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 53m. Bisher sind 665 Folge(n) erschienen. Jede Woche gibt es eine neue Folge dieses Podcasts.

Gesamtlänge aller Episoden: 29 days 8 hours 12 minutes


Episode #344 - Hadara

In Hadara, you take on an ancient challenge: build a civilization from the ground up. Can you recruit talented people, encourage technology, explore other lands, and inspire great works of art, all to promote your civilization ahead of the rest?


 2020-03-16  27m

Episode #343 - Medium

How psychic are you? Medium will put you to the test. Your goal is to create a telepathic bond, a Vulcan mind meld with your partners in the game. From two words selected, can we come up with a word that connects them on the count of 3-2-1.


 2020-03-02  33m

Episode #342 - Masters of Renaissance

A review of Masters of Renaissance written by Doug Richardson.


 2020-02-24  n/a

Episode #341 - Parks

You and your friend set out to visit National Parks across the United States. A game of PARKS is the story of your journeys along the trails throughout the year. This episode also features a big announcement about The Spiel Foundation!


 2020-02-14  1h45m

Episode #340 - Slide Quest

A review of Slide Quest written by Stephen Conway.


 2020-02-04  n/a

Episode #339 - Holiday Party

Join our party of misfit nerds for fun and games, plus plenty of freewheeling conversation spanning the wide world of geekdom. We hope you'll be in a festive mood for the season after listening to some Grade A goofing around.


 2019-12-20  2h28m

Episode #338 - Shobu

A review of Shobu written by Stephen Conway.


 2019-12-10  n/a

Episode #337 - The Crew

The Crew is a cooperative trick-taking card game. 50 increasingly challenging missions tell the story of your crew's journey to Planet 9. How well can you work together when communication is limited as you cross the vast expanse of space?


 2019-12-05  1h49m

Essen 2019 - The Art & Science of Playtesting

Panelists: Bruno Cathala, Antoine Bauza, Friedemann Friese, Rikki Tahta, Smoox Chen


 2019-11-13  40m

Essen 2019 - The Con Game

Panelists: Ted Alspach, Tiffany Caires, KJ Lee, Beth Heile, Michał Zwierzyński


 2019-11-12  56m