Episode 314: Just One

Release Date: Feb. 18, 2019

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Running Time:   74 min.

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Just One is a cooperative party game. A stack of 13 cards stands between everyone playing and perfection. Each round clues will be given and a guess will be made in hopes of finding the magic word for the round. But in each case, whether you’re a clue giver or word guesser you get JUST ONE.

The tension in the game comes from each player’s imagination and trying not to get in synch with anyone else at the table. Can you use your powers of inference, using your knowledge of the word and the knowledge of the people at the table to figure out what path they might be on so you can avoid it and find one of your own?

And by shifting the competition away from each other to a question of how well can we all do, it celebrates the joy of playing over the joy of winning. It’s not even funny how Major Fun that is.

Complete Show Notes continue after the break.

Just One     Repos BGG  |  Buy  

Designers: Ludovic Roudy, Bruno Sautter

Artist: Eric Azagury

Publisher: Repos Production

3-7 players  20 minutes   ages 8+   MSRP $25

Gaming Life - John Knoerzer

John muses on The Drone Racing League and how it can teach us about tension and competitive balance in games. 

The Drone Racing League

Games Mentioned

Feast for Odin: The Norwegians

Game Night Grab Bag

The category: Press Your Luck Games that do not use dice

Doug's Bag  - VOTE FOR DOUG

Quacks of Quedlinburg

Port Royal


Stephen's Bag - VOTE FOR STEPHEN

Incan Gold

No Thanks



Music credits include:

Just One of Those Things  |  the song

performed by Ella Fitzgerald written by Cole Porter

A Day in the Life  |  the song

performed by Manhattan Jazz Quintet  written by The Beatles

Just a Bum  |  the song

performed and written by Greg Brown