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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.

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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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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English


Episodes

Episode 75 - Production with Joe Wiggins

11/4/2018
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In this episode, Donny and Travis continue their Concept to Table series, a series dedicated to looking at the life cycle of tabletop board games from creation to distribution, including many of the steps in between. In the fourth episode, the LPC Crew sits down with Joe Wiggins of Panda Games Manufacturer to discussion production. Times: 00:30 - Intro 04:53 - Production with Joe Wiggins 65:10 - Patreon 66:10 - End Bits Check us out online here: Twitter | Online | Email | BGG...

Duration:01:12:59

LPC Interview - Carla Kopp from Weird Giraffe Games

10/22/2018
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In this episode, Travis sits down with Carla Kopp from Weird Giraffe Games to discuss their current kickstarter, Dreams of Tomorrow, the history of the company, and solo mode development. Dreams of Tomorrow Kickstarter Check us out online here: Twitter | Online | Email | BGG Guild | Slack | iTunes | Stitcher | Punchboard Media | Patreon Sponsored by Game Surplus Music: Ray Gun - FasterFasterBrighter (Blue Dot Sessions) / CC BY-NC 4.0

Duration:00:42:57

Episode 74 - Essen 2018 Preview

10/14/2018
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In this episode, Donny and Travis talk about their most anticipated Essen releases. They finally give away Wendake and begin their plans for BGG.con! Times: 00:41 - Intro 06:47 - Patreon Stuff 07:35 - Essen Preview 75:00 - GameSurplus.com 81:05 - Wendake Giveaway & BGGcon Travis’ List Donny’s List Check us out online here: Twitter | Online | Email | BGG Guild | Slack | iTunes | Stitcher | Punchboard Media | Patreon Sponsored by Game Surplus Music: Ray Gun -...

Duration:01:29:53

Matthias Nagy Interview - Frosted Games - Reykholt

10/11/2018
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In this episode, Travis sits down with Matthias Nagy of Frosted Games to discuss the newest game by Uwe Rosenberg, Reykholt, and other upcoming releases. Check us out online here: Twitter | Online | Email | BGG Guild | Slack | iTunes | Stitcher | Punchboard Media | Patreon Sponsored by Game Surplus Music: Ray Gun - FasterFasterBrighter (Blue Dot Sessions) / CC BY-NC 4.0

Duration:00:47:55

Episode 73 - Publishing with Clay Ross and Jason Tagmire

9/30/2018
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In this episode, Donny and Travis continue their Concept to Table series, a series dedicated to looking at the life cycle of tabletop board games from creation to distribution, including many of the steps in between. In the third episode, the LPC Crew sits down with publishers Clay Ross from Capstone Games and Jason Tagmire from Button Shy Games. Times: 00:41 - Intro 07:37 - Draft Mechanic Podcast! 08:15 - Publishing Interview 80:41 - GameSurplus.com 81:05 - Wendake Giveaway,...

Duration:01:35:25

Episode 72 - Development with Nikki Valens

9/16/2018
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In this episode, Donny and Travis continue their Concept to Table series, a series dedicated to looking at the life cycle of tabletop board games from creation to distribution, including many of the steps in between. In the second episode, the LPC Crew sits down with designer and developer Nikki Valens. Times: 00:33 - Intro 08:41 - Interview 63:10 - Game Surplus Giveaway Link 65:00 - Kickstarters: Pax Pamir Horizon Zero Dawn Rap Godz For the Love of Board Games Check us out...

Duration:01:27:23

Tom Russell - Hollandspiele

9/3/2018
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In this minisode, Travis chats at length with designer and publisher Tom Russell from Hollandspiele about recent releases and the controversial upcoming release, This Guilty Land. Check us out online here: Twitter | Online | Email | BGG Guild | Slack | iTunes | Stitcher | Punchboard Media | Patreon Sponsored by Game Surplus Music: Ray Gun - FasterFasterBrighter (Blue Dot Sessions) / CC BY-NC 4.0

Duration:01:23:42

Episode 71 - Game Design with Cole Wehrle & Sen-Foong Lim

8/19/2018
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In this episode, Donny and Travis begin their Concept to Table series, a series dedicated to looking at the life cycle of tabletop board games from creation to distribution, including many of the steps in between. In the first episode, the LPC Crew sits down with designers Cole Wehrle & Sen-Foong Lim to talk game design. Times: 00:33 - Intro 08:35 - Designer Interview 77:10 - Game Surplus Giveaway Link 79:00 - School, Future of Concept to Table, Fort Sumter giveaway 88:02 - End...

Duration:01:29:08

Gen Con 2018 Recap

8/12/2018
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In this episode, Travis recaps his insanely bonkers trip to Gen Con 2018 and name drops a lot of people, places, and things. Check us out online here: Twitter | Online | Email | BGG Guild | Slack | iTunes | Stitcher | Punchboard Media | Patreon Sponsored by Game Surplus Music: Ray Gun - FasterFasterBrighter (Blue Dot Sessions) / CC BY-NC 4.0

Duration:00:38:54

LPC Interview - Callin Flores, Plaid Hat Games - Guardians

7/31/2018
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In this episode, Donny sits down with Callin Flores, designer of the soon-to-be-released Guardians from Plaid Hat Games. They discuss combat systems, gamer types, and what Guardians is all about. Check us out online here: Twitter | Online | Email | BGG Guild | Slack | iTunes | Stitcher | Punchboard Media | Patreon Sponsored by Game Surplus Music: Ray Gun - FasterFasterBrighter (Blue Dot Sessions) / CC BY-NC 4.0

