The Spiel

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!

Eine durchschnittliche Folge dieses Podcasts dauert 54m. Bisher sind 688 Folge(n) erschienen. Dieser Podcast erscheint wöchentlich.

Gesamtlänge aller Episoden: 30 days 7 hours 8 minutes


Episode #386 - Ten

Ten is a press your luck card game with a twist. The goal is simple: assemble the longest runs of consecutive cards in four colors. How many cards are you willing to draw as you push two different totals closer and closer to ten?



Episode #385 - Hammer Time

A review of Hammer Time written by Stephen Conway.



Episode #384 - Watergate

Watergate is a tense card-driven tug-of-war. One player is the Editor of the Washington Post and the other player is the Nixon Administration. Will your efforts help usher a corrupt President from office or protect him from prosecution?


 2021-10-25  1h58m

Episode #383 - Ohanami

A review of Ohanami written by Doug Richardson


 2021-10-11  n/a

Episode #382 - Super Skill Pinball

Welcome to the cardboard arcade! Four colorful pinball machines are nestled into a single box - each one a unique world, ready test of your skills.. and luck - challenging you to rack up the high score.


 2021-09-27  2h14m

Episode #381 - Embarcadero

In Embarcadero, players step into the shoes of of a savvy business mogul to claim derelict ships and construct buildings, seeking their fortune. Who will emerge as a city leader and ruler of the bustling waterfront?


 2021-09-14  43m

Episode #380 - Flapjack Flipout

A review of Flapjack Flipout written by Stephen Conway


 2021-08-25  n/a

Episode #379 - Tricky Tides

Tricky Tides is a charming and challenging trick-up-and-deliver game. Play cards to tricks like any classic card game. The card you play determines how your ship sails across a network of islands. Fill orders and watch for monsters to amass your fortune.


 2021-08-16  2h20m

Episode #378 - Shifting Stones

A mysterious grid of 9 ancient stones lies before you. Rearrange them to match your pattern cards and score points. The challenge is, these pattern cards may either be used to move/flip the stones or score points... but never both!


 2021-06-28  1h51m

Episode #377 - The Shores of Tripoli

The Shores of Tripoli is a two player card driven strategy game simulating the first Barbary War (1801-1805). Play as President Thomas Jefferson or Pasha Yusuf Karamanli. Tune in for a deep dive into the game and the rich history that surrounds it.


 2021-06-14  1h11m