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Every Night is Game Night (formerly Table for One) is a solo tabletop gaming podcast produced by Board Gamers Anonymous. Every week, Anthony and Jason discuss recent solo games hitting his table, big new releases, and topics of interest to solo gamers - from campaign modes to converting non-solo games into solo play. Join us to discuss everything that makes board gaming such an amazing hobby.

Every Night is Game Night (formerly Table for One) is a solo tabletop gaming podcast produced by Board Gamers Anonymous. Every week, Anthony and Jason discuss recent solo games hitting his table, big new releases, and topics of interest to solo gamers - from campaign modes to converting non-solo games into solo play. Join us to discuss everything that makes board gaming such an amazing hobby.
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Every Night is Game Night (formerly Table for One) is a solo tabletop gaming podcast produced by Board Gamers Anonymous. Every week, Anthony and Jason discuss recent solo games hitting his table, big new releases, and topics of interest to solo gamers - from campaign modes to converting non-solo games into solo play. Join us to discuss everything that makes board gaming such an amazing hobby.

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ENGN PS Episode 43: Animal Kingdoms with Carla Kopp and Dan Letzring

1/15/2019
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Animal Kingdoms, currently on Kickstarter, is the very first game from the new collaborative company, Galactic Raptor Games. The co-founders of Galactic Raptor, Carla Kopp and Dan Letzring, drop by to chat about the accessible nature of its card play, as well as the solo mode. Carla and Dan also chat about why they came together to form Galactic Raptor. Stay tuned for the aftershow in this one! We get into some predictions for 2019, including a desire to see more diverse, off-the-beaten...

Duration:00:49:25

Episode 121 - Designer Roundtable on Games with Non-Traditional Themes, pt. 2

1/11/2019
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We are happy to be joined again by three designers of excellent games with non-traditional themes - Elizabeth Hargrave, designer of Wingspan; Sarah Reed, designer of Oaxaca: Crafts of a Culture; and R. Eric Reuss, designer of Spirit Island. In this half of the conversation we consider some larger picture questions that arise from their games. They share thoughts on how much background research went into all of their games, and also how they address the issue of problematic depictions of...

Duration:01:11:59

Episode 120 - Designer Roundtable on Games with Non-Traditional Themes, pt. 1

1/4/2019
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Happy New Years, everyone! Our number one wish here at ENGN is to get more and more games that color outside of the lines, so to speak. New and different games makes the gaming hobby better all around. To that end, we gathered three designers of games with very non-traditional themes to share their thoughts - Elizabeth Hargrave, designer of Wingspan; Sarah Reed, designer of Oaxaca: Crafts of a Culture; and R. Eric Reuss, designer of Spirit Island. For this first part of the...

Duration:01:09:07

Episode 119 – PAX Unplugged 2018 Recap Pt. 2: More Reviews and State of the Industry

12/28/2018
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Merry Christmas and Happy New Year, everyone! We are very excited to continue bringing you old news – PAX Unplugged recap, part two!Jason shares about three more games that hit the table in and around PAX. First there’s Gem Rush, Second Edition (3:25), which is the first game that we will have reviewed twice on the pod. The Second Edition adds… more stuff! It doesn’t leave soot on your hands as you play! Jason is really excited to share about it. The next game is also a reiteration – Cosmic...

Duration:01:05:29

ENGN Episode 118 - PAX Unplugged 2018 Recap Pt. 1: Reviews and Previews

12/21/2018
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Last year, we went to PAX Unplugged in Philadelphia, where we had a lot of fun, played a lot of games, and gathered clips from various attendees who spoke about the show. This year, we have two episodes for you! More games, more clips, and more coverage of the only convention that Jason gets to go to all year (hooray for newborns...). We start things off with two first impressions of some good games - with some more plays, we might get back to these for some proper reviews. First, Anthony...

Duration:01:24:05

Episode 117 - Should I Buy It, Pt. 3: Chronicles of Crime, and Beyond the Hotness Gift Guide

12/14/2018
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Thebrandt from the Portal Gaming Podcast rejoins the show to help us with the last of our "Should I Buy It?" series of deep dive, thorough reviews. We get into Chronicles of Crime, the new app-integrated case solving game from Lucky Duck Games. Brandt loves Detective from Portal Games, so we get into a comparison between the two, looking at what each of them offers in terms of complexity and fun factor. To wrap up this quasi-holiday themed series of episodes, Jason presents five games to...