Duration:00:49:29

LPC Interviews - Ignacy from Portal Games: Detective

7/29/2018
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In this episode, Donny and Travis sit down with Ignacy from Portal Games to discuss their new release of Detective: A Modern Crime Board Game, how it plays, the spark behind it, and what it looks like over different player counts. Check us out online here: Twitter | Online | Email | BGG Guild | Slack | iTunes | Stitcher | Punchboard Media | Patreon Sponsored by Game Surplus Music: Ray Gun - FasterFasterBrighter (Blue Dot Sessions) / CC BY-NC 4.0

Duration:00:33:06

Episode 70 - Solo Mode Stretch Goals

7/22/2018
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In this episode, Donny and Travis go in-depth to discuss the business and consumer sides of what happens when solitaire modes are part of stretch goals for Kickstarter campaigns. They also discuss Travis going to GenCon, the GenCant Button Shy contest, and the Indiegogo campaign for 14 Board Games from Africa. Times 00:45 - Doing it Live! 03:40 - Joshua Acosta Patreon Message 04:30 - Solitaire Modes as Stretch Goals 48:20 - Game Surplus Giveaway - Fort Sumter 51:58 - Travis Goes to...

Duration:01:10:20

Episode 69 - Micro Topics 4

6/22/2018
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In this episode, Donny and Travis discuss micro topics: favorite inserts, solo gaming win/loss percentages, and most surprising recent plays. They also give away a copy of SteamRollers courtesy of Game Surplus, and say Bon Voyage to Travis for a few weeks! Times 00:45 - Offending Accents, BGG, and Travis Vacation 14:15 - Joshua Acosta Patreon Message 15:10 - Micro Topics 4! 63:20 - Game Surplus Giveaway #choochoo 64:25 - GenCan’t Button Shy Contest 75:30 - End Bits Check us out...

Duration:01:16:41

LPC Interviews - Jeff Beck - Getaway Driver

6/14/2018
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In this minisode, Travis interviews Jeff Beck from Uproarious Games, designer of Getaway Driver out now on Kickstarter. Check out Getaway Driver on Kickstarter. Check us out online here: Twitter | Online | Email | BGG Guild | Slack | iTunes | Stitcher | Punchboard Media | Patreon Sponsored by BoardGameTables.com & Game Surplus Music: Ray Gun - FasterFasterBrighter (Blue Dot Sessions) / CC BY-NC 4.0

Duration:00:36:32

Episode 68 - The Name Game

6/4/2018
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In this episode, Donny and Travis discuss the importance of game names, and how they persuade or dissuade us from playing them. They also give away a copy of Legacy of Dragonholt, courtesy of Game Surplus, and make a huge announcement about supporting the show. Times: 02:00 - Bad News/Good News 05:30 - We now have a Patreon! 13:45 - Legacy of Dragonholt giveaway! 16:30 - Cloak & Meeple 17:00 - Game Surplus 17:30 - What’s in a Name? 80:30 - End Bits Check us out online...

Duration:01:20:35

Episode 67 - Tabletop Day 2018

5/20/2018
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In this episode, Donny and Travis are joined by friend Cliff as they discuss their Tabletop Day 2018, the first multiplayer one in a while! The LPC crew also gives away a copy of LEgacy of Dragonholt, courtesy of Game Surplus. Times: 00:45 - Introductions 03:50 - boardgametables.com 04:40 - Inadvertent Tabletop Day 06:40 - Let’s Give a Rundown! 68:50 - Favorite Games of the Day 72:40 - GameSurplus.com Giveaway! 74:13 - Draft Mechanic podcast 74:50 - End of School, Tabletop Network...

Duration:01:22:04

Travis Gets Heavy - Solo Uwe Day

5/14/2018
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In this episode of Travis Gets Heavy, Travis relives his solitaire-only Uwe Day back in March, recounts why he loves his Uwe so much, and answers some questions. Check us out online here: Twitter | Online | Email | BGG Guild | Slack | iTunes | Stitcher | Punchboard Media Sponsored by BoardGameTables.com & Game Surplus Music: Ray Gun - FasterFasterBrighter (Blue Dot Sessions) / CC BY-NC 4.0

Duration:00:37:32

Episode 66 - Are Solo Games Just Puzzles?

4/22/2018
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In this episode, Donny and Travis discuss the age old question if solos games are just puzzles. After navigating the delicate topic, they go over the results of the Future of LPC and You Survey along with giving away Indian Summer! Times: 00:50 - Concept to Table Episodes, Tabletop Network Presentations 14:00 - Boardgametables.com 14:35 - Are Solo Games Just Puzzles? 49:10 - GameSurplus.com is So Good 49:45 - Indian Summer Giveaway 52:15 - Survey Wrap Up 67:00 - End Bits Check us...

Duration:01:07:59

Episode 65 - Scattergories Farming Games

4/8/2018
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In this episode, Donny and Travis return to discuss gaming categories. This time? Farming games! The LPC crew also talks about the Future of LPC Survey and remind you about the Indian Summer giveaway. The Future of LPC and You! Survey Times: 01:20 - Surveys, Crowdfunding, Being Professionals, and Release Schedules... 18:20 - Boardgametables.com 19:10 - Farming Games, What Makes Them Great, and more... 58:55 - Indian Summer Game Surplus Giveaway! 60:30 - April 15th Deadlines 62:00 -...

Duration:01:16:40

Travis Gets Heavy - Trains & Chit 18

4/4/2018
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In this minisode of Travis Gets Heavy, he recaps the small, intimate route-building & war-gaming weekend that was Trains & Chit. Geeklist Check us out online here: Twitter | Online | Email | BGG Guild | Slack | iTunes | Stitcher | Punchboard Media Sponsored by BoardGameTables.com & Game Surplus Music: Ray Gun - FasterFasterBrighter (Blue Dot Sessions) / CC BY-NC 4.0

Duration:00:33:01