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 #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.
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.
Episode #398 - Long Shot: The Dice Game
A review of Long Shot The Dice Game written by Stephen Conway.
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.
Episode #396 - Glow
Glow is a dice driven card and board game. You have eight days to gather companions and collect shards of light. The journey will be arduous, BUT with careful plans... and a little luck, you could become a legend!
Episode #395 - Block Ness
A review of Block Ness written by Stephen Conway.
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.
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.
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!