Category: Leisure:Games

A monthly podcast dedicated to the history, evolution, present state, and future potential of our favorite board games.

Episode 17 - Solitaire Games

December 2, 2019

As the holidays draw near, it's time for a smaller and more intimate podcast crew (also because Mike and Jayson were both traveling). Sandi returns to help us discuss solitaire games, for those times when you are just sick of dealing with people.

    • We discover two engravings from the late 17th century that show the first evidence of a formal solitaire game. It's even older than Cracker Barrel!
    • The mere mention of Vlaada Chvatil's name renders us briefly incapable of saying words.
    • Sandi asks what Charles Darwin has to do with Robinson Crusoe. (Answer: islands, we think)
    • In return, we ask Sandi about the worst game Frank has ever made her play.

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