Wed, 27 March 2019
Meeple Nation was at SaltCON 2019 and ran a bunch of games. Listen to get our highlights of the con. We hosted Brent Mair's Puzzlehunt, the Game Show, a bunch of Werewolf and a dozen other social deduction games. We had a blast.
Wed, 20 March 2019
The hosts of Meeple Nation deliver your March 2019 News with special guest Ashlee Howard. We discuss a bunch of forthcoming games including:
Star Wars: Outer Rim from Fantasy Flight
Terraforming Mars: Turmoil from Stronghold
Ravnica Inquisition from Wizkids
Time Breaker from Looney Labs
Talisman: Kingdom Hearts from USAopoly
Hako Onna from Ejin and Wizkids
Creature Feature by our friend Kristopher McClanahan of Deeply Dapper Games
Throw Throw Burrito from Exploading Kittens
High Rise from Formal Ferret Games
The Silver River from Robert Burke Games
Wed, 13 March 2019
Join the Nation as we gush about the board game Nemesis by Awaken Realms, designed by Adam Kwapiński. This epic board game is loosely based on the Alien franchise.
You start the game waking from hibernation to find a crew member with a hole in their chest and blood everywhere. Each player has hidden objectives they need to complete in order to win, but you first have to survive.
The theme is spot on, the components excellent, and the play experience tense and exciting.
Wed, 6 March 2019
Nathan has been itching to bring Star Wars Rebellion from Fantasy Flight to the podcast. Nathan is a sucker for all thing Star Wars, and he's pretty lucky because Fantasy Flight always delivers a quality play experience. Logan has Nathan's back.
Ryan just doesn't seem to like games.
Listen as we discuss the flavor and mechanics of Star Wars Rebellion.
Wed, 27 February 2019
Join Meeple Nation as your hosts discuss three of their favorite area control games. We each chose a game that uses the mechanic in different ways, and different than Risk.
The chosen games are:
Carolvs Magnvs (2000) by Leo Colovini
Carcassonne (2000) by Klaus-Jürgen Wrede
A Game of Thrones: The Board Game (Second Edition) (2011) by Christian T. Petersen
All of these are older games. We think they show great and unique ways that area control can be used in board games. Plus, they are fun and a little cutthroat.
Wed, 20 February 2019
Area Control games like Risk tend to have a bad rap in our playgroup, but does that make the mechanic problematic? Many players love area control and seek out games like Heroes of Land, Sea, and Air, Twilight Struggle and Scythe. Join Meeple Nation as we discuss those games as well as Area Control games like El Grande.
Other games discussed:
Wed, 13 February 2019
Join the Meeple Nation with your hosts Nathan and Ryan as they discuss the board game news for February 2019. Will every property release a roll & write version? Will Nathan buy all the kickstarters? Only one way to find out...
Wed, 6 February 2019
Join Meeple Nation with your hosts Ryan, Nathan, and guest host Logan as we discuss Big Trouble in Little China The Board Game. Big Trouble is Nathan's all time favorite movie, so the game has a lot to live up to. Will Nathan ever choose a different character than Jack Burton? Will he stop quoting the movie long enough to take his turn? Only one way to find out? I'm a reasonable guy. But, I've just experienced some very unreasonable things.
Wed, 30 January 2019
This week we continue our discussion of press-your-luck in games as we talk card flips in Dead Man's Draw, gear dice selection and dice rolling in Formula D, and progressing deeper and pushing clank in the game Clank!
Direct download: MN_0253_Pressing_Luck_with_Dead_Mans_Draw_Formula_D_and_Clank.mp3
Category:BoardGame -- posted at: 2:00am MDT
Wed, 23 January 2019
This week we review the press-your-luck game, winner of the 2018 Kennerspiel des Jahres, Quacks of Quedlinburg