Solosaurus podcast

Solosaurus

Michael Eckenfels & Martin Gonzalvez

A podcast about one player board and card games, hosted by Michael Eckenfels and Martin Gonzalvez. Join us each episode as we discuss the latest solo games news and give an in-depth review of a new solo game or variant.

87 Episodes

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    Solosaurus #83 - Special Guest Joe Slack / Relics of Rajavihara

    1:11:57

    Welcome to Solosaurus, a podcast about one player board and card games. In this episode, Martin and Michael have game designer Joe Slack on, of Relics of Rajavihara fame! We discuss his game as well as his upcoming expansion, Montalo's Revenge (which juuuuuust finished on Kickstarter, but you can still late pledge and support - just click that link!). Intro and Exposition (0:00) What Have You Played, Lately? (5:27) Solo Gaming News (16:08) Relics of Rajavihara Discussion (28:50) Joe Slack Q&A (42:30) Outro and Ending (1:10:22) You can find great solo games (and a community to talk about them with like-minded folks) at the best online gaming store for solo gamers: Stone Valley Games (www.stonevalleygames.com). Check them out, and tell them we sent you!   To see more from Solosaurus, like us on Facebook at (facebook.com/solosaurus), follow us on Instagram (@solosauruspodcast), or shoot as an email at solosauruspodcast@gmail.com.    To read more of our favorite solo news page, head over to www.tableforone.me, or visit them on BGG at https://boardgamegeek.com/blog/9292.    You can also find our work shared on the Armchair Dragoons website, where all kinds of games are discussed, even solo games!   The games mentioned go well north of 20, so there's lots of discussion here! But that's every episode, pretty much.
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    Episode #82 - Alien: Fate of the Nostromo

    1:36:56

    Welcome to Solosaurus, a podcast about one player board and card games. In this episode, Martin and Michael scream in space where nobody can hear them...except of course in this podcast, and about a game called Alien: Fate of the Nostromo! Plus a whole lot of other content as well, since it's been a while. Intro and Exposition (0:00) What Have You Played, Lately? (5:01) A Gaming Epiphany (18:23) Solo Gaming News (35:59) Review Begins (52:20) Components (1:04:44) Rules (1:09:23) Gameplay (1:13:53) Who Would Enjoy This Game? (1:21:17) The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly (1:26:25) Stomp Discussion (1:31:38) Outro and Ending (1:33:53) You can find great solo games (and a community to talk about them with like-minded folks) at the best online gaming store for solo gamers: Stone Valley Games (www.stonevalleygames.com). Check them out, and tell them we sent you!   To see more from Solosaurus, like us on Facebook at (facebook.com/solosaurus), follow us on Instagram (@solosauruspodcast), or shoot as an email at solosauruspodcast@gmail.com.    To read more of our favorite solo news page, head over to www.tableforone.me, or visit them on BGG at https://boardgamegeek.com/blog/9292.    You can also find our work shared on the Armchair Dragoons website, where all kinds of games are discussed, even solo games!   The games mentioned go well north of 20, so there's lots of discussion here! But what else is new.
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    Solosaurus #81 - Obsession

    1:38:47

    Welcome to Solosaurus, a podcast about one player board and card games. In this episode, Martin and guest Jason Montgomery (from Meeple, Myself, and I) dive into Obsession and its expansions, published by Kayenta Games and designer Dan Halligan. Intro and Exposition (0:00) Obsession Review Intro (9:23) What Have You Been Playing? (12:52) Solo Gaming News (40:01) Review Begins (50:40) Components (56:05) Rules (1:03:48) Gameplay (1:10:47) Who Would Enjoy This Game? (1:23:56) The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly (1:26:16) Stomp Discussion (1:31:04) Outro and Ending (1:36:16) You can find great solo games (and a community to talk about them with like-minded folks) at the best online gaming store for solo gamers: Stone Valley Games (www.stonevalleygames.com). Check them out, and tell them we sent you!   To see more from Solosaurus, like us on Facebook at (facebook.com/solosaurus), follow us on Instagram (@solosauruspodcast), or shoot as an email at solosauruspodcast@gmail.com.    To read more of our favorite solo news page, head over to www.tableforone.me, or visit them on BGG at https://boardgamegeek.com/blog/9292.    You can also find our work shared on the Armchair Dragoons website, where all kinds of games are discussed, even solo games!   The games mentioned go well north of 20, so there's lots of discussion here! Check out Kayenta Games!
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    Episode #80: Special Guests Ben Morayta Franklin and Dustin Culbertson

