Average Rating:7.37 Overall Rank:516] [Average Rating:7.37 Unranked]
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A new game at the time, One Deck Dungeon is a great solo dungeon delve, and it's first expansion (Forest of Shadows) should be released early 2018.

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8. Board Game: At the Gates of Loyang [Average Rating:7.39 Overall Rank:238]
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To me, this is my All-Time Number One solo game. It's always a fun and challenging experience and with reprint just made available, it's a must-by (in my humble opinion) for all solo gamers.

http://ourturnpodcast.com/2017/06/26/episode-35-games-with-r...
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9. Board Game: Race for the Galaxy [Average Rating:7.77 Overall Rank:49]
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Another of my all-time favorite solo games, this one (at the time of recording) had just released a fantastic phone app for solo play on the road.

http://ourturnpodcast.com/2017/07/04/episode-36-summer-vacat...
 
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10. Board Game: Backpacks & Blisters (second edition) [Average Rating:7.33 Overall Rank:6086]
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I like to go hiking, and this game is a fun and relaxing game of hiking in the English Lake Country.

http://ourturnpodcast.com/2017/08/09/1341/
 
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11. Board Game: Viticulture Essential Edition [Average Rating:8.17 Overall Rank:20]
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When this game first came out, I honestly admit to giving it a pass -- big mistake on my part.

Once the Essential Edition was announced, it was a "must-by" for me and my solo review will tell you why it's one of my favorite worker placement games.

http://ourturnpodcast.com/2017/08/14/episode-42-worker-place...
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12. Board Game: Peloponnes Card Game [Average Rating:6.85 Overall Rank:3124]
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For the Ancient Era Themed episode, I dug up a long time favorite of mine and give it a review.

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13. Board Game: Arkham Horror: The Card Game [Average Rating:8.27 Overall Rank:19]
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I've been a huge fan of Lovecraft games. There are several that would rate high in a Top 20 list.

A new one is the LCG by Fantasy Flight, that in my opinion improves on the formula started with Lord of The Rings and Netrunner...

http://ourturnpodcast.com/2017/11/03/1485/
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14. Board Game: D-Day Dice (Second edition) [Average Rating:7.95 Unranked] [Average Rating:7.95 Unranked]
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I've been a wargamer for years - Axis and Allies, Rise and Fall of the Third Reich, Up Front!, B-17, and more.

D-Day Dice is a great squad level simulation that at the time of recording had just released a KickStarter for Version 2.0

I cover both the original and the new version...

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15. Board Game: Nemo's War (second edition) [Average Rating:8.19 Overall Rank:616]
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At our first live recording in front of a Convention audience, I thought it was fitting to review a game I was first introduced to at a convention. This game also brought back a lot of positive memories from my youth from reading 20,000 Leagues.


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