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 671 Folge(n) erschienen. Jede Woche gibt es eine neue Folge dieses Podcasts.

Gesamtlänge aller Episoden: 29 days 13 hours 24 minutes


The Spiel #26 - Machiavelli's Mullet

Business in the front, party in the back. We plot and scheme to elect the Pope in The Prince, spaz out combining cornrows in Wig Out, and nibble our way from plankton to sharks in Chomp.


 2007-04-02  1h42m

The Spiel #25 - You Look Marbleous!

Driven to abstraction. From archaeology to pachinko in less than two hours, we play Mykerinos and Marvin Marvel's Marvelous Marble Machine, two fast fun abstract strategy games.


 2007-03-19  1h34m

The Spiel #24 - Sic Transit Gloria

I didn't know Gloria was sick. Ancient Rome is crumbling as the Goths swarm down from the north. We play Senators racing to escape the Eternal City in Gloria Mundi, the first collaborative effort from James Ernest and Rio Grande Games.


 2007-03-05  1h28m

The Spiel #23 - Tony Danza & Co.

Cue the laugh track. We play Conquistadors in Pizarro & Co. and Capitalist pigs in I'm the Boss, two games that lead to big deals and big piles of cashola.


 2007-02-19  1h19m

The Spiel #22 - You Bet Your Asp

Bet like an Egyptian. We get a good dose of corruption, cash, and deadly crocodile gods playing Wits & Wagers and Cleopatra & the Society of Architects.


 2007-02-04  1h35m

The Spiel #21 - Ewe Wouldn't Like Me When I'm Angry

Lou Ferrigno, eat your heart out! It doesn't take gamma rays to make us see green, just two sets of horribly organized rules. We play Shear Panic and Marvel Heroes. One's a keeper, the other's a dud.


 2007-01-22  1h26m

The Spiel #20 - Lore & Ladders

Chock full of goobery goodness! We click with Lexio, a Korean tile game with Chinese roots, and charge head long into Battle Lore, waging table top fantasy battles with hundreds of miniatures.


 2007-01-08  1h38m

The Spiel #19 - Cold Fusion

Recycle, reuse, replay! We warm up with a Mah Jongg variant called Forbidden and then tap into Power Grid, a game where garbage and wind can lead to vitctory.


 2006-12-18  1h24m

The Spiel #18 - Wrap It Up! 2006 Holiday Gift Guide

A special holiday game gift guide! Over 50 game recommendations for gamers of all ages and games of all flavors.


 2006-12-04  1h33m

The Spiel #17 - I Coulda Been a Contenda!

All class, no bums. We play two prize fighting games: Buccaneer and Aqua Romana, both runners up for the 2006 Spiel des Jahres, the German Game of the Year.


 2006-11-20  1h20m