    48:05

    Welcome to Solosaurus, a podcast about one player board and card games. In this episode, Martin and Michael have a great discussion about solo games with game designer Ben Franklin and the CEO of Side Room Games, Dustin Culberson. Intro and Exposition (0:00) Interview Start (1:22) Wrap-Up (44:27) You can find great solo games (and a community to talk about them with like-minded folks) at the best online gaming store for solo gamers: Stone Valley Games (www.stonevalleygames.com). Check them out, and tell them we sent you!   To see more from Solosaurus, like us on Facebook at (facebook.com/solosaurus), follow us on Instagram (@solosauruspodcast), or shoot as an email at solosauruspodcast@gmail.com.    To read more of our favorite solo news page, head over to www.tableforone.me, or visit them on BGG at https://boardgamegeek.com/blog/9292.    You can also find our work shared on the Armchair Dragoons website, where all kinds of games are discussed, even solo games!   Games mentioned in the news portion of this episode: Mechanical Beast Spirit Island Black Sonata Under Falling Skies Blitzkrieg Orchard Grove (upcoming sequel to Orchard) Village Builder Anachrony Check out Side Room Games for more solo goodness!
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    Episode #79 - AuZtralia

    1:24:39

    Welcome to Solosaurus, a podcast about one player board and card games. In this episode, Martin and Michael start buying into the Cthulu madness (well, more Michael than Martin as Martin's already on board) by taking a look at AuZtralia, by Martin Wallace! Intro and Exposition (0:00) What Have You Been Playing? (4:58) Solo Gaming News (15:21) Review Begins/Components (31:26) Rules (38:33) Gameplay (45:16) The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly (1:09:01) Stomp Discussion (1:15:33) Special Announcement (1:20:39) Outro (1:21:35) You can find great solo games (and a community to talk about them with like-minded folks) at the best online gaming store for solo gamers: Stone Valley Games (www.stonevalleygames.com). Check them out, and tell them we sent you!   To see more from Solosaurus, like us on Facebook at (facebook.com/solosaurus), follow us on Instagram (@solosauruspodcast), or shoot as an email at solosauruspodcast@gmail.com.    To read more of our favorite solo news page, head over to www.tableforone.me, or visit them on BGG at https://boardgamegeek.com/blog/9292.    You can also find our work shared on the Armchair Dragoons website, where all kinds of games are discussed, even solo games!   Games mentioned in the news portion of this episode: Transformers: The Deck-Building Game Agents of SMERSH Keyper at Sea Expansion Other games discussed/mentioned in passing (by Michael, all of which are silly wargames that nobody probably cares too much about but juuuuuust in case): The Game of France 1940: German Blitzkrieg in the West Mrs. Thatcher's War: The Falklands, 1982 The Lost Valley: The Siege of Dien Bien Phu Ostkrieg Hell's Highway: Operation Market-Garden 1759 Siege of Quebec Holdfast Pacific 1941-45
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    Episode #78 - The Shores of Tripoli

    1:15:04

    Welcome to Solosaurus, a podcast about one player board and card games. In this episode, Martin and Michael start saiiiiiiling...taking games awaaayyyyyyy to where they've alllll-ways heard it could beeee...oh wait, this isn't an 80s song by Christopher Cross, but a review of the board game Shores of Tripoli, from Fort Circle Games!   Special Additions: A WHOLE NEW segment called 'What Have You Been Playing,' as well as our Viscounts of the West Kingdom winner, and even more stuff! Intro and Exposition (0:00) What Have You Been Playing? (6:05) Solo Gaming News (13:57) Review Begins/Components (29:39) Gameplay (34:43) Rules (44:30) The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly (48:25) Stomp Discussion (1:07:24) Special Announcement (1:09:56) www.stonevalleygames.com/shores) Final Thoughts (1:12:38) You can find great solo games (and a community to talk about them with like-minded folks) at the best online gaming store for solo gamers: Stone Valley Games (www.stonevalleygames.com). Check them out, and tell them we sent you!   To see more from Solosaurus, like us on Facebook at (facebook.com/solosaurus), follow us on Instagram (@solosauruspodcast), or shoot as an email at solosauruspodcast@gmail.com.    To read more of our favorite solo news page, head over to www.tableforone.me, or visit them on BGG at https://boardgamegeek.com/blog/9292.    You can also find our work shared on the Armchair Dragoons website, where all kinds of games are discussed, even solo games!   Games mentioned in the news portion of this episode: Keystone: North America Marvel United: X-Men Stationfall (Free Playtest Files can be found here) Other games discussed/mentioned in passing: Paranoia RPG (this is a UK storefront we think, but it will still give you a good background; a Google search works too)
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    Episode #77 - Viscounts of the West Kingdom

