Wed, 8 March 2017
Meeple Nation's favorite convention is in the books. We played some games, met with friends, and put on four fantastic events, including a game show, a puzzle hunt, Werewolf and Deception: Murder at SaltCon. Join us as we recap a great weekend, and set your schedule to join us next year! SaltCon is AMAZING!
Wed, 1 March 2017
Exactly one year after releasing episode 98, Consumable Games, we revisit the subject of Legacy games. In this spoiler free episode we talk Seafall, Gloomhaven, Charterstone, and define what we believe Legacy to be, which is a permanence to your choices.
We also contrast these games to other scenario and campaign games and revisit the One Shot games from our past.
Wed, 22 February 2017
Game Companies, we love you! But...get those rules right, let me sleeve my cards, and support the game long term. In other words, make it easy for us to love your games!
Wed, 8 February 2017
This week the Meeple Nation guys sit down with Barbara and Matt Allen to talk about industry news for February 2017. What's going on with BGG.con premium badges? Is Plan B a good idea?
Wed, 1 February 2017
You probably already know that Brent and Nathan love deckbuilders while Ryan is pretty particular on the subject. The Meeple Nation hosts sit down and discuss three small box deck builders.
Valley of the Kings, Valley of the Kings: Afterlife, and Valley of the Kings: Last Rites are all standalone (with interchangeable parts) games from Tom Cleaver and AEG. Playable in under an hour for 2-4 players. Players gain points by obtaining then entombing item cards. Best played with three (maybe four), this game requires you to entomb (place in a scoring pile) the powerful cards you had previously bought.
Dale of Merchants is a cute little game from Sami Laakso and Snowdale Design. Each of the two games, Dale of Merchants and Dale of Merchants 2 comes with six animal sets, allowing each game to be different as different animal sets are combined. It is playable in under an hour for 2-4 players.
Xenon Profiteer is a game from T.C. Petty, III and Eagle-Gryphon Games. It is also playable by 2-4 players in under an hour. Most turns players will add air to their hands then try to remove the unwanted elements while fulfilling contracts and upgrading their distillery.
Wed, 25 January 2017
Do you sleeve your cards before you play with them? Have you invested in a quick start insert, or do you have a favorite game overlay or dice tower?
This week we sit down to talk about the many gaming accessories that enhance our hobby.
You can listen to previous interviews we have done with makers of the gaming accessories in the following episodes:
Episode 116 - Chris Urinko of Daft Concepts, Kris McClanahan of Deeply Dapper
Episode 114 - Greg Spence of The Broken Token
Episode 58 - Ben Hillyard of Daedalus Productions
Episode 41 - Chris Urinko of Daft Concepts
Wed, 11 January 2017
Finally, we sit down and talk about Battlestar Galactica. We are joined by Dennis and Adam to talk about this traitorous game and its expansions. Nathan loves it, and is destined for the airlock. Ryan and Brent aren't on that side of the fence (or airlock).
Who is the Cylon? Who wants to be? We discuss these items and more.
Wed, 4 January 2017
Nathan, Ryan and Brent sit down with members of their local game group, Dennis, Everett and Adam, to close out our goals for 2016, discuss our favorite games of the year, and set forth 10x10 lists for 2017. They then take the time to discuss a few news items and a few stats from boardgamegeek.
Direct download: MN_0145_Ringing_in_the_New_Year_with_News_and_Goals.mp3
Category:BoardGame -- posted at: 2:00am MDT
Wed, 28 December 2016
Sit back while we talk about some of the games we have played but haven't taken the time to talk about.
We start with Freedom: The Underground Railroad, then proceed down the list:
Legendary Encounters: Firefly
Duel of Ages II
Legendary: Big Trouble in Little China
Bloodborne: The Card Game
Holmes: Sherlock & Mycroft
Tyrants of the Underdark
Wed, 21 December 2016
Ryan Bruns joins the regular hosts to finish out the first Arkham Horror campaign and talk about the newest expandable card game from Fantasy Flight Games.
One core set allows 1-2 players to explore the dismal buildings and forests of Arkham Massachusetts. Add a second core set to allow a third or fourth investigator.
We recommend this game for the storytelling, discovery, and cooperative gameplay.