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In each episode of the podcast, we will focus our attention on one heavy game to discuss. We’ll share our thoughts and opinions on the game with our listeners. Our intention is not to teach you how to play but to help inform you about the game and hopefully help you decide if a game is one you’d like.
 
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It's time for the Season 3 finale! In this episode, Dan Thurot interviews Liz about her recent series of posts about gladiator board games. The first installment is here: http://www.beyondsolitaire.net/blog/gladiators-enslavement-and-board-games-intro-thoughts All episodes of my podcast are available here: https://beyondsolitaire.buzzsprout.com/ En…
 
This week on the pod, Dan Thurot discusses his approach to game reviewing in general, and particularly his evolving ideas about historical games criticism. You can find Dan's work at https://spacebiff.com/ All episodes of my podcast are available here: https://beyondsolitaire.buzzsprout.com/ Enjoy my work? Consider getting me a "coffee" on Ko-fi! h…
 
This week on the pod, Volko Ruhnke and Brian Train talk about A Distant Plain, which focuses on the conflict in Afghanistan as it was in 2013, and reflect on what it means given more recent events there. Volko can be found on Twitter as @Volko26, and Brian likes to blog at https://brtrain.wordpress.com/ All episodes of my podcast are available here…
 
In this episode, Jason and I have real talk about the treatment of women in board games. I typically avoid this topic whenever possible, but I finally felt like I had something productive to say. For video, check out the cross-post on Shelf Stories! https://www.youtube.com/c/ShelfStories All episodes of my podcast are available here: https://beyond…
 
Liz Davidson from Beyond Solitaire hosts Edward to talk about the plethora of topics related to teaching board games. Stop by for a fascinating conversation between two excellent teachers! 01:29 - Welcome 03:30 - Handling Criticism 15:00 - How did you land on your format? 38:24 - What do you cut from a teach? 54:59 - How do you learn a game best? 1…
 
This week's pod is a collaboration with Edward Uhler from Heavy Cardboard. Join us both here and on his channel for a deep dive into our ideas about teaching board games. All episodes of my podcast are available here: https://beyondsolitaire.buzzsprout.com/ Enjoy my work? Consider getting me a "coffee" on Ko-fi! https://ko-fi.com/beyondsolitaire To…
 
This week, Liz interviews Candice Harris (@candidrum), a fellow wargaming convert who reports on historical games for BGG. All episodes of my podcast are available here: https://beyondsolitaire.buzzsprout.com/ Enjoy my work? Consider getting me a "coffee" on Ko-fi! https://ko-fi.com/beyondsolitaire To see all of my solo reviews and videos, click he…
 
Liz Davidson from Beyond Solitaire joins Edward to talk about many topics including playing as an oppressive regime, teachers that grade when angry, running your own show, oh! and board games! Lots of board games! 00:41 - Welcome and Introduction 06:20 - A Study in Emerald 12:48 - Imperium Classics and Legends 18:28 - Oath 25:35 - Switch and Signal…
 
In this episode, David Thompson (@djackthompson) discusses a new game he is developing called Fifth Platoon, which will focus on integrated units during WWII—if he can find a collaboration partner. Link to my review of Forget the Alamo: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jBYyKSl0KPk All episodes of my podcast are available here: https://beyondsolitair…
 
I SAID HEY! WHAT’S GOIN ON?… ahem. If you missed the live stream recording of this episode or just want to revisit the excellent discourse, here is Episode 154 of Heavy Cardboard. Martin Fowler joins Edward in discussing games they have been playing lately, as well as recent purchases, anticipations, and more. 00:32 - Welcome 01:11 - Automobile 14:…
 
This week, our special guest is Lottie Hazell (@LDHazell), a publishing consultant, literary scholar, and board game designer! She has fascinating things to say about how the book and gaming industries compare, as well as about her journey into telling stories on the board as well as the page. All episodes of my podcast are available here: https://…
 
