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


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

The Spiel #16 - In the Cards

Shuffle up, and deal! We look back 400 years to play Scopa, a classic card game that feels modern and then play Parlay, the secret love-child of Scrabble and Poker.


 2006-11-06  1h24m

The Spiel #15 - Mmm... Brains!

George Romero would be proud. First we hack our way through waves of the living dead in Zombies Widescreen Edition and then we play poker as zombies in Dead Money. Just remember to aim for the head!


 2006-10-23  1h17m

The Spiel #14 - Nosferatu

Grab your garlic and wooden stakes, we take a trip through Transylvania to play Vampire Hunter and Dawn Under. Who says the undead are no fun?


 2006-10-09  1h19m

The Spiel #13 - Expand-o-Matic

But wait, there's more! Our first all expansion edition. We play cards with green haired punk hobbits in Blue Moon and take on a weather changing beaver in Spirits of Niagara.


 2006-09-25  1h19m

The Spiel #12 - Going Postal

Strap on the mailbag and hitch up the wagon! We deliver our verdict on Thurn & Taxis, the 2006 Spiel de Jahres winner, and Big Top, a circus themed variant of a card game classic.


 2006-09-11  1h16m

The Spiel #11 - Gen Con Part 2 - Rio Grande

A Rio Grande Games extravaganza! Listen for a play test report on five new games from Rio and then our interview with Jay Tummelson, the founder of the company and architect of the euro game revolution.


 2006-08-28  1h6m

The Spiel #10 - Gen Con Part 1

Nerd up! Put on your badges and head for the dealers room, we're going to give you a geek's eye view of Gen Con, the world's largest game convention.


 2006-08-21  1h16m