Vox Republica 093: Ready Player Two

Episode 093

Length: 26:47

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DESCRIPTION: Erin and Ryan talk Gen Con, Gen Can’t, and the pros and cons of two-player games.




  • Not going to Gen Con? You’re not alone. Get involved with the GenCan’t movement! It’s a fan-made celebration of gaming for all those unable or unwilling to attend the convention. This is complete with a number of contests and prizes. We’re even donating to it ourselves with a King of Tokyo Draccus promo monster! Check out the GenCant website and follow the Twitter hashtag #gencant to follow along!
  • For those who are heading to Gen Con, our Indie Cavalcade is going strong! If you’re at the convention, check it out and find some great games from up-and-coming designers.


  • Two-Player games get a lot of hype, and for good reason. They’re accessible and a great option for couples and families, and they can help gamers hone skills that come up in bigger games.
  • They’re also tricky for groups, though, and it’s usually not great when a game tacks on a two-player variant.


  • Our Stockpile giveaway is almost over! Don’t miss out on a chance to invest in this game.
  • Cardboard Republic YouTube videos are still happening! Subscribe! You may even be rewarded for doing so…hint hint.
  • Also at Gen Con, Ryan will be part of the Battle of the Board Game Networks event. If you’re around Friday night, come watch him and other gaming media folks make fools of themselves for your benefit – and maybe win some games!


We’d love to hear from you! You can send questions or feedback via email at podcast@cardboardrepublic.com. You can also reach us social media, including Twitter and BoardGameGeek.


Audio Credits: Intro music track is “Swing!” by Bargo!, used under Creative Commons license.