In this episode, T. Caires (@TheOneTAR) talks about their work for HABA and the unique aspects of designing and testing games for kids. All episodes of my podcast are available here: https://beyondsolitaire.buzzsprout.com/ Enjoy my work? Consider getting me a "coffee" on Ko-fi! https://ko-fi.com/beyondsolitaire To see all of my solo reviews and vid…
 
This week, we have an interview with Mark Carnes, one of the originators of a college seminar game system called Reacting to the Past. How do you engage students and get them to learn a lot of history? Through games! Reacting to the Past: https://reacting.barnard.edu/ Minds on Fire: https://www.amazon.com/Minds-Fire-Role-Immersion-Transform-College…
 
It took a while to pin him down, but Dan Hallagan from Kayenta Games is finally on the pod! No image this time, since he had to call in to Zoom. :) Join us for a lovely conversation about Obsession, its development, and its historical underpinnings. All episodes of my podcast are available here: https://beyondsolitaire.buzzsprout.com/ Enjoy my work…
 
This week's pod is all about art—what it means to us, what it could mean, and how games can help us appreciate it. Artist and independent scholar Mary Beth Looney talks about her game, Monumental Consequence, and the value of art and monuments to the societies that create them. Mary Beth's site: https://www.marybethlooney.com/curriculum-vita All ep…
 
This week on the pod, I'm interviewing Adelyne Rizzo, an artist who also selects images for Art & Fable Puzzles. Join us for a conversation about what it means to engage with, appreciate, and curate art through jigsaw puzzles. Art & Fable: https://www.artandfablepuzzlecompany.com/ Adelyne Rizzo: http://www.adelynerizzo.com/ All episodes of my podca…
 
In this episode, Dávid Turczi, prolific designer of both board games and solo modes, talks about the importance of theme and mechanism in his work, the value he places on collaboration, and his never-ending quest to grow as a designer. All episodes of my podcast are available here: https://beyondsolitaire.buzzsprout.com/ Enjoy my work? Consider get…
 
Kevin Bertram of Fort Circle Games talks about his new press, his interest in American history, and his goal to print historical games that are accessible for a wide audience both in and out of the hobby games community. All episodes of my podcast are available here: https://beyondsolitaire.buzzsprout.com/ Enjoy my work? Consider getting me a "coff…
 
Join Edward and Jess as they discuss what they have been playing, what they have been looking forward to playing, and everything in between! 0:45 - Introduction ---------------- 1:50 - Shores of Tripoli 5:25 - Space Infantry Federation 7:50 - The Vote 15:25 - Rococo 17:47 - BioSphere 25:06 - Xia: Legends of a Drift System 31:25 - Mandala Stones 34:…
 
In this episode, Liz interviews game industry pro Jess Cassady (@Boardgame_girl1) about her work in game development, including development for games with historical themes. All episodes of my podcast are available here: https://beyondsolitaire.buzzsprout.com/ Enjoy my work? Consider getting me a "coffee" on Ko-fi! https://ko-fi.com/beyondsolitaire…
 
This week, Liz interviews Besime Uyanik, CEO of ION Game Design, about her very first game design, Sammu-ramat. Sammu-ramat (known to the Greeks as Semiramis) was a powerful Assyrian queen about whom we know little, but whose reputation reached mythic proportions. A sneak peek at the game cover: https://ionsmg.com/blogs/news/first-look-at-pax-shamm…
 
Jonathan Truitt returns to talk about his role as Director of the Center for Learning Through Games and Simulations at Central Michigan University. One of his current projects is the creation of an academic games press that will allow professors to design games for their classrooms and turn them into peer-reviewed publications. Check out the center…
 
Jonathan Truitt, Professor of Latin American History and Director of Center for Learning Through Games and Simulations, joins Liz on the podcast to talk about gaming in Mexico during the colonial period. Center for Learning Through Games: https://www.cmich.edu/colleges/class/Centers/CLGS/Pages/default.aspx Some Bibliography: Cohen, Thomas M., Jay T…
 
