ENGN 158 – Top Ten Games at a Low Player Count, and 1565: St. Elmo’s Pay with Tristan Hall

We interrupt our romp through all the hotness from GenCon to bring you a MEGA-sized podcast. You guys know that Jason likes to keep episodes to under an hour in length. However, Tristan Hall from Hall or Nothing Productions is too much fun to talk to, so we decided to keep it all!

Tristan stops by for three reasons. First, he is here to preview a project called 1565: St. Elmo’s Pay. This is the follow up to 1066: Tears to Many Mothers, a historical war-themed card game for 1-2 players. This project launches today, October 4th.

Second, at around 15:56 we have a big, fat Top Ten list for you – Top Ten Games for a Low Player Count (1-2 players). This list was originally meant to be Top Ten Card Games for 1-2 players, but Tristan breaks all the rules! So, our individual lists might be a bit lopsided, but that’s ok – it’s geeks chatting about a top ten. What’s not to like?

Finally, at a whooping 1:09:38 or so, Tristan and Jason put on the old amateur historian hats and break down the historical background of 1565: St. Elmo’s Pay. The game is soaked in historical flavor which we are very, very excited to share. If you play this game and wonder where the Barrage of Heads card came from, this is the segment for you!

This last past is very different than what you might be used to from ENGN. If you like (or don’t like) what you hear, please reach out to us and let us know if you want us to do more historical deep dives behind games.

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  • Anthony

    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.

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