699 episodes

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 Stephen Conway & Doug Richardson

    • Leisure
    • 4.7 • 59 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 #414 - Awkward Guests

    Episode #414 - Awkward Guests

    Mr Walton was killed in his study. And all the guests at Walton manor have good reasons to want him dead. With a few leads, you must piece together the crime by asking questions and sharing information.

    • 1 hr 49 min
    Episode #413 - Root Beer Float Challenge

    Episode #413 - Root Beer Float Challenge

    A review of Root Beer Float Challenge written by Stephen Conway.

    Episode #412 - Keystone: North America

    Episode #412 - Keystone: North America

    SKeystone North America is a card driven board game. Players are biologists tasked with assembling ecosystems by arranging organisms into the most optimal sequences possible. The challenge is balance.

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Episode #411 - Stampede

    Episode #411 - Stampede

    Stampede is a game of card swapping and set collecting. Using each animal's special action, can you build the best album? It will take stealth, planning, and a bit of luck to collect the most dangerous... postage!

    • 34 min
    Episode #410 - Hey Yo

    Episode #410 - Hey Yo

    Hey Yo is a rhythm-based card game driven by a small electronic gizmo that lays down a beat for your team to follow. Connect cards and symbols in time with the beat and you’ll have a chance to score well before the song ends.

    • 40 min
    Episode #409 - Nidavellir

    Episode #409 - Nidavellir

    An ancient dragon threatens Nidavellir, the realm of the dwarves! The King needs an army, so off to the taverns you go, collecting warriors, blacksmiths, hunters, and more. Bid to recruit the best assembly of brave heroes, upgrading your coins as you go.

    • 2 hr 7 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
59 Ratings

59 Ratings

Cristobal McG ,

Spiel On!

A podcast with a great history of quality content surrounding board games. One of the first to offer timely Spiel (Essen) content and they continue to do outstanding convention coverage. Nice transition to a new host recently. Keep
Up the good work.

BGSpielguy ,

Great fun!

The Spiel has been around for years and has been a staple of my podcast listening from the beginning. Highly recommended. Nice work guys!

evidence based ,

best gaming podcast so far

Well written and researched, providing a timely information on the boardgame hobbie.

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