Table for One Episode 18 – Aeon’s End and Solo Play in Deck Builders


Anthony and Jason dive in to discuss one of the hot new releases of the last month, Aeon’s End. Designed by Kevin Riley, Aeon’s End is published by Action Phase Games and recently launched after a successful Kickstarter campaign. The game has been called Sentinels 2.0, and while it has a lot of similarities, it is very much its own game.

So we dive into the intricacies of this deck builder which has been in production for a long time and promises many more releases, updates, and new expansions in the near future. From there, we discuss the similarities with Sentinels of the Multiverse, as well as some of the other big and popular deck building games with solo variants. Which of them do we like best and how do they stack up with Aeon’s End? Find out in our newest episode of Table for One.

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Anthony lives and plays games in Pittsburgh, PA. A lover of complex strategy, two player war games, and area control, Anthony is always eager to try a new game, even if he's on rule-reading duty.

  • Chris

    I was listening to this on a trip to the coast. On a whim, I went into the local game store and there was Aeon’s End! “Whoa!” I said to myself in my best Keanu Reeves impression, “I was just listening to a podcast about this game.”
    For $40, I couldn’t pass up this coincidence opportunity. I must say that I am very pleasantly surprised by this game. I am highly dubious of most Deck-Builders as I tend to get excited about them before I play them, and then saddened by the actual gameplay once I do play them. This was not the case with Aeon’s End. Each boss feels very different and each decision feels crucial to winning the game.
    Thanks Anthony and Jason for the podcast and recommendation for this great game!

    • Anthony Chatfield

      Hey Chris! That’s awesome – talk about serendipity.

      I’m with you though – I don’t typically like deck builders as much either. I don’t dislike them necessarily, but it’s not my favorite mechanism. This one, though, is really resonating with me – glad to hear you had a similar experience.

      Thanks for listening – let us know if you stumble on any other gems during your travels!