Meeple Nation Board Game Podcast (general)

Tile placement is awesome. We love it, and we discuss for a half hour our favorite games that use tile placement well. Games we talk about are, in no particular order:

  • Carcassonne
  • Azul
  • Galaxy Trucker
  • Suburbia
  • Takenoko
  • Patchwork
  • Castles of Mad King Ludwig
  • Dinosaur Island
  • Kingdomino
  • Tsuro
  • Scrabble
  • Vikings
  • Viceroy
  • Magic Maze

We definitely don't mention Attica again. 

Direct download: MN0276_Tile_Placement_Games.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:29am MDT

Nathan finally gets to review Star Wars: Legion by Fantasy Flight and talk about his expanding troops and terrain. SW: Legion is a 2 player game where players pit the rebellion against the might of the Empire.

Assemble your point based squad, heroes, villains and vehicles and try to destroy your opponent. Fun times. Just watch out for Darth Vader.

Direct download: MN0274_Star_Wars_Legion.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:20am MDT

Call to Adventure challenges 2-4 players to create the hero with the greatest destiny by acquiring traits, facing challenges, and overcoming adversaries.

Designed by Johnny O'Neal and Christopher O'Neal

Published by Brotherwise Games

 

 

Direct download: MN0264_Call_To_Adventure.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:00am MDT

Just flip one more card or roll the dice on more time, right? This week we are talking press your luck games such as Quacks of Quedlingburg, Dead Man's Draw, Incan Gold, or Deep Sea Adventure.

Direct download: MN0251_Press_Your_Luck_Games.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:07pm MDT

We discuss games from the past, ones we consider hidden gems including Taj Mahal, Balloon Cup, Cartagena, Pirates Cove, Around the World in 80 Days (Michael Reinick version), and Mutant Chronicles: Siege of the Citadel, among other games from the listeners.

Direct download: MN_0238_Forgotten_Board_Game_Gems.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:00am MDT

This week, Sam Aho, of Sam Says, joins Ryan and Nathan to talk about two games from Gamelyn Games and Scott Almes, Tiny Epic Zombies and Tiny Epic Galaxies, including the Into the Dark expansion.

Listen to hear their thoughts!

Direct download: MN0237_Tiny_Epic_Extravaganza.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:57pm MDT

We've been deep in the hobby for 20 years now and we are surprised when some games remain for sale continually, or in other words, become evergreen games, and why some don't.

What makes Ticket to Ride, Catan, Pandemic, and many others stand out and sell thousands of times more copies than the average hobby game.

We have some ideas. Let us know what you think.

 

Direct download: MN_0228_What_Games_are_Evergreen.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:14pm MDT

We talk a bit about the nine Spiel des Jahres Nominees. Brent has played them all and Nathan and Ryan talk Ganz Shon Clever, The Mind and Azul. Ryan sneaks in some Terraforming Mars jabs.

Kinderspiel des Jahres Nominees:

  • Shaky Manor
  • Emojito
  • Dragon's Breath

Kennerspiel des Jahres Nominees:

  • Heaven & Ale
  • Ganz Shon Clever
  • Die Quacksalber von Quedlenburg

Spiel des Jahres Nominees:

  • Luxor
  • The Mind
  • Azul
Direct download: MN_0219_SdJ.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:42pm MDT

We talk about the creative process and puzzle hunts, including those created at BGG.Con and those for SaltCON

Please consider supporting our sponsors, The Tasty Minstrel Games Podcast and Game Toppers LLC.

Direct download: MN_0212_Puzzle_Hunt.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:00am MDT

This week we discuss Gloomhaven, the monstrous game by Isaac Childres. Ryan, Brent, and Nathan are joined by Dennis Holliday for this podcast.

Direct download: MN_0208_Gloomhaven.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:23am MDT