Duration:00:56:58

ENGN Episode 116 - Should I Buy It, Pt. 2: Arkham Horror 3rd Ed.

12/7/2018
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You guys asked for Arkham? You're getting some Arkham! Every year, we get more and more content from the Cthulhu-verse, especially from Fantasy Flight. This year, we are getting a brand new edition of the grand-daddy of them all - Arkham Horror. How different is this new edition? Should folks who love and/ or own the second edition give this one a close look? I invited noted Arkham-ologist Luke Hector, the Broken Meeple, on to the show to help us figure that all out (4:06). As a bonus,...

Duration:01:32:46

ENGN Preview Series Episode 42 - Four Game Salute Kickstarter Projects with Brenna Noonan

12/5/2018
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After a brief paternity-induced hiatus, the Preview Series is back! We have a bit of an odd duck for you today. Jason wanted to cover the Nemo's War Kickstarter and generally catch up with Victory Point Games, so he reached out to see who would want to come on. After a while, all roads led to good friend of the show, Brenna Noonan with Game Salute. Brenna hops on the pod, not only to chat about the new Kickstarter for two mini-expansions for Nemo's War, but also three other projects that...

Duration:00:39:52

ENGN Episode 115 - Should I Buy It? Part One: Heroes of Terrinoth

11/28/2018
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Happy Eve of the Holiday Season, everyone! 'Tis the season to get off the fence on some hot releases and buy some stuff. Over the next three episodes, we are going to give you some deep dive consumer guides on some of the hottest releases of the end of the year - Heroes of Terrinoth, Chronicles of Crime, and Arkham Horror 3rd Ed. All three of these games are, in their own ways, the latest iterations of larger genres or game systmes. So we're here to give you the facts and the context that...

Duration:01:02:31

ENGN Episode 114 - 2018 People's Choice Top 100 Solo Games Part 2

11/23/2018
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It’s happening! Every year, Jason and Anthony welcome Kevin Erskine for the biggest two-episodes of the year. This week, Kevin is back, along with Liz Davidson from Beyond Solitaire to discuss the second half of the 2018 People’s Choice Top 100 Solo Games from the 1 Player Guild on BGG. Join the crew as they discuss the numbers and trends behind this year’s top 100, and run through games 50-1 on the list. If you’re interested in seeing what everyone is excited about in 2018, hide your...

Duration:00:36:55

ENGN Episode 113 - 2018 People's Choice Top 100 Solo Games Part 1

11/16/2018
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It’s happening! Every year, Jason and Anthony welcome Kevin Erskine for the biggest two-episodes of the year. This year, Kevin is back, along with Liz Davidson from Beyond Solitaire to discuss the first half of the 2018 People’s Choice Top 100 Solo Games from the 1 Player Guild on BGG. Join the crew as they discuss the numbers and trends behind this year’s top 100, and run through games 51-100 on the list. If you’re interested in seeing what everyone is excited about in 2018, hide your...

Duration:00:42:07

Episode 112: Recent Hotness and Gaming with a Newborn Around

11/9/2018
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Jason is quasi-back from exile with a whole new, post-baby episode. It's only Jason this time because real life and scheduling both suck. Anthony will definitely be back next week. But we're going to make the most of this week with reviews of some great games, as well as Jason sharing a bit of about himself and the trials and tribulations of having a newborn around. Jason says it in the pod, but it bears repeating - thank God for solo gaming! A perfect blend with a newborn in the...

Duration:00:38:51

ENGN Episode 111 - Lunchtime Games

11/2/2018
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Liz from Beyond Solitaire rejoins Anthony and Jason to talk about some games to while away your lunch hour at work. First, we chat about Hero Realms (3:26), a variant of Star Realms with a fantasy theme. We love the original, but is this one possibly better? Liz then breaks down Multiuniversum (12:43), a puzzly card game about scientists closing portals which has a neat solo mode (even if the rulebook doesn't advertise it as such). Finally, Jason chats about a game in the Duelist line...