The Beyond Solitaire Podcast is back for a third season, and kicking things off with a favorite guest: Amabel Holland! Amabel talks all about Hollandspiele's upcoming big release, Nicaea, as well as church history and to approach it. Amabel can be found at https://hollandspiele.com/ or at @amabelholland on Twitter. All episodes of my podcast are av…
 
Join guest hosts Jess and Martin as they climb Ginkgo Biloba, sit in its dappled sunlight in the cool breeze and talk all things Ginkgopolis! Come and find out the mystery of why this game just works. Does Jess give her favourite game the elusive 6 star Hall of Fame rating? Find out at the end! 0:52 How Are Ya?/Vaccines 5:39 Ginkgopolis Intro 10:23…
 
This week Tony Makos joins Edward Uhler to talk about Obsession… for Board Gamers. This lovely mid-weight euro takes you on a time travelling journey to VICTORIAN England where you manage an Estate. Is it good? Is it bad? Come and find out! Time Stamps: 0:58 Welcome 1:54 Obsession for Men 4:27 Obsession for Board Gamers 8:56 This is NOT Downton Abb…
 
Welcome back as we get caught up on many things Heavy! This new format features all the stuff you love from the first half of the traditional podcast: recent plays, acquisitions, as well as lovely discourse. Make sure to check back next week for our feature review of Obsession! 0:37 Welcome 3:09 Recent Plays 1:31:28 Acquisitions 1:49:04 English SUP…
 
For the Season 2 finale, we're flipping the script! Jason Perez (@ShelfStoriesGBL) takes the desk to interview Liz about her podcast, where it's been, where it's going, and some of her favorite moments along the way. All episodes of my podcast are available here: https://beyondsolitaire.buzzsprout.com/ Enjoy my work? Consider getting me a "coffee" …
 
In this episode, Liz interviews Christina Kahrl (@christinakahrl), ESPN Senior Editor and soon-to-be Sports Editor for the San Francisco Chronicle, about her love of history, her love of sports, her love of gaming, and how they all connect. All episodes of my podcast are available here: https://beyondsolitaire.buzzsprout.com/ Enjoy my work? Conside…
 
In this episode Liz interviews Sally Davis, a professional wargamer and associate editor of PAXsims. Here is an article she wrote for The Wavell Room: https://wavellroom.com/2021/01/15/wargaming-has-a-diversity-problem/ All episodes of my podcast are available here: https://beyondsolitaire.buzzsprout.com/ Enjoy my work? Consider getting me a "coffe…
 
In this episode, Liz interviews Phil Bolger about the process of developing war games for clients, making choices about editing and presentation of war games, and how his professional and hobby lives intersect. All episodes of my podcast are available here: https://beyondsolitaire.buzzsprout.com/ Enjoy my work? Consider getting me a "coffee" on Ko-…
 
In this episode, Liz interviews her fellow Latin teacher, Keith Toda, about how he uses games in the classroom to create novelty and help students get into a healthier learning mindset. Keith's blog can be found at: http://todallycomprehensiblelatin.blogspot.com/ If you want to see a clip of Keith teaching, there's one on YouTube! https://www.youtu…
 
Join Liz for an interview with Professor Megan Norcia, an expert on the history of gaming who specializes in the role that children's games played in the formation of British imperial values. You are what you play! All episodes of my podcast are available here: https://beyondsolitaire.buzzsprout.com/ Enjoy my work? Consider getting me a "coffee" on…
 
In this episode, Liz interviews Cole Wehrle, designer of games including Pax Pamir and Root, about his passion for history and the way he expresses that passion through the games he designs. All episodes of my podcast are available here: https://beyondsolitaire.buzzsprout.com/ Enjoy my work? Consider getting me a "coffee" on Ko-fi! https://ko-fi.co…
 
In this episode, Liz interviews Jason Matthews (most famous for Twilight Struggle) about his newest game, Imperial Struggle, about several of his other political games, and about how games can model global conflict. All episodes of my podcast are available here: https://beyondsolitaire.buzzsprout.com/ Enjoy my work? Consider getting me a "coffee" o…
 
