I think d-day dice is going to be published, designer did some comments hinting it, so if you want a copy, grab it now, also if you do not want to do it yourself, you can just buy the comercial version
I'm going to side with Don here in talking about 2-player games. I do think that depending on the game, casual conversation is possible. My partner and I really like certain games we play for that reason - a lot of the lighter Kosmos series, for example, fit that bill (Jambo, Balloon Cup, etc.).
1 player - American Megafauna - A very thematic exploration of the topic of evolution. It's more of an experience than a game, but it's great fun all the same!
2 players - BattleLore - Probably my favourite game at the moment. The Battle Savvy changes the game for the better and makes the game a fascinating struggle. I am loving this one! A close second is Agricola - my wife and I both love playing this game together.
4 players - Starfarers of Catan - A sentimental favourite. I love playing this with Daft Punk playing in the background. A great game.
5 players - Condottiere - The First or Second edition, NOT the FFG Edition, which I was not impressed with (the rules changes are not for the better imo). This is a great game, it plays quickly and involves some good level of thought.
6 players - Formula D - A lot of fun. This game is a really neat little race game I don't get to the table enough. The new edition is very nice.
7 players - Wits & Wagers - A fun little rivia game. I like the new rules quite a lot. A close second would be Diamant - an excelent push your luck game.
8 players - Say Anything - another fun party game by Northstar. This one can be a blast with the right crowd.
Me and my game group have really enjoyed Catan. We used to play it to 10 points on 3 players but only to 8 points on 4 players. I play Catan as a light game where anyone can win and I think a 4 player game to 10 points makes the game drag and take to long for what it is. We have also played some 5 player games but always with expansions, Cities and Knights have been a favorite. Once we played a 5 player Seafarers scenario with Rivers and Cities and Knights, we had lots of fun.
On 2 I play Dominion with one friend and Go with another, those are also my 2 favorite games. Twilight Struggle is also a nice 2 player game.
We don't really play a lot of 3 player games these days, we try to avoid it. I think my own prototype game have hit the table the most for 3 lately. Le Havre is also a good 3 player game.
4 is the sweet spot for most games so no special game here. There are some games that I only play on 4, like Puerto Rico.
On 5 we tend to play Cosmic Encounter or Endeavor. Or Ticket to Ride USA or Europe.
We haven't had a six player game in ages. I would probably suggest something like Formula De.
Oh, and thanks for another great episode guys. I've been too busy with other things to listen lately.