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The Spiel is a show about games and the people who love them. Each episode, we review and discuss a new board game or card game. Each game reviewed receives a Major Fun or Spiel of Approval award, our badge of quality. Older episodes (220 and earlier) feature a variety show format with game reviews and interviews. We here at The Spiel know fun. The Spiel and its media network are part of The Spiel Foundation, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to making the world a more playful place. We believe play is a powerful positive force in the world. Our goal with the show is open a door to the wider world of games to as many people as we can. Have a listen. I hope you'll be inspired to find a friend and play!

The Spiel - MP3 Version Stephen Conway & Doug Richardson

    • Leisure
    • 4.7 • 7 Ratings

The Spiel is a show about games and the people who love them. Each episode, we review and discuss a new board game or card game. Each game reviewed receives a Major Fun or Spiel of Approval award, our badge of quality. Older episodes (220 and earlier) feature a variety show format with game reviews and interviews. We here at The Spiel know fun. The Spiel and its media network are part of The Spiel Foundation, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to making the world a more playful place. We believe play is a powerful positive force in the world. Our goal with the show is open a door to the wider world of games to as many people as we can. Have a listen. I hope you'll be inspired to find a friend and play!

    Episode #402 - Mind MGMT

    Episode #402 - Mind MGMT

    Take a deep dive into this remarkable one-against-many game of hidden movement and deduction based on the brilliant graphic novel series by Matt Kindt.

    • 1 hr 55 min
    Episode #401 - Ouch!

    Episode #401 - Ouch!

    A review of Ouch! written by Doug Richardson.

    Episode #400 - Aves

    Episode #400 - Aves

    Aves is a card game with roots in the classics. It is also a game of simple, subtle, and sneaky strategies. To celebrate our 400th review episode, we invited Spielers from around the world to host 7 different segments featured over the past 16 years.

    • 3 hr 7 min
    Episode #399 - 7 Wonders: Architects

    Episode #399 - 7 Wonders: Architects

    7 Wonders Architects is a quick-playing game of card drafting and empire building. Inspired by its wildly successful sibling (7 Wonders), Architects builds a different kind of fun - one that is open and approachable by a broader audience.

    • 1 hr 26 min
    Episode #398 - Long Shot: The Dice Game

    Episode #398 - Long Shot: The Dice Game

    A review of Long Shot The Dice Game written by Stephen Conway.

    Episode #397 - Boomerang

    Episode #397 - Boomerang

    The Boomerang family of games are draft-and write games. Build the best trip over seven cards, balancing multiple ways to score. Pick and place and go! The farther you wander, the better the trip.

    • 32 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
7 Ratings

7 Ratings

Dave da fan ,

One of the best among many

There are a lot of board game podcasts out there. This one stays focused on games, it's well-produced and informative, and fun to listen to. Don't pass it up.

tallhatmedia ,

Absolutely brilliant!

A show about board games that goes into depth without going to sleep...wonderfully detailed gameplay descriptions and an unfaltering enthusiasm for the hobby! Well worth your time.

AMartin777 ,

A must for boardgamers

Excellent production, interesting segments and engaging hosts combine to feed the hungry boardgamer a well rounded meal. Indepth rules breakdowns and sensible recommendations assist you in knowing if a game deserves your well earned money. One listen and you'll be hooked!

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