Duration:00:49:28

ENGN Preview Series 41 - Swordcrafters w/ Adam Rehberg

10/29/2018
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Guess what? It's Anthony! With a special preview series episode featuring Swordcrafters designer/publisher Adam Rehberg. This episode was recorded a couple of weeks before Essen so there are a handful of references to the upcoming show. You can look for the full release of Swordcrafters in mid-November. Swordcrafters has some of the best table presence we've seen to date, and it was well worth discussing with the designer how it was built, what kind of hiccups come up during development of...

Duration:00:27:20

ENGN Episode 110 - Kickstarter Roundup: Rescue Polar Bears, Holding On, Champions of Hara, Archmage

10/26/2018
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Liz, Jeremy, and Jason geek out and go gaga over more delivered Kickstarter projects! Jason begin by gushing over the uberly cute Rescue Polar Bears (7:19 - is that a word? it is now!). Rescue Polar Bears is a family weight cooperative game that evokes Flash Point: Fire Rescue. In other words, right in Jason's wheelhouse! Liz then chimes in with Holding On: The Troubled Life of Billy Kerr (16:59). This cooperative game about giving palliative care to a dying man has caused quite a stir...

Duration:01:20:05

ENGN Preview Series Episode 39 - Street Masters: Aftershock with Adam and Brady Sadler

10/23/2018
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Adam and Brady Sadler are back! Two of our favorite personal designers of solo/ coop games return to the show with the new expansion for Street Masters, Aftershock. We love Street Masters here on ENGN. However, we recognize that some gamers encountered barriers when approaching it. We ask the Sadlers how they designed Aftershock not just for pure awesomeness, but to answer some of the criticisms that folks have had, including player scaling/ downtime at four players, rules issues in some...

Duration:01:12:52

Episode 109 - Kickstarter Roundup: Expedition, Sailing Towards Osiris, End of the Trail, Tiny Epic Zombies

10/19/2018
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Liz and Jeremy are back! The creative minds behind Jambalaya Plays Games (https://jambalayaplaysgames.com/) and Beyond Solitaire (http://www.beyondsolitaire.net/) are here to share about their continuing and terrible KS acquisition disorders! For the Kickstarter preview this week, we talk about a game that's already out and whose expansion is (or, at least, should be) live as we drop the episode - Expedition (4:17). It's a card-base RPG that has an app, as well as tons of fan-created...

Duration:00:51:14

ENGN Preview Series Episode 40 - Anomaly with Brenna Noonan

10/17/2018
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PWe welcome back Brenna Noonan from Starling Games to talk about their newest 1 vs. many game, Anomaly, live on Kickstarter on October 21, 2018. This project was formerly called Ø: Fear Nothing. However, it struggled out of the gate, so Starling decided to pull the plug, repackage, offer a lower price point, and present the same game with a different name - Anomaly. Jason gives a bit of context for the campaign relaunch before presenting the episode. After the preamble, we present the...

Duration:00:33:01

ENGN Preview Series 38 - Dreams of Tomorrow with Carla Kopp from Weird Giraffe Games

10/15/2018
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Liz Davidson joins Jason to welcome Carla Kopp to the show, who is the founder and CEO of Weird Giraffe Games. Our original intention is to review Dreams of Tomorrow, which is live on Kickstarter on the day this podcast drops. We eventually get to that, after we have some fun chatting about random stuff first . Dreams of Tomorrow is a 1-6 player light card game whose main selling point is a rondel system where players interact with one another to take actions, get cards, make sets, and mess...

Duration:00:42:55

Episode 108 - Scythe: The Rise of Fenris Director's Commentary with Jamey Stegmaier

10/12/2018
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Welcome to an episode that, as of about a week ago, Jason never intended to record! Over one weekend, Jason banged out a full solo campaign of Scythe: The Rise of Fenris. It was so good that it merited an immediate podcast about it. Jason rides solo this week for a non-spoiler chat about Scythe: The Rise of Fenris (3:48), specifically what the different modules offer and whether it's a must for Scythe players (it is). After that, Jason gets into the two most recent modules for TIME...

Duration:02:11:31