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 56m. Bisher sind 719 Folge(n) erschienen. Jede Woche gibt es eine neue Folge dieses Podcasts.

Gesamtlänge aller Episoden: 31 days 21 hours 47 minutes


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.


 2022-05-09  32m

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!


 2022-04-29  2h19m

Episode #395 - Block Ness

A review of Block Ness written by Stephen Conway.


 2022-04-20  n/a

Episode #394 - Brian Boru: High King of Ireland

Brian Boru united Ireland and ended centuries of Viking dominance. Round by round and town by town, play cards to secure the crown through might, cunning, and matrimony in this trick-taking board game.


 2022-04-11  1h49m

Episode #393 - Hide 'N Cheek

A review of Hide 'N Cheek written by Stephen Conway.


 2022-03-29  n/a

Episode #392 - Three Sisters

Three Sisters is a roll and write dice game where you plan, plant, nurture, and harvest a small farm over a single growing season. Each die you choose will shape your garden and the goods you can bring to market.


 2022-03-16  1h35m

Episode #391 - Pocket Paragons

Pocket Paragons is a what-beats-what card dueling game. Select a card; play it’s ability and try to anticipate your opponent’s next move. Duel one on one or in teams of three characters. Seven cards separate you from glory or defeat.


 2022-03-07  38m

Episode #390 - Lux Aeterna

Lux Aeterna is a real-time solo card game. Every choice in each round is a balancing act. For each card you select to repair your ship, you must choose another that brings it closer to destruction.


 2022-02-25  27m

Episode #389 - So Clover

Four clue words on four leaves. Can your teammates use these clues to select and arrange four square donut-shaped cards so their keywords line up?


 2022-02-18  1h26m

Episode #388 - 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.


 2021-12-20  3h41m