Solosaurus
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.
Episode #70 - Aliens: Bug Hunt
Welcome to Solosaurus, a podcast about one player board and card games. In this episode, Martin and Michael talk about a why Acheron, otherwise known as LV-426, is not quite the vacation spot you may think it is. We also pontificate about other things.   Intro and Exposition (0:00) Solo Game News (03:41) Review Overview (15:42) Rules (41:12) Gameplay (44:29) Winning (59:23) Combat (1:02:00) Marine Special Abilities (1:06:00) The Good, Bad, and Ugly (1:09:41) Stomp Discussion (1:22:16) Wrap Up and Final Thoughts (1:26:15)   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. 
Oct 29
1 hr 28 min
Episode #69 - Friday
Welcome to Solosaurus, a podcast about one player board and card games. In this episode, Martin and Michael talk about a board game (go figure!). We also pontificate about other things.   Intro and Exposition (0:00) Solo Game News (07:32) Components (27:10) Rules (36:10) The Good, Bad, and Ugly (38:07) Stomp Discussion (51:45) Wrap Up and Final Thoughts (52:49)   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. 
Oct 15
54 min
Episode #68 - Getting Re-Started
Welcome to Solosaurus, a podcast about one player board and card games. In this episode, Martin and Michael host for the first time (thanks again to Brandon and Carter for helping us get acclimated!). We talk about a lot of things to introduce ourselves, and hope you will enjoy this long(ish) episode!   Intro and Exposition (0:00) Solo Game News (03:41) Thank You! (11:16) Our Gaming Backgrounds (13:34) Our Perspectives on Solo Games (24:00) Our Top 5 (Current) Solo Games (37:35) Wrap Up and Final Thoughts (01:34:18)   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. 
Oct 1
1 hr 41 min
Episode #67 - Mage Knight
Welcome to Solosaurus, a podcast about one player board and card games. In this special episode of the podcast,  Brandon and Carter hand over the reigns to the show's new hosts: Martin Gonzalvez and Michael Eckenfels. Join all four hosts for a mega-review of one of the most mega-popular solo games of all time:  Mage Knight!   Wondering how this one plays solo? Check out our review!   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.     
Sep 17
1 hr 29 min
Episode #66 - Arkham Horror: The Card Game
Welcome to Solosaurus, a podcast about one player board and card games. In this episode,  Brandon and special guest Martin Gonzalvez (!!!) cover the latest solo games news before reviewing an oft-requested game from our listeners: Arkham Horror: The Card Game!   Wondering how this one plays solo? Check out our review!   Intro and News (0:00) Review (12:31) Final Assessment and Stomp Discussion (1:00:41) Big Announcement (1:26:50)   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.     
Sep 3
1 hr 38 min
Episode #65 - Tiny Epic Tactics
Welcome to Solosaurus, a podcast about one player board and card games. In this episode, Carter and Brandon  cover the latest solo games news before reviewing a tiny game about being as close as possible to Final Fantasy Tactics without getting a cease and desist letter:  Tiny Epic Tactics.   Wondering how this one plays solo? Check out our review!   Intro and News (0:00) Review (6:20) Final Assessment and Stomp Discussion (29:53)   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.     
Aug 21
37 min
Episode #64 - Charlemagne: Master of Europe
Welcome to Solosaurus, a podcast about one player board and card games. In this episode, Brandon is flying solo, because Carter's just become a father! He soldiers on without his counterpart to cover the latest solo games news before reviewing a historical/war game about conquering Europe for Catholicism, Charlemagne: Master of Europe.   Wondering how this one plays solo? Check out our review!   Intro and News (0:00) Review (7:49) Final Assessment and Stomp Discussion (37:35)   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.     
Aug 6
46 min
Episode #63 - Vinhos
Welcome to Solosaurus, a podcast about one player board and card games. In this episode, Carter and Brandon  cover the latest solo games news before reviewing a gigantic game about winemaking: Vinhos from Vital Lacerda!   Wondering how this one plays solo? Check out our review!   Intro and News (0:00) Review (7:43) Final Assessment and Stomp Discussion (31:08)   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.     
Jul 23
40 min
Episode #62 - Euphoria
Welcome to Solosaurus, a podcast about one player board and card games. In this episode, Carter and Brandon  cover the latest solo games news before reviewing an older title from Stonemaier Games, Euphoria: Build a Better Dystopia!   Wondering how this one plays solo? Check out our review!   Intro and News (0:00) Review (7:14) Final Assessment and Stomp Discussion (35:59)   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.     
Jul 9
44 min
Episode #61 - Tussie Mussie & Sprawlopolis
NOTE: We had an unexpected hard drive crash and had to record this episode without our usual presets. As a result, Brandon's volume is much lower than normal. That should be fixed by next episode. Sorry about that! Welcome to Solosaurus, a podcast about one player board and card games. In this episode, Brandon and Carter cover the latest solo games news from tableforone.me before doing our first ever double-header review for two Button Shy games: Tussie Mussie and Sprawlopolis!   Wondering how this one plays solo? Check out our review!   Intro and News (0:00) Tussie Mussie Review (7:21) Tussie Mussie Final Assessment and Stomp Discussion (22:15) Sprawlopolis Review (24:53) Sprawlopolis Final Assessment and Stomp Discussion (35:52)   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.     
Jun 25
43 min
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