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 55m. Bisher sind 714 Folge(n) erschienen. Dieser Podcast erscheint wöchentlich.

Gesamtlänge aller Episoden: 31 days 12 hours 52 minutes


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

Episode #376 - The Red Cathedral

You have been commissioned to complete St Basil's Cathedral in Moscow. Gather materials and use your influence over guilds and the clergy to claim and build more sections than your rival architects. Gain the favor of the Tzar and your place in history.


 2021-06-07  37m

Episode #375 - Unforgiven

Persuade a military jury to convict or acquit Mary Surratt, accused of plotting to assassinate Abraham Lincoln. Build your case by drafting cards and dice, hoping to collect evidence, recruit jurors, and establish reasonable doubt.


 2021-05-25  2h11m

Episode #374 - Hats

It’s a garden party in Neverland. In eight short turns, by swapping cards on the tea table, can you assemble the most cherished collection of chapeaus?


 2021-05-14  42m

Episode #373 - Decipher

A review of Decipher written by Stephen Conway


 2021-05-05  n/a