    1:16:28

    Welcome to Solosaurus, a podcast about one player board and card games. In this episode, Martin and special guest Michael Kelley (from One Stop Co-Op Shop) take a look at Architects of the West Kingdom, by publisher Garphill Games. Intro and Exposition (0:00) Solo Gaming News (10:29) Review Begins/Overview (26:00) Components (31:42) Rules (40:00) Gameplay (46:35) The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly (1:01:05) Stomp Discussion (1:10:40) Special Announcement (1:12:40 - www.stonevalleygames.com/viscounts) Final Thoughts (1:13:57) You can find great solo games (and a community to talk about them with like-minded folks) at the best online gaming store for solo gamers: Stone Valley Games (www.stonevalleygames.com). Check them out, and tell them we sent you!   To see more from Solosaurus, like us on Facebook at (facebook.com/solosaurus), follow us on Instagram (@solosauruspodcast), or shoot as an email at solosauruspodcast@gmail.com.    To read more of our favorite solo news page, head over to www.tableforone.me, or visit them on BGG at https://boardgamegeek.com/blog/9292.    You can also find our work shared on the Armchair Dragoons website, where all kinds of games are discussed, even solo games!   Games mentioned in the news portion of this episode: John Company (2nd Edition) Arkham Noir: Infinite Gulfs of Darkness Great Western Trail (2nd Edition) Other games discussed/mentioned in passing: Too Many Bones Spirit Island Clank! Clank! In! Space!
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    Episode #76 - Architects of the West Kingdom

    59:28

    Welcome to Solosaurus, a podcast about one player board and card games. In this episode, Martin and Michael take a look at Architects of the West Kingdom, by publisher Garphill Games.   Intro and Exposition (0:00) Solo Gaming News (01:21) Review Begins/Overview (15:38) Components (21:18) The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly (44:54) Stomp Discussion (54:32) Final Thoughts (56:13)   You can find great solo games (and a community to talk about them with like-minded folks) at the best online gaming store for solo gamers: Stone Valley Games (www.stonevalleygames.com). Check them out, and tell them we sent you!   To see more from Solosaurus, like us on Facebook at (facebook.com/solosaurus), follow us on Instagram (@solosauruspodcast), or shoot as an email at solosauruspodcast@gmail.com.    To read more of our favorite solo news page, head over to www.tableforone.me, or visit them on BGG at https://boardgamegeek.com/blog/9292.    Games mentioned in the news portion of this episode: ALIEN: Fate of the Nostromo Aeon's End: Legacy of Gravehold Everdell: Mistwood Other games discussed/mentioned in passing: Marvel Champions 51st State Master Set Warfighter Stone Age Lords of Waterdeep
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    Episode #75 - Interview with Designer David Thompson

    1:21:45

    Welcome to Solosaurus, a podcast about one player board and card games. In this episode, Martin and Michael have a great discussion with prolific and acclaimed solo game designer, David Thompson.   David's list of board game credits is quite extensive, and includes titles like Pavlov's House, Castle Itter, Undaunted Normandy, Undaunted North Africa, Orc-Lympics, War Chest, and many others. You can find a complete list here, on BGG:   https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgamedesigner/67071/david-thompson-i   Note: No Solo News, nor Stomp Discussion, in this episode.   Intro and Exposition (0:00) Interview Begins (04:19) Special Contest Announcement (1:18:13) Final Thoughts (1:19:50)   You can find great solo games (and a community to talk about them with like-minded folks) at the best online gaming store for solo gamers: Stone Valley Games (www.stonevalleygames.com). Check them out, and tell them we sent you!   To see more from Solosaurus, like us on Facebook at (facebook.com/solosaurus), follow us on Instagram (@solosauruspodcast), or shoot as an email at solosauruspodcast@gmail.com.    To read more of our favorite solo news page, head over to www.tableforone.me, or visit them on BGG at https://boardgamegeek.com/blog/9292.    Games mentioned in this episode of the podcast: Blood Bowl Star Wars X-Wing Catan Carcassonne A Few Acres of Snow 13 Days Blitzkrieg Watergate The upcoming Sniper Elite and many others - check David's BGG link above
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    Episode #74 - Aliens: Another Glorious Day in the Corps

    1:03:05

    Welcome to Solosaurus, a podcast about one player board and card games. In this episode, Martin and Michael take their pulse rifles and flares into a game called Aliens: Another Glorious Day in the Corps, a solo/co-op game by Gale Force Nine.   Intro and Exposition (0:00) Solo Game News (03:13) Review Begins (13:50) Components (17:28) Rules (31:32) Gameplay (36:51) The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly (46:39) Stomp Discussion (55:14) Special Announcement (56:27) Final Thoughts (59:58)   You can find great solo games (and a community to talk about them with like-minded folks) at the best online gaming store for solo gamers: Stone Valley Games (www.stonevalleygames.com). Check them out, and tell them we sent you   To see more from Solosaurus, like us on Facebook at (facebook.com/solosaurus), follow us on Instagram (@solosauruspodcast), or shoot as an email at solosauruspodcast@gmail.com.    To read more of our favorite solo news page, head over to www.tableforone.me, or visit them on BGG at https://boardgamegeek.com/blog/9292.    PARTICIPATE in the great Warp's Edge giveaway, as mentioned in the podcast!  https://www.stonevalleygames.com/warp   The three games mentioned in the news segment for this episode (note that links may expire; if so, check 'em out on BGG): V-Commandos Vienna Connection Maeshowe Other games mentioned in this episode of the podcast: Detective: A Modern Crime Board Game Unbroken Legendary Encounters: An Alien Deck-Building Game Legendary Encounters: A Firefly Deck-Building Game  

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