In this episode, Liz interviews Patricia and Lauren Ganger about their experiences with accessibility in the gaming world. Patricia is a teacher of visually impaired students, and has a visual impairment herself. All episodes of my podcast are available here: https://beyondsolitaire.buzzsprout.com/ Enjoy my work? Consider getting me a "coffee" on K…
 
In this episode, Liz interviews Tanya Pobuda (@pobudatanya) and Shelly Jones (@shellyjansen) about an article they co-wrote for Analog Board Games. In the article, they analyze the rulebooks of top 40 games on BGG to track gendered language and share their findings. Read it here: http://analoggamestudies.org/2020/12/an-analysis-of-gender-inclusive-…
 
In this episode, Liz interviews Jan Heinemann (@lepetitcapoLP) about his upcoming book project, EuroWarGames, as well as his academic work and his YouTube channel, Let's Play History. All episodes of my podcast are available here: https://beyondsolitaire.buzzsprout.com/ Enjoy my work? Consider getting me a "coffee" on Ko-fi! https://ko-fi.com/beyon…
 
In this episode, Dr. Liz Davidson interviews Dr. Yuna Wong about her experiences in professional wargaming, as well as asks for her advice for would-be pro wargamers. You will learn a LOT, and can learn even more by finding Dr. Wong on Twitter @yunahuhwong All episodes of my podcast are available here: https://beyondsolitaire.buzzsprout.com/ Enjoy …
 
In this episode, Jason Perez of Shelf Stories returns to discuss how he uses gaming as part of his work as a therapist, and what games can and cannot do for us emotionally. You can visit Jason's channel here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCnaZ7055IWOdm8XCJfFRDcw All episodes of my podcast are available here: https://beyondsolitaire.buzzsprout.co…
 
In this episode, Liz interviews Sebastian Bae (@sebastianbae) about his role as a war game design teacher at both Georgetown University and the Naval Academy. To see what he and his students are up to, check them out at the GUWS YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCw0nVuQu5KoHv0kFiC9yX4Q All episodes of my podcast are available here: …
 
In this episode, Liz interviews Taylor Shuss (@drawnonward) about his upcoming game, which focuses on the Stonewall Uprising and the Pride movement from the 1960s to the 1980s. All episodes of my podcast are available here: https://beyondsolitaire.buzzsprout.com/ Enjoy my work? Consider getting me a "coffee" on Ko-fi! https://ko-fi.com/beyondsolita…
 
In this episode, Liz speaks with Mike Tuñez of Firelock Games and pirate expert Benerson Little about Blood & Plunder, a miniatures game about piracy that attempts to remain true to its scurvy history. You can find the game at https://www.firelockgames.com/ and see what Benerson is up to at http://www.benersonlittle.com/ All episodes of my podcast …
 
In this episode, Liz chats with Ian O'Toole about his career as a board game illustrator and about the preparation that goes into each of his projects. Find him at http://ianotoole.com/ All episodes of my podcast are available here: https://beyondsolitaire.buzzsprout.com/ Enjoy my work? Consider getting me a "coffee" on Ko-fi! https://ko-fi.com/bey…
 
In this episode, Liz interviews Harold Buchanan about his experiences as a game designer and lover of American History—as well as about the Zenobia Award, which is aimed at encouraging more diversity among wargame designers. Check it out at https://zenobiaaward.org/ All episodes of my podcast are available here: https://beyondsolitaire.buzzsprout.c…
 
In this episode, Liz speaks with Rex Brynen about gaming out the US Election—and about how closely his game ended up mirroring our current reality. To read more about the game, and also about the "incident" that derailed it, click here: https://paxsims.wordpress.com/2020/11/03/gaming-a-contentious-american-election/ All episodes of my podcast are a…
 
The Beyond Solitaire Podcast is back with Season 2! This episode is an interview with David Thompson, whose new Valiant Defense game, Soldiers in Postmen's Uniforms, is about to hit Kickstarter. All episodes of my podcast are available here: https://beyondsolitaire.buzzsprout.com/ Enjoy my work? Consider getting me a "coffee" on Ko-fi! https://ko-